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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
UK / Wales
Rank 66 69 59
Rank change year-on-year +3 -10  
Contract jobs citing vSphere 1 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.14% 1.18% 0.69%
As % of the System Software category 1.00% 10.81% 9.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 2
Median daily rate £310 £170 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +82.35% -38.18%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £388 £343
% change year-on-year -0.96% +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 Wales with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 100 74 54
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 14.25% 10.90% 7.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 36 26
Median daily rate £250 £210 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.04% -35.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £121 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £454 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 11 14
Median hourly rate £55.00 £13.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +323.07% -1.88%  
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 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

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

1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) Python
3 3 (50.00%) Load Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (50.00%) DevOps
3 3 (50.00%) SaltStack
3 3 (50.00%) Server Hardening
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (33.33%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (33.33%) Kibana
4 2 (33.33%) logstash
4 2 (33.33%) Bash Shell
4 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (33.33%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (33.33%) HAProxy
4 2 (33.33%) Linux
4 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (33.33%) Citrix
5 1 (16.67%) Sophos
5 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
5 1 (16.67%) IIS
5 1 (16.67%) Wireless
5 1 (16.67%) XenDesktop
5 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008

vSphere
Top Related 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 (33.33%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) IIS
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Administrator
2 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Linux Administrator
2 2 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Linux DevOps Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Elastic Stack
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) DevOps
1 3 (50.00%) Load Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
1 3 (50.00%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Python
2 2 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) HAProxy
1 2 (33.33%) Kibana
1 2 (33.33%) logstash
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) SaltStack
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) Sophos