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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 347 302 297
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -5
Contract jobs citing vSphere 332 442 412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.63% 0.76% 0.71%
As % of the System Software category 5.24% 7.56% 7.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 279 228
Median daily rate £430 £365 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.80% +8.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £231 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 16
Median hourly rate £26.00 £24.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -12.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £17.80 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.96 £43.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £23.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-41.93% -37.16%

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
6335 5845 5860
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.98% 10.08% 10.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4005 3313 3252
Median daily rate £413 £370 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.48% +8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £195 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £352 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.42% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 414 626 709
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.22 £41.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -28 318 £433 +18.49% 87
London -36 122 £450 +12.50% 28
South East -19 80 £450 +26.76% 27
East of England +4 28 £200 -40.52% 8
North West +20 24 £420 +5.00% 8
Hampshire -28 24 £438 +29.62% 8
North East -10 21 £515 +105.58%
City of London +6 20 £445 +11.11% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -11 19 £515 -
Tyne and Wear -11 19 £515 -
Surrey +24 17 £438 +36.71% 8
Berkshire +14 17 £475 +13.43% 5
South West +11 15 £375 +61.29% 2
Portsmouth +1 14 £464 -
West Midlands -16 14 £400 +19.40% 2
Croydon -16 13 £460 -1.86%
Gloucestershire +12 12 £375 +61.29%
Birmingham +4 12 £400 +8.84% 2
Bedfordshire 0 11 £200 -49.20% 1
Manchester +1 10 £425 +9.67% 5
Yorkshire 0 10 £380 +16.92% 7
West Yorkshire -2 10 £380 +16.92% 6
Hertfordshire -7 10 £375 -2.59% 2
Buckinghamshire +22 9 £425 - 1
Milton Keynes +17 8 £425 - 1
Scotland +4 8 £283 -19.28% 4
Leeds -6 8 £395 +17.03% 5
Kent +2 7 £625 +66.66% 1
Edinburgh +7 6 £275 -15.38% 1
Merseyside +4 6 £350 -17.64% 1

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 664 (90.59%) VMware
2 430 (58.66%) Windows
3 391 (53.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 309 (42.16%) Active Directory
5 282 (38.47%) Linux
5 282 (38.47%) Windows Server
6 269 (36.70%) Microsoft
7 222 (30.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 205 (27.97%) Windows Server 2008
9 191 (26.06%) Cisco
10 186 (25.38%) SAN
11 185 (25.24%) HP
12 182 (24.83%) DNS
13 172 (23.47%) ITIL
14 159 (21.69%) Citrix
15 153 (20.87%) Firewall
16 151 (20.60%) PowerShell
17 133 (18.14%) Security Cleared
18 131 (17.87%) SQL Server
19 128 (17.46%) DHCP
20 126 (17.19%) MS Exchange
21 125 (17.05%) Windows Server 2003
22 111 (15.14%) SQL
23 110 (15.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
23 110 (15.01%) VMware ESXi
23 110 (15.01%) Data Centre
24 109 (14.87%) Microsoft Certification
25 108 (14.73%) Finance
26 107 (14.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
27 106 (14.46%) Red Hat

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
1 126 (17.19%) MS Exchange
2 57 (7.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 50 (6.82%) OpenStack
4 49 (6.68%) IIS
5 41 (5.59%) SharePoint
6 36 (4.91%) Apache
7 25 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2013
8 24 (3.27%) Cloud Foundry
9 23 (3.14%) Skype for Business
10 22 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2007
11 20 (2.73%) Tomcat
12 13 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2003
13 12 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
14 11 (1.50%) nginx
15 10 (1.36%) WebSphere
16 8 (1.09%) Confluence
16 8 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
17 5 (0.68%) CloudStack
17 5 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 5 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 95 (12.96%) MS Excel
2 41 (5.59%) MS Office
3 14 (1.91%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.14%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.14%) OpenText Process Suite
3 1 (0.14%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 88 (12.01%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (8.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 49 (6.68%) Office 365
4 38 (5.18%) PaaS
5 27 (3.68%) IaaS
6 21 (2.86%) Heroku
7 20 (2.73%) Amazon EC2
7 20 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
8 19 (2.59%) SaaS
9 16 (2.18%) Google App Engine
9 16 (2.18%) Google Cloud Platform
10 15 (2.05%) HP Helion
11 3 (0.41%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (0.41%) IBM Cloud
11 3 (0.41%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.41%) SoftLayer
12 1 (0.14%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.14%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 186 (25.38%) SAN
2 182 (24.83%) DNS
3 153 (20.87%) Firewall
4 128 (17.46%) DHCP
5 91 (12.41%) TCP/IP
6 71 (9.69%) WAN
7 70 (9.55%) LAN
8 55 (7.50%) Cisco ASA
9 36 (4.91%) VPN
10 33 (4.50%) NetScaler
11 32 (4.37%) Cisco Nexus
11 32 (4.37%) VLAN
12 30 (4.09%) iSCSI
13 29 (3.96%) MPLS
14 26 (3.55%) NAS
14 26 (3.55%) SSL
15 24 (3.27%) Fibre Channel
15 24 (3.27%) LDAP
16 16 (2.18%) IPv4
16 16 (2.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (17.87%) SQL Server
2 28 (3.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (3.27%) Redis
4 23 (3.14%) Apache Cassandra
5 22 (3.00%) MySQL
6 18 (2.46%) SQL Server 2005
6 18 (2.46%) SQL Server 2012
7 17 (2.32%) Oracle Database
8 16 (2.18%) SQL Server 2014
9 12 (1.64%) DB2
10 7 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (0.95%) SQL Server 2016
11 6 (0.82%) MongoDB
12 5 (0.68%) Big Data
12 5 (0.68%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.68%) Oracle BI EE
12 5 (0.68%) Oracle ODI
12 5 (0.68%) SAP HANA
12 5 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
13 4 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 38 (5.18%) Jenkins
2 22 (3.00%) Git (software)
3 19 (2.59%) JIRA
4 17 (2.32%) Travis CI
5 16 (2.18%) TeamCity
6 15 (2.05%) Sonatype Nexus
7 14 (1.91%) Vagrant
8 7 (0.95%) Maven
9 6 (0.82%) Ant
10 4 (0.55%) Hudson
11 3 (0.41%) JUnit
11 3 (0.41%) Subversion
12 2 (0.27%) DbUnit
12 2 (0.27%) jMock
12 2 (0.27%) Mockito
12 2 (0.27%) SonarQube
13 1 (0.14%) Bitbucket
13 1 (0.14%) Gitweb
13 1 (0.14%) Gradle
13 1 (0.14%) TestNG
General
1 108 (14.73%) Finance
2 18 (2.46%) Back Office
3 16 (2.18%) Retail
4 14 (1.91%) Legal
5 12 (1.64%) Banking
6 9 (1.23%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.09%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.95%) Billing
9 4 (0.55%) Advertising
9 4 (0.55%) Games
9 4 (0.55%) Law
10 3 (0.41%) Electronics
10 3 (0.41%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.41%) Marketing
11 2 (0.27%) German Language
11 2 (0.27%) Military
12 1 (0.14%) Online Betting
12 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.14%) Publishing
12 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 129 (17.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 86 (11.73%) VMware Engineer
3 67 (9.14%) Support Engineer
4 66 (9.00%) Administrator
5 56 (7.64%) Architect
6 51 (6.96%) DevOps Engineer
7 50 (6.82%) Systems Administrator
8 45 (6.14%) Server Engineer
9 43 (5.87%) Wintel Engineer
10 36 (4.91%) Analyst
10 36 (4.91%) Consultant
11 32 (4.37%) Linux Engineer
11 32 (4.37%) Windows Engineer
12 30 (4.09%) Cloud Engineer
13 29 (3.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 29 (3.96%) Infrastructure Architect
13 29 (3.96%) Systems Engineer
14 27 (3.68%) Linux Administrator
15 26 (3.55%) Cisco Engineer
15 26 (3.55%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (3.82%) Web Services
2 24 (3.27%) RabbitMQ
3 19 (2.59%) .NET
4 18 (2.46%) REST
5 14 (1.91%) J2EE
6 13 (1.77%) Middleware
7 11 (1.50%) HTML
8 9 (1.23%) LAMP
9 8 (1.09%) Node.js
10 7 (0.95%) HTML5
11 5 (0.68%) X-Windows
12 4 (0.55%) Spring
13 3 (0.41%) CSS
13 3 (0.41%) Java EE
13 3 (0.41%) LEMP Stack
13 3 (0.41%) SAP Basis
13 3 (0.41%) Servlets
14 2 (0.27%) Apache Camel
14 2 (0.27%) ELK Stack
14 2 (0.27%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 110 (15.01%) Data Centre
2 64 (8.73%) Clustering
3 34 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (4.50%) EMC VNX
5 22 (3.00%) Replication
6 18 (2.46%) Management Information System
7 17 (2.32%) FlexPod
8 16 (2.18%) Computer Science
9 12 (1.64%) VCE vBlock
10 10 (1.36%) Private Cloud
11 9 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (1.23%) PKI
12 8 (1.09%) Blackberry
12 8 (1.09%) Mainframe
13 7 (0.95%) Hybrid Cloud
13 7 (0.95%) Public Cloud
14 6 (0.82%) e-Health
15 5 (0.68%) Fat Client
15 5 (0.68%) IBM Mainframe
15 5 (0.68%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 430 (58.66%) Windows
2 282 (38.47%) Linux
2 282 (38.47%) Windows Server
3 222 (30.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 205 (27.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 125 (17.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 107 (14.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 102 (13.92%) Unix
8 54 (7.37%) Windows 7
9 48 (6.55%) Solaris
10 47 (6.41%) CentOS
11 34 (4.64%) AIX
12 29 (3.96%) Ubuntu
13 28 (3.82%) Windows 10
14 21 (2.86%) Windows 8
15 17 (2.32%) Data ONTAP
15 17 (2.32%) SUSE
16 15 (2.05%) Oracle Linux
17 10 (1.36%) Windows XP
18 9 (1.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (23.47%) ITIL
2 102 (13.92%) DevOps
3 72 (9.82%) Agile Software Development
4 64 (8.73%) Migration
5 45 (6.14%) Configuration Management
5 45 (6.14%) High Availability
6 43 (5.87%) Disaster Recovery
7 38 (5.18%) Continuous Delivery
8 36 (4.91%) Kalman Filter
8 36 (4.91%) Service Management
9 33 (4.50%) Stakeholder Management
10 32 (4.37%) Load Balancing
10 32 (4.37%) TOGAF
11 31 (4.23%) Change Control
11 31 (4.23%) Open Source
12 30 (4.09%) PRINCE2
12 30 (4.09%) Server Building
12 30 (4.09%) TDD
13 29 (3.96%) Change Management
13 29 (3.96%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 151 (20.60%) PowerShell
2 111 (15.14%) SQL
3 75 (10.23%) Java
4 73 (9.96%) Python
5 72 (9.82%) Bash Shell
6 62 (8.46%) Perl
7 60 (8.19%) Ruby
8 42 (5.73%) Shell Script
9 28 (3.82%) JavaScript
10 23 (3.14%) Go
11 11 (1.50%) C
12 10 (1.36%) Korn
12 10 (1.36%) PL/SQL
13 7 (0.95%) PHP
14 6 (0.82%) VB
15 5 (0.68%) C#
15 5 (0.68%) COBOL
16 4 (0.55%) C++
16 4 (0.55%) C-shell
16 4 (0.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 133 (18.14%) Security Cleared
2 110 (15.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 109 (14.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 94 (12.82%) SC Cleared
5 79 (10.78%) MCSE
6 63 (8.59%) MCSA
7 59 (8.05%) Cisco Certification
8 41 (5.59%) CCNA
9 34 (4.64%) DV Cleared
10 32 (4.37%) CCNP
11 30 (4.09%) BPSS Clearance
12 29 (3.96%) ITIL Certification
13 20 (2.73%) Degree
14 17 (2.32%) VCAP
15 10 (1.36%) VCP6
16 9 (1.23%) RHCE
16 9 (1.23%) RHCSA
16 9 (1.23%) VCP5
17 8 (1.09%) MCP
18 7 (0.95%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (6.28%) PCI DSS
2 28 (3.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (3.14%) Disclosure Scotland
4 20 (2.73%) SLA
5 16 (2.18%) RMADS
6 3 (0.41%) COBIT
7 2 (0.27%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.27%) ISO22301
7 2 (0.27%) QA
7 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.14%) JSP 440
System Software
1 391 (53.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 309 (42.16%) Active Directory
3 110 (15.01%) VMware ESXi
4 101 (13.78%) Hyper-V
5 87 (11.87%) VMware ESX
6 69 (9.41%) XenApp
7 54 (7.37%) vCloud
8 48 (6.55%) Virtual Machines
9 31 (4.23%) NFS
10 29 (3.96%) XenDesktop
11 27 (3.68%) Docker
12 17 (2.32%) XenServer
13 12 (1.64%) DFS Replication
13 12 (1.64%) iptables
13 12 (1.64%) Postfix
14 11 (1.50%) Microsoft App-V
14 11 (1.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 11 (1.50%) Virtual Servers
15 10 (1.36%) VMware Server
15 10 (1.36%) Xen
Systems Management
1 101 (13.78%) Puppet
2 93 (12.69%) SCCM
3 50 (6.82%) Opscode Chef
4 47 (6.41%) SCOM
5 41 (5.59%) Ansible
5 41 (5.59%) Nagios
5 41 (5.59%) NetBackup
6 36 (4.91%) vRealize
7 30 (4.09%) Backup Exec
8 28 (3.82%) PowerCLI
9 25 (3.41%) WSUS
10 19 (2.59%) Microsoft Clustering
10 19 (2.59%) Nessus
10 19 (2.59%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 18 (2.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 14 (1.91%) Cobbler
12 14 (1.91%) McAfee ePO
13 11 (1.50%) Norton AntiVirus
13 11 (1.50%) Red Hat Satellite
13 11 (1.50%) vMotion
Vendors
1 664 (90.59%) VMware
2 269 (36.70%) Microsoft
3 191 (26.06%) Cisco
4 185 (25.24%) HP
5 159 (21.69%) Citrix
6 106 (14.46%) Red Hat
7 83 (11.32%) EMC
8 71 (9.69%) Dell
9 68 (9.28%) Oracle
10 62 (8.46%) NetApp
11 52 (7.09%) IBM
12 50 (6.82%) Symantec
13 32 (4.37%) Intel Security
13 32 (4.37%) Veritas
14 24 (3.27%) CheckPoint
15 22 (3.00%) Lumension
15 22 (3.00%) Veeam
16 21 (2.86%) Splunk
17 19 (2.59%) SaltStack
18 18 (2.46%) AlienVault
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South East England
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Midlands
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