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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 95 83 87
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +4
Contract jobs citing vSphere 5 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.30% 0.96% 0.48%
As % of the System Software category 2.70% 8.38% 3.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 2
Median daily rate £375 £338 £623
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -45.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £214 £617
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £465 £629
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.70% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.46 £25.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+77.84% -24.24%
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
185 179 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 11.11% 11.45% 13.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 78 105
Median daily rate £350 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £115 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £348
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 45 36
Median hourly rate £12.28 £12.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.80% -24.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.10 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £25.00 £22.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.61
% change year-on-year
- -3.67%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East Midlands region citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 7 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicestershire -4 2 - -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (90.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (80.00%) Windows Server
4 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (60.00%) SAN
5 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 5 (50.00%) MS Exchange
5 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 5 (50.00%) HP
5 5 (50.00%) Citrix
5 5 (50.00%) XenApp
5 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
6 4 (40.00%) XenDesktop
6 4 (40.00%) Cisco
6 4 (40.00%) Windows XP
6 4 (40.00%) WAN
6 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (40.00%) Office 365
6 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (30.00%) Windows 8
7 3 (30.00%) LAN
7 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (30.00%) Windows Vista
7 3 (30.00%) Apple
7 3 (30.00%) Brocade

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) SAN
2 4 (40.00%) WAN
3 3 (30.00%) LAN
4 2 (20.00%) DNS
4 2 (20.00%) NAS
5 1 (10.00%) DHCP
5 1 (10.00%) Firewall
5 1 (10.00%) IPsec
5 1 (10.00%) iSCSI
5 1 (10.00%) MPLS
5 1 (10.00%) Skype
5 1 (10.00%) Unified Communications
5 1 (10.00%) VLAN
5 1 (10.00%) VPN
5 1 (10.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (10.00%) Local Government
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix Server Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) IT Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Server Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Virtualisation Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) VMware Specialist
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Wintel Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (40.00%) Windows XP
6 3 (30.00%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (30.00%) Windows 8
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Vista
7 1 (10.00%) Linux
7 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (10.00%) Application Virtualisation
1 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (10.00%) Coaching
1 1 (10.00%) Facilities Management
1 1 (10.00%) High Availability
1 1 (10.00%) Information Security
1 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
1 1 (10.00%) ITIL
1 1 (10.00%) Migration
1 1 (10.00%) People Management
1 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CCNA
1 1 (10.00%) CCNP
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (90.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (50.00%) XenApp
3 4 (40.00%) XenDesktop
4 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (30.00%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (20.00%) VMware ESX
6 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (10.00%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (50.00%) Citrix
2 5 (50.00%) HP
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) Cisco
4 3 (30.00%) Apple
4 3 (30.00%) Brocade
5 1 (10.00%) Dell Compellent
5 1 (10.00%) EMC
5 1 (10.00%) EqualLogic
5 1 (10.00%) Meraki
5 1 (10.00%) NetApp
5 1 (10.00%) QNAP
5 1 (10.00%) Sophos
5 1 (10.00%) Veeam