The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 28 33 41
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +8
Contract jobs citing vSphere 12 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 3.65% 2.28% 0.88%
As % of the System Software category 25.53% 25.00% 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 1
Median daily rate £300 £330 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -21.42%
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.70% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.46 £25.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+77.84% -13.79%
vSphere
Wiltshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Swindon region.

System Software Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
47 36 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 14.29% 9.14% 13.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 29 37
Median daily rate £350 £340 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £370 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £347
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 10
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +78.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.03%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Swindon region citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing vSphere across the Swindon region.

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the Swindon region.

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Swindon region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 11 (91.67%) Cisco
1 11 (91.67%) VMware
2 10 (83.33%) SC Cleared
2 10 (83.33%) Security Cleared
3 8 (66.67%) Unix
4 7 (58.33%) C
4 7 (58.33%) VCE vBlock
5 6 (50.00%) Windows
6 5 (41.67%) Solaris
6 5 (41.67%) Red Hat
7 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (33.33%) HP
8 3 (25.00%) Change Management
9 2 (16.67%) vRealize
9 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
9 2 (16.67%) Sun
9 2 (16.67%) Oracle
10 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
10 1 (8.33%) ITIL
10 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
10 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
10 1 (8.33%) Mac OS X
10 1 (8.33%) Apple
10 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
10 1 (8.33%) CCNP
10 1 (8.33%) CCNA
10 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
10 1 (8.33%) Firewall
10 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) VMware Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) Unix Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Unix
2 6 (50.00%) Windows
3 5 (41.67%) Solaris
4 1 (8.33%) Mac OS X
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) C
2 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (83.33%) SC Cleared
1 10 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) CCNA
2 1 (8.33%) CCNP
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) vRealize
2 1 (8.33%) Backup Exec
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (8.33%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Cisco
1 11 (91.67%) VMware
2 5 (41.67%) Red Hat
3 4 (33.33%) HP
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle
4 2 (16.67%) Sun
5 1 (8.33%) Apple
5 1 (8.33%) WatchGuard