Period
to 21 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for vSphere skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited vSphere over the 6 months to 21 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

VMware vSphere
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 84 86
Rank change year-on-year +10 +2 -1
Contract jobs citing vSphere 10 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.76% 0.98% 0.38%
As % of the System Software category 7.46% 9.87% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 5
Birmingham median daily rate £314 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.56% +14.29% +89.19%
10th Percentile £219 £263 £226
90th Percentile £438 £425 £487
West Midlands median daily rate £250 £388 £281
% change year-on-year -35.48% +37.78% -5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £16.75 £24.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.63% - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.75 £24.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -31.63% -18.33% +122.22%

vSphere is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 134 152 122
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 10.20% 9.97% 7.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 92 68
Birmingham median daily rate £400 £353 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.48% +5.62% +15.09%
10th Percentile £160 £175 £188
90th Percentile £575 £499 £500
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £336
% change year-on-year - +18.96% +12.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 12
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.22 £14.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.63% -1.67% +25.00%
10th Percentile £9.80 £9.66 £9.60
90th Percentile £17.50 £32.50 £27.93
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +11.54% -13.33% +11.11%

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing vSphere as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for vSphere in Birmingham

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing vSphere in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for vSphere in Birmingham

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing vSphere in Birmingham over the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for vSphere in Birmingham

vSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for vSphere in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 21 July 2017, 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 5 (50.00%) SQL
4 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 4 (40.00%) Windows 10
5 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (40.00%) Finance
5 4 (40.00%) SAN
6 3 (30.00%) Cisco
6 3 (30.00%) Veeam
6 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (20.00%) WordPress
7 2 (20.00%) Skype for Business
7 2 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (20.00%) Office 365
7 2 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
7 2 (20.00%) RSA SecurID
7 2 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (20.00%) Replication
7 2 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (20.00%) Sophos

vSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (20.00%) Skype for Business
3 2 (20.00%) WordPress
4 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Office 365
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) SAN
2 2 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (10.00%) 3G
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall
3 1 (10.00%) Internet
3 1 (10.00%) Intranet
3 1 (10.00%) LAN
3 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MSI
2 1 (10.00%) DbUnit
2 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (10.00%) jMock
2 1 (10.00%) JUnit
2 1 (10.00%) Maven
2 1 (10.00%) Mockito
2 1 (10.00%) SonarQube
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Administrator
2 3 (30.00%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Administrator
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 2 (20.00%) Architect
3 2 (20.00%) SharePoint Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Java Developer
4 1 (10.00%) J2EE Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Java Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Technical Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Technical Support
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Support
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) Apache Camel
1 1 (10.00%) J2EE
1 1 (10.00%) PowerMock
1 1 (10.00%) RESTful
1 1 (10.00%) SOAP
1 1 (10.00%) Spring
1 1 (10.00%) Spring Boot
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Replication
1 2 (20.00%) RSA SecurID
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (40.00%) Windows 10
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL
1 2 (20.00%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (10.00%) BDD
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Security
2 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (10.00%) High Availability
2 1 (10.00%) IT Strategy
2 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (10.00%) Kanban
2 1 (10.00%) Open Source
2 1 (10.00%) Scrum
2 1 (10.00%) Security Patching
2 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (10.00%) TDD
2 1 (10.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) MCSA
1 2 (20.00%) MCSE
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco
3 3 (30.00%) Veeam
4 2 (20.00%) SAP
4 2 (20.00%) Sophos
4 2 (20.00%) Sun
5 1 (10.00%) Citrix
5 1 (10.00%) Dell
5 1 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (10.00%) Juniper
5 1 (10.00%) Kaspersky
5 1 (10.00%) Nortel