The first table below looks at the demand for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 17 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 Middlesex 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 28 26 33
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Contract jobs citing vSphere 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 0.40% 0.50% 0.59%
As % of the System Software category 7.69% 5.00% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £300 - -
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
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
13 20 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 5.20% 10.00% 7.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 12
Average daily rate £469 £378 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.17% -3.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £340 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £416 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 3
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +75.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

vSphere
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) NetApp
2 1 (50.00%) Games
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Brocade
2 1 (50.00%) Online Games
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Solaris

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (50.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) DBA
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server DBA
1 1 (50.00%) SQL DBA
1 1 (50.00%) Storage Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) IBM
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) NetApp
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) Brocade