The first table below looks at the demand for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Worcestershire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Worcestershire region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 14 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing vSphere 4 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Worcestershire 4.76% - -
As % of the System Software category 25.00% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate £310 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £336
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -10.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £27.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-17.43% +9.00%
System Software Category
Worcestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
16 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Worcestershire 19.05% 3.74% 22.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 0
Average daily rate £315 £263 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
vSphere
West Midlands

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Worcestershire

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

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Worcestershire

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Worcestershire

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

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in Worcestershire

vSphere
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Worcestershire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Worcestershire 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) Citrix
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 5 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (100.00%) XenApp
1 5 (100.00%) XenDesktop
1 5 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
1 5 (100.00%) NetScaler
2 4 (80.00%) Migration

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Worcestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Worcestershire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) NetScaler
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Support Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix Engineer
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Incident Management
2 4 (80.00%) Migration
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (100.00%) XenApp
1 5 (100.00%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Citrix
1 5 (100.00%) VMware