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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 100 90 96
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +6
Contract jobs citing vSphere 14 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.60% 0.42% 0.59%
As % of the System Software category 6.22% 5.84% 7.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 4
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£306 £275 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.36% -31.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £313 £314
% change year-on-year
+21.60% -0.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £28.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £23.20 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+21.76% -5.30%
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
225 154 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 9.67% 7.22% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 53 51
Average daily rate £300 £298 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% -16.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £423 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 44 46
Average hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.17% -27.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £10.15 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £22.69 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +1 8 £306 +16.66% 7
Worcestershire -4 3 - - 1
Warwickshire -7 1 - - 2
Brierley Hill - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Dudley - - - -
Solihull - - - - 4
Walsall - - - - 1
Wolverhampton - - - - 1
Herefordshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 33 (100.00%) VMware
2 28 (84.85%) Windows
3 25 (75.76%) Active Directory
3 25 (75.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (69.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (63.64%) Citrix
6 19 (57.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (54.55%) XenApp
8 9 (27.27%) Migration
8 9 (27.27%) Incident Management
8 9 (27.27%) Windows 7
8 9 (27.27%) Hyper-V
9 8 (24.24%) NetScaler
9 8 (24.24%) XenDesktop
10 7 (21.21%) SQL
11 6 (18.18%) T-SQL
11 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
11 6 (18.18%) MCSE
11 6 (18.18%) MS Exchange
11 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
11 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (18.18%) HP
11 6 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (18.18%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (15.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (15.15%) CCA
12 5 (15.15%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (12.12%) CCEA
13 4 (12.12%) Dell
13 4 (12.12%) LAN

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (24.24%) NetScaler
2 4 (12.12%) LAN
2 4 (12.12%) WAN
3 3 (9.09%) SAN
4 2 (6.06%) VoIP
4 2 (6.06%) WLAN
4 2 (6.06%) Firewall
5 1 (3.03%) Network Security
5 1 (3.03%) iSCSI
5 1 (3.03%) VLAN
5 1 (3.03%) DHCP
5 1 (3.03%) DNS
5 1 (3.03%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
1 6 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
1 6 (18.18%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) 3rd Line Support
2 6 (18.18%) Support Specialist
2 6 (18.18%) Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Applications Support
4 4 (12.12%) Support Technician
4 4 (12.12%) Support Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Support Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Applications Support Technician
4 4 (12.12%) 3rd Line Support Technician
5 3 (9.09%) Citrix Support
6 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Data Centre Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Citrix Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Support Manager
6 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Citrix Support Specialist
7 1 (3.03%) IT Support
7 1 (3.03%) Senior IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.03%) EqualLogic
1 1 (3.03%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 28 (84.85%) Windows
2 23 (69.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (57.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (27.27%) Windows 7
5 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (6.06%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) Migration
1 9 (27.27%) Incident Management
2 4 (12.12%) ITIL
3 3 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.03%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.03%) Service Desk Management
4 1 (3.03%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (3.03%) Document Management
4 1 (3.03%) Business Continuity
4 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.03%) Process Management
4 1 (3.03%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.03%) Workflow
4 1 (3.03%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) SQL
2 6 (18.18%) T-SQL
3 2 (6.06%) R
4 1 (3.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) MCSE
1 6 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (15.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 5 (15.15%) CCA
2 5 (15.15%) Citrix Certification
3 4 (12.12%) CCEA
3 4 (12.12%) MCP
3 4 (12.12%) MCITP
3 4 (12.12%) MCTS
4 3 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (9.09%) CCNP
5 2 (6.06%) CCNA
6 1 (3.03%) VCP4
6 1 (3.03%) Degree
6 1 (3.03%) MCSA
System Software
1 25 (75.76%) Active Directory
1 25 (75.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (54.55%) XenApp
3 9 (27.27%) Hyper-V
4 8 (24.24%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.03%) Xen
5 1 (3.03%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 1 (3.03%) NetBackup
1 1 (3.03%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 33 (100.00%) VMware
2 21 (63.64%) Citrix
3 6 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 6 (18.18%) HP
4 4 (12.12%) Dell
4 4 (12.12%) NetApp
5 2 (6.06%) Juniper
5 2 (6.06%) Symantec
5 2 (6.06%) Cisco
5 2 (6.06%) AppSense
6 1 (3.03%) ProCurve
6 1 (3.03%) EMC
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 per day + May be negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Half
Rate: £26 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago