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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
England / South East
Rank 136 155 177
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +22
Contract jobs citing vSphere 108 102 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.51% 1.23% 0.94%
As % of the System Software category 11.70% 10.73% 7.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 74 44
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £516 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £383
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 6
Median hourly rate £41.00 £26.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.13% +61.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 £18.44 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £44.20 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £25.00 £24.88
% change year-on-year
+54.00% +0.50%

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
923 951 1161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.90% 11.43% 12.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 519 548 582
Median daily rate £363 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 104 110
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.86 £39.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.38 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.29% -0.75%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 21 January 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 +44 68 £400 +14.28% 3
Berkshire +3 15 £500 +24.45% 6
Surrey +14 13 £375 +15.38% 5
Oxfordshire +1 6 £400 +45.45% 1
Kent -1 2 £365 -33.63% 2
West Sussex +6 1 £130 -67.50%
Buckinghamshire +2 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £410 -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 165 (86.84%) VMware
2 106 (55.79%) Windows
3 105 (55.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 73 (38.42%) Security Cleared
5 66 (34.74%) Linux
6 63 (33.16%) SAN
7 62 (32.63%) SC Cleared
8 58 (30.53%) Windows Server
8 58 (30.53%) Microsoft
8 58 (30.53%) Active Directory
9 56 (29.47%) Windows Server 2008
10 55 (28.95%) Windows Server 2012
11 48 (25.26%) PowerShell
12 46 (24.21%) Data Centre
13 41 (21.58%) HP
13 41 (21.58%) ITIL
14 38 (20.00%) EMC
15 36 (18.95%) Microsoft Azure
16 34 (17.89%) Citrix
16 34 (17.89%) Cisco
17 33 (17.37%) VCE vBlock
18 32 (16.84%) Amazon AWS
18 32 (16.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 31 (16.32%) Converged Infrastructure
20 29 (15.26%) Red Hat
20 29 (15.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
21 28 (14.74%) DNS
21 28 (14.74%) XenApp
21 28 (14.74%) VMware ESXi
22 27 (14.21%) 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 17 (8.95%) MS Exchange
2 13 (6.84%) Exchange Server 2010
2 13 (6.84%) OpenStack
3 11 (5.79%) Skype for Business
4 9 (4.74%) Cloud Foundry
5 6 (3.16%) Apache
5 6 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (3.16%) IIS
6 5 (2.63%) JBoss
7 3 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.53%) CloudStack
8 1 (0.53%) Confluence
Applications
1 17 (8.95%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.11%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.53%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 36 (18.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (16.84%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (6.32%) PaaS
4 10 (5.26%) IaaS
5 9 (4.74%) Heroku
6 8 (4.21%) Office 365
7 7 (3.68%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (2.63%) IBM Cloud
8 5 (2.63%) SoftLayer
9 4 (2.11%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.53%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 63 (33.16%) SAN
2 28 (14.74%) DNS
3 26 (13.68%) NAS
4 22 (11.58%) TCP/IP
5 18 (9.47%) Cisco Nexus
5 18 (9.47%) Firewall
6 16 (8.42%) VPN
7 14 (7.37%) SSL
8 13 (6.84%) DHCP
9 12 (6.32%) IPsec
10 9 (4.74%) Skype
10 9 (4.74%) VSAN
11 7 (3.68%) LAN
11 7 (3.68%) LDAP
11 7 (3.68%) VLAN
11 7 (3.68%) WAN
12 6 (3.16%) Structured Cabling
13 5 (2.63%) HTTP
13 5 (2.63%) MPLS
13 5 (2.63%) PCoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.11%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (4.74%) Apache Cassandra
4 9 (4.74%) Redis
5 6 (3.16%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (2.11%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (2.11%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (1.58%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.05%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.05%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.53%) MySQL
9 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (3.16%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.63%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.63%) Vagrant
3 2 (1.05%) JIRA
3 2 (1.05%) MSI
4 1 (0.53%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.53%) JUnit
4 1 (0.53%) Maven
4 1 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.53%) Subversion
4 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.53%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.53%) TestNG
4 1 (0.53%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (9.47%) Finance
2 11 (5.79%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.11%) Back Office
3 4 (2.11%) Local Government
4 3 (1.58%) Banking
4 3 (1.58%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.05%) Advertising
6 1 (0.53%) Electronics
6 1 (0.53%) Legal
6 1 (0.53%) Marketing
6 1 (0.53%) Military
6 1 (0.53%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 21 (11.05%) Wintel Engineer
2 19 (10.00%) VMware Specialist
3 18 (9.47%) Architect
3 18 (9.47%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 15 (7.89%) Administrator
4 15 (7.89%) VMware Engineer
5 14 (7.37%) Server Engineer
6 13 (6.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 12 (6.32%) Analyst
7 12 (6.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (5.79%) Consultant
9 10 (5.26%) Infrastructure Architect
9 10 (5.26%) Infrastructure Operations Specialist
10 9 (4.74%) 3rd Line Support
10 9 (4.74%) Support Engineer
10 9 (4.74%) Systems Administrator
10 9 (4.74%) Systems Engineer
10 9 (4.74%) Wintel Server Engineer
11 8 (4.21%) EMC Engineer
11 8 (4.21%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.89%) Web Services
2 9 (4.74%) RabbitMQ
3 8 (4.21%) REST
4 4 (2.11%) CSS
4 4 (2.11%) HTML
5 3 (1.58%) HTML5
5 3 (1.58%) Middleware
5 3 (1.58%) Node.js
5 3 (1.58%) X-Windows
6 2 (1.05%) LAMP
6 2 (1.05%) XML
7 1 (0.53%) .NET
7 1 (0.53%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.53%) COM
7 1 (0.53%) JBoss Seam
7 1 (0.53%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 46 (24.21%) Data Centre
2 33 (17.37%) VCE vBlock
3 27 (14.21%) EMC VNX
4 26 (13.68%) EMC VMAX
5 14 (7.37%) Clustering
6 8 (4.21%) FlexPod
7 7 (3.68%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (2.63%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.63%) Public Cloud
8 5 (2.63%) Smart Meter
9 4 (2.11%) BYOD
9 4 (2.11%) Computer Science
9 4 (2.11%) PKI
9 4 (2.11%) Private Cloud
9 4 (2.11%) Replication
10 3 (1.58%) Digital TV
10 3 (1.58%) MPEG
10 3 (1.58%) STB
11 2 (1.05%) Enterprise Cloud
11 2 (1.05%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 106 (55.79%) Windows
2 66 (34.74%) Linux
3 58 (30.53%) Windows Server
4 56 (29.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 55 (28.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 32 (16.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (13.16%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (10.00%) CentOS
9 18 (9.47%) Windows 7
10 10 (5.26%) Unix
11 7 (3.68%) Windows 10
12 6 (3.16%) Ubuntu
13 4 (2.11%) Windows XP
14 3 (1.58%) Debian
14 3 (1.58%) Windows 8
15 2 (1.05%) Data ONTAP
15 2 (1.05%) Solaris
15 2 (1.05%) SUSE
15 2 (1.05%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.53%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (21.58%) ITIL
2 31 (16.32%) Converged Infrastructure
3 17 (8.95%) Migration
4 14 (7.37%) DevOps
5 12 (6.32%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (6.32%) TDD
6 11 (5.79%) Software Deployment
7 10 (5.26%) Continuous Delivery
7 10 (5.26%) Problem Management
8 9 (4.74%) Service Delivery
8 9 (4.74%) Software Engineering
9 8 (4.21%) Infrastructure Management
9 8 (4.21%) Server Virtualisation
10 7 (3.68%) Change Management
10 7 (3.68%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (3.16%) Capacity Management
11 6 (3.16%) High Availability
11 6 (3.16%) Requirements Analysis
11 6 (3.16%) Service Management
11 6 (3.16%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 48 (25.26%) PowerShell
2 21 (11.05%) Bash Shell
3 17 (8.95%) Ruby
4 15 (7.89%) Java
5 14 (7.37%) SQL
6 13 (6.84%) Python
7 10 (5.26%) Perl
8 9 (4.74%) C
8 9 (4.74%) Go
9 5 (2.63%) Korn
10 3 (1.58%) C++
10 3 (1.58%) VBScript
11 2 (1.05%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.53%) C#
12 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 73 (38.42%) Security Cleared
2 62 (32.63%) SC Cleared
3 21 (11.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 12 (6.32%) Degree
5 11 (5.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (2.63%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.11%) MCSE
7 4 (2.11%) MCTS
7 4 (2.11%) VCDX
8 3 (1.58%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.58%) MCP
8 3 (1.58%) MCSA
9 2 (1.05%) CCNA
9 2 (1.05%) MCITP
9 2 (1.05%) RHCE
9 2 (1.05%) RHCSA
9 2 (1.05%) SAP Certification
10 1 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.53%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.53%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.74%) SLA
2 6 (3.16%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.05%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.05%) ISO22301
5 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 105 (55.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 58 (30.53%) Active Directory
3 28 (14.74%) VMware ESXi
3 28 (14.74%) XenApp
4 25 (13.16%) vCloud
5 22 (11.58%) Hyper-V
6 21 (11.05%) VMware ESX
7 13 (6.84%) XenDesktop
8 12 (6.32%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (5.79%) Docker
9 11 (5.79%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (4.21%) Firmware
10 8 (4.21%) XenServer
11 7 (3.68%) NFS
12 6 (3.16%) Samba
12 6 (3.16%) VMware Server
12 6 (3.16%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (2.11%) Terminal Services
14 3 (1.58%) Virtual Desktop
15 2 (1.05%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 29 (15.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 16 (8.42%) SCCM
3 12 (6.32%) Puppet
4 10 (5.26%) EMC NetWorker
4 10 (5.26%) vRealize
5 9 (4.74%) Ansible
5 9 (4.74%) vMotion
6 8 (4.21%) EdgeSight
6 8 (4.21%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (3.68%) Backup Exec
7 7 (3.68%) SCOM
8 5 (2.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 5 (2.63%) Red Hat Satellite
9 4 (2.11%) AppDNA
9 4 (2.11%) PowerCLI
9 4 (2.11%) SafeCom
10 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (1.05%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (1.05%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.53%) Nagios
Vendors
1 165 (86.84%) VMware
2 58 (30.53%) Microsoft
3 41 (21.58%) HP
4 38 (20.00%) EMC
5 34 (17.89%) Cisco
5 34 (17.89%) Citrix
6 29 (15.26%) Red Hat
7 12 (6.32%) NetApp
8 7 (3.68%) Dell
9 6 (3.16%) IBM
9 6 (3.16%) NETGEAR
9 6 (3.16%) Oracle
9 6 (3.16%) Veeam
9 6 (3.16%) Veritas
10 5 (2.63%) Intel Security
10 5 (2.63%) Nimsoft
10 5 (2.63%) Symantec
11 4 (2.11%) Sophos
12 3 (1.58%) 3PAR
12 3 (1.58%) SAP
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