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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank - 48 54
Contract jobs citing vSphere 0 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex - 1.04% 0.66%
As % of the System Software category - 5.15% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £255 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £27.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £18.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -38.52%
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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
94 97 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 15.06% 20.08% 21.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 49 31
Average daily rate £375 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £165 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £478 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 17 26
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.25 £30.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -11.11%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (100.00%) IIS
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
1 6 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (83.33%) PowerShell
2 5 (83.33%) WebSphere
2 5 (83.33%) GlassFish
2 5 (83.33%) Bash Shell
2 5 (83.33%) Relational Database
2 5 (83.33%) IBM SmartCloud
2 5 (83.33%) Hyper-V
2 5 (83.33%) Korn
2 5 (83.33%) WebLogic
2 5 (83.33%) Perl
2 5 (83.33%) Oracle
2 5 (83.33%) JBoss
2 5 (83.33%) Tomcat
2 5 (83.33%) IBM
3 4 (66.67%) Finance
3 4 (66.67%) vCloud
4 3 (50.00%) UNIX
5 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
5 2 (33.33%) Linux
5 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
5 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (16.67%) DFS Replication
6 1 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (100.00%) IIS
2 5 (83.33%) JBoss
2 5 (83.33%) Tomcat
2 5 (83.33%) WebSphere
2 5 (83.33%) GlassFish
2 5 (83.33%) WebLogic
3 1 (16.67%) OpenStack
3 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
Cloud Services
1 5 (83.33%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (16.67%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) ISDN
1 1 (16.67%) SMTP
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (16.67%) SAN
1 1 (16.67%) BGP
1 1 (16.67%) EIGRP
1 1 (16.67%) MGCP
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
1 1 (16.67%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (83.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
1 3 (50.00%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) UNIX
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) Perl
1 5 (83.33%) Korn
1 5 (83.33%) PowerShell
1 5 (83.33%) Bash Shell
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (83.33%) Hyper-V
3 4 (66.67%) vCloud
4 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 1 (16.67%) DFS Replication
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) IBM
2 5 (83.33%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (16.67%) Clearswift
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) Juniper