The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the East Midlands region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 81 70 77
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +7
Contract jobs citing vSphere 10 21 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.69% 1.45% 0.21%
As % of the System Software category 5.43% 11.54% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 0
Average daily rate
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£266 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.31 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £30.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-38.52% +35.55%
System Software Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
184 182 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 12.70% 12.56% 7.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 84 37
Average daily rate £325 £263 £251
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% +4.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £125 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £424 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 29 24
Average hourly rate £13.62 £13.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.41 £10.04 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £21.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.28% +2.94%
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England

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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 2014. 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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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
Derbyshire +7 6 £208 -33.06%
Nottinghamshire +5 6 £325 +8.33% 1
Leicestershire - - - - 4
Lincolnshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - - 1
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 13 (92.86%) VMware
2 10 (71.43%) Windows
3 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
6 5 (35.71%) Cisco
6 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 4 (28.57%) WAN
7 4 (28.57%) LAN
7 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (28.57%) Citrix
8 3 (21.43%) Firewall
8 3 (21.43%) SAN
8 3 (21.43%) VoIP
8 3 (21.43%) HP
8 3 (21.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (21.43%) VMware ESX
9 2 (14.29%) SCCM
9 2 (14.29%) XenApp
9 2 (14.29%) 3PAR
9 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
9 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
9 2 (14.29%) CCNP
9 2 (14.29%) CCNA
9 2 (14.29%) MCSE
9 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (14.29%) Internet

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) WAN
1 4 (28.57%) LAN
2 3 (21.43%) Firewall
2 3 (21.43%) SAN
2 3 (21.43%) VoIP
3 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 2 (14.29%) Internet
3 2 (14.29%) MPLS
4 1 (7.14%) OSPF
4 1 (7.14%) BGP
4 1 (7.14%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (21.43%) Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Server Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Server Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Server Support
3 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Server Support
3 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) VMware Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) SAN Storage Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) SAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (7.14%) Migration
1 1 (7.14%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (21.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (14.29%) CCNP
3 2 (14.29%) CCNA
3 2 (14.29%) MCSE
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (7.14%) VCP4
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 6 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (21.43%) VMware ESX
4 2 (14.29%) XenApp
4 2 (14.29%) vCloud
5 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (7.14%) XenServer
5 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
5 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) SCVMM
2 1 (7.14%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (7.14%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) VMware
2 5 (35.71%) Cisco
3 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 4 (28.57%) Citrix
4 3 (21.43%) HP
5 2 (14.29%) 3PAR
6 1 (7.14%) Hitachi
6 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
6 1 (7.14%) Oracle
6 1 (7.14%) Brocade