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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 123 100 120
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +20
Contract jobs citing vSphere 23 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.69% 0.61% 0.53%
As % of the System Software category 6.71% 6.05% 5.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 8
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£330 £425 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.35% +55.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £319 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £311 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.22% -4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £21.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+70.11% -29.83%
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
343 215 291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.34% 10.06% 9.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 107 126
Average daily rate £350 £285 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £164 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 48 41
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £15.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +10.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £27.50 £27.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -3.12%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -7 12 £500 +5.26% 1
Gloucestershire -9 6 £175 -46.96% 3
Dorset -2 1 £275 -35.29% 2
Bristol - 1 - - 1
Cornwall - - - -
Devon - - - -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 42 (87.50%) Windows
2 40 (83.33%) VMware
3 37 (77.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (54.17%) Security Cleared
5 22 (45.83%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (43.75%) Firewall
7 20 (41.67%) ITIL
7 20 (41.67%) DHCP
7 20 (41.67%) DNS
7 20 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (39.58%) Active Directory
9 17 (35.42%) Microsoft
10 16 (33.33%) Citrix
10 16 (33.33%) DV Cleared
11 15 (31.25%) SC Cleared
11 15 (31.25%) Linux
12 14 (29.17%) HP
12 14 (29.17%) Symantec
12 14 (29.17%) Telecoms
13 13 (27.08%) SLA
13 13 (27.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 13 (27.08%) NetBackup
13 13 (27.08%) HP SIM
13 13 (27.08%) 3PAR
13 13 (27.08%) XenApp
13 13 (27.08%) Capacity Management
13 13 (27.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 12 (25.00%) XenDesktop
14 12 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 12 (25.00%) MS Excel

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 8 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 6 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.17%) Lync
3 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.08%) IIS
4 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.08%) Office 365
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (43.75%) Firewall
2 20 (41.67%) DHCP
2 20 (41.67%) DNS
3 8 (16.67%) VPN
4 6 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.17%) MPLS
5 2 (4.17%) OSPF
5 2 (4.17%) BGP
5 2 (4.17%) TACACS
5 2 (4.17%) 802.11
5 2 (4.17%) SNMP
5 2 (4.17%) ATM
5 2 (4.17%) LAN
5 2 (4.17%) WAN
5 2 (4.17%) DMVPN
5 2 (4.17%) VLAN
6 1 (2.08%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.08%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (2.08%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.42%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (29.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (27.08%) Administrator
1 13 (27.08%) Systems Administrator
1 13 (27.08%) Storage Administrator
1 13 (27.08%) Storage Systems Administrator
2 9 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (16.67%) Consultant
4 5 (10.42%) Project Manager
4 5 (10.42%) Citrix Consultant
5 4 (8.33%) Delivery Manager
6 3 (6.25%) Project Delivery Manager
6 3 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (6.25%) Architect
7 2 (4.17%) Network Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.17%) Data Manager
7 2 (4.17%) Data Centre Manager
7 2 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.58%) Web Services
2 1 (2.08%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Client/Server
2 5 (10.42%) iPad
2 5 (10.42%) Economics
3 1 (2.08%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.08%) Replication
3 1 (2.08%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 42 (87.50%) Windows
2 37 (77.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (45.83%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (31.25%) Linux
6 13 (27.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (18.75%) Windows XP
8 2 (4.17%) Windows 7
9 1 (2.08%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (41.67%) ITIL
2 13 (27.08%) Capacity Management
3 6 (12.50%) Project Management
4 5 (10.42%) PRINCE2
4 5 (10.42%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (10.42%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (10.42%) Change Management
5 2 (4.17%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.08%) Information Security
6 1 (2.08%) Data Protection
6 1 (2.08%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.17%) C
2 1 (2.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (54.17%) Security Cleared
2 16 (33.33%) DV Cleared
3 15 (31.25%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.17%) CCNP
4 2 (4.17%) CCNA
4 2 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.08%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (27.08%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (39.58%) Active Directory
2 13 (27.08%) XenApp
3 12 (25.00%) XenDesktop
3 12 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (12.50%) VMware ESX
5 3 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (4.17%) Hyper-V
7 1 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (27.08%) NetBackup
1 13 (27.08%) HP SIM
1 13 (27.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 7 (14.58%) Backup Exec
3 5 (10.42%) Netcool
3 5 (10.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (4.17%) Nagios
5 1 (2.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 40 (83.33%) VMware
2 17 (35.42%) Microsoft
3 16 (33.33%) Citrix
4 14 (29.17%) HP
4 14 (29.17%) Symantec
5 13 (27.08%) 3PAR
6 9 (18.75%) Cisco
7 7 (14.58%) AppSense
8 6 (12.50%) EMC
9 5 (10.42%) Apple
10 2 (4.17%) Juniper
11 1 (2.08%) Lumension
11 1 (2.08%) Avaya
Dorset
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
South West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £Neg
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150 - £175 per day
Posted: 15 days ago