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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 148 148 182
Rank change year-on-year
0 +34
Contract jobs citing vSphere 126 126 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.38% 1.32% 0.73%
As % of the System Software category 11.02% 10.36% 6.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 76 50
Median daily rate £400 £350 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £225 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £431 £452
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £343 £315
% change year-on-year
+9.34% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
Median hourly rate £23.00 £18.50 £17.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.32% +8.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.70 £16.90 £15.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £20.50 £18.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.58 £22.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+16.81% +1.11%
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
1143 1216 1086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.55% 12.73% 11.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 677 599 512
Median daily rate £400 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 146 155
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £15.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +26.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.48 £12.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.83 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+12.92% +8.54%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 May 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016.

vSphere Hourly Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +16 45 £438 +25.00% 5
Hampshire +12 41 £380 +11.76% 7
Kent 0 18 £650 +48.57% 2
Surrey -9 11 £350 -4.10% 3
Oxfordshire +4 6 £335 +11.66%
Buckinghamshire -3 2 £313 -21.87%
West Sussex -31 2 £413 +17.85% 3
East Sussex -8 1 £363 -9.37% 2
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 193 (85.02%) VMware
2 140 (61.67%) Windows
3 117 (51.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 107 (47.14%) Windows Server
5 88 (38.77%) Active Directory
6 77 (33.92%) Microsoft
7 75 (33.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 67 (29.52%) Linux
9 65 (28.63%) Windows Server 2008
10 60 (26.43%) Cisco
11 55 (24.23%) PowerShell
12 50 (22.03%) ITIL
13 49 (21.59%) Windows Server 2003
14 48 (21.15%) Data Centre
15 47 (20.70%) SAN
16 45 (19.82%) Firewall
16 45 (19.82%) Amazon AWS
17 40 (17.62%) SQL Server
18 39 (17.18%) VMware ESXi
19 38 (16.74%) Citrix
20 37 (16.30%) Microsoft Certification
21 36 (15.86%) HP
21 36 (15.86%) Ruby
22 35 (15.42%) SQL
22 35 (15.42%) MS Exchange
23 33 (14.54%) Java
24 32 (14.10%) Microsoft Azure
24 32 (14.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
25 31 (13.66%) DevOps
25 31 (13.66%) MS Excel

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 35 (15.42%) MS Exchange
2 26 (11.45%) OpenStack
3 21 (9.25%) Cloud Foundry
4 16 (7.05%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (4.41%) SharePoint
6 7 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (2.20%) IIS
7 5 (2.20%) JBoss
8 4 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.76%) Node.js
8 4 (1.76%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.32%) Skype for Business
10 2 (0.88%) Apache
10 2 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.88%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.44%) CloudStack
11 1 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.44%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 31 (13.66%) MS Excel
2 15 (6.61%) MS Office
3 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.44%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 45 (19.82%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (14.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (9.69%) PaaS
4 18 (7.93%) Heroku
5 3 (1.32%) IaaS
5 3 (1.32%) SaaS
6 2 (0.88%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.44%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.44%) CloudBees
7 1 (0.44%) IBM PureFlex
7 1 (0.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 47 (20.70%) SAN
2 45 (19.82%) Firewall
3 24 (10.57%) DNS
4 23 (10.13%) Cisco Nexus
5 20 (8.81%) DHCP
6 18 (7.93%) NAS
7 15 (6.61%) TCP/IP
8 14 (6.17%) LAN
8 14 (6.17%) WAN
9 11 (4.85%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (4.41%) IPv4
10 10 (4.41%) IPv6
11 9 (3.96%) Fibre Channel
12 8 (3.52%) Ethernet
13 7 (3.08%) VPN
14 6 (2.64%) NetScaler
14 6 (2.64%) Network Security
15 5 (2.20%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 5 (2.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 5 (2.20%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (17.62%) SQL Server
2 20 (8.81%) Apache Cassandra
2 20 (8.81%) Redis
3 12 (5.29%) MySQL
4 11 (4.85%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (4.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (3.52%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (3.08%) BusinessObjects
7 7 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.32%) DB2
8 3 (1.32%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.88%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.88%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.88%) Oracle Exadata
10 1 (0.44%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (3.96%) Sonatype Nexus
2 5 (2.20%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.20%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.76%) JIRA
4 1 (0.44%) Ant
4 1 (0.44%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.44%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.44%) Maven
4 1 (0.44%) Subversion
General
1 27 (11.89%) Finance
2 8 (3.52%) Banking
3 4 (1.76%) Local Government
4 3 (1.32%) Retail
5 2 (0.88%) Advertising
5 2 (0.88%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.88%) Military
5 2 (0.88%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.44%) Back Office
6 1 (0.44%) Billing
6 1 (0.44%) Electronics
6 1 (0.44%) Legal
6 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.44%) Marketing
6 1 (0.44%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 55 (24.23%) Support Engineer
2 29 (12.78%) Server Engineer
3 27 (11.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 25 (11.01%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 25 (11.01%) Server Support
4 25 (11.01%) VMware Engineer
5 24 (10.57%) 3rd Line Support
6 20 (8.81%) Wintel Engineer
7 18 (7.93%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 18 (7.93%) Server Support Engineer
8 17 (7.49%) Developer
9 15 (6.61%) DevOps Engineer
9 15 (6.61%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 15 (6.61%) Wintel Support
10 14 (6.17%) Wintel Server Engineer
11 11 (4.85%) Software Engineer
11 11 (4.85%) VMware Support Engineer
12 10 (4.41%) Administrator
12 10 (4.41%) Cloud Engineer
12 10 (4.41%) FlexPod Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (9.69%) Web Services
2 21 (9.25%) RabbitMQ
3 11 (4.85%) Middleware
4 2 (0.88%) Regular Expression
4 2 (0.88%) REST
5 1 (0.44%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.44%) ELK Stack
5 1 (0.44%) HTML
5 1 (0.44%) HTML5
5 1 (0.44%) LAMP
5 1 (0.44%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 48 (21.15%) Data Centre
2 22 (9.69%) EMC VNX
3 18 (7.93%) FlexPod
4 15 (6.61%) VCE vBlock
5 14 (6.17%) Driving Licence
6 12 (5.29%) EMC VMAX
7 9 (3.96%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (3.52%) Clustering
8 8 (3.52%) Replication
9 5 (2.20%) e-Health
9 5 (2.20%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (2.20%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.76%) Enterprise Cloud
10 4 (1.76%) PKI
11 3 (1.32%) Contactless
11 3 (1.32%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (1.32%) Management Information System
11 3 (1.32%) Web 2.0
12 2 (0.88%) Computer Science
12 2 (0.88%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 140 (61.67%) Windows
2 107 (47.14%) Windows Server
3 75 (33.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 67 (29.52%) Linux
5 65 (28.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 49 (21.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 32 (14.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (7.49%) Data ONTAP
9 15 (6.61%) CentOS
10 13 (5.73%) Windows 7
11 9 (3.96%) Unix
12 6 (2.64%) AIX
13 5 (2.20%) Windows 10
14 3 (1.32%) Debian
14 3 (1.32%) SUSE
14 3 (1.32%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.88%) Solaris
15 2 (0.88%) VMS
16 1 (0.44%) Fedora
16 1 (0.44%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (22.03%) ITIL
2 31 (13.66%) DevOps
3 23 (10.13%) TDD
4 22 (9.69%) Software Engineering
5 20 (8.81%) Continuous Delivery
5 20 (8.81%) Converged Infrastructure
6 17 (7.49%) Disaster Recovery
6 17 (7.49%) Migration
7 16 (7.05%) Infrastructure Management
8 13 (5.73%) Change Management
8 13 (5.73%) Service Delivery
9 11 (4.85%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (4.85%) Service Management
10 9 (3.96%) High Availability
11 8 (3.52%) Mentoring
12 7 (3.08%) Coaching
12 7 (3.08%) Configuration Management
12 7 (3.08%) ITIL V3
13 6 (2.64%) CRM
13 6 (2.64%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 55 (24.23%) PowerShell
2 36 (15.86%) Ruby
3 35 (15.42%) SQL
4 33 (14.54%) Java
5 22 (9.69%) Bash Shell
6 18 (7.93%) Go
6 18 (7.93%) Python
7 10 (4.41%) Perl
8 4 (1.76%) VBScript
9 3 (1.32%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.88%) C
10 2 (0.88%) PHP
11 1 (0.44%) C++
11 1 (0.44%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 37 (16.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (13.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 30 (13.22%) MCSE
4 26 (11.45%) MCSA
5 24 (10.57%) Security Cleared
6 17 (7.49%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (7.05%) SC Cleared
8 12 (5.29%) CCNP
9 10 (4.41%) NCDA
10 8 (3.52%) CCNA
11 5 (2.20%) Degree
11 5 (2.20%) DV Cleared
11 5 (2.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (1.76%) VCP5
13 3 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.88%) MCITP
14 2 (0.88%) RHCE
14 2 (0.88%) RHCSA
14 2 (0.88%) VCAP
14 2 (0.88%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.20%) PCI DSS
1 5 (2.20%) SLA
2 3 (1.32%) COBIT
3 2 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 117 (51.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 88 (38.77%) Active Directory
3 39 (17.18%) VMware ESXi
4 27 (11.89%) Hyper-V
4 27 (11.89%) VMware ESX
5 24 (10.57%) XenApp
6 20 (8.81%) vCloud
7 19 (8.37%) XenServer
8 17 (7.49%) XenDesktop
9 10 (4.41%) NFS
10 6 (2.64%) Docker
11 5 (2.20%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (1.32%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.88%) KVM
14 1 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.44%) Postfix
14 1 (0.44%) qmail
14 1 (0.44%) Sendmail
14 1 (0.44%) Varnish
14 1 (0.44%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (11.01%) SCCM
2 23 (10.13%) Backup Exec
3 22 (9.69%) WSUS
4 20 (8.81%) Puppet
5 19 (8.37%) NetBackup
6 18 (7.93%) McAfee ePO
6 18 (7.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 16 (7.05%) SCOM
8 15 (6.61%) SCVMM
9 11 (4.85%) vRealize
10 8 (3.52%) Tivoli
10 8 (3.52%) Windows Intune
11 5 (2.20%) Nagios
11 5 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (2.20%) SCOrch
12 3 (1.32%) HP Data Protector
13 2 (0.88%) EMC NetWorker
13 2 (0.88%) ServiceCenter
13 2 (0.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 2 (0.88%) vMotion
Vendors
1 193 (85.02%) VMware
2 77 (33.92%) Microsoft
3 60 (26.43%) Cisco
4 38 (16.74%) Citrix
5 36 (15.86%) HP
6 31 (13.66%) NetApp
7 30 (13.22%) Red Hat
8 28 (12.33%) Oracle
9 27 (11.89%) EMC
10 18 (7.93%) Intel Security
11 17 (7.49%) IBM
12 15 (6.61%) Dell
13 10 (4.41%) F5
14 8 (3.52%) CA
14 8 (3.52%) CheckPoint
14 8 (3.52%) RightScale
14 8 (3.52%) Symantec
15 7 (3.08%) Juniper
16 6 (2.64%) Remedy
17 4 (1.76%) Intel
Woking, Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £49.46 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago