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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 50 45 35
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -10
Contract jobs citing vSphere 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 0.41% 0.23% 0.88%
As % of the System Software category 3.28% 1.96% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate
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£275 £250 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -37.50%
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 £22.50 £24.25 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-7.21% -20.49%
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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
61 51 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 12.53% 11.89% 9.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 33 25
Average daily rate £450 £313 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.00% -37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £205 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £478 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.56% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 0
Average hourly rate £19.03 £21.28 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.57% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 23 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) ARCserve
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) NAS
2 1 (50.00%) XenApp
2 1 (50.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (50.00%) Lync
2 1 (50.00%) EMC VNX
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) WLAN
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Dell
2 1 (50.00%) EMC

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) WLAN
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
1 1 (50.00%) NAS
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) XenApp
2 1 (50.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Dell
2 1 (50.00%) EMC