The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 255 263 271
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +8
Contract jobs citing vSphere 447 381 331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.81% 0.74% 0.67%
As % of the System Software category 8.34% 7.24% 7.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 209 183
Average daily rate
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£400 £373 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.38% +14.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £313 £314
% change year-on-year
+21.60% -0.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 27 33
Average hourly rate £27.50 £23.20 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.53% -15.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.17 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £34.10 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £23.20 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+21.76% -5.30%

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
5362 5261 4582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.72% 10.19% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2967 2698 2141
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £170 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 659 631 773
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.56 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the UK over the 3 months to 19 December 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
England -4 417 £400 +6.66% 147
London +38 192 £425 +1.49% 50
South East -10 89 £390 +5.40% 36
City of London +20 49 £438 +10.75% 15
Yorkshire +26 45 £325 -12.16% 13
Hampshire -8 33 £349 +16.24% 13
West Yorkshire +15 31 £215 -37.68% 9
Berkshire +4 28 £378 -5.62% 5
North East -11 25 £349 -5.81%
Leeds +15 22 £295 -14.49% 7
Scotland +5 21 £400 +213.72% 2
South West -14 16 £435 +15.23% 10
East of England -40 15 £475 +90.00% 8
West Midlands -10 14 £306 +11.36% 18
Hertfordshire +5 13 £493 +72.80% 2
Tyne and Wear -17 13 £418 +13.09%
Bracknell +3 11 £378 +179.62%
Hook -14 11 £347 +39.18%
Newcastle upon Tyne -13 10 £422 +14.02%
Surrey -3 9 £430 -1.71% 3
Reading +19 8 £400 -11.11%
Birmingham +1 8 £306 +16.66% 6
East Midlands -2 8 £623 +55.62% 4
Kent -5 8 £440 +21.37% 3
North West -27 8 £355 +57.77% 8
North Yorkshire - 8 £400 - 2
Guildford - 7 £430 -
Manchester -4 6 £368 - 7
Gloucestershire -14 6 £306 -5.76% 1
Glasgow +2 5 £350 - 1

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 744 (87.02%) VMware
2 657 (76.84%) Windows
3 460 (53.80%) Active Directory
4 435 (50.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 410 (47.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 334 (39.06%) Microsoft
7 296 (34.62%) Windows Server 2003
8 295 (34.50%) Citrix
9 259 (30.29%) HP
10 242 (28.30%) SAN
11 233 (27.25%) DNS
12 201 (23.51%) Cisco
13 189 (22.11%) Firewall
14 187 (21.87%) Linux
15 186 (21.75%) MS Exchange
16 185 (21.64%) Windows Server 2012
17 181 (21.17%) XenApp
18 169 (19.77%) SQL Server
19 168 (19.65%) ITIL
20 166 (19.42%) Security Cleared
21 147 (17.19%) IIS
22 142 (16.61%) PowerShell
23 133 (15.56%) DHCP
24 119 (13.92%) Hyper-V
25 118 (13.80%) SC Cleared
26 117 (13.68%) SQL
26 117 (13.68%) MS Excel
26 117 (13.68%) VMware ESX
27 116 (13.57%) SCCM
27 116 (13.57%) Migration

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 186 (21.75%) MS Exchange
2 147 (17.19%) IIS
3 94 (10.99%) Exchange Server 2010
4 67 (7.84%) SharePoint
5 56 (6.55%) Exchange Server 2003
6 52 (6.08%) Exchange Server 2007
7 47 (5.50%) Exchange Server 2013
8 38 (4.44%) Apache
9 34 (3.98%) Lync
10 26 (3.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 23 (2.69%) OpenStack
12 21 (2.46%) JBoss
13 19 (2.22%) Tomcat
14 18 (2.11%) Lotus Domino
14 18 (2.11%) Office Communications Server
15 11 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
16 10 (1.17%) SharePoint 2010
17 8 (0.94%) IBM Notes
17 8 (0.94%) WebSphere
18 7 (0.82%) GlassFish
Applications
1 117 (13.68%) MS Excel
2 56 (6.55%) MS Office
3 8 (0.94%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.47%) MS Project
5 3 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.23%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 3 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.23%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.12%) assyst
3 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 39 (4.56%) Office 365
2 36 (4.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (1.99%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (1.64%) IaaS
5 10 (1.17%) PaaS
6 8 (0.94%) SaaS
7 5 (0.58%) Google App Engine
7 5 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.58%) GitHub
7 5 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.35%) Heroku
9 2 (0.23%) IBM SmartCloud
9 2 (0.23%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 242 (28.30%) SAN
2 233 (27.25%) DNS
3 189 (22.11%) Firewall
4 133 (15.56%) DHCP
5 103 (12.05%) TCP/IP
6 89 (10.41%) VPN
7 80 (9.36%) WAN
8 74 (8.65%) VLAN
9 71 (8.30%) LAN
10 67 (7.84%) NetScaler
11 63 (7.37%) NAS
12 55 (6.43%) Cisco ASA
13 52 (6.08%) Network Security
14 37 (4.33%) MPLS
15 36 (4.21%) Internet
16 35 (4.09%) iSCSI
17 33 (3.86%) SSL
18 31 (3.63%) LDAP
18 31 (3.63%) Cisco Nexus
19 25 (2.92%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (19.77%) SQL Server
2 57 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (3.16%) SQL Server 2005
4 24 (2.81%) SQL Server 2012
5 18 (2.11%) DB2
6 13 (1.52%) MySQL
7 10 (1.17%) SQL Server 2000
8 7 (0.82%) Oracle Database
9 6 (0.70%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.58%) Big Data
10 5 (0.58%) Redis
10 5 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (0.58%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.47%) SQLPlus
11 4 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 3 (0.35%) SQL Server 7
13 1 (0.12%) MariaDB
13 1 (0.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (2.22%) Git (software)
2 17 (1.99%) MSI
3 13 (1.52%) Jenkins
4 9 (1.05%) Subversion
5 6 (0.70%) Maven
6 3 (0.35%) Mockito
6 3 (0.35%) DbUnit
6 3 (0.35%) Hudson
6 3 (0.35%) jMock
6 3 (0.35%) JUnit
7 2 (0.23%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.23%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.23%) AdminStudio
7 2 (0.23%) ClearQuest
7 2 (0.23%) Gerrit
7 2 (0.23%) Wise Package Studio
8 1 (0.12%) WinDbg
8 1 (0.12%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 98 (11.46%) Finance
2 34 (3.98%) Banking
3 30 (3.51%) Telecoms
4 21 (2.46%) Advertising
5 16 (1.87%) Retail
6 13 (1.52%) Marketing
6 13 (1.52%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.05%) Publishing
7 9 (1.05%) Law
8 7 (0.82%) Games
9 6 (0.70%) Legal
9 6 (0.70%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.58%) Back Office
11 4 (0.47%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.35%) German Language
13 2 (0.23%) Electronics
13 2 (0.23%) Local Government
14 1 (0.12%) Billing
14 1 (0.12%) French Language
14 1 (0.12%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 172 (20.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 81 (9.47%) Architect
3 72 (8.42%) Consultant
4 70 (8.19%) Administrator
5 55 (6.43%) Analyst
6 48 (5.61%) Network Engineer
7 45 (5.26%) Wintel Engineer
8 44 (5.15%) Systems Administrator
9 37 (4.33%) Support Engineer
10 35 (4.09%) 3rd Line Support
10 35 (4.09%) Server Engineer
11 33 (3.86%) Systems Engineer
12 25 (2.92%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 24 (2.81%) Infrastructure Architect
14 23 (2.69%) Technical Architect
14 23 (2.69%) VMware Engineer
15 22 (2.57%) Storage Administrator
15 22 (2.57%) Linux Engineer
16 21 (2.46%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
16 21 (2.46%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (2.92%) Web Services
2 17 (1.99%) Regular Expression
3 16 (1.87%) .NET
4 15 (1.75%) SOAP
5 14 (1.64%) Application Packaging
6 8 (0.94%) ActiveMQ
7 7 (0.82%) X-Windows
7 7 (0.82%) Flash
7 7 (0.82%) XML
8 6 (0.70%) Middleware
8 6 (0.70%) RESTful
9 5 (0.58%) ZeroMQ
9 5 (0.58%) REST
9 5 (0.58%) RabbitMQ
9 5 (0.58%) WebSphere MQ
10 4 (0.47%) HTML
10 4 (0.47%) LAMP
11 3 (0.35%) Apache CXF
11 3 (0.35%) Apache Camel
11 3 (0.35%) PowerMock
Miscellaneous
1 77 (9.01%) Clustering
2 56 (6.55%) Replication
3 42 (4.91%) Analytical Skills
4 36 (4.21%) Blackberry
5 23 (2.69%) CLARiiON
6 19 (2.22%) PKI
7 16 (1.87%) Thin Client
7 16 (1.87%) Fat Client
8 14 (1.64%) Cryptography
9 13 (1.52%) EqualLogic
9 13 (1.52%) Computer Science
9 13 (1.52%) Client/Server
9 13 (1.52%) Management Information System
10 11 (1.29%) Open Source
11 7 (0.82%) Online Games
12 6 (0.70%) EFT
12 6 (0.70%) Celerra
12 6 (0.70%) PDA
13 5 (0.58%) Hedge funds
13 5 (0.58%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 657 (76.84%) Windows
2 410 (47.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 296 (34.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 187 (21.87%) Linux
5 185 (21.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 80 (9.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 71 (8.30%) UNIX
8 63 (7.37%) Windows 7
9 35 (4.09%) Windows XP
9 35 (4.09%) SUSE
10 28 (3.27%) AIX
11 23 (2.69%) Oracle Linux
12 14 (1.64%) Windows 2000
12 14 (1.64%) CentOS
13 13 (1.52%) Solaris
14 12 (1.40%) VMS
15 9 (1.05%) Windows 2000 Server
15 9 (1.05%) Windows 8
15 9 (1.05%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.47%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (19.65%) ITIL
2 116 (13.57%) Migration
3 64 (7.49%) Load Balancing
4 58 (6.78%) Change Management
5 52 (6.08%) Service Delivery
6 47 (5.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 47 (5.50%) Configuration Management
7 45 (5.26%) Incident Management
8 43 (5.03%) Service Management
9 41 (4.80%) DevOps
10 39 (4.56%) Agile Software Development
11 36 (4.21%) Performance Tuning
12 30 (3.51%) Performance Monitoring
12 30 (3.51%) Network Monitoring
13 26 (3.04%) Time Management
14 25 (2.92%) Network Management
15 24 (2.81%) Problem Management
16 22 (2.57%) Root Cause Analysis
17 20 (2.34%) Project Management
17 20 (2.34%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 142 (16.61%) PowerShell
2 117 (13.68%) SQL
3 33 (3.86%) VBScript
4 28 (3.27%) Python
4 28 (3.27%) Perl
5 25 (2.92%) Java
6 23 (2.69%) VB
7 20 (2.34%) Shell Script
8 19 (2.22%) Ruby
9 18 (2.11%) Bash Shell
10 13 (1.52%) PHP
11 10 (1.17%) C
12 8 (0.94%) T-SQL
13 6 (0.70%) PL/SQL
14 5 (0.58%) Clojure
14 5 (0.58%) Golang
14 5 (0.58%) Haskell
14 5 (0.58%) Erlang
14 5 (0.58%) C#
15 4 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 166 (19.42%) Security Cleared
2 118 (13.80%) SC Cleared
3 108 (12.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 88 (10.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 72 (8.42%) MCSE
6 55 (6.43%) DV Cleared
7 48 (5.61%) Cisco Certification
8 44 (5.15%) CCNA
9 26 (3.04%) MCITP
9 26 (3.04%) Citrix Certification
10 24 (2.81%) Degree
11 21 (2.46%) CCA
11 21 (2.46%) MCP
12 19 (2.22%) CCNP
13 13 (1.52%) VCAP
13 13 (1.52%) MCSA
14 9 (1.05%) CCEA
15 8 (0.94%) VCP5
16 7 (0.82%) CCEE
16 7 (0.82%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.68%) SLA
2 20 (2.34%) QA
3 16 (1.87%) JSP 440
4 6 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.35%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.35%) BS7799
6 3 (0.35%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.12%) COBIT
System Software
1 460 (53.80%) Active Directory
2 435 (50.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 181 (21.17%) XenApp
4 119 (13.92%) Hyper-V
5 117 (13.68%) VMware ESX
6 114 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
7 92 (10.76%) XenDesktop
8 90 (10.53%) vCloud
9 36 (4.21%) XenServer
10 27 (3.16%) Terminal Services
11 21 (2.46%) NFS
12 18 (2.11%) Microsoft App-V
13 17 (1.99%) FreeRADIUS
14 16 (1.87%) Firmware
15 13 (1.52%) KVM
15 13 (1.52%) VMware Server
16 11 (1.29%) Xen
17 10 (1.17%) ISA Server
18 8 (0.94%) UAG
19 7 (0.82%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 116 (13.57%) SCCM
2 77 (9.01%) SCOM
3 61 (7.13%) NetBackup
4 48 (5.61%) Puppet
5 35 (4.09%) HP SIM
6 27 (3.16%) Backup Exec
7 25 (2.92%) WSUS
8 19 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
9 17 (1.99%) Tivoli
10 16 (1.87%) ZABBIX
11 14 (1.64%) Nagios
11 14 (1.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 14 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
11 14 (1.64%) EdgeSight
11 14 (1.64%) HP Data Protector
11 14 (1.64%) WhatsUp Gold
12 13 (1.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 12 (1.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 10 (1.17%) CA Spectrum
14 10 (1.17%) Ansible
Vendors
1 744 (87.02%) VMware
2 334 (39.06%) Microsoft
3 295 (34.50%) Citrix
4 259 (30.29%) HP
5 201 (23.51%) Cisco
6 112 (13.10%) EMC
7 107 (12.51%) IBM
8 98 (11.46%) NetApp
9 81 (9.47%) Dell
10 73 (8.54%) Symantec
11 68 (7.95%) Red Hat
12 64 (7.49%) F5
13 59 (6.90%) CheckPoint
14 57 (6.67%) Juniper
15 56 (6.55%) 3PAR
16 49 (5.73%) Oracle
17 40 (4.68%) McAfee
18 29 (3.39%) Sophos
19 21 (2.46%) CA
20 20 (2.34%) BMC
Slough
Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £21 - £25 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
FT Select
Rate: From £375 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Interact Consulting
Rate: 400-475 a day
Posted: 4 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £465 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Kent
Church International
Rate: £485 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South East England
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: 5 days ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Big Red Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 per day + May be negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Harris Global
Posted: 6 days ago
Greater Manchester
Sanderson
Rate: £375.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250 - £400 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
West Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
South West London
SFX
Rate: £26,861 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Lewis Paige
Rate: £300 - £420 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Central London / West End
Bite Consulting
Rate: From £200 to £400 per day
Posted: 20 days ago