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 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 84 86 107
Rank change year-on-year +2 +21  
Contract jobs citing vSphere 12 30 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.90% 1.58% 0.22%
As % of the System Software category 8.16% 16.67% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 21 3
Median daily rate £500 £425 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.64% +54.54%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £348
% change year-on-year +1.97% +9.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £12.10 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.25 £27.50 £22.10
% change year-on-year -11.81% +24.46%  

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 147 180 141
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 11.00% 9.47% 7.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 105 78
Median daily rate £408 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.11% +41.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 24 23
Median hourly rate £10.31 £12.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.12% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £8.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.35 £16.20 £24.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 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
Leeds -1 8 £500 +17.64% 6
Bradford +8 4 - -
vSphere
Yorkshire

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 34 (89.47%) VMware
2 20 (52.63%) Windows
3 18 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (36.84%) Linux
5 12 (31.58%) Windows Server
6 10 (26.32%) DevOps
6 10 (26.32%) Cisco
7 8 (21.05%) DNS
7 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
7 8 (21.05%) Unix
7 8 (21.05%) Citrix
7 8 (21.05%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
7 8 (21.05%) Puppet
7 8 (21.05%) Server Building
7 8 (21.05%) vRealize
8 7 (18.42%) SC Cleared
8 7 (18.42%) DHCP
8 7 (18.42%) SCCM
9 6 (15.79%) Firewall
9 6 (15.79%) EMC
9 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (15.79%) XenApp
9 6 (15.79%) XenDesktop
9 6 (15.79%) Docker
9 6 (15.79%) Jenkins
9 6 (15.79%) ThinPrint
10 5 (13.16%) VMware ESXi

vSphere
Top Related 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 4 (10.53%) CloudStack
1 4 (10.53%) MS Exchange
1 4 (10.53%) OpenStack
2 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.63%) IIS
3 1 (2.63%) JBoss
3 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.63%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (10.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.53%) GitHub
2 2 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.26%) Office 365
3 1 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.05%) DNS
2 7 (18.42%) DHCP
3 6 (15.79%) Firewall
4 4 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
4 4 (10.53%) TCP/IP
5 3 (7.89%) Internet
6 2 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (5.26%) FTP
6 2 (5.26%) IPsec
6 2 (5.26%) LAN
6 2 (5.26%) OSPF
6 2 (5.26%) SAN
6 2 (5.26%) VPN
6 2 (5.26%) WAN
7 1 (2.63%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (2.63%) HTTP
7 1 (2.63%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.63%) SSH
7 1 (2.63%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Jenkins
2 5 (13.16%) Git (software)
3 4 (10.53%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (2.63%) DbUnit
4 1 (2.63%) jMock
4 1 (2.63%) JUnit
4 1 (2.63%) Maven
4 1 (2.63%) Mockito
4 1 (2.63%) SonarQube
4 1 (2.63%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (13.16%) Finance
2 4 (10.53%) Electronics
2 4 (10.53%) Manufacturing
2 4 (10.53%) Marketing
2 4 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (21.05%) VMware Engineer
1 8 (21.05%) Windows Engineer
2 6 (15.79%) Server Engineer
2 6 (15.79%) Server Support
2 6 (15.79%) Server Support Engineer
2 6 (15.79%) Support Engineer
2 6 (15.79%) Windows Server Engineer
2 6 (15.79%) Windows Server Support
2 6 (15.79%) Windows Support Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 4 (10.53%) Team Leader
5 3 (7.89%) DevOps Specialist
5 3 (7.89%) VMware Specialist
6 2 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Development Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 2 (5.26%) PowerShell Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) REST
1 2 (5.26%) SOAP
2 1 (2.63%) .NET
2 1 (2.63%) Apache Camel
2 1 (2.63%) CSS
2 1 (2.63%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (2.63%) HTML
2 1 (2.63%) J2EE
2 1 (2.63%) PowerMock
2 1 (2.63%) RESTful
2 1 (2.63%) Spring
2 1 (2.63%) Web Services
2 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Data Centre
1 4 (10.53%) EMC VNX
1 4 (10.53%) VxBlock/Vblock
2 2 (5.26%) Clustering
2 2 (5.26%) Replication
3 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.63%) PKI
3 1 (2.63%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (52.63%) Windows
2 14 (36.84%) Linux
3 12 (31.58%) Windows Server
4 8 (21.05%) Unix
4 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (13.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (5.26%) CatOS
7 2 (5.26%) Solaris
7 2 (5.26%) SUSE
7 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) DevOps
2 8 (21.05%) Server Building
3 6 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (13.16%) Configuration Management
4 5 (13.16%) ITIL
5 4 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (10.53%) Digital Marketing
5 4 (10.53%) Performance Management
5 4 (10.53%) Programme Management
5 4 (10.53%) SDLC
5 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (7.89%) People Management
7 2 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (5.26%) Data Protection
7 2 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (5.26%) Migration
7 2 (5.26%) Scrum
8 1 (2.63%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.16%) Python
1 5 (13.16%) Ruby
2 4 (10.53%) C
2 4 (10.53%) Shell Script
3 3 (7.89%) Bash Shell
3 3 (7.89%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.26%) SQL
5 1 (2.63%) Go
5 1 (2.63%) Java
5 1 (2.63%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 7 (18.42%) SC Cleared
3 4 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (10.53%) MCSE
3 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (5.26%) CCA
4 2 (5.26%) CCIE
4 2 (5.26%) CCNA
4 2 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.63%) CTC Cleared
System Software
1 18 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (15.79%) Docker
2 6 (15.79%) XenApp
2 6 (15.79%) XenDesktop
3 5 (13.16%) Active Directory
3 5 (13.16%) VMware ESX
3 5 (13.16%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (10.53%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 4 (10.53%) Xen
4 4 (10.53%) XenServer
5 3 (7.89%) vCloud
5 3 (7.89%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (5.26%) VMware GSX
6 2 (5.26%) VMware Server
7 1 (2.63%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (21.05%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (21.05%) Puppet
1 8 (21.05%) vRealize
2 7 (18.42%) SCCM
3 4 (10.53%) NetBackup
4 3 (7.89%) Cobbler
4 3 (7.89%) SCOM
5 2 (5.26%) PowerCLI
5 2 (5.26%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (2.63%) Ansible
6 1 (2.63%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (2.63%) Nagios
6 1 (2.63%) RANCID
6 1 (2.63%) vMotion
Vendors
1 34 (89.47%) VMware
2 10 (26.32%) Cisco
3 8 (21.05%) Citrix
3 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
4 6 (15.79%) EMC
4 6 (15.79%) ThinPrint
5 5 (13.16%) Red Hat
6 4 (10.53%) SAP
6 4 (10.53%) Veritas
7 2 (5.26%) Brocade
7 2 (5.26%) CheckPoint
7 2 (5.26%) F5
7 2 (5.26%) IBM
7 2 (5.26%) Nokia
8 1 (2.63%) Arista
8 1 (2.63%) BMC
8 1 (2.63%) Dell
8 1 (2.63%) EnterpriseDB
8 1 (2.63%) Veeam
8 1 (2.63%) Zerto
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
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Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £575 per day
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