The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 25 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing vSphere 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 0.75% - -
As % of the System Software category 5.56% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£180 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.25 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-7.21% -20.49%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheltenham region.

System Software Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
18 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 13.53% 12.61% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 6
Average daily rate £450 £294 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.19% -7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.56% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

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

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in Cheltenham

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (87.50%) Linux
2 7 (87.50%) DHCP
2 7 (87.50%) DNS
2 7 (87.50%) HP
2 7 (87.50%) DV Cleared
2 7 (87.50%) Security Cleared
3 5 (62.50%) TOWER Software
3 5 (62.50%) Data Centre
4 4 (50.00%) Kernel Tuning
4 4 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (50.00%) Hyper-V
4 4 (50.00%) Infoblox
4 4 (50.00%) Shell Script
4 4 (50.00%) McAfee
4 4 (50.00%) Red Hat
4 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (50.00%) UNIX
4 4 (50.00%) Windows
5 3 (37.50%) SQL
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
5 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
5 3 (37.50%) Firmware
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (37.50%) Citrix
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) DHCP
1 7 (87.50%) DNS
2 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (37.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Linux
2 4 (50.00%) UNIX
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Kernel Tuning
1 4 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
1 4 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (37.50%) Patch Management
2 3 (37.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) DV Cleared
1 7 (87.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (37.50%) MCTS
2 3 (37.50%) MCITP
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (87.50%) HP
3 5 (62.50%) TOWER Software
4 4 (50.00%) Infoblox
4 4 (50.00%) Red Hat
4 4 (50.00%) McAfee
5 3 (37.50%) Citrix
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft