Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 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
East Midlands > Leicestershire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 54 61
Rank change year-on-year -4 +7 -4
Contract jobs citing vSphere 6 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 1.07% 0.76% 0.57%
As % of the System Software category 6.38% 7.55% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 3
Leicestershire median daily rate £219 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -41.67% -16.67% +125.00%
East Midlands median daily rate £370 £375 £313
% change year-on-year -1.33% +20.00% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leicestershire median hourly rate - - -
East Midlands median hourly rate - - £14.75

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 Leicestershire with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Leicestershire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 94 53 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 16.76% 10.08% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 28 30
Leicestershire median daily rate £280 £290 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.62% +22.11% -
10th Percentile £187 £80 £106
90th Percentile £331 £475 £421
East Midlands median daily rate £328 £390 £325
% change year-on-year -16.03% +20.00% -5.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 10
Leicestershire median hourly rate £27.50 £13.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +107.55% -1.85% -
10th Percentile £15.50 £10.93 £9.90
90th Percentile £39.63 £16.69 £41.13
East Midlands median hourly rate £13.75 £13.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -5.66%

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

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

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 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester +2 5 £200 -46.67% 1
Loughborough - 1 £275 - 2
vSphere
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 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 Leicestershire region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (83.33%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) Customer-Centric Approach
3 3 (50.00%) Customer-Centricity
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (50.00%) ITIL
3 3 (50.00%) LAN
3 3 (50.00%) WAN
4 2 (33.33%) CRM
4 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 2 (33.33%) SolarWinds
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Management
5 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (16.67%) XenApp
5 1 (16.67%) XenServer
5 1 (16.67%) Citrix
5 1 (16.67%) Remedy
5 1 (16.67%) SMS

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) LAN
1 3 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (16.67%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Administrator
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL Service Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL Service Desk Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Service Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Customer-Centric Approach
1 3 (50.00%) Customer-Centricity
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) CRM
2 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) XenApp
1 1 (16.67%) XenServer
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) SolarWinds
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) Remedy