The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 53 54 53
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs citing vSphere 4 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.61% 0.32% 0.96%
As % of the System Software category 6.25% 2.63% 7.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Median daily rate £225 - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £375 £368
% change year-on-year
+2.33% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £21.00 - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.25 £31.56 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.54% +50.26%

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
64 76 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 9.80% 12.20% 13.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 33 36
Median daily rate £325 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 10
Median hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% -40.38%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.93 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.45% +3.12%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham region citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 27 February 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (40.00%) IaaS
4 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (20.00%) Intranet
5 1 (20.00%) Internet
5 1 (20.00%) 3G
5 1 (20.00%) CCNP
5 1 (20.00%) CCNA
5 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
5 1 (20.00%) JNCIA
5 1 (20.00%) JNCIS
5 1 (20.00%) JNCIP
5 1 (20.00%) Google
5 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Vista
5 1 (20.00%) SCCM
5 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) HP
5 1 (20.00%) Dell

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) IaaS
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) 3G
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
1 1 (20.00%) Intranet
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) VPN
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Cloud Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Wintel Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) CCNA
2 1 (20.00%) CCNP
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) JNCIA
2 1 (20.00%) JNCIP
2 1 (20.00%) JNCIS
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) vCloud
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) Dell
3 1 (20.00%) Google
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) Juniper
3 1 (20.00%) Kaspersky
3 1 (20.00%) Nortel
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat