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 3 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 93 80 72
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -8
Contract jobs citing vSphere 4 10 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.25% 0.69% 1.45%
As % of the System Software category 3.31% 5.52% 11.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 15
Average daily rate
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£220 £266 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.37% -11.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £208 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £350 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £16.31 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £18.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -38.52%
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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 East Midlands region.

System Software Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
121 181 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 7.56% 12.52% 12.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 85 85
Average daily rate £350 £325 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +23.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £208 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £414 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 40 29
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.56 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.44% +4.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.31 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £20.00 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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
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 3 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 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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Last Year
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vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (50.00%) Server Building
4 6 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 5 (41.67%) VMware
5 5 (41.67%) Fat Client
5 5 (41.67%) Thin Client
5 5 (41.67%) Windows 8
6 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 3 (25.00%) SQL
7 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
7 2 (16.67%) DNS
7 2 (16.67%) Cisco
7 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 2 (16.67%) Citrix
7 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (16.67%) SCCM
7 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
7 2 (16.67%) XenServer
7 2 (16.67%) Change Control
8 1 (8.33%) Office 365
8 1 (8.33%) Lumension
8 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
8 1 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (8.33%) IBM PureFlex
8 1 (8.33%) XenDesktop
8 1 (8.33%) Veeam

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (8.33%) Office Communications Server
1 1 (8.33%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
1 1 (8.33%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (8.33%) SAN
2 1 (8.33%) Internet
2 1 (8.33%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) BIG-IP
2 1 (8.33%) VLAN
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (8.33%) Asterisk PBX
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (8.33%) VoIP
2 1 (8.33%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (8.33%) Front Office
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
1 5 (41.67%) Desktop Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) VMware Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Server Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Thin Client
1 5 (41.67%) Fat Client
2 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (8.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 5 (41.67%) Windows 8
6 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (8.33%) Linux
7 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Server Building
2 2 (16.67%) Change Control
3 1 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (8.33%) MCITP
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) XenServer
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (8.33%) XenApp
3 1 (8.33%) NFS
3 1 (8.33%) XenDesktop
3 1 (8.33%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (8.33%) ISA Server
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (8.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) SCOM
2 1 (8.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) VMware
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (8.33%) Juniper
3 1 (8.33%) NetApp
3 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (8.33%) Sophos
3 1 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) IBM
3 1 (8.33%) Veeam
3 1 (8.33%) F5
3 1 (8.33%) Lumension
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle