Period
to 21 January 2018

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 21 January 2018 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 133 122 146
Rank change year-on-year -11 +24 -15
Contract jobs citing vSphere 9 31 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.32% 0.99% 0.39%
As % of the System Software category 2.76% 8.83% 4.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 2
Manchester median daily rate £375 £428 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.28% +10.32% +5.44%
10th Percentile £266 £320 £366
90th Percentile £403 £434 £399
North West median daily rate £363 £390 £379
% change year-on-year -7.05% +3.04% +2.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Manchester median hourly rate - - £19.50
North West median hourly rate - - £19.50

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 Manchester with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 326 351 344
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 11.75% 11.19% 8.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 216 174
Manchester median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £135 £130 £142
90th Percentile £571 £500 £513
North West median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 20 34
Manchester median hourly rate £17.22 £13.50 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.52% -5.26% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.38 £10.83
90th Percentile £31.05 £22.66 £19.98
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year +8.20% +1.67% -

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

vSphere
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 21 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for vSphere in Manchester

vSphere
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

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 21 January 2018. 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
Stockport -3 1 £223 -34.56% 1
vSphere
North West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
3 6 (66.67%) HP
3 6 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (55.56%) PowerShell
4 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (44.44%) Citrix
5 4 (44.44%) SQL
5 4 (44.44%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (44.44%) Server Building
5 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
6 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (22.22%) Office 365
7 2 (22.22%) Cisco
7 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
7 2 (22.22%) Retail
7 2 (22.22%) Firewall
7 2 (22.22%) XenApp
7 2 (22.22%) XenDesktop
8 1 (11.11%) Migration
8 1 (11.11%) CentOS
8 1 (11.11%) SSH
8 1 (11.11%) VLAN
8 1 (11.11%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
8 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
8 1 (11.11%) EMC
8 1 (11.11%) Intel
8 1 (11.11%) SAN

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 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) DHCP
2 1 (11.11%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) NetScaler
2 1 (11.11%) SAN
2 1 (11.11%) Skype
2 1 (11.11%) SSH
2 1 (11.11%) VLAN
General
1 2 (22.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Server Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Server Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
1 1 (11.11%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (11.11%) CentOS
5 1 (11.11%) Linux
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Server Building
2 1 (11.11%) DevOps
2 1 (11.11%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) PowerShell
2 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) VB
3 1 (11.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (44.44%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
3 2 (22.22%) XenApp
3 2 (22.22%) XenDesktop
4 1 (11.11%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (11.11%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
3 6 (66.67%) HP
4 4 (44.44%) Citrix
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco
6 1 (11.11%) Aruba
6 1 (11.11%) EMC
6 1 (11.11%) Intel
6 1 (11.11%) NetApp