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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 56 66 -
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -
Contract jobs citing vSphere 8 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.35% 0.66% -
As % of the System Software category 9.09% 5.21% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 0
Median daily rate £345 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.83% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £359 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £18.75 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+134.66% -
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
88 96 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 14.86% 12.66% 8.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 53 15
Median daily rate £363 £306 £206
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.36% +48.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £150 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.13% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 12
Median hourly rate £14.00 £19.25 £14.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +34.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £15.50 £8.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.60 £40.00 £19.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +12.90%

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 June 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 +2 3 £395 +31.50%
Oxford +4 2 £375 +20.00%
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 9 (90.00%) Windows Server
3 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (60.00%) MS Exchange
4 6 (60.00%) Firewall
4 6 (60.00%) Hyper-V
5 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (40.00%) Dell
6 4 (40.00%) Citrix
6 4 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (40.00%) XenApp
6 4 (40.00%) XenServer
6 4 (40.00%) XenDesktop
6 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (40.00%) Finance
7 3 (30.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (30.00%) Cisco
7 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
7 3 (30.00%) Mainframe
8 2 (20.00%) HP
8 2 (20.00%) VMware ESX
8 2 (20.00%) ITIL
8 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (20.00%) DHCP
8 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
8 2 (20.00%) VPN

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 6 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) Firewall
2 2 (20.00%) DHCP
2 2 (20.00%) DNS
2 2 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (20.00%) VLAN
2 2 (20.00%) VPN
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) Operations Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Technician
3 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) IT Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support
3 1 (10.00%) Operational Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Operations Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Technician
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Support
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
1 9 (90.00%) Windows Server
2 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL V3
1 2 (20.00%) Network Design
1 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (20.00%) Storage Virtualisation
1 2 (20.00%) Workflow
2 1 (10.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (20.00%) MCSE
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (60.00%) Hyper-V
3 4 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (40.00%) XenApp
3 4 (40.00%) XenDesktop
3 4 (40.00%) XenServer
4 2 (20.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) Citrix
3 4 (40.00%) Dell
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco
5 2 (20.00%) HP
6 1 (10.00%) NetApp