The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 Wales 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 54 43 47
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +4
Contract jobs citing vSphere 10 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.40% 0.48% 0.78%
As % of the System Software category 13.16% 5.56% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 1
Average daily rate £288 £263 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.52% +31.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.28 £27.25 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-21.90% +14.73%
System Software Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
76 36 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 10.67% 8.57% 9.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 18 24
Average daily rate £310 £296 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.64% +0.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £193 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £368 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 5
Average hourly rate £11.18 £13.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.22% -20.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.92 £11.00 £8.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £15.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
vSphere
UK

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the Wales region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -9 10 £288 +9.52% 2
West Wales - - - -
vSphere
UK

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (90.00%) Windows
3 8 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (70.00%) MS Excel
5 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
5 6 (60.00%) Citrix
5 6 (60.00%) Hyper-V
5 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
6 5 (50.00%) NetBackup
6 5 (50.00%) Backup Exec
6 5 (50.00%) Symantec
6 5 (50.00%) Remedy
7 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (40.00%) Firewall
7 4 (40.00%) SAN
7 4 (40.00%) VPN
7 4 (40.00%) Oracle
7 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
7 4 (40.00%) DV Cleared
7 4 (40.00%) vCloud
7 4 (40.00%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (30.00%) XenServer
8 3 (30.00%) XenDesktop
8 3 (30.00%) HP Data Protector
8 3 (30.00%) UNIX
8 3 (30.00%) HP

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2000
1 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (70.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Firewall
1 4 (40.00%) SAN
1 4 (40.00%) VPN
2 2 (20.00%) DNS
2 2 (20.00%) DHCP
2 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (10.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Systems Engineer
1 4 (40.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Support
3 2 (20.00%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Wintel Support
3 2 (20.00%) Wintel Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (20.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (30.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (20.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (20.00%) MCP
4 2 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (60.00%) Hyper-V
3 4 (40.00%) vCloud
4 3 (30.00%) XenServer
4 3 (30.00%) XenDesktop
5 2 (20.00%) XenApp
6 1 (10.00%) Terminal Services
6 1 (10.00%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) NetBackup
1 5 (50.00%) Backup Exec
2 3 (30.00%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (30.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (20.00%) ARCserve
4 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (60.00%) Citrix
3 5 (50.00%) Symantec
3 5 (50.00%) Remedy
4 4 (40.00%) Oracle
5 3 (30.00%) HP
6 2 (20.00%) Sophos
6 2 (20.00%) McAfee