The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 53 - 30
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing vSphere 6 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.44% - 1.52%
As % of the System Software category 13.95% - 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 3
Average daily rate £273 - £200
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £386 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.91% +18.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.28 £22.69 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+64.29% -3.44%
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
43 19 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 10.29% 6.42% 7.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 13
Average daily rate £266 £225 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.33% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £135 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £419 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.68
% change year-on-year
- +2.07%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 4 (57.14%) SQL
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) Clustering
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (57.14%) Hyper-V
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
1 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2014
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
2 3 (42.86%) Server Building
2 3 (42.86%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) LAN
3 2 (28.57%) WAN
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco
3 2 (28.57%) SAN
3 2 (28.57%) CA
3 2 (28.57%) PlateSpin
3 2 (28.57%) Service Management
3 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
3 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
3 2 (28.57%) Migration
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
3 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
3 2 (28.57%) SDLC
3 2 (28.57%) Test Planning
3 2 (28.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 1 (14.29%) JBoss
1 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
1 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) LAN
1 2 (28.57%) SAN
1 2 (28.57%) WAN
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (14.29%) MySQL
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%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Clustering
1 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (42.86%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Server Building
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
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%) Test Planning
2 2 (28.57%) Test Strategy
3 1 (14.29%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Procure-to-pay
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Java
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
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) CA
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco
1 2 (28.57%) PlateSpin
1 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
2 1 (14.29%) Dell
2 1 (14.29%) VMware