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 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
England / South East
Rank 145 156 162
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +6
Contract jobs citing vSphere 97 103 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.26% 1.19% 1.11%
As % of the System Software category 9.92% 9.03% 8.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 77 61
Median daily rate £400 £360 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -7.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £238 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £375 £368
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 10
Median hourly rate £41.00 £43.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.65% +160.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.20 £21.70 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £45.40 £21.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.25 £31.56 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.54% +50.26%

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
978 1141 1206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.68% 13.15% 12.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 574 676 612
Median daily rate £363 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 107 119
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £12.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.40 £53.34 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.87% +3.12%

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 28 February 2017.

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 28 February 2017.

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 28 February 2017. 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 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 +24 55 £400 +14.28% 6
Berkshire +11 18 £425 +11.84% 4
Surrey -8 13 £375 +11.11% 2
West Sussex -7 4 £265 -
Middlesex - 3 £410 -
Kent +7 1 £550 -
East Sussex +4 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire +1 1 £300 - 2
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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.

1 168 (86.15%) VMware
2 116 (59.49%) Windows
3 103 (52.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 78 (40.00%) Security Cleared
5 71 (36.41%) Linux
6 66 (33.85%) Microsoft
7 65 (33.33%) SC Cleared
8 64 (32.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 62 (31.79%) Active Directory
10 61 (31.28%) Windows Server
11 60 (30.77%) SAN
12 59 (30.26%) Windows Server 2012
13 55 (28.21%) PowerShell
14 46 (23.59%) Data Centre
15 44 (22.56%) ITIL
16 41 (21.03%) Microsoft Azure
17 38 (19.49%) HP
18 37 (18.97%) EMC
19 35 (17.95%) Citrix
20 34 (17.44%) Red Hat
20 34 (17.44%) Cisco
20 34 (17.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 34 (17.44%) VxBlock/Vblock
21 33 (16.92%) VMware ESXi
21 33 (16.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
22 32 (16.41%) Amazon AWS
22 32 (16.41%) Converged Infrastructure
23 29 (14.87%) DNS
24 28 (14.36%) Windows Server 2003
25 27 (13.85%) EMC VNX

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 15 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 14 (7.18%) OpenStack
3 11 (5.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (5.64%) Skype for Business
4 10 (5.13%) Cloud Foundry
5 8 (4.10%) Apache
6 7 (3.59%) IIS
6 7 (3.59%) JBoss
7 5 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.51%) CloudStack
10 1 (0.51%) Confluence
Applications
1 18 (9.23%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.05%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.05%) Infor M3
2 2 (1.03%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.51%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 41 (21.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (16.41%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (6.67%) PaaS
4 10 (5.13%) Heroku
4 10 (5.13%) IaaS
5 8 (4.10%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (4.10%) Office 365
6 5 (2.56%) IBM Cloud
6 5 (2.56%) SoftLayer
7 4 (2.05%) Amazon S3
8 2 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 60 (30.77%) SAN
2 29 (14.87%) DNS
3 27 (13.85%) NAS
4 20 (10.26%) TCP/IP
5 18 (9.23%) Cisco Nexus
5 18 (9.23%) VPN
6 16 (8.21%) Firewall
7 14 (7.18%) DHCP
7 14 (7.18%) SSL
8 11 (5.64%) IPsec
9 9 (4.62%) Skype
10 8 (4.10%) VSAN
11 7 (3.59%) LDAP
11 7 (3.59%) VLAN
12 6 (3.08%) HTTP
12 6 (3.08%) Structured Cabling
13 5 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (2.56%) PCoIP
14 4 (2.05%) LAN
14 4 (2.05%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (12.82%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.18%) SQL Server 2005
3 13 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (5.13%) Apache Cassandra
4 10 (5.13%) Redis
5 8 (4.10%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (3.59%) Oracle Database
7 6 (3.08%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (2.56%) NoSQL
8 5 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (2.05%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (1.54%) MySQL
10 3 (1.54%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (1.03%) Oracle9i Database
11 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2014
11 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 1 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (4.10%) Jenkins
2 7 (3.59%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.56%) Vagrant
4 4 (2.05%) JIRA
5 3 (1.54%) Subversion
5 3 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.03%) MSI
6 2 (1.03%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.03%) TestNG
7 1 (0.51%) Ant
7 1 (0.51%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.51%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.51%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.51%) JUnit
7 1 (0.51%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.51%) Selenium
7 1 (0.51%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.51%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.51%) Toad
General
1 18 (9.23%) Finance
2 10 (5.13%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.59%) Local Government
4 5 (2.56%) Back Office
5 4 (2.05%) Banking
5 4 (2.05%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.03%) Advertising
6 2 (1.03%) Electronics
6 2 (1.03%) Marketing
7 1 (0.51%) Billing
7 1 (0.51%) Military
7 1 (0.51%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.51%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (9.74%) Wintel Engineer
2 18 (9.23%) Administrator
2 18 (9.23%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 17 (8.72%) VMware Specialist
4 15 (7.69%) Architect
4 15 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
5 13 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 13 (6.67%) Analyst
6 12 (6.15%) Server Engineer
7 11 (5.64%) 3rd Line Support
7 11 (5.64%) Consultant
7 11 (5.64%) Systems Administrator
8 10 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (5.13%) Infrastructure Operations Specialist
9 9 (4.62%) Linux Administrator
9 9 (4.62%) Support Engineer
10 8 (4.10%) Cloud Engineer
10 8 (4.10%) EMC Engineer
10 8 (4.10%) Systems Engineer
10 8 (4.10%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.69%) Web Services
2 10 (5.13%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (2.56%) REST
4 4 (2.05%) CSS
4 4 (2.05%) HTML
5 3 (1.54%) .NET
5 3 (1.54%) HTML5
5 3 (1.54%) Node.js
5 3 (1.54%) SAML
6 2 (1.03%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.03%) LAMP
6 2 (1.03%) XML
6 2 (1.03%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.51%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (0.51%) JBoss Seam
7 1 (0.51%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 46 (23.59%) Data Centre
2 34 (17.44%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 27 (13.85%) EMC VMAX
3 27 (13.85%) EMC VNX
4 20 (10.26%) Clustering
5 10 (5.13%) Linux Command Line
6 8 (4.10%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (3.59%) FlexPod
7 7 (3.59%) PKI
7 7 (3.59%) Smart Meter
8 6 (3.08%) Management Information System
8 6 (3.08%) Replication
9 4 (2.05%) BYOD
9 4 (2.05%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.54%) Digital TV
10 3 (1.54%) MPEG
10 3 (1.54%) STB
11 2 (1.03%) Driving Licence
11 2 (1.03%) HACMP
11 2 (1.03%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 116 (59.49%) Windows
2 71 (36.41%) Linux
3 64 (32.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 61 (31.28%) Windows Server
5 59 (30.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (17.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 28 (14.36%) Windows Server 2003
8 20 (10.26%) Unix
9 18 (9.23%) CentOS
10 17 (8.72%) Windows 7
11 6 (3.08%) Windows 10
12 5 (2.56%) Ubuntu
13 4 (2.05%) Debian
13 4 (2.05%) Windows XP
14 3 (1.54%) SUSE
15 2 (1.03%) AIX
15 2 (1.03%) Data ONTAP
15 2 (1.03%) Solaris
15 2 (1.03%) Windows 2000
15 2 (1.03%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (22.56%) ITIL
2 32 (16.41%) Converged Infrastructure
3 19 (9.74%) DevOps
4 15 (7.69%) Migration
5 13 (6.67%) TDD
6 11 (5.64%) Continuous Delivery
6 11 (5.64%) Customer Requirements
6 11 (5.64%) Software Deployment
7 10 (5.13%) Problem Management
8 9 (4.62%) Service Delivery
8 9 (4.62%) Software Engineering
9 8 (4.10%) Infrastructure Management
9 8 (4.10%) Server Virtualisation
10 7 (3.59%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (3.59%) Change Management
10 7 (3.59%) Service Management
11 6 (3.08%) Capacity Management
11 6 (3.08%) Configuration Management
11 6 (3.08%) Incident Management
11 6 (3.08%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 55 (28.21%) PowerShell
2 25 (12.82%) Bash Shell
3 20 (10.26%) SQL
4 17 (8.72%) Java
5 16 (8.21%) Ruby
6 12 (6.15%) Python
7 10 (5.13%) Go
8 9 (4.62%) C
8 9 (4.62%) Perl
9 7 (3.59%) Korn
10 4 (2.05%) C++
11 3 (1.54%) C#
11 3 (1.54%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.54%) VBScript
12 2 (1.03%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.51%) F#
13 1 (0.51%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 78 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 65 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 20 (10.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 14 (7.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (6.67%) Degree
6 8 (4.10%) MCSE
7 5 (2.56%) DV Cleared
8 4 (2.05%) MCTS
8 4 (2.05%) VCDX
9 3 (1.54%) MCSA
10 2 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.03%) MCITP
10 2 (1.03%) RHCE
10 2 (1.03%) RHCSA
11 1 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.51%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.51%) VCAP
11 1 (0.51%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.62%) SLA
2 6 (3.08%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.51%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.51%) PMO
3 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 103 (52.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 62 (31.79%) Active Directory
3 33 (16.92%) VMware ESXi
4 26 (13.33%) XenApp
5 23 (11.79%) vCloud
6 21 (10.77%) Hyper-V
7 18 (9.23%) VMware ESX
8 13 (6.67%) Docker
8 13 (6.67%) XenDesktop
9 12 (6.15%) Virtual Machines
10 11 (5.64%) Microsoft App-V
10 11 (5.64%) XenServer
11 8 (4.10%) Firmware
11 8 (4.10%) VMware Workstation
12 7 (3.59%) NFS
13 6 (3.08%) Samba
13 6 (3.08%) VMware Server
14 5 (2.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 4 (2.05%) Terminal Services
16 3 (1.54%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 33 (16.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 20 (10.26%) SCCM
3 14 (7.18%) Puppet
4 11 (5.64%) Ansible
4 11 (5.64%) EMC NetWorker
5 10 (5.13%) vMotion
6 9 (4.62%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (4.62%) vRealize
7 8 (4.10%) EdgeSight
7 8 (4.10%) SCOM
8 7 (3.59%) Red Hat Satellite
9 6 (3.08%) Backup Exec
10 5 (2.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 4 (2.05%) AppDNA
11 4 (2.05%) SafeCom
11 4 (2.05%) WSUS
12 2 (1.03%) Data Guard
12 2 (1.03%) Oracle RMAN
12 2 (1.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 2 (1.03%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 168 (86.15%) VMware
2 66 (33.85%) Microsoft
3 38 (19.49%) HP
4 37 (18.97%) EMC
5 35 (17.95%) Citrix
6 34 (17.44%) Cisco
6 34 (17.44%) Red Hat
7 13 (6.67%) NetApp
8 11 (5.64%) Oracle
9 8 (4.10%) Veritas
10 7 (3.59%) IBM
11 6 (3.08%) Intel Security
11 6 (3.08%) NETGEAR
11 6 (3.08%) Symantec
12 5 (2.56%) Nimsoft
13 4 (2.05%) 3PAR
13 4 (2.05%) Dell
13 4 (2.05%) Sophos
13 4 (2.05%) Veeam
14 3 (1.54%) CheckPoint
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