The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
England / West Midlands
Rank 112 122 97
Rank change year-on-year +10 -25  
Contract jobs citing vSphere 4 8 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.18% 0.30% 1.02%
As % of the System Software category 1.92% 3.56% 8.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 15
Median daily rate £325 - £288
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 - £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 - £330
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £386 £347
% change year-on-year -0.64% +11.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -30.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £27.50 £22.10
% change year-on-year -23.63% +24.46%  

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 208 225 279
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 9.11% 8.45% 11.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 101 106
Median daily rate £413 £348 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.70% +15.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £202 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 31 58
Median hourly rate £15.93 £16.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.46% -21.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.60 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £26.00 £26.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.85 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.93% +6.45%  

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 the West Midlands

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for vSphere in the West Midlands

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing vSphere in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for vSphere in the West Midlands

vSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for vSphere in the West Midlands

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 March 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
Birmingham +2 2 £225 - 2
Coventry - 1 £425 -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

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

1 7 (87.50%) VMware
2 6 (75.00%) Windows
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco
4 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (25.00%) DNS
5 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (25.00%) SCCM
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (25.00%) HP
5 2 (25.00%) Citrix
5 2 (25.00%) DHCP
5 2 (25.00%) Linux
5 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (12.50%) IaaS
6 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (12.50%) DevOps
6 1 (12.50%) XenServer
6 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (12.50%) VSAN
6 1 (12.50%) MCSE

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) CloudStack
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (12.50%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (12.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) DHCP
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) 3G
2 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
2 1 (12.50%) HTTP
2 1 (12.50%) Internet
2 1 (12.50%) Intranet
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) VSAN
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory Architect
1 1 (12.50%) Administrator
1 1 (12.50%) Architect
1 1 (12.50%) Cloud Engineer
1 1 (12.50%) Consultant
1 1 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
1 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
1 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Architect
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Consultant
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Administrator
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Systems Administrator
1 1 (12.50%) Wintel Architect
1 1 (12.50%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Clustering
1 1 (12.50%) HP Storage
1 1 (12.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (25.00%) Linux
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (12.50%) Unix
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) DevOps
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
1 1 (12.50%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
1 1 (12.50%) Python
1 1 (12.50%) Ruby
1 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) CCNA
2 1 (12.50%) CCNP
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) JNCIA
2 1 (12.50%) JNCIP
2 1 (12.50%) JNCIS
2 1 (12.50%) MCSE
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
1 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (12.50%) Terminal Server
3 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
3 1 (12.50%) Xen
3 1 (12.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) Cobbler
2 1 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (12.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) 3PAR
4 1 (12.50%) Dell
4 1 (12.50%) Intel Security
4 1 (12.50%) Juniper
4 1 (12.50%) Kaspersky
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) Nortel
4 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
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