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 7 May 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
7 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 255 292 233
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -59
Contract jobs citing vSphere 442 366 387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.79% 0.66% 0.81%
As % of the System Software category 8.20% 6.95% 8.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 250 222
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £226 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 13 18
Average hourly rate £22.83 £22.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.46% -13.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.35 £13.60 £23.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £34.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-26.31% -5.00%

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
5387 5267 4442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.67% 9.50% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3011 2749 2139
Average daily rate £350 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 630 624 622
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.99 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.55 £34.06 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
- +4.76%

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 7 May 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 7 May 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 7 May 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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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 +46 411 £365 +4.28% 133
London +26 180 £425 +18.05% 38
South East +52 123 £350 +2.94% 37
City of London +30 41 £425 +22.30% 12
Hampshire +12 35 £343 -10.06% 10
East of England +16 30 £315 +14.54% 9
Berkshire +10 24 £350 -20.00% 11
Scotland -8 22 £262 -24.20% 3
West Midlands +3 20 £261 -6.69% 9
Yorkshire -32 16 £375 +15.38% 7
Surrey +5 14 £365 +16.80% 8
East Sussex +1 14 £385 -9.41% 2
North West -26 13 £300 +15.38% 12
Oxfordshire -10 12 £300 -
West Yorkshire -23 12 £375 +15.38% 5
Edinburgh -5 11 £115 -66.90% 1
Slough +11 10 £350 - 1
Croydon +2 10 £450 -18.18%
Hertfordshire +4 9 £375 +50.00% 2
South West -5 9 £300 -25.04% 19
Lewes - 9 £400 -
East Midlands -2 8 £260 +25.30% 1
West Sussex -15 8 £350 -1.40% 4
Leeds -24 8 £375 +15.38% 4
Bracknell +5 7 £408 -
Milton Keynes +5 7 £400 +61.61% 2
Buckinghamshire +1 7 £400 +36.17% 2
Cambridgeshire 0 7 £295 -26.25% 3
Wales -2 7 £305 -32.22%
Lancashire -3 7 £300 +21.21%

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 May 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.

1 738 (85.81%) VMware
2 657 (76.40%) Windows
3 465 (54.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 422 (49.07%) Active Directory
5 367 (42.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 341 (39.65%) Microsoft
7 272 (31.63%) Citrix
8 265 (30.81%) Cisco
9 262 (30.47%) SAN
10 227 (26.40%) Windows Server 2003
11 215 (25.00%) HP
12 213 (24.77%) Linux
13 202 (23.49%) DNS
14 187 (21.74%) Firewall
15 180 (20.93%) Windows Server 2012
16 176 (20.47%) XenApp
17 158 (18.37%) ITIL
18 157 (18.26%) Hyper-V
19 156 (18.14%) MS Exchange
20 153 (17.79%) SQL Server
21 149 (17.33%) SQL
22 136 (15.81%) PowerShell
23 135 (15.70%) Security Cleared
24 132 (15.35%) NetApp
25 131 (15.23%) Migration
26 129 (15.00%) DHCP
27 121 (14.07%) IIS
27 121 (14.07%) Finance
28 113 (13.14%) WAN
29 103 (11.98%) LAN

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 7 May 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
1 156 (18.14%) MS Exchange
2 121 (14.07%) IIS
3 94 (10.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 59 (6.86%) Exchange Server 2007
5 47 (5.47%) OpenStack
5 47 (5.47%) Exchange Server 2013
5 47 (5.47%) SharePoint
6 40 (4.65%) Apache
7 39 (4.53%) Lync
8 27 (3.14%) Tomcat
9 26 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2003
10 23 (2.67%) JBoss
11 22 (2.56%) WebLogic
12 20 (2.33%) WebSphere
12 20 (2.33%) Office Communications Server
13 19 (2.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 8 (0.93%) GlassFish
15 7 (0.81%) Node.js
15 7 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
15 7 (0.81%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 96 (11.16%) MS Excel
2 61 (7.09%) MS Office
3 13 (1.51%) MS PowerPoint
3 13 (1.51%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 66 (7.67%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (4.53%) Office 365
4 31 (3.60%) IaaS
5 15 (1.74%) PaaS
6 10 (1.16%) SaaS
7 8 (0.93%) IBM SmartCloud
8 6 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.47%) Mimecast
9 4 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.35%) Heroku
10 3 (0.35%) GitHub
10 3 (0.35%) Google App Engine
11 2 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.23%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 262 (30.47%) SAN
2 202 (23.49%) DNS
3 187 (21.74%) Firewall
4 129 (15.00%) DHCP
5 113 (13.14%) WAN
6 103 (11.98%) LAN
7 100 (11.63%) VPN
8 91 (10.58%) TCP/IP
9 67 (7.79%) VLAN
9 67 (7.79%) NAS
10 59 (6.86%) NetScaler
11 47 (5.47%) Network Security
12 46 (5.35%) MPLS
13 43 (5.00%) iSCSI
13 43 (5.00%) Internet
14 42 (4.88%) Cisco ASA
15 38 (4.42%) Fibre Channel
16 31 (3.60%) LDAP
17 28 (3.26%) SSL
18 26 (3.02%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (17.79%) SQL Server
2 40 (4.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 20 (2.33%) MySQL
5 18 (2.09%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (1.16%) Relational Database
6 10 (1.16%) Big Data
7 7 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (0.70%) DB2
9 5 (0.58%) RDBMS
9 5 (0.58%) Informix
10 4 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.47%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.47%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.47%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.35%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.35%) Redis
11 3 (0.35%) RethinkDB
11 3 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 35 (4.07%) Git (software)
2 26 (3.02%) Subversion
2 26 (3.02%) Jenkins
3 8 (0.93%) MSI
4 6 (0.70%) JIRA
5 5 (0.58%) Maven
5 5 (0.58%) Visual Studio
6 4 (0.47%) jMock
6 4 (0.47%) SonarQube
6 4 (0.47%) DbUnit
6 4 (0.47%) Mockito
6 4 (0.47%) Rational DOORS
7 3 (0.35%) Wise Package Studio
7 3 (0.35%) WinDbg
7 3 (0.35%) JUnit
8 2 (0.23%) AdminStudio
8 2 (0.23%) StarTeam
8 2 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.23%) TeamCity
8 2 (0.23%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 121 (14.07%) Finance
2 28 (3.26%) Banking
3 21 (2.44%) Back Office
4 13 (1.51%) Telecoms
5 12 (1.40%) Investment Banking
6 10 (1.16%) Legal
7 8 (0.93%) Manufacturing
7 8 (0.93%) Publishing
8 7 (0.81%) Retail
8 7 (0.81%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.70%) Marketing
9 6 (0.70%) Law
10 4 (0.47%) Online Betting
10 4 (0.47%) Games
11 2 (0.23%) Advertising
11 2 (0.23%) Automotive
11 2 (0.23%) Billing
12 1 (0.12%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.12%) Local Government
12 1 (0.12%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 179 (20.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 85 (9.88%) Analyst
3 79 (9.19%) Architect
4 67 (7.79%) Support Engineer
5 66 (7.67%) Consultant
6 60 (6.98%) Server Engineer
7 54 (6.28%) 3rd Line Support
8 48 (5.58%) Administrator
9 42 (4.88%) Network Engineer
10 36 (4.19%) DevOps Engineer
10 36 (4.19%) Cloud Engineer
11 35 (4.07%) Systems Engineer
11 35 (4.07%) Systems Administrator
12 32 (3.72%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 30 (3.49%) VMware Engineer
14 29 (3.37%) Infrastructure Architect
15 26 (3.02%) Citrix Engineer
16 25 (2.91%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 25 (2.91%) Wintel Engineer
16 25 (2.91%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (5.58%) .NET
2 37 (4.30%) Web Services
3 13 (1.51%) SOAP
4 10 (1.16%) Middleware
5 9 (1.05%) Application Packaging
6 7 (0.81%) ActiveMQ
7 6 (0.70%) XML
7 6 (0.70%) Regular Expression
7 6 (0.70%) REST
8 5 (0.58%) RESTful
8 5 (0.58%) Spring
8 5 (0.58%) WCF
8 5 (0.58%) X-Windows
9 4 (0.47%) WebSphere MQ
9 4 (0.47%) Apache Camel
9 4 (0.47%) Apache CXF
9 4 (0.47%) PowerMock
10 3 (0.35%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (0.35%) ZeroMQ
10 3 (0.35%) React
Miscellaneous
1 81 (9.42%) Clustering
2 51 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
3 41 (4.77%) Replication
4 32 (3.72%) Hybrid Cloud
5 24 (2.79%) PKI
6 23 (2.67%) Blackberry
7 22 (2.56%) EqualLogic
7 22 (2.56%) Private Cloud
8 20 (2.33%) Management Information System
8 20 (2.33%) Enterprise Storage
9 19 (2.21%) CLARiiON
10 17 (1.98%) Public Cloud
11 16 (1.86%) Thin Client
11 16 (1.86%) Fat Client
12 15 (1.74%) FlexPod
12 15 (1.74%) Computer Science
13 13 (1.51%) Cryptography
14 10 (1.16%) Spread Betting
15 9 (1.05%) Celerra
16 8 (0.93%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 657 (76.40%) Windows
2 367 (42.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 227 (26.40%) Windows Server 2003
4 213 (24.77%) Linux
5 180 (20.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 76 (8.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 75 (8.72%) Windows 7
8 63 (7.33%) UNIX
9 32 (3.72%) VMS
10 23 (2.67%) Oracle Linux
11 21 (2.44%) Windows XP
12 20 (2.33%) CentOS
13 19 (2.21%) Windows 8
13 19 (2.21%) AIX
14 17 (1.98%) SUSE
15 15 (1.74%) Solaris
16 8 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
17 7 (0.81%) Ubuntu
18 6 (0.70%) Windows Vista
19 5 (0.58%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (18.37%) ITIL
2 131 (15.23%) Migration
3 59 (6.86%) Disaster Recovery
4 58 (6.74%) Agile Software Development
5 56 (6.51%) Load Balancing
6 53 (6.16%) Service Delivery
7 49 (5.70%) Configuration Management
8 48 (5.58%) DevOps
9 42 (4.88%) Change Management
10 35 (4.07%) Incident Management
11 34 (3.95%) Performance Monitoring
12 29 (3.37%) Service Management
13 26 (3.02%) Capacity Planning
13 26 (3.02%) Performance Tuning
14 23 (2.67%) Network Load Balancing
14 23 (2.67%) Project Management
15 22 (2.56%) SOA
15 22 (2.56%) Root Cause Analysis
16 20 (2.33%) Mentoring
16 20 (2.33%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 149 (17.33%) SQL
2 136 (15.81%) PowerShell
3 48 (5.58%) Perl
4 46 (5.35%) Python
5 43 (5.00%) Java
6 41 (4.77%) Ruby
7 40 (4.65%) VBScript
8 33 (3.84%) PHP
9 24 (2.79%) Shell Script
9 24 (2.79%) Bash Shell
10 13 (1.51%) C
11 10 (1.16%) VB
12 7 (0.81%) Korn
12 7 (0.81%) T-SQL
13 6 (0.70%) C#
14 5 (0.58%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.35%) Clojure
15 3 (0.35%) Go
15 3 (0.35%) Bourne shell
15 3 (0.35%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 135 (15.70%) Security Cleared
2 96 (11.16%) SC Cleared
3 95 (11.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 89 (10.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 67 (7.79%) MCSE
6 49 (5.70%) Cisco Certification
7 37 (4.30%) DV Cleared
7 37 (4.30%) CCNA
8 32 (3.72%) Citrix Certification
8 32 (3.72%) MCITP
9 26 (3.02%) Degree
10 25 (2.91%) CCNP
11 23 (2.67%) CCA
12 20 (2.33%) MCP
13 19 (2.21%) VCAP
14 17 (1.98%) VCP5
15 14 (1.63%) MCSA
16 9 (1.05%) VCDX
17 8 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
17 8 (0.93%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (3.84%) SLA
2 26 (3.02%) QA
3 16 (1.86%) JSP 440
4 15 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (1.05%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
System Software
1 465 (54.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 422 (49.07%) Active Directory
3 176 (20.47%) XenApp
4 157 (18.26%) Hyper-V
5 100 (11.63%) vCloud
6 95 (11.05%) VMware ESXi
7 89 (10.35%) VMware ESX
8 86 (10.00%) XenDesktop
9 43 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
10 38 (4.42%) XenServer
11 17 (1.98%) DFS Replication
12 15 (1.74%) NFS
13 13 (1.51%) Xen
13 13 (1.51%) Terminal Services
14 11 (1.28%) VMware Server
15 10 (1.16%) ISA Server
15 10 (1.16%) Forefront TMG
16 9 (1.05%) UAG
16 9 (1.05%) KVM
16 9 (1.05%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 90 (10.47%) SCCM
2 67 (7.79%) Puppet
3 36 (4.19%) Opscode Chef
4 35 (4.07%) SCOM
5 27 (3.14%) Backup Exec
5 27 (3.14%) WSUS
6 26 (3.02%) ZABBIX
7 20 (2.33%) Nagios
7 20 (2.33%) NetBackup
8 17 (1.98%) HP Data Protector
9 14 (1.63%) EdgeSight
10 13 (1.51%) HP SIM
11 10 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
11 10 (1.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 10 (1.16%) vMotion
11 10 (1.16%) SolarWinds Orion
11 10 (1.16%) WhatsUp Gold
12 9 (1.05%) Tivoli
12 9 (1.05%) ARCserve
13 8 (0.93%) Kibana
Vendors
1 738 (85.81%) VMware
2 341 (39.65%) Microsoft
3 272 (31.63%) Citrix
4 265 (30.81%) Cisco
5 215 (25.00%) HP
6 132 (15.35%) NetApp
7 94 (10.93%) Red Hat
8 90 (10.47%) Dell
9 84 (9.77%) CheckPoint
9 84 (9.77%) EMC
10 79 (9.19%) IBM
11 69 (8.02%) Oracle
12 55 (6.40%) F5
13 48 (5.58%) Juniper
14 44 (5.12%) 3PAR
15 37 (4.30%) Symantec
16 36 (4.19%) McAfee
17 31 (3.60%) AppSense
18 29 (3.37%) CommVault
19 27 (3.14%) Brocade
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Evermore Global
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London/New York/Home
Talent Analytix
Rate: £425 - £500+ per day + expenses
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
LA International
Rate: £525 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £495.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £320 - £380 per day + DOE
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 19 days ago