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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 275 284 248
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -36
Contract jobs citing vSphere 401 354 464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.70% 0.68% 0.80%
As % of the System Software category 7.30% 7.14% 9.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 205 275
Average daily rate
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£338 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 32 11
Average hourly rate £27.50 £26.25 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.60 £16.50 £18.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £27.50 £31.88
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -13.72%

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 4959 4777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.55% 9.54% 8.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3068 2635 2298
Average daily rate £338 £338 £338
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 666 555 590
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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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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 +7 382 £338 -0.73% 134
London +31 180 £400 +6.66% 39
South East +15 95 £325 -4.41% 33
City of London +16 43 £425 +8.97% 14
Hampshire +17 34 £325 +225.00% 7
South West -18 30 £300 -27.27% 16
East of England -33 24 £275 +12.24% 8
Berkshire -4 21 £300 -11.11% 9
West Midlands -3 18 £303 +27.36% 8
Yorkshire +3 15 £335 +48.88% 8
Scotland -17 14 £335 +16.60% 10
Wiltshire -8 13 £375 -16.66% 1
West Yorkshire +4 11 £258 -28.96% 7
North West -17 11 £270 +12.46% 14
Leeds +3 10 £258 -28.96% 5
Hertfordshire -18 10 £213 -46.87% 2
Gloucestershire - 10 £300 - 1
Kent -4 9 £438 +9.37% 2
Buckinghamshire -5 9 £325 +12.06%
North East -32 9 £348 +15.91% 2
Surrey -5 8 £325 +23.80% 8
Worcestershire - 8 £315 - 1
Worcester - 8 £315 - 1
Milton Keynes +3 7 £400 -
Cambridgeshire +2 7 £295 -26.25% 6
Bracknell +1 7 £300 - 2
Slough -3 6 £300 -2.04% 3
Tyne and Wear -33 6 £348 +15.91% 2
Birmingham +2 5 £185 -22.10% 3
West Sussex +1 5 £280 -24.57% 4

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 648 (88.52%) VMware
2 593 (81.01%) Windows
3 413 (56.42%) Active Directory
4 372 (50.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 368 (50.27%) VMware Infrastructure
6 308 (42.08%) Microsoft
7 271 (37.02%) Citrix
8 253 (34.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 220 (30.05%) HP
10 212 (28.96%) SAN
11 200 (27.32%) MS Exchange
12 190 (25.96%) DNS
13 169 (23.09%) Cisco
14 163 (22.27%) XenApp
15 155 (21.17%) Firewall
16 148 (20.22%) Windows Server 2012
17 145 (19.81%) SQL Server
18 140 (19.13%) Linux
19 129 (17.62%) ITIL
19 129 (17.62%) SQL
20 128 (17.49%) Security Cleared
21 127 (17.35%) PowerShell
22 116 (15.85%) DHCP
23 111 (15.16%) MS Excel
24 110 (15.03%) Microsoft Certification
25 107 (14.62%) SCCM
26 106 (14.48%) EMC
27 99 (13.52%) VMware ESX
28 98 (13.39%) XenDesktop
29 97 (13.25%) Exchange Server 2010

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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
1 200 (27.32%) MS Exchange
2 97 (13.25%) IIS
2 97 (13.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 61 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 56 (7.65%) Exchange Server 2003
4 56 (7.65%) SharePoint
5 38 (5.19%) Exchange Server 2013
6 30 (4.10%) Apache
7 28 (3.83%) Lync
8 27 (3.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 18 (2.46%) Tomcat
9 18 (2.46%) SharePoint 2010
10 11 (1.50%) OpenStack
10 11 (1.50%) WebSphere
11 8 (1.09%) IBM Notes
11 8 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
12 7 (0.96%) Lotus Domino
12 7 (0.96%) WebLogic
13 6 (0.82%) GlassFish
13 6 (0.82%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 111 (15.16%) MS Excel
2 54 (7.38%) MS Office
3 13 (1.78%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (0.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.27%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (2.87%) Office 365
2 18 (2.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.64%) IaaS
4 11 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (0.82%) SaaS
5 6 (0.82%) PaaS
6 3 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.27%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.27%) IBM SmartCloud
7 2 (0.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 212 (28.96%) SAN
2 190 (25.96%) DNS
3 155 (21.17%) Firewall
4 116 (15.85%) DHCP
5 89 (12.16%) TCP/IP
6 79 (10.79%) WAN
7 72 (9.84%) LAN
8 70 (9.56%) VPN
9 58 (7.92%) VLAN
10 52 (7.10%) NetScaler
11 36 (4.92%) Network Security
12 35 (4.78%) VoIP
13 34 (4.64%) Cisco ASA
14 30 (4.10%) NAS
15 28 (3.83%) Internet
15 28 (3.83%) MPLS
16 24 (3.28%) iSCSI
17 22 (3.01%) LDAP
18 20 (2.73%) BGP
19 19 (2.60%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (19.81%) SQL Server
2 50 (6.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (2.73%) SQL Server 2005
4 14 (1.91%) MySQL
5 13 (1.78%) DB2
6 11 (1.50%) Oracle Database
7 10 (1.37%) SQL Server 2000
8 8 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (0.68%) SQLPlus
10 3 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.41%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 7
11 2 (0.27%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.27%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.27%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.27%) Redis
11 2 (0.27%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (1.64%) Git (software)
2 9 (1.23%) MSI
3 8 (1.09%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.55%) Hudson
5 3 (0.41%) Wise Package Studio
5 3 (0.41%) Maven
5 3 (0.41%) ClearCase
5 3 (0.41%) ClearQuest
6 2 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.27%) JIRA
6 2 (0.27%) Subversion
7 1 (0.14%) WinDbg
7 1 (0.14%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.14%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.14%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.14%) LoadRunner
General
1 69 (9.43%) Finance
2 30 (4.10%) Telecoms
3 23 (3.14%) Law
4 20 (2.73%) Retail
5 19 (2.60%) Banking
6 16 (2.19%) Legal
7 13 (1.78%) Financial Institution
8 11 (1.50%) Advertising
9 7 (0.96%) Local Government
10 6 (0.82%) Publishing
11 5 (0.68%) Marketing
12 4 (0.55%) Manufacturing
13 3 (0.41%) Electronics
13 3 (0.41%) Games
13 3 (0.41%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.41%) German Language
14 2 (0.27%) Back Office
15 1 (0.14%) Dutch Language
15 1 (0.14%) French Language
Job Titles
1 132 (18.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 83 (11.34%) Administrator
3 65 (8.88%) Consultant
4 53 (7.24%) Systems Administrator
5 50 (6.83%) Analyst
6 45 (6.15%) Support Engineer
7 44 (6.01%) Architect
8 40 (5.46%) Wintel Engineer
9 32 (4.37%) Server Engineer
10 31 (4.23%) Network Engineer
10 31 (4.23%) 3rd Line Support
11 28 (3.83%) Systems Engineer
12 26 (3.55%) Server Administrator
13 24 (3.28%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 22 (3.01%) Support Analyst
15 21 (2.87%) Storage Administrator
16 20 (2.73%) Infrastructure Architect
17 19 (2.60%) Virtualisation Engineer
18 18 (2.46%) Infrastructure Analyst
18 18 (2.46%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (2.87%) Web Services
2 12 (1.64%) Application Packaging
2 12 (1.64%) Regular Expression
3 8 (1.09%) Middleware
4 6 (0.82%) Flash
4 6 (0.82%) .NET
5 5 (0.68%) WebSphere MQ
5 5 (0.68%) XMPP
6 4 (0.55%) Software Packaging
7 2 (0.27%) RESTful
7 2 (0.27%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (0.27%) ActiveMQ
7 2 (0.27%) X-Windows
7 2 (0.27%) SOAP
7 2 (0.27%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.27%) ZeroMQ
8 1 (0.14%) COM
8 1 (0.14%) J2EE
8 1 (0.14%) EDI
8 1 (0.14%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 45 (6.15%) Blackberry
2 44 (6.01%) Replication
3 41 (5.60%) Clustering
4 36 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (3.14%) CLARiiON
6 21 (2.87%) Client/Server
7 16 (2.19%) EqualLogic
8 13 (1.78%) Firmware
8 13 (1.78%) Hedge funds
9 12 (1.64%) Management Information System
9 12 (1.64%) PKI
10 11 (1.50%) Fat Client
10 11 (1.50%) Thin Client
11 8 (1.09%) Cryptography
11 8 (1.09%) Computer Science
11 8 (1.09%) Enterprise Storage
12 7 (0.96%) iPad
13 6 (0.82%) HACMP
14 5 (0.68%) Open Source
14 5 (0.68%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 593 (81.01%) Windows
2 372 (50.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 253 (34.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 148 (20.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 140 (19.13%) Linux
6 89 (12.16%) Windows 7
7 57 (7.79%) UNIX
8 45 (6.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 39 (5.33%) Windows XP
10 27 (3.69%) AIX
11 24 (3.28%) SUSE
12 18 (2.46%) Oracle Linux
13 17 (2.32%) Windows 2000
14 11 (1.50%) Windows 2000 Server
15 10 (1.37%) CentOS
15 10 (1.37%) Windows 8
16 6 (0.82%) SELinux
16 6 (0.82%) Solaris
17 3 (0.41%) HPUX
17 3 (0.41%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (17.62%) ITIL
2 95 (12.98%) Migration
3 55 (7.51%) Disaster Recovery
4 48 (6.56%) Change Management
5 42 (5.74%) Load Balancing
6 40 (5.46%) Service Management
7 39 (5.33%) Incident Management
8 30 (4.10%) DevOps
9 29 (3.96%) Service Delivery
10 26 (3.55%) Performance Tuning
11 23 (3.14%) Root Cause Analysis
11 23 (3.14%) Agile Software Development
12 22 (3.01%) Project Management
13 21 (2.87%) Configuration Management
14 20 (2.73%) Mentoring
15 19 (2.60%) Continuous Improvement
15 19 (2.60%) Network Management
16 18 (2.46%) Time Management
17 14 (1.91%) Capacity Management
17 14 (1.91%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 129 (17.62%) SQL
2 127 (17.35%) PowerShell
3 37 (5.05%) VBScript
4 35 (4.78%) VB
5 15 (2.05%) Perl
6 14 (1.91%) Java
7 11 (1.50%) C
7 11 (1.50%) T-SQL
7 11 (1.50%) Ruby
8 10 (1.37%) VBA
8 10 (1.37%) Python
9 9 (1.23%) Bash Shell
10 7 (0.96%) Shell Script
11 5 (0.68%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.55%) PHP
13 3 (0.41%) C#
14 2 (0.27%) JavaScript
14 2 (0.27%) Clojure
14 2 (0.27%) R
14 2 (0.27%) Golang
Qualifications
1 128 (17.49%) Security Cleared
2 110 (15.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 87 (11.89%) MCSE
4 80 (10.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 79 (10.79%) SC Cleared
6 52 (7.10%) DV Cleared
7 37 (5.05%) Cisco Certification
8 35 (4.78%) CCNA
9 26 (3.55%) MCITP
9 26 (3.55%) VCAP
10 23 (3.14%) CCNP
11 22 (3.01%) Degree
12 18 (2.46%) MCP
13 15 (2.05%) VCDX
14 14 (1.91%) MCSA
15 10 (1.37%) Citrix Certification
15 10 (1.37%) VCP5
16 7 (0.96%) MCTS
16 7 (0.96%) RHCE
17 6 (0.82%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (5.60%) SLA
2 22 (3.01%) QA
3 9 (1.23%) JSP 440
4 6 (0.82%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.41%) BS7799
7 3 (0.41%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 413 (56.42%) Active Directory
2 368 (50.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 163 (22.27%) XenApp
4 99 (13.52%) VMware ESX
5 98 (13.39%) XenDesktop
6 94 (12.84%) VMware ESXi
7 83 (11.34%) Hyper-V
8 76 (10.38%) vCloud
9 37 (5.05%) XenServer
10 24 (3.28%) Terminal Services
11 22 (3.01%) Microsoft App-V
12 15 (2.05%) ISA Server
12 15 (2.05%) NFS
13 13 (1.78%) UAG
14 12 (1.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 12 (1.64%) VMware Server
15 11 (1.50%) FreeRADIUS
16 10 (1.37%) Xen
17 7 (0.96%) MetaFrame
18 6 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 107 (14.62%) SCCM
2 59 (8.06%) SCOM
3 43 (5.87%) NetBackup
4 40 (5.46%) Backup Exec
5 35 (4.78%) HP SIM
6 28 (3.83%) Puppet
7 18 (2.46%) WSUS
8 17 (2.32%) EMC NetWorker
8 17 (2.32%) Norton AntiVirus
9 15 (2.05%) Nagios
9 15 (2.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 14 (1.91%) HP Data Protector
11 13 (1.78%) Tivoli
12 12 (1.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 12 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
13 11 (1.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 11 (1.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 11 (1.50%) ARCserve
14 9 (1.23%) BladeLogic
14 9 (1.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 648 (88.52%) VMware
2 308 (42.08%) Microsoft
3 271 (37.02%) Citrix
4 220 (30.05%) HP
5 169 (23.09%) Cisco
6 106 (14.48%) EMC
7 91 (12.43%) IBM
8 80 (10.93%) NetApp
9 62 (8.47%) Symantec
10 57 (7.79%) Oracle
11 55 (7.51%) Dell
12 52 (7.10%) 3PAR
13 51 (6.97%) F5
14 44 (6.01%) Juniper
15 42 (5.74%) CheckPoint
16 41 (5.60%) Red Hat
17 28 (3.83%) Websense
18 26 (3.55%) AppSense
19 25 (3.42%) Sophos
20 21 (2.87%) CA
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 12 hours ago
Shipley, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 12 hours ago
North Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Rate: Salary £28,000 - £30,000 plus Bonus Potential
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: market day rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £540 - £565 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150 to £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £347.48 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £180.00 - £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago