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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 52 42 54
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +12
Contract jobs citing vSphere 10 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 1.35% 0.61% 0.31%
As % of the System Software category 13.51% 6.38% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Average daily rate
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£500 £475 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +26.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £280 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £21.17 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+37.01% -17.80%
vSphere
South West

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
74 47 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wiltshire 9.99% 9.59% 11.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 22 27
Average daily rate £375 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £142 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 18
Average hourly rate £23.75 £25.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +78.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £19.10 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £27.50 £72.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.63 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+7.77% -5.30%

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
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Swindon - 4 £420 - 3
vSphere
South West

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 20 (100.00%) VMware
2 16 (80.00%) Windows
2 16 (80.00%) Security Cleared
3 15 (75.00%) DV Cleared
3 15 (75.00%) ITIL
3 15 (75.00%) DHCP
3 15 (75.00%) DNS
3 15 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 15 (75.00%) Firewall
4 14 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (70.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (70.00%) Linux
5 13 (65.00%) SLA
5 13 (65.00%) Active Directory
5 13 (65.00%) HP
5 13 (65.00%) Symantec
5 13 (65.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (65.00%) HP SIM
5 13 (65.00%) 3PAR
5 13 (65.00%) Telecoms
5 13 (65.00%) NetBackup
5 13 (65.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 13 (65.00%) Capacity Management
6 12 (60.00%) MS Excel
7 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
8 4 (20.00%) Cisco
9 3 (15.00%) Citrix
9 3 (15.00%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 2 (10.00%) PowerShell

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 12 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 15 (75.00%) DHCP
1 15 (75.00%) DNS
1 15 (75.00%) Firewall
2 2 (10.00%) DMVPN
2 2 (10.00%) VLAN
2 2 (10.00%) SNMP
2 2 (10.00%) VPN
2 2 (10.00%) MPLS
2 2 (10.00%) OSPF
2 2 (10.00%) BGP
2 2 (10.00%) TACACS
2 2 (10.00%) 802.11
2 2 (10.00%) ATM
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (65.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (65.00%) Systems Administrator
1 13 (65.00%) Administrator
1 13 (65.00%) Storage Administrator
1 13 (65.00%) Storage Systems Administrator
2 2 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) Consultant
2 2 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Consultant
3 1 (5.00%) Project Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (80.00%) Windows
2 14 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 14 (70.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 14 (70.00%) Linux
3 13 (65.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) ITIL
2 13 (65.00%) Capacity Management
3 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.00%) C
Qualifications
1 16 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (75.00%) DV Cleared
3 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (10.00%) CCNP
4 2 (10.00%) CCNA
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (5.00%) CCA
5 1 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (5.00%) MCTS
5 1 (5.00%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (65.00%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (65.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (10.00%) XenApp
3 2 (10.00%) XenServer
3 2 (10.00%) XenDesktop
3 2 (10.00%) Terminal Services
4 1 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (65.00%) HP SIM
1 13 (65.00%) NetBackup
1 13 (65.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (10.00%) Nagios
3 1 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) VMware
2 15 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 13 (65.00%) HP
3 13 (65.00%) Symantec
3 13 (65.00%) 3PAR
4 4 (20.00%) Cisco
5 3 (15.00%) Citrix
6 2 (10.00%) Juniper
7 1 (5.00%) BMC
7 1 (5.00%) AppSense