The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 62 48
Contract jobs citing vSphere 0 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales - 1.44% 0.66%
As % of the System Software category - 11.27% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 1
Median daily rate - £273 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -22.14%  
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 South Wales with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 90 71 33
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 15.99% 12.82% 7.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 35 17
Median daily rate £225 £240 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -31.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £131 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £456 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £369 £350
% change year-on-year -5.08% +5.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 5
Median hourly rate £55.00 £13.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +323.07% +18.18%  
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 South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for vSphere in South Wales

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 South Wales region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Python
2 3 (75.00%) Load Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (75.00%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (75.00%) Server Hardening
2 3 (75.00%) DevOps
2 3 (75.00%) SaltStack
3 2 (50.00%) Kibana
3 2 (50.00%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) logstash
3 2 (50.00%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (50.00%) HAProxy
3 2 (50.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
4 1 (25.00%) IIS
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (25.00%) Office 365
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012

vSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 2 (50.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (25.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Administrator
2 2 (50.00%) Linux Administrator
2 2 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory Administrator
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps Administrator
3 1 (25.00%) Linux DevOps Administrator
3 1 (25.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (25.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Elastic Stack
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) DevOps
1 3 (75.00%) Load Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Performance Tuning
1 3 (75.00%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Python
2 2 (50.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) HAProxy
1 2 (50.00%) Kibana
1 2 (50.00%) logstash
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) SaltStack