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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 108 117 128
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +11
Contract jobs citing vSphere 17 16 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.74% 0.62% 0.55%
As % of the System Software category 5.50% 4.66% 3.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 7
Median daily rate £325 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £370 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £455 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.70% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £9.66 £31.56 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.40% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.46 £23.75 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+87.20% -28.03%
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
309 343 420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 13.48% 13.29% 14.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 150 212
Median daily rate £338 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £145 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £348
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 102 86
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +4.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the East of England region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Hertfordshire +7 12 £325 -18.75%
Bedfordshire -5 2 - -
Cambridgeshire -3 1 £325 - 2
Essex - 1 £200 - 1
Suffolk - 1 £288 -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 5 December 2016, 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 East of England region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 45 (90.00%) VMware
2 29 (58.00%) Windows
3 25 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 25 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (48.00%) HP
5 23 (46.00%) Linux
6 20 (40.00%) Microsoft
7 17 (34.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (34.00%) Data Centre
8 16 (32.00%) Windows Server
8 16 (32.00%) SCCM
9 15 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (30.00%) DNS
10 14 (28.00%) Cisco
10 14 (28.00%) Dell
10 14 (28.00%) SAN
11 13 (26.00%) MS Exchange
12 12 (24.00%) Nagios
12 12 (24.00%) Citrix
13 11 (22.00%) DHCP
13 11 (22.00%) Virtual Machines
14 10 (20.00%) Apache
14 10 (20.00%) SQL
14 10 (20.00%) Oracle
14 10 (20.00%) Red Hat
14 10 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
14 10 (20.00%) VMware ESX
15 9 (18.00%) LAMP
15 9 (18.00%) Firewall
15 9 (18.00%) Migration

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 13 (26.00%) MS Exchange
2 10 (20.00%) Apache
3 9 (18.00%) nginx
4 8 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (14.00%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2000
7 2 (4.00%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (16.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) MS Office
2 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.00%) Office 365
2 2 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.00%) SaaS
3 1 (2.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (30.00%) DNS
2 14 (28.00%) SAN
3 11 (22.00%) DHCP
4 9 (18.00%) Firewall
5 6 (12.00%) MPLS
5 6 (12.00%) NetScaler
5 6 (12.00%) WAN
6 5 (10.00%) VPN
7 4 (8.00%) iSCSI
7 4 (8.00%) VLAN
8 3 (6.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (4.00%) Internet
10 1 (2.00%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (2.00%) Intranet
10 1 (2.00%) IP Telephony
10 1 (2.00%) LAN
10 1 (2.00%) Network Security
10 1 (2.00%) VoIP
10 1 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (2.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.00%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (14.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.00%) MySQL
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (6.00%) JIRA
General
1 5 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (28.00%) Systems Administrator
2 13 (26.00%) Administrator
3 10 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (16.00%) Architect
4 8 (16.00%) Technical Architect
5 7 (14.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 6 (12.00%) Linux Administrator
6 6 (12.00%) VMware Architect
7 5 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (10.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
7 5 (10.00%) Support Engineer
7 5 (10.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (8.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 4 (8.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (8.00%) Analyst
8 4 (8.00%) Desktop Engineer
8 4 (8.00%) Desktop Support
8 4 (8.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.00%) LAMP
2 1 (2.00%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 17 (34.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.00%) EMC VNX
3 2 (4.00%) VCE vBlock
4 1 (2.00%) CCTV
4 1 (2.00%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.00%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.00%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.00%) Replication
4 1 (2.00%) Statistics
4 1 (2.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 29 (58.00%) Windows
2 23 (46.00%) Linux
3 17 (34.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (32.00%) Windows Server
5 15 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (18.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (18.00%) Solaris
7 6 (12.00%) CentOS
7 6 (12.00%) Unix
7 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (10.00%) Ubuntu
9 4 (8.00%) Windows 7
10 1 (2.00%) Debian
10 1 (2.00%) Mac OS X Server
10 1 (2.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (18.00%) Migration
3 8 (16.00%) Kalman Filter
4 7 (14.00%) ITIL
5 6 (12.00%) Converged Infrastructure
5 6 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (10.00%) Identity Management
7 4 (8.00%) Configuration Management
7 4 (8.00%) Email Filtering
7 4 (8.00%) High Availability
7 4 (8.00%) Load Balancing
8 3 (6.00%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (6.00%) Change Control
8 3 (6.00%) Incident Management
8 3 (6.00%) Open Source
8 3 (6.00%) Project Management
8 3 (6.00%) Virtual Environments
9 2 (4.00%) Change Management
9 2 (4.00%) PRINCE2
9 2 (4.00%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.00%) SQL
2 7 (14.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.00%) PL/SQL
3 3 (6.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.00%) Java
4 1 (2.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (14.00%) MCITP
1 7 (14.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (12.00%) MCSE
3 4 (8.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (6.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (6.00%) VCAP
5 2 (4.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.00%) A+ Certification
6 1 (2.00%) CCNA
6 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.00%) DBS Check
6 1 (2.00%) MCP
6 1 (2.00%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.00%) VCP5
6 1 (2.00%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 25 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (22.00%) Virtual Machines
3 10 (20.00%) VMware ESX
4 9 (18.00%) FreeRADIUS
5 8 (16.00%) XenApp
6 3 (6.00%) iptables
6 3 (6.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (6.00%) Postfix
6 3 (6.00%) Sendmail
6 3 (6.00%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (4.00%) Hyper-V
8 1 (2.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (2.00%) ISA Server
8 1 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (2.00%) XenDesktop
8 1 (2.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (32.00%) SCCM
2 12 (24.00%) Nagios
3 9 (18.00%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (14.00%) Backup Exec
5 6 (12.00%) Graphite
5 6 (12.00%) logstash
6 5 (10.00%) WSUS
7 4 (8.00%) Simpana
8 3 (6.00%) Cobbler
8 3 (6.00%) OSSEC
8 3 (6.00%) Puppet
9 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (2.00%) NetApp OnCommand
9 1 (2.00%) SCOM
9 1 (2.00%) vMotion
Vendors
1 45 (90.00%) VMware
2 24 (48.00%) HP
3 20 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 14 (28.00%) Cisco
4 14 (28.00%) Dell
5 12 (24.00%) Citrix
6 10 (20.00%) Oracle
6 10 (20.00%) Red Hat
7 8 (16.00%) 3PAR
8 5 (10.00%) Avaya
8 5 (10.00%) CheckPoint
8 5 (10.00%) EMC
9 4 (8.00%) CommVault
9 4 (8.00%) Veeam
10 3 (6.00%) LogRhythm
10 3 (6.00%) ServiceNow
10 3 (6.00%) SolarWinds
10 3 (6.00%) Splunk
10 3 (6.00%) TippingPoint
11 2 (4.00%) Spiceworks