The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
England / East Midlands
Rank 93 94 84
Rank change year-on-year +1 -10  
Contract jobs citing vSphere 7 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.47% 0.062% 0.49%
As % of the System Software category 3.37% 0.59% 4.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 3
Median daily rate £325 £250 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.00% +16.27%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £388 £343
% change year-on-year -1.93% +13.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £17.00
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 the East Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 208 169 198
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 13.93% 10.41% 12.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 88 93
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £126 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £420 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 27 37
Median hourly rate £12.26 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.67% -13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £9.82 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £15.70 £19.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for vSphere in the East Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing vSphere in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for vSphere in the East Midlands

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for vSphere in the East Midlands

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Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire -2 3 £325 +30.00% 1
Derbyshire - 1 £165 -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - - 4
vSphere
England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 11 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (90.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (81.82%) Windows
4 8 (72.73%) Windows Server
5 7 (63.64%) SAN
6 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
6 6 (54.55%) Citrix
7 5 (45.45%) Hyper-V
8 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (36.36%) HP
8 4 (36.36%) Cisco
8 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
9 3 (27.27%) Linux
9 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
9 3 (27.27%) Firewall
9 3 (27.27%) NetApp
9 3 (27.27%) XenApp
9 3 (27.27%) XenDesktop
9 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
9 3 (27.27%) EMC
9 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (27.27%) Data ONTAP
9 3 (27.27%) Server Virtualisation
10 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Management
10 2 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (18.18%) Meraki
10 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
10 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
10 2 (18.18%) EqualLogic
10 2 (18.18%) Veeam

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Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) SAN
2 3 (27.27%) Firewall
3 2 (18.18%) Wireless
4 1 (9.09%) iSCSI
4 1 (9.09%) LAN
4 1 (9.09%) NAS
4 1 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (9.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (18.18%) Local Government
1 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Support Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Wintel Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Wintel Support
3 3 (27.27%) Wintel Support Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) IT Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) IT Support
5 1 (9.09%) Network Support Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Virtualisation Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Virtualisation Specialist
5 1 (9.09%) VMware Architect
5 1 (9.09%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Wintel Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Windows Server
3 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (27.27%) Data ONTAP
4 3 (27.27%) Linux
4 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
6 1 (9.09%) Unix
6 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
6 1 (9.09%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (9.09%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Server Virtualisation
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (9.09%) Application Virtualisation
3 1 (9.09%) Change Control
3 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (9.09%) Presales
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Storage Virtualisation
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) CCIE
1 1 (9.09%) CCNP
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (9.09%) MCSE
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 10 (90.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (45.45%) Hyper-V
3 3 (27.27%) XenApp
3 3 (27.27%) XenDesktop
4 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
4 2 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
1 1 (9.09%) SCOM
1 1 (9.09%) vRealize
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (54.55%) Citrix
2 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 4 (36.36%) Cisco
3 4 (36.36%) HP
4 3 (27.27%) EMC
4 3 (27.27%) NetApp
5 2 (18.18%) EqualLogic
5 2 (18.18%) Meraki
5 2 (18.18%) Sophos
5 2 (18.18%) Veeam
6 1 (9.09%) Apple
6 1 (9.09%) BMC
6 1 (9.09%) Brocade
6 1 (9.09%) Dell
6 1 (9.09%) Isilon