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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
UK
Rank 288 305 269
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -36
Contract jobs citing vSphere 327 362 417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.74% 0.71% 0.82%
As % of the System Software category 6.15% 7.02% 8.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 243 237
Median daily rate £375 £384 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.28% -5.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £386
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -2.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 21
Median hourly rate £23.00 £23.49 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.07% -1.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.93 £14.45 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £44.40 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £25.80 £24.88
% change year-on-year
+49.22% +3.71%

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
5313 5157 5183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.06% 10.16% 10.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 3324 3072 2860
Median daily rate £400 £380 £374
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 494 594
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £43.00 £33.21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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 +14 295 £390 +2.63% 81
South East +12 108 £400 +6.66% 17
London -21 100 £413 +0.60% 29
Hampshire +44 68 £400 +14.28% 3
Yorkshire +19 29 £370 -12.94% 8
Scotland +39 28 £310 -22.50% 6
West Yorkshire +21 25 £370 -12.94% 5
Leeds +20 23 £370 -12.94% 3
Winchester +12 22 £425 +6.25%
North West +28 19 £430 +43.33% 10
South West -1 18 £300 -6.25% 4
Manchester +26 17 £430 - 6
East of England +4 15 £288 -28.12% 6
Berkshire -1 15 £500 +24.45% 6
Wiltshire -4 14 £300 -11.76% 1
Surrey +18 13 £375 +7.14% 5
Swindon +2 12 £300 -11.76% 1
Suffolk - 8 £250 -
Renfrewshire +27 7 £320 -23.35%
Hook +11 7 £324 +18.24%
City of London -23 7 £401 -1.41% 9
Erskine +27 6 £320 -23.35%
Portsmouth +5 6 £470 -
Oxfordshire +4 6 £400 +45.45% 1
Edinburgh +25 5 £425 +25.46% 1
Glasgow +9 5 £225 - 4
Hertfordshire +2 5 £263 - 2
Aberdeen - 5 £295 -
Croydon - 5 £551 -
Southampton +11 4 £325 +8.33% 1

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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.

1 590 (90.91%) VMware
2 366 (56.39%) Windows
3 350 (53.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 251 (38.67%) Active Directory
5 228 (35.13%) Windows Server
6 218 (33.59%) Microsoft
7 203 (31.28%) Linux
8 182 (28.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 172 (26.50%) Cisco
9 172 (26.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 165 (25.42%) Security Cleared
11 159 (24.50%) SAN
12 157 (24.19%) DNS
13 147 (22.65%) ITIL
14 136 (20.96%) SC Cleared
15 125 (19.26%) PowerShell
16 123 (18.95%) HP
17 115 (17.72%) Citrix
18 112 (17.26%) Data Centre
19 106 (16.33%) Firewall
20 105 (16.18%) TCP/IP
21 104 (16.02%) SQL Server
21 104 (16.02%) VMware ESXi
22 99 (15.25%) DHCP
23 89 (13.71%) Unix
24 88 (13.56%) Amazon AWS
25 86 (13.25%) Windows Server 2003
26 82 (12.63%) MS Excel
26 82 (12.63%) EMC
27 80 (12.33%) 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 74 (11.40%) MS Exchange
2 42 (6.47%) Exchange Server 2010
2 42 (6.47%) IIS
3 41 (6.32%) OpenStack
4 21 (3.24%) Apache
5 18 (2.77%) Cloud Foundry
5 18 (2.77%) CloudStack
5 18 (2.77%) Skype for Business
6 14 (2.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 13 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
8 12 (1.85%) SharePoint
9 11 (1.69%) WebSphere
10 9 (1.39%) nginx
11 8 (1.23%) Tomcat
12 7 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (1.08%) JBoss
12 7 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
13 6 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
14 3 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 82 (12.63%) MS Excel
2 30 (4.62%) MS Office
3 10 (1.54%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.62%) Infor M3
3 2 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.15%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 88 (13.56%) Amazon AWS
2 68 (10.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (5.70%) PaaS
4 34 (5.24%) Office 365
5 27 (4.16%) IaaS
6 26 (4.01%) Cloud Computing
7 18 (2.77%) SaaS
8 16 (2.47%) Heroku
9 13 (2.00%) HP Helion
10 6 (0.92%) IBM Cloud
10 6 (0.92%) SoftLayer
11 5 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.77%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.46%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 3 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (0.46%) Google App Engine
12 3 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 1 (0.15%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 159 (24.50%) SAN
2 157 (24.19%) DNS
3 106 (16.33%) Firewall
4 105 (16.18%) TCP/IP
5 99 (15.25%) DHCP
6 69 (10.63%) WAN
7 66 (10.17%) LAN
8 49 (7.55%) NAS
9 39 (6.01%) Cisco ASA
10 35 (5.39%) VPN
11 31 (4.78%) VSAN
12 29 (4.47%) SSL
13 26 (4.01%) LDAP
14 24 (3.70%) Cisco Nexus
15 21 (3.24%) Intrusion Detection
16 19 (2.93%) IPsec
16 19 (2.93%) Wireless
17 18 (2.77%) VLAN
18 17 (2.62%) iSCSI
18 17 (2.62%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 104 (16.02%) SQL Server
2 19 (2.93%) SQL Server 2012
3 15 (2.31%) Redis
4 13 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 13 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (1.54%) Oracle Database
6 9 (1.39%) SQL Server 2014
7 6 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
7 6 (0.92%) DB2
7 6 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (0.77%) MySQL
9 4 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
10 3 (0.46%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.46%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (0.31%) CouchDB
11 2 (0.31%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database 12c
11 2 (0.31%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 16 (2.47%) Git (software)
1 16 (2.47%) Jenkins
2 8 (1.23%) MSI
3 6 (0.92%) JIRA
3 6 (0.92%) Subversion
3 6 (0.92%) Vagrant
4 4 (0.62%) Hudson
5 3 (0.46%) Gitweb
5 3 (0.46%) JUnit
5 3 (0.46%) Maven
5 3 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.46%) Travis CI
5 3 (0.46%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.46%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.31%) DbUnit
6 2 (0.31%) jMock
6 2 (0.31%) Mockito
6 2 (0.31%) SonarQube
6 2 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.31%) TeamCity
General
1 76 (11.71%) Finance
2 14 (2.16%) Telecoms
3 11 (1.69%) Banking
4 10 (1.54%) Retail
5 9 (1.39%) Games
6 8 (1.23%) Advertising
7 6 (0.92%) Back Office
8 5 (0.77%) Local Government
8 5 (0.77%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.62%) Legal
10 3 (0.46%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.31%) Electronics
11 2 (0.31%) Marketing
11 2 (0.31%) Publishing
12 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.15%) Law
12 1 (0.15%) Military
12 1 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 91 (14.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 68 (10.48%) VMware Engineer
3 57 (8.78%) Administrator
4 53 (8.17%) Architect
5 42 (6.47%) Analyst
6 39 (6.01%) Consultant
7 38 (5.86%) Support Engineer
8 37 (5.70%) Server Engineer
8 37 (5.70%) Wintel Engineer
9 33 (5.08%) Systems Administrator
10 31 (4.78%) Windows Engineer
11 30 (4.62%) VMware Specialist
12 28 (4.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 26 (4.01%) Infrastructure Architect
14 25 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
14 25 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
14 25 (3.85%) Support Analyst
15 23 (3.54%) Infrastructure Specialist
16 21 (3.24%) 2nd Line Support
17 20 (3.08%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.24%) Web Services
2 19 (2.93%) .NET
3 17 (2.62%) RabbitMQ
4 13 (2.00%) REST
5 11 (1.69%) Middleware
6 8 (1.23%) HTML
6 8 (1.23%) J2EE
6 8 (1.23%) LAMP
7 7 (1.08%) CSS
8 6 (0.92%) ASP.NET
9 5 (0.77%) Software Packaging
9 5 (0.77%) XML
9 5 (0.77%) X-Windows
10 4 (0.62%) COM
10 4 (0.62%) ELK Stack
10 4 (0.62%) MSMQ
10 4 (0.62%) SAML
10 4 (0.62%) Spring
11 3 (0.46%) Servlets
11 3 (0.46%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 112 (17.26%) Data Centre
2 66 (10.17%) Clustering
3 58 (8.94%) VCE vBlock
4 46 (7.09%) EMC VNX
5 26 (4.01%) EMC VMAX
6 24 (3.70%) Management Information System
7 23 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (2.47%) Private Cloud
9 15 (2.31%) Replication
10 14 (2.16%) Blackberry
11 12 (1.85%) Hybrid Cloud
12 11 (1.69%) FlexPod
13 8 (1.23%) Computer Science
14 7 (1.08%) PKI
15 5 (0.77%) Driving Licence
15 5 (0.77%) Public Cloud
15 5 (0.77%) Smart Meter
16 4 (0.62%) BYOD
17 3 (0.46%) Derivative
17 3 (0.46%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 366 (56.39%) Windows
2 228 (35.13%) Windows Server
3 203 (31.28%) Linux
4 182 (28.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 172 (26.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 89 (13.71%) Unix
7 86 (13.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 80 (12.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 52 (8.01%) Windows 7
10 36 (5.55%) Solaris
11 32 (4.93%) Windows 10
12 29 (4.47%) Oracle Linux
13 25 (3.85%) CentOS
14 17 (2.62%) AIX
15 16 (2.47%) SUSE
16 13 (2.00%) Mac OS X
16 13 (2.00%) Windows XP
17 11 (1.69%) Ubuntu
17 11 (1.69%) Windows 8
18 6 (0.92%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (22.65%) ITIL
2 79 (12.17%) DevOps
3 57 (8.78%) Migration
4 47 (7.24%) Service Management
5 46 (7.09%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (5.86%) Converged Infrastructure
7 37 (5.70%) Problem Management
8 35 (5.39%) Load Balancing
9 34 (5.24%) Change Management
9 34 (5.24%) Configuration Management
10 33 (5.08%) Continuous Delivery
11 31 (4.78%) Kalman Filter
12 30 (4.62%) High Availability
13 26 (4.01%) Performance Tuning
13 26 (4.01%) SIEM
14 24 (3.70%) Identity Access Management
14 24 (3.70%) Patch Management
14 24 (3.70%) Server Building
15 22 (3.39%) Security Operations
16 21 (3.24%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 125 (19.26%) PowerShell
2 64 (9.86%) SQL
3 62 (9.55%) Bash Shell
4 42 (6.47%) Ruby
5 41 (6.32%) Shell Script
6 38 (5.86%) Python
7 31 (4.78%) Java
8 29 (4.47%) C
8 29 (4.47%) Perl
9 17 (2.62%) Korn
10 15 (2.31%) Go
11 9 (1.39%) C#
12 7 (1.08%) JavaScript
12 7 (1.08%) VBScript
13 6 (0.92%) VB
14 4 (0.62%) AWK
15 3 (0.46%) C++
15 3 (0.46%) PHP
16 1 (0.15%) Scala
Qualifications
1 165 (25.42%) Security Cleared
2 136 (20.96%) SC Cleared
3 77 (11.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 60 (9.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 45 (6.93%) MCSE
6 38 (5.86%) Cisco Certification
7 28 (4.31%) ITIL Certification
8 27 (4.16%) MCSA
9 25 (3.85%) DV Cleared
10 22 (3.39%) CCNA
11 20 (3.08%) CCNP
11 20 (3.08%) Degree
12 14 (2.16%) BPSS Clearance
13 11 (1.69%) VCAP
14 8 (1.23%) BC Cleared
14 8 (1.23%) CCIE
15 7 (1.08%) CCDP
15 7 (1.08%) MCITP
15 7 (1.08%) VCDX
16 6 (0.92%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (6.93%) PCI DSS
2 30 (4.62%) SLA
3 27 (4.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (2.62%) RMADS
5 6 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.31%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.31%) ISO22301
6 2 (0.31%) QA
System Software
1 350 (53.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 251 (38.67%) Active Directory
3 104 (16.02%) VMware ESXi
4 69 (10.63%) XenApp
5 68 (10.48%) VMware ESX
6 54 (8.32%) Hyper-V
7 48 (7.40%) vCloud
8 34 (5.24%) Virtual Machines
9 32 (4.93%) XenDesktop
10 26 (4.01%) NFS
11 25 (3.85%) XenServer
12 22 (3.39%) Microsoft App-V
13 19 (2.93%) Docker
13 19 (2.93%) Xen
14 16 (2.47%) Virtual Desktop
15 13 (2.00%) Samba
16 12 (1.85%) Virtual Servers
17 11 (1.69%) Firmware
17 11 (1.69%) VMware Server
18 10 (1.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 75 (11.56%) Puppet
2 61 (9.40%) vRealize
3 60 (9.24%) SCCM
4 42 (6.47%) Opscode Chef
5 33 (5.08%) Ansible
6 30 (4.62%) PowerCLI
7 29 (4.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 28 (4.31%) Nessus
8 28 (4.31%) NetBackup
9 25 (3.85%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 23 (3.54%) Red Hat Satellite
10 23 (3.54%) SCOM
11 19 (2.93%) Nagios
12 18 (2.77%) Backup Exec
13 17 (2.62%) Microsoft Clustering
14 14 (2.16%) ZABBIX
15 13 (2.00%) Cobbler
16 12 (1.85%) WSUS
17 11 (1.69%) EMC NetWorker
18 10 (1.54%) vMotion
Vendors
1 590 (90.91%) VMware
2 218 (33.59%) Microsoft
3 172 (26.50%) Cisco
4 123 (18.95%) HP
5 115 (17.72%) Citrix
6 82 (12.63%) EMC
7 80 (12.33%) Red Hat
8 48 (7.40%) NetApp
8 48 (7.40%) Oracle
9 47 (7.24%) Dell
10 39 (6.01%) IBM
11 34 (5.24%) Veritas
12 26 (4.01%) AlienVault
13 21 (3.24%) Veeam
14 19 (2.93%) LANDesk
15 18 (2.77%) 3PAR
15 18 (2.77%) Brocade
16 17 (2.62%) Symantec
17 15 (2.31%) Sun
18 13 (2.00%) CommVault
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