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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 103 119 121
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +2
Contract jobs citing vSphere 24 24 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.97% 0.81% 0.80%
As % of the System Software category 6.78% 5.41% 5.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 14
Median daily rate £340 £313 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.80% +22.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £187 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 - £25.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £21.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year
+109.52% +11.25%
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
354 444 442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.29% 14.97% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 235 229
Median daily rate £350 £310 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +14.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £165 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 81 72
Median hourly rate £16.50 £23.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.26% +39.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.30 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +12.90%

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 25 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the East of England region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Cambridgeshire +23 10 £340 +8.80% 2
Hertfordshire +15 9 £375 +7.14% 9
Bedfordshire +8 3 £350 +21.73%
Essex +2 1 £320 +16.36%
Norfolk -2 1 £165 -13.15% 1
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 27 (72.97%) Windows
2 24 (64.86%) VMware
3 17 (45.95%) Linux
3 17 (45.95%) SQL
3 17 (45.95%) Data Centre
4 15 (40.54%) DNS
5 13 (35.14%) HP
5 13 (35.14%) ITIL
5 13 (35.14%) Virtual Machines
6 12 (32.43%) SAN
6 12 (32.43%) Red Hat
6 12 (32.43%) Firewall
7 11 (29.73%) Nagios
7 11 (29.73%) Oracle
7 11 (29.73%) High Availability
8 10 (27.03%) Change Control
8 10 (27.03%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (27.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (27.03%) Unix
8 10 (27.03%) Active Directory
8 10 (27.03%) EMC
9 9 (24.32%) Cisco
9 9 (24.32%) PL/SQL
9 9 (24.32%) Solaris
9 9 (24.32%) Configuration Management
9 9 (24.32%) Shell Script
9 9 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (24.32%) JIRA
9 9 (24.32%) Load Balancing
9 9 (24.32%) TippingPoint

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 5 (13.51%) Apache
2 3 (8.11%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (8.11%) nginx
3 2 (5.41%) IIS
3 2 (5.41%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.70%) IBM Domino
4 1 (2.70%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Office
2 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.41%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (5.41%) SaaS
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.70%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 15 (40.54%) DNS
2 12 (32.43%) Firewall
2 12 (32.43%) SAN
3 4 (10.81%) SSL
4 3 (8.11%) DHCP
4 3 (8.11%) LAN
4 3 (8.11%) VPN
4 3 (8.11%) WAN
5 2 (5.41%) FTP
5 2 (5.41%) Internet
5 2 (5.41%) NAS
5 2 (5.41%) Network Security
5 2 (5.41%) PuTTY
5 2 (5.41%) SSH
5 2 (5.41%) Telepresence
5 2 (5.41%) Telnet
5 2 (5.41%) WebEx
6 1 (2.70%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (2.70%) IP Telephony
6 1 (2.70%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) MySQL
1 3 (8.11%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) MS Access
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (24.32%) JIRA
2 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.70%) MSI
General
1 6 (16.22%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Banking
2 2 (5.41%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (5.41%) Retail
3 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (32.43%) Administrator
2 11 (29.73%) Systems Administrator
3 6 (16.22%) Linux Administrator
4 5 (13.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 4 (10.81%) Consultant
5 4 (10.81%) Unix Administrator
5 4 (10.81%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 3 (8.11%) Cisco Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Wintel Consultant
7 2 (5.41%) Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 2 (5.41%) Linux Specialist
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 2 (5.41%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
7 2 (5.41%) VMware Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) LAMP
2 1 (2.70%) Classic ASP
2 1 (2.70%) HTML
2 1 (2.70%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (2.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (45.95%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.41%) Fat Client
2 2 (5.41%) NHS
2 2 (5.41%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.70%) Clustering
3 1 (2.70%) CMDB
3 1 (2.70%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.70%) FlexPod
3 1 (2.70%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.70%) Replication
3 1 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 27 (72.97%) Windows
2 17 (45.95%) Linux
3 10 (27.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (27.03%) Unix
4 9 (24.32%) Solaris
4 9 (24.32%) Windows Server
4 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (21.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (5.41%) CentOS
7 2 (5.41%) Debian
7 2 (5.41%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.70%) Android
8 1 (2.70%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (35.14%) ITIL
2 11 (29.73%) High Availability
3 10 (27.03%) Change Control
4 9 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (24.32%) Configuration Management
4 9 (24.32%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (24.32%) Incident Management
4 9 (24.32%) Kalman Filter
4 9 (24.32%) Load Balancing
4 9 (24.32%) Open Source
4 9 (24.32%) Virtual Environments
5 3 (8.11%) Project Management
5 3 (8.11%) Server Building
6 2 (5.41%) Migration
6 2 (5.41%) Presales
6 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2
6 2 (5.41%) Service Management
6 2 (5.41%) Translating Business Requirements
7 1 (2.70%) Change Management
7 1 (2.70%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 17 (45.95%) SQL
2 9 (24.32%) PL/SQL
2 9 (24.32%) Shell Script
3 3 (8.11%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.70%) Java
4 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.70%) PHP
4 1 (2.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (5.41%) CCNA
1 2 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (5.41%) MCSE
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.70%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) MCP
2 1 (2.70%) MCSA
2 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (35.14%) Virtual Machines
2 10 (27.03%) Active Directory
2 10 (27.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (24.32%) iptables
3 9 (24.32%) Postfix
3 9 (24.32%) Sendmail
4 5 (13.51%) VMware ESX
5 3 (8.11%) FreeRADIUS
5 3 (8.11%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (5.41%) Hyper-V
7 1 (2.70%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.70%) XenApp
7 1 (2.70%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.70%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (29.73%) Nagios
2 9 (24.32%) Cobbler
2 9 (24.32%) OSSEC
2 9 (24.32%) Puppet
3 4 (10.81%) SCCM
4 3 (8.11%) Graphite
4 3 (8.11%) logstash
4 3 (8.11%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (5.41%) Backup Exec
5 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (5.41%) SCOM
6 1 (2.70%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (2.70%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 24 (64.86%) VMware
2 13 (35.14%) HP
3 12 (32.43%) Red Hat
4 11 (29.73%) Oracle
5 10 (27.03%) EMC
6 9 (24.32%) Cisco
6 9 (24.32%) LogRhythm
6 9 (24.32%) ServiceNow
6 9 (24.32%) SolarWinds
6 9 (24.32%) Splunk
6 9 (24.32%) TippingPoint
7 7 (18.92%) Microsoft
8 4 (10.81%) Citrix
9 3 (8.11%) NetApp
10 2 (5.41%) Avaya
10 2 (5.41%) Dell
10 2 (5.41%) Remedy
10 2 (5.41%) Tandberg
11 1 (2.70%) Veeam
11 1 (2.70%) WatchGuard
Watford, Hertfordshire
Energon People
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Norfolk
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £130 - £160 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
University Of Cambridge
Rate: From £28,982 to £37,768 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago