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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 87 102 99
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -3
Contract jobs citing vSphere 26 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.15% 0.27% 0.17%
As % of the System Software category 10.61% 4.03% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 1
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£300 £275 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +1.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £311
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +7.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £26.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £23.60 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.01% -14.18%
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
245 149 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.81% 6.74% 9.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 56 61
Average daily rate £288 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £195 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £308 £315
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 34 34
Average hourly rate £23.00 £13.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.92% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £20.60 £20.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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
Birmingham +2 6 £300 +31.86% 4
Worcestershire +2 4 - -
Herefordshire - 4 £130 -
Dudley - 3 £300 -
Coventry +2 2 £310 -16.21% 2
Solihull - 1 £363 -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Brierley Hill - - - -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (86.49%) VMware
2 27 (72.97%) Windows
3 24 (64.86%) Citrix
3 24 (64.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (54.05%) Active Directory
5 19 (51.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (48.65%) XenApp
7 14 (37.84%) Microsoft
8 11 (29.73%) Hyper-V
9 10 (27.03%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (21.62%) ITIL
10 8 (21.62%) Migration
10 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (18.92%) NetApp
12 6 (16.22%) Symantec
12 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (16.22%) MCSE
12 6 (16.22%) Windows XP
13 5 (13.51%) MS Exchange
13 5 (13.51%) HP
13 5 (13.51%) Dell
13 5 (13.51%) MS Office
13 5 (13.51%) CCA
13 5 (13.51%) Citrix Certification
14 4 (10.81%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (10.81%) XenDesktop
14 4 (10.81%) Veeam
14 4 (10.81%) Windows 7
14 4 (10.81%) AppSense
14 4 (10.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 5 (13.51%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.70%) IIS
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.70%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MS Office
2 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) SAN
1 4 (10.81%) NetScaler
2 3 (8.11%) DNS
2 3 (8.11%) WAN
3 2 (5.41%) DHCP
3 2 (5.41%) LAN
4 1 (2.70%) HTTP
4 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.70%) MPLS
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco ICM
4 1 (2.70%) Network Security
4 1 (2.70%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.70%) NAS
4 1 (2.70%) Unified Communications
4 1 (2.70%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.70%) MySQL
General
1 3 (8.11%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Marketing
3 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Analyst
2 10 (27.03%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (13.51%) Support Analyst
3 5 (13.51%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 4 (10.81%) Help Desk Support
4 4 (10.81%) Citrix Support
4 4 (10.81%) Support Manager
4 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Data Centre Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Support Specialist
6 2 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.41%) Consultant
6 2 (5.41%) Citrix Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Server Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) IT Support
7 1 (2.70%) Senior IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.70%) VXML
1 1 (2.70%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.70%) CLARiiON
2 1 (2.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 27 (72.97%) Windows
2 19 (51.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (27.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (16.22%) Windows XP
6 4 (10.81%) Windows 2000 Server
6 4 (10.81%) Windows 7
6 4 (10.81%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.70%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.62%) ITIL
1 8 (21.62%) Migration
2 4 (10.81%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (8.11%) Workflow
3 3 (8.11%) Document Management
3 3 (8.11%) Incident Management
3 3 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (8.11%) Process Management
4 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (5.41%) Change Management
4 2 (5.41%) Line Management
5 1 (2.70%) Service Desk Management
5 1 (2.70%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (2.70%) Cisco ICM Scripting
5 1 (2.70%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.70%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.70%) E-Commerce
5 1 (2.70%) PRINCE
5 1 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.70%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) SQL
2 2 (5.41%) VBScript
3 1 (2.70%) VB
3 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.70%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) MCSE
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (13.51%) CCA
2 5 (13.51%) Citrix Certification
3 4 (10.81%) CCEA
3 4 (10.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (10.81%) MCTS
3 4 (10.81%) MCITP
3 4 (10.81%) MCP
4 2 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.41%) CCNP
5 1 (2.70%) CCNA
5 1 (2.70%) MCSA
5 1 (2.70%) Degree
5 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.70%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (64.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (54.05%) Active Directory
3 18 (48.65%) XenApp
4 11 (29.73%) Hyper-V
5 4 (10.81%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.70%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) NetBackup
1 2 (5.41%) SCCM
2 1 (2.70%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (2.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (86.49%) VMware
2 24 (64.86%) Citrix
3 14 (37.84%) Microsoft
4 7 (18.92%) NetApp
5 6 (16.22%) Symantec
6 5 (13.51%) HP
6 5 (13.51%) Dell
7 4 (10.81%) Adobe
7 4 (10.81%) AppSense
7 4 (10.81%) Veeam
8 3 (8.11%) Cisco
9 2 (5.41%) EMC
10 1 (2.70%) Sophos
10 1 (2.70%) Juniper
10 1 (2.70%) CommVault
10 1 (2.70%) FalconStor
10 1 (2.70%) MobileIron
10 1 (2.70%) Brocade
10 1 (2.70%) ProCurve
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