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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 44 32 48
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +16
Contract jobs citing vSphere 7 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.58% 0.40% 0.65%
As % of the System Software category 10.45% 3.23% 7.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -20.73%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.88 £30.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-38.11% +34.06%
System Software Category
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
67 31 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 15.16% 12.30% 8.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 13 23
Average daily rate £375 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £113 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £340 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 3
Average hourly rate £24.00 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% -5.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-12.67% +4.41%
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
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 24 July 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
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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
Cheltenham - - - -
Cirencester - - - -
vSphere
South West

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 16 (100.00%) VMware
2 13 (81.25%) Windows
3 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (56.25%) Citrix
4 9 (56.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (50.00%) XenApp
5 8 (50.00%) XenDesktop
5 8 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (43.75%) Firewall
6 7 (43.75%) VMware ESX
6 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
7 6 (37.50%) MS Exchange
7 6 (37.50%) Backup Exec
8 5 (31.25%) Network Design
8 5 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (31.25%) Network Security
8 5 (31.25%) NetBackup
8 5 (31.25%) SAN
8 5 (31.25%) Linux
8 5 (31.25%) VB
8 5 (31.25%) Red Hat
9 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
9 4 (25.00%) AppSense
10 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
10 3 (18.75%) DNS
10 3 (18.75%) DHCP
10 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
10 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (12.50%) Acronis
11 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 6 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) Firewall
2 5 (31.25%) Network Security
2 5 (31.25%) SAN
3 3 (18.75%) DNS
3 3 (18.75%) DHCP
3 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
4 2 (12.50%) VPN
5 1 (6.25%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Wise Package Studio
1 2 (12.50%) MSI
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Storage Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Security Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Environment Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) iPad
1 2 (12.50%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (56.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (31.25%) Linux
5 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Network Design
2 2 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (6.25%) ITSM
3 1 (6.25%) Security Management
3 1 (6.25%) Information Security
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) Service Management
3 1 (6.25%) Email Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) VB
2 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) DV Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (50.00%) XenApp
1 8 (50.00%) XenDesktop
1 8 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (43.75%) VMware ESX
3 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 2 (12.50%) ISA Server
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (6.25%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) Backup Exec
2 5 (31.25%) NetBackup
3 1 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (56.25%) Citrix
3 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
4 5 (31.25%) Red Hat
5 4 (25.00%) AppSense
6 2 (12.50%) Acronis
6 2 (12.50%) Apple
6 2 (12.50%) Cisco
6 2 (12.50%) Veritas
6 2 (12.50%) 3Com
7 1 (6.25%) Symantec
7 1 (6.25%) Lumension
Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Gloucester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Gloucester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £Market
Posted: 27 days ago