The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 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 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
South West / Gloucestershire
Rank - 42 56
Contract jobs citing vSphere 0 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire - 1.57% 0.66%
As % of the System Software category - 10.77% 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £215 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -52.22%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £348
% change year-on-year +1.97% +9.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.25 £27.50 £22.10
% change year-on-year -11.81% +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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 46 65 43
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 13.81% 14.54% 9.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 28 25
Median daily rate £215 £133 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +62.26% -55.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £125 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £418 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 4
Median hourly rate £14.00 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.31% -5.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.28 £15.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £31.08 £25.00
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 Gloucestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 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 Gloucestershire

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for vSphere in Gloucestershire

vSphere
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 22 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 1 (100.00%) Unix
1 1 (100.00%) Solaris
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Kernel Tuning
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Tuning

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Unix Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Solaris
1 1 (100.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Kernel Tuning
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (100.00%) VMware