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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 254 282 227
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -55
Contract jobs citing vSphere 455 355 400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.84% 0.67% 0.86%
As % of the System Software category 8.47% 7.02% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 246 231
Average daily rate
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£358 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.62% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £315 £311
% change year-on-year
+8.73% +1.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 20
Average hourly rate £22.83 £21.25 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.43% -22.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £13.15 £23.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.45 £34.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.75 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+1.11% -25.00%

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
5370 5055 4362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.87% 9.60% 9.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3020 2718 2093
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 £180 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 632 621 595
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.48 £33.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £15.86 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -3.86%

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 26 May 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
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 26 May 2015.

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 26 May 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 +44 422 £368 +7.29% 135
London +46 193 £405 +12.50% 38
South East +46 125 £349 +0.43% 36
City of London +31 53 £414 +21.24% 11
Hampshire +5 30 £340 -5.55% 14
East of England +3 29 £314 +24.25% 4
Scotland -4 24 £264 -19.65% 1
Yorkshire -15 24 £375 +20.00% 8
Berkshire +11 21 £350 -23.91% 6
West Yorkshire -9 21 £375 +15.38% 5
Buckinghamshire +1 17 £400 +33.33% 4
Leeds -14 16 £375 +15.38% 2
Surrey +10 14 £365 +16.80% 6
South West +5 14 £415 +38.33% 18
East Sussex -3 13 £400 +3.89%
West Midlands -12 13 £256 -17.33% 15
Milton Keynes +9 11 £400 +49.53% 3
Edinburgh -5 11 £115 -66.66%
Oxfordshire - 11 £300 - 2
Hertfordshire -2 10 £350 +40.00% 2
West Sussex -14 9 £350 -2.09% 2
North West -30 9 £270 +7.97% 12
Lewes - 9 £400 -
Croydon -3 8 £438 -20.45%
Gloucestershire -4 8 £425 - 8
Southampton -5 8 £340 +1.49% 3
Kent +2 7 £438 +40.00% 2
South Wales +1 7 £305 -32.22%
Wales -1 7 £305 -32.22%
Cambridgeshire -5 7 £313 -21.87% 1

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 753 (87.05%) VMware
2 664 (76.76%) Windows
3 470 (54.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 443 (51.21%) Active Directory
5 380 (43.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 363 (41.97%) Microsoft
7 280 (32.37%) SAN
8 279 (32.25%) Citrix
9 267 (30.87%) Cisco
10 237 (27.40%) Windows Server 2003
11 224 (25.90%) HP
12 220 (25.43%) DNS
13 209 (24.16%) Linux
14 192 (22.20%) Firewall
15 188 (21.73%) Windows Server 2012
16 183 (21.16%) XenApp
17 169 (19.54%) MS Exchange
18 166 (19.19%) ITIL
19 163 (18.84%) Hyper-V
20 161 (18.61%) SQL
21 155 (17.92%) SQL Server
22 150 (17.34%) Data Centre
23 147 (16.99%) PowerShell
24 141 (16.30%) DHCP
25 140 (16.18%) Security Cleared
26 128 (14.80%) Migration
27 127 (14.68%) NetApp
28 124 (14.34%) Finance
29 120 (13.87%) WAN
29 120 (13.87%) IIS

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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
1 169 (19.54%) MS Exchange
2 120 (13.87%) IIS
3 102 (11.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 63 (7.28%) Exchange Server 2007
5 52 (6.01%) Exchange Server 2013
6 50 (5.78%) SharePoint
7 41 (4.74%) OpenStack
8 40 (4.62%) Lync
9 36 (4.16%) Apache
10 27 (3.12%) Exchange Server 2003
11 26 (3.01%) Tomcat
12 20 (2.31%) WebLogic
13 19 (2.20%) JBoss
13 19 (2.20%) Office Communications Server
14 18 (2.08%) WebSphere
15 14 (1.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 10 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
17 8 (0.92%) Node.js
17 8 (0.92%) GlassFish
18 6 (0.69%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 112 (12.95%) MS Excel
2 63 (7.28%) MS Office
3 13 (1.50%) MS Visio
3 13 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.12%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 3 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 61 (7.05%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (4.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (4.51%) Office 365
4 34 (3.93%) IaaS
5 18 (2.08%) PaaS
6 9 (1.04%) SaaS
7 8 (0.92%) IBM SmartCloud
8 4 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.46%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.35%) GitHub
9 3 (0.35%) Heroku
9 3 (0.35%) Google App Engine
9 3 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.23%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 280 (32.37%) SAN
2 220 (25.43%) DNS
3 192 (22.20%) Firewall
4 141 (16.30%) DHCP
5 120 (13.87%) WAN
6 108 (12.49%) LAN
7 104 (12.02%) TCP/IP
8 92 (10.64%) VPN
9 64 (7.40%) NAS
10 60 (6.94%) NetScaler
11 56 (6.47%) VLAN
12 45 (5.20%) Internet
13 42 (4.86%) MPLS
13 42 (4.86%) Network Security
13 42 (4.86%) Cisco ASA
14 39 (4.51%) Fibre Channel
15 38 (4.39%) iSCSI
16 27 (3.12%) Cisco IOS
16 27 (3.12%) Wireless
16 27 (3.12%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (17.92%) SQL Server
2 43 (4.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (2.54%) MySQL
4 21 (2.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 19 (2.20%) SQL Server 2005
6 11 (1.27%) Relational Database
7 10 (1.16%) Big Data
8 6 (0.69%) RDBMS
8 6 (0.69%) Informix
9 4 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.46%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.46%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.35%) Redis
10 3 (0.35%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.35%) RethinkDB
10 3 (0.35%) Apache Cassandra
10 3 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.23%) DB2
Development Applications
1 26 (3.01%) Git (software)
2 23 (2.66%) Subversion
3 20 (2.31%) Jenkins
4 7 (0.81%) MSI
4 7 (0.81%) JIRA
5 5 (0.58%) Visual Studio
5 5 (0.58%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (0.46%) Wise Package Studio
7 3 (0.35%) WinDbg
7 3 (0.35%) Rational Rhapsody
8 2 (0.23%) AdminStudio
8 2 (0.23%) Maven
8 2 (0.23%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.12%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.12%) DbUnit
9 1 (0.12%) Ant
9 1 (0.12%) StarTeam
9 1 (0.12%) JMeter
9 1 (0.12%) Eclipse
General
1 124 (14.34%) Finance
2 29 (3.35%) Banking
3 23 (2.66%) Back Office
4 12 (1.39%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.16%) Investment Banking
6 9 (1.04%) Legal
7 8 (0.92%) Retail
8 7 (0.81%) Publishing
8 7 (0.81%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.81%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.69%) Law
10 5 (0.58%) Marketing
11 4 (0.46%) Online Betting
12 2 (0.23%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.23%) Billing
12 2 (0.23%) Advertising
12 2 (0.23%) Automotive
13 1 (0.12%) Electronics
13 1 (0.12%) Games
13 1 (0.12%) French Language
Job Titles
1 187 (21.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 86 (9.94%) Analyst
3 69 (7.98%) Consultant
4 68 (7.86%) Support Engineer
5 67 (7.75%) Architect
6 58 (6.71%) Server Engineer
7 56 (6.47%) 3rd Line Support
8 53 (6.13%) Administrator
9 40 (4.62%) Network Engineer
10 37 (4.28%) Systems Administrator
11 33 (3.82%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 32 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
12 32 (3.70%) Cloud Engineer
13 30 (3.47%) DevOps Engineer
14 28 (3.24%) Infrastructure Architect
15 27 (3.12%) Support Analyst
15 27 (3.12%) Wintel Engineer
16 26 (3.01%) VMware Engineer
16 26 (3.01%) Citrix Engineer
17 24 (2.77%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (5.09%) .NET
2 34 (3.93%) Web Services
3 13 (1.50%) Middleware
4 12 (1.39%) Application Packaging
5 8 (0.92%) X-Windows
6 7 (0.81%) SOAP
7 5 (0.58%) XML
7 5 (0.58%) WCF
8 4 (0.46%) ActiveMQ
9 3 (0.35%) Flash
9 3 (0.35%) Software Packaging
9 3 (0.35%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.35%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (0.35%) REST
9 3 (0.35%) ZeroMQ
9 3 (0.35%) React
10 2 (0.23%) Regular Expression
10 2 (0.23%) RESTful
10 2 (0.23%) WebSphere MQ
10 2 (0.23%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 150 (17.34%) Data Centre
2 91 (10.52%) Clustering
3 57 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (4.28%) Replication
5 29 (3.35%) Hybrid Cloud
6 25 (2.89%) PKI
7 23 (2.66%) EqualLogic
8 22 (2.54%) Management Information System
9 21 (2.43%) Blackberry
9 21 (2.43%) CLARiiON
9 21 (2.43%) Enterprise Storage
10 17 (1.97%) Fat Client
10 17 (1.97%) Thin Client
11 16 (1.85%) Private Cloud
12 15 (1.73%) Public Cloud
12 15 (1.73%) FlexPod
13 13 (1.50%) Cryptography
14 12 (1.39%) Computer Science
15 9 (1.04%) Celerra
15 9 (1.04%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 664 (76.76%) Windows
2 380 (43.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 237 (27.40%) Windows Server 2003
4 209 (24.16%) Linux
5 188 (21.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 85 (9.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 80 (9.25%) Windows 7
8 70 (8.09%) UNIX
9 30 (3.47%) VMS
10 25 (2.89%) Windows XP
11 21 (2.43%) Windows 8
12 16 (1.85%) CentOS
12 16 (1.85%) Oracle Linux
13 14 (1.62%) AIX
14 12 (1.39%) SUSE
15 11 (1.27%) Solaris
16 8 (0.92%) Windows 2000 Server
17 7 (0.81%) Windows 2000
18 6 (0.69%) Windows Vista
19 4 (0.46%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (19.19%) ITIL
2 128 (14.80%) Migration
3 59 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
4 55 (6.36%) Service Delivery
5 52 (6.01%) Agile Software Development
6 51 (5.90%) Load Balancing
7 46 (5.32%) Configuration Management
8 45 (5.20%) Change Management
9 39 (4.51%) DevOps
10 38 (4.39%) Performance Monitoring
11 34 (3.93%) Incident Management
12 32 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
13 28 (3.24%) Capacity Planning
14 27 (3.12%) Service Management
15 26 (3.01%) Server Building
16 25 (2.89%) Root Cause Analysis
17 22 (2.54%) Project Management
18 21 (2.43%) SOA
19 20 (2.31%) Network Load Balancing
20 19 (2.20%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 161 (18.61%) SQL
2 147 (16.99%) PowerShell
3 45 (5.20%) VBScript
4 43 (4.97%) Python
4 43 (4.97%) Perl
5 37 (4.28%) Ruby
6 36 (4.16%) Java
7 34 (3.93%) Shell Script
8 30 (3.47%) PHP
9 23 (2.66%) Bash Shell
10 14 (1.62%) C
11 13 (1.50%) VB
12 7 (0.81%) Korn
12 7 (0.81%) T-SQL
13 6 (0.69%) C#
14 3 (0.35%) JavaScript
14 3 (0.35%) Haskell
14 3 (0.35%) Erlang
14 3 (0.35%) Clojure
14 3 (0.35%) Go
Qualifications
1 140 (16.18%) Security Cleared
2 102 (11.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 90 (10.40%) SC Cleared
4 85 (9.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 75 (8.67%) MCSE
6 53 (6.13%) Cisco Certification
7 47 (5.43%) DV Cleared
8 41 (4.74%) CCNA
9 39 (4.51%) MCITP
10 32 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
11 25 (2.89%) Degree
12 24 (2.77%) CCNP
13 20 (2.31%) CCA
13 20 (2.31%) VCAP
13 20 (2.31%) VCP5
14 16 (1.85%) MCP
15 14 (1.62%) MCSA
16 11 (1.27%) MCTS
17 10 (1.16%) CCEE
18 8 (0.92%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.93%) SLA
2 25 (2.89%) QA
3 16 (1.85%) JSP 440
4 14 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (1.39%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
System Software
1 470 (54.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 443 (51.21%) Active Directory
3 183 (21.16%) XenApp
4 163 (18.84%) Hyper-V
5 97 (11.21%) VMware ESX
6 95 (10.98%) VMware ESXi
6 95 (10.98%) vCloud
7 81 (9.36%) XenDesktop
8 45 (5.20%) Microsoft App-V
9 35 (4.05%) XenServer
10 18 (2.08%) DFS Replication
11 17 (1.97%) NFS
12 14 (1.62%) UAG
13 12 (1.39%) Terminal Services
13 12 (1.39%) ISA Server
14 11 (1.27%) Xen
14 11 (1.27%) VMware Server
14 11 (1.27%) KVM
15 10 (1.16%) Forefront TMG
16 9 (1.04%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 111 (12.83%) SCCM
2 56 (6.47%) Puppet
3 46 (5.32%) SCOM
4 33 (3.82%) Opscode Chef
5 26 (3.01%) WSUS
6 25 (2.89%) Backup Exec
7 20 (2.31%) NetBackup
7 20 (2.31%) ZABBIX
8 19 (2.20%) Nagios
9 18 (2.08%) HP Data Protector
10 17 (1.97%) vMotion
11 14 (1.62%) EdgeSight
12 13 (1.50%) HP SIM
12 13 (1.50%) ARCserve
13 12 (1.39%) SolarWinds Orion
14 11 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
14 11 (1.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 10 (1.16%) WhatsUp Gold
16 9 (1.04%) Tivoli
16 9 (1.04%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 753 (87.05%) VMware
2 363 (41.97%) Microsoft
3 279 (32.25%) Citrix
4 267 (30.87%) Cisco
5 224 (25.90%) HP
6 127 (14.68%) NetApp
7 103 (11.91%) Red Hat
8 92 (10.64%) EMC
9 85 (9.83%) CheckPoint
10 83 (9.60%) Dell
11 72 (8.32%) IBM
12 62 (7.17%) Oracle
13 56 (6.47%) F5
14 50 (5.78%) 3PAR
15 48 (5.55%) Juniper
16 47 (5.43%) McAfee
17 39 (4.51%) Symantec
18 34 (3.93%) Brocade
19 33 (3.82%) AppSense
20 29 (3.35%) CommVault
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £511.00 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
North East
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £251 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £351 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £30k - £35k plus package
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - 350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Dundee, Angus
Search Consultancy
Rate: DOE
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £399.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + Please quote
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
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Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
London/New York/Home
Talent Analytix
Rate: £425 - £500+ per day + expenses
Posted: 20 days ago