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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 57 45 34
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -11
Contract jobs citing vSphere 1 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.21% 0.81% 3.01%
As % of the System Software category 1.64% 4.55% 11.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 14
Average daily rate
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- - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £27.65 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £27.50 £31.88
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -13.72%
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
61 88 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 12.53% 17.78% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 23 66
Average daily rate £244 £213 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.70% -39.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £100 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £505 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 34 23
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 17 September 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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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
Basildon - - - -
Colchester - - - -
vSphere
East of England

vSphere
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 5 (83.33%) HP
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 3 (50.00%) Citrix
3 3 (50.00%) SAN
3 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (50.00%) XenDesktop
3 3 (50.00%) 3PAR
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (33.33%) TOGAF
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
5 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 1 (16.67%) IBM
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
5 1 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) Migration
5 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
5 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) SAN
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Design Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Design Leader
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (33.33%) TOGAF
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (50.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) HP
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) Citrix
2 3 (50.00%) 3PAR
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft