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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 159 158 163
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs citing vSphere 92 83 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.99% 0.94% 0.95%
As % of the System Software category 8.54% 7.57% 10.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 45 63
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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 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £410 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 16 7
Average hourly rate £46.25 £30.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.63% +28.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £16.50 £18.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.25 £46.00 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.25 £30.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-20.49% +34.06%
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
1077 1097 882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.58% 12.38% 8.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 545 386
Average daily rate £325 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £175 £220
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 135 127 132
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.88 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £30.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 September 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
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 September 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 +14 35 £325 +14.03% 9
Berkshire +1 18 £375 +7.14% 5
Buckinghamshire +8 12 £325 +12.06% 3
Kent -12 8 £400 +12.28% 1
West Sussex +2 6 £278 -26.97% 1
Surrey -8 6 £325 +4.00% 6
Middlesex - 3 £270 -
East Sussex -7 2 - -
Oxfordshire -10 1 £338 -12.90% 2
Thames Valley - - - -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 September 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
2 125 (83.89%) Windows
3 90 (60.40%) Active Directory
4 75 (50.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 69 (46.31%) Microsoft
6 56 (37.58%) Citrix
6 56 (37.58%) VMware Infrastructure
7 54 (36.24%) SAN
8 52 (34.90%) Security Cleared
9 47 (31.54%) Cisco
10 45 (30.20%) Windows Server 2003
11 43 (28.86%) Windows Server 2012
12 41 (27.52%) Firewall
13 37 (24.83%) MS Exchange
14 36 (24.16%) HP
14 36 (24.16%) Linux
15 34 (22.82%) VMware ESXi
16 32 (21.48%) MS Excel
17 30 (20.13%) XenApp
18 29 (19.46%) ITIL
18 29 (19.46%) DV Cleared
19 27 (18.12%) SQL
19 27 (18.12%) IIS
20 26 (17.45%) Microsoft Certification
20 26 (17.45%) Migration
21 25 (16.78%) Hyper-V
22 23 (15.44%) SC Cleared
22 23 (15.44%) SQL Server
23 22 (14.77%) MCSE
23 22 (14.77%) WAN

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (24.83%) MS Exchange
2 27 (18.12%) IIS
3 18 (12.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (9.40%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (6.71%) Lync
5 10 (6.71%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (6.04%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (4.03%) WebLogic
7 6 (4.03%) WebSphere
8 5 (3.36%) Apache
9 4 (2.68%) Tomcat
10 3 (2.01%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (1.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (1.34%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.67%) Moodle
12 1 (0.67%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 32 (21.48%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.37%) MS Office
3 3 (2.01%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.36%) SaaS
2 3 (2.01%) IaaS
3 2 (1.34%) Office 365
3 2 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (36.24%) SAN
2 41 (27.52%) Firewall
3 22 (14.77%) DNS
3 22 (14.77%) WAN
3 22 (14.77%) TCP/IP
4 21 (14.09%) LAN
5 12 (8.05%) LDAP
5 12 (8.05%) OSPF
5 12 (8.05%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (7.38%) DHCP
7 9 (6.04%) Cisco IOS
7 9 (6.04%) Network Security
7 9 (6.04%) VLAN
8 7 (4.70%) NetScaler
9 6 (4.03%) MPLS
9 6 (4.03%) VPN
10 5 (3.36%) Kerberos
10 5 (3.36%) BGP
10 5 (3.36%) iSCSI
10 5 (3.36%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (15.44%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.70%) Oracle Database
3 6 (4.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (3.36%) SQLPlus
5 3 (2.01%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (1.34%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.34%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (2.68%) Git (software)
1 4 (2.68%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.01%) Maven
3 2 (1.34%) ClearCase
3 2 (1.34%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.67%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.67%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 10 (6.71%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.03%) Finance
2 6 (4.03%) Advertising
3 2 (1.34%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.34%) Retail
4 1 (0.67%) Games
4 1 (0.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (24.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (12.75%) Consultant
3 10 (6.71%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (6.04%) Network Engineer
4 9 (6.04%) Support Engineer
4 9 (6.04%) Administrator
5 8 (5.37%) Systems Administrator
5 8 (5.37%) Architect
6 7 (4.70%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 7 (4.70%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 7 (4.70%) Virtualisation Consultant
7 6 (4.03%) Project Engineer
8 5 (3.36%) Analyst
8 5 (3.36%) Active Directory Consultant
9 4 (2.68%) Linux Engineer
9 4 (2.68%) Support Analyst
9 4 (2.68%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 4 (2.68%) 3rd Line Support
10 3 (2.01%) Citrix Consultant
10 3 (2.01%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.36%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (2.68%) Web Services
3 3 (2.01%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.67%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.67%) WAMP
4 1 (0.67%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.67%) .NET
4 1 (0.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.37%) Blackberry
2 5 (3.36%) HACMP
2 5 (3.36%) Clustering
3 3 (2.01%) Firmware
3 3 (2.01%) PKI
4 2 (1.34%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.34%) EqualLogic
4 2 (1.34%) iPad
4 2 (1.34%) APACS
5 1 (0.67%) Online Games
5 1 (0.67%) iPhone
5 1 (0.67%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.67%) Cryptography
5 1 (0.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.67%) Replication
5 1 (0.67%) EMC Centera
Operating Systems
1 125 (83.89%) Windows
2 75 (50.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 45 (30.20%) Windows Server 2003
4 43 (28.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (24.16%) Linux
6 18 (12.08%) Windows 7
7 13 (8.72%) UNIX
8 11 (7.38%) Windows 2000
8 11 (7.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (6.04%) Windows XP
10 8 (5.37%) AIX
11 7 (4.70%) Oracle Linux
12 5 (3.36%) Windows 8
13 4 (2.68%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (2.68%) CentOS
13 4 (2.68%) Solaris
14 2 (1.34%) SUSE
15 1 (0.67%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (19.46%) ITIL
2 26 (17.45%) Migration
3 13 (8.72%) Root Cause Analysis
4 11 (7.38%) Time Management
5 10 (6.71%) Change Management
6 9 (6.04%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (6.04%) Service Delivery
7 8 (5.37%) Service Management
7 8 (5.37%) Network Management
8 7 (4.70%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (4.03%) Performance Monitoring
9 6 (4.03%) Infrastructure Management
9 6 (4.03%) Integration Testing
9 6 (4.03%) Incident Management
10 5 (3.36%) Document Management
10 5 (3.36%) Project Management
11 4 (2.68%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (2.68%) Network Design
11 4 (2.68%) Load Balancing
11 4 (2.68%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 27 (18.12%) SQL
2 15 (10.07%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.03%) VBScript
4 5 (3.36%) T-SQL
4 5 (3.36%) PL/SQL
5 4 (2.68%) C
6 2 (1.34%) C#
6 2 (1.34%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.67%) Java
7 1 (0.67%) Perl
7 1 (0.67%) VB
7 1 (0.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 52 (34.90%) Security Cleared
2 29 (19.46%) DV Cleared
3 26 (17.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (15.44%) SC Cleared
5 22 (14.77%) MCSE
6 21 (14.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 19 (12.75%) CCNA
7 19 (12.75%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (8.72%) CCNP
9 6 (4.03%) MCITP
9 6 (4.03%) Degree
9 6 (4.03%) VCAP
10 3 (2.01%) VCP5
10 3 (2.01%) MCTS
10 3 (2.01%) VCP4
11 2 (1.34%) PMP
11 2 (1.34%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.67%) CCA
12 1 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.67%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.03%) QA
2 5 (3.36%) SLA
3 4 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.68%) PCI DSS
4 3 (2.01%) ISO 9001
4 3 (2.01%) BS7799
5 1 (0.67%) JSP 440
System Software
1 90 (60.40%) Active Directory
2 56 (37.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (22.82%) VMware ESXi
4 30 (20.13%) XenApp
5 25 (16.78%) Hyper-V
6 16 (10.74%) XenDesktop
6 16 (10.74%) VMware ESX
7 11 (7.38%) vCloud
8 8 (5.37%) XenServer
9 5 (3.36%) Terminal Services
9 5 (3.36%) OCFS2
10 4 (2.68%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (2.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (2.01%) ISA Server
11 3 (2.01%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (2.01%) KVM
11 3 (2.01%) Docker
12 2 (1.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.67%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 10 (6.71%) SCCM
2 7 (4.70%) NetBackup
2 7 (4.70%) WSUS
3 6 (4.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (3.36%) SCOM
4 5 (3.36%) EMC NetWorker
5 4 (2.68%) HP SIM
5 4 (2.68%) Puppet
5 4 (2.68%) ARCserve
5 4 (2.68%) Backup Exec
5 4 (2.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (2.01%) BladeLogic
6 3 (2.01%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.34%) Tivoli
7 2 (1.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (1.34%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (1.34%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.67%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.67%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 132 (88.59%) VMware
2 69 (46.31%) Microsoft
3 56 (37.58%) Citrix
4 47 (31.54%) Cisco
5 36 (24.16%) HP
6 22 (14.77%) EMC
7 19 (12.75%) NetApp
8 15 (10.07%) Dell
9 14 (9.40%) IBM
9 14 (9.40%) Oracle
10 12 (8.05%) Red Hat
10 12 (8.05%) Brocade
11 11 (7.38%) Juniper
12 10 (6.71%) 3PAR
12 10 (6.71%) AppSense
13 9 (6.04%) CheckPoint
14 8 (5.37%) Lumension
15 7 (4.70%) JBoss
16 6 (4.03%) CA
16 6 (4.03%) Symantec
Kent
Church International
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Rate: From £250 to £280 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
DP Connect
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago