Period
to 4 June 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 4 June 2020 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 > Yorkshire
6 months to
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 109 163 176
Rank change year-on-year +54 +13 -22
Contract jobs citing vSphere 8 22 24
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.40% 0.50% 0.49%
As % of the System Software category 2.60% 3.64% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 19 15
Median daily rate £425 £425 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.39% -16.76%
10th Percentile £293 £286 £285
90th Percentile £511 £650 £533
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £60.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £20.33 £27.50
% change year-on-year +72.20% -26.09% +19.57%

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 308 604 628
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 15.25% 13.65% 12.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 359 402
Median daily rate £429 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.03% +3.03% +6.45%
10th Percentile £213 £139 £201
90th Percentile £600 £570 £561
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 57 57
Median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.79% - +24.73%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.65 £9.81
90th Percentile £24.13 £25.67 £28.55
Median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £16.29
% change year-on-year +10.00% +4.37% +1.80%

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for vSphere in Yorkshire

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing vSphere in Yorkshire.

Daily rate trend for vSphere in Yorkshire

vSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing vSphere in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 4 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for vSphere in Yorkshire

vSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing vSphere in Yorkshire.

Hourly rate trend for vSphere in Yorkshire

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 4 June 2020. 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
West Yorkshire +48 6 £438 -16.67% 1
North Yorkshire +5 2 £288 +64.29% 1
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 4 June 2020, 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 7 (87.50%) Windows
1 7 (87.50%) VMware
1 7 (87.50%) Windows Server 2016
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
4 4 (50.00%) IIS
4 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (50.00%) Azure
4 4 (50.00%) Project Delivery
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (50.00%) vRealize
5 3 (37.50%) IBM
5 3 (37.50%) IT Strategy
5 3 (37.50%) Tech Ops
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (37.50%) High Availability
5 3 (37.50%) Transition Management
5 3 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (37.50%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (37.50%) SQL
5 3 (37.50%) Tivoli
5 3 (37.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (37.50%) Clustering
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (37.50%) Data Protection
5 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development

vSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (50.00%) IIS
2 2 (25.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 1 (12.50%) OpenStack
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) Azure
2 2 (25.00%) Office 365
3 1 (12.50%) AWS
3 1 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (12.50%) GCP
3 1 (12.50%) IaaS
3 1 (12.50%) PaaS
3 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) VSAN
2 1 (12.50%) DHCP
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security
2 1 (12.50%) Skype
2 1 (12.50%) VLAN
2 1 (12.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (12.50%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 1 (12.50%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Technical Leader
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Azure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Cloud Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (12.50%) Security Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Virtualisation Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (12.50%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
1 7 (87.50%) Windows Server 2016
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Project Delivery
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (37.50%) Data Protection
2 3 (37.50%) High Availability
2 3 (37.50%) IT Strategy
2 3 (37.50%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (37.50%) Tech Ops
2 3 (37.50%) Transition Management
3 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Compliance Management
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) DevSecOps
4 1 (12.50%) Line Management
4 1 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (12.50%) Security Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (25.00%) XenApp
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 1 (12.50%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) vRealize
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Clustering
2 3 (37.50%) Tivoli
2 3 (37.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (25.00%) SCCM
3 2 (25.00%) vCenter Server
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) VMware
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) IBM
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco
4 2 (25.00%) Citrix
5 1 (12.50%) 3PAR
5 1 (12.50%) Alibaba
5 1 (12.50%) Fortinet