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 30 June 2015 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 118 166 111
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -55
Contract jobs citing vSphere 157 73 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.67% 0.80% 1.56%
As % of the System Software category 13.49% 7.22% 11.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 46 82
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£354 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £244 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £471 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £329
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 14
Average hourly rate £20.50 £18.75 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% -38.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.10 £16.15 £22.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.90 £37.75 £32.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £18.88 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+8.60% -38.11%
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
1164 1011 1141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.37% 11.08% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 498 564
Average daily rate £365 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.14% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £160 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 128 181
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.81 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.48% -14.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.36 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%

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 30 June 2015.

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 30 June 2015. 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 +4 43 £350 +4.39% 10
Surrey +23 28 £358 -24.73% 6
Buckinghamshire +17 24 £400 +33.33%
Berkshire +4 18 £360 -23.60% 7
East Sussex +3 14 £375 -
Kent 0 11 £425 +21.42% 2
West Sussex -11 8 £363 +30.63% 3
Oxfordshire -17 6 £306 -9.25% 1
Middlesex +6 3 - -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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.

1 250 (93.63%) VMware
2 192 (71.91%) Windows
3 163 (61.05%) Active Directory
4 151 (56.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 118 (44.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 102 (38.20%) Microsoft
7 84 (31.46%) Citrix
8 83 (31.09%) HP
9 81 (30.34%) SAN
10 71 (26.59%) Windows Server 2012
11 69 (25.84%) Cisco
12 64 (23.97%) SQL
12 64 (23.97%) Data Centre
13 63 (23.60%) DNS
13 63 (23.60%) Windows Server 2003
14 58 (21.72%) PowerShell
14 58 (21.72%) XenApp
15 57 (21.35%) Security Cleared
16 53 (19.85%) SCCM
16 53 (19.85%) Firewall
17 52 (19.48%) MS Exchange
18 50 (18.73%) Linux
19 49 (18.35%) VMware ESXi
20 48 (17.98%) Migration
21 44 (16.48%) Hyper-V
22 42 (15.73%) SQL Server
23 40 (14.98%) DHCP
24 39 (14.61%) WAN
24 39 (14.61%) VPN
25 37 (13.86%) TCP/IP

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 52 (19.48%) MS Exchange
2 27 (10.11%) IIS
3 26 (9.74%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (7.12%) Exchange Server 2007
5 14 (5.24%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (3.00%) Apache
6 8 (3.00%) SharePoint
7 7 (2.62%) WebLogic
7 7 (2.62%) Lync
8 4 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (1.12%) OpenStack
9 3 (1.12%) WordPress
10 2 (0.75%) nginx
10 2 (0.75%) Eucalyptus
10 2 (0.75%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.37%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.37%) JBoss
Applications
1 25 (9.36%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.00%) IaaS
3 5 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.12%) Office 365
5 2 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.75%) PaaS
6 1 (0.37%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 81 (30.34%) SAN
2 63 (23.60%) DNS
3 53 (19.85%) Firewall
4 40 (14.98%) DHCP
5 39 (14.61%) WAN
5 39 (14.61%) VPN
6 37 (13.86%) TCP/IP
7 36 (13.48%) LAN
8 19 (7.12%) Fibre Channel
9 18 (6.74%) Cisco ASA
10 16 (5.99%) iSCSI
11 15 (5.62%) Network Security
12 13 (4.87%) VoIP
13 12 (4.49%) MPLS
13 12 (4.49%) Wireless
13 12 (4.49%) NetScaler
14 11 (4.12%) NAS
15 9 (3.37%) VLAN
15 9 (3.37%) OSPF
16 5 (1.87%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (15.73%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (4.49%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (4.49%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.12%) MySQL
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (2.25%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.12%) Subversion
2 3 (1.12%) Wise Package Studio
3 2 (0.75%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (0.75%) MSI
4 1 (0.37%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.37%) Git (software)
General
1 20 (7.49%) Finance
2 6 (2.25%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.87%) Online Betting
3 5 (1.87%) Manufacturing
3 5 (1.87%) Back Office
4 3 (1.12%) Banking
5 2 (0.75%) Electronics
5 2 (0.75%) Billing
5 2 (0.75%) Marketing
6 1 (0.37%) Retail
6 1 (0.37%) Advertising
6 1 (0.37%) Games
6 1 (0.37%) Military
Job Titles
1 66 (24.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 37 (13.86%) Consultant
3 29 (10.86%) Support Engineer
4 25 (9.36%) Analyst
4 25 (9.36%) Server Engineer
5 18 (6.74%) 3rd Line Support
5 18 (6.74%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 16 (5.99%) Architect
7 14 (5.24%) Administrator
8 13 (4.87%) Systems Administrator
8 13 (4.87%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 12 (4.49%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (3.75%) Server Support
11 9 (3.37%) Network Engineer
11 9 (3.37%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 9 (3.37%) Active Directory Consultant
12 8 (3.00%) Build Engineer
12 8 (3.00%) Linux Engineer
12 8 (3.00%) 2nd Line Support
12 8 (3.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.00%) .NET
2 6 (2.25%) Middleware
3 4 (1.50%) X-Windows
4 3 (1.12%) Application Packaging
4 3 (1.12%) Software Packaging
5 2 (0.75%) Web Services
5 2 (0.75%) XML
5 2 (0.75%) Flash
5 2 (0.75%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.37%) COM
6 1 (0.37%) SOAP
6 1 (0.37%) WCF
6 1 (0.37%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 64 (23.97%) Data Centre
2 26 (9.74%) Replication
2 26 (9.74%) Clustering
3 14 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (4.49%) EqualLogic
5 10 (3.75%) PKI
6 9 (3.37%) EMC VNX
7 8 (3.00%) FlexPod
7 8 (3.00%) Management Information System
8 6 (2.25%) NHS
8 6 (2.25%) Enterprise Storage
9 5 (1.87%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (1.50%) HP Storage
10 4 (1.50%) EMC VNXe
10 4 (1.50%) Cryptography
11 3 (1.12%) Device Driver
11 3 (1.12%) EMC VMAX
11 3 (1.12%) HP StoreVirtual
12 2 (0.75%) Enterprise Cloud
12 2 (0.75%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 192 (71.91%) Windows
2 118 (44.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 71 (26.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 63 (23.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 50 (18.73%) Linux
6 14 (5.24%) Windows 7
7 13 (4.87%) UNIX
7 13 (4.87%) Data ONTAP
7 13 (4.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (4.49%) Windows XP
9 8 (3.00%) VMS
9 8 (3.00%) CentOS
10 7 (2.62%) Oracle Linux
11 5 (1.87%) Windows 8
12 4 (1.50%) Windows Vista
12 4 (1.50%) Windows 2000
12 4 (1.50%) Solaris
13 3 (1.12%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.75%) AIX
15 1 (0.37%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (17.98%) Migration
2 29 (10.86%) ITIL
3 19 (7.12%) Change Management
4 15 (5.62%) Disaster Recovery
4 15 (5.62%) Incident Management
5 13 (4.87%) Network Design
5 13 (4.87%) Service Management
6 11 (4.12%) Configuration Management
6 11 (4.12%) Data Migration
6 11 (4.12%) Capacity Planning
6 11 (4.12%) Root Cause Analysis
7 9 (3.37%) Capacity Management
7 9 (3.37%) Performance Monitoring
7 9 (3.37%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (3.37%) Information Security
7 9 (3.37%) Load Balancing
8 8 (3.00%) Service Delivery
8 8 (3.00%) Patch Management
9 7 (2.62%) Server Building
9 7 (2.62%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 64 (23.97%) SQL
2 58 (21.72%) PowerShell
3 20 (7.49%) VBScript
4 9 (3.37%) Shell Script
5 6 (2.25%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.12%) Java
6 3 (1.12%) VB
7 2 (0.75%) Python
7 2 (0.75%) Perl
7 2 (0.75%) PHP
7 2 (0.75%) Ruby
8 1 (0.37%) C#
Qualifications
1 57 (21.35%) Security Cleared
2 36 (13.48%) SC Cleared
3 35 (13.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 34 (12.73%) MCSE
5 26 (9.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 24 (8.99%) DV Cleared
7 21 (7.87%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (6.74%) CCNA
9 9 (3.37%) MCITP
9 9 (3.37%) Degree
9 9 (3.37%) VCP4
10 7 (2.62%) CCNP
11 6 (2.25%) MCSA
12 5 (1.87%) MCP
12 5 (1.87%) CCA
12 5 (1.87%) Citrix Certification
12 5 (1.87%) VCP5
13 4 (1.50%) VCAP
13 4 (1.50%) CCEE
13 4 (1.50%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.12%) SLA
2 9 (3.37%) QA
3 6 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.50%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 163 (61.05%) Active Directory
2 151 (56.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (21.72%) XenApp
4 49 (18.35%) VMware ESXi
5 44 (16.48%) Hyper-V
6 35 (13.11%) VMware ESX
7 19 (7.12%) vCloud
8 16 (5.99%) XenDesktop
9 11 (4.12%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (3.37%) DFS Replication
10 9 (3.37%) Forefront TMG
11 8 (3.00%) XenServer
12 5 (1.87%) UAG
12 5 (1.87%) Postfix
13 3 (1.12%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (1.12%) Samba
14 2 (0.75%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.75%) ISA Server
15 1 (0.37%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 53 (19.85%) SCCM
2 18 (6.74%) SCOM
3 14 (5.24%) HP Data Protector
4 11 (4.12%) Puppet
5 10 (3.75%) WSUS
5 10 (3.75%) vMotion
6 7 (2.62%) HP SIM
6 7 (2.62%) ARCserve
7 6 (2.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 6 (2.25%) Backup Exec
8 5 (1.87%) Cisco CUCM
8 5 (1.87%) Vagrant
8 5 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (1.87%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 5 (1.87%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 4 (1.50%) SolarWinds Orion
9 4 (1.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (1.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (1.12%) Unicenter
10 3 (1.12%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 250 (93.63%) VMware
2 102 (38.20%) Microsoft
3 84 (31.46%) Citrix
4 83 (31.09%) HP
5 69 (25.84%) Cisco
6 32 (11.99%) Dell
7 31 (11.61%) NetApp
8 27 (10.11%) EMC
9 24 (8.99%) CheckPoint
10 22 (8.24%) Red Hat
11 19 (7.12%) IBM
12 17 (6.37%) McAfee
13 16 (5.99%) Oracle
14 15 (5.62%) Juniper
14 15 (5.62%) 3PAR
15 13 (4.87%) CA
16 12 (4.49%) SolarWinds
17 11 (4.12%) Veeam
18 10 (3.75%) CommVault
18 10 (3.75%) Websense
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