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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 105 102 95
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -7
Contract jobs citing vSphere 23 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.85% 0.47% 0.53%
As % of the System Software category 9.27% 5.70% 5.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 5
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £204 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £315 £246
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £27.25
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -17.43%
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
248 193 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.15% 8.16% 9.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 84 70
Average daily rate £309 £305 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.22% +22.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £200 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £453 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £318 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.08% +1.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 36 33
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £17.60 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.93% +6.45%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
Dudley - 4 £300 -
Birmingham -9 3 £253 +18.82% 6
Coventry - 3 £310 - 1
Solihull - 3 £363 - 1
Shropshire - 2 £250 - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 33 (82.50%) VMware
2 31 (77.50%) Windows
3 24 (60.00%) Citrix
3 24 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (57.50%) Active Directory
5 22 (55.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (47.50%) XenApp
7 17 (42.50%) Microsoft
8 11 (27.50%) NetApp
8 11 (27.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (25.00%) ITIL
9 10 (25.00%) Hyper-V
9 10 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (20.00%) Migration
11 7 (17.50%) MS Exchange
11 7 (17.50%) Symantec
12 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (15.00%) Windows XP
12 6 (15.00%) MCSE
12 6 (15.00%) Windows 2000 Server
12 6 (15.00%) Veeam
13 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
13 5 (12.50%) SQL
13 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
13 5 (12.50%) MS Office
13 5 (12.50%) Cisco
13 5 (12.50%) Dell
13 5 (12.50%) CCA
13 5 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
13 5 (12.50%) SAN

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 7 (17.50%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.50%) IIS
3 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.50%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (12.50%) MS Office
1 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) SAN
2 3 (7.50%) WAN
2 3 (7.50%) DNS
3 2 (5.00%) LAN
3 2 (5.00%) NetScaler
3 2 (5.00%) iSCSI
3 2 (5.00%) NAS
3 2 (5.00%) DHCP
4 1 (2.50%) HTTP
4 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.50%) MPLS
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco ICM
4 1 (2.50%) Network Security
4 1 (2.50%) Unified Communications
4 1 (2.50%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.50%) MySQL
General
1 3 (7.50%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Automotive
2 2 (5.00%) Marketing
3 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Analyst
2 11 (27.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Help Desk Support
4 4 (10.00%) Support Manager
4 4 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Server Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Citrix Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Active Directory Specialist
6 2 (5.00%) Citrix Specialist
6 2 (5.00%) Consultant
6 2 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.00%) Data Centre Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Citrix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) VXML
1 1 (2.50%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.50%) CLARiiON
2 1 (2.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 31 (77.50%) Windows
2 22 (55.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (27.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (15.00%) Windows 2000 Server
5 6 (15.00%) Windows XP
6 4 (10.00%) Windows 8
7 2 (5.00%) Windows 7
7 2 (5.00%) Linux
8 1 (2.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) ITIL
2 8 (20.00%) Migration
3 3 (7.50%) Process Management
3 3 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (7.50%) Workflow
3 3 (7.50%) Document Management
3 3 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (5.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (5.00%) Change Management
4 2 (5.00%) Line Management
5 1 (2.50%) E-Commerce
5 1 (2.50%) PRINCE
5 1 (2.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.50%) Business Continuity
5 1 (2.50%) PLM
5 1 (2.50%) PDM
5 1 (2.50%) Service Desk Management
5 1 (2.50%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (2.50%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.50%) SQL
2 4 (10.00%) VBScript
3 2 (5.00%) VB
3 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.50%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) MCSE
1 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (12.50%) CCA
2 5 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
3 4 (10.00%) CCEA
3 4 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (10.00%) MCTS
3 4 (10.00%) MCITP
3 4 (10.00%) MCP
4 3 (7.50%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (7.50%) CCNP
5 2 (5.00%) CCNA
6 1 (2.50%) MCSA
6 1 (2.50%) Degree
6 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (57.50%) Active Directory
3 19 (47.50%) XenApp
4 10 (25.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (5.00%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) NetBackup
2 2 (5.00%) SCCM
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (82.50%) VMware
2 24 (60.00%) Citrix
3 17 (42.50%) Microsoft
4 11 (27.50%) NetApp
5 7 (17.50%) Symantec
6 6 (15.00%) Veeam
7 5 (12.50%) Cisco
7 5 (12.50%) Dell
8 4 (10.00%) Adobe
8 4 (10.00%) HP
9 2 (5.00%) EMC
9 2 (5.00%) AppSense
10 1 (2.50%) Brocade
10 1 (2.50%) ProCurve
10 1 (2.50%) Kaspersky
10 1 (2.50%) FalconStor
10 1 (2.50%) MobileIron
10 1 (2.50%) Nortel
10 1 (2.50%) Sophos
10 1 (2.50%) Juniper
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + DOE
Posted: 18 days ago
West Midlands
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 26 days ago