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 24 May 2016 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 54 55 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs citing vSphere 6 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.04% 1.50% -
As % of the System Software category 6.45% 11.11% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 0
Median daily rate £335 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.29% +7.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £21.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+9.52% -26.31%
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
93 99 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 16.12% 13.51% 8.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 54 12
Median daily rate £325 £300 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £151 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £498 £332
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 20 8
Median hourly rate £16.25 £25.00 £13.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% +91.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.10 £8.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £40.00 £16.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+15.15% +5.60%

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 24 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Banbury +1 1 £364 +21.33%
Kidlington - 1 £425 -
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, 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 7 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Firewall
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server
3 4 (57.14%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (57.14%) Cisco
3 4 (57.14%) Dell
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 3 (42.86%) Hyper-V
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (28.57%) VLAN
5 2 (28.57%) Skype for Business
5 2 (28.57%) ITIL V3
5 2 (28.57%) HP
5 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
5 2 (28.57%) VMware ESX
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 2 (28.57%) ITIL
5 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
5 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
5 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
5 2 (28.57%) DHCP
5 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
5 2 (28.57%) VPN
5 2 (28.57%) DNS
5 2 (28.57%) NetApp
5 2 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003

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 2 (28.57%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
1 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
1 2 (28.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) DHCP
2 2 (28.57%) DNS
2 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 2 (28.57%) VLAN
2 2 (28.57%) VPN
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (28.57%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Technician
3 1 (14.29%) FlexPod Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) IT Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) IT Operations Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Operational Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Operations Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Design Authority
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Design Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Windows Server
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Data ONTAP
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL V3
1 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Network Design
2 1 (14.29%) Storage Virtualisation
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) MCSE
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (42.86%) Hyper-V
4 2 (28.57%) VMware ESX
4 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (14.29%) XenApp
5 1 (14.29%) XenDesktop
5 1 (14.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) Dell
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) NetApp
5 1 (14.29%) Citrix