The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Kent region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 39 28 32
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +4
Contract jobs citing vSphere 6 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.15% 4.38% 0.79%
As % of the System Software category 18.75% 19.05% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £563
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -37.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £30.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-38.52% +34.06%
System Software Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
32 63 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 11.47% 22.99% 9.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 35 17
Average daily rate £350 £356 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% +4.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £115 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £495 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £67.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -76.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.28% +2.94%
vSphere
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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
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 31 July 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone - - - -
Tonbridge - - - -
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (90.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 9 (90.00%) MS Exchange
3 8 (80.00%) Cisco
3 8 (80.00%) Citrix
3 8 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
5 6 (60.00%) Firewall
5 6 (60.00%) XenApp
6 5 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (50.00%) CheckPoint
6 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (50.00%) CCNP
6 5 (50.00%) CCNA
6 5 (50.00%) LAN
6 5 (50.00%) WAN
7 4 (40.00%) ITIL
7 4 (40.00%) MCSE
7 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (40.00%) MPLS
7 4 (40.00%) OSPF
7 4 (40.00%) BGP
7 4 (40.00%) VMware ESX
7 4 (40.00%) XenDesktop
7 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (30.00%) Advertising
9 2 (20.00%) SCCM

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 9 (90.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 8 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (10.00%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) PaaS
1 1 (10.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) Firewall
2 5 (50.00%) LAN
2 5 (50.00%) WAN
3 4 (40.00%) MPLS
3 4 (40.00%) OSPF
3 4 (40.00%) BGP
4 2 (20.00%) NAS
4 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (20.00%) DNS
4 2 (20.00%) SAN
4 2 (20.00%) Wireless
4 2 (20.00%) iSCSI
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (10.00%) DHCP
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 3 (30.00%) Advertising
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Network Support
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
1 9 (90.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (20.00%) Change Control
2 2 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (10.00%) Change Management
3 1 (10.00%) Workflow
3 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Java
1 1 (10.00%) Perl
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) CCNP
1 5 (50.00%) CCNA
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (40.00%) MCSE
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (10.00%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (60.00%) XenApp
3 4 (40.00%) XenDesktop
3 4 (40.00%) VMware ESX
4 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (20.00%) DFS Replication
5 1 (10.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (80.00%) Cisco
2 8 (80.00%) Citrix
3 5 (50.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (20.00%) HP
5 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft