The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 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 Swindon 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 43 38 39
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing vSphere 1 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 0.24% 1.01% 0.59%
As % of the System Software category 2.44% 10.53% 8.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate
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£250 £450 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +38.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £30.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-38.52% +34.06%
System Software Category
Swindon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
41 38 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Swindon 9.79% 9.55% 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 26 15
Average daily rate £290 £500 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.00% +27.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 1 2
Average hourly rate £21.28 £15.50 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.29% -7.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.03 £15.50 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £15.50 £21.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
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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
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) AppSense
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (50.00%) MS Office
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Project Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Mobile
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) AppSense
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco