Period
to 22 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for vSphere skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited vSphere over the 6 months to 22 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

VMware vSphere
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 87 107
Rank change year-on-year +4 +20 -20
Contract jobs citing vSphere 6 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.48% 0.23% 0.29%
As % of the System Software category 4.69% 2.33% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 5
Cheshire median daily rate £280 £105 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +166.67% -67.69% +13.04%
North West median daily rate £363 £390 £373
% change year-on-year -7.05% +4.70% -0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - £19.50

vSphere is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 128 129 172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 10.32% 10.10% 8.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 80 91
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £378 £352
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.28% +7.24% +8.31%
10th Percentile £225 £139 £213
90th Percentile £605 £603 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 19 40
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.50 £18.50 £14.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.62% +26.09% -9.71%
10th Percentile £11.20 £12.05 £9.99
90th Percentile £27.55 £24.75 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £16.43 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year +7.74% +1.67% -

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing vSphere as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for vSphere in Cheshire

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing vSphere in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for vSphere in Cheshire

vSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for vSphere in Cheshire

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 22 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +9 4 £385 +266.67% 2
Chester - 2 £280 -
vSphere
North West

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (66.67%) Firewall
4 3 (50.00%) Migration
4 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (50.00%) Network Design
4 3 (50.00%) BIG-IP
4 3 (50.00%) Load Balancing
4 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (50.00%) F5
4 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (50.00%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (50.00%) vCenter Server
4 3 (50.00%) Runbook
5 2 (33.33%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 2 (33.33%) Local Government
5 2 (33.33%) Converged Infrastructure
5 2 (33.33%) EMC VNX
5 2 (33.33%) EMC VMAX
5 2 (33.33%) NAS
5 2 (33.33%) Network Architecture
5 2 (33.33%) SAN
5 2 (33.33%) NetBackup
5 2 (33.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (33.33%) Dell
5 2 (33.33%) EMC
5 2 (33.33%) C
6 1 (16.67%) ITIL
6 1 (16.67%) Windows

vSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) BIG-IP
3 2 (33.33%) NAS
3 2 (33.33%) SAN
4 1 (16.67%) DHCP
4 1 (16.67%) DNS
4 1 (16.67%) Skype
General
1 2 (33.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Data Centre Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Data Migration Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Data Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) IT Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (33.33%) EMC VMAX
2 2 (33.33%) EMC VNX
2 2 (33.33%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
1 3 (50.00%) Network Design
1 3 (50.00%) Runbook
2 2 (33.33%) Converged Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) Network Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) CCNA
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (50.00%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) vCenter Server
2 2 (33.33%) NetBackup
2 2 (33.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (50.00%) F5
3 2 (33.33%) Dell
3 2 (33.33%) EMC
4 1 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) Meraki
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) Palo Alto