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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 58 58 58
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Contract jobs citing vSphere 5 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.66% 0.30% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 7.58% 2.44% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Average daily rate
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£185 £238 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.10% -23.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £27.50 £31.88
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -13.72%
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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
66 82 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 8.73% 12.44% 4.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 45 15
Average daily rate £300 £275 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.18% -11.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £165 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 6
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £10.00 £11.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.75 £16.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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
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 17 September 2014, 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (87.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (75.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (75.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (75.00%) SQL
3 6 (75.00%) T-SQL
3 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (50.00%) NetApp
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (12.50%) SCOM
6 1 (12.50%) XenApp
6 1 (12.50%) XenServer
6 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
6 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 1 (12.50%) Lync
6 1 (12.50%) MSI
6 1 (12.50%) HP
6 1 (12.50%) Citrix
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (12.50%) SAN
6 1 (12.50%) ITIL
6 1 (12.50%) MCSE
6 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
6 1 (12.50%) DHCP
6 1 (12.50%) DNS

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (12.50%) Lync
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) SAN
1 1 (12.50%) DHCP
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MSI
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Applications Support
1 5 (62.50%) 3rd Line Support
2 4 (50.00%) Support Technician
2 4 (50.00%) Applications Support Technician
2 4 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support Technician
3 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) Applications Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL
1 1 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) SQL
1 6 (75.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (12.50%) MCSE
System Software
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (87.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (12.50%) XenApp
3 1 (12.50%) XenServer
3 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) NetApp
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix