The first table below looks at the demand for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Oxfordshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 49 24 47
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +23
Contract jobs citing vSphere 2 25 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.37% 5.54% 1.43%
As % of the System Software category 4.26% 30.49% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 21 4
Average daily rate - £295 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -18.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.28 £27.25 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-21.90% +14.73%
System Software Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
47 82 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 8.75% 18.18% 9.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 48 16
Average daily rate £255 £300 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £395 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 10
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.03 £11.15 £14.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.25 £19.10 £23.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Henley-on-Thames - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Wallingford - - - -
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (20.00%) Citrix
5 1 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (20.00%) NetApp
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco
5 1 (20.00%) Project Management
5 1 (20.00%) FlexPod
5 1 (20.00%) VCAP
5 1 (20.00%) CCEE
5 1 (20.00%) CCIA
5 1 (20.00%) NCDA
5 1 (20.00%) NCIE
5 1 (20.00%) XenApp
5 1 (20.00%) XenServer
5 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Technician
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Support Technician
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Support
1 2 (40.00%) Support Technician
1 2 (40.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Data Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) Cloud Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 2000 Server
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (20.00%) VCAP
1 1 (20.00%) CCEE
1 1 (20.00%) CCIA
1 1 (20.00%) NCDA
1 1 (20.00%) NCIE
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) XenApp
3 1 (20.00%) XenServer
3 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) NetApp
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco