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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 56 47 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing vSphere 1 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.15% 1.32% -
As % of the System Software category 1.18% 10.26% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Average daily rate - £306 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £26.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £23.00 £23.20
% change year-on-year
+37.19% -0.86%
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
85 78 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 12.54% 12.89% 9.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 33 25
Average daily rate £325 £300 £261
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +14.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £150 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £420 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 7
Average hourly rate £16.00 £26.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +160.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.74 £12.50 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £29.00 £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 11 February 2016, 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 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) HP SIM
2 1 (50.00%) NCIE
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (50.00%) FlexPod
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Data ONTAP
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) vRealize
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) CCNP
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) NetApp
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) arcserve

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
1 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
1 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) FlexPod Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (50.00%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Data ONTAP
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CCNA
1 1 (50.00%) CCNP
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (50.00%) NCIE
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) HP SIM
1 1 (50.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (50.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) arcserve
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) NetApp