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 3 months to 30 April 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
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 103 100
Rank change year-on-year +21 -3  
Contract jobs citing vSphere 11 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.79% 0.17% 0.12%
As % of the System Software category 9.57% 1.61% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 0
Median daily rate £299 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +0.80% +10.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £26.58 £19.75
% change year-on-year -20.97% +34.55%  

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 115 186 166
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 8.31% 10.25% 9.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 91 74
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £151 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £340
% change year-on-year +4.16% +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 24
Median hourly rate £15.50 £12.28 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.27% -18.16%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £9.18 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.65 £35.20 £19.82
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% +6.06%  

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 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 3 months to 30 April 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 30 April 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 18 (69.23%) VMware
2 15 (57.69%) Linux
3 12 (46.15%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (42.31%) Puppet
4 11 (42.31%) OpenStack
4 11 (42.31%) DevOps
5 10 (38.46%) Citrix
6 9 (34.62%) Python
6 9 (34.62%) Ruby
6 9 (34.62%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (34.62%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (34.62%) CloudStack
6 9 (34.62%) Bash Shell
7 7 (26.92%) Cobbler
7 7 (26.92%) XenServer
7 7 (26.92%) Xen
7 7 (26.92%) LAN
7 7 (26.92%) Unix
7 7 (26.92%) Shell Script
8 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
8 6 (23.08%) Cisco
8 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
8 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (23.08%) XenApp
9 5 (19.23%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (19.23%) Open Source
9 5 (19.23%) Data Centre
9 5 (19.23%) Hyper-V
9 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
10 4 (15.38%) CCIE

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 11 (42.31%) OpenStack
2 9 (34.62%) CloudStack
3 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
4 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (11.54%) Skype for Business
5 2 (7.69%) Apache Spark
6 1 (3.85%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 12 (46.15%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.69%) IaaS
2 2 (7.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (26.92%) LAN
2 4 (15.38%) SAN
2 4 (15.38%) WAN
3 3 (11.54%) NAS
3 3 (11.54%) WLAN
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (7.69%) NX-OS
5 1 (3.85%) Kerberos
5 1 (3.85%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Apache Hive
1 2 (7.69%) Big Data
1 2 (7.69%) Hadoop
1 2 (7.69%) Impala
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (26.92%) Platform Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Network Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Data Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Data Centre Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Cisco Support
5 2 (7.69%) Cisco Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Data Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) EMC Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) VMware Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (19.23%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.69%) EMC VNX
4 1 (3.85%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 15 (57.69%) Linux
2 7 (26.92%) Unix
3 3 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (7.69%) Ubuntu
4 2 (7.69%) Windows
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) DevOps
2 5 (19.23%) Capacity Planning
2 5 (19.23%) Open Source
3 4 (15.38%) High Availability
3 4 (15.38%) ITIL
4 3 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (11.54%) Security Patching
4 3 (11.54%) Service Management
5 2 (7.69%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 2 (7.69%) Problem Management
5 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
6 1 (3.85%) Converged Infrastructure
6 1 (3.85%) ETL
6 1 (3.85%) Identity Management
6 1 (3.85%) Migration
6 1 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) Bash Shell
1 9 (34.62%) Python
1 9 (34.62%) Ruby
2 7 (26.92%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) CCDP
1 4 (15.38%) CCIE
1 4 (15.38%) CCNA
1 4 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (26.92%) Xen
1 7 (26.92%) XenServer
2 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (23.08%) XenApp
3 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
3 5 (19.23%) Hyper-V
4 3 (11.54%) XenDesktop
5 2 (7.69%) HDFS
6 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (42.31%) Puppet
2 9 (34.62%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (26.92%) Cobbler
4 4 (15.38%) Ansible
5 2 (7.69%) Salt
5 2 (7.69%) vCenter Server
6 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (3.85%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 18 (69.23%) VMware
2 10 (38.46%) Citrix
3 6 (23.08%) Cisco
3 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 4 (15.38%) CheckPoint
4 4 (15.38%) Juniper
4 4 (15.38%) NetApp
4 4 (15.38%) Palo Alto
5 3 (11.54%) CommVault
5 3 (11.54%) IBM
6 2 (7.69%) EMC
7 1 (3.85%) Oracle
7 1 (3.85%) Red Hat