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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 150 129 161
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +32
Contract jobs citing vSphere 88 105 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.96% 1.24% 0.81%
As % of the System Software category 8.69% 9.42% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 69 48
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£350 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £248 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £421 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 8
Average hourly rate £30.63 £30.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.40% -32.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.48 £21.50 £18.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.75 £36.20 £49.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £30.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-38.52% +34.06%
System Software Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
1013 1115 820
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.04% 13.17% 8.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 509 556 345
Average daily rate £325 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £448 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 153 143
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £18.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £11.55 £11.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £32.35 £41.50
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 25 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 25 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 25 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 +10 40 £325 +5.69% 13
Berkshire -4 16 £470 +34.28% 8
Buckinghamshire -8 9 £400 +18.51% 4
Kent -7 6 £350 -
West Sussex -10 6 £278 -32.31% 2
Surrey -9 4 £425 +25.92% 7
Middlesex 0 3 £270 -28.00% 1
East Sussex -4 2 - -
Oxfordshire -21 1 £338 -7.53%
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 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.

1 133 (88.08%) VMware
2 127 (84.11%) Windows
3 86 (56.95%) Active Directory
4 75 (49.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 67 (44.37%) Microsoft
6 57 (37.75%) VMware Infrastructure
7 49 (32.45%) Citrix
8 48 (31.79%) Cisco
9 47 (31.13%) SAN
10 46 (30.46%) Security Cleared
11 45 (29.80%) Windows Server 2012
12 38 (25.17%) HP
13 37 (24.50%) Linux
13 37 (24.50%) Windows Server 2003
14 35 (23.18%) Firewall
15 34 (22.52%) MS Exchange
16 31 (20.53%) ITIL
17 30 (19.87%) VMware ESXi
18 28 (18.54%) MS Excel
19 26 (17.22%) DV Cleared
20 24 (15.89%) SQL
21 23 (15.23%) EMC
21 23 (15.23%) NetApp
22 22 (14.57%) DNS
22 22 (14.57%) XenApp
23 21 (13.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
24 20 (13.25%) LAN
24 20 (13.25%) WAN
24 20 (13.25%) SQL Server
24 20 (13.25%) Cisco Certification

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 25 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 (22.52%) MS Exchange
2 19 (12.58%) IIS
2 19 (12.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (7.95%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (7.28%) Lync
5 9 (5.96%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (5.30%) WebLogic
6 8 (5.30%) SharePoint
7 6 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (3.97%) WebSphere
7 6 (3.97%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (1.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.32%) Apache
9 2 (1.32%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.66%) Moodle
10 1 (0.66%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.66%) K2 blackpearl
10 1 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 28 (18.54%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.62%) MS Office
3 3 (1.99%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.97%) SaaS
2 3 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.99%) IaaS
3 2 (1.32%) Office 365
4 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.66%) PaaS
4 1 (0.66%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 47 (31.13%) SAN
2 35 (23.18%) Firewall
3 22 (14.57%) DNS
4 20 (13.25%) WAN
4 20 (13.25%) LAN
5 19 (12.58%) TCP/IP
6 12 (7.95%) LDAP
7 11 (7.28%) OSPF
8 8 (5.30%) Cisco IOS
8 8 (5.30%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (4.64%) Network Security
9 7 (4.64%) VLAN
9 7 (4.64%) MPLS
9 7 (4.64%) DHCP
10 6 (3.97%) iSCSI
10 6 (3.97%) NAS
11 5 (3.31%) Ethernet
11 5 (3.31%) Kerberos
11 5 (3.31%) BGP
12 4 (2.65%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (13.25%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.64%) Oracle Database
3 6 (3.97%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (3.31%) SQLPlus
5 3 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.66%) MySQL
7 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (3.31%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.65%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.99%) Maven
3 3 (1.99%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.32%) ClearCase
4 2 (1.32%) ClearQuest
4 2 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.32%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.66%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 9 (5.96%) Telecoms
2 6 (3.97%) Finance
3 3 (1.99%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.99%) Advertising
4 1 (0.66%) Games
4 1 (0.66%) Military
Job Titles
1 33 (21.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (10.60%) Consultant
3 9 (5.96%) Analyst
4 8 (5.30%) Network Engineer
4 8 (5.30%) Support Engineer
4 8 (5.30%) Administrator
4 8 (5.30%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 7 (4.64%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (4.64%) Systems Administrator
5 7 (4.64%) Architect
6 6 (3.97%) Linux Engineer
7 5 (3.31%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 5 (3.31%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (3.31%) Server Support
7 5 (3.31%) Virtualisation Consultant
7 5 (3.31%) Active Directory Consultant
8 4 (2.65%) Project Engineer
8 4 (2.65%) Technical Architect
8 4 (2.65%) Support Analyst
8 4 (2.65%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.97%) Middleware
2 5 (3.31%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (2.65%) Web Services
4 3 (1.99%) .NET
4 3 (1.99%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.99%) .NET Framework
4 3 (1.99%) Application Packaging
4 3 (1.99%) WCF
4 3 (1.99%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (1.99%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 2 (1.32%) COM+
6 1 (0.66%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.66%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.31%) HACMP
1 5 (3.31%) Blackberry
2 3 (1.99%) PKI
2 3 (1.99%) Firmware
3 2 (1.32%) EqualLogic
3 2 (1.32%) iPad
3 2 (1.32%) APACS
4 1 (0.66%) Clustering
4 1 (0.66%) CESG
4 1 (0.66%) Cryptography
4 1 (0.66%) Replication
4 1 (0.66%) EMC Centera
4 1 (0.66%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.66%) Online Games
4 1 (0.66%) iPhone
4 1 (0.66%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 127 (84.11%) Windows
2 75 (49.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 45 (29.80%) Windows Server 2012
4 37 (24.50%) Linux
4 37 (24.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (11.92%) Windows 7
6 13 (8.61%) UNIX
7 10 (6.62%) Windows XP
7 10 (6.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (5.96%) Oracle Linux
9 7 (4.64%) Windows 8
9 7 (4.64%) Windows 2000
9 7 (4.64%) AIX
10 4 (2.65%) Solaris
10 4 (2.65%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.32%) CentOS
12 1 (0.66%) SUSE
12 1 (0.66%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (20.53%) ITIL
2 18 (11.92%) Migration
3 10 (6.62%) Service Delivery
4 9 (5.96%) Root Cause Analysis
5 8 (5.30%) Time Management
6 7 (4.64%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (3.97%) Performance Monitoring
7 6 (3.97%) Integration Testing
7 6 (3.97%) Service Management
7 6 (3.97%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (3.31%) Document Management
8 5 (3.31%) Incident Management
8 5 (3.31%) Network Management
8 5 (3.31%) Performance Analysis
9 4 (2.65%) Infrastructure Management
9 4 (2.65%) Load Testing
9 4 (2.65%) Project Management
9 4 (2.65%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (2.65%) Change Management
10 3 (1.99%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 24 (15.89%) SQL
2 12 (7.95%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.31%) PL/SQL
3 5 (3.31%) VBScript
4 4 (2.65%) C
4 4 (2.65%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.99%) VB
5 3 (1.99%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.32%) C#
6 2 (1.32%) VB6
6 2 (1.32%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.66%) Java
7 1 (0.66%) Perl
Qualifications
1 46 (30.46%) Security Cleared
2 26 (17.22%) DV Cleared
3 21 (13.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 20 (13.25%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (13.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (12.58%) CCNA
5 19 (12.58%) SC Cleared
6 17 (11.26%) MCSE
7 12 (7.95%) CCNP
8 6 (3.97%) MCITP
9 5 (3.31%) Degree
9 5 (3.31%) VCP5
10 4 (2.65%) VCP4
10 4 (2.65%) VCAP
11 3 (1.99%) MCTS
12 2 (1.32%) PMP
12 2 (1.32%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.66%) CCSA
13 1 (0.66%) GSEC
13 1 (0.66%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.31%) QA
2 4 (2.65%) SLA
3 3 (1.99%) BS7799
3 3 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.99%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.99%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.66%) JSP 440
System Software
1 86 (56.95%) Active Directory
2 57 (37.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (19.87%) VMware ESXi
4 22 (14.57%) XenApp
5 20 (13.25%) Hyper-V
6 19 (12.58%) VMware ESX
7 17 (11.26%) XenDesktop
8 9 (5.96%) vCloud
9 6 (3.97%) XenServer
10 5 (3.31%) OCFS2
11 3 (1.99%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (1.99%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (1.99%) Docker
12 2 (1.32%) DFS Replication
12 2 (1.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.66%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.66%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.66%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.66%) KVM
Systems Management
1 9 (5.96%) WSUS
1 9 (5.96%) SCCM
2 8 (5.30%) NetBackup
3 6 (3.97%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (3.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 5 (3.31%) EMC NetWorker
4 5 (3.31%) HP Data Protector
4 5 (3.31%) Puppet
5 4 (2.65%) SCOM
5 4 (2.65%) ARCserve
6 3 (1.99%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.99%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.99%) HP SIM
7 2 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.32%) Tivoli
7 2 (1.32%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (1.32%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.66%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 133 (88.08%) VMware
2 67 (44.37%) Microsoft
3 49 (32.45%) Citrix
4 48 (31.79%) Cisco
5 38 (25.17%) HP
6 23 (15.23%) EMC
6 23 (15.23%) NetApp
7 18 (11.92%) Oracle
8 13 (8.61%) Dell
9 12 (7.95%) Red Hat
10 11 (7.28%) Brocade
11 10 (6.62%) IBM
11 10 (6.62%) Juniper
12 9 (5.96%) CheckPoint
12 9 (5.96%) AppSense
13 8 (5.30%) Symantec
13 8 (5.30%) Lumension
14 7 (4.64%) 3PAR
15 5 (3.31%) CA
15 5 (3.31%) JBoss
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