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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 115 125 126
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +1
Contract jobs citing vSphere 25 28 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.90% 0.87% 0.74%
As % of the System Software category 6.58% 8.26% 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 19 9
Median daily rate £350 £320 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -23.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £174 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £480 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.70% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.46 £25.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+77.84% -24.24%
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
380 339 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.72% 10.57% 10.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 187 178
Median daily rate £330 £339 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.58% -7.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £165 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £348
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 38 59
Median hourly rate £14.00 £27.50 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.09% +21.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £109.10 £43.40 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.61
% change year-on-year
- -3.67%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the South West region over the 3 months to 7 December 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
Wiltshire +2 12 £300 -9.09% 3
Gloucestershire +7 8 £375 +2.38%
Cornwall - 4 £350 - 1
Dorset -7 1 £300 +71.42%
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 West region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 33 (97.06%) VMware
2 21 (61.76%) Security Cleared
3 20 (58.82%) Cisco
4 17 (50.00%) Windows
4 17 (50.00%) Red Hat
5 15 (44.12%) Unix
5 15 (44.12%) DNS
5 15 (44.12%) VMware Infrastructure
6 13 (38.24%) Linux
7 12 (35.29%) Solaris
7 12 (35.29%) Active Directory
7 12 (35.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (32.35%) SC Cleared
8 11 (32.35%) HP
8 11 (32.35%) DHCP
9 10 (29.41%) DV Cleared
10 9 (26.47%) Windows Server
11 8 (23.53%) Performance Tuning
12 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (20.59%) VCE vBlock
12 7 (20.59%) Kernel Tuning
12 7 (20.59%) Clustering
12 7 (20.59%) Shell Script
12 7 (20.59%) C
12 7 (20.59%) TCP/IP
13 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
13 6 (17.65%) SAN
13 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (17.65%) vRealize
14 5 (14.71%) Data Centre

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 4 (11.76%) Apache
1 4 (11.76%) Tomcat
2 2 (5.88%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.94%) Confluence
3 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (11.76%) Office 365
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (44.12%) DNS
2 11 (32.35%) DHCP
3 7 (20.59%) TCP/IP
4 6 (17.65%) SAN
5 4 (11.76%) SMTP
5 4 (11.76%) SSL
6 3 (8.82%) Firewall
7 1 (2.94%) Ethernet
7 1 (2.94%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Ant
1 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.94%) JIRA
1 1 (2.94%) Maven
General
1 4 (11.76%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Unix Engineer
2 8 (23.53%) VMware Engineer
3 6 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (14.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Wintel Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Cloud Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
8 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Linux Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Network Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Systems Support Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) VMware Specialist
8 1 (2.94%) Windows Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) Software Packaging
1 1 (2.94%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Clustering
1 7 (20.59%) VCE vBlock
2 5 (14.71%) Data Centre
3 4 (11.76%) EMC VNX
4 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 17 (50.00%) Windows
2 15 (44.12%) Unix
3 13 (38.24%) Linux
4 12 (35.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (35.29%) Solaris
5 9 (26.47%) Windows Server
6 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (8.82%) Windows 7
9 2 (5.88%) Windows 8
9 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X
10 1 (2.94%) Windows 10
10 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) Performance Tuning
2 7 (20.59%) Kernel Tuning
3 5 (14.71%) ITIL
4 4 (11.76%) Change Management
4 4 (11.76%) DevOps
4 4 (11.76%) Load Balancing
5 3 (8.82%) Innovation Management
5 3 (8.82%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (8.82%) Time Management
6 2 (5.88%) Change Control
6 2 (5.88%) Migration
6 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.94%) Fault Analysis
7 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 1 (2.94%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.94%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.59%) C
1 7 (20.59%) Shell Script
2 4 (11.76%) AWK
3 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.94%) C-shell
3 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (61.76%) Security Cleared
2 11 (32.35%) SC Cleared
3 10 (29.41%) DV Cleared
4 4 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.94%) CCNA
6 1 (2.94%) CCNP
6 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (44.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (35.29%) Active Directory
3 5 (14.71%) VMware ESX
4 4 (11.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (8.82%) Firmware
5 3 (8.82%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (5.88%) Hyper-V
7 1 (2.94%) NFS
7 1 (2.94%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (17.65%) vRealize
2 5 (14.71%) yum
3 4 (11.76%) NetBackup
3 4 (11.76%) Puppet
3 4 (11.76%) Zenoss
4 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (5.88%) SCCM
6 1 (2.94%) AirWatch
6 1 (2.94%) Backup Exec
6 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (2.94%) SCOM
6 1 (2.94%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (2.94%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (97.06%) VMware
2 20 (58.82%) Cisco
3 17 (50.00%) Red Hat
4 11 (32.35%) HP
5 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
6 5 (14.71%) TOWER Software
7 4 (11.76%) Brocade
7 4 (11.76%) Dell
7 4 (11.76%) EMC
7 4 (11.76%) Symantec
7 4 (11.76%) Veritas
8 2 (5.88%) Oracle
8 2 (5.88%) Sun
9 1 (2.94%) Apple
9 1 (2.94%) Citrix
9 1 (2.94%) CommVault
9 1 (2.94%) Meru Networks
9 1 (2.94%) NetApp
9 1 (2.94%) WatchGuard