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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 128 121 117
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -4
Contract jobs citing vSphere 17 25 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.56% 0.78% 0.85%
As % of the System Software category 4.15% 7.49% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 17 11
Median daily rate £420 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £173 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £458 £328
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £26.25 £18.88
% change year-on-year
-9.52% +39.07%
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
410 334 325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.48% 10.42% 11.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 172 177
Median daily rate £393 £355 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.56% -1.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £146 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £604 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 49 41
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.50 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.94% -2.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £13.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £49.19 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+21.94% +9.67%

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
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 24 July 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 24 July 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
Gloucestershire -4 7 £393 -7.64% 2
Wiltshire -1 5 £550 +65.41%
Bristol +1 3 £255 -32.00% 2
Somerset +13 1 £500 +122.22% 2
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 35 (89.74%) VMware
2 30 (76.92%) Windows
3 29 (74.36%) Active Directory
4 25 (64.10%) Windows Server
5 22 (56.41%) VMware Infrastructure
6 19 (48.72%) Security Cleared
7 17 (43.59%) SQL
8 16 (41.03%) SCCM
9 15 (38.46%) DHCP
9 15 (38.46%) DNS
10 12 (30.77%) Migration
11 11 (28.21%) SQL Server
11 11 (28.21%) Hyper-V
11 11 (28.21%) Windows 7
11 11 (28.21%) Office 365
12 10 (25.64%) SQL Server 2012
12 10 (25.64%) PowerShell
12 10 (25.64%) Linux
13 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (23.08%) SCOM
14 8 (20.51%) Windows 10
14 8 (20.51%) SC Cleared
14 8 (20.51%) DV Cleared
14 8 (20.51%) Knowledge Management
14 8 (20.51%) VMware ESXi
14 8 (20.51%) SharePoint
14 8 (20.51%) Microsoft
14 8 (20.51%) Stakeholder Management
15 6 (15.38%) Red Hat
15 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003

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 8 (20.51%) SharePoint
2 4 (10.26%) MS Exchange
3 3 (7.69%) Confluence
3 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (12.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (28.21%) Office 365
2 5 (12.82%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (38.46%) DHCP
1 15 (38.46%) DNS
2 6 (15.38%) Remote Desktop
3 5 (12.82%) SAN
4 3 (7.69%) iSCSI
4 3 (7.69%) VLAN
5 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.21%) SQL Server
2 10 (25.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (5.13%) MySQL
5 1 (2.56%) DTS
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Ant
1 3 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 3 (7.69%) Jenkins
1 3 (7.69%) JIRA
1 3 (7.69%) Maven
General
1 1 (2.56%) Banking
1 1 (2.56%) Electronics
1 1 (2.56%) Finance
1 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
1 1 (2.56%) Marketing
1 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (28.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 11 (28.21%) VMware Engineer
2 9 (23.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 7 (17.95%) Systems Engineer
4 6 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 6 (15.38%) Support Engineer
5 5 (12.82%) Architect
5 5 (12.82%) Wintel Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) SCCM Specialist
7 3 (7.69%) Technical Architect
7 3 (7.69%) Unix Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Implementation Specialist
8 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (5.13%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Windows Systems Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Wintel Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Replication
2 2 (5.13%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.13%) Clustering
3 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 30 (76.92%) Windows
2 25 (64.10%) Windows Server
3 11 (28.21%) Windows 7
4 10 (25.64%) Linux
5 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (20.51%) Windows 10
7 6 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (7.69%) Solaris
8 3 (7.69%) Unix
8 3 (7.69%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) Migration
2 8 (20.51%) Knowledge Management
2 8 (20.51%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (10.26%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (7.69%) Kernel Tuning
4 3 (7.69%) Network Design
5 2 (5.13%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.13%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (5.13%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (5.13%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.13%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (2.56%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (2.56%) Change Control
6 1 (2.56%) Change Management
6 1 (2.56%) Data Management
6 1 (2.56%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.56%) Programme Management
6 1 (2.56%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (43.59%) SQL
2 10 (25.64%) PowerShell
3 3 (7.69%) Bash Shell
3 3 (7.69%) C-shell
3 3 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (48.72%) Security Cleared
2 8 (20.51%) DV Cleared
2 8 (20.51%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.56%) MCITP
4 1 (2.56%) MCTS
4 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (74.36%) Active Directory
2 22 (56.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (28.21%) Hyper-V
4 8 (20.51%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (7.69%) Firmware
5 3 (7.69%) NFS
5 3 (7.69%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.56%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.56%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (2.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (41.03%) SCCM
2 9 (23.08%) SCOM
3 5 (12.82%) WSUS
4 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (5.13%) yum
4 2 (5.13%) ZABBIX
5 1 (2.56%) AirWatch
5 1 (2.56%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 35 (89.74%) VMware
2 8 (20.51%) Microsoft
3 6 (15.38%) Red Hat
4 4 (10.26%) Cisco
4 4 (10.26%) IBM
4 4 (10.26%) NetApp
5 3 (7.69%) Citrix
6 2 (5.13%) HP
7 1 (2.56%) CommVault
7 1 (2.56%) Meru Networks
7 1 (2.56%) SAP
7 1 (2.56%) Sun
7 1 (2.56%) Symantec