The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Gloucestershire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 36 40 62
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +22
Contract jobs citing vSphere 9 8 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.31% 2.42% 2.04%
As % of the System Software category 14.29% 11.27% 29.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 15
Average daily rate £365 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.88% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.28 £27.25 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-21.90% +14.73%
System Software Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
63 71 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 16.15% 21.52% 7.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 37 29
Average daily rate £328 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.22% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 4
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -7.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
vSphere
South West

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham -3 5 £395 -12.22% 1
Gloucester - - - -
vSphere
South West

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (70.00%) Firewall
3 7 (70.00%) Windows
4 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (50.00%) Linux
5 5 (50.00%) VB
5 5 (50.00%) Red Hat
5 5 (50.00%) SAN
5 5 (50.00%) NetBackup
5 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (50.00%) Network Design
5 5 (50.00%) Network Security
6 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
6 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
7 3 (30.00%) DHCP
7 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
7 3 (30.00%) DNS
7 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (30.00%) Citrix
7 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
7 3 (30.00%) XenApp
7 3 (30.00%) AppSense
8 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (20.00%) VMware ESX
8 2 (20.00%) Finance
8 2 (20.00%) 3Com
8 2 (20.00%) XenDesktop
8 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (10.00%) IIS
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) Firewall
2 5 (50.00%) SAN
2 5 (50.00%) Network Security
3 3 (30.00%) DHCP
3 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (30.00%) DNS
4 2 (20.00%) VPN
5 1 (10.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MSI
1 2 (20.00%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Storage Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Project Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Client/Server
1 2 (20.00%) iPad
2 1 (10.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (10.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Network Design
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (10.00%) Email Management
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (10.00%) ITSM
3 1 (10.00%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) VB
2 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (10.00%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (30.00%) XenApp
4 2 (20.00%) VMware ESX
4 2 (20.00%) XenDesktop
4 2 (20.00%) ISA Server
4 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (10.00%) Terminal Services
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (10.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (10.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (50.00%) Red Hat
4 3 (30.00%) Citrix
4 3 (30.00%) AppSense
5 2 (20.00%) 3Com
5 2 (20.00%) Veritas
5 2 (20.00%) Apple
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco
5 2 (20.00%) Acronis
6 1 (10.00%) HP