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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 88 102 85
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -17
Contract jobs citing vSphere 6 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.38% 0.24% 0.47%
As % of the System Software category 3.53% 2.17% 3.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 4
Median daily rate £325 £305 £208
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% +46.98%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £343 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.56% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £12.31
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £22.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+1.09% +1.11%
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
170 184 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 10.72% 11.19% 12.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 78 64
Median daily rate £350 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £188 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 29 56
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.83 £11.09 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £50.00 £72.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.83 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+12.92% +6.82%

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
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 27 May 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 +1 3 £325 -13.33%
Nottinghamshire +1 3 £325 - 4
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
1 8 (88.89%) VMware
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 6 (66.67%) Windows
4 5 (55.56%) Citrix
4 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
5 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
5 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
6 3 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (33.33%) NetApp
6 3 (33.33%) Cisco
6 3 (33.33%) MCSA
6 3 (33.33%) EdgeSight
6 3 (33.33%) XenApp
6 3 (33.33%) ERP
7 2 (22.22%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (22.22%) SCCM
7 2 (22.22%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (22.22%) Capacity Management
7 2 (22.22%) Office 365
7 2 (22.22%) IaaS
7 2 (22.22%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013

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 4 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 2 (22.22%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (22.22%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (22.22%) IaaS
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) SAN
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) iSCSI
2 1 (11.11%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Citrix Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Citrix Systems Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Support Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) VMware Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (11.11%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) ERP
2 2 (22.22%) Capacity Management
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
3 1 (11.11%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) MCSA
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (22.22%) MCP
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (11.11%) CCA
3 1 (11.11%) CCNA
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (11.11%) MCSE
3 1 (11.11%) VCAP
3 1 (11.11%) VCDX
System Software
1 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (33.33%) XenApp
4 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 1 (11.11%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) EdgeSight
2 2 (22.22%) SCCM
3 1 (11.11%) Backup Exec
3 1 (11.11%) NetBackup
3 1 (11.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) VMware
2 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 5 (55.56%) Citrix
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco
4 3 (33.33%) NetApp
5 2 (22.22%) HP
6 1 (11.11%) Dell
6 1 (11.11%) Nimble Storage