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 7 July 2015 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 47 28 10
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -18
Contract jobs citing vSphere 1 1 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.30% 0.43% 10.33%
As % of the System Software category 2.50% 4.55% 68.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 22
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£313 £338 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -6.89%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+7.89% -37.70%
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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
40 22 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 12.05% 9.57% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 8 27
Average daily rate £325 £338 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £234 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £350 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 £11.42 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.54% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) HP
2 5 (83.33%) Wireless
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) Dell
3 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (50.00%) EqualLogic
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (50.00%) CentOS
4 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (50.00%) Dell KACE
4 3 (50.00%) Ruckus Wireless
4 3 (50.00%) WordPress
4 3 (50.00%) Altiris
4 3 (50.00%) Linux
5 2 (33.33%) Citrix
5 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
5 2 (33.33%) XenApp
5 2 (33.33%) SCCM
6 1 (16.67%) MS Office
6 1 (16.67%) ProCurve
6 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
6 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (16.67%) AppSense
6 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (16.67%) F5

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (50.00%) WordPress
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Google Apps
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) Wireless
2 1 (16.67%) ADSL
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) VoIP
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
2 1 (16.67%) VPN
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) MPLS
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) ICT Officer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Design Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Design Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Build Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) EqualLogic
2 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) EMC VNXe
2 1 (16.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (50.00%) CentOS
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Migration
1 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (33.33%) XenApp
4 1 (16.67%) XenDesktop
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) HP
3 4 (66.67%) Dell
3 4 (66.67%) Cisco
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (50.00%) Altiris
4 3 (50.00%) Dell KACE
4 3 (50.00%) Ruckus Wireless
5 2 (33.33%) Citrix
6 1 (16.67%) Apple
6 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
6 1 (16.67%) AppSense
6 1 (16.67%) EMC
6 1 (16.67%) Meru Networks
6 1 (16.67%) Google
6 1 (16.67%) Fortinet
6 1 (16.67%) ProCurve
6 1 (16.67%) F5