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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 44 54 40
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -14
Contract jobs citing vSphere 4 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.88% 0.98% 0.66%
As % of the System Software category 6.56% 9.80% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Average daily rate £215 £450 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.22% +40.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £23.00 £23.20
% change year-on-year
+37.19% -0.86%
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
61 51 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 13.41% 9.98% 15.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 27 20
Average daily rate £300 £380 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £130 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 8
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +37.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 10 February 2016. 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 +8 2 £215 -52.22%
Cheltenham - 1 - - 2
vSphere
South West

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 9 (90.00%) Windows
3 8 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (70.00%) Cisco
4 7 (70.00%) HP
5 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (50.00%) DV Cleared
6 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
6 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
7 4 (40.00%) DHCP
7 4 (40.00%) DNS
8 3 (30.00%) VoIP
8 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
8 3 (30.00%) Linux
8 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
8 3 (30.00%) SAN
8 3 (30.00%) Hitachi
8 3 (30.00%) SCCM
8 3 (30.00%) Unified Communications
8 3 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
9 2 (20.00%) Bash Shell
9 2 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (20.00%) Clustering
9 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
9 2 (20.00%) Firmware
9 2 (20.00%) Citrix

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) DHCP
1 4 (40.00%) DNS
2 3 (30.00%) SAN
2 3 (30.00%) Unified Communications
2 3 (30.00%) VoIP
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall
3 1 (10.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Architect
1 3 (30.00%) Technical Architect
1 3 (30.00%) Technical Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Packager
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (10.00%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (30.00%) Linux
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (10.00%) Unix
6 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
6 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Patch Management
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Bash Shell
1 2 (20.00%) Perl
1 2 (20.00%) Python
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) DV Cleared
1 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) MCITP
2 1 (10.00%) MCTS
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (20.00%) Firmware
4 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) SCCM
2 2 (20.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (70.00%) Cisco
2 7 (70.00%) HP
3 3 (30.00%) Hitachi
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) Citrix
4 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (20.00%) Sophos
5 1 (10.00%) arcserve
5 1 (10.00%) Dell
5 1 (10.00%) EMC
5 1 (10.00%) Lumension