The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 169 162 169
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +7
Contract jobs citing vSphere 88 71 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.90% 0.84% 0.80%
As % of the System Software category 7.12% 6.43% 8.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 33 37
Average daily rate
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£360 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £231 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £283 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.71% -13.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 £16.50 £25.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.42% -35.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £21.54 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+53.20% -16.34%
vSphere
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

System Software Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1236 1104 800
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.64% 13.03% 9.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 619 513 365
Average daily rate £363 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £163 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 174 162
Average hourly rate £18.25 £14.50 £16.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.86% -10.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.25 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing vSphere across the South East region.

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in the South East

vSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the South East region over the 3 months to 25 November 2014.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the South East region.

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 November 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
Berkshire +12 35 £325 -14.47% 2
Hampshire -8 27 £347 +39.08% 18
Kent +5 9 £450 -2.70% 4
Surrey -8 8 £378 -5.62% 2
Middlesex +4 4 £345 +130.00% 1
East Sussex -4 2 £383 +17.24% 2
West Sussex - 2 £400 - 4
Oxfordshire -25 1 £390 +47.16% 3
Sussex - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Thames Valley - - - -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 155 (86.59%) VMware
2 139 (77.65%) Windows
3 91 (50.84%) Active Directory
4 87 (48.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 76 (42.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 76 (42.46%) Microsoft
6 62 (34.64%) Security Cleared
7 58 (32.40%) Citrix
8 56 (31.28%) Windows Server 2003
9 53 (29.61%) SAN
10 52 (29.05%) HP
11 49 (27.37%) DNS
12 48 (26.82%) Cisco
12 48 (26.82%) Windows Server 2012
13 45 (25.14%) Firewall
14 43 (24.02%) Linux
15 41 (22.91%) MS Exchange
16 37 (20.67%) SC Cleared
17 34 (18.99%) XenApp
17 34 (18.99%) MS Excel
17 34 (18.99%) IIS
18 33 (18.44%) Hyper-V
19 31 (17.32%) VMware ESXi
20 30 (16.76%) SQL Server
20 30 (16.76%) ITIL
21 28 (15.64%) EMC
21 28 (15.64%) Microsoft Certification
22 27 (15.08%) SQL
22 27 (15.08%) PowerShell
23 26 (14.53%) DV Cleared

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 41 (22.91%) MS Exchange
2 34 (18.99%) IIS
3 26 (14.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (10.61%) Exchange Server 2007
5 14 (7.82%) Exchange Server 2003
6 13 (7.26%) Apache
7 11 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2013
8 10 (5.59%) JBoss
9 8 (4.47%) Lync
10 7 (3.91%) IBM Notes
10 7 (3.91%) Lotus Domino
10 7 (3.91%) GlassFish
10 7 (3.91%) OpenStack
11 6 (3.35%) WebLogic
11 6 (3.35%) WebSphere
12 5 (2.79%) Tomcat
13 3 (1.68%) Exchange Server 5.5
13 3 (1.68%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (1.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.56%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 34 (18.99%) MS Excel
2 9 (5.03%) MS Office
3 2 (1.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) assyst
1 1 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.23%) SaaS
2 3 (1.68%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.68%) Office 365
3 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.56%) IaaS
4 1 (0.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (29.61%) SAN
2 49 (27.37%) DNS
3 45 (25.14%) Firewall
4 22 (12.29%) VLAN
5 21 (11.73%) DHCP
6 20 (11.17%) WAN
6 20 (11.17%) LAN
7 19 (10.61%) TCP/IP
8 18 (10.06%) Cisco ASA
9 14 (7.82%) OSPF
10 13 (7.26%) NetScaler
11 12 (6.70%) Network Security
11 12 (6.70%) VPN
11 12 (6.70%) BGP
12 11 (6.15%) LDAP
13 10 (5.59%) MPLS
14 9 (5.03%) Kerberos
15 8 (4.47%) Cisco Nexus
15 8 (4.47%) Cisco IOS
16 6 (3.35%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (16.76%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (4.47%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (2.79%) SQLPlus
4 5 (2.79%) DB2
4 5 (2.79%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.23%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.68%) SQL Server 7
7 2 (1.12%) MySQL
8 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (3.35%) Jenkins
1 6 (3.35%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.79%) Maven
3 3 (1.68%) JUnit
3 3 (1.68%) jMock
3 3 (1.68%) Mockito
3 3 (1.68%) DbUnit
4 2 (1.12%) Gerrit
4 2 (1.12%) Wise Package Studio
4 2 (1.12%) ClearCase
4 2 (1.12%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.56%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.56%) Subversion
5 1 (0.56%) Bugzilla
General
1 13 (7.26%) Telecoms
2 6 (3.35%) Finance
2 6 (3.35%) Advertising
3 5 (2.79%) Retail
4 2 (1.12%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.56%) Banking
5 1 (0.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 49 (27.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (9.50%) Architect
3 16 (8.94%) Consultant
3 16 (8.94%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (6.70%) Network Engineer
5 10 (5.59%) Analyst
6 9 (5.03%) Technical Architect
6 9 (5.03%) Solutions Architect
6 9 (5.03%) Support Engineer
7 7 (3.91%) Linux Engineer
7 7 (3.91%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 7 (3.91%) Support Analyst
7 7 (3.91%) Administrator
8 6 (3.35%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (3.35%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (2.79%) Web Analyst
9 5 (2.79%) Security Engineer
9 5 (2.79%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (2.79%) Developer
9 5 (2.79%) Virtualisation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.91%) Flash
2 6 (3.35%) WebSphere MQ
3 5 (2.79%) Regular Expression
4 4 (2.23%) Web Services
5 3 (1.68%) Application Packaging
5 3 (1.68%) Spring
5 3 (1.68%) ActiveMQ
5 3 (1.68%) X-Windows
5 3 (1.68%) XML
5 3 (1.68%) SOAP
5 3 (1.68%) RESTful
5 3 (1.68%) Apache CXF
5 3 (1.68%) Apache Camel
5 3 (1.68%) PowerMock
6 2 (1.12%) HTML
6 2 (1.12%) LAMP
6 2 (1.12%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.82%) Blackberry
2 13 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.03%) Clustering
4 7 (3.91%) PKI
4 7 (3.91%) CLARiiON
5 6 (3.35%) EFT
6 5 (2.79%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.79%) HACMP
7 3 (1.68%) Replication
7 3 (1.68%) Open Source
8 2 (1.12%) GIS
8 2 (1.12%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.56%) CMDB
9 1 (0.56%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.56%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.56%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.56%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.56%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 139 (77.65%) Windows
2 87 (48.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 56 (31.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 48 (26.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 43 (24.02%) Linux
6 21 (11.73%) Windows 7
7 17 (9.50%) UNIX
8 16 (8.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (6.15%) Windows 2000
9 11 (6.15%) AIX
9 11 (6.15%) Oracle Linux
10 9 (5.03%) Windows XP
11 8 (4.47%) SUSE
11 8 (4.47%) Ubuntu
12 7 (3.91%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (2.23%) HPUX
14 3 (1.68%) VMS
14 3 (1.68%) CentOS
14 3 (1.68%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (16.76%) ITIL
2 24 (13.41%) Migration
3 19 (10.61%) Change Management
4 14 (7.82%) Root Cause Analysis
5 11 (6.15%) Coaching
5 11 (6.15%) Network Monitoring
6 10 (5.59%) Mentoring
6 10 (5.59%) Time Management
6 10 (5.59%) Service Delivery
6 10 (5.59%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (5.03%) Load Balancing
7 9 (5.03%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (5.03%) Service Management
7 9 (5.03%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (5.03%) Analytics
8 8 (4.47%) Network Management
9 7 (3.91%) Web Development
10 6 (3.35%) Use Case
10 6 (3.35%) Performance Monitoring
10 6 (3.35%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (15.08%) SQL
1 27 (15.08%) PowerShell
2 10 (5.59%) Java
3 8 (4.47%) VBScript
4 5 (2.79%) C
4 5 (2.79%) PL/SQL
4 5 (2.79%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.68%) C#
5 3 (1.68%) VB
6 2 (1.12%) Python
6 2 (1.12%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.56%) C++
7 1 (0.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 62 (34.64%) Security Cleared
2 37 (20.67%) SC Cleared
3 28 (15.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (14.53%) DV Cleared
5 21 (11.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 21 (11.73%) MCSE
6 18 (10.06%) CCNA
6 18 (10.06%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (6.70%) CCNP
8 9 (5.03%) Degree
9 7 (3.91%) MCITP
10 4 (2.23%) VCAP
10 4 (2.23%) MCSA
11 3 (1.68%) RHCE
12 2 (1.12%) VCP4
12 2 (1.12%) VCP5
12 2 (1.12%) PhD
12 2 (1.12%) MCTS
13 1 (0.56%) CCA
13 1 (0.56%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.47%) SLA
2 6 (3.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (3.35%) QA
3 3 (1.68%) BS7799
3 3 (1.68%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.12%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.56%) JSP 440
System Software
1 91 (50.84%) Active Directory
2 76 (42.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (18.99%) XenApp
4 33 (18.44%) Hyper-V
5 31 (17.32%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (10.61%) VMware ESX
7 16 (8.94%) XenDesktop
8 13 (7.26%) vCloud
9 9 (5.03%) XenServer
10 8 (4.47%) Terminal Services
11 6 (3.35%) KVM
12 5 (2.79%) Firmware
12 5 (2.79%) OCFS2
12 5 (2.79%) FreeRADIUS
13 4 (2.23%) DFS Replication
14 3 (1.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (1.68%) ISA Server
14 3 (1.68%) Docker
14 3 (1.68%) LXC
14 3 (1.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 21 (11.73%) NetBackup
2 11 (6.15%) SCCM
3 9 (5.03%) WSUS
4 8 (4.47%) SCOM
5 7 (3.91%) Backup Exec
5 7 (3.91%) HP SIM
6 6 (3.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 6 (3.35%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (2.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (2.79%) CA Spectrum
8 4 (2.23%) FortiGate
9 3 (1.68%) BladeLogic
9 3 (1.68%) ARCserve
9 3 (1.68%) Unicenter
9 3 (1.68%) Ansible
9 3 (1.68%) logstash
9 3 (1.68%) Hyperic
9 3 (1.68%) HP Data Protector
9 3 (1.68%) SolarWinds Orion
9 3 (1.68%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 155 (86.59%) VMware
2 76 (42.46%) Microsoft
3 58 (32.40%) Citrix
4 52 (29.05%) HP
5 48 (26.82%) Cisco
6 28 (15.64%) EMC
7 25 (13.97%) IBM
8 23 (12.85%) Symantec
9 21 (11.73%) Dell
9 21 (11.73%) NetApp
10 17 (9.50%) Oracle
11 16 (8.94%) Red Hat
12 14 (7.82%) CA
12 14 (7.82%) Juniper
13 12 (6.70%) CheckPoint
14 9 (5.03%) 3PAR
15 8 (4.47%) Lumension
16 7 (3.91%) Brocade
16 7 (3.91%) Lotus
16 7 (3.91%) Adobe
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