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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 123 117 94
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -23
Contract jobs citing vSphere 19 17 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.61% 0.59% 0.88%
As % of the System Software category 6.40% 5.25% 8.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 15
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£390 £310 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.80% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £405 £416
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 £20.50 £19.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+7.89% -37.70%
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
297 324 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 9.54% 11.23% 10.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 190 121
Average daily rate £325 £359 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.40% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £200 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 41 28
Average hourly rate £19.27 £18.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £37.50 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -11.42%

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 3 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 3 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 +6 9 £425 +54.54%
Dorset +2 4 £190 -52.55%
Devon -7 2 £175 -30.00% 4
Somerset - 2 £225 -
Bristol -3 1 £375 +14.85% 1
Wiltshire -3 1 £390 - 1
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 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 22 (57.89%) Linux
3 22 (57.89%) Active Directory
4 20 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 19 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (44.74%) Microsoft
7 16 (42.11%) DHCP
7 16 (42.11%) DNS
8 15 (39.47%) Citrix
9 14 (36.84%) Red Hat
9 14 (36.84%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (36.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (34.21%) MS Exchange
11 11 (28.95%) SQL
11 11 (28.95%) Security Cleared
12 10 (26.32%) Windows 7
12 10 (26.32%) DV Cleared
12 10 (26.32%) UNIX
12 10 (26.32%) Shell Script
12 10 (26.32%) HP
13 9 (23.68%) XenApp
14 8 (21.05%) SCCM
14 8 (21.05%) Firewall
14 8 (21.05%) Apache
14 8 (21.05%) Cisco
14 8 (21.05%) .NET
14 8 (21.05%) Perl
14 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (21.05%) Performance Monitoring

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 13 (34.21%) MS Exchange
2 8 (21.05%) Apache
3 7 (18.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (15.79%) IIS
5 5 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (10.53%) JBoss
6 4 (10.53%) Tomcat
7 3 (7.89%) Lync
8 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.89%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (42.11%) DHCP
1 16 (42.11%) DNS
2 8 (21.05%) Firewall
3 6 (15.79%) SAN
3 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
4 4 (10.53%) VPN
4 4 (10.53%) IPsec
5 3 (7.89%) VLAN
6 2 (5.26%) LAN
7 1 (2.63%) WLAN
7 1 (2.63%) WAN
7 1 (2.63%) BIG-IP
7 1 (2.63%) MPLS
7 1 (2.63%) Network Security
7 1 (2.63%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.16%) MySQL
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (7.89%) Banking
2 2 (5.26%) Back Office
3 1 (2.63%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 10 (26.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (18.42%) Systems Administrator
2 7 (18.42%) Administrator
3 6 (15.79%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 6 (15.79%) Linux Administrator
3 6 (15.79%) Linux Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (7.89%) Support Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Wintel Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 1 (2.63%) IT Administrator
7 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 1 (2.63%) Consultant
7 1 (2.63%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.05%) .NET
2 4 (10.53%) WCF
3 3 (7.89%) Web Services
4 1 (2.63%) REST
4 1 (2.63%) SOAP
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
Operating Systems
1 27 (71.05%) Windows
2 22 (57.89%) Linux
3 19 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (36.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (36.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (26.32%) UNIX
5 10 (26.32%) Windows 7
6 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (7.89%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.05%) Performance Monitoring
2 6 (15.79%) Patch Management
2 6 (15.79%) Migration
2 6 (15.79%) Kernel Tuning
2 6 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (10.53%) Data Migration
3 4 (10.53%) High Availability
3 4 (10.53%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (10.53%) Web Development
3 4 (10.53%) Change Management
3 4 (10.53%) Email Migration
4 3 (7.89%) ITIL
4 3 (7.89%) Unit Testing
4 3 (7.89%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (7.89%) Data Security
5 1 (2.63%) Workflow
5 1 (2.63%) Business Transformation
5 1 (2.63%) Performance Management
5 1 (2.63%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.63%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.95%) SQL
2 10 (26.32%) Shell Script
3 8 (21.05%) Perl
4 7 (18.42%) PowerShell
4 7 (18.42%) Bash Shell
5 5 (13.16%) Python
5 5 (13.16%) Java
5 5 (13.16%) Ruby
6 3 (7.89%) VBScript
6 3 (7.89%) C#
7 1 (2.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (28.95%) Security Cleared
2 10 (26.32%) 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
5 1 (2.63%) CCNP
5 1 (2.63%) CCNA
5 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) QA
2 1 (2.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (57.89%) Active Directory
2 20 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (23.68%) XenApp
4 7 (18.42%) Hyper-V
5 6 (15.79%) VMware ESX
6 5 (13.16%) Firmware
7 4 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (7.89%) XenDesktop
9 1 (2.63%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (2.63%) VMware Server
9 1 (2.63%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (21.05%) SCCM
2 4 (10.53%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (5.26%) WSUS
4 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.63%) SCOrch
4 1 (2.63%) SCOM
4 1 (2.63%) Puppet
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 17 (44.74%) Microsoft
3 15 (39.47%) Citrix
4 14 (36.84%) Red Hat
5 10 (26.32%) HP
6 8 (21.05%) Cisco
7 6 (15.79%) Infoblox
8 5 (13.16%) TOWER Software
8 5 (13.16%) Oracle
8 5 (13.16%) McAfee
9 4 (10.53%) Symantec
9 4 (10.53%) Wyse
10 2 (5.26%) Veeam
10 2 (5.26%) CheckPoint
11 1 (2.63%) NetIQ
11 1 (2.63%) Veritas
11 1 (2.63%) IBM
11 1 (2.63%) SolarWinds
11 1 (2.63%) Sophos
11 1 (2.63%) Acronis
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