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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
England / East of England
Rank 110 110 111
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs citing vSphere 15 13 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.71% 0.55% 0.70%
As % of the System Software category 5.28% 4.15% 4.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 7
Median daily rate £288 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.11% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £450 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £383
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £9.66 £31.56 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.40% +37.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.38 £31.56 £21.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.93 £31.56 £23.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £25.00 £24.88
% change year-on-year
+54.00% +0.50%

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
284 313 368
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 13.37% 13.27% 14.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 142 181
Median daily rate £365 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £143 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 79 80
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £38.90 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.38 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.29% -0.75%

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
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 21 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the East of England region over the 3 months to 21 January 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
Suffolk - 8 £250 -
Hertfordshire -1 5 £263 - 2
Cambridgeshire +1 2 £313 - 1
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 East of England region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 36 (97.30%) VMware
2 23 (62.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (59.46%) Windows
4 21 (56.76%) Active Directory
5 19 (51.35%) Microsoft
6 16 (43.24%) Data Centre
7 14 (37.84%) HP
8 12 (32.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (29.73%) Linux
10 10 (27.03%) Dell
10 10 (27.03%) Cisco
10 10 (27.03%) Citrix
10 10 (27.03%) Windows Server
11 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (24.32%) MS Excel
11 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (21.62%) DHCP
12 8 (21.62%) DNS
12 8 (21.62%) EMC
12 8 (21.62%) SCCM
13 6 (16.22%) Firewall
13 6 (16.22%) SAN
13 6 (16.22%) Nagios
13 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (16.22%) Apache
13 6 (16.22%) MS Exchange
13 6 (16.22%) XenApp
13 6 (16.22%) nginx
13 6 (16.22%) VMware ESX
13 6 (16.22%) 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 6 (16.22%) Apache
1 6 (16.22%) MS Exchange
1 6 (16.22%) nginx
2 5 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (10.81%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (5.41%) IBM Notes
5 1 (2.70%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (24.32%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS Office
2 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.41%) Office 365
1 2 (5.41%) SaaS
1 2 (5.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.62%) DHCP
1 8 (21.62%) DNS
2 6 (16.22%) Firewall
2 6 (16.22%) SAN
3 4 (10.81%) MPLS
3 4 (10.81%) NetScaler
3 4 (10.81%) WAN
4 2 (5.41%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (2.70%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (2.70%) Internet
5 1 (2.70%) Intranet
5 1 (2.70%) IP Telephony
5 1 (2.70%) LAN
5 1 (2.70%) NAS
5 1 (2.70%) VoIP
5 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.70%) MySQL
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (10.81%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (21.62%) Systems Administrator
3 7 (18.92%) Administrator
4 6 (16.22%) Architect
4 6 (16.22%) Technical Architect
5 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (10.81%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 4 (10.81%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 4 (10.81%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (10.81%) VMware Architect
6 3 (8.11%) Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Consultant
6 3 (8.11%) Linux Administrator
6 3 (8.11%) Technical Support
6 3 (8.11%) VMware Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Unix Administrator
7 2 (5.41%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Windows Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.22%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (43.24%) Data Centre
2 6 (16.22%) EMC VNX
3 3 (8.11%) VCE vBlock
4 1 (2.70%) CCTV
4 1 (2.70%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.70%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.70%) Replication
4 1 (2.70%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 22 (59.46%) Windows
2 12 (32.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (29.73%) Linux
4 10 (27.03%) Windows Server
5 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (10.81%) Solaris
7 2 (5.41%) Ubuntu
7 2 (5.41%) Unix
8 1 (2.70%) Mac OS X Server
8 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.22%) Migration
2 5 (13.51%) Capacity Planning
2 5 (13.51%) Converged Infrastructure
2 5 (13.51%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (13.51%) High Availability
2 5 (13.51%) Kalman Filter
2 5 (13.51%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (10.81%) Email Filtering
3 4 (10.81%) Identity Management
3 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (8.11%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.41%) Configuration Management
5 2 (5.41%) ITIL
5 2 (5.41%) Server Building
6 1 (2.70%) Change Management
6 1 (2.70%) Data Centre Operations
6 1 (2.70%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 1 (2.70%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.70%) Security Patching
6 1 (2.70%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.51%) SQL
2 4 (10.81%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (13.51%) MCITP
2 5 (13.51%) Security Cleared
3 4 (10.81%) MCSE
3 4 (10.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
5 2 (5.41%) VCAP
6 1 (2.70%) A+ Certification
6 1 (2.70%) DBS Check
6 1 (2.70%) Degree
6 1 (2.70%) MCP
6 1 (2.70%) MCSA
6 1 (2.70%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (2.70%) VCP5
6 1 (2.70%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (62.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (56.76%) Active Directory
3 6 (16.22%) FreeRADIUS
3 6 (16.22%) VMware ESX
3 6 (16.22%) XenApp
4 5 (13.51%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (13.51%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (5.41%) Hyper-V
5 2 (5.41%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.70%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (2.70%) ISA Server
6 1 (2.70%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (2.70%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.70%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (21.62%) SCCM
2 6 (16.22%) Nagios
2 6 (16.22%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (10.81%) Backup Exec
4 3 (8.11%) Graphite
4 3 (8.11%) logstash
4 3 (8.11%) Simpana
5 1 (2.70%) NetApp OnCommand
5 1 (2.70%) SCOM
5 1 (2.70%) vMotion
5 1 (2.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (97.30%) VMware
2 19 (51.35%) Microsoft
3 14 (37.84%) HP
4 10 (27.03%) Cisco
4 10 (27.03%) Citrix
4 10 (27.03%) Dell
5 8 (21.62%) EMC
6 4 (10.81%) 3PAR
6 4 (10.81%) Avaya
6 4 (10.81%) CheckPoint
6 4 (10.81%) Oracle
7 3 (8.11%) CommVault
8 2 (5.41%) Acronis
8 2 (5.41%) Lotus
8 2 (5.41%) Mitel
8 2 (5.41%) Spiceworks
9 1 (2.70%) Apple
9 1 (2.70%) EqualLogic
9 1 (2.70%) Isilon
9 1 (2.70%) SonicWALL