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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 56 56 69
Rank change year-on-year
0 +13
Contract jobs citing vSphere 12 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.94% 1.41% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 15.79% 8.08% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 1
Median daily rate £350 £275 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -29.48%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £366 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.34% +4.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.46 £23.75 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+87.20% -28.03%
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
76 99 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 12.28% 17.40% 10.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 78 37
Median daily rate £350 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £170 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £348
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 16
Median hourly rate £17.50 £37.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.70% +127.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £13.80 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £37.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.93
% change year-on-year
- -5.46%

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
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 4 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 4 December 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
Oxford -1 10 £325 +18.18%
Kidlington - 1 £463 -
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 16 (94.12%) Windows
1 16 (94.12%) Microsoft
2 14 (82.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (76.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (70.59%) Active Directory
4 12 (70.59%) VMware
5 11 (64.71%) Windows Server
6 10 (58.82%) XenApp
6 10 (58.82%) Microsoft Azure
6 10 (58.82%) Citrix
7 9 (52.94%) ITIL
7 9 (52.94%) Hyper-V
8 8 (47.06%) XenDesktop
8 8 (47.06%) MS Exchange
8 8 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (41.18%) SCCM
10 6 (35.29%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (35.29%) Migration
10 6 (35.29%) DNS
10 6 (35.29%) Linux
11 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
11 5 (29.41%) DHCP
11 5 (29.41%) NetApp
11 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (29.41%) SCOM
11 5 (29.41%) PowerShell
11 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
11 5 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
11 5 (29.41%) Office 365
11 5 (29.41%) Windows 10

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 8 (47.06%) MS Exchange
2 4 (23.53%) Skype for Business
3 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (58.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (29.41%) Office 365
3 3 (17.65%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) DNS
2 5 (29.41%) DHCP
3 4 (23.53%) Skype
4 2 (11.76%) Firewall
4 2 (11.76%) SAN
5 1 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (5.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (17.65%) Back Office
1 3 (17.65%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Citrix Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Citrix Specialist
2 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Support Technician
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Technician
3 2 (11.76%) Support Technician
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) IT Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) Web Services
2 1 (5.88%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) BYOD
2 3 (17.65%) Mainframe
2 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
3 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.88%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 16 (94.12%) Windows
2 14 (82.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (76.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (64.71%) Windows Server
5 6 (35.29%) Linux
6 5 (29.41%) Windows 10
6 5 (29.41%) Windows 7
6 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (5.88%) Unix
7 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) ITIL
2 6 (35.29%) Migration
3 5 (29.41%) Application Virtualisation
4 4 (23.53%) Compatibility Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Data Migration
4 4 (23.53%) Data Protection
5 3 (17.65%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (17.65%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (17.65%) Problem Management
5 3 (17.65%) Service Design
6 2 (11.76%) Network Design
6 2 (11.76%) Storage Virtualisation
6 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Workflow
7 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity
7 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (5.88%) ITIL V3
7 1 (5.88%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) MCSE
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (5.88%) RHCE
3 1 (5.88%) RHCSA
3 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 12 (70.59%) Active Directory
2 10 (58.82%) XenApp
3 9 (52.94%) Hyper-V
4 8 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (47.06%) XenDesktop
5 6 (35.29%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (17.65%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (17.65%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (17.65%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (41.18%) SCCM
2 5 (29.41%) SCOM
3 4 (23.53%) AppDNA
3 4 (23.53%) EdgeSight
3 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Backup Exec
4 1 (5.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 16 (94.12%) Microsoft
2 12 (70.59%) VMware
3 10 (58.82%) Citrix
4 5 (29.41%) NetApp
5 1 (5.88%) AppSense
5 1 (5.88%) EMC
5 1 (5.88%) HP
5 1 (5.88%) IBM
5 1 (5.88%) Red Hat
5 1 (5.88%) Symantec