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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 245 281 236
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -45
Contract jobs citing vSphere 454 305 373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.90% 0.64% 0.84%
As % of the System Software category 8.81% 6.47% 8.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 190 222
Average daily rate
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£350 £324 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 30
Average hourly rate £22.83 £21.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.71% -31.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.70 £13.51 £22.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.11 £44.75 £35.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+7.89% -37.70%
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
5154 4712 4426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 10.17% 9.84% 9.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2982 2593 2204
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £170 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 539 577 599
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -16.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £29.80 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -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 3 July 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
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 3 July 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 +25 182 £368 +5.37% 20
South East +54 154 £358 +2.14% 26
Yorkshire -1 32 £375 +66.66% 13
East of England +10 30 £315 +23.52% 9
South West -6 19 £390 +25.80% 7
North East -12 12 £275 -15.38% 1
North West -13 11 £300 +27.38% 13
West Midlands -10 7 £350 +11.11% 8
East Midlands -13 3 £215 -19.24% 1
Midlands - 2 £325 -
vSphere
UK

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 752 (86.94%) VMware
2 648 (74.91%) Windows
3 453 (52.37%) Active Directory
4 442 (51.10%) VMware Infrastructure
5 369 (42.66%) Microsoft
6 368 (42.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 297 (34.34%) Citrix
8 277 (32.02%) SAN
9 268 (30.98%) Cisco
10 231 (26.71%) Windows Server 2003
11 222 (25.66%) Windows Server 2012
12 219 (25.32%) HP
13 215 (24.86%) DNS
14 202 (23.35%) Linux
14 202 (23.35%) XenApp
15 198 (22.89%) Firewall
16 181 (20.92%) MS Exchange
17 168 (19.42%) SQL Server
18 165 (19.08%) SQL
19 160 (18.50%) Data Centre
20 151 (17.46%) Hyper-V
21 147 (16.99%) ITIL
22 141 (16.30%) PowerShell
23 138 (15.95%) DHCP
24 135 (15.61%) NetApp
25 127 (14.68%) IIS
26 123 (14.22%) Migration
27 120 (13.87%) WAN
28 118 (13.64%) MS Excel
28 118 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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
1 181 (20.92%) MS Exchange
2 127 (14.68%) IIS
3 104 (12.02%) Exchange Server 2010
4 70 (8.09%) Exchange Server 2007
5 61 (7.05%) Exchange Server 2013
6 49 (5.66%) SharePoint
7 37 (4.28%) OpenStack
8 36 (4.16%) Lync
9 34 (3.93%) Apache
10 25 (2.89%) Tomcat
11 23 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2003
12 19 (2.20%) Office Communications Server
13 18 (2.08%) WebSphere
13 18 (2.08%) WebLogic
14 16 (1.85%) JBoss
15 10 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 10 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
16 9 (1.04%) Oracle Workflow
17 8 (0.92%) GlassFish
18 7 (0.81%) Node.js
Applications
1 118 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 56 (6.47%) MS Office
3 14 (1.62%) MS PowerPoint
3 14 (1.62%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.12%) Shockwave
4 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 49 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (4.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (4.16%) Office 365
4 29 (3.35%) IaaS
5 18 (2.08%) PaaS
6 8 (0.92%) IBM SmartCloud
7 7 (0.81%) SaaS
8 3 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.35%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.12%) IBM PureFlex
10 1 (0.12%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 277 (32.02%) SAN
2 215 (24.86%) DNS
3 198 (22.89%) Firewall
4 138 (15.95%) DHCP
5 120 (13.87%) WAN
6 109 (12.60%) LAN
7 104 (12.02%) VPN
8 103 (11.91%) TCP/IP
9 63 (7.28%) NetScaler
10 62 (7.17%) NAS
11 55 (6.36%) VLAN
12 46 (5.32%) MPLS
13 44 (5.09%) Internet
14 43 (4.97%) Cisco ASA
15 39 (4.51%) Network Security
16 31 (3.58%) Fibre Channel
17 30 (3.47%) iSCSI
18 29 (3.35%) SSL
19 26 (3.01%) Wireless
20 25 (2.89%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (19.42%) SQL Server
2 48 (5.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (3.24%) SQL Server 2012
4 26 (3.01%) SQL Server 2005
5 19 (2.20%) MySQL
6 12 (1.39%) Big Data
6 12 (1.39%) Relational Database
7 7 (0.81%) RDBMS
7 7 (0.81%) Informix
8 4 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.35%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.23%) DB2
10 2 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.12%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.12%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.12%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 27 (3.12%) Git (software)
2 25 (2.89%) Subversion
3 20 (2.31%) Jenkins
4 7 (0.81%) JIRA
4 7 (0.81%) MSI
5 3 (0.35%) Wise Package Studio
5 3 (0.35%) WinDbg
6 2 (0.23%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.12%) Maven
7 1 (0.12%) StarTeam
7 1 (0.12%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.12%) jMock
7 1 (0.12%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.12%) Mockito
7 1 (0.12%) DbUnit
General
1 115 (13.29%) Finance
2 33 (3.82%) Banking
3 20 (2.31%) Back Office
4 13 (1.50%) Telecoms
4 13 (1.50%) Investment Banking
5 7 (0.81%) Retail
6 6 (0.69%) Legal
6 6 (0.69%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.58%) Financial Institution
7 5 (0.58%) Law
7 5 (0.58%) Online Betting
8 3 (0.35%) Publishing
8 3 (0.35%) Marketing
8 3 (0.35%) Dutch Language
8 3 (0.35%) French Language
9 2 (0.23%) Billing
9 2 (0.23%) Electronics
9 2 (0.23%) Advertising
9 2 (0.23%) Automotive
10 1 (0.12%) Games
Job Titles
1 172 (19.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 88 (10.17%) Analyst
3 80 (9.25%) Consultant
4 77 (8.90%) Architect
5 70 (8.09%) Support Engineer
6 69 (7.98%) Administrator
7 62 (7.17%) 3rd Line Support
8 54 (6.24%) Server Engineer
9 49 (5.66%) Systems Administrator
10 38 (4.39%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 31 (3.58%) Infrastructure Architect
11 31 (3.58%) Network Engineer
11 31 (3.58%) DevOps Engineer
12 30 (3.47%) Wintel Engineer
12 30 (3.47%) Support Analyst
13 28 (3.24%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 27 (3.12%) Systems Engineer
15 25 (2.89%) Citrix Engineer
15 25 (2.89%) Linux Engineer
15 25 (2.89%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (5.09%) .NET
2 31 (3.58%) Web Services
3 15 (1.73%) Middleware
4 10 (1.16%) Application Packaging
5 8 (0.92%) WCF
6 7 (0.81%) X-Windows
7 4 (0.46%) REST
8 3 (0.35%) Software Packaging
8 3 (0.35%) SOAP
8 3 (0.35%) Flash
8 3 (0.35%) XML
9 2 (0.23%) ODBC
9 2 (0.23%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.23%) Regular Expression
10 1 (0.12%) PowerMock
10 1 (0.12%) Apache Camel
10 1 (0.12%) Apache CXF
10 1 (0.12%) RESTful
10 1 (0.12%) Apache Flex
10 1 (0.12%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 160 (18.50%) Data Centre
2 93 (10.75%) Clustering
3 55 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (4.86%) Replication
5 32 (3.70%) Hybrid Cloud
6 26 (3.01%) PKI
7 25 (2.89%) EqualLogic
8 21 (2.43%) CLARiiON
9 19 (2.20%) Enterprise Storage
10 17 (1.97%) Blackberry
11 16 (1.85%) Management Information System
12 15 (1.73%) Thin Client
12 15 (1.73%) Fat Client
12 15 (1.73%) FlexPod
13 14 (1.62%) Public Cloud
13 14 (1.62%) EMC VNX
14 12 (1.39%) Client/Server
15 11 (1.27%) Computer Science
16 10 (1.16%) NHS
17 9 (1.04%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 648 (74.91%) Windows
2 368 (42.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 231 (26.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 222 (25.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 202 (23.35%) Linux
6 87 (10.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 80 (9.25%) Windows 7
8 74 (8.55%) UNIX
9 30 (3.47%) Windows XP
10 27 (3.12%) Windows 8
11 19 (2.20%) VMS
11 19 (2.20%) Solaris
12 17 (1.97%) SUSE
12 17 (1.97%) CentOS
13 15 (1.73%) Data ONTAP
14 14 (1.62%) Oracle Linux
14 14 (1.62%) AIX
15 8 (0.92%) Windows 2000 Server
15 8 (0.92%) Ubuntu
16 6 (0.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (16.99%) ITIL
2 123 (14.22%) Migration
3 57 (6.59%) Disaster Recovery
4 55 (6.36%) Load Balancing
5 52 (6.01%) Change Management
6 50 (5.78%) Configuration Management
7 48 (5.55%) Service Delivery
8 45 (5.20%) Agile Software Development
9 40 (4.62%) DevOps
10 35 (4.05%) Performance Monitoring
11 30 (3.47%) Project Management
12 28 (3.24%) Performance Tuning
12 28 (3.24%) Server Building
13 27 (3.12%) Capacity Planning
14 26 (3.01%) Root Cause Analysis
15 25 (2.89%) Incident Management
16 21 (2.43%) Service Management
17 20 (2.31%) SOA
17 20 (2.31%) Data Migration
17 20 (2.31%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 165 (19.08%) SQL
2 141 (16.30%) PowerShell
3 51 (5.90%) Perl
4 45 (5.20%) VBScript
4 45 (5.20%) Python
5 35 (4.05%) Shell Script
6 34 (3.93%) Ruby
7 33 (3.82%) Java
8 31 (3.58%) PHP
9 23 (2.66%) Bash Shell
10 15 (1.73%) VB
11 12 (1.39%) C
12 7 (0.81%) C#
12 7 (0.81%) JavaScript
12 7 (0.81%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.58%) Korn
14 3 (0.35%) Bourne shell
14 3 (0.35%) C-shell
15 1 (0.12%) C++
Qualifications
1 118 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 113 (13.06%) Security Cleared
3 93 (10.75%) MCSE
4 89 (10.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 68 (7.86%) Cisco Certification
6 66 (7.63%) SC Cleared
7 52 (6.01%) CCNA
8 44 (5.09%) MCITP
9 42 (4.86%) DV Cleared
10 29 (3.35%) CCNP
11 26 (3.01%) Degree
12 22 (2.54%) Citrix Certification
13 19 (2.20%) VCP5
14 17 (1.97%) MCSA
15 16 (1.85%) VCAP
16 12 (1.39%) VCP4
17 10 (1.16%) MCP
18 9 (1.04%) MCTS
19 8 (0.92%) CCA
20 7 (0.81%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.28%) SLA
2 21 (2.43%) QA
3 13 (1.50%) PCI DSS
3 13 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.92%) JSP 440
5 4 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
System Software
1 453 (52.37%) Active Directory
2 442 (51.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 202 (23.35%) XenApp
4 151 (17.46%) Hyper-V
5 103 (11.91%) VMware ESXi
6 99 (11.45%) VMware ESX
7 87 (10.06%) vCloud
8 73 (8.44%) XenDesktop
9 50 (5.78%) Microsoft App-V
10 37 (4.28%) XenServer
11 19 (2.20%) NFS
12 18 (2.08%) DFS Replication
13 14 (1.62%) Forefront TMG
14 13 (1.50%) KVM
15 12 (1.39%) UAG
16 10 (1.16%) VMware Server
16 10 (1.16%) ISA Server
16 10 (1.16%) Xen
17 8 (0.92%) Firmware
18 7 (0.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 110 (12.72%) SCCM
2 55 (6.36%) Puppet
3 40 (4.62%) SCOM
4 30 (3.47%) Opscode Chef
5 25 (2.89%) Backup Exec
6 23 (2.66%) NetBackup
7 21 (2.43%) ZABBIX
8 19 (2.20%) WSUS
8 19 (2.20%) vMotion
9 18 (2.08%) HP SIM
10 17 (1.97%) Nagios
11 15 (1.73%) SolarWinds Orion
11 15 (1.73%) HP Data Protector
12 14 (1.62%) ARCserve
12 14 (1.62%) EdgeSight
13 13 (1.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 11 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
15 9 (1.04%) Tivoli
15 9 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
16 8 (0.92%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 752 (86.94%) VMware
2 369 (42.66%) Microsoft
3 297 (34.34%) Citrix
4 268 (30.98%) Cisco
5 219 (25.32%) HP
6 135 (15.61%) NetApp
7 105 (12.14%) Red Hat
8 96 (11.10%) EMC
9 90 (10.40%) IBM
10 80 (9.25%) Dell
10 80 (9.25%) CheckPoint
11 59 (6.82%) Oracle
12 53 (6.13%) F5
13 49 (5.66%) Juniper
14 47 (5.43%) Symantec
15 43 (4.97%) 3PAR
16 42 (4.86%) McAfee
17 36 (4.16%) Brocade
18 33 (3.82%) CommVault
19 32 (3.70%) AppSense
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