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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 96 122 128
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +6
Contract jobs citing vSphere 33 30 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.29% 0.96% 0.63%
As % of the System Software category 8.97% 6.40% 4.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 19 10
Median daily rate £350 £313 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +31.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £403 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Median hourly rate £13.50 £32.50 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.46% +34.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £32.50 £23.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.55 £32.50 £25.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year
+18.75% +5.96%
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
368 469 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.34% 14.99% 14.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 252 224
Median daily rate £375 £320 £268
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% +19.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £165 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £445 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 82 91
Median hourly rate £16.50 £23.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.78% +11.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.30 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £47.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +9.67%

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 28 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016.

vSphere Hourly Rate Histogram 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 28 July 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
Hertfordshire +13 11 £375 +7.14% 3
Bedfordshire +10 10 £350 +21.73% 1
Cambridgeshire +23 7 £350 +18.64% 1
Norfolk 0 4 £145 -17.14%
Essex - 1 £500 -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 38 (74.51%) Windows
1 38 (74.51%) VMware
2 27 (52.94%) HP
3 26 (50.98%) Linux
4 22 (43.14%) SQL
5 21 (41.18%) SAN
5 21 (41.18%) Data Centre
6 19 (37.25%) Red Hat
6 19 (37.25%) Active Directory
7 18 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
8 17 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (33.33%) DNS
9 16 (31.37%) Oracle
9 16 (31.37%) Windows Server
10 15 (29.41%) Microsoft
10 15 (29.41%) Firewall
11 14 (27.45%) Disaster Recovery
11 14 (27.45%) ITIL
11 14 (27.45%) Solaris
11 14 (27.45%) SCCM
11 14 (27.45%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (27.45%) Virtual Machines
12 12 (23.53%) Nagios
12 12 (23.53%) High Availability
13 11 (21.57%) Change Control
13 11 (21.57%) Kalman Filter
13 11 (21.57%) EMC
13 11 (21.57%) Unix
14 10 (19.61%) PL/SQL

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 10 (19.61%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.80%) Apache
2 5 (9.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2000
4 3 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (5.88%) nginx
5 2 (3.92%) IIS
6 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.96%) IBM Domino
6 1 (1.96%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 4 (7.84%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.92%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (3.92%) Office 365
2 2 (3.92%) SaaS
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.96%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 21 (41.18%) SAN
2 17 (33.33%) DNS
3 15 (29.41%) Firewall
4 7 (13.73%) VPN
4 7 (13.73%) WAN
5 5 (9.80%) iSCSI
6 4 (7.84%) DHCP
6 4 (7.84%) LAN
6 4 (7.84%) MPLS
6 4 (7.84%) NetScaler
6 4 (7.84%) SSL
6 4 (7.84%) VLAN
7 3 (5.88%) Internet
8 2 (3.92%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (3.92%) IP Telephony
8 2 (3.92%) NAS
8 2 (3.92%) Network Security
8 2 (3.92%) VoIP
8 2 (3.92%) Wireless
9 1 (1.96%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.73%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.88%) MySQL
2 3 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (5.88%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.96%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 10 (19.61%) JIRA
2 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.96%) MSI
General
1 7 (13.73%) Finance
2 2 (3.92%) Banking
2 2 (3.92%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (3.92%) Retail
3 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (27.45%) Administrator
2 13 (25.49%) Systems Administrator
3 8 (15.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (13.73%) Linux Administrator
4 7 (13.73%) Support Engineer
5 6 (11.76%) Architect
5 6 (11.76%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 5 (9.80%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 5 (9.80%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (9.80%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (9.80%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (9.80%) Infrastructure Manager
6 5 (9.80%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 5 (9.80%) Project Manager
7 4 (7.84%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
7 4 (7.84%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 4 (7.84%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
7 4 (7.84%) Consultant
7 4 (7.84%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) LAMP
2 1 (1.96%) Classic ASP
2 1 (1.96%) HTML
2 1 (1.96%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (1.96%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 21 (41.18%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.92%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.92%) NHS
3 2 (3.92%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.96%) CCTV
4 1 (1.96%) Clustering
4 1 (1.96%) CMDB
4 1 (1.96%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.96%) FlexPod
4 1 (1.96%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.96%) Replication
4 1 (1.96%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 38 (74.51%) Windows
2 26 (50.98%) Linux
3 17 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 17 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (31.37%) Windows Server
5 14 (27.45%) Solaris
5 14 (27.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (21.57%) Unix
7 8 (15.69%) CentOS
8 6 (11.76%) Ubuntu
9 5 (9.80%) Windows 7
10 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (3.92%) Debian
12 1 (1.96%) Android
12 1 (1.96%) Mac OS X Server
12 1 (1.96%) Windows 10
12 1 (1.96%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (27.45%) Disaster Recovery
1 14 (27.45%) ITIL
2 12 (23.53%) High Availability
3 11 (21.57%) Change Control
3 11 (21.57%) Kalman Filter
4 10 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (19.61%) Configuration Management
4 10 (19.61%) Incident Management
4 10 (19.61%) Load Balancing
4 10 (19.61%) Open Source
4 10 (19.61%) Virtual Environments
5 7 (13.73%) Migration
6 5 (9.80%) Project Management
6 5 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (7.84%) Converged Infrastructure
7 4 (7.84%) PRINCE2
8 3 (5.88%) Change Management
8 3 (5.88%) Project Governance
8 3 (5.88%) SDLC
8 3 (5.88%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 22 (43.14%) SQL
2 10 (19.61%) PL/SQL
2 10 (19.61%) Shell Script
3 6 (11.76%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.96%) Java
4 1 (1.96%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.96%) PHP
4 1 (1.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (11.76%) MCSE
1 6 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (7.84%) MCITP
3 3 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (3.92%) CCNA
4 2 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.92%) VCAP
5 1 (1.96%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.96%) Degree
5 1 (1.96%) MCP
5 1 (1.96%) MCSA
5 1 (1.96%) VCP5
5 1 (1.96%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (37.25%) Active Directory
2 18 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (27.45%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (19.61%) iptables
4 10 (19.61%) Postfix
4 10 (19.61%) Sendmail
5 9 (17.65%) VMware ESX
6 6 (11.76%) XenApp
7 5 (9.80%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (5.88%) FreeRADIUS
8 3 (5.88%) Hyper-V
8 3 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (3.92%) XenDesktop
10 1 (1.96%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (1.96%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (27.45%) SCCM
2 12 (23.53%) Nagios
3 10 (19.61%) Cobbler
3 10 (19.61%) OSSEC
3 10 (19.61%) Puppet
4 5 (9.80%) WSUS
5 4 (7.84%) Backup Exec
6 3 (5.88%) Graphite
6 3 (5.88%) logstash
6 3 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (3.92%) Simpana
8 1 (1.96%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (1.96%) SCOM
Vendors
1 38 (74.51%) VMware
2 27 (52.94%) HP
3 19 (37.25%) Red Hat
4 16 (31.37%) Oracle
5 15 (29.41%) Microsoft
6 11 (21.57%) EMC
7 10 (19.61%) Dell
7 10 (19.61%) LogRhythm
7 10 (19.61%) ServiceNow
7 10 (19.61%) SolarWinds
7 10 (19.61%) Splunk
7 10 (19.61%) TippingPoint
8 9 (17.65%) Cisco
9 8 (15.69%) Citrix
10 7 (13.73%) 3PAR
11 5 (9.80%) Veeam
12 3 (5.88%) Avaya
12 3 (5.88%) CommVault
12 3 (5.88%) NetApp
13 2 (3.92%) Apple