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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 73 69 50
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -19
Contract jobs citing vSphere 5 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.79% 0.56% 0.19%
As % of the System Software category 4.90% 3.10% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 1
Median daily rate £425 £281 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.11% -16.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £386 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.35% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £22.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
-40.00% -7.21%
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
102 129 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 16.22% 18.22% 11.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 81 21
Median daily rate £400 £269 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.83% -2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £160 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 13
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.83 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.84% -12.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £12.30 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £29.10 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +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 30 August 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 - 3 £363 -
Oxford -7 2 £375 +50.00%
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 11 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 10 (90.91%) Active Directory
3 9 (81.82%) Windows Server
4 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
5 7 (63.64%) Firewall
5 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (63.64%) MS Exchange
6 6 (54.55%) Hyper-V
7 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (36.36%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
8 4 (36.36%) Dell
8 4 (36.36%) Citrix
8 4 (36.36%) XenApp
8 4 (36.36%) XenServer
8 4 (36.36%) XenDesktop
8 4 (36.36%) Finance
9 3 (27.27%) Network Design
9 3 (27.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (27.27%) MCSE
9 3 (27.27%) Cisco
9 3 (27.27%) Mainframe
9 3 (27.27%) HP
9 3 (27.27%) Storage Virtualisation
10 2 (18.18%) Skype for Business
10 2 (18.18%) ITIL V3

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 7 (63.64%) MS Exchange
2 2 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 2 (18.18%) Skype for Business
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) Firewall
2 2 (18.18%) DHCP
2 2 (18.18%) DNS
2 2 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
2 2 (18.18%) VLAN
2 2 (18.18%) VPN
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (9.09%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
2 2 (18.18%) Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Operations Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) VMware Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Technician
3 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) IT Operations Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) IT Support
3 1 (9.09%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Operational Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Operations Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Systems Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) Windows Server
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (9.09%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (9.09%) Linux
5 1 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Network Design
1 3 (27.27%) Storage Virtualisation
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL V3
2 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
2 2 (18.18%) Workflow
3 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
3 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) MCSE
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (27.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 10 (90.91%) Active Directory
2 6 (54.55%) Hyper-V
3 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (36.36%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (36.36%) XenApp
4 4 (36.36%) XenDesktop
4 4 (36.36%) XenServer
5 2 (18.18%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
1 1 (9.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
3 4 (36.36%) Citrix
3 4 (36.36%) Dell
4 3 (27.27%) Cisco
4 3 (27.27%) HP
5 2 (18.18%) NetApp