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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 57 60 43
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -17
Contract jobs citing vSphere 1 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.19% 0.47% 0.94%
As % of the System Software category 1.27% 3.75% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Average daily rate - £390 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +22.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £23.00 £23.20
% change year-on-year
+37.19% -0.86%
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
79 80 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 14.74% 12.42% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 42 18
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £276 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 17
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £13.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.01% +8.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £18.15 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 11 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (90.91%) Windows
3 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
3 9 (81.82%) Windows Server
4 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
4 5 (45.45%) Citrix
4 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
5 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
5 4 (36.36%) XenApp
5 4 (36.36%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (36.36%) AppSense
5 4 (36.36%) SCCM
5 4 (36.36%) SAN
5 4 (36.36%) Migration
5 4 (36.36%) HP
5 4 (36.36%) Data Centre
6 3 (27.27%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
6 3 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (27.27%) Data Migration
6 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (18.18%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (18.18%) 3PAR
7 2 (18.18%) Veeam
7 2 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (18.18%) NetApp
7 2 (18.18%) Backup Exec
7 2 (18.18%) Cisco
7 2 (18.18%) SQL

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) SAN
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
1 5 (45.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Support Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Technical Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (27.27%) Systems Support
3 3 (27.27%) Systems Support Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Exchange Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Exchange Support
4 2 (18.18%) IT Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) IT Support
4 2 (18.18%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) VMware Support Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Support Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 1 (9.09%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) Windows Server
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (9.09%) Linux
5 1 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Migration
2 3 (27.27%) Data Migration
2 3 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL
4 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
4 1 (9.09%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) MCSE
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
2 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (36.36%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (36.36%) XenApp
4 3 (27.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) SCCM
2 2 (18.18%) Backup Exec
2 2 (18.18%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (9.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (45.45%) Citrix
2 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 4 (36.36%) AppSense
3 4 (36.36%) HP
4 2 (18.18%) 3PAR
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco
4 2 (18.18%) Dell
4 2 (18.18%) NetApp
4 2 (18.18%) Veeam
5 1 (9.09%) EMC