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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 325 281 300
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +19
Contract jobs citing vSphere 343 493 382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.64% 0.85% 0.68%
As % of the System Software category 5.43% 8.11% 6.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 303 204
Median daily rate £400 £350 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £218 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 17
Median hourly rate £19.00 £25.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.21% -6.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.95 £18.10 £18.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £43.35 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £22.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
-40.00% -7.21%

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
6312 6082 5766
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.84% 10.42% 10.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4010 3422 3194
Median daily rate £400 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 614 662
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.24 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.50% +2.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £43.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -51 326 £400 +13.47% 91
London -36 122 £425 +11.84% 32
South East -30 102 £438 +18.64% 18
Berkshire +31 37 £475 +8.57% 5
East of England +15 32 £325 -2.98% 2
Hampshire -30 32 £435 +16.00% 6
North West +15 21 £350 +16.66% 13
Surrey +1 21 £438 +25.00% 1
City of London +19 19 £425 +6.11% 5
West Midlands -22 19 £400 - 8
Portsmouth -6 15 £464 +18.97%
Bedfordshire +5 12 £200 -29.51%
Hertfordshire 0 11 £325 -15.58%
South West -1 11 £338 +82.43% 7
Birmingham -7 11 £400 -5.88% 3
Croydon -14 10 £460 -3.15% 1
Manchester 0 9 £423 +20.71% 7
Tyne and Wear -18 9 £170 -38.18% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -24 9 £170 -38.18% 1
North East -26 9 £170 -35.29% 1
Woking +7 8 £445 +43.54% 1
Scotland -9 8 £431 +23.21% 2
West Yorkshire -16 8 £353 +27.02% 5
Yorkshire -18 8 £353 +27.02% 6
Windsor - 8 £500 -
Reading +22 7 £475 +2.70% 3
Edinburgh -1 7 £438 +29.62% 1
Merseyside +10 6 £350 +60.91% 1
Gloucestershire +10 6 £375 +108.33% 1
Bedford - 6 £200 -

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 717 (89.74%) VMware
2 470 (58.82%) Windows
3 432 (54.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 310 (38.80%) Active Directory
5 309 (38.67%) Windows Server
6 306 (38.30%) Linux
7 290 (36.30%) Microsoft
8 233 (29.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 226 (28.29%) Cisco
10 216 (27.03%) SAN
11 211 (26.41%) Windows Server 2008
12 195 (24.41%) HP
13 185 (23.15%) PowerShell
14 175 (21.90%) Citrix
15 170 (21.28%) DNS
16 166 (20.78%) ITIL
17 163 (20.40%) Firewall
18 143 (17.90%) MS Exchange
19 142 (17.77%) Security Cleared
20 133 (16.65%) Data Centre
21 131 (16.40%) SQL Server
22 125 (15.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
23 122 (15.27%) Finance
24 120 (15.02%) Puppet
25 119 (14.89%) Windows Server 2003
26 117 (14.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
27 115 (14.39%) DevOps
28 112 (14.02%) DHCP
29 111 (13.89%) SQL
30 110 (13.77%) SCCM

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
1 143 (17.90%) MS Exchange
2 67 (8.39%) OpenStack
3 62 (7.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 58 (7.26%) SharePoint
5 44 (5.51%) Apache
6 36 (4.51%) Skype for Business
7 32 (4.01%) IIS
8 31 (3.88%) Cloud Foundry
9 27 (3.38%) Tomcat
10 25 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
11 24 (3.00%) SharePoint 2013
12 21 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
13 11 (1.38%) Confluence
14 10 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
15 9 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
15 9 (1.13%) WebSphere
16 8 (1.00%) nginx
17 6 (0.75%) JBoss
17 6 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
18 5 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 87 (10.89%) MS Excel
2 50 (6.26%) MS Office
3 15 (1.88%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.13%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.13%) OpenText Process Suite
3 1 (0.13%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 104 (13.02%) Amazon AWS
2 74 (9.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (5.63%) Office 365
3 45 (5.63%) PaaS
4 28 (3.50%) Heroku
5 21 (2.63%) IaaS
6 19 (2.38%) SaaS
7 18 (2.25%) Amazon EC2
7 18 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (1.63%) Google App Engine
8 13 (1.63%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.50%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.38%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.38%) IBM Cloud
10 3 (0.38%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.38%) SoftLayer
11 2 (0.25%) HP Helion
12 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.13%) CloudBees
Communications & Networking
1 216 (27.03%) SAN
2 170 (21.28%) DNS
3 163 (20.40%) Firewall
4 112 (14.02%) DHCP
5 85 (10.64%) TCP/IP
6 69 (8.64%) WAN
7 67 (8.39%) LAN
8 53 (6.63%) Cisco ASA
9 52 (6.51%) Cisco Nexus
10 46 (5.76%) NetScaler
11 40 (5.01%) VPN
12 34 (4.26%) NAS
12 34 (4.26%) VLAN
13 32 (4.01%) iSCSI
14 29 (3.63%) Fibre Channel
15 27 (3.38%) MPLS
16 23 (2.88%) LDAP
16 23 (2.88%) SSL
17 22 (2.75%) Skype
18 18 (2.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (16.40%) SQL Server
2 34 (4.26%) MySQL
3 28 (3.50%) Apache Cassandra
3 28 (3.50%) Redis
3 28 (3.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 25 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 19 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
6 17 (2.13%) SQL Server 2014
7 14 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (1.63%) Oracle Database
9 11 (1.38%) DB2
10 8 (1.00%) MongoDB
11 6 (0.75%) SQL Server 2016
12 5 (0.63%) Big Data
12 5 (0.63%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.63%) Oracle BI EE
12 5 (0.63%) Oracle ODI
13 4 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (0.50%) NoSQL
13 4 (0.50%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 49 (6.13%) Jenkins
2 29 (3.63%) Git (software)
3 25 (3.13%) JIRA
4 22 (2.75%) Sonatype Nexus
5 17 (2.13%) TeamCity
6 14 (1.75%) Travis CI
6 14 (1.75%) Vagrant
7 12 (1.50%) Maven
8 7 (0.88%) Hudson
8 7 (0.88%) SonarQube
9 6 (0.75%) Ant
10 5 (0.63%) Subversion
11 4 (0.50%) Appium
11 4 (0.50%) Mocha
11 4 (0.50%) Selenium
12 3 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (0.25%) Artifactory
13 2 (0.25%) DbUnit
13 2 (0.25%) jMock
13 2 (0.25%) Mockito
General
1 122 (15.27%) Finance
2 24 (3.00%) Banking
3 19 (2.38%) Back Office
4 16 (2.00%) Retail
5 14 (1.75%) Legal
6 12 (1.50%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.00%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.00%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.88%) Billing
9 6 (0.75%) Advertising
9 6 (0.75%) Games
10 4 (0.50%) Electronics
10 4 (0.50%) Law
10 4 (0.50%) Marketing
10 4 (0.50%) Military
11 2 (0.25%) German Language
11 2 (0.25%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.25%) Local Government
11 2 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 115 (14.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 102 (12.77%) VMware Engineer
3 76 (9.51%) Support Engineer
4 70 (8.76%) DevOps Engineer
5 60 (7.51%) Administrator
6 55 (6.88%) Architect
7 50 (6.26%) Wintel Engineer
8 47 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
9 42 (5.26%) Server Engineer
10 41 (5.13%) Linux Engineer
11 40 (5.01%) Cloud Engineer
12 36 (4.51%) Analyst
12 36 (4.51%) Consultant
13 32 (4.01%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 32 (4.01%) Windows Engineer
14 29 (3.63%) Systems Engineer
15 28 (3.50%) Infrastructure Architect
16 26 (3.25%) 3rd Line Support
16 26 (3.25%) Cisco Engineer
16 26 (3.25%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (4.51%) RabbitMQ
1 36 (4.51%) Web Services
2 24 (3.00%) .NET
3 17 (2.13%) HTML
4 16 (2.00%) Middleware
4 16 (2.00%) REST
5 14 (1.75%) Node.js
6 13 (1.63%) LAMP
7 9 (1.13%) J2EE
8 7 (0.88%) HTML5
9 4 (0.50%) Chai
10 3 (0.38%) ELK Stack
10 3 (0.38%) Java EE
10 3 (0.38%) LAPP Stack
10 3 (0.38%) LEMP Stack
10 3 (0.38%) SAP Basis
10 3 (0.38%) Spring
11 2 (0.25%) Apache Flex
11 2 (0.25%) Symfony
11 2 (0.25%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 133 (16.65%) Data Centre
2 50 (6.26%) Clustering
3 37 (4.63%) EMC VNX
4 36 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (3.88%) FlexPod
6 23 (2.88%) Replication
7 16 (2.00%) Computer Science
8 15 (1.88%) VCE vBlock
9 13 (1.63%) Management Information System
10 12 (1.50%) PKI
11 11 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (1.25%) Driving Licence
12 10 (1.25%) e-Health
13 9 (1.13%) Public Cloud
14 8 (1.00%) Blackberry
14 8 (1.00%) Mainframe
15 7 (0.88%) Enterprise Cloud
16 6 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
16 6 (0.75%) Private Cloud
17 5 (0.63%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 470 (58.82%) Windows
2 309 (38.67%) Windows Server
3 306 (38.30%) Linux
4 233 (29.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 211 (26.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 119 (14.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 117 (14.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 106 (13.27%) Unix
9 55 (6.88%) CentOS
10 46 (5.76%) Solaris
10 46 (5.76%) Windows 7
11 35 (4.38%) Windows 10
12 34 (4.26%) Ubuntu
13 33 (4.13%) Data ONTAP
14 32 (4.01%) AIX
15 16 (2.00%) Windows 8
16 12 (1.50%) Oracle Linux
16 12 (1.50%) SUSE
17 8 (1.00%) Mac OS X
18 6 (0.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (20.78%) ITIL
2 115 (14.39%) DevOps
3 91 (11.39%) Agile Software Development
4 77 (9.64%) Migration
5 58 (7.26%) Configuration Management
6 47 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
7 45 (5.63%) Service Management
7 45 (5.63%) Software Engineering
8 39 (4.88%) High Availability
9 36 (4.51%) Continuous Delivery
9 36 (4.51%) Stakeholder Management
9 36 (4.51%) TDD
10 35 (4.38%) Server Building
11 34 (4.26%) Project Management
12 32 (4.01%) Change Control
12 32 (4.01%) Kalman Filter
13 31 (3.88%) Load Balancing
14 30 (3.75%) Continuous Improvement
14 30 (3.75%) Mentoring
14 30 (3.75%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 185 (23.15%) PowerShell
2 111 (13.89%) SQL
3 97 (12.14%) Java
4 93 (11.64%) Python
5 85 (10.64%) Ruby
6 80 (10.01%) Bash Shell
7 73 (9.14%) Perl
8 37 (4.63%) Shell Script
9 30 (3.75%) Go
10 27 (3.38%) JavaScript
11 12 (1.50%) C
12 11 (1.38%) C#
13 10 (1.25%) PL/SQL
14 8 (1.00%) PHP
15 7 (0.88%) VB
16 6 (0.75%) Korn
17 5 (0.63%) COBOL
17 5 (0.63%) VBScript
18 4 (0.50%) C++
18 4 (0.50%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 142 (17.77%) Security Cleared
2 125 (15.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 108 (13.52%) SC Cleared
4 105 (13.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 76 (9.51%) MCSE
6 64 (8.01%) Cisco Certification
7 59 (7.38%) MCSA
8 41 (5.13%) CCNP
9 39 (4.88%) CCNA
10 23 (2.88%) BPSS Clearance
11 22 (2.75%) DV Cleared
12 21 (2.63%) Degree
12 21 (2.63%) VCAP
13 18 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
14 13 (1.63%) NCDA
15 11 (1.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 10 (1.25%) RHCE
16 10 (1.25%) VCP6
17 9 (1.13%) MCP
17 9 (1.13%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (5.13%) PCI DSS
2 25 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (2.50%) SLA
4 18 (2.25%) Disclosure Scotland
5 11 (1.38%) RMADS
6 7 (0.88%) COBIT
7 3 (0.38%) QA
8 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.25%) ISO22301
8 2 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.13%) JSP 440
System Software
1 432 (54.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 310 (38.80%) Active Directory
3 107 (13.39%) Hyper-V
4 102 (12.77%) VMware ESX
5 95 (11.89%) VMware ESXi
6 77 (9.64%) XenApp
7 59 (7.38%) vCloud
8 48 (6.01%) Virtual Machines
9 44 (5.51%) Docker
10 35 (4.38%) XenDesktop
11 31 (3.88%) NFS
12 18 (2.25%) XenServer
13 13 (1.63%) Microsoft App-V
14 12 (1.50%) Postfix
15 11 (1.38%) iptables
15 11 (1.38%) Sendmail
16 10 (1.25%) DFS Replication
17 9 (1.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 8 (1.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
18 8 (1.00%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 120 (15.02%) Puppet
2 110 (13.77%) SCCM
3 62 (7.76%) SCOM
4 52 (6.51%) Nagios
5 51 (6.38%) Opscode Chef
6 47 (5.88%) Ansible
7 43 (5.38%) NetBackup
8 37 (4.63%) vRealize
9 32 (4.01%) Backup Exec
10 28 (3.50%) WSUS
11 19 (2.38%) FreeIPA
11 19 (2.38%) Icinga
12 18 (2.25%) Microsoft Clustering
12 18 (2.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 17 (2.13%) McAfee ePO
14 16 (2.00%) Red Hat Satellite
15 15 (1.88%) Nessus
16 14 (1.75%) Kubernetes
16 14 (1.75%) Network Intrusion Detection System
16 14 (1.75%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 717 (89.74%) VMware
2 290 (36.30%) Microsoft
3 226 (28.29%) Cisco
4 195 (24.41%) HP
5 175 (21.90%) Citrix
6 109 (13.64%) Red Hat
7 93 (11.64%) NetApp
8 87 (10.89%) EMC
9 69 (8.64%) Dell
9 69 (8.64%) Oracle
10 60 (7.51%) IBM
11 50 (6.26%) Symantec
12 34 (4.26%) Intel Security
13 33 (4.13%) Splunk
14 28 (3.50%) Veritas
15 27 (3.38%) CheckPoint
16 22 (2.75%) Lumension
17 19 (2.38%) 3PAR
17 19 (2.38%) SaltStack
17 19 (2.38%) Veeam
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London
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London
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
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