The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Surrey region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 82 71 79
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +8
Contract jobs citing vSphere 2 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.16% 1.04% 1.08%
As % of the System Software category 1.53% 7.69% 12.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 11
Average daily rate
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£350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £225 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £403 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £30.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-38.52% +35.55%
System Software Category
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
131 169 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 10.33% 13.48% 8.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 96 61
Average daily rate £314 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.46% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £225 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £302 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 26 27
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £25.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -40.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.80 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £72.90 £40.00 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.24% +2.94%
vSphere
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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
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 29 July 2014. 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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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
Farnham - - - - 1
Godalming - - - - 1
Guildford - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Reigate - - - -
Staines - - - -
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 15 (93.75%) VMware
2 14 (87.50%) Windows
3 11 (68.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 6 (37.50%) Citrix
5 6 (37.50%) Firewall
6 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
6 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (31.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (25.00%) Cisco
7 4 (25.00%) HP
7 4 (25.00%) SAN
7 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (18.75%) Ethernet
8 3 (18.75%) ITIL
8 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
8 3 (18.75%) SQL
8 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
8 3 (18.75%) SCCM
9 2 (12.50%) Finance
9 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
9 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
9 2 (12.50%) Windows 7

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 (31.25%) MS Exchange
2 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (6.25%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) Google Apps
2 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) Firewall
2 4 (25.00%) SAN
3 3 (18.75%) Ethernet
4 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 2 (12.50%) LAN
4 2 (12.50%) WAN
5 1 (6.25%) Wireless
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (6.25%) Network Security
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (6.25%) VoIP
5 1 (6.25%) Internet
5 1 (6.25%) OSPF
5 1 (6.25%) BGP
5 1 (6.25%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Analyst
1 3 (18.75%) Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Security Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Security Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) IT Security Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Virtualisation Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Desktop Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Server Support
3 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Server Support
3 1 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.25%) CESG
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 14 (87.50%) Windows
2 11 (68.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (12.50%) Linux
5 2 (12.50%) Windows 2000
5 2 (12.50%) UNIX
5 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
6 1 (6.25%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (6.25%) Network Management
3 1 (6.25%) Change Control
3 1 (6.25%) Capacity Management
3 1 (6.25%) Protective Monitoring
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (6.25%) BCP
3 1 (6.25%) Service Management
3 1 (6.25%) Strategic Planning
3 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (12.50%) CCNA
3 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) MCSE
3 2 (12.50%) VCP5
4 1 (6.25%) MCSA
4 1 (6.25%) CCNP
4 1 (6.25%) Degree
4 1 (6.25%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) VCP4
4 1 (6.25%) CCA
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (6.25%) CISSP
4 1 (6.25%) CCSA
4 1 (6.25%) GSEC
4 1 (6.25%) CCSE
4 1 (6.25%) CEH
System Software
1 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (12.50%) vCloud
4 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 2 (12.50%) XenApp
5 1 (6.25%) XenServer
5 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
5 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
5 1 (6.25%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) SCCM
2 2 (12.50%) NetBackup
3 1 (6.25%) WSUS
3 1 (6.25%) SCOM
3 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 15 (93.75%) VMware
2 6 (37.50%) Citrix
2 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 4 (25.00%) HP
3 4 (25.00%) Cisco
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle
4 2 (12.50%) NetApp
4 2 (12.50%) Apple
5 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
5 1 (6.25%) McAfee
5 1 (6.25%) Sophos
5 1 (6.25%) Nortel
5 1 (6.25%) Juniper
5 1 (6.25%) Google
5 1 (6.25%) Brocade
5 1 (6.25%) NETGEAR
5 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds
5 1 (6.25%) Splunk