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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 243 254 263
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +9
Contract jobs citing vSphere 397 317 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.86% 0.71% 0.67%
As % of the System Software category 8.73% 7.31% 6.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 175 138
Average daily rate
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£420 £370 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.51% +8.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £248 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £489 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+24.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 30 40
Average hourly rate £23.75 £23.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% -21.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.22 £15.75 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £35.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.38 £23.20 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+0.75% -19.30%
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
4547 4334 3984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.84% 9.74% 9.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2508 2279 1861
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £168 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 536 519 731
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.74 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 27 January 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 +57 200 £450 +20.00% 66
South East -33 90 £413 +26.92% 44
East of England -17 20 £475 +79.24% 10
West Midlands +7 18 £313 +4.16% 11
North West -9 18 £425 +55.96% 11
Yorkshire +2 16 £295 -20.27% 10
North East -6 16 £325 -12.16%
South West -8 15 £410 +10.06% 7
East Midlands +5 3 - - 4
Midlands - 1 - -
vSphere
UK

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 699 (86.94%) VMware
2 615 (76.49%) Windows
3 433 (53.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 411 (51.12%) Active Directory
5 352 (43.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 318 (39.55%) Microsoft
7 258 (32.09%) Citrix
8 248 (30.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 227 (28.23%) SAN
10 224 (27.86%) HP
11 214 (26.62%) DNS
12 209 (26.00%) Cisco
13 196 (24.38%) Linux
14 170 (21.14%) MS Exchange
14 170 (21.14%) SQL Server
15 166 (20.65%) Firewall
16 162 (20.15%) XenApp
17 161 (20.02%) Windows Server 2012
18 159 (19.78%) ITIL
19 153 (19.03%) Security Cleared
20 146 (18.16%) IIS
21 134 (16.67%) Migration
22 123 (15.30%) DHCP
23 115 (14.30%) SQL
24 114 (14.18%) Finance
24 114 (14.18%) PowerShell
25 113 (14.05%) Hyper-V
26 108 (13.43%) SC Cleared
27 107 (13.31%) SCCM
28 103 (12.81%) VMware ESXi

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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
1 170 (21.14%) MS Exchange
2 146 (18.16%) IIS
3 94 (11.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 60 (7.46%) SharePoint
5 52 (6.47%) Exchange Server 2007
6 49 (6.09%) Exchange Server 2003
7 46 (5.72%) Exchange Server 2013
8 41 (5.10%) Apache
9 34 (4.23%) OpenStack
10 32 (3.98%) Lync
11 21 (2.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 19 (2.36%) Office Communications Server
12 19 (2.36%) Tomcat
13 15 (1.87%) JBoss
13 15 (1.87%) Lotus Domino
14 10 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
15 9 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
16 7 (0.87%) IBM Notes
16 7 (0.87%) GlassFish
16 7 (0.87%) WebSphere
Applications
1 98 (12.19%) MS Excel
2 51 (6.34%) MS Office
3 6 (0.75%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.12%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.12%) ReMetrica
1 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.12%) assyst
1 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 38 (4.73%) Office 365
2 34 (4.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (2.49%) IaaS
4 19 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (1.24%) PaaS
6 7 (0.87%) SaaS
7 5 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (0.62%) Google App Engine
7 5 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.62%) GitHub
8 3 (0.37%) Heroku
9 2 (0.25%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.12%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 227 (28.23%) SAN
2 214 (26.62%) DNS
3 166 (20.65%) Firewall
4 123 (15.30%) DHCP
5 92 (11.44%) TCP/IP
6 81 (10.07%) VPN
7 72 (8.96%) WAN
8 69 (8.58%) VLAN
9 68 (8.46%) NetScaler
10 62 (7.71%) LAN
10 62 (7.71%) NAS
11 53 (6.59%) Cisco ASA
12 45 (5.60%) Network Security
12 45 (5.60%) Internet
13 33 (4.10%) MPLS
14 31 (3.86%) Cisco Nexus
15 29 (3.61%) iSCSI
16 26 (3.23%) LDAP
17 25 (3.11%) SSL
18 24 (2.99%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (21.14%) SQL Server
2 53 (6.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
4 25 (3.11%) SQL Server 2012
5 16 (1.99%) DB2
6 14 (1.74%) MySQL
7 9 (1.12%) SQL Server 2000
8 6 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (0.75%) MongoDB
8 6 (0.75%) NoSQL
9 5 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (0.62%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.62%) Redis
9 5 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (0.50%) Big Data
11 3 (0.37%) SQLPlus
11 3 (0.37%) SQL Server 7
12 1 (0.12%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.12%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 23 (2.86%) Git (software)
2 16 (1.99%) MSI
3 11 (1.37%) Jenkins
3 11 (1.37%) Subversion
4 6 (0.75%) Maven
5 4 (0.50%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.37%) DbUnit
6 3 (0.37%) Wise Package Studio
6 3 (0.37%) Mockito
6 3 (0.37%) JUnit
6 3 (0.37%) jMock
7 2 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.25%) AdminStudio
7 2 (0.25%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.12%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.12%) WinDbg
8 1 (0.12%) Hudson
8 1 (0.12%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.12%) Bugzilla
General
1 114 (14.18%) Finance
2 39 (4.85%) Banking
3 24 (2.99%) Telecoms
4 19 (2.36%) Advertising
4 19 (2.36%) Investment Banking
5 17 (2.11%) Retail
6 16 (1.99%) Marketing
7 12 (1.49%) Publishing
8 11 (1.37%) Law
9 10 (1.24%) Legal
10 8 (1.00%) Back Office
11 6 (0.75%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.62%) Games
12 5 (0.62%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.37%) German Language
14 2 (0.25%) Local Government
15 1 (0.12%) Electronics
15 1 (0.12%) Online Betting
15 1 (0.12%) Billing
Job Titles
1 175 (21.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 79 (9.83%) Architect
3 63 (7.84%) Consultant
4 57 (7.09%) Analyst
5 56 (6.97%) Administrator
6 43 (5.35%) Network Engineer
7 39 (4.85%) Server Engineer
8 38 (4.73%) Wintel Engineer
9 37 (4.60%) 3rd Line Support
10 35 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
10 35 (4.35%) Cloud Engineer
11 34 (4.23%) Support Engineer
12 31 (3.86%) Systems Administrator
13 26 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
13 26 (3.23%) VMware Engineer
14 23 (2.86%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 23 (2.86%) Linux Engineer
14 23 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
14 23 (2.86%) Support Analyst
15 21 (2.61%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (3.11%) .NET
1 25 (3.11%) Web Services
2 15 (1.87%) Regular Expression
3 13 (1.62%) SOAP
3 13 (1.62%) Application Packaging
4 8 (1.00%) ActiveMQ
5 7 (0.87%) X-Windows
5 7 (0.87%) Flash
6 6 (0.75%) XML
6 6 (0.75%) RESTful
7 5 (0.62%) RabbitMQ
7 5 (0.62%) ZeroMQ
7 5 (0.62%) REST
8 4 (0.50%) .NET Framework
8 4 (0.50%) HTML
8 4 (0.50%) WebSphere MQ
8 4 (0.50%) Middleware
9 3 (0.37%) Apache CXF
9 3 (0.37%) Apache Camel
9 3 (0.37%) PowerMock
Miscellaneous
1 65 (8.08%) Clustering
2 49 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (6.09%) Replication
3 33 (4.10%) Blackberry
4 29 (3.61%) CLARiiON
5 21 (2.61%) Thin Client
5 21 (2.61%) Fat Client
6 16 (1.99%) PKI
7 15 (1.87%) Management Information System
7 15 (1.87%) Computer Science
8 10 (1.24%) Spread Betting
8 10 (1.24%) Enterprise Storage
9 9 (1.12%) Open Source
9 9 (1.12%) Cryptography
10 8 (1.00%) PDA
10 8 (1.00%) Celerra
11 6 (0.75%) EFT
11 6 (0.75%) Client/Server
11 6 (0.75%) EqualLogic
12 5 (0.62%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 615 (76.49%) Windows
2 352 (43.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 248 (30.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 196 (24.38%) Linux
5 161 (20.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 78 (9.70%) UNIX
7 72 (8.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 66 (8.21%) Windows 7
9 32 (3.98%) VMS
10 31 (3.86%) Windows XP
11 30 (3.73%) SUSE
12 24 (2.99%) AIX
13 20 (2.49%) Oracle Linux
14 16 (1.99%) CentOS
15 13 (1.62%) Windows 2000
16 11 (1.37%) Solaris
17 8 (1.00%) Ubuntu
17 8 (1.00%) Windows 8
18 6 (0.75%) Windows 2000 Server
19 4 (0.50%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (19.78%) ITIL
2 134 (16.67%) Migration
3 61 (7.59%) Load Balancing
4 56 (6.97%) Change Management
5 54 (6.72%) Configuration Management
6 47 (5.85%) Service Delivery
6 47 (5.85%) Agile Software Development
7 43 (5.35%) DevOps
8 41 (5.10%) Disaster Recovery
9 34 (4.23%) Incident Management
10 33 (4.10%) Performance Tuning
11 28 (3.48%) Performance Monitoring
11 28 (3.48%) Service Management
12 24 (2.99%) Problem Management
12 24 (2.99%) Capacity Planning
13 22 (2.74%) Network Monitoring
14 20 (2.49%) Line Management
15 19 (2.36%) Time Management
16 18 (2.24%) Mentoring
17 17 (2.11%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 115 (14.30%) SQL
2 114 (14.18%) PowerShell
3 35 (4.35%) Java
4 31 (3.86%) VBScript
5 30 (3.73%) Python
6 29 (3.61%) Perl
7 24 (2.99%) Ruby
8 22 (2.74%) Shell Script
9 17 (2.11%) Bash Shell
9 17 (2.11%) VB
10 15 (1.87%) PHP
11 8 (1.00%) C
12 7 (0.87%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.62%) Clojure
13 5 (0.62%) Golang
13 5 (0.62%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.62%) Haskell
13 5 (0.62%) Erlang
14 3 (0.37%) C#
15 2 (0.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 153 (19.03%) Security Cleared
2 108 (13.43%) SC Cleared
3 100 (12.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 86 (10.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 64 (7.96%) MCSE
6 55 (6.84%) Cisco Certification
6 55 (6.84%) DV Cleared
7 49 (6.09%) CCNA
8 25 (3.11%) Citrix Certification
9 24 (2.99%) MCP
9 24 (2.99%) MCITP
9 24 (2.99%) Degree
10 23 (2.86%) CCNP
11 20 (2.49%) CCA
12 17 (2.11%) VCAP
13 12 (1.49%) MCSA
14 10 (1.24%) VCDX
15 9 (1.12%) CCEA
16 8 (1.00%) MCTS
17 7 (0.87%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.73%) SLA
2 16 (1.99%) QA
3 10 (1.24%) JSP 440
4 5 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.50%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.12%) COBIT
System Software
1 433 (53.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 411 (51.12%) Active Directory
3 162 (20.15%) XenApp
4 113 (14.05%) Hyper-V
5 103 (12.81%) VMware ESXi
6 90 (11.19%) VMware ESX
7 79 (9.83%) vCloud
8 78 (9.70%) XenDesktop
9 25 (3.11%) Terminal Services
10 24 (2.99%) XenServer
11 20 (2.49%) Microsoft App-V
12 17 (2.11%) Firmware
13 15 (1.87%) FreeRADIUS
14 14 (1.74%) NFS
15 13 (1.62%) KVM
15 13 (1.62%) UAG
16 12 (1.49%) Xen
16 12 (1.49%) VMware Server
16 12 (1.49%) ISA Server
17 8 (1.00%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 107 (13.31%) SCCM
2 71 (8.83%) SCOM
3 57 (7.09%) Puppet
4 51 (6.34%) NetBackup
5 30 (3.73%) Opscode Chef
6 28 (3.48%) HP SIM
7 27 (3.36%) WSUS
8 24 (2.99%) Backup Exec
9 18 (2.24%) Nagios
10 17 (2.11%) ZABBIX
10 17 (2.11%) Tivoli
10 17 (2.11%) HP Data Protector
11 15 (1.87%) EdgeSight
12 12 (1.49%) Norton AntiVirus
12 12 (1.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 12 (1.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 10 (1.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 10 (1.24%) Ansible
14 9 (1.12%) CA Spectrum
14 9 (1.12%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 699 (86.94%) VMware
2 318 (39.55%) Microsoft
3 258 (32.09%) Citrix
4 224 (27.86%) HP
5 209 (26.00%) Cisco
6 100 (12.44%) EMC
7 91 (11.32%) IBM
8 86 (10.70%) NetApp
9 77 (9.58%) Dell
10 76 (9.45%) CheckPoint
11 70 (8.71%) Red Hat
12 65 (8.08%) Symantec
13 50 (6.22%) F5
14 48 (5.97%) Oracle
15 46 (5.72%) 3PAR
16 40 (4.98%) Juniper
17 34 (4.23%) McAfee
18 23 (2.86%) AppSense
19 21 (2.61%) Sophos
20 18 (2.24%) Infoblox
Kent
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £301 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Rate: 250 to 350 per day GBP
Posted: 17 hours ago
Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Up to £130 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 22 hours ago
Buckingham, Buckinghamshire
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Solihull
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes
Church International
Rate: £300 + per day DOE
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell
Volt
Rate: £13.50 - £13.80 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Reed Professional Services
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £343.97 - £382.19 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £500 to £600 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Sanderson
Rate: £340 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £475 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago