The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 59 73 69
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -4
Contract jobs citing vSphere 8 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.94% 0.11% 0.47%
As % of the System Software category 7.14% 1.43% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 4
Median daily rate £325 £375 £327
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +14.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £375 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £375 £396
UK excluding London median daily rate £354 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.07% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £20.50 £18.88
% change year-on-year
+114.63% +8.60%
vSphere
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

System Software Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
112 70 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 13.11% 7.56% 7.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 41 41
Median daily rate £325 £290 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% -27.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £130 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £375 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 11
Median hourly rate £12.00 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £12.55 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £27.15 £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+25.71% +12.90%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bristol region citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

vSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the Bristol region.

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 Bristol region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 7 (87.50%) Hyper-V
2 7 (87.50%) Windows 7
2 7 (87.50%) Office 365
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server
3 6 (75.00%) Windows 10
3 6 (75.00%) Knowledge Management
3 6 (75.00%) SCCM
3 6 (75.00%) SCOM
3 6 (75.00%) PowerShell
3 6 (75.00%) DHCP
3 6 (75.00%) DNS
3 6 (75.00%) Migration
3 6 (75.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (75.00%) SharePoint
4 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (37.50%) Windows 8
6 2 (25.00%) SAN
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
7 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
7 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol 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 6 (75.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (87.50%) Office 365
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) DHCP
1 6 (75.00%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) SAN
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) VMware Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Active Directory Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Project Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) SharePoint Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Windows 7
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server
3 6 (75.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (37.50%) Windows 8
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Knowledge Management
1 6 (75.00%) Migration
1 6 (75.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 6 (75.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (87.50%) Hyper-V
3 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (75.00%) SCCM
1 6 (75.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft