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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 119 126 121
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -5
Contract jobs citing vSphere 23 13 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.79% 0.43% 0.68%
As % of the System Software category 6.73% 4.45% 6.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 14
Median daily rate £350 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -25.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £234 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £375 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £332 £334
% change year-on-year
+11.29% -0.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.79 £21.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -26.31%
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
342 292 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.76% 9.56% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 140 193
Median daily rate £350 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £175 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.46% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 44 37
Median hourly rate £15.00 £20.19 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.68% +44.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.75 £12.27 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £34.00 £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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
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 5 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the South West region over the 3 months to 5 May 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 +9 8 £375 - 2
Gloucestershire +12 6 - -
Bristol +6 6 £330 +10.00% 1
Dorset - 1 - - 1
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 52 (92.86%) Windows
2 51 (91.07%) VMware
3 41 (73.21%) Active Directory
4 40 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 40 (71.43%) Windows Server
5 25 (44.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (42.86%) Migration
7 21 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (37.50%) SQL
8 20 (35.71%) DHCP
8 20 (35.71%) DNS
8 20 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2013
8 20 (35.71%) PowerShell
8 20 (35.71%) SCCM
9 19 (33.93%) ITIL
10 18 (32.14%) Office 365
11 17 (30.36%) Exchange Server 2010
11 17 (30.36%) MS Exchange
11 17 (30.36%) Microsoft
12 16 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
13 15 (26.79%) VMware ESXi
14 13 (23.21%) Hyper-V
14 13 (23.21%) Security Cleared
14 13 (23.21%) VMware ESX
15 12 (21.43%) SharePoint
15 12 (21.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 10 (17.86%) Citrix
16 10 (17.86%) Disaster Recovery
16 10 (17.86%) SQL Server
16 10 (17.86%) Remote Desktop

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 20 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2013
2 17 (30.36%) Exchange Server 2010
2 17 (30.36%) MS Exchange
3 12 (21.43%) SharePoint
4 9 (16.07%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (12.50%) Skype for Business
6 2 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 18 (32.14%) Office 365
2 3 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.79%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (35.71%) DHCP
1 20 (35.71%) DNS
2 10 (17.86%) Remote Desktop
3 9 (16.07%) SAN
4 7 (12.50%) Ethernet
4 7 (12.50%) Skype
5 3 (5.36%) VLAN
6 2 (3.57%) Internet
6 2 (3.57%) NAS
7 1 (1.79%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.79%) Firewall
7 1 (1.79%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 9 (16.07%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (3.57%) DTS
4 2 (3.57%) MySQL
General
1 7 (12.50%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Back Office
2 4 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (35.71%) VMware Engineer
2 12 (21.43%) Windows Engineer
3 11 (19.64%) 3rd Line Support
4 10 (17.86%) Systems Engineer
5 8 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 8 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 8 (14.29%) Support Engineer
6 6 (10.71%) Active Directory Engineer
6 6 (10.71%) Architect
6 6 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 3 (5.36%) Active Directory Support
8 3 (5.36%) Exchange Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (5.36%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Technical Architect
8 3 (5.36%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Windows Support Engineer
8 3 (5.36%) Windows Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.07%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 7 (12.50%) Replication
3 3 (5.36%) Fat Client
3 3 (5.36%) Thin Client
4 2 (3.57%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.57%) Clustering
4 2 (3.57%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.79%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 52 (92.86%) Windows
2 40 (71.43%) Windows Server
3 25 (44.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (16.07%) Windows 10
6 9 (16.07%) Windows 7
7 5 (8.93%) Linux
8 4 (7.14%) Windows 8
9 3 (5.36%) Windows XP
10 2 (3.57%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (42.86%) Migration
2 19 (33.93%) ITIL
3 10 (17.86%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (14.29%) Data Protection
4 8 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
4 8 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (10.71%) PRINCE
7 4 (7.14%) Project Management
8 3 (5.36%) Network Design
8 3 (5.36%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (5.36%) Service Management
9 2 (3.57%) Change Management
9 2 (3.57%) Cybersecurity
9 2 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (3.57%) Technical Architecture
10 1 (1.79%) Patch Management
10 1 (1.79%) Performance Tuning
10 1 (1.79%) Service Delivery
10 1 (1.79%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (37.50%) SQL
2 20 (35.71%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (23.21%) Security Cleared
2 12 (21.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 9 (16.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (14.29%) MCSA
4 8 (14.29%) MCSE
5 7 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 3 (5.36%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (3.57%) CCNA
7 2 (3.57%) CCNP
7 2 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (3.57%) Degree
7 2 (3.57%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.79%) MCITP
8 1 (1.79%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (5.36%) QA
System Software
1 41 (73.21%) Active Directory
2 40 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (26.79%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (23.21%) Hyper-V
4 13 (23.21%) VMware ESX
5 4 (7.14%) Firmware
6 2 (3.57%) vCloud
6 2 (3.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (35.71%) SCCM
2 9 (16.07%) NetBackup
3 8 (14.29%) SCOM
4 7 (12.50%) WSUS
5 3 (5.36%) Windows Intune
6 2 (3.57%) Tivoli
6 2 (3.57%) vMotion
6 2 (3.57%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 51 (91.07%) VMware
2 17 (30.36%) Microsoft
3 10 (17.86%) Citrix
4 9 (16.07%) NetApp
5 8 (14.29%) HP
6 7 (12.50%) Cisco
7 6 (10.71%) Sophos
8 4 (7.14%) IBM
8 4 (7.14%) Sun
9 3 (5.36%) EMC
10 2 (3.57%) Forcepoint
10 2 (3.57%) Oracle
10 2 (3.57%) SolarWinds
10 2 (3.57%) Symantec
11 1 (1.79%) 3PAR
11 1 (1.79%) arcserve
11 1 (1.79%) Dell
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