The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset 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 22 - 27
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing vSphere 8 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 3.32% - 1.06%
As % of the System Software category 20.00% - 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£190 - £415
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%
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 Dorset region.

System Software Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
40 29 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 16.60% 11.84% 13.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 16 15
Average daily rate £120 £359 £407
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-66.55% -11.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £161 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £400 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.56% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Average hourly rate £10.00 £11.00 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -6.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

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

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth - 8 £190 -
vSphere
South West

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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
1 8 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (87.50%) Banking
2 7 (87.50%) Unit Testing
2 7 (87.50%) Web Development
2 7 (87.50%) QA
2 7 (87.50%) WCF
2 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 7 (87.50%) C#
2 7 (87.50%) .NET
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (87.50%) Web Services
2 7 (87.50%) Windows
3 6 (75.00%) Linux
4 5 (62.50%) Windows XP
4 5 (62.50%) MS Office
4 5 (62.50%) Perl
4 5 (62.50%) VBScript
4 5 (62.50%) Data Security
4 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (62.50%) Symantec
4 5 (62.50%) VMware ESX
4 5 (62.50%) PowerShell
4 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
4 5 (62.50%) Bash Shell
4 5 (62.50%) Patch Management
5 4 (50.00%) XenApp
5 4 (50.00%) Citrix
6 2 (25.00%) VMware Workstation

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset 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
1 1 (12.50%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (62.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) WLAN
1 1 (12.50%) SAN
1 1 (12.50%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Subversion
General
1 7 (87.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (25.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (87.50%) .NET
1 7 (87.50%) Web Services
1 7 (87.50%) WCF
2 2 (25.00%) HTML
2 2 (25.00%) Ajax
2 2 (25.00%) CSS
2 2 (25.00%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Linux
3 5 (62.50%) Windows XP
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Web Development
1 7 (87.50%) Unit Testing
2 5 (62.50%) Patch Management
2 5 (62.50%) Data Security
3 2 (25.00%) SDLC
3 2 (25.00%) API Integration
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) C#
2 5 (62.50%) Perl
2 5 (62.50%) VBScript
2 5 (62.50%) PowerShell
2 5 (62.50%) Bash Shell
3 2 (25.00%) PHP
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (87.50%) QA
System Software
1 8 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
3 5 (62.50%) VMware ESX
4 4 (50.00%) XenApp
5 2 (25.00%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (62.50%) Symantec
3 4 (50.00%) Citrix
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft