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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 248 276 280
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +4
Contract jobs citing vSphere 466 355 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.88% 0.71% 0.68%
As % of the System Software category 8.79% 7.17% 6.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 190 193
Average daily rate
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£353 £333 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.85% -4.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £212 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 37
Average hourly rate £25.75 £27.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.36% -9.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £18.60 £18.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.35 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.25 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-7.21% -20.49%
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
5300 4952 4775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.97% 9.84% 9.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3050 2781 2499
Average daily rate £363 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.56% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 539 596 574
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £31.50 £33.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 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
London +17 171 £383 +0.65% 22
South East +30 154 £360 +6.66% 22
East of England +19 39 £335 +21.81% 7
Yorkshire -15 29 £278 -13.28% 21
North West -22 23 £313 +32.41% 10
South West -15 20 £190 -36.66% 16
North East -16 12 £263 -20.61% 1
West Midlands -7 9 £413 +36.36% 4
East Midlands -5 6 £220 -33.58% 3
Midlands - 1 £325 -
vSphere
UK

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 765 (87.33%) VMware
2 663 (75.68%) Windows
3 438 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 430 (49.09%) VMware Infrastructure
5 402 (45.89%) Microsoft
6 393 (44.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 334 (38.13%) Citrix
8 304 (34.70%) SAN
9 284 (32.42%) Windows Server 2012
10 259 (29.57%) Cisco
11 239 (27.28%) Windows Server 2003
12 233 (26.60%) DNS
12 233 (26.60%) HP
13 215 (24.54%) XenApp
14 208 (23.74%) Firewall
15 204 (23.29%) Linux
16 187 (21.35%) MS Exchange
17 170 (19.41%) SQL Server
18 165 (18.84%) SQL
19 164 (18.72%) PowerShell
20 159 (18.15%) Data Centre
21 150 (17.12%) Microsoft Certification
22 147 (16.78%) DHCP
23 145 (16.55%) ITIL
24 143 (16.32%) Hyper-V
25 138 (15.75%) WAN
26 132 (15.07%) VMware ESX
27 129 (14.73%) IIS
27 129 (14.73%) LAN
28 125 (14.27%) TCP/IP

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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
1 187 (21.35%) MS Exchange
2 129 (14.73%) IIS
3 113 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 83 (9.47%) Exchange Server 2007
5 67 (7.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 52 (5.94%) SharePoint
7 41 (4.68%) Lync
8 28 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2003
9 26 (2.97%) Tomcat
10 25 (2.85%) Apache
11 23 (2.63%) OpenStack
12 21 (2.40%) WebSphere
13 17 (1.94%) Office Communications Server
14 12 (1.37%) WebLogic
14 12 (1.37%) JBoss
15 11 (1.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 10 (1.14%) Oracle Workflow
17 9 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
18 8 (0.91%) GlassFish
19 7 (0.80%) Node.js
Applications
1 124 (14.16%) MS Excel
2 56 (6.39%) MS Office
3 14 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.11%) Shockwave
5 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 47 (5.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (4.68%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (4.57%) Office 365
4 18 (2.05%) IaaS
5 14 (1.60%) PaaS
6 13 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (0.91%) SaaS
7 8 (0.91%) IBM SmartCloud
8 6 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (0.57%) Google App Engine
10 3 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.11%) IBM PureFlex
12 1 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.11%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 304 (34.70%) SAN
2 233 (26.60%) DNS
3 208 (23.74%) Firewall
4 147 (16.78%) DHCP
5 138 (15.75%) WAN
6 129 (14.73%) LAN
7 125 (14.27%) TCP/IP
8 88 (10.05%) VPN
9 65 (7.42%) NAS
10 59 (6.74%) NetScaler
10 59 (6.74%) VLAN
11 48 (5.48%) MPLS
12 39 (4.45%) Network Security
13 36 (4.11%) Cisco ASA
14 34 (3.88%) Internet
15 32 (3.65%) SSL
15 32 (3.65%) iSCSI
15 32 (3.65%) Fibre Channel
16 29 (3.31%) IPv4
17 26 (2.97%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (19.41%) SQL Server
2 40 (4.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (2.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 21 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
5 20 (2.28%) SQL Server 2005
6 17 (1.94%) MySQL
7 15 (1.71%) Relational Database
8 12 (1.37%) Big Data
9 7 (0.80%) RDBMS
9 7 (0.80%) Informix
10 4 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.34%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.23%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.11%) Amazon RDS
13 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2000
13 1 (0.11%) Oracle Reports
13 1 (0.11%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.11%) DB2
Development Applications
1 28 (3.20%) Jenkins
2 25 (2.85%) Git (software)
3 18 (2.05%) Subversion
4 14 (1.60%) MSI
5 8 (0.91%) Maven
6 7 (0.80%) JIRA
6 7 (0.80%) jMock
6 7 (0.80%) DbUnit
6 7 (0.80%) TeamCity
6 7 (0.80%) SonarQube
6 7 (0.80%) Mockito
7 6 (0.68%) JUnit
8 3 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 3 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.34%) StarTeam
8 3 (0.34%) WinDbg
9 2 (0.23%) Wise Package Studio
10 1 (0.11%) Gradle
10 1 (0.11%) Ant
10 1 (0.11%) CruiseControl
General
1 107 (12.21%) Finance
2 28 (3.20%) Banking
3 24 (2.74%) Back Office
4 23 (2.63%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.14%) Retail
5 10 (1.14%) Manufacturing
6 8 (0.91%) Law
7 6 (0.68%) Advertising
7 6 (0.68%) Marketing
7 6 (0.68%) Online Betting
8 5 (0.57%) French Language
8 5 (0.57%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.57%) Electronics
9 4 (0.46%) German Language
10 3 (0.34%) Legal
11 2 (0.23%) Billing
11 2 (0.23%) Publishing
11 2 (0.23%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.11%) Games
12 1 (0.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 172 (19.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 89 (10.16%) Analyst
3 83 (9.47%) Consultant
4 77 (8.79%) Architect
5 72 (8.22%) Support Engineer
6 70 (7.99%) 3rd Line Support
7 63 (7.19%) Administrator
8 52 (5.94%) Server Engineer
9 45 (5.14%) Systems Administrator
10 44 (5.02%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 38 (4.34%) Support Analyst
12 36 (4.11%) Infrastructure Architect
13 33 (3.77%) Wintel Engineer
14 32 (3.65%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 29 (3.31%) Citrix Engineer
15 29 (3.31%) DevOps Engineer
16 27 (3.08%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 25 (2.85%) VMware Engineer
17 25 (2.85%) Infrastructure Consultant
17 25 (2.85%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (4.34%) Web Services
2 26 (2.97%) .NET
3 12 (1.37%) X-Windows
4 11 (1.26%) Application Packaging
4 11 (1.26%) Middleware
5 10 (1.14%) WCF
6 9 (1.03%) SOAP
6 9 (1.03%) REST
7 8 (0.91%) XML
7 8 (0.91%) Flash
8 7 (0.80%) J2EE
8 7 (0.80%) Spring
8 7 (0.80%) PowerMock
8 7 (0.80%) RESTful
9 6 (0.68%) RESTEasy
10 3 (0.34%) HTML
11 2 (0.23%) CSS
11 2 (0.23%) ODBC
11 2 (0.23%) Ajax
11 2 (0.23%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 159 (18.15%) Data Centre
2 105 (11.99%) Clustering
3 43 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (4.45%) Replication
5 26 (2.97%) PKI
6 25 (2.85%) EqualLogic
7 24 (2.74%) Blackberry
8 18 (2.05%) CLARiiON
9 17 (1.94%) Management Information System
10 16 (1.83%) Hybrid Cloud
10 16 (1.83%) EMC VNX
11 15 (1.71%) Client/Server
11 15 (1.71%) Enterprise Storage
12 14 (1.60%) Fat Client
12 14 (1.60%) Thin Client
13 13 (1.48%) Public Cloud
14 11 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
14 11 (1.26%) Celerra
15 8 (0.91%) NHS
15 8 (0.91%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 663 (75.68%) Windows
2 393 (44.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 284 (32.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 239 (27.28%) Windows Server 2003
5 204 (23.29%) Linux
6 91 (10.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 77 (8.79%) Windows 7
8 71 (8.11%) UNIX
9 29 (3.31%) Windows XP
10 27 (3.08%) Windows 8
11 24 (2.74%) Solaris
12 22 (2.51%) SUSE
13 15 (1.71%) Ubuntu
14 14 (1.60%) AIX
15 13 (1.48%) CentOS
16 8 (0.91%) Android
17 7 (0.80%) VMS
17 7 (0.80%) Windows 2000
18 6 (0.68%) Debian
18 6 (0.68%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (16.55%) ITIL
2 98 (11.19%) Migration
3 69 (7.88%) Disaster Recovery
4 50 (5.71%) Change Management
5 43 (4.91%) Load Balancing
6 42 (4.79%) Root Cause Analysis
7 41 (4.68%) DevOps
7 41 (4.68%) Service Delivery
7 41 (4.68%) Project Management
8 40 (4.57%) Configuration Management
9 36 (4.11%) Server Building
10 35 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
11 28 (3.20%) Performance Monitoring
12 24 (2.74%) Performance Tuning
12 24 (2.74%) Capacity Planning
13 23 (2.63%) Capacity Management
14 22 (2.51%) Change Control
15 21 (2.40%) Analytics
15 21 (2.40%) Incident Management
16 20 (2.28%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 165 (18.84%) SQL
2 164 (18.72%) PowerShell
3 53 (6.05%) Perl
4 39 (4.45%) VBScript
5 38 (4.34%) Python
6 31 (3.54%) Bash Shell
7 27 (3.08%) Java
8 26 (2.97%) Shell Script
9 24 (2.74%) Ruby
10 20 (2.28%) VB
10 20 (2.28%) PHP
11 17 (1.94%) JavaScript
11 17 (1.94%) C
12 11 (1.26%) C#
13 5 (0.57%) Korn
14 3 (0.34%) Bourne shell
14 3 (0.34%) C-shell
15 2 (0.23%) Jython
16 1 (0.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 150 (17.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 123 (14.04%) MCSE
3 120 (13.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 88 (10.05%) Security Cleared
5 87 (9.93%) Cisco Certification
6 65 (7.42%) CCNA
7 58 (6.62%) MCITP
8 49 (5.59%) SC Cleared
9 37 (4.22%) MCSA
10 32 (3.65%) CCNP
11 29 (3.31%) Citrix Certification
12 26 (2.97%) Degree
12 26 (2.97%) DV Cleared
12 26 (2.97%) VCP5
13 18 (2.05%) VCP4
14 16 (1.83%) CCA
15 15 (1.71%) VCAP
16 12 (1.37%) CCEE
16 12 (1.37%) MCTS
17 9 (1.03%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.57%) SLA
2 18 (2.05%) QA
3 15 (1.71%) PCI DSS
4 13 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.80%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.23%) COBIT
8 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
System Software
1 438 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 430 (49.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 215 (24.54%) XenApp
4 143 (16.32%) Hyper-V
5 132 (15.07%) VMware ESX
6 119 (13.58%) VMware ESXi
7 90 (10.27%) XenDesktop
8 64 (7.31%) Microsoft App-V
9 63 (7.19%) vCloud
10 40 (4.57%) XenServer
11 27 (3.08%) NFS
12 15 (1.71%) Xen
12 15 (1.71%) DFS Replication
13 14 (1.60%) UAG
14 13 (1.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 12 (1.37%) KVM
16 11 (1.26%) Forefront TMG
17 9 (1.03%) VMware Server
18 8 (0.91%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 8 (0.91%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 122 (13.93%) SCCM
2 46 (5.25%) Puppet
3 45 (5.14%) SCOM
4 29 (3.31%) vMotion
5 26 (2.97%) NetBackup
6 24 (2.74%) Backup Exec
6 24 (2.74%) SolarWinds Orion
6 24 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
7 21 (2.40%) WSUS
8 16 (1.83%) ARCserve
8 16 (1.83%) HP SIM
9 15 (1.71%) Tivoli
9 15 (1.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 13 (1.48%) Norton AntiVirus
11 12 (1.37%) HP Data Protector
12 11 (1.26%) ZABBIX
13 10 (1.14%) Nagios
13 10 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
13 10 (1.14%) EdgeSight
14 7 (0.80%) Graphite
Vendors
1 765 (87.33%) VMware
2 402 (45.89%) Microsoft
3 334 (38.13%) Citrix
4 259 (29.57%) Cisco
5 233 (26.60%) HP
6 118 (13.47%) NetApp
7 107 (12.21%) EMC
8 102 (11.64%) IBM
9 101 (11.53%) Red Hat
10 71 (8.11%) Dell
11 60 (6.85%) CheckPoint
12 53 (6.05%) Oracle
13 48 (5.48%) Juniper
13 48 (5.48%) F5
14 45 (5.14%) Symantec
15 44 (5.02%) 3PAR
16 37 (4.22%) McAfee
17 36 (4.11%) SolarWinds
18 34 (3.88%) AppSense
19 32 (3.65%) Brocade
Manchester, Lancashire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 9 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £290 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £385.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £225 - £240 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £375 - £400 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 8 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Rate: £330 - £430 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Oxford
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Chester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 24 days ago
Portsmouth
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 25 days ago