The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol 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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
South West / Bristol
Rank 69 - 62
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing vSphere 1 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.12% - 0.72%
As % of the System Software category 1.06% - 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Median daily rate - - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £386 £345
% change year-on-year -1.61% +11.95%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £27.50 £22.10
% change year-on-year -23.63% +24.46%  

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 Bristol with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 94 93 76
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 11.42% 10.30% 9.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 64 47
Median daily rate £313 £325 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% -15.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 13
Median hourly rate £16.38 £18.75 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.66% +20.96%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £18.15 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £30.85 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol 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 Bristol

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for vSphere in Bristol

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Bristol region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Ant
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (100.00%) Toad
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (100.00%) QA
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database 11g

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol 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:

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) PuTTY
1 1 (100.00%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Ant
1 1 (100.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (100.00%) HP UFT
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (100.00%) Selenium
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (100.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (100.00%) TestNG
1 1 (100.00%) Toad
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Automation Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) API Testing
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Defect Tracking
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) Exploratory Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) System Integration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (100.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) F#
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB Practitioner
1 1 (100.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (100.00%) VMware