The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the England region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 272 243 246
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +3
Contract jobs citing vSphere 341 353 397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.69% 0.76% 0.75%
As % of the System Software category 7.12% 7.67% 8.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 214 239
Average daily rate
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£325 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 29 18
Average hourly rate £19.00 £30.50 £23.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.70% +28.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.58 £22.40 £17.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.50 £45.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £30.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-38.52% +34.06%
System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4792 4604 4434
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.69% 9.88% 8.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2677 2356 2159
Average daily rate £325 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 577 591 600
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.88 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.24% +7.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.29 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.28% +2.94%
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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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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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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 +34 153 £350 -2.77% 44
South East -24 86 £350 - 34
South West -17 26 £300 -7.69% 15
West Midlands -4 20 £315 +32.63% 11
East of England -22 17 £213 +18.05% 8
North West -17 13 £236 -1.87% 5
Yorkshire -13 11 £225 -16.27% 11
East Midlands -9 10 £266 -11.25% 5
North East -12 4 £341 - 2
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vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 577 (88.77%) VMware
2 528 (81.23%) Windows
3 356 (54.77%) Active Directory
4 344 (52.92%) VMware Infrastructure
5 324 (49.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 264 (40.62%) Microsoft
7 218 (33.54%) Citrix
8 205 (31.54%) Windows Server 2003
9 201 (30.92%) HP
10 172 (26.46%) MS Exchange
11 167 (25.69%) SAN
12 152 (23.38%) DNS
13 147 (22.62%) Cisco
14 143 (22.00%) Linux
15 131 (20.15%) Windows Server 2012
16 129 (19.85%) XenApp
17 125 (19.23%) ITIL
18 124 (19.08%) Firewall
19 122 (18.77%) SQL
20 109 (16.77%) SQL Server
21 102 (15.69%) XenDesktop
22 101 (15.54%) Microsoft Certification
23 97 (14.92%) VMware ESX
24 96 (14.77%) DHCP
24 96 (14.77%) Security Cleared
25 91 (14.00%) PowerShell
26 90 (13.85%) MCSE
26 90 (13.85%) EMC
27 89 (13.69%) Exchange Server 2010
28 85 (13.08%) NetApp

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 172 (26.46%) MS Exchange
2 89 (13.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 62 (9.54%) IIS
4 51 (7.85%) SharePoint
5 48 (7.38%) Exchange Server 2007
6 41 (6.31%) Exchange Server 2003
7 30 (4.62%) Lync
8 29 (4.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 27 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2013
10 23 (3.54%) SharePoint 2010
11 16 (2.46%) Apache
12 11 (1.69%) Tomcat
13 10 (1.54%) WebSphere
14 9 (1.38%) OpenStack
15 8 (1.23%) WebLogic
16 7 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
17 5 (0.77%) JOnAS
17 5 (0.77%) Office Communications Server
18 3 (0.46%) Confluence
19 2 (0.31%) Drupal
Applications
1 85 (13.08%) MS Excel
2 34 (5.23%) MS Office
3 9 (1.38%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.31%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.15%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.46%) Office 365
2 15 (2.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (1.69%) IaaS
4 8 (1.23%) SaaS
5 5 (0.77%) PaaS
6 4 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.46%) IBM SmartCloud
8 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 167 (25.69%) SAN
2 152 (23.38%) DNS
3 124 (19.08%) Firewall
4 96 (14.77%) DHCP
5 76 (11.69%) TCP/IP
6 65 (10.00%) WAN
6 65 (10.00%) LAN
7 58 (8.92%) VPN
8 48 (7.38%) VLAN
9 37 (5.69%) NetScaler
10 35 (5.38%) NAS
11 30 (4.62%) MPLS
12 26 (4.00%) VoIP
13 24 (3.69%) iSCSI
14 21 (3.23%) LDAP
15 20 (3.08%) Wireless
15 20 (3.08%) Network Security
16 19 (2.92%) Internet
17 18 (2.77%) Cisco ASA
18 17 (2.62%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (16.77%) SQL Server
2 34 (5.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (2.77%) MySQL
4 16 (2.46%) SQL Server 2005
5 11 (1.69%) Oracle Database
6 10 (1.54%) Relational Database
7 6 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (0.77%) SQLPlus
9 4 (0.62%) DB2
9 4 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.62%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.31%) Big Data
11 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.15%) QlikView
12 1 (0.15%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 11 (1.69%) Git (software)
2 10 (1.54%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.08%) MSI
4 6 (0.92%) LoadRunner
5 4 (0.62%) Hudson
5 4 (0.62%) JProfiler
6 3 (0.46%) Wise Package Studio
6 3 (0.46%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.46%) Maven
6 3 (0.46%) JIRA
7 2 (0.31%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.31%) ClearQuest
7 2 (0.31%) Subversion
7 2 (0.31%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.15%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.15%) AdminStudio
General
1 54 (8.31%) Finance
2 24 (3.69%) Law
2 24 (3.69%) Telecoms
3 18 (2.77%) Retail
4 16 (2.46%) Legal
5 14 (2.15%) Financial Institution
6 9 (1.38%) Banking
7 5 (0.77%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.62%) Back Office
8 4 (0.62%) Electronics
8 4 (0.62%) Publishing
9 3 (0.46%) Games
9 3 (0.46%) Advertising
9 3 (0.46%) Local Government
10 1 (0.15%) Marketing
10 1 (0.15%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.15%) French Language
10 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.15%) Military
Job Titles
1 114 (17.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 62 (9.54%) Consultant
3 60 (9.23%) Administrator
4 41 (6.31%) Architect
5 40 (6.15%) Analyst
6 39 (6.00%) Support Engineer
7 37 (5.69%) Systems Administrator
8 33 (5.08%) Server Engineer
9 28 (4.31%) Systems Engineer
10 26 (4.00%) Wintel Engineer
11 24 (3.69%) 3rd Line Support
12 21 (3.23%) Network Engineer
13 19 (2.92%) Infrastructure Architect
13 19 (2.92%) VMware Engineer
14 16 (2.46%) Server Administrator
15 15 (2.31%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 15 (2.31%) Project Engineer
15 15 (2.31%) Support Analyst
15 15 (2.31%) Virtualisation Engineer
16 14 (2.15%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.38%) Web Services
2 14 (2.15%) Middleware
3 8 (1.23%) .NET
3 8 (1.23%) XMPP
4 6 (0.92%) Application Packaging
5 5 (0.77%) ASP.NET
5 5 (0.77%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (0.62%) Regular Expression
7 3 (0.46%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.46%) WCF
7 3 (0.46%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (0.46%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (0.31%) COM+
9 1 (0.15%) J2EE
9 1 (0.15%) X-Windows
9 1 (0.15%) LAMP
9 1 (0.15%) WAMP
9 1 (0.15%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 37 (5.69%) Clustering
2 33 (5.08%) Blackberry
3 31 (4.77%) Replication
4 21 (3.23%) Client/Server
5 13 (2.00%) Hedge funds
6 9 (1.38%) EqualLogic
6 9 (1.38%) PKI
7 8 (1.23%) Video on Demand
7 8 (1.23%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.23%) iPad
8 7 (1.08%) Enterprise Storage
8 7 (1.08%) Firmware
8 7 (1.08%) CLARiiON
8 7 (1.08%) Celerra
9 5 (0.77%) Fat Client
9 5 (0.77%) Open Source
9 5 (0.77%) Computer Science
9 5 (0.77%) Thin Client
9 5 (0.77%) HACMP
9 5 (0.77%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 528 (81.23%) Windows
2 324 (49.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 205 (31.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 143 (22.00%) Linux
5 131 (20.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 72 (11.08%) Windows 7
7 60 (9.23%) UNIX
8 45 (6.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 28 (4.31%) Windows XP
10 16 (2.46%) AIX
11 15 (2.31%) SUSE
12 14 (2.15%) Windows 2000 Server
13 13 (2.00%) Oracle Linux
14 11 (1.69%) Windows 8
15 10 (1.54%) CentOS
16 8 (1.23%) Windows 2000
17 7 (1.08%) Solaris
18 5 (0.77%) SELinux
19 2 (0.31%) Android
19 2 (0.31%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (19.23%) ITIL
2 77 (11.85%) Migration
3 54 (8.31%) Disaster Recovery
4 32 (4.92%) Service Management
4 32 (4.92%) Performance Tuning
5 27 (4.15%) Service Delivery
5 27 (4.15%) Load Balancing
6 26 (4.00%) Incident Management
7 25 (3.85%) Project Management
7 25 (3.85%) DevOps
8 24 (3.69%) Change Management
9 22 (3.38%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (3.38%) Performance Monitoring
10 18 (2.77%) Root Cause Analysis
11 15 (2.31%) Capacity Management
11 15 (2.31%) Continuous Improvement
11 15 (2.31%) Data Protection
12 13 (2.00%) PRINCE2
12 13 (2.00%) Change Control
13 12 (1.85%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 122 (18.77%) SQL
2 91 (14.00%) PowerShell
3 35 (5.38%) VB
4 21 (3.23%) VBScript
5 16 (2.46%) Perl
6 11 (1.69%) T-SQL
6 11 (1.69%) C
6 11 (1.69%) Java
7 10 (1.54%) VBA
7 10 (1.54%) Ruby
8 8 (1.23%) Python
9 6 (0.92%) Shell Script
9 6 (0.92%) Bash Shell
10 5 (0.77%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.46%) C#
11 3 (0.46%) PHP
12 2 (0.31%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.31%) VB6
12 2 (0.31%) R
13 1 (0.15%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 101 (15.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 96 (14.77%) Security Cleared
3 90 (13.85%) MCSE
4 84 (12.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 53 (8.15%) SC Cleared
6 38 (5.85%) DV Cleared
7 36 (5.54%) Cisco Certification
8 32 (4.92%) MCITP
9 31 (4.77%) CCNA
10 29 (4.46%) VCAP
11 23 (3.54%) CCNP
12 14 (2.15%) Degree
12 14 (2.15%) VCDX
13 13 (2.00%) VCP5
14 10 (1.54%) MCP
15 9 (1.38%) MCTS
16 8 (1.23%) VCP4
16 8 (1.23%) MCSA
17 5 (0.77%) CCA
17 5 (0.77%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.38%) SLA
2 17 (2.62%) QA
3 6 (0.92%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.77%) JSP 440
5 4 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.46%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.46%) BS7799
7 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 356 (54.77%) Active Directory
2 344 (52.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 129 (19.85%) XenApp
4 102 (15.69%) XenDesktop
5 97 (14.92%) VMware ESX
6 76 (11.69%) VMware ESXi
7 72 (11.08%) Hyper-V
8 58 (8.92%) vCloud
9 38 (5.85%) XenServer
10 16 (2.46%) Microsoft App-V
11 15 (2.31%) NFS
12 14 (2.15%) ISA Server
13 12 (1.85%) Xen
14 11 (1.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 7 (1.08%) Terminal Services
15 7 (1.08%) UAG
16 5 (0.77%) OCFS2
16 5 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
17 4 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
17 4 (0.62%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 75 (11.54%) SCCM
2 44 (6.77%) SCOM
3 26 (4.00%) Backup Exec
4 24 (3.69%) NetBackup
5 22 (3.38%) EMC NetWorker
6 21 (3.23%) Puppet
7 19 (2.92%) HP SIM
8 16 (2.46%) WSUS
9 12 (1.85%) Nagios
9 12 (1.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 11 (1.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 10 (1.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 9 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
13 8 (1.23%) HP Data Protector
14 7 (1.08%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 7 (1.08%) MAILsweeper
15 6 (0.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
16 5 (0.77%) ARCserve
16 5 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
16 5 (0.77%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 577 (88.77%) VMware
2 264 (40.62%) Microsoft
3 218 (33.54%) Citrix
4 201 (30.92%) HP
5 147 (22.62%) Cisco
6 90 (13.85%) EMC
7 85 (13.08%) NetApp
8 69 (10.62%) IBM
9 53 (8.15%) Dell
10 51 (7.85%) Oracle
11 39 (6.00%) Red Hat
11 39 (6.00%) Symantec
11 39 (6.00%) F5
12 36 (5.54%) Websense
13 30 (4.62%) 3PAR
13 30 (4.62%) Juniper
14 23 (3.54%) CheckPoint
14 23 (3.54%) AppSense
15 19 (2.92%) Sophos
16 18 (2.77%) Compaq
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