The first table below looks at the demand for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Yorkshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 98 96 108
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +12
Contract jobs citing vSphere 31 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.21% 0.63% 0.28%
As % of the System Software category 11.83% 6.60% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 3
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +36.98%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.28 £27.25 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-21.90% +14.73%
System Software Category
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
262 197 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 10.20% 9.60% 7.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 56 76
Average daily rate £325 £331 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.88% +1.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £138 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 45 39
Average hourly rate £13.71 £12.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.25% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.26 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £22.50 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
vSphere
England

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing vSphere across the Yorkshire region.

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

vSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the Yorkshire region.

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire -6 22 £325 +4.00% 8
North Yorkshire +3 7 £400 - 1
South Yorkshire +1 2 - -
East Yorkshire - - - -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire region citing vSphere also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited vSphere.

1 38 (92.68%) VMware
2 35 (85.37%) Windows
3 26 (63.41%) Microsoft
4 25 (60.98%) VMware Infrastructure
5 18 (43.90%) MS Exchange
6 17 (41.46%) SAN
7 16 (39.02%) HP
8 15 (36.59%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (34.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 13 (31.71%) NetApp
10 13 (31.71%) SQL Server
11 12 (29.27%) SQL
11 12 (29.27%) Cisco
11 12 (29.27%) EMC
11 12 (29.27%) Active Directory
11 12 (29.27%) Hyper-V
11 12 (29.27%) VMware ESXi
12 11 (26.83%) Linux
13 10 (24.39%) VPN
13 10 (24.39%) Firewall
13 10 (24.39%) Windows Server 2008
14 9 (21.95%) Xen
14 9 (21.95%) Exchange Server 2003
14 9 (21.95%) Wireless
14 9 (21.95%) TCP/IP
14 9 (21.95%) Oracle
14 9 (21.95%) ITIL
15 8 (19.51%) MySQL
15 8 (19.51%) MS Excel
15 8 (19.51%) IPsec

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire region citing vSphere also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited vSphere. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 18 (43.90%) MS Exchange
2 9 (21.95%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (19.51%) Lync
4 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (4.88%) IIS
6 1 (2.44%) OpenStack
6 1 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (19.51%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (41.46%) SAN
2 10 (24.39%) VPN
2 10 (24.39%) Firewall
3 9 (21.95%) Wireless
3 9 (21.95%) TCP/IP
4 8 (19.51%) IPsec
4 8 (19.51%) MPLS
5 3 (7.32%) NAS
5 3 (7.32%) DNS
6 2 (4.88%) LAN
6 2 (4.88%) VoIP
6 2 (4.88%) Internet
7 1 (2.44%) NetScaler
7 1 (2.44%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (2.44%) Wireless Security
7 1 (2.44%) OSPF
7 1 (2.44%) BGP
7 1 (2.44%) WAN
7 1 (2.44%) SMTP
7 1 (2.44%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (31.71%) SQL Server
2 8 (19.51%) MySQL
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (7.32%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Back Office
2 2 (4.88%) Retail
3 1 (2.44%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (19.51%) Administrator
2 6 (14.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (14.63%) Storage Administrator
2 6 (14.63%) VMWare Administrator
3 4 (9.76%) Virtualisation Specialist
3 4 (9.76%) Technical Specialist
3 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 3 (7.32%) Project Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (7.32%) Consultant
5 2 (4.88%) Network Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Architect
5 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (2.44%) Cloud Consultant
6 1 (2.44%) Data Centre Consultant
6 1 (2.44%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (2.44%) Applications Support Technician
6 1 (2.44%) 3rd Line Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.51%) XMPP
2 1 (2.44%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) Clustering
2 6 (14.63%) Replication
3 1 (2.44%) EqualLogic
3 1 (2.44%) FlexPod
3 1 (2.44%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 35 (85.37%) Windows
2 15 (36.59%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (26.83%) Linux
4 10 (24.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (9.76%) UNIX
5 4 (9.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.95%) ITIL
2 8 (19.51%) Data Management
2 8 (19.51%) Master Data Management
2 8 (19.51%) Mobile Device Management
3 6 (14.63%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (14.63%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (12.20%) Data Protection
5 4 (9.76%) Project Management
5 4 (9.76%) TOGAF
5 4 (9.76%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (7.32%) Capacity Management
6 3 (7.32%) Asset Management
7 2 (4.88%) B2B
7 2 (4.88%) B2C
7 2 (4.88%) Change Management
7 2 (4.88%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (4.88%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (4.88%) Information Security
7 2 (4.88%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (2.44%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (29.27%) SQL
2 1 (2.44%) Ruby
2 1 (2.44%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.44%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.44%) Python
2 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (34.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 7 (17.07%) VCAP
3 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (12.20%) MCSE
5 1 (2.44%) CCEE
5 1 (2.44%) CCIA
5 1 (2.44%) NCDA
5 1 (2.44%) NCIE
5 1 (2.44%) CCNP
5 1 (2.44%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (4.88%) QA
1 2 (4.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (60.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (29.27%) Active Directory
2 12 (29.27%) Hyper-V
2 12 (29.27%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (21.95%) Xen
4 7 (17.07%) VMware ESX
5 4 (9.76%) XenApp
6 3 (7.32%) XenDesktop
7 2 (4.88%) XenServer
8 1 (2.44%) UAG
Systems Management
1 5 (12.20%) WSUS
1 5 (12.20%) SCOM
2 4 (9.76%) SCCM
3 2 (4.88%) SCOrch
4 1 (2.44%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.44%) Cobbler
4 1 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.44%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.44%) Puppet
4 1 (2.44%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 38 (92.68%) VMware
2 26 (63.41%) Microsoft
3 16 (39.02%) HP
4 13 (31.71%) NetApp
5 12 (29.27%) Cisco
5 12 (29.27%) EMC
6 9 (21.95%) Oracle
7 7 (17.07%) Dell
7 7 (17.07%) Citrix
7 7 (17.07%) IBM
8 4 (9.76%) Altiris
9 1 (2.44%) Aruba
9 1 (2.44%) EnterpriseDB
9 1 (2.44%) NETGEAR
9 1 (2.44%) Symantec
9 1 (2.44%) Juniper
9 1 (2.44%) CheckPoint