The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 123 98 99
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +1
Contract jobs citing vSphere 24 29 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.78% 1.22% 1.31%
As % of the System Software category 7.00% 9.12% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 21
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£275 £245 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.24% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £202 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £400 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 1
Average hourly rate £24.25 £23.38 £160.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.74% -85.39%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £27.50 £31.88
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -13.72%
vSphere
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

System Software Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
343 318 467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 11.16% 13.40% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 116 194
Average daily rate £275 £280 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £153 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 76 62
Average hourly rate £21.63 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.15% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £81.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing vSphere across the East of England region.

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

vSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the East of England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the East of England region.

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the East of England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -16 10 £213 -46.87% 2
Cambridgeshire +3 7 £295 -26.25% 7
Bedfordshire -10 4 £275 -
Essex -9 1 - -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing vSphere also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited vSphere.

1 43 (91.49%) VMware
2 34 (72.34%) Active Directory
3 33 (70.21%) Windows
4 28 (59.57%) MS Exchange
5 27 (57.45%) Microsoft
6 22 (46.81%) VMware Infrastructure
7 21 (44.68%) SAN
7 21 (44.68%) DNS
8 19 (40.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (40.43%) Exchange Server 2003
9 18 (38.30%) DHCP
10 16 (34.04%) Firewall
10 16 (34.04%) Exchange Server 2010
11 15 (31.91%) SQL Server
12 14 (29.79%) HP
12 14 (29.79%) Citrix
13 13 (27.66%) Cisco
13 13 (27.66%) Windows Server 2003
14 12 (25.53%) Disaster Recovery
14 12 (25.53%) VMware ESX
14 12 (25.53%) Exchange Server 2007
15 11 (23.40%) Microsoft Certification
15 11 (23.40%) MCSE
16 9 (19.15%) SQL
16 9 (19.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 9 (19.15%) SCCM
16 9 (19.15%) SCOM
16 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2012
17 8 (17.02%) Load Balancing
17 8 (17.02%) Linux

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing vSphere also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited vSphere. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 28 (59.57%) MS Exchange
2 19 (40.43%) Exchange Server 2003
3 16 (34.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (25.53%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (14.89%) IIS
6 6 (12.77%) SharePoint
7 5 (10.64%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (8.51%) JOnAS
9 3 (6.38%) Apache
10 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (2.13%) IBM Notes
11 1 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (14.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (44.68%) SAN
1 21 (44.68%) DNS
2 18 (38.30%) DHCP
3 16 (34.04%) Firewall
4 6 (12.77%) WAN
4 6 (12.77%) TCP/IP
5 5 (10.64%) VPN
5 5 (10.64%) LAN
5 5 (10.64%) VLAN
6 3 (6.38%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (4.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (4.26%) VoIP
8 1 (2.13%) LDAP
8 1 (2.13%) DMZ
8 1 (2.13%) Intranet
8 1 (2.13%) Internet
8 1 (2.13%) IPsec
8 1 (2.13%) NetScaler
8 1 (2.13%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (2.13%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (31.91%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (10.64%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (4.26%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.13%) MySQL
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (10.64%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.26%) Finance
3 1 (2.13%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 21 (44.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (17.02%) Support Engineer
3 6 (12.77%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Administrator
4 4 (8.51%) Analyst
4 4 (8.51%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (8.51%) Consultant
4 4 (8.51%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (8.51%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Project Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 3 (6.38%) Technical Support
5 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Oracle Consultant
6 2 (4.26%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) VMware Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Support Consultant
6 2 (4.26%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Technical Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Blackberry
2 6 (12.77%) Clustering
3 5 (10.64%) CLARiiON
4 3 (6.38%) Thin Client
4 3 (6.38%) PKI
4 3 (6.38%) Fat Client
5 2 (4.26%) EqualLogic
6 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.13%) Mainframe
6 1 (2.13%) Replication
6 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.13%) Statistics
6 1 (2.13%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 33 (70.21%) Windows
2 19 (40.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (27.66%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (17.02%) Linux
6 5 (10.64%) Windows 2000
6 5 (10.64%) Windows 7
7 2 (4.26%) CentOS
7 2 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (4.26%) Debian
8 1 (2.13%) VMS
8 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.53%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (17.02%) Load Balancing
3 7 (14.89%) Migration
3 7 (14.89%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (10.64%) ITIL
5 4 (8.51%) Change Management
6 2 (4.26%) Change Control
6 2 (4.26%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (4.26%) TOGAF
6 2 (4.26%) Data Analysis
6 2 (4.26%) ERP
7 1 (2.13%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.13%) Supplier Management
7 1 (2.13%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.13%) Workflow
7 1 (2.13%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (2.13%) Network Architecture
7 1 (2.13%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (2.13%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.15%) SQL
2 3 (6.38%) Perl
2 3 (6.38%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.26%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (23.40%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (23.40%) MCSE
2 9 (19.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 7 (14.89%) Security Cleared
4 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
5 5 (10.64%) CCNA
5 5 (10.64%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (10.64%) VCP5
6 4 (8.51%) MCITP
6 4 (8.51%) MCP
7 3 (6.38%) MCSA
8 2 (4.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (4.26%) CCA
8 2 (4.26%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (4.26%) OCP
8 2 (4.26%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (4.26%) RHCE
9 1 (2.13%) VCAP
9 1 (2.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (72.34%) Active Directory
2 22 (46.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (25.53%) VMware ESX
4 6 (12.77%) vCloud
5 5 (10.64%) Terminal Services
6 4 (8.51%) UAG
6 4 (8.51%) XenApp
7 3 (6.38%) XenServer
7 3 (6.38%) XenDesktop
7 3 (6.38%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (4.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (4.26%) VMFS
8 2 (4.26%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (2.13%) NFS
9 1 (2.13%) ISA Server
9 1 (2.13%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (19.15%) SCCM
1 9 (19.15%) SCOM
2 6 (12.77%) NetBackup
2 6 (12.77%) Backup Exec
3 5 (10.64%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (6.38%) WSUS
5 2 (4.26%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (2.13%) HP SIM
6 1 (2.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 43 (91.49%) VMware
2 27 (57.45%) Microsoft
3 14 (29.79%) HP
3 14 (29.79%) Citrix
4 13 (27.66%) Cisco
5 7 (14.89%) EMC
5 7 (14.89%) Sophos
6 6 (12.77%) 3PAR
7 5 (10.64%) Oracle
7 5 (10.64%) CheckPoint
7 5 (10.64%) Symantec
7 5 (10.64%) Veritas
7 5 (10.64%) Acronis
7 5 (10.64%) F5
8 4 (8.51%) Red Hat
8 4 (8.51%) NetApp
9 3 (6.38%) Dell
9 3 (6.38%) CommVault
9 3 (6.38%) Wyse
10 2 (4.26%) Lumension
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