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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 148 173 151
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -22
Contract jobs citing vSphere 95 75 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.02% 0.86% 1.02%
As % of the System Software category 8.65% 7.11% 11.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 42 62
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£325 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 8
Average hourly rate £50.00 £16.50 £31.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+203.03% -48.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £27.50 £31.88
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -13.72%
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
1098 1055 902
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.83% 12.08% 9.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 526 402
Average daily rate £325 £328 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +2.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 123 136
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.60 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £33.60 £33.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +16 33 £325 +225.00% 7
Berkshire 0 21 £300 -11.11% 9
Buckinghamshire -2 9 £325 +12.06%
Kent -5 9 £438 +9.37% 2
Surrey -10 9 £306 +16.66% 8
West Sussex +6 5 £280 -24.57% 4
Middlesex - 5 £304 - 1
East Sussex -12 2 - - 1
Oxfordshire -7 1 £338 -12.90%
Thames Valley - - - -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 146 (87.95%) VMware
2 139 (83.73%) Windows
3 93 (56.02%) Active Directory
4 89 (53.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 78 (46.99%) Microsoft
6 62 (37.35%) VMware Infrastructure
7 61 (36.75%) Citrix
8 58 (34.94%) Security Cleared
9 55 (33.13%) SAN
10 54 (32.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 48 (28.92%) Cisco
11 48 (28.92%) Windows Server 2012
12 43 (25.90%) HP
12 43 (25.90%) MS Exchange
12 43 (25.90%) Firewall
13 39 (23.49%) Linux
13 39 (23.49%) VMware ESXi
14 37 (22.29%) IIS
14 37 (22.29%) MS Excel
15 33 (19.88%) DNS
15 33 (19.88%) XenApp
16 31 (18.67%) EMC
17 30 (18.07%) DV Cleared
18 29 (17.47%) SC Cleared
18 29 (17.47%) SQL Server
18 29 (17.47%) ITIL
19 28 (16.87%) SQL
20 27 (16.27%) Microsoft Certification
21 26 (15.66%) Migration
21 26 (15.66%) Hyper-V

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 43 (25.90%) MS Exchange
2 37 (22.29%) IIS
3 24 (14.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (10.24%) Exchange Server 2003
4 17 (10.24%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (6.02%) Lync
6 9 (5.42%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (4.82%) Apache
8 6 (3.61%) GlassFish
8 6 (3.61%) WebSphere
8 6 (3.61%) WebLogic
8 6 (3.61%) IBM Notes
8 6 (3.61%) Lotus Domino
9 4 (2.41%) Tomcat
10 3 (1.81%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 2 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (1.20%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.60%) Moodle
12 1 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 37 (22.29%) MS Excel
2 11 (6.63%) MS Office
3 3 (1.81%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.01%) SaaS
2 3 (1.81%) IaaS
3 2 (1.20%) Office 365
3 2 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.60%) PaaS
4 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 55 (33.13%) SAN
2 43 (25.90%) Firewall
3 33 (19.88%) DNS
4 22 (13.25%) TCP/IP
4 22 (13.25%) WAN
5 21 (12.65%) LAN
6 15 (9.04%) DHCP
7 13 (7.83%) OSPF
8 12 (7.23%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (7.23%) VLAN
8 12 (7.23%) LDAP
9 10 (6.02%) Cisco IOS
9 10 (6.02%) Network Security
10 7 (4.22%) NetScaler
11 6 (3.61%) MPLS
11 6 (3.61%) VPN
11 6 (3.61%) NAS
12 5 (3.01%) iSCSI
12 5 (3.01%) Kerberos
12 5 (3.01%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (17.47%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (4.22%) Oracle Database
3 7 (4.22%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (3.01%) SQLPlus
5 3 (1.81%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 7
6 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.60%) DB2
7 1 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.41%) Jenkins
1 4 (2.41%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.81%) Wise Package Studio
2 3 (1.81%) Maven
3 2 (1.20%) ClearQuest
3 2 (1.20%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.60%) Cucumber
General
1 13 (7.83%) Telecoms
2 7 (4.22%) Finance
3 6 (3.61%) Advertising
4 2 (1.20%) Retail
4 2 (1.20%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.60%) Banking
5 1 (0.60%) Games
Job Titles
1 43 (25.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (11.45%) Consultant
3 14 (8.43%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (7.83%) Administrator
5 11 (6.63%) Systems Administrator
6 10 (6.02%) Network Engineer
7 8 (4.82%) Support Engineer
7 8 (4.82%) Architect
7 8 (4.82%) Analyst
8 7 (4.22%) Virtualisation Consultant
8 7 (4.22%) Support Analyst
8 7 (4.22%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 7 (4.22%) Virtualisation Engineer
9 5 (3.01%) Active Directory Consultant
9 5 (3.01%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (3.01%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (3.01%) Linux Engineer
10 4 (2.41%) Web Analyst
10 4 (2.41%) Senior Systems Engineer
10 4 (2.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.61%) Flash
2 5 (3.01%) WebSphere MQ
2 5 (3.01%) Application Packaging
3 4 (2.41%) Web Services
4 3 (1.81%) Software Packaging
5 2 (1.20%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.60%) WAMP
6 1 (0.60%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.60%) .NET
6 1 (0.60%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.04%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (8.43%) Blackberry
3 7 (4.22%) Clustering
4 6 (3.61%) CLARiiON
5 5 (3.01%) HACMP
6 3 (1.81%) Firmware
6 3 (1.81%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.81%) PKI
7 2 (1.20%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.20%) APACS
7 2 (1.20%) iPad
7 2 (1.20%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.60%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.60%) iPhone
8 1 (0.60%) Replication
8 1 (0.60%) EMC Centera
8 1 (0.60%) Online Games
8 1 (0.60%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 139 (83.73%) Windows
2 89 (53.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 54 (32.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 48 (28.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (23.49%) Linux
6 22 (13.25%) Windows 7
7 18 (10.84%) UNIX
8 15 (9.04%) Windows 2000
9 13 (7.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (6.63%) Windows XP
11 8 (4.82%) AIX
12 7 (4.22%) Oracle Linux
13 6 (3.61%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (2.41%) Solaris
14 4 (2.41%) Windows 8
14 4 (2.41%) CentOS
15 3 (1.81%) HPUX
16 2 (1.20%) SUSE
17 1 (0.60%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (17.47%) ITIL
2 26 (15.66%) Migration
3 15 (9.04%) Change Management
4 13 (7.83%) Root Cause Analysis
5 12 (7.23%) Time Management
6 11 (6.63%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (6.63%) Service Delivery
7 10 (6.02%) Coaching
8 9 (5.42%) Mentoring
8 9 (5.42%) Network Management
8 9 (5.42%) Service Management
9 7 (4.22%) Performance Monitoring
9 7 (4.22%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (4.22%) Incident Management
10 6 (3.61%) Integration Testing
10 6 (3.61%) Web Development
10 6 (3.61%) Infrastructure Management
11 5 (3.01%) Network Monitoring
11 5 (3.01%) Project Management
11 5 (3.01%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (16.87%) SQL
2 17 (10.24%) PowerShell
3 7 (4.22%) Java
4 6 (3.61%) VBScript
5 5 (3.01%) PL/SQL
6 4 (2.41%) C
7 3 (1.81%) VB
7 3 (1.81%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.20%) C#
8 2 (1.20%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.60%) Perl
9 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 58 (34.94%) Security Cleared
2 30 (18.07%) DV Cleared
3 29 (17.47%) SC Cleared
4 27 (16.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (13.86%) MCSE
6 22 (13.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 19 (11.45%) CCNA
7 19 (11.45%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (7.83%) CCNP
9 9 (5.42%) Degree
10 6 (3.61%) MCITP
10 6 (3.61%) VCAP
11 3 (1.81%) VCP4
11 3 (1.81%) VCP5
11 3 (1.81%) RHCE
11 3 (1.81%) MCTS
12 2 (1.20%) PMP
12 2 (1.20%) PMI Certification
12 2 (1.20%) MCSA
13 1 (0.60%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.22%) SLA
1 7 (4.22%) QA
2 5 (3.01%) PCI DSS
2 5 (3.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.81%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.81%) BS7799
4 1 (0.60%) JSP 440
System Software
1 93 (56.02%) Active Directory
2 62 (37.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (23.49%) VMware ESXi
4 33 (19.88%) XenApp
5 26 (15.66%) Hyper-V
6 21 (12.65%) VMware ESX
7 18 (10.84%) XenDesktop
8 16 (9.64%) vCloud
9 8 (4.82%) XenServer
10 7 (4.22%) Terminal Services
11 5 (3.01%) OCFS2
12 4 (2.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 4 (2.41%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (2.41%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (1.81%) Postfix
13 3 (1.81%) KVM
13 3 (1.81%) Docker
13 3 (1.81%) ISA Server
13 3 (1.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (1.20%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 17 (10.24%) NetBackup
2 10 (6.02%) SCCM
3 9 (5.42%) WSUS
4 8 (4.82%) HP SIM
5 7 (4.22%) SCOM
6 6 (3.61%) Backup Exec
6 6 (3.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 6 (3.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 6 (3.61%) ARCserve
7 5 (3.01%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (3.01%) EMC NetWorker
8 4 (2.41%) Puppet
8 4 (2.41%) HP Data Protector
9 3 (1.81%) Ansible
9 3 (1.81%) Unicenter
9 3 (1.81%) BladeLogic
10 2 (1.20%) Tivoli
10 2 (1.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (1.20%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 146 (87.95%) VMware
2 78 (46.99%) Microsoft
3 61 (36.75%) Citrix
4 48 (28.92%) Cisco
5 43 (25.90%) HP
6 31 (18.67%) EMC
7 20 (12.05%) NetApp
8 17 (10.24%) Dell
9 16 (9.64%) IBM
9 16 (9.64%) Symantec
9 16 (9.64%) Red Hat
10 14 (8.43%) Oracle
11 13 (7.83%) Brocade
12 12 (7.23%) 3PAR
12 12 (7.23%) Juniper
13 10 (6.02%) AppSense
13 10 (6.02%) CA
13 10 (6.02%) Lumension
14 8 (4.82%) CheckPoint
15 7 (4.22%) JBoss
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