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 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 80 72 85
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +13
Contract jobs citing vSphere 11 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.78% 1.20% 0.38%
As % of the System Software category 9.02% 12.00% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 3
Average daily rate
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£430 £325 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.30% -17.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £285 £359
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £385 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+21.09% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £22.40 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.85 £23.20 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -22.66%
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
122 125 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 8.65% 9.97% 10.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 63 80
Average daily rate £350 £300 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £125 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 29
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +4.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.73 £13.87 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £23.80 £30.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%

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 30 January 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 30 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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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
Guildford - 5 £430 - 1
Woking - 1 - -
Staines - - - -
Cobham - - - -
Egham - - - -
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 21 (100.00%) VMware
2 19 (90.48%) Windows
3 10 (47.62%) Firewall
3 10 (47.62%) Cisco
3 10 (47.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (42.86%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (38.10%) Security Cleared
6 7 (33.33%) DV Cleared
6 7 (33.33%) Bash Shell
6 7 (33.33%) Network Architecture
6 7 (33.33%) PowerShell
6 7 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (33.33%) PKI
6 7 (33.33%) Wireshark
6 7 (33.33%) FortiGate
6 7 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
6 7 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (33.33%) CCNA
6 7 (33.33%) Juniper
7 6 (28.57%) SAN
7 6 (28.57%) Linux
8 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
8 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
8 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (19.05%) Apache
10 3 (14.29%) Tomcat
10 3 (14.29%) Oracle
10 3 (14.29%) JBoss

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 4 (19.05%) Apache
2 3 (14.29%) Tomcat
2 3 (14.29%) JBoss
3 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
4 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (47.62%) Firewall
2 7 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (33.33%) Wireshark
3 6 (28.57%) SAN
4 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.76%) VoIP
4 1 (4.76%) NAS
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (4.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Consultant
3 2 (9.52%) Network Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Network Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Server Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (4.76%) Storage Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) PKI
2 3 (14.29%) Clustering
3 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (4.76%) Open Source
3 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 19 (90.48%) Windows
2 6 (28.57%) Linux
3 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (14.29%) CentOS
6 2 (9.52%) VMS
7 1 (4.76%) HPUX
7 1 (4.76%) UNIX
7 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
7 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Network Architecture
1 7 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (14.29%) Network Design
2 3 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 2 (9.52%) Software Licensing
3 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
3 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (9.52%) Migration
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (4.76%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) Bash Shell
1 7 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) Security Cleared
2 7 (33.33%) DV Cleared
2 7 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (33.33%) CCNA
3 1 (4.76%) MCSE
3 1 (4.76%) MCSA
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.76%) RHCE
3 1 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
1 1 (4.76%) PCI DSS
1 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (47.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (42.86%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
4 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
5 1 (4.76%) VMware ESX
5 1 (4.76%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (4.76%) Postfix
5 1 (4.76%) XenApp
5 1 (4.76%) XenServer
5 1 (4.76%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 7 (33.33%) FortiGate
2 2 (9.52%) SCCM
3 1 (4.76%) Nagios
3 1 (4.76%) Ansible
3 1 (4.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (47.62%) Cisco
3 7 (33.33%) Juniper
4 3 (14.29%) Oracle
4 3 (14.29%) HP
4 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 2 (9.52%) SonicWALL
5 2 (9.52%) 3PAR
5 2 (9.52%) CheckPoint
5 2 (9.52%) NetApp
5 2 (9.52%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.76%) Apple
6 1 (4.76%) Dell
6 1 (4.76%) EMC
6 1 (4.76%) Citrix