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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
South East / Kent
Rank 42 44 35
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -9
Contract jobs citing vSphere 1 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.37% 1.43% 2.56%
As % of the System Software category 3.33% 9.80% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 4
Median daily rate £550 £550 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £29.53 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+38.85% +30.13%

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
30 51 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 10.99% 14.61% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 40 39
Median daily rate £315 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +8.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £325 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £560 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 2
Median hourly rate £21.78 £12.23 £10.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.04% +19.90%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%

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
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 22 February 2017. 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 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
Chatham - 1 £550 -
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 9 (90.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (80.00%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (80.00%) TDD
2 8 (80.00%) PaaS
2 8 (80.00%) Bash Shell
2 8 (80.00%) Ruby
2 8 (80.00%) Java
2 8 (80.00%) Finance
2 8 (80.00%) RabbitMQ
2 8 (80.00%) Redis
2 8 (80.00%) Heroku
2 8 (80.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 8 (80.00%) Go
2 8 (80.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 8 (80.00%) Linux Command Line
3 7 (70.00%) Software Engineering
3 7 (70.00%) OpenStack
3 7 (70.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 7 (70.00%) Web Services
4 5 (50.00%) DevOps
5 3 (30.00%) Extreme Programming
5 3 (30.00%) Banking
5 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
6 2 (20.00%) VMware
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (20.00%) Windows
7 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
7 1 (10.00%) LAN
7 1 (10.00%) WAN
7 1 (10.00%) DNS

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 8 (80.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 7 (70.00%) OpenStack
3 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (80.00%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (80.00%) Heroku
2 8 (80.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (80.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 8 (80.00%) Redis
General
1 8 (80.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Developer
1 4 (40.00%) Software Developer
1 4 (40.00%) Software Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Cloud Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Java Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Java Software Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Ruby Developer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Active Directory Support
3 1 (10.00%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Support
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Ruby Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) RabbitMQ
2 7 (70.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (80.00%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) TDD
2 7 (70.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 7 (70.00%) Software Engineering
3 5 (50.00%) DevOps
4 3 (30.00%) Extreme Programming
5 1 (10.00%) Information Security
5 1 (10.00%) Regulatory Compliance
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) Bash Shell
1 8 (80.00%) Go
1 8 (80.00%) Java
1 8 (80.00%) Ruby
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft