The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the 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 December 2014 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 248 252 267
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +15
Contract jobs citing vSphere 423 351 311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.84% 0.74% 0.68%
As % of the System Software category 8.41% 7.23% 7.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 202 169
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £500 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+21.25% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 25 32
Average hourly rate £27.50 £23.20 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.53% -15.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.17 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £34.40 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £23.20 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+21.76% -15.63%
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
5030 4855 4248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.93% 10.26% 9.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2796 2539 2000
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 638 608 741
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.56 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 17 December 2014.

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 17 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the England region over the 3 months to 17 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
London +33 194 £425 +1.49% 58
South East -21 87 £371 +6.07% 43
Yorkshire +27 46 £325 +1.56% 15
North East -7 28 £348 +3.88%
South West -18 20 £398 +5.29% 12
East of England -28 15 £475 +90.00% 8
West Midlands -1 13 £300 +9.09% 17
East Midlands 0 8 £623 +55.62% 3
North West -29 7 £350 +55.55% 9
Midlands - 1 - -
vSphere
UK

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 688 (86.65%) VMware
2 618 (77.83%) Windows
3 441 (55.54%) Active Directory
4 395 (49.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 384 (48.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 309 (38.92%) Microsoft
7 282 (35.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 274 (34.51%) Citrix
9 245 (30.86%) HP
10 229 (28.84%) SAN
11 222 (27.96%) DNS
12 188 (23.68%) Cisco
13 181 (22.80%) Firewall
14 179 (22.54%) Windows Server 2012
15 176 (22.17%) Linux
16 172 (21.66%) MS Exchange
17 166 (20.91%) XenApp
18 162 (20.40%) SQL Server
19 154 (19.40%) ITIL
20 144 (18.14%) IIS
21 141 (17.76%) Security Cleared
22 126 (15.87%) PowerShell
23 121 (15.24%) DHCP
24 111 (13.98%) Hyper-V
25 110 (13.85%) SCCM
26 109 (13.73%) SQL
26 109 (13.73%) Migration
27 108 (13.60%) VMware ESX
28 106 (13.35%) VMware ESXi
29 103 (12.97%) MS Excel

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 172 (21.66%) MS Exchange
2 144 (18.14%) IIS
3 92 (11.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 65 (8.19%) SharePoint
5 52 (6.55%) Exchange Server 2007
5 52 (6.55%) Exchange Server 2003
6 46 (5.79%) Exchange Server 2013
7 36 (4.53%) Apache
8 33 (4.16%) Lync
9 23 (2.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 23 (2.90%) OpenStack
10 18 (2.27%) Office Communications Server
11 17 (2.14%) Tomcat
12 16 (2.02%) JBoss
13 15 (1.89%) Lotus Domino
14 11 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
15 10 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
16 8 (1.01%) WebSphere
17 7 (0.88%) GlassFish
17 7 (0.88%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 103 (12.97%) MS Excel
2 44 (5.54%) MS Office
3 8 (1.01%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.25%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.25%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.13%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 39 (4.91%) Office 365
2 36 (4.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (1.76%) IaaS
5 10 (1.26%) PaaS
6 8 (1.01%) SaaS
7 5 (0.63%) Google App Engine
7 5 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.63%) GitHub
7 5 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.38%) Heroku
9 2 (0.25%) IBM SmartCloud
9 2 (0.25%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 229 (28.84%) SAN
2 222 (27.96%) DNS
3 181 (22.80%) Firewall
4 121 (15.24%) DHCP
5 100 (12.59%) TCP/IP
6 91 (11.46%) VPN
7 76 (9.57%) VLAN
8 72 (9.07%) WAN
9 64 (8.06%) NetScaler
10 63 (7.93%) LAN
11 62 (7.81%) NAS
12 56 (7.05%) Cisco ASA
13 47 (5.92%) Network Security
14 37 (4.66%) MPLS
15 35 (4.41%) Internet
15 35 (4.41%) iSCSI
16 33 (4.16%) SSL
17 31 (3.90%) Cisco Nexus
18 30 (3.78%) LDAP
19 25 (3.15%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (20.40%) SQL Server
2 56 (7.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (3.40%) SQL Server 2005
4 23 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
5 18 (2.27%) DB2
6 11 (1.39%) MySQL
7 10 (1.26%) SQL Server 2000
8 6 (0.76%) Oracle Database
8 6 (0.76%) MongoDB
9 5 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (0.63%) NoSQL
9 5 (0.63%) Big Data
9 5 (0.63%) Redis
10 4 (0.50%) SQLPlus
10 4 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 3 (0.38%) SQL Server 7
12 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.13%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 19 (2.39%) Git (software)
2 17 (2.14%) MSI
3 13 (1.64%) Jenkins
4 9 (1.13%) Subversion
5 6 (0.76%) Maven
6 3 (0.38%) jMock
6 3 (0.38%) JUnit
6 3 (0.38%) DbUnit
6 3 (0.38%) Mockito
6 3 (0.38%) Hudson
7 2 (0.25%) Gerrit
7 2 (0.25%) Wise Package Studio
7 2 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.13%) StarTeam
8 1 (0.13%) JIRA
8 1 (0.13%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.13%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.13%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.13%) Ant
8 1 (0.13%) ClearCase
General
1 89 (11.21%) Finance
2 30 (3.78%) Banking
2 30 (3.78%) Telecoms
3 21 (2.64%) Advertising
4 16 (2.02%) Retail
5 13 (1.64%) Marketing
5 13 (1.64%) Investment Banking
6 9 (1.13%) Publishing
6 9 (1.13%) Law
7 7 (0.88%) Games
8 6 (0.76%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.63%) Legal
10 4 (0.50%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.50%) Back Office
11 3 (0.38%) German Language
12 2 (0.25%) Electronics
12 2 (0.25%) Local Government
13 1 (0.13%) Online Betting
13 1 (0.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 164 (20.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 79 (9.95%) Architect
3 65 (8.19%) Administrator
4 64 (8.06%) Consultant
5 52 (6.55%) Analyst
6 44 (5.54%) Network Engineer
7 40 (5.04%) Systems Administrator
8 38 (4.79%) Wintel Engineer
9 37 (4.66%) Support Engineer
10 33 (4.16%) 3rd Line Support
10 33 (4.16%) Systems Engineer
10 33 (4.16%) Server Engineer
11 25 (3.15%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 23 (2.90%) Infrastructure Architect
12 23 (2.90%) Technical Architect
13 22 (2.77%) Storage Administrator
14 21 (2.64%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
14 21 (2.64%) Solutions Architect
14 21 (2.64%) Support Analyst
15 20 (2.52%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (3.15%) Web Services
2 17 (2.14%) Regular Expression
3 16 (2.02%) .NET
4 13 (1.64%) SOAP
5 12 (1.51%) Application Packaging
6 8 (1.01%) ActiveMQ
7 7 (0.88%) X-Windows
7 7 (0.88%) Flash
8 6 (0.76%) RESTful
9 5 (0.63%) WebSphere MQ
9 5 (0.63%) XML
9 5 (0.63%) RabbitMQ
9 5 (0.63%) REST
9 5 (0.63%) ZeroMQ
10 4 (0.50%) HTML
10 4 (0.50%) LAMP
11 3 (0.38%) Software Packaging
11 3 (0.38%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.38%) Spring
11 3 (0.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 69 (8.69%) Clustering
2 49 (6.17%) Replication
3 39 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (4.16%) Blackberry
5 23 (2.90%) CLARiiON
6 17 (2.14%) PKI
7 15 (1.89%) Fat Client
7 15 (1.89%) Client/Server
7 15 (1.89%) Thin Client
8 12 (1.51%) Management Information System
9 11 (1.39%) Computer Science
9 11 (1.39%) Open Source
10 10 (1.26%) EqualLogic
11 9 (1.13%) Cryptography
12 7 (0.88%) Online Games
13 6 (0.76%) Hedge funds
13 6 (0.76%) EFT
13 6 (0.76%) PDA
13 6 (0.76%) Celerra
14 5 (0.63%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 618 (77.83%) Windows
2 384 (48.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 282 (35.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 179 (22.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 176 (22.17%) Linux
6 71 (8.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 68 (8.56%) UNIX
8 58 (7.30%) Windows 7
9 35 (4.41%) SUSE
10 34 (4.28%) Windows XP
11 28 (3.53%) AIX
12 23 (2.90%) Oracle Linux
13 14 (1.76%) CentOS
13 14 (1.76%) Windows 2000
14 11 (1.39%) Solaris
15 9 (1.13%) Ubuntu
15 9 (1.13%) VMS
15 9 (1.13%) Windows 2000 Server
16 8 (1.01%) Windows 8
17 4 (0.50%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (19.40%) ITIL
2 109 (13.73%) Migration
3 63 (7.93%) Load Balancing
4 57 (7.18%) Change Management
5 47 (5.92%) Configuration Management
5 47 (5.92%) Service Delivery
6 41 (5.16%) Disaster Recovery
6 41 (5.16%) DevOps
7 40 (5.04%) Service Management
8 39 (4.91%) Agile Software Development
9 38 (4.79%) Incident Management
10 37 (4.66%) Performance Tuning
11 31 (3.90%) Performance Monitoring
12 26 (3.27%) Network Monitoring
13 24 (3.02%) Problem Management
14 23 (2.90%) Time Management
15 21 (2.64%) Project Management
15 21 (2.64%) Network Management
16 20 (2.52%) Capacity Management
17 19 (2.39%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 126 (15.87%) PowerShell
2 109 (13.73%) SQL
3 29 (3.65%) VBScript
4 28 (3.53%) Perl
4 28 (3.53%) Python
5 25 (3.15%) Java
6 24 (3.02%) VB
7 19 (2.39%) Ruby
7 19 (2.39%) Shell Script
8 18 (2.27%) Bash Shell
9 12 (1.51%) PHP
10 9 (1.13%) C
11 8 (1.01%) T-SQL
12 6 (0.76%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.63%) Haskell
13 5 (0.63%) Erlang
13 5 (0.63%) C#
13 5 (0.63%) VBA
13 5 (0.63%) Clojure
13 5 (0.63%) Golang
Qualifications
1 141 (17.76%) Security Cleared
2 100 (12.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 93 (11.71%) SC Cleared
4 79 (9.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 67 (8.44%) MCSE
6 55 (6.93%) DV Cleared
7 48 (6.05%) Cisco Certification
8 45 (5.67%) CCNA
9 26 (3.27%) MCITP
10 22 (2.77%) Citrix Certification
10 22 (2.77%) Degree
11 21 (2.64%) MCP
12 19 (2.39%) CCNP
13 17 (2.14%) CCA
14 12 (1.51%) MCSA
15 11 (1.39%) VCAP
16 9 (1.13%) CCEA
17 7 (0.88%) MCTS
17 7 (0.88%) NCDA
17 7 (0.88%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.04%) SLA
2 16 (2.02%) QA
3 11 (1.39%) JSP 440
4 6 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.38%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.38%) BS7799
6 3 (0.38%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.13%) COBIT
7 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 441 (55.54%) Active Directory
2 395 (49.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 166 (20.91%) XenApp
4 111 (13.98%) Hyper-V
5 108 (13.60%) VMware ESX
6 106 (13.35%) VMware ESXi
7 84 (10.58%) XenDesktop
8 79 (9.95%) vCloud
9 34 (4.28%) XenServer
10 25 (3.15%) Terminal Services
11 21 (2.64%) NFS
12 17 (2.14%) FreeRADIUS
13 16 (2.02%) Firmware
14 15 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
15 13 (1.64%) VMware Server
15 13 (1.64%) KVM
16 10 (1.26%) ISA Server
16 10 (1.26%) Xen
17 8 (1.01%) UAG
18 6 (0.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 110 (13.85%) SCCM
2 74 (9.32%) SCOM
3 59 (7.43%) NetBackup
4 45 (5.67%) Puppet
5 35 (4.41%) HP SIM
6 27 (3.40%) Backup Exec
7 23 (2.90%) WSUS
8 18 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
9 16 (2.02%) ZABBIX
9 16 (2.02%) Tivoli
10 14 (1.76%) EdgeSight
10 14 (1.76%) Nagios
10 14 (1.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 14 (1.76%) HP Data Protector
11 13 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
11 13 (1.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 12 (1.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 10 (1.26%) CA Spectrum
13 10 (1.26%) WhatsUp Gold
14 9 (1.13%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 688 (86.65%) VMware
2 309 (38.92%) Microsoft
3 274 (34.51%) Citrix
4 245 (30.86%) HP
5 188 (23.68%) Cisco
6 103 (12.97%) IBM
7 101 (12.72%) EMC
8 94 (11.84%) NetApp
9 75 (9.45%) Dell
10 70 (8.82%) Symantec
11 61 (7.68%) Red Hat
12 60 (7.56%) F5
13 52 (6.55%) Juniper
13 52 (6.55%) 3PAR
14 51 (6.42%) CheckPoint
15 48 (6.05%) Oracle
16 35 (4.41%) McAfee
17 29 (3.65%) Sophos
18 20 (2.52%) BMC
18 20 (2.52%) CA
South West London
Interact Consulting
Rate: 400-475 a day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £465 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Church International
Rate: £485 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East England
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: Yesterday
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Big Red Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 per day + May be negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harris Global
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
Sanderson
Rate: £375.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250 - £400 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Half
Rate: £26 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Green Thompson Consulting
Rate: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £21 - £25 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £450 - £485 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
SFX
Rate: £26,861 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 6 days ago