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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 110 130 122
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -8
Contract jobs citing vSphere 34 19 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.14% 0.59% 0.31%
As % of the System Software category 10.15% 6.25% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 9 4
Average daily rate £320 £400 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +8.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £335 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £450 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £55.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £23.00 £23.20
% change year-on-year
+37.19% -0.86%
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
335 304 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.25% 9.43% 9.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 141 96
Average daily rate £333 £375 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.33% +37.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £160 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 49 40
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +37.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £10.43 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £55.00 £21.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Wiltshire +13 20 £340 -19.04% 1
Dorset - 6 £170 -
Gloucestershire +10 4 £215 -52.22% 5
Devon -2 3 £190 -39.20%
Somerset - 1 - - 1
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 50 (98.04%) VMware
2 47 (92.16%) Windows
3 43 (84.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (60.78%) Active Directory
5 30 (58.82%) Windows Server
6 28 (54.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 26 (50.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 25 (49.02%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (39.22%) ITIL
10 19 (37.25%) Exchange Server 2013
11 18 (35.29%) Microsoft
12 17 (33.33%) MS Exchange
12 17 (33.33%) PowerShell
12 17 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
13 16 (31.37%) Citrix
14 15 (29.41%) HP
14 15 (29.41%) DHCP
14 15 (29.41%) DNS
14 15 (29.41%) VMware ESX
14 15 (29.41%) Migration
15 13 (25.49%) Cisco
15 13 (25.49%) SAN
16 11 (21.57%) Linux
16 11 (21.57%) Office 365
16 11 (21.57%) VMware ESXi
17 10 (19.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 9 (17.65%) NetBackup
18 9 (17.65%) SCCM
18 9 (17.65%) SQL
18 9 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 19 (37.25%) Exchange Server 2013
2 17 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 17 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 8 (15.69%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (13.73%) Skype for Business
5 4 (7.84%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (7.84%) MS Office
2 3 (5.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (21.57%) Office 365
2 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.96%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (29.41%) DHCP
1 15 (29.41%) DNS
2 13 (25.49%) SAN
3 7 (13.73%) Ethernet
3 7 (13.73%) Skype
4 6 (11.76%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (5.88%) Unified Communications
5 3 (5.88%) VoIP
6 2 (3.92%) Internet
6 2 (3.92%) NAS
7 1 (1.96%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.96%) Firewall
7 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.96%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.80%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.96%) DTS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) CruiseControl
1 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.96%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (13.73%) Finance
2 5 (9.80%) Back Office
3 4 (7.84%) Banking
4 3 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (21.57%) VMware Engineer
2 9 (17.65%) 3rd Line Support
2 9 (17.65%) Windows Engineer
3 7 (13.73%) Architect
4 6 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) Support Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 4 (7.84%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 4 (7.84%) Active Directory Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Active Directory Support
7 3 (5.88%) Active Directory Support Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Exchange Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Exchange Support
7 3 (5.88%) IT Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Technical Architect
7 3 (5.88%) Technical Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) .NET
1 3 (5.88%) WCF
1 3 (5.88%) Web Services
2 1 (1.96%) ELK Stack
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (13.73%) Data Centre
3 4 (7.84%) Fat Client
3 4 (7.84%) Thin Client
4 3 (5.88%) Replication
5 2 (3.92%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.92%) Clustering
5 2 (3.92%) EMC VNX
5 2 (3.92%) Private Cloud
5 2 (3.92%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.96%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.96%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 47 (92.16%) Windows
2 30 (58.82%) Windows Server
3 28 (54.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (50.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (49.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (21.57%) Linux
7 7 (13.73%) Windows XP
8 5 (9.80%) Windows 7
9 2 (3.92%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.96%) Unix
10 1 (1.96%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.96%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (39.22%) ITIL
2 15 (29.41%) Migration
3 8 (15.69%) Data Protection
3 8 (15.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (11.76%) Patch Management
4 6 (11.76%) PRINCE
5 4 (7.84%) Data Security
5 4 (7.84%) Service Management
5 4 (7.84%) Unit Testing
6 3 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (5.88%) Project Management
6 3 (5.88%) Web Development
7 2 (3.92%) Change Management
7 2 (3.92%) DevOps
7 2 (3.92%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (3.92%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.96%) Configuration Management
8 1 (1.96%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (1.96%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 9 (17.65%) SQL
3 7 (13.73%) Bash Shell
3 7 (13.73%) Perl
4 4 (7.84%) VBScript
5 3 (5.88%) C#
6 2 (3.92%) Python
7 1 (1.96%) Ruby
7 1 (1.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (19.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 9 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (15.69%) MCSA
3 8 (15.69%) MCSE
3 8 (15.69%) Security Cleared
4 5 (9.80%) DV Cleared
5 3 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (3.92%) CCNA
6 2 (3.92%) CCNP
6 2 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (3.92%) Degree
6 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.96%) MCITP
7 1 (1.96%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.80%) QA
2 4 (7.84%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 43 (84.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (60.78%) Active Directory
3 15 (29.41%) VMware ESX
4 11 (21.57%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (11.76%) Hyper-V
6 4 (7.84%) XenApp
7 3 (5.88%) Firmware
8 2 (3.92%) vCloud
9 1 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.96%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (17.65%) NetBackup
1 9 (17.65%) SCCM
2 5 (9.80%) WSUS
3 4 (7.84%) Windows Intune
4 2 (3.92%) OpenView
4 2 (3.92%) Puppet
4 2 (3.92%) vMotion
5 1 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.96%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 50 (98.04%) VMware
2 18 (35.29%) Microsoft
3 16 (31.37%) Citrix
4 15 (29.41%) HP
5 13 (25.49%) Cisco
6 8 (15.69%) NetApp
6 8 (15.69%) Sophos
7 5 (9.80%) Symantec
8 4 (7.84%) EMC
9 3 (5.88%) Hitachi
9 3 (5.88%) Sun
10 2 (3.92%) arcserve
10 2 (3.92%) Dell
10 2 (3.92%) Forcepoint
10 2 (3.92%) Oracle
10 2 (3.92%) Red Hat
10 2 (3.92%) SolarWinds
11 1 (1.96%) 3PAR
11 1 (1.96%) Lumension
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