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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 127 108 112
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +4
Contract jobs citing vSphere 17 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.53% 0.57% 0.55%
As % of the System Software category 5.84% 5.93% 5.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 13
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£375 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -11.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £323 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £311
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +7.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £23.60 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.01% -14.18%
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
291 270 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.15% 9.58% 9.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 124 118
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £150 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £308 £315
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 37 44
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.70 £18.22 £37.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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
Devon +1 7 £275 -35.29% 1
Bristol -4 5 £380 -10.58% 3
Wiltshire -1 2 - - 1
Gloucestershire -20 2 £450 +23.28% 6
Somerset - 1 - -
Dorset - - - - 2
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 39 (95.12%) VMware
2 29 (70.73%) Windows
3 20 (48.78%) Linux
3 20 (48.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (46.34%) Active Directory
5 18 (43.90%) Microsoft
5 18 (43.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (41.46%) DHCP
7 16 (39.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (39.02%) Security Cleared
8 15 (36.59%) DNS
9 14 (34.15%) Firewall
10 13 (31.71%) Citrix
11 11 (26.83%) Red Hat
11 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (26.83%) XenApp
11 11 (26.83%) SC Cleared
12 10 (24.39%) DV Cleared
12 10 (24.39%) SQL
13 9 (21.95%) ITIL
13 9 (21.95%) Apache
13 9 (21.95%) HP
14 8 (19.51%) Cisco
14 8 (19.51%) MS Exchange
14 8 (19.51%) Java
15 7 (17.07%) Perl
15 7 (17.07%) .NET
15 7 (17.07%) UNIX
15 7 (17.07%) VPN
15 7 (17.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (21.95%) Apache
2 8 (19.51%) MS Exchange
3 6 (14.63%) IIS
4 4 (9.76%) JBoss
4 4 (9.76%) Tomcat
4 4 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.44%) Lync
6 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (12.20%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (41.46%) DHCP
2 15 (36.59%) DNS
3 14 (34.15%) Firewall
4 7 (17.07%) VPN
5 5 (12.20%) IPsec
5 5 (12.20%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.88%) VLAN
6 2 (4.88%) SNMP
6 2 (4.88%) LAN
6 2 (4.88%) WAN
7 1 (2.44%) 802.11
7 1 (2.44%) MPLS
7 1 (2.44%) OSPF
7 1 (2.44%) BGP
7 1 (2.44%) TACACS
7 1 (2.44%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.44%) DMVPN
7 1 (2.44%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (2.44%) ATM
7 1 (2.44%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.63%) MySQL
2 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Ant
1 1 (2.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (2.44%) Maven
1 1 (2.44%) TeamCity
1 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.44%) MSBuild
1 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (12.20%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.88%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) Back Office
3 1 (2.44%) Retail
3 1 (2.44%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 12 (29.27%) Administrator
1 12 (29.27%) Systems Administrator
2 7 (17.07%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 7 (17.07%) Linux Administrator
2 7 (17.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (14.63%) Analyst
4 5 (12.20%) Storage Administrator
4 5 (12.20%) Storage Systems Administrator
5 4 (9.76%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (9.76%) Consultant
6 3 (7.32%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (4.88%) Architect
7 2 (4.88%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.88%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Citrix Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Senior Citrix Engineer
7 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 1 (2.44%) Network Engineer
8 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 1 (2.44%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.07%) .NET
2 1 (2.44%) SOAP
2 1 (2.44%) Web Services
2 1 (2.44%) WCF
2 1 (2.44%) REST
2 1 (2.44%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.88%) Fat Client
2 2 (4.88%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.44%) Handset
3 1 (2.44%) Replication
3 1 (2.44%) Clustering
3 1 (2.44%) Economics
3 1 (2.44%) iPad
3 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 29 (70.73%) Windows
2 20 (48.78%) Linux
3 18 (43.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (39.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (17.07%) UNIX
7 6 (14.63%) Windows 7
7 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (9.76%) Windows XP
9 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.95%) ITIL
2 5 (12.20%) Change Management
2 5 (12.20%) Capacity Management
2 5 (12.20%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (9.76%) Email Migration
3 4 (9.76%) High Availability
3 4 (9.76%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (9.76%) Data Migration
3 4 (9.76%) Migration
4 3 (7.32%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (4.88%) Kernel Tuning
5 2 (4.88%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.88%) DevOps
5 2 (4.88%) Scrum
5 2 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.88%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.88%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.44%) Project Management
6 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.44%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 10 (24.39%) SQL
2 8 (19.51%) Java
3 7 (17.07%) Perl
4 6 (14.63%) Shell Script
4 6 (14.63%) Bash Shell
5 5 (12.20%) Ruby
5 5 (12.20%) Python
6 4 (9.76%) PowerShell
6 4 (9.76%) C
7 1 (2.44%) C#
7 1 (2.44%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (39.02%) Security Cleared
2 11 (26.83%) SC Cleared
3 10 (24.39%) DV Cleared
4 7 (17.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (9.76%) RHCE
6 3 (7.32%) CCEE
6 3 (7.32%) CCA
6 3 (7.32%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (4.88%) CCNP
7 2 (4.88%) CCNA
7 2 (4.88%) CCAA
7 2 (4.88%) VCP5
8 1 (2.44%) VCP4
8 1 (2.44%) MCTS
8 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (48.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (46.34%) Active Directory
3 11 (26.83%) XenApp
4 5 (12.20%) XenDesktop
5 3 (7.32%) Hyper-V
6 2 (4.88%) XenServer
6 2 (4.88%) Firmware
6 2 (4.88%) Terminal Services
6 2 (4.88%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.44%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (2.44%) VMware ESX
7 1 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (17.07%) SCCM
2 5 (12.20%) HP SIM
2 5 (12.20%) NetBackup
2 5 (12.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 4 (9.76%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (4.88%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (4.88%) WSUS
4 2 (4.88%) Puppet
4 2 (4.88%) Nagios
5 1 (2.44%) AppManager
5 1 (2.44%) Tivoli
5 1 (2.44%) Netcool
5 1 (2.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (2.44%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 39 (95.12%) VMware
2 18 (43.90%) Microsoft
3 13 (31.71%) Citrix
4 11 (26.83%) Red Hat
5 9 (21.95%) HP
6 8 (19.51%) Cisco
7 6 (14.63%) Oracle
8 5 (12.20%) Wyse
8 5 (12.20%) Symantec
8 5 (12.20%) 3PAR
9 2 (4.88%) Infoblox
9 2 (4.88%) AppSense
10 1 (2.44%) Altiris
10 1 (2.44%) SolarWinds
10 1 (2.44%) F5
10 1 (2.44%) LogLogic
10 1 (2.44%) McAfee
10 1 (2.44%) Apple
10 1 (2.44%) CheckPoint
10 1 (2.44%) NetIQ
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