The first table below looks at the demand for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Brighton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Brighton region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 29 23 33
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +10
Contract jobs citing vSphere 3 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 1.57% 2.33% 1.27%
As % of the System Software category 13.04% 60.00% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate £425 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.28 £27.25 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-21.90% +14.73%
System Software Category
Brighton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
23 5 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 12.04% 3.88% 8.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 0 10
Average daily rate £213 - £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 - £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 1
Average hourly rate £15.88 £14.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.48% +11.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
vSphere
East Sussex

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the Brighton region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing vSphere across the Brighton region.

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Brighton 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 7 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (85.71%) Windows
3 4 (57.14%) Cisco
3 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (42.86%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (42.86%) Web Development
4 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
4 3 (42.86%) Network Load Balancing
4 3 (42.86%) WCF
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (42.86%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (42.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 3 (42.86%) Load Testing
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 3 (42.86%) CCNA
4 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
4 3 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (42.86%) DHCP
4 3 (42.86%) MCSE
4 3 (42.86%) .NET
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
4 3 (42.86%) IIS
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Brighton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Brighton 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 (42.86%) SharePoint 2010
1 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
1 3 (42.86%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
2 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) DHCP
1 3 (42.86%) SAN
2 2 (28.57%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (42.86%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
2 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Architect
1 3 (42.86%) Technical Architect
1 3 (42.86%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Design Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Data Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) IT Support
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Cloud Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
1 3 (42.86%) WCF
1 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (42.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 3 (42.86%) .NET
1 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
2 2 (28.57%) COM+
3 1 (14.29%) K2 blackpearl
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Requirements Analysis
1 3 (42.86%) Web Development
1 3 (42.86%) Network Load Balancing
1 3 (42.86%) Load Testing
1 3 (42.86%) MVC
2 2 (28.57%) DSDM
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) VB
1 2 (28.57%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) CCNA
1 3 (42.86%) MCSE
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (14.29%) NCDA
2 1 (14.29%) NCIE
2 1 (14.29%) VCAP
2 1 (14.29%) CCEE
2 1 (14.29%) CCIA
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 2 (28.57%) ISA Server
4 1 (14.29%) XenApp
4 1 (14.29%) XenServer
4 1 (14.29%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
4 2 (28.57%) IronPort
5 1 (14.29%) Citrix
5 1 (14.29%) NetApp
5 1 (14.29%) Kofax