Period
to 21 April 2019

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 6 months to 21 April 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
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
21 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 139 154 110
Rank change year-on-year +15 -44 +19
Contract jobs citing vSphere 15 7 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.47% 0.21% 1.32%
As % of the System Software category 3.62% 1.59% 12.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 19
West Yorkshire median daily rate £500 £250 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -33.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £383 £232 £300
90th Percentile £645 £418 £528
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £320 £388
% change year-on-year +32.81% -17.42% -8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - £17.39
Yorkshire median hourly rate - £60.00 £17.39
% change year-on-year - +245.03% +43.72%

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 414 441 293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 12.97% 13.19% 10.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 283 198
West Yorkshire median daily rate £428 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.79% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £174 £184 £158
90th Percentile £579 £575 £552
Yorkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 45 31
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £10.31
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% +21.30% -14.13%
10th Percentile £10.49 £9.81 £9.80
90th Percentile £17.69 £16.31 £20.50
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £11.50
% change year-on-year - +21.74% -4.96%

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

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 6 months to 21 April 2019.

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 6 months to 21 April 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
Leeds +23 12 £525 +40.00%
Bradford - 3 £400 -
vSphere
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 11 (73.33%) VMware
2 10 (66.67%) Windows
3 9 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 8 (53.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 8 (53.33%) Cisco
4 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
5 7 (46.67%) Firewall
6 6 (40.00%) VPN
7 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 4 (26.67%) DNS
8 4 (26.67%) Oracle
8 4 (26.67%) Retail
8 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
9 3 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (20.00%) DevOps
9 3 (20.00%) Target Operating Model
9 3 (20.00%) Windows 10
9 3 (20.00%) Re-Platforming
9 3 (20.00%) BMC
9 3 (20.00%) X-Windows
9 3 (20.00%) Migration
9 3 (20.00%) Linux
9 3 (20.00%) Unix
9 3 (20.00%) DHCP
10 2 (13.33%) FTP
10 2 (13.33%) HTTP
10 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
10 2 (13.33%) SSL

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 1 (6.67%) CloudStack
1 1 (6.67%) IIS
1 1 (6.67%) JBoss
1 1 (6.67%) OpenStack
1 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
1 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (6.67%) IaaS
3 1 (6.67%) PaaS
3 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) Firewall
2 6 (40.00%) VPN
3 4 (26.67%) DNS
4 3 (20.00%) DHCP
5 2 (13.33%) FTP
5 2 (13.33%) HTTP
5 2 (13.33%) NAS
5 2 (13.33%) SAN
5 2 (13.33%) SMTP
5 2 (13.33%) SSH
5 2 (13.33%) SSL
5 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
6 1 (6.67%) LAN
General
1 4 (26.67%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (26.67%) Architect
3 4 (26.67%) Cloud Architect
4 3 (20.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (13.33%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Azure DevOps
6 1 (6.67%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Lead Architect
6 1 (6.67%) Lead Solutions Architect
6 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Senior VMware Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Technical Leader
6 1 (6.67%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) X-Windows
2 2 (13.33%) LDAP
3 1 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Clustering
1 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Storage
1 1 (6.67%) Public Cloud
1 1 (6.67%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (20.00%) Linux
3 3 (20.00%) Unix
3 3 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (13.33%) AIX
4 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (13.33%) Solaris
4 2 (13.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 4 (26.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (20.00%) DevOps
3 3 (20.00%) Migration
3 3 (20.00%) Re-Platforming
3 3 (20.00%) Target Operating Model
3 3 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (13.33%) Change Management
4 2 (13.33%) Data Security
4 2 (13.33%) Decision-Making
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.67%) DSDM
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL
5 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.67%) Presales
5 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
5 1 (6.67%) RUP
5 1 (6.67%) Scrum
5 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
1 1 (6.67%) Python
1 1 (6.67%) Ruby
1 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (6.67%) CCNA
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) MCSE
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.67%) ISA Server
3 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (6.67%) Xen
3 1 (6.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) BMC PATROL
1 1 (6.67%) Cobbler
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (6.67%) NetBackup
1 1 (6.67%) Netcool
1 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (6.67%) Puppet
1 1 (6.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 1 (6.67%) Tivoli
1 1 (6.67%) vCenter Server
1 1 (6.67%) vRealize
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) VMware
2 8 (53.33%) Cisco
3 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (26.67%) Oracle
5 3 (20.00%) BMC
6 2 (13.33%) HP
6 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
7 1 (6.67%) CyberArk
7 1 (6.67%) Dell
7 1 (6.67%) EMC
7 1 (6.67%) EnterpriseDB
7 1 (6.67%) Huawei
7 1 (6.67%) NetApp
7 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds
7 1 (6.67%) Symantec