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 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 112 101 100
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -1
Contract jobs citing vSphere 8 18 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.33% 0.75% 0.20%
As % of the System Software category 4.26% 8.37% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 1
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£375 £315 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +32.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.88 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.96% -38.11%
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
188 215 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.87% 8.94% 10.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 83 99
Average daily rate £325 £300 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -5.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £185 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £350 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 54 37
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.62 £9.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £21.35 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £15.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+8.54% -13.88%

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 July 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 28 July 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
Coventry +7 4 £260 - 2
Birmingham -2 2 £481 +159.72% 5
Warwickshire - 1 £427 - 3
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 26 (83.87%) Windows
2 24 (77.42%) VMware
3 17 (54.84%) Citrix
4 15 (48.39%) Active Directory
4 15 (48.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (48.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (48.39%) XenApp
5 11 (35.48%) NetApp
6 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
7 9 (29.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (25.81%) Symantec
8 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (22.58%) Migration
9 7 (22.58%) Data Centre
10 6 (19.35%) Windows 2000 Server
10 6 (19.35%) Veeam
10 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
11 5 (16.13%) ITIL
11 5 (16.13%) MS Exchange
11 5 (16.13%) Cisco
11 5 (16.13%) SAN
12 4 (12.90%) Adobe
12 4 (12.90%) Windows XP
12 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
12 4 (12.90%) MS Office
12 4 (12.90%) VBScript
12 4 (12.90%) PowerShell
12 4 (12.90%) NetBackup
12 4 (12.90%) Windows 8
13 3 (9.68%) WSUS

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 5 (16.13%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.45%) IIS
2 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.23%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) MS Office
1 4 (12.90%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.13%) SAN
2 3 (9.68%) iSCSI
2 3 (9.68%) DNS
3 2 (6.45%) NetScaler
3 2 (6.45%) Firewall
3 2 (6.45%) Cisco ICM
3 2 (6.45%) NAS
3 2 (6.45%) MPLS
3 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.23%) VPN
4 1 (3.23%) WAN
4 1 (3.23%) DHCP
4 1 (3.23%) HTTP
4 1 (3.23%) BGP
4 1 (3.23%) EIGRP
4 1 (3.23%) Unified Communications
4 1 (3.23%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (3.23%) PABX
4 1 (3.23%) Network Security
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.23%) MySQL
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
1 2 (6.45%) Automotive
2 1 (3.23%) Retail
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Analyst
2 4 (12.90%) Support Analyst
2 4 (12.90%) Help Desk Support
2 4 (12.90%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Server Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Active Directory Specialist
4 2 (6.45%) Citrix Specialist
4 2 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Server Support
4 2 (6.45%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Server Support Analyst
4 2 (6.45%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) Network Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Technical Project Manager
5 1 (3.23%) IT Consultant
5 1 (3.23%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) VXML
1 1 (3.23%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.23%) NHS
2 1 (3.23%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.23%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 26 (83.87%) Windows
2 15 (48.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (29.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (25.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (19.35%) Windows 2000 Server
6 4 (12.90%) Windows 8
6 4 (12.90%) Windows XP
7 3 (9.68%) Linux
8 2 (6.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) Migration
2 5 (16.13%) ITIL
3 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.23%) Workflow
4 1 (3.23%) PLM
4 1 (3.23%) PDM
4 1 (3.23%) Document Management
4 1 (3.23%) Network Design
4 1 (3.23%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.23%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.23%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco ICM Scripting
4 1 (3.23%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) VBScript
1 4 (12.90%) PowerShell
2 3 (9.68%) SQL
3 2 (6.45%) VB
4 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) CCNP
1 3 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.45%) CCNA
3 1 (3.23%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (3.23%) MCSE
3 1 (3.23%) MCSA
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (3.23%) MCITP
3 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 15 (48.39%) Active Directory
1 15 (48.39%) VMware Infrastructure
1 15 (48.39%) XenApp
2 3 (9.68%) XenDesktop
3 2 (6.45%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) NetBackup
2 3 (9.68%) WSUS
2 3 (9.68%) SCCM
3 1 (3.23%) SCOM
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (3.23%) vMotion
3 1 (3.23%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 24 (77.42%) VMware
2 17 (54.84%) Citrix
3 11 (35.48%) NetApp
4 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
5 8 (25.81%) Symantec
6 6 (19.35%) Veeam
7 5 (16.13%) Cisco
8 4 (12.90%) Adobe
9 3 (9.68%) Dell
10 2 (6.45%) HP
10 2 (6.45%) Sophos
11 1 (3.23%) Kaspersky
11 1 (3.23%) MobileIron
11 1 (3.23%) IBM
11 1 (3.23%) Nortel
11 1 (3.23%) CommVault
Coventry
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £290 per day
Posted: 6 days ago