The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 49 38 48
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +10
Contract jobs citing vSphere 5 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.00% 0.34% 0.94%
As % of the System Software category 9.80% 2.33% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Average daily rate
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£450 £320 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% +21.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+21.48% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.20 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -22.66%
vSphere
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucestershire region.

System Software Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
51 43 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 10.16% 14.63% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 21 32
Average daily rate £325 £300 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.16% -25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £391 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 £14.50 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.13% -49.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £13.70 £25.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.80 £20.00 £31.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.08 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.74% -11.42%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the Gloucestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing vSphere across the Gloucestershire region.

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the Gloucestershire region.

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 28 January 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Gloucester -1 1 £450 +40.62%
Cheltenham - - - - 2
vSphere
South West

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 11 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (90.91%) Windows
3 9 (81.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (54.55%) Security Cleared
5 5 (45.45%) DHCP
5 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
6 4 (36.36%) Citrix
6 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
6 4 (36.36%) Linux
6 4 (36.36%) XenApp
7 3 (27.27%) XenDesktop
7 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
7 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared
7 3 (27.27%) DNS
7 3 (27.27%) Windows XP
7 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
7 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (18.18%) CCA
8 2 (18.18%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
8 2 (18.18%) Java
8 2 (18.18%) Perl
8 2 (18.18%) C
8 2 (18.18%) Web Services
8 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (18.18%) Scrum
8 2 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (9.09%) IIS
4 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) DHCP
2 3 (27.27%) DNS
3 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
4 1 (9.09%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (9.09%) VPN
4 1 (9.09%) LAN
4 1 (9.09%) WAN
4 1 (9.09%) SAN
4 1 (9.09%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (27.27%) Citrix Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Linux Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Senior Citrix Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Integration Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Server Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Web Services
2 1 (9.09%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Fat Client
1 1 (9.09%) Client/Server
1 1 (9.09%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (36.36%) Linux
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (27.27%) Windows XP
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (18.18%) Scrum
2 1 (9.09%) Kernel Tuning
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Java
1 2 (18.18%) Perl
1 2 (18.18%) C
1 2 (18.18%) Bash Shell
2 1 (9.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) Security Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) CCA
3 2 (18.18%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (18.18%) VCP5
3 2 (18.18%) CCEE
3 2 (18.18%) CCAA
System Software
1 9 (81.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
3 4 (36.36%) XenApp
4 3 (27.27%) XenDesktop
5 1 (9.09%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (36.36%) Citrix
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 1 (9.09%) Infoblox
4 1 (9.09%) AppSense
4 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco
4 1 (9.09%) HP