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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 329 287 281
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -6
Contract jobs citing vSphere 322 402 404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.65% 0.76% 0.76%
As % of the System Software category 5.35% 7.47% 7.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 249 230
Median daily rate £430 £366 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.40% +5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £230 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £586 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+18.92% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 18
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £17.80 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.35 £43.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-22.44% -33.78%
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
6017 5382 5438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.15% 10.22% 10.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3860 3106 3034
Median daily rate £420 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £190 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 377 578 676
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.46 £42.05 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -14 130 £450 +12.50% 27
South East -16 83 £438 +24.11% 31
North West +14 25 £420 +5.00% 11
East of England -4 25 £200 -40.52% 4
North East -4 20 £515 +105.58% 2
South West +13 16 £375 +61.29% 4
Yorkshire +1 10 £430 +32.30% 5
West Midlands -29 9 £400 +24.03% 2
East Midlands -12 5 £375 - 4
vSphere
UK

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 614 (90.43%) VMware
2 407 (59.94%) Windows
3 350 (51.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 282 (41.53%) Active Directory
5 276 (40.65%) Linux
6 260 (38.29%) Windows Server
7 233 (34.32%) Microsoft
8 208 (30.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 183 (26.95%) Windows Server 2008
10 174 (25.63%) Cisco
11 165 (24.30%) DNS
12 160 (23.56%) HP
13 159 (23.42%) SAN
14 156 (22.97%) ITIL
15 140 (20.62%) Citrix
15 140 (20.62%) Firewall
16 134 (19.73%) PowerShell
17 127 (18.70%) Security Cleared
18 118 (17.38%) Windows Server 2003
19 117 (17.23%) MS Exchange
20 113 (16.64%) DHCP
21 112 (16.49%) SQL Server
22 108 (15.91%) Data Centre
23 104 (15.32%) VMware ESXi
23 104 (15.32%) Finance
24 102 (15.02%) Red Hat
25 99 (14.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 94 (13.84%) SQL
27 93 (13.70%) Puppet
28 92 (13.55%) DevOps

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
1 117 (17.23%) MS Exchange
2 56 (8.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 46 (6.77%) IIS
4 35 (5.15%) OpenStack
5 33 (4.86%) Apache
6 32 (4.71%) SharePoint
7 25 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2013
8 23 (3.39%) Skype for Business
9 22 (3.24%) Cloud Foundry
10 20 (2.95%) Tomcat
11 18 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2007
12 14 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2003
13 9 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
13 9 (1.33%) nginx
13 9 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
13 9 (1.33%) WebSphere
14 8 (1.18%) Confluence
15 5 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 5 (0.74%) CloudStack
15 5 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 87 (12.81%) MS Excel
2 39 (5.74%) MS Office
3 16 (2.36%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.15%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.15%) OpenText Process Suite
3 1 (0.15%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 83 (12.22%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (8.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (6.33%) Office 365
4 35 (5.15%) PaaS
5 29 (4.27%) IaaS
6 20 (2.95%) Amazon EC2
7 19 (2.80%) Heroku
8 18 (2.65%) SaaS
9 16 (2.36%) Google App Engine
9 16 (2.36%) Google Cloud Platform
10 14 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
11 13 (1.91%) HP Helion
12 4 (0.59%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.44%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
13 3 (0.44%) IBM Cloud
13 3 (0.44%) Mimecast
13 3 (0.44%) SoftLayer
14 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
14 1 (0.15%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 165 (24.30%) DNS
2 159 (23.42%) SAN
3 140 (20.62%) Firewall
4 113 (16.64%) DHCP
5 84 (12.37%) TCP/IP
6 67 (9.87%) WAN
7 65 (9.57%) LAN
8 58 (8.54%) Cisco ASA
9 35 (5.15%) VPN
10 33 (4.86%) Cisco Nexus
11 31 (4.57%) iSCSI
11 31 (4.57%) MPLS
12 29 (4.27%) VLAN
13 28 (4.12%) NetScaler
14 27 (3.98%) SSL
15 24 (3.53%) Fibre Channel
15 24 (3.53%) LDAP
16 22 (3.24%) NAS
17 17 (2.50%) Intrusion Detection
18 16 (2.36%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (16.49%) SQL Server
2 24 (3.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (3.24%) Redis
4 21 (3.09%) Apache Cassandra
5 18 (2.65%) SQL Server 2012
6 17 (2.50%) MySQL
7 15 (2.21%) SQL Server 2005
8 14 (2.06%) SQL Server 2014
9 9 (1.33%) Oracle Database
10 7 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (0.88%) DB2
11 6 (0.88%) MongoDB
12 5 (0.74%) Big Data
12 5 (0.74%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.74%) SQL Server 2000
12 5 (0.74%) SQL Server 2016
13 4 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.59%) NoSQL
14 3 (0.44%) SAP HANA
15 2 (0.29%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 37 (5.45%) Jenkins
2 22 (3.24%) Git (software)
3 19 (2.80%) JIRA
4 17 (2.50%) Travis CI
5 15 (2.21%) TeamCity
6 14 (2.06%) Sonatype Nexus
6 14 (2.06%) Vagrant
7 7 (1.03%) Maven
8 6 (0.88%) Ant
9 4 (0.59%) Hudson
10 3 (0.44%) JUnit
10 3 (0.44%) Subversion
11 2 (0.29%) DbUnit
11 2 (0.29%) Gitweb
11 2 (0.29%) jMock
11 2 (0.29%) Mockito
11 2 (0.29%) SonarQube
11 2 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 1 (0.15%) Bitbucket
12 1 (0.15%) TestNG
General
1 104 (15.32%) Finance
2 15 (2.21%) Back Office
3 14 (2.06%) Retail
4 12 (1.77%) Banking
4 12 (1.77%) Legal
5 10 (1.47%) Manufacturing
5 10 (1.47%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.59%) Advertising
6 4 (0.59%) Electronics
6 4 (0.59%) Marketing
7 3 (0.44%) Billing
7 3 (0.44%) Law
8 2 (0.29%) Games
8 2 (0.29%) Military
9 1 (0.15%) German Language
9 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.15%) Local Government
9 1 (0.15%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.15%) Publishing
9 1 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 126 (18.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 74 (10.90%) VMware Engineer
3 67 (9.87%) Administrator
4 65 (9.57%) Support Engineer
5 52 (7.66%) Systems Administrator
6 48 (7.07%) DevOps Engineer
7 43 (6.33%) Architect
7 43 (6.33%) Server Engineer
8 40 (5.89%) Wintel Engineer
9 34 (5.01%) Analyst
9 34 (5.01%) Consultant
10 31 (4.57%) Linux Engineer
11 28 (4.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 28 (4.12%) Linux Administrator
11 28 (4.12%) Windows Engineer
12 27 (3.98%) Cisco Engineer
13 26 (3.83%) Infrastructure Support
13 26 (3.83%) Systems Engineer
14 24 (3.53%) Cloud Engineer
15 22 (3.24%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (3.83%) Web Services
2 21 (3.09%) RabbitMQ
3 14 (2.06%) REST
4 12 (1.77%) Middleware
5 10 (1.47%) .NET
6 8 (1.18%) HTML
6 8 (1.18%) J2EE
6 8 (1.18%) Node.js
7 7 (1.03%) LAMP
8 5 (0.74%) HTML5
8 5 (0.74%) X-Windows
9 4 (0.59%) Spring
10 3 (0.44%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.44%) COM
10 3 (0.44%) CSS
10 3 (0.44%) Servlets
11 2 (0.29%) SOAP
11 2 (0.29%) Software Packaging
11 2 (0.29%) Symfony
11 2 (0.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 108 (15.91%) Data Centre
2 60 (8.84%) Clustering
3 31 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (3.83%) EMC VNX
5 22 (3.24%) Replication
6 19 (2.80%) Management Information System
7 14 (2.06%) Computer Science
7 14 (2.06%) FlexPod
8 9 (1.33%) VCE vBlock
9 8 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.03%) Blackberry
10 7 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (1.03%) PKI
10 7 (1.03%) Private Cloud
11 6 (0.88%) e-Health
12 5 (0.74%) Driving Licence
12 5 (0.74%) Fat Client
12 5 (0.74%) NHS
12 5 (0.74%) Public Cloud
12 5 (0.74%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 407 (59.94%) Windows
2 276 (40.65%) Linux
3 260 (38.29%) Windows Server
4 208 (30.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 183 (26.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 118 (17.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 99 (14.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 89 (13.11%) Unix
9 53 (7.81%) Windows 7
10 46 (6.77%) CentOS
10 46 (6.77%) Solaris
11 29 (4.27%) Ubuntu
12 28 (4.12%) Windows 10
13 22 (3.24%) Windows 8
14 18 (2.65%) AIX
15 17 (2.50%) Data ONTAP
16 16 (2.36%) SUSE
17 14 (2.06%) Oracle Linux
18 11 (1.62%) Windows XP
19 9 (1.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (22.97%) ITIL
2 92 (13.55%) DevOps
3 66 (9.72%) Migration
4 63 (9.28%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (6.33%) Configuration Management
5 43 (6.33%) High Availability
6 39 (5.74%) Disaster Recovery
7 38 (5.60%) Continuous Delivery
8 37 (5.45%) Kalman Filter
9 36 (5.30%) Service Management
10 32 (4.71%) Load Balancing
11 30 (4.42%) PRINCE2
12 29 (4.27%) Change Control
13 28 (4.12%) TDD
14 27 (3.98%) Open Source
14 27 (3.98%) Problem Management
15 26 (3.83%) Performance Tuning
15 26 (3.83%) Server Building
15 26 (3.83%) Virtual Environments
16 25 (3.68%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 134 (19.73%) PowerShell
2 94 (13.84%) SQL
3 69 (10.16%) Python
4 67 (9.87%) Bash Shell
5 64 (9.43%) Java
6 60 (8.84%) Perl
7 57 (8.39%) Ruby
8 40 (5.89%) Shell Script
9 25 (3.68%) JavaScript
10 21 (3.09%) Go
11 13 (1.91%) C
12 10 (1.47%) Korn
12 10 (1.47%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.74%) C#
13 5 (0.74%) PHP
14 4 (0.59%) C++
14 4 (0.59%) C-shell
14 4 (0.59%) VBScript
15 3 (0.44%) VB
16 2 (0.29%) sed
Qualifications
1 127 (18.70%) Security Cleared
2 91 (13.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 91 (13.40%) SC Cleared
3 89 (13.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 74 (10.90%) MCSE
5 58 (8.54%) Cisco Certification
6 51 (7.51%) MCSA
7 40 (5.89%) CCNA
8 33 (4.86%) DV Cleared
9 32 (4.71%) CCNP
10 29 (4.27%) BPSS Clearance
10 29 (4.27%) ITIL Certification
11 18 (2.65%) Degree
12 10 (1.47%) VCAP
13 9 (1.33%) RHCE
13 9 (1.33%) RHCSA
14 8 (1.18%) BC Cleared
14 8 (1.18%) MCP
14 8 (1.18%) VCP5
15 7 (1.03%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (6.92%) PCI DSS
2 29 (4.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (2.65%) Disclosure Scotland
4 17 (2.50%) RMADS
4 17 (2.50%) SLA
5 2 (0.29%) COBIT
5 2 (0.29%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.29%) ISO22301
5 2 (0.29%) QA
5 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.15%) JSP 440
System Software
1 350 (51.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 282 (41.53%) Active Directory
3 104 (15.32%) VMware ESXi
4 87 (12.81%) Hyper-V
5 82 (12.08%) VMware ESX
6 67 (9.87%) XenApp
7 51 (7.51%) Virtual Machines
8 50 (7.36%) vCloud
9 31 (4.57%) NFS
10 30 (4.42%) XenDesktop
11 22 (3.24%) Docker
12 17 (2.50%) XenServer
13 12 (1.77%) iptables
13 12 (1.77%) Postfix
13 12 (1.77%) VMware Server
14 11 (1.62%) Microsoft App-V
14 11 (1.62%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 11 (1.62%) Virtual Servers
15 10 (1.47%) DFS Replication
15 10 (1.47%) Samba
Systems Management
1 93 (13.70%) Puppet
2 84 (12.37%) SCCM
3 46 (6.77%) Opscode Chef
4 43 (6.33%) SCOM
5 41 (6.04%) Nagios
6 40 (5.89%) NetBackup
7 30 (4.42%) Ansible
8 29 (4.27%) Backup Exec
9 27 (3.98%) vRealize
10 25 (3.68%) WSUS
11 22 (3.24%) Nessus
12 20 (2.95%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 16 (2.36%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 15 (2.21%) Microsoft Clustering
15 14 (2.06%) Cobbler
15 14 (2.06%) McAfee ePO
16 11 (1.62%) PowerCLI
16 11 (1.62%) Red Hat Satellite
17 10 (1.47%) Icinga
17 10 (1.47%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 614 (90.43%) VMware
2 233 (34.32%) Microsoft
3 174 (25.63%) Cisco
4 160 (23.56%) HP
5 140 (20.62%) Citrix
6 102 (15.02%) Red Hat
7 66 (9.72%) Dell
7 66 (9.72%) EMC
8 61 (8.98%) NetApp
9 52 (7.66%) Oracle
10 47 (6.92%) Symantec
11 37 (5.45%) IBM
12 32 (4.71%) Veritas
13 31 (4.57%) Intel Security
14 22 (3.24%) CheckPoint
15 21 (3.09%) Lumension
15 21 (3.09%) Splunk
16 19 (2.80%) AlienVault
16 19 (2.80%) SaltStack
16 19 (2.80%) Veeam
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Buckinghamshire
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Berkshire
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Berkshire
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South West London
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City of Westminster
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City of Westminster
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Farnham, Surrey
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Havant, Hampshire
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