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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
England / West Midlands
Rank 116 106 91
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -15
Contract jobs citing vSphere 4 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.17% 0.42% 0.86%
As % of the System Software category 2.31% 5.24% 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 9
Median daily rate - - £313
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Median hourly rate - £18.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -34.54%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £25.80 £24.88
% change year-on-year
+49.22% +3.71%

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
173 191 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.24% 7.94% 11.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 68 91
Median daily rate £325 £313 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £163 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £475 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 70
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -30.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.91 £11.10 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.47 £23.20 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire +8 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 - - 2
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) DHCP
3 3 (50.00%) DNS
3 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (33.33%) IaaS
4 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (33.33%) SCCM
4 2 (33.33%) Citrix
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
5 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (16.67%) Migration
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (16.67%) Replication
5 1 (16.67%) Clustering
5 1 (16.67%) JNCIA
5 1 (16.67%) JNCIS
5 1 (16.67%) JNCIP
5 1 (16.67%) Google
5 1 (16.67%) PKI
5 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) IaaS
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) DHCP
1 3 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
2 1 (16.67%) HTTP
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) NAS
2 1 (16.67%) NetScaler
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) VPN
2 1 (16.67%) VSAN
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Architect
1 2 (33.33%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Cloud Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Wintel Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Architect
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Architect
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Wintel Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Clustering
1 1 (16.67%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (16.67%) PKI
1 1 (16.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (16.67%) Security Hardening
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) CCNA
2 1 (16.67%) CCNP
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) JNCIA
2 1 (16.67%) JNCIP
2 1 (16.67%) JNCIS
2 1 (16.67%) MCSE
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (16.67%) Terminal Server
3 1 (16.67%) vCloud
3 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (16.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) 3PAR
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Google
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) Intel Security
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
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