The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 49 42 48
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +6
Contract jobs citing vSphere 1 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.19% 2.39% 0.77%
As % of the System Software category 1.75% 21.43% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 0
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£338 £365 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.53% -
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 £23.00 £30.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-24.59% +35.55%
vSphere
South East

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
57 56 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 10.94% 11.16% 9.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 35 16
Average daily rate £290 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £190 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 10
Average hourly rate £19.25 £14.43 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.44% -12.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £13.35 £10.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £41.25 £16.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +6.06%

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 22 August 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -8 1 £338 -4.25%
Banbury - - - -
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 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 Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

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