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 28 April 2015 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 54 47 20
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -27
Contract jobs citing vSphere 11 1 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.48% 0.19% 6.62%
As % of the System Software category 9.91% 2.22% 34.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 25
Average daily rate
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£300 - £295
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 - £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 - £372
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.22% -18.18%
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
111 45 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 14.94% 8.65% 18.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 11 51
Average daily rate £325 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £114 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.46% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 8 12
Average hourly rate £25.00 £14.50 £15.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.41% -7.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £11.91 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £16.75 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.45%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 April 2015. 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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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 - 5 £299 -
Banbury - 4 £300 -
Abingdon - 1 £150 -
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 14 (100.00%) Windows
1 14 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (85.71%) Active Directory
3 11 (78.57%) HP
4 9 (64.29%) Cisco
5 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
5 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (50.00%) Wireless
7 6 (42.86%) SCCM
8 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (35.71%) Hyper-V
8 5 (35.71%) Firewall
8 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
9 4 (28.57%) Linux
9 4 (28.57%) ADSL
9 4 (28.57%) LAN
9 4 (28.57%) VoIP
9 4 (28.57%) WAN
9 4 (28.57%) VPN
9 4 (28.57%) NetApp
9 4 (28.57%) CheckPoint
9 4 (28.57%) MPLS
9 4 (28.57%) Replication
9 4 (28.57%) Load Balancing
9 4 (28.57%) Fortinet
9 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (28.57%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (28.57%) F5
9 4 (28.57%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (21.43%) EqualLogic

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 (21.43%) MS Exchange
1 3 (21.43%) WordPress
2 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) Wireless
2 5 (35.71%) Firewall
3 4 (28.57%) MPLS
3 4 (28.57%) ADSL
3 4 (28.57%) LAN
3 4 (28.57%) VoIP
3 4 (28.57%) WAN
3 4 (28.57%) VPN
4 3 (21.43%) SAN
5 2 (14.29%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 3 (21.43%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Design Engineer
1 4 (28.57%) Build Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Support
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Network Design Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Support
4 1 (7.14%) AWS Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Replication
1 4 (28.57%) Enterprise Storage
2 3 (21.43%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (28.57%) Linux
4 3 (21.43%) CentOS
4 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (7.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Load Balancing
2 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
2 2 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
3 1 (7.14%) Network Design
3 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) MCSE
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 12 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (35.71%) Hyper-V
3 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (14.29%) XenApp
5 1 (7.14%) XenServer
5 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) SCCM
2 4 (28.57%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (21.43%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) VMware
2 11 (78.57%) HP
3 9 (64.29%) Cisco
4 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
5 4 (28.57%) NetApp
5 4 (28.57%) CheckPoint
5 4 (28.57%) Fortinet
5 4 (28.57%) F5
6 3 (21.43%) Dell KACE
6 3 (21.43%) Ruckus Wireless
6 3 (21.43%) Altiris
6 3 (21.43%) Dell
7 2 (14.29%) Citrix
8 1 (7.14%) AppSense