Period
to 21 April 2018

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 2018 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 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 154 109 129
Rank change year-on-year -45 +20 +18
Contract jobs citing vSphere 7 37 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.21% 1.32% 1.11%
As % of the System Software category 1.59% 12.63% 11.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 19 33
West Yorkshire median daily rate £250 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.33% -11.76% +70.00%
10th Percentile £232 £300 £363
90th Percentile £418 £528 £475
Yorkshire median daily rate £320 £388 £425
% change year-on-year -17.42% -8.82% +44.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - £17.39 £12.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +43.72% -
Yorkshire median hourly rate £60.00 £17.39 £12.10
% 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 441 293 390
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 13.19% 10.45% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 198 243
West Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +33.33%
10th Percentile £184 £158 £130
90th Percentile £575 £552 £529
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 31 44
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £12.50 £10.31 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.30% -14.13% -
10th Percentile £9.81 £9.80 £8.50
90th Percentile £16.31 £20.50 £19.63
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £11.50 £12.10
% change year-on-year +21.74% -4.96% +0.83%

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 2018.

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 2018. 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 -42 5 £375 - 3
Huddersfield - 2 £250 -
vSphere
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, 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 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server
3 4 (57.14%) XenServer
3 4 (57.14%) VMware
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 3 (42.86%) Citrix
4 3 (42.86%) XenApp
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
5 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
5 2 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (14.29%) SCCM
6 1 (14.29%) Clustering
6 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
6 1 (14.29%) NAS
6 1 (14.29%) NetBackup
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (14.29%) Information Security
6 1 (14.29%) Capita
6 1 (14.29%) Google
6 1 (14.29%) Xen
6 1 (14.29%) SAN
6 1 (14.29%) NetApp
6 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000

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 (14.29%) CloudStack
1 1 (14.29%) IIS
1 1 (14.29%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (14.29%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (14.29%) Google Compute Engine
2 1 (14.29%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
1 1 (14.29%) NAS
1 1 (14.29%) NetScaler
1 1 (14.29%) SAN
1 1 (14.29%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Packager
3 1 (14.29%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Cloud Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Windows DevOps Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (14.29%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Load Balancing
1 2 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps
2 1 (14.29%) High Availability
2 1 (14.29%) Information Security
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Workflow
2 1 (14.29%) Workflow Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) XenServer
2 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) XenApp
3 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (14.29%) KVM
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (14.29%) vCloud
4 1 (14.29%) VMware NSX
4 1 (14.29%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Ansible
1 1 (14.29%) NetBackup
1 1 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (14.29%) Puppet
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
1 1 (14.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (14.29%) vRealize
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) Citrix
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) Capita
4 1 (14.29%) Google
4 1 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) NetApp
4 1 (14.29%) Veeam
4 1 (14.29%) Zerto