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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 30 29 37
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +8
Contract jobs citing vSphere 8 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.79% 3.01% 1.97%
As % of the System Software category 20.00% 17.39% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 3
Average daily rate
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£440 £275 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £255 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £295 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £311 £315
% change year-on-year
+22.89% -1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £23.20 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+18.53% -15.63%
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
40 46 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 13.94% 17.29% 14.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 27 25
Average daily rate £425 £300 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% +41.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £158 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £478 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 18
Average hourly rate £10.20 £13.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% -28.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 24 December 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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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
West Malling - 2 £350 -
Maidstone - - - - 1
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 17 (100.00%) Windows
1 17 (100.00%) VMware
1 17 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 13 (76.47%) Citrix
3 12 (70.59%) XenApp
4 10 (58.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
5 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
5 9 (52.94%) MS Exchange
6 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (41.18%) SCCM
8 6 (35.29%) XenDesktop
8 6 (35.29%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (35.29%) Advertising
8 6 (35.29%) ITIL
8 6 (35.29%) Cisco
9 5 (29.41%) HP
9 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (29.41%) LAN
9 5 (29.41%) WAN
9 5 (29.41%) Finance
9 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (29.41%) SolarWinds
9 5 (29.41%) Network Monitoring
10 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
10 4 (23.53%) Firewall
10 4 (23.53%) SQL
10 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (23.53%) DNS

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (52.94%) MS Exchange
2 6 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (11.76%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) LAN
1 5 (29.41%) WAN
2 4 (23.53%) DNS
2 4 (23.53%) Firewall
3 3 (17.65%) SAN
4 2 (11.76%) MPLS
4 2 (11.76%) OSPF
4 2 (11.76%) BGP
4 2 (11.76%) DHCP
4 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
4 2 (11.76%) BIG-IP
4 2 (11.76%) VLAN
5 1 (5.88%) iSCSI
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (5.88%) NAS
5 1 (5.88%) Wireless
5 1 (5.88%) VPN
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) AdminStudio
General
1 6 (35.29%) Advertising
2 5 (29.41%) Finance
3 2 (11.76%) Banking
4 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Support Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Deployment Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (11.76%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Virtualisation Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) SCCM Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Build Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Application Packaging
2 1 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
1 17 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
5 3 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (17.65%) Linux
6 2 (11.76%) UNIX
6 2 (11.76%) Windows 8
7 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) ITIL
2 5 (29.41%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
3 3 (17.65%) Migration
3 3 (17.65%) Operations Management
3 3 (17.65%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (11.76%) Network Management
4 2 (11.76%) Change Management
4 2 (11.76%) Data Security
4 2 (11.76%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Coaching
5 1 (5.88%) Network Design
5 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.88%) SOA
5 1 (5.88%) BCP
5 1 (5.88%) Change Control
5 1 (5.88%) Information Governance
5 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) VBScript
2 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (17.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) MCSE
3 2 (11.76%) CCNP
3 2 (11.76%) CCNA
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
1 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (70.59%) XenApp
2 10 (58.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
3 6 (35.29%) XenDesktop
3 6 (35.29%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (17.65%) VMware ESX
5 2 (11.76%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
6 1 (5.88%) DFS Replication
6 1 (5.88%) Xen
6 1 (5.88%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (41.18%) SCCM
2 3 (17.65%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (11.76%) HP SIM
3 2 (11.76%) SCOM
3 2 (11.76%) Foglight
3 2 (11.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) VMware
2 13 (76.47%) Citrix
3 9 (52.94%) Microsoft
4 6 (35.29%) Cisco
5 5 (29.41%) HP
5 5 (29.41%) SolarWinds
6 3 (17.65%) Red Hat
7 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
7 2 (11.76%) Wyse
7 2 (11.76%) IBM
7 2 (11.76%) F5
7 2 (11.76%) Veeam
8 1 (5.88%) Intel