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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 47 48 44
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing vSphere 9 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.44% 0.49% 0.60%
As % of the System Software category 16.67% 6.52% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Average daily rate
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£306 £263 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £263 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £263 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £311 £315
% change year-on-year
+22.08% -1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £23.20 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+18.53% -15.63%
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
54 46 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 8.65% 7.54% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 20 8
Average daily rate £311 £260 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.71% -25.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 8
Average hourly rate £26.00 £10.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+160.00% -25.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £9.80 £10.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £14.60 £15.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.80 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.43% -9.71%

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 29 December 2014.

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 29 December 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 15 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 12 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (60.00%) Citrix
5 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (40.00%) SQL
6 6 (40.00%) T-SQL
6 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
6 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (40.00%) XenApp
7 5 (33.33%) Hyper-V
8 4 (26.67%) NetApp
8 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
9 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (20.00%) MCSE
9 3 (20.00%) HP
9 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
9 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (20.00%) AppSense
10 2 (13.33%) Dell
10 2 (13.33%) SAN
10 2 (13.33%) CCA
10 2 (13.33%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
11 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
11 1 (6.67%) ProCurve

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) SAN
2 1 (6.67%) Network Security
2 1 (6.67%) NetScaler
2 1 (6.67%) LAN
2 1 (6.67%) WAN
2 1 (6.67%) DHCP
2 1 (6.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (33.33%) Applications Support
3 4 (26.67%) Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Support Technician
3 4 (26.67%) Applications Support Technician
3 4 (26.67%) 3rd Line Support Technician
4 3 (20.00%) Citrix Support
4 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (13.33%) Data Centre Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Applications Support Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Support Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (6.67%) Migration
2 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
2 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (6.67%) Line Management
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) PRINCE
2 1 (6.67%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) SQL
1 6 (40.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (20.00%) MCSE
2 2 (13.33%) CCA
2 2 (13.33%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (6.67%) CCEA
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (6.67%) MCTS
3 1 (6.67%) MCITP
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) MCSA
3 1 (6.67%) CCNP
3 1 (6.67%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 6 (40.00%) XenApp
4 5 (33.33%) Hyper-V
5 1 (6.67%) Xen
5 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (60.00%) Citrix
3 4 (26.67%) NetApp
3 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (20.00%) HP
4 3 (20.00%) AppSense
5 2 (13.33%) Dell
6 1 (6.67%) EMC
6 1 (6.67%) Cisco
6 1 (6.67%) Juniper
6 1 (6.67%) ProCurve