The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wiltshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 58 48 60
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +12
Contract jobs citing vSphere 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 0.56% 0.20% 0.16%
As % of the System Software category 5.56% 2.00% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
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£460 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £311 £315
% change year-on-year
+22.08% -1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £23.20 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+18.53% -15.63%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Wiltshire region.

System Software Category
Wiltshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
72 50 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 10.11% 9.80% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 22 21
Average daily rate £375 £283 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.74% -24.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £141 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £591 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 13
Average hourly rate £39.38 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+125.00% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £12.60 £12.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £27.90 £131.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.80 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.43% -9.71%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the Wiltshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing vSphere across the Wiltshire region.

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the Wiltshire region.

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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 18 (94.74%) VMware
2 14 (73.68%) Security Cleared
2 14 (73.68%) Windows
3 13 (68.42%) ITIL
3 13 (68.42%) DHCP
3 13 (68.42%) DNS
3 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
3 13 (68.42%) DV Cleared
3 13 (68.42%) Firewall
4 12 (63.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (63.16%) Linux
4 12 (63.16%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (57.89%) Symantec
5 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
5 11 (57.89%) HP
5 11 (57.89%) SLA
5 11 (57.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (57.89%) Telecoms
5 11 (57.89%) NetBackup
5 11 (57.89%) HP SIM
5 11 (57.89%) 3PAR
5 11 (57.89%) Capacity Management
5 11 (57.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 10 (52.63%) MS Excel
7 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
8 4 (21.05%) Cisco
9 3 (15.79%) Citrix
9 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
9 3 (15.79%) VMware ESXi

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wiltshire 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.

Applications
1 10 (52.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (68.42%) DNS
1 13 (68.42%) DHCP
1 13 (68.42%) Firewall
2 2 (10.53%) VLAN
2 2 (10.53%) DMVPN
2 2 (10.53%) SNMP
2 2 (10.53%) VPN
2 2 (10.53%) 802.11
2 2 (10.53%) MPLS
2 2 (10.53%) OSPF
2 2 (10.53%) BGP
2 2 (10.53%) TACACS
2 2 (10.53%) ATM
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (5.26%) Maven
2 1 (5.26%) TeamCity
2 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.26%) MSBuild
2 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.26%) Ant
General
1 11 (57.89%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Systems Administrator
1 11 (57.89%) Administrator
1 11 (57.89%) Storage Administrator
1 11 (57.89%) Storage Systems Administrator
2 2 (10.53%) Senior Network Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Network Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Analyst
2 2 (10.53%) Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) Project Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) VMware Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (73.68%) Windows
2 12 (63.16%) Linux
2 12 (63.16%) Windows Server 2003
2 12 (63.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (57.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) ITIL
2 11 (57.89%) Capacity Management
3 2 (10.53%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.26%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.26%) Customer Engagement
4 1 (5.26%) Analytics
4 1 (5.26%) DevOps
4 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.26%) C
2 1 (5.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (73.68%) Security Cleared
2 13 (68.42%) DV Cleared
3 7 (36.84%) SC Cleared
4 2 (10.53%) CCNP
4 2 (10.53%) CCNA
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (5.26%) MCTS
5 1 (5.26%) CCA
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (5.26%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (57.89%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
3 2 (10.53%) XenApp
3 2 (10.53%) XenServer
3 2 (10.53%) XenDesktop
3 2 (10.53%) Terminal Services
4 1 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 11 (57.89%) NetBackup
1 11 (57.89%) HP SIM
1 11 (57.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (10.53%) Nagios
3 1 (5.26%) Puppet
3 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (94.74%) VMware
2 13 (68.42%) Microsoft
3 11 (57.89%) HP
3 11 (57.89%) Symantec
3 11 (57.89%) 3PAR
4 4 (21.05%) Cisco
5 3 (15.79%) Citrix
6 2 (10.53%) Juniper
7 1 (5.26%) BMC
7 1 (5.26%) AppSense