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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 311 263 311
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +48
Contract jobs citing vSphere 354 453 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.72% 0.89% 0.61%
As % of the System Software category 5.85% 8.25% 5.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 279 186
Median daily rate £370 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £354 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.07% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 10
Median hourly rate £44.00 £22.83 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+92.72% +20.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £22.10 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £23.20 £42.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £21.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year
+109.52% +11.25%
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
6054 5489 4972
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.29% 10.79% 10.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3829 3142 2715
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £190 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 576 600
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.98 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.67% +16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +12.90%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 29 June 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
South East -33 118 £393 +7.53% 28
London -64 110 £425 +13.48% 34
North East -35 29 £218 -20.72%
East of England +15 28 £340 +8.80% 7
South West +4 23 £375 -9.63% 6
West Midlands -14 20 £340 +4.61% 7
North West -10 14 £225 -25.00% 8
East Midlands +11 8 £350 +59.09% 4
Yorkshire -22 6 £285 -24.00% 7
vSphere
UK

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 636 (84.91%) VMware
2 462 (61.68%) Windows
3 398 (53.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 327 (43.66%) Windows Server
5 288 (38.45%) Active Directory
6 277 (36.98%) Linux
7 249 (33.24%) Microsoft
8 224 (29.91%) Windows Server 2012
9 208 (27.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 176 (23.50%) Cisco
11 174 (23.23%) PowerShell
12 153 (20.43%) ITIL
13 152 (20.29%) Citrix
14 150 (20.03%) SAN
15 149 (19.89%) DNS
15 149 (19.89%) MS Exchange
16 147 (19.63%) HP
17 141 (18.83%) Windows Server 2003
18 136 (18.16%) Finance
19 132 (17.62%) Firewall
19 132 (17.62%) DevOps
20 119 (15.89%) Puppet
20 119 (15.89%) Java
21 114 (15.22%) VMware ESXi
22 110 (14.69%) Security Cleared
23 108 (14.42%) SQL
24 106 (14.15%) Amazon AWS
25 104 (13.89%) Data Centre
26 103 (13.75%) DHCP
27 102 (13.62%) Unix

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
1 149 (19.89%) MS Exchange
2 83 (11.08%) OpenStack
3 78 (10.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 56 (7.48%) SharePoint
5 52 (6.94%) Cloud Foundry
6 44 (5.87%) Apache
7 43 (5.74%) Exchange Server 2013
8 37 (4.94%) Skype for Business
9 34 (4.54%) Tomcat
10 31 (4.14%) IIS
11 28 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2007
12 21 (2.80%) SharePoint 2013
13 20 (2.67%) Confluence
14 19 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2003
15 12 (1.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 12 (1.60%) CloudStack
16 11 (1.47%) JBoss
16 11 (1.47%) WebSphere
17 8 (1.07%) WebSphere Application Server
18 7 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 88 (11.75%) MS Excel
2 59 (7.88%) MS Office
3 12 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.13%) OpenText Process Suite
2 1 (0.13%) Sage 50
2 1 (0.13%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 106 (14.15%) Amazon AWS
2 73 (9.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (5.47%) PaaS
4 35 (4.67%) Heroku
4 35 (4.67%) Office 365
5 18 (2.40%) Amazon EC2
6 12 (1.60%) Google App Engine
6 12 (1.60%) Google Cloud Platform
7 9 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.93%) IaaS
8 7 (0.93%) SaaS
9 6 (0.80%) Mimecast
10 4 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.53%) SoftLayer
11 3 (0.40%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.40%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.13%) CloudBees
12 1 (0.13%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.13%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 150 (20.03%) SAN
2 149 (19.89%) DNS
3 132 (17.62%) Firewall
4 103 (13.75%) DHCP
5 64 (8.54%) TCP/IP
6 48 (6.41%) LAN
7 47 (6.28%) WAN
8 40 (5.34%) Cisco Nexus
9 36 (4.81%) NetScaler
10 31 (4.14%) NAS
11 30 (4.01%) Fibre Channel
12 29 (3.87%) VLAN
13 27 (3.60%) VPN
14 23 (3.07%) Cisco ASA
15 20 (2.67%) Network Security
16 19 (2.54%) LDAP
17 18 (2.40%) iSCSI
17 18 (2.40%) SSL
18 17 (2.27%) Internet
19 16 (2.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (13.22%) SQL Server
2 35 (4.67%) Apache Cassandra
3 34 (4.54%) Redis
4 31 (4.14%) MySQL
5 24 (3.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 22 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
7 19 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
8 17 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
9 9 (1.20%) DB2
9 9 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
10 7 (0.93%) MongoDB
10 7 (0.93%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.67%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.53%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (0.53%) NoSQL
13 3 (0.40%) Big Data
13 3 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.40%) Oracle Exadata
14 2 (0.27%) Relational Database
14 2 (0.27%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 63 (8.41%) Jenkins
2 39 (5.21%) Git (software)
3 33 (4.41%) JIRA
4 23 (3.07%) Maven
5 19 (2.54%) SonarQube
5 19 (2.54%) Sonatype Nexus
6 16 (2.14%) Appium
6 16 (2.14%) Mocha
6 16 (2.14%) Selenium
7 14 (1.87%) TeamCity
8 12 (1.60%) Ant
8 12 (1.60%) Travis CI
8 12 (1.60%) Vagrant
9 8 (1.07%) Subversion
10 7 (0.93%) Hudson
11 5 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (0.40%) Visual Studio
13 2 (0.27%) DbUnit
13 2 (0.27%) JUnit
13 2 (0.27%) Mockito
General
1 136 (18.16%) Finance
2 37 (4.94%) Banking
3 16 (2.14%) Financial Institution
4 14 (1.87%) Back Office
4 14 (1.87%) Legal
5 13 (1.74%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.47%) Retail
7 9 (1.20%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.93%) Advertising
8 7 (0.93%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.67%) Law
10 4 (0.53%) Electronics
10 4 (0.53%) Games
10 4 (0.53%) Local Government
10 4 (0.53%) Marketing
10 4 (0.53%) Military
11 2 (0.27%) Billing
11 2 (0.27%) Front Office
11 2 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.13%) German Language
Job Titles
1 112 (14.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 94 (12.55%) DevOps Engineer
3 92 (12.28%) Support Engineer
4 88 (11.75%) VMware Engineer
5 61 (8.14%) Administrator
6 57 (7.61%) Server Engineer
7 56 (7.48%) Wintel Engineer
8 44 (5.87%) Systems Administrator
9 42 (5.61%) Linux Engineer
10 41 (5.47%) 3rd Line Support
11 40 (5.34%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 39 (5.21%) Windows Engineer
13 36 (4.81%) Cloud Engineer
14 34 (4.54%) Server Support
15 32 (4.27%) Analyst
15 32 (4.27%) Developer
16 29 (3.87%) Citrix Engineer
16 29 (3.87%) Systems Engineer
17 28 (3.74%) Architect
17 28 (3.74%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (6.01%) Web Services
2 42 (5.61%) RabbitMQ
3 21 (2.80%) Middleware
4 19 (2.54%) .NET
5 18 (2.40%) HTML
6 16 (2.14%) Chai
7 14 (1.87%) Node.js
8 11 (1.47%) LAMP
9 8 (1.07%) YAML
10 7 (0.93%) REST
11 5 (0.67%) ActiveMQ
11 5 (0.67%) HTML5
11 5 (0.67%) RESTful
11 5 (0.67%) Servlets
12 3 (0.40%) JSON
12 3 (0.40%) LAPP Stack
12 3 (0.40%) Regular Expression
12 3 (0.40%) SOAP
12 3 (0.40%) XML
13 2 (0.27%) PowerMock
Miscellaneous
1 104 (13.89%) Data Centre
2 41 (5.47%) Clustering
3 37 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (3.74%) EMC VNX
5 27 (3.60%) FlexPod
6 22 (2.94%) Replication
7 16 (2.14%) Blackberry
7 16 (2.14%) Driving Licence
8 14 (1.87%) VCE vBlock
9 12 (1.60%) Computer Science
10 11 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.34%) e-Health
12 9 (1.20%) Management Information System
12 9 (1.20%) PKI
13 8 (1.07%) EMC VMAX
14 6 (0.80%) Enterprise Cloud
14 6 (0.80%) Fat Client
14 6 (0.80%) Thin Client
15 5 (0.67%) Enterprise Storage
15 5 (0.67%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 462 (61.68%) Windows
2 327 (43.66%) Windows Server
3 277 (36.98%) Linux
4 224 (29.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 208 (27.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 141 (18.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 102 (13.62%) Unix
8 95 (12.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 52 (6.94%) Windows 7
10 51 (6.81%) CentOS
11 36 (4.81%) Solaris
12 33 (4.41%) Data ONTAP
13 30 (4.01%) Windows 10
14 25 (3.34%) Ubuntu
15 24 (3.20%) AIX
16 20 (2.67%) SUSE
17 15 (2.00%) Oracle Linux
18 12 (1.60%) Windows 8
19 10 (1.34%) Mac OS X
20 5 (0.67%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (20.43%) ITIL
2 132 (17.62%) DevOps
3 99 (13.22%) Agile Software Development
4 78 (10.41%) Migration
5 72 (9.61%) Configuration Management
6 53 (7.08%) Software Engineering
7 51 (6.81%) Disaster Recovery
8 45 (6.01%) TDD
9 42 (5.61%) Continuous Delivery
10 40 (5.34%) Virtual Environments
11 38 (5.07%) Project Management
11 38 (5.07%) Service Management
12 36 (4.81%) Server Building
13 35 (4.67%) High Availability
14 32 (4.27%) Continuous Improvement
15 31 (4.14%) Mentoring
16 29 (3.87%) Load Balancing
16 29 (3.87%) Open Source
17 28 (3.74%) Scrum
18 27 (3.60%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 174 (23.23%) PowerShell
2 119 (15.89%) Java
3 108 (14.42%) SQL
4 100 (13.35%) Bash Shell
5 95 (12.68%) Ruby
6 92 (12.28%) Python
7 69 (9.21%) Perl
8 36 (4.81%) Go
9 34 (4.54%) Shell Script
10 25 (3.34%) C#
11 23 (3.07%) JavaScript
12 11 (1.47%) C
12 11 (1.47%) VBScript
13 9 (1.20%) PL/SQL
14 8 (1.07%) Korn
15 7 (0.93%) PHP
16 5 (0.67%) VB
17 4 (0.53%) C++
18 3 (0.40%) C-shell
19 2 (0.27%) AWK
Qualifications
1 110 (14.69%) Security Cleared
2 95 (12.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 89 (11.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 83 (11.08%) SC Cleared
5 79 (10.55%) MCSE
6 55 (7.34%) MCSA
7 51 (6.81%) Cisco Certification
8 35 (4.67%) CCNA
9 31 (4.14%) CCNP
10 20 (2.67%) Degree
11 16 (2.14%) BPSS Clearance
12 13 (1.74%) DV Cleared
12 13 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
12 13 (1.74%) NCDA
13 11 (1.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 9 (1.20%) RHCE
15 8 (1.07%) RHCSA
16 6 (0.80%) MCITP
16 6 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 6 (0.80%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.07%) PCI DSS
2 13 (1.74%) SLA
3 12 (1.60%) Disclosure Scotland
4 10 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.93%) COBIT
6 3 (0.40%) QA
7 1 (0.13%) JSP 440
System Software
1 398 (53.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 288 (38.45%) Active Directory
3 114 (15.22%) VMware ESXi
4 101 (13.48%) VMware ESX
5 90 (12.02%) Hyper-V
6 76 (10.15%) XenApp
7 47 (6.28%) Virtual Machines
8 45 (6.01%) Docker
9 41 (5.47%) XenDesktop
10 34 (4.54%) XenServer
11 31 (4.14%) vCloud
12 24 (3.20%) NFS
13 15 (2.00%) Xen
14 11 (1.47%) Postfix
14 11 (1.47%) Virtual Desktop
14 11 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
15 10 (1.34%) iptables
15 10 (1.34%) Sendmail
16 8 (1.07%) KVM
16 8 (1.07%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 119 (15.89%) Puppet
2 80 (10.68%) SCCM
3 50 (6.68%) Nagios
3 50 (6.68%) SCOM
4 42 (5.61%) Opscode Chef
5 38 (5.07%) Ansible
5 38 (5.07%) NetBackup
6 37 (4.94%) WSUS
7 34 (4.54%) Backup Exec
8 25 (3.34%) vRealize
9 24 (3.20%) FreeIPA
9 24 (3.20%) Icinga
10 23 (3.07%) McAfee ePO
11 20 (2.67%) Tivoli
12 18 (2.40%) SELinux
13 17 (2.27%) Kubernetes
13 17 (2.27%) Microsoft Clustering
14 16 (2.14%) Cobbler
14 16 (2.14%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 15 (2.00%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 636 (84.91%) VMware
2 249 (33.24%) Microsoft
3 176 (23.50%) Cisco
4 152 (20.29%) Citrix
5 147 (19.63%) HP
6 95 (12.68%) NetApp
6 95 (12.68%) Red Hat
7 69 (9.21%) EMC
8 62 (8.28%) Oracle
9 60 (8.01%) IBM
10 54 (7.21%) Dell
11 46 (6.14%) Symantec
12 35 (4.67%) Intel Security
13 34 (4.54%) Splunk
14 21 (2.80%) CA
15 20 (2.67%) CheckPoint
16 19 (2.54%) Atlassian
17 17 (2.27%) SaltStack
18 16 (2.14%) Veritas
19 15 (2.00%) LANDesk
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