The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 58 43 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs citing vSphere 2 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.54% 1.17% -
As % of the System Software category 2.22% 7.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Median daily rate £275 £263 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £23.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-18.27% -37.16%
vSphere
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

System Software Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
90 56 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 24.13% 16.37% 11.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 37 9
Median daily rate £400 £293 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.75% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £160 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £446 £329
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 4
Median hourly rate £14.88 £14.25 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.38% -27.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £15.61 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Oxford region citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the Oxford region.

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Oxford region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) XenApp
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) Migration
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (50.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (25.00%) Office 365
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (25.00%) SCCM
4 1 (25.00%) Backup Exec
4 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (25.00%) XenServer

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
1 1 (25.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) IT Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) IT Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Senior IT Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Senior IT Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Manager
1 1 (25.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (25.00%) MCSE
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (75.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) XenApp
2 2 (50.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (25.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
4 1 (25.00%) EMC