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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 131 114 108
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -6
Contract jobs citing vSphere 2 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.073% 0.43% 0.54%
As % of the System Software category 0.94% 4.45% 6.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 7
Median daily rate - £335 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.46 £23.75 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+87.20% -18.10%
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
213 247 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 7.79% 9.64% 8.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 101 79
Median daily rate £325 £300 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -0.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £165 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £347
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 39 76
Median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.36 £10.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.47 £18.50 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 3 December 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
Shropshire -5 2 - -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 19 (95.00%) VMware
2 17 (85.00%) Windows
3 15 (75.00%) Windows Server
4 13 (65.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (65.00%) Security Cleared
4 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
4 13 (65.00%) SAN
5 12 (60.00%) SQL Server
6 11 (55.00%) Linux
6 11 (55.00%) SC Cleared
7 10 (50.00%) MCSE
7 10 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (50.00%) Cisco
8 9 (45.00%) IPv4
8 9 (45.00%) CCNP
8 9 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (45.00%) MCSA
8 9 (45.00%) LAN
8 9 (45.00%) WAN
8 9 (45.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (45.00%) Ubuntu
8 9 (45.00%) Juniper
8 9 (45.00%) Firewall
8 9 (45.00%) Cisco ASA
8 9 (45.00%) Data Centre
8 9 (45.00%) Windows 8
9 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (30.00%) Citrix
11 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
11 5 (25.00%) DHCP

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 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (15.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (15.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.00%) IaaS
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (65.00%) SAN
2 9 (45.00%) Cisco ASA
2 9 (45.00%) Firewall
2 9 (45.00%) IPv4
2 9 (45.00%) LAN
2 9 (45.00%) WAN
3 5 (25.00%) DHCP
3 5 (25.00%) DNS
4 3 (15.00%) Fibre Channel
4 3 (15.00%) iSCSI
4 3 (15.00%) MPLS
4 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.00%) NAS
5 1 (5.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (10.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (45.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Senior Technical Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Technical Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Technical Leader
3 4 (20.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Juniper Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Administrator
4 3 (15.00%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Firewall Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Cloud Architect
6 1 (5.00%) IT Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) VMware Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) VMware Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (45.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (20.00%) Replication
3 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.00%) Clustering
4 1 (5.00%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (5.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 17 (85.00%) Windows
2 15 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 13 (65.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (55.00%) Linux
5 9 (45.00%) Ubuntu
5 9 (45.00%) Windows 8
6 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (10.00%) CentOS
7 2 (10.00%) Data ONTAP
7 2 (10.00%) Unix
7 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) ITIL
2 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (5.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (5.00%) Migration
2 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (5.00%) Security Hardening
2 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (65.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (55.00%) SC Cleared
3 10 (50.00%) MCSE
3 10 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (45.00%) CCNP
4 9 (45.00%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (45.00%) MCSA
4 9 (45.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (25.00%) XenApp
3 2 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (5.00%) Terminal Server
4 1 (5.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) SCCM
2 3 (15.00%) NetBackup
2 3 (15.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (10.00%) SCOM
4 1 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 19 (95.00%) VMware
2 13 (65.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (50.00%) Cisco
4 9 (45.00%) Juniper
5 6 (30.00%) Citrix
6 4 (20.00%) Sophos
7 3 (15.00%) EMC
7 3 (15.00%) NetApp
7 3 (15.00%) Symantec
8 2 (10.00%) Dell
8 2 (10.00%) Dell Compellent
8 2 (10.00%) Red Hat
9 1 (5.00%) 3PAR
9 1 (5.00%) Google
9 1 (5.00%) HP
9 1 (5.00%) Intel Security
9 1 (5.00%) Nortel
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