Period
to 25 November 2017

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 25 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
England > North West
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 181 175 198
Rank change year-on-year -6 +23 -13
Contract jobs citing vSphere 19 51 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.34% 0.75% 0.48%
As % of the System Software category 3.15% 7.48% 4.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 25 19
North West median daily rate £280 £390 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.21% +5.41% +56.78%
10th Percentile £96 £106 £286
90th Percentile £393 £468 £438
England median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
North West median hourly rate - - £19.50
England median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year - +25.00% -12.73%

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 603 682 866
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 10.67% 10.07% 10.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 383 460
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £127 £143 £163
90th Percentile £555 £519 £513
England median daily rate £425 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 75 108
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% - -3.33%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £41.00 £21.90 £30.25
England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year +4.76% -1.56% +6.67%

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

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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

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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 25 November 2017.

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

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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 25 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
Cheshire +16 10 £280 +166.67% 1
Merseyside +3 4 £400 +14.29% 1
Manchester -7 4 £286 -32.25% 4
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 North West region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 19 (100.00%) VMware
2 13 (68.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
4 7 (36.84%) Windows
4 7 (36.84%) Firewall
5 6 (31.58%) SAN
5 6 (31.58%) Windows Server
6 5 (26.32%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 5 (26.32%) NAS
6 5 (26.32%) Cisco
7 4 (21.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
7 4 (21.05%) HP
7 4 (21.05%) Dell
7 4 (21.05%) EMC
7 4 (21.05%) Citrix
7 4 (21.05%) NetBackup
7 4 (21.05%) Local Government
7 4 (21.05%) Load Balancing
7 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
7 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
7 4 (21.05%) Office 365
7 4 (21.05%) Converged Infrastructure
7 4 (21.05%) EMC VNX
7 4 (21.05%) EMC VMAX
7 4 (21.05%) Windows 10
7 4 (21.05%) vCenter Server
8 3 (15.79%) Runbook
8 3 (15.79%) DevOps
8 3 (15.79%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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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 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
1 2 (10.53%) Skype for Business
1 2 (10.53%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Office 365
2 1 (5.26%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) Firewall
2 6 (31.58%) SAN
3 5 (26.32%) NAS
4 3 (15.79%) BIG-IP
4 3 (15.79%) VPN
5 2 (10.53%) DHCP
5 2 (10.53%) DNS
5 2 (10.53%) Skype
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (5.26%) NetScaler
6 1 (5.26%) OpenFlow
6 1 (5.26%) SSH
6 1 (5.26%) VLAN
6 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) GitLab
1 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (21.05%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Storage Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Network Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 2 (10.53%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.26%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) 2nd/3rd Line Technical Support
4 1 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) IT Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) REST
1 1 (5.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) VxBlock/Vblock
2 4 (21.05%) EMC VMAX
2 4 (21.05%) EMC VNX
3 3 (15.79%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) Windows Server
3 4 (21.05%) Windows 10
4 3 (15.79%) Linux
4 3 (15.79%) SUSE
4 3 (15.79%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 3 (15.79%) Ubuntu
5 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Converged Infrastructure
1 4 (21.05%) Load Balancing
2 3 (15.79%) DevOps
2 3 (15.79%) Migration
2 3 (15.79%) Network Design
2 3 (15.79%) Process Improvement
2 3 (15.79%) Runbook
3 2 (10.53%) ITIL
3 2 (10.53%) Network Architecture
4 1 (5.26%) IT Strategy
4 1 (5.26%) Network Virtualisation
4 1 (5.26%) Project Management
4 1 (5.26%) Workflow
4 1 (5.26%) Workflow Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) C
1 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
2 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.26%) Python
2 1 (5.26%) VB
2 1 (5.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
1 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) ACSP
2 1 (5.26%) CCNA
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.26%) HP AIS
2 1 (5.26%) MCSA
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.26%) Network+ Certification
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 13 (68.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
3 3 (15.79%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (15.79%) XenApp
4 2 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (10.53%) XenDesktop
5 1 (5.26%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (5.26%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) NetBackup
1 4 (21.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 4 (21.05%) vCenter Server
2 3 (15.79%) SCCM
3 2 (10.53%) Ansible
3 2 (10.53%) Terraform
4 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (5.26%) Puppet
4 1 (5.26%) vRealize
4 1 (5.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
3 5 (26.32%) Cisco
4 4 (21.05%) Citrix
4 4 (21.05%) Dell
4 4 (21.05%) EMC
4 4 (21.05%) HP
5 3 (15.79%) CheckPoint
5 3 (15.79%) F5
6 2 (10.53%) LANDesk
6 2 (10.53%) Meraki
7 1 (5.26%) Apple
7 1 (5.26%) Aruba
7 1 (5.26%) NetApp
7 1 (5.26%) Palo Alto
7 1 (5.26%) Veeam