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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
UK / England
Rank 296 301 257
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -44
Contract jobs citing vSphere 298 338 388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.72% 0.74% 0.84%
As % of the System Software category 5.95% 7.19% 8.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 224 216
Median daily rate £390 £380 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% -9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £254 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 21
Median hourly rate £21.00 £23.49 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.59% -1.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £14.45 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.30 £44.40 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £25.80 £24.88
% change year-on-year
+49.22% +3.71%

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
5007 4703 4784
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.05% 10.27% 10.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3164 2844 2649
Median daily rate £400 £393 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £185 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £347
% change year-on-year
- +0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 338 462 554
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.40 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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
South East +21 110 £400 +6.66% 16
London -16 101 £409 -0.30% 34
Yorkshire +14 29 £370 -12.94% 10
North West +29 19 £430 +43.33% 10
South West -10 18 £300 -6.25% 4
East of England +9 15 £288 -28.12% 6
West Midlands -15 4 - - 2
East Midlands -4 2 £275 +18.27% 5
vSphere
UK

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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.

1 536 (90.69%) VMware
2 329 (55.67%) Windows
3 316 (53.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 220 (37.23%) Active Directory
5 204 (34.52%) Windows Server
6 194 (32.83%) Linux
7 188 (31.81%) Microsoft
8 162 (27.41%) Cisco
9 160 (27.07%) Windows Server 2012
10 149 (25.21%) Security Cleared
11 147 (24.87%) Windows Server 2008
12 142 (24.03%) SAN
13 134 (22.67%) DNS
14 129 (21.83%) ITIL
15 121 (20.47%) SC Cleared
16 112 (18.95%) HP
17 104 (17.60%) Citrix
17 104 (17.60%) Data Centre
18 101 (17.09%) PowerShell
19 97 (16.41%) VMware ESXi
20 93 (15.74%) TCP/IP
21 92 (15.57%) Firewall
22 87 (14.72%) Unix
22 87 (14.72%) Amazon AWS
23 82 (13.87%) SQL Server
24 80 (13.54%) Red Hat
25 79 (13.37%) EMC
25 79 (13.37%) Windows Server 2003
26 78 (13.20%) DHCP
27 75 (12.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 63 (10.66%) MS Exchange
2 40 (6.77%) OpenStack
3 36 (6.09%) IIS
4 33 (5.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 20 (3.38%) Apache
6 18 (3.05%) CloudStack
7 17 (2.88%) Cloud Foundry
7 17 (2.88%) Skype for Business
8 14 (2.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 12 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2013
10 11 (1.86%) WebSphere
11 10 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
11 10 (1.69%) SharePoint
12 9 (1.52%) nginx
13 8 (1.35%) Tomcat
14 7 (1.18%) JBoss
14 7 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
15 6 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
16 5 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
17 3 (0.51%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 62 (10.49%) MS Excel
2 30 (5.08%) MS Office
3 9 (1.52%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.68%) Infor M3
3 2 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.17%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 87 (14.72%) Amazon AWS
2 66 (11.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (6.09%) PaaS
4 32 (5.41%) Office 365
5 27 (4.57%) IaaS
6 26 (4.40%) Cloud Computing
7 18 (3.05%) SaaS
8 15 (2.54%) Heroku
9 13 (2.20%) HP Helion
10 6 (1.02%) IBM Cloud
10 6 (1.02%) SoftLayer
11 5 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.85%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.51%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 3 (0.51%) Google App Engine
12 3 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.17%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 142 (24.03%) SAN
2 134 (22.67%) DNS
3 93 (15.74%) TCP/IP
4 92 (15.57%) Firewall
5 78 (13.20%) DHCP
6 60 (10.15%) WAN
7 59 (9.98%) LAN
8 49 (8.29%) NAS
9 39 (6.60%) Cisco ASA
10 34 (5.75%) VPN
11 29 (4.91%) SSL
12 25 (4.23%) LDAP
13 24 (4.06%) Cisco Nexus
14 21 (3.55%) Intrusion Detection
15 19 (3.21%) IPsec
16 18 (3.05%) Wireless
17 17 (2.88%) iSCSI
17 17 (2.88%) MPLS
17 17 (2.88%) VSAN
18 16 (2.71%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (13.87%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.21%) SQL Server 2012
3 14 (2.37%) Redis
4 13 (2.20%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (2.03%) Apache Cassandra
5 12 (2.03%) Oracle Database
6 8 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (1.02%) DB2
8 6 (1.02%) MySQL
9 4 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (0.68%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.34%) CouchDB
11 2 (0.34%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.34%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (0.34%) SAP HANA
12 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 16 (2.71%) Jenkins
2 13 (2.20%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.02%) JIRA
3 6 (1.02%) MSI
3 6 (1.02%) Subversion
3 6 (1.02%) Vagrant
4 4 (0.68%) Hudson
5 3 (0.51%) Gitweb
5 3 (0.51%) JUnit
5 3 (0.51%) Maven
5 3 (0.51%) Travis CI
5 3 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.34%) DbUnit
6 2 (0.34%) jMock
6 2 (0.34%) Mockito
6 2 (0.34%) SonarQube
6 2 (0.34%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.34%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.17%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.17%) TestNG
General
1 74 (12.52%) Finance
2 14 (2.37%) Telecoms
3 11 (1.86%) Banking
4 10 (1.69%) Retail
5 8 (1.35%) Advertising
5 8 (1.35%) Games
6 6 (1.02%) Back Office
6 6 (1.02%) Local Government
7 5 (0.85%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.68%) Legal
9 3 (0.51%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.34%) Electronics
10 2 (0.34%) Marketing
10 2 (0.34%) Publishing
11 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.17%) Law
11 1 (0.17%) Military
11 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 82 (13.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 60 (10.15%) VMware Engineer
3 53 (8.97%) Architect
4 48 (8.12%) Administrator
5 38 (6.43%) Analyst
6 37 (6.26%) Consultant
6 37 (6.26%) Support Engineer
7 36 (6.09%) Server Engineer
8 34 (5.75%) Wintel Engineer
9 31 (5.25%) Systems Administrator
10 28 (4.74%) VMware Specialist
11 27 (4.57%) Windows Engineer
12 26 (4.40%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 26 (4.40%) Infrastructure Architect
13 25 (4.23%) DevOps Engineer
13 25 (4.23%) Support Analyst
14 24 (4.06%) 3rd Line Support
15 23 (3.89%) Infrastructure Specialist
16 20 (3.38%) 2nd Line Support
17 18 (3.05%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.38%) Web Services
2 17 (2.88%) .NET
3 16 (2.71%) RabbitMQ
4 13 (2.20%) REST
5 11 (1.86%) Middleware
6 8 (1.35%) HTML
6 8 (1.35%) J2EE
6 8 (1.35%) LAMP
7 7 (1.18%) CSS
8 6 (1.02%) ASP.NET
9 5 (0.85%) Software Packaging
9 5 (0.85%) X-Windows
10 4 (0.68%) COM
10 4 (0.68%) MSMQ
10 4 (0.68%) SAML
10 4 (0.68%) Spring
11 3 (0.51%) jQuery
11 3 (0.51%) Servlets
11 3 (0.51%) SOAP
11 3 (0.51%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 104 (17.60%) Data Centre
2 59 (9.98%) Clustering
3 58 (9.81%) VCE vBlock
4 44 (7.45%) EMC VNX
5 26 (4.40%) EMC VMAX
6 24 (4.06%) Management Information System
7 15 (2.54%) Replication
8 14 (2.37%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (2.37%) Blackberry
9 11 (1.86%) FlexPod
9 11 (1.86%) Private Cloud
10 10 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
11 8 (1.35%) Computer Science
12 7 (1.18%) PKI
13 5 (0.85%) Driving Licence
13 5 (0.85%) Public Cloud
13 5 (0.85%) Smart Meter
14 4 (0.68%) BYOD
15 3 (0.51%) User Experience
15 3 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 329 (55.67%) Windows
2 204 (34.52%) Windows Server
3 194 (32.83%) Linux
4 160 (27.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 147 (24.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 87 (14.72%) Unix
7 79 (13.37%) Windows Server 2003
8 75 (12.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 49 (8.29%) Windows 7
10 32 (5.41%) Solaris
10 32 (5.41%) Windows 10
11 25 (4.23%) Oracle Linux
12 23 (3.89%) CentOS
13 18 (3.05%) AIX
14 16 (2.71%) SUSE
15 13 (2.20%) Mac OS X
15 13 (2.20%) Windows XP
16 11 (1.86%) Windows 8
17 10 (1.69%) Ubuntu
18 6 (1.02%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (21.83%) ITIL
2 69 (11.68%) DevOps
3 56 (9.48%) Migration
4 43 (7.28%) Service Management
5 40 (6.77%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (6.43%) Converged Infrastructure
7 37 (6.26%) Problem Management
8 34 (5.75%) Configuration Management
8 34 (5.75%) Load Balancing
9 32 (5.41%) Change Management
9 32 (5.41%) Continuous Delivery
10 31 (5.25%) Kalman Filter
11 30 (5.08%) High Availability
12 26 (4.40%) SIEM
13 25 (4.23%) Patch Management
14 24 (4.06%) Identity Access Management
15 23 (3.89%) Performance Tuning
16 22 (3.72%) Security Operations
17 21 (3.55%) Open Source
17 21 (3.55%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 101 (17.09%) PowerShell
2 55 (9.31%) Bash Shell
3 50 (8.46%) SQL
4 41 (6.94%) Ruby
5 37 (6.26%) Shell Script
6 35 (5.92%) Python
7 30 (5.08%) Java
8 29 (4.91%) Perl
9 23 (3.89%) C
10 17 (2.88%) Korn
11 14 (2.37%) Go
12 7 (1.18%) C#
12 7 (1.18%) JavaScript
12 7 (1.18%) VBScript
13 6 (1.02%) VB
14 4 (0.68%) AWK
15 3 (0.51%) C++
15 3 (0.51%) PHP
16 1 (0.17%) PL/SQL
16 1 (0.17%) Scala
Qualifications
1 149 (25.21%) Security Cleared
2 121 (20.47%) SC Cleared
3 59 (9.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 53 (8.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 39 (6.60%) MCSE
6 34 (5.75%) Cisco Certification
7 28 (4.74%) ITIL Certification
8 26 (4.40%) MCSA
9 25 (4.23%) DV Cleared
10 22 (3.72%) CCNA
11 20 (3.38%) Degree
12 16 (2.71%) CCNP
13 13 (2.20%) BPSS Clearance
14 11 (1.86%) VCAP
15 8 (1.35%) BC Cleared
15 8 (1.35%) CCIE
16 7 (1.18%) CCDP
16 7 (1.18%) MCITP
16 7 (1.18%) VCDX
17 6 (1.02%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (7.61%) PCI DSS
2 30 (5.08%) SLA
3 27 (4.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (2.88%) RMADS
5 6 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.34%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.34%) ISO22301
7 2 (0.34%) QA
System Software
1 316 (53.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 220 (37.23%) Active Directory
3 97 (16.41%) VMware ESXi
4 65 (11.00%) XenApp
5 62 (10.49%) VMware ESX
6 53 (8.97%) Hyper-V
7 48 (8.12%) vCloud
8 34 (5.75%) Virtual Machines
9 31 (5.25%) XenDesktop
10 24 (4.06%) XenServer
11 22 (3.72%) NFS
12 21 (3.55%) Microsoft App-V
13 19 (3.21%) Docker
13 19 (3.21%) Xen
14 15 (2.54%) Virtual Desktop
15 13 (2.20%) Samba
16 12 (2.03%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 11 (1.86%) Firmware
17 11 (1.86%) VMware Server
18 10 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 74 (12.52%) Puppet
2 57 (9.64%) SCCM
3 41 (6.94%) Opscode Chef
4 40 (6.77%) vRealize
5 32 (5.41%) Ansible
6 29 (4.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 28 (4.74%) Nessus
8 25 (4.23%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 23 (3.89%) NetBackup
9 23 (3.89%) Red Hat Satellite
9 23 (3.89%) SCOM
10 19 (3.21%) Nagios
11 17 (2.88%) Backup Exec
12 14 (2.37%) ZABBIX
13 13 (2.20%) Cobbler
14 12 (2.03%) PowerCLI
15 11 (1.86%) EMC NetWorker
16 10 (1.69%) Microsoft Clustering
16 10 (1.69%) vMotion
17 9 (1.52%) WSUS
Vendors
1 536 (90.69%) VMware
2 188 (31.81%) Microsoft
3 162 (27.41%) Cisco
4 112 (18.95%) HP
5 104 (17.60%) Citrix
6 80 (13.54%) Red Hat
7 79 (13.37%) EMC
8 46 (7.78%) Oracle
9 40 (6.77%) Dell
10 36 (6.09%) NetApp
11 32 (5.41%) IBM
12 29 (4.91%) Veritas
13 26 (4.40%) AlienVault
14 19 (3.21%) LANDesk
15 18 (3.05%) Brocade
15 18 (3.05%) Veeam
16 17 (2.88%) 3PAR
16 17 (2.88%) Symantec
17 13 (2.20%) Juniper
18 11 (1.86%) Sun
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