The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 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
East Midlands / Leicestershire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 - 38
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing vSphere 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 0.34% - 0.32%
As % of the System Software category 2.27% - 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £386 £343
% change year-on-year -2.91% +12.77%  
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 Leicestershire with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Leicestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 44 45 36
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 14.92% 15.90% 11.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 20 25
Median daily rate £300 £213 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.17% -29.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £76 £81
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £290 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -5.40% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 7
Median hourly rate £14.25 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.61% -3.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £15.00 £28.50
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 Leicestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicestershire 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 Leicestershire

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for vSphere in Leicestershire

vSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for vSphere in Leicestershire

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
Hinckley - 1 - -
vSphere
East Midlands

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 Leicestershire region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) SAN
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) XenApp
2 2 (66.67%) XenDesktop
2 2 (66.67%) Veeam
2 2 (66.67%) EqualLogic
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (66.67%) Meraki
2 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (66.67%) Local Government
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (66.67%) Sophos
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) EMC
3 1 (33.33%) iSCSI
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (33.33%) NAS

vSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicestershire 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:

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) SAN
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) iSCSI
3 1 (33.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (66.67%) Local Government
1 2 (66.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Management
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) XenApp
2 2 (66.67%) XenDesktop
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) EqualLogic
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Meraki
2 2 (66.67%) Sophos
2 2 (66.67%) Veeam
3 1 (33.33%) EMC