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 April 2015 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 116 119 98
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -21
Contract jobs citing vSphere 14 24 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.45% 0.75% 1.00%
As % of the System Software category 4.64% 7.06% 9.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 19
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£325 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £450 £487
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.22% -18.18%
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
302 340 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.76% 10.67% 10.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 186 119
Average daily rate £300 £375 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -8.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £195 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.46% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 37 40
Average hourly rate £20.06 £14.00 £13.62
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.28% +2.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.70 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.75 £25.45 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.45%

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 April 2015.

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 April 2015. 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
Devon +3 5 £275 -31.25%
Bristol +4 3 £300 -33.33% 2
Wiltshire +9 2 £375 +11.94%
Gloucestershire -18 2 £450 +23.28% 4
Somerset - 2 - - 1
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 28 (96.55%) VMware
2 22 (75.86%) Windows
3 17 (58.62%) Active Directory
3 17 (58.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (48.28%) Linux
5 13 (44.83%) Microsoft
5 13 (44.83%) Citrix
6 12 (41.38%) DHCP
6 12 (41.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (37.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (37.93%) Red Hat
8 10 (34.48%) DNS
8 10 (34.48%) XenApp
9 9 (31.03%) Firewall
9 9 (31.03%) Apache
9 9 (31.03%) SQL
10 8 (27.59%) Java
11 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (24.14%) Perl
11 7 (24.14%) .NET
11 7 (24.14%) IIS
11 7 (24.14%) UNIX
11 7 (24.14%) MS Exchange
11 7 (24.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
11 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (20.69%) Bash Shell
12 6 (20.69%) XenDesktop
12 6 (20.69%) Cisco
12 6 (20.69%) MySQL

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 9 (31.03%) Apache
2 7 (24.14%) IIS
2 7 (24.14%) MS Exchange
3 4 (13.79%) JBoss
3 4 (13.79%) Tomcat
4 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (6.90%) Lync
6 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (41.38%) DHCP
2 10 (34.48%) DNS
3 9 (31.03%) Firewall
4 5 (17.24%) IPsec
4 5 (17.24%) VPN
5 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.45%) LAN
6 1 (3.45%) WAN
6 1 (3.45%) BIG-IP
6 1 (3.45%) VLAN
6 1 (3.45%) Network Security
6 1 (3.45%) SAN
6 1 (3.45%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) MySQL
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Ant
1 1 (3.45%) Maven
1 1 (3.45%) TeamCity
1 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.45%) MSBuild
1 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (6.90%) Back Office
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Retail
2 1 (3.45%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Systems Administrator
1 8 (27.59%) Administrator
2 7 (24.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 7 (24.14%) Linux Administrator
3 6 (20.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (20.69%) Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Citrix Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Citrix Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Server Support
6 1 (3.45%) Principle Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) IT Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) SOAP
2 1 (3.45%) WCF
2 1 (3.45%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Clustering
1 4 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 22 (75.86%) Windows
2 14 (48.28%) Linux
3 12 (41.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (37.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (24.14%) UNIX
5 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (17.24%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.24%) Migration
2 4 (13.79%) Change Management
2 4 (13.79%) Technical Architecture
2 4 (13.79%) Data Migration
2 4 (13.79%) High Availability
2 4 (13.79%) Performance Monitoring
2 4 (13.79%) Email Migration
3 2 (6.90%) DevOps
3 2 (6.90%) Kernel Tuning
3 2 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (6.90%) ITIL
3 2 (6.90%) Scrum
3 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (6.90%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.45%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.45%) Workflow
4 1 (3.45%) Analytics
4 1 (3.45%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (3.45%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) SQL
2 8 (27.59%) Java
3 7 (24.14%) Perl
4 6 (20.69%) Shell Script
4 6 (20.69%) Bash Shell
5 5 (17.24%) Ruby
5 5 (17.24%) Python
6 4 (13.79%) PowerShell
7 2 (6.90%) C
8 1 (3.45%) C#
8 1 (3.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.79%) DV Cleared
2 4 (13.79%) RHCE
3 3 (10.34%) CCA
3 3 (10.34%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.34%) CCEE
4 2 (6.90%) CCAA
4 2 (6.90%) VCP5
4 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.45%) MCSE
5 1 (3.45%) MCT
5 1 (3.45%) CCNP
5 1 (3.45%) CCNA
5 1 (3.45%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (58.62%) Active Directory
1 17 (58.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (34.48%) XenApp
3 6 (20.69%) XenDesktop
4 4 (13.79%) Hyper-V
5 3 (10.34%) VMware ESX
6 2 (6.90%) Firmware
6 2 (6.90%) Terminal Services
6 2 (6.90%) XenServer
7 1 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (3.45%) VMware Server
7 1 (3.45%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (3.45%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) SCCM
2 4 (13.79%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (6.90%) WSUS
3 2 (6.90%) Puppet
4 1 (3.45%) SCOM
4 1 (3.45%) MOM
4 1 (3.45%) Nagios
4 1 (3.45%) AppManager
4 1 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (3.45%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.45%) Backup Exec
4 1 (3.45%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 28 (96.55%) VMware
2 13 (44.83%) Citrix
2 13 (44.83%) Microsoft
3 11 (37.93%) Red Hat
4 6 (20.69%) Oracle
4 6 (20.69%) Cisco
5 5 (17.24%) Wyse
6 2 (6.90%) HP
6 2 (6.90%) CheckPoint
6 2 (6.90%) Infoblox
7 1 (3.45%) Acronis
7 1 (3.45%) F5
7 1 (3.45%) LogLogic
7 1 (3.45%) BMC
7 1 (3.45%) Veritas
7 1 (3.45%) AppSense
7 1 (3.45%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.45%) NetIQ
7 1 (3.45%) Symantec
7 1 (3.45%) McAfee
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