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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank - 45 40
Contract jobs citing vSphere 0 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales - 1.52% 0.76%
As % of the System Software category - 17.50% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 2
Average daily rate
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- £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £18.97 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £25.00 £31.88
% change year-on-year
+48.00% -21.56%
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
49 40 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 8.46% 8.66% 9.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 22 14
Average daily rate £300 £250 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £475 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.21% -1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 5
Average hourly rate £12.00 £16.99 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.34% +17.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
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vSphere
Wales

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (100.00%) Citrix
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
2 7 (77.78%) Hyper-V
2 7 (77.78%) SAN
2 7 (77.78%) Windows
3 6 (66.67%) DV Cleared
4 5 (55.56%) PowerShell
4 5 (55.56%) XenDesktop
4 5 (55.56%) vCloud
4 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (55.56%) NetBackup
4 5 (55.56%) Backup Exec
4 5 (55.56%) Oracle
4 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
4 5 (55.56%) Symantec
4 5 (55.56%) Remedy
4 5 (55.56%) HP
5 4 (44.44%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
5 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
5 4 (44.44%) VBScript
5 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
6 3 (33.33%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (33.33%) XenServer
6 3 (33.33%) UNIX
6 3 (33.33%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (22.22%) Sophos

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 2 (22.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2000
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
2 2 (22.22%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) SAN
2 2 (22.22%) VoIP
2 2 (22.22%) DHCP
2 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 2 (22.22%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (22.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (22.22%) Technical Support
3 2 (22.22%) Wintel Support Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Technical Support Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Wintel Support
4 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Blackberry
1 2 (22.22%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) UNIX
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Network Design
2 1 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) PowerShell
2 4 (44.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (77.78%) Security Cleared
2 6 (66.67%) DV Cleared
3 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
4 3 (33.33%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (22.22%) MCP
5 2 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (11.11%) MCITP
6 1 (11.11%) MCSE
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) Hyper-V
2 5 (55.56%) XenDesktop
2 5 (55.56%) vCloud
2 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
4 3 (33.33%) XenServer
5 2 (22.22%) MetaFrame
5 2 (22.22%) Terminal Services
5 2 (22.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) NetBackup
1 5 (55.56%) Backup Exec
2 4 (44.44%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (33.33%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (22.22%) ARCserve
4 2 (22.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (100.00%) Citrix
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (55.56%) Oracle
2 5 (55.56%) Symantec
2 5 (55.56%) Remedy
2 5 (55.56%) HP
3 2 (22.22%) Sophos
3 2 (22.22%) Dell
3 2 (22.22%) McAfee
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco
3 2 (22.22%) ProCurve
3 2 (22.22%) Mitel