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 21 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 143 185 138
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -47
Contract jobs citing vSphere 121 68 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.20% 0.70% 1.23%
As % of the System Software category 9.72% 6.19% 10.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 48 63
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £267 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £416 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 6
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -49.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £21.28 £27.25
% change year-on-year
-8.36% -21.90%
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
1245 1098 969
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.37% 11.35% 11.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 631 510 451
Average daily rate £370 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £154 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £450 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £318 £314
% change year-on-year
+7.08% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 153 179
Average hourly rate £18.50 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £32.50
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 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 21 April 2015.

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 21 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
Hampshire +7 44 £360 -4.00% 10
Berkshire +12 25 £350 +7.69% 12
Surrey +6 14 £365 +16.80% 6
Oxfordshire -8 11 £300 - 1
Buckinghamshire -6 7 £400 +36.17% 2
West Sussex -16 7 £350 -1.40% 2
East Sussex 0 6 £323 -24.11% 5
Kent 0 5 £360 -7.09%
Middlesex - - - -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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.

1 192 (93.66%) VMware
2 150 (73.17%) Windows
3 118 (57.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 106 (51.71%) Active Directory
5 86 (41.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 71 (34.63%) Microsoft
7 67 (32.68%) Security Cleared
8 66 (32.20%) HP
9 65 (31.71%) Cisco
10 57 (27.80%) Linux
11 51 (24.88%) SAN
12 49 (23.90%) SQL
13 47 (22.93%) DNS
14 45 (21.95%) Windows Server 2003
15 43 (20.98%) SC Cleared
16 40 (19.51%) VMware ESXi
17 39 (19.02%) PowerShell
18 38 (18.54%) Windows Server 2012
19 35 (17.07%) Migration
19 35 (17.07%) Firewall
20 33 (16.10%) SQL Server
21 32 (15.61%) Citrix
21 32 (15.61%) DV Cleared
22 29 (14.15%) Hyper-V
22 29 (14.15%) NetApp
22 29 (14.15%) VPN
23 27 (13.17%) MS Exchange
23 27 (13.17%) DHCP
24 26 (12.68%) Cisco ASA
24 26 (12.68%) SCCM

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 27 (13.17%) MS Exchange
2 18 (8.78%) IIS
3 14 (6.83%) Apache
4 13 (6.34%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (5.85%) Exchange Server 2007
6 11 (5.37%) WebLogic
7 8 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (3.41%) JBoss
9 4 (1.95%) SharePoint
9 4 (1.95%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (1.95%) WebSphere
9 4 (1.95%) Lync
9 4 (1.95%) OpenStack
10 3 (1.46%) WordPress
10 3 (1.46%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.98%) nginx
11 2 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.49%) MediaWiki
12 1 (0.49%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 14 (6.83%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.90%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (1.95%) IaaS
2 3 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.98%) SaaS
4 1 (0.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 51 (24.88%) SAN
2 47 (22.93%) DNS
3 35 (17.07%) Firewall
4 29 (14.15%) VPN
5 27 (13.17%) DHCP
6 26 (12.68%) Cisco ASA
7 24 (11.71%) WAN
7 24 (11.71%) TCP/IP
8 20 (9.76%) LAN
9 15 (7.32%) VLAN
10 10 (4.88%) Network Security
10 10 (4.88%) iSCSI
10 10 (4.88%) Fibre Channel
11 9 (4.39%) Wireless
12 8 (3.90%) BGP
12 8 (3.90%) VoIP
12 8 (3.90%) MPLS
13 7 (3.41%) OSPF
13 7 (3.41%) Wireshark
14 6 (2.93%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (16.10%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (1.95%) DB2
4 4 (1.95%) MySQL
5 3 (1.46%) SQLPlus
5 3 (1.46%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (4.39%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.95%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.46%) DbUnit
3 3 (1.46%) Mockito
3 3 (1.46%) JUnit
3 3 (1.46%) SonarQube
3 3 (1.46%) Maven
3 3 (1.46%) jMock
4 2 (0.98%) AdminStudio
4 2 (0.98%) Wise Package Studio
4 2 (0.98%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.49%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.49%) Subversion
5 1 (0.49%) StarTeam
General
1 20 (9.76%) Finance
2 6 (2.93%) Manufacturing
3 5 (2.44%) Banking
4 4 (1.95%) Online Betting
4 4 (1.95%) Back Office
4 4 (1.95%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 58 (28.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 27 (13.17%) Consultant
3 18 (8.78%) Support Engineer
3 18 (8.78%) Server Engineer
4 14 (6.83%) Analyst
5 13 (6.34%) Network Engineer
6 12 (5.85%) Cloud Engineer
7 11 (5.37%) Architect
7 11 (5.37%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 10 (4.88%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 9 (4.39%) Server Support
10 8 (3.90%) 3rd Line Support
10 8 (3.90%) Linux Engineer
10 8 (3.90%) Server Support Engineer
11 6 (2.93%) Technical Analyst
11 6 (2.93%) Systems Engineer
11 6 (2.93%) Build Engineer
11 6 (2.93%) VMware Consultant
12 5 (2.44%) Infrastructure Consultant
12 5 (2.44%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.93%) .NET
1 6 (2.93%) Middleware
2 5 (2.44%) XML
3 4 (1.95%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (1.95%) SOAP
3 4 (1.95%) Web Services
3 4 (1.95%) Application Packaging
3 4 (1.95%) Regular Expression
4 3 (1.46%) PowerMock
4 3 (1.46%) Apache Camel
4 3 (1.46%) Apache CXF
4 3 (1.46%) RESTful
4 3 (1.46%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (1.46%) Spring
4 3 (1.46%) HTML
5 2 (0.98%) Flash
5 2 (0.98%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.98%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.49%) WCF
6 1 (0.49%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.34%) Replication
2 12 (5.85%) PKI
3 10 (4.88%) Clustering
4 9 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.90%) EqualLogic
5 8 (3.90%) FlexPod
6 7 (3.41%) Enterprise Storage
7 5 (2.44%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.95%) EFT
9 3 (1.46%) NHS
9 3 (1.46%) HACMP
9 3 (1.46%) GIS
9 3 (1.46%) Cryptography
10 2 (0.98%) CLARiiON
10 2 (0.98%) Celerra
10 2 (0.98%) Open Source
11 1 (0.49%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.49%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 150 (73.17%) Windows
2 86 (41.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 57 (27.80%) Linux
4 45 (21.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 38 (18.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (7.32%) Oracle Linux
6 15 (7.32%) VMS
7 14 (6.83%) Windows 7
8 10 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (4.39%) CentOS
9 9 (4.39%) Ubuntu
9 9 (4.39%) AIX
10 7 (3.41%) SUSE
11 5 (2.44%) Windows XP
12 4 (1.95%) UNIX
12 4 (1.95%) Windows Vista
13 3 (1.46%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.98%) Solaris
14 2 (0.98%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.49%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (17.07%) Migration
2 24 (11.71%) ITIL
3 14 (6.83%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (6.34%) Service Management
5 11 (5.37%) Change Management
5 11 (5.37%) Root Cause Analysis
6 10 (4.88%) Network Design
7 9 (4.39%) Load Balancing
8 8 (3.90%) Data Migration
9 7 (3.41%) Network Architecture
9 7 (3.41%) Network Monitoring
9 7 (3.41%) Service Delivery
9 7 (3.41%) SOA
10 6 (2.93%) Coaching
11 5 (2.44%) Performance Monitoring
11 5 (2.44%) DevOps
11 5 (2.44%) Analytics
11 5 (2.44%) Kanban
11 5 (2.44%) Performance Tuning
11 5 (2.44%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 49 (23.90%) SQL
2 39 (19.02%) PowerShell
3 13 (6.34%) Bash Shell
4 9 (4.39%) VBScript
5 6 (2.93%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.46%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.98%) VB
7 2 (0.98%) Python
7 2 (0.98%) C
8 1 (0.49%) C++
8 1 (0.49%) Java
8 1 (0.49%) Perl
8 1 (0.49%) PHP
8 1 (0.49%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 67 (32.68%) Security Cleared
2 43 (20.98%) SC Cleared
3 32 (15.61%) DV Cleared
4 21 (10.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (6.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 14 (6.83%) MCSE
5 14 (6.83%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (5.85%) CCNA
7 7 (3.41%) MCSA
8 6 (2.93%) MCITP
9 4 (1.95%) Degree
9 4 (1.95%) VCAP
9 4 (1.95%) CCNP
9 4 (1.95%) MCP
10 1 (0.49%) CCA
10 1 (0.49%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.49%) CCEA
10 1 (0.49%) CCIA
10 1 (0.49%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.41%) QA
2 6 (2.93%) SLA
3 3 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.46%) JSP 440
System Software
1 118 (57.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 106 (51.71%) Active Directory
3 40 (19.51%) VMware ESXi
4 29 (14.15%) Hyper-V
5 23 (11.22%) VMware ESX
6 19 (9.27%) XenApp
7 18 (8.78%) vCloud
8 10 (4.88%) XenDesktop
9 8 (3.90%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (2.44%) Postfix
10 5 (2.44%) DFS Replication
11 4 (1.95%) Forefront TMG
11 4 (1.95%) FreeRADIUS
11 4 (1.95%) Samba
12 3 (1.46%) OCFS2
12 3 (1.46%) Firmware
13 2 (0.98%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 1 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.49%) XenServer
14 1 (0.49%) UAG
Systems Management
1 26 (12.68%) SCCM
2 12 (5.85%) HP Data Protector
3 7 (3.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (3.41%) FortiGate
4 6 (2.93%) Puppet
4 6 (2.93%) SCOM
5 5 (2.44%) Backup Exec
5 5 (2.44%) Vagrant
6 4 (1.95%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (1.95%) CA Spectrum
6 4 (1.95%) WSUS
6 4 (1.95%) HP SIM
7 3 (1.46%) ZABBIX
7 3 (1.46%) Nagios
7 3 (1.46%) Hyperic
7 3 (1.46%) logstash
7 3 (1.46%) vMotion
8 2 (0.98%) cPanel
8 2 (0.98%) Webmin
8 2 (0.98%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 192 (93.66%) VMware
2 71 (34.63%) Microsoft
3 66 (32.20%) HP
4 65 (31.71%) Cisco
5 32 (15.61%) Citrix
6 29 (14.15%) NetApp
7 25 (12.20%) Dell
8 24 (11.71%) Oracle
8 24 (11.71%) CheckPoint
9 18 (8.78%) IBM
10 15 (7.32%) Juniper
11 14 (6.83%) EMC
11 14 (6.83%) Red Hat
11 14 (6.83%) CA
12 10 (4.88%) McAfee
13 9 (4.39%) 3PAR
13 9 (4.39%) Lumension
14 8 (3.90%) BMC
15 5 (2.44%) Sun
15 5 (2.44%) SolarWinds
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Computer People
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 9 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 9 hours ago
Lewes, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
West Sussex
Comtecs
Rate: £400 - £425 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 20 days ago