The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 94 81 90
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +9
Contract jobs citing vSphere 5 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.32% 0.28% 0.65%
As % of the System Software category 3.03% 2.35% 4.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Average daily rate £250 - £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £21.25 £19.00 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% -32.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.25 £19.00 £27.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.25 £19.00 £28.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £23.00 £23.20
% change year-on-year
+37.19% -0.86%
vSphere
England

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

System Software Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
165 170 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 10.53% 11.77% 13.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 86 98
Average daily rate £273 £350 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.14% +218.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £120 £70
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 32 50
Average hourly rate £12.75 £13.75 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.27% +1.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.70 £10.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £20.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Nottinghamshire -7 2 £250 -
Derbyshire -14 1 £250 - 2
Lincolnshire - 1 - - 2
Northamptonshire - 1 £210 -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 17 (94.44%) VMware
2 15 (83.33%) Windows
3 13 (72.22%) Active Directory
4 12 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (66.67%) Windows Server
5 11 (61.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (61.11%) Citrix
6 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
6 10 (55.56%) Data Centre
7 8 (44.44%) SQL
7 8 (44.44%) SAN
7 8 (44.44%) NetApp
7 8 (44.44%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (38.89%) ITIL
8 7 (38.89%) Cisco
9 6 (33.33%) IBM
9 6 (33.33%) Hyper-V
9 6 (33.33%) Public Cloud
10 5 (27.78%) Firewall
10 5 (27.78%) HP
10 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
10 5 (27.78%) Unix
11 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
11 4 (22.22%) Dell
11 4 (22.22%) EMC
11 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
11 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (22.22%) CCNA
11 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (22.22%) SCCM

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 3 (16.67%) JBoss
2 3 (16.67%) WebSphere
3 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (11.11%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Advent Geneva
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) IBM PureFlex
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) SAN
2 5 (27.78%) Firewall
3 4 (22.22%) Converged Networks
4 3 (16.67%) DNS
4 3 (16.67%) Network Security
4 3 (16.67%) Software-Defined Networking
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (11.11%) DHCP
5 2 (11.11%) LDAP
5 2 (11.11%) SMTP
5 2 (11.11%) VPN
6 1 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
6 1 (5.56%) VLAN
6 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 3 (16.67%) DB2
2 3 (16.67%) MySQL
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 3 (16.67%) Publishing
1 3 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Architect
2 3 (16.67%) Cloud Architect
2 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
2 3 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
2 3 (16.67%) VMware Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) VMware Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Support Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.56%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (55.56%) Data Centre
2 6 (33.33%) Public Cloud
3 3 (16.67%) Web 2.0
4 1 (5.56%) Driving Licence
4 1 (5.56%) Fat Client
4 1 (5.56%) Thin Client
4 1 (5.56%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 12 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 11 (61.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (27.78%) Unix
5 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (16.67%) AIX
6 3 (16.67%) Linux
7 1 (5.56%) Mac OS X
7 1 (5.56%) Solaris
7 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
7 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (38.89%) ITIL
3 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 3 (16.67%) Converged Infrastructure
3 3 (16.67%) DevOps
3 3 (16.67%) ERP
3 3 (16.67%) Migration
3 3 (16.67%) Operations Management
3 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (16.67%) TOGAF
4 2 (11.11%) People Management
5 1 (5.56%) Change Control
5 1 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.56%) Server Building
5 1 (5.56%) SOA
5 1 (5.56%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) Java
3 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) CCNA
1 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (5.56%) CCNP
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (5.56%) MCP
3 1 (5.56%) MCSA
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) COBIT
System Software
1 13 (72.22%) Active Directory
2 12 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 3 (16.67%) NFS
4 3 (16.67%) vCloud
5 1 (5.56%) Terminal Server
5 1 (5.56%) VMware ESX
5 1 (5.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) SCCM
2 3 (16.67%) Hyperic
3 2 (11.11%) SCOM
4 1 (5.56%) Backup Exec
4 1 (5.56%) NetBackup
4 1 (5.56%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (94.44%) VMware
2 11 (61.11%) Citrix
3 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 8 (44.44%) NetApp
5 7 (38.89%) Cisco
6 6 (33.33%) IBM
7 5 (27.78%) HP
8 4 (22.22%) Dell
8 4 (22.22%) EMC
9 3 (16.67%) Isilon
9 3 (16.67%) Oracle
9 3 (16.67%) Red Hat
10 2 (11.11%) Juniper
10 2 (11.11%) Symantec
11 1 (5.56%) Advent
11 1 (5.56%) Apple
11 1 (5.56%) arcserve
11 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint