The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 37 24 29
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +5
Contract jobs citing vSphere 8 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.61% 4.91% 1.16%
As % of the System Software category 19.05% 25.45% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £356 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.28% -10.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £115 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £423 £660
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £15.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.25 £30.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-20.49% +34.06%
vSphere
South East

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

System Software Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
42 55 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 13.73% 19.30% 11.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 28 23
Average daily rate £394 £300 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -5.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £115 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 2
Average hourly rate £10.50 £17.50 £57.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -69.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in Kent

vSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the Kent region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Kent region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tunbridge Wells - 3 £350 -
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 11 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (90.91%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 10 (90.91%) MS Exchange
2 10 (90.91%) Active Directory
3 9 (81.82%) Citrix
3 9 (81.82%) XenApp
4 7 (63.64%) Firewall
4 7 (63.64%) Cisco
5 6 (54.55%) LAN
5 6 (54.55%) WAN
5 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (54.55%) Advertising
5 6 (54.55%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (54.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (45.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (45.45%) CheckPoint
6 5 (45.45%) CCNP
6 5 (45.45%) CCNA
7 4 (36.36%) MCSE
7 4 (36.36%) MPLS
7 4 (36.36%) OSPF
7 4 (36.36%) BGP
7 4 (36.36%) XenDesktop
7 4 (36.36%) SCCM
7 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (36.36%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (27.27%) VMware ESXi

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 10 (90.91%) MS Exchange
2 6 (54.55%) Exchange Server 2007
2 6 (54.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (9.09%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) IaaS
1 1 (9.09%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) Firewall
2 6 (54.55%) LAN
2 6 (54.55%) WAN
3 4 (36.36%) MPLS
3 4 (36.36%) OSPF
3 4 (36.36%) BGP
4 3 (27.27%) DNS
4 3 (27.27%) TCP/IP
5 2 (18.18%) DHCP
5 2 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (9.09%) VPN
General
1 6 (54.55%) Advertising
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (45.45%) Support Engineer
3 4 (36.36%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (36.36%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (9.09%) Network Support
5 1 (9.09%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows Server 2008
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
3 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
4 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) Change Management
3 2 (18.18%) Data Security
3 2 (18.18%) Network Management
4 1 (9.09%) Information Governance
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Network Architecture
4 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
4 1 (9.09%) Network Design
4 1 (9.09%) Workflow
4 1 (9.09%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
1 1 (9.09%) Java
1 1 (9.09%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (45.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 5 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (45.45%) CCNP
2 5 (45.45%) CCNA
3 4 (36.36%) MCSE
4 1 (9.09%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) PCI DSS
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (90.91%) Active Directory
2 9 (81.82%) XenApp
3 4 (36.36%) XenDesktop
4 3 (27.27%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (18.18%) VMware ESX
6 1 (9.09%) vCloud
6 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (9.09%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (81.82%) Citrix
3 7 (63.64%) Cisco
4 5 (45.45%) CheckPoint
5 3 (27.27%) SolarWinds
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
Kent
Church International
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
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