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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 168 158 168
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +10
Contract jobs citing vSphere 89 79 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.90% 0.93% 0.74%
As % of the System Software category 7.14% 7.00% 7.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 36 31
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£390 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.40% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £453 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £313 £314
% change year-on-year
+21.60% -0.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 9
Average hourly rate £16.50 £21.17 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.04% -55.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.79 £16.20 £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £34.65 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £23.20 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+21.76% -5.30%
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
1247 1128 814
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.58% 13.23% 9.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 630 523 367
Average daily rate £360 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 159 176
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -14.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.70 £27.32 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

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 19 December 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
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 19 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the South East region over the 3 months to 19 December 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
Hampshire -8 33 £349 +16.24% 13
Berkshire +4 28 £378 -5.62% 5
Surrey -3 9 £430 -1.71% 3
Kent -5 8 £440 +21.37% 3
West Sussex 0 3 £400 +18.51% 5
Buckinghamshire -12 3 £245 - 3
Middlesex 0 2 £379 +51.50%
East Sussex -5 2 £383 +10.86%
Oxfordshire -27 1 £390 +47.16% 3
Sussex - - - -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 164 (89.13%) VMware
2 142 (77.17%) Windows
3 92 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 90 (48.91%) Active Directory
5 86 (46.74%) VMware Infrastructure
6 73 (39.67%) Microsoft
7 63 (34.24%) Security Cleared
8 61 (33.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 58 (31.52%) HP
10 54 (29.35%) Citrix
11 53 (28.80%) DNS
12 50 (27.17%) SAN
13 48 (26.09%) Cisco
14 45 (24.46%) Firewall
14 45 (24.46%) Linux
14 45 (24.46%) Windows Server 2012
15 41 (22.28%) SC Cleared
16 38 (20.65%) MS Exchange
17 36 (19.57%) IIS
18 34 (18.48%) MS Excel
18 34 (18.48%) XenApp
19 32 (17.39%) VMware ESXi
19 32 (17.39%) SQL Server
19 32 (17.39%) SQL
20 31 (16.85%) Hyper-V
21 30 (16.30%) PowerShell
22 28 (15.22%) ITIL
23 26 (14.13%) Microsoft Certification
24 25 (13.59%) IBM
24 25 (13.59%) DHCP

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 38 (20.65%) MS Exchange
2 36 (19.57%) IIS
3 25 (13.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (9.24%) Exchange Server 2007
5 15 (8.15%) Exchange Server 2003
6 14 (7.61%) Apache
7 9 (4.89%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (4.89%) JBoss
8 8 (4.35%) Lync
9 7 (3.80%) OpenStack
9 7 (3.80%) GlassFish
9 7 (3.80%) IBM Notes
9 7 (3.80%) Lotus Domino
10 6 (3.26%) Tomcat
11 5 (2.72%) WebLogic
11 5 (2.72%) WebSphere
12 3 (1.63%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 3 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.54%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 34 (18.48%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.54%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.17%) SaaS
2 3 (1.63%) Office 365
2 3 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.54%) IaaS
4 1 (0.54%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (28.80%) DNS
2 50 (27.17%) SAN
3 45 (24.46%) Firewall
4 25 (13.59%) DHCP
5 22 (11.96%) VLAN
6 21 (11.41%) Cisco ASA
7 19 (10.33%) TCP/IP
8 17 (9.24%) WAN
8 17 (9.24%) LAN
9 13 (7.07%) VPN
9 13 (7.07%) NetScaler
10 12 (6.52%) Network Security
11 10 (5.43%) OSPF
12 9 (4.89%) BGP
13 8 (4.35%) Wireshark
13 8 (4.35%) Kerberos
14 7 (3.80%) Cisco Nexus
14 7 (3.80%) Cisco IOS
14 7 (3.80%) MPLS
14 7 (3.80%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (4.35%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (2.72%) DB2
5 4 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (2.17%) SQLPlus
5 4 (2.17%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.63%) SQL Server 7
6 3 (1.63%) MySQL
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (3.26%) Git (software)
1 6 (3.26%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.72%) Maven
3 3 (1.63%) DbUnit
3 3 (1.63%) Mockito
3 3 (1.63%) jMock
3 3 (1.63%) JUnit
4 2 (1.09%) AdminStudio
4 2 (1.09%) Wise Package Studio
4 2 (1.09%) Gerrit
5 1 (0.54%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.54%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.54%) Subversion
5 1 (0.54%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.54%) Bugzilla
General
1 13 (7.07%) Telecoms
2 9 (4.89%) Finance
3 6 (3.26%) Advertising
4 5 (2.72%) Retail
5 3 (1.63%) Banking
5 3 (1.63%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.54%) Online Betting
6 1 (0.54%) Billing
6 1 (0.54%) Back Office
6 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 47 (25.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 20 (10.87%) Architect
3 16 (8.70%) Consultant
4 14 (7.61%) Network Engineer
5 13 (7.07%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (5.98%) Support Engineer
7 10 (5.43%) Analyst
8 9 (4.89%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 9 (4.89%) Technical Architect
8 9 (4.89%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (4.89%) Administrator
9 8 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
10 6 (3.26%) 3rd Line Support
10 6 (3.26%) Linux Engineer
10 6 (3.26%) Security Engineer
10 6 (3.26%) Virtualisation Consultant
11 5 (2.72%) DevOps Engineer
11 5 (2.72%) Infrastructure Architect
11 5 (2.72%) Web Analyst
11 5 (2.72%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.80%) Flash
2 5 (2.72%) Regular Expression
2 5 (2.72%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (2.17%) Application Packaging
3 4 (2.17%) Web Services
3 4 (2.17%) XML
4 3 (1.63%) Apache Camel
4 3 (1.63%) PowerMock
4 3 (1.63%) Apache CXF
4 3 (1.63%) RESTful
4 3 (1.63%) X-Windows
4 3 (1.63%) SOAP
4 3 (1.63%) HTML
4 3 (1.63%) Spring
4 3 (1.63%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (1.09%) LAMP
5 2 (1.09%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.54%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.61%) Blackberry
2 10 (5.43%) PKI
2 10 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.89%) Clustering
4 7 (3.80%) CLARiiON
5 6 (3.26%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.26%) EFT
6 4 (2.17%) HACMP
7 3 (1.63%) Open Source
7 3 (1.63%) Replication
8 2 (1.09%) GIS
8 2 (1.09%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.09%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.54%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.54%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.54%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.54%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.54%) CMDB
9 1 (0.54%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.54%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 142 (77.17%) Windows
2 92 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 61 (33.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 45 (24.46%) Linux
4 45 (24.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (10.33%) Windows 7
6 17 (9.24%) UNIX
7 15 (8.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (5.98%) Windows 2000
9 10 (5.43%) AIX
9 10 (5.43%) Oracle Linux
10 8 (4.35%) SUSE
10 8 (4.35%) Ubuntu
10 8 (4.35%) Windows XP
11 7 (3.80%) VMS
12 5 (2.72%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (2.17%) HPUX
14 3 (1.63%) Windows 8
14 3 (1.63%) CentOS
15 1 (0.54%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (15.22%) ITIL
2 25 (13.59%) Migration
3 21 (11.41%) Change Management
4 14 (7.61%) Network Monitoring
5 13 (7.07%) Root Cause Analysis
6 10 (5.43%) Service Delivery
6 10 (5.43%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (4.89%) Coaching
7 9 (4.89%) Analytics
7 9 (4.89%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (4.89%) Time Management
7 9 (4.89%) Load Balancing
8 8 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (4.35%) Service Management
8 8 (4.35%) Network Architecture
8 8 (4.35%) Mentoring
9 7 (3.80%) Network Management
9 7 (3.80%) Web Development
10 6 (3.26%) Use Case
10 6 (3.26%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (17.39%) SQL
2 30 (16.30%) PowerShell
3 10 (5.43%) Java
4 8 (4.35%) VBScript
4 8 (4.35%) Bash Shell
5 4 (2.17%) C
5 4 (2.17%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.63%) C#
6 3 (1.63%) VB
7 2 (1.09%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.09%) Python
8 1 (0.54%) C++
8 1 (0.54%) Perl
Qualifications
1 63 (34.24%) Security Cleared
2 41 (22.28%) SC Cleared
3 26 (14.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (13.04%) DV Cleared
5 20 (10.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 18 (9.78%) MCSE
7 16 (8.70%) CCNA
7 16 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (4.89%) CCNP
8 9 (4.89%) Degree
9 7 (3.80%) MCITP
10 5 (2.72%) MCSA
11 4 (2.17%) VCAP
12 3 (1.63%) RHCE
13 2 (1.09%) PhD
13 2 (1.09%) CCA
13 2 (1.09%) Citrix Certification
14 1 (0.54%) VTSP
14 1 (0.54%) CCIA
14 1 (0.54%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.89%) SLA
2 6 (3.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.72%) QA
4 3 (1.63%) BS7799
4 3 (1.63%) ISO 9001
5 2 (1.09%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.54%) JSP 440
System Software
1 90 (48.91%) Active Directory
2 86 (46.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (18.48%) XenApp
4 32 (17.39%) VMware ESXi
5 31 (16.85%) Hyper-V
6 19 (10.33%) VMware ESX
7 13 (7.07%) vCloud
8 11 (5.98%) XenDesktop
9 9 (4.89%) XenServer
10 8 (4.35%) Terminal Services
11 6 (3.26%) KVM
12 5 (2.72%) FreeRADIUS
13 4 (2.17%) Firmware
13 4 (2.17%) DFS Replication
13 4 (2.17%) OCFS2
14 3 (1.63%) Docker
14 3 (1.63%) LXC
14 3 (1.63%) Postfix
14 3 (1.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 3 (1.63%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 21 (11.41%) NetBackup
2 15 (8.15%) SCCM
3 11 (5.98%) WSUS
4 8 (4.35%) SCOM
4 8 (4.35%) HP SIM
5 7 (3.80%) FortiGate
5 7 (3.80%) Backup Exec
6 6 (3.26%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (3.26%) HP Data Protector
7 5 (2.72%) CA Spectrum
7 5 (2.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 5 (2.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (1.63%) Ansible
8 3 (1.63%) logstash
8 3 (1.63%) Hyperic
8 3 (1.63%) Puppet
8 3 (1.63%) ZABBIX
8 3 (1.63%) SolarWinds Orion
8 3 (1.63%) ARCserve
8 3 (1.63%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 164 (89.13%) VMware
2 73 (39.67%) Microsoft
3 58 (31.52%) HP
4 54 (29.35%) Citrix
5 48 (26.09%) Cisco
6 25 (13.59%) IBM
7 24 (13.04%) EMC
8 23 (12.50%) Symantec
9 22 (11.96%) Dell
10 17 (9.24%) Oracle
11 16 (8.70%) Juniper
12 15 (8.15%) NetApp
12 15 (8.15%) Red Hat
13 13 (7.07%) CheckPoint
13 13 (7.07%) CA
14 9 (4.89%) 3PAR
15 7 (3.80%) Lotus
15 7 (3.80%) Adobe
16 6 (3.26%) Sun
16 6 (3.26%) McAfee
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