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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 162 137 168
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +31
Contract jobs citing vSphere 87 100 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.95% 1.19% 0.65%
As % of the System Software category 8.15% 10.17% 6.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 47 26
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£400 £325 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £231 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £425 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+21.48% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 7
Average hourly rate £15.08 £16.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.63% -65.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £14.75 £26.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.25 £38.25 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.20 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -22.66%
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 983 801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.64% 11.67% 10.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 450 377
Average daily rate £350 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 137 174
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.49 £11.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £31.50 £35.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.08 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.74% -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 29 January 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 29 January 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 29 January 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 -10 36 £440 +60.00% 18
Berkshire -11 18 £400 - 7
Surrey -4 11 £430 +32.30% 3
Buckinghamshire -6 11 £295 +19.19% 8
Kent -11 6 £465 +69.09% 3
East Sussex -13 3 £383 +12.50% 1
Oxfordshire -16 3 £390 +47.16% 1
West Sussex -14 1 £388 +14.81% 2
Sussex - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 165 (90.66%) VMware
2 138 (75.82%) Windows
3 98 (53.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 83 (45.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 74 (40.66%) Active Directory
6 68 (37.36%) Security Cleared
7 65 (35.71%) Microsoft
8 60 (32.97%) HP
9 53 (29.12%) Cisco
10 51 (28.02%) Linux
10 51 (28.02%) Windows Server 2003
11 48 (26.37%) SAN
12 46 (25.27%) DNS
13 45 (24.73%) Citrix
13 45 (24.73%) SC Cleared
14 38 (20.88%) Firewall
15 37 (20.33%) Windows Server 2012
16 35 (19.23%) Migration
16 35 (19.23%) SQL
17 34 (18.68%) IIS
18 33 (18.13%) SQL Server
18 33 (18.13%) VMware ESXi
19 29 (15.93%) MS Exchange
20 28 (15.38%) MS Excel
20 28 (15.38%) Hyper-V
21 27 (14.84%) XenApp
21 27 (14.84%) DV Cleared
22 26 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
23 25 (13.74%) IBM
23 25 (13.74%) PowerShell

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 34 (18.68%) IIS
2 29 (15.93%) MS Exchange
3 19 (10.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (8.24%) Apache
5 14 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
6 13 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (4.95%) JBoss
8 7 (3.85%) Tomcat
8 7 (3.85%) IBM Notes
8 7 (3.85%) Lotus Domino
8 7 (3.85%) OpenStack
8 7 (3.85%) GlassFish
9 6 (3.30%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (2.20%) WebLogic
10 4 (2.20%) WebSphere
11 3 (1.65%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 2 (1.10%) Lync
13 1 (0.55%) Oracle Application Server
13 1 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 28 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) assyst
1 1 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.65%) SaaS
1 3 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.10%) Office 365
3 1 (0.55%) IaaS
3 1 (0.55%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (26.37%) SAN
2 46 (25.27%) DNS
3 38 (20.88%) Firewall
4 22 (12.09%) DHCP
5 20 (10.99%) WAN
5 20 (10.99%) Cisco ASA
6 19 (10.44%) LAN
6 19 (10.44%) VLAN
7 17 (9.34%) TCP/IP
8 13 (7.14%) VPN
9 11 (6.04%) Network Security
10 10 (5.49%) NetScaler
11 9 (4.95%) BGP
11 9 (4.95%) OSPF
12 8 (4.40%) MPLS
12 8 (4.40%) Wireshark
13 7 (3.85%) Kerberos
13 7 (3.85%) Cisco Nexus
14 6 (3.30%) IPsec
15 5 (2.75%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (18.13%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (3.85%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (2.75%) DB2
5 4 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.20%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.65%) MySQL
6 3 (1.65%) SQLPlus
6 3 (1.65%) SQL Server 7
6 3 (1.65%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (3.30%) Git (software)
1 6 (3.30%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.75%) Maven
3 3 (1.65%) JUnit
3 3 (1.65%) DbUnit
3 3 (1.65%) Mockito
3 3 (1.65%) jMock
4 2 (1.10%) Wise Package Studio
4 2 (1.10%) Gerrit
4 2 (1.10%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.55%) Subversion
5 1 (0.55%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.55%) Bugzilla
General
1 15 (8.24%) Finance
2 9 (4.95%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.75%) Retail
3 5 (2.75%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.20%) Advertising
5 3 (1.65%) Banking
6 1 (0.55%) Billing
6 1 (0.55%) Back Office
6 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.55%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 52 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (11.54%) Architect
3 14 (7.69%) Consultant
4 13 (7.14%) Network Engineer
5 12 (6.59%) Cloud Engineer
6 10 (5.49%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (4.95%) Solutions Architect
7 9 (4.95%) Administrator
7 9 (4.95%) Support Engineer
8 8 (4.40%) Systems Administrator
8 8 (4.40%) Technical Architect
8 8 (4.40%) Analyst
9 7 (3.85%) Linux Engineer
9 7 (3.85%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 6 (3.30%) 3rd Line Support
10 6 (3.30%) Security Engineer
11 5 (2.75%) Web Analyst
11 5 (2.75%) Network Security Engineer
11 5 (2.75%) Developer
11 5 (2.75%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.85%) Flash
2 5 (2.75%) Regular Expression
3 4 (2.20%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (2.20%) .NET
3 4 (2.20%) Web Services
3 4 (2.20%) XML
3 4 (2.20%) Application Packaging
4 3 (1.65%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (1.65%) Spring
4 3 (1.65%) SOAP
4 3 (1.65%) HTML
4 3 (1.65%) X-Windows
4 3 (1.65%) PowerMock
4 3 (1.65%) Apache CXF
4 3 (1.65%) RESTful
4 3 (1.65%) Apache Camel
5 2 (1.10%) Software Packaging
5 2 (1.10%) LAMP
6 1 (0.55%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.59%) Blackberry
2 9 (4.95%) Clustering
2 9 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.85%) PKI
3 7 (3.85%) CLARiiON
4 6 (3.30%) EFT
4 6 (3.30%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.75%) Replication
5 5 (2.75%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (2.20%) Open Source
7 3 (1.65%) HACMP
8 2 (1.10%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.10%) GIS
8 2 (1.10%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.55%) SecurID
9 1 (0.55%) CMDB
9 1 (0.55%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.55%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 138 (75.82%) Windows
2 83 (45.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 51 (28.02%) Linux
3 51 (28.02%) Windows Server 2003
4 37 (20.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (9.34%) UNIX
6 16 (8.79%) VMS
7 15 (8.24%) Windows 7
8 11 (6.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (5.49%) Windows 2000
10 9 (4.95%) AIX
10 9 (4.95%) Oracle Linux
11 8 (4.40%) Ubuntu
12 7 (3.85%) SUSE
13 6 (3.30%) Windows XP
14 4 (2.20%) Windows 2000 Server
14 4 (2.20%) CentOS
14 4 (2.20%) HPUX
15 1 (0.55%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.55%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (19.23%) Migration
2 24 (13.19%) ITIL
3 19 (10.44%) Change Management
4 14 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (6.59%) Load Balancing
5 12 (6.59%) Network Monitoring
6 10 (5.49%) Root Cause Analysis
7 9 (4.95%) Service Delivery
7 9 (4.95%) Analytics
7 9 (4.95%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (4.40%) Network Architecture
8 8 (4.40%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (4.40%) Service Management
9 7 (3.85%) Web Development
9 7 (3.85%) Network Management
9 7 (3.85%) Mentoring
10 6 (3.30%) Coaching
10 6 (3.30%) DevOps
10 6 (3.30%) Use Case
10 6 (3.30%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (19.23%) SQL
2 25 (13.74%) PowerShell
3 10 (5.49%) Java
4 8 (4.40%) Bash Shell
5 6 (3.30%) VBScript
6 3 (1.65%) VB
6 3 (1.65%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.10%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.10%) C
7 2 (1.10%) Python
8 1 (0.55%) C#
8 1 (0.55%) C++
8 1 (0.55%) Perl
Qualifications
1 68 (37.36%) Security Cleared
2 45 (24.73%) SC Cleared
3 27 (14.84%) DV Cleared
4 26 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (11.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 18 (9.89%) MCSE
7 15 (8.24%) CCNA
7 15 (8.24%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (4.40%) CCNP
9 6 (3.30%) VCAP
10 5 (2.75%) MCITP
10 5 (2.75%) Degree
10 5 (2.75%) MCSA
11 3 (1.65%) RHCE
12 2 (1.10%) CCA
12 2 (1.10%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (1.10%) PhD
13 1 (0.55%) MCTS
13 1 (0.55%) MCP
13 1 (0.55%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.40%) QA
1 8 (4.40%) SLA
2 3 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.10%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 98 (53.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 74 (40.66%) Active Directory
3 33 (18.13%) VMware ESXi
4 28 (15.38%) Hyper-V
5 27 (14.84%) XenApp
6 16 (8.79%) VMware ESX
7 14 (7.69%) vCloud
8 10 (5.49%) XenDesktop
9 8 (4.40%) Terminal Services
10 5 (2.75%) FreeRADIUS
10 5 (2.75%) KVM
11 4 (2.20%) DFS Replication
11 4 (2.20%) XenServer
11 4 (2.20%) Firmware
12 3 (1.65%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (1.65%) ISA Server
12 3 (1.65%) Postfix
12 3 (1.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (1.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (1.65%) LXC
Systems Management
1 19 (10.44%) NetBackup
2 11 (6.04%) SCCM
3 9 (4.95%) HP SIM
4 8 (4.40%) HP Data Protector
4 8 (4.40%) Backup Exec
4 8 (4.40%) WSUS
5 7 (3.85%) FortiGate
6 5 (2.75%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (2.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (2.75%) SCOM
6 5 (2.75%) CA Spectrum
7 4 (2.20%) Nagios
8 3 (1.65%) BladeLogic
8 3 (1.65%) Unicenter
8 3 (1.65%) ARCserve
8 3 (1.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (1.65%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (1.65%) Puppet
8 3 (1.65%) ZABBIX
8 3 (1.65%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 165 (90.66%) VMware
2 65 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 60 (32.97%) HP
4 53 (29.12%) Cisco
5 45 (24.73%) Citrix
6 25 (13.74%) IBM
7 24 (13.19%) CheckPoint
8 23 (12.64%) Dell
8 23 (12.64%) Symantec
9 20 (10.99%) EMC
10 15 (8.24%) Oracle
11 13 (7.14%) Red Hat
12 11 (6.04%) CA
12 11 (6.04%) NetApp
12 11 (6.04%) Juniper
13 10 (5.49%) 3PAR
14 7 (3.85%) Adobe
14 7 (3.85%) Lotus
15 6 (3.30%) Lumension
15 6 (3.30%) F5
Maidstone
Pearson Whiffin
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 18 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £301 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckingham, Buckinghamshire
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £380.00 - £400.00 per day + Please quote a daily rate
Posted: 16 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago