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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 165 171 171
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Contract jobs citing vSphere 91 66 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.93% 0.78% 0.80%
As % of the System Software category 7.35% 5.98% 8.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 31 37
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£360 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £283 £325
% change year-on-year
+23.09% -13.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 6
Average hourly rate £40.00 £16.50 £25.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+142.42% -35.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £21.75 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+72.41% -15.53%
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
1238 1104 792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.62% 12.98% 9.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 620 515 364
Average daily rate £360 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £164 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 178 160
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £16.16
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -7.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £10.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £28.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.92 £16.00 £16.16
% change year-on-year
+5.75% -0.99%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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
Berkshire +16 37 £325 -1.51% 3
Hampshire -8 27 £347 +38.99% 19
Kent +2 9 £450 -2.70% 3
Surrey -10 9 £378 -5.62% 3
Middlesex +5 4 £345 +130.00% 1
East Sussex -5 2 £383 +17.24% 3
West Sussex - 2 £400 - 4
Oxfordshire -27 1 £390 +47.16% 1
Sussex - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Thames Valley - - - -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 157 (86.74%) VMware
2 141 (77.90%) Windows
3 93 (51.38%) Active Directory
4 89 (49.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 77 (42.54%) Microsoft
6 75 (41.44%) VMware Infrastructure
7 61 (33.70%) Security Cleared
7 61 (33.70%) Citrix
8 56 (30.94%) Windows Server 2003
9 52 (28.73%) SAN
10 51 (28.18%) HP
10 51 (28.18%) Cisco
11 49 (27.07%) Windows Server 2012
12 48 (26.52%) DNS
13 45 (24.86%) Firewall
14 44 (24.31%) MS Exchange
15 42 (23.20%) Linux
16 37 (20.44%) SC Cleared
16 37 (20.44%) XenApp
17 34 (18.78%) IIS
17 34 (18.78%) MS Excel
18 33 (18.23%) Hyper-V
19 31 (17.13%) VMware ESXi
20 30 (16.57%) SQL Server
21 29 (16.02%) ITIL
21 29 (16.02%) Microsoft Certification
22 27 (14.92%) EMC
22 27 (14.92%) Exchange Server 2010
22 27 (14.92%) PowerShell
23 26 (14.36%) DV Cleared

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 44 (24.31%) MS Exchange
2 34 (18.78%) IIS
3 27 (14.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (11.05%) Exchange Server 2007
5 14 (7.73%) Exchange Server 2003
6 13 (7.18%) Apache
7 12 (6.63%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (4.97%) JBoss
9 8 (4.42%) Lync
10 7 (3.87%) OpenStack
10 7 (3.87%) IBM Notes
10 7 (3.87%) Lotus Domino
10 7 (3.87%) GlassFish
11 5 (2.76%) WebSphere
11 5 (2.76%) Tomcat
11 5 (2.76%) WebLogic
12 3 (1.66%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 3 (1.66%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.55%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 34 (18.78%) MS Excel
2 9 (4.97%) MS Office
3 2 (1.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) assyst
1 1 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.66%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (1.66%) SaaS
1 3 (1.66%) Office 365
2 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.55%) PaaS
3 1 (0.55%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (28.73%) SAN
2 48 (26.52%) DNS
3 45 (24.86%) Firewall
4 22 (12.15%) VLAN
5 21 (11.60%) LAN
5 21 (11.60%) WAN
5 21 (11.60%) DHCP
6 18 (9.94%) TCP/IP
6 18 (9.94%) Cisco ASA
7 15 (8.29%) OSPF
8 13 (7.18%) BGP
8 13 (7.18%) NetScaler
9 12 (6.63%) Network Security
9 12 (6.63%) VPN
10 11 (6.08%) MPLS
11 10 (5.52%) LDAP
12 8 (4.42%) Kerberos
12 8 (4.42%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (4.42%) Cisco IOS
13 6 (3.31%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (16.57%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (4.42%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (2.76%) DB2
5 4 (2.21%) SQLPlus
5 4 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.21%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (2.21%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.66%) SQL Server 7
7 2 (1.10%) MySQL
8 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (3.31%) Git (software)
1 6 (3.31%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.76%) Maven
3 3 (1.66%) jMock
3 3 (1.66%) DbUnit
3 3 (1.66%) Mockito
3 3 (1.66%) JUnit
4 2 (1.10%) ClearCase
4 2 (1.10%) ClearQuest
4 2 (1.10%) Wise Package Studio
4 2 (1.10%) Gerrit
5 1 (0.55%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.55%) Subversion
5 1 (0.55%) StarTeam
General
1 12 (6.63%) Telecoms
2 6 (3.31%) Finance
2 6 (3.31%) Advertising
3 5 (2.76%) Retail
4 1 (0.55%) Billing
4 1 (0.55%) Banking
4 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 49 (27.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (9.39%) Architect
2 17 (9.39%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 16 (8.84%) Consultant
4 12 (6.63%) Network Engineer
5 10 (5.52%) Analyst
6 9 (4.97%) Technical Architect
6 9 (4.97%) Solutions Architect
6 9 (4.97%) Support Engineer
7 7 (3.87%) Administrator
7 7 (3.87%) Support Analyst
7 7 (3.87%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 6 (3.31%) Linux Engineer
8 6 (3.31%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (3.31%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (2.76%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (2.76%) Developer
9 5 (2.76%) Web Analyst
9 5 (2.76%) Virtualisation Consultant
9 5 (2.76%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.87%) Flash
2 5 (2.76%) WebSphere MQ
2 5 (2.76%) Regular Expression
3 4 (2.21%) Web Services
4 3 (1.66%) XML
4 3 (1.66%) X-Windows
4 3 (1.66%) PowerMock
4 3 (1.66%) Apache Camel
4 3 (1.66%) Apache CXF
4 3 (1.66%) RESTful
4 3 (1.66%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (1.66%) Spring
4 3 (1.66%) Application Packaging
4 3 (1.66%) SOAP
5 2 (1.10%) Software Packaging
5 2 (1.10%) LAMP
5 2 (1.10%) HTML
6 1 (0.55%) .NET
6 1 (0.55%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.73%) Blackberry
2 12 (6.63%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.97%) Clustering
4 7 (3.87%) PKI
4 7 (3.87%) CLARiiON
5 6 (3.31%) EFT
6 5 (2.76%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.21%) HACMP
8 3 (1.66%) Replication
8 3 (1.66%) Open Source
9 2 (1.10%) EqualLogic
9 2 (1.10%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.10%) GIS
10 1 (0.55%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.55%) CMDB
10 1 (0.55%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.55%) iPad
10 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.55%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.55%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 141 (77.90%) Windows
2 89 (49.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 56 (30.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 49 (27.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 42 (23.20%) Linux
6 21 (11.60%) Windows 7
7 17 (9.39%) UNIX
8 15 (8.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (6.08%) Windows 2000
10 10 (5.52%) AIX
10 10 (5.52%) Oracle Linux
11 9 (4.97%) Windows XP
12 8 (4.42%) SUSE
12 8 (4.42%) Ubuntu
13 7 (3.87%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (2.21%) CentOS
14 4 (2.21%) HPUX
15 3 (1.66%) VMS
15 3 (1.66%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.55%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (16.02%) ITIL
2 24 (13.26%) Migration
3 19 (10.50%) Change Management
4 13 (7.18%) Root Cause Analysis
5 11 (6.08%) Network Monitoring
6 10 (5.52%) Mentoring
6 10 (5.52%) Coaching
6 10 (5.52%) Time Management
6 10 (5.52%) Service Delivery
6 10 (5.52%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (4.97%) Load Balancing
7 9 (4.97%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (4.97%) Service Management
7 9 (4.97%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (4.97%) Analytics
8 8 (4.42%) Network Management
9 7 (3.87%) Web Development
10 6 (3.31%) Incident Management
10 6 (3.31%) Use Case
10 6 (3.31%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (14.92%) PowerShell
2 26 (14.36%) SQL
3 10 (5.52%) Java
4 8 (4.42%) VBScript
5 5 (2.76%) C
5 5 (2.76%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.21%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.66%) C#
7 3 (1.66%) VB
8 2 (1.10%) Python
8 2 (1.10%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.55%) C++
9 1 (0.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 61 (33.70%) Security Cleared
2 37 (20.44%) SC Cleared
3 29 (16.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (14.36%) DV Cleared
5 22 (12.15%) MCSE
5 22 (12.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 21 (11.60%) CCNA
6 21 (11.60%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (7.18%) CCNP
8 9 (4.97%) Degree
9 7 (3.87%) MCITP
10 4 (2.21%) MCSA
10 4 (2.21%) VCAP
11 3 (1.66%) RHCE
12 2 (1.10%) PhD
12 2 (1.10%) MCTS
12 2 (1.10%) VCP4
12 2 (1.10%) VCP5
13 1 (0.55%) VTSP
13 1 (0.55%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.42%) SLA
2 6 (3.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (3.31%) QA
3 3 (1.66%) BS7799
3 3 (1.66%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.10%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.55%) JSP 440
System Software
1 93 (51.38%) Active Directory
2 75 (41.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (20.44%) XenApp
4 33 (18.23%) Hyper-V
5 31 (17.13%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (10.50%) VMware ESX
7 17 (9.39%) XenDesktop
8 13 (7.18%) vCloud
9 9 (4.97%) XenServer
10 8 (4.42%) Terminal Services
11 6 (3.31%) KVM
12 5 (2.76%) FreeRADIUS
12 5 (2.76%) Firmware
13 4 (2.21%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (2.21%) DFS Replication
13 4 (2.21%) OCFS2
14 3 (1.66%) Docker
14 3 (1.66%) LXC
14 3 (1.66%) ISA Server
14 3 (1.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 21 (11.60%) NetBackup
2 11 (6.08%) SCCM
3 9 (4.97%) WSUS
4 8 (4.42%) SCOM
5 7 (3.87%) Backup Exec
5 7 (3.87%) HP SIM
6 6 (3.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 6 (3.31%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (2.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (2.76%) CA Spectrum
7 5 (2.76%) ARCserve
8 4 (2.21%) FortiGate
9 3 (1.66%) Puppet
9 3 (1.66%) Hyperic
9 3 (1.66%) Ansible
9 3 (1.66%) logstash
9 3 (1.66%) Unicenter
9 3 (1.66%) BladeLogic
9 3 (1.66%) HP Data Protector
9 3 (1.66%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 157 (86.74%) VMware
2 77 (42.54%) Microsoft
3 61 (33.70%) Citrix
4 51 (28.18%) HP
4 51 (28.18%) Cisco
5 27 (14.92%) EMC
6 24 (13.26%) IBM
7 23 (12.71%) Symantec
8 20 (11.05%) Dell
8 20 (11.05%) NetApp
9 16 (8.84%) Oracle
10 15 (8.29%) Red Hat
11 14 (7.73%) CA
11 14 (7.73%) Juniper
12 13 (7.18%) CheckPoint
13 9 (4.97%) 3PAR
14 8 (4.42%) Lumension
15 7 (3.87%) Brocade
15 7 (3.87%) Lotus
15 7 (3.87%) Adobe
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