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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 266 273 232
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -41
Contract jobs citing vSphere 371 326 436
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.72% 0.68% 0.81%
As % of the System Software category 7.41% 6.90% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 194 265
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£338 £340 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.73% +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 32 11
Average hourly rate £27.50 £26.25 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.60 £16.50 £18.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £27.50 £31.88
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -13.72%
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
5005 4727 4534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.74% 9.81% 8.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2797 2531 2240
Average daily rate £340 £340 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £179 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 620 548 557
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £33.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 17 September 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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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 +38 176 £400 +6.66% 37
South East +15 93 £325 -4.41% 31
South West -8 28 £300 -27.27% 16
East of England -25 24 £275 +12.24% 7
West Midlands -5 18 £303 +27.36% 11
Yorkshire +1 14 £335 +48.88% 7
North West -15 11 £270 +12.46% 16
North East -27 7 £391 +30.16% 3
East Midlands -9 3 £269 -10.41% 5
vSphere
UK

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 598 (88.33%) VMware
2 556 (82.13%) Windows
3 399 (58.94%) Active Directory
4 347 (51.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 338 (49.93%) VMware Infrastructure
6 276 (40.77%) Microsoft
7 249 (36.78%) Citrix
8 241 (35.60%) Windows Server 2003
9 205 (30.28%) HP
10 192 (28.36%) SAN
11 179 (26.44%) DNS
12 175 (25.85%) MS Exchange
13 157 (23.19%) Cisco
14 152 (22.45%) Firewall
15 150 (22.16%) XenApp
16 142 (20.97%) Windows Server 2012
17 137 (20.24%) SQL Server
18 136 (20.09%) Linux
19 123 (18.17%) SQL
20 120 (17.73%) ITIL
21 115 (16.99%) PowerShell
22 108 (15.95%) Security Cleared
22 108 (15.95%) DHCP
23 98 (14.48%) Microsoft Certification
24 96 (14.18%) MS Excel
24 96 (14.18%) SCCM
25 94 (13.88%) VMware ESX
25 94 (13.88%) Migration
26 93 (13.74%) IIS
27 92 (13.59%) EMC

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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
1 175 (25.85%) MS Exchange
2 93 (13.74%) IIS
3 86 (12.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 53 (7.83%) Exchange Server 2007
5 52 (7.68%) SharePoint
6 49 (7.24%) Exchange Server 2003
7 32 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2013
8 28 (4.14%) Apache
9 27 (3.99%) Lync
10 25 (3.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 17 (2.51%) SharePoint 2010
12 16 (2.36%) Tomcat
13 12 (1.77%) WebSphere
14 11 (1.62%) OpenStack
15 7 (1.03%) WebLogic
15 7 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
16 6 (0.89%) Office Communications Server
16 6 (0.89%) IBM Notes
17 5 (0.74%) Lotus Domino
17 5 (0.74%) GlassFish
Applications
1 96 (14.18%) MS Excel
2 40 (5.91%) MS Office
3 10 (1.48%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.30%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.30%) ReMetrica
2 2 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (3.10%) Office 365
2 19 (2.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (1.77%) IaaS
5 6 (0.89%) SaaS
5 6 (0.89%) PaaS
6 4 (0.59%) IBM SmartCloud
7 3 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.30%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.30%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 192 (28.36%) SAN
2 179 (26.44%) DNS
3 152 (22.45%) Firewall
4 108 (15.95%) DHCP
5 82 (12.11%) TCP/IP
6 73 (10.78%) WAN
7 69 (10.19%) VPN
8 67 (9.90%) LAN
9 57 (8.42%) VLAN
10 51 (7.53%) NetScaler
11 32 (4.73%) Cisco ASA
12 31 (4.58%) Network Security
13 30 (4.43%) VoIP
14 28 (4.14%) Internet
14 28 (4.14%) MPLS
14 28 (4.14%) NAS
15 23 (3.40%) iSCSI
16 21 (3.10%) LDAP
17 19 (2.81%) BGP
18 18 (2.66%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (20.24%) SQL Server
2 48 (7.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (2.95%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (1.92%) DB2
4 13 (1.92%) MySQL
5 11 (1.62%) Oracle Database
6 10 (1.48%) SQL Server 2000
7 7 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (0.74%) SQLPlus
9 3 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.44%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.44%) Big Data
10 2 (0.30%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.30%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.30%) Redis
10 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 7
10 2 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 12 (1.77%) Git (software)
2 9 (1.33%) MSI
3 8 (1.18%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.59%) Hudson
5 3 (0.44%) Maven
5 3 (0.44%) Wise Package Studio
6 2 (0.30%) Subversion
6 2 (0.30%) JIRA
6 2 (0.30%) ClearQuest
6 2 (0.30%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.15%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.15%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.15%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.15%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.15%) WinDbg
General
1 61 (9.01%) Finance
2 29 (4.28%) Telecoms
3 23 (3.40%) Law
4 20 (2.95%) Retail
5 18 (2.66%) Banking
6 16 (2.36%) Legal
7 13 (1.92%) Financial Institution
8 11 (1.62%) Advertising
9 6 (0.89%) Publishing
10 5 (0.74%) Marketing
10 5 (0.74%) Local Government
11 4 (0.59%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.44%) Electronics
12 3 (0.44%) Games
12 3 (0.44%) German Language
12 3 (0.44%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.30%) Back Office
14 1 (0.15%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 125 (18.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 76 (11.23%) Administrator
3 60 (8.86%) Consultant
4 50 (7.39%) Systems Administrator
5 45 (6.65%) Analyst
6 43 (6.35%) Architect
7 40 (5.91%) Support Engineer
8 32 (4.73%) Server Engineer
8 32 (4.73%) Wintel Engineer
9 28 (4.14%) Network Engineer
10 27 (3.99%) Systems Engineer
11 26 (3.84%) Server Administrator
12 25 (3.69%) 3rd Line Support
13 23 (3.40%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 21 (3.10%) Storage Administrator
15 20 (2.95%) Infrastructure Architect
15 20 (2.95%) Support Analyst
16 18 (2.66%) Windows Administrator
17 17 (2.51%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
18 16 (2.36%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.25%) Web Services
2 12 (1.77%) Regular Expression
2 12 (1.77%) Application Packaging
3 8 (1.18%) Middleware
4 6 (0.89%) .NET
5 5 (0.74%) Flash
5 5 (0.74%) WebSphere MQ
5 5 (0.74%) XMPP
6 4 (0.59%) Software Packaging
7 2 (0.30%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (0.30%) RESTful
7 2 (0.30%) ZeroMQ
7 2 (0.30%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (0.30%) X-Windows
7 2 (0.30%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.30%) SOAP
8 1 (0.15%) COM
8 1 (0.15%) J2EE
8 1 (0.15%) LAMP
8 1 (0.15%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 42 (6.20%) Blackberry
2 39 (5.76%) Clustering
3 38 (5.61%) Replication
4 35 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (2.81%) Client/Server
6 17 (2.51%) CLARiiON
7 13 (1.92%) Firmware
7 13 (1.92%) Hedge funds
8 12 (1.77%) PKI
9 11 (1.62%) Thin Client
9 11 (1.62%) Fat Client
9 11 (1.62%) EqualLogic
10 8 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
10 8 (1.18%) Management Information System
11 7 (1.03%) Computer Science
11 7 (1.03%) Open Source
11 7 (1.03%) iPad
12 6 (0.89%) HACMP
13 5 (0.74%) Celerra
13 5 (0.74%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 556 (82.13%) Windows
2 347 (51.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 241 (35.60%) Windows Server 2003
4 142 (20.97%) Windows Server 2012
5 136 (20.09%) Linux
6 79 (11.67%) Windows 7
7 53 (7.83%) UNIX
8 39 (5.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 32 (4.73%) Windows XP
10 26 (3.84%) AIX
11 23 (3.40%) SUSE
12 18 (2.66%) Oracle Linux
13 17 (2.51%) Windows 2000
14 11 (1.62%) Windows 2000 Server
15 10 (1.48%) CentOS
16 8 (1.18%) Windows 8
17 6 (0.89%) SELinux
17 6 (0.89%) Solaris
18 3 (0.44%) VMS
19 2 (0.30%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (17.73%) ITIL
2 94 (13.88%) Migration
3 50 (7.39%) Disaster Recovery
4 46 (6.79%) Change Management
5 40 (5.91%) Load Balancing
6 37 (5.47%) Service Management
7 35 (5.17%) Incident Management
8 30 (4.43%) DevOps
9 28 (4.14%) Service Delivery
10 24 (3.55%) Performance Tuning
11 23 (3.40%) Agile Software Development
12 21 (3.10%) Project Management
12 21 (3.10%) Root Cause Analysis
13 20 (2.95%) Configuration Management
14 19 (2.81%) Continuous Improvement
15 18 (2.66%) Mentoring
16 16 (2.36%) Network Management
17 15 (2.22%) Time Management
18 14 (2.07%) Capacity Management
19 13 (1.92%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 123 (18.17%) SQL
2 115 (16.99%) PowerShell
3 37 (5.47%) VB
4 32 (4.73%) VBScript
5 13 (1.92%) Perl
5 13 (1.92%) Java
6 12 (1.77%) T-SQL
7 11 (1.62%) Ruby
8 10 (1.48%) C
8 10 (1.48%) VBA
9 8 (1.18%) Bash Shell
10 7 (1.03%) Python
11 6 (0.89%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.74%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.44%) C#
13 3 (0.44%) PHP
14 2 (0.30%) R
14 2 (0.30%) Clojure
14 2 (0.30%) Golang
14 2 (0.30%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 108 (15.95%) Security Cleared
2 98 (14.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 81 (11.96%) MCSE
4 70 (10.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 62 (9.16%) SC Cleared
6 46 (6.79%) DV Cleared
7 35 (5.17%) Cisco Certification
8 34 (5.02%) CCNA
9 23 (3.40%) VCAP
9 23 (3.40%) MCITP
10 21 (3.10%) CCNP
11 17 (2.51%) Degree
12 16 (2.36%) MCP
13 15 (2.22%) VCDX
14 11 (1.62%) MCSA
15 10 (1.48%) VCP5
15 10 (1.48%) Citrix Certification
16 6 (0.89%) VCP4
16 6 (0.89%) MCTS
16 6 (0.89%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (5.47%) SLA
2 19 (2.81%) QA
3 6 (0.89%) JSP 440
3 6 (0.89%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.44%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.44%) BS7799
6 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
System Software
1 399 (58.94%) Active Directory
2 338 (49.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 150 (22.16%) XenApp
4 94 (13.88%) VMware ESX
5 88 (13.00%) XenDesktop
6 81 (11.96%) VMware ESXi
7 70 (10.34%) Hyper-V
8 65 (9.60%) vCloud
9 32 (4.73%) XenServer
10 21 (3.10%) Terminal Services
11 19 (2.81%) Microsoft App-V
12 16 (2.36%) ISA Server
13 15 (2.22%) NFS
14 12 (1.77%) UAG
14 12 (1.77%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 11 (1.62%) VMware Server
15 11 (1.62%) FreeRADIUS
16 10 (1.48%) Xen
17 5 (0.74%) MetaFrame
17 5 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 96 (14.18%) SCCM
2 57 (8.42%) SCOM
3 35 (5.17%) HP SIM
4 34 (5.02%) NetBackup
5 33 (4.87%) Backup Exec
6 26 (3.84%) Puppet
7 17 (2.51%) EMC NetWorker
8 16 (2.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 15 (2.22%) Nagios
10 14 (2.07%) WSUS
11 12 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
11 12 (1.77%) Tivoli
12 11 (1.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 11 (1.62%) HP Data Protector
12 11 (1.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 10 (1.48%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 9 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
14 9 (1.33%) BladeLogic
15 8 (1.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 8 (1.18%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 598 (88.33%) VMware
2 276 (40.77%) Microsoft
3 249 (36.78%) Citrix
4 205 (30.28%) HP
5 157 (23.19%) Cisco
6 92 (13.59%) EMC
7 91 (13.44%) IBM
8 76 (11.23%) NetApp
9 54 (7.98%) Oracle
10 49 (7.24%) Symantec
10 49 (7.24%) 3PAR
11 48 (7.09%) F5
11 48 (7.09%) Dell
12 40 (5.91%) Juniper
13 37 (5.47%) CheckPoint
14 35 (5.17%) Red Hat
15 29 (4.28%) Websense
16 25 (3.69%) AppSense
17 23 (3.40%) Sophos
18 20 (2.95%) CA
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 9 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Posted: 11 hours ago
Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Red10
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Rate: Salary £28,000 - £30,000 plus Bonus Potential
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: market day rate
Posted: Yesterday
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £540 - £565 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150 to £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £347.48 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £180.00 - £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £390 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
LEXSTRA
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £175 to £225 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 6 days ago