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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 152 148 165
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +17
Contract jobs citing vSphere 87 91 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.95% 1.02% 0.85%
As % of the System Software category 8.43% 8.15% 9.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 54 56
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£338 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £225 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £410 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £319 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.17% -1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 7
Average hourly rate £30.63 £30.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.40% +28.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.48 £17.55 £18.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.75 £46.00 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £30.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-31.14% +35.55%
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
1032 1116 891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.25% 12.56% 8.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 543 564 388
Average daily rate £325 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £217
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 127 126 135
Average hourly rate £15.73 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.47% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.89 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £31.25 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.71
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +4.72%

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 20 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 20 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 20 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 +8 32 £325 -7.80% 9
Buckinghamshire +9 14 £325 +18.18% 3
Berkshire -9 13 £375 +7.14% 11
Kent -9 9 £400 +12.28%
West Sussex +5 7 £275 -27.63% 4
Surrey -6 5 £325 - 4
Middlesex - 3 £270 -
East Sussex -5 2 - - 1
Oxfordshire -12 1 £338 -7.53% 2
Thames Valley - - - -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 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.

1 136 (88.89%) VMware
2 133 (86.93%) Windows
3 92 (60.13%) Active Directory
4 79 (51.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 67 (43.79%) Microsoft
6 57 (37.25%) Citrix
6 57 (37.25%) VMware Infrastructure
7 55 (35.95%) SAN
8 51 (33.33%) Security Cleared
9 45 (29.41%) Cisco
10 44 (28.76%) Windows Server 2012
11 43 (28.10%) Windows Server 2003
12 39 (25.49%) Firewall
13 37 (24.18%) MS Exchange
14 36 (23.53%) HP
14 36 (23.53%) VMware ESXi
15 35 (22.88%) Linux
16 30 (19.61%) DV Cleared
16 30 (19.61%) XenApp
17 29 (18.95%) MS Excel
17 29 (18.95%) ITIL
18 28 (18.30%) IIS
19 26 (16.99%) Migration
20 25 (16.34%) SQL
21 24 (15.69%) Microsoft Certification
22 23 (15.03%) SQL Server
22 23 (15.03%) DNS
22 23 (15.03%) WAN
23 22 (14.38%) LAN
23 22 (14.38%) TCP/IP

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 20 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 37 (24.18%) MS Exchange
2 28 (18.30%) IIS
3 18 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (8.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 13 (8.50%) Lync
5 9 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (5.23%) SharePoint
6 8 (5.23%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (4.58%) WebLogic
8 6 (3.92%) WebSphere
8 6 (3.92%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (1.96%) Apache
9 3 (1.96%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.65%) Moodle
11 1 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.65%) K2 blackpearl
11 1 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 29 (18.95%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.54%) MS Office
3 3 (1.96%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.92%) SaaS
2 3 (1.96%) IaaS
3 2 (1.31%) Office 365
3 2 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.65%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (35.95%) SAN
2 39 (25.49%) Firewall
3 23 (15.03%) DNS
3 23 (15.03%) WAN
4 22 (14.38%) LAN
4 22 (14.38%) TCP/IP
5 12 (7.84%) LDAP
5 12 (7.84%) OSPF
6 11 (7.19%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (6.54%) DHCP
8 9 (5.88%) Cisco IOS
9 8 (5.23%) Network Security
9 8 (5.23%) VLAN
10 6 (3.92%) iSCSI
10 6 (3.92%) NAS
10 6 (3.92%) NetScaler
10 6 (3.92%) MPLS
11 5 (3.27%) Kerberos
11 5 (3.27%) VPN
12 4 (2.61%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (15.03%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (4.58%) Oracle Database
4 5 (3.27%) SQLPlus
5 3 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.31%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.31%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.31%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.65%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (3.27%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.61%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.96%) Maven
3 3 (1.96%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.31%) ClearCase
4 2 (1.31%) ClearQuest
4 2 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.31%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.65%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 10 (6.54%) Telecoms
2 6 (3.92%) Finance
2 6 (3.92%) Advertising
3 3 (1.96%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.65%) Games
4 1 (0.65%) Military
4 1 (0.65%) Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (21.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (11.11%) Consultant
3 9 (5.88%) Network Engineer
3 9 (5.88%) Administrator
4 8 (5.23%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (5.23%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 8 (5.23%) Architect
4 8 (5.23%) Analyst
4 8 (5.23%) Systems Administrator
4 8 (5.23%) Support Engineer
5 7 (4.58%) Project Engineer
6 6 (3.92%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 6 (3.92%) Virtualisation Consultant
7 5 (3.27%) Active Directory Consultant
7 5 (3.27%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (2.61%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (2.61%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (2.61%) Technical Architect
8 4 (2.61%) Support Analyst
9 3 (1.96%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.27%) WebSphere MQ
1 5 (3.27%) Middleware
2 4 (2.61%) .NET
2 4 (2.61%) Web Services
3 3 (1.96%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (1.96%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 3 (1.96%) ASP.NET
3 3 (1.96%) WCF
3 3 (1.96%) .NET Framework
3 3 (1.96%) Application Packaging
4 2 (1.31%) COM+
5 1 (0.65%) WAMP
5 1 (0.65%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (3.92%) Blackberry
2 5 (3.27%) HACMP
3 3 (1.96%) Clustering
3 3 (1.96%) PKI
4 2 (1.31%) EqualLogic
4 2 (1.31%) iPad
4 2 (1.31%) APACS
4 2 (1.31%) Firmware
5 1 (0.65%) Cryptography
5 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.65%) Replication
5 1 (0.65%) EMC Centera
5 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.65%) Online Games
5 1 (0.65%) iPhone
5 1 (0.65%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 133 (86.93%) Windows
2 79 (51.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 44 (28.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 43 (28.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 35 (22.88%) Linux
6 17 (11.11%) Windows 7
7 14 (9.15%) UNIX
8 11 (7.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (6.54%) Windows XP
9 10 (6.54%) Windows 2000
10 7 (4.58%) AIX
10 7 (4.58%) Oracle Linux
11 5 (3.27%) Windows 8
12 4 (2.61%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (2.61%) Solaris
13 3 (1.96%) CentOS
14 1 (0.65%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.65%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (18.95%) ITIL
2 26 (16.99%) Migration
3 12 (7.84%) Service Delivery
4 11 (7.19%) Time Management
5 10 (6.54%) Root Cause Analysis
6 9 (5.88%) Change Management
7 8 (5.23%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (5.23%) Network Management
8 7 (4.58%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (4.58%) Service Management
9 6 (3.92%) Incident Management
9 6 (3.92%) Infrastructure Management
9 6 (3.92%) Performance Monitoring
9 6 (3.92%) Integration Testing
10 5 (3.27%) Performance Analysis
10 5 (3.27%) Document Management
10 5 (3.27%) Project Management
11 4 (2.61%) Network Monitoring
11 4 (2.61%) Load Testing
12 3 (1.96%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 25 (16.34%) SQL
2 13 (8.50%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.92%) VBScript
4 5 (3.27%) T-SQL
4 5 (3.27%) PL/SQL
5 4 (2.61%) C
6 3 (1.96%) VB
6 3 (1.96%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.31%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.31%) VB6
7 2 (1.31%) C#
8 1 (0.65%) Java
8 1 (0.65%) Perl
Qualifications
1 51 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 30 (19.61%) DV Cleared
3 24 (15.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (14.38%) SC Cleared
5 20 (13.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 20 (13.07%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (13.07%) MCSE
5 20 (13.07%) CCNA
6 13 (8.50%) CCNP
7 6 (3.92%) MCITP
7 6 (3.92%) VCAP
8 5 (3.27%) Degree
9 4 (2.61%) VCP5
10 3 (1.96%) VCP4
10 3 (1.96%) MCTS
11 2 (1.31%) PMP
11 2 (1.31%) PMI Certification
11 2 (1.31%) CCA
11 2 (1.31%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.65%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.92%) SLA
1 6 (3.92%) QA
2 4 (2.61%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.96%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.96%) BS7799
4 1 (0.65%) JSP 440
System Software
1 92 (60.13%) Active Directory
2 57 (37.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (23.53%) VMware ESXi
4 30 (19.61%) XenApp
5 21 (13.73%) Hyper-V
6 19 (12.42%) VMware ESX
7 17 (11.11%) XenDesktop
8 10 (6.54%) vCloud
9 8 (5.23%) XenServer
10 5 (3.27%) OCFS2
10 5 (3.27%) Terminal Services
11 4 (2.61%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (1.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (1.96%) ISA Server
12 3 (1.96%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (1.96%) Docker
13 2 (1.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 1 (0.65%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.65%) KVM
Systems Management
1 10 (6.54%) SCCM
2 7 (4.58%) NetBackup
2 7 (4.58%) WSUS
3 6 (3.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (3.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 5 (3.27%) SCOM
4 5 (3.27%) Puppet
4 5 (3.27%) EMC NetWorker
5 4 (2.61%) HP SIM
5 4 (2.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (2.61%) ARCserve
6 3 (1.96%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.96%) BladeLogic
7 2 (1.31%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.31%) Tivoli
7 2 (1.31%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (1.31%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.31%) Vagrant
7 2 (1.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.65%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 136 (88.89%) VMware
2 67 (43.79%) Microsoft
3 57 (37.25%) Citrix
4 45 (29.41%) Cisco
5 36 (23.53%) HP
6 22 (14.38%) EMC
7 20 (13.07%) NetApp
8 16 (10.46%) Oracle
9 12 (7.84%) Dell
9 12 (7.84%) Red Hat
9 12 (7.84%) Brocade
10 11 (7.19%) Juniper
11 10 (6.54%) IBM
11 10 (6.54%) 3PAR
11 10 (6.54%) AppSense
12 8 (5.23%) CheckPoint
12 8 (5.23%) Symantec
12 8 (5.23%) Lumension
13 6 (3.92%) JBoss
14 5 (3.27%) Sun
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