Period
to 23 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 July 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 131 140
Rank change year-on-year +10 +9 -18
Contract jobs citing vSphere 15 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.54% 0.41% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 5.77% 3.84% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 2
Manchester median daily rate £299 £373 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.80% +24.17% -14.29%
10th Percentile £252 £172 £289
90th Percentile £373 £488 £311
North West median daily rate £350 £400 £300
% change year-on-year -12.50% +33.33% +22.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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 Manchester with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 260 391 371
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 9.29% 10.63% 11.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 199 184
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +20.97% +3.33%
10th Percentile £114 £162 £156
90th Percentile £575 £525 £488
North West median daily rate £384 £400 £325
% change year-on-year -4.06% +23.08% +20.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 33 43
Manchester median hourly rate £15.00 £12.58 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.24% -3.23% -16.13%
10th Percentile £10.15 £9.18 £10.00
90th Percentile £18.95 £20.38 £21.40
North West median hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +14.81% -3.57% -12.50%

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for vSphere in Manchester

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for vSphere in Manchester

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for vSphere in Manchester

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for vSphere in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 Manchester region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 14 (93.33%) VMware
2 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (46.67%) Citrix
4 6 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 6 (40.00%) XenApp
5 5 (33.33%) Linux
5 5 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
6 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (26.67%) ITIL
6 4 (26.67%) LAN
7 3 (20.00%) WLAN
7 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (20.00%) Windows
7 3 (20.00%) MCSA
7 3 (20.00%) SAN
7 3 (20.00%) CommVault
7 3 (20.00%) NetApp
7 3 (20.00%) Apple
7 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (20.00%) Cisco
7 3 (20.00%) IBM
7 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 3 (20.00%) HP
7 3 (20.00%) Service Management
7 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (20.00%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (20.00%) XenDesktop
7 3 (20.00%) NAS

vSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 6 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (20.00%) Skype for Business
3 2 (13.33%) Apache Spark
3 2 (13.33%) OpenStack
4 1 (6.67%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (20.00%) Office 365
2 2 (13.33%) IaaS
2 2 (13.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) LAN
2 3 (20.00%) NAS
2 3 (20.00%) SAN
2 3 (20.00%) WLAN
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (13.33%) NX-OS
4 1 (6.67%) Kerberos
4 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Apache Hive
1 2 (13.33%) Big Data
1 2 (13.33%) Hadoop
1 2 (13.33%) Impala
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) 3rd Line Technical Support
3 3 (20.00%) Data Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Data Centre Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Technical Support
3 3 (20.00%) Technical Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 2 (13.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Technical Support
4 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Data Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (13.33%) EMC VNX
4 1 (6.67%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 5 (33.33%) Linux
2 3 (20.00%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Windows 10
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (13.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (26.67%) ITIL
3 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (20.00%) IT Strategy
3 3 (20.00%) Security Patching
3 3 (20.00%) Service Management
4 2 (13.33%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 2 (13.33%) DevOps
4 2 (13.33%) Open Source
4 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
4 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.67%) Converged Infrastructure
5 1 (6.67%) ETL
5 1 (6.67%) High Availability
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) ACSP
1 3 (20.00%) HP AIS
1 3 (20.00%) MCSA
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (20.00%) Network+ Certification
1 3 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (6.67%) CCDP
2 1 (6.67%) CCIE
2 1 (6.67%) CCNA
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) XenApp
2 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (20.00%) XenDesktop
3 2 (13.33%) HDFS
4 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) SCCM
2 2 (13.33%) Ansible
2 2 (13.33%) Puppet
2 2 (13.33%) Salt
2 2 (13.33%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 14 (93.33%) VMware
2 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (46.67%) Citrix
4 3 (20.00%) Apple
4 3 (20.00%) Cisco
4 3 (20.00%) CommVault
4 3 (20.00%) HP
4 3 (20.00%) IBM
4 3 (20.00%) NetApp
5 2 (13.33%) EMC
6 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
6 1 (6.67%) Juniper
6 1 (6.67%) Palo Alto