The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Kent region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 33 42 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Contract jobs citing vSphere 4 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.84% 0.58% -
As % of the System Software category 9.76% 3.45% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate £388 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.28 £27.25 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-21.90% +14.73%
System Software Category
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
41 58 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 18.89% 16.71% 12.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 34 26
Average daily rate £375 £325 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +38.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £263 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £478 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -17.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
vSphere
South East

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Dartford - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 12 (100.00%) VMware
2 11 (91.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (91.67%) Windows
3 10 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
5 8 (66.67%) SAN
6 7 (58.33%) HP
7 5 (41.67%) VMware ESX
7 5 (41.67%) Mercator
7 5 (41.67%) MPLS
7 5 (41.67%) Citrix
7 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
8 4 (33.33%) DNS
8 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 4 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (33.33%) SolarWinds
8 4 (33.33%) VCAP
9 3 (25.00%) VCDX
9 3 (25.00%) XenApp
9 3 (25.00%) XenDesktop
9 3 (25.00%) MCITP
9 3 (25.00%) SCCM
9 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (25.00%) MCSE
9 3 (25.00%) Cisco
9 3 (25.00%) LAN
9 3 (25.00%) WAN
9 3 (25.00%) DHCP
9 3 (25.00%) SQL Server

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (16.67%) Lync
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (8.33%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) PaaS
1 1 (8.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) SAN
2 5 (41.67%) MPLS
3 4 (33.33%) DNS
4 3 (25.00%) LAN
4 3 (25.00%) WAN
4 3 (25.00%) DHCP
5 2 (16.67%) Wireless
5 2 (16.67%) iSCSI
5 2 (16.67%) NAS
5 2 (16.67%) Unified Communications
6 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (8.33%) Firewall
6 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 6 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 6 (50.00%) Network Support Engineer
1 6 (50.00%) Network Support
2 3 (25.00%) Citrix Support Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Citrix Support
2 3 (25.00%) Citrix Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Server Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Exchange Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Configuration Specialist
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 10 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Performance Management
2 2 (16.67%) Change Control
3 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
3 1 (8.33%) Workflow
3 1 (8.33%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (8.33%) Java
1 1 (8.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 4 (33.33%) VCAP
2 3 (25.00%) VCDX
2 3 (25.00%) MCITP
2 3 (25.00%) MCSE
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (8.33%) CCNP
3 1 (8.33%) CCNA
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (41.67%) VMware ESX
4 3 (25.00%) XenApp
4 3 (25.00%) XenDesktop
5 2 (16.67%) DFS Replication
6 1 (8.33%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) SCCM
1 3 (25.00%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (58.33%) HP
3 5 (41.67%) Mercator
3 5 (41.67%) Citrix
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (33.33%) SolarWinds
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco
5 3 (25.00%) Dell
5 3 (25.00%) CommVault
6 1 (8.33%) Foundry
6 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint