The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the South West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 121 101 114
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +13
Contract jobs citing vSphere 23 22 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.69% 0.95% 0.91%
As % of the System Software category 6.46% 8.76% 10.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 21
Average daily rate £400 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £10.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.28 £27.25 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-21.90% +14.73%
System Software Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
356 251 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 10.75% 10.79% 8.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 113 143
Average daily rate £366 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £179 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 37 38
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -21.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £47.50 £36.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
vSphere
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire +4 9 £365 -18.88% 1
Dorset - 5 £425 - 4
Devon -5 4 £400 +53.84%
Wiltshire -18 3 £335 -21.17%
Bristol -17 1 £450 -8.77% 3
Somerset - - - -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 26 (89.66%) VMware
2 23 (79.31%) Windows
3 22 (75.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (55.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (48.28%) Linux
6 13 (44.83%) Microsoft
7 11 (37.93%) Active Directory
7 11 (37.93%) Citrix
8 9 (31.03%) Red Hat
8 9 (31.03%) Firewall
8 9 (31.03%) DNS
8 9 (31.03%) DHCP
8 9 (31.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (27.59%) MS Exchange
9 8 (27.59%) SAN
10 7 (24.14%) XenApp
10 7 (24.14%) XenDesktop
10 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
10 7 (24.14%) NetBackup
10 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (20.69%) VMware ESX
11 6 (20.69%) Telecoms
11 6 (20.69%) Network Security
11 6 (20.69%) Cisco
11 6 (20.69%) EMC
11 6 (20.69%) TCP/IP
12 5 (17.24%) UNIX
12 5 (17.24%) VB
12 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (17.24%) Hyper-V

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (27.59%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.34%) Lync
2 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.45%) IIS
4 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.45%) Drupal
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (31.03%) Firewall
1 9 (31.03%) DNS
1 9 (31.03%) DHCP
2 8 (27.59%) SAN
3 6 (20.69%) Network Security
3 6 (20.69%) TCP/IP
4 4 (13.79%) FTP
5 2 (6.90%) SSH
5 2 (6.90%) NAS
5 2 (6.90%) VPN
5 2 (6.90%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (3.45%) HTTP
6 1 (3.45%) LAN
6 1 (3.45%) WAN
6 1 (3.45%) SMTP
6 1 (3.45%) X.400
6 1 (3.45%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) DTS
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MSI
1 2 (6.90%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 6 (20.69%) Telecoms
2 5 (17.24%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Marketing
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
3 1 (3.45%) Back Office
3 1 (3.45%) Electronics
3 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Storage Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Security Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Implementation Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Architect
4 2 (6.90%) VMware Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Analyst
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.45%) Network Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (3.45%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) CLARiiON
1 2 (6.90%) Celerra
1 2 (6.90%) Client/Server
1 2 (6.90%) iPad
2 1 (3.45%) Firmware
2 1 (3.45%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.45%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.45%) DTV
2 1 (3.45%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.45%) CESG
2 1 (3.45%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 23 (79.31%) Windows
2 16 (55.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (48.28%) Linux
4 9 (31.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (17.24%) UNIX
6 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (6.90%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.24%) Network Design
2 4 (13.79%) Project Management
3 3 (10.34%) Migration
4 2 (6.90%) Identity Management
4 2 (6.90%) ITIL
4 2 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (6.90%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (6.90%) Software Deployment
5 1 (3.45%) Email Management
5 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.45%) ITSM
5 1 (3.45%) Service Management
5 1 (3.45%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.45%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (3.45%) Project Planning
5 1 (3.45%) Resource Management
5 1 (3.45%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.45%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) VB
1 5 (17.24%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.90%) Python
2 2 (6.90%) Perl
3 1 (3.45%) SQL
3 1 (3.45%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
2 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (10.34%) MCSE
3 3 (10.34%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) VCP5
4 1 (3.45%) CCNP
4 1 (3.45%) RHCE
4 1 (3.45%) CISSP
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.45%) Degree
4 1 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 22 (75.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (37.93%) Active Directory
3 7 (24.14%) XenApp
3 7 (24.14%) XenDesktop
4 6 (20.69%) VMware ESX
5 5 (17.24%) Hyper-V
6 4 (13.79%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (6.90%) ISA Server
7 2 (6.90%) NFS
8 1 (3.45%) vCloud
8 1 (3.45%) Terminal Services
8 1 (3.45%) Xen
8 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (3.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) NetBackup
2 2 (6.90%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.45%) SCCM
3 1 (3.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (89.66%) VMware
2 13 (44.83%) Microsoft
3 11 (37.93%) Citrix
4 9 (31.03%) Red Hat
5 6 (20.69%) Cisco
5 6 (20.69%) EMC
6 4 (13.79%) AppSense
6 4 (13.79%) Sun
7 3 (10.34%) HP
7 3 (10.34%) Avaya
8 2 (6.90%) 3Com
8 2 (6.90%) Veritas
8 2 (6.90%) Apple
8 2 (6.90%) Oracle
8 2 (6.90%) Acronis
9 1 (3.45%) Lumension
9 1 (3.45%) Dell
9 1 (3.45%) SAP
9 1 (3.45%) NetApp
9 1 (3.45%) McAfee
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