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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
England / East Midlands
Rank 90 96 89
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Contract jobs citing vSphere 5 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.34% 0.32% 0.40%
As % of the System Software category 2.91% 3.18% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Median daily rate £325 £250 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% +16.27%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £21.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £29.53 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+4.98% +30.13%

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
172 157 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 11.69% 9.99% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 70 88
Median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £114 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £420 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 32 39
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.68 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £25.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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 - 2 - -
Northamptonshire -5 1 £325 +41.30%
Derbyshire - 1 £165 - 2
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (77.78%) Windows Server
4 6 (66.67%) SAN
5 5 (55.56%) Citrix
5 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
5 5 (55.56%) HP
5 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
5 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (44.44%) XenApp
6 4 (44.44%) XenDesktop
6 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
6 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (44.44%) Cisco
7 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
7 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
7 3 (33.33%) Firewall
7 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
7 3 (33.33%) Windows 8
8 2 (22.22%) Apple
8 2 (22.22%) Meraki
8 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
8 2 (22.22%) Veeam
8 2 (22.22%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (22.22%) Local Government
8 2 (22.22%) Brocade
8 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (22.22%) Windows Vista

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 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) SAN
2 3 (33.33%) Firewall
3 2 (22.22%) LAN
3 2 (22.22%) WAN
3 2 (22.22%) Wireless
4 1 (11.11%) iSCSI
4 1 (11.11%) NAS
4 1 (11.11%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (22.22%) Local Government
1 2 (22.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Support Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) IT Support
4 1 (11.11%) Network Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) VMware Architect
4 1 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Wintel Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Wintel Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Wintel Support
4 1 (11.11%) Wintel Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) Windows Server
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (33.33%) Windows 8
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
6 2 (22.22%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (22.22%) Windows Vista
7 1 (11.11%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (11.11%) Linux
7 1 (11.11%) Unix
7 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (11.11%) Application Virtualisation
2 1 (11.11%) Change Control
2 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (11.11%) Project Management
2 1 (11.11%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (11.11%) Storage Virtualisation
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (88.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (44.44%) XenApp
2 4 (44.44%) XenDesktop
3 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
4 2 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
1 1 (11.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (55.56%) Citrix
2 5 (55.56%) HP
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco
4 2 (22.22%) Apple
4 2 (22.22%) Brocade
4 2 (22.22%) EMC
4 2 (22.22%) EqualLogic
4 2 (22.22%) Meraki
4 2 (22.22%) Sophos
4 2 (22.22%) Veeam
5 1 (11.11%) BMC
5 1 (11.11%) Isilon
5 1 (11.11%) NetApp