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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
England / West Midlands
Rank 115 114 87
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -27
Contract jobs citing vSphere 6 10 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.25% 0.38% 1.09%
As % of the System Software category 2.97% 5.10% 9.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 16
Median daily rate £225 - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -34.54%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £29.53 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+38.85% +30.13%

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
202 196 258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 8.43% 7.42% 11.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 82 100
Median daily rate £400 £325 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £175 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 31 64
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -40.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.36 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £18.00 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +4 4 £225 - 1
Shropshire +23 1 - -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (75.00%) Windows
3 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco
4 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 2 (25.00%) HP
5 2 (25.00%) Citrix
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) DHCP
5 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (25.00%) SCCM
5 2 (25.00%) DNS
5 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (25.00%) IaaS
5 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
6 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (12.50%) VSAN
6 1 (12.50%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (12.50%) Kaspersky
6 1 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (12.50%) HP Storage

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (25.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) DHCP
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) 3G
2 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
2 1 (12.50%) HTTP
2 1 (12.50%) Internet
2 1 (12.50%) Intranet
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) VSAN
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Active Directory Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Cloud Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Architect
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Architect
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Systems Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Wintel Architect
2 1 (12.50%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Clustering
1 1 (12.50%) HP Storage
1 1 (12.50%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (12.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (12.50%) Linux
5 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
1 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) CCNA
2 1 (12.50%) CCNP
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) JNCIA
2 1 (12.50%) JNCIP
2 1 (12.50%) JNCIS
2 1 (12.50%) MCSE
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (12.50%) Terminal Server
4 1 (12.50%) vCloud
4 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) 3PAR
4 1 (12.50%) Dell
4 1 (12.50%) Google
4 1 (12.50%) Intel Security
4 1 (12.50%) Juniper
4 1 (12.50%) Kaspersky
4 1 (12.50%) Nortel
4 1 (12.50%) Red Hat