The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 79 83 71
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -12
Contract jobs citing vSphere 12 12 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.89% 0.83% 0.97%
As % of the System Software category 7.02% 7.23% 7.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 7
Average daily rate
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£365 £313 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.80% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £258 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £480 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £332 £334 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.45% +11.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £19.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-26.31% -5.00%
vSphere
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Surrey region.

System Software Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
171 166 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 12.69% 11.44% 13.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 86 82
Average daily rate £365 £313 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.80% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £120 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.34% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 25 29
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.90 £33.50 £39.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +1.56%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the Surrey region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing vSphere across the Surrey region.

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

vSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the Surrey region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the Surrey region.

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 4 May 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
Cobham - 2 £365 -
Guildford - 2 £304 -
Staines - 2 - -
Chertsey - 1 £525 -
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 22 (95.65%) VMware
2 19 (82.61%) Windows
3 12 (52.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (43.48%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (43.48%) SQL
4 10 (43.48%) Cisco
4 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
4 10 (43.48%) Firewall
5 9 (39.13%) SAN
6 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
7 6 (26.09%) Linux
7 6 (26.09%) DNS
7 6 (26.09%) NetApp
7 6 (26.09%) CCNA
7 6 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (26.09%) Clustering
7 6 (26.09%) PowerShell
7 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (21.74%) Finance
8 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
8 5 (21.74%) DHCP
8 5 (21.74%) VPN
8 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
9 4 (17.39%) LAN
9 4 (17.39%) WAN
9 4 (17.39%) VMS
9 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
9 4 (17.39%) Juniper
9 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.70%) IIS
2 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (4.35%) Apache
3 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.35%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (8.70%) PaaS
1 2 (8.70%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (8.70%) IaaS
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (43.48%) Firewall
2 9 (39.13%) SAN
3 6 (26.09%) DNS
4 5 (21.74%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (21.74%) DHCP
4 5 (21.74%) VPN
5 4 (17.39%) LAN
5 4 (17.39%) WAN
5 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
5 4 (17.39%) Wireshark
6 3 (13.04%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (13.04%) Network Security
7 2 (8.70%) VoIP
7 2 (8.70%) MPLS
7 2 (8.70%) iSCSI
7 2 (8.70%) NAS
7 2 (8.70%) VLAN
7 2 (8.70%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (4.35%) Wireless
8 1 (4.35%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Billing
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Architect
2 4 (17.39%) Consultant
3 3 (13.04%) Network Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Storage Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Security Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Network Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Server Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Team Leader
5 1 (4.35%) Storage Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Storage Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Flash
2 1 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Clustering
2 4 (17.39%) PKI
3 2 (8.70%) Open Source
3 2 (8.70%) Replication
3 2 (8.70%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 19 (82.61%) Windows
2 6 (26.09%) Linux
2 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (17.39%) VMS
3 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
4 3 (13.04%) UNIX
5 2 (8.70%) Windows 8
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.35%) CentOS
6 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
6 1 (4.35%) AIX
6 1 (4.35%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) Network Architecture
1 4 (17.39%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (13.04%) Network Load Balancing
2 3 (13.04%) Migration
3 2 (8.70%) Capacity Management
3 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.70%) DevOps
3 2 (8.70%) Software Deployment
4 1 (4.35%) Software Licensing
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (4.35%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.35%) Use Case
4 1 (4.35%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (4.35%) TOGAF
4 1 (4.35%) Network Design
4 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.35%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) SQL
2 6 (26.09%) PowerShell
3 4 (17.39%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.35%) C#
4 1 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) CCNA
1 6 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (17.39%) DV Cleared
2 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
3 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (13.04%) MCSE
4 2 (8.70%) MCSA
4 2 (8.70%) MCITP
5 1 (4.35%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (52.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (43.48%) VMware ESXi
2 10 (43.48%) Active Directory
3 4 (17.39%) Hyper-V
4 3 (13.04%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (8.70%) XenServer
5 2 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
6 1 (4.35%) UAG
6 1 (4.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) FortiGate
2 3 (13.04%) SCCM
3 2 (8.70%) SCOM
4 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (4.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Backup Exec
4 1 (4.35%) Puppet
4 1 (4.35%) Tivoli
4 1 (4.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Nagios
Vendors
1 22 (95.65%) VMware
2 10 (43.48%) Cisco
3 6 (26.09%) NetApp
4 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
5 4 (17.39%) Juniper
6 3 (13.04%) Websense
6 3 (13.04%) CheckPoint
6 3 (13.04%) Citrix
7 2 (8.70%) Oracle
7 2 (8.70%) Barracuda Networks
7 2 (8.70%) Veeam
7 2 (8.70%) SonicWALL
8 1 (4.35%) 3PAR
8 1 (4.35%) HP
8 1 (4.35%) Dell
8 1 (4.35%) EMC
8 1 (4.35%) Red Hat