The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 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 28 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
South West / Wiltshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 47 61
Rank change year-on-year -9 +14  
Contract jobs citing vSphere 6 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 0.93% 2.14% 0.28%
As % of the System Software category 8.82% 14.58% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 1
Median daily rate £288 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.33% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £340
% change year-on-year -3.22% +13.97%  
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 Wiltshire with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Wiltshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 68 96 87
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 10.59% 14.68% 12.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 53 31
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £468 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -3.97% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 9
Median hourly rate £15.50 £19.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.42% +18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £15.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £19.50 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.93 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.45% +4.10%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wiltshire 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 Wiltshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for vSphere in Wiltshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wiltshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing vSphere in Wiltshire over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for vSphere in Wiltshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for vSphere in Wiltshire

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Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 28 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
Swindon -4 4 £264 -27.24%
Corsham -12 1 £350 -6.66% 1
vSphere
South West

For the 6 months to 28 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 18 (94.74%) Cisco
2 17 (89.47%) VMware
3 13 (68.42%) SC Cleared
3 13 (68.42%) Security Cleared
4 10 (52.63%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 9 (47.37%) Unix
5 9 (47.37%) Windows
6 8 (42.11%) C
7 7 (36.84%) Firewall
8 6 (31.58%) Red Hat
9 5 (26.32%) Solaris
9 5 (26.32%) Load Balancing
9 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (21.05%) CCNP
10 4 (21.05%) HP
11 3 (15.79%) DNS
11 3 (15.79%) Citrix
11 3 (15.79%) Change Management
11 3 (15.79%) Project Management
11 3 (15.79%) Linux
11 3 (15.79%) LAN
11 3 (15.79%) WAN
11 3 (15.79%) VPN
11 3 (15.79%) Oracle
11 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
11 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
11 3 (15.79%) Wireless
11 3 (15.79%) F5
11 3 (15.79%) SIEM

vSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wiltshire 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 (10.53%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) Firewall
2 3 (15.79%) DNS
2 3 (15.79%) LAN
2 3 (15.79%) NetScaler
2 3 (15.79%) VPN
2 3 (15.79%) WAN
2 3 (15.79%) Wireless
3 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.26%) PuTTY
4 1 (5.26%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Ant
1 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
1 1 (5.26%) HP UFT
1 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (5.26%) Selenium
1 1 (5.26%) SoapUI
1 1 (5.26%) SpecFlow
1 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (5.26%) TeamCity
1 1 (5.26%) TestNG
1 1 (5.26%) Toad
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) VMware Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Integration Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Network Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Unix Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Cloud Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Network Integration Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) QA Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Quality Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (52.63%) VxBlock/Vblock
2 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (47.37%) Unix
1 9 (47.37%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) Solaris
3 3 (15.79%) Linux
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Load Balancing
2 3 (15.79%) Change Management
2 3 (15.79%) Identity Access Management
2 3 (15.79%) Integration Testing
2 3 (15.79%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (15.79%) Project Management
2 3 (15.79%) SIEM
3 2 (10.53%) ITIL
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.26%) API Testing
4 1 (5.26%) BDD
4 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.26%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (5.26%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Regression Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Scrum
4 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
4 1 (5.26%) Test Scripting
4 1 (5.26%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) C
2 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.26%) F#
3 1 (5.26%) Java
3 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (68.42%) SC Cleared
1 13 (68.42%) Security Cleared
2 4 (21.05%) CCNP
2 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (10.53%) CCNA
3 2 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (5.26%) ISEB
4 1 (5.26%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (5.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
2 2 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) vRealize
Vendors
1 18 (94.74%) Cisco
2 17 (89.47%) VMware
3 6 (31.58%) Red Hat
4 4 (21.05%) HP
5 3 (15.79%) Citrix
5 3 (15.79%) F5
5 3 (15.79%) Oracle
6 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
6 2 (10.53%) Sun
6 2 (10.53%) WatchGuard