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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 36 42 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing vSphere 4 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.24% 0.70% -
As % of the System Software category 18.18% 3.23% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £400 £238 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.42% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+54.00% -3.84%

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
22 62 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 6.81% 21.60% 12.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 56 26
Median daily rate £400 £325 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +3.17%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Median hourly rate £21.29 £16.00 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.06% -12.32%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -

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 19 January 2017, 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 9 (90.00%) Windows
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (70.00%) ITIL
4 6 (60.00%) VMware
5 5 (50.00%) Migration
5 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 5 (50.00%) Citrix
5 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
5 5 (50.00%) Hyper-V
5 5 (50.00%) XenApp
5 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (50.00%) SCCM
5 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
6 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 4 (40.00%) Windows 10
6 4 (40.00%) Application Virtualisation
6 4 (40.00%) Data Migration
6 4 (40.00%) Data Protection
6 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
6 4 (40.00%) XenDesktop
6 4 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (40.00%) Office 365
6 4 (40.00%) DHCP
6 4 (40.00%) DNS
6 4 (40.00%) Linux
6 4 (40.00%) NetApp
6 4 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V

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 3 (30.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (40.00%) Office 365
3 3 (30.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) DHCP
1 4 (40.00%) DNS
2 3 (30.00%) Skype
3 1 (10.00%) SAN
3 1 (10.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 3 (30.00%) Back Office
2 1 (10.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix Specialist
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Support Technician
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Technician
2 2 (20.00%) Support Technician
3 1 (10.00%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) IT Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Migration Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Senior IT Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Server Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Server Migration Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) BYOD
2 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (40.00%) Linux
4 4 (40.00%) Windows 10
4 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) ITIL
2 5 (50.00%) Migration
3 4 (40.00%) Application Virtualisation
3 4 (40.00%) Data Migration
3 4 (40.00%) Data Protection
4 3 (30.00%) Compatibility Testing
5 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (20.00%) Problem Management
5 2 (20.00%) Service Design
6 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (50.00%) XenApp
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (40.00%) XenDesktop
3 3 (30.00%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (20.00%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) SCCM
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 3 (30.00%) AppDNA
3 3 (30.00%) EdgeSight
3 3 (30.00%) SCOM
4 1 (10.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) VMware
3 5 (50.00%) Citrix
4 4 (40.00%) NetApp
5 1 (10.00%) EMC