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 27 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 119 121 132
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +11
Contract jobs citing vSphere 24 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.81% 0.46% 0.51%
As % of the System Software category 5.97% 4.78% 4.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 12 8
Median daily rate £363 £415 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.65% +38.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £308 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £468 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £343 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.56% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £22.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+1.09% +1.11%
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
402 293 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.51% 9.68% 10.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 147 179
Median daily rate £370 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £175 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £470 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 46 40
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 £9.45 £12.55 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.80 £27.35 £36.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.83 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+12.92% +6.82%

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 27 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 27 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 +2 8 £550 +43.79% 1
Bristol +5 7 £330 -2.22% 3
Gloucestershire -2 5 £415 -2.35% 1
Dorset - 1 - - 1
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 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 42 (91.30%) VMware
2 39 (84.78%) Windows
3 36 (78.26%) Active Directory
4 35 (76.09%) Windows Server
5 32 (69.57%) VMware Infrastructure
6 23 (50.00%) DHCP
6 23 (50.00%) DNS
7 19 (41.30%) Migration
7 19 (41.30%) PowerShell
8 18 (39.13%) Security Cleared
9 17 (36.96%) Microsoft
9 17 (36.96%) SQL
10 16 (34.78%) SCCM
10 16 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (32.61%) VMware ESXi
12 14 (30.43%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (28.26%) Exchange Server 2010
13 13 (28.26%) MS Exchange
14 12 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
14 12 (26.09%) ITIL
14 12 (26.09%) VMware ESX
14 12 (26.09%) Office 365
15 11 (23.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 11 (23.91%) SQL Server
16 10 (21.74%) NetApp
16 10 (21.74%) Disaster Recovery
16 10 (21.74%) Windows 7
16 10 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2007
16 10 (21.74%) SQL Server 2012
17 9 (19.57%) Exchange Server 2013

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 13 (28.26%) Exchange Server 2010
1 13 (28.26%) MS Exchange
2 10 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2007
3 9 (19.57%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (17.39%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.17%) Confluence
6 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (10.87%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (26.09%) Office 365
2 3 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (50.00%) DHCP
1 23 (50.00%) DNS
2 9 (19.57%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (6.52%) VLAN
4 2 (4.35%) SAN
5 1 (2.17%) Firewall
5 1 (2.17%) iSCSI
5 1 (2.17%) NAS
5 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (23.91%) SQL Server
2 10 (21.74%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (4.35%) DTS
4 2 (4.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Ant
1 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.17%) JIRA
1 1 (2.17%) Maven
General
1 3 (6.52%) Back Office
1 3 (6.52%) Banking
2 1 (2.17%) Electronics
2 1 (2.17%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.17%) Marketing
2 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (23.91%) VMware Engineer
2 10 (21.74%) Systems Engineer
3 8 (17.39%) Windows Engineer
4 7 (15.22%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (13.04%) Architect
5 6 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Support Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Wintel Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 3 (6.52%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 3 (6.52%) Active Directory Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (6.52%) IT Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) SCCM Specialist
7 3 (6.52%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Technical Architect
7 3 (6.52%) Unix Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Windows Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.57%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.04%) Data Centre
3 4 (8.70%) Replication
4 3 (6.52%) Blackberry
4 3 (6.52%) Fat Client
4 3 (6.52%) Thin Client
5 2 (4.35%) Clustering
6 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.17%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 39 (84.78%) Windows
2 35 (76.09%) Windows Server
3 16 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (30.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (26.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (21.74%) Windows 7
7 9 (19.57%) Linux
7 9 (19.57%) Windows 10
8 4 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (6.52%) Solaris
9 3 (6.52%) Unix
9 3 (6.52%) Windows 8
10 2 (4.35%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (41.30%) Migration
2 12 (26.09%) ITIL
3 10 (21.74%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (17.39%) Knowledge Management
4 8 (17.39%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (6.52%) Kernel Tuning
6 3 (6.52%) Network Design
6 3 (6.52%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (6.52%) Project Management
6 3 (6.52%) Service Management
7 2 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (4.35%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (2.17%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (2.17%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (2.17%) Patch Management
8 1 (2.17%) Programme Management
8 1 (2.17%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (41.30%) PowerShell
2 17 (36.96%) SQL
3 3 (6.52%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.17%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 18 (39.13%) Security Cleared
2 11 (23.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 9 (19.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (17.39%) MCSA
4 8 (17.39%) MCSE
4 8 (17.39%) SC Cleared
5 6 (13.04%) DV Cleared
6 2 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.17%) CCNA
7 1 (2.17%) CCNP
7 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.17%) Degree
7 1 (2.17%) MCITP
7 1 (2.17%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) QA
2 2 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 36 (78.26%) Active Directory
2 32 (69.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (32.61%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (26.09%) VMware ESX
5 9 (19.57%) Hyper-V
6 4 (8.70%) Firmware
7 2 (4.35%) XenDesktop
8 1 (2.17%) NFS
8 1 (2.17%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 16 (34.78%) SCCM
2 8 (17.39%) SCOM
2 8 (17.39%) WSUS
3 3 (6.52%) Windows Intune
4 2 (4.35%) Tivoli
4 2 (4.35%) yum
4 2 (4.35%) ZABBIX
5 1 (2.17%) vMotion
Vendors
1 42 (91.30%) VMware
2 17 (36.96%) Microsoft
3 10 (21.74%) NetApp
4 6 (13.04%) Cisco
4 6 (13.04%) HP
4 6 (13.04%) Sophos
5 5 (10.87%) Citrix
6 4 (8.70%) IBM
6 4 (8.70%) Red Hat
7 3 (6.52%) Sun
8 2 (4.35%) Forcepoint
8 2 (4.35%) Oracle
8 2 (4.35%) Symantec
9 1 (2.17%) EMC
9 1 (2.17%) SAP
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