The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 55 51 60
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +9
Contract jobs citing vSphere 6 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.06% 0.97% 0.31%
As % of the System Software category 14.63% 5.32% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 2
Median daily rate £400 £275 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -28.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £223 £377
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £293 £389
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
-3.44% -2.02%
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 Oxfordshire region.

System Software Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
41 94 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 7.24% 18.22% 12.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 79 44
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £165 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 13
Median hourly rate £20.65 £17.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.44% +17.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.55 £13.00 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.94 £39.00 £19.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Oxfordshire region citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +2 4 £400 +45.45%
Kidlington - 1 £463 -
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 11 (91.67%) Windows
1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 10 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (83.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (75.00%) ITIL
3 9 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (58.33%) Windows Server
4 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
4 7 (58.33%) Citrix
4 7 (58.33%) VMware
4 7 (58.33%) XenApp
4 7 (58.33%) SCCM
5 6 (50.00%) Hyper-V
5 6 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (50.00%) DNS
6 5 (41.67%) DHCP
6 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
6 5 (41.67%) Linux
6 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
6 5 (41.67%) XenDesktop
6 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (41.67%) Migration
6 5 (41.67%) Application Virtualisation
6 5 (41.67%) Office 365
6 5 (41.67%) Windows 10
7 4 (33.33%) EdgeSight
7 4 (33.33%) AppDNA
7 4 (33.33%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 (33.33%) Skype for Business
2 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (83.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (41.67%) Office 365
3 3 (25.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) DNS
2 5 (41.67%) DHCP
3 4 (33.33%) Skype
4 1 (8.33%) SAN
4 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 3 (25.00%) Back Office
2 1 (8.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Citrix Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Citrix Specialist
2 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Support Technician
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Technician
3 2 (16.67%) Support Technician
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Migration Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Operations Team Leader
4 1 (8.33%) Senior IT Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Server Migration Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) BYOD
2 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (16.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (8.33%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 10 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (58.33%) Windows Server
5 5 (41.67%) Linux
5 5 (41.67%) Windows 10
5 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
6 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
6 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) ITIL
2 5 (41.67%) Application Virtualisation
2 5 (41.67%) Migration
3 4 (33.33%) Compatibility Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Data Migration
3 4 (33.33%) Data Protection
4 3 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 3 (25.00%) Problem Management
4 3 (25.00%) Service Design
5 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (8.33%) ITIL V3
6 1 (8.33%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (8.33%) MCSE
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (8.33%) RHCE
1 1 (8.33%) RHCSA
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
1 7 (58.33%) XenApp
2 6 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 6 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (41.67%) XenDesktop
4 3 (25.00%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (58.33%) SCCM
2 4 (33.33%) AppDNA
2 4 (33.33%) EdgeSight
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 4 (33.33%) SCOM
3 1 (8.33%) Backup Exec
3 1 (8.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (58.33%) Citrix
2 7 (58.33%) VMware
3 4 (33.33%) NetApp
4 1 (8.33%) AppSense
4 1 (8.33%) EMC
4 1 (8.33%) IBM
4 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (8.33%) Symantec