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 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 125 104 106
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +2
Contract jobs citing vSphere 9 23 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.31% 0.86% 0.47%
As % of the System Software category 3.32% 8.75% 5.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 8
Average daily rate £400 £263 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.38% -6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.32% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.58 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+29.63% -8.88%
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
271 263 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.41% 9.83% 8.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 120 88
Average daily rate £375 £325 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +6.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £130 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £318
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 52 43
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £27.50 £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -

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 28 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
Birmingham +2 4 £338 +12.50% 4
Worcestershire - 4 £400 -
Herefordshire +3 1 £375 +188.46%
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 17 (89.47%) VMware
2 13 (68.42%) Windows
3 11 (57.89%) Windows Server
4 9 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (36.84%) SAN
7 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
7 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
7 6 (31.58%) Linux
7 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
8 5 (26.32%) CentOS
8 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
8 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
8 5 (26.32%) MCSE
8 5 (26.32%) MS Office
8 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
8 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (21.05%) ITIL
9 4 (21.05%) Unix
9 4 (21.05%) MS Visio
9 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
9 4 (21.05%) LAN
9 4 (21.05%) VoIP
9 4 (21.05%) WAN
9 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
9 4 (21.05%) Cisco
9 4 (21.05%) NetApp
9 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
9 4 (21.05%) Windows 7

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.26%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
1 5 (26.32%) MS Office
2 4 (21.05%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) IaaS
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
1 1 (5.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) SAN
2 4 (21.05%) LAN
2 4 (21.05%) VoIP
2 4 (21.05%) WAN
3 3 (15.79%) Firewall
3 3 (15.79%) VPN
4 2 (10.53%) DHCP
4 2 (10.53%) DNS
4 2 (10.53%) MPLS
4 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (5.26%) EIGRP
5 1 (5.26%) IPsec
5 1 (5.26%) NAS
5 1 (5.26%) Network Security
5 1 (5.26%) OSPF
5 1 (5.26%) SSL
5 1 (5.26%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) AdminStudio
1 1 (5.26%) InstallShield
1 1 (5.26%) MSI
General
1 2 (10.53%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (15.79%) Database Engineer
1 3 (15.79%) Developer
2 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (10.53%) Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) Architect
2 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Support
2 2 (10.53%) JavaScript Developer
2 2 (10.53%) Network Architect
2 2 (10.53%) Server Support
2 2 (10.53%) Software Developer
2 2 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Wintel Support
3 1 (5.26%) Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) Network Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Server Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (5.26%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) JSON
1 3 (15.79%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) Cryptography
2 1 (5.26%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) Windows
2 11 (57.89%) Windows Server
3 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (31.58%) Linux
4 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (26.32%) CentOS
6 4 (21.05%) Unix
6 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
6 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (15.79%) Data ONTAP
7 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
8 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) ITIL
1 4 (21.05%) System Testing
2 2 (10.53%) Network Management
2 2 (10.53%) Presales
3 1 (5.26%) Business Continuity
3 1 (5.26%) Coaching
3 1 (5.26%) DevOps
3 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL V3
3 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
3 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
3 1 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (5.26%) Server Building
3 1 (5.26%) Service Management
3 1 (5.26%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (5.26%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 5 (26.32%) MCSE
2 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
3 3 (15.79%) CCNA
3 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (15.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (10.53%) CCNP
4 2 (10.53%) MCSA
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (5.26%) Degree
5 1 (5.26%) DV Cleared
5 1 (5.26%) MCITP
5 1 (5.26%) NCIE
5 1 (5.26%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (5.26%) JSP 440
System Software
1 9 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
3 3 (15.79%) Hyper-V
3 3 (15.79%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.26%) vCloud
4 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (5.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Backup Exec
1 2 (10.53%) NetBackup
1 2 (10.53%) WSUS
2 1 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (5.26%) SCCM
2 1 (5.26%) SCOM
2 1 (5.26%) vRealize
2 1 (5.26%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (5.26%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 17 (89.47%) VMware
2 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 4 (21.05%) Cisco
3 4 (21.05%) NetApp
3 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
4 2 (10.53%) HP
4 2 (10.53%) IBM
4 2 (10.53%) Intel Security
4 2 (10.53%) LANDesk
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix
5 1 (5.26%) Dell
5 1 (5.26%) Dell Compellent
5 1 (5.26%) Sophos
5 1 (5.26%) Symantec
5 1 (5.26%) Veeam