The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the England region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 294 230 235
Rank change year-on-year
-64 +5
Contract jobs citing vSphere 296 376 381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.62% 0.83% 0.73%
As % of the System Software category 6.38% 8.24% 8.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 228 223
Average daily rate
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£325 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £225 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 31 18
Average hourly rate £19.00 £30.50 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.70% -8.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.52 £22.50 £19.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.88 £30.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-38.11% -10.29%
System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
4641 4565 4405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.74% 10.02% 8.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2554 2303 2120
Average daily rate £325 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £316
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 588 611 622
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.21% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
vSphere
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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 11 July 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 11 July 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 11 July 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 -18 132 £350 -3.44% 52
South East -48 77 £350 - 36
South West -21 23 £293 +6.36% 10
East of England -11 18 £246 +36.80% 11
West Midlands -5 14 £315 +32.63% 7
Yorkshire -15 12 £225 -12.19% 10
East Midlands -11 9 £266 -11.25% 6
North West -20 8 £236 -1.87% 11
North East -11 4 £328 - 2
vSphere
UK

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

1 543 (89.16%) VMware
2 504 (82.76%) Windows
3 326 (53.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 324 (53.20%) Active Directory
5 311 (51.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 255 (41.87%) Microsoft
7 211 (34.65%) Citrix
8 203 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 180 (29.56%) HP
10 166 (27.26%) MS Exchange
11 165 (27.09%) SAN
12 150 (24.63%) DNS
13 138 (22.66%) Linux
14 137 (22.50%) Cisco
15 128 (21.02%) Windows Server 2012
16 124 (20.36%) ITIL
17 122 (20.03%) SQL
18 121 (19.87%) XenApp
19 111 (18.23%) Firewall
20 108 (17.73%) SQL Server
21 100 (16.42%) DHCP
22 96 (15.76%) Microsoft Certification
23 95 (15.60%) VMware ESX
24 94 (15.44%) XenDesktop
25 92 (15.11%) Security Cleared
26 91 (14.94%) Exchange Server 2010
27 88 (14.45%) NetApp
28 86 (14.12%) MCSE
29 84 (13.79%) EMC
30 80 (13.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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
1 166 (27.26%) MS Exchange
2 91 (14.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 56 (9.20%) IIS
4 51 (8.37%) Exchange Server 2007
5 45 (7.39%) SharePoint
6 40 (6.57%) Exchange Server 2003
7 27 (4.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 26 (4.27%) Exchange Server 2013
8 26 (4.27%) Lync
9 23 (3.78%) SharePoint 2010
10 16 (2.63%) Apache
11 12 (1.97%) Tomcat
12 11 (1.81%) WebSphere
13 10 (1.64%) OpenStack
14 9 (1.48%) WebLogic
15 7 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
16 5 (0.82%) JOnAS
17 4 (0.66%) Office Communications Server
18 2 (0.33%) Confluence
18 2 (0.33%) Drupal
Applications
1 75 (12.32%) MS Excel
2 36 (5.91%) MS Office
3 6 (0.99%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.16%) SPSS
4 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 7 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.30%) Office 365
2 13 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.81%) IaaS
4 9 (1.48%) SaaS
5 8 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (0.82%) PaaS
7 3 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.33%) IBM SmartCloud
9 1 (0.16%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 165 (27.09%) SAN
2 150 (24.63%) DNS
3 111 (18.23%) Firewall
4 100 (16.42%) DHCP
5 75 (12.32%) TCP/IP
6 61 (10.02%) LAN
7 60 (9.85%) WAN
8 53 (8.70%) VPN
9 43 (7.06%) VLAN
10 34 (5.58%) NAS
11 32 (5.25%) NetScaler
12 26 (4.27%) MPLS
13 23 (3.78%) VoIP
14 21 (3.45%) Wireless
15 20 (3.28%) iSCSI
16 19 (3.12%) LDAP
17 18 (2.96%) Internet
17 18 (2.96%) Network Security
18 17 (2.79%) OSPF
19 15 (2.46%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (17.73%) SQL Server
2 36 (5.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (3.12%) SQL Server 2005
4 18 (2.96%) MySQL
5 13 (2.13%) Relational Database
6 11 (1.81%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.82%) SQLPlus
8 4 (0.66%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.49%) Big Data
9 3 (0.49%) DB2
9 3 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.33%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.33%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.16%) DTS
Development Applications
1 10 (1.64%) Git (software)
2 8 (1.31%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.15%) LoadRunner
3 7 (1.15%) MSI
4 4 (0.66%) JProfiler
5 3 (0.49%) Wise Package Studio
5 3 (0.49%) Maven
5 3 (0.49%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.33%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.33%) ClearQuest
6 2 (0.33%) JIRA
6 2 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.33%) Hudson
6 2 (0.33%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.16%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.16%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.16%) Subversion
General
1 50 (8.21%) Finance
2 26 (4.27%) Telecoms
3 22 (3.61%) Law
4 18 (2.96%) Retail
5 17 (2.79%) Legal
6 13 (2.13%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.15%) Banking
8 6 (0.99%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.66%) Back Office
9 4 (0.66%) Publishing
9 4 (0.66%) Local Government
10 3 (0.49%) Electronics
11 2 (0.33%) Games
11 2 (0.33%) Advertising
11 2 (0.33%) French Language
12 1 (0.16%) German Language
12 1 (0.16%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.16%) Japanese Language
12 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 107 (17.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 54 (8.87%) Consultant
2 54 (8.87%) Administrator
3 39 (6.40%) Support Engineer
4 38 (6.24%) Architect
5 37 (6.08%) Analyst
6 36 (5.91%) Server Engineer
7 31 (5.09%) Systems Administrator
8 29 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
9 24 (3.94%) 3rd Line Support
10 22 (3.61%) Wintel Engineer
11 18 (2.96%) Network Engineer
12 17 (2.79%) Infrastructure Architect
12 17 (2.79%) VMware Engineer
13 16 (2.63%) Project Engineer
14 15 (2.46%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 15 (2.46%) Server Support
14 15 (2.46%) Support Analyst
14 15 (2.46%) Server Administrator
14 15 (2.46%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.12%) Web Services
2 15 (2.46%) Middleware
3 8 (1.31%) XMPP
4 7 (1.15%) .NET
5 5 (0.82%) ASP.NET
5 5 (0.82%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (0.66%) Application Packaging
7 3 (0.49%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.49%) WCF
7 3 (0.49%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (0.49%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 3 (0.49%) Regular Expression
8 2 (0.33%) COM+
8 2 (0.33%) XML
9 1 (0.16%) X-Windows
9 1 (0.16%) LAMP
9 1 (0.16%) JTAPI
9 1 (0.16%) WAMP
9 1 (0.16%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 34 (5.58%) Clustering
2 32 (5.25%) Blackberry
3 27 (4.43%) Replication
4 18 (2.96%) Client/Server
5 12 (1.97%) Hedge funds
6 9 (1.48%) Video on Demand
7 8 (1.31%) Firmware
8 7 (1.15%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.15%) PKI
8 7 (1.15%) Enterprise Storage
8 7 (1.15%) iPad
9 6 (0.99%) Fat Client
9 6 (0.99%) Thin Client
10 5 (0.82%) HACMP
10 5 (0.82%) AS400
10 5 (0.82%) IPTV
10 5 (0.82%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.66%) Spread Betting
11 4 (0.66%) Computer Science
11 4 (0.66%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 504 (82.76%) Windows
2 311 (51.07%) Windows Server 2008
3 203 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 138 (22.66%) Linux
5 128 (21.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 74 (12.15%) Windows 7
7 58 (9.52%) UNIX
8 43 (7.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 30 (4.93%) Windows XP
10 16 (2.63%) AIX
11 15 (2.46%) Windows 2000 Server
12 13 (2.13%) SUSE
12 13 (2.13%) Windows 8
13 12 (1.97%) Oracle Linux
14 11 (1.81%) Solaris
15 8 (1.31%) Windows 2000
15 8 (1.31%) CentOS
16 5 (0.82%) SELinux
17 4 (0.66%) Android
18 3 (0.49%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (20.36%) ITIL
2 70 (11.49%) Migration
3 56 (9.20%) Disaster Recovery
4 34 (5.58%) Service Management
5 32 (5.25%) Performance Tuning
6 27 (4.43%) Project Management
7 25 (4.11%) Service Delivery
7 25 (4.11%) Load Balancing
8 23 (3.78%) Incident Management
9 22 (3.61%) Performance Monitoring
9 22 (3.61%) DevOps
10 20 (3.28%) Root Cause Analysis
10 20 (3.28%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (3.12%) Change Management
12 15 (2.46%) PRINCE2
13 14 (2.30%) ITSM
13 14 (2.30%) Data Protection
13 14 (2.30%) Continuous Improvement
14 13 (2.13%) Change Control
14 13 (2.13%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 122 (20.03%) SQL
2 80 (13.14%) PowerShell
3 31 (5.09%) VB
4 20 (3.28%) VBScript
5 16 (2.63%) Perl
6 12 (1.97%) C
7 11 (1.81%) Java
7 11 (1.81%) T-SQL
8 9 (1.48%) VBA
9 8 (1.31%) Ruby
10 7 (1.15%) Python
10 7 (1.15%) Shell Script
11 5 (0.82%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.66%) PHP
12 4 (0.66%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.33%) VB6
13 2 (0.33%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.16%) C#
14 1 (0.16%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.16%) AppleScript
Qualifications
1 96 (15.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 92 (15.11%) Security Cleared
3 86 (14.12%) MCSE
4 80 (13.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 53 (8.70%) SC Cleared
6 36 (5.91%) Cisco Certification
7 34 (5.58%) DV Cleared
8 31 (5.09%) MCITP
8 31 (5.09%) CCNA
9 28 (4.60%) VCAP
10 23 (3.78%) CCNP
11 14 (2.30%) VCDX
12 12 (1.97%) Degree
12 12 (1.97%) VCP5
13 10 (1.64%) MCP
14 9 (1.48%) MCSA
14 9 (1.48%) MCTS
15 8 (1.31%) VCP4
16 5 (0.82%) CCA
16 5 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.12%) SLA
2 16 (2.63%) QA
3 6 (0.99%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.66%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.33%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.33%) BS7799
7 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
System Software
1 326 (53.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 324 (53.20%) Active Directory
3 121 (19.87%) XenApp
4 95 (15.60%) VMware ESX
5 94 (15.44%) XenDesktop
6 70 (11.49%) VMware ESXi
7 64 (10.51%) Hyper-V
8 46 (7.55%) vCloud
9 30 (4.93%) XenServer
10 16 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
11 15 (2.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 14 (2.30%) ISA Server
12 14 (2.30%) NFS
13 12 (1.97%) Xen
14 7 (1.15%) UAG
15 6 (0.99%) Terminal Services
15 6 (0.99%) VMware Workstation
16 5 (0.82%) OCFS2
16 5 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
17 4 (0.66%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 68 (11.17%) SCCM
2 44 (7.22%) SCOM
3 28 (4.60%) NetBackup
4 23 (3.78%) EMC NetWorker
5 22 (3.61%) Backup Exec
6 21 (3.45%) Puppet
7 18 (2.96%) WSUS
8 14 (2.30%) HP SIM
9 9 (1.48%) HP Data Protector
9 9 (1.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 9 (1.48%) Nagios
9 9 (1.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 9 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (1.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 7 (1.15%) MAILsweeper
12 6 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
12 6 (0.99%) PureDisk
12 6 (0.99%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 5 (0.82%) BladeLogic
13 5 (0.82%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 543 (89.16%) VMware
2 255 (41.87%) Microsoft
3 211 (34.65%) Citrix
4 180 (29.56%) HP
5 137 (22.50%) Cisco
6 88 (14.45%) NetApp
7 84 (13.79%) EMC
8 66 (10.84%) IBM
9 53 (8.70%) Oracle
10 45 (7.39%) Dell
11 41 (6.73%) Red Hat
12 38 (6.24%) Symantec
13 35 (5.75%) Websense
14 29 (4.76%) F5
15 26 (4.27%) AppSense
16 25 (4.11%) 3PAR
17 24 (3.94%) Juniper
18 21 (3.45%) CheckPoint
19 17 (2.79%) Brocade
20 16 (2.63%) Hitachi
Staffordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £25000.00 - £29500.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
West Sussex
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £475 - £529 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £220 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Derbyshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £16 - £22 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Intapeople
Rate: £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Steria
Rate: Up to £19 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wimbledon
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £340 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Feltham, Middlesex
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £19.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venn Group - UK
Posted: 5 days ago