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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 114 89 101
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +12
Contract jobs citing vSphere 11 22 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.43% 1.02% 0.29%
As % of the System Software category 5.76% 9.05% 3.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 13 6
Average daily rate - £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 £27.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.54% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.60 £23.00 £23.20
% change year-on-year
+15.65% -0.86%
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
191 243 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.54% 11.28% 7.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 93 67
Average daily rate £325 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £130 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
- +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 70 34
Average hourly rate £16.00 £19.25 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.88% +35.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.35 £29.00 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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
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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Shropshire - 5 - -
Solihull -13 2 - -
Herefordshire 0 1 - -
Coventry -2 1 - - 7
Birmingham -11 1 - - 4
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 21 (91.30%) VMware
2 13 (56.52%) Windows
2 13 (56.52%) Windows Server
3 12 (52.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
5 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
5 7 (30.43%) SAN
5 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (26.09%) MS Exchange
6 6 (26.09%) Data Centre
7 5 (21.74%) LAN
7 5 (21.74%) WAN
7 5 (21.74%) Cisco
7 5 (21.74%) Firewall
8 4 (17.39%) NetBackup
8 4 (17.39%) DNS
8 4 (17.39%) DHCP
8 4 (17.39%) VoIP
8 4 (17.39%) HP
8 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (17.39%) LANDesk
9 3 (13.04%) SCCM
9 3 (13.04%) Hyper-V
9 3 (13.04%) VMware ESX
9 3 (13.04%) JSON
9 3 (13.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (13.04%) vCloud
9 3 (13.04%) Unified Communications

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (26.09%) MS Exchange
2 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (8.70%) Lync
4 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.35%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) IaaS
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
1 1 (4.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) SAN
2 5 (21.74%) Firewall
2 5 (21.74%) LAN
2 5 (21.74%) WAN
3 4 (17.39%) DHCP
3 4 (17.39%) DNS
3 4 (17.39%) VoIP
4 3 (13.04%) MPLS
4 3 (13.04%) Unified Communications
4 3 (13.04%) VPN
5 2 (8.70%) Internet
5 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
6 1 (4.35%) BGP
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (4.35%) EIGRP
6 1 (4.35%) iSCSI
6 1 (4.35%) NAS
6 1 (4.35%) Network Security
6 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.35%) Back Office
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Architect
2 4 (17.39%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (13.04%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (13.04%) Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Network Architect
4 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 2 (8.70%) Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Software Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Technical Architect
4 2 (8.70%) VMware Architect
5 1 (4.35%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) FlexPod Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) ICT Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) IT Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Lync Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) JSON
1 3 (13.04%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) FlexPod
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 13 (56.52%) Windows
1 13 (56.52%) Windows Server
2 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
4 3 (13.04%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.35%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (4.35%) Linux
5 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (8.70%) ITIL
1 2 (8.70%) Network Management
1 2 (8.70%) Presales
2 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (4.35%) DevOps
2 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (4.35%) Document Management
2 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
2 1 (4.35%) Load Balancing
2 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
2 1 (4.35%) Network Design
2 1 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (4.35%) Process Management
2 1 (4.35%) Project Planning
2 1 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (4.35%) Server Building
2 1 (4.35%) Strategic Planning
2 1 (4.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (13.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (8.70%) CCNA
2 2 (8.70%) CCNP
2 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) BC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (4.35%) MCITP
3 1 (4.35%) MCSA
3 1 (4.35%) MCSE
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.35%) NCIE
3 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) VCP5
System Software
1 12 (52.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
3 3 (13.04%) Hyper-V
3 3 (13.04%) vCloud
3 3 (13.04%) VMware ESX
3 3 (13.04%) XenApp
4 2 (8.70%) IAG
4 2 (8.70%) UAG
4 2 (8.70%) XenDesktop
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) NetBackup
2 3 (13.04%) SCCM
3 1 (4.35%) Backup Exec
3 1 (4.35%) HP SIM
3 1 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (4.35%) SCOM
3 1 (4.35%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (4.35%) WSUS
3 1 (4.35%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 21 (91.30%) VMware
2 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
3 5 (21.74%) Cisco
4 4 (17.39%) HP
4 4 (17.39%) LANDesk
5 3 (13.04%) Citrix
6 2 (8.70%) NetApp
6 2 (8.70%) SafeCom
6 2 (8.70%) Veeam
7 1 (4.35%) AppSense
7 1 (4.35%) arcserve
7 1 (4.35%) EMC
7 1 (4.35%) IBM
7 1 (4.35%) Intel
7 1 (4.35%) McAfee
7 1 (4.35%) Sophos
7 1 (4.35%) Symantec