The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 65 45 44
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -1
Contract jobs citing vSphere 1 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.14% 1.38% 1.40%
As % of the System Software category 1.82% 13.11% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 3
Average daily rate
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£200 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.25 £30.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-20.49% +34.06%
vSphere
UK

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

System Software Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
55 61 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 7.79% 10.55% 9.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 31 16
Average daily rate £310 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £139 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £485 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 7
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.89 £10.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £14.40 £15.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in Wales

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Wales region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -16 1 £200 -42.85% 4
vSphere
UK

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 11 (100.00%) Citrix
1 11 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (81.82%) Security Cleared
2 9 (81.82%) Hyper-V
2 9 (81.82%) SAN
2 9 (81.82%) Windows
3 7 (63.64%) Oracle
3 7 (63.64%) MS Excel
3 7 (63.64%) Symantec
3 7 (63.64%) Remedy
3 7 (63.64%) HP
3 7 (63.64%) PowerShell
3 7 (63.64%) XenDesktop
3 7 (63.64%) vCloud
3 7 (63.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (63.64%) NetBackup
3 7 (63.64%) Backup Exec
4 6 (54.55%) SC Cleared
4 6 (54.55%) DV Cleared
5 5 (45.45%) HP Data Protector
5 5 (45.45%) XenServer
5 5 (45.45%) Oracle Certification
5 5 (45.45%) UNIX
6 4 (36.36%) VBScript
6 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
6 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
6 4 (36.36%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (18.18%) Sophos

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 2 (18.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2000
2 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (63.64%) MS Excel
2 2 (18.18%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (81.82%) SAN
2 2 (18.18%) VoIP
2 2 (18.18%) DHCP
2 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
2 2 (18.18%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (18.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Support
3 2 (18.18%) Wintel Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Wintel Support
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Blackberry
1 2 (18.18%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) UNIX
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (18.18%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) Network Design
2 1 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) PowerShell
2 4 (36.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (81.82%) Security Cleared
2 6 (54.55%) SC Cleared
2 6 (54.55%) DV Cleared
3 5 (45.45%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (18.18%) MCP
4 2 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (9.09%) MCITP
5 1 (9.09%) MCSE
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 9 (81.82%) Hyper-V
2 7 (63.64%) XenDesktop
2 7 (63.64%) vCloud
2 7 (63.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (45.45%) XenServer
4 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
5 2 (18.18%) MetaFrame
5 2 (18.18%) Terminal Services
5 2 (18.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (63.64%) NetBackup
1 7 (63.64%) Backup Exec
2 5 (45.45%) HP Data Protector
3 4 (36.36%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (18.18%) ARCserve
4 2 (18.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 11 (100.00%) Citrix
1 11 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (63.64%) Oracle
2 7 (63.64%) Symantec
2 7 (63.64%) Remedy
2 7 (63.64%) HP
3 2 (18.18%) Sophos
3 2 (18.18%) Dell
3 2 (18.18%) McAfee
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco
3 2 (18.18%) ProCurve
3 2 (18.18%) Mitel