The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 112 102 93
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -9
Contract jobs citing vSphere 7 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.30% 0.68% 0.28%
As % of the System Software category 3.87% 7.51% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 1
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£350 £315 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +32.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+7.89% -37.70%
vSphere
England

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

System Software Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
181 213 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.68% 9.09% 11.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 87 99
Average daily rate £320 £315 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% +1.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £189 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £371 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 54 33
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.46 £10.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £20.00 £26.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -11.42%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

vSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. 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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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
Coventry +10 3 £250 - 1
Birmingham -3 3 £450 +111.76% 5
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 27 (84.38%) Windows
2 24 (75.00%) VMware
3 16 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 16 (50.00%) Citrix
4 13 (40.63%) XenApp
5 11 (34.38%) NetApp
5 11 (34.38%) Microsoft
6 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (25.00%) Symantec
7 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (21.88%) Migration
8 7 (21.88%) ITIL
8 7 (21.88%) Data Centre
9 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
9 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
9 6 (18.75%) Windows 2000 Server
9 6 (18.75%) Veeam
10 5 (15.63%) Cisco
10 5 (15.63%) MS Office
10 5 (15.63%) Windows XP
10 5 (15.63%) SAN
11 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
11 4 (12.50%) SQL
11 4 (12.50%) VBScript
11 4 (12.50%) Adobe
11 4 (12.50%) Dell
11 4 (12.50%) PowerShell
11 4 (12.50%) NetBackup

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.25%) IIS
2 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.13%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) MS Office
2 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) SAN
2 3 (9.38%) DNS
3 2 (6.25%) WAN
3 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.25%) Cisco ICM
3 2 (6.25%) iSCSI
3 2 (6.25%) NAS
4 1 (3.13%) Unified Communications
4 1 (3.13%) PABX
4 1 (3.13%) NetScaler
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (3.13%) LAN
4 1 (3.13%) DHCP
4 1 (3.13%) HTTP
4 1 (3.13%) MPLS
4 1 (3.13%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.13%) MySQL
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Automotive
3 1 (3.13%) Retail
3 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Analyst
2 5 (15.63%) Support Analyst
2 5 (15.63%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (12.50%) Help Desk Support
4 3 (9.38%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Server Support
5 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Support Manager
5 2 (6.25%) Server Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Active Directory Specialist
5 2 (6.25%) Citrix Specialist
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Server Support Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Server Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Consultant
6 1 (3.13%) Technical Project Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) VXML
1 1 (3.13%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.13%) NHS
2 1 (3.13%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.13%) CLARiiON
2 1 (3.13%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 27 (84.38%) Windows
2 16 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (18.75%) Windows 2000 Server
6 5 (15.63%) Windows XP
7 4 (12.50%) Windows 8
8 3 (9.38%) Linux
9 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
10 1 (3.13%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) ITIL
1 7 (21.88%) Migration
2 2 (6.25%) Document Management
2 2 (6.25%) Service Delivery
2 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (6.25%) Workflow
3 1 (3.13%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco ICM Scripting
3 1 (3.13%) Patch Management
3 1 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.13%) E-Commerce
3 1 (3.13%) Process Management
3 1 (3.13%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (3.13%) PLM
3 1 (3.13%) PDM
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) SQL
1 4 (12.50%) VBScript
1 4 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.25%) VB
3 1 (3.13%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.13%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) CCNP
1 2 (6.25%) CCNA
1 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (3.13%) MCITP
2 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (3.13%) MCSE
2 1 (3.13%) MCSA
System Software
1 16 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 16 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (40.63%) XenApp
3 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.13%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) NetBackup
2 3 (9.38%) WSUS
3 2 (6.25%) SCCM
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (3.13%) vMotion
4 1 (3.13%) Backup Exec
4 1 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 24 (75.00%) VMware
2 16 (50.00%) Citrix
3 11 (34.38%) Microsoft
3 11 (34.38%) NetApp
4 8 (25.00%) Symantec
5 6 (18.75%) Veeam
6 5 (15.63%) Cisco
7 4 (12.50%) Adobe
7 4 (12.50%) Dell
8 2 (6.25%) HP
8 2 (6.25%) Sophos
9 1 (3.13%) Brocade
9 1 (3.13%) Kaspersky
9 1 (3.13%) FalconStor
9 1 (3.13%) MobileIron
9 1 (3.13%) Dell Compellent
9 1 (3.13%) IBM
9 1 (3.13%) EMC
9 1 (3.13%) Nortel
9 1 (3.13%) CommVault