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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 154 158 138
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -20
Contract jobs citing vSphere 106 97 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.24% 1.02% 1.16%
As % of the System Software category 10.77% 8.21% 9.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 49 49
Average daily rate £375 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £298 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £477 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 16
Average hourly rate £43.00 £16.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+160.60% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.52 £13.65 £14.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.30 £26.55 £38.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.08 £23.00 £23.20
% change year-on-year
+26.42% -0.86%
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
984 1181 1019
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.54% 12.46% 11.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 573 587 460
Average daily rate £350 £361 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.11% +11.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 119 140
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £39.50 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 9 February 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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the South East region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -8 31 £350 -20.45% 6
Surrey +10 25 £350 -5.40% 9
Berkshire +10 24 £400 +10.34% 6
East Sussex +14 8 £375 -1.96% 3
Kent -11 4 £550 +33.33% 4
West Sussex +8 2 £400 +3.22% 1
Buckinghamshire +3 2 £318 +7.62% 2
Oxfordshire +4 1 - -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 176 (91.19%) VMware
2 149 (77.20%) Windows
3 116 (60.10%) Windows Server
4 106 (54.92%) Active Directory
5 103 (53.37%) VMware Infrastructure
6 98 (50.78%) Microsoft
7 74 (38.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 68 (35.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 64 (33.16%) Citrix
10 60 (31.09%) PowerShell
11 56 (29.02%) SQL
12 53 (27.46%) Windows Server 2003
13 44 (22.80%) HP
14 43 (22.28%) ITIL
14 43 (22.28%) Linux
15 39 (20.21%) SAN
16 37 (19.17%) Firewall
16 37 (19.17%) XenApp
16 37 (19.17%) Hyper-V
17 35 (18.13%) SCCM
18 34 (17.62%) MS Excel
18 34 (17.62%) Oracle
19 33 (17.10%) Cisco
19 33 (17.10%) MS Exchange
20 32 (16.58%) SQL Server
21 31 (16.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 30 (15.54%) Data Centre
22 30 (15.54%) Red Hat
23 29 (15.03%) Microsoft Certification
23 29 (15.03%) Disaster Recovery

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 33 (17.10%) MS Exchange
2 19 (9.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (8.81%) IIS
4 11 (5.70%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (5.18%) Skype for Business
6 9 (4.66%) SharePoint
7 7 (3.63%) OpenStack
8 6 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (2.59%) JBoss
10 4 (2.07%) Apache
10 4 (2.07%) Tomcat
10 4 (2.07%) WebSphere
11 3 (1.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (1.55%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (1.55%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (1.04%) Documentum
13 1 (0.52%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 34 (17.62%) MS Excel
2 12 (6.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.55%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.52%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 28 (14.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (10.88%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.55%) Heroku
3 3 (1.55%) PaaS
4 2 (1.04%) Office 365
4 2 (1.04%) SaaS
4 2 (1.04%) SoftLayer
5 1 (0.52%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 39 (20.21%) SAN
2 37 (19.17%) Firewall
3 21 (10.88%) LAN
4 20 (10.36%) WAN
5 19 (9.84%) TCP/IP
6 18 (9.33%) DNS
7 14 (7.25%) DHCP
7 14 (7.25%) IPv4
7 14 (7.25%) IPv6
7 14 (7.25%) NAS
7 14 (7.25%) NetScaler
8 7 (3.63%) Network Security
9 6 (3.11%) FTP
9 6 (3.11%) SSH
9 6 (3.11%) VLAN
10 5 (2.59%) PuTTY
10 5 (2.59%) Telepresence
10 5 (2.59%) Telnet
10 5 (2.59%) WebEx
10 5 (2.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (16.58%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.22%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (5.18%) BusinessObjects
4 9 (4.66%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (3.63%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (2.59%) MySQL
7 4 (2.07%) DB2
8 3 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.55%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.55%) Redis
8 3 (1.55%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.52%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.52%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.52%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 4 (2.07%) Wise Package Studio
2 2 (1.04%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.52%) MSI
General
1 9 (4.66%) Finance
2 6 (3.11%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.59%) Local Government
4 4 (2.07%) Banking
4 4 (2.07%) Retail
5 2 (1.04%) Advertising
5 2 (1.04%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.04%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 33 (17.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 30 (15.54%) Support Engineer
3 18 (9.33%) Consultant
4 16 (8.29%) Analyst
4 16 (8.29%) Server Support
5 15 (7.77%) Server Engineer
6 14 (7.25%) Architect
7 13 (6.74%) 3rd Line Support
7 13 (6.74%) Developer
8 12 (6.22%) Administrator
8 12 (6.22%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 12 (6.22%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 12 (6.22%) VMware Engineer
9 11 (5.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 11 (5.70%) Server Support Engineer
9 11 (5.70%) Wintel Engineer
10 9 (4.66%) Designer
10 9 (4.66%) Technical Analyst
10 9 (4.66%) VMware Specialist
11 8 (4.15%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.77%) Middleware
2 4 (2.07%) Web Services
3 3 (1.55%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (1.55%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.52%) Flash
4 1 (0.52%) POSIX
4 1 (0.52%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.52%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (15.54%) Data Centre
2 14 (7.25%) VCE vBlock
3 13 (6.74%) Hybrid Cloud
4 11 (5.70%) EMC VNX
4 11 (5.70%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (5.18%) Driving Licence
5 10 (5.18%) EMC VMAX
6 9 (4.66%) Clustering
7 6 (3.11%) Public Cloud
8 5 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (2.59%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.59%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (2.07%) AS400
9 4 (2.07%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (2.07%) FlexPod
9 4 (2.07%) Web 2.0
10 3 (1.55%) Data Integration
10 3 (1.55%) HP Storage
11 2 (1.04%) Cryptography
11 2 (1.04%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 149 (77.20%) Windows
2 116 (60.10%) Windows Server
3 74 (38.34%) Windows Server 2012
4 68 (35.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 53 (27.46%) Windows Server 2003
6 43 (22.28%) Linux
7 31 (16.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (5.70%) Unix
9 8 (4.15%) AIX
9 8 (4.15%) Windows 7
10 5 (2.59%) Windows XP
11 4 (2.07%) Windows 10
12 3 (1.55%) Windows 2000
12 3 (1.55%) Windows Vista
13 2 (1.04%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.52%) CentOS
14 1 (0.52%) Debian
14 1 (0.52%) Solaris
14 1 (0.52%) SUSE
14 1 (0.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (22.28%) ITIL
2 29 (15.03%) Disaster Recovery
3 28 (14.51%) Migration
4 17 (8.81%) Converged Infrastructure
5 16 (8.29%) Infrastructure Management
6 11 (5.70%) Change Management
7 10 (5.18%) Project Management
8 9 (4.66%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (4.15%) DevOps
9 8 (4.15%) Service Delivery
10 6 (3.11%) ERP
10 6 (3.11%) Risk Analysis
10 6 (3.11%) TOGAF
10 6 (3.11%) Workflow
11 5 (2.59%) Business Continuity
11 5 (2.59%) CRM
11 5 (2.59%) Data Migration
11 5 (2.59%) Information Security
11 5 (2.59%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (2.59%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (31.09%) PowerShell
2 56 (29.02%) SQL
3 17 (8.81%) Ruby
4 12 (6.22%) Java
5 6 (3.11%) Perl
6 5 (2.59%) Bash Shell
7 4 (2.07%) Python
8 3 (1.55%) C#
8 3 (1.55%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.55%) VB
9 2 (1.04%) Go
9 2 (1.04%) VBScript
10 1 (0.52%) C
10 1 (0.52%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (15.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (13.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 23 (11.92%) Security Cleared
4 21 (10.88%) MCSA
4 21 (10.88%) MCSE
5 14 (7.25%) SC Cleared
6 12 (6.22%) CCNA
6 12 (6.22%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.07%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.07%) VCP5
8 3 (1.55%) CCNP
8 3 (1.55%) Degree
8 3 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.04%) MCITP
9 2 (1.04%) MCP
9 2 (1.04%) VCDX
9 2 (1.04%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.52%) CCAA
10 1 (0.52%) CCEE
10 1 (0.52%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.66%) SLA
2 4 (2.07%) COBIT
3 2 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.04%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.04%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 106 (54.92%) Active Directory
2 103 (53.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (19.17%) Hyper-V
3 37 (19.17%) XenApp
4 24 (12.44%) VMware ESX
5 20 (10.36%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (8.81%) vCloud
7 16 (8.29%) XenServer
8 11 (5.70%) XenDesktop
9 10 (5.18%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (2.59%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (1.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (1.55%) ISA Server
11 3 (1.55%) KVM
12 2 (1.04%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 35 (18.13%) SCCM
2 21 (10.88%) SCOM
3 18 (9.33%) SCVMM
4 16 (8.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 15 (7.77%) Puppet
6 14 (7.25%) Backup Exec
6 14 (7.25%) Windows Intune
6 14 (7.25%) WSUS
7 11 (5.70%) NetBackup
8 8 (4.15%) HP Data Protector
8 8 (4.15%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (2.59%) Cisco CUCM
9 5 (2.59%) Tivoli
10 4 (2.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 4 (2.07%) SCOrch
10 4 (2.07%) vRealize
11 3 (1.55%) AirWatch
11 3 (1.55%) SolarWinds Orion
11 3 (1.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (1.55%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 176 (91.19%) VMware
2 98 (50.78%) Microsoft
3 64 (33.16%) Citrix
4 44 (22.80%) HP
5 34 (17.62%) Oracle
6 33 (17.10%) Cisco
7 30 (15.54%) Red Hat
8 20 (10.36%) EMC
9 14 (7.25%) Dell
9 14 (7.25%) IBM
9 14 (7.25%) RightScale
10 12 (6.22%) Intel Security
11 9 (4.66%) CA
11 9 (4.66%) NetApp
12 8 (4.15%) Remedy
13 7 (3.63%) AppSense
14 6 (3.11%) 3PAR
14 6 (3.11%) Veeam
15 5 (2.59%) Lumension
15 5 (2.59%) Tandberg
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