The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Coventry region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 41 33 34
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +1
Contract jobs citing vSphere 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 0.28% 0.36% 0.71%
As % of the System Software category 2.70% 3.45% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate - £310 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £23.00 £23.20
% change year-on-year
+37.19% -0.86%
vSphere
West Midlands

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

System Software Category
Coventry
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
37 29 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Coventry 10.28% 10.47% 7.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 14 11
Average daily rate £310 £240 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £180 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £335 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 5
Average hourly rate £11.00 £12.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

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

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Coventry

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

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

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

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

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in Coventry

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Coventry

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry 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 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) XenApp
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) NetApp
3 1 (33.33%) Symantec
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (33.33%) Sophos
3 1 (33.33%) BGP
3 1 (33.33%) EIGRP
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) VBScript
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) CCNP

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Coventry by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Coventry 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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) BGP
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) EIGRP
1 1 (33.33%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) iSCSI
1 1 (33.33%) MPLS
1 1 (33.33%) NetScaler
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Server Support
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Consultant
1 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Server Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Server Support
1 1 (33.33%) Server Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Wintel Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Wintel Server Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Wintel Support
1 1 (33.33%) Wintel Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
1 1 (33.33%) Network Design
1 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (33.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) CCNP
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (33.33%) MCITP
2 1 (33.33%) MCSA
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) XenApp
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Backup Exec
1 1 (33.33%) NetBackup
1 1 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) SCOM
1 1 (33.33%) vRealize
1 1 (33.33%) WhatsUp Gold
1 1 (33.33%) WSUS
1 1 (33.33%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) NetApp
3 1 (33.33%) Sophos
3 1 (33.33%) Symantec