The first table below looks at the demand for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 23 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 Sussex 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 31 27 33
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +6
Contract jobs citing vSphere 3 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex 1.02% 2.71% 2.08%
As % of the System Software category 8.57% 31.58% 22.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate £425 - £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.06 £27.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-27.05% +15.78%
System Software Category
East Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
35 19 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in East Sussex 11.95% 8.60% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 6 16
Average daily rate £345 £525 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.28% +31.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £515 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £525 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
- +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 2
Average hourly rate £15.88 £16.25 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% +14.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £14.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £21.88 £15.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in East Sussex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the East Sussex region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in East Sussex

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in East Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing vSphere across the East Sussex region.

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in East Sussex

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in East Sussex

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 Sussex region over the 3 months to 23 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Vacancies
Brighton -10 3 £425 -
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in East Sussex

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Sussex 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 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (88.89%) Windows
3 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
3 5 (55.56%) Cisco
3 5 (55.56%) SAN
3 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 4 (44.44%) IIS
5 3 (33.33%) .NET
5 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
5 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
5 3 (33.33%) MCSE
5 3 (33.33%) SharePoint
5 3 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (33.33%) DHCP
5 3 (33.33%) CCNA
5 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (33.33%) Web Development
5 3 (33.33%) .NET Framework
5 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (33.33%) Network Load Balancing
5 3 (33.33%) WCF
5 3 (33.33%) Firewall
5 3 (33.33%) MVC
5 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in East Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Sussex 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 4 (44.44%) IIS
2 3 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
2 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) SAN
2 3 (33.33%) DHCP
2 3 (33.33%) Firewall
3 2 (22.22%) VPN
4 1 (11.11%) DNS
4 1 (11.11%) iSCSI
4 1 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 3 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Architect
1 3 (33.33%) Technical Architect
1 3 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (11.11%) Senior Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) IT Support
2 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Data Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Server Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Design Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Storage Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Cloud Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
1 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 3 (33.33%) .NET Framework
1 3 (33.33%) WCF
1 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (22.22%) COM+
3 1 (11.11%) K2 blackpearl
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Clustering
1 1 (11.11%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
1 3 (33.33%) Web Development
1 3 (33.33%) Network Load Balancing
1 3 (33.33%) MVC
1 3 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) DSDM
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) VB
1 2 (22.22%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) MCSE
1 3 (33.33%) CCNA
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (11.11%) VCAP
2 1 (11.11%) CCEE
2 1 (11.11%) CCIA
2 1 (11.11%) NCDA
2 1 (11.11%) NCIE
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
1 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (22.22%) ISA Server
3 1 (11.11%) XenApp
3 1 (11.11%) XenServer
3 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) IronPort
4 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
5 1 (11.11%) NetApp
5 1 (11.11%) HP
5 1 (11.11%) Citrix
5 1 (11.11%) Kofax