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 5 August 2015 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 254 285 256
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -29
Contract jobs citing vSphere 488 369 403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.84% 0.66% 0.78%
As % of the System Software category 8.64% 6.90% 7.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 212 239
Average daily rate
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£350 £329 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% -3.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £208 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 19 30
Average hourly rate £22.83 £19.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.15% -37.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.40 £13.60 £22.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.15 £45.00 £42.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £18.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -38.52%

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
5646 5349 5117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.76% 9.63% 9.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3233 2956 2601
Average daily rate £350 £325 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £170 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.56% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 570 627 626
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £27.70 £33.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -9.85%

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 5 August 2015.

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 5 August 2015.

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 5 August 2015. 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 +43 455 £350 +5.74% 114
London +23 173 £375 - 27
South East +47 156 £353 +0.71% 19
Hampshire +19 62 £340 -2.57% 10
City of London +5 41 £375 -8.81% 2
East of England +20 33 £313 +33.68% 9
Yorkshire -7 29 £375 +41.50% 16
West Yorkshire -3 28 £375 +66.66% 11
Scotland +8 27 £350 +11.28% 6
Buckinghamshire +9 24 £440 +10.00% 2
South West -7 24 £375 +25.00% 13
Surrey +17 23 £350 - 2
Leeds -11 23 £400 +77.77% 10
Hertfordshire +8 17 £350 +64.70% 4
Berkshire +3 17 £406 -13.56% 4
North West -13 16 £300 +27.38% 15
Southampton +12 14 £306 -14.93% 5
Kent +3 13 £375 +7.14%
Edinburgh +3 13 £350 +3.70% 4
Milton Keynes +3 12 £395 -1.25% 1
Croydon -8 10 £481 +29.19%
Winchester - 10 £325 - 1
Gloucestershire -7 9 £425 +41.66% 4
North East -13 9 £275 -19.23%
Glasgow +6 8 £370 +40.81% 2
Dorset - 8 £190 -
Bournemouth - 8 £190 -
Cheltenham - 8 £425 -
Cambridgeshire +1 7 £295 - 4
West Midlands -10 7 £425 +34.92% 9

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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.

1 811 (87.87%) VMware
2 714 (77.36%) Windows
3 476 (51.57%) Active Directory
4 460 (49.84%) VMware Infrastructure
5 427 (46.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 420 (45.50%) Microsoft
7 338 (36.62%) Citrix
8 318 (34.45%) SAN
9 289 (31.31%) Windows Server 2012
10 287 (31.09%) Cisco
11 264 (28.60%) Windows Server 2003
12 248 (26.87%) HP
13 230 (24.92%) DNS
14 221 (23.94%) XenApp
15 219 (23.73%) Linux
16 210 (22.75%) Firewall
17 188 (20.37%) MS Exchange
18 171 (18.53%) SQL Server
19 170 (18.42%) PowerShell
20 168 (18.20%) Data Centre
21 165 (17.88%) SQL
21 165 (17.88%) ITIL
22 158 (17.12%) DHCP
23 148 (16.03%) Hyper-V
24 145 (15.71%) WAN
24 145 (15.71%) Microsoft Certification
25 137 (14.84%) NetApp
26 136 (14.73%) MS Excel
26 136 (14.73%) VMware ESX
27 134 (14.52%) LAN

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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
1 188 (20.37%) MS Exchange
2 128 (13.87%) IIS
3 113 (12.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 81 (8.78%) Exchange Server 2007
5 63 (6.83%) Exchange Server 2013
6 51 (5.53%) SharePoint
7 41 (4.44%) Lync
8 29 (3.14%) OpenStack
9 28 (3.03%) Apache
10 26 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2003
11 24 (2.60%) Tomcat
12 20 (2.17%) WebSphere
13 18 (1.95%) WebLogic
14 14 (1.52%) Office Communications Server
15 13 (1.41%) JBoss
16 11 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
17 10 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 9 (0.98%) Oracle Workflow
19 8 (0.87%) GlassFish
20 7 (0.76%) Node.js
Applications
1 136 (14.73%) MS Excel
2 62 (6.72%) MS Office
3 14 (1.52%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.11%) Shockwave
5 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.11%) Tesseract
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 43 (4.66%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (3.68%) Office 365
4 23 (2.49%) IaaS
5 15 (1.63%) PaaS
6 8 (0.87%) IBM SmartCloud
7 7 (0.76%) SaaS
8 6 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.11%) IBM PureFlex
11 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.11%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.11%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 318 (34.45%) SAN
2 230 (24.92%) DNS
3 210 (22.75%) Firewall
4 158 (17.12%) DHCP
5 145 (15.71%) WAN
6 134 (14.52%) LAN
7 126 (13.65%) TCP/IP
8 98 (10.62%) VPN
9 66 (7.15%) NAS
10 62 (6.72%) NetScaler
11 58 (6.28%) VLAN
12 48 (5.20%) MPLS
13 46 (4.98%) Network Security
14 45 (4.88%) Fibre Channel
15 44 (4.77%) iSCSI
16 38 (4.12%) Cisco ASA
17 37 (4.01%) Internet
18 28 (3.03%) SSL
19 25 (2.71%) VoIP
20 23 (2.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (18.53%) SQL Server
2 48 (5.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
3 24 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (1.63%) MySQL
5 14 (1.52%) Relational Database
6 13 (1.41%) Big Data
7 9 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (0.76%) RDBMS
8 7 (0.76%) Informix
9 4 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.33%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.22%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.22%) DB2
12 1 (0.11%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (0.11%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 25 (2.71%) Jenkins
2 24 (2.60%) Git (software)
3 22 (2.38%) Subversion
4 8 (0.87%) MSI
4 8 (0.87%) JIRA
5 4 (0.43%) jMock
5 4 (0.43%) DbUnit
5 4 (0.43%) Maven
5 4 (0.43%) SonarQube
5 4 (0.43%) Mockito
5 4 (0.43%) Wise Package Studio
5 4 (0.43%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (0.33%) Rational Rhapsody
6 3 (0.33%) JUnit
6 3 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (0.33%) WinDbg
6 3 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (0.33%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.22%) StarTeam
8 1 (0.11%) JMeter
General
1 104 (11.27%) Finance
2 32 (3.47%) Banking
3 24 (2.60%) Back Office
4 19 (2.06%) Telecoms
5 8 (0.87%) Law
5 8 (0.87%) Retail
5 8 (0.87%) Manufacturing
6 7 (0.76%) Investment Banking
7 6 (0.65%) Online Betting
7 6 (0.65%) Marketing
8 5 (0.54%) French Language
8 5 (0.54%) Electronics
9 4 (0.43%) Legal
9 4 (0.43%) Advertising
9 4 (0.43%) German Language
10 3 (0.33%) Dutch Language
11 2 (0.22%) Publishing
11 2 (0.22%) Billing
11 2 (0.22%) Automotive
11 2 (0.22%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 178 (19.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 99 (10.73%) Analyst
3 90 (9.75%) Consultant
4 77 (8.34%) Support Engineer
5 75 (8.13%) Architect
6 68 (7.37%) Administrator
7 66 (7.15%) 3rd Line Support
8 57 (6.18%) Server Engineer
9 47 (5.09%) Systems Administrator
10 45 (4.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 36 (3.90%) Support Analyst
12 33 (3.58%) Systems Engineer
12 33 (3.58%) Network Engineer
12 33 (3.58%) Infrastructure Architect
13 31 (3.36%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 30 (3.25%) Wintel Engineer
14 30 (3.25%) VMware Engineer
15 29 (3.14%) DevOps Engineer
16 28 (3.03%) Citrix Engineer
17 25 (2.71%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (3.79%) Web Services
2 34 (3.68%) .NET
3 15 (1.63%) Middleware
4 14 (1.52%) Application Packaging
5 12 (1.30%) WCF
6 11 (1.19%) X-Windows
7 8 (0.87%) REST
7 8 (0.87%) SOAP
8 5 (0.54%) Flash
8 5 (0.54%) Spring
8 5 (0.54%) XML
9 4 (0.43%) J2EE
9 4 (0.43%) RESTful
9 4 (0.43%) Software Packaging
9 4 (0.43%) PowerMock
10 3 (0.33%) RESTEasy
10 3 (0.33%) HTML
10 3 (0.33%) CSS
11 2 (0.22%) ODBC
11 2 (0.22%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 168 (18.20%) Data Centre
2 96 (10.40%) Clustering
3 51 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
4 42 (4.55%) Replication
5 35 (3.79%) EqualLogic
6 29 (3.14%) CLARiiON
7 27 (2.93%) PKI
8 26 (2.82%) Blackberry
9 19 (2.06%) Hybrid Cloud
10 16 (1.73%) EMC VNX
10 16 (1.73%) Management Information System
10 16 (1.73%) Celerra
11 15 (1.63%) Enterprise Storage
12 14 (1.52%) Fat Client
12 14 (1.52%) Client/Server
12 14 (1.52%) Thin Client
13 12 (1.30%) FlexPod
14 11 (1.19%) Public Cloud
14 11 (1.19%) NHS
15 8 (0.87%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 714 (77.36%) Windows
2 427 (46.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 289 (31.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 264 (28.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 219 (23.73%) Linux
6 89 (9.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 89 (9.64%) Windows 7
7 70 (7.58%) UNIX
8 34 (3.68%) Windows XP
9 30 (3.25%) Windows 8
10 22 (2.38%) SUSE
11 21 (2.28%) Solaris
12 19 (2.06%) AIX
13 16 (1.73%) Ubuntu
14 14 (1.52%) Oracle Linux
15 13 (1.41%) CentOS
16 10 (1.08%) Windows 2000 Server
16 10 (1.08%) Data ONTAP
17 9 (0.98%) Windows 2000
18 7 (0.76%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (17.88%) ITIL
2 113 (12.24%) Migration
3 71 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 57 (6.18%) Change Management
5 50 (5.42%) Service Delivery
6 49 (5.31%) Configuration Management
7 46 (4.98%) Load Balancing
8 40 (4.33%) Root Cause Analysis
9 39 (4.23%) DevOps
9 39 (4.23%) Agile Software Development
9 39 (4.23%) Project Management
10 36 (3.90%) Server Building
11 30 (3.25%) Performance Monitoring
12 29 (3.14%) Performance Tuning
13 28 (3.03%) Capacity Planning
14 26 (2.82%) Incident Management
15 25 (2.71%) Service Management
16 22 (2.38%) Data Migration
16 22 (2.38%) Change Control
16 22 (2.38%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 170 (18.42%) PowerShell
2 165 (17.88%) SQL
3 54 (5.85%) Perl
4 47 (5.09%) VBScript
5 39 (4.23%) Python
6 32 (3.47%) Shell Script
6 32 (3.47%) Bash Shell
7 26 (2.82%) Java
8 25 (2.71%) PHP
9 24 (2.60%) Ruby
10 18 (1.95%) VB
10 18 (1.95%) C
11 14 (1.52%) JavaScript
12 12 (1.30%) C#
13 9 (0.98%) Korn
14 4 (0.43%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.33%) Bourne shell
15 3 (0.33%) C-shell
16 1 (0.11%) Jython
Qualifications
1 145 (15.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 113 (12.24%) MCSE
3 104 (11.27%) Security Cleared
4 101 (10.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 83 (8.99%) Cisco Certification
6 66 (7.15%) SC Cleared
7 62 (6.72%) CCNA
8 49 (5.31%) MCITP
9 36 (3.90%) MCSA
10 33 (3.58%) CCNP
11 31 (3.36%) Degree
12 29 (3.14%) DV Cleared
13 25 (2.71%) Citrix Certification
14 24 (2.60%) VCP5
15 18 (1.95%) VCP4
16 13 (1.41%) VCAP
17 12 (1.30%) MCTS
18 11 (1.19%) CCA
19 9 (0.98%) CCEE
20 7 (0.76%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (5.53%) SLA
2 22 (2.38%) QA
3 15 (1.63%) PCI DSS
3 15 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (1.19%) JSP 440
5 4 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.11%) COBIT
6 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
System Software
1 476 (51.57%) Active Directory
2 460 (49.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 221 (23.94%) XenApp
4 148 (16.03%) Hyper-V
5 136 (14.73%) VMware ESX
6 122 (13.22%) VMware ESXi
7 83 (8.99%) XenDesktop
8 80 (8.67%) vCloud
9 53 (5.74%) Microsoft App-V
10 45 (4.88%) XenServer
11 24 (2.60%) NFS
12 20 (2.17%) DFS Replication
13 14 (1.52%) KVM
13 14 (1.52%) Xen
14 13 (1.41%) VMware Server
15 12 (1.30%) Forefront TMG
16 11 (1.19%) UAG
17 10 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 9 (0.98%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 9 (0.98%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 133 (14.41%) SCCM
2 50 (5.42%) Puppet
3 46 (4.98%) SCOM
4 32 (3.47%) Backup Exec
5 26 (2.82%) NetBackup
5 26 (2.82%) WSUS
5 26 (2.82%) vMotion
6 23 (2.49%) Opscode Chef
7 22 (2.38%) SolarWinds Orion
8 18 (1.95%) HP SIM
9 17 (1.84%) ARCserve
10 16 (1.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 15 (1.63%) Norton AntiVirus
11 15 (1.63%) ZABBIX
12 13 (1.41%) HP Data Protector
12 13 (1.41%) Nagios
12 13 (1.41%) Tivoli
12 13 (1.41%) EdgeSight
13 9 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
14 8 (0.87%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 811 (87.87%) VMware
2 420 (45.50%) Microsoft
3 338 (36.62%) Citrix
4 287 (31.09%) Cisco
5 248 (26.87%) HP
6 137 (14.84%) NetApp
7 117 (12.68%) EMC
8 107 (11.59%) Red Hat
9 99 (10.73%) IBM
10 86 (9.32%) Dell
11 66 (7.15%) CheckPoint
12 58 (6.28%) Oracle
13 52 (5.63%) Juniper
13 52 (5.63%) F5
14 50 (5.42%) Symantec
15 45 (4.88%) 3PAR
16 44 (4.77%) McAfee
17 37 (4.01%) CommVault
18 36 (3.90%) SolarWinds
19 33 (3.58%) Brocade
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Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £45000 - £48000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 19 hours ago
South East London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £220.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
JM
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Fusion Experience
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £375 - £400 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £40 - £47 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh or Herefordshire + Remote Working
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £250 - £290/day + Expenses
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Rate: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum 6 Month Fixed Term Contract with opt
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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London
Harris Global
Posted: 5 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
EMIS Health
Rate: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum + 10% completion bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Southampton
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Halifax
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £15.00 per hour + Negotiable
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