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 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 60 65 59
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Contract jobs citing vSphere 5 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.65% 0.50% 0.50%
As % of the System Software category 6.49% 6.67% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Average daily rate £275 £300 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +41.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.22% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.58 £19.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.55% -12.22%
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
77 60 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 9.99% 7.43% 7.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 31 20
Average daily rate £330 £350 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +64.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 13
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.19 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.21% +8.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £19.25 £19.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.38 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+5.30% -

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 April 2016.

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 April 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 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) SAN
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (40.00%) Intel Security
4 2 (40.00%) NetApp
4 2 (40.00%) NetBackup
4 2 (40.00%) Backup Exec
4 2 (40.00%) HP
4 2 (40.00%) MCSE
4 2 (40.00%) MCSA
4 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco
4 2 (40.00%) MS Office
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL
4 2 (40.00%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (40.00%) WSUS
4 2 (40.00%) Data ONTAP
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (20.00%) FlexPod
5 1 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (20.00%) Coaching
5 1 (20.00%) vCloud
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (20.00%) IPsec
2 1 (20.00%) SSL
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) AdminStudio
1 1 (20.00%) InstallShield
1 1 (20.00%) MSI
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Server Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Server Support
1 2 (40.00%) Server Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Wintel Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Wintel Support
1 2 (40.00%) Wintel Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) FlexPod Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Leader
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) Data ONTAP
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (20.00%) CentOS
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (20.00%) Coaching
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) MCSA
1 2 (40.00%) MCSE
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (20.00%) CCNA
2 1 (20.00%) CCNP
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) NCIE
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Backup Exec
1 2 (40.00%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (40.00%) NetBackup
1 2 (40.00%) WSUS
2 1 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (20.00%) SCOM
2 1 (20.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) Intel Security
2 2 (40.00%) NetApp
3 1 (20.00%) IBM
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft