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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 267 315 247
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -68
Contract jobs citing vSphere 416 311 443
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.73% 0.59% 0.77%
As % of the System Software category 7.57% 6.11% 9.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 179 262
Average daily rate
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£349 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £470 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 28 9
Average hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.60 £16.50 £18.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £38.30 £70.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £25.00 £31.88
% change year-on-year
+48.00% -21.56%

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
5493 5093 4903
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.60% 9.67% 8.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3074 2672 2339
Average daily rate £350 £335 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -0.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.21% -1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 669 595 639
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.05 £32.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%

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 1 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 1 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 1 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 +55 396 £350 - 143
London +69 194 £400 +6.66% 37
South East +15 89 £338 -3.57% 33
City of London +38 53 £425 +11.84% 12
Berkshire +21 27 £325 -3.70% 15
South West -17 27 £300 -27.27% 10
Hampshire +8 26 £343 +242.75% 5
Yorkshire +10 23 £335 +14.04% 19
East of England -27 20 £275 +18.27% 8
West Yorkshire +6 16 £210 -42.06% 17
West Midlands -5 16 £300 +6.66% 15
Wiltshire -1 14 £500 +11.11% 1
Scotland -2 14 £313 +11.37% 9
North East -30 13 £347 +15.82% 1
Leeds +7 12 £210 -42.06% 16
North West -16 12 £240 -0.06% 17
Bracknell +5 10 £300 - 4
Kent 0 9 £438 -5.40% 2
Surrey -8 9 £306 - 3
Buckinghamshire +7 8 £313 +73.61% 1
Tyne and Wear -33 8 £348 +15.91% 1
Gloucestershire - 8 £300 - 2
Cambridgeshire +4 7 £295 - 4
Birmingham -1 7 £185 -22.10% 8
Hertfordshire -18 7 £213 - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -34 7 £347 +15.82% 1
South Yorkshire +6 6 £335 +48.88% 1
Milton Keynes +5 6 £363 -
Slough -4 6 £300 -7.69% 2
West Sussex - 5 £350 - 5

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 668 (88.71%) VMware
2 609 (80.88%) Windows
3 434 (57.64%) Active Directory
4 385 (51.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 382 (50.73%) VMware Infrastructure
6 322 (42.76%) Microsoft
7 276 (36.65%) Citrix
8 263 (34.93%) Windows Server 2003
9 236 (31.34%) HP
10 220 (29.22%) SAN
11 199 (26.43%) MS Exchange
12 197 (26.16%) DNS
13 185 (24.57%) Cisco
14 170 (22.58%) XenApp
15 162 (21.51%) Firewall
16 155 (20.58%) Windows Server 2012
17 154 (20.45%) SQL Server
18 147 (19.52%) ITIL
19 140 (18.59%) Linux
20 139 (18.46%) Security Cleared
21 128 (17.00%) SQL
22 125 (16.60%) PowerShell
23 117 (15.54%) SCCM
23 117 (15.54%) IIS
23 117 (15.54%) MS Excel
24 115 (15.27%) DHCP
24 115 (15.27%) EMC
25 110 (14.61%) Microsoft Certification
26 100 (13.28%) VMware ESX
27 99 (13.15%) XenDesktop

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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
1 199 (26.43%) MS Exchange
2 117 (15.54%) IIS
3 96 (12.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 59 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2007
5 55 (7.30%) Exchange Server 2003
5 55 (7.30%) SharePoint
6 44 (5.84%) Exchange Server 2013
7 33 (4.38%) Apache
8 26 (3.45%) Lync
9 23 (3.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 19 (2.52%) Tomcat
11 15 (1.99%) SharePoint 2010
11 15 (1.99%) OpenStack
12 12 (1.59%) Lotus Domino
13 10 (1.33%) WebSphere
14 9 (1.20%) IBM Notes
15 8 (1.06%) SharePoint 2013
16 7 (0.93%) Office Communications Server
16 7 (0.93%) GlassFish
16 7 (0.93%) WebLogic
Applications
1 117 (15.54%) MS Excel
2 55 (7.30%) MS Office
3 12 (1.59%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.53%) MS Project
4 4 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 4 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.27%) ReMetrica
4 1 (0.13%) assyst
4 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (3.19%) Office 365
2 19 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.86%) IaaS
4 11 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (1.06%) PaaS
6 7 (0.93%) SaaS
7 3 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.27%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.27%) GitHub
8 2 (0.27%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 220 (29.22%) SAN
2 197 (26.16%) DNS
3 162 (21.51%) Firewall
4 115 (15.27%) DHCP
5 90 (11.95%) TCP/IP
6 80 (10.62%) WAN
7 71 (9.43%) LAN
8 67 (8.90%) VPN
9 57 (7.57%) VLAN
10 53 (7.04%) NetScaler
11 40 (5.31%) Cisco ASA
12 37 (4.91%) Network Security
13 36 (4.78%) NAS
13 36 (4.78%) VoIP
14 34 (4.52%) Internet
15 28 (3.72%) MPLS
16 24 (3.19%) iSCSI
17 22 (2.92%) LDAP
17 22 (2.92%) Cisco Nexus
18 21 (2.79%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (20.45%) SQL Server
2 56 (7.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (3.32%) SQL Server 2005
4 15 (1.99%) SQL Server 2012
5 13 (1.73%) DB2
6 11 (1.46%) Oracle Database
6 11 (1.46%) SQL Server 2000
6 11 (1.46%) MySQL
7 5 (0.66%) SQLPlus
8 4 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.40%) Big Data
9 3 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 7
10 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.27%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.27%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.27%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.27%) Redis
11 1 (0.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (1.86%) Git (software)
2 11 (1.46%) MSI
3 8 (1.06%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.53%) Subversion
4 4 (0.53%) Hudson
5 3 (0.40%) Wise Package Studio
5 3 (0.40%) Maven
5 3 (0.40%) ClearQuest
5 3 (0.40%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.27%) JIRA
7 1 (0.13%) WinDbg
7 1 (0.13%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.13%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.13%) AdminStudio
General
1 79 (10.49%) Finance
2 30 (3.98%) Telecoms
3 25 (3.32%) Law
4 24 (3.19%) Banking
4 24 (3.19%) Retail
5 16 (2.12%) Legal
6 14 (1.86%) Advertising
7 13 (1.73%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.06%) Publishing
9 7 (0.93%) Marketing
9 7 (0.93%) Local Government
10 6 (0.80%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.53%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.40%) German Language
12 3 (0.40%) Electronics
13 2 (0.27%) Games
13 2 (0.27%) Back Office
14 1 (0.13%) Billing
14 1 (0.13%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.13%) French Language
Job Titles
1 135 (17.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 89 (11.82%) Administrator
3 67 (8.90%) Consultant
4 55 (7.30%) Systems Administrator
5 48 (6.37%) Architect
6 47 (6.24%) Analyst
7 44 (5.84%) Support Engineer
7 44 (5.84%) Wintel Engineer
8 33 (4.38%) 3rd Line Support
9 32 (4.25%) Network Engineer
10 31 (4.12%) Server Engineer
11 29 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
12 26 (3.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 26 (3.45%) Server Administrator
13 23 (3.05%) Support Analyst
14 22 (2.92%) Storage Administrator
15 20 (2.66%) Infrastructure Architect
15 20 (2.66%) VMware Consultant
16 19 (2.52%) Virtualisation Engineer
17 18 (2.39%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (2.79%) Web Services
2 16 (2.12%) Application Packaging
3 12 (1.59%) Regular Expression
4 7 (0.93%) .NET
4 7 (0.93%) Flash
5 6 (0.80%) Middleware
6 5 (0.66%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (0.53%) Software Packaging
8 3 (0.40%) X-Windows
9 2 (0.27%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.27%) SOAP
9 2 (0.27%) LAMP
9 2 (0.27%) XMPP
9 2 (0.27%) ActiveMQ
9 2 (0.27%) RESTful
9 2 (0.27%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (0.27%) ZeroMQ
10 1 (0.13%) WAMP
10 1 (0.13%) COM
10 1 (0.13%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 48 (6.37%) Clustering
2 44 (5.84%) Replication
3 41 (5.44%) Blackberry
4 35 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (2.92%) Client/Server
6 20 (2.66%) CLARiiON
7 17 (2.26%) EqualLogic
8 13 (1.73%) Hedge funds
8 13 (1.73%) PKI
8 13 (1.73%) Management Information System
9 11 (1.46%) Fat Client
9 11 (1.46%) Thin Client
10 10 (1.33%) Computer Science
11 9 (1.20%) Cryptography
12 8 (1.06%) Enterprise Storage
13 7 (0.93%) iPad
14 6 (0.80%) HACMP
14 6 (0.80%) Open Source
15 5 (0.66%) Celerra
16 4 (0.53%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 609 (80.88%) Windows
2 385 (51.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 263 (34.93%) Windows Server 2003
4 155 (20.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 140 (18.59%) Linux
6 88 (11.69%) Windows 7
7 55 (7.30%) UNIX
8 50 (6.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 39 (5.18%) Windows XP
10 26 (3.45%) AIX
11 24 (3.19%) SUSE
12 18 (2.39%) Oracle Linux
13 15 (1.99%) Windows 2000
14 13 (1.73%) CentOS
15 12 (1.59%) Windows 2000 Server
16 9 (1.20%) Windows 8
17 7 (0.93%) Solaris
18 6 (0.80%) SELinux
19 4 (0.53%) VMS
20 3 (0.40%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (19.52%) ITIL
2 96 (12.75%) Migration
3 53 (7.04%) Disaster Recovery
3 53 (7.04%) Change Management
4 44 (5.84%) Load Balancing
5 42 (5.58%) Service Management
6 38 (5.05%) Incident Management
7 33 (4.38%) DevOps
8 32 (4.25%) Service Delivery
9 28 (3.72%) Performance Tuning
10 26 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
11 25 (3.32%) Configuration Management
12 24 (3.19%) Root Cause Analysis
13 23 (3.05%) Project Management
14 20 (2.66%) Time Management
14 20 (2.66%) Network Management
15 19 (2.52%) Continuous Improvement
15 19 (2.52%) Mentoring
16 16 (2.12%) Problem Management
16 16 (2.12%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 128 (17.00%) SQL
2 125 (16.60%) PowerShell
3 38 (5.05%) VBScript
4 33 (4.38%) VB
5 19 (2.52%) Java
6 17 (2.26%) Perl
7 13 (1.73%) Ruby
8 12 (1.59%) Python
9 11 (1.46%) T-SQL
10 10 (1.33%) C
10 10 (1.33%) VBA
10 10 (1.33%) Bash Shell
11 9 (1.20%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.80%) PHP
13 5 (0.66%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.53%) C#
15 2 (0.27%) Haskell
15 2 (0.27%) Erlang
15 2 (0.27%) R
15 2 (0.27%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 139 (18.46%) Security Cleared
2 110 (14.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 90 (11.95%) SC Cleared
4 83 (11.02%) MCSE
5 81 (10.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 56 (7.44%) DV Cleared
7 43 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
8 42 (5.58%) CCNA
9 25 (3.32%) MCITP
10 24 (3.19%) VCAP
11 22 (2.92%) CCNP
12 20 (2.66%) Degree
13 19 (2.52%) MCP
14 15 (1.99%) VCDX
15 14 (1.86%) MCSA
16 10 (1.33%) Citrix Certification
17 8 (1.06%) VCP5
18 7 (0.93%) RHCE
19 6 (0.80%) MCTS
20 5 (0.66%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (5.98%) SLA
2 21 (2.79%) QA
3 10 (1.33%) JSP 440
4 7 (0.93%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.40%) BS7799
6 3 (0.40%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 434 (57.64%) Active Directory
2 382 (50.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 170 (22.58%) XenApp
4 100 (13.28%) VMware ESX
5 99 (13.15%) XenDesktop
6 92 (12.22%) VMware ESXi
7 87 (11.55%) Hyper-V
8 81 (10.76%) vCloud
9 37 (4.91%) XenServer
10 24 (3.19%) Terminal Services
11 23 (3.05%) Microsoft App-V
12 15 (1.99%) NFS
13 12 (1.59%) Firmware
13 12 (1.59%) ISA Server
13 12 (1.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 12 (1.59%) VMware Server
14 11 (1.46%) FreeRADIUS
15 10 (1.33%) UAG
16 7 (0.93%) MetaFrame
17 6 (0.80%) Xen
Systems Management
1 117 (15.54%) SCCM
2 69 (9.16%) SCOM
3 54 (7.17%) NetBackup
4 39 (5.18%) HP SIM
5 37 (4.91%) Backup Exec
6 33 (4.38%) Puppet
7 20 (2.66%) Norton AntiVirus
7 20 (2.66%) WSUS
8 18 (2.39%) EMC NetWorker
9 17 (2.26%) Tivoli
10 16 (2.12%) Nagios
11 14 (1.86%) HP Data Protector
11 14 (1.86%) Opscode Chef
12 13 (1.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 13 (1.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 13 (1.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 11 (1.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 11 (1.46%) ARCserve
14 9 (1.20%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
14 9 (1.20%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 668 (88.71%) VMware
2 322 (42.76%) Microsoft
3 276 (36.65%) Citrix
4 236 (31.34%) HP
5 185 (24.57%) Cisco
6 115 (15.27%) EMC
7 97 (12.88%) IBM
8 90 (11.95%) NetApp
9 67 (8.90%) Symantec
10 65 (8.63%) Dell
11 57 (7.57%) 3PAR
12 55 (7.30%) F5
13 51 (6.77%) Oracle
14 47 (6.24%) Juniper
15 44 (5.84%) Red Hat
15 44 (5.84%) CheckPoint
16 28 (3.72%) Sophos
17 26 (3.45%) AppSense
18 25 (3.32%) Websense
19 23 (3.05%) McAfee
Forest Row, East Sussex
Vadis People
Rate: £50-55,000 + car + bens
Posted: 10 hours ago
Nr East Grinstead
Vadis People
Rate: £50-55,000 + car + bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Salary - Day Rate - Negotiable
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Harris Global
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leicestershire
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 33000-40000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Shipley, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: market day rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Vivid Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £23 - £32 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Interquest - IQ ERP
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £200 - £243 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £340 - £375 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Rate: £380 - £410 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago