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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 248 304 229
Rank change year-on-year
+56 -75
Contract jobs citing vSphere 485 328 419
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.88% 0.62% 0.85%
As % of the System Software category 8.92% 6.32% 8.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 209 238
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £208 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 30
Average hourly rate £22.83 £22.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.46% -26.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.70 £13.52 £22.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.11 £44.50 £35.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+7.89% -37.70%

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
5438 5191 4840
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.91% 9.81% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3088 2841 2371
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 558 606 623
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.55 £29.13 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -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 6 July 2015.

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
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 6 July 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
England +49 454 £350 +7.69% 103
London +40 182 £365 +5.03% 21
South East +56 150 £364 +3.92% 31
Hampshire +6 44 £358 +10.85% 12
City of London +13 43 £400 +18.51% 3
Yorkshire -3 32 £375 +66.66% 11
West Yorkshire +2 30 £375 +41.50% 8
East of England +8 29 £315 +23.52% 11
Surrey +28 27 £358 -24.73% 8
Leeds 0 25 £375 +41.50% 6
Buckinghamshire +19 24 £400 +33.33% 1
Scotland +9 23 £345 +15.00% 3
South West -2 22 £383 +23.38% 6
Berkshire +6 15 £315 -33.15% 5
East Sussex +2 14 £375 -
Hertfordshire -1 14 £350 +1.44% 7
North East -13 14 £275 -16.15% 1
Milton Keynes +6 13 £400 +23.55%
North West -14 11 £300 +27.38% 9
Kent 0 10 £425 +21.42% 1
Edinburgh +9 9 £325 +11.11% 2
Southampton +3 9 £326 -9.37% 4
Gloucestershire 0 9 £425 +54.54%
Tyne and Wear -17 9 £275 -16.15% 1
Staines - 9 £400 -
Lewes - 9 £400 -
Croydon -6 8 £469 +25.83% 2
Cheltenham - 8 £425 -
West Midlands -8 7 £350 +11.11% 12
Newcastle upon Tyne -15 7 £275 -16.15% 1

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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.

1 808 (86.79%) VMware
2 702 (75.40%) Windows
3 481 (51.66%) Active Directory
4 473 (50.81%) VMware Infrastructure
5 405 (43.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 396 (42.53%) Microsoft
7 306 (32.87%) Citrix
8 302 (32.44%) SAN
9 293 (31.47%) Cisco
10 252 (27.07%) Windows Server 2003
11 244 (26.21%) HP
12 236 (25.35%) Windows Server 2012
13 228 (24.49%) DNS
14 217 (23.31%) Linux
15 209 (22.45%) Firewall
16 206 (22.13%) XenApp
17 189 (20.30%) MS Exchange
18 176 (18.90%) SQL Server
19 170 (18.26%) SQL
19 170 (18.26%) Data Centre
20 164 (17.62%) Hyper-V
21 163 (17.51%) ITIL
22 155 (16.65%) PowerShell
23 150 (16.11%) DHCP
24 140 (15.04%) NetApp
25 133 (14.29%) IIS
26 132 (14.18%) WAN
27 130 (13.96%) MS Excel
27 130 (13.96%) Security Cleared
28 126 (13.53%) Migration

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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
1 189 (20.30%) MS Exchange
2 133 (14.29%) IIS
3 107 (11.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 72 (7.73%) Exchange Server 2007
5 61 (6.55%) Exchange Server 2013
6 49 (5.26%) SharePoint
7 40 (4.30%) OpenStack
8 39 (4.19%) Lync
9 35 (3.76%) Apache
10 26 (2.79%) Tomcat
11 23 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2003
12 19 (2.04%) Office Communications Server
13 18 (1.93%) WebSphere
13 18 (1.93%) WebLogic
14 17 (1.83%) JBoss
15 10 (1.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 10 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
16 9 (0.97%) Oracle Workflow
17 8 (0.86%) GlassFish
18 7 (0.75%) Node.js
Applications
1 130 (13.96%) MS Excel
2 66 (7.09%) MS Office
3 15 (1.61%) MS Visio
4 14 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.11%) Shockwave
5 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.11%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 54 (5.80%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (4.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (4.19%) Office 365
4 32 (3.44%) IaaS
5 19 (2.04%) PaaS
6 8 (0.86%) IBM SmartCloud
7 7 (0.75%) SaaS
8 3 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.32%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.11%) IBM PureFlex
10 1 (0.11%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 302 (32.44%) SAN
2 228 (24.49%) DNS
3 209 (22.45%) Firewall
4 150 (16.11%) DHCP
5 132 (14.18%) WAN
6 121 (13.00%) LAN
7 114 (12.24%) TCP/IP
8 108 (11.60%) VPN
9 64 (6.87%) NetScaler
10 63 (6.77%) NAS
11 56 (6.02%) VLAN
12 47 (5.05%) Internet
13 46 (4.94%) MPLS
14 44 (4.73%) Network Security
15 43 (4.62%) Cisco ASA
16 39 (4.19%) Fibre Channel
17 36 (3.87%) iSCSI
18 29 (3.11%) Wireless
18 29 (3.11%) SSL
19 28 (3.01%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (18.90%) SQL Server
2 48 (5.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 29 (3.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 26 (2.79%) SQL Server 2005
5 19 (2.04%) MySQL
6 13 (1.40%) Relational Database
7 12 (1.29%) Big Data
8 7 (0.75%) RDBMS
8 7 (0.75%) Informix
9 4 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.32%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.21%) DB2
11 2 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (0.11%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.11%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 27 (2.90%) Subversion
1 27 (2.90%) Git (software)
2 21 (2.26%) Jenkins
3 8 (0.86%) JIRA
4 7 (0.75%) MSI
5 5 (0.54%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (0.32%) WinDbg
6 3 (0.32%) Wise Package Studio
6 3 (0.32%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (0.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.21%) StarTeam
8 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.11%) Maven
8 1 (0.11%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.11%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.11%) JMeter
8 1 (0.11%) ReSharper
8 1 (0.11%) Selenium
8 1 (0.11%) jMock
General
1 116 (12.46%) Finance
2 35 (3.76%) Banking
3 21 (2.26%) Back Office
4 14 (1.50%) Telecoms
5 13 (1.40%) Investment Banking
6 7 (0.75%) Retail
7 6 (0.64%) Legal
7 6 (0.64%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.54%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.54%) Law
8 5 (0.54%) Online Betting
9 3 (0.32%) Publishing
9 3 (0.32%) Marketing
9 3 (0.32%) Dutch Language
9 3 (0.32%) French Language
10 2 (0.21%) Billing
10 2 (0.21%) Electronics
10 2 (0.21%) Advertising
10 2 (0.21%) Automotive
11 1 (0.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 176 (18.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 98 (10.53%) Analyst
3 86 (9.24%) Consultant
4 80 (8.59%) Architect
5 74 (7.95%) Support Engineer
6 72 (7.73%) Administrator
7 64 (6.87%) 3rd Line Support
8 55 (5.91%) Server Engineer
9 50 (5.37%) Systems Administrator
10 39 (4.19%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 35 (3.76%) Network Engineer
12 33 (3.54%) Wintel Engineer
13 32 (3.44%) Support Analyst
13 32 (3.44%) Systems Engineer
13 32 (3.44%) Infrastructure Architect
14 31 (3.33%) DevOps Engineer
15 28 (3.01%) VMware Engineer
15 28 (3.01%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
16 27 (2.90%) Linux Engineer
17 26 (2.79%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (5.05%) .NET
2 37 (3.97%) Web Services
3 15 (1.61%) Middleware
4 11 (1.18%) Application Packaging
5 10 (1.07%) WCF
6 8 (0.86%) X-Windows
7 4 (0.43%) REST
7 4 (0.43%) SOAP
8 3 (0.32%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.32%) Software Packaging
8 3 (0.32%) Flash
8 3 (0.32%) XML
9 2 (0.21%) ODBC
9 2 (0.21%) HTML
9 2 (0.21%) CSS
9 2 (0.21%) Spring
9 2 (0.21%) Regular Expression
10 1 (0.11%) PowerMock
10 1 (0.11%) JAX-RS
10 1 (0.11%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 170 (18.26%) Data Centre
2 98 (10.53%) Clustering
3 57 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (4.51%) Replication
5 32 (3.44%) Hybrid Cloud
6 29 (3.11%) EqualLogic
7 26 (2.79%) PKI
8 25 (2.69%) CLARiiON
9 21 (2.26%) Blackberry
10 19 (2.04%) Enterprise Storage
11 16 (1.72%) EMC VNX
11 16 (1.72%) Management Information System
12 15 (1.61%) FlexPod
13 14 (1.50%) Public Cloud
13 14 (1.50%) Thin Client
13 14 (1.50%) Fat Client
14 12 (1.29%) Celerra
14 12 (1.29%) Client/Server
15 11 (1.18%) Computer Science
16 10 (1.07%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 702 (75.40%) Windows
2 405 (43.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 252 (27.07%) Windows Server 2003
4 236 (25.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 217 (23.31%) Linux
6 101 (10.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 90 (9.67%) Windows 7
8 74 (7.95%) UNIX
9 32 (3.44%) Windows XP
10 27 (2.90%) Windows 8
11 21 (2.26%) Solaris
12 20 (2.15%) SUSE
13 19 (2.04%) AIX
14 18 (1.93%) VMS
15 17 (1.83%) CentOS
16 15 (1.61%) Data ONTAP
17 14 (1.50%) Oracle Linux
18 9 (0.97%) Ubuntu
19 8 (0.86%) Windows 2000 Server
20 6 (0.64%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (17.51%) ITIL
2 126 (13.53%) Migration
3 65 (6.98%) Disaster Recovery
4 57 (6.12%) Load Balancing
5 52 (5.59%) Change Management
6 51 (5.48%) Service Delivery
6 51 (5.48%) Configuration Management
7 49 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
8 40 (4.30%) DevOps
9 35 (3.76%) Performance Monitoring
10 31 (3.33%) Server Building
10 31 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
11 30 (3.22%) Project Management
12 29 (3.11%) Incident Management
12 29 (3.11%) Capacity Planning
13 28 (3.01%) Performance Tuning
13 28 (3.01%) Service Management
14 23 (2.47%) Data Migration
15 21 (2.26%) Analytics
15 21 (2.26%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 170 (18.26%) SQL
2 155 (16.65%) PowerShell
3 56 (6.02%) Perl
4 47 (5.05%) VBScript
5 45 (4.83%) Python
6 39 (4.19%) Shell Script
7 34 (3.65%) Ruby
7 34 (3.65%) Java
8 32 (3.44%) PHP
9 28 (3.01%) Bash Shell
10 15 (1.61%) VB
11 11 (1.18%) C
12 10 (1.07%) C#
13 9 (0.97%) JavaScript
13 9 (0.97%) Korn
14 7 (0.75%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.32%) Bourne shell
15 3 (0.32%) C-shell
16 1 (0.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 130 (13.96%) Security Cleared
2 125 (13.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 97 (10.42%) MCSE
4 92 (9.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 81 (8.70%) SC Cleared
6 69 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
7 52 (5.59%) CCNA
8 44 (4.73%) MCITP
9 42 (4.51%) DV Cleared
10 30 (3.22%) CCNP
11 29 (3.11%) Degree
12 22 (2.36%) Citrix Certification
13 20 (2.15%) MCSA
14 19 (2.04%) VCP5
15 16 (1.72%) VCAP
16 12 (1.29%) VCP4
17 10 (1.07%) MCP
17 10 (1.07%) MCTS
18 8 (0.86%) CCA
19 7 (0.75%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.73%) SLA
2 26 (2.79%) QA
3 15 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (1.40%) PCI DSS
5 12 (1.29%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
System Software
1 481 (51.66%) Active Directory
2 473 (50.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 206 (22.13%) XenApp
4 164 (17.62%) Hyper-V
5 115 (12.35%) VMware ESX
6 114 (12.24%) VMware ESXi
7 92 (9.88%) vCloud
8 73 (7.84%) XenDesktop
9 52 (5.59%) Microsoft App-V
10 38 (4.08%) XenServer
11 19 (2.04%) NFS
11 19 (2.04%) DFS Replication
12 14 (1.50%) Forefront TMG
13 13 (1.40%) KVM
14 12 (1.29%) UAG
14 12 (1.29%) VMware Server
15 10 (1.07%) ISA Server
15 10 (1.07%) Xen
16 8 (0.86%) Firmware
17 7 (0.75%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 124 (13.32%) SCCM
2 55 (5.91%) Puppet
3 41 (4.40%) SCOM
4 31 (3.33%) Backup Exec
5 30 (3.22%) Opscode Chef
6 26 (2.79%) NetBackup
7 22 (2.36%) WSUS
8 21 (2.26%) ZABBIX
9 19 (2.04%) vMotion
10 18 (1.93%) HP SIM
10 18 (1.93%) Nagios
11 15 (1.61%) SolarWinds Orion
11 15 (1.61%) HP Data Protector
12 14 (1.50%) ARCserve
12 14 (1.50%) EdgeSight
13 13 (1.40%) Norton AntiVirus
13 13 (1.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 12 (1.29%) Red Hat Satellite
15 9 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
15 9 (0.97%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 808 (86.79%) VMware
2 396 (42.53%) Microsoft
3 306 (32.87%) Citrix
4 293 (31.47%) Cisco
5 244 (26.21%) HP
6 140 (15.04%) NetApp
7 119 (12.78%) Red Hat
8 116 (12.46%) EMC
9 92 (9.88%) IBM
10 87 (9.34%) Dell
11 82 (8.81%) CheckPoint
12 64 (6.87%) Oracle
13 57 (6.12%) F5
14 53 (5.69%) Juniper
15 50 (5.37%) Symantec
16 48 (5.16%) McAfee
17 47 (5.05%) 3PAR
18 36 (3.87%) Brocade
18 36 (3.87%) CommVault
19 35 (3.76%) AppSense
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Aylesbury
McAfee
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 20 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 3 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
Lancashire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £390.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £160 - £180 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Waterlooville
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Exeter
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £150.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day + Please quote a daily rate
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Hertfordshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £350.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 17 days ago