Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 103 119 124
Rank change year-on-year +16 +5 -39
Contract jobs citing vSphere 33 31 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.46% 1.18% 0.99%
As % of the System Software category 9.85% 9.78% 9.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 21 10
Leeds median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +39.42%
10th Percentile £292 £300 £223
90th Percentile £539 £430 £400
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £338
% change year-on-year +6.67% +11.11% +53.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Leeds median hourly rate - - £27.50
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £12.50

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 Leeds with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Leeds
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 335 317 335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 14.78% 12.09% 10.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 199 176
Leeds median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +18.64%
10th Percentile £209 £175 £120
90th Percentile £543 £575 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £418 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +4.38% +14.29% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 43
Leeds median hourly rate £12.00 £13.50 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% -9.09%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.60 £8.61
90th Percentile £21.05 £24.25 £18.75
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £12.00

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for vSphere in Leeds

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for vSphere in Leeds

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing vSphere in Leeds over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for vSphere in Leeds

vSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for vSphere in Leeds

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Leeds region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 22 (66.67%) VMware
2 18 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 16 (48.48%) Active Directory
3 16 (48.48%) Windows
4 13 (39.39%) Linux
4 13 (39.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (39.39%) Windows Server
5 12 (36.36%) PowerShell
6 11 (33.33%) Puppet
6 11 (33.33%) SQL
7 10 (30.30%) Ruby
8 9 (27.27%) NetApp
8 9 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (27.27%) NetScaler
9 8 (24.24%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (24.24%) Infrastructure Management
9 8 (24.24%) Virtual Servers
9 8 (24.24%) VMware NSX
9 8 (24.24%) Git (software)
9 8 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (24.24%) SCOM
9 8 (24.24%) Capacity Planning
9 8 (24.24%) Cisco
9 8 (24.24%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (24.24%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (24.24%) IIS
9 8 (24.24%) MCSE
9 8 (24.24%) SharePoint
9 8 (24.24%) DNS
9 8 (24.24%) SharePoint Server

vSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 8 (24.24%) IIS
1 8 (24.24%) SharePoint
1 8 (24.24%) SharePoint 2013
1 8 (24.24%) SharePoint Server
2 7 (21.21%) MS Exchange
3 6 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (9.09%) CloudStack
4 3 (9.09%) OpenStack
5 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (27.27%) NetScaler
2 8 (24.24%) DNS
3 6 (18.18%) Firewall
4 4 (12.12%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (12.12%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (12.12%) SNMP
5 1 (3.03%) SAN
Development Applications
1 9 (27.27%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (24.24%) Git (software)
3 4 (12.12%) Chocolatey
General
1 4 (12.12%) Electronics
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
1 4 (12.12%) Manufacturing
1 4 (12.12%) Marketing
1 4 (12.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (24.24%) Administrator
1 8 (24.24%) SharePoint Administrator
2 7 (21.21%) VMware Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Cisco Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Information Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Information Security Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Network Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Security Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Senior VMware Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Developer
5 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.12%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 16 (48.48%) Windows
2 13 (39.39%) Linux
2 13 (39.39%) Windows Server
2 13 (39.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (9.09%) Unix
4 1 (3.03%) Data ONTAP
4 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) Capacity Planning
1 8 (24.24%) Infrastructure Management
2 6 (18.18%) Change Control
3 5 (15.15%) ITIL
4 4 (12.12%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (12.12%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (12.12%) Digital Marketing
4 4 (12.12%) Information Security
4 4 (12.12%) Mobile Device Management
4 4 (12.12%) Proactive Monitoring
4 4 (12.12%) Programme Management
4 4 (12.12%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (12.12%) Service Management
5 3 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 3 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (9.09%) DevOps
5 3 (9.09%) DSDM
5 3 (9.09%) RUP
5 3 (9.09%) Scrum
6 1 (3.03%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 12 (36.36%) PowerShell
2 11 (33.33%) SQL
3 10 (30.30%) Ruby
4 4 (12.12%) Elixir
4 4 (12.12%) Erlang
5 3 (9.09%) Bash Shell
5 3 (9.09%) Python
5 3 (9.09%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (24.24%) MCSE
1 8 (24.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (12.12%) CCIE
2 4 (12.12%) CCNA
3 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 16 (48.48%) Active Directory
2 8 (24.24%) Virtual Servers
2 8 (24.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (24.24%) VMware NSX
3 4 (12.12%) XenServer
4 3 (9.09%) Xen
5 2 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (3.03%) vCloud
6 1 (3.03%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (33.33%) Puppet
2 8 (24.24%) SCOM
3 4 (12.12%) WMI
4 3 (9.09%) Cobbler
4 3 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (9.09%) Tivoli
5 2 (6.06%) vCenter Server
5 2 (6.06%) vRealize
6 1 (3.03%) SCCM
6 1 (3.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (66.67%) VMware
2 18 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 9 (27.27%) NetApp
4 8 (24.24%) Cisco
5 4 (12.12%) SAP
6 3 (9.09%) EnterpriseDB
6 3 (9.09%) Oracle
7 2 (6.06%) CheckPoint
8 1 (3.03%) Capita
8 1 (3.03%) Citrix
8 1 (3.03%) EMC
8 1 (3.03%) HP
8 1 (3.03%) Veeam
8 1 (3.03%) Zerto