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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 115 94 113
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +19
Contract jobs citing vSphere 25 14 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.79% 0.63% 0.54%
As % of the System Software category 7.31% 7.22% 6.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 10
Average daily rate
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£300 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +45.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £300 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.25 £30.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-20.49% +34.06%
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
342 194 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.82% 8.77% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 106 134
Average daily rate £325 £378 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.90% +19.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £172 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £508 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 26 25
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £23.08 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 2014. 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
Wiltshire -9 10 £250 -41.17% 1
Gloucestershire - 9 £300 - 1
Devon -11 1 £250 -9.09% 2
Bristol -17 1 £425 +6.25% 2
Cornwall - - - -
Dorset - - - - 1
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 (97.50%) Windows
2 36 (90.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (77.50%) VMware
4 23 (57.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (47.50%) Citrix
6 17 (42.50%) Active Directory
6 17 (42.50%) Security Cleared
7 15 (37.50%) XenApp
7 15 (37.50%) XenDesktop
7 15 (37.50%) DHCP
7 15 (37.50%) DNS
7 15 (37.50%) Firewall
8 14 (35.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (32.50%) ITIL
10 12 (30.00%) Linux
10 12 (30.00%) Microsoft
10 12 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 11 (27.50%) Telecoms
12 10 (25.00%) DV Cleared
13 9 (22.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (22.50%) Symantec
14 8 (20.00%) Project Management
14 8 (20.00%) HP
14 8 (20.00%) SLA
14 8 (20.00%) NetBackup
14 8 (20.00%) AppSense
14 8 (20.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 8 (20.00%) HP SIM
14 8 (20.00%) 3PAR
14 8 (20.00%) Capacity Management

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 6 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.50%) Lync
3 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (17.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.50%) Office 365
2 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (37.50%) DHCP
1 15 (37.50%) DNS
1 15 (37.50%) Firewall
2 7 (17.50%) VPN
3 5 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.50%) ATM
4 1 (2.50%) SNMP
4 1 (2.50%) SAN
4 1 (2.50%) 802.11
4 1 (2.50%) MPLS
4 1 (2.50%) OSPF
4 1 (2.50%) BGP
4 1 (2.50%) TACACS
4 1 (2.50%) VLAN
4 1 (2.50%) DMVPN
4 1 (2.50%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) DTS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (27.50%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.50%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.50%) Marketing
3 1 (2.50%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
2 8 (20.00%) Storage Administrator
2 8 (20.00%) Storage Systems Administrator
2 8 (20.00%) Administrator
3 6 (15.00%) Consultant
4 5 (12.50%) Citrix Consultant
5 4 (10.00%) Project Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Project Delivery Manager
6 3 (7.50%) Delivery Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Data Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Data Centre Manager
7 2 (5.00%) Citrix Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Technical Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Architect
7 2 (5.00%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
8 1 (2.50%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Client/Server
2 5 (12.50%) iPad
3 4 (10.00%) Economics
4 1 (2.50%) Firmware
4 1 (2.50%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 39 (97.50%) Windows
2 36 (90.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (57.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (35.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (30.00%) Linux
6 9 (22.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (12.50%) Windows XP
8 2 (5.00%) Windows 7
8 2 (5.00%) UNIX
9 1 (2.50%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) ITIL
2 8 (20.00%) Capacity Management
2 8 (20.00%) Project Management
3 5 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 4 (10.00%) Change Management
5 3 (7.50%) Identity Management
6 1 (2.50%) Migration
6 1 (2.50%) Information Security
6 1 (2.50%) Programme Management
6 1 (2.50%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (2.50%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.50%) SQL
1 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (42.50%) Security Cleared
2 10 (25.00%) DV Cleared
3 7 (17.50%) SC Cleared
4 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (7.50%) MCSE
5 1 (2.50%) CCNP
5 1 (2.50%) CCNA
5 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.50%) Degree
5 1 (2.50%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 17 (42.50%) Active Directory
2 15 (37.50%) XenApp
2 15 (37.50%) XenDesktop
3 12 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (17.50%) VMware ESX
5 4 (10.00%) Hyper-V
6 3 (7.50%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (20.00%) NetBackup
1 8 (20.00%) HP SIM
1 8 (20.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 7 (17.50%) Backup Exec
3 4 (10.00%) Netcool
3 4 (10.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (2.50%) Nagios
Vendors
1 31 (77.50%) VMware
2 19 (47.50%) Citrix
3 12 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (22.50%) Symantec
5 8 (20.00%) HP
5 8 (20.00%) AppSense
5 8 (20.00%) 3PAR
6 7 (17.50%) EMC
7 6 (15.00%) Cisco
8 5 (12.50%) Apple
9 3 (7.50%) Avaya
10 1 (2.50%) Juniper
10 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
10 1 (2.50%) SAP
10 1 (2.50%) Sun
10 1 (2.50%) Lumension
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