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 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
England / Yorkshire
Rank 109 113 128
Rank change year-on-year +4 +15  
Contract jobs citing vSphere 17 29 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.80% 1.02% 0.38%
As % of the System Software category 7.26% 9.35% 3.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 19 5
Median daily rate £481 £425 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.23% +54.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £400 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £450 £335
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £388 £343
% change year-on-year -0.96% +13.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £17.39 £12.10 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.71% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £27.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -23.63% +30.95%  

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 234 310 259
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 10.99% 10.92% 9.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 189 148
Median daily rate £410 £401 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.37% +33.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £163 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 38 43
Median hourly rate £12.00 £12.10 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.82% +0.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £8.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £22.20 £18.75
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 Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 Yorkshire

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for vSphere in Yorkshire

vSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor 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 3 months to 26 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
West Yorkshire 0 13 £500 +17.64% 6
North Yorkshire - 3 £430 - 1
South Yorkshire -2 1 £463 -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 40 (83.33%) VMware
2 29 (60.42%) Windows
3 21 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (41.67%) Windows Server
5 14 (29.17%) DevOps
5 14 (29.17%) Linux
5 14 (29.17%) Cisco
6 13 (27.08%) Microsoft
6 13 (27.08%) SCCM
7 11 (22.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (22.92%) Jenkins
7 11 (22.92%) Citrix
8 9 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (18.75%) Octopus Deploy
8 9 (18.75%) Active Directory
8 9 (18.75%) DNS
9 8 (16.67%) DHCP
9 8 (16.67%) SAN
9 8 (16.67%) EMC
9 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (16.67%) Unix
9 8 (16.67%) Firewall
9 8 (16.67%) XenApp
9 8 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
9 8 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
9 8 (16.67%) PowerShell
9 8 (16.67%) Security Cleared
9 8 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (16.67%) Server Building
9 8 (16.67%) Puppet

vSphere
Top Related 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 6 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.33%) CloudStack
2 4 (8.33%) OpenStack
3 3 (6.25%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.17%) IIS
5 1 (2.08%) JBoss
5 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.08%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.08%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (8.33%) GitHub
2 4 (8.33%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (8.33%) Google Compute Engine
3 3 (6.25%) Office 365
4 1 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.75%) DNS
2 8 (16.67%) DHCP
2 8 (16.67%) Firewall
2 8 (16.67%) SAN
3 5 (10.42%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (10.42%) Cisco Nexus
3 5 (10.42%) NAS
4 4 (8.33%) Internet
4 4 (8.33%) TCP/IP
5 3 (6.25%) LAN
5 3 (6.25%) VPN
5 3 (6.25%) WAN
6 2 (4.17%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (4.17%) FTP
6 2 (4.17%) IPsec
6 2 (4.17%) OSPF
7 1 (2.08%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (2.08%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.08%) NetScaler
7 1 (2.08%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.58%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (22.92%) Jenkins
2 9 (18.75%) Octopus Deploy
3 6 (12.50%) Git (software)
4 4 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (8.33%) Hudson
5 1 (2.08%) DbUnit
5 1 (2.08%) jMock
5 1 (2.08%) JUnit
5 1 (2.08%) Maven
5 1 (2.08%) Mockito
5 1 (2.08%) SonarQube
5 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.08%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (12.50%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Electronics
2 4 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 4 (8.33%) Marketing
2 4 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
2 10 (20.83%) DevOps Engineer
3 9 (18.75%) VMware Engineer
4 7 (14.58%) Support Engineer
4 7 (14.58%) Windows Support Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) Server Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) Server Support
5 6 (12.50%) Server Support Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) Windows Server Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) Windows Server Support
6 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure Team Leader
6 4 (8.33%) Team Leader
6 4 (8.33%) VMware Specialist
7 3 (6.25%) DevOps Specialist
7 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 3 (6.25%) Network Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Senior VMware Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Active Directory Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 2 (4.17%) PowerShell Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) .NET
2 2 (4.17%) REST
2 2 (4.17%) SOAP
2 2 (4.17%) Web Services
3 1 (2.08%) Apache Camel
3 1 (2.08%) CSS
3 1 (2.08%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (2.08%) HTML
3 1 (2.08%) J2EE
3 1 (2.08%) PowerMock
3 1 (2.08%) RESTful
3 1 (2.08%) Software Packaging
3 1 (2.08%) Spring
3 1 (2.08%) WAP
3 1 (2.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) Data Centre
1 4 (8.33%) EMC VNX
1 4 (8.33%) VxBlock/Vblock
2 3 (6.25%) Clustering
2 3 (6.25%) Replication
3 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.08%) PKI
3 1 (2.08%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (60.42%) Windows
2 20 (41.67%) Windows Server
3 14 (29.17%) Linux
4 11 (22.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (16.67%) Unix
5 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (10.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (6.25%) Solaris
8 3 (6.25%) SUSE
9 2 (4.17%) CatOS
10 1 (2.08%) Windows 10
10 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
10 1 (2.08%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.17%) DevOps
2 8 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (16.67%) Server Building
3 6 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 5 (10.42%) ITIL
5 4 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
5 4 (8.33%) Performance Management
5 4 (8.33%) Programme Management
5 4 (8.33%) SDLC
5 4 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (6.25%) People Management
7 2 (4.17%) Change Control
7 2 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (4.17%) Data Protection
7 2 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (4.17%) Load Balancing
7 2 (4.17%) Migration
7 2 (4.17%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 5 (10.42%) Python
2 5 (10.42%) Ruby
3 4 (8.33%) C
3 4 (8.33%) Shell Script
4 3 (6.25%) SQL
5 2 (4.17%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.17%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.08%) Go
6 1 (2.08%) Java
6 1 (2.08%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 7 (14.58%) SC Cleared
3 6 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (10.42%) MCSE
4 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (6.25%) CCNA
7 2 (4.17%) CCA
7 2 (4.17%) CCIE
7 2 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (2.08%) CCDP
8 1 (2.08%) CCNP
8 1 (2.08%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (2.08%) Degree
8 1 (2.08%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (18.75%) Active Directory
3 8 (16.67%) XenApp
4 7 (14.58%) Docker
4 7 (14.58%) VMware ESX
4 7 (14.58%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (14.58%) XenDesktop
5 5 (10.42%) Hyper-V
6 4 (8.33%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 4 (8.33%) Xen
6 4 (8.33%) XenServer
7 3 (6.25%) vCloud
7 3 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (4.17%) VMware GSX
8 2 (4.17%) VMware Server
9 1 (2.08%) KVM
9 1 (2.08%) NFS
9 1 (2.08%) ProxySG
9 1 (2.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (2.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 13 (27.08%) SCCM
2 9 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (16.67%) Puppet
3 8 (16.67%) vRealize
4 5 (10.42%) NetBackup
5 4 (8.33%) SCOM
5 4 (8.33%) Tivoli
6 2 (4.17%) Cobbler
6 2 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (4.17%) PowerCLI
6 2 (4.17%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 1 (2.08%) Ansible
7 1 (2.08%) Backup Exec
7 1 (2.08%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (2.08%) DameWare
7 1 (2.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (2.08%) Nagios
7 1 (2.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (2.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (2.08%) vMotion
Vendors
1 40 (83.33%) VMware
2 14 (29.17%) Cisco
3 13 (27.08%) Microsoft
4 11 (22.92%) Citrix
5 8 (16.67%) EMC
6 6 (12.50%) Red Hat
6 6 (12.50%) ThinPrint
7 5 (10.42%) Veritas
8 4 (8.33%) Google
8 4 (8.33%) SAP
9 3 (6.25%) IBM
10 2 (4.17%) Brocade
10 2 (4.17%) CheckPoint
10 2 (4.17%) HP
10 2 (4.17%) Juniper
10 2 (4.17%) Nokia
10 2 (4.17%) Oracle
10 2 (4.17%) Sophos
10 2 (4.17%) Symantec
10 2 (4.17%) Veeam
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