The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 320 267 304
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +37
Contract jobs citing vSphere 334 448 339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.67% 0.87% 0.69%
As % of the System Software category 5.48% 8.05% 6.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 292 197
Median daily rate £375 £350 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 19
Median hourly rate £23.75 £22.83 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.02% +20.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.83 £17.00 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £26.70 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+18.75% +6.66%
vSphere
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
6098 5566 5141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.25% 10.76% 10.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3889 3229 2819
Median daily rate £400 £353 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.47% +8.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 387 551 634
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +7.08%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in England

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in England

vSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram in England

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the England region.

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in England

vSphere
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

vSphere Hourly Rate Histogram in England

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 30 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
South East -21 110 £433 +21.40% 17
London -62 105 £388 +3.40% 34
East of England +24 33 £350 +12.00% 7
North West +8 22 £325 +8.33% 6
West Midlands -14 20 £400 +6.66% 7
North East -27 20 £205 -25.45%
South West -4 15 £415 +10.66% 5
East Midlands +3 6 £375 +70.45% 2
Yorkshire -27 5 £345 -8.00% 8
vSphere
UK

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 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 England region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 662 (88.15%) VMware
2 462 (61.52%) Windows
3 392 (52.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 315 (41.94%) Windows Server
5 300 (39.95%) Active Directory
6 295 (39.28%) Linux
7 262 (34.89%) Microsoft
8 226 (30.09%) Windows Server 2012
9 199 (26.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 192 (25.57%) Cisco
11 178 (23.70%) SAN
12 175 (23.30%) PowerShell
13 168 (22.37%) Citrix
14 159 (21.17%) HP
15 152 (20.24%) DNS
16 148 (19.71%) ITIL
17 144 (19.17%) Firewall
18 138 (18.38%) MS Exchange
19 133 (17.71%) Finance
20 126 (16.78%) Windows Server 2003
21 121 (16.11%) Data Centre
22 118 (15.71%) DevOps
23 117 (15.58%) Security Cleared
24 113 (15.05%) SQL Server
25 112 (14.91%) Puppet
26 107 (14.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
27 105 (13.98%) VMware ESXi
27 105 (13.98%) Red Hat
28 104 (13.85%) SQL
28 104 (13.85%) Java

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in 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
1 138 (18.38%) MS Exchange
2 64 (8.52%) Exchange Server 2010
2 64 (8.52%) OpenStack
3 52 (6.92%) SharePoint
4 45 (5.99%) Apache
5 37 (4.93%) Cloud Foundry
5 37 (4.93%) Skype for Business
5 37 (4.93%) Tomcat
6 32 (4.26%) IIS
7 28 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2013
8 22 (2.93%) SharePoint 2013
9 17 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2007
10 14 (1.86%) Confluence
10 14 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2003
11 10 (1.33%) JBoss
12 9 (1.20%) WebSphere
13 8 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
14 7 (0.93%) CloudStack
15 6 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 6 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 83 (11.05%) MS Excel
2 51 (6.79%) MS Office
3 12 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.13%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.13%) OpenText Process Suite
2 1 (0.13%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 100 (13.32%) Amazon AWS
2 66 (8.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (4.66%) PaaS
4 34 (4.53%) Office 365
5 30 (3.99%) Heroku
6 20 (2.66%) Amazon EC2
7 13 (1.73%) Google App Engine
7 13 (1.73%) Google Cloud Platform
8 9 (1.20%) IaaS
9 8 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (0.93%) SaaS
11 6 (0.80%) Mimecast
11 6 (0.80%) SoftLayer
12 4 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
13 3 (0.40%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.40%) OpenShift
14 1 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
14 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.13%) CloudBees
14 1 (0.13%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 178 (23.70%) SAN
2 152 (20.24%) DNS
3 144 (19.17%) Firewall
4 100 (13.32%) DHCP
5 68 (9.05%) TCP/IP
6 59 (7.86%) WAN
7 58 (7.72%) LAN
8 45 (5.99%) Cisco Nexus
8 45 (5.99%) NetScaler
9 37 (4.93%) Cisco ASA
10 35 (4.66%) VLAN
10 35 (4.66%) VPN
11 33 (4.39%) Fibre Channel
12 26 (3.46%) iSCSI
13 25 (3.33%) MPLS
14 23 (3.06%) NAS
14 23 (3.06%) Network Security
14 23 (3.06%) SSL
15 19 (2.53%) IPv4
16 18 (2.40%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (15.05%) SQL Server
2 31 (4.13%) Apache Cassandra
3 30 (3.99%) Redis
4 29 (3.86%) MySQL
5 27 (3.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 23 (3.06%) SQL Server 2008
7 18 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
8 16 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
9 13 (1.73%) SQL Server 2014
10 7 (0.93%) DB2
10 7 (0.93%) MongoDB
11 5 (0.67%) Big Data
11 5 (0.67%) Hadoop
11 5 (0.67%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.53%) NoSQL
12 4 (0.53%) SQL Server 2000
12 4 (0.53%) SQL Server 2016
13 3 (0.40%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 57 (7.59%) Jenkins
2 35 (4.66%) Git (software)
3 28 (3.73%) JIRA
4 20 (2.66%) Sonatype Nexus
5 16 (2.13%) TeamCity
6 15 (2.00%) Maven
7 14 (1.86%) Travis CI
7 14 (1.86%) Vagrant
8 10 (1.33%) SonarQube
9 9 (1.20%) Ant
10 8 (1.07%) Subversion
11 7 (0.93%) Appium
11 7 (0.93%) Hudson
11 7 (0.93%) Mocha
11 7 (0.93%) Selenium
12 5 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (0.40%) Visual Studio
14 2 (0.27%) jMock
14 2 (0.27%) JUnit
14 2 (0.27%) MSI
General
1 133 (17.71%) Finance
2 29 (3.86%) Banking
3 15 (2.00%) Retail
4 14 (1.86%) Financial Institution
4 14 (1.86%) Telecoms
5 13 (1.73%) Back Office
5 13 (1.73%) Legal
6 9 (1.20%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.80%) Advertising
8 5 (0.67%) Electronics
8 5 (0.67%) Marketing
9 4 (0.53%) Games
9 4 (0.53%) Law
9 4 (0.53%) Military
10 3 (0.40%) Billing
10 3 (0.40%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.27%) Front Office
11 2 (0.27%) Local Government
11 2 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 126 (16.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 93 (12.38%) Support Engineer
3 87 (11.58%) VMware Engineer
4 78 (10.39%) DevOps Engineer
5 59 (7.86%) Administrator
6 52 (6.92%) Server Engineer
7 50 (6.66%) Wintel Engineer
8 48 (6.39%) Systems Administrator
9 41 (5.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 39 (5.19%) 3rd Line Support
10 39 (5.19%) Linux Engineer
11 37 (4.93%) Architect
12 36 (4.79%) Consultant
12 36 (4.79%) Windows Engineer
13 34 (4.53%) Analyst
14 33 (4.39%) Cloud Engineer
14 33 (4.39%) Infrastructure Support
15 29 (3.86%) Citrix Engineer
16 27 (3.60%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 27 (3.60%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (5.33%) Web Services
2 37 (4.93%) RabbitMQ
3 21 (2.80%) .NET
4 20 (2.66%) Middleware
5 18 (2.40%) HTML
6 14 (1.86%) Node.js
7 10 (1.33%) LAMP
8 7 (0.93%) Chai
8 7 (0.93%) REST
9 5 (0.67%) ActiveMQ
9 5 (0.67%) HTML5
9 5 (0.67%) Servlets
10 4 (0.53%) YAML
11 3 (0.40%) ELK Stack
11 3 (0.40%) SOAP
11 3 (0.40%) XML
12 2 (0.27%) LAPP Stack
12 2 (0.27%) PowerMock
12 2 (0.27%) Regular Expression
12 2 (0.27%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 121 (16.11%) Data Centre
2 45 (5.99%) Clustering
3 34 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (3.99%) EMC VNX
5 28 (3.73%) FlexPod
6 24 (3.20%) Replication
7 14 (1.86%) Computer Science
7 14 (1.86%) VCE vBlock
8 12 (1.60%) Driving Licence
9 11 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (1.33%) Blackberry
10 10 (1.33%) e-Health
11 9 (1.20%) PKI
12 7 (0.93%) Management Information System
13 6 (0.80%) Enterprise Cloud
13 6 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
14 5 (0.67%) EMC VMAX
14 5 (0.67%) Public Cloud
14 5 (0.67%) Thin Client
14 5 (0.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 462 (61.52%) Windows
2 315 (41.94%) Windows Server
3 295 (39.28%) Linux
4 226 (30.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 199 (26.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 126 (16.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 107 (14.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 99 (13.18%) Unix
9 52 (6.92%) CentOS
10 51 (6.79%) Windows 7
11 40 (5.33%) Solaris
12 33 (4.39%) Data ONTAP
13 32 (4.26%) Windows 10
14 30 (3.99%) Ubuntu
15 25 (3.33%) AIX
16 19 (2.53%) SUSE
17 15 (2.00%) Windows 8
18 13 (1.73%) Oracle Linux
19 8 (1.07%) Mac OS X
20 5 (0.67%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (19.71%) ITIL
2 118 (15.71%) DevOps
3 87 (11.58%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (9.32%) Migration
5 61 (8.12%) Configuration Management
6 50 (6.66%) Disaster Recovery
7 48 (6.39%) Software Engineering
8 40 (5.33%) Project Management
9 39 (5.19%) TDD
10 38 (5.06%) High Availability
10 38 (5.06%) Service Management
11 37 (4.93%) Continuous Delivery
12 33 (4.39%) Server Building
13 32 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
13 32 (4.26%) Virtual Environments
14 31 (4.13%) Mentoring
15 29 (3.86%) Change Control
15 29 (3.86%) Change Management
16 28 (3.73%) Load Balancing
17 27 (3.60%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 175 (23.30%) PowerShell
2 104 (13.85%) Java
2 104 (13.85%) SQL
3 87 (11.58%) Python
4 83 (11.05%) Ruby
5 82 (10.92%) Bash Shell
6 68 (9.05%) Perl
7 31 (4.13%) Go
8 30 (3.99%) Shell Script
9 21 (2.80%) C#
9 21 (2.80%) JavaScript
10 12 (1.60%) C
11 10 (1.33%) PL/SQL
12 7 (0.93%) Korn
12 7 (0.93%) VBScript
13 6 (0.80%) PHP
14 4 (0.53%) C++
14 4 (0.53%) C-shell
14 4 (0.53%) VB
15 2 (0.27%) sed
Qualifications
1 117 (15.58%) Security Cleared
2 96 (12.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 93 (12.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 89 (11.85%) SC Cleared
5 77 (10.25%) MCSE
6 65 (8.66%) Cisco Certification
7 49 (6.52%) MCSA
8 41 (5.46%) CCNA
9 40 (5.33%) CCNP
10 23 (3.06%) Degree
11 19 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
12 17 (2.26%) BPSS Clearance
13 14 (1.86%) DV Cleared
14 13 (1.73%) NCDA
15 11 (1.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 10 (1.33%) RHCE
17 9 (1.20%) MCITP
17 9 (1.20%) RHCSA
18 8 (1.07%) MCP
19 6 (0.80%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.06%) PCI DSS
2 15 (2.00%) SLA
3 13 (1.73%) Disclosure Scotland
4 11 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.93%) COBIT
6 2 (0.27%) QA
7 1 (0.13%) JSP 440
System Software
1 392 (52.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 300 (39.95%) Active Directory
3 105 (13.98%) VMware ESXi
4 99 (13.18%) Hyper-V
5 97 (12.92%) VMware ESX
6 81 (10.79%) XenApp
7 48 (6.39%) Virtual Machines
8 47 (6.26%) vCloud
9 42 (5.59%) XenDesktop
10 41 (5.46%) Docker
11 27 (3.60%) NFS
11 27 (3.60%) XenServer
12 12 (1.60%) Postfix
13 11 (1.46%) iptables
13 11 (1.46%) Sendmail
13 11 (1.46%) Xen
14 10 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
14 10 (1.33%) Virtual Servers
15 9 (1.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 9 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 112 (14.91%) Puppet
2 98 (13.05%) SCCM
3 58 (7.72%) SCOM
4 52 (6.92%) Nagios
5 40 (5.33%) Opscode Chef
6 38 (5.06%) NetBackup
7 36 (4.79%) Ansible
8 31 (4.13%) WSUS
9 29 (3.86%) Backup Exec
10 26 (3.46%) vRealize
11 24 (3.20%) FreeIPA
11 24 (3.20%) Icinga
12 18 (2.40%) McAfee ePO
13 17 (2.26%) Kubernetes
13 17 (2.26%) SELinux
14 16 (2.13%) Microsoft Clustering
14 16 (2.13%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 16 (2.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 15 (2.00%) HP SIM
16 13 (1.73%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 662 (88.15%) VMware
2 262 (34.89%) Microsoft
3 192 (25.57%) Cisco
4 168 (22.37%) Citrix
5 159 (21.17%) HP
6 105 (13.98%) Red Hat
7 92 (12.25%) NetApp
8 73 (9.72%) EMC
9 64 (8.52%) Dell
10 61 (8.12%) Oracle
11 60 (7.99%) IBM
12 47 (6.26%) Symantec
13 36 (4.79%) Splunk
14 34 (4.53%) Intel Security
15 26 (3.46%) CheckPoint
16 20 (2.66%) CA
16 20 (2.66%) Veritas
17 19 (2.53%) Juniper
17 19 (2.53%) Lumension
17 19 (2.53%) SaltStack
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Michael James Lee Associates
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Twenty Recruitment Group
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
LA International
Rate: £9 - £10 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Square One Resources
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harris Global
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago