The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 29 March 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 / Merseyside
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 39 -
Rank change year-on-year +5 -  
Contract jobs citing vSphere 4 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.25% 0.30% -
As % of the System Software category 8.16% 2.56% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Median daily rate £400 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £343
% change year-on-year -3.22% +13.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £27.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -23.63% +30.95%  

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 Merseyside with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 49 39 42
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 15.36% 11.54% 11.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 23 10
Median daily rate £350 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £705
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £369 £350
% change year-on-year -5.08% +5.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 4
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for vSphere in Merseyside

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for vSphere in Merseyside

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Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +7 3 £400 -5.88% 3
vSphere
North West

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Ubuntu
2 3 (75.00%) Ansible
2 3 (75.00%) DevOps
2 3 (75.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
2 3 (75.00%) GitLab
2 3 (75.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) Packer
2 3 (75.00%) Terraform
2 3 (75.00%) SUSE
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Security Patching
3 1 (25.00%) Server Building
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) NAS
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) SAN
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003

vSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) NAS
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) GitLab
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
1 3 (75.00%) SUSE
1 3 (75.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
1 3 (75.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) Security Patching
2 1 (25.00%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) Ansible
1 3 (75.00%) Packer
1 3 (75.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) VMware