The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 32 36 39
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Contract jobs citing vSphere 7 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.17% 3.30% 2.17%
As % of the System Software category 14.58% 25.00% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 4
Median daily rate £750 £438 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.42% +25.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £354 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.07% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £21.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year
+109.52% +11.25%
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
48 36 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 14.91% 13.19% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 22 28
Median daily rate £434 £470 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% +34.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £255 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £515 £399
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -8.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +12.90%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Kent region citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Kent region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tonbridge - 3 £750 -
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Kent region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 23 (100.00%) Java
1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 23 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 23 (100.00%) OpenStack
2 22 (95.65%) TDD
3 21 (91.30%) Software Engineering
3 21 (91.30%) Web Services
3 21 (91.30%) Cloud Foundry
4 20 (86.96%) Continuous Delivery
4 20 (86.96%) RabbitMQ
4 20 (86.96%) Redis
4 20 (86.96%) Apache Cassandra
5 19 (82.61%) PaaS
5 19 (82.61%) Bash Shell
5 19 (82.61%) Ruby
5 19 (82.61%) DevOps
6 18 (78.26%) Go
6 18 (78.26%) Heroku
7 12 (52.17%) Finance
8 5 (21.74%) Banking
8 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (17.39%) Investment Management
10 3 (13.04%) Extreme Programming
10 3 (13.04%) Docker
11 2 (8.70%) Pair Programming
12 1 (4.35%) Asset Management
12 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
12 1 (4.35%) Puppet
12 1 (4.35%) Internet
12 1 (4.35%) Release Management

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (100.00%) OpenStack
2 21 (91.30%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 23 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (82.61%) PaaS
3 18 (78.26%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (86.96%) Apache Cassandra
1 20 (86.96%) Redis
General
1 12 (52.17%) Finance
2 5 (21.74%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (47.83%) Developer
3 10 (43.48%) Software Engineer
4 8 (34.78%) Java Engineer
5 7 (30.43%) Java Developer
6 6 (26.09%) Java Software Engineer
6 6 (26.09%) Software Developer
7 4 (17.39%) Ruby Engineer
8 3 (13.04%) Java Software Developer
9 2 (8.70%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (8.70%) Ruby Developer
10 1 (4.35%) Automation Developer
10 1 (4.35%) Cloud Engineer
10 1 (4.35%) DevOps Systems Engineer
10 1 (4.35%) Platform Engineer
10 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
10 1 (4.35%) Senior Java Developer
10 1 (4.35%) Senior Ruby Developer
10 1 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (91.30%) Web Services
2 20 (86.96%) RabbitMQ
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (95.65%) TDD
2 21 (91.30%) Software Engineering
3 20 (86.96%) Continuous Delivery
4 19 (82.61%) DevOps
5 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (17.39%) Investment Management
7 3 (13.04%) Extreme Programming
8 2 (8.70%) Pair Programming
9 1 (4.35%) Asset Management
9 1 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (4.35%) Microservices
9 1 (4.35%) Release Management
9 1 (4.35%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 23 (100.00%) Java
2 19 (82.61%) Bash Shell
2 19 (82.61%) Ruby
3 18 (78.26%) Go
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Puppet