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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 34 26 32
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +6
Contract jobs citing vSphere 10 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 3.40% 3.75% 0.71%
As % of the System Software category 20.83% 22.45% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 2
Average daily rate
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£425 £388 £495
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -21.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £239 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £463 £679
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £10.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £28.90 £31.88
% change year-on-year
+8.13% -9.33%
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 49 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 16.33% 16.72% 12.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 25 27
Average daily rate £400 £363 £218
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +66.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £115 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 £11.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -76.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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
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 16 September 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Kent region over the 3 months to 16 September 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
(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
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £350 -
West Malling - 1 - -
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 14 (100.00%) VMware
2 13 (92.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 13 (92.86%) Windows
3 12 (85.71%) Citrix
3 12 (85.71%) XenApp
4 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
4 10 (71.43%) MS Exchange
5 7 (50.00%) Cisco
5 7 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (42.86%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (42.86%) XenDesktop
6 6 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (42.86%) Advertising
6 6 (42.86%) Firewall
6 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (35.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (35.71%) SCCM
7 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
7 5 (35.71%) LAN
7 5 (35.71%) WAN
7 5 (35.71%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (28.57%) MCSE
8 4 (28.57%) CCNP
8 4 (28.57%) CCNA
8 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (28.57%) CheckPoint
8 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (28.57%) MPLS

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 10 (71.43%) MS Exchange
2 7 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (14.29%) IIS
6 1 (7.14%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) PaaS
1 1 (7.14%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) Firewall
2 5 (35.71%) LAN
2 5 (35.71%) WAN
3 4 (28.57%) DNS
3 4 (28.57%) MPLS
3 4 (28.57%) OSPF
3 4 (28.57%) BGP
4 2 (14.29%) DHCP
4 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 2 (14.29%) VLAN
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (7.14%) VPN
General
1 6 (42.86%) Advertising
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Specialist
3 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Virtualisation Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (92.86%) Windows
1 13 (92.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (14.29%) UNIX
4 2 (14.29%) Linux
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
5 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (21.43%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) Server Monitoring
3 2 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (14.29%) Network Management
3 2 (14.29%) Data Security
4 1 (7.14%) Workflow
4 1 (7.14%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
4 1 (7.14%) Network Design
4 1 (7.14%) Operations Management
4 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.14%) Network Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) Information Governance
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) SOA
4 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (35.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (28.57%) MCSE
3 4 (28.57%) CCNP
3 4 (28.57%) CCNA
3 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
4 1 (7.14%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (85.71%) XenApp
2 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 6 (42.86%) XenDesktop
3 6 (42.86%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (14.29%) VMware ESX
6 1 (7.14%) Terminal Services
6 1 (7.14%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) SCCM
2 2 (14.29%) SCOM
2 2 (14.29%) HP SIM
3 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (85.71%) Citrix
3 7 (50.00%) Cisco
4 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
5 4 (28.57%) CheckPoint
6 3 (21.43%) SolarWinds
7 2 (14.29%) HP
7 2 (14.29%) Veeam
8 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
8 1 (7.14%) Intel