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 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
England / East of England
Rank 112 110 113
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Contract jobs citing vSphere 11 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.53% 0.55% 0.63%
As % of the System Software category 3.99% 4.13% 4.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 4
Median daily rate £269 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.21% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £195 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £468 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Median hourly rate - £31.56 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +34.27%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.25 £31.56 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+8.54% +39.07%

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
276 315 327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 13.40% 13.35% 12.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 152 146
Median daily rate £325 £325 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £170 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £488 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 66 85
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -19.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.20 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

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 February 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 25 February 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 - 7 £250 -
Cambridgeshire +9 2 £363 -
Hertfordshire -4 2 £294 -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 28 (96.55%) VMware
2 18 (62.07%) Windows
3 16 (55.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (51.72%) Data Centre
5 12 (41.38%) Linux
5 12 (41.38%) Microsoft
5 12 (41.38%) Active Directory
6 10 (34.48%) Cisco
7 9 (31.03%) EMC
8 8 (27.59%) HP
8 8 (27.59%) DNS
8 8 (27.59%) DHCP
8 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (24.14%) EMC VNX
9 7 (24.14%) SAN
9 7 (24.14%) Apache
10 6 (20.69%) Dell
10 6 (20.69%) LAMP
10 6 (20.69%) Nagios
10 6 (20.69%) nginx
10 6 (20.69%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (20.69%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (20.69%) FreeRADIUS
11 5 (17.24%) High Availability
11 5 (17.24%) Capacity Planning
11 5 (17.24%) Performance Monitoring
11 5 (17.24%) Windows Server
11 5 (17.24%) PostgreSQL
11 5 (17.24%) MS Excel

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 7 (24.14%) Apache
2 6 (20.69%) nginx
3 4 (13.79%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (6.90%) IBM Notes
4 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
5 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (3.45%) IIS
5 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
2 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.90%) SaaS
1 2 (6.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (27.59%) DHCP
1 8 (27.59%) DNS
2 7 (24.14%) SAN
3 2 (6.90%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (6.90%) Firewall
3 2 (6.90%) MPLS
3 2 (6.90%) NetScaler
3 2 (6.90%) WAN
4 1 (3.45%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (3.45%) HTTP
4 1 (3.45%) Internet
4 1 (3.45%) Intranet
4 1 (3.45%) IP Telephony
4 1 (3.45%) LAN
4 1 (3.45%) NAS
4 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.45%) VoIP
4 1 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.45%) MySQL
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (6.90%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (24.14%) Systems Administrator
2 6 (20.69%) Administrator
2 6 (20.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) VMware Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Architect
4 4 (13.79%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 4 (13.79%) Technical Architect
5 3 (10.34%) Consultant
5 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 3 (10.34%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (10.34%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (10.34%) Technical Support
5 3 (10.34%) VMware Architect
6 2 (6.90%) Senior VMware Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (6.90%) VMware Technical Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Windows Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) LAMP
2 1 (3.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (51.72%) Data Centre
2 7 (24.14%) EMC VNX
3 3 (10.34%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 1 (3.45%) CCTV
4 1 (3.45%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.45%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (3.45%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.45%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.45%) Replication
4 1 (3.45%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 18 (62.07%) Windows
2 12 (41.38%) Linux
3 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (17.24%) Windows Server
5 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (6.90%) Solaris
6 2 (6.90%) Ubuntu
6 2 (6.90%) Unix
7 1 (3.45%) Mac OS X Server
7 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000
7 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.24%) Capacity Planning
1 5 (17.24%) High Availability
1 5 (17.24%) Performance Monitoring
2 4 (13.79%) Converged Infrastructure
2 4 (13.79%) Migration
3 3 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (10.34%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (10.34%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
4 2 (6.90%) Email Filtering
4 2 (6.90%) Server Building
4 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.45%) Change Management
5 1 (3.45%) Data Centre Operations
5 1 (3.45%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.45%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.45%) ITIL
5 1 (3.45%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.45%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.45%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.90%) MCITP
3 2 (6.90%) MCSE
3 2 (6.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (3.45%) DBS Check
4 1 (3.45%) Degree
4 1 (3.45%) MCP
4 1 (3.45%) MCSA
4 1 (3.45%) RHCE
4 1 (3.45%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (55.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (41.38%) Active Directory
3 6 (20.69%) FreeRADIUS
3 6 (20.69%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (13.79%) XenApp
5 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
5 2 (6.90%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (6.90%) VMware ESX
6 1 (3.45%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (3.45%) ISA Server
6 1 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (3.45%) vCloud
6 1 (3.45%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (3.45%) XenDesktop
6 1 (3.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (20.69%) Nagios
1 6 (20.69%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (10.34%) Graphite
2 3 (10.34%) logstash
3 2 (6.90%) SCCM
3 2 (6.90%) Simpana
4 1 (3.45%) EMC VPLEX
4 1 (3.45%) NetApp OnCommand
4 1 (3.45%) Puppet
4 1 (3.45%) vMotion
4 1 (3.45%) vRealize
4 1 (3.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (96.55%) VMware
2 12 (41.38%) Microsoft
3 10 (34.48%) Cisco
4 9 (31.03%) EMC
5 8 (27.59%) HP
6 6 (20.69%) Dell
7 4 (13.79%) Citrix
8 2 (6.90%) 3PAR
8 2 (6.90%) Acronis
8 2 (6.90%) CommVault
8 2 (6.90%) Lotus
8 2 (6.90%) Oracle
9 1 (3.45%) Apple
9 1 (3.45%) EqualLogic
9 1 (3.45%) Isilon
9 1 (3.45%) Juniper
9 1 (3.45%) Mitel
9 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
9 1 (3.45%) SonicWALL
9 1 (3.45%) Spiceworks