The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for vSphere skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 24 June 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 / Lancashire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 49 44
Rank change year-on-year +8 -5  
Contract jobs citing vSphere 2 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.60% 0.22% 1.50%
As % of the System Software category 3.92% 2.94% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Median daily rate £429 - £330
90% offered a daily rate of more than £414 - £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 - £402
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £359 £350
% change year-on-year +4.52% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £44.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year -63.00% +134.66%  

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 Lancashire with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 51 34 51
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 15.36% 7.62% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 15 32
Median daily rate £433 £415 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.21% +50.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 7
Median hourly rate - £14.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.58% +22.85%  

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire citing vSphere as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for vSphere in Lancashire

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for vSphere in Lancashire

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston -18 2 £429 -
vSphere
North West

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) PlateSpin
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix

vSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 1 (50.00%) Server Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Data Migration
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) PlateSpin
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix