The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 38 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing vSphere 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.34% - -
As % of the System Software category 3.23% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £325 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year
+18.75% +5.96%
vSphere
South Wales

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

System Software Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
31 29 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 10.44% 7.57% 9.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 21 15
Median daily rate £350 £335 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +5.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £99 £215 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £385 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 3
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -10.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +9.67%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 27 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Windows Server
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2014
2 4 (57.14%) Virtual Servers
2 4 (57.14%) Failover Clustering
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (57.14%) Hyper-V
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) Clustering
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL
3 3 (42.86%) Linux
3 3 (42.86%) LAN
3 3 (42.86%) WAN
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco
3 3 (42.86%) Server Building
3 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
4 2 (28.57%) SDLC
4 2 (28.57%) Test Planning
4 2 (28.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
4 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
4 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (28.57%) Service Management
4 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
4 2 (28.57%) PlateSpin

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) LAN
1 3 (42.86%) WAN
2 2 (28.57%) SAN
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (14.29%) Firewall
3 1 (14.29%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) HP UFT
1 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Data Centre Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Test Data Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Clustering
2 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
3 1 (14.29%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Windows Server
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (42.86%) Linux
4 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
1 3 (42.86%) Server Building
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
2 2 (28.57%) SDLC
2 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
2 2 (28.57%) Service Management
2 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
2 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (28.57%) Test Planning
2 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Procure-to-Pay
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Hyper-V
1 4 (57.14%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) NFS
2 1 (14.29%) VMware ESX
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) Failover Clustering
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (14.29%) Backup Exec
2 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (14.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) CA
2 2 (28.57%) PlateSpin
2 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
3 1 (14.29%) Altiris
3 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) NetApp
3 1 (14.29%) Symantec
3 1 (14.29%) VMware