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 30 June 2016 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 121 113 108
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -5
Contract jobs citing vSphere 21 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.70% 0.38% 0.55%
As % of the System Software category 6.33% 4.27% 5.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 8
Median daily rate £340 £325 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +3.17%
UK excluding London median daily rate £354 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.07% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £13.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £20.50 £18.88
% change year-on-year
+114.63% +8.60%
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
332 211 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.07% 8.92% 9.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 106 94
Median daily rate £390 £325 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £450 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 37 54
Median hourly rate £12.00 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.01 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £27.40 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+25.71% +12.90%

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
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 30 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -2 7 £306 -31.94% 3
Worcestershire - 7 £400 -
Coventry -6 3 £325 +30.00% 3
Staffordshire - 2 £500 -
Shropshire -32 1 - -
Herefordshire - 1 £375 -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, 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 28 (96.55%) VMware
2 24 (82.76%) Windows
3 21 (72.41%) Windows Server
4 19 (65.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (48.28%) Security Cleared
6 13 (44.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (44.83%) Linux
7 12 (41.38%) Microsoft
8 11 (37.93%) SC Cleared
8 11 (37.93%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (34.48%) Active Directory
9 10 (34.48%) SAN
10 9 (31.03%) MS Excel
10 9 (31.03%) SQL Server
11 8 (27.59%) Unix
11 8 (27.59%) MCSE
11 8 (27.59%) MS Exchange
11 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (27.59%) CentOS
11 8 (27.59%) Data Centre
12 7 (24.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (24.14%) Red Hat
12 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (24.14%) MS Office
13 6 (20.69%) LAN
13 6 (20.69%) WAN
13 6 (20.69%) Cisco
13 6 (20.69%) NetApp
13 6 (20.69%) Firewall
13 6 (20.69%) SQL Server 2008

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 8 (27.59%) MS Exchange
2 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (13.79%) SharePoint
2 4 (13.79%) Skype for Business
3 3 (10.34%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.45%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (31.03%) MS Excel
2 7 (24.14%) MS Office
3 5 (17.24%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.45%) Google App Engine
1 1 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (3.45%) IaaS
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (34.48%) SAN
2 6 (20.69%) Firewall
2 6 (20.69%) LAN
2 6 (20.69%) WAN
3 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
4 4 (13.79%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (13.79%) DHCP
4 4 (13.79%) DNS
5 3 (10.34%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (10.34%) IPv4
5 3 (10.34%) iSCSI
5 3 (10.34%) MPLS
6 2 (6.90%) NAS
7 1 (3.45%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (3.45%) EIGRP
7 1 (3.45%) Internet
7 1 (3.45%) IPsec
7 1 (3.45%) Network Security
7 1 (3.45%) OSPF
7 1 (3.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (31.03%) SQL Server
2 6 (20.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) AdminStudio
1 1 (3.45%) InstallShield
1 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.45%) MSI
1 1 (3.45%) TeamCity
1 1 (3.45%) Travis CI
1 1 (3.45%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (6.90%) Back Office
1 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (17.24%) Support Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) Administrator
2 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (10.34%) Database Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Developer
3 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Support
4 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) IT Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) JavaScript Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Juniper Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Server Support
4 2 (6.90%) Software Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Technical Leader
4 2 (6.90%) Wintel Server Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Wintel Support
4 2 (6.90%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) JSON
1 3 (10.34%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (27.59%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.34%) Replication
3 1 (3.45%) Clustering
3 1 (3.45%) Cryptography
3 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (3.45%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 24 (82.76%) Windows
2 21 (72.41%) Windows Server
3 13 (44.83%) Linux
3 13 (44.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (37.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (27.59%) CentOS
5 8 (27.59%) Unix
6 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (20.69%) Data ONTAP
7 6 (20.69%) Windows 8
8 4 (13.79%) Windows 7
9 3 (10.34%) Ubuntu
10 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.24%) System Testing
2 4 (13.79%) ITIL
3 2 (6.90%) DevOps
3 2 (6.90%) Network Management
4 1 (3.45%) Business Continuity
4 1 (3.45%) Coaching
4 1 (3.45%) Defect Management
4 1 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.45%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.45%) ITIL V3
4 1 (3.45%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (3.45%) Server Building
4 1 (3.45%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (3.45%) Service Management
4 1 (3.45%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (3.45%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (3.45%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) PowerShell
2 4 (13.79%) JavaScript
3 3 (10.34%) SQL
4 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.45%) Java
4 1 (3.45%) Perl
4 1 (3.45%) Python
4 1 (3.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 14 (48.28%) Security Cleared
2 11 (37.93%) SC Cleared
3 8 (27.59%) MCSE
3 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (24.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (17.24%) CCNP
5 5 (17.24%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (17.24%) MCSA
6 3 (10.34%) VCP5
7 2 (6.90%) CCNA
8 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (3.45%) Degree
8 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
8 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (3.45%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.45%) JSP 440
System Software
1 19 (65.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (34.48%) Active Directory
3 4 (13.79%) VMware ESX
4 3 (10.34%) Hyper-V
4 3 (10.34%) XenApp
5 2 (6.90%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (3.45%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) NetBackup
2 3 (10.34%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (10.34%) SCCM
3 2 (6.90%) Backup Exec
3 2 (6.90%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (6.90%) SCOM
3 2 (6.90%) WSUS
4 1 (3.45%) Ansible
4 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.45%) Puppet
4 1 (3.45%) vRealize
Vendors
1 28 (96.55%) VMware
2 12 (41.38%) Microsoft
3 7 (24.14%) Red Hat
4 6 (20.69%) Cisco
4 6 (20.69%) NetApp
5 4 (13.79%) Dell
5 4 (13.79%) Dell Compellent
6 3 (10.34%) Citrix
6 3 (10.34%) EMC
6 3 (10.34%) HP
6 3 (10.34%) Intel Security
6 3 (10.34%) Juniper
6 3 (10.34%) Sophos
6 3 (10.34%) Symantec
7 2 (6.90%) LANDesk
8 1 (3.45%) Google
8 1 (3.45%) IBM
8 1 (3.45%) Rackspace
8 1 (3.45%) SaltStack
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