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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 277 264 297
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +33
Contract jobs citing vSphere 364 389 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.77% 0.83% 0.68%
As % of the System Software category 7.86% 8.16% 6.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 227 166
Average daily rate £380 £415 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.43% +12.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 26 29
Average hourly rate £29.08 £23.25 £23.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.06% -2.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.55 £15.08 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £29.00 £33.24
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £23.00 £23.20
% change year-on-year
+37.19% -0.86%
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
4630 4768 4458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.81% 10.13% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2791 2604 2276
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £180 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 572 526
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £31.15 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -26 145 £400 -11.11% 38
South East +25 106 £375 -6.25% 30
South West +20 34 £320 -20.00% 6
Yorkshire -2 33 £425 +41.66% 10
North West -17 18 £363 -14.70% 10
East of England -2 13 £444 -6.57% 7
West Midlands -26 9 - - 12
East Midlands -13 5 £250 - 4
North East -26 1 £350 -15.66% 1
vSphere
UK

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 585 (85.15%) VMware
2 461 (67.10%) Windows
3 371 (54.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 333 (48.47%) Active Directory
5 320 (46.58%) Windows Server
6 294 (42.79%) Microsoft
7 235 (34.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 209 (30.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 188 (27.37%) Citrix
10 182 (26.49%) Linux
11 170 (24.75%) Cisco
12 154 (22.42%) Windows Server 2003
13 150 (21.83%) ITIL
14 147 (21.40%) PowerShell
15 140 (20.38%) SQL
16 134 (19.51%) SAN
17 132 (19.21%) MS Exchange
18 131 (19.07%) HP
19 125 (18.20%) DNS
20 113 (16.45%) SQL Server
21 111 (16.16%) Firewall
22 107 (15.57%) XenApp
23 103 (14.99%) Hyper-V
24 97 (14.12%) Migration
25 96 (13.97%) Microsoft Certification
26 94 (13.68%) Data Centre
27 93 (13.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
28 92 (13.39%) SCCM
28 92 (13.39%) MS Excel
29 91 (13.25%) VMware ESX

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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
1 132 (19.21%) MS Exchange
2 79 (11.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 66 (9.61%) Exchange Server 2013
4 61 (8.88%) OpenStack
5 58 (8.44%) IIS
6 39 (5.68%) Exchange Server 2007
7 36 (5.24%) Cloud Foundry
8 34 (4.95%) Tomcat
9 33 (4.80%) SharePoint
9 33 (4.80%) Skype for Business
10 31 (4.51%) Apache
11 24 (3.49%) Confluence
12 16 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 16 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
13 14 (2.04%) CloudStack
13 14 (2.04%) WebSphere
14 10 (1.46%) JBoss
15 4 (0.58%) Office Communications Server
15 4 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
15 4 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 92 (13.39%) MS Excel
2 36 (5.24%) MS Office
3 7 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (1.02%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.58%) Relativity
3 2 (0.29%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.15%) Advent Geneva
4 1 (0.15%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.15%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 70 (10.19%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (7.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (5.09%) Office 365
4 14 (2.04%) PaaS
5 11 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (1.31%) IaaS
7 7 (1.02%) Heroku
8 5 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.58%) SaaS
9 4 (0.58%) SoftLayer
10 3 (0.44%) GitHub
10 3 (0.44%) Google App Engine
10 3 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.44%) IBM PureFlex
11 2 (0.29%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.15%) HP Helion
12 1 (0.15%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 134 (19.51%) SAN
2 125 (18.20%) DNS
3 111 (16.16%) Firewall
4 81 (11.79%) DHCP
5 77 (11.21%) LAN
6 76 (11.06%) WAN
7 49 (7.13%) TCP/IP
8 36 (5.24%) VPN
9 33 (4.80%) Network Security
9 33 (4.80%) VLAN
10 31 (4.51%) NAS
10 31 (4.51%) NetScaler
11 22 (3.20%) Cisco Nexus
12 20 (2.91%) Internet
12 20 (2.91%) MPLS
13 19 (2.77%) Wireless
14 18 (2.62%) Cisco ASA
15 16 (2.33%) Fibre Channel
15 16 (2.33%) LDAP
16 15 (2.18%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (16.45%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.06%) PostgreSQL
3 19 (2.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (2.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (2.18%) MySQL
5 14 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
6 11 (1.60%) Apache Cassandra
6 11 (1.60%) BusinessObjects
7 9 (1.31%) DB2
8 8 (1.16%) Oracle Database
8 8 (1.16%) Redis
9 5 (0.73%) Big Data
10 4 (0.58%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.44%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.29%) Oracle Exadata
12 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
13 1 (0.15%) Azure SQL Database
13 1 (0.15%) SAP HANA
13 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 44 (6.40%) Git (software)
2 40 (5.82%) Jenkins
3 31 (4.51%) Maven
4 29 (4.22%) SonarQube
5 22 (3.20%) Appium
5 22 (3.20%) JIRA
5 22 (3.20%) Mocha
5 22 (3.20%) Selenium
6 12 (1.75%) Ant
7 11 (1.60%) MSI
8 7 (1.02%) DbUnit
8 7 (1.02%) jMock
8 7 (1.02%) JUnit
8 7 (1.02%) Mockito
9 6 (0.87%) Vagrant
10 4 (0.58%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.58%) Wise Package Studio
11 3 (0.44%) GitLab
11 3 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (0.44%) Subversion
General
1 81 (11.79%) Finance
2 27 (3.93%) Banking
3 17 (2.47%) Telecoms
4 12 (1.75%) Retail
5 11 (1.60%) Law
6 8 (1.16%) Advertising
6 8 (1.16%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.02%) Back Office
7 7 (1.02%) Legal
8 6 (0.87%) Investment Banking
8 6 (0.87%) Local Government
8 6 (0.87%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.58%) Publishing
10 2 (0.29%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.15%) Games
11 1 (0.15%) Military
11 1 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 117 (17.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 72 (10.48%) Architect
3 68 (9.90%) DevOps Engineer
4 65 (9.46%) Support Engineer
5 58 (8.44%) VMware Engineer
6 54 (7.86%) Consultant
7 51 (7.42%) 3rd Line Support
8 44 (6.40%) Analyst
9 42 (6.11%) Administrator
10 40 (5.82%) Infrastructure Architect
11 36 (5.24%) Developer
12 33 (4.80%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 33 (4.80%) Windows Engineer
13 31 (4.51%) Server Engineer
14 30 (4.37%) Operations Engineer
15 26 (3.78%) Wintel Engineer
16 25 (3.64%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
16 25 (3.64%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 25 (3.64%) Server Support
16 25 (3.64%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (5.53%) Web Services
2 28 (4.08%) Middleware
3 14 (2.04%) RabbitMQ
4 10 (1.46%) .NET
4 10 (1.46%) RESTful
4 10 (1.46%) YAML
5 9 (1.31%) XML
6 8 (1.16%) SOAP
7 7 (1.02%) J2EE
7 7 (1.02%) PowerMock
7 7 (1.02%) REST
7 7 (1.02%) RESTEasy
7 7 (1.02%) Spring
8 4 (0.58%) X-Windows
9 3 (0.44%) ActiveMQ
9 3 (0.44%) Flash
9 3 (0.44%) JSON
9 3 (0.44%) Servlets
9 3 (0.44%) Software Packaging
9 3 (0.44%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 94 (13.68%) Data Centre
2 38 (5.53%) Clustering
3 31 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (4.08%) EMC VNX
5 21 (3.06%) VCE vBlock
6 17 (2.47%) Management Information System
6 17 (2.47%) Public Cloud
6 17 (2.47%) Replication
7 15 (2.18%) Blackberry
8 14 (2.04%) Driving Licence
8 14 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (2.04%) Hybrid Cloud
9 12 (1.75%) EMC VMAX
10 11 (1.60%) FlexPod
11 10 (1.46%) PKI
12 8 (1.16%) Client/Server
12 8 (1.16%) Computer Science
12 8 (1.16%) Fat Client
12 8 (1.16%) Thin Client
13 7 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 461 (67.10%) Windows
2 320 (46.58%) Windows Server
3 235 (34.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 209 (30.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 182 (26.49%) Linux
6 154 (22.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 72 (10.48%) Unix
8 71 (10.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 32 (4.66%) Windows 7
10 28 (4.08%) AIX
10 28 (4.08%) CentOS
11 19 (2.77%) Windows XP
12 15 (2.18%) Solaris
12 15 (2.18%) SUSE
13 13 (1.89%) Ubuntu
14 10 (1.46%) Windows 8
15 7 (1.02%) Windows 10
16 6 (0.87%) Oracle Linux
17 5 (0.73%) Data ONTAP
17 5 (0.73%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (21.83%) ITIL
2 97 (14.12%) Migration
3 85 (12.37%) DevOps
4 82 (11.94%) Agile Software Development
5 55 (8.01%) Disaster Recovery
6 54 (7.86%) Configuration Management
7 35 (5.09%) Continuous Integration
8 33 (4.80%) Mentoring
8 33 (4.80%) Scrum
9 30 (4.37%) Project Management
10 25 (3.64%) Coaching
11 23 (3.35%) TOGAF
12 21 (3.06%) Change Management
12 21 (3.06%) High Availability
12 21 (3.06%) Service Delivery
13 20 (2.91%) Converged Infrastructure
13 20 (2.91%) ITSM
13 20 (2.91%) Service Management
14 19 (2.77%) Time Management
15 18 (2.62%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 147 (21.40%) PowerShell
2 140 (20.38%) SQL
3 77 (11.21%) Java
4 70 (10.19%) Ruby
5 68 (9.90%) Bash Shell
6 49 (7.13%) Python
7 38 (5.53%) Perl
8 26 (3.78%) Shell Script
9 22 (3.20%) VBScript
10 21 (3.06%) VB
11 18 (2.62%) C#
12 11 (1.60%) JavaScript
13 10 (1.46%) C
14 7 (1.02%) Go
15 4 (0.58%) Korn
16 3 (0.44%) Groovy
17 2 (0.29%) T-SQL
18 1 (0.15%) Jython
18 1 (0.15%) PHP
Qualifications
1 96 (13.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 93 (13.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 79 (11.50%) MCSE
4 64 (9.32%) Cisco Certification
5 62 (9.02%) Security Cleared
6 59 (8.59%) CCNA
7 42 (6.11%) MCSA
7 42 (6.11%) SC Cleared
8 29 (4.22%) MCITP
9 22 (3.20%) Degree
10 16 (2.33%) CCNP
11 11 (1.60%) Citrix Certification
11 11 (1.60%) DV Cleared
11 11 (1.60%) VCP5
12 9 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
14 7 (1.02%) MCP
15 5 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 5 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 4 (0.58%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.18%) SLA
2 11 (1.60%) PCI DSS
3 9 (1.31%) QA
4 8 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.87%) COBIT
6 4 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.44%) JSP 440
System Software
1 371 (54.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 333 (48.47%) Active Directory
3 107 (15.57%) XenApp
4 103 (14.99%) Hyper-V
5 91 (13.25%) VMware ESX
6 66 (9.61%) VMware ESXi
7 56 (8.15%) XenDesktop
8 52 (7.57%) XenServer
9 47 (6.84%) vCloud
10 39 (5.68%) Microsoft App-V
11 22 (3.20%) NFS
12 19 (2.77%) Docker
13 18 (2.62%) Xen
14 10 (1.46%) KVM
15 9 (1.31%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 7 (1.02%) Forefront TMG
17 6 (0.87%) Firmware
18 5 (0.73%) ISA Server
18 5 (0.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 5 (0.73%) Samba
Systems Management
1 92 (13.39%) SCCM
2 89 (12.95%) Puppet
3 50 (7.28%) SCOM
4 38 (5.53%) NetBackup
5 33 (4.80%) Opscode Chef
6 26 (3.78%) Ansible
6 26 (3.78%) Backup Exec
7 22 (3.20%) WSUS
8 20 (2.91%) SCVMM
8 20 (2.91%) vRealize
9 19 (2.77%) Windows Intune
10 18 (2.62%) Nagios
10 18 (2.62%) Tivoli
11 17 (2.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 16 (2.33%) Icinga
12 16 (2.33%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 12 (1.75%) FreeIPA
13 12 (1.75%) SELinux
13 12 (1.75%) vMotion
14 11 (1.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 585 (85.15%) VMware
2 294 (42.79%) Microsoft
3 188 (27.37%) Citrix
4 170 (24.75%) Cisco
5 131 (19.07%) HP
6 79 (11.50%) NetApp
7 78 (11.35%) EMC
8 73 (10.63%) Red Hat
9 67 (9.75%) Oracle
10 51 (7.42%) Dell
11 47 (6.84%) IBM
12 30 (4.37%) Symantec
13 23 (3.35%) CheckPoint
14 22 (3.20%) AppSense
14 22 (3.20%) Atlassian
14 22 (3.20%) Juniper
15 19 (2.77%) Intel Security
16 18 (2.62%) 3PAR
17 17 (2.47%) Brocade
18 16 (2.33%) SolarWinds
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