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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 311 251 339
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +88
Contract jobs citing vSphere 407 493 330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.76% 0.88% 0.61%
As % of the System Software category 6.03% 8.29% 5.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 306 214
Median daily rate £365 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £225 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £354 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.07% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 11
Median hourly rate £44.00 £22.83 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+92.72% +20.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £20.70 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £23.11 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £20.50 £18.88
% change year-on-year
+114.63% +8.60%

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
6749 5949 5536
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.58% 10.60% 10.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4158 3361 3001
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £188 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 469 618 636
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £15.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+25.71% +12.90%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 30 June 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 -48 357 £373 +6.42% 102
South East -26 120 £400 +9.58% 30
London -56 109 £425 +13.40% 34
Hampshire +8 41 £360 +2.85% 8
Berkshire +18 40 £450 +12.50% 8
Scotland +3 39 £360 +28.57% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -33 30 £217 -21.27%
North East -38 30 £217 -21.27%
Tyne and Wear -39 30 £217 -21.27%
East of England +21 28 £340 +8.80% 7
South West +14 23 £375 -9.63% 6
West Midlands -8 21 £340 +4.61% 6
Surrey -15 18 £438 +22.37% 7
City of London +25 15 £425 +4.29% 8
North West -7 14 £225 -25.00% 8
Hertfordshire +7 11 £375 +7.14% 4
Cambridgeshire +18 10 £340 +8.80% 2
Cambridge +18 9 £340 +8.80% 2
Hook +9 9 £323 -19.13%
Portsmouth -8 9 £464 +65.71% 1
Erskine -35 9 £367 +6.56%
Renfrewshire -35 9 £367 +6.56%
Bristol +14 8 £325 -13.33% 1
Oxfordshire +12 8 £345 +12.48% 2
East Midlands +8 8 £350 +59.09% 3
Reading +1 8 £463 - 1
Kent +4 7 £750 +76.47% 1
Birmingham -2 7 £306 -31.94% 3
Edinburgh -10 7 £431 +275.00%
Worcestershire - 7 £400 -

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 727 (85.53%) VMware
2 528 (62.12%) Windows
3 466 (54.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 361 (42.47%) Windows Server
5 322 (37.88%) Linux
6 317 (37.29%) Active Directory
7 296 (34.82%) Microsoft
8 259 (30.47%) Windows Server 2012
9 247 (29.06%) Windows Server 2008
10 209 (24.59%) Cisco
11 206 (24.24%) PowerShell
12 202 (23.76%) SAN
13 186 (21.88%) HP
14 180 (21.18%) ITIL
15 177 (20.82%) DNS
16 175 (20.59%) Citrix
17 152 (17.88%) MS Exchange
18 150 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
19 147 (17.29%) Firewall
20 140 (16.47%) Finance
21 138 (16.24%) DevOps
22 135 (15.88%) Data Centre
23 134 (15.76%) Puppet
24 132 (15.53%) SQL
25 128 (15.06%) SQL Server
26 127 (14.94%) DHCP
26 127 (14.94%) Security Cleared
27 126 (14.82%) Java
28 121 (14.24%) VMware ESXi
29 118 (13.88%) Microsoft Certification

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
1 152 (17.88%) MS Exchange
2 103 (12.12%) OpenStack
3 77 (9.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 62 (7.29%) SharePoint
5 52 (6.12%) Cloud Foundry
6 51 (6.00%) Apache
7 42 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2013
8 37 (4.35%) Skype for Business
9 35 (4.12%) IIS
10 34 (4.00%) Tomcat
11 31 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2007
12 21 (2.47%) SharePoint 2013
13 20 (2.35%) Confluence
14 19 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2003
15 14 (1.65%) JBoss
15 14 (1.65%) WebSphere
16 12 (1.41%) CloudStack
17 11 (1.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 11 (1.29%) WebSphere Application Server
18 8 (0.94%) nginx
Applications
1 105 (12.35%) MS Excel
2 66 (7.76%) MS Office
3 13 (1.53%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.24%) Adobe Premiere
4 2 (0.24%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.12%) OpenText Process Suite
3 1 (0.12%) Sage 50
3 1 (0.12%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 108 (12.71%) Amazon AWS
2 78 (9.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 60 (7.06%) PaaS
4 42 (4.94%) Office 365
5 35 (4.12%) Heroku
6 26 (3.06%) IaaS
6 26 (3.06%) SaaS
7 18 (2.12%) Amazon EC2
8 16 (1.88%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (1.41%) Google App Engine
9 12 (1.41%) Google Cloud Platform
10 6 (0.71%) Mimecast
11 4 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (0.47%) SoftLayer
12 3 (0.35%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.35%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.24%) HP Helion
14 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
14 1 (0.12%) CloudBees
14 1 (0.12%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 202 (23.76%) SAN
2 177 (20.82%) DNS
3 147 (17.29%) Firewall
4 127 (14.94%) DHCP
5 75 (8.82%) TCP/IP
6 57 (6.71%) LAN
6 57 (6.71%) WAN
7 50 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
8 40 (4.71%) NetScaler
9 39 (4.59%) NAS
10 31 (3.65%) VPN
11 30 (3.53%) Fibre Channel
11 30 (3.53%) VLAN
12 25 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
13 20 (2.35%) LDAP
13 20 (2.35%) Network Security
13 20 (2.35%) SSL
14 19 (2.24%) Internet
14 19 (2.24%) iSCSI
15 18 (2.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (15.06%) SQL Server
2 42 (4.94%) MySQL
3 35 (4.12%) Apache Cassandra
4 34 (4.00%) Redis
5 30 (3.53%) SQL Server 2008
6 24 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
7 20 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
7 20 (2.35%) SQL Server 2005
8 15 (1.76%) Oracle Database
9 14 (1.65%) DB2
10 13 (1.53%) SQL Server 2014
11 7 (0.82%) MongoDB
12 5 (0.59%) Hadoop
12 5 (0.59%) Oracle BI EE
12 5 (0.59%) Oracle ODI
13 4 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (0.47%) NoSQL
13 4 (0.47%) SAP HANA
14 3 (0.35%) Big Data
14 3 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 63 (7.41%) Jenkins
2 39 (4.59%) Git (software)
3 33 (3.88%) JIRA
4 27 (3.18%) Sonatype Nexus
5 23 (2.71%) Maven
6 19 (2.24%) SonarQube
7 16 (1.88%) Appium
7 16 (1.88%) Mocha
7 16 (1.88%) Selenium
8 14 (1.65%) TeamCity
9 12 (1.41%) Ant
9 12 (1.41%) Travis CI
9 12 (1.41%) Vagrant
10 8 (0.94%) Subversion
11 7 (0.82%) Hudson
12 5 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (0.35%) Visual Studio
14 2 (0.24%) jMock
14 2 (0.24%) JUnit
14 2 (0.24%) MSI
General
1 140 (16.47%) Finance
2 38 (4.47%) Banking
3 20 (2.35%) Back Office
4 16 (1.88%) Financial Institution
4 16 (1.88%) Legal
5 15 (1.76%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.29%) Retail
7 9 (1.06%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.82%) Advertising
8 7 (0.82%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.71%) Billing
9 6 (0.71%) Games
10 5 (0.59%) Law
11 4 (0.47%) Electronics
11 4 (0.47%) Local Government
11 4 (0.47%) Marketing
11 4 (0.47%) Military
12 2 (0.24%) Front Office
12 2 (0.24%) German Language
12 2 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 112 (13.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 100 (11.76%) Support Engineer
2 100 (11.76%) VMware Engineer
3 95 (11.18%) DevOps Engineer
4 61 (7.18%) Administrator
5 59 (6.94%) Server Engineer
5 59 (6.94%) Wintel Engineer
6 49 (5.76%) Cloud Engineer
7 44 (5.18%) Linux Engineer
7 44 (5.18%) Systems Administrator
8 41 (4.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 41 (4.82%) 3rd Line Support
8 41 (4.82%) Architect
8 41 (4.82%) Windows Engineer
9 40 (4.71%) Analyst
10 35 (4.12%) Server Support
11 33 (3.88%) Systems Engineer
12 32 (3.76%) Citrix Engineer
12 32 (3.76%) Developer
13 30 (3.53%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (5.88%) RabbitMQ
2 45 (5.29%) Web Services
3 28 (3.29%) .NET
4 21 (2.47%) Middleware
5 20 (2.35%) HTML
6 16 (1.88%) Chai
7 14 (1.65%) LAMP
7 14 (1.65%) Node.js
8 11 (1.29%) REST
9 8 (0.94%) J2EE
9 8 (0.94%) YAML
10 7 (0.82%) HTML5
11 5 (0.59%) ActiveMQ
11 5 (0.59%) RESTful
11 5 (0.59%) Servlets
12 4 (0.47%) LAPP Stack
13 3 (0.35%) Java EE
13 3 (0.35%) LEMP Stack
13 3 (0.35%) Regular Expression
13 3 (0.35%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 135 (15.88%) Data Centre
2 50 (5.88%) Clustering
3 42 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (4.12%) EMC VNX
5 30 (3.53%) FlexPod
6 22 (2.59%) Replication
7 16 (1.88%) Driving Licence
8 15 (1.76%) Blackberry
8 15 (1.76%) Computer Science
9 14 (1.65%) VCE vBlock
10 12 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (1.29%) PKI
12 10 (1.18%) e-Health
13 8 (0.94%) EMC VMAX
13 8 (0.94%) Mainframe
13 8 (0.94%) Management Information System
14 7 (0.82%) Virtual Team
15 6 (0.71%) Enterprise Cloud
15 6 (0.71%) Public Cloud
15 6 (0.71%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 528 (62.12%) Windows
2 361 (42.47%) Windows Server
3 322 (37.88%) Linux
4 259 (30.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 247 (29.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 150 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 116 (13.65%) Unix
8 115 (13.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 56 (6.59%) CentOS
10 53 (6.24%) Windows 7
11 38 (4.47%) AIX
11 38 (4.47%) Solaris
12 33 (3.88%) Data ONTAP
13 30 (3.53%) Windows 10
14 28 (3.29%) Ubuntu
15 20 (2.35%) SUSE
16 15 (1.76%) Oracle Linux
17 13 (1.53%) Windows 8
18 10 (1.18%) Mac OS X
19 6 (0.71%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (21.18%) ITIL
2 138 (16.24%) DevOps
3 106 (12.47%) Agile Software Development
4 82 (9.65%) Migration
5 74 (8.71%) Configuration Management
6 53 (6.24%) Disaster Recovery
6 53 (6.24%) Software Engineering
7 48 (5.65%) Service Management
8 46 (5.41%) Server Building
9 45 (5.29%) TDD
10 42 (4.94%) Continuous Delivery
11 40 (4.71%) Virtual Environments
12 39 (4.59%) Project Management
13 37 (4.35%) High Availability
14 34 (4.00%) Mentoring
14 34 (4.00%) Scrum
15 32 (3.76%) Continuous Improvement
15 32 (3.76%) Open Source
16 31 (3.65%) Change Control
17 30 (3.53%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 206 (24.24%) PowerShell
2 132 (15.53%) SQL
3 126 (14.82%) Java
4 105 (12.35%) Bash Shell
4 105 (12.35%) Ruby
5 104 (12.24%) Python
6 81 (9.53%) Perl
7 37 (4.35%) Shell Script
8 36 (4.24%) Go
9 25 (2.94%) C#
9 25 (2.94%) JavaScript
10 11 (1.29%) C
10 11 (1.29%) VBScript
11 9 (1.06%) PL/SQL
11 9 (1.06%) VB
12 8 (0.94%) Korn
12 8 (0.94%) PHP
13 5 (0.59%) COBOL
14 4 (0.47%) C++
15 3 (0.35%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 127 (14.94%) Security Cleared
2 118 (13.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 117 (13.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 95 (11.18%) SC Cleared
5 83 (9.76%) MCSE
6 75 (8.82%) MCSA
7 53 (6.24%) Cisco Certification
8 35 (4.12%) CCNA
9 33 (3.88%) CCNP
10 23 (2.71%) Degree
11 20 (2.35%) BPSS Clearance
12 18 (2.12%) VCAP
13 17 (2.00%) DV Cleared
14 14 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
15 13 (1.53%) NCDA
16 11 (1.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 9 (1.06%) RHCE
18 8 (0.94%) RHCSA
19 7 (0.82%) VCP5
19 7 (0.82%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.71%) PCI DSS
2 18 (2.12%) Disclosure Scotland
3 16 (1.88%) SLA
4 10 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.82%) COBIT
6 3 (0.35%) QA
7 1 (0.12%) JSP 440
System Software
1 466 (54.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 317 (37.29%) Active Directory
3 121 (14.24%) VMware ESXi
4 116 (13.65%) Hyper-V
5 110 (12.94%) VMware ESX
6 81 (9.53%) XenApp
7 50 (5.88%) Docker
7 50 (5.88%) vCloud
8 49 (5.76%) Virtual Machines
9 41 (4.82%) XenDesktop
10 34 (4.00%) XenServer
11 25 (2.94%) NFS
12 16 (1.88%) Virtual Servers
13 15 (1.76%) Xen
14 12 (1.41%) Virtual Desktop
15 11 (1.29%) Postfix
16 10 (1.18%) iptables
16 10 (1.18%) Sendmail
17 9 (1.06%) Firmware
18 8 (0.94%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 134 (15.76%) Puppet
2 92 (10.82%) SCCM
3 52 (6.12%) SCOM
4 51 (6.00%) Nagios
5 49 (5.76%) Ansible
5 49 (5.76%) Opscode Chef
6 39 (4.59%) NetBackup
7 37 (4.35%) WSUS
8 36 (4.24%) vRealize
9 35 (4.12%) Backup Exec
10 24 (2.82%) FreeIPA
10 24 (2.82%) Icinga
10 24 (2.82%) Microsoft Clustering
11 23 (2.71%) McAfee ePO
12 20 (2.35%) Tivoli
13 18 (2.12%) SELinux
14 17 (2.00%) Kubernetes
15 16 (1.88%) Cobbler
15 16 (1.88%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 16 (1.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 727 (85.53%) VMware
2 296 (34.82%) Microsoft
3 209 (24.59%) Cisco
4 186 (21.88%) HP
5 175 (20.59%) Citrix
6 108 (12.71%) Red Hat
7 99 (11.65%) NetApp
8 86 (10.12%) EMC
9 75 (8.82%) IBM
9 75 (8.82%) Oracle
10 59 (6.94%) Dell
11 49 (5.76%) Symantec
12 38 (4.47%) Intel Security
13 34 (4.00%) Splunk
14 25 (2.94%) CA
15 22 (2.59%) CheckPoint
16 19 (2.24%) Atlassian
17 18 (2.12%) Veritas
18 17 (2.00%) SaltStack
19 16 (1.88%) Veeam
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £300.00 - £301 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
South East
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £460 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Surrey
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £470 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Norfolk
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £10 - £12.50 per hour
Posted: 11 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cobham, Surrey
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £250 - £375 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry
Spectrum IT
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
University Of Cambridge
Rate: From £28,982 to £37,768 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Fareham
Spectrum IT
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 20 days ago