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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 111 104 100
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -4
Contract jobs citing vSphere 13 21 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.55% 0.82% 1.34%
As % of the System Software category 4.50% 6.23% 10.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 9
Average daily rate £444 £475 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.57% +46.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £518 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 5
Average hourly rate £31.56 £23.25 £23.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.72% +0.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.08 £23.00 £23.20
% change year-on-year
+26.42% -0.86%
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
289 337 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 12.13% 13.19% 12.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 152 154
Average daily rate £325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £145 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £526 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 82 45
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.74 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £29.75 £43.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Bedfordshire +6 6 £450 +114.28%
Hertfordshire +5 4 - - 4
Essex -1 2 £288 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 3
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 31 (72.09%) Windows
1 31 (72.09%) VMware
2 24 (55.81%) Active Directory
3 20 (46.51%) Windows Server
4 17 (39.53%) Citrix
5 16 (37.21%) Microsoft
5 16 (37.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (37.21%) XenApp
6 15 (34.88%) Cisco
7 14 (32.56%) DNS
7 14 (32.56%) SQL Server
7 14 (32.56%) VMware Infrastructure
8 13 (30.23%) PowerShell
8 13 (30.23%) VMware ESX
8 13 (30.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (27.91%) Microsoft App-V
9 12 (27.91%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (27.91%) Data Centre
10 11 (25.58%) SCCM
10 11 (25.58%) VB
11 10 (23.26%) XenDesktop
12 9 (20.93%) ITIL
12 9 (20.93%) Firewall
13 8 (18.60%) Wyse
13 8 (18.60%) Clustering
13 8 (18.60%) MSI
14 7 (16.28%) Linux
14 7 (16.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 6 (13.95%) Migration
15 6 (13.95%) Cisco ASA

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 5 (11.63%) MS Exchange
1 5 (11.63%) SharePoint
2 4 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.98%) IIS
4 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (11.63%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.65%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.30%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (32.56%) DNS
2 9 (20.93%) Firewall
3 6 (13.95%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (11.63%) LAN
4 5 (11.63%) WAN
5 4 (9.30%) FTP
5 4 (9.30%) PuTTY
5 4 (9.30%) SSH
5 4 (9.30%) Telepresence
5 4 (9.30%) Telnet
5 4 (9.30%) WebEx
6 3 (6.98%) SAN
7 2 (4.65%) Cisco Wireless
7 2 (4.65%) DHCP
7 2 (4.65%) Ethernet
7 2 (4.65%) Internet
7 2 (4.65%) NetScaler
7 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
7 2 (4.65%) Wireless
8 1 (2.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (32.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (18.60%) MSI
2 2 (4.65%) Artifactory
2 2 (4.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (2.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (13.95%) Consultant
2 5 (11.63%) VMware Engineer
2 5 (11.63%) Windows Engineer
3 4 (9.30%) Architect
3 4 (9.30%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (9.30%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (9.30%) Team Leader
4 3 (6.98%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Citrix Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Citrix Server Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) Server Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) DevOps Specialist
5 2 (4.65%) Implementation Consultant
5 2 (4.65%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) NetApp Consultant
5 2 (4.65%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) VMWare Administrator
5 2 (4.65%) Wintel Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.65%) .NET
1 2 (4.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.91%) Data Centre
2 8 (18.60%) Clustering
3 4 (9.30%) Management Information System
3 4 (9.30%) VCE vBlock
4 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.65%) FlexPod
4 2 (4.65%) NHS
4 2 (4.65%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.33%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 31 (72.09%) Windows
2 20 (46.51%) Windows Server
3 16 (37.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (30.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (27.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (16.28%) Linux
7 5 (11.63%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (6.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (4.65%) AIX
9 2 (4.65%) HPUX
9 2 (4.65%) Solaris
9 2 (4.65%) Unix
9 2 (4.65%) Windows 7
10 1 (2.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.93%) ITIL
2 6 (13.95%) Migration
3 4 (9.30%) High Availability
3 4 (9.30%) TOGAF
4 2 (4.65%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (4.65%) DevOps
4 2 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.65%) E-Commerce
4 2 (4.65%) Mentoring
4 2 (4.65%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (4.65%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (4.65%) Scrum
4 2 (4.65%) Server Building
4 2 (4.65%) Software Engineering
4 2 (4.65%) Test Management
5 1 (2.33%) Identity Management
5 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.33%) Process Management
5 1 (2.33%) Project Management
5 1 (2.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.23%) PowerShell
2 11 (25.58%) VB
3 6 (13.95%) SQL
4 3 (6.98%) VBScript
5 2 (4.65%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.65%) Python
5 2 (4.65%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (16.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 6 (13.95%) MCSE
2 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (9.30%) VCP5
4 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.65%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (4.65%) CCNA
5 2 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.65%) DV Cleared
5 2 (4.65%) MCITP
5 2 (4.65%) MCP
5 2 (4.65%) MCSA
5 2 (4.65%) MCTS
5 2 (4.65%) VCAP
5 2 (4.65%) VCP4
6 1 (2.33%) Degree
6 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) SLA
2 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 24 (55.81%) Active Directory
2 16 (37.21%) XenApp
3 14 (32.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (30.23%) VMware ESX
5 12 (27.91%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (23.26%) XenDesktop
7 6 (13.95%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (6.98%) Hyper-V
9 2 (4.65%) VMware Server
10 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (2.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (25.58%) SCCM
2 2 (4.65%) Backup Exec
2 2 (4.65%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (4.65%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.65%) Puppet
2 2 (4.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (4.65%) XenMobile
3 1 (2.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 31 (72.09%) VMware
2 17 (39.53%) Citrix
3 16 (37.21%) Microsoft
4 15 (34.88%) Cisco
5 8 (18.60%) Wyse
6 6 (13.95%) HP
7 5 (11.63%) NetApp
8 4 (9.30%) Intel
8 4 (9.30%) Remedy
8 4 (9.30%) Tandberg
9 3 (6.98%) AppSense
9 3 (6.98%) Red Hat
10 2 (4.65%) EMC
10 2 (4.65%) Perforce
10 2 (4.65%) Symantec
10 2 (4.65%) ThinPrint
11 1 (2.33%) Avaya
11 1 (2.33%) CheckPoint
11 1 (2.33%) Dell
11 1 (2.33%) iManage