The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Swindon 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 23 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
Wiltshire / Swindon
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing vSphere 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 0.60% - -
As % of the System Software category 4.65% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £325 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +4.16% +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £44.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year -63.00% +134.66%  

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 Swindon with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Swindon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 43 59 41
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon 12.87% 17.00% 11.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 43 15
Median daily rate £330 £350 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.71% -16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £271 £143 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 14
Median hourly rate - - £20.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.09 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.16% +22.85%  

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Swindon 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 Swindon

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for vSphere in Swindon

For the 6 months to 23 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 Swindon region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (85.71%) VMware
3 4 (57.14%) Firewall
4 3 (42.86%) Wireless
4 3 (42.86%) SIEM
4 3 (42.86%) NetScaler
4 3 (42.86%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (42.86%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 3 (42.86%) Identity Access Management
4 3 (42.86%) vCenter Server
4 3 (42.86%) Project Management
4 3 (42.86%) Load Balancing
4 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
4 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 3 (42.86%) Citrix
4 3 (42.86%) C
4 3 (42.86%) Unix
4 3 (42.86%) Windows
4 3 (42.86%) LAN
4 3 (42.86%) WAN
4 3 (42.86%) VPN
4 3 (42.86%) DNS
5 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
6 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
6 1 (14.29%) WatchGuard
6 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (14.29%) CCNP
6 1 (14.29%) CCNA
6 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (14.29%) F5

vSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in Swindon 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 4 (57.14%) Firewall
2 3 (42.86%) DNS
2 3 (42.86%) LAN
2 3 (42.86%) NetScaler
2 3 (42.86%) VPN
2 3 (42.86%) WAN
2 3 (42.86%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Integration Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Network Integration Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Unix
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Identity Access Management
1 3 (42.86%) Kalman Filter
1 3 (42.86%) Load Balancing
1 3 (42.86%) Project Management
1 3 (42.86%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C
2 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) CCNA
2 1 (14.29%) CCNP
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
1 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (85.71%) VMware
3 3 (42.86%) Citrix
4 1 (14.29%) F5
4 1 (14.29%) WatchGuard