The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 23 June 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
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 119 95
Rank change year-on-year +28 -24  
Contract jobs citing vSphere 11 5 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.77% 0.24% 1.28%
As % of the System Software category 8.15% 2.02% 12.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 8
Median daily rate £425 £225 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +88.88% -40.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £225 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £225 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +4.16% +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £44.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year -63.00% +134.66%  

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 135 247 208
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 9.42% 12.00% 9.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 152 114
Median daily rate £388 £390 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.64% +30.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £232 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £500 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 21
Median hourly rate £12.00 £14.00 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +13.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.58 £11.23 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.25 £18.65 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.09 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.16% +22.85%  

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for vSphere in West Yorkshire

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing vSphere in West Yorkshire over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for vSphere in West Yorkshire

vSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for vSphere in West Yorkshire

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 23 June 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
Leeds +19 10 £425 +88.88% 3
vSphere
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 23 (95.83%) VMware
2 15 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (41.67%) Cisco
3 10 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 8 (33.33%) Finance
4 8 (33.33%) Firewall
5 7 (29.17%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (29.17%) Marketing
5 7 (29.17%) Digital Marketing
5 7 (29.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 7 (29.17%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (29.17%) Manufacturing
5 7 (29.17%) Electronics
5 7 (29.17%) Telecoms
5 7 (29.17%) Programme Management
5 7 (29.17%) SAP
6 6 (25.00%) Linux
6 6 (25.00%) MS Exchange
6 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 6 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (25.00%) Jenkins
6 6 (25.00%) Git (software)
6 6 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (25.00%) DevOps
7 5 (20.83%) Docker
7 5 (20.83%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (20.83%) Change Control
7 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (20.83%) CCIE

vSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 6 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.17%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 7 (29.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) GitHub
2 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (4.17%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) Firewall
2 7 (29.17%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (12.50%) SAN
3 3 (12.50%) SNMP
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (8.33%) Internet
4 2 (8.33%) IPsec
4 2 (8.33%) OSPF
4 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (8.33%) VPN
5 1 (4.17%) DHCP
5 1 (4.17%) DNS
5 1 (4.17%) NAS
5 1 (4.17%) OpenFlow
5 1 (4.17%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 6 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 5 (20.83%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (4.17%) DbUnit
3 1 (4.17%) jMock
3 1 (4.17%) JUnit
3 1 (4.17%) Maven
3 1 (4.17%) Mockito
3 1 (4.17%) SonarQube
General
1 8 (33.33%) Finance
2 7 (29.17%) Electronics
2 7 (29.17%) Manufacturing
2 7 (29.17%) Marketing
2 7 (29.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) VMware Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Cisco Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Network Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Senior Cisco Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Senior Network Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Senior VMware Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Information Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Information Security Analyst
4 3 (12.50%) Security Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Developer
5 2 (8.33%) DevOps Specialist
5 2 (8.33%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Server Specialist
5 2 (8.33%) Storage Specialist
5 2 (8.33%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) Apache Camel
1 1 (4.17%) CSS
1 1 (4.17%) HTML
1 1 (4.17%) J2EE
1 1 (4.17%) PowerMock
1 1 (4.17%) REST
1 1 (4.17%) RESTful
1 1 (4.17%) SOAP
1 1 (4.17%) Spring
1 1 (4.17%) Web Services
1 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 3 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) Private Cloud
2 1 (4.17%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 6 (25.00%) Linux
2 5 (20.83%) Windows
3 2 (8.33%) CatOS
3 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (8.33%) SUSE
4 1 (4.17%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) Digital Marketing
1 7 (29.17%) Programme Management
2 6 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (25.00%) DevOps
3 5 (20.83%) Change Control
4 4 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 4 (16.67%) SDLC
4 4 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 3 (12.50%) Information Security
5 3 (12.50%) ITIL
5 3 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
5 3 (12.50%) Service Management
6 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (8.33%) Data Protection
6 2 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (8.33%) Migration
6 2 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) Python
2 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.17%) Go
2 1 (4.17%) Java
2 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.17%) Ruby
2 1 (4.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (20.83%) CCIE
2 5 (20.83%) CCNA
3 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 3 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 2 (8.33%) MCSE
5 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (4.17%) CTC Cleared
System Software
1 15 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (20.83%) Docker
4 2 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
5 1 (4.17%) vCloud
5 1 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (4.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (16.67%) SCCM
3 3 (12.50%) NetBackup
3 3 (12.50%) vRealize
3 3 (12.50%) WMI
4 1 (4.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (4.17%) Puppet
4 1 (4.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (4.17%) vCenter Server
4 1 (4.17%) vMotion
Vendors
1 23 (95.83%) VMware
2 10 (41.67%) Cisco
3 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 7 (29.17%) SAP
5 4 (16.67%) CheckPoint
6 2 (8.33%) Brocade
6 2 (8.33%) EMC
6 2 (8.33%) F5
6 2 (8.33%) Nokia
7 1 (4.17%) Citrix
7 1 (4.17%) Sophos
7 1 (4.17%) Symantec
7 1 (4.17%) Veeam
7 1 (4.17%) Zerto
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