The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 26 June 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
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 56 70
Rank change year-on-year -6 +14  
Contract jobs citing vSphere 6 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.95% 1.36% 0.65%
As % of the System Software category 10.71% 9.20% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 5
Median daily rate £400 £345 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.11% +14.83%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £374 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +6.71% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £44.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -63.00% +109.52%  

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 56 87 95
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 8.85% 14.80% 12.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 65 53
Median daily rate £400 £364 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.89% +18.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £223 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 18
Median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -27.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.70 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £145.00 £21.60 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £21.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.60% +24.28%  

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 Oxfordshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for vSphere in Oxfordshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing vSphere in Oxfordshire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for vSphere in Oxfordshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for vSphere in Oxfordshire

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Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
Banbury +5 4 £400 +1.39%
Oxford -3 2 £193 -48.66%
vSphere
South East

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
1 8 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
3 6 (75.00%) HP
3 6 (75.00%) SAN
3 6 (75.00%) NetApp
3 6 (75.00%) Network Design
3 6 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (75.00%) Storage Virtualisation
4 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (50.00%) Banking
5 4 (50.00%) Application Packaging
6 3 (37.50%) Firewall
6 3 (37.50%) Finance
6 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
6 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
6 3 (37.50%) Linux
6 3 (37.50%) Tomcat
7 2 (25.00%) Unix
7 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (25.00%) Office 365
7 2 (25.00%) Business Continuity
7 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (12.50%) SCOM
8 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (12.50%) Wireless
8 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
8 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 (37.50%) MS Exchange
1 3 (37.50%) Tomcat
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (12.50%) CMS
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) SAN
2 3 (37.50%) Firewall
3 1 (12.50%) ADSL
3 1 (12.50%) DNS
3 1 (12.50%) LAN
3 1 (12.50%) PBX
3 1 (12.50%) WAN
3 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (50.00%) Banking
2 3 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Windows Specialist
2 3 (37.50%) Server Specialist
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server Specialist
3 2 (25.00%) Consultant
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Exchange Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) IT Support
4 1 (12.50%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Network Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Network Specialist
4 1 (12.50%) Server Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Wintel Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (37.50%) Linux
5 2 (25.00%) Unix
6 1 (12.50%) Debian
6 1 (12.50%) Mac OS X
6 1 (12.50%) OpenBSD
6 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
6 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Network Design
1 6 (75.00%) Storage Virtualisation
2 4 (50.00%) Application Packaging
3 2 (25.00%) Business Continuity
3 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (12.50%) High Availability
4 1 (12.50%) Network Management
4 1 (12.50%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
1 1 (12.50%) Perl
1 1 (12.50%) PHP
1 1 (12.50%) Python
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) MCSE
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 8 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (12.50%) XenApp
3 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
3 1 (12.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
3 6 (75.00%) HP
3 6 (75.00%) NetApp
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix
4 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
4 1 (12.50%) Sophos
4 1 (12.50%) Veeam