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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 294 335 271
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -64
Contract jobs citing vSphere 339 313 427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.74% 0.62% 0.83%
As % of the System Software category 5.78% 6.21% 7.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 214 242
Median daily rate £400 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £262 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.70% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 17
Median hourly rate £44.46 £23.75 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.20% -18.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £13.80 £21.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £41.80 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.46 £25.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+77.84% -24.24%
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
5861 5042 5352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.71% 9.93% 10.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3665 2951 2946
Median daily rate £400 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +7.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £348
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 597 681
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £41.30 £34.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.61
% change year-on-year
- -3.67%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 7 December 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 +3 110 £419 -6.94% 20
South East +31 108 £425 +21.42% 11
North West +19 31 £390 +4.69% 6
Yorkshire +32 29 £375 -5.66% 10
South West +10 25 £350 +9.37% 10
East of England +8 16 £325 -27.77% 5
North East -26 11 £536 -
East Midlands -12 5 £375 +11.11% 1
West Midlands -23 3 - - 5
vSphere
UK

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 602 (91.91%) VMware
2 373 (56.95%) Windows
3 345 (52.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 252 (38.47%) Active Directory
5 249 (38.02%) Linux
6 234 (35.73%) Windows Server
7 220 (33.59%) Microsoft
8 192 (29.31%) Cisco
9 184 (28.09%) Windows Server 2012
10 179 (27.33%) SAN
11 153 (23.36%) DNS
11 153 (23.36%) Windows Server 2008
12 138 (21.07%) ITIL
13 136 (20.76%) Security Cleared
14 135 (20.61%) Citrix
15 130 (19.85%) HP
16 112 (17.10%) Firewall
16 112 (17.10%) Data Centre
17 109 (16.64%) Red Hat
17 109 (16.64%) PowerShell
17 109 (16.64%) SC Cleared
18 103 (15.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 101 (15.42%) SQL Server
20 100 (15.27%) DHCP
21 98 (14.96%) MS Exchange
22 97 (14.81%) TCP/IP
23 93 (14.20%) Finance
24 87 (13.28%) Unix
25 86 (13.13%) EMC
26 83 (12.67%) Windows Server 2003

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 98 (14.96%) MS Exchange
2 44 (6.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 41 (6.26%) IIS
4 33 (5.04%) Apache
5 32 (4.89%) OpenStack
6 24 (3.66%) Skype for Business
7 20 (3.05%) SharePoint
8 18 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2013
9 15 (2.29%) Tomcat
10 14 (2.14%) CloudStack
10 14 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2007
11 13 (1.98%) Cloud Foundry
12 12 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
12 12 (1.83%) nginx
13 8 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2003
14 7 (1.07%) JBoss
14 7 (1.07%) SharePoint 2013
14 7 (1.07%) WebSphere
15 5 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 4 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 66 (10.08%) MS Excel
2 23 (3.51%) MS Office
3 10 (1.53%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.61%) Infor M3
3 2 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.15%) OpenText Process Suite
4 1 (0.15%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 82 (12.52%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (8.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (5.65%) Office 365
4 31 (4.73%) PaaS
5 28 (4.27%) IaaS
6 17 (2.60%) SaaS
7 16 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (1.98%) HP Helion
9 12 (1.83%) Heroku
10 9 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (0.92%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.92%) Google App Engine
11 6 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (0.46%) IBM Cloud
12 3 (0.46%) SoftLayer
13 2 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 179 (27.33%) SAN
2 153 (23.36%) DNS
3 112 (17.10%) Firewall
4 100 (15.27%) DHCP
5 97 (14.81%) TCP/IP
6 72 (10.99%) WAN
7 68 (10.38%) LAN
8 54 (8.24%) Cisco ASA
9 42 (6.41%) VPN
10 40 (6.11%) NAS
11 33 (5.04%) SSL
12 32 (4.89%) Cisco Nexus
12 32 (4.89%) MPLS
13 31 (4.73%) iSCSI
14 27 (4.12%) NetScaler
15 26 (3.97%) LDAP
16 25 (3.82%) IPsec
16 25 (3.82%) VLAN
17 21 (3.21%) Intrusion Detection
18 20 (3.05%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (15.42%) SQL Server
2 24 (3.66%) SQL Server 2012
3 19 (2.90%) SQL Server 2005
4 16 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (2.29%) Redis
6 14 (2.14%) Apache Cassandra
7 10 (1.53%) SQL Server 2014
8 9 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (1.22%) Oracle Database
10 6 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (0.92%) MySQL
11 5 (0.76%) Big Data
11 5 (0.76%) SQL Server 2000
11 5 (0.76%) SQL Server 2016
12 4 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.61%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.46%) DB2
13 3 (0.46%) NoSQL
14 2 (0.31%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 21 (3.21%) Jenkins
2 15 (2.29%) Git (software)
3 12 (1.83%) JIRA
4 8 (1.22%) Travis CI
5 6 (0.92%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (0.92%) TeamCity
6 5 (0.76%) Subversion
6 5 (0.76%) Vagrant
7 4 (0.61%) Gitweb
7 4 (0.61%) Hudson
7 4 (0.61%) Maven
8 3 (0.46%) JUnit
8 3 (0.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.31%) Ant
9 2 (0.31%) DbUnit
9 2 (0.31%) jMock
9 2 (0.31%) Mockito
9 2 (0.31%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.15%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.15%) TestNG
General
1 93 (14.20%) Finance
2 13 (1.98%) Banking
2 13 (1.98%) Retail
2 13 (1.98%) Telecoms
3 10 (1.53%) Back Office
4 8 (1.22%) Legal
5 7 (1.07%) Manufacturing
6 6 (0.92%) Advertising
6 6 (0.92%) Games
7 3 (0.46%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.46%) Law
7 3 (0.46%) Local Government
8 2 (0.31%) Billing
8 2 (0.31%) Electronics
8 2 (0.31%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.31%) Marketing
9 1 (0.15%) Publishing
9 1 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 110 (16.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 72 (10.99%) Administrator
3 64 (9.77%) VMware Engineer
4 54 (8.24%) Support Engineer
4 54 (8.24%) Systems Administrator
5 50 (7.63%) Architect
6 37 (5.65%) Consultant
7 34 (5.19%) Analyst
8 32 (4.89%) Server Engineer
9 30 (4.58%) Windows Engineer
10 29 (4.43%) DevOps Engineer
11 28 (4.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 27 (4.12%) Linux Administrator
12 27 (4.12%) VMware Specialist
13 25 (3.82%) 3rd Line Support
14 24 (3.66%) Infrastructure Architect
15 22 (3.36%) Linux Systems Administrator
15 22 (3.36%) Wintel Engineer
16 21 (3.21%) Cisco Engineer
16 21 (3.21%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.90%) Web Services
2 18 (2.75%) .NET
3 17 (2.60%) RabbitMQ
4 12 (1.83%) REST
5 11 (1.68%) LAMP
5 11 (1.68%) Middleware
6 8 (1.22%) J2EE
7 6 (0.92%) ASP.NET
7 6 (0.92%) HTML
8 5 (0.76%) MSMQ
8 5 (0.76%) X-Windows
9 4 (0.61%) COM
9 4 (0.61%) Software Packaging
9 4 (0.61%) Spring
10 3 (0.46%) CSS
10 3 (0.46%) HTML5
10 3 (0.46%) jQuery
10 3 (0.46%) Node.js
10 3 (0.46%) Servlets
10 3 (0.46%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 112 (17.10%) Data Centre
2 74 (11.30%) Clustering
3 40 (6.11%) VCE vBlock
4 38 (5.80%) EMC VNX
5 24 (3.66%) Management Information System
6 23 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (2.60%) Replication
8 13 (1.98%) EMC VMAX
9 11 (1.68%) Private Cloud
10 10 (1.53%) FlexPod
11 9 (1.37%) Computer Science
12 7 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
13 6 (0.92%) Blackberry
14 5 (0.76%) Driving Licence
14 5 (0.76%) Smart Meter
15 4 (0.61%) BYOD
15 4 (0.61%) Fat Client
15 4 (0.61%) Public Cloud
15 4 (0.61%) Thin Client
16 3 (0.46%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 373 (56.95%) Windows
2 249 (38.02%) Linux
3 234 (35.73%) Windows Server
4 184 (28.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 153 (23.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 103 (15.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 87 (13.28%) Unix
8 83 (12.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 41 (6.26%) Solaris
10 39 (5.95%) Windows 7
11 38 (5.80%) CentOS
12 24 (3.66%) Windows 10
13 23 (3.51%) Ubuntu
14 22 (3.36%) Oracle Linux
15 18 (2.75%) Windows 8
16 16 (2.44%) AIX
17 14 (2.14%) SUSE
17 14 (2.14%) Windows XP
18 10 (1.53%) Data ONTAP
19 5 (0.76%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (21.07%) ITIL
2 77 (11.76%) DevOps
3 65 (9.92%) Migration
4 45 (6.87%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (5.65%) Load Balancing
6 36 (5.50%) Service Management
7 35 (5.34%) Change Management
8 34 (5.19%) Kalman Filter
9 33 (5.04%) High Availability
10 31 (4.73%) Problem Management
11 30 (4.58%) Configuration Management
12 27 (4.12%) Continuous Delivery
13 25 (3.82%) SIEM
14 24 (3.66%) Identity Access Management
14 24 (3.66%) Performance Tuning
14 24 (3.66%) PRINCE2
15 23 (3.51%) Patch Management
16 22 (3.36%) Converged Infrastructure
16 22 (3.36%) Disaster Recovery
16 22 (3.36%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 109 (16.64%) PowerShell
2 64 (9.77%) SQL
3 48 (7.33%) Bash Shell
4 46 (7.02%) Python
4 46 (7.02%) Ruby
5 36 (5.50%) Shell Script
6 33 (5.04%) Java
6 33 (5.04%) Perl
7 25 (3.82%) C
8 13 (1.98%) Go
9 12 (1.83%) JavaScript
10 11 (1.68%) Korn
11 8 (1.22%) C#
12 4 (0.61%) AWK
13 3 (0.46%) C++
13 3 (0.46%) PHP
13 3 (0.46%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.46%) VB
14 1 (0.15%) C-shell
14 1 (0.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 136 (20.76%) Security Cleared
2 109 (16.64%) SC Cleared
3 76 (11.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 60 (9.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 55 (8.40%) Cisco Certification
6 52 (7.94%) MCSE
7 35 (5.34%) CCNA
7 35 (5.34%) MCSA
8 32 (4.89%) ITIL Certification
9 29 (4.43%) CCNP
10 26 (3.97%) DV Cleared
11 20 (3.05%) BPSS Clearance
11 20 (3.05%) Degree
12 11 (1.68%) VCAP
13 10 (1.53%) RHCE
14 9 (1.37%) MCP
15 8 (1.22%) BC Cleared
16 7 (1.07%) MCITP
16 7 (1.07%) RHCSA
17 6 (0.92%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (6.56%) PCI DSS
2 28 (4.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (3.36%) SLA
4 17 (2.60%) RMADS
5 11 (1.68%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.31%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.31%) ISO22301
8 1 (0.15%) QA
System Software
1 345 (52.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 252 (38.47%) Active Directory
3 83 (12.67%) VMware ESXi
4 78 (11.91%) XenApp
5 72 (10.99%) VMware ESX
6 59 (9.01%) Hyper-V
7 56 (8.55%) vCloud
8 38 (5.80%) Virtual Machines
9 36 (5.50%) XenDesktop
10 29 (4.43%) NFS
11 22 (3.36%) Microsoft App-V
12 21 (3.21%) XenServer
13 17 (2.60%) Docker
13 17 (2.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 16 (2.44%) Xen
15 14 (2.14%) Samba
16 12 (1.83%) Virtual Servers
16 12 (1.83%) VMware Server
17 10 (1.53%) DFS Replication
17 10 (1.53%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 75 (11.45%) Puppet
2 71 (10.84%) SCCM
3 44 (6.72%) Opscode Chef
4 38 (5.80%) vRealize
5 32 (4.89%) NetBackup
6 30 (4.58%) SCOM
7 29 (4.43%) Nagios
8 28 (4.27%) Nessus
9 27 (4.12%) Ansible
10 25 (3.82%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 23 (3.51%) Red Hat Satellite
12 21 (3.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 19 (2.90%) Backup Exec
14 14 (2.14%) Microsoft Clustering
15 13 (1.98%) Cobbler
15 13 (1.98%) PowerCLI
15 13 (1.98%) ZABBIX
16 11 (1.68%) vMotion
16 11 (1.68%) WSUS
17 9 (1.37%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 602 (91.91%) VMware
2 220 (33.59%) Microsoft
3 192 (29.31%) Cisco
4 135 (20.61%) Citrix
5 130 (19.85%) HP
6 109 (16.64%) Red Hat
7 86 (13.13%) EMC
8 54 (8.24%) Dell
9 49 (7.48%) Oracle
10 48 (7.33%) NetApp
11 38 (5.80%) Veritas
12 36 (5.50%) Symantec
13 30 (4.58%) IBM
14 26 (3.97%) 3PAR
15 25 (3.82%) AlienVault
16 23 (3.51%) Veeam
17 20 (3.05%) Brocade
18 18 (2.75%) Juniper
19 15 (2.29%) CheckPoint
20 13 (1.98%) Sophos
Suffolk
Music Sales Group
Salary: £30-45k pa or c£300/Day DOE
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Davanti Solutions
Rate: From £450 to £550 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £120 - £150 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier IT
Posted: 6 days ago
London
JM
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £435 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £250 to £295 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: Up to £66,500 per annum + Outstanding Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £430 per day 12 Months
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago