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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 31 36 27
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -9
Contract jobs citing vSphere 12 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 4.08% 2.28% 4.35%
As % of the System Software category 33.33% 19.35% 18.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 7
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £350 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £400 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.88 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.96% -38.11%
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
36 31 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 12.24% 11.79% 23.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 29 36
Average daily rate £425 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £161 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £413 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 10
Average hourly rate - £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £15.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+8.54% -13.88%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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
Tunbridge Wells -6 1 - -
Chatham - 1 £425 -
Sevenoaks - 1 - -
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 18 (100.00%) VMware
2 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 15 (83.33%) Citrix
3 14 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (77.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (72.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (72.22%) Exchange Server 2007
4 13 (72.22%) MS Exchange
4 13 (72.22%) Cisco
5 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
6 8 (44.44%) ITIL
6 8 (44.44%) LAN
6 8 (44.44%) WAN
6 8 (44.44%) Firewall
6 8 (44.44%) XenApp
7 7 (38.89%) XenDesktop
7 7 (38.89%) SolarWinds
7 7 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (38.89%) CheckPoint
8 6 (33.33%) SAN
8 6 (33.33%) MPLS
8 6 (33.33%) OSPF
8 6 (33.33%) BGP
8 6 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (33.33%) SolarWinds Orion
9 5 (27.78%) DFS Replication
9 5 (27.78%) CCNA
9 5 (27.78%) HP
9 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Certification

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 13 (72.22%) MS Exchange
1 13 (72.22%) Exchange Server 2007
1 13 (72.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) LAN
1 8 (44.44%) WAN
1 8 (44.44%) Firewall
2 6 (33.33%) SAN
2 6 (33.33%) MPLS
2 6 (33.33%) OSPF
2 6 (33.33%) BGP
3 4 (22.22%) Wireless
3 4 (22.22%) iSCSI
3 4 (22.22%) NAS
4 3 (16.67%) BIG-IP
4 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.56%) DNS
5 1 (5.56%) DHCP
5 1 (5.56%) VLAN
5 1 (5.56%) NetScaler
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) IT Security Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Project Manager
4 1 (5.56%) VMware Architect
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.56%) Project Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) NHS
2 1 (5.56%) Replication
2 1 (5.56%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 14 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
2 14 (77.78%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) ITIL
2 6 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (22.22%) Performance Management
3 4 (22.22%) Change Control
4 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.56%) Risk Management
5 1 (5.56%) Scrum
5 1 (5.56%) Kanban
5 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
5 1 (5.56%) SIEM
5 1 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (5.56%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) CCNA
1 5 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (27.78%) MCSE
2 4 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (16.67%) CCNP
4 1 (5.56%) MCITP
4 1 (5.56%) MCSA
4 1 (5.56%) CCSA
4 1 (5.56%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) SLA
2 2 (11.11%) QA
3 1 (5.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 8 (44.44%) XenApp
3 7 (38.89%) XenDesktop
4 5 (27.78%) DFS Replication
5 4 (22.22%) VMware ESX
5 4 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (16.67%) Foglight
3 1 (5.56%) Nessus
3 1 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) VMware
2 15 (83.33%) Citrix
3 13 (72.22%) Cisco
4 7 (38.89%) CheckPoint
4 7 (38.89%) SolarWinds
5 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
5 5 (27.78%) HP
6 3 (16.67%) F5
7 1 (5.56%) Splunk
7 1 (5.56%) LogRhythm
7 1 (5.56%) Dell
7 1 (5.56%) Mercator
7 1 (5.56%) CommVault