The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Coventry 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 29 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.

VMware vSphere
West Midlands / Coventry
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 - 36
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing vSphere 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Coventry 0.28% - 0.97%
As % of the System Software category 5.26% - 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £425 - £310
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £343
% change year-on-year -3.22% +13.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £27.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -23.63% +30.95%  

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 Coventry with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Coventry
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 19 42 38
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Coventry 5.41% 11.60% 12.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 15
Median daily rate £325 £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +12.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £233 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £496 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £369 £350
% change year-on-year -5.08% +5.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 6
Median hourly rate £15.00 £11.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.36% -21.42%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Coventry

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Coventry 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 Coventry

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Coventry

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

Contractor daily rate trend for vSphere in Coventry

For the 6 months to 29 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 Coventry region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby
1 1 (100.00%) Xen
1 1 (100.00%) XenServer
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
1 1 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (100.00%) Puppet
1 1 (100.00%) Cobbler
1 1 (100.00%) OpenStack
1 1 (100.00%) CloudStack
1 1 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps

vSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in Coventry 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 1 (100.00%) CloudStack
1 1 (100.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) Ruby
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Xen
1 1 (100.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Cobbler
1 1 (100.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (100.00%) Puppet