The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the South East region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 156 135 165
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +30
Contract jobs citing vSphere 84 102 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.92% 1.21% 0.79%
As % of the System Software category 8.34% 9.12% 9.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 65 45
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£350 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £263 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £415 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 8
Average hourly rate £30.63 £30.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.40% -28.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.48 £20.00 £18.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.75 £31.00 £49.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £30.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-38.52% +34.06%
System Software Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1007 1118 828
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 10.97% 13.22% 8.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 516 560 350
Average daily rate £325 £333 £326
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.25% +2.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 141 138
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -4.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £31.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +2.94%
vSphere
England

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 1 August 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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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 +18 39 £349 +13.49% 11
Berkshire -8 16 £470 +34.28% 13
Buckinghamshire -4 8 £400 - 2
West Sussex -8 6 £278 -32.31% 4
Kent -9 6 £350 -
Middlesex -1 3 £270 -28.00%
East Sussex -2 2 - -
Surrey -16 2 £350 +3.70% 7
Oxfordshire -18 1 £338 -7.53%
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 132 (88.59%) VMware
2 124 (83.22%) Windows
3 83 (55.70%) Active Directory
4 72 (48.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 64 (42.95%) Microsoft
6 57 (38.26%) VMware Infrastructure
7 48 (32.21%) Security Cleared
7 48 (32.21%) Cisco
8 47 (31.54%) Citrix
8 47 (31.54%) SAN
9 42 (28.19%) Windows Server 2012
10 39 (26.17%) HP
11 37 (24.83%) Linux
12 35 (23.49%) Windows Server 2003
12 35 (23.49%) Firewall
13 34 (22.82%) MS Exchange
14 30 (20.13%) ITIL
15 29 (19.46%) VMware ESXi
16 27 (18.12%) DV Cleared
16 27 (18.12%) MS Excel
17 23 (15.44%) SQL
17 23 (15.44%) EMC
17 23 (15.44%) NetApp
17 23 (15.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 22 (14.77%) DNS
18 22 (14.77%) XenApp
19 21 (14.09%) Microsoft Certification
20 20 (13.42%) Cisco Certification
20 20 (13.42%) LAN
20 20 (13.42%) WAN

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 34 (22.82%) MS Exchange
2 19 (12.75%) IIS
2 19 (12.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (8.05%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (7.38%) Lync
5 9 (6.04%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (5.37%) WebLogic
6 8 (5.37%) SharePoint
7 6 (4.03%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (4.03%) WebSphere
8 3 (2.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.34%) Apache
9 2 (1.34%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.67%) Moodle
10 1 (0.67%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.67%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 27 (18.12%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.71%) MS Office
3 3 (2.01%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.03%) SaaS
2 3 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.01%) IaaS
3 2 (1.34%) Office 365
4 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.67%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (31.54%) SAN
2 35 (23.49%) Firewall
3 22 (14.77%) DNS
4 20 (13.42%) LAN
4 20 (13.42%) WAN
5 19 (12.75%) TCP/IP
6 12 (8.05%) LDAP
7 11 (7.38%) OSPF
8 8 (5.37%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (5.37%) Cisco IOS
9 7 (4.70%) DHCP
9 7 (4.70%) MPLS
9 7 (4.70%) VLAN
9 7 (4.70%) Network Security
10 6 (4.03%) iSCSI
10 6 (4.03%) NAS
11 5 (3.36%) BGP
11 5 (3.36%) Ethernet
11 5 (3.36%) Kerberos
12 4 (2.68%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (13.42%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.70%) Oracle Database
3 6 (4.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (3.36%) SQLPlus
5 3 (2.01%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.34%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.34%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.34%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.67%) MySQL
7 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (3.36%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.68%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.01%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.01%) Maven
4 2 (1.34%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.34%) ClearCase
4 2 (1.34%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.67%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 9 (6.04%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.03%) Finance
3 3 (2.01%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.01%) Advertising
4 1 (0.67%) Military
4 1 (0.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 32 (21.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (10.74%) Consultant
3 8 (5.37%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 8 (5.37%) Administrator
3 8 (5.37%) Analyst
3 8 (5.37%) Architect
3 8 (5.37%) Network Engineer
4 7 (4.70%) Systems Administrator
4 7 (4.70%) Support Engineer
4 7 (4.70%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (4.03%) Virtualisation Consultant
5 6 (4.03%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (3.36%) Active Directory Consultant
7 4 (2.68%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 4 (2.68%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (2.68%) Project Engineer
7 4 (2.68%) Technical Architect
7 4 (2.68%) Support Analyst
8 3 (2.01%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (2.01%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.03%) Middleware
2 5 (3.36%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (2.68%) Web Services
4 3 (2.01%) .NET
4 3 (2.01%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.01%) .NET Framework
4 3 (2.01%) WCF
4 3 (2.01%) Application Packaging
4 3 (2.01%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (2.01%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (1.34%) COM+
6 1 (0.67%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.67%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.36%) HACMP
1 5 (3.36%) Blackberry
2 3 (2.01%) Firmware
2 3 (2.01%) PKI
3 2 (1.34%) iPad
3 2 (1.34%) EqualLogic
3 2 (1.34%) APACS
4 1 (0.67%) Clustering
4 1 (0.67%) CESG
4 1 (0.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.67%) Replication
4 1 (0.67%) EMC Centera
4 1 (0.67%) Cryptography
4 1 (0.67%) Online Games
4 1 (0.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.67%) iPhone
4 1 (0.67%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 124 (83.22%) Windows
2 72 (48.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (28.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 37 (24.83%) Linux
5 35 (23.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (12.08%) Windows 7
7 13 (8.72%) UNIX
8 10 (6.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (6.71%) Windows XP
9 9 (6.04%) Oracle Linux
10 7 (4.70%) AIX
10 7 (4.70%) Windows 2000
10 7 (4.70%) Windows 8
11 4 (2.68%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (2.68%) Solaris
12 2 (1.34%) CentOS
13 1 (0.67%) SUSE
13 1 (0.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (20.13%) ITIL
2 20 (13.42%) Migration
3 11 (7.38%) Service Delivery
4 9 (6.04%) Root Cause Analysis
5 8 (5.37%) Time Management
6 7 (4.70%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (4.03%) Performance Monitoring
7 6 (4.03%) Integration Testing
7 6 (4.03%) Service Management
7 6 (4.03%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (3.36%) Change Management
8 5 (3.36%) Document Management
8 5 (3.36%) Incident Management
8 5 (3.36%) Performance Analysis
8 5 (3.36%) Network Management
9 4 (2.68%) Infrastructure Management
9 4 (2.68%) Load Testing
9 4 (2.68%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (2.68%) Project Management
10 3 (2.01%) MOF
Programming Languages
1 23 (15.44%) SQL
2 11 (7.38%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.36%) PL/SQL
3 5 (3.36%) VBScript
4 4 (2.68%) C
4 4 (2.68%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.01%) VB
5 3 (2.01%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.34%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.34%) VB6
6 2 (1.34%) C#
7 1 (0.67%) Java
7 1 (0.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 48 (32.21%) Security Cleared
2 27 (18.12%) DV Cleared
3 23 (15.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 21 (14.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 20 (13.42%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (12.75%) MCSE
6 19 (12.75%) CCNA
6 19 (12.75%) SC Cleared
7 12 (8.05%) CCNP
8 6 (4.03%) VCAP
8 6 (4.03%) MCITP
9 5 (3.36%) Degree
9 5 (3.36%) VCP5
10 4 (2.68%) VCP4
11 3 (2.01%) MCTS
12 2 (1.34%) PMP
12 2 (1.34%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.67%) Oracle Certification
13 1 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.67%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.36%) QA
2 4 (2.68%) SLA
3 3 (2.01%) BS7799
3 3 (2.01%) ISO 9001
3 3 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.01%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.67%) JSP 440
System Software
1 83 (55.70%) Active Directory
2 57 (38.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (19.46%) VMware ESXi
4 22 (14.77%) XenApp
5 19 (12.75%) VMware ESX
5 19 (12.75%) Hyper-V
6 17 (11.41%) XenDesktop
7 11 (7.38%) vCloud
8 6 (4.03%) XenServer
9 5 (3.36%) OCFS2
10 3 (2.01%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (2.01%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (2.01%) Docker
11 2 (1.34%) DFS Replication
11 2 (1.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.67%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.67%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.67%) NFS
12 1 (0.67%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (6.04%) WSUS
1 9 (6.04%) SCCM
2 7 (4.70%) NetBackup
3 6 (4.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (3.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 5 (3.36%) EMC NetWorker
4 5 (3.36%) Puppet
5 4 (2.68%) HP Data Protector
5 4 (2.68%) SCOM
5 4 (2.68%) ARCserve
6 3 (2.01%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (2.01%) Backup Exec
6 3 (2.01%) HP SIM
7 2 (1.34%) Vagrant
7 2 (1.34%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (1.34%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.34%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.67%) Unicenter
8 1 (0.67%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 132 (88.59%) VMware
2 64 (42.95%) Microsoft
3 48 (32.21%) Cisco
4 47 (31.54%) Citrix
5 39 (26.17%) HP
6 23 (15.44%) EMC
6 23 (15.44%) NetApp
7 18 (12.08%) Oracle
8 13 (8.72%) Dell
9 12 (8.05%) Red Hat
10 11 (7.38%) Brocade
11 10 (6.71%) Juniper
11 10 (6.71%) IBM
12 9 (6.04%) CheckPoint
12 9 (6.04%) AppSense
13 8 (5.37%) Lumension
13 8 (5.37%) Symantec
14 7 (4.70%) 3PAR
15 5 (3.36%) CA
15 5 (3.36%) JBoss
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