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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 116 118 95
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -23
Contract jobs citing vSphere 24 25 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.75% 0.82% 0.88%
As % of the System Software category 7.59% 7.84% 9.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 16
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £328 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -38.52%
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
316 319 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.89% 10.47% 9.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 176 122
Average daily rate £350 £355 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +3.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £187 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £429 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.06% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 41 27
Average hourly rate £19.03 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.85% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.00 £11.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £36.00 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £15.88 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+5.93% -11.76%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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
Gloucestershire -4 9 £425 +41.66% 3
Dorset - 8 £190 -
Devon -2 3 £170 -32.00% 1
Wiltshire -9 2 £333 +33.00% 2
Bristol -13 1 £375 +14.85%
Somerset - 1 £225 - 3
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 38 (100.00%) VMware
2 27 (71.05%) Windows
3 21 (55.26%) Linux
3 21 (55.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (52.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (52.63%) Active Directory
5 14 (36.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (34.21%) Microsoft
7 12 (31.58%) Citrix
8 11 (28.95%) DNS
8 11 (28.95%) DHCP
8 11 (28.95%) Perl
8 11 (28.95%) SQL Server
9 10 (26.32%) MS Exchange
9 10 (26.32%) HP
9 10 (26.32%) PowerShell
9 10 (26.32%) Security Cleared
9 10 (26.32%) Bash Shell
10 9 (23.68%) DV Cleared
10 9 (23.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (23.68%) Red Hat
10 9 (23.68%) Shell Script
11 8 (21.05%) SAN
11 8 (21.05%) .NET
11 8 (21.05%) VMware ESX
11 8 (21.05%) Web Development
11 8 (21.05%) WCF
11 8 (21.05%) Hyper-V
11 8 (21.05%) Windows 7
11 8 (21.05%) Performance Monitoring

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 10 (26.32%) MS Exchange
2 7 (18.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (10.53%) Lync
4 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (10.53%) JBoss
4 4 (10.53%) Apache
4 4 (10.53%) Tomcat
5 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
5 2 (5.26%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (13.16%) MS Office
2 4 (10.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (28.95%) DHCP
1 11 (28.95%) DNS
2 8 (21.05%) SAN
3 5 (13.16%) TCP/IP
4 4 (10.53%) Firewall
5 3 (7.89%) LAN
6 2 (5.26%) WLAN
6 2 (5.26%) VLAN
6 2 (5.26%) NAS
7 1 (2.63%) Network Security
7 1 (2.63%) WAN
7 1 (2.63%) BIG-IP
7 1 (2.63%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.95%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.63%) MySQL
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Subversion
2 1 (2.63%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.63%) CruiseControl
General
1 7 (18.42%) Banking
2 1 (2.63%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (23.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (15.79%) Systems Administrator
2 6 (15.79%) Administrator
3 5 (13.16%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (13.16%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 5 (13.16%) Linux Administrator
3 5 (13.16%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Support Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Wintel Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Developer
6 2 (5.26%) .NET Developer
6 2 (5.26%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.26%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Cloud Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) 3rd Line Server Support
7 1 (2.63%) IT Administrator
7 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.05%) .NET
1 8 (21.05%) WCF
2 7 (18.42%) Web Services
3 3 (7.89%) SOAP
4 2 (5.26%) HTML
4 2 (5.26%) CSS
4 2 (5.26%) Ajax
5 1 (2.63%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Clustering
2 6 (15.79%) Data Centre
3 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.26%) Replication
5 1 (2.63%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.63%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 27 (71.05%) Windows
2 21 (55.26%) Linux
3 20 (52.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (36.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (23.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (21.05%) Windows 7
7 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (13.16%) UNIX
8 5 (13.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.05%) Web Development
1 8 (21.05%) Performance Monitoring
1 8 (21.05%) Patch Management
2 7 (18.42%) Unit Testing
3 5 (13.16%) Data Security
3 5 (13.16%) Kernel Tuning
3 5 (13.16%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (10.53%) High Availability
4 4 (10.53%) Change Management
5 3 (7.89%) ITIL
5 3 (7.89%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (5.26%) SDLC
6 2 (5.26%) API Integration
6 2 (5.26%) DevOps
6 2 (5.26%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.26%) Migration
7 1 (2.63%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.63%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.63%) Workflow
7 1 (2.63%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.95%) Perl
2 10 (26.32%) PowerShell
2 10 (26.32%) Bash Shell
3 9 (23.68%) Shell Script
4 7 (18.42%) C#
5 6 (15.79%) Ruby
6 5 (13.16%) SQL
6 5 (13.16%) VBScript
6 5 (13.16%) Python
7 3 (7.89%) PHP
8 2 (5.26%) JavaScript
9 1 (2.63%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 9 (23.68%) DV Cleared
3 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (10.53%) RHCE
3 4 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (7.89%) MCTS
4 3 (7.89%) MCITP
5 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.63%) MCSE
5 1 (2.63%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.42%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (55.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (52.63%) Active Directory
3 8 (21.05%) VMware ESX
3 8 (21.05%) Hyper-V
4 6 (15.79%) XenApp
5 4 (10.53%) XenDesktop
5 4 (10.53%) Firmware
5 4 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (5.26%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (2.63%) VMware Server
7 1 (2.63%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (2.63%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (15.79%) SCCM
2 4 (10.53%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (5.26%) Puppet
4 1 (2.63%) SCOrch
4 1 (2.63%) SCOM
4 1 (2.63%) MOM
4 1 (2.63%) Nagios
4 1 (2.63%) AppManager
4 1 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.63%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.63%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 38 (100.00%) VMware
2 13 (34.21%) Microsoft
3 12 (31.58%) Citrix
4 10 (26.32%) HP
5 9 (23.68%) Red Hat
6 6 (15.79%) Cisco
6 6 (15.79%) Symantec
7 5 (13.16%) McAfee
7 5 (13.16%) TOWER Software
7 5 (13.16%) Infoblox
8 2 (5.26%) CheckPoint
8 2 (5.26%) Veeam
9 1 (2.63%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.63%) NetIQ
9 1 (2.63%) Veritas
9 1 (2.63%) IBM
9 1 (2.63%) Acronis
9 1 (2.63%) F5
9 1 (2.63%) LogLogic
9 1 (2.63%) Oracle