The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 25 - 34
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing vSphere 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 0.56% - 0.39%
As % of the System Software category 8.33% - 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £21.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+70.11% -29.83%
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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 Midlands region.

System Software Category
Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
12 10 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Midlands 6.78% 6.71% 7.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 9
Average daily rate £375 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £375 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £405 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -2.36%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

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

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in the Midlands

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

vSphere
Top 16 Related IT Skills in the Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) IIS
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint 2013

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Midlands 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 1 (100.00%) IIS
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) VMware