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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 43 34 30
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -4
Contract jobs citing vSphere 5 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.58% 2.56% 3.72%
As % of the System Software category 12.20% 12.96% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 2
Average daily rate £550 £413 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £23.00 £23.20
% change year-on-year
+37.19% -0.86%
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
41 54 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 12.93% 19.78% 18.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 41 20
Average daily rate £450 £400 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £125 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £700 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 6
Average hourly rate £13.00 £10.20 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -47.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £10.20 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £20.04 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Tonbridge - 2 £588 - 1
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 6 (85.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (71.43%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (71.43%) Java
2 5 (71.43%) Web Services
2 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 5 (71.43%) TDD
2 5 (71.43%) OpenStack
3 4 (57.14%) Bash Shell
3 4 (57.14%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (57.14%) Continuous Delivery
3 4 (57.14%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (57.14%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (57.14%) Redis
3 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
4 3 (42.86%) Ruby
4 3 (42.86%) PaaS
4 3 (42.86%) DevOps
4 3 (42.86%) Go
4 3 (42.86%) Heroku
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (28.57%) XenApp
5 2 (28.57%) XenDesktop
5 2 (28.57%) VMware
5 2 (28.57%) Windows
5 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 5 (71.43%) OpenStack
2 4 (57.14%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (71.43%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (42.86%) Heroku
3 3 (42.86%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) BGP
1 1 (14.29%) BIG-IP
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) MPLS
1 1 (14.29%) OSPF
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (57.14%) Redis
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
1 3 (42.86%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix Support
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Java Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Java Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Server Support
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Citrix Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Citrix Support
3 1 (14.29%) Senior IT Support
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Support
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Network Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Server Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) Web Services
2 4 (57.14%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) TDD
2 4 (57.14%) Continuous Delivery
2 4 (57.14%) Software Engineering
3 3 (42.86%) DevOps
4 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL
4 1 (14.29%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Java
2 4 (57.14%) Bash Shell
3 3 (42.86%) Go
3 3 (42.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CCNA
1 1 (14.29%) CCNP
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (14.29%) MCSE
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
1 2 (28.57%) XenApp
1 2 (28.57%) XenDesktop
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Foglight
1 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Citrix
1 2 (28.57%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) F5
2 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds
Tonbridge, Kent
TEKsystems
Rate: £575 - £625 per day
Posted: 6 days ago