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 9 December 2016 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 62 - 49
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing vSphere 2 0 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.28% - 1.25%
As % of the System Software category 2.78% - 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £306
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.23 £25.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+72.92% -13.79%
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
72 88 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 10.24% 13.21% 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 43 23
Median daily rate £293 £283 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.53% -17.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £152 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £410 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 12
Median hourly rate £17.75 £15.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.51% -43.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £10.93 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.35 £42.50 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.85
% change year-on-year
- -5.04%

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 9 December 2016, 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 13 (92.86%) VMware
2 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 12 (85.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (78.57%) Windows Server
3 11 (78.57%) Cisco
3 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
4 10 (71.43%) CCNP
4 10 (71.43%) Linux
4 10 (71.43%) LAN
4 10 (71.43%) WAN
4 10 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (71.43%) Juniper
4 10 (71.43%) SAN
4 10 (71.43%) Security Cleared
5 9 (64.29%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (64.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 9 (64.29%) Ubuntu
5 9 (64.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (64.29%) Firewall
5 9 (64.29%) MCSE
5 9 (64.29%) MCSA
5 9 (64.29%) IPv4
5 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
5 9 (64.29%) Data Centre
5 9 (64.29%) Windows 8
6 7 (50.00%) SC Cleared
7 2 (14.29%) Citrix
7 2 (14.29%) SCCM
7 2 (14.29%) XenApp
7 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure

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 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) IaaS
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (71.43%) LAN
1 10 (71.43%) SAN
1 10 (71.43%) WAN
2 9 (64.29%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (64.29%) Firewall
2 9 (64.29%) IPv4
3 2 (14.29%) DHCP
3 2 (14.29%) DNS
4 1 (7.14%) Ethernet
4 1 (7.14%) HTTP
4 1 (7.14%) NAS
4 1 (7.14%) NetScaler
4 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) Senior Technical Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) Technical Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (42.86%) Technical Leader
3 4 (28.57%) Firewall Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Juniper Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Firewall Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Active Directory Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (7.14%) IT Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Network Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
5 1 (7.14%) VMware Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Wintel Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (64.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (7.14%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Windows
1 12 (85.71%) Windows Server 2012
2 11 (78.57%) Windows Server
3 10 (71.43%) Linux
4 9 (64.29%) Ubuntu
4 9 (64.29%) Windows 8
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (7.14%) ITIL
1 1 (7.14%) Migration
1 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (7.14%) Security Hardening
1 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (71.43%) CCNP
1 10 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
1 10 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 9 (64.29%) MCSA
2 9 (64.29%) MCSE
2 9 (64.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (64.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 7 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) CCNA
4 1 (7.14%) JNCIA
4 1 (7.14%) JNCIP
4 1 (7.14%) JNCIS
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 2 (14.29%) XenApp
2 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.14%) vCloud
2 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) VMware
2 11 (78.57%) Cisco
2 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
3 10 (71.43%) Juniper
4 2 (14.29%) Citrix
5 1 (7.14%) Google
5 1 (7.14%) HP
5 1 (7.14%) NetApp
5 1 (7.14%) Nortel
5 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
5 1 (7.14%) Sophos