The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the East of England region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 124 101 136
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +35
Contract jobs citing vSphere 24 16 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.76% 0.71% 0.096%
As % of the System Software category 6.92% 5.05% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 2
Average daily rate £335 £362 £194
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.45% +86.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £313 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £387 £209
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.28 £27.25 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-21.90% +14.73%
System Software Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
347 317 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 11.03% 14.03% 9.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 136 127
Average daily rate £300 £308 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £119 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 59 58
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £19.81
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -19.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.85 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £25.00 £36.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
vSphere
England

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire -11 12 £400 +10.49% 1
Hertfordshire -1 9 £325 - 2
Norfolk +7 1 £245 -38.75% 1
Essex -21 1 £335 +21.81%
Suffolk - 1 £200 - 1
Bedfordshire - - - - 4
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England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 54 (87.10%) VMware
2 40 (64.52%) Windows
3 27 (43.55%) Active Directory
3 27 (43.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (41.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (41.94%) MS Exchange
5 25 (40.32%) ITIL
5 25 (40.32%) SQL
6 24 (38.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (38.71%) Firewall
7 22 (35.48%) SCCM
8 21 (33.87%) Microsoft
9 20 (32.26%) HP
9 20 (32.26%) XenApp
10 17 (27.42%) Exchange Server 2010
10 17 (27.42%) Microsoft Certification
11 16 (25.81%) SAN
11 16 (25.81%) Citrix
11 16 (25.81%) MCSE
12 15 (24.19%) Cisco
13 14 (22.58%) MCITP
14 13 (20.97%) EMC
15 12 (19.35%) VoIP
15 12 (19.35%) Linux
15 12 (19.35%) Hyper-V
16 11 (17.74%) VMware ESX
17 10 (16.13%) Migration
17 10 (16.13%) SQL Server
17 10 (16.13%) WAN
17 10 (16.13%) LAN

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 26 (41.94%) MS Exchange
2 17 (27.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (14.52%) JOnAS
4 8 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (12.90%) SharePoint
5 5 (8.06%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (6.45%) Apache
7 3 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (3.23%) Tomcat
8 2 (3.23%) IIS
8 2 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (3.23%) Documentum
9 1 (1.61%) SAS
9 1 (1.61%) IBM Notes
9 1 (1.61%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (1.61%) Lync
9 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (6.45%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Tridion
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (38.71%) Firewall
2 16 (25.81%) SAN
3 12 (19.35%) VoIP
4 10 (16.13%) WAN
4 10 (16.13%) LAN
4 10 (16.13%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (14.52%) VLAN
6 8 (12.90%) DNS
7 7 (11.29%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (9.68%) Wireless
8 6 (9.68%) IP Telephony
9 5 (8.06%) DHCP
10 4 (6.45%) VPN
11 3 (4.84%) NetScaler
12 2 (3.23%) CTI
12 2 (3.23%) iSCSI
13 1 (1.61%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.06%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (8.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.23%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.23%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
1 2 (3.23%) Multimedia
2 1 (1.61%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (17.74%) Systems Engineer
1 11 (17.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (16.13%) Support Engineer
3 9 (14.52%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (11.29%) Infrastructure Manager
4 7 (11.29%) Wintel Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) Project Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (8.06%) Administrator
5 5 (8.06%) Consultant
6 4 (6.45%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Build Engineer
7 3 (4.84%) Server Administrator
7 3 (4.84%) Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Network Support
8 2 (3.23%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Network Support Engineer
8 2 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (3.23%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.23%) JTAPI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.52%) Clustering
2 3 (4.84%) NHS
2 3 (4.84%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.84%) CLARiiON
3 2 (3.23%) EMC Centera
3 2 (3.23%) Celerra
4 1 (1.61%) iPhone
4 1 (1.61%) SecurID
4 1 (1.61%) PKI
4 1 (1.61%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 40 (64.52%) Windows
2 27 (43.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (38.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (19.35%) Linux
5 10 (16.13%) Windows 7
6 4 (6.45%) Solaris
7 3 (4.84%) VMS
7 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.23%) Debian
8 2 (3.23%) Android
9 1 (1.61%) UNIX
9 1 (1.61%) HPUX
9 1 (1.61%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (1.61%) Windows Phone
9 1 (1.61%) CentOS
9 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (40.32%) ITIL
2 10 (16.13%) Migration
3 6 (9.68%) Requirements Analysis
3 6 (9.68%) Software Deployment
3 6 (9.68%) PRINCE2
3 6 (9.68%) ITSM
3 6 (9.68%) BCP
3 6 (9.68%) Project Management
4 2 (3.23%) Change Management
4 2 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (3.23%) ERP
4 2 (3.23%) Load Balancing
4 2 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (1.61%) Workflow
5 1 (1.61%) E-business
5 1 (1.61%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (1.61%) Project Planning
5 1 (1.61%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (1.61%) Network Design
5 1 (1.61%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 25 (40.32%) SQL
2 9 (14.52%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.23%) Perl
4 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (27.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (25.81%) MCSE
3 14 (22.58%) MCITP
4 6 (9.68%) SC Cleared
4 6 (9.68%) Security Cleared
4 6 (9.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (8.06%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (8.06%) CCNA
6 4 (6.45%) VCAP
7 2 (3.23%) CCA
7 2 (3.23%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.61%) CCNP
8 1 (1.61%) OCP
8 1 (1.61%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (1.61%) RHCE
8 1 (1.61%) NCDA
8 1 (1.61%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.06%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (43.55%) Active Directory
2 26 (41.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (32.26%) XenApp
4 12 (19.35%) Hyper-V
5 11 (17.74%) VMware ESX
6 9 (14.52%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (9.68%) XenServer
8 5 (8.06%) UAG
9 4 (6.45%) XenDesktop
10 3 (4.84%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (3.23%) Oracle RMAN
12 1 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (1.61%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (1.61%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 22 (35.48%) SCCM
2 10 (16.13%) SCOM
3 8 (12.90%) Backup Exec
4 7 (11.29%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (3.23%) HP SIM
5 2 (3.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (3.23%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.61%) Puppet
6 1 (1.61%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (1.61%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 54 (87.10%) VMware
2 21 (33.87%) Microsoft
3 20 (32.26%) HP
4 16 (25.81%) Citrix
5 15 (24.19%) Cisco
6 13 (20.97%) EMC
7 9 (14.52%) NetApp
7 9 (14.52%) Dell
8 6 (9.68%) Oracle
9 4 (6.45%) IBM
9 4 (6.45%) Red Hat
10 3 (4.84%) CheckPoint
10 3 (4.84%) CommVault
10 3 (4.84%) F5
11 2 (3.23%) Verint
11 2 (3.23%) WatchGuard
11 2 (3.23%) Lotus
11 2 (3.23%) SAP
12 1 (1.61%) Juniper
12 1 (1.61%) Symantec
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