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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 108 99 92
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -7
Contract jobs citing vSphere 14 7 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.55% 0.34% 0.89%
As % of the System Software category 6.48% 3.87% 12.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 3
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£300 £281 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -9.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £173 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £325 £382
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.90% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £21.75 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+70.11% -8.42%
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
216 181 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.48% 8.71% 6.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 65 52
Average daily rate £303 £291 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.86% -16.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £159 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £382 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 48 33
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -32.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.40 £23.85 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.92 £15.38 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+10.04% -0.80%

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 20 October 2014.

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 20 October 2014. 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 0 5 £243 +2.10% 6
Worcestershire - 5 £303 - 1
Solihull - 2 £250 - 1
Walsall - 2 - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 3
Coventry - - - -
Dudley - - - -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 28 (96.55%) VMware
2 27 (93.10%) Windows
3 24 (82.76%) Active Directory
3 24 (82.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (72.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (65.52%) VMware Infrastructure
6 15 (51.72%) Citrix
7 14 (48.28%) XenApp
8 12 (41.38%) Windows 7
9 10 (34.48%) NetScaler
9 10 (34.48%) XenDesktop
9 10 (34.48%) Incident Management
9 10 (34.48%) Migration
10 8 (27.59%) SQL
11 6 (20.69%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (20.69%) T-SQL
11 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
11 6 (20.69%) MS Exchange
11 6 (20.69%) HP
11 6 (20.69%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (17.24%) SAN
12 5 (17.24%) NetApp
13 4 (13.79%) Dell
13 4 (13.79%) LAN
13 4 (13.79%) WAN
14 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010
14 3 (10.34%) VLAN
14 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2007
14 3 (10.34%) Hyper-V
14 3 (10.34%) Cisco

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 (20.69%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.90%) Lync
4 1 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Communications & Networking
1 10 (34.48%) NetScaler
2 5 (17.24%) SAN
3 4 (13.79%) LAN
3 4 (13.79%) WAN
4 3 (10.34%) VoIP
4 3 (10.34%) VLAN
5 2 (6.90%) MPLS
5 2 (6.90%) Firewall
5 2 (6.90%) WLAN
6 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.45%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
1 6 (20.69%) SQL Server 2005
1 6 (20.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MSI
2 1 (3.45%) InstallShield
2 1 (3.45%) AdminStudio
General
1 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Support Specialist
2 7 (24.14%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (17.24%) Applications Support
4 4 (13.79%) Support Technician
4 4 (13.79%) Applications Support Technician
4 4 (13.79%) 3rd Line Support Technician
5 3 (10.34%) Citrix Support
5 3 (10.34%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Support Analyst
5 3 (10.34%) Analyst
6 2 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (6.90%) Administrator
7 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Systems Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Network Manager
7 1 (3.45%) Citrix Consultant
7 1 (3.45%) Applications Support Engineer
7 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Blackberry
1 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.45%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 27 (93.10%) Windows
2 24 (82.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 21 (72.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (41.38%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.45%) Linux
5 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) Migration
1 10 (34.48%) Incident Management
2 3 (10.34%) ITIL
3 2 (6.90%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (3.45%) Project Management
4 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (3.45%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 8 (27.59%) SQL
2 6 (20.69%) T-SQL
3 2 (6.90%) R
4 1 (3.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) CCNP
1 3 (10.34%) CCNA
1 3 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (6.90%) VCP4
System Software
1 24 (82.76%) Active Directory
2 19 (65.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (48.28%) XenApp
4 10 (34.48%) XenDesktop
5 3 (10.34%) Hyper-V
6 1 (3.45%) VMware ESX
6 1 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Backup Exec
1 2 (6.90%) SCOM
2 1 (3.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (3.45%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 28 (96.55%) VMware
2 15 (51.72%) Citrix
3 6 (20.69%) HP
4 5 (17.24%) NetApp
5 4 (13.79%) Dell
6 3 (10.34%) Cisco
7 2 (6.90%) Symantec
7 2 (6.90%) AppSense
7 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
8 1 (3.45%) 3PAR
8 1 (3.45%) Avaya
8 1 (3.45%) Juniper
8 1 (3.45%) IBM