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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 54 54 65
Rank change year-on-year
0 +11
Contract jobs citing vSphere 2 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.47% 1.14% 0.14%
As % of the System Software category 2.38% 10.17% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
Average daily rate £248 £300 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% -10.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.23% +4.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.58 £19.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.55% -12.22%
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
84 59 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 19.53% 11.22% 14.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 34 63
Average daily rate £310 £275 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% -26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £135 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £420 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £324
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 8 10
Average hourly rate £16.50 £23.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.78% +67.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the Essex region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 April 2016, 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) DNS
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (50.00%) VB
3 2 (50.00%) SCCM
3 2 (50.00%) Wyse
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (50.00%) AppSense
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) MSI
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (50.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (25.00%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (25.00%) Wireless
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (25.00%) NHS
4 1 (25.00%) Thin Client
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) LAN
4 1 (25.00%) WAN
4 1 (25.00%) MCSE
4 1 (25.00%) CCNA

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) WAN
2 1 (25.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MSI
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Development Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory Support
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix Support
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) IT Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) IT Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Desktop Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Development Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Server Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Server Support
2 1 (25.00%) Server Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (25.00%) NHS
1 1 (25.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Application Packaging
1 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (50.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (50.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (25.00%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (25.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) AppSense
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Wyse
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco