Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 49 50
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 -3
Contract jobs citing vSphere 5 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.01% 1.34% 1.69%
As % of the System Software category 6.49% 14.55% 11.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 6
Merseyside median daily rate £400 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -17.65% -
North West median daily rate £280 £383 £370
% change year-on-year -26.80% +3.38% +56.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
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 Merseyside with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 77 55 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 15.62% 9.23% 14.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 18 41
Merseyside median daily rate £250 £394 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.51% +12.50% +23.89%
10th Percentile £113 £329 £163
90th Percentile £556 £571 £475
North West median daily rate £385 £375 £338
% change year-on-year +2.67% +11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 16
Merseyside median hourly rate £12.75 £14.34 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.09% +0.63% +16.33%
10th Percentile £11.28 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £14.43 £18.40 £17.38
North West median hourly rate £15.69 £14.34 £14.50
% change year-on-year +9.41% -1.10% -3.33%

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for vSphere in Merseyside

vSphere
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

vSphere
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

vSphere
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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Liverpool -1 5 £400 -
vSphere
North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) VPN
2 4 (80.00%) SUSE
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) Ubuntu
2 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (80.00%) DevOps
2 4 (80.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
3 3 (60.00%) GitLab
3 3 (60.00%) Terraform
3 3 (60.00%) Process Improvement
3 3 (60.00%) Ansible
4 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (20.00%) Firewall
5 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (20.00%) Windows
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (20.00%) HP
5 1 (20.00%) Citrix
5 1 (20.00%) SAN
5 1 (20.00%) WSUS
5 1 (20.00%) SCCM
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (20.00%) NAS
5 1 (20.00%) XenApp
5 1 (20.00%) Veeam
5 1 (20.00%) Meraki

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) VPN
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) NAS
2 1 (20.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) GitLab
2 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Administrator
1 2 (40.00%) Linux Administrator
1 2 (40.00%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Linux Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Server Administrator
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
1 4 (80.00%) SUSE
1 4 (80.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
1 4 (80.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) DevOps
2 3 (60.00%) Process Improvement
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Ansible
1 3 (60.00%) Terraform
2 1 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (20.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Meraki
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Veeam