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 3 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 39 45 33
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -12
Contract jobs citing vSphere 9 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.05% 0.77% 0.40%
As % of the System Software category 18.75% 5.36% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 1
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£425 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.54% -15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+7.89% -37.70%
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
48 56 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 10.96% 14.40% 14.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 33 18
Average daily rate £420 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £295 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 6
Average hourly rate £16.25 £20.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.34 £15.50 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £25.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -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
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram 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 3 July 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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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
Cheltenham - 8 £425 -
Gloucester +5 1 £175 -36.36%
vSphere
South West

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 12 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (83.33%) DHCP
2 10 (83.33%) HP
2 10 (83.33%) DNS
3 9 (75.00%) Linux
3 9 (75.00%) DV Cleared
3 9 (75.00%) Security Cleared
4 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
5 6 (50.00%) Shell Script
5 6 (50.00%) TCP/IP
5 6 (50.00%) UNIX
5 6 (50.00%) Windows
5 6 (50.00%) Red Hat
5 6 (50.00%) Infoblox
5 6 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (50.00%) Kernel Tuning
5 6 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (41.67%) Data Centre
6 5 (41.67%) Hyper-V
6 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (41.67%) Firmware
6 5 (41.67%) Cisco
6 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
6 5 (41.67%) TOWER Software
7 4 (33.33%) McAfee
7 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (33.33%) Citrix
7 4 (33.33%) Clustering
7 4 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (8.33%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (83.33%) DHCP
1 10 (83.33%) DNS
2 6 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (8.33%) SAN
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Data Centre
2 4 (33.33%) Clustering
3 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Linux
2 6 (50.00%) UNIX
2 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Kernel Tuning
1 6 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (25.00%) Patch Management
3 3 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (75.00%) DV Cleared
1 9 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (25.00%) MCTS
2 3 (25.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (41.67%) Firmware
2 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (41.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (8.33%) XenDesktop
3 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (8.33%) NetBackup
2 1 (8.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (83.33%) HP
3 6 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 6 (50.00%) Infoblox
4 5 (41.67%) TOWER Software
4 5 (41.67%) Cisco
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
5 4 (33.33%) Citrix
5 4 (33.33%) McAfee
6 1 (8.33%) Sophos
6 1 (8.33%) Symantec
6 1 (8.33%) Veritas
6 1 (8.33%) Acronis