The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 62 57 51
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -6
Contract jobs citing vSphere 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.36% 0.49% 0.20%
As % of the System Software category 5.66% 7.14% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
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£278 £213 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.58% +1.19%
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.92% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £25.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-17.64% -15.00%
vSphere
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

System Software Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
53 42 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 6.43% 6.84% 10.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 18 19
Average daily rate £350 £213 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.70% -7.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £183 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 8
Average hourly rate £19.25 £16.00 £11.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.31% +37.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £20.00 £13.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
- +3.93%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing vSphere across the Birmingham region.

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

vSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing vSphere also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited vSphere.

1 12 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (83.33%) Windows
3 9 (75.00%) Citrix
4 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
4 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (50.00%) Hyper-V
5 6 (50.00%) XenApp
6 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
6 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (25.00%) HP
7 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (25.00%) SAN
7 3 (25.00%) MCSE
7 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
7 3 (25.00%) SQL
7 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
8 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (16.67%) XenDesktop
8 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
8 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (16.67%) NetScaler
8 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
8 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (16.67%) Line Management
8 2 (16.67%) IIS
8 2 (16.67%) T-SQL

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing vSphere also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited vSphere. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (16.67%) IIS
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) SAN
2 2 (16.67%) NetScaler
2 2 (16.67%) DNS
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) Network Security
3 1 (8.33%) LAN
3 1 (8.33%) WAN
3 1 (8.33%) DHCP
3 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 2 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Data Centre Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Citrix Support
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) Support Technician
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Support
4 1 (8.33%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Applications Support Technician
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Technician
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (16.67%) Line Management
2 2 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) PRINCE
3 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (8.33%) VBScript
3 1 (8.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (25.00%) MCSE
2 2 (16.67%) CCA
2 2 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (8.33%) CCNP
3 1 (8.33%) CCEA
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (8.33%) MCP
3 1 (8.33%) MCSA
3 1 (8.33%) MCTS
3 1 (8.33%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
1 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 6 (50.00%) XenApp
3 2 (16.67%) XenDesktop
4 1 (8.33%) Xen
4 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) WSUS
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (75.00%) Citrix
3 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (25.00%) HP
5 2 (16.67%) Dell
5 2 (16.67%) AppSense
5 2 (16.67%) NetApp
6 1 (8.33%) Sophos
6 1 (8.33%) Cisco
6 1 (8.33%) EMC
6 1 (8.33%) CommVault
6 1 (8.33%) Juniper
6 1 (8.33%) MobileIron
6 1 (8.33%) ProCurve