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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
UK / England
Rank 354 290 264
Rank change year-on-year
-64 -26
Contract jobs citing vSphere 234 360 392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.57% 0.75% 0.82%
As % of the System Software category 4.95% 7.25% 7.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 224 233
Median daily rate £389 £378 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.98% -5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 30
Median hourly rate £23.00 £29.53 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.10% +30.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.20 £13.50 £14.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.40 £45.00 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.25 £31.56 £22.10
% change year-on-year
+8.54% +42.81%

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
4723 4967 4938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 11.42% 10.40% 10.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3018 3014 2740
Median daily rate £401 £380 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.39% -1.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 323 459 568
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.00 £31.77
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.28
% change year-on-year
- -1.68%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 26 February 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 +3 94 £400 +11.11% 18
London -48 75 £400 - 33
Yorkshire +1 17 £463 +8.82% 12
North West +12 16 £350 -3.44% 11
East of England -5 12 £288 -11.53% 3
South West -11 8 £275 -21.42% 1
West Midlands +1 6 £225 - 3
East Midlands +9 5 £325 +30.00% 4
vSphere
UK

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

1 511 (89.81%) VMware
2 324 (56.94%) Windows
3 299 (52.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 202 (35.50%) Active Directory
5 194 (34.09%) Linux
5 194 (34.09%) Windows Server
6 178 (31.28%) Microsoft
7 150 (26.36%) Cisco
8 144 (25.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 139 (24.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 136 (23.90%) Security Cleared
11 127 (22.32%) SAN
12 126 (22.14%) DNS
13 123 (21.62%) ITIL
14 109 (19.16%) SC Cleared
15 108 (18.98%) PowerShell
16 105 (18.45%) Data Centre
17 102 (17.93%) VMware ESXi
18 97 (17.05%) Citrix
19 90 (15.82%) HP
20 86 (15.11%) Unix
20 86 (15.11%) Amazon AWS
21 79 (13.88%) DevOps
21 79 (13.88%) EMC
22 78 (13.71%) Red Hat
23 76 (13.36%) TCP/IP
23 76 (13.36%) Firewall
24 75 (13.18%) Puppet
25 73 (12.83%) DHCP
26 72 (12.65%) Windows Server 2003

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 49 (8.61%) MS Exchange
2 43 (7.56%) OpenStack
3 36 (6.33%) IIS
4 27 (4.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 22 (3.87%) Apache
6 19 (3.34%) Cloud Foundry
6 19 (3.34%) CloudStack
7 15 (2.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 12 (2.11%) Skype for Business
9 10 (1.76%) WebSphere
10 9 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2013
10 9 (1.58%) nginx
10 9 (1.58%) Tomcat
11 8 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
11 8 (1.41%) JBoss
11 8 (1.41%) SharePoint
12 6 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
13 5 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
14 4 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
15 3 (0.53%) Mongrel
Applications
1 62 (10.90%) MS Excel
2 30 (5.27%) MS Office
3 6 (1.05%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.70%) Infor M3
2 4 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.18%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 86 (15.11%) Amazon AWS
2 71 (12.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (6.85%) PaaS
4 27 (4.75%) IaaS
5 24 (4.22%) Cloud Computing
5 24 (4.22%) Office 365
6 18 (3.16%) SaaS
7 17 (2.99%) Heroku
8 13 (2.28%) HP Helion
9 7 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
10 6 (1.05%) IBM Cloud
10 6 (1.05%) SoftLayer
11 5 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.88%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.70%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 4 (0.70%) Google Compute Engine
13 3 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.53%) GitHub
13 3 (0.53%) Google App Engine
13 3 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 127 (22.32%) SAN
2 126 (22.14%) DNS
3 76 (13.36%) Firewall
3 76 (13.36%) TCP/IP
4 73 (12.83%) DHCP
5 45 (7.91%) NAS
6 43 (7.56%) LAN
7 41 (7.21%) WAN
8 32 (5.62%) VPN
9 28 (4.92%) SSL
10 26 (4.57%) Cisco ASA
11 24 (4.22%) Cisco Nexus
12 23 (4.04%) Wireless
13 22 (3.87%) LDAP
14 20 (3.51%) IPsec
15 16 (2.81%) VSAN
16 14 (2.46%) HTTP
17 13 (2.28%) NetScaler
18 11 (1.93%) MPLS
18 11 (1.93%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (12.30%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
3 14 (2.46%) Redis
3 14 (2.46%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (2.28%) Apache Cassandra
5 12 (2.11%) Oracle Database
6 11 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (1.76%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (1.05%) MySQL
9 5 (0.88%) DB2
9 5 (0.88%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (0.35%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.35%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (0.35%) Oracle9i Database
11 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 24 (4.22%) Jenkins
2 17 (2.99%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.41%) Hudson
3 8 (1.41%) MSI
4 7 (1.23%) Octopus Deploy
5 6 (1.05%) JIRA
5 6 (1.05%) Subversion
5 6 (1.05%) Vagrant
6 4 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.53%) Gitweb
7 3 (0.53%) JUnit
7 3 (0.53%) Maven
7 3 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.53%) Travis CI
7 3 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 2 (0.35%) DbUnit
8 2 (0.35%) Mockito
8 2 (0.35%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.35%) TeamCity
General
1 67 (11.78%) Finance
2 15 (2.64%) Telecoms
3 13 (2.28%) Banking
4 9 (1.58%) Local Government
4 9 (1.58%) Retail
5 7 (1.23%) Advertising
5 7 (1.23%) Games
5 7 (1.23%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.05%) Back Office
7 4 (0.70%) Electronics
7 4 (0.70%) Marketing
8 2 (0.35%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.35%) Legal
8 2 (0.35%) Publishing
9 1 (0.18%) Billing
9 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.18%) Military
9 1 (0.18%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 63 (11.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 57 (10.02%) VMware Engineer
3 46 (8.08%) Architect
4 45 (7.91%) Analyst
5 41 (7.21%) Administrator
6 38 (6.68%) Consultant
7 35 (6.15%) Support Engineer
8 32 (5.62%) DevOps Engineer
9 31 (5.45%) Server Engineer
9 31 (5.45%) Support Analyst
10 29 (5.10%) VMware Specialist
10 29 (5.10%) Windows Engineer
11 27 (4.75%) Systems Administrator
11 27 (4.75%) Wintel Engineer
12 25 (4.39%) 3rd Line Support
13 24 (4.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 23 (4.04%) Infrastructure Specialist
15 22 (3.87%) 2nd Line Support
16 20 (3.51%) Infrastructure Architect
17 19 (3.34%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (3.51%) .NET
2 19 (3.34%) Web Services
3 17 (2.99%) RabbitMQ
4 9 (1.58%) Middleware
4 9 (1.58%) REST
5 8 (1.41%) LAMP
6 7 (1.23%) ASP.NET
6 7 (1.23%) J2EE
6 7 (1.23%) SAML
7 6 (1.05%) CSS
7 6 (1.05%) HTML
8 5 (0.88%) Software Packaging
9 4 (0.70%) MSMQ
10 3 (0.53%) COM
10 3 (0.53%) Node.js
10 3 (0.53%) Servlets
10 3 (0.53%) SOAP
10 3 (0.53%) Spring
10 3 (0.53%) XML
10 3 (0.53%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 105 (18.45%) Data Centre
2 62 (10.90%) Clustering
3 58 (10.19%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 45 (7.91%) EMC VNX
5 30 (5.27%) EMC VMAX
6 19 (3.34%) Replication
7 18 (3.16%) Management Information System
8 15 (2.64%) Blackberry
9 14 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
10 12 (2.11%) Hybrid Cloud
11 10 (1.76%) FlexPod
11 10 (1.76%) Linux Command Line
11 10 (1.76%) PKI
11 10 (1.76%) Private Cloud
12 9 (1.58%) Computer Science
13 6 (1.05%) Driving Licence
13 6 (1.05%) Smart Meter
14 4 (0.70%) BYOD
14 4 (0.70%) Fat Client
14 4 (0.70%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 324 (56.94%) Windows
2 194 (34.09%) Linux
2 194 (34.09%) Windows Server
3 144 (25.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 139 (24.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 86 (15.11%) Unix
6 72 (12.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 72 (12.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 53 (9.31%) Windows 7
8 33 (5.80%) Windows 10
9 25 (4.39%) Solaris
10 22 (3.87%) CentOS
11 21 (3.69%) Oracle Linux
12 15 (2.64%) SUSE
13 14 (2.46%) AIX
13 14 (2.46%) Mac OS X
14 10 (1.76%) Windows 8
14 10 (1.76%) Windows XP
15 8 (1.41%) Ubuntu
16 7 (1.23%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (21.62%) ITIL
2 79 (13.88%) DevOps
3 47 (8.26%) Migration
4 41 (7.21%) Service Management
5 39 (6.85%) Converged Infrastructure
6 36 (6.33%) Problem Management
7 35 (6.15%) Agile Software Development
7 35 (6.15%) Configuration Management
8 34 (5.98%) Load Balancing
9 30 (5.27%) Change Management
10 29 (5.10%) High Availability
11 28 (4.92%) Continuous Delivery
12 23 (4.04%) Kalman Filter
13 20 (3.51%) Performance Tuning
14 19 (3.34%) Open Source
15 18 (3.16%) TDD
16 17 (2.99%) PRINCE2
16 17 (2.99%) Root Cause Analysis
16 17 (2.99%) Server Building
16 17 (2.99%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 108 (18.98%) PowerShell
2 55 (9.67%) Bash Shell
3 49 (8.61%) SQL
4 40 (7.03%) Ruby
5 34 (5.98%) Shell Script
6 33 (5.80%) Python
7 30 (5.27%) Java
8 25 (4.39%) Perl
9 21 (3.69%) C
10 16 (2.81%) Korn
11 14 (2.46%) Go
12 9 (1.58%) VBScript
13 7 (1.23%) C#
14 5 (0.88%) VB
15 4 (0.70%) AWK
15 4 (0.70%) JavaScript
16 3 (0.53%) C++
17 2 (0.35%) PHP
17 2 (0.35%) PL/SQL
18 1 (0.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 136 (23.90%) Security Cleared
2 109 (19.16%) SC Cleared
3 48 (8.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 47 (8.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 37 (6.50%) MCSE
6 30 (5.27%) ITIL Certification
7 29 (5.10%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (4.04%) MCSA
9 21 (3.69%) Degree
10 19 (3.34%) CCNA
10 19 (3.34%) DV Cleared
11 12 (2.11%) CCNP
12 9 (1.58%) BPSS Clearance
13 8 (1.41%) CCIE
13 8 (1.41%) VCAP
14 7 (1.23%) CCDP
14 7 (1.23%) VCDX
15 6 (1.05%) Citrix Certification
15 6 (1.05%) RHCE
16 5 (0.88%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.10%) PCI DSS
2 28 (4.92%) SLA
3 13 (2.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.05%) RMADS
5 5 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.35%) QA
8 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 299 (52.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 202 (35.50%) Active Directory
3 102 (17.93%) VMware ESXi
4 61 (10.72%) XenApp
5 57 (10.02%) Hyper-V
6 56 (9.84%) VMware ESX
7 45 (7.91%) vCloud
8 32 (5.62%) XenDesktop
9 30 (5.27%) Virtual Machines
10 26 (4.57%) XenServer
11 23 (4.04%) Docker
12 21 (3.69%) Microsoft App-V
13 20 (3.51%) Xen
14 19 (3.34%) NFS
15 16 (2.81%) Virtual Desktop
16 14 (2.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 11 (1.93%) Samba
17 11 (1.93%) VMware Server
18 10 (1.76%) Virtual Servers
19 9 (1.58%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 75 (13.18%) Puppet
2 58 (10.19%) SCCM
3 44 (7.73%) Opscode Chef
4 40 (7.03%) vRealize
5 32 (5.62%) Ansible
5 32 (5.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 23 (4.04%) Red Hat Satellite
7 21 (3.69%) SCOM
8 18 (3.16%) Nagios
9 17 (2.99%) NetBackup
10 16 (2.81%) Nessus
11 13 (2.28%) Cobbler
11 13 (2.28%) EMC NetWorker
11 13 (2.28%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 13 (2.28%) ZABBIX
12 12 (2.11%) vMotion
13 11 (1.93%) WSUS
14 10 (1.76%) Backup Exec
15 9 (1.58%) PowerCLI
16 8 (1.41%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 511 (89.81%) VMware
2 178 (31.28%) Microsoft
3 150 (26.36%) Cisco
4 97 (17.05%) Citrix
5 90 (15.82%) HP
6 79 (13.88%) EMC
7 78 (13.71%) Red Hat
8 40 (7.03%) Oracle
9 34 (5.98%) NetApp
10 33 (5.80%) Dell
11 30 (5.27%) IBM
12 24 (4.22%) Veritas
13 21 (3.69%) LANDesk
14 19 (3.34%) Veeam
15 17 (2.99%) Symantec
16 14 (2.46%) 3PAR
16 14 (2.46%) AlienVault
17 13 (2.28%) Brocade
17 13 (2.28%) Juniper
18 11 (1.93%) F5
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