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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 61 56 61
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Contract jobs citing vSphere 11 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.42% 0.41% 0.72%
As % of the System Software category 15.49% 5.26% 7.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 4
Median daily rate £400 £450 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +143.24%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £24.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £26.25 £18.88
% change year-on-year
-9.52% +39.07%
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
71 57 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 9.16% 7.72% 9.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 37 27
Median daily rate £400 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £575 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 17
Median hourly rate £16.00 £26.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.62% +82.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £15.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.70 £32.35 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+21.94% +9.67%

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
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 23 July 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 23 July 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 15 (100.00%) VMware
2 13 (86.67%) Data Centre
3 12 (80.00%) Windows
4 11 (73.33%) Cisco
4 11 (73.33%) SAN
4 11 (73.33%) Windows Server
5 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (66.67%) MCSE
5 10 (66.67%) MCSA
5 10 (66.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (60.00%) Linux
6 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
6 9 (60.00%) CCNP
7 8 (53.33%) Juniper
7 8 (53.33%) IPv4
7 8 (53.33%) LAN
7 8 (53.33%) WAN
7 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
7 8 (53.33%) Firewall
7 8 (53.33%) Ubuntu
7 8 (53.33%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (53.33%) Windows 8
8 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
9 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
10 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
11 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
11 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
11 3 (20.00%) NetApp

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 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (6.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (73.33%) SAN
2 8 (53.33%) Cisco ASA
2 8 (53.33%) Firewall
2 8 (53.33%) IPv4
2 8 (53.33%) LAN
2 8 (53.33%) WAN
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (6.67%) IPsec
3 1 (6.67%) SSL
3 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) AdminStudio
1 1 (6.67%) InstallShield
1 1 (6.67%) MSI
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) Technical Leader
3 5 (33.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (33.33%) Senior Technical Engineer
3 5 (33.33%) Technical Engineer
3 5 (33.33%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (26.67%) Firewall Engineer
4 4 (26.67%) Juniper Engineer
5 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
6 2 (13.33%) Senior Firewall Engineer
6 2 (13.33%) Server Engineer
6 2 (13.33%) Server Support
6 2 (13.33%) Server Support Engineer
6 2 (13.33%) VMware Engineer
6 2 (13.33%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (13.33%) Wintel Server Engineer
6 2 (13.33%) Wintel Support
6 2 (13.33%) Wintel Support Engineer
7 1 (6.67%) FlexPod Consultant
7 1 (6.67%) IT Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 13 (86.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 11 (73.33%) Windows Server
3 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (60.00%) Linux
5 8 (53.33%) Ubuntu
5 8 (53.33%) Windows 8
6 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (13.33%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (6.67%) CentOS
8 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
2 1 (6.67%) Coaching
2 1 (6.67%) Defect Management
2 1 (6.67%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (6.67%) Service Management
2 1 (6.67%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) MCSA
1 10 (66.67%) MCSE
1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (66.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 9 (60.00%) CCNP
2 9 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (46.67%) Security Cleared
4 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) CCNA
5 1 (6.67%) Degree
5 1 (6.67%) NCIE
5 1 (6.67%) VCP5
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.67%) vCloud
3 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
3 1 (6.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Backup Exec
1 2 (13.33%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (13.33%) NetBackup
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
1 2 (13.33%) WSUS
2 1 (6.67%) SCOM
2 1 (6.67%) vRealize
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) VMware
2 11 (73.33%) Cisco
3 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (53.33%) Juniper
5 3 (20.00%) NetApp
6 2 (13.33%) HP
6 2 (13.33%) Intel Security
7 1 (6.67%) Citrix
7 1 (6.67%) IBM
7 1 (6.67%) Nortel
7 1 (6.67%) Sophos