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 3 months to 30 April 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
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 62 60
Rank change year-on-year +12 -2  
Contract jobs citing vSphere 4 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.68% 0.65% 0.49%
As % of the System Software category 8.89% 6.25% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
Median daily rate £250 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -8.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +0.80% +10.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £26.58 £19.75
% change year-on-year -20.97% +34.55%  

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 45 80 62
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 7.63% 10.38% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 45 32
Median daily rate £375 £335 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.94% -4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £185 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £469 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £340
% change year-on-year +4.16% +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 6
Median hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% -9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.45 £37.50 £28.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% +6.06%  

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing vSphere as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 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 30 April 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 7 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (85.71%) Windows
3 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
4 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
5 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (42.86%) Cisco
5 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
5 3 (42.86%) SQL
5 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
6 2 (28.57%) LAN
6 2 (28.57%) WAN
6 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
6 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
6 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
6 2 (28.57%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (28.57%) vCenter Server
7 1 (14.29%) IaaS
7 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (14.29%) Security Patching
7 1 (14.29%) Web Filtering
7 1 (14.29%) IT Strategy
7 1 (14.29%) Degree
7 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
7 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
7 1 (14.29%) SCCM

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 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 2 (28.57%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) IaaS
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) LAN
1 2 (28.57%) WAN
2 1 (14.29%) 3G
2 1 (14.29%) DHCP
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) Ethernet
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) HTTP
2 1 (14.29%) Internet
2 1 (14.29%) Intranet
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Administrator
2 2 (28.57%) SharePoint Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Active Directory Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Technical Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Technical Support
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Support
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Support
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 1 (14.29%) Wintel Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (14.29%) Linux
5 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Security
1 1 (14.29%) High Availability
1 1 (14.29%) IT Strategy
1 1 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (14.29%) Security Patching
1 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (14.29%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) CCNA
2 1 (14.29%) CCNP
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) JNCIA
2 1 (14.29%) JNCIP
2 1 (14.29%) JNCIS
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
4 1 (14.29%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) vCenter Server
2 1 (14.29%) Backup Exec
2 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) Citrix
4 1 (14.29%) Dell
4 1 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) Juniper
4 1 (14.29%) Kaspersky
4 1 (14.29%) Nortel
4 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 1 (14.29%) Veeam
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