The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 35 16 24
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +8
Contract jobs citing vSphere 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 1.42% 1.12% 0.79%
As % of the System Software category 10.00% 12.50% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
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£275 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £27.50 £31.88
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -13.72%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Luton region.

System Software Category
Luton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
30 8 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Luton 14.22% 8.99% 25.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 6 18
Average daily rate £350 £275 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -31.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £16.00 £160.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -90.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Luton

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

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in Luton

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) DHCP
1 4 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) SAN
2 3 (75.00%) Thin Client
2 3 (75.00%) Terminal Services
2 3 (75.00%) Wyse
2 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (75.00%) WSUS
2 3 (75.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (75.00%) Fat Client
2 3 (75.00%) SCCM
2 3 (75.00%) SCOM
2 3 (75.00%) CommVault
2 3 (75.00%) SLA
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) VPN
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (75.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (25.00%) SaaS
3 1 (25.00%) VMFS
3 1 (25.00%) HP SIM
3 1 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Luton 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 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) IIS
2 1 (25.00%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) SAN
1 4 (100.00%) DHCP
1 4 (100.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (75.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) DMZ
3 1 (25.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (75.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 3 (75.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Thin Client
1 3 (75.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (75.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (75.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) WSUS
1 3 (75.00%) SCCM
1 3 (75.00%) SCOM
2 1 (25.00%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) CommVault
2 3 (75.00%) Wyse
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) NetApp
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Dell
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle