The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 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 June 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
Merseyside / Liverpool
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 38 31
Rank change year-on-year +4 -7  
Contract jobs citing vSphere 6 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 2.16% 0.39% 0.38%
As % of the System Software category 16.22% 3.70% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £400 - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £354 £350
% change year-on-year +7.77% +1.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £44.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -63.00% +109.52%  

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 Liverpool with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Liverpool
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 37 27 45
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 13.31% 10.55% 17.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 3 21
Median daily rate £400 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £302 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £414 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 4
Median hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.84% -7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.00 £12.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.34 £14.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -28.88% +28.57%  

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Liverpool

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Liverpool 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 Liverpool

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Contractor daily rate trend for vSphere in Liverpool

vSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for vSphere in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Liverpool region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (88.89%) Ubuntu
2 8 (88.89%) DevOps
2 8 (88.89%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
2 8 (88.89%) Linux
2 8 (88.89%) SUSE
3 7 (77.78%) GitLab
3 7 (77.78%) Terraform
3 7 (77.78%) Ansible
4 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (55.56%) VPN
5 3 (33.33%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (33.33%) Packer
5 3 (33.33%) Process Improvement
6 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
7 1 (11.11%) Office 365
7 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (11.11%) NAS
7 1 (11.11%) XenApp
7 1 (11.11%) Veeam
7 1 (11.11%) WSUS
7 1 (11.11%) SCCM
7 1 (11.11%) Firewall
7 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
7 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
7 1 (11.11%) Windows
7 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
7 1 (11.11%) HP

vSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in Liverpool 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 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) VPN
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) NAS
2 1 (11.11%) SAN
2 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (77.78%) GitLab
2 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Administrator
1 4 (44.44%) Linux Administrator
1 4 (44.44%) Server Administrator
2 3 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Linux Administrator
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Linux
1 8 (88.89%) SUSE
1 8 (88.89%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
1 8 (88.89%) Ubuntu
2 1 (11.11%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) DevOps
2 3 (33.33%) Process Improvement
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (77.78%) Ansible
1 7 (77.78%) Terraform
2 3 (33.33%) Packer
3 1 (11.11%) SCCM
3 1 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Meraki
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Veeam