Period
to 28 July 2017

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 28 July 2017 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
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 97 108
Rank change year-on-year +22 +11 -11
Contract jobs citing vSphere 14 20 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.12% 1.06% 0.25%
As % of the System Software category 9.33% 9.48% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 1
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £444 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.17% +48.00% +42.86%
North West median daily rate £350 £400 £300
% change year-on-year -12.50% +33.33% +22.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

vSphere is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 150 211 236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 12.03% 11.21% 12.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 114 137
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.65% -5.56% +66.67%
10th Percentile £148 £233 £212
90th Percentile £538 £525 £700
North West median daily rate £388 £400 £325
% change year-on-year -3.13% +23.08% +20.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 36
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.75 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.26% -3.57% -13.85%
10th Percentile £11.13 £10.00 £10.44
90th Percentile £19.88 £17.00 £20.59
North West median hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +14.81% -3.57% -12.50%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing vSphere in Cheshire over the 6 months to 28 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 28 July 2017. 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
Chester +23 8 £360 +4.35%
Knutsford - 3 £350 - 1
Wilmslow - 1 £97 -
vSphere
North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2017, 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 12 (85.71%) VMware
2 11 (78.57%) Windows
3 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 8 (57.14%) Windows Server
4 7 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 6 (42.86%) SQL
6 5 (35.71%) SAN
6 5 (35.71%) NAS
6 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (28.57%) Citrix
7 4 (28.57%) Local Government
7 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (28.57%) LAN
7 4 (28.57%) WAN
7 4 (28.57%) Linux
8 3 (21.43%) HP
8 3 (21.43%) Dell
8 3 (21.43%) EMC
8 3 (21.43%) Banking
8 3 (21.43%) Clustering
8 3 (21.43%) Finance
8 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (21.43%) EMC VNX
8 3 (21.43%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (21.43%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (21.43%) vCenter Server
8 3 (21.43%) Investment Banking
8 3 (21.43%) SCCM

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 2 (14.29%) Apache
1 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (14.29%) IIS
1 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 2 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
1 2 (14.29%) Skype for Business
1 2 (14.29%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) NAS
1 5 (35.71%) SAN
2 4 (28.57%) LAN
2 4 (28.57%) WAN
3 2 (14.29%) DHCP
3 2 (14.29%) DNS
3 2 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (14.29%) NetScaler
3 2 (14.29%) Skype
3 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 2 (14.29%) VLAN
4 1 (7.14%) Firewall
4 1 (7.14%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (7.14%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (14.29%) MySQL
3 2 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (28.57%) Local Government
2 3 (21.43%) Banking
2 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Administrator
2 3 (21.43%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 2 (14.29%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) DBA
3 2 (14.29%) SQL DBA
3 2 (14.29%) Storage Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) VMware Architect
4 1 (7.14%) VMware Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) LAMP
1 2 (14.29%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Clustering
1 3 (21.43%) EMC VNX
2 2 (14.29%) EMC VMAX
2 2 (14.29%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (28.57%) Linux
5 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (14.29%) CentOS
6 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (14.29%) Windows 10
6 2 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
6 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Converged Infrastructure
1 2 (14.29%) Database Tuning
1 2 (14.29%) DevOps
1 2 (14.29%) High Availability
1 2 (14.29%) Network Management
1 2 (14.29%) Performance Optimisation
1 2 (14.29%) Server Monitoring
2 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL
2 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
2 1 (7.14%) Network Packet Analysis
2 1 (7.14%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 1 (7.14%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 7 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (21.43%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
5 2 (14.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Failover Clustering
1 3 (21.43%) SCCM
1 3 (21.43%) SCOM
1 3 (21.43%) vCenter Server
2 2 (14.29%) Ansible
2 2 (14.29%) NetBackup
2 2 (14.29%) Perfmon
2 2 (14.29%) Puppet
2 2 (14.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (14.29%) vMotion
2 2 (14.29%) vRealize
3 1 (7.14%) BladeLogic
3 1 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (7.14%) Nagios
3 1 (7.14%) SCOrch
3 1 (7.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) VMware
2 4 (28.57%) Citrix
3 3 (21.43%) Dell
3 3 (21.43%) EMC
3 3 (21.43%) HP
4 2 (14.29%) AppSense
4 2 (14.29%) CA
4 2 (14.29%) EqualLogic
4 2 (14.29%) IBM
4 2 (14.29%) LANDesk
4 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 1 (7.14%) 3PAR
5 1 (7.14%) BMC
5 1 (7.14%) McAfee
5 1 (7.14%) NetApp
5 1 (7.14%) Veeam