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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 128 158 155
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -3
Contract jobs citing vSphere 154 93 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.55% 1.02% 0.94%
As % of the System Software category 13.18% 8.74% 7.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 59 45
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£360 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £256 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £430 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 15
Average hourly rate £22.75 £46.25 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.81% +51.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £43.25 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £49.25 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.25 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-7.21% -20.49%
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
1168 1064 1090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.79% 11.63% 12.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 648 545 541
Average daily rate £350 £325 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -0.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £164 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.56% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 131 130
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.89 £10.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £37.25 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 28 August 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
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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 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 +26 71 £369 +13.46% 10
Surrey +12 21 £350 +7.69% 6
Buckinghamshire -7 16 £400 +23.07%
Berkshire -7 15 £438 +6.06% 3
Kent +11 13 £375 -6.25% 2
Middlesex +6 5 £355 +31.48%
West Sussex -16 5 £375 +36.36%
Oxfordshire -20 4 £281 -16.66% 1
East Sussex -2 3 £334 -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 256 (93.09%) VMware
2 202 (73.45%) Windows
3 160 (58.18%) Active Directory
4 144 (52.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 129 (46.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 116 (42.18%) Citrix
6 116 (42.18%) Microsoft
7 95 (34.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 80 (29.09%) SAN
9 79 (28.73%) HP
10 77 (28.00%) XenApp
11 69 (25.09%) PowerShell
12 68 (24.73%) Windows Server 2003
13 67 (24.36%) Cisco
13 67 (24.36%) SQL
14 66 (24.00%) Firewall
15 61 (22.18%) DNS
15 61 (22.18%) SCCM
15 61 (22.18%) Data Centre
16 60 (21.82%) MS Exchange
17 52 (18.91%) VMware ESX
18 49 (17.82%) Linux
19 47 (17.09%) Security Cleared
20 44 (16.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
21 43 (15.64%) Migration
22 42 (15.27%) TCP/IP
22 42 (15.27%) VMware ESXi
23 40 (14.55%) DHCP
23 40 (14.55%) SQL Server
24 37 (13.45%) Microsoft Certification

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 60 (21.82%) MS Exchange
2 37 (13.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 31 (11.27%) IIS
4 30 (10.91%) Exchange Server 2007
5 19 (6.91%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (4.73%) Lync
7 11 (4.00%) SharePoint
8 6 (2.18%) Apache
9 4 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (1.09%) Oracle Workflow
10 3 (1.09%) WordPress
10 3 (1.09%) nginx
10 3 (1.09%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.73%) Eucalyptus
11 2 (0.73%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.73%) Documentum
11 2 (0.73%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.36%) JBoss
12 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
Applications
1 32 (11.64%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 20 (7.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.18%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.18%) Office 365
3 4 (1.45%) IaaS
4 3 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.73%) PaaS
6 1 (0.36%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.36%) SaaS
6 1 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 80 (29.09%) SAN
2 66 (24.00%) Firewall
3 61 (22.18%) DNS
4 42 (15.27%) TCP/IP
5 40 (14.55%) DHCP
6 32 (11.64%) WAN
7 31 (11.27%) LAN
8 29 (10.55%) VPN
9 24 (8.73%) NetScaler
10 18 (6.55%) Fibre Channel
11 17 (6.18%) iSCSI
12 15 (5.45%) IPv4
12 15 (5.45%) IPv6
13 14 (5.09%) Network Security
14 13 (4.73%) NAS
14 13 (4.73%) MPLS
15 12 (4.36%) Wireless
15 12 (4.36%) VLAN
16 10 (3.64%) VoIP
16 10 (3.64%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (14.55%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (5.09%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (5.09%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (4.36%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.45%) MySQL
5 4 (1.45%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (1.45%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.09%) Subversion
2 3 (1.09%) StarTeam
3 2 (0.73%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.73%) MSI
3 2 (0.73%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (0.36%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.36%) JUnit
4 1 (0.36%) Maven
4 1 (0.36%) DbUnit
4 1 (0.36%) Mockito
4 1 (0.36%) jMock
General
1 19 (6.91%) Finance
2 10 (3.64%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.18%) Online Betting
3 6 (2.18%) Back Office
4 4 (1.45%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.73%) Electronics
5 2 (0.73%) Retail
5 2 (0.73%) Billing
5 2 (0.73%) Marketing
6 1 (0.36%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.36%) Advertising
6 1 (0.36%) Games
6 1 (0.36%) Military
6 1 (0.36%) Banking
Job Titles
1 59 (21.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 35 (12.73%) Analyst
3 34 (12.36%) Consultant
4 31 (11.27%) Support Engineer
5 25 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 23 (8.36%) 3rd Line Support
7 19 (6.91%) Architect
7 19 (6.91%) Server Engineer
8 14 (5.09%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 13 (4.73%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 12 (4.36%) Administrator
11 11 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
11 11 (4.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
12 10 (3.64%) Technical Consultant
12 10 (3.64%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 9 (3.27%) Active Directory Consultant
13 9 (3.27%) VMware Engineer
13 9 (3.27%) Storage Engineer
13 9 (3.27%) Support Analyst
13 9 (3.27%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.45%) X-Windows
2 3 (1.09%) Application Packaging
2 3 (1.09%) Middleware
3 2 (0.73%) Software Packaging
3 2 (0.73%) .NET
3 2 (0.73%) Web Services
3 2 (0.73%) XML
3 2 (0.73%) Flash
4 1 (0.36%) WAP
4 1 (0.36%) J2EE
4 1 (0.36%) SOAP
4 1 (0.36%) Spring
4 1 (0.36%) RESTful
4 1 (0.36%) REST
4 1 (0.36%) PowerMock
4 1 (0.36%) RESTEasy
Miscellaneous
1 61 (22.18%) Data Centre
2 27 (9.82%) Clustering
3 25 (9.09%) Replication
4 13 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (4.00%) EqualLogic
6 9 (3.27%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (3.27%) EMC VNX
6 9 (3.27%) Management Information System
6 9 (3.27%) PKI
7 5 (1.82%) NHS
7 5 (1.82%) HP Storage
7 5 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.45%) Enterprise Storage
8 4 (1.45%) EMC VNXe
9 3 (1.09%) EMC VMAX
9 3 (1.09%) HP StoreVirtual
9 3 (1.09%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.09%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.09%) Device Driver
9 3 (1.09%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 202 (73.45%) Windows
2 129 (46.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 95 (34.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 68 (24.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 49 (17.82%) Linux
6 24 (8.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (6.18%) Windows 7
8 12 (4.36%) Windows XP
9 11 (4.00%) UNIX
10 6 (2.18%) CentOS
10 6 (2.18%) Windows 8
11 5 (1.82%) Data ONTAP
11 5 (1.82%) Solaris
12 4 (1.45%) VMS
13 3 (1.09%) Windows 2000
13 3 (1.09%) Ubuntu
13 3 (1.09%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.73%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.73%) AIX
15 1 (0.36%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (15.64%) Migration
2 35 (12.73%) ITIL
3 23 (8.36%) Change Management
4 21 (7.64%) Disaster Recovery
5 20 (7.27%) Root Cause Analysis
6 14 (5.09%) Capacity Planning
7 12 (4.36%) Configuration Management
8 11 (4.00%) Infrastructure Management
9 10 (3.64%) Incident Management
10 9 (3.27%) Project Management
10 9 (3.27%) Capacity Management
10 9 (3.27%) Data Migration
11 8 (2.91%) Mentoring
11 8 (2.91%) Information Security
11 8 (2.91%) Patch Management
11 8 (2.91%) Server Building
12 7 (2.55%) Performance Monitoring
12 7 (2.55%) Dependency Management
12 7 (2.55%) Change Control
12 7 (2.55%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (25.09%) PowerShell
2 67 (24.36%) SQL
3 22 (8.00%) VBScript
4 8 (2.91%) Bash Shell
5 7 (2.55%) Perl
6 5 (1.82%) VB
6 5 (1.82%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.09%) Java
8 1 (0.36%) Jython
8 1 (0.36%) Ruby
8 1 (0.36%) Python
8 1 (0.36%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.36%) PHP
8 1 (0.36%) C
8 1 (0.36%) C#
Qualifications
1 47 (17.09%) Security Cleared
2 44 (16.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 37 (13.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 35 (12.73%) MCSE
5 30 (10.91%) SC Cleared
6 24 (8.73%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (7.64%) CCNA
8 17 (6.18%) VCP4
9 14 (5.09%) Degree
9 14 (5.09%) VCP5
9 14 (5.09%) DV Cleared
10 10 (3.64%) MCITP
11 9 (3.27%) MCSA
12 8 (2.91%) CCA
12 8 (2.91%) Citrix Certification
13 7 (2.55%) CCNP
13 7 (2.55%) CCEE
13 7 (2.55%) CCAA
14 5 (1.82%) CCIA
14 5 (1.82%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.82%) SLA
2 6 (2.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.73%) QA
4 1 (0.36%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.36%) COBIT
System Software
1 160 (58.18%) Active Directory
2 144 (52.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (28.00%) XenApp
4 52 (18.91%) VMware ESX
5 42 (15.27%) VMware ESXi
6 37 (13.45%) Hyper-V
7 24 (8.73%) XenDesktop
8 17 (6.18%) Microsoft App-V
9 13 (4.73%) XenServer
10 10 (3.64%) DFS Replication
11 8 (2.91%) Forefront TMG
12 5 (1.82%) UAG
13 3 (1.09%) vCloud
13 3 (1.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (1.09%) Postfix
13 3 (1.09%) Terminal Services
13 3 (1.09%) Samba
14 2 (0.73%) ISA Server
15 1 (0.36%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 61 (22.18%) SCCM
2 24 (8.73%) SCOM
3 14 (5.09%) SolarWinds Orion
3 14 (5.09%) WSUS
4 11 (4.00%) vMotion
4 11 (4.00%) HP Data Protector
5 8 (2.91%) Puppet
6 6 (2.18%) HP SIM
6 6 (2.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 6 (2.18%) ARCserve
7 5 (1.82%) Foglight
7 5 (1.82%) Cisco CUCM
7 5 (1.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.45%) NetBackup
8 4 (1.45%) Backup Exec
8 4 (1.45%) Tivoli
8 4 (1.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (1.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 256 (93.09%) VMware
2 116 (42.18%) Microsoft
2 116 (42.18%) Citrix
3 79 (28.73%) HP
4 67 (24.36%) Cisco
5 29 (10.55%) EMC
6 26 (9.45%) Red Hat
7 24 (8.73%) Dell
8 23 (8.36%) IBM
9 22 (8.00%) CheckPoint
9 22 (8.00%) SolarWinds
10 19 (6.91%) NetApp
11 16 (5.82%) 3PAR
12 15 (5.45%) Oracle
13 12 (4.36%) McAfee
13 12 (4.36%) Veeam
14 10 (3.64%) AppSense
15 9 (3.27%) Websense
15 9 (3.27%) CommVault
16 8 (2.91%) Juniper
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