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 January 2015 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 104 91 90
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -1
Contract jobs citing vSphere 20 33 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.79% 1.42% 1.55%
As % of the System Software category 6.41% 11.34% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 8
Average daily rate
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£475 £265 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+79.24% -13.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £223 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £522 £348 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+21.48% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 10
Average hourly rate £22.25 £23.20 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.09% +7.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.20 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -22.66%
vSphere
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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
312 291 331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 12.30% 12.56% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 152 129
Average daily rate £350 £313 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £150 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £430 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 49 63
Average hourly rate £18.50 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £40.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.08 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.74% -11.42%

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 January 2015.

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 January 2015. 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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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 +4 12 £493 +57.60% 3
Norfolk +6 5 £365 -
Bedfordshire -12 2 £210 -4.54% 4
Essex - 1 - - 2
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 35 (92.11%) Windows
2 34 (89.47%) VMware
3 21 (55.26%) Active Directory
4 19 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 18 (47.37%) Cisco
5 18 (47.37%) DNS
6 17 (44.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (42.11%) VMware Infrastructure
7 16 (42.11%) MS Exchange
7 16 (42.11%) Firewall
8 15 (39.47%) SAN
9 14 (36.84%) DHCP
10 13 (34.21%) Citrix
11 12 (31.58%) HP
11 12 (31.58%) SQL Server
12 11 (28.95%) Exchange Server 2003
12 11 (28.95%) Windows Server 2012
13 10 (26.32%) Linux
14 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (23.68%) Backup Exec
15 7 (18.42%) Exchange Server 2007
15 7 (18.42%) Load Balancing
15 7 (18.42%) EMC
15 7 (18.42%) Cisco ASA
15 7 (18.42%) vCloud
15 7 (18.42%) SCCM
15 7 (18.42%) Hyper-V
16 6 (15.79%) SCOM
16 6 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 6 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 16 (42.11%) MS Exchange
2 11 (28.95%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (18.42%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (15.79%) IIS
5 4 (10.53%) SharePoint
6 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (5.26%) WorkSite
7 1 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (2.63%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (10.53%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Office 365
2 2 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (5.26%) Amazon S3
2 2 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (47.37%) DNS
2 16 (42.11%) Firewall
3 15 (39.47%) SAN
4 14 (36.84%) DHCP
5 7 (18.42%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (15.79%) VPN
7 5 (13.16%) iSCSI
8 4 (10.53%) NetScaler
8 4 (10.53%) LDAP
8 4 (10.53%) TCP/IP
8 4 (10.53%) Wireless
9 3 (7.89%) BIG-IP
9 3 (7.89%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (7.89%) WAN
10 2 (5.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 2 (5.26%) MPLS
10 2 (5.26%) LAN
11 1 (2.63%) VLAN
11 1 (2.63%) VoIP
11 1 (2.63%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (10.53%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (5.26%) Big Data
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (10.53%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.89%) Games
3 2 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (15.79%) Analyst
2 6 (15.79%) Support Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (7.89%) Consultant
4 3 (7.89%) Technical Support
4 3 (7.89%) Architect
4 3 (7.89%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) VMware Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Junior IT Project Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Platform Architect
5 2 (5.26%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Junior
5 2 (5.26%) Server Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Junior Project Manager
5 2 (5.26%) IT Project Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Technical Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.89%) SOAP
1 3 (7.89%) REST
2 2 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Blackberry
1 5 (13.16%) CLARiiON
1 5 (13.16%) Clustering
2 4 (10.53%) Replication
3 3 (7.89%) Thin Client
3 3 (7.89%) Fat Client
3 3 (7.89%) Online Games
4 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.63%) PKI
5 1 (2.63%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (2.63%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 35 (92.11%) Windows
2 17 (44.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (28.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (26.32%) Linux
5 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (10.53%) Windows 7
7 4 (10.53%) Windows 2000
7 4 (10.53%) VMS
8 3 (7.89%) Solaris
8 3 (7.89%) UNIX
9 2 (5.26%) Windows XP
9 2 (5.26%) Debian
10 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
10 1 (2.63%) Windows 8
10 1 (2.63%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.42%) Load Balancing
2 6 (15.79%) ITIL
3 5 (13.16%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (10.53%) Change Management
5 3 (7.89%) Network Load Balancing
5 3 (7.89%) Configuration Management
5 3 (7.89%) Project Management
5 3 (7.89%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (5.26%) Analytics
6 2 (5.26%) Change Control
6 2 (5.26%) Data Analytics
6 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2
6 2 (5.26%) Quality Management
6 2 (5.26%) Process Management
6 2 (5.26%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.63%) Migration
7 1 (2.63%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.79%) SQL
2 2 (5.26%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.63%) Perl
3 1 (2.63%) VBScript
3 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 5 (13.16%) MCSE
1 5 (13.16%) CCNA
1 5 (13.16%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (5.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (5.26%) Degree
4 1 (2.63%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.79%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (55.26%) Active Directory
2 16 (42.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (18.42%) vCloud
3 7 (18.42%) Hyper-V
4 5 (13.16%) VMware ESX
5 4 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (10.53%) Terminal Services
5 4 (10.53%) NFS
6 3 (7.89%) XenServer
7 2 (5.26%) XenApp
8 1 (2.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (2.63%) ISA Server
8 1 (2.63%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 9 (23.68%) Backup Exec
2 7 (18.42%) SCCM
3 6 (15.79%) SCOM
4 4 (10.53%) NetBackup
4 4 (10.53%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (7.89%) Puppet
5 3 (7.89%) WSUS
6 1 (2.63%) OpenView
6 1 (2.63%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 34 (89.47%) VMware
2 19 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 18 (47.37%) Cisco
4 13 (34.21%) Citrix
5 12 (31.58%) HP
6 7 (18.42%) EMC
7 6 (15.79%) Red Hat
7 6 (15.79%) Symantec
8 5 (13.16%) Sophos
8 5 (13.16%) Oracle
8 5 (13.16%) Dell
8 5 (13.16%) F5
9 4 (10.53%) Acronis
9 4 (10.53%) CommVault
9 4 (10.53%) NetApp
9 4 (10.53%) Veritas
10 3 (7.89%) Wyse
10 3 (7.89%) CheckPoint
10 3 (7.89%) 3PAR
11 2 (5.26%) Veeam