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 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
England / North West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 124 133
Rank change year-on-year +18 +9  
Contract jobs citing vSphere 22 34 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.85% 0.88% 0.58%
As % of the System Software category 8.30% 8.25% 5.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 7
Median daily rate £325 £440 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.13% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £444
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 the North West with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 265 412 358
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 10.26% 10.65% 9.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 204 156
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £230 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £369 £350
% change year-on-year -5.08% +5.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 47 57
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.17 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.34 £39.50 £33.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

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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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for vSphere in the North West

vSphere
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 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
Manchester +28 15 £299 - 5
Merseyside +5 4 £400 -5.88% 3
Cheshire +10 2 £360 -18.91% 3
vSphere
England

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 North West region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 39 (82.98%) VMware
2 28 (59.57%) Linux
3 17 (36.17%) Active Directory
4 14 (29.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (29.79%) DevOps
5 13 (27.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (27.66%) Puppet
6 12 (25.53%) Amazon AWS
6 12 (25.53%) Cisco
7 11 (23.40%) Red Hat Satellite
7 11 (23.40%) OpenStack
7 11 (23.40%) Citrix
7 11 (23.40%) Windows
7 11 (23.40%) Red Hat
7 11 (23.40%) ZABBIX
8 10 (21.28%) Oracle Linux
8 10 (21.28%) Oracle
8 10 (21.28%) Microsoft
9 9 (19.15%) LAN
9 9 (19.15%) Unix
9 9 (19.15%) Python
9 9 (19.15%) Identity Management
9 9 (19.15%) Bash Shell
9 9 (19.15%) Ruby
9 9 (19.15%) CloudStack
9 9 (19.15%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (19.15%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (14.89%) Ansible
10 7 (14.89%) Cobbler
10 7 (14.89%) Xen

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 11 (23.40%) OpenStack
2 9 (19.15%) CloudStack
3 6 (12.77%) MS Exchange
4 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (6.38%) Skype for Business
5 2 (4.26%) Apache Spark
6 1 (2.13%) Apache
6 1 (2.13%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (25.53%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.26%) IaaS
2 2 (4.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.15%) LAN
2 6 (12.77%) LDAP
2 6 (12.77%) SAN
2 6 (12.77%) WAN
3 4 (8.51%) NAS
4 3 (6.38%) WLAN
5 2 (4.26%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (4.26%) NX-OS
6 1 (2.13%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (2.13%) Kerberos
6 1 (2.13%) NetScaler
6 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.13%) VLAN
6 1 (2.13%) VPN
6 1 (2.13%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) Apache Hive
1 2 (4.26%) Big Data
1 2 (4.26%) Hadoop
1 2 (4.26%) Impala
1 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) GitLab
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (2.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 12 (25.53%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (14.89%) Platform Engineer
3 5 (10.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (10.64%) Support Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 4 (8.51%) Network Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) Data Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) Data Centre Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (4.26%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Cisco Support Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Data Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Linux Specialist
6 2 (4.26%) VMware Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) VMware Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.15%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.64%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.38%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (6.38%) Private Cloud
4 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.26%) EMC VNX
5 1 (2.13%) AS400
5 1 (2.13%) Clustering
5 1 (2.13%) Replication
5 1 (2.13%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 28 (59.57%) Linux
2 13 (27.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (23.40%) Windows
4 10 (21.28%) Oracle Linux
5 9 (19.15%) Unix
6 6 (12.77%) Windows Server
6 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (10.64%) Ubuntu
8 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (6.38%) SUSE
9 3 (6.38%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (2.13%) AIX
10 1 (2.13%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.79%) DevOps
2 9 (19.15%) Identity Management
3 6 (12.77%) ITIL
4 5 (10.64%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (10.64%) High Availability
4 5 (10.64%) Open Source
5 4 (8.51%) Security Patching
6 3 (6.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (6.38%) Service Management
7 2 (4.26%) Creative Problem-Solving
7 2 (4.26%) Problem Management
7 2 (4.26%) Software Engineering
8 1 (2.13%) Converged Infrastructure
8 1 (2.13%) Database Tuning
8 1 (2.13%) Infrastructure Management
8 1 (2.13%) Migration
8 1 (2.13%) Performance Optimisation
8 1 (2.13%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (2.13%) Server Building
8 1 (2.13%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.15%) Bash Shell
1 9 (19.15%) Python
1 9 (19.15%) Ruby
2 7 (14.89%) Shell Script
3 4 (8.51%) SQL
4 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) CCNA
1 5 (10.64%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (10.64%) SC Cleared
1 5 (10.64%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.51%) CCDP
2 4 (8.51%) CCIE
3 1 (2.13%) MCSE
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 17 (36.17%) Active Directory
2 14 (29.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (14.89%) Xen
3 7 (14.89%) XenApp
3 7 (14.89%) XenServer
4 5 (10.64%) Hyper-V
5 4 (8.51%) XenDesktop
6 3 (6.38%) VMware ESX
6 3 (6.38%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (4.26%) HDFS
8 1 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (27.66%) Puppet
2 11 (23.40%) Red Hat Satellite
2 11 (23.40%) ZABBIX
3 9 (19.15%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (14.89%) Ansible
4 7 (14.89%) Cobbler
5 4 (8.51%) SCCM
5 4 (8.51%) SCOM
6 3 (6.38%) Packer
6 3 (6.38%) Terraform
7 2 (4.26%) Salt
7 2 (4.26%) SCOrch
8 1 (2.13%) Backup Exec
8 1 (2.13%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (2.13%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (2.13%) Perfmon
8 1 (2.13%) vRealize
8 1 (2.13%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 39 (82.98%) VMware
2 12 (25.53%) Cisco
3 11 (23.40%) Citrix
3 11 (23.40%) Red Hat
4 10 (21.28%) Microsoft
4 10 (21.28%) Oracle
5 5 (10.64%) NetApp
6 4 (8.51%) CheckPoint
6 4 (8.51%) Juniper
6 4 (8.51%) Palo Alto
7 3 (6.38%) CommVault
7 3 (6.38%) Dell
7 3 (6.38%) IBM
8 2 (4.26%) EMC
8 2 (4.26%) EqualLogic
8 2 (4.26%) Veeam
9 1 (2.13%) Canon
9 1 (2.13%) Intel Security
9 1 (2.13%) Symantec
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