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 30 July 2015 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 117 130 104
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -26
Contract jobs citing vSphere 30 19 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.96% 0.63% 0.75%
As % of the System Software category 6.71% 4.74% 5.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 5
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£313 £234 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.68% +29.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £170 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £350 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £32.50 £24.25 £27.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.02% -12.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -38.52%
vSphere
England

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
447 401 344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.35% 13.21% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 215 114
Average daily rate £325 £263 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £160 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 84 77
Average hourly rate £23.50 £22.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.81% +15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £30.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £15.89 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -11.72%

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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 2015. 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 -1 15 £350 +73.91% 5
Cambridgeshire +2 7 £295 - 3
Bedfordshire +9 5 £288 -4.16% 1
Norfolk - 3 £175 -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 53 (91.38%) VMware
2 42 (72.41%) Windows
3 33 (56.90%) Active Directory
4 26 (44.83%) Firewall
5 23 (39.66%) Cisco
5 23 (39.66%) VMware Infrastructure
6 22 (37.93%) Microsoft
7 21 (36.21%) HP
8 20 (34.48%) DNS
8 20 (34.48%) SQL Server
9 19 (32.76%) MS Exchange
9 19 (32.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (32.76%) Hyper-V
10 18 (31.03%) SAN
11 16 (27.59%) DHCP
12 15 (25.86%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (24.14%) vCloud
13 14 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
13 14 (24.14%) Linux
13 14 (24.14%) Red Hat
13 14 (24.14%) TCP/IP
14 13 (22.41%) ITIL
14 13 (22.41%) Oracle
15 12 (20.69%) IIS
15 12 (20.69%) Citrix
16 11 (18.97%) Perl
16 11 (18.97%) WAN
16 11 (18.97%) PowerShell
17 9 (15.52%) VMware ESX
17 9 (15.52%) LAN

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 19 (32.76%) MS Exchange
2 12 (20.69%) IIS
3 7 (12.07%) WebLogic
3 7 (12.07%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (12.07%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (10.34%) WebSphere
4 6 (10.34%) Tomcat
5 5 (8.62%) JBoss
5 5 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (8.62%) GlassFish
5 5 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (6.90%) WorkSite
6 4 (6.90%) Apache
6 4 (6.90%) SharePoint
7 2 (3.45%) CMS
8 1 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.72%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (5.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.72%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.62%) IBM SmartCloud
2 3 (5.17%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.45%) Office 365
4 1 (1.72%) IaaS
4 1 (1.72%) PaaS
4 1 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 26 (44.83%) Firewall
2 20 (34.48%) DNS
3 18 (31.03%) SAN
4 16 (27.59%) DHCP
5 14 (24.14%) TCP/IP
6 11 (18.97%) WAN
7 9 (15.52%) LAN
8 8 (13.79%) Internet
8 8 (13.79%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 7 (12.07%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (10.34%) VPN
10 6 (10.34%) VoIP
11 5 (8.62%) Wireless
12 4 (6.90%) MPLS
13 3 (5.17%) Intranet
13 3 (5.17%) LDAP
13 3 (5.17%) SSH
13 3 (5.17%) BIG-IP
13 3 (5.17%) Cisco ISE
14 2 (3.45%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (34.48%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.62%) Relational Database
3 4 (6.90%) Big Data
4 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (5.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 3 (5.17%) Subversion
1 3 (5.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (5.17%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (12.07%) Finance
2 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (17.24%) Analyst
2 9 (15.52%) Administrator
3 8 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (12.07%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 5 (8.62%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (8.62%) Network Engineer
5 5 (8.62%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Project Manager
6 4 (6.90%) Server Support
6 4 (6.90%) Server Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (5.17%) Technical Manager
7 3 (5.17%) Server Administrator
7 3 (5.17%) Consultant
7 3 (5.17%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Technical Project Manager
7 3 (5.17%) VMware Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) UNIX Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.90%) Web Services
2 3 (5.17%) REST
3 2 (3.45%) .NET
3 2 (3.45%) Middleware
4 1 (1.72%) Apache Flex
4 1 (1.72%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) CLARiiON
2 4 (6.90%) Replication
2 4 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.17%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.17%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (5.17%) NHS
3 3 (5.17%) Clustering
3 3 (5.17%) PKI
4 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.72%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.72%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.72%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.72%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 42 (72.41%) Windows
2 19 (32.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (25.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (24.14%) Linux
4 14 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (12.07%) UNIX
6 5 (8.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (8.62%) Debian
7 4 (6.90%) Solaris
8 2 (3.45%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.72%) Windows Phone
9 1 (1.72%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.72%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.41%) ITIL
2 8 (13.79%) Load Balancing
3 6 (10.34%) Service Delivery
3 6 (10.34%) Change Management
3 6 (10.34%) DevOps
4 5 (8.62%) PRINCE2
4 5 (8.62%) Configuration Management
4 5 (8.62%) Project Management
4 5 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (6.90%) Quality Management
5 4 (6.90%) Process Management
5 4 (6.90%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (6.90%) Change Control
5 4 (6.90%) Data Analytics
5 4 (6.90%) Analytics
6 3 (5.17%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (3.45%) High Availability
7 2 (3.45%) E-Commerce
7 2 (3.45%) Network Architecture
7 2 (3.45%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.97%) Perl
1 11 (18.97%) PowerShell
2 9 (15.52%) Python
3 8 (13.79%) Bash Shell
4 7 (12.07%) SQL
5 6 (10.34%) JavaScript
6 5 (8.62%) Korn
7 4 (6.90%) Shell Script
8 3 (5.17%) Bourne shell
8 3 (5.17%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 7 (12.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 6 (10.34%) CCNA
2 6 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (10.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (6.90%) Degree
3 4 (6.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (5.17%) HNC
4 3 (5.17%) MCSE
4 3 (5.17%) VCAP
5 2 (3.45%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.45%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.72%) CCDA
6 1 (1.72%) MCITP
6 1 (1.72%) CCIE
6 1 (1.72%) CCNP
6 1 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.72%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (56.90%) Active Directory
2 23 (39.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (32.76%) Hyper-V
4 14 (24.14%) vCloud
5 9 (15.52%) XenApp
5 9 (15.52%) VMware ESX
6 8 (13.79%) XenServer
7 6 (10.34%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (5.17%) DFS Replication
9 2 (3.45%) VMware Server
9 2 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (3.45%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (1.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (1.72%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (1.72%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.72%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 8 (13.79%) Puppet
2 3 (5.17%) SCCM
2 3 (5.17%) Backup Exec
2 3 (5.17%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (5.17%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (5.17%) Oracle ZFS
3 2 (3.45%) WSUS
3 2 (3.45%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.72%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.72%) SCOM
4 1 (1.72%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (1.72%) HAProxy
4 1 (1.72%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 53 (91.38%) VMware
2 23 (39.66%) Cisco
3 22 (37.93%) Microsoft
4 21 (36.21%) HP
5 14 (24.14%) Red Hat
6 13 (22.41%) Oracle
7 12 (20.69%) Citrix
8 9 (15.52%) EMC
9 8 (13.79%) CheckPoint
9 8 (13.79%) F5
10 7 (12.07%) NetApp
11 6 (10.34%) IBM
12 4 (6.90%) Dell
12 4 (6.90%) 3PAR
12 4 (6.90%) Dell Compellent
13 3 (5.17%) Sun
13 3 (5.17%) Symantec
13 3 (5.17%) Sophos
14 2 (3.45%) BMC
14 2 (3.45%) CommVault
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