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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 250 287 225
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -62
Contract jobs citing vSphere 417 308 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.85% 0.64% 0.84%
As % of the System Software category 8.43% 6.72% 8.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 215 224
Average daily rate
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£368 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.08% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 20
Average hourly rate £22.83 £28.50 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.89% +4.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £13.00 £23.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.90 £34.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-26.31% -5.00%
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
4944 4584 4070
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.05% 9.55% 9.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2819 2468 1987
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £170 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 595 592 598
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.10 £33.95 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -0.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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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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 +36 190 £408 +13.19% 40
South East +43 123 £348 +0.86% 38
East of England +16 31 £313 +22.54% 12
Yorkshire -15 20 £375 +20.00% 13
South West +8 15 £403 +23.27% 16
West Midlands -12 13 £256 -17.33% 11
North West -30 9 £270 +5.85% 14
North East -8 5 £339 +4.44% 1
East Midlands -11 4 £305 +46.98% 1
Midlands - 1 - -
vSphere
UK

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 701 (87.41%) VMware
2 617 (76.93%) Windows
3 441 (54.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 426 (53.12%) Active Directory
5 350 (43.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 346 (43.14%) Microsoft
7 267 (33.29%) Citrix
8 253 (31.55%) SAN
9 241 (30.05%) Cisco
10 222 (27.68%) Windows Server 2003
11 207 (25.81%) DNS
12 205 (25.56%) HP
13 195 (24.31%) Linux
14 179 (22.32%) Windows Server 2012
15 178 (22.19%) XenApp
16 176 (21.95%) Firewall
17 166 (20.70%) MS Exchange
18 154 (19.20%) SQL
19 152 (18.95%) SQL Server
19 152 (18.95%) ITIL
20 151 (18.83%) Hyper-V
21 131 (16.33%) DHCP
22 129 (16.08%) PowerShell
23 126 (15.71%) NetApp
23 126 (15.71%) Migration
24 122 (15.21%) Finance
25 118 (14.71%) IIS
26 116 (14.46%) Security Cleared
27 107 (13.34%) WAN
28 101 (12.59%) MS Excel

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 166 (20.70%) MS Exchange
2 118 (14.71%) IIS
3 100 (12.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 62 (7.73%) Exchange Server 2007
5 52 (6.48%) Exchange Server 2013
6 51 (6.36%) SharePoint
7 38 (4.74%) OpenStack
8 37 (4.61%) Lync
9 34 (4.24%) Apache
10 28 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2003
11 25 (3.12%) Tomcat
12 21 (2.62%) WebLogic
13 19 (2.37%) Office Communications Server
13 19 (2.37%) WebSphere
13 19 (2.37%) JBoss
14 14 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 11 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
16 8 (1.00%) GlassFish
17 7 (0.87%) Node.js
18 5 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 101 (12.59%) MS Excel
2 53 (6.61%) MS Office
3 13 (1.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (1.50%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.12%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 3 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 59 (7.36%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (4.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (4.74%) Office 365
4 30 (3.74%) IaaS
5 17 (2.12%) PaaS
6 10 (1.25%) SaaS
7 8 (1.00%) IBM SmartCloud
8 4 (0.50%) Mimecast
8 4 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.37%) GitHub
9 3 (0.37%) Google App Engine
9 3 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.37%) Heroku
10 2 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.25%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 253 (31.55%) SAN
2 207 (25.81%) DNS
3 176 (21.95%) Firewall
4 131 (16.33%) DHCP
5 107 (13.34%) WAN
6 98 (12.22%) TCP/IP
7 94 (11.72%) LAN
8 90 (11.22%) VPN
9 60 (7.48%) NAS
10 56 (6.98%) VLAN
10 56 (6.98%) NetScaler
11 42 (5.24%) MPLS
11 42 (5.24%) Cisco ASA
12 41 (5.11%) Internet
13 37 (4.61%) Network Security
14 35 (4.36%) iSCSI
15 33 (4.11%) Fibre Channel
16 27 (3.37%) LDAP
17 25 (3.12%) SSL
18 24 (2.99%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (18.95%) SQL Server
2 44 (5.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (2.62%) MySQL
4 20 (2.49%) SQL Server 2012
5 19 (2.37%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (1.25%) Relational Database
6 10 (1.25%) Big Data
7 5 (0.62%) Informix
7 5 (0.62%) RDBMS
8 4 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.50%) NoSQL
8 4 (0.50%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.50%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.37%) RethinkDB
9 3 (0.37%) Redis
9 3 (0.37%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.37%) SQLPlus
9 3 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 27 (3.37%) Git (software)
2 22 (2.74%) Subversion
3 18 (2.24%) Jenkins
4 7 (0.87%) MSI
5 5 (0.62%) JIRA
6 4 (0.50%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.50%) Wise Package Studio
7 3 (0.37%) WinDbg
8 2 (0.25%) AdminStudio
8 2 (0.25%) Maven
8 2 (0.25%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.25%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.12%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.12%) MSBuild
9 1 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.12%) DbUnit
9 1 (0.12%) Mockito
9 1 (0.12%) StarTeam
9 1 (0.12%) jMock
9 1 (0.12%) Ant
General
1 122 (15.21%) Finance
2 27 (3.37%) Banking
3 21 (2.62%) Back Office
4 13 (1.62%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.25%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.00%) Legal
6 8 (1.00%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.00%) Retail
7 7 (0.87%) Financial Institution
7 7 (0.87%) Publishing
8 6 (0.75%) Law
9 5 (0.62%) Marketing
10 4 (0.50%) Online Betting
11 2 (0.25%) Automotive
11 2 (0.25%) Advertising
11 2 (0.25%) Billing
11 2 (0.25%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.12%) Local Government
12 1 (0.12%) French Language
12 1 (0.12%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 181 (22.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 74 (9.23%) Analyst
3 67 (8.35%) Architect
3 67 (8.35%) Consultant
4 66 (8.23%) Support Engineer
5 57 (7.11%) Server Engineer
6 54 (6.73%) 3rd Line Support
7 50 (6.23%) Administrator
8 35 (4.36%) Systems Administrator
9 33 (4.11%) Network Engineer
9 33 (4.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 32 (3.99%) Cloud Engineer
11 31 (3.87%) DevOps Engineer
12 29 (3.62%) Systems Engineer
13 28 (3.49%) Infrastructure Architect
14 26 (3.24%) VMware Engineer
14 26 (3.24%) Support Analyst
14 26 (3.24%) Wintel Engineer
15 24 (2.99%) Server Support
15 24 (2.99%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (5.36%) .NET
2 34 (4.24%) Web Services
3 12 (1.50%) Middleware
3 12 (1.50%) Application Packaging
4 7 (0.87%) SOAP
5 6 (0.75%) X-Windows
6 5 (0.62%) WCF
6 5 (0.62%) XML
7 4 (0.50%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (0.37%) React
8 3 (0.37%) REST
8 3 (0.37%) ZeroMQ
8 3 (0.37%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (0.37%) Software Packaging
8 3 (0.37%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (0.37%) Flash
9 2 (0.25%) ODBC
9 2 (0.25%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.25%) RESTful
9 2 (0.25%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 82 (10.22%) Clustering
2 56 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (4.61%) Replication
4 29 (3.62%) Hybrid Cloud
5 25 (3.12%) PKI
6 22 (2.74%) EqualLogic
7 21 (2.62%) CLARiiON
7 21 (2.62%) Management Information System
8 20 (2.49%) Enterprise Storage
9 17 (2.12%) Private Cloud
9 17 (2.12%) Fat Client
9 17 (2.12%) Blackberry
9 17 (2.12%) Thin Client
10 15 (1.87%) FlexPod
10 15 (1.87%) Public Cloud
11 12 (1.50%) Computer Science
12 9 (1.12%) Celerra
12 9 (1.12%) Spread Betting
13 8 (1.00%) NHS
13 8 (1.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 617 (76.93%) Windows
2 350 (43.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 222 (27.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 195 (24.31%) Linux
5 179 (22.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 74 (9.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 71 (8.85%) Windows 7
8 68 (8.48%) UNIX
9 29 (3.62%) VMS
10 25 (3.12%) Windows XP
11 21 (2.62%) Windows 8
12 17 (2.12%) Oracle Linux
13 16 (2.00%) CentOS
14 12 (1.50%) AIX
14 12 (1.50%) SUSE
15 10 (1.25%) Solaris
16 8 (1.00%) Windows 2000 Server
17 7 (0.87%) Windows 2000
18 6 (0.75%) Windows Vista
19 4 (0.50%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (18.95%) ITIL
2 126 (15.71%) Migration
3 55 (6.86%) Disaster Recovery
4 49 (6.11%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (5.99%) Service Delivery
6 46 (5.74%) Load Balancing
7 45 (5.61%) Configuration Management
8 43 (5.36%) Change Management
9 41 (5.11%) DevOps
10 37 (4.61%) Performance Monitoring
11 31 (3.87%) Performance Tuning
12 27 (3.37%) Capacity Planning
13 26 (3.24%) Root Cause Analysis
14 24 (2.99%) Incident Management
15 22 (2.74%) Project Management
16 21 (2.62%) SOA
17 20 (2.49%) Service Management
18 19 (2.37%) Data Migration
18 19 (2.37%) Network Design
19 17 (2.12%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 154 (19.20%) SQL
2 129 (16.08%) PowerShell
3 43 (5.36%) Python
4 42 (5.24%) VBScript
5 41 (5.11%) Perl
6 38 (4.74%) Ruby
7 36 (4.49%) Java
8 29 (3.62%) Shell Script
8 29 (3.62%) PHP
9 21 (2.62%) Bash Shell
10 13 (1.62%) C
11 12 (1.50%) VB
12 7 (0.87%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.62%) Korn
13 5 (0.62%) C#
14 3 (0.37%) Go
14 3 (0.37%) Bourne shell
14 3 (0.37%) C-shell
14 3 (0.37%) Clojure
14 3 (0.37%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 116 (14.46%) Security Cleared
2 97 (12.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 78 (9.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 74 (9.23%) MCSE
5 69 (8.60%) SC Cleared
6 51 (6.36%) Cisco Certification
7 44 (5.49%) DV Cleared
8 40 (4.99%) CCNA
9 39 (4.86%) MCITP
10 29 (3.62%) Citrix Certification
11 23 (2.87%) CCNP
12 22 (2.74%) Degree
13 19 (2.37%) VCAP
14 18 (2.24%) MCP
15 17 (2.12%) CCA
16 15 (1.87%) VCP5
17 12 (1.50%) MCTS
18 11 (1.37%) MCSA
19 8 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
19 8 (1.00%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.49%) SLA
2 19 (2.37%) QA
3 12 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.50%) PCI DSS
4 9 (1.12%) JSP 440
5 4 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
System Software
1 441 (54.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 426 (53.12%) Active Directory
3 178 (22.19%) XenApp
4 151 (18.83%) Hyper-V
5 90 (11.22%) vCloud
6 84 (10.47%) VMware ESXi
7 83 (10.35%) VMware ESX
8 74 (9.23%) XenDesktop
9 43 (5.36%) Microsoft App-V
10 32 (3.99%) XenServer
11 16 (2.00%) DFS Replication
12 13 (1.62%) UAG
12 13 (1.62%) NFS
13 12 (1.50%) ISA Server
13 12 (1.50%) Xen
14 11 (1.37%) KVM
15 10 (1.25%) Forefront TMG
16 9 (1.12%) VMware Server
16 9 (1.12%) Terminal Services
16 9 (1.12%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 98 (12.22%) SCCM
2 57 (7.11%) Puppet
3 43 (5.36%) SCOM
4 33 (4.11%) Opscode Chef
5 25 (3.12%) WSUS
6 20 (2.49%) Backup Exec
6 20 (2.49%) ZABBIX
7 18 (2.24%) Nagios
7 18 (2.24%) HP Data Protector
8 17 (2.12%) NetBackup
9 16 (2.00%) vMotion
10 14 (1.75%) EdgeSight
11 13 (1.62%) HP SIM
11 13 (1.62%) ARCserve
12 11 (1.37%) SolarWinds Orion
13 10 (1.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 9 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
15 8 (1.00%) Tivoli
15 8 (1.00%) SCOrch
16 7 (0.87%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 701 (87.41%) VMware
2 346 (43.14%) Microsoft
3 267 (33.29%) Citrix
4 241 (30.05%) Cisco
5 205 (25.56%) HP
6 126 (15.71%) NetApp
7 94 (11.72%) Red Hat
8 84 (10.47%) Dell
9 78 (9.73%) EMC
10 77 (9.60%) CheckPoint
11 68 (8.48%) IBM
12 57 (7.11%) Oracle
13 48 (5.99%) F5
14 43 (5.36%) Juniper
15 41 (5.11%) 3PAR
16 36 (4.49%) Symantec
16 36 (4.49%) McAfee
17 33 (4.11%) Brocade
18 31 (3.87%) AppSense
19 28 (3.49%) CommVault
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