The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the South East region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 165 117 170
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +53
Contract jobs citing vSphere 77 114 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.86% 1.37% 0.78%
As % of the System Software category 7.72% 10.04% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 75 41
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£350 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £423 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 6
Average hourly rate £30.63 £30.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.40% -32.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.88 £30.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-38.11% -10.29%
System Software Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
997 1136 815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.13% 13.61% 8.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 564 326
Average daily rate £335 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.47% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £178 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £316
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 171 149
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.94 £12.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.25 £37.50 £41.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
vSphere
England

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 11 July 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
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 11 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the South East region over the 3 months to 11 July 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 +12 40 £324 +1.96% 10
Berkshire -16 13 £471 +34.64% 7
Buckinghamshire -18 8 £324 -4.07% 3
Kent -11 5 £350 +25.00%
Surrey -2 3 £475 +40.74% 5
West Sussex -15 3 £275 -35.29% 4
East Sussex 0 2 - - 1
Middlesex -2 2 £264 -29.66% 1
Oxfordshire -19 1 £338 -7.53% 1
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 11 July 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.

1 127 (86.99%) VMware
2 126 (86.30%) Windows
3 79 (54.11%) Active Directory
4 75 (51.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 69 (47.26%) Microsoft
6 55 (37.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 50 (34.25%) Citrix
8 48 (32.88%) SAN
8 48 (32.88%) Cisco
9 45 (30.82%) Windows Server 2012
10 43 (29.45%) Security Cleared
11 42 (28.77%) Windows Server 2003
12 38 (26.03%) HP
13 37 (25.34%) Linux
13 37 (25.34%) Firewall
14 34 (23.29%) MS Exchange
15 33 (22.60%) ITIL
16 27 (18.49%) NetApp
16 27 (18.49%) VMware ESXi
17 26 (17.81%) DNS
18 25 (17.12%) MS Excel
19 24 (16.44%) DV Cleared
20 23 (15.75%) SQL
20 23 (15.75%) SQL Server
21 22 (15.07%) EMC
22 21 (14.38%) Exchange Server 2010
23 20 (13.70%) Cisco Certification
24 19 (13.01%) Microsoft Certification
24 19 (13.01%) LAN
24 19 (13.01%) WAN

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 34 (23.29%) MS Exchange
2 21 (14.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (12.33%) IIS
4 14 (9.59%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (5.48%) Lync
5 8 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (5.48%) WebLogic
5 8 (5.48%) SharePoint
6 7 (4.79%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (4.11%) WebSphere
7 6 (4.11%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (2.05%) Apache
8 3 (2.05%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.68%) Moodle
10 1 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.68%) K2 blackpearl
10 1 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 25 (17.12%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.85%) MS Office
3 3 (2.05%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.79%) SaaS
2 3 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.05%) IaaS
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.68%) PaaS
3 1 (0.68%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 48 (32.88%) SAN
2 37 (25.34%) Firewall
3 26 (17.81%) DNS
4 19 (13.01%) TCP/IP
4 19 (13.01%) LAN
4 19 (13.01%) WAN
5 13 (8.90%) LDAP
6 11 (7.53%) DHCP
6 11 (7.53%) OSPF
7 8 (5.48%) VLAN
7 8 (5.48%) Cisco IOS
7 8 (5.48%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (4.79%) MPLS
8 7 (4.79%) Network Security
9 6 (4.11%) NAS
9 6 (4.11%) VPN
9 6 (4.11%) Kerberos
10 5 (3.42%) BGP
10 5 (3.42%) iSCSI
11 4 (2.74%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (15.75%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (4.79%) Oracle Database
4 5 (3.42%) SQLPlus
5 3 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.37%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.68%) MySQL
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (3.42%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.74%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.05%) Maven
3 3 (2.05%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.37%) ClearCase
4 2 (1.37%) ClearQuest
4 2 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.37%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.68%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 10 (6.85%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.11%) Finance
3 4 (2.74%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.37%) Advertising
5 1 (0.68%) Games
5 1 (0.68%) Military
5 1 (0.68%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.68%) French Language
5 1 (0.68%) German Language
5 1 (0.68%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.68%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 34 (23.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (7.53%) Consultant
2 11 (7.53%) Support Engineer
3 9 (6.16%) Analyst
3 9 (6.16%) Administrator
4 8 (5.48%) Network Engineer
4 8 (5.48%) Server Support
5 7 (4.79%) Systems Administrator
5 7 (4.79%) Architect
5 7 (4.79%) Server Engineer
5 7 (4.79%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (4.11%) Linux Engineer
6 6 (4.11%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 5 (3.42%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 5 (3.42%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (2.74%) Project Engineer
8 4 (2.74%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (2.74%) Support Analyst
8 4 (2.74%) Server Support Engineer
8 4 (2.74%) Active Directory Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.11%) Middleware
2 5 (3.42%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (2.74%) Web Services
4 3 (2.05%) .NET
4 3 (2.05%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.05%) .NET Framework
4 3 (2.05%) Application Packaging
4 3 (2.05%) WCF
4 3 (2.05%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (2.05%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (1.37%) COM+
5 2 (1.37%) XML
6 1 (0.68%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.68%) JTAPI
6 1 (0.68%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.42%) HACMP
2 4 (2.74%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.05%) Firmware
4 2 (1.37%) iPad
4 2 (1.37%) Replication
4 2 (1.37%) APACS
5 1 (0.68%) Clustering
5 1 (0.68%) CESG
5 1 (0.68%) Cryptography
5 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.68%) Online Games
5 1 (0.68%) iPhone
5 1 (0.68%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.68%) EqualLogic
5 1 (0.68%) EMC Centera
Operating Systems
1 126 (86.30%) Windows
2 75 (51.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 45 (30.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 42 (28.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 37 (25.34%) Linux
6 19 (13.01%) Windows 7
7 12 (8.22%) UNIX
8 10 (6.85%) Windows XP
8 10 (6.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (6.16%) Oracle Linux
10 7 (4.79%) AIX
10 7 (4.79%) Windows 2000
11 6 (4.11%) Solaris
12 5 (3.42%) Windows 8
12 5 (3.42%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (1.37%) CentOS
14 1 (0.68%) HPUX
14 1 (0.68%) SUSE
14 1 (0.68%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (22.60%) ITIL
2 14 (9.59%) Migration
3 9 (6.16%) Service Delivery
3 9 (6.16%) Root Cause Analysis
4 8 (5.48%) Service Management
5 7 (4.79%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (4.79%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (4.79%) Performance Monitoring
5 7 (4.79%) Time Management
6 6 (4.11%) Document Management
7 5 (3.42%) Incident Management
7 5 (3.42%) Network Management
7 5 (3.42%) Integration Testing
7 5 (3.42%) Performance Analysis
8 4 (2.74%) Load Testing
8 4 (2.74%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (2.74%) Project Management
8 4 (2.74%) ERP
9 3 (2.05%) SOA
9 3 (2.05%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (15.75%) SQL
2 14 (9.59%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.42%) PL/SQL
4 4 (2.74%) C
4 4 (2.74%) VBScript
4 4 (2.74%) Shell Script
5 3 (2.05%) VB
5 3 (2.05%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.05%) Perl
6 2 (1.37%) VB6
6 2 (1.37%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.68%) Java
Qualifications
1 43 (29.45%) Security Cleared
2 24 (16.44%) DV Cleared
3 20 (13.70%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (13.01%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (13.01%) CCNA
4 19 (13.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 18 (12.33%) SC Cleared
6 17 (11.64%) MCSE
7 12 (8.22%) CCNP
8 5 (3.42%) MCITP
8 5 (3.42%) VCP5
9 4 (2.74%) Degree
9 4 (2.74%) VCP4
9 4 (2.74%) VCAP
10 3 (2.05%) MCTS
11 2 (1.37%) MCSA
11 2 (1.37%) PMP
11 2 (1.37%) PMI Certification
12 1 (0.68%) CCSA
12 1 (0.68%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.42%) QA
2 4 (2.74%) SLA
3 3 (2.05%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.37%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.37%) BS7799
4 2 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.68%) JSP 440
System Software
1 79 (54.11%) Active Directory
2 55 (37.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (18.49%) VMware ESXi
4 19 (13.01%) XenApp
4 19 (13.01%) XenDesktop
5 17 (11.64%) VMware ESX
6 15 (10.27%) Hyper-V
7 8 (5.48%) vCloud
8 5 (3.42%) OCFS2
8 5 (3.42%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (2.74%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (2.05%) Docker
10 3 (2.05%) XenServer
11 2 (1.37%) DFS Replication
11 2 (1.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.68%) Sendmail
12 1 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.68%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.68%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.68%) Samba
Systems Management
1 12 (8.22%) NetBackup
2 10 (6.85%) WSUS
3 9 (6.16%) SCCM
4 7 (4.79%) HP Data Protector
5 5 (3.42%) SCOM
5 5 (3.42%) EMC NetWorker
5 5 (3.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 5 (3.42%) Puppet
6 4 (2.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (2.74%) ARCserve
6 4 (2.74%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (2.05%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (2.05%) HP SIM
7 3 (2.05%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (1.37%) Vagrant
8 2 (1.37%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.37%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.68%) Unicenter
9 1 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.68%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 127 (86.99%) VMware
2 69 (47.26%) Microsoft
3 50 (34.25%) Citrix
4 48 (32.88%) Cisco
5 38 (26.03%) HP
6 27 (18.49%) NetApp
7 22 (15.07%) EMC
8 18 (12.33%) Oracle
9 12 (8.22%) Dell
9 12 (8.22%) Red Hat
9 12 (8.22%) Brocade
10 11 (7.53%) AppSense
10 11 (7.53%) IBM
11 10 (6.85%) CheckPoint
11 10 (6.85%) Symantec
11 10 (6.85%) Lumension
12 9 (6.16%) Juniper
13 7 (4.79%) 3PAR
14 6 (4.11%) Sun
14 6 (4.11%) McAfee
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