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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
England / South West
Rank 123 111 134
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +23
Contract jobs citing vSphere 12 34 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.45% 1.15% 0.47%
As % of the System Software category 4.11% 9.94% 4.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 23 8
Median daily rate £300 £340 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £190 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £387 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £29.53 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+4.98% +30.13%

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
292 342 313
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.88% 11.59% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 203 150
Median daily rate £315 £340 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.35% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £125 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 29 45
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.25 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.36% +17.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £11.33 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £42.25 £33.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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 -11 11 £300 -11.76% 1
Dorset -3 1 £300 +76.47%
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 31 (93.94%) VMware
2 23 (69.70%) Cisco
3 20 (60.61%) Security Cleared
4 16 (48.48%) Red Hat
4 16 (48.48%) DNS
5 15 (45.45%) Unix
5 15 (45.45%) Windows
6 14 (42.42%) VMware Infrastructure
7 13 (39.39%) Linux
8 12 (36.36%) Solaris
8 12 (36.36%) SC Cleared
9 11 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (30.30%) HP
11 9 (27.27%) DHCP
11 9 (27.27%) Load Balancing
11 9 (27.27%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 9 (27.27%) Windows Server
12 8 (24.24%) DV Cleared
12 8 (24.24%) Active Directory
13 7 (21.21%) TCP/IP
13 7 (21.21%) ITIL
13 7 (21.21%) C
13 7 (21.21%) Firewall
13 7 (21.21%) Shell Script
13 7 (21.21%) Kernel Tuning
13 7 (21.21%) Performance Tuning
13 7 (21.21%) Data Centre
14 6 (18.18%) vRealize
14 6 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
14 6 (18.18%) Clustering

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 (12.12%) Apache
1 4 (12.12%) Tomcat
2 2 (6.06%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (48.48%) DNS
2 9 (27.27%) DHCP
3 7 (21.21%) Firewall
3 7 (21.21%) TCP/IP
4 4 (12.12%) SAN
4 4 (12.12%) SMTP
4 4 (12.12%) SSL
5 3 (9.09%) LAN
5 3 (9.09%) NetScaler
5 3 (9.09%) VPN
5 3 (9.09%) WAN
5 3 (9.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (12.12%) Games
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Unix Engineer
2 8 (24.24%) VMware Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Integration Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Network Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Cloud Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Network Integration Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Solaris Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) Software Packaging
1 1 (3.03%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) VxBlock/Vblock
2 7 (21.21%) Data Centre
3 6 (18.18%) Clustering
4 4 (12.12%) EMC VNX
5 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (45.45%) Unix
1 15 (45.45%) Windows
2 13 (39.39%) Linux
3 12 (36.36%) Solaris
4 11 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (27.27%) Windows Server
6 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
7 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.03%) Mac OS X
8 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
8 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) Load Balancing
2 7 (21.21%) ITIL
2 7 (21.21%) Kernel Tuning
2 7 (21.21%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (12.12%) DevOps
4 3 (9.09%) Change Management
4 3 (9.09%) Identity Access Management
4 3 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (9.09%) Project Management
4 3 (9.09%) SIEM
5 2 (6.06%) Innovation Management
5 2 (6.06%) Integration Testing
5 2 (6.06%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (6.06%) Time Management
6 1 (3.03%) Migration
6 1 (3.03%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) C
1 7 (21.21%) Shell Script
2 4 (12.12%) AWK
3 3 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (60.61%) Security Cleared
2 12 (36.36%) SC Cleared
3 8 (24.24%) DV Cleared
4 4 (12.12%) CCNP
4 4 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (12.12%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (6.06%) CCNA
System Software
1 14 (42.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (24.24%) Active Directory
3 4 (12.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 4 (12.12%) VMware ESX
4 2 (6.06%) Firmware
4 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (18.18%) vRealize
2 5 (15.15%) yum
3 4 (12.12%) NetBackup
3 4 (12.12%) Puppet
3 4 (12.12%) Zenoss
4 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (3.03%) Backup Exec
5 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (3.03%) SCCM
5 1 (3.03%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 31 (93.94%) VMware
2 23 (69.70%) Cisco
3 16 (48.48%) Red Hat
4 10 (30.30%) HP
5 5 (15.15%) TOWER Software
6 4 (12.12%) Brocade
6 4 (12.12%) Dell
6 4 (12.12%) EMC
6 4 (12.12%) Microsoft
6 4 (12.12%) Symantec
6 4 (12.12%) Veritas
7 3 (9.09%) Citrix
7 3 (9.09%) F5
8 2 (6.06%) Oracle
8 2 (6.06%) Sun
8 2 (6.06%) WatchGuard
9 1 (3.03%) Apple