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 5 May 2015 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 257 290 243
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -47
Contract jobs citing vSphere 416 316 331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.82% 0.64% 0.77%
As % of the System Software category 8.30% 6.66% 8.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 220 206
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £231 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £332 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 12 18
Average hourly rate £22.83 £24.25 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.85% -6.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £13.30 £23.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £34.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-26.31% -5.00%
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
5014 4744 4084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.89% 9.54% 9.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2815 2497 2010
Average daily rate £350 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £172 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 604 594 602
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.64 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +1.56%

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 5 May 2015.

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 5 May 2015.

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 5 May 2015. 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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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 +52 181 £425 +13.33% 32
South East +31 127 £350 +3.70% 37
East of England +21 29 £325 +30.00% 9
West Midlands -5 21 £260 -7.14% 9
Yorkshire -33 17 £375 +15.38% 7
North West -23 13 £300 +15.38% 13
South West -8 9 £300 -25.04% 16
East Midlands -5 8 £260 - 1
North East -3 5 £339 +38.55% 1
Midlands - 1 - - 1
vSphere
UK

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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.

1 691 (86.16%) VMware
2 615 (76.68%) Windows
3 434 (54.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 404 (50.37%) Active Directory
5 340 (42.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 323 (40.27%) Microsoft
7 259 (32.29%) Citrix
8 243 (30.30%) Cisco
9 233 (29.05%) SAN
10 211 (26.31%) Windows Server 2003
11 202 (25.19%) Linux
12 195 (24.31%) HP
13 190 (23.69%) DNS
14 176 (21.95%) Firewall
15 174 (21.70%) Windows Server 2012
16 169 (21.07%) XenApp
17 152 (18.95%) MS Exchange
18 148 (18.45%) SQL Server
19 146 (18.20%) Hyper-V
20 143 (17.83%) ITIL
21 138 (17.21%) SQL
22 130 (16.21%) Migration
23 129 (16.08%) NetApp
24 122 (15.21%) PowerShell
25 120 (14.96%) Finance
26 119 (14.84%) IIS
27 118 (14.71%) DHCP
28 113 (14.09%) Security Cleared
29 102 (12.72%) VPN
30 101 (12.59%) WAN

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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
1 152 (18.95%) MS Exchange
2 119 (14.84%) IIS
3 94 (11.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 55 (6.86%) Exchange Server 2007
5 49 (6.11%) SharePoint
6 45 (5.61%) Exchange Server 2013
7 44 (5.49%) OpenStack
8 39 (4.86%) Apache
9 36 (4.49%) Lync
10 28 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2003
11 26 (3.24%) Tomcat
12 22 (2.74%) WebLogic
12 22 (2.74%) JBoss
13 20 (2.49%) WebSphere
13 20 (2.49%) Office Communications Server
14 19 (2.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 8 (1.00%) GlassFish
16 7 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
16 7 (0.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 7 (0.87%) Node.js
Applications
1 89 (11.10%) MS Excel
2 51 (6.36%) MS Office
3 13 (1.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (1.50%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 66 (8.23%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (4.99%) Office 365
3 39 (4.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 28 (3.49%) IaaS
5 14 (1.75%) PaaS
6 10 (1.25%) SaaS
7 8 (1.00%) IBM SmartCloud
8 6 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.50%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.37%) GitHub
10 3 (0.37%) Google App Engine
10 3 (0.37%) Heroku
11 2 (0.25%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.25%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 233 (29.05%) SAN
2 190 (23.69%) DNS
3 176 (21.95%) Firewall
4 118 (14.71%) DHCP
5 102 (12.72%) VPN
6 101 (12.59%) WAN
7 91 (11.35%) LAN
8 87 (10.85%) TCP/IP
9 68 (8.48%) VLAN
10 66 (8.23%) NAS
11 59 (7.36%) NetScaler
12 47 (5.86%) MPLS
13 43 (5.36%) Network Security
14 41 (5.11%) Cisco ASA
15 40 (4.99%) Internet
16 39 (4.86%) iSCSI
17 32 (3.99%) Fibre Channel
18 30 (3.74%) LDAP
19 28 (3.49%) SSL
20 27 (3.37%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (18.45%) SQL Server
2 40 (4.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (2.74%) SQL Server 2012
4 20 (2.49%) MySQL
5 18 (2.24%) SQL Server 2005
6 11 (1.37%) Big Data
7 10 (1.25%) Relational Database
8 7 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (0.87%) DB2
9 5 (0.62%) Informix
9 5 (0.62%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.50%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.50%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.50%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.37%) RethinkDB
11 3 (0.37%) Redis
11 3 (0.37%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.37%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 35 (4.36%) Git (software)
2 25 (3.12%) Subversion
2 25 (3.12%) Jenkins
3 8 (1.00%) MSI
4 5 (0.62%) Maven
4 5 (0.62%) JIRA
5 4 (0.50%) jMock
5 4 (0.50%) DbUnit
5 4 (0.50%) Mockito
5 4 (0.50%) SonarQube
5 4 (0.50%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.37%) Wise Package Studio
6 3 (0.37%) WinDbg
6 3 (0.37%) JUnit
7 2 (0.25%) AdminStudio
7 2 (0.25%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.25%) StarTeam
7 2 (0.25%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.12%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 120 (14.96%) Finance
2 30 (3.74%) Banking
3 18 (2.24%) Back Office
4 14 (1.75%) Telecoms
4 14 (1.75%) Investment Banking
5 9 (1.12%) Legal
6 8 (1.00%) Manufacturing
7 7 (0.87%) Financial Institution
7 7 (0.87%) Marketing
7 7 (0.87%) Retail
7 7 (0.87%) Publishing
8 6 (0.75%) Law
9 4 (0.50%) Online Betting
9 4 (0.50%) Games
9 4 (0.50%) Advertising
10 2 (0.25%) Automotive
10 2 (0.25%) Billing
11 1 (0.12%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.12%) Local Government
11 1 (0.12%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 176 (21.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 78 (9.73%) Architect
3 70 (8.73%) Analyst
4 65 (8.10%) Support Engineer
5 61 (7.61%) Consultant
6 57 (7.11%) Server Engineer
7 52 (6.48%) 3rd Line Support
8 46 (5.74%) Administrator
9 37 (4.61%) Network Engineer
10 36 (4.49%) DevOps Engineer
10 36 (4.49%) Cloud Engineer
11 34 (4.24%) Systems Administrator
11 34 (4.24%) Systems Engineer
12 30 (3.74%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 30 (3.74%) VMware Engineer
13 28 (3.49%) Infrastructure Architect
14 25 (3.12%) Wintel Engineer
15 24 (2.99%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 23 (2.87%) Support Analyst
17 22 (2.74%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (5.86%) .NET
2 36 (4.49%) Web Services
3 13 (1.62%) SOAP
4 10 (1.25%) Middleware
5 9 (1.12%) Application Packaging
6 7 (0.87%) ActiveMQ
6 7 (0.87%) Regular Expression
7 6 (0.75%) REST
7 6 (0.75%) XML
8 5 (0.62%) X-Windows
8 5 (0.62%) WCF
8 5 (0.62%) RESTful
9 4 (0.50%) Apache CXF
9 4 (0.50%) PowerMock
9 4 (0.50%) Apache Camel
9 4 (0.50%) WebSphere MQ
9 4 (0.50%) Spring
10 3 (0.37%) React
10 3 (0.37%) ZeroMQ
10 3 (0.37%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 71 (8.85%) Clustering
2 50 (6.23%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (5.24%) Replication
4 32 (3.99%) Hybrid Cloud
5 24 (2.99%) PKI
6 22 (2.74%) Private Cloud
7 20 (2.49%) EqualLogic
7 20 (2.49%) Enterprise Storage
7 20 (2.49%) Management Information System
8 18 (2.24%) Blackberry
9 17 (2.12%) Public Cloud
10 16 (2.00%) Thin Client
10 16 (2.00%) CLARiiON
10 16 (2.00%) Fat Client
11 15 (1.87%) Computer Science
11 15 (1.87%) FlexPod
12 10 (1.25%) Spread Betting
13 9 (1.12%) Celerra
14 8 (1.00%) Client/Server
15 7 (0.87%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 615 (76.68%) Windows
2 340 (42.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 211 (26.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 202 (25.19%) Linux
5 174 (21.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 70 (8.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 66 (8.23%) Windows 7
8 61 (7.61%) UNIX
9 31 (3.87%) VMS
10 24 (2.99%) Oracle Linux
11 22 (2.74%) Windows XP
12 20 (2.49%) CentOS
12 20 (2.49%) Windows 8
13 18 (2.24%) SUSE
14 17 (2.12%) AIX
15 14 (1.75%) Solaris
16 8 (1.00%) Windows 2000 Server
17 7 (0.87%) Ubuntu
17 7 (0.87%) Windows Vista
18 5 (0.62%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (17.83%) ITIL
2 130 (16.21%) Migration
3 56 (6.98%) Disaster Recovery
4 54 (6.73%) Agile Software Development
5 51 (6.36%) Load Balancing
5 51 (6.36%) Configuration Management
6 48 (5.99%) Service Delivery
6 48 (5.99%) DevOps
7 40 (4.99%) Change Management
8 34 (4.24%) Performance Monitoring
9 27 (3.37%) Incident Management
10 25 (3.12%) Performance Tuning
10 25 (3.12%) Capacity Planning
11 24 (2.99%) Project Management
12 23 (2.87%) Service Management
13 22 (2.74%) Root Cause Analysis
14 21 (2.62%) SOA
15 19 (2.37%) High Availability
15 19 (2.37%) Data Migration
15 19 (2.37%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 138 (17.21%) SQL
2 122 (15.21%) PowerShell
3 47 (5.86%) Python
3 47 (5.86%) Perl
4 42 (5.24%) Java
5 41 (5.11%) Ruby
6 39 (4.86%) VBScript
7 33 (4.11%) PHP
8 23 (2.87%) Bash Shell
9 21 (2.62%) Shell Script
10 13 (1.62%) C
11 10 (1.25%) VB
12 7 (0.87%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.62%) C#
13 5 (0.62%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.62%) Korn
14 3 (0.37%) Haskell
14 3 (0.37%) Erlang
14 3 (0.37%) Bourne shell
14 3 (0.37%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 113 (14.09%) Security Cleared
2 87 (10.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 78 (9.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 74 (9.23%) SC Cleared
5 63 (7.86%) MCSE
6 47 (5.86%) Cisco Certification
7 39 (4.86%) DV Cleared
8 34 (4.24%) CCNA
9 30 (3.74%) MCITP
10 28 (3.49%) Citrix Certification
11 26 (3.24%) CCNP
11 26 (3.24%) Degree
12 20 (2.49%) MCP
13 19 (2.37%) CCA
13 19 (2.37%) VCAP
14 11 (1.37%) MCSA
14 11 (1.37%) VCP5
15 9 (1.12%) VCDX
16 8 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
17 7 (0.87%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.49%) SLA
2 20 (2.49%) QA
3 13 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.12%) JSP 440
4 9 (1.12%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
System Software
1 434 (54.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 404 (50.37%) Active Directory
3 169 (21.07%) XenApp
4 146 (18.20%) Hyper-V
5 96 (11.97%) vCloud
6 89 (11.10%) VMware ESXi
7 80 (9.98%) XenDesktop
8 76 (9.48%) VMware ESX
9 41 (5.11%) Microsoft App-V
10 36 (4.49%) XenServer
11 15 (1.87%) NFS
12 14 (1.75%) DFS Replication
13 13 (1.62%) Xen
14 10 (1.25%) Firmware
14 10 (1.25%) Terminal Services
14 10 (1.25%) KVM
15 9 (1.12%) Forefront TMG
15 9 (1.12%) UAG
15 9 (1.12%) ISA Server
15 9 (1.12%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 81 (10.10%) SCCM
2 67 (8.35%) Puppet
3 36 (4.49%) Opscode Chef
4 33 (4.11%) SCOM
5 26 (3.24%) ZABBIX
6 25 (3.12%) WSUS
7 22 (2.74%) Backup Exec
8 19 (2.37%) Nagios
9 18 (2.24%) NetBackup
10 17 (2.12%) HP Data Protector
11 14 (1.75%) EdgeSight
12 13 (1.62%) HP SIM
13 10 (1.25%) vMotion
13 10 (1.25%) SolarWinds Orion
13 10 (1.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 9 (1.12%) Tivoli
15 8 (1.00%) ARCserve
15 8 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
15 8 (1.00%) Kibana
16 7 (0.87%) Salt
Vendors
1 691 (86.16%) VMware
2 323 (40.27%) Microsoft
3 259 (32.29%) Citrix
4 243 (30.30%) Cisco
5 195 (24.31%) HP
6 129 (16.08%) NetApp
7 85 (10.60%) Red Hat
7 85 (10.60%) Dell
8 79 (9.85%) IBM
9 76 (9.48%) CheckPoint
10 67 (8.35%) EMC
11 62 (7.73%) Oracle
12 46 (5.74%) F5
13 42 (5.24%) Juniper
14 35 (4.36%) Symantec
15 34 (4.24%) 3PAR
16 29 (3.62%) AppSense
17 27 (3.37%) Brocade
17 27 (3.37%) CommVault
18 26 (3.24%) McAfee
London
LA International
Rate: £525 - £550 per day
Posted: 46 minutes ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Midlands
Ipsus Technologies Ltd
Rate: Negotiable depending on expereince
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £495.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £320 - £380 per day + DOE
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 18 days ago