The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 290 264 309
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +45
Contract jobs citing vSphere 404 416 316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.79% 0.82% 0.63%
As % of the System Software category 7.03% 8.00% 6.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 254 220
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £244 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £332 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.86% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 12
Median hourly rate £24.79 £22.83 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -5.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.14 £16.40 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.90 £30.00 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.79 £21.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -26.31%
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
5748 5203 4951
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 11.28% 10.26% 9.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3610 2893 2601
Median daily rate £400 £350 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £335 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.46% +7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 431 635 611
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £11.00 £10.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £34.30 £34.06
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 6 May 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 6 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the England region over the 3 months to 6 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -34 157 £475 +11.76% 23
South East -3 135 £375 +7.14% 28
South West +14 23 £350 +16.66% 5
North West -4 21 £444 +48.00% 6
East of England -2 19 £333 +2.30% 9
Yorkshire +3 17 £425 +13.33% 14
North East -21 16 £228 -32.97% 2
West Midlands -22 10 £388 +49.03% 4
East Midlands +5 5 £313 +20.19% 2
vSphere
UK

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 634 (82.88%) VMware
2 472 (61.70%) Windows
3 394 (51.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 338 (44.18%) Windows Server
5 313 (40.92%) Active Directory
6 278 (36.34%) Microsoft
7 242 (31.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 241 (31.50%) Linux
9 210 (27.45%) Windows Server 2008
10 179 (23.40%) Cisco
11 173 (22.61%) PowerShell
12 160 (20.92%) ITIL
13 148 (19.35%) Citrix
14 147 (19.22%) SAN
15 145 (18.95%) MS Exchange
16 138 (18.04%) DevOps
17 135 (17.65%) HP
18 132 (17.25%) Finance
18 132 (17.25%) Windows Server 2003
19 130 (16.99%) Puppet
20 126 (16.47%) Java
21 125 (16.34%) Firewall
22 123 (16.08%) SQL
23 121 (15.82%) DNS
24 114 (14.90%) Amazon AWS
25 112 (14.64%) Agile Software Development
26 107 (13.99%) Ruby
27 103 (13.46%) Migration
28 101 (13.20%) VMware ESX
28 101 (13.20%) Microsoft Certification

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 145 (18.95%) MS Exchange
2 99 (12.94%) OpenStack
3 81 (10.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 67 (8.76%) Cloud Foundry
5 56 (7.32%) SharePoint
6 55 (7.19%) Exchange Server 2013
7 46 (6.01%) Apache
8 39 (5.10%) Skype for Business
9 38 (4.97%) Tomcat
10 30 (3.92%) Confluence
11 28 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2007
12 27 (3.53%) IIS
13 17 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2003
14 16 (2.09%) CloudStack
15 14 (1.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 13 (1.70%) JBoss
16 13 (1.70%) Node.js
16 13 (1.70%) SharePoint 2013
16 13 (1.70%) WebSphere
17 8 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 93 (12.16%) MS Excel
2 52 (6.80%) MS Office
3 9 (1.18%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.13%) Sage 50
2 1 (0.13%) SAP Retail
2 1 (0.13%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 114 (14.90%) Amazon AWS
2 78 (10.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (5.88%) PaaS
4 37 (4.84%) Office 365
5 35 (4.58%) Heroku
6 10 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (1.31%) IaaS
7 8 (1.05%) Mimecast
8 6 (0.78%) SaaS
9 5 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.39%) GitHub
10 3 (0.39%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.39%) SoftLayer
11 2 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.26%) Google App Engine
11 2 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.13%) CloudBees
12 1 (0.13%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 147 (19.22%) SAN
2 125 (16.34%) Firewall
3 121 (15.82%) DNS
4 80 (10.46%) DHCP
5 57 (7.45%) LAN
6 54 (7.06%) WAN
7 49 (6.41%) TCP/IP
8 40 (5.23%) NAS
9 33 (4.31%) Cisco Nexus
9 33 (4.31%) NetScaler
10 27 (3.53%) VPN
11 26 (3.40%) VLAN
12 23 (3.01%) LDAP
12 23 (3.01%) Network Security
13 20 (2.61%) Internet
13 20 (2.61%) Skype
14 18 (2.35%) Fibre Channel
15 16 (2.09%) Ethernet
16 15 (1.96%) VoIP
16 15 (1.96%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (12.29%) SQL Server
2 37 (4.84%) Apache Cassandra
3 34 (4.44%) Redis
4 33 (4.31%) MySQL
5 21 (2.75%) SQL Server 2012
6 20 (2.61%) SQL Server 2008
7 18 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
9 11 (1.44%) DB2
10 10 (1.31%) BusinessObjects
11 9 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
12 8 (1.05%) Oracle Database
13 7 (0.92%) MongoDB
14 5 (0.65%) Relational Database
15 3 (0.39%) NoSQL
15 3 (0.39%) Oracle Exadata
16 2 (0.26%) DTS
16 2 (0.26%) Hadoop
16 2 (0.26%) SAP HANA
16 2 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 53 (6.93%) Jenkins
2 42 (5.49%) Git (software)
3 37 (4.84%) JIRA
4 29 (3.79%) Maven
5 28 (3.66%) SonarQube
6 27 (3.53%) Appium
6 27 (3.53%) Mocha
6 27 (3.53%) Selenium
7 11 (1.44%) Ant
8 8 (1.05%) Sonatype Nexus
9 7 (0.92%) Hudson
9 7 (0.92%) Subversion
10 5 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (0.65%) Vagrant
11 4 (0.52%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.39%) GitLab
12 3 (0.39%) MSI
12 3 (0.39%) Visual Studio
13 2 (0.26%) Artifactory
13 2 (0.26%) Travis CI
General
1 132 (17.25%) Finance
2 39 (5.10%) Banking
3 17 (2.22%) Financial Institution
4 16 (2.09%) Retail
5 14 (1.83%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.18%) Advertising
6 9 (1.18%) Back Office
6 9 (1.18%) Law
6 9 (1.18%) Legal
7 7 (0.92%) Investment Banking
7 7 (0.92%) Local Government
8 5 (0.65%) Games
8 5 (0.65%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.52%) Military
10 3 (0.39%) Electronics
10 3 (0.39%) Marketing
11 2 (0.26%) Front Office
11 2 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.13%) German Language
12 1 (0.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 121 (15.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 101 (13.20%) DevOps Engineer
3 88 (11.50%) VMware Engineer
4 85 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 51 (6.67%) Server Engineer
6 50 (6.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 49 (6.41%) 3rd Line Support
8 44 (5.75%) Developer
8 44 (5.75%) Wintel Engineer
9 43 (5.62%) Administrator
9 43 (5.62%) Analyst
10 40 (5.23%) Architect
11 36 (4.71%) Linux Engineer
11 36 (4.71%) Windows Engineer
12 35 (4.58%) Cloud Engineer
13 34 (4.44%) Consultant
13 34 (4.44%) Infrastructure Support
13 34 (4.44%) Server Support
14 30 (3.92%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 29 (3.79%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (6.41%) Web Services
2 42 (5.49%) RabbitMQ
3 32 (4.18%) Middleware
4 21 (2.75%) .NET
5 14 (1.83%) HTML
6 11 (1.44%) YAML
7 8 (1.05%) LAMP
8 5 (0.65%) ActiveMQ
8 5 (0.65%) Servlets
9 3 (0.39%) JSON
9 3 (0.39%) Regular Expression
9 3 (0.39%) RESTful
9 3 (0.39%) ZeroMQ
10 2 (0.26%) .NET Remoting
10 2 (0.26%) Apache Flex
10 2 (0.26%) LAPP Stack
10 2 (0.26%) Symfony
10 2 (0.26%) Windows Identity Foundation
10 2 (0.26%) WPF
11 1 (0.13%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 99 (12.94%) Data Centre
2 34 (4.44%) EMC VNX
3 27 (3.53%) Clustering
4 26 (3.40%) Replication
5 23 (3.01%) Analytical Skills
6 22 (2.88%) FlexPod
7 20 (2.61%) VCE vBlock
8 18 (2.35%) Driving Licence
9 17 (2.22%) EMC VMAX
10 16 (2.09%) Blackberry
11 13 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (1.44%) Computer Science
12 11 (1.44%) Management Information System
13 10 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
14 9 (1.18%) Public Cloud
15 8 (1.05%) Fat Client
15 8 (1.05%) Thin Client
16 7 (0.92%) PKI
17 6 (0.78%) FMCG
18 5 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 472 (61.70%) Windows
2 338 (44.18%) Windows Server
3 242 (31.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 241 (31.50%) Linux
5 210 (27.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 132 (17.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 101 (13.20%) Unix
8 94 (12.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 46 (6.01%) Windows 7
10 45 (5.88%) CentOS
11 32 (4.18%) Windows 10
12 26 (3.40%) AIX
12 26 (3.40%) Solaris
13 24 (3.14%) Data ONTAP
14 20 (2.61%) Ubuntu
15 18 (2.35%) SUSE
16 14 (1.83%) Windows 8
17 12 (1.57%) Oracle Linux
18 10 (1.31%) Mac OS X
18 10 (1.31%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (20.92%) ITIL
2 138 (18.04%) DevOps
3 112 (14.64%) Agile Software Development
4 103 (13.46%) Migration
5 83 (10.85%) Configuration Management
6 52 (6.80%) Software Engineering
7 50 (6.54%) Disaster Recovery
8 41 (5.36%) Continuous Delivery
9 40 (5.23%) Project Management
10 39 (5.10%) Mentoring
10 39 (5.10%) TDD
11 35 (4.58%) Service Management
12 34 (4.44%) Change Management
12 34 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
13 32 (4.18%) Scrum
14 31 (4.05%) Continuous Improvement
14 31 (4.05%) Server Building
15 30 (3.92%) Coaching
16 27 (3.53%) Security Patching
17 25 (3.27%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 173 (22.61%) PowerShell
2 126 (16.47%) Java
3 123 (16.08%) SQL
4 107 (13.99%) Ruby
5 101 (13.20%) Bash Shell
6 73 (9.54%) Python
7 48 (6.27%) Perl
8 38 (4.97%) Shell Script
9 36 (4.71%) Go
10 28 (3.66%) C#
11 12 (1.57%) JavaScript
11 12 (1.57%) VBScript
12 10 (1.31%) VB
13 8 (1.05%) Korn
14 6 (0.78%) C
14 6 (0.78%) PHP
15 5 (0.65%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.39%) Groovy
17 2 (0.26%) AWK
17 2 (0.26%) sed
Qualifications
1 101 (13.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 94 (12.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 92 (12.03%) Security Cleared
4 84 (10.98%) MCSE
5 73 (9.54%) SC Cleared
6 58 (7.58%) Cisco Certification
7 56 (7.32%) MCSA
8 47 (6.14%) CCNA
9 25 (3.27%) Degree
10 23 (3.01%) CCNP
11 15 (1.96%) MCITP
12 12 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
12 12 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (1.31%) NCDA
14 7 (0.92%) DV Cleared
14 7 (0.92%) VCP5
15 6 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 5 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 5 (0.65%) MCP
17 4 (0.52%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.09%) PCI DSS
2 14 (1.83%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (1.18%) COBIT
3 9 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.18%) SLA
4 4 (0.52%) QA
5 1 (0.13%) JSP 440
System Software
1 394 (51.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 313 (40.92%) Active Directory
3 101 (13.20%) VMware ESX
4 95 (12.42%) VMware ESXi
5 94 (12.29%) Hyper-V
6 77 (10.07%) XenApp
7 51 (6.67%) Docker
8 45 (5.88%) vCloud
9 44 (5.75%) XenServer
10 43 (5.62%) XenDesktop
11 20 (2.61%) NFS
12 19 (2.48%) Xen
13 13 (1.70%) KVM
14 9 (1.18%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 7 (0.92%) Firmware
15 7 (0.92%) Postfix
16 6 (0.78%) Brightmail
16 6 (0.78%) Forefront TMG
16 6 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
16 6 (0.78%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 130 (16.99%) Puppet
2 97 (12.68%) SCCM
3 73 (9.54%) SCOM
4 45 (5.88%) NetBackup
5 40 (5.23%) Ansible
6 39 (5.10%) Backup Exec
7 38 (4.97%) Nagios
8 33 (4.31%) WSUS
9 32 (4.18%) Opscode Chef
10 28 (3.66%) FreeIPA
10 28 (3.66%) Icinga
11 23 (3.01%) SELinux
11 23 (3.01%) vRealize
12 22 (2.88%) McAfee ePO
13 21 (2.75%) SCVMM
13 21 (2.75%) Tivoli
14 20 (2.61%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 19 (2.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 16 (2.09%) Cobbler
16 16 (2.09%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 634 (82.88%) VMware
2 278 (36.34%) Microsoft
3 179 (23.40%) Cisco
4 148 (19.35%) Citrix
5 135 (17.65%) HP
6 92 (12.03%) Red Hat
7 91 (11.90%) NetApp
8 73 (9.54%) Oracle
9 69 (9.02%) EMC
10 54 (7.06%) Dell
11 53 (6.93%) IBM
12 32 (4.18%) Symantec
13 29 (3.79%) Splunk
14 28 (3.66%) Intel Security
15 27 (3.53%) Atlassian
16 23 (3.01%) CA
17 20 (2.61%) CheckPoint
18 18 (2.35%) SolarWinds
19 16 (2.09%) AppSense
20 14 (1.83%) Sun
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