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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 263 277 260
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -17
Contract jobs citing vSphere 435 340 390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.75% 0.66% 0.72%
As % of the System Software category 7.75% 6.68% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 189 230
Average daily rate
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£358 £350 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.14% +6.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £285 £325
% change year-on-year
+17.54% -12.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 35 9
Average hourly rate £37.00 £21.75 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.11% +14.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.70 £16.50 £16.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £35.00 £66.78
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £22.48 £19.25
% change year-on-year
+69.07% +16.75%

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
5610 5089 4731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.65% 9.85% 8.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3164 2626 2289
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 692 635 628
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.56 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.78 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.87% -

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 30 October 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 +21 408 £360 +2.85% 157
London +27 180 £400 - 60
South East +13 96 £345 +9.52% 29
City of London +34 48 £425 +6.25% 15
Yorkshire +22 43 £335 +84.82% 16
West Yorkshire +17 31 £295 - 10
Hampshire -4 31 £342 +37.09% 7
Berkshire +15 30 £325 +16.07% 6
North East -24 25 £348 +15.91% 1
South West -27 23 £353 -17.05% 10
Leeds +12 22 £310 - 8
Scotland +13 19 £348 +23.73% 5
East of England -37 18 £275 +12.24% 5
Tyne and Wear -35 13 £349 +16.33%
Kent +7 12 £440 -7.36% 4
Bracknell +3 11 £300 -
Wiltshire -8 11 £500 +5.26%
Newcastle upon Tyne -38 11 £348 +16.00%
Durham - 11 £288 - 1
Surrey -6 10 £288 -28.12% 6
West Midlands -9 9 £300 +14.28% 21
East Midlands +3 8 £615 +89.23% 4
South Yorkshire +1 8 £335 +48.88% 2
Glasgow +6 7 £333 +20.90% 4
Cambridgeshire -1 7 £295 - 1
Hertfordshire -9 7 £213 -37.03% 3
Gloucestershire -5 6 £175 -46.96% 2
Buckinghamshire -12 6 £300 +66.66% 1
North West -31 6 £236 +4.88% 11
Slough - 6 £300 - 2

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

1 700 (87.72%) VMware
2 631 (79.07%) Windows
3 454 (56.89%) Active Directory
4 404 (50.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 394 (49.37%) Windows Server 2008
6 331 (41.48%) Microsoft
7 276 (34.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 272 (34.09%) Citrix
9 236 (29.57%) HP
10 225 (28.20%) SAN
11 207 (25.94%) DNS
12 198 (24.81%) MS Exchange
13 192 (24.06%) Cisco
14 183 (22.93%) Windows Server 2012
15 169 (21.18%) Firewall
16 168 (21.05%) XenApp
17 164 (20.55%) ITIL
18 156 (19.55%) Linux
19 155 (19.42%) Security Cleared
20 154 (19.30%) SQL Server
21 132 (16.54%) IIS
22 129 (16.17%) PowerShell
23 123 (15.41%) EMC
23 123 (15.41%) SCCM
24 122 (15.29%) SQL
25 120 (15.04%) MS Excel
26 118 (14.79%) DHCP
27 116 (14.54%) VMware ESX
28 113 (14.16%) Microsoft Certification
29 105 (13.16%) SC Cleared

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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
1 198 (24.81%) MS Exchange
2 132 (16.54%) IIS
3 94 (11.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 62 (7.77%) Exchange Server 2007
5 56 (7.02%) SharePoint
6 54 (6.77%) Exchange Server 2003
7 50 (6.27%) Exchange Server 2013
8 33 (4.14%) Apache
9 22 (2.76%) Lync
10 21 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 19 (2.38%) JBoss
12 18 (2.26%) Lotus Domino
12 18 (2.26%) Tomcat
13 16 (2.01%) OpenStack
14 14 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
15 11 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
16 9 (1.13%) Office Communications Server
17 8 (1.00%) IBM Notes
17 8 (1.00%) WebSphere
18 7 (0.88%) GlassFish
Applications
1 120 (15.04%) MS Excel
2 57 (7.14%) MS Office
3 11 (1.38%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.50%) MS Project
4 4 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.25%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 3 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.25%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.13%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 28 (3.51%) Office 365
2 20 (2.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.63%) IaaS
4 11 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (1.13%) SaaS
6 8 (1.00%) PaaS
7 2 (0.25%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.25%) IBM SmartCloud
7 2 (0.25%) GitHub
8 1 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 225 (28.20%) SAN
2 207 (25.94%) DNS
3 169 (21.18%) Firewall
4 118 (14.79%) DHCP
5 90 (11.28%) TCP/IP
6 77 (9.65%) WAN
7 69 (8.65%) VPN
7 69 (8.65%) LAN
8 61 (7.64%) VLAN
9 57 (7.14%) NetScaler
10 47 (5.89%) NAS
11 42 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
12 39 (4.89%) Network Security
13 37 (4.64%) Internet
14 33 (4.14%) VoIP
15 30 (3.76%) MPLS
16 29 (3.63%) iSCSI
17 25 (3.13%) BGP
17 25 (3.13%) Cisco Nexus
18 24 (3.01%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (19.30%) SQL Server
2 61 (7.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 30 (3.76%) SQL Server 2005
4 23 (2.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 13 (1.63%) DB2
6 10 (1.25%) MySQL
6 10 (1.25%) SQL Server 2000
6 10 (1.25%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.63%) SQLPlus
8 4 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.38%) Big Data
9 3 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.38%) SQL Server 7
10 2 (0.25%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.25%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.25%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.25%) Redis
11 1 (0.13%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.13%) Relational Database
11 1 (0.13%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 17 (2.13%) MSI
2 15 (1.88%) Git (software)
3 10 (1.25%) Jenkins
4 5 (0.63%) Subversion
4 5 (0.63%) Maven
5 4 (0.50%) Hudson
6 3 (0.38%) Wise Package Studio
6 3 (0.38%) ClearQuest
6 3 (0.38%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.25%) JIRA
7 2 (0.25%) Gerrit
8 1 (0.13%) WinDbg
8 1 (0.13%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.13%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.13%) AdminStudio
General
1 81 (10.15%) Finance
2 28 (3.51%) Telecoms
3 26 (3.26%) Banking
4 22 (2.76%) Law
5 19 (2.38%) Retail
6 18 (2.26%) Advertising
7 13 (1.63%) Financial Institution
8 11 (1.38%) Legal
9 10 (1.25%) Marketing
10 8 (1.00%) Publishing
10 8 (1.00%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.38%) Local Government
11 3 (0.38%) German Language
11 3 (0.38%) Games
12 2 (0.25%) Back Office
12 2 (0.25%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.25%) Electronics
13 1 (0.13%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.13%) French Language
13 1 (0.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 149 (18.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 84 (10.53%) Administrator
3 80 (10.03%) Consultant
4 60 (7.52%) Architect
5 54 (6.77%) Systems Administrator
6 46 (5.76%) Analyst
7 41 (5.14%) Wintel Engineer
8 39 (4.89%) Support Engineer
9 34 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support
9 34 (4.26%) Network Engineer
10 30 (3.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 29 (3.63%) Server Engineer
12 25 (3.13%) Support Analyst
13 24 (3.01%) Systems Engineer
14 23 (2.88%) Infrastructure Architect
14 23 (2.88%) Storage Administrator
15 22 (2.76%) VMware Consultant
16 20 (2.51%) VMware Engineer
16 20 (2.51%) Solutions Architect
16 20 (2.51%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (2.38%) Web Services
2 15 (1.88%) Application Packaging
3 12 (1.50%) Regular Expression
4 10 (1.25%) .NET
5 9 (1.13%) Middleware
6 7 (0.88%) Flash
7 5 (0.63%) WebSphere MQ
7 5 (0.63%) SOAP
8 4 (0.50%) XML
8 4 (0.50%) LAMP
8 4 (0.50%) Software Packaging
9 3 (0.38%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.38%) X-Windows
9 3 (0.38%) HTML
10 2 (0.25%) COM
10 2 (0.25%) ActiveMQ
10 2 (0.25%) RESTful
10 2 (0.25%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (0.25%) ZeroMQ
11 1 (0.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 55 (6.89%) Clustering
2 53 (6.64%) Replication
3 37 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (4.26%) Blackberry
5 22 (2.76%) Client/Server
5 22 (2.76%) CLARiiON
6 17 (2.13%) EqualLogic
7 15 (1.88%) PKI
8 13 (1.63%) Hedge funds
8 13 (1.63%) Fat Client
8 13 (1.63%) Management Information System
8 13 (1.63%) Thin Client
9 11 (1.38%) Cryptography
10 9 (1.13%) Computer Science
11 8 (1.00%) Open Source
12 7 (0.88%) iPad
13 6 (0.75%) HACMP
14 5 (0.63%) Enterprise Storage
14 5 (0.63%) Celerra
14 5 (0.63%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 631 (79.07%) Windows
2 394 (49.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 276 (34.59%) Windows Server 2003
4 183 (22.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 156 (19.55%) Linux
6 84 (10.53%) Windows 7
7 67 (8.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 59 (7.39%) UNIX
9 43 (5.39%) Windows XP
10 28 (3.51%) SUSE
11 24 (3.01%) AIX
12 18 (2.26%) Oracle Linux
13 16 (2.01%) Windows 2000
14 13 (1.63%) CentOS
15 12 (1.50%) Windows 2000 Server
16 8 (1.00%) Solaris
16 8 (1.00%) Windows 8
17 6 (0.75%) VMS
18 4 (0.50%) Ubuntu
18 4 (0.50%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (20.55%) ITIL
2 100 (12.53%) Migration
3 54 (6.77%) Change Management
3 54 (6.77%) Disaster Recovery
4 49 (6.14%) Load Balancing
5 45 (5.64%) Service Management
6 39 (4.89%) Service Delivery
7 37 (4.64%) Configuration Management
8 36 (4.51%) Incident Management
9 35 (4.39%) DevOps
10 30 (3.76%) Performance Tuning
10 30 (3.76%) Agile Software Development
11 26 (3.26%) Root Cause Analysis
12 23 (2.88%) Network Management
13 21 (2.63%) Time Management
13 21 (2.63%) Project Management
13 21 (2.63%) Network Monitoring
14 20 (2.51%) Performance Monitoring
14 20 (2.51%) Capacity Management
15 17 (2.13%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 129 (16.17%) PowerShell
2 122 (15.29%) SQL
3 34 (4.26%) VB
4 33 (4.14%) VBScript
5 22 (2.76%) Perl
6 18 (2.26%) Python
6 18 (2.26%) Java
7 12 (1.50%) Shell Script
7 12 (1.50%) Ruby
7 12 (1.50%) Bash Shell
8 10 (1.25%) VBA
8 10 (1.25%) C
8 10 (1.25%) T-SQL
9 7 (0.88%) PHP
10 5 (0.63%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.50%) C#
12 2 (0.25%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.25%) Haskell
12 2 (0.25%) Erlang
12 2 (0.25%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 155 (19.42%) Security Cleared
2 113 (14.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 105 (13.16%) SC Cleared
4 80 (10.03%) MCSE
5 78 (9.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 53 (6.64%) DV Cleared
7 51 (6.39%) Cisco Certification
8 50 (6.27%) CCNA
9 22 (2.76%) CCNP
10 21 (2.63%) MCITP
10 21 (2.63%) VCAP
11 20 (2.51%) Degree
12 17 (2.13%) MCP
13 14 (1.75%) VCDX
14 13 (1.63%) MCSA
15 8 (1.00%) Citrix Certification
16 7 (0.88%) VCP5
16 7 (0.88%) RHCE
17 6 (0.75%) MCTS
18 5 (0.63%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (5.26%) SLA
2 18 (2.26%) QA
3 13 (1.63%) JSP 440
4 7 (0.88%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.38%) BS7799
6 3 (0.38%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 454 (56.89%) Active Directory
2 404 (50.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 168 (21.05%) XenApp
4 116 (14.54%) VMware ESX
5 101 (12.66%) VMware ESXi
6 99 (12.41%) XenDesktop
7 84 (10.53%) Hyper-V
8 80 (10.03%) vCloud
9 32 (4.01%) XenServer
10 24 (3.01%) Microsoft App-V
11 23 (2.88%) Terminal Services
12 19 (2.38%) NFS
13 13 (1.63%) VMware Server
13 13 (1.63%) Firmware
14 12 (1.50%) FreeRADIUS
15 11 (1.38%) KVM
15 11 (1.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 11 (1.38%) ISA Server
16 7 (0.88%) UAG
17 6 (0.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 123 (15.41%) SCCM
2 75 (9.40%) SCOM
3 61 (7.64%) NetBackup
4 38 (4.76%) HP SIM
5 34 (4.26%) Puppet
6 29 (3.63%) Backup Exec
7 22 (2.76%) WSUS
8 17 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
8 17 (2.13%) Tivoli
9 16 (2.01%) EMC NetWorker
10 15 (1.88%) EdgeSight
10 15 (1.88%) Nagios
11 14 (1.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 14 (1.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 13 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
13 12 (1.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 11 (1.38%) ZABBIX
14 11 (1.38%) WhatsUp Gold
14 11 (1.38%) HP Data Protector
15 10 (1.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 700 (87.72%) VMware
2 331 (41.48%) Microsoft
3 272 (34.09%) Citrix
4 236 (29.57%) HP
5 192 (24.06%) Cisco
6 123 (15.41%) EMC
7 100 (12.53%) IBM
8 92 (11.53%) NetApp
9 76 (9.52%) Symantec
10 73 (9.15%) Dell
11 61 (7.64%) F5
12 56 (7.02%) 3PAR
13 53 (6.64%) CheckPoint
13 53 (6.64%) Red Hat
14 52 (6.52%) Juniper
15 43 (5.39%) Oracle
16 28 (3.51%) McAfee
17 26 (3.26%) AppSense
18 24 (3.01%) Sophos
19 23 (2.88%) CA
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate value
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270.00 - £300 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
e-Recruiter
Rate: £350 - £420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harris Global
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £390 - £400 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Durham, County Durham
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Capita - ITIN
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
West Malling
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Posted: 15 days ago