Period
to 20 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 20 March 2019 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
England > North West
6 months to
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 190 188 160
Rank change year-on-year -2 -28 +33
Contract jobs citing vSphere 20 26 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.35% 0.46% 0.86%
As % of the System Software category 2.71% 4.20% 8.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 28
North West median daily rate £275 £375 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.67% +5.63% -4.05%
10th Percentile £206 £214 £261
90th Percentile £444 £475 £430
England median daily rate £438 £400 £391
% change year-on-year +9.38% +2.24% +0.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £27.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year +26.13% -7.50% +23.08%

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 the North West with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 738 619 582
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.02% 11.06% 10.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 364 351
North West median daily rate £438 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +9.59% -2.67%
10th Percentile £181 £150 £150
90th Percentile £638 £575 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +5.56% +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 75 51
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £12.33 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £21.98 £32.30 £22.50
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.88% -0.88% +3.23%

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing vSphere as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for vSphere in the North West

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for vSphere in the North West

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing vSphere in the North West over the 6 months to 20 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for vSphere in the North West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for vSphere in the North West

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the North West region over the 6 months to 20 March 2019. 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
Manchester +5 15 £231 -40.32% 8
Cheshire -2 2 £355 +33.96% 3
Merseyside -13 2 - - 4
Lancashire -17 1 - -
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 20 March 2019, IT contractor jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 18 (90.00%) VMware
2 15 (75.00%) Windows
2 15 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (55.00%) Active Directory
3 11 (55.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (40.00%) Office 365
5 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (40.00%) Cisco
6 7 (35.00%) LAN
6 7 (35.00%) ITIL
6 7 (35.00%) Veeam
6 7 (35.00%) Windows 10
6 7 (35.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 6 (30.00%) Information Security
8 5 (25.00%) SQL
8 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
8 5 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
8 5 (25.00%) Meraki
9 4 (20.00%) Firewall
9 4 (20.00%) HP
9 4 (20.00%) Dell
9 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (20.00%) SAN
9 4 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (20.00%) Windows Server
10 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification

vSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.00%) OpenStack
3 2 (10.00%) Apache
3 2 (10.00%) CloudStack
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (5.00%) IIS
4 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (40.00%) Office 365
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) LAN
2 4 (20.00%) Firewall
2 4 (20.00%) SAN
3 3 (15.00%) DNS
4 2 (10.00%) DHCP
4 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.00%) NAS
5 1 (5.00%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (5.00%) SNMP
5 1 (5.00%) VoIP
5 1 (5.00%) VPN
5 1 (5.00%) VSAN
5 1 (5.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.00%) DB2
General
1 2 (10.00%) Local Government
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 6 (30.00%) Support Engineer
1 6 (30.00%) VMware Engineer
1 6 (30.00%) Windows Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 4 (20.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Office 365 Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Exchange Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) IT Support
4 2 (10.00%) IT Support Technician
4 2 (10.00%) IT Technician
4 2 (10.00%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Platform Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.00%) Clustering
2 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) EMC VMAX
2 1 (5.00%) EMC VNX
2 1 (5.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (5.00%) iPhone
2 1 (5.00%) PKI
2 1 (5.00%) Replication
2 1 (5.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 15 (75.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (35.00%) Windows 10
4 4 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (10.00%) HPUX
5 2 (10.00%) Linux
5 2 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (10.00%) Solaris
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.00%) Android
6 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 7 (35.00%) ITIL
2 6 (30.00%) Information Security
3 4 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (15.00%) Migration
5 2 (10.00%) Asset Management
5 2 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (10.00%) OWASP
5 2 (10.00%) Technical Leadership
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (5.00%) Collaborative Working
6 1 (5.00%) Converged Infrastructure
6 1 (5.00%) ITIL V3
6 1 (5.00%) Network Design
6 1 (5.00%) Network Management
6 1 (5.00%) Network Virtualisation
6 1 (5.00%) Server Management
6 1 (5.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 5 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) PHP
3 1 (5.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (15.00%) CCNA
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (15.00%) Degree
3 3 (15.00%) MCP
3 3 (15.00%) MCSE
4 1 (5.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (55.00%) Active Directory
1 11 (55.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (10.00%) NFS
3 2 (10.00%) Xen
3 2 (10.00%) XenServer
4 1 (5.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (5.00%) UAG
4 1 (5.00%) vCloud
4 1 (5.00%) VMware NSX
4 1 (5.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (10.00%) Grafana
2 2 (10.00%) Nagios
2 2 (10.00%) vCenter Server
2 2 (10.00%) vRealize
3 1 (5.00%) AirWatch
3 1 (5.00%) HP SIM
3 1 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
3 1 (5.00%) SCCM
3 1 (5.00%) SCOM
3 1 (5.00%) SmoothWall
3 1 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (90.00%) VMware
2 15 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (40.00%) Cisco
4 7 (35.00%) Veeam
5 5 (25.00%) Meraki
6 4 (20.00%) Dell
6 4 (20.00%) HP
7 2 (10.00%) Avaya
7 2 (10.00%) Brocade
7 2 (10.00%) EMC
7 2 (10.00%) IBM
7 2 (10.00%) Oracle
7 2 (10.00%) Sun
8 1 (5.00%) Altiris
8 1 (5.00%) Apple
8 1 (5.00%) Citrix
8 1 (5.00%) McAfee
8 1 (5.00%) Nimble Storage
8 1 (5.00%) Red Hat