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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 172 150 163
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +13
Contract jobs citing vSphere 80 120 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.96% 1.22% 1.01%
As % of the System Software category 7.91% 10.62% 8.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 84 65
Median daily rate £450 £355 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.76% +9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £264 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 1
Median hourly rate £49.46 £22.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+117.40% -54.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £23.25 £31.25
% change year-on-year
-41.93% -25.60%
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
1012 1130 1167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.15% 11.45% 12.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 621 641 580
Median daily rate £400 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £189 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £463 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 121 148
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £15.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £47.83 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

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 24 September 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
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 24 September 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
Hampshire -25 24 £438 +29.62% 8
Surrey +23 17 £438 +36.71% 8
Berkshire +14 17 £475 +11.76% 5
Buckinghamshire +16 9 £425 - 1
Kent -1 7 £625 +66.66% 1
Oxfordshire -9 3 £288 +4.54% 1
West Sussex -1 2 £370 +11.27%
M4 Corridor - 1 £450 -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 170 (85.43%) VMware
2 101 (50.75%) Windows
3 100 (50.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 95 (47.74%) Linux
5 59 (29.65%) Windows Server
6 55 (27.64%) Active Directory
7 54 (27.14%) Cisco
8 53 (26.63%) ITIL
9 48 (24.12%) Microsoft
10 45 (22.61%) HP
11 42 (21.11%) Windows Server 2008
11 42 (21.11%) Windows Server 2012
12 41 (20.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 40 (20.10%) SAN
14 39 (19.60%) PowerShell
15 38 (19.10%) Firewall
16 37 (18.59%) Data Centre
17 36 (18.09%) VMware ESXi
18 35 (17.59%) Python
19 34 (17.09%) Red Hat
19 34 (17.09%) Amazon AWS
20 33 (16.58%) Security Cleared
20 33 (16.58%) MS Exchange
21 32 (16.08%) SQL Server
22 31 (15.58%) Finance
23 30 (15.08%) Ruby
23 30 (15.08%) DevOps
24 29 (14.57%) Windows Server 2003
25 28 (14.07%) EMC
25 28 (14.07%) Citrix

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 33 (16.58%) MS Exchange
2 19 (9.55%) OpenStack
3 17 (8.54%) Cloud Foundry
4 15 (7.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (4.52%) SharePoint
6 8 (4.02%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (3.52%) Skype for Business
8 4 (2.01%) Apache
8 4 (2.01%) IIS
8 4 (2.01%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (1.01%) Confluence
10 2 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (1.01%) JBoss
11 1 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.50%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (8.04%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.52%) MS Office
3 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Infor M3
1 1 (0.50%) OpenText Process Suite
1 1 (0.50%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 34 (17.09%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (13.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (9.05%) PaaS
4 15 (7.54%) Heroku
5 7 (3.52%) IaaS
6 4 (2.01%) Office 365
7 2 (1.01%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.01%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.01%) Google App Engine
7 2 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.01%) SaaS
8 1 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.50%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.50%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.50%) IBM PureFlex
8 1 (0.50%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 40 (20.10%) SAN
2 38 (19.10%) Firewall
3 26 (13.07%) Cisco Nexus
4 25 (12.56%) DNS
5 21 (10.55%) TCP/IP
6 19 (9.55%) DHCP
7 14 (7.04%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (5.03%) Fibre Channel
8 10 (5.03%) VPN
9 9 (4.52%) iSCSI
9 9 (4.52%) MPLS
10 8 (4.02%) IPsec
10 8 (4.02%) SSL
11 7 (3.52%) IPv4
11 7 (3.52%) IPv6
11 7 (3.52%) LAN
12 6 (3.02%) Ethernet
12 6 (3.02%) FCoE
12 6 (3.02%) LDAP
12 6 (3.02%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (16.08%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.54%) Apache Cassandra
2 15 (7.54%) Redis
3 12 (6.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (5.03%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (3.02%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (2.51%) MySQL
7 4 (2.01%) NoSQL
7 4 (2.01%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (1.51%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.01%) Big Data
9 2 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.50%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.50%) DB2
10 1 (0.50%) Oracle Exadata
10 1 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (7.54%) Sonatype Nexus
2 11 (5.53%) Jenkins
3 9 (4.52%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.51%) JIRA
4 3 (1.51%) TeamCity
4 3 (1.51%) Travis CI
5 2 (1.01%) Maven
5 2 (1.01%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.50%) Ant
6 1 (0.50%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.50%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.50%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.50%) Gitweb
6 1 (0.50%) JUnit
6 1 (0.50%) Subversion
6 1 (0.50%) TestNG
General
1 31 (15.58%) Finance
2 5 (2.51%) Banking
3 3 (1.51%) Back Office
3 3 (1.51%) Billing
3 3 (1.51%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.01%) Legal
4 2 (1.01%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.01%) Military
5 1 (0.50%) Advertising
5 1 (0.50%) Online Betting
5 1 (0.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (11.56%) Support Engineer
2 21 (10.55%) Administrator
3 18 (9.05%) VMware Engineer
4 17 (8.54%) Systems Administrator
5 15 (7.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (6.53%) Consultant
6 13 (6.53%) Linux Administrator
7 12 (6.03%) Software Engineer
7 12 (6.03%) Wintel Engineer
8 11 (5.53%) 3rd Line Support
8 11 (5.53%) Analyst
8 11 (5.53%) Cisco Engineer
9 10 (5.03%) DevOps Engineer
9 10 (5.03%) Server Engineer
9 10 (5.03%) VMware Specialist
10 9 (4.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 9 (4.52%) Architect
10 9 (4.52%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 9 (4.52%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 9 (4.52%) NetApp Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.55%) Web Services
2 17 (8.54%) RabbitMQ
3 9 (4.52%) REST
4 6 (3.02%) Middleware
5 4 (2.01%) HTML
5 4 (2.01%) HTML5
5 4 (2.01%) Node.js
6 3 (1.51%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.50%) .NET
7 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.50%) COM
7 1 (0.50%) CSS
7 1 (0.50%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 37 (18.59%) Data Centre
2 20 (10.05%) EMC VNX
3 16 (8.04%) Replication
4 13 (6.53%) FlexPod
5 8 (4.02%) Clustering
6 7 (3.52%) VCE vBlock
7 6 (3.02%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (3.02%) e-Health
7 6 (3.02%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.51%) Computer Science
8 5 (2.51%) Driving Licence
8 5 (2.51%) Enterprise Cloud
8 5 (2.51%) Private Cloud
8 5 (2.51%) Public Cloud
9 4 (2.01%) Digital TV
9 4 (2.01%) MPEG
9 4 (2.01%) STB
10 3 (1.51%) Mainframe
11 2 (1.01%) Client/Server
11 2 (1.01%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 101 (50.75%) Windows
2 95 (47.74%) Linux
3 59 (29.65%) Windows Server
4 42 (21.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 42 (21.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 41 (20.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 29 (14.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (12.56%) CentOS
8 11 (5.53%) Data ONTAP
9 10 (5.03%) Windows 7
10 9 (4.52%) Ubuntu
11 8 (4.02%) Unix
12 5 (2.51%) AIX
13 4 (2.01%) SUSE
13 4 (2.01%) VMS
14 3 (1.51%) Solaris
14 3 (1.51%) Windows 10
14 3 (1.51%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X Server
15 1 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (26.63%) ITIL
2 30 (15.08%) DevOps
3 21 (10.55%) TDD
4 19 (9.55%) Continuous Delivery
5 18 (9.05%) Service Delivery
6 17 (8.54%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (8.54%) Software Engineering
7 12 (6.03%) Migration
8 11 (5.53%) Project Management
9 10 (5.03%) Test Strategy
10 9 (4.52%) Converged Infrastructure
10 9 (4.52%) Service Management
11 8 (4.02%) High Availability
12 7 (3.52%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (3.52%) ITIL V3
12 7 (3.52%) Mentoring
12 7 (3.52%) Virtual Environments
13 6 (3.02%) Configuration Management
13 6 (3.02%) Performance Tuning
13 6 (3.02%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 39 (19.60%) PowerShell
2 35 (17.59%) Python
3 30 (15.08%) Ruby
4 25 (12.56%) Bash Shell
4 25 (12.56%) Perl
5 24 (12.06%) Java
5 24 (12.06%) SQL
6 15 (7.54%) Go
7 9 (4.52%) JavaScript
8 8 (4.02%) C
9 4 (2.01%) C++
10 3 (1.51%) VBScript
11 1 (0.50%) C#
11 1 (0.50%) C-shell
11 1 (0.50%) Korn
11 1 (0.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 33 (16.58%) Security Cleared
2 28 (14.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 27 (13.57%) SC Cleared
4 19 (9.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (8.54%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (7.04%) CCNP
6 14 (7.04%) MCSE
7 12 (6.03%) CCNA
8 9 (4.52%) Degree
8 9 (4.52%) RHCE
8 9 (4.52%) RHCSA
9 8 (4.02%) DV Cleared
9 8 (4.02%) MCSA
10 6 (3.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (2.01%) NCDA
12 3 (1.51%) VCAP
13 2 (1.01%) DBS Check
13 2 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (1.01%) MCP
13 2 (1.01%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.02%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.01%) SLA
3 2 (1.01%) ISO 9001
3 2 (1.01%) ISO22301
4 1 (0.50%) COBIT
System Software
1 100 (50.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 55 (27.64%) Active Directory
3 36 (18.09%) VMware ESXi
4 28 (14.07%) Hyper-V
5 24 (12.06%) VMware ESX
6 21 (10.55%) vCloud
7 19 (9.55%) NFS
7 19 (9.55%) XenApp
8 11 (5.53%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (5.03%) XenDesktop
10 9 (4.52%) Docker
11 5 (2.51%) Samba
11 5 (2.51%) VMware Server
11 5 (2.51%) VMware Workstation
11 5 (2.51%) XenServer
12 4 (2.01%) Firmware
13 3 (1.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 2 (1.01%) Terminal Services
15 1 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
15 1 (0.50%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 25 (12.56%) Puppet
2 18 (9.05%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (7.04%) Backup Exec
4 11 (5.53%) Nagios
4 11 (5.53%) SCCM
5 10 (5.03%) NetBackup
5 10 (5.03%) vRealize
6 9 (4.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 7 (3.52%) McAfee ePO
7 7 (3.52%) WSUS
8 6 (3.02%) Ansible
8 6 (3.02%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (2.51%) SCOM
9 5 (2.51%) Tivoli
10 4 (2.01%) vMotion
11 3 (1.51%) HP SIM
12 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 2 (1.01%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 2 (1.01%) PowerCLI
12 2 (1.01%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 170 (85.43%) VMware
2 54 (27.14%) Cisco
3 48 (24.12%) Microsoft
4 45 (22.61%) HP
5 34 (17.09%) Red Hat
6 28 (14.07%) Citrix
6 28 (14.07%) EMC
7 22 (11.06%) NetApp
8 18 (9.05%) IBM
9 15 (7.54%) Dell
10 12 (6.03%) Oracle
11 11 (5.53%) Symantec
12 7 (3.52%) CheckPoint
12 7 (3.52%) Intel Security
12 7 (3.52%) SaltStack
12 7 (3.52%) Veeam
12 7 (3.52%) Veritas
13 6 (3.02%) CA
14 5 (2.51%) Remedy
14 5 (2.51%) Sophos
Surrey
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £470 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East England
IQ Telecom
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £460 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £350.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Kent
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago