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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 154 125 181
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +56
Contract jobs citing vSphere 115 154 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.31% 1.63% 0.80%
As % of the System Software category 10.06% 12.39% 6.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 97 47
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £253 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £469 £471
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 3
Median hourly rate £44.50 £21.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+111.90% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £21.00 £16.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £21.00 £37.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £21.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year
+109.52% +11.25%
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
1143 1243 1074
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.97% 13.16% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 675 620 523
Median daily rate £390 £365 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.84% +6.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 150 139
Median hourly rate £23.00 £20.19 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.94% +28.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.02 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +12.90%

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 25 June 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
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 25 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Berkshire +14 40 £450 +12.50% 6
Hampshire -3 36 £360 +4.34% 8
Surrey -20 16 £419 +17.13% 8
Oxfordshire +12 8 £345 +14.83%
Kent +4 8 £750 +71.42% 1
West Sussex -24 3 £413 +26.92% 2
East Sussex -2 1 £363 -9.37%
Buckinghamshire -9 1 £300 -25.00%
Home Counties - 1 £285 -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 203 (85.29%) VMware
2 139 (58.40%) Windows
3 124 (52.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 99 (41.60%) Windows Server
5 89 (37.39%) Linux
6 81 (34.03%) Active Directory
7 76 (31.93%) Cisco
8 70 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 62 (26.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 62 (26.05%) Microsoft
10 57 (23.95%) ITIL
11 52 (21.85%) Windows Server 2003
12 51 (21.43%) Data Centre
13 50 (21.01%) PowerShell
14 45 (18.91%) SAN
15 44 (18.49%) VMware ESXi
16 43 (18.07%) Firewall
17 42 (17.65%) HP
18 41 (17.23%) SQL Server
18 41 (17.23%) MS Exchange
19 39 (16.39%) Python
19 39 (16.39%) DevOps
19 39 (16.39%) Amazon AWS
20 38 (15.97%) NetApp
20 38 (15.97%) Ruby
21 37 (15.55%) Citrix
22 36 (15.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
23 35 (14.71%) Microsoft Certification
23 35 (14.71%) Cisco Nexus
24 34 (14.29%) EMC

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 41 (17.23%) MS Exchange
2 28 (11.76%) OpenStack
3 21 (8.82%) Cloud Foundry
4 16 (6.72%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (5.04%) SharePoint
6 8 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (3.36%) Skype for Business
7 5 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (1.68%) Apache
8 4 (1.68%) IIS
9 3 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (1.26%) JBoss
9 3 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.26%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.84%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.84%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.42%) Confluence
11 1 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 31 (13.03%) MS Excel
2 15 (6.30%) MS Office
3 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) OpenText Process Suite
1 1 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 39 (16.39%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (10.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (9.24%) PaaS
4 18 (7.56%) Heroku
5 3 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.26%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.26%) IaaS
5 3 (1.26%) SaaS
6 2 (0.84%) Google App Engine
6 2 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.84%) Office 365
7 1 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.42%) CloudBees
7 1 (0.42%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.42%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 45 (18.91%) SAN
2 43 (18.07%) Firewall
3 35 (14.71%) Cisco Nexus
4 29 (12.18%) DNS
5 24 (10.08%) DHCP
6 21 (8.82%) TCP/IP
7 17 (7.14%) Fibre Channel
8 16 (6.72%) Cisco ASA
9 13 (5.46%) Ethernet
10 12 (5.04%) NAS
11 10 (4.20%) FCoE
11 10 (4.20%) IPv4
11 10 (4.20%) IPv6
12 9 (3.78%) VPN
13 8 (3.36%) NetScaler
14 6 (2.52%) LAN
14 6 (2.52%) WAN
15 5 (2.10%) IPsec
15 5 (2.10%) MPLS
15 5 (2.10%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (17.23%) SQL Server
2 20 (8.40%) Apache Cassandra
2 20 (8.40%) Redis
3 13 (5.46%) SQL Server 2005
3 13 (5.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (4.20%) MySQL
5 9 (3.78%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (3.36%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.68%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (1.68%) Hadoop
7 4 (1.68%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.84%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.84%) Big Data
8 2 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.42%) DB2
9 1 (0.42%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (0.42%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 15 (6.30%) Sonatype Nexus
2 11 (4.62%) Jenkins
3 8 (3.36%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.68%) JIRA
5 3 (1.26%) Travis CI
6 2 (0.84%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.84%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.42%) Ant
7 1 (0.42%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.42%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.42%) Maven
7 1 (0.42%) Subversion
General
1 33 (13.87%) Finance
2 8 (3.36%) Banking
3 3 (1.26%) Back Office
4 2 (0.84%) Advertising
4 2 (0.84%) Billing
4 2 (0.84%) Investment Banking
4 2 (0.84%) Legal
4 2 (0.84%) Local Government
4 2 (0.84%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.84%) Military
4 2 (0.84%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.42%) Electronics
5 1 (0.42%) Marketing
5 1 (0.42%) Online Betting
5 1 (0.42%) Retail
Job Titles
1 57 (23.95%) Support Engineer
2 29 (12.18%) Server Engineer
3 28 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 25 (10.50%) VMware Engineer
5 24 (10.08%) Server Support
6 23 (9.66%) Wintel Engineer
7 20 (8.40%) 3rd Line Support
8 19 (7.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 18 (7.56%) Administrator
9 18 (7.56%) DevOps Engineer
10 17 (7.14%) Server Support Engineer
11 16 (6.72%) Wintel Server Engineer
11 16 (6.72%) Wintel Support
12 15 (6.30%) NetApp Engineer
13 14 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 13 (5.46%) Systems Administrator
15 12 (5.04%) Infrastructure Specialist
15 12 (5.04%) Software Engineer
16 11 (4.62%) Cisco Engineer
16 11 (4.62%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (9.66%) RabbitMQ
2 22 (9.24%) Web Services
3 7 (2.94%) Node.js
4 5 (2.10%) REST
5 4 (1.68%) HTML
5 4 (1.68%) HTML5
6 3 (1.26%) Middleware
7 2 (0.84%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.42%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.42%) CSS
8 1 (0.42%) ELK Stack
8 1 (0.42%) LAMP
8 1 (0.42%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 51 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 23 (9.66%) EMC VNX
2 23 (9.66%) FlexPod
3 16 (6.72%) Driving Licence
4 11 (4.62%) Replication
5 10 (4.20%) e-Health
5 10 (4.20%) VCE vBlock
6 9 (3.78%) Clustering
6 9 (3.78%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (2.94%) EMC VMAX
8 6 (2.52%) Enterprise Cloud
9 5 (2.10%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.68%) DTV
10 4 (1.68%) MPEG
10 4 (1.68%) PKI
10 4 (1.68%) STB
11 3 (1.26%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (1.26%) Contactless
11 3 (1.26%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (1.26%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 139 (58.40%) Windows
2 99 (41.60%) Windows Server
3 89 (37.39%) Linux
4 70 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 62 (26.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 52 (21.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 32 (13.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 24 (10.08%) Data ONTAP
9 21 (8.82%) CentOS
10 10 (4.20%) Windows 7
11 8 (3.36%) Ubuntu
11 8 (3.36%) Unix
12 5 (2.10%) SUSE
13 4 (1.68%) AIX
13 4 (1.68%) Solaris
14 3 (1.26%) Debian
14 3 (1.26%) VMS
15 1 (0.42%) Fedora
15 1 (0.42%) HPUX
15 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (23.95%) ITIL
2 39 (16.39%) DevOps
3 26 (10.92%) TDD
4 22 (9.24%) Software Engineering
5 20 (8.40%) Continuous Delivery
6 14 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (5.46%) Converged Infrastructure
7 13 (5.46%) Service Delivery
8 12 (5.04%) High Availability
9 11 (4.62%) Change Management
9 11 (4.62%) Infrastructure Management
9 11 (4.62%) Mentoring
10 10 (4.20%) Service Management
11 9 (3.78%) Migration
11 9 (3.78%) Software Deployment
12 7 (2.94%) Coaching
12 7 (2.94%) Configuration Management
12 7 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
12 7 (2.94%) ITIL V3
13 6 (2.52%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (21.01%) PowerShell
2 39 (16.39%) Python
3 38 (15.97%) Ruby
4 34 (14.29%) Java
5 32 (13.45%) SQL
6 28 (11.76%) Bash Shell
7 26 (10.92%) Perl
8 18 (7.56%) Go
9 7 (2.94%) C
9 7 (2.94%) JavaScript
10 4 (1.68%) C++
10 4 (1.68%) VBScript
11 2 (0.84%) PHP
12 1 (0.42%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 36 (15.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 35 (14.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 32 (13.45%) Security Cleared
4 30 (12.61%) MCSE
5 24 (10.08%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (10.08%) SC Cleared
6 23 (9.66%) MCSA
7 21 (8.82%) CCNP
8 13 (5.46%) NCDA
9 12 (5.04%) CCNA
10 10 (4.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 8 (3.36%) RHCE
11 8 (3.36%) RHCSA
12 7 (2.94%) Degree
13 5 (2.10%) DV Cleared
14 4 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (1.68%) VCP5
15 3 (1.26%) MCITP
16 2 (0.84%) VCAP
16 2 (0.84%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.20%) PCI DSS
2 6 (2.52%) SLA
3 1 (0.42%) COBIT
3 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 124 (52.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 81 (34.03%) Active Directory
3 44 (18.49%) VMware ESXi
4 29 (12.18%) VMware ESX
5 26 (10.92%) XenApp
6 21 (8.82%) Hyper-V
7 17 (7.14%) XenDesktop
7 17 (7.14%) XenServer
8 15 (6.30%) NFS
9 14 (5.88%) vCloud
9 14 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (3.78%) Docker
11 5 (2.10%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (1.26%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.84%) KVM
13 2 (0.84%) Samba
13 2 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.84%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.84%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 24 (10.08%) Backup Exec
2 22 (9.24%) Puppet
2 22 (9.24%) WSUS
3 21 (8.82%) NetBackup
4 18 (7.56%) McAfee ePO
5 15 (6.30%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (5.88%) SCCM
7 13 (5.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 11 (4.62%) Nagios
9 10 (4.20%) vRealize
10 7 (2.94%) Tivoli
11 5 (2.10%) Norton AntiVirus
12 4 (1.68%) Ansible
12 4 (1.68%) SCOM
13 3 (1.26%) HP Data Protector
13 3 (1.26%) SCVMM
14 2 (0.84%) HP SIM
14 2 (0.84%) ServiceCenter
14 2 (0.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 2 (0.84%) vMotion
Vendors
1 203 (85.29%) VMware
2 76 (31.93%) Cisco
3 62 (26.05%) Microsoft
4 42 (17.65%) HP
5 38 (15.97%) NetApp
6 37 (15.55%) Citrix
7 34 (14.29%) EMC
8 25 (10.50%) Red Hat
9 20 (8.40%) IBM
9 20 (8.40%) Oracle
10 18 (7.56%) Intel Security
11 15 (6.30%) Dell
12 12 (5.04%) Symantec
13 10 (4.20%) CA
13 10 (4.20%) F5
14 9 (3.78%) Juniper
15 8 (3.36%) CheckPoint
16 7 (2.94%) SaltStack
17 5 (2.10%) LANDesk
17 5 (2.10%) Remedy
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Rate: £20.59 - £25.69 per hour
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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iKonnect Global Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
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