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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 158 145 166
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +21
Contract jobs citing vSphere 110 93 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.12% 1.05% 0.68%
As % of the System Software category 9.43% 8.95% 6.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 51 29
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£375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £248 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £400 £523
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £335 £311
% change year-on-year
+8.20% +7.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 5
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -65.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £23.60 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.01% -14.18%
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
1167 1039 857
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.91% 11.73% 11.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 602 468 396
Average daily rate £375 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £430 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £308 £315
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 132 190
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.20 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 27 February 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
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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 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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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 +10 52 £425 +47.82% 10
Berkshire -6 17 £350 -12.50% 9
Buckinghamshire +5 14 £300 +21.21% 1
Surrey -7 13 £355 +9.23% 4
Kent -13 7 £413 +20.00%
Oxfordshire -12 4 £383 +3.37% 2
East Sussex -1 3 £370 +2.77% 2
West Sussex -17 1 £388 +11.91% 1
Sussex - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 177 (89.85%) VMware
2 141 (71.57%) Windows
3 109 (55.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 85 (43.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 83 (42.13%) Active Directory
6 71 (36.04%) Security Cleared
7 67 (34.01%) Microsoft
8 63 (31.98%) HP
9 58 (29.44%) Cisco
10 55 (27.92%) DNS
10 55 (27.92%) Linux
11 48 (24.37%) SC Cleared
12 46 (23.35%) Windows Server 2003
13 40 (20.30%) SAN
14 38 (19.29%) SQL
14 38 (19.29%) Windows Server 2012
15 36 (18.27%) VMware ESXi
16 34 (17.26%) Firewall
17 33 (16.75%) Citrix
17 33 (16.75%) PowerShell
18 32 (16.24%) SQL Server
19 30 (15.23%) ITIL
19 30 (15.23%) Migration
20 28 (14.21%) DV Cleared
21 27 (13.71%) Hyper-V
21 27 (13.71%) IIS
22 26 (13.20%) DHCP
23 25 (12.69%) MS Exchange
23 25 (12.69%) Cisco ASA
24 24 (12.18%) TCP/IP

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (13.71%) IIS
2 25 (12.69%) MS Exchange
3 17 (8.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (7.11%) Apache
5 10 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (4.57%) WebLogic
7 8 (4.06%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (3.55%) GlassFish
8 7 (3.55%) JBoss
8 7 (3.55%) IBM Notes
8 7 (3.55%) Lotus Domino
8 7 (3.55%) OpenStack
9 5 (2.54%) Tomcat
10 4 (2.03%) WebSphere
10 4 (2.03%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (1.52%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 1 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.51%) Oracle Application Server
12 1 (0.51%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 23 (11.68%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) assyst
1 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.54%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (2.54%) IaaS
2 3 (1.52%) SaaS
2 3 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.02%) Office 365
4 1 (0.51%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (27.92%) DNS
2 40 (20.30%) SAN
3 34 (17.26%) Firewall
4 26 (13.20%) DHCP
5 25 (12.69%) Cisco ASA
6 24 (12.18%) TCP/IP
7 21 (10.66%) VPN
7 21 (10.66%) WAN
8 19 (9.64%) LAN
9 18 (9.14%) VLAN
10 11 (5.58%) Network Security
11 10 (5.08%) OSPF
11 10 (5.08%) BGP
12 9 (4.57%) MPLS
13 7 (3.55%) Wireshark
13 7 (3.55%) NetScaler
13 7 (3.55%) Cisco Nexus
13 7 (3.55%) Kerberos
14 5 (2.54%) Ethernet
14 5 (2.54%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (16.24%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.54%) DB2
3 5 (2.54%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.03%) MySQL
4 4 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.52%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.52%) SQL Server 7
5 3 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.52%) SQLPlus
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (4.57%) Jenkins
2 6 (3.05%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.54%) Maven
4 3 (1.52%) jMock
4 3 (1.52%) DbUnit
4 3 (1.52%) Mockito
4 3 (1.52%) Wise Package Studio
4 3 (1.52%) JUnit
5 2 (1.02%) AdminStudio
5 2 (1.02%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (1.02%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.51%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.51%) Subversion
6 1 (0.51%) StarTeam
General
1 16 (8.12%) Finance
2 7 (3.55%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.54%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.03%) Banking
5 3 (1.52%) Retail
6 1 (0.51%) Billing
6 1 (0.51%) Online Betting
6 1 (0.51%) Advertising
6 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.51%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 52 (26.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (9.14%) Architect
2 18 (9.14%) Consultant
3 14 (7.11%) Network Engineer
4 12 (6.09%) Cloud Engineer
5 10 (5.08%) Analyst
5 10 (5.08%) Linux Engineer
6 9 (4.57%) Server Engineer
6 9 (4.57%) Support Engineer
6 9 (4.57%) Administrator
7 8 (4.06%) Systems Administrator
7 8 (4.06%) Systems Engineer
7 8 (4.06%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (3.55%) Server Support
8 7 (3.55%) Technical Architect
8 7 (3.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (3.55%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 6 (3.05%) Security Engineer
9 6 (3.05%) Server Support Engineer
9 6 (3.05%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.55%) Flash
2 6 (3.05%) .NET
3 5 (2.54%) XML
3 5 (2.54%) Application Packaging
3 5 (2.54%) Regular Expression
4 4 (2.03%) SOAP
4 4 (2.03%) Web Services
4 4 (2.03%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (2.03%) Middleware
5 3 (1.52%) X-Windows
5 3 (1.52%) Software Packaging
5 3 (1.52%) Apache CXF
5 3 (1.52%) RESTful
5 3 (1.52%) HTML
5 3 (1.52%) ActiveMQ
5 3 (1.52%) Spring
5 3 (1.52%) PowerMock
5 3 (1.52%) Apache Camel
6 2 (1.02%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.02%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.58%) PKI
3 8 (4.06%) Clustering
3 8 (4.06%) FlexPod
3 8 (4.06%) Blackberry
4 7 (3.55%) CLARiiON
5 6 (3.05%) Replication
5 6 (3.05%) EFT
6 5 (2.54%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.54%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (2.03%) Open Source
7 4 (2.03%) Cryptography
8 3 (1.52%) HACMP
8 3 (1.52%) GIS
9 1 (0.51%) NHS
9 1 (0.51%) SecurID
9 1 (0.51%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.51%) CMDB
9 1 (0.51%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.51%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 141 (71.57%) Windows
2 85 (43.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 55 (27.92%) Linux
4 46 (23.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 38 (19.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (8.12%) VMS
7 14 (7.11%) UNIX
7 14 (7.11%) Oracle Linux
8 13 (6.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (6.60%) Windows 7
9 10 (5.08%) AIX
10 9 (4.57%) Ubuntu
11 8 (4.06%) SUSE
12 7 (3.55%) Windows 2000
13 6 (3.05%) Windows XP
14 4 (2.03%) HPUX
14 4 (2.03%) CentOS
15 3 (1.52%) Windows Vista
15 3 (1.52%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (1.02%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (15.23%) ITIL
1 30 (15.23%) Migration
2 16 (8.12%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (8.12%) Service Management
3 15 (7.61%) Change Management
4 10 (5.08%) Service Delivery
4 10 (5.08%) Network Design
4 10 (5.08%) Network Monitoring
5 9 (4.57%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (4.57%) Load Balancing
6 8 (4.06%) Web Development
7 7 (3.55%) Incident Management
7 7 (3.55%) Network Architecture
7 7 (3.55%) Analytics
7 7 (3.55%) DevOps
8 6 (3.05%) Performance Monitoring
8 6 (3.05%) Coaching
8 6 (3.05%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (3.05%) Operations Management
8 6 (3.05%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 38 (19.29%) SQL
2 33 (16.75%) PowerShell
3 11 (5.58%) Bash Shell
3 11 (5.58%) Java
4 8 (4.06%) VBScript
5 4 (2.03%) VB
5 4 (2.03%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.52%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.52%) Python
7 2 (1.02%) Perl
7 2 (1.02%) C
8 1 (0.51%) C#
8 1 (0.51%) C++
8 1 (0.51%) PHP
8 1 (0.51%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 71 (36.04%) Security Cleared
2 48 (24.37%) SC Cleared
3 28 (14.21%) DV Cleared
4 21 (10.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (8.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 15 (7.61%) CCNA
6 15 (7.61%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (7.11%) MCSE
8 8 (4.06%) CCNP
9 6 (3.05%) MCSA
9 6 (3.05%) MCITP
10 5 (2.54%) VCP4
11 4 (2.03%) VCAP
11 4 (2.03%) Degree
12 3 (1.52%) RHCE
13 2 (1.02%) PhD
14 1 (0.51%) MCP
14 1 (0.51%) CCA
14 1 (0.51%) Citrix Certification
14 1 (0.51%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.57%) QA
2 6 (3.05%) SLA
3 4 (2.03%) JSP 440
4 2 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 109 (55.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 83 (42.13%) Active Directory
3 36 (18.27%) VMware ESXi
4 27 (13.71%) Hyper-V
5 22 (11.17%) XenApp
5 22 (11.17%) vCloud
6 16 (8.12%) VMware ESX
7 10 (5.08%) XenDesktop
8 5 (2.54%) DFS Replication
8 5 (2.54%) FreeRADIUS
9 4 (2.03%) Postfix
9 4 (2.03%) Firmware
9 4 (2.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (1.52%) OCFS2
10 3 (1.52%) KVM
10 3 (1.52%) Docker
10 3 (1.52%) LXC
10 3 (1.52%) Terminal Services
10 3 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (1.02%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 16 (8.12%) NetBackup
2 13 (6.60%) HP Data Protector
3 12 (6.09%) SCCM
4 9 (4.57%) HP SIM
5 8 (4.06%) WSUS
6 7 (3.55%) Backup Exec
6 7 (3.55%) Puppet
6 7 (3.55%) FortiGate
7 6 (3.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 5 (2.54%) Nagios
8 5 (2.54%) SCOM
8 5 (2.54%) CA Spectrum
9 4 (2.03%) ARCserve
9 4 (2.03%) Unicenter
10 3 (1.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (1.52%) Hyperic
10 3 (1.52%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (1.52%) ZABBIX
10 3 (1.52%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 177 (89.85%) VMware
2 67 (34.01%) Microsoft
3 63 (31.98%) HP
4 58 (29.44%) Cisco
5 33 (16.75%) Citrix
6 24 (12.18%) CheckPoint
7 23 (11.68%) IBM
7 23 (11.68%) Dell
8 22 (11.17%) NetApp
8 22 (11.17%) Oracle
9 21 (10.66%) EMC
10 20 (10.15%) CA
10 20 (10.15%) Symantec
11 16 (8.12%) Red Hat
11 16 (8.12%) Juniper
12 10 (5.08%) McAfee
12 10 (5.08%) Lumension
13 9 (4.57%) BMC
14 7 (3.55%) Lotus
14 7 (3.55%) Adobe
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