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 7 December 2016 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 139 170 178
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +8
Contract jobs citing vSphere 108 104 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.40% 1.09% 0.91%
As % of the System Software category 10.12% 10.46% 6.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 73 59
Median daily rate £425 £350 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £263 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £493 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.70% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 2
Median hourly rate £49.46 £25.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+97.84% -44.44%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.46 £25.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+77.84% -24.24%
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
1067 994 1321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 13.82% 10.43% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 583 532 676
Median daily rate £350 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £348
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 120 147
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.57 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.61
% change year-on-year
- -3.67%

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 7 December 2016.

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 7 December 2016.

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 7 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +35 51 £400 +14.28% 5
Oxfordshire +2 12 £350 +27.27% 1
Surrey +20 11 £398 +22.30% 3
Berkshire -9 10 £425 +1.49% 5
Kent - 10 £600 -
Buckinghamshire +21 9 £425 +15.64%
Middlesex +2 2 £410 +24.24%
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, 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.

1 177 (90.31%) VMware
2 113 (57.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 110 (56.12%) Windows
4 98 (50.00%) Linux
5 62 (31.63%) Microsoft
6 61 (31.12%) SAN
7 53 (27.04%) Active Directory
8 51 (26.02%) Security Cleared
9 50 (25.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 50 (25.51%) ITIL
10 48 (24.49%) Windows Server
10 48 (24.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 46 (23.47%) Data Centre
12 44 (22.45%) Windows Server 2008
13 43 (21.94%) SC Cleared
14 42 (21.43%) HP
15 41 (20.92%) Citrix
16 40 (20.41%) Red Hat
17 39 (19.90%) Cisco
18 38 (19.39%) EMC
19 36 (18.37%) PowerShell
20 33 (16.84%) XenApp
20 33 (16.84%) TCP/IP
21 30 (15.31%) DNS
22 29 (14.80%) Microsoft Azure
23 28 (14.29%) vCloud
23 28 (14.29%) SQL Server
24 26 (13.27%) Amazon AWS
24 26 (13.27%) Hyper-V
25 25 (12.76%) CentOS

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 23 (11.73%) MS Exchange
2 12 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2010
2 12 (6.12%) Skype for Business
3 11 (5.61%) OpenStack
4 9 (4.59%) Cloud Foundry
5 8 (4.08%) Apache
5 8 (4.08%) IIS
6 7 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (2.55%) JBoss
7 5 (2.55%) SharePoint
8 4 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.51%) Confluence
11 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (8.16%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.04%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.51%) OpenText Process Suite
2 1 (0.51%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 29 (14.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 26 (13.27%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (5.61%) PaaS
4 9 (4.59%) Heroku
4 9 (4.59%) IaaS
5 7 (3.57%) Office 365
6 5 (2.55%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.51%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.51%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.51%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 61 (31.12%) SAN
2 33 (16.84%) TCP/IP
3 30 (15.31%) DNS
4 24 (12.24%) Cisco Nexus
5 19 (9.69%) DHCP
5 19 (9.69%) VPN
6 18 (9.18%) Firewall
6 18 (9.18%) SSL
7 17 (8.67%) IPsec
8 15 (7.65%) NAS
9 9 (4.59%) MPLS
10 8 (4.08%) iSCSI
10 8 (4.08%) LDAP
11 7 (3.57%) LAN
11 7 (3.57%) Skype
11 7 (3.57%) Structured Cabling
11 7 (3.57%) VLAN
12 6 (3.06%) Fibre Channel
12 6 (3.06%) PCoIP
12 6 (3.06%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
2 14 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (4.59%) Apache Cassandra
3 9 (4.59%) Redis
4 6 (3.06%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (3.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (2.55%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (2.04%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (1.53%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.02%) Big Data
8 2 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.02%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.51%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (3.57%) Jenkins
2 6 (3.06%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.06%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (1.02%) JIRA
3 2 (1.02%) TeamCity
3 2 (1.02%) Travis CI
4 1 (0.51%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.51%) Gitweb
4 1 (0.51%) JUnit
4 1 (0.51%) Maven
4 1 (0.51%) Subversion
4 1 (0.51%) TestNG
4 1 (0.51%) Vagrant
General
1 20 (10.20%) Finance
2 7 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.06%) Back Office
4 4 (2.04%) Banking
5 2 (1.02%) Advertising
5 2 (1.02%) Billing
5 2 (1.02%) Local Government
5 2 (1.02%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.51%) Legal
6 1 (0.51%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (11.73%) Administrator
2 17 (8.67%) Systems Administrator
3 16 (8.16%) VMware Specialist
4 14 (7.14%) Analyst
4 14 (7.14%) Architect
4 14 (7.14%) VMware Engineer
5 13 (6.63%) Linux Administrator
6 12 (6.12%) Consultant
6 12 (6.12%) Infrastructure Architect
6 12 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (6.12%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 12 (6.12%) Support Engineer
7 11 (5.61%) Technical Leader
8 9 (4.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 9 (4.59%) 3rd Line Support
8 9 (4.59%) Cisco Engineer
8 9 (4.59%) Server Engineer
9 8 (4.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 7 (3.57%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 7 (3.57%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.14%) Web Services
2 9 (4.59%) RabbitMQ
3 7 (3.57%) REST
4 6 (3.06%) Middleware
5 3 (1.53%) HTML
5 3 (1.53%) HTML5
5 3 (1.53%) Node.js
5 3 (1.53%) X-Windows
6 2 (1.02%) LAMP
7 1 (0.51%) .NET
7 1 (0.51%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.51%) COM
7 1 (0.51%) CSS
7 1 (0.51%) JBoss Seam
Miscellaneous
1 46 (23.47%) Data Centre
2 21 (10.71%) EMC VNX
3 18 (9.18%) Clustering
3 18 (9.18%) VCE vBlock
4 13 (6.63%) EMC VMAX
5 8 (4.08%) Replication
6 7 (3.57%) FlexPod
7 6 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (2.55%) Smart Meter
9 4 (2.04%) BYOD
9 4 (2.04%) Computer Science
9 4 (2.04%) Management Information System
9 4 (2.04%) Private Cloud
9 4 (2.04%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.53%) Digital TV
10 3 (1.53%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.53%) Enterprise Cloud
10 3 (1.53%) MPEG
10 3 (1.53%) STB
11 2 (1.02%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 110 (56.12%) Windows
2 98 (50.00%) Linux
3 50 (25.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 48 (24.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 48 (24.49%) Windows Server
5 44 (22.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (12.76%) CentOS
7 18 (9.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (6.63%) Windows 7
9 10 (5.10%) Unix
10 8 (4.08%) Ubuntu
11 7 (3.57%) Windows 10
12 5 (2.55%) Data ONTAP
13 4 (2.04%) AIX
13 4 (2.04%) Solaris
13 4 (2.04%) Windows XP
14 3 (1.53%) SUSE
14 3 (1.53%) Windows 8
15 2 (1.02%) Debian
15 2 (1.02%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (25.51%) ITIL
2 21 (10.71%) Migration
3 18 (9.18%) DevOps
4 14 (7.14%) Converged Infrastructure
4 14 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 13 (6.63%) Project Management
5 13 (6.63%) Test Strategy
6 12 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (6.12%) TDD
7 11 (5.61%) Continuous Delivery
8 10 (5.10%) Problem Management
9 9 (4.59%) Software Engineering
10 8 (4.08%) Change Management
10 8 (4.08%) Service Management
11 7 (3.57%) Coaching
11 7 (3.57%) High Availability
11 7 (3.57%) Infrastructure Management
11 7 (3.57%) Requirements Analysis
11 7 (3.57%) Server Virtualisation
12 6 (3.06%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 36 (18.37%) PowerShell
2 23 (11.73%) Python
3 22 (11.22%) Ruby
4 19 (9.69%) Bash Shell
5 16 (8.16%) SQL
6 15 (7.65%) Perl
7 12 (6.12%) Java
8 10 (5.10%) C
9 9 (4.59%) Go
10 5 (2.55%) Korn
11 4 (2.04%) JavaScript
12 3 (1.53%) C++
13 1 (0.51%) C#
Qualifications
1 51 (26.02%) Security Cleared
2 43 (21.94%) SC Cleared
3 25 (12.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 12 (6.12%) Degree
5 11 (5.61%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (4.08%) CCNA
6 8 (4.08%) CCNP
6 8 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (3.57%) RHCE
7 7 (3.57%) RHCSA
8 6 (3.06%) MCSE
9 5 (2.55%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.53%) MCP
11 2 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (1.02%) MCSA
11 2 (1.02%) NCDA
11 2 (1.02%) SAP Certification
12 1 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.51%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.55%) SLA
2 4 (2.04%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.02%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.02%) ISO22301
System Software
1 113 (57.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 53 (27.04%) Active Directory
3 33 (16.84%) XenApp
4 28 (14.29%) vCloud
5 26 (13.27%) Hyper-V
6 20 (10.20%) VMware ESX
6 20 (10.20%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (7.65%) XenDesktop
8 12 (6.12%) NFS
9 11 (5.61%) Microsoft App-V
9 11 (5.61%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (4.08%) XenServer
11 7 (3.57%) Docker
11 7 (3.57%) Firmware
11 7 (3.57%) Samba
11 7 (3.57%) VMware Server
11 7 (3.57%) VMware Workstation
12 5 (2.55%) Terminal Services
13 4 (2.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 3 (1.53%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 21 (10.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 17 (8.67%) SCCM
3 13 (6.63%) Puppet
4 11 (5.61%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (4.08%) EdgeSight
5 8 (4.08%) SCOM
5 8 (4.08%) vMotion
6 7 (3.57%) Backup Exec
7 6 (3.06%) Ansible
7 6 (3.06%) Nagios
8 5 (2.55%) EMC NetWorker
8 5 (2.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 5 (2.55%) NetBackup
8 5 (2.55%) Red Hat Satellite
8 5 (2.55%) Tivoli
9 4 (2.04%) AppDNA
9 4 (2.04%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (2.04%) PowerCLI
9 4 (2.04%) SafeCom
9 4 (2.04%) vRealize
Vendors
1 177 (90.31%) VMware
2 62 (31.63%) Microsoft
3 42 (21.43%) HP
4 41 (20.92%) Citrix
5 40 (20.41%) Red Hat
6 39 (19.90%) Cisco
7 38 (19.39%) EMC
8 15 (7.65%) NetApp
9 12 (6.12%) IBM
10 11 (5.61%) Veritas
11 9 (4.59%) Symantec
12 8 (4.08%) Dell
12 8 (4.08%) Sophos
13 7 (3.57%) NETGEAR
13 7 (3.57%) Oracle
14 6 (3.06%) Veeam
15 4 (2.04%) 3PAR
15 4 (2.04%) Intel
15 4 (2.04%) Juniper
15 4 (2.04%) SaltStack