The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 43 - 42
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing vSphere 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 0.67% - 0.26%
As % of the System Software category 5.88% - 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£420 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £313 £314
% change year-on-year
+21.60% -0.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £23.20 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+21.76% -5.30%
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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
51 24 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 11.33% 7.38% 6.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 14 14
Average daily rate £400 £285 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.35% -24.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £171 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £550 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 5
Average hourly rate £39.38 £21.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.13% +59.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £13.10 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £21.50 £14.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the Swindon region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 2 (33.33%) XenApp
3 2 (33.33%) XenServer
3 2 (33.33%) XenDesktop
3 2 (33.33%) Terminal Services
3 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (16.67%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (16.67%) Puppet
4 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (16.67%) CCEE
4 1 (16.67%) MSBuild
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) Analytics
4 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (16.67%) DevOps
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) SCCM

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Swindon 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.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (16.67%) MSBuild
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
1 1 (16.67%) Maven
1 1 (16.67%) Ant
General
1 1 (16.67%) Retail
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Project Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (16.67%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (16.67%) Analytics
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
2 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCEE
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (16.67%) MCTS
1 1 (16.67%) CCA
1 1 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) XenApp
2 2 (33.33%) XenServer
2 2 (33.33%) XenDesktop
2 2 (33.33%) Terminal Services
2 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Puppet
1 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) AppSense
4 1 (16.67%) BMC