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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 130 129 121
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Contract jobs citing vSphere 11 19 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.39% 0.57% 0.81%
As % of the System Software category 3.48% 5.59% 7.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 10
Median daily rate £338 £185 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+82.43% -38.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £168 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £285 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £22.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
-40.00% -7.21%
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
316 340 366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.11% 10.16% 11.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 168 213
Median daily rate £328 £328 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £125 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 50 37
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.94% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £13.00 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £54.27 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%

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 August 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 August 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 +10 6 £375 +108.33% 1
Wiltshire +2 2 - -
Bristol -1 2 £255 -32.00% 3
Somerset - 1 £500 - 1
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 33 (94.29%) VMware
2 26 (74.29%) Windows
2 26 (74.29%) Active Directory
3 20 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (57.14%) Windows Server
4 17 (48.57%) Security Cleared
5 15 (42.86%) SCCM
5 15 (42.86%) DNS
5 15 (42.86%) DHCP
6 14 (40.00%) SQL
7 12 (34.29%) Migration
7 12 (34.29%) Office 365
8 11 (31.43%) Windows 7
9 10 (28.57%) Hyper-V
10 9 (25.71%) SQL Server
10 9 (25.71%) PowerShell
10 9 (25.71%) SCOM
11 8 (22.86%) Knowledge Management
11 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (22.86%) DV Cleared
11 8 (22.86%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (22.86%) Windows 10
11 8 (22.86%) Linux
11 8 (22.86%) SharePoint
11 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
11 8 (22.86%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (17.14%) Remote Desktop
13 6 (17.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared

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 (22.86%) SharePoint
2 4 (11.43%) MS Exchange
3 3 (8.57%) Confluence
3 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (34.29%) Office 365
2 5 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (42.86%) DHCP
1 15 (42.86%) DNS
2 6 (17.14%) Remote Desktop
3 5 (14.29%) SAN
4 3 (8.57%) iSCSI
4 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
4 3 (8.57%) VLAN
5 2 (5.71%) Firewall
6 1 (2.86%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.71%) SQL Server
2 8 (22.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (5.71%) MySQL
5 1 (2.86%) DTS
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Ant
1 3 (8.57%) Git (software)
1 3 (8.57%) Jenkins
1 3 (8.57%) JIRA
1 3 (8.57%) Maven
General
1 1 (2.86%) Banking
1 1 (2.86%) Electronics
1 1 (2.86%) Finance
1 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
1 1 (2.86%) Marketing
1 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 10 (28.57%) VMware Engineer
2 7 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 7 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
3 5 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (11.43%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Architect
4 4 (11.43%) Support Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) SCCM Specialist
5 3 (8.57%) Technical Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Unix Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Active Directory Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Implementation Specialist
6 2 (5.71%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Windows Systems Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Wintel Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (5.71%) Blackberry
1 2 (5.71%) Clustering
1 2 (5.71%) Replication
2 1 (2.86%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 26 (74.29%) Windows
2 20 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 11 (31.43%) Windows 7
4 8 (22.86%) Linux
4 8 (22.86%) Windows 10
4 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (17.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (8.57%) Solaris
7 3 (8.57%) Unix
7 3 (8.57%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) Migration
2 8 (22.86%) Knowledge Management
2 8 (22.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (11.43%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (8.57%) Kernel Tuning
4 3 (8.57%) Network Design
5 2 (5.71%) Change Control
5 2 (5.71%) Innovation Management
5 2 (5.71%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (5.71%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (5.71%) Time Management
6 1 (2.86%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (2.86%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (2.86%) Fault Analysis
6 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 1 (2.86%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (2.86%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.86%) Project Governance
6 1 (2.86%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 14 (40.00%) SQL
2 9 (25.71%) PowerShell
3 3 (8.57%) Bash Shell
3 3 (8.57%) C-shell
3 3 (8.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (48.57%) Security Cleared
2 8 (22.86%) DV Cleared
3 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (74.29%) Active Directory
2 20 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (28.57%) Hyper-V
4 7 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (8.57%) Firmware
5 3 (8.57%) NFS
5 3 (8.57%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.86%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.86%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (2.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (42.86%) SCCM
2 9 (25.71%) SCOM
3 5 (14.29%) WSUS
4 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (5.71%) yum
4 2 (5.71%) ZABBIX
5 1 (2.86%) AirWatch
5 1 (2.86%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 33 (94.29%) VMware
2 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
3 6 (17.14%) Red Hat
4 4 (11.43%) Cisco
4 4 (11.43%) NetApp
5 2 (5.71%) HP
5 2 (5.71%) IBM
6 1 (2.86%) Citrix
6 1 (2.86%) CommVault
6 1 (2.86%) Meru Networks
6 1 (2.86%) SAP
6 1 (2.86%) Sun
6 1 (2.86%) Symantec