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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 121 112 99
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -13
Contract jobs citing vSphere 10 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.35% 0.51% 0.69%
As % of the System Software category 3.29% 5.39% 7.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 10
Median daily rate £375 £256 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.34% -17.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £243 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £313 £315
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £30.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +122.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £22.75 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+1.09% -10.78%
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
304 241 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.77% 9.47% 9.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 111 88
Median daily rate £375 £325 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £425 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 49 48
Median hourly rate £13.50 £16.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.76 £10.01 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £27.40 £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.83 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+12.92% +8.54%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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
Worcestershire - 5 £400 -
Birmingham +1 4 £288 -17.85% 3
Herefordshire - 1 £375 -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 18 (90.00%) VMware
2 15 (75.00%) Windows
3 13 (65.00%) Windows Server
4 12 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (35.00%) Security Cleared
6 7 (35.00%) Linux
6 7 (35.00%) MS Office
6 7 (35.00%) MS Excel
6 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
6 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
6 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (30.00%) MCSE
7 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
7 6 (30.00%) CentOS
8 5 (25.00%) System Testing
8 5 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (25.00%) MS Visio
8 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
8 5 (25.00%) Unix
8 5 (25.00%) SAN
8 5 (25.00%) NetApp
8 5 (25.00%) Red Hat
8 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
9 4 (20.00%) Data ONTAP
9 4 (20.00%) VMware ESX
9 4 (20.00%) ITIL

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 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.00%) IIS
2 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (35.00%) MS Excel
1 7 (35.00%) MS Office
2 5 (25.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) IaaS
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
1 1 (5.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) SAN
2 3 (15.00%) Firewall
3 2 (10.00%) DHCP
3 2 (10.00%) DNS
3 2 (10.00%) LAN
3 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (10.00%) VoIP
3 2 (10.00%) WAN
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (5.00%) EIGRP
4 1 (5.00%) IPsec
4 1 (5.00%) NAS
4 1 (5.00%) Network Security
4 1 (5.00%) OSPF
4 1 (5.00%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (5.00%) SSL
4 1 (5.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) AdminStudio
1 1 (5.00%) InstallShield
1 1 (5.00%) MSI
General
1 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Database Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Developer
2 3 (15.00%) Server Support
2 3 (15.00%) Wintel Support
3 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (10.00%) Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (10.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Server Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Server Support Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Software Developer
3 2 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Wintel Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Network Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Server Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) JSON
1 3 (15.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) Cryptography
2 1 (5.00%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 15 (75.00%) Windows
2 13 (65.00%) Windows Server
3 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (35.00%) Linux
4 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (30.00%) CentOS
6 5 (25.00%) Unix
6 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (20.00%) Data ONTAP
7 4 (20.00%) Windows 7
8 3 (15.00%) Windows 8
9 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) System Testing
2 4 (20.00%) ITIL
3 2 (10.00%) Network Management
4 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (5.00%) Coaching
4 1 (5.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (5.00%) DevOps
4 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Server Building
4 1 (5.00%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (5.00%) Service Management
4 1 (5.00%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (30.00%) MCSE
2 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (15.00%) CCNA
4 3 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (15.00%) MCSA
4 3 (15.00%) VCP5
5 2 (10.00%) CCNP
6 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (5.00%) Degree
6 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
6 1 (5.00%) MCITP
6 1 (5.00%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.00%) JSP 440
System Software
1 12 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (20.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.00%) vCloud
4 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (5.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Backup Exec
1 3 (15.00%) NetBackup
1 3 (15.00%) WSUS
2 2 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (5.00%) SCCM
3 1 (5.00%) SCOM
3 1 (5.00%) vRealize
3 1 (5.00%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (5.00%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 18 (90.00%) VMware
2 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (25.00%) NetApp
3 5 (25.00%) Red Hat
4 4 (20.00%) Cisco
5 3 (15.00%) HP
5 3 (15.00%) Intel Security
6 2 (10.00%) Dell
6 2 (10.00%) Dell Compellent
6 2 (10.00%) IBM
6 2 (10.00%) LANDesk
7 1 (5.00%) Citrix
7 1 (5.00%) Sophos
7 1 (5.00%) Symantec
7 1 (5.00%) Veeam