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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 270 269 224
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -45
Contract jobs citing vSphere 360 334 462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.70% 0.68% 0.87%
As % of the System Software category 7.24% 6.97% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 196 288
Average daily rate
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£331 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 38 15
Average hourly rate £27.50 £30.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.83% +32.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.60 £16.50 £18.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £52.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.25 £30.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-20.49% +34.06%
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
4975 4789 4529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.72% 9.82% 8.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2805 2510 2236
Average daily rate £325 £340 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 608 567 560
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £16.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +7.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +21 167 £380 +1.33% 33
South East -1 92 £338 -3.57% 30
South West -30 25 £300 -25.92% 14
East of England -25 24 £275 +12.24% 10
West Midlands +1 18 £303 -6.92% 11
Yorkshire 0 15 £320 +42.22% 9
North West -8 14 £236 -1.66% 12
East Midlands -12 4 £331 +10.41% 3
North East - 3 £331 - 1
vSphere
UK

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 589 (88.97%) VMware
2 550 (83.08%) Windows
3 398 (60.12%) Active Directory
4 340 (51.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 339 (51.21%) VMware Infrastructure
6 274 (41.39%) Microsoft
7 252 (38.07%) Citrix
8 229 (34.59%) Windows Server 2003
9 201 (30.36%) HP
10 189 (28.55%) SAN
11 174 (26.28%) DNS
12 169 (25.53%) MS Exchange
13 155 (23.41%) XenApp
14 151 (22.81%) Cisco
15 143 (21.60%) Firewall
16 137 (20.69%) Windows Server 2012
17 135 (20.39%) Linux
18 129 (19.49%) SQL
19 126 (19.03%) SQL Server
20 123 (18.58%) ITIL
21 114 (17.22%) DHCP
22 110 (16.62%) PowerShell
23 103 (15.56%) Microsoft Certification
24 101 (15.26%) Security Cleared
25 97 (14.65%) MS Excel
26 96 (14.50%) XenDesktop
27 92 (13.90%) VMware ESX
27 92 (13.90%) SCCM
28 91 (13.75%) Migration
28 91 (13.75%) MCSE

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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
1 169 (25.53%) MS Exchange
2 80 (12.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 79 (11.93%) IIS
4 52 (7.85%) SharePoint
5 49 (7.40%) Exchange Server 2007
6 43 (6.50%) Exchange Server 2003
7 27 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2013
8 25 (3.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 25 (3.78%) Apache
9 24 (3.63%) Lync
10 21 (3.17%) SharePoint 2010
11 14 (2.11%) Tomcat
12 12 (1.81%) WebSphere
13 11 (1.66%) OpenStack
13 11 (1.66%) SharePoint 2013
14 7 (1.06%) WebLogic
15 6 (0.91%) Office Communications Server
16 5 (0.76%) JOnAS
17 3 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
18 2 (0.30%) Node.js
Applications
1 97 (14.65%) MS Excel
2 37 (5.59%) MS Office
3 10 (1.51%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.30%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (1.06%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.30%) ReMetrica
4 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (2.57%) Office 365
3 13 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (1.81%) IaaS
5 6 (0.91%) SaaS
5 6 (0.91%) PaaS
6 4 (0.60%) IBM SmartCloud
7 3 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.30%) GitHub
8 2 (0.30%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 189 (28.55%) SAN
2 174 (26.28%) DNS
3 143 (21.60%) Firewall
4 114 (17.22%) DHCP
5 79 (11.93%) TCP/IP
6 71 (10.73%) WAN
7 66 (9.97%) LAN
7 66 (9.97%) VPN
8 53 (8.01%) VLAN
9 50 (7.55%) NetScaler
10 30 (4.53%) NAS
11 29 (4.38%) Cisco ASA
12 28 (4.23%) Network Security
12 28 (4.23%) MPLS
12 28 (4.23%) VoIP
13 27 (4.08%) Internet
14 22 (3.32%) iSCSI
15 21 (3.17%) LDAP
16 18 (2.72%) Cisco Nexus
17 17 (2.57%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (19.03%) SQL Server
2 44 (6.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (2.87%) SQL Server 2005
4 15 (2.27%) MySQL
5 13 (1.96%) Oracle Database
6 12 (1.81%) DB2
7 8 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (0.91%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (0.76%) SQLPlus
9 5 (0.76%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.45%) Big Data
10 3 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.30%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.30%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.30%) Redis
12 1 (0.15%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 11 (1.66%) Git (software)
2 9 (1.36%) Jenkins
2 9 (1.36%) MSI
3 4 (0.60%) Hudson
4 3 (0.45%) Maven
5 2 (0.30%) JIRA
5 2 (0.30%) Subversion
5 2 (0.30%) ClearCase
5 2 (0.30%) LoadRunner
5 2 (0.30%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.15%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.15%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.15%) JProfiler
6 1 (0.15%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.15%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 63 (9.52%) Finance
2 23 (3.47%) Telecoms
3 22 (3.32%) Law
4 21 (3.17%) Retail
5 16 (2.42%) Legal
6 15 (2.27%) Banking
7 13 (1.96%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.06%) Advertising
9 5 (0.76%) Publishing
9 5 (0.76%) Local Government
10 4 (0.60%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.45%) Electronics
11 3 (0.45%) German Language
11 3 (0.45%) Games
11 3 (0.45%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.30%) Back Office
13 1 (0.15%) Marketing
13 1 (0.15%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 122 (18.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 71 (10.73%) Administrator
3 58 (8.76%) Consultant
4 46 (6.95%) Systems Administrator
5 44 (6.65%) Support Engineer
6 42 (6.34%) Analyst
7 41 (6.19%) Architect
8 35 (5.29%) Server Engineer
9 32 (4.83%) Wintel Engineer
10 25 (3.78%) Network Engineer
11 24 (3.63%) 3rd Line Support
12 23 (3.47%) Systems Engineer
12 23 (3.47%) Server Administrator
13 20 (3.02%) Infrastructure Architect
13 20 (3.02%) VMware Engineer
14 19 (2.87%) Storage Administrator
15 16 (2.42%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
15 16 (2.42%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 16 (2.42%) Windows Administrator
15 16 (2.42%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (3.93%) Web Services
2 11 (1.66%) Regular Expression
3 9 (1.36%) Application Packaging
4 8 (1.21%) Middleware
5 6 (0.91%) .NET
5 6 (0.91%) XMPP
6 5 (0.76%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (0.30%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.30%) SOAP
7 2 (0.30%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (0.30%) Software Packaging
7 2 (0.30%) ZeroMQ
7 2 (0.30%) RESTful
7 2 (0.30%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.15%) WAMP
8 1 (0.15%) J2EE
8 1 (0.15%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (5.74%) Clustering
2 36 (5.44%) Blackberry
3 29 (4.38%) Replication
4 18 (2.72%) Client/Server
5 13 (1.96%) Firmware
5 13 (1.96%) PKI
5 13 (1.96%) Hedge funds
6 11 (1.66%) EqualLogic
7 9 (1.36%) Fat Client
7 9 (1.36%) Thin Client
7 9 (1.36%) CLARiiON
8 8 (1.21%) Enterprise Storage
9 7 (1.06%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.06%) iPad
10 6 (0.91%) Open Source
10 6 (0.91%) HACMP
11 5 (0.76%) Celerra
11 5 (0.76%) Computer Science
12 4 (0.60%) Spread Betting
12 4 (0.60%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 550 (83.08%) Windows
2 340 (51.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 229 (34.59%) Windows Server 2003
4 137 (20.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 135 (20.39%) Linux
6 75 (11.33%) Windows 7
7 50 (7.55%) UNIX
8 39 (5.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 29 (4.38%) Windows XP
10 25 (3.78%) AIX
11 22 (3.32%) SUSE
12 17 (2.57%) Oracle Linux
13 13 (1.96%) Windows 2000
14 12 (1.81%) Windows 2000 Server
15 11 (1.66%) CentOS
16 8 (1.21%) Windows 8
17 5 (0.76%) SELinux
17 5 (0.76%) Solaris
18 3 (0.45%) VMS
19 1 (0.15%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (18.58%) ITIL
2 91 (13.75%) Migration
3 47 (7.10%) Disaster Recovery
4 38 (5.74%) Change Management
5 37 (5.59%) Load Balancing
6 36 (5.44%) Service Management
7 31 (4.68%) Incident Management
8 29 (4.38%) DevOps
9 26 (3.93%) Performance Tuning
10 25 (3.78%) Service Delivery
11 22 (3.32%) Project Management
12 20 (3.02%) Root Cause Analysis
13 19 (2.87%) Continuous Improvement
13 19 (2.87%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (2.11%) Configuration Management
14 14 (2.11%) Network Management
14 14 (2.11%) Capacity Management
14 14 (2.11%) Performance Monitoring
15 13 (1.96%) PRINCE2
15 13 (1.96%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 129 (19.49%) SQL
2 110 (16.62%) PowerShell
3 34 (5.14%) VB
4 29 (4.38%) VBScript
5 15 (2.27%) Perl
6 14 (2.11%) T-SQL
7 10 (1.51%) C
7 10 (1.51%) Ruby
7 10 (1.51%) VBA
8 8 (1.21%) Java
9 7 (1.06%) Python
10 6 (0.91%) Bash Shell
11 5 (0.76%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.60%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.60%) C#
13 3 (0.45%) PHP
14 2 (0.30%) JavaScript
14 2 (0.30%) Haskell
14 2 (0.30%) Erlang
14 2 (0.30%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 103 (15.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 101 (15.26%) Security Cleared
3 91 (13.75%) MCSE
4 69 (10.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 55 (8.31%) SC Cleared
6 42 (6.34%) DV Cleared
7 33 (4.98%) Cisco Certification
8 32 (4.83%) CCNA
9 29 (4.38%) MCITP
10 27 (4.08%) VCAP
11 19 (2.87%) CCNP
12 15 (2.27%) MCP
12 15 (2.27%) VCDX
12 15 (2.27%) Degree
13 10 (1.51%) VCP5
14 9 (1.36%) MCTS
15 8 (1.21%) MCSA
15 8 (1.21%) Citrix Certification
16 6 (0.91%) VCP4
17 4 (0.60%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.53%) SLA
2 18 (2.72%) QA
3 7 (1.06%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.76%) JSP 440
4 5 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.45%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.45%) BS7799
7 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 398 (60.12%) Active Directory
2 339 (51.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 155 (23.41%) XenApp
4 96 (14.50%) XenDesktop
5 92 (13.90%) VMware ESX
6 77 (11.63%) VMware ESXi
7 69 (10.42%) Hyper-V
8 67 (10.12%) vCloud
9 41 (6.19%) XenServer
10 18 (2.72%) Terminal Services
11 16 (2.42%) ISA Server
11 16 (2.42%) Microsoft App-V
12 15 (2.27%) NFS
13 12 (1.81%) UAG
14 11 (1.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 10 (1.51%) Xen
15 10 (1.51%) FreeRADIUS
16 9 (1.36%) VMware Server
17 5 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
17 5 (0.76%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 92 (13.90%) SCCM
2 58 (8.76%) SCOM
3 31 (4.68%) Backup Exec
4 27 (4.08%) HP SIM
5 24 (3.63%) Puppet
6 19 (2.87%) NetBackup
6 19 (2.87%) EMC NetWorker
7 14 (2.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 12 (1.81%) Nagios
8 12 (1.81%) Opscode Chef
9 11 (1.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 11 (1.66%) WSUS
10 9 (1.36%) Tivoli
10 9 (1.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 9 (1.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 8 (1.21%) BladeLogic
11 8 (1.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 7 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
12 7 (1.06%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 7 (1.06%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 589 (88.97%) VMware
2 274 (41.39%) Microsoft
3 252 (38.07%) Citrix
4 201 (30.36%) HP
5 151 (22.81%) Cisco
6 87 (13.14%) IBM
7 85 (12.84%) EMC
8 76 (11.48%) NetApp
9 56 (8.46%) Dell
10 53 (8.01%) Oracle
10 53 (8.01%) F5
11 43 (6.50%) 3PAR
12 36 (5.44%) Juniper
12 36 (5.44%) Symantec
13 35 (5.29%) CheckPoint
14 33 (4.98%) Websense
15 32 (4.83%) Red Hat
16 24 (3.63%) Sophos
17 23 (3.47%) AppSense
18 20 (3.02%) Compaq
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Rate: £500 - £525 per day
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Yeovil
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Rate: £200 - £300 per day
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Loughborough, Leicestershire
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Rate: From £250 to £250 per day
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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
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Rate: Day Rate - Negotiable
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Rate: £325 - £375 per annum
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