The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 52 51 49
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing vSphere 7 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 1.16% 0.81% 0.85%
As % of the System Software category 7.07% 5.26% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £255 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £27.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.25 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-7.21% -20.49%
vSphere
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

System Software Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
99 76 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 16.42% 15.48% 19.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 29 27
Average daily rate £375 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £170 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 20 28
Average hourly rate £29.00 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.75% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.50 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £29.85 £27.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing vSphere across the Essex region.

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in Essex

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the Essex region.

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Essex region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. 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
Brentwood -1 2 - -
vSphere
East of England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (92.31%) PowerShell
3 7 (53.85%) SCCM
3 7 (53.85%) Microsoft App-V
3 7 (53.85%) Wyse
3 7 (53.85%) XenDesktop
3 7 (53.85%) DNS
3 7 (53.85%) VB
3 7 (53.85%) MSI
4 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
4 6 (46.15%) IIS
4 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (46.15%) VMware
5 5 (38.46%) GlassFish
5 5 (38.46%) WebSphere
5 5 (38.46%) Korn
5 5 (38.46%) Hyper-V
5 5 (38.46%) Relational Database
5 5 (38.46%) IBM SmartCloud
5 5 (38.46%) Bash Shell
5 5 (38.46%) Perl
5 5 (38.46%) WebLogic
5 5 (38.46%) Oracle
5 5 (38.46%) JBoss
5 5 (38.46%) Tomcat
5 5 (38.46%) IBM
6 4 (30.77%) vCloud
6 4 (30.77%) Finance
7 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
7 3 (23.08%) UNIX

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 6 (46.15%) IIS
2 5 (38.46%) JBoss
2 5 (38.46%) Tomcat
2 5 (38.46%) WebSphere
2 5 (38.46%) GlassFish
2 5 (38.46%) WebLogic
3 1 (7.69%) OpenStack
3 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (7.69%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) SAN
2 1 (7.69%) BGP
2 1 (7.69%) EIGRP
2 1 (7.69%) MGCP
2 1 (7.69%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) Spanning Tree
2 1 (7.69%) ISDN
2 1 (7.69%) SMTP
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 5 (38.46%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) MSI
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Administrator
1 3 (23.08%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (7.69%) Development Specialist
2 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Developer
2 1 (7.69%) Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (7.69%) Consultant
2 1 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Team Leader
2 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (7.69%) Desktop Team Leader
2 1 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Engineering Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) UNIX
3 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (15.38%) Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
2 1 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (92.31%) PowerShell
2 7 (53.85%) VB
3 5 (38.46%) Korn
3 5 (38.46%) Bash Shell
3 5 (38.46%) Perl
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft App-V
1 7 (53.85%) XenDesktop
2 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (38.46%) Hyper-V
4 4 (30.77%) vCloud
5 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
6 1 (7.69%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 7 (53.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Wyse
2 6 (46.15%) VMware
3 5 (38.46%) IBM
3 5 (38.46%) Oracle
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
6 1 (7.69%) Clearswift
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco
6 1 (7.69%) HP
6 1 (7.69%) Juniper