The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 22 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
UK / Wales
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 56 75
Rank change year-on-year -4 +19  
Contract jobs citing vSphere 1 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.16% 0.36% 0.80%
As % of the System Software category 1.64% 2.99% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
Median daily rate - £360 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +18.03%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +4.16% +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.28 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.84 £44.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year -61.73% +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 Wales with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 61 67 70
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 9.81% 12.03% 8.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 34 36
Median daily rate £280 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £125 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 14
Median hourly rate £16.28 £17.50 £13.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.97% +27.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £11.96 £9.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.83 £24.20 £27.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.58% +22.85%  

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 Wales

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for vSphere in Wales

vSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for vSphere in Wales

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Wales region over the 3 months to 22 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
South Wales -1 1 - -
vSphere
UK

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

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (50.00%) SAP Basis
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (50.00%) Resource Management
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (50.00%) High Availability
2 1 (50.00%) Coaching
2 1 (50.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (50.00%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 1 (50.00%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (50.00%) NetApp
2 1 (50.00%) Terminal Server
2 1 (50.00%) Sophos
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Sun
2 1 (50.00%) Solaris
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle

vSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (50.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Database Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) ICT Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Database Consultant
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Server Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Driving Licence
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Solaris
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (50.00%) Coaching
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
1 1 (50.00%) High Availability
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (50.00%) Terminal Server
1 1 (50.00%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) NetApp
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) SAP
2 1 (50.00%) Sophos
2 1 (50.00%) Sun