The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 28 26 31
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Contract jobs citing vSphere 1 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.46% 1.97% 1.53%
As % of the System Software category 4.76% 28.57% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Average daily rate
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£338 £364 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.21% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.25 £30.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-20.49% +34.06%
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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
21 14 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 9.59% 6.90% 9.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 9
Average daily rate £325 £364 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.65% +3.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £255 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £435 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 7
Average hourly rate £19.75 - £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 - £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 - £17.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 17 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Dell
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (100.00%) SUSE
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (100.00%) iSCSI
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (100.00%) vCloud
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Management

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (100.00%) iSCSI
1 1 (100.00%) Fibre Channel
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (100.00%) Administrator
1 1 (100.00%) VMWare Administrator
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) SUSE
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) vCloud
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Dell
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (100.00%) VMware