The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 46 64 59
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -5
Contract jobs citing vSphere 3 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 0.63% 0.68% 1.38%
As % of the System Software category 5.00% 8.70% 12.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 6
Median daily rate £345 £305 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.11% -32.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £305 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £305 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £21.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year
+109.52% +11.25%
vSphere
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the South Wales region.

System Software Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
60 46 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 12.68% 7.88% 10.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 28 37
Median daily rate £350 £305 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% -32.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £170 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £388 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 6
Median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.96 £9.40 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.20 £36.00 £16.25
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 South Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Wales region citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing vSphere across the South Wales region.

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the South Wales region.

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 26 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
Newport +15 2 £360 +18.03%
Cardiff - 1 £325 - 1
vSphere
Wales

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 26 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 South Wales region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (40.00%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (40.00%) Failover Clustering
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (40.00%) SQL
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (40.00%) ITIL
4 4 (40.00%) Clustering
4 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (40.00%) VMware
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
5 3 (30.00%) Linux
5 3 (30.00%) LAN
5 3 (30.00%) WAN
5 3 (30.00%) Cisco
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (30.00%) Server Building
5 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
6 2 (20.00%) SDLC
6 2 (20.00%) Test Planning
6 2 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
6 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
6 2 (20.00%) SAN

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales 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:

Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Adobe Premiere
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) LAN
1 3 (30.00%) WAN
2 2 (20.00%) SAN
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall
3 1 (10.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (10.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Bugzilla
1 1 (10.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Data Centre Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Test Data Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
4 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Virtualisation Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Clustering
2 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (10.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (30.00%) Linux
6 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (10.00%) Android
7 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Server Building
3 2 (20.00%) Migration
3 2 (20.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 2 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (20.00%) SDLC
3 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (20.00%) Service Management
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
3 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (20.00%) Test Planning
3 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (10.00%) Software Deployment
4 1 (10.00%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
1 4 (40.00%) Virtual Servers
1 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) NFS
2 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (10.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) Failover Clustering
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (10.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (10.00%) SCCM
3 1 (10.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) VMware
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) CA
3 2 (20.00%) PlateSpin
3 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (10.00%) Adobe
4 1 (10.00%) Altiris
4 1 (10.00%) Apple
4 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) NetApp
4 1 (10.00%) Symantec