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 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 271 269 223
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -46
Contract jobs citing vSphere 356 329 461
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.71% 0.68% 0.87%
As % of the System Software category 7.24% 6.97% 10.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 193 287
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 £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 37 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 £18.60 £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
4915 4719 4525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.76% 9.81% 8.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2766 2468 2231
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 £175 £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 593 563 560
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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +25 165 £378 +0.66% 31
South East +4 93 £338 -3.57% 30
South West -21 25 £300 -25.00% 13
East of England -28 23 £275 +12.24% 8
West Midlands +6 16 £303 -6.92% 10
Yorkshire 0 15 £320 +42.22% 5
North West -12 14 £236 -1.66% 12
East Midlands -14 4 £331 +10.41% 2
North East - 3 £331 - 1
vSphere
UK

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 587 (88.94%) VMware
2 549 (83.18%) Windows
3 396 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 339 (51.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 339 (51.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 276 (41.82%) Microsoft
6 251 (38.03%) Citrix
7 226 (34.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 204 (30.91%) HP
9 186 (28.18%) SAN
10 172 (26.06%) DNS
11 171 (25.91%) MS Exchange
12 153 (23.18%) XenApp
13 151 (22.88%) Cisco
14 141 (21.36%) Firewall
15 137 (20.76%) Windows Server 2012
16 132 (20.00%) Linux
17 128 (19.39%) SQL
18 125 (18.94%) SQL Server
19 124 (18.79%) ITIL
20 114 (17.27%) DHCP
21 108 (16.36%) PowerShell
22 103 (15.61%) Microsoft Certification
23 101 (15.30%) Security Cleared
24 97 (14.70%) MS Excel
25 95 (14.39%) XenDesktop
26 91 (13.79%) MCSE
26 91 (13.79%) VMware ESX
27 90 (13.64%) SCCM
28 89 (13.48%) Migration

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 171 (25.91%) MS Exchange
2 81 (12.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 77 (11.67%) IIS
4 53 (8.03%) SharePoint
5 48 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2007
6 43 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2003
7 28 (4.24%) Lync
8 27 (4.09%) Exchange Server 2013
9 26 (3.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 23 (3.48%) Apache
10 23 (3.48%) SharePoint 2010
11 14 (2.12%) Tomcat
12 12 (1.82%) WebSphere
13 11 (1.67%) OpenStack
13 11 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
14 7 (1.06%) WebLogic
15 5 (0.76%) JOnAS
15 5 (0.76%) Office Communications Server
16 3 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
17 2 (0.30%) Confluence
Applications
1 97 (14.70%) MS Excel
2 36 (5.45%) MS Office
3 10 (1.52%) 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 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (2.42%) Office 365
3 13 (1.97%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (1.82%) IaaS
5 6 (0.91%) SaaS
5 6 (0.91%) PaaS
6 4 (0.61%) IBM SmartCloud
7 3 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.30%) GitHub
8 2 (0.30%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 186 (28.18%) SAN
2 172 (26.06%) DNS
3 141 (21.36%) Firewall
4 114 (17.27%) DHCP
5 81 (12.27%) TCP/IP
6 71 (10.76%) WAN
7 66 (10.00%) LAN
7 66 (10.00%) VPN
8 51 (7.73%) VLAN
9 46 (6.97%) NetScaler
10 30 (4.55%) MPLS
11 29 (4.39%) NAS
12 28 (4.24%) VoIP
13 27 (4.09%) Cisco ASA
14 26 (3.94%) Network Security
15 24 (3.64%) Internet
16 22 (3.33%) iSCSI
17 21 (3.18%) LDAP
18 17 (2.58%) Wireless
18 17 (2.58%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 125 (18.94%) SQL Server
2 44 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (2.73%) SQL Server 2005
4 17 (2.58%) MySQL
5 13 (1.97%) Oracle Database
6 10 (1.52%) DB2
7 8 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (0.91%) Relational Database
8 6 (0.91%) SQL Server 2000
9 5 (0.76%) SQLPlus
10 4 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.45%) Big Data
11 3 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.30%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.30%) NoSQL
12 2 (0.30%) Redis
13 1 (0.15%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 11 (1.67%) Git (software)
2 9 (1.36%) Jenkins
2 9 (1.36%) MSI
3 4 (0.61%) Hudson
4 3 (0.45%) Maven
5 2 (0.30%) JIRA
5 2 (0.30%) ClearCase
5 2 (0.30%) LoadRunner
5 2 (0.30%) ClearQuest
5 2 (0.30%) Subversion
6 1 (0.15%) JProfiler
6 1 (0.15%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.15%) Wise Package Studio
6 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.15%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.15%) AdminStudio
General
1 62 (9.39%) Finance
2 23 (3.48%) Telecoms
3 22 (3.33%) Law
4 21 (3.18%) Retail
5 16 (2.42%) Legal
6 14 (2.12%) Banking
7 13 (1.97%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.06%) Advertising
9 5 (0.76%) Publishing
9 5 (0.76%) Local Government
10 4 (0.61%) 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
1 121 (18.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 71 (10.76%) Administrator
3 57 (8.64%) Consultant
4 46 (6.97%) Systems Administrator
5 43 (6.52%) Support Engineer
6 42 (6.36%) Architect
7 41 (6.21%) Analyst
8 34 (5.15%) Server Engineer
9 32 (4.85%) Wintel Engineer
10 24 (3.64%) Network Engineer
10 24 (3.64%) 3rd Line Support
11 23 (3.48%) Systems Engineer
11 23 (3.48%) Server Administrator
12 20 (3.03%) Infrastructure Architect
12 20 (3.03%) VMware Engineer
13 19 (2.88%) Storage Administrator
14 18 (2.73%) Project Engineer
15 16 (2.42%) Support Analyst
15 16 (2.42%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 16 (2.42%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (3.94%) Web Services
2 9 (1.36%) Middleware
2 9 (1.36%) Application Packaging
2 9 (1.36%) Regular Expression
3 8 (1.21%) XMPP
4 7 (1.06%) .NET
5 5 (0.76%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (0.45%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.30%) SOAP
7 2 (0.30%) RESTful
7 2 (0.30%) Software Packaging
7 2 (0.30%) ZeroMQ
7 2 (0.30%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (0.30%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.15%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (0.15%) WCF
8 1 (0.15%) WAMP
8 1 (0.15%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.15%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.15%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 38 (5.76%) Clustering
2 37 (5.61%) Blackberry
3 28 (4.24%) Replication
4 18 (2.73%) Client/Server
5 13 (1.97%) Hedge funds
6 12 (1.82%) PKI
7 11 (1.67%) Firmware
7 11 (1.67%) EqualLogic
8 9 (1.36%) Thin Client
8 9 (1.36%) Fat Client
9 8 (1.21%) CLARiiON
9 8 (1.21%) Enterprise Storage
10 7 (1.06%) iPad
10 7 (1.06%) Management Information System
11 6 (0.91%) HACMP
11 6 (0.91%) Open Source
12 5 (0.76%) Celerra
12 5 (0.76%) Computer Science
13 4 (0.61%) Spread Betting
13 4 (0.61%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 549 (83.18%) Windows
2 339 (51.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 226 (34.24%) Windows Server 2003
4 137 (20.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 132 (20.00%) Linux
6 73 (11.06%) Windows 7
7 51 (7.73%) UNIX
8 39 (5.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 29 (4.39%) Windows XP
10 23 (3.48%) AIX
11 20 (3.03%) SUSE
12 15 (2.27%) Oracle Linux
13 13 (1.97%) Windows 2000 Server
13 13 (1.97%) Windows 2000
14 11 (1.67%) CentOS
15 8 (1.21%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.76%) SELinux
16 5 (0.76%) Solaris
17 3 (0.45%) VMS
18 1 (0.15%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (18.79%) ITIL
2 89 (13.48%) Migration
3 49 (7.42%) Disaster Recovery
4 36 (5.45%) Load Balancing
5 35 (5.30%) Change Management
6 34 (5.15%) Service Management
7 29 (4.39%) Incident Management
8 28 (4.24%) DevOps
9 27 (4.09%) Performance Tuning
10 25 (3.79%) Service Delivery
11 22 (3.33%) Project Management
12 20 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
12 20 (3.03%) Root Cause Analysis
13 19 (2.88%) Continuous Improvement
14 15 (2.27%) Configuration Management
15 14 (2.12%) Capacity Management
15 14 (2.12%) Network Management
15 14 (2.12%) Performance Monitoring
16 13 (1.97%) PRINCE2
16 13 (1.97%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 128 (19.39%) SQL
2 108 (16.36%) PowerShell
3 34 (5.15%) VB
4 29 (4.39%) VBScript
5 15 (2.27%) Perl
6 14 (2.12%) T-SQL
7 10 (1.52%) C
7 10 (1.52%) Ruby
7 10 (1.52%) 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 (0.61%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.61%) 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 (15.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 101 (15.30%) Security Cleared
3 91 (13.79%) MCSE
4 71 (10.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 55 (8.33%) SC Cleared
6 42 (6.36%) DV Cleared
7 33 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
8 32 (4.85%) CCNA
9 30 (4.55%) MCITP
10 27 (4.09%) VCAP
11 19 (2.88%) CCNP
12 15 (2.27%) MCP
12 15 (2.27%) VCDX
12 15 (2.27%) Degree
13 11 (1.67%) VCP5
14 9 (1.36%) MCTS
14 9 (1.36%) Citrix Certification
15 8 (1.21%) MCSA
16 6 (0.91%) VCP4
17 5 (0.76%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.55%) SLA
2 18 (2.73%) QA
3 7 (1.06%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.76%) JSP 440
4 5 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.45%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.45%) BS7799
7 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 396 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 339 (51.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 153 (23.18%) XenApp
4 95 (14.39%) XenDesktop
5 91 (13.79%) VMware ESX
6 77 (11.67%) VMware ESXi
7 71 (10.76%) Hyper-V
8 66 (10.00%) vCloud
9 41 (6.21%) XenServer
10 18 (2.73%) Terminal Services
11 16 (2.42%) ISA Server
11 16 (2.42%) Microsoft App-V
12 15 (2.27%) NFS
13 12 (1.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 12 (1.82%) Xen
13 12 (1.82%) UAG
14 9 (1.36%) VMware Server
15 8 (1.21%) FreeRADIUS
16 5 (0.76%) OCFS2
16 5 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 90 (13.64%) SCCM
2 58 (8.79%) SCOM
3 31 (4.70%) Backup Exec
4 27 (4.09%) HP SIM
5 24 (3.64%) Puppet
6 20 (3.03%) NetBackup
7 19 (2.88%) EMC NetWorker
8 14 (2.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 12 (1.82%) Nagios
9 12 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
10 11 (1.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 11 (1.67%) WSUS
11 9 (1.36%) Tivoli
11 9 (1.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 9 (1.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 8 (1.21%) BladeLogic
12 8 (1.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 7 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
13 7 (1.06%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 6 (0.91%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 587 (88.94%) VMware
2 276 (41.82%) Microsoft
3 251 (38.03%) Citrix
4 204 (30.91%) HP
5 151 (22.88%) Cisco
6 87 (13.18%) IBM
7 86 (13.03%) EMC
8 79 (11.97%) NetApp
9 56 (8.48%) Dell
10 53 (8.03%) Oracle
11 51 (7.73%) F5
12 42 (6.36%) 3PAR
13 36 (5.45%) Symantec
14 35 (5.30%) Juniper
15 33 (5.00%) CheckPoint
15 33 (5.00%) Websense
16 32 (4.85%) Red Hat
17 23 (3.48%) AppSense
17 23 (3.48%) Sophos
18 20 (3.03%) Compaq
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £325 - £375 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 21 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £275 - £330 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Yeovil
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Plymouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: market rate
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day direct - no agency margin
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £180.00 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £347 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: From £300 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Buckinghamshire
DP Connect
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago