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 27 April 2015 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 31 29 39
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +10
Contract jobs citing vSphere 6 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 2.40% 2.01% 0.56%
As % of the System Software category 14.29% 11.11% 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
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£395 £388 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.93% +29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £298 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £398 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
+4.44% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -18.18%
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
42 36 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 16.80% 18.09% 17.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 27 36
Average daily rate £466 £388 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.12% +14.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £138 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 3
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.75 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.47% +19.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 2015. 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
Maidstone - 2 £340 -
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 11 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (54.55%) SQL
3 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 6 (54.55%) Citrix
4 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
4 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (45.45%) XenApp
4 5 (45.45%) XenDesktop
5 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (36.36%) QA
5 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (36.36%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
5 4 (36.36%) LAN
5 4 (36.36%) WAN
5 4 (36.36%) .NET
5 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (27.27%) SolarWinds
6 3 (27.27%) SolarWinds Orion
6 3 (27.27%) Cisco
7 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
7 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
7 2 (18.18%) Kanban

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
1 4 (36.36%) BizTalk Server
1 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) LAN
1 4 (36.36%) WAN
2 2 (18.18%) MPLS
2 2 (18.18%) OSPF
2 2 (18.18%) BGP
2 2 (18.18%) Firewall
3 1 (9.09%) Wireless
3 1 (9.09%) iSCSI
3 1 (9.09%) NAS
3 1 (9.09%) NetScaler
3 1 (9.09%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) AdminStudio
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
1 2 (18.18%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Project Manager
2 3 (27.27%) Technical Manager
2 3 (27.27%) Technical Project Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Support Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Project Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) SCCM Specialist
4 1 (9.09%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) .NET
2 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
2 2 (18.18%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
1 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
2 2 (18.18%) Kanban
2 2 (18.18%) Scrum
3 1 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (9.09%) Change Control
3 1 (9.09%) Coaching
3 1 (9.09%) Software Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) BCP
3 1 (9.09%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) VBScript
2 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (36.36%) QA
2 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
1 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (45.45%) XenApp
1 5 (45.45%) XenDesktop
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (9.09%) DFS Replication
3 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (18.18%) WSUS
2 2 (18.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 6 (54.55%) Citrix
3 3 (27.27%) SolarWinds
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco
4 2 (18.18%) CheckPoint
4 2 (18.18%) Wyse
5 1 (9.09%) HP
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