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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 110 99 90
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -9
Contract jobs citing vSphere 13 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.51% 0.68% 0.59%
As % of the System Software category 5.68% 7.48% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 4
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£263 £310 £154
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.32% +101.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £251 £102
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £315 £207
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 £13.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.22% -41.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.75 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+1.11% -25.00%
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
229 214 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.01% 9.06% 10.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 91 65
Average daily rate £325 £305 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% +10.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £200 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £405 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 49 33
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.06 £11.10 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £21.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.54% -3.12%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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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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
Coventry +8 3 £243 - 1
Birmingham -6 2 £350 +32.70% 8
Solihull - 2 - -
Shropshire - 1 £250 -
Dudley - 1 - -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 32 (82.05%) VMware
2 30 (76.92%) Windows
3 23 (58.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (56.41%) Citrix
5 20 (51.28%) Active Directory
6 19 (48.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (46.15%) XenApp
8 16 (41.03%) Microsoft
9 11 (28.21%) NetApp
9 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (25.64%) ITIL
10 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (23.08%) Hyper-V
12 8 (20.51%) Migration
12 8 (20.51%) Symantec
12 8 (20.51%) Data Centre
13 6 (15.38%) SQL Server
13 6 (15.38%) Windows XP
13 6 (15.38%) MS Exchange
13 6 (15.38%) Windows 2000 Server
13 6 (15.38%) Veeam
14 5 (12.82%) Finance
14 5 (12.82%) Dell
14 5 (12.82%) MS Office
14 5 (12.82%) MCSE
14 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (12.82%) SAN
14 5 (12.82%) Citrix Certification
15 4 (10.26%) CCA
15 4 (10.26%) Workflow

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.13%) IIS
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.56%) Lync
4 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (12.82%) MS Office
2 4 (10.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) SAN
2 3 (7.69%) DNS
3 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.13%) WAN
3 2 (5.13%) NAS
3 2 (5.13%) iSCSI
3 2 (5.13%) NetScaler
4 1 (2.56%) PABX
4 1 (2.56%) Cisco ICM
4 1 (2.56%) Unified Communications
4 1 (2.56%) DHCP
4 1 (2.56%) HTTP
4 1 (2.56%) LAN
4 1 (2.56%) Firewall
4 1 (2.56%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.56%) MySQL
General
1 5 (12.82%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Automotive
2 2 (5.13%) Marketing
3 1 (2.56%) Retail
3 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (28.21%) Analyst
2 6 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (12.82%) Support Manager
3 5 (12.82%) Support Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) Help Desk Support
5 3 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.13%) Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Server Support
6 2 (5.13%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Citrix Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Server Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Active Directory Specialist
6 2 (5.13%) Citrix Specialist
6 2 (5.13%) Data Centre Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Citrix Support
6 2 (5.13%) Server Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) XMPP
1 1 (2.56%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.56%) CLARiiON
3 1 (2.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 30 (76.92%) Windows
2 19 (48.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (25.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (15.38%) Windows XP
5 6 (15.38%) Windows 2000 Server
6 4 (10.26%) Windows 8
7 3 (7.69%) Linux
8 2 (5.13%) Windows 7
9 1 (2.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.64%) ITIL
2 8 (20.51%) Migration
3 4 (10.26%) Workflow
3 4 (10.26%) Document Management
3 4 (10.26%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (7.69%) Process Management
5 2 (5.13%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.13%) Change Management
5 2 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.13%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.13%) Line Management
5 2 (5.13%) Patch Management
5 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (2.56%) Service Desk Management
6 1 (2.56%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (2.56%) Cisco ICM Scripting
6 1 (2.56%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.56%) PLM
6 1 (2.56%) PDM
6 1 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.26%) SQL
1 4 (10.26%) VBScript
2 3 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.13%) VB
4 1 (2.56%) C
4 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) MCSE
1 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (12.82%) Citrix Certification
2 4 (10.26%) CCA
2 4 (10.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (10.26%) MCITP
3 3 (7.69%) MCTS
3 3 (7.69%) MCP
3 3 (7.69%) CCEA
4 2 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.13%) CCNP
4 2 (5.13%) CCNA
5 1 (2.56%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.56%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (58.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (51.28%) Active Directory
3 18 (46.15%) XenApp
4 9 (23.08%) Hyper-V
5 3 (7.69%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.56%) Xen
6 1 (2.56%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) NetBackup
2 3 (7.69%) WSUS
3 2 (5.13%) SCCM
4 1 (2.56%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.56%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.56%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 32 (82.05%) VMware
2 22 (56.41%) Citrix
3 16 (41.03%) Microsoft
4 11 (28.21%) NetApp
5 8 (20.51%) Symantec
6 6 (15.38%) Veeam
7 5 (12.82%) Dell
8 4 (10.26%) HP
8 4 (10.26%) Adobe
8 4 (10.26%) Cisco
9 2 (5.13%) Sophos
9 2 (5.13%) AppSense
10 1 (2.56%) MobileIron
10 1 (2.56%) Brocade
10 1 (2.56%) ProCurve
10 1 (2.56%) FalconStor
10 1 (2.56%) Kaspersky
10 1 (2.56%) EMC
10 1 (2.56%) Nortel
10 1 (2.56%) IBM
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £511.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago