The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 118 126 91
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -35
Contract jobs citing vSphere 15 17 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.50% 0.57% 1.16%
As % of the System Software category 5.42% 5.30% 10.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 20
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£403 £327 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.27% +11.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £450 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-26.31% -5.00%
vSphere
England

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 West region.

System Software Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
277 321 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.29% 10.71% 11.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 180 122
Average daily rate £313 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 41 36
Average hourly rate £20.19 £14.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.17% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £36.45 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -0.85%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in the South West

vSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the South West region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 22 May 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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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
Gloucestershire -2 7 £425 - 7
Wiltshire +5 3 £383 +39.09% 3
Bristol 0 3 £300 -8.53%
Somerset - 2 £225 - 3
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 30 (96.77%) VMware
2 21 (67.74%) Windows
3 19 (61.29%) Active Directory
4 18 (58.06%) Linux
5 16 (51.61%) DHCP
5 16 (51.61%) DNS
6 15 (48.39%) VMware Infrastructure
7 14 (45.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (45.16%) Red Hat
8 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
8 13 (41.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (38.71%) SQL
9 12 (38.71%) Citrix
10 11 (35.48%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (32.26%) UNIX
11 10 (32.26%) Security Cleared
12 9 (29.03%) DV Cleared
12 9 (29.03%) Firewall
12 9 (29.03%) Shell Script
12 9 (29.03%) Apache
12 9 (29.03%) MS Exchange
13 8 (25.81%) Cisco
13 8 (25.81%) HP
13 8 (25.81%) SCCM
13 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (22.58%) Performance Monitoring
14 7 (22.58%) Clustering
14 7 (22.58%) .NET
14 7 (22.58%) IIS
15 6 (19.35%) Java

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 9 (29.03%) Apache
1 9 (29.03%) MS Exchange
2 7 (22.58%) IIS
3 5 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (12.90%) Tomcat
4 4 (12.90%) JBoss
4 4 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
6 2 (6.45%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (51.61%) DHCP
1 16 (51.61%) DNS
2 9 (29.03%) Firewall
3 5 (16.13%) TCP/IP
3 5 (16.13%) VPN
3 5 (16.13%) IPsec
4 2 (6.45%) SAN
5 1 (3.23%) VLAN
5 1 (3.23%) Network Security
5 1 (3.23%) BIG-IP
5 1 (3.23%) LAN
5 1 (3.23%) WAN
5 1 (3.23%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) MySQL
2 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.23%) TeamCity
1 1 (3.23%) MSBuild
1 1 (3.23%) Maven
1 1 (3.23%) Ant
1 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (6.45%) Back Office
2 1 (3.23%) Local Government
2 1 (3.23%) Retail
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 7 (22.58%) Systems Administrator
1 7 (22.58%) Administrator
2 6 (19.35%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 6 (19.35%) Linux Administrator
3 5 (16.13%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (9.68%) Wintel Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (6.45%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Automation Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) VMware Specialist
7 1 (3.23%) VMware Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) IT Administrator
7 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) REST
2 1 (3.23%) WCF
2 1 (3.23%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Clustering
2 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 21 (67.74%) Windows
2 18 (58.06%) Linux
3 14 (45.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (41.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (35.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (32.26%) UNIX
7 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (19.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) Performance Monitoring
2 6 (19.35%) Migration
3 5 (16.13%) Kernel Tuning
3 5 (16.13%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (12.90%) Email Migration
4 4 (12.90%) Change Management
4 4 (12.90%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (12.90%) Data Migration
4 4 (12.90%) High Availability
5 3 (9.68%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (9.68%) ITIL
6 2 (6.45%) DevOps
6 2 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (3.23%) Customer Engagement
7 1 (3.23%) Web Development
7 1 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (3.23%) Performance Management
7 1 (3.23%) Configuration Management
7 1 (3.23%) Workflow
7 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 12 (38.71%) SQL
2 9 (29.03%) Shell Script
3 6 (19.35%) Java
4 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
4 5 (16.13%) Ruby
4 5 (16.13%) Perl
4 5 (16.13%) Python
5 4 (12.90%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.23%) C#
6 1 (3.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (32.26%) Security Cleared
2 9 (29.03%) DV Cleared
3 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (12.90%) RHCE
3 4 (12.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (9.68%) MCTS
4 3 (9.68%) MCITP
5 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.23%) CCNP
5 1 (3.23%) CCNA
5 1 (3.23%) MCSE
5 1 (3.23%) MCT
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (61.29%) Active Directory
2 15 (48.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (19.35%) XenApp
4 5 (16.13%) Hyper-V
4 5 (16.13%) Firmware
5 3 (9.68%) VMware ESX
6 2 (6.45%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (6.45%) XenDesktop
7 1 (3.23%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (3.23%) VMware Server
7 1 (3.23%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (25.81%) SCCM
2 4 (12.90%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (6.45%) WSUS
3 2 (6.45%) Puppet
4 1 (3.23%) SCOM
4 1 (3.23%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.23%) Backup Exec
4 1 (3.23%) Nagios
4 1 (3.23%) AppManager
4 1 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (3.23%) MOM
4 1 (3.23%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 30 (96.77%) VMware
2 14 (45.16%) Red Hat
3 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
4 12 (38.71%) Citrix
5 8 (25.81%) Cisco
5 8 (25.81%) HP
6 6 (19.35%) Oracle
7 5 (16.13%) Infoblox
7 5 (16.13%) Wyse
8 4 (12.90%) McAfee
8 4 (12.90%) TOWER Software
9 2 (6.45%) CheckPoint
10 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds
10 1 (3.23%) LogLogic
10 1 (3.23%) Acronis
10 1 (3.23%) F5
10 1 (3.23%) IBM
10 1 (3.23%) Veritas
10 1 (3.23%) NetIQ
10 1 (3.23%) Symantec
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