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 3 months to 30 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 78 90
Rank change year-on-year -5 +12  
Contract jobs citing vSphere 6 17 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.59% 1.18% 0.34%
As % of the System Software category 6.52% 14.41% 3.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 3
Median daily rate £500 £425 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.64% +54.54%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £386 £343
% change year-on-year -2.91% +12.77%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £12.10 -
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 Leeds with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 92 118 101
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 9.06% 8.20% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 73 61
Median daily rate £400 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £163 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -5.40% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 13
Median hourly rate £15.00 £12.10 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.96% +0.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £10.60 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £14.10 £17.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds 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 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 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 30 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 Leeds region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 28 (93.33%) VMware
2 15 (50.00%) Windows
3 13 (43.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (36.67%) Windows Server
5 9 (30.00%) Cisco
6 8 (26.67%) Citrix
6 8 (26.67%) Security Cleared
6 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (26.67%) Server Building
7 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared
7 7 (23.33%) DNS
7 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
7 7 (23.33%) Linux
8 6 (20.00%) DHCP
8 6 (20.00%) Unix
8 6 (20.00%) EMC
8 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (20.00%) Firewall
8 6 (20.00%) ThinPrint
8 6 (20.00%) vRealize
8 6 (20.00%) XenApp
8 6 (20.00%) XenDesktop
9 5 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (16.67%) Puppet
9 5 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (16.67%) Finance
9 5 (16.67%) VMware ESX
9 5 (16.67%) Red Hat
10 4 (13.33%) Veritas
10 4 (13.33%) Cisco Certification

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 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.67%) CloudStack
2 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (6.67%) OpenStack
2 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.33%) JBoss
3 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.33%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (13.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.67%) Office 365
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 7 (23.33%) DNS
2 6 (20.00%) DHCP
2 6 (20.00%) Firewall
3 4 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
4 3 (10.00%) Internet
5 2 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (6.67%) FTP
5 2 (6.67%) IPsec
5 2 (6.67%) LAN
5 2 (6.67%) OSPF
5 2 (6.67%) SAN
5 2 (6.67%) VPN
5 2 (6.67%) WAN
6 1 (3.33%) HTTP
6 1 (3.33%) LDAP
6 1 (3.33%) SMTP
6 1 (3.33%) SSH
6 1 (3.33%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.33%) DbUnit
2 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.33%) jMock
2 1 (3.33%) JUnit
2 1 (3.33%) Maven
2 1 (3.33%) Mockito
2 1 (3.33%) SonarQube
2 1 (3.33%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Electronics
2 4 (13.33%) Manufacturing
2 4 (13.33%) Marketing
2 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) VMware Engineer
1 8 (26.67%) Windows Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Server Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Server Support
2 6 (20.00%) Server Support Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Windows Server Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Windows Server Support
2 6 (20.00%) Windows Support Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Team Leader
3 4 (13.33%) Team Leader
4 2 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Exchange Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Cisco Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Server Specialist
4 2 (6.67%) Storage Specialist
4 2 (6.67%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) REST
1 2 (6.67%) SOAP
2 1 (3.33%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) Apache Camel
2 1 (3.33%) CSS
2 1 (3.33%) HTML
2 1 (3.33%) J2EE
2 1 (3.33%) PowerMock
2 1 (3.33%) RESTful
2 1 (3.33%) Spring
2 1 (3.33%) Web Services
2 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Data Centre
1 4 (13.33%) EMC VNX
1 4 (13.33%) VxBlock/Vblock
2 2 (6.67%) Clustering
3 1 (3.33%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.33%) Replication
3 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (50.00%) Windows
2 11 (36.67%) Windows Server
3 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (23.33%) Linux
5 6 (20.00%) Unix
5 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (6.67%) CatOS
7 2 (6.67%) Solaris
7 2 (6.67%) SUSE
7 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) Server Building
2 4 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (13.33%) DevOps
2 4 (13.33%) Digital Marketing
2 4 (13.33%) Performance Management
2 4 (13.33%) Programme Management
2 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (10.00%) ITIL
3 3 (10.00%) People Management
4 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (6.67%) Data Protection
4 2 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (6.67%) Migration
4 2 (6.67%) Scrum
5 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.33%) Kanban
5 1 (3.33%) TDD
5 1 (3.33%) Wealth Management
5 1 (3.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) C
2 3 (10.00%) Python
2 3 (10.00%) Ruby
3 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.67%) Shell Script
3 2 (6.67%) SQL
4 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.33%) Go
4 1 (3.33%) Java
4 1 (3.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (13.33%) MCSE
3 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (6.67%) CCA
4 2 (6.67%) CCIE
4 2 (6.67%) CCNA
4 2 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (3.33%) CTC Cleared
System Software
1 13 (43.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (20.00%) XenApp
2 6 (20.00%) XenDesktop
3 5 (16.67%) VMware ESX
3 5 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
4 4 (13.33%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 3 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (6.67%) Docker
6 2 (6.67%) vCloud
6 2 (6.67%) VMware GSX
6 2 (6.67%) VMware Server
6 2 (6.67%) Xen
6 2 (6.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (20.00%) vRealize
2 5 (16.67%) Puppet
3 4 (13.33%) NetBackup
4 2 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (6.67%) SCCM
4 2 (6.67%) SCOM
4 2 (6.67%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Ansible
5 1 (3.33%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (3.33%) Cobbler
5 1 (3.33%) PowerCLI
5 1 (3.33%) vMotion
Vendors
1 28 (93.33%) VMware
2 9 (30.00%) Cisco
3 8 (26.67%) Citrix
4 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
5 6 (20.00%) EMC
5 6 (20.00%) ThinPrint
6 5 (16.67%) Red Hat
7 4 (13.33%) SAP
7 4 (13.33%) Veritas
8 2 (6.67%) Brocade
8 2 (6.67%) CheckPoint
8 2 (6.67%) F5
8 2 (6.67%) IBM
8 2 (6.67%) Nokia
9 1 (3.33%) BMC
9 1 (3.33%) EnterpriseDB
9 1 (3.33%) Oracle
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