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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 244 265 270
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +5
Contract jobs citing vSphere 409 338 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.82% 0.69% 0.66%
As % of the System Software category 8.49% 7.21% 6.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 177 160
Average daily rate
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£410 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £238 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £477 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+21.48% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 30 39
Average hourly rate £23.38 £23.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.53% -21.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.94 £15.75 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £35.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.20 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -22.66%

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
4817 4688 4329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.61% 9.60% 9.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2632 2379 2012
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £165 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 558 537 768
Average hourly rate £16.41 £16.00 £18.69
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -14.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.56 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.08 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.74% -11.42%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +19 384 £421 +13.76% 158
London +73 196 £450 +20.00% 55
South East -25 87 £400 +23.07% 44
City of London +35 48 £450 +16.12% 12
Hampshire -10 36 £440 +60.00% 18
East of England -13 20 £475 +79.24% 9
West Midlands +14 19 £321 +7.08% 11
North West +1 18 £425 +55.96% 8
Berkshire -11 18 £400 - 7
Yorkshire -4 16 £295 -20.27% 18
South West -9 15 £410 +22.38% 6
Scotland -11 15 £340 +64.84% 5
Hertfordshire +4 12 £493 +57.60% 3
Farnborough +4 11 £440 +17.33% 4
Surrey -4 11 £430 +32.30% 3
Buckinghamshire -6 11 £295 +19.19% 8
Milton Keynes -1 10 £295 +19.19% 5
Lancashire -13 10 £440 +96.42% 1
Bracknell +1 9 £300 +15.38%
Hook -3 9 £415 +72.91% 2
North East -11 9 £415 +12.16% 2
Manchester +2 8 £368 - 2
West Yorkshire -1 8 £225 -34.78% 11
Birmingham - 8 £306 - 5
Croydon -1 7 £450 -
Tyne and Wear -3 6 £418 +13.09% 2
Leeds -7 6 £275 -20.28% 9
Kent -11 6 £465 +69.09% 3
Norfolk +6 5 £365 -
Bristol -3 5 £385 -9.41% 3

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 740 (87.06%) VMware
2 642 (75.53%) Windows
3 467 (54.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 421 (49.53%) Active Directory
5 370 (43.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 330 (38.82%) Microsoft
7 272 (32.00%) Citrix
8 258 (30.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 235 (27.65%) SAN
10 234 (27.53%) HP
11 224 (26.35%) Cisco
11 224 (26.35%) DNS
12 203 (23.88%) Linux
13 178 (20.94%) Security Cleared
14 176 (20.71%) MS Exchange
14 176 (20.71%) Firewall
15 173 (20.35%) SQL Server
16 171 (20.12%) Windows Server 2012
17 169 (19.88%) XenApp
18 166 (19.53%) ITIL
19 149 (17.53%) IIS
20 136 (16.00%) Migration
21 134 (15.76%) DHCP
22 132 (15.53%) PowerShell
23 131 (15.41%) SC Cleared
24 123 (14.47%) SQL
25 122 (14.35%) Hyper-V
26 116 (13.65%) Finance
27 113 (13.29%) VMware ESXi
28 109 (12.82%) SCCM

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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
1 176 (20.71%) MS Exchange
2 149 (17.53%) IIS
3 94 (11.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 60 (7.06%) SharePoint
5 51 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 51 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 47 (5.53%) Exchange Server 2013
7 44 (5.18%) Apache
8 34 (4.00%) OpenStack
9 32 (3.76%) Lync
10 21 (2.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 20 (2.35%) Tomcat
12 19 (2.24%) JBoss
12 19 (2.24%) Office Communications Server
13 18 (2.12%) Lotus Domino
14 10 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
15 9 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
16 8 (0.94%) IBM Notes
17 7 (0.82%) WebSphere
17 7 (0.82%) GlassFish
Applications
1 103 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 56 (6.59%) MS Office
3 6 (0.71%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.47%) MS Project
5 3 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.12%) assyst
1 1 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.12%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 38 (4.47%) Office 365
2 34 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (2.35%) IaaS
4 19 (2.24%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (1.18%) PaaS
6 7 (0.82%) SaaS
7 5 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (0.59%) Google App Engine
7 5 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.59%) GitHub
8 3 (0.35%) Heroku
9 2 (0.24%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.12%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 235 (27.65%) SAN
2 224 (26.35%) DNS
3 176 (20.71%) Firewall
4 134 (15.76%) DHCP
5 94 (11.06%) TCP/IP
6 81 (9.53%) VPN
7 79 (9.29%) WAN
8 72 (8.47%) NetScaler
9 69 (8.12%) VLAN
9 69 (8.12%) LAN
10 64 (7.53%) NAS
11 53 (6.24%) Cisco ASA
12 49 (5.76%) Network Security
13 46 (5.41%) Internet
14 33 (3.88%) MPLS
15 31 (3.65%) Cisco Nexus
16 29 (3.41%) iSCSI
17 28 (3.29%) LDAP
18 25 (2.94%) SSL
19 24 (2.82%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (20.35%) SQL Server
2 53 (6.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 26 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 25 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
5 16 (1.88%) DB2
5 16 (1.88%) MySQL
6 9 (1.06%) SQL Server 2000
7 6 (0.71%) Oracle Database
7 6 (0.71%) MongoDB
7 6 (0.71%) NoSQL
7 6 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (0.59%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (0.59%) RethinkDB
8 5 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (0.59%) Redis
9 4 (0.47%) Big Data
10 3 (0.35%) SQL Server 7
10 3 (0.35%) SQLPlus
11 1 (0.12%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 23 (2.71%) Git (software)
2 16 (1.88%) MSI
3 11 (1.29%) Subversion
3 11 (1.29%) Jenkins
4 6 (0.71%) Maven
5 4 (0.47%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.35%) JUnit
6 3 (0.35%) jMock
6 3 (0.35%) Wise Package Studio
6 3 (0.35%) Mockito
6 3 (0.35%) DbUnit
7 2 (0.24%) Gerrit
7 2 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (0.24%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.12%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.12%) Ant
8 1 (0.12%) StarTeam
8 1 (0.12%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.12%) Hudson
General
1 116 (13.65%) Finance
2 39 (4.59%) Banking
3 24 (2.82%) Telecoms
4 19 (2.24%) Advertising
4 19 (2.24%) Investment Banking
5 17 (2.00%) Retail
6 16 (1.88%) Marketing
7 12 (1.41%) Publishing
8 11 (1.29%) Legal
9 9 (1.06%) Back Office
10 8 (0.94%) Law
11 6 (0.71%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.59%) Financial Institution
12 5 (0.59%) Games
13 3 (0.35%) German Language
14 2 (0.24%) Local Government
15 1 (0.12%) Electronics
15 1 (0.12%) Online Betting
15 1 (0.12%) French Language
15 1 (0.12%) Billing
Job Titles
1 176 (20.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 82 (9.65%) Architect
3 72 (8.47%) Consultant
4 61 (7.18%) Analyst
5 60 (7.06%) Administrator
6 47 (5.53%) Network Engineer
7 41 (4.82%) Server Engineer
8 40 (4.71%) Wintel Engineer
9 38 (4.47%) 3rd Line Support
10 36 (4.24%) Cloud Engineer
10 36 (4.24%) Systems Administrator
11 34 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
11 34 (4.00%) Support Engineer
12 28 (3.29%) VMware Engineer
13 26 (3.06%) DevOps Engineer
14 23 (2.71%) Solutions Architect
14 23 (2.71%) Linux Engineer
14 23 (2.71%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 22 (2.59%) Citrix Engineer
15 22 (2.59%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (3.06%) .NET
1 26 (3.06%) Web Services
2 15 (1.76%) SOAP
2 15 (1.76%) Regular Expression
3 13 (1.53%) Application Packaging
4 8 (0.94%) ActiveMQ
4 8 (0.94%) XML
5 7 (0.82%) X-Windows
5 7 (0.82%) Middleware
5 7 (0.82%) Flash
6 6 (0.71%) RESTful
7 5 (0.59%) RabbitMQ
7 5 (0.59%) ZeroMQ
7 5 (0.59%) REST
8 4 (0.47%) .NET Framework
8 4 (0.47%) HTML
8 4 (0.47%) WebSphere MQ
9 3 (0.35%) LAMP
9 3 (0.35%) Software Packaging
9 3 (0.35%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 75 (8.82%) Clustering
2 54 (6.35%) Replication
3 47 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (3.88%) Blackberry
5 25 (2.94%) CLARiiON
6 20 (2.35%) Fat Client
6 20 (2.35%) Thin Client
7 16 (1.88%) PKI
8 15 (1.76%) Management Information System
8 15 (1.76%) Computer Science
9 13 (1.53%) Cryptography
10 10 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
10 10 (1.18%) Spread Betting
11 9 (1.06%) Open Source
12 8 (0.94%) PDA
13 6 (0.71%) EqualLogic
13 6 (0.71%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.71%) EFT
14 5 (0.59%) Online Games
15 4 (0.47%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 642 (75.53%) Windows
2 370 (43.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 258 (30.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 203 (23.88%) Linux
5 171 (20.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 80 (9.41%) UNIX
7 78 (9.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 69 (8.12%) Windows 7
9 32 (3.76%) Windows XP
9 32 (3.76%) VMS
10 29 (3.41%) SUSE
11 24 (2.82%) AIX
12 20 (2.35%) Oracle Linux
13 16 (1.88%) CentOS
14 13 (1.53%) Windows 2000
14 13 (1.53%) Solaris
15 9 (1.06%) Windows 8
16 8 (0.94%) Ubuntu
17 6 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
18 4 (0.47%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (19.53%) ITIL
2 136 (16.00%) Migration
3 63 (7.41%) Load Balancing
4 57 (6.71%) Change Management
5 54 (6.35%) Configuration Management
6 52 (6.12%) Service Delivery
7 48 (5.65%) Agile Software Development
8 46 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
9 43 (5.06%) DevOps
10 42 (4.94%) Incident Management
11 33 (3.88%) Performance Tuning
12 32 (3.76%) Service Management
13 28 (3.29%) Performance Monitoring
14 26 (3.06%) Network Monitoring
15 24 (2.82%) Problem Management
15 24 (2.82%) Capacity Planning
16 22 (2.59%) Time Management
17 21 (2.47%) Network Management
18 20 (2.35%) Line Management
19 19 (2.24%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 132 (15.53%) PowerShell
2 123 (14.47%) SQL
3 35 (4.12%) Java
4 33 (3.88%) VBScript
5 30 (3.53%) Python
6 29 (3.41%) Perl
7 24 (2.82%) Ruby
8 22 (2.59%) Shell Script
9 17 (2.00%) VB
9 17 (2.00%) Bash Shell
10 16 (1.88%) PHP
11 9 (1.06%) C
12 7 (0.82%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.59%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.59%) Haskell
13 5 (0.59%) Erlang
13 5 (0.59%) Clojure
13 5 (0.59%) Golang
14 3 (0.35%) C#
15 2 (0.24%) C++
Qualifications
1 178 (20.94%) Security Cleared
2 131 (15.41%) SC Cleared
3 108 (12.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 95 (11.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 68 (8.00%) MCSE
6 57 (6.71%) DV Cleared
7 55 (6.47%) Cisco Certification
8 49 (5.76%) CCNA
9 29 (3.41%) Citrix Certification
10 25 (2.94%) MCITP
11 24 (2.82%) Degree
11 24 (2.82%) CCA
11 24 (2.82%) MCP
12 23 (2.71%) CCNP
13 18 (2.12%) VCAP
14 15 (1.76%) MCSA
15 10 (1.18%) VCDX
16 9 (1.06%) CCEA
17 8 (0.94%) VCP5
17 8 (0.94%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.47%) SLA
2 21 (2.47%) QA
3 14 (1.65%) JSP 440
4 4 (0.47%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.12%) COBIT
System Software
1 467 (54.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 421 (49.53%) Active Directory
3 169 (19.88%) XenApp
4 122 (14.35%) Hyper-V
5 113 (13.29%) VMware ESXi
6 98 (11.53%) VMware ESX
7 87 (10.24%) vCloud
8 85 (10.00%) XenDesktop
9 28 (3.29%) Terminal Services
10 26 (3.06%) XenServer
11 21 (2.47%) Microsoft App-V
12 17 (2.00%) Firmware
13 15 (1.76%) FreeRADIUS
14 14 (1.65%) NFS
15 13 (1.53%) KVM
15 13 (1.53%) UAG
16 12 (1.41%) Xen
16 12 (1.41%) ISA Server
17 10 (1.18%) VMware Server
18 8 (0.94%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 109 (12.82%) SCCM
2 71 (8.35%) SCOM
3 58 (6.82%) Puppet
4 53 (6.24%) NetBackup
5 30 (3.53%) Opscode Chef
6 28 (3.29%) HP SIM
6 28 (3.29%) WSUS
7 25 (2.94%) Backup Exec
8 18 (2.12%) Nagios
9 17 (2.00%) Tivoli
9 17 (2.00%) HP Data Protector
9 17 (2.00%) ZABBIX
10 15 (1.76%) EdgeSight
11 12 (1.41%) WhatsUp Gold
11 12 (1.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 12 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
12 11 (1.29%) SCVMM
13 10 (1.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 10 (1.18%) Ansible
13 10 (1.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 740 (87.06%) VMware
2 330 (38.82%) Microsoft
3 272 (32.00%) Citrix
4 234 (27.53%) HP
5 224 (26.35%) Cisco
6 107 (12.59%) EMC
7 94 (11.06%) IBM
8 89 (10.47%) NetApp
9 80 (9.41%) CheckPoint
10 78 (9.18%) Dell
11 75 (8.82%) Red Hat
12 67 (7.88%) Symantec
13 53 (6.24%) F5
14 49 (5.76%) Oracle
14 49 (5.76%) 3PAR
15 45 (5.29%) Juniper
16 38 (4.47%) McAfee
17 24 (2.82%) AppSense
18 20 (2.35%) Infoblox
18 20 (2.35%) Sophos
Maidstone
Pearson Whiffin
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
NAK Consulting
Rate: From £225 to £400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 17 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield
Spectrum IT
Rate: £29000 - £31000 per annum + Various Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £500 to £550 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
networx
Rate: £27,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: competitive day rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £301 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Network ITR
Rate: 250 to 350 per day GBP
Posted: 3 days ago
Ross-On-Wye, Herefordshire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Up to £130 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 3 days ago
Buckingham, Buckinghamshire
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Solihull
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £300 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
West Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago