The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 288 274 298
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +24
Contract jobs citing vSphere 456 457 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.84% 0.83% 0.67%
As % of the System Software category 6.88% 8.08% 6.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 282 243
Median daily rate £400 £358 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.88% +5.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £343 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.56% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 12
Median hourly rate £23.00 £22.83 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.74% -10.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.42 £18.75 £13.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.20 £29.45 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £22.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+1.09% +1.11%

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

System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
6625 5653 5319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.15% 10.24% 10.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 4059 3143 2844
Median daily rate £400 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 438 670 653
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.24 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £37.85 £31.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.83 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+12.92% +6.82%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend

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

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in the UK

vSphere
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 2016.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend

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

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

vSphere
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 2016.

vSphere Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

vSphere
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -19 393 £400 +8.84% 99
London -53 143 £475 +17.28% 28
South East -2 128 £394 +12.50% 24
Berkshire +18 46 £425 +21.42% 5
Hampshire +4 41 £380 +11.76% 7
Scotland -3 38 £355 +34.40% 3
City of London +12 27 £525 +26.88% 3
North West +13 25 £400 +48.18% 6
South West +3 24 £363 -12.65% 8
North East -22 24 £224 -34.01% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -26 24 £224 -34.01% 1
Tyne and Wear -30 24 £224 -34.01% 1
East of England +1 21 £345 +9.96% 5
Kent -3 18 £650 +48.57% 2
Reading +18 17 £450 - 2
Cheshire +4 15 £444 - 1
Winchester +2 14 £400 +60.00% 1
Surrey -12 12 £350 -4.10% 3
Yorkshire -1 11 £425 +13.33% 16
Slough +11 10 £359 -4.33% 1
West Yorkshire -9 10 £425 +13.33% 12
West Midlands -10 10 £375 +42.85% 6
Warrington - 10 £442 - 1
Hertfordshire +3 9 £388 +10.71% 3
Renfrewshire -37 9 £367 -13.07%
Erskine -37 9 £367 -13.07%
Wiltshire +1 8 £550 +43.79% 1
Tonbridge - 8 £613 -
Cambridgeshire +9 7 £340 +8.80%
Cambridge +7 7 £340 +8.80%

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for vSphere.

1 698 (83.39%) VMware
2 511 (61.05%) Windows
3 453 (54.12%) VMware Infrastructure
4 346 (41.34%) Windows Server
5 328 (39.19%) Active Directory
6 311 (37.16%) Microsoft
7 292 (34.89%) Linux
8 254 (30.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 236 (28.20%) Windows Server 2008
10 201 (24.01%) PowerShell
11 198 (23.66%) Cisco
12 185 (22.10%) SAN
12 185 (22.10%) ITIL
13 179 (21.39%) HP
14 165 (19.71%) Citrix
15 158 (18.88%) DNS
16 143 (17.08%) MS Exchange
16 143 (17.08%) DevOps
17 142 (16.97%) Puppet
18 140 (16.73%) Finance
19 137 (16.37%) Firewall
20 135 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003
21 131 (15.65%) Data Centre
22 130 (15.53%) SQL
23 129 (15.41%) Java
24 125 (14.93%) Microsoft Certification
25 124 (14.81%) Security Cleared
26 122 (14.58%) SQL Server
27 120 (14.34%) Amazon AWS
28 118 (14.10%) OpenStack

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 143 (17.08%) MS Exchange
2 118 (14.10%) OpenStack
3 77 (9.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 64 (7.65%) Cloud Foundry
5 56 (6.69%) SharePoint
6 47 (5.62%) Apache
7 46 (5.50%) Exchange Server 2013
8 35 (4.18%) Tomcat
9 33 (3.94%) IIS
10 31 (3.70%) Confluence
10 31 (3.70%) Skype for Business
11 29 (3.46%) Exchange Server 2007
12 17 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2003
13 16 (1.91%) CloudStack
13 16 (1.91%) JBoss
13 16 (1.91%) WebSphere
14 15 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 15 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
15 13 (1.55%) Node.js
16 11 (1.31%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 113 (13.50%) MS Excel
2 61 (7.29%) MS Office
3 11 (1.31%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.24%) Adobe Premiere
5 2 (0.24%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.12%) Sage 50
3 1 (0.12%) SAP Retail
3 1 (0.12%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 120 (14.34%) Amazon AWS
2 81 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (7.29%) PaaS
4 37 (4.42%) Office 365
5 35 (4.18%) Heroku
6 27 (3.23%) IaaS
7 26 (3.11%) SaaS
8 12 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (0.96%) Mimecast
11 5 (0.60%) Google App Engine
11 5 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.48%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.48%) SoftLayer
13 3 (0.36%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.24%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.24%) GitHub
14 2 (0.24%) HP Helion
15 1 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
15 1 (0.12%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 185 (22.10%) SAN
2 158 (18.88%) DNS
3 137 (16.37%) Firewall
4 108 (12.90%) DHCP
5 66 (7.89%) TCP/IP
6 57 (6.81%) LAN
7 56 (6.69%) WAN
8 47 (5.62%) Cisco Nexus
9 42 (5.02%) NAS
10 36 (4.30%) NetScaler
11 27 (3.23%) VPN
12 24 (2.87%) VLAN
13 23 (2.75%) LDAP
14 21 (2.51%) Network Security
15 19 (2.27%) Internet
16 17 (2.03%) Wireless
17 16 (1.91%) Fibre Channel
17 16 (1.91%) SSL
18 15 (1.79%) Cisco ASA
19 14 (1.67%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (14.58%) SQL Server
2 45 (5.38%) MySQL
3 34 (4.06%) Apache Cassandra
3 34 (4.06%) Redis
4 23 (2.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 20 (2.39%) SQL Server 2012
6 16 (1.91%) DB2
6 16 (1.91%) Oracle Database
6 16 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
7 14 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
8 12 (1.43%) SQL Server 2014
9 7 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (0.84%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.60%) Oracle BI EE
10 5 (0.60%) Oracle ODI
10 5 (0.60%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.48%) Oracle Exadata
11 4 (0.48%) SAP HANA
12 3 (0.36%) NoSQL
13 2 (0.24%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 61 (7.29%) Jenkins
2 45 (5.38%) Git (software)
3 41 (4.90%) JIRA
4 32 (3.82%) Maven
5 29 (3.46%) SonarQube
6 27 (3.23%) Appium
6 27 (3.23%) Mocha
6 27 (3.23%) Selenium
7 20 (2.39%) Sonatype Nexus
8 14 (1.67%) Ant
9 7 (0.84%) Hudson
9 7 (0.84%) Subversion
9 7 (0.84%) TeamCity
9 7 (0.84%) Vagrant
10 5 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (0.60%) Travis CI
11 3 (0.36%) MSI
11 3 (0.36%) Visual Studio
12 2 (0.24%) Artifactory
12 2 (0.24%) GitLab
General
1 140 (16.73%) Finance
2 41 (4.90%) Banking
3 18 (2.15%) Financial Institution
4 17 (2.03%) Telecoms
5 15 (1.79%) Retail
6 14 (1.67%) Back Office
7 11 (1.31%) Legal
8 8 (0.96%) Advertising
8 8 (0.96%) Law
9 7 (0.84%) Billing
9 7 (0.84%) Games
9 7 (0.84%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.72%) Local Government
10 6 (0.72%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.48%) Electronics
11 4 (0.48%) Marketing
11 4 (0.48%) Military
12 2 (0.24%) Front Office
12 2 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 113 (13.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 104 (12.43%) DevOps Engineer
3 91 (10.87%) Support Engineer
4 89 (10.63%) VMware Engineer
5 58 (6.93%) Server Engineer
6 53 (6.33%) Analyst
7 52 (6.21%) Wintel Engineer
8 47 (5.62%) Cloud Engineer
9 45 (5.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 45 (5.38%) 3rd Line Support
9 45 (5.38%) Architect
10 41 (4.90%) Administrator
10 41 (4.90%) Developer
10 41 (4.90%) Linux Engineer
11 37 (4.42%) Server Support
12 32 (3.82%) Citrix Engineer
12 32 (3.82%) Systems Engineer
12 32 (3.82%) Windows Engineer
13 31 (3.70%) Infrastructure Support
14 30 (3.58%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (5.73%) Web Services
2 39 (4.66%) RabbitMQ
3 28 (3.35%) .NET
4 27 (3.23%) Chai
4 27 (3.23%) Middleware
5 17 (2.03%) HTML
6 11 (1.31%) LAMP
6 11 (1.31%) YAML
7 5 (0.60%) ActiveMQ
7 5 (0.60%) REST
7 5 (0.60%) Servlets
8 4 (0.48%) HTML5
8 4 (0.48%) J2EE
8 4 (0.48%) RESTful
9 3 (0.36%) JSON
9 3 (0.36%) LAPP Stack
9 3 (0.36%) LEMP Stack
9 3 (0.36%) Regular Expression
9 3 (0.36%) SAP Basis
10 2 (0.24%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 131 (15.65%) Data Centre
2 41 (4.90%) EMC VNX
3 38 (4.54%) Clustering
4 35 (4.18%) Analytical Skills
5 25 (2.99%) FlexPod
5 25 (2.99%) Replication
6 21 (2.51%) VCE vBlock
7 18 (2.15%) Blackberry
8 16 (1.91%) Computer Science
8 16 (1.91%) Driving Licence
9 13 (1.55%) EMC VMAX
10 12 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (1.31%) Management Information System
11 11 (1.31%) Public Cloud
12 10 (1.19%) PKI
13 8 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
14 7 (0.84%) Fat Client
14 7 (0.84%) Thin Client
15 6 (0.72%) FMCG
15 6 (0.72%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 511 (61.05%) Windows
2 346 (41.34%) Windows Server
3 292 (34.89%) Linux
4 254 (30.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 236 (28.20%) Windows Server 2008
6 135 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 115 (13.74%) Unix
8 110 (13.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 54 (6.45%) CentOS
10 50 (5.97%) Windows 7
11 38 (4.54%) AIX
12 34 (4.06%) Windows 10
13 32 (3.82%) Solaris
14 25 (2.99%) Data ONTAP
14 25 (2.99%) Ubuntu
15 18 (2.15%) SUSE
16 12 (1.43%) Oracle Linux
17 10 (1.19%) Mac OS X
17 10 (1.19%) Windows 8
18 7 (0.84%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (22.10%) ITIL
2 143 (17.08%) DevOps
3 113 (13.50%) Agile Software Development
4 95 (11.35%) Migration
5 85 (10.16%) Configuration Management
6 59 (7.05%) Disaster Recovery
7 53 (6.33%) Software Engineering
8 51 (6.09%) Service Management
9 48 (5.73%) Server Building
10 41 (4.90%) Continuous Delivery
10 41 (4.90%) TDD
11 40 (4.78%) Mentoring
11 40 (4.78%) Project Management
12 38 (4.54%) Scrum
13 35 (4.18%) Continuous Integration
14 33 (3.94%) Continuous Improvement
15 32 (3.82%) Change Management
16 31 (3.70%) High Availability
17 29 (3.46%) Coaching
17 29 (3.46%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 201 (24.01%) PowerShell
2 130 (15.53%) SQL
3 129 (15.41%) Java
4 113 (13.50%) Bash Shell
5 111 (13.26%) Ruby
6 88 (10.51%) Python
7 65 (7.77%) Perl
8 41 (4.90%) Shell Script
9 36 (4.30%) Go
10 27 (3.23%) C#
11 17 (2.03%) JavaScript
12 12 (1.43%) VB
12 12 (1.43%) VBScript
13 8 (0.96%) C
13 8 (0.96%) Korn
14 7 (0.84%) PHP
14 7 (0.84%) PL/SQL
15 5 (0.60%) COBOL
16 2 (0.24%) AWK
16 2 (0.24%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 125 (14.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 124 (14.81%) Security Cleared
3 110 (13.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 93 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 87 (10.39%) MCSE
6 72 (8.60%) MCSA
7 53 (6.33%) Cisco Certification
8 41 (4.90%) CCNA
9 30 (3.58%) Degree
10 20 (2.39%) CCNP
11 17 (2.03%) DV Cleared
12 16 (1.91%) BPSS Clearance
12 16 (1.91%) MCITP
13 14 (1.67%) VCAP
14 13 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (1.19%) NCDA
16 9 (1.08%) VCP5
17 6 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 6 (0.72%) MCP
17 6 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.03%) Disclosure Scotland
1 17 (2.03%) PCI DSS
2 13 (1.55%) SLA
3 10 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.08%) COBIT
5 3 (0.36%) QA
6 1 (0.12%) JSP 440
System Software
1 453 (54.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 328 (39.19%) Active Directory
3 113 (13.50%) Hyper-V
3 113 (13.50%) VMware ESX
4 107 (12.78%) VMware ESXi
5 75 (8.96%) XenApp
6 57 (6.81%) vCloud
7 52 (6.21%) Docker
8 45 (5.38%) XenDesktop
9 41 (4.90%) XenServer
10 22 (2.63%) NFS
11 19 (2.27%) Xen
12 11 (1.31%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 11 (1.31%) KVM
13 10 (1.19%) Firmware
14 9 (1.08%) Postfix
15 8 (0.96%) Forefront TMG
15 8 (0.96%) iptables
15 8 (0.96%) Sendmail
16 7 (0.84%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 142 (16.97%) Puppet
2 101 (12.07%) SCCM
3 74 (8.84%) SCOM
4 47 (5.62%) Ansible
5 44 (5.26%) NetBackup
6 41 (4.90%) Nagios
7 38 (4.54%) Backup Exec
7 38 (4.54%) Opscode Chef
8 35 (4.18%) WSUS
9 32 (3.82%) vRealize
10 26 (3.11%) FreeIPA
10 26 (3.11%) Icinga
11 23 (2.75%) McAfee ePO
11 23 (2.75%) Tivoli
12 21 (2.51%) SELinux
13 20 (2.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 18 (2.15%) Cobbler
14 18 (2.15%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 18 (2.15%) SCVMM
15 16 (1.91%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 698 (83.39%) VMware
2 311 (37.16%) Microsoft
3 198 (23.66%) Cisco
4 179 (21.39%) HP
5 165 (19.71%) Citrix
6 103 (12.31%) Red Hat
7 97 (11.59%) NetApp
8 85 (10.16%) EMC
8 85 (10.16%) Oracle
9 70 (8.36%) IBM
10 56 (6.69%) Dell
11 38 (4.54%) Symantec
12 33 (3.94%) Intel Security
13 32 (3.82%) Splunk
14 27 (3.23%) Atlassian
15 23 (2.75%) CA
16 21 (2.51%) CheckPoint
17 19 (2.27%) SolarWinds
18 16 (1.91%) AppSense
19 14 (1.67%) F5
Woking, Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £260 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £300 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £49.46 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Cyber Team
Rate: From £300 to £310 per day 3 Month Contract
Posted: 6 days ago
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Bankside Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £500+ per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Leeds
Amoria Bond
Rate: £0.000 per hour
Posted: 25 days ago
South West England
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 20 days ago