The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Birmingham region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 55 48 51
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +3
Contract jobs citing vSphere 3 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.49% 0.20% 0.66%
As % of the System Software category 5.77% 1.75% 8.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Average daily rate £213 £210 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% -40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £210 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £210 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.28 £27.25 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-21.90% +14.73%
System Software Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
52 57 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 8.54% 11.15% 7.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 24 22
Average daily rate £213 £210 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% -44.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £390 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 10
Average hourly rate £15.50 £11.63 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.30% -16.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.50 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.68 £14.05 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
vSphere
West Midlands

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 26 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) XenApp
4 1 (25.00%) XenServer
4 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (25.00%) NetApp
4 1 (25.00%) MCSE
4 1 (25.00%) DHCP
4 1 (25.00%) DNS
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (25.00%) SCCM
4 1 (25.00%) SCOM
4 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Support Technician
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Technician
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Support Technician
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Support
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) XenApp
3 1 (25.00%) XenServer
3 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) NetApp
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft