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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank - 33 37
Contract jobs citing vSphere 0 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent - 3.75% 2.34%
As % of the System Software category - 30.56% 19.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 6
Median daily rate - £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £26.25 £18.88
% change year-on-year
-9.52% +39.07%
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
27 36 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 9.47% 12.29% 12.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 27 28
Median daily rate £350 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £249 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £513 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £14.00 - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+20.58% +9.67%

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 20 (100.00%) Java
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 20 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 20 (100.00%) OpenStack
2 19 (95.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 19 (95.00%) Software Engineering
2 19 (95.00%) TDD
3 18 (90.00%) Web Services
3 18 (90.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 18 (90.00%) RabbitMQ
3 18 (90.00%) Redis
3 18 (90.00%) Continuous Delivery
4 17 (85.00%) DevOps
4 17 (85.00%) PaaS
4 17 (85.00%) Bash Shell
4 17 (85.00%) Ruby
5 16 (80.00%) Heroku
5 16 (80.00%) Go
6 9 (45.00%) Finance
7 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (20.00%) Banking
8 4 (20.00%) Investment Management
9 3 (15.00%) Docker
9 3 (15.00%) Extreme Programming
10 2 (10.00%) Pair Programming
11 1 (5.00%) Microservices
11 1 (5.00%) Software Delivery
11 1 (5.00%) Release Management
11 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
11 1 (5.00%) Puppet

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 20 (100.00%) OpenStack
2 19 (95.00%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 20 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (85.00%) PaaS
3 16 (80.00%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (90.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 18 (90.00%) Redis
General
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 10 (50.00%) Software Engineer
2 9 (45.00%) Developer
3 7 (35.00%) Java Engineer
4 6 (30.00%) Java Developer
4 6 (30.00%) Java Software Engineer
4 6 (30.00%) Software Developer
5 4 (20.00%) Ruby Engineer
6 3 (15.00%) Java Software Developer
7 2 (10.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 2 (10.00%) Ruby Developer
8 1 (5.00%) Automation Developer
8 1 (5.00%) Cloud Developer
8 1 (5.00%) Cloud Engineer
8 1 (5.00%) DevOps Systems Engineer
8 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (5.00%) Senior Developer
8 1 (5.00%) Senior Java Developer
8 1 (5.00%) Senior Ruby Developer
8 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (90.00%) RabbitMQ
1 18 (90.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (95.00%) Software Engineering
1 19 (95.00%) TDD
2 18 (90.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 17 (85.00%) DevOps
4 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (20.00%) Investment Management
6 3 (15.00%) Extreme Programming
7 2 (10.00%) Pair Programming
8 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (5.00%) Microservices
8 1 (5.00%) Release Management
8 1 (5.00%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 20 (100.00%) Java
2 17 (85.00%) Bash Shell
2 17 (85.00%) Ruby
3 16 (80.00%) Go
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Puppet