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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 49 33
Contract jobs citing vSphere 0 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire - 0.93% 3.54%
As % of the System Software category - 6.56% 23.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 7
Median daily rate - £250 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -43.18%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £340
% change year-on-year -3.22% +13.97%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £27.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -23.63% +30.95%  

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 21 61 59
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 10.29% 14.22% 14.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 38 27
Median daily rate £420 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £425 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -3.97% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 15
Median hourly rate - £20.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +53.84%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.93 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.45% +4.10%  

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Veeam
2 1 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (33.33%) EqualLogic
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Canon
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
2 1 (33.33%) Backup Exec
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) SCOM
2 1 (33.33%) Time Management
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Dell
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Symantec
2 1 (33.33%) Intel Security
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) SQL

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (66.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Backup Exec
1 1 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Canon
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Dell
2 1 (33.33%) EqualLogic
2 1 (33.33%) Intel Security
2 1 (33.33%) Symantec
2 1 (33.33%) Veeam