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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 31 43 -
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -
Contract jobs citing vSphere 17 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 4.44% 0.71% -
As % of the System Software category 26.98% 5.88% -
Number of daily rates quoted 15 1 0
Average daily rate £340 £420 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £55.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £23.00 £23.20
% change year-on-year
+37.19% -0.86%
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
63 51 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 16.45% 12.00% 4.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 24 6
Average daily rate £350 £375 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +31.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £420 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £21.85 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.33% +1.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram 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 12 February 2016, 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 18 (100.00%) Windows
1 18 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 18 (100.00%) VMware
1 18 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (94.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (83.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 14 (77.78%) ITIL
5 13 (72.22%) Migration
6 11 (61.11%) Active Directory
7 9 (50.00%) NetBackup
7 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (50.00%) Windows Server
8 8 (44.44%) PowerShell
8 8 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (44.44%) Data Protection
8 8 (44.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (44.44%) VMware ESX
8 8 (44.44%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
8 8 (44.44%) MCSE
8 8 (44.44%) MCSA
8 8 (44.44%) MS Exchange
8 8 (44.44%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (44.44%) NetApp
9 7 (38.89%) SAN
9 7 (38.89%) Finance
9 7 (38.89%) Ethernet

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 15 (83.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 8 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2007
2 8 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (44.44%) MS Exchange
3 7 (38.89%) Skype for Business
4 2 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Cloud Services
1 6 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) Ethernet
1 7 (38.89%) SAN
1 7 (38.89%) Skype
2 6 (33.33%) DHCP
2 6 (33.33%) DNS
3 2 (11.11%) Internet
3 2 (11.11%) Remote Desktop
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) VMware Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Windows Engineer
3 4 (22.22%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) IT Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Senior IT Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Active Directory Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Implementation Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) NetBackup Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Windows Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (22.22%) Data Centre
3 3 (16.67%) Replication
4 2 (11.11%) Blackberry
5 1 (5.56%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
1 18 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 17 (94.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (11.11%) Linux
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) ITIL
2 13 (72.22%) Migration
3 8 (44.44%) Data Protection
3 8 (44.44%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (33.33%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) MCSA
1 8 (44.44%) MCSE
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (44.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (16.67%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 18 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (61.11%) Active Directory
3 8 (44.44%) VMware ESX
3 8 (44.44%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (50.00%) NetBackup
2 4 (22.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 8 (44.44%) NetApp
3 6 (33.33%) Sophos
4 2 (11.11%) Forcepoint
4 2 (11.11%) Oracle
4 2 (11.11%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.56%) arcserve
5 1 (5.56%) Citrix
5 1 (5.56%) Dell
5 1 (5.56%) EMC