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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 123 96 91
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -5
Contract jobs citing vSphere 23 25 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.73% 1.05% 1.66%
As % of the System Software category 6.74% 7.51% 10.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 32
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£275 £245 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.24% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £178 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Average hourly rate £24.25 £25.00 £160.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.00% -84.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.25 £30.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-20.49% +34.06%
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
341 333 487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 10.78% 13.99% 15.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 119 206
Average daily rate £300 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 70 65
Average hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £10.50 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £32.50 £106.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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
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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
Hertfordshire -10 8 £213 -26.72% 3
Cambridgeshire -6 6 £288 -28.12% 3
Essex -6 4 £255 -
Bedfordshire -19 3 £275 - 2
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 44 (93.62%) VMware
2 32 (68.09%) Active Directory
3 30 (63.83%) Windows
4 27 (57.45%) Microsoft
5 25 (53.19%) MS Exchange
6 24 (51.06%) VMware Infrastructure
7 20 (42.55%) SAN
8 19 (40.43%) DNS
9 17 (36.17%) Exchange Server 2003
10 16 (34.04%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (34.04%) DHCP
11 15 (31.91%) HP
11 15 (31.91%) Exchange Server 2010
12 14 (29.79%) Citrix
13 13 (27.66%) Microsoft Certification
13 13 (27.66%) MCSE
13 13 (27.66%) Firewall
14 12 (25.53%) VMware ESX
14 12 (25.53%) SQL Server
14 12 (25.53%) Windows Server 2003
15 11 (23.40%) Migration
15 11 (23.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 10 (21.28%) Disaster Recovery
16 10 (21.28%) Cisco
16 10 (21.28%) SCCM
16 10 (21.28%) SCOM
17 9 (19.15%) Exchange Server 2007
17 9 (19.15%) EMC
17 9 (19.15%) SQL
17 9 (19.15%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 25 (53.19%) MS Exchange
2 17 (36.17%) Exchange Server 2003
3 15 (31.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (19.15%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (14.89%) SharePoint
6 6 (12.77%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (10.64%) Apache
7 5 (10.64%) IIS
7 5 (10.64%) JOnAS
8 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (2.13%) IBM Notes
8 1 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (14.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (42.55%) SAN
2 19 (40.43%) DNS
3 16 (34.04%) DHCP
4 13 (27.66%) Firewall
5 7 (14.89%) WAN
6 6 (12.77%) LAN
6 6 (12.77%) VLAN
7 5 (10.64%) TCP/IP
8 4 (8.51%) VPN
9 3 (6.38%) NetScaler
10 2 (4.26%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (4.26%) VoIP
11 1 (2.13%) LDAP
11 1 (2.13%) DMZ
11 1 (2.13%) Intranet
11 1 (2.13%) Internet
11 1 (2.13%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (2.13%) iSCSI
11 1 (2.13%) IPsec
11 1 (2.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (25.53%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (8.51%) Oracle Database
4 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.13%) MySQL
General
1 3 (6.38%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.26%) Finance
3 1 (2.13%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 19 (40.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (14.89%) Support Engineer
3 6 (12.77%) Consultant
3 6 (12.77%) Systems Administrator
3 6 (12.77%) Administrator
4 5 (10.64%) Project Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (8.51%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (6.38%) Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Linux Consultant
6 3 (6.38%) Oracle Consultant
7 2 (4.26%) VMware Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Wintel Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Support Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Technical Support
7 2 (4.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Blackberry
2 4 (8.51%) Clustering
2 4 (8.51%) PKI
3 3 (6.38%) CLARiiON
4 2 (4.26%) EqualLogic
4 2 (4.26%) Fat Client
4 2 (4.26%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.13%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.13%) Replication
5 1 (2.13%) Statistics
5 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.13%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 30 (63.83%) Windows
2 16 (34.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (25.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (19.15%) Linux
5 8 (17.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (8.51%) Windows 7
7 3 (6.38%) CentOS
7 3 (6.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (6.38%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.13%) VMS
8 1 (2.13%) Debian
8 1 (2.13%) Android
8 1 (2.13%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.40%) Migration
2 10 (21.28%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (17.02%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (12.77%) ITIL
4 6 (12.77%) Load Balancing
5 4 (8.51%) ERP
6 3 (6.38%) Change Management
6 3 (6.38%) Data Analysis
7 2 (4.26%) Change Control
7 2 (4.26%) TOGAF
7 2 (4.26%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (2.13%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (2.13%) Asset Management
8 1 (2.13%) Configuration Management
8 1 (2.13%) E-business
8 1 (2.13%) Workflow
8 1 (2.13%) Capacity Management
8 1 (2.13%) Infrastructure Management
8 1 (2.13%) Supplier Management
8 1 (2.13%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.15%) SQL
2 5 (10.64%) Perl
3 3 (6.38%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.38%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (27.66%) MCSE
1 13 (27.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (23.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 7 (14.89%) MCITP
4 5 (10.64%) Security Cleared
4 5 (10.64%) VCP5
5 4 (8.51%) MCP
5 4 (8.51%) SC Cleared
6 3 (6.38%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (6.38%) VCAP
6 3 (6.38%) OCP
6 3 (6.38%) Oracle Certification
6 3 (6.38%) RHCE
6 3 (6.38%) MCSA
6 3 (6.38%) CCNA
7 2 (4.26%) CCA
7 2 (4.26%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (2.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (2.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (68.09%) Active Directory
2 24 (51.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (25.53%) VMware ESX
4 6 (12.77%) XenApp
5 5 (10.64%) XenDesktop
5 5 (10.64%) UAG
6 4 (8.51%) vCloud
6 4 (8.51%) Terminal Services
6 4 (8.51%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (6.38%) Hyper-V
7 3 (6.38%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (6.38%) XenServer
8 2 (4.26%) VMFS
8 2 (4.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (2.13%) ISA Server
9 1 (2.13%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (2.13%) NFS
Systems Management
1 10 (21.28%) SCCM
1 10 (21.28%) SCOM
2 4 (8.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (8.51%) NetBackup
2 4 (8.51%) Backup Exec
2 4 (8.51%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (6.38%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (4.26%) WSUS
5 1 (2.13%) HP SIM
5 1 (2.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 44 (93.62%) VMware
2 27 (57.45%) Microsoft
3 15 (31.91%) HP
4 14 (29.79%) Citrix
5 10 (21.28%) Cisco
6 9 (19.15%) EMC
7 6 (12.77%) Oracle
7 6 (12.77%) NetApp
8 5 (10.64%) Red Hat
8 5 (10.64%) Sophos
9 4 (8.51%) CheckPoint
9 4 (8.51%) SAP
9 4 (8.51%) IBM
9 4 (8.51%) Dell
9 4 (8.51%) 3PAR
10 3 (6.38%) Acronis
10 3 (6.38%) F5
10 3 (6.38%) Symantec
10 3 (6.38%) Veritas
11 2 (4.26%) Websense
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