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 30 September 2016 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 139 110 107
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -3
Contract jobs citing vSphere 9 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.28% 0.39% 0.70%
As % of the System Software category 2.97% 4.12% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 14
Median daily rate £400 £323 £301
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.03% +7.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £242 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £434 £315
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+18.92% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £24.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-22.44% -33.78%
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
303 243 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.37% 9.58% 9.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 116 104
Median daily rate £340 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £200 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 44 60
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £9.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £33.55 £28.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

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
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 30 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Birmingham -1 9 £400 +8.84% 1
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, 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 28 (93.33%) VMware
2 27 (90.00%) Windows
3 23 (76.67%) Windows Server
4 19 (63.33%) Linux
4 19 (63.33%) Security Cleared
5 18 (60.00%) Microsoft
6 17 (56.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 16 (53.33%) SC Cleared
8 15 (50.00%) SQL Server
8 15 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (46.67%) MCSE
9 14 (46.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (46.67%) SAN
10 13 (43.33%) Data Centre
11 12 (40.00%) Cisco
11 12 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 11 (36.67%) MCSA
12 11 (36.67%) LAN
12 11 (36.67%) WAN
12 11 (36.67%) Firewall
13 10 (33.33%) CCNP
13 10 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
13 10 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
14 9 (30.00%) Ubuntu
14 9 (30.00%) IPv4
14 9 (30.00%) MS Excel
14 9 (30.00%) Juniper
14 9 (30.00%) Windows 8
15 8 (26.67%) Unix

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 7 (23.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (10.00%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 9 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (23.33%) MS Office
3 5 (16.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.33%) Google App Engine
2 1 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (3.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (46.67%) SAN
2 11 (36.67%) Firewall
2 11 (36.67%) LAN
2 11 (36.67%) WAN
3 10 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (30.00%) IPv4
5 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 4 (13.33%) DHCP
6 4 (13.33%) DNS
7 3 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (10.00%) iSCSI
7 3 (10.00%) MPLS
8 2 (6.67%) NAS
9 1 (3.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (3.33%) EIGRP
9 1 (3.33%) Internet
9 1 (3.33%) NetScaler
9 1 (3.33%) OSPF
9 1 (3.33%) SSL
9 1 (3.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.33%) TeamCity
1 1 (3.33%) Travis CI
1 1 (3.33%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (6.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Technical Leader
3 6 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Senior Technical Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Technical Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Firewall Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Juniper Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Support Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Administrator
5 3 (10.00%) Database Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Server Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Server Support
6 2 (6.67%) Server Support Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Wintel Server Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (43.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.00%) Replication
3 1 (3.33%) Clustering
3 1 (3.33%) Cryptography
3 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (3.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 27 (90.00%) Windows
2 23 (76.67%) Windows Server
3 19 (63.33%) Linux
4 15 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (30.00%) Ubuntu
6 9 (30.00%) Windows 8
7 8 (26.67%) CentOS
7 8 (26.67%) Unix
8 4 (13.33%) Data ONTAP
8 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.67%) System Testing
2 4 (13.33%) ITIL
3 1 (3.33%) Coaching
3 1 (3.33%) Defect Management
3 1 (3.33%) DevOps
3 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (3.33%) ITIL V3
3 1 (3.33%) Migration
3 1 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (3.33%) Security Hardening
3 1 (3.33%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (3.33%) Service Management
3 1 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (3.33%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 4 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.33%) Java
3 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.33%) Perl
3 1 (3.33%) Python
3 1 (3.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (63.33%) Security Cleared
2 16 (53.33%) SC Cleared
3 14 (46.67%) MCSE
3 14 (46.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 11 (36.67%) MCSA
6 10 (33.33%) CCNP
6 10 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (10.00%) VCP5
8 1 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (3.33%) CCNA
8 1 (3.33%) Degree
8 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
8 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.33%) JSP 440
System Software
1 17 (56.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (23.33%) Active Directory
3 5 (16.67%) XenApp
4 3 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (6.67%) vCloud
6 1 (3.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) NetBackup
2 4 (13.33%) SCCM
3 3 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (6.67%) Backup Exec
4 2 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (6.67%) SCOM
4 2 (6.67%) WSUS
5 1 (3.33%) Ansible
5 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (3.33%) PowerCLI
5 1 (3.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 28 (93.33%) VMware
2 18 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (40.00%) Cisco
4 9 (30.00%) Juniper
5 7 (23.33%) Red Hat
6 5 (16.67%) Citrix
6 5 (16.67%) NetApp
7 4 (13.33%) Dell
7 4 (13.33%) Dell Compellent
7 4 (13.33%) HP
7 4 (13.33%) Sophos
8 3 (10.00%) EMC
8 3 (10.00%) Intel Security
8 3 (10.00%) Symantec
9 2 (6.67%) Google
10 1 (3.33%) Nortel
10 1 (3.33%) Rackspace
10 1 (3.33%) SaltStack