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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 299 266 284
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +18
Contract jobs citing vSphere 389 415 338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.76% 0.80% 0.68%
As % of the System Software category 7.75% 8.09% 6.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 246 176
Average daily rate £380 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £287 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £503 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 26 29
Average hourly rate £29.08 £23.25 £23.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.06% -2.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.55 £15.08 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £29.00 £33.24
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £23.00 £23.20
% change year-on-year
+37.19% -0.86%

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
5022 5132 4851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.76% 9.91% 9.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2976 2790 2420
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £180 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 476 599 555
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.99 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £32.50 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 11 February 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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -13 364 £380 -8.43% 125
London -26 145 £400 -11.11% 41
South East +25 106 £375 -6.25% 31
South West +20 34 £320 -20.00% 7
Yorkshire -2 33 £425 +41.66% 10
Hampshire -6 32 £350 -20.45% 8
West Yorkshire +16 31 £425 +70.00% 4
Surrey +6 25 £350 -1.40% 7
Berkshire +12 24 £400 +23.07% 9
City of London +8 24 £384 -14.72% 8
Wiltshire +13 20 £340 -19.04% 1
North West -17 18 £363 -14.70% 13
Swindon +12 17 £340 -19.04%
Leeds +3 17 £425 +54.54% 4
East of England -2 13 £444 -6.57% 8
Winchester - 12 £400 - 1
Scotland -8 11 £405 +19.11% 6
West Midlands -26 9 - - 11
Maidenhead - 9 £405 -
Wales -3 8 £170 - 2
Renfrewshire -11 7 £418 +22.79%
Erskine -12 7 £418 +22.79%
South Wales - 7 £170 - 2
Brighton +22 6 £375 -6.25%
East Sussex +13 6 £375 -1.96% 2
Bedfordshire +11 6 £450 +114.28%
Manchester -16 6 - - 7
Dorset - 6 £170 -
Redhill - 6 - - 1
Bedford +8 5 £450 -

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 621 (85.30%) VMware
2 490 (67.31%) Windows
3 400 (54.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 348 (47.80%) Active Directory
5 341 (46.84%) Windows Server
6 310 (42.58%) Microsoft
7 254 (34.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 227 (31.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 194 (26.65%) Linux
10 192 (26.37%) Citrix
11 180 (24.73%) Cisco
12 166 (22.80%) ITIL
13 160 (21.98%) PowerShell
14 159 (21.84%) Windows Server 2003
15 158 (21.70%) SAN
16 154 (21.15%) SQL
17 142 (19.51%) HP
18 137 (18.82%) MS Exchange
19 134 (18.41%) DNS
20 128 (17.58%) SQL Server
21 121 (16.62%) Hyper-V
22 115 (15.80%) Firewall
23 109 (14.97%) XenApp
24 107 (14.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
25 106 (14.56%) Microsoft Certification
26 103 (14.15%) MS Excel
27 102 (14.01%) Migration
28 100 (13.74%) SCCM
28 100 (13.74%) Data Centre
29 93 (12.77%) VMware ESX

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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
1 137 (18.82%) MS Exchange
2 82 (11.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 70 (9.62%) OpenStack
4 66 (9.07%) Exchange Server 2013
5 61 (8.38%) IIS
6 40 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2007
7 36 (4.95%) Cloud Foundry
7 36 (4.95%) Tomcat
8 34 (4.67%) Apache
9 33 (4.53%) SharePoint
9 33 (4.53%) Skype for Business
10 24 (3.30%) Confluence
11 16 (2.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 16 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2003
12 14 (1.92%) CloudStack
12 14 (1.92%) WebSphere
13 12 (1.65%) JBoss
14 4 (0.55%) Office Communications Server
14 4 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 103 (14.15%) MS Excel
2 39 (5.36%) MS Office
3 7 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (0.96%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.27%) Adobe Premiere
4 2 (0.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.55%) Relativity
3 2 (0.27%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.14%) Advent Geneva
4 1 (0.14%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.14%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 75 (10.30%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (7.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (5.22%) Office 365
4 14 (1.92%) PaaS
5 11 (1.51%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (1.24%) IaaS
7 7 (0.96%) Heroku
8 5 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.55%) SaaS
9 4 (0.55%) SoftLayer
10 3 (0.41%) GitHub
10 3 (0.41%) Google App Engine
10 3 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.41%) IBM PureFlex
11 2 (0.27%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.14%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.14%) HP Helion
12 1 (0.14%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 158 (21.70%) SAN
2 134 (18.41%) DNS
3 115 (15.80%) Firewall
4 89 (12.23%) DHCP
5 81 (11.13%) LAN
6 80 (10.99%) WAN
7 52 (7.14%) TCP/IP
8 37 (5.08%) NAS
8 37 (5.08%) VPN
9 34 (4.67%) Network Security
10 33 (4.53%) NetScaler
10 33 (4.53%) VLAN
11 24 (3.30%) Cisco Nexus
12 20 (2.75%) Internet
12 20 (2.75%) MPLS
12 20 (2.75%) Wireless
13 18 (2.47%) Cisco ASA
13 18 (2.47%) Fibre Channel
14 17 (2.34%) LDAP
15 16 (2.20%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (17.58%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
4 19 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
5 17 (2.34%) MySQL
6 14 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (1.51%) Apache Cassandra
7 11 (1.51%) BusinessObjects
8 9 (1.24%) DB2
9 8 (1.10%) Oracle Database
9 8 (1.10%) Redis
10 6 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (0.69%) Big Data
12 4 (0.55%) Relational Database
13 3 (0.41%) NoSQL
13 3 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 2 (0.27%) Oracle Exadata
15 1 (0.14%) Apache Hive
15 1 (0.14%) Azure SQL Database
15 1 (0.14%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 44 (6.04%) Git (software)
2 40 (5.49%) Jenkins
3 31 (4.26%) Maven
4 29 (3.98%) SonarQube
5 22 (3.02%) Appium
5 22 (3.02%) JIRA
5 22 (3.02%) Mocha
5 22 (3.02%) Selenium
6 12 (1.65%) Ant
7 11 (1.51%) MSI
8 7 (0.96%) DbUnit
8 7 (0.96%) jMock
8 7 (0.96%) JUnit
8 7 (0.96%) Mockito
9 6 (0.82%) Vagrant
10 4 (0.55%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.55%) Wise Package Studio
11 3 (0.41%) GitLab
11 3 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (0.41%) Subversion
General
1 83 (11.40%) Finance
2 28 (3.85%) Banking
3 18 (2.47%) Telecoms
4 13 (1.79%) Retail
5 12 (1.65%) Law
6 8 (1.10%) Advertising
6 8 (1.10%) Financial Institution
7 7 (0.96%) Back Office
7 7 (0.96%) Legal
8 6 (0.82%) Investment Banking
8 6 (0.82%) Local Government
8 6 (0.82%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.55%) Publishing
10 2 (0.27%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.27%) Billing
11 1 (0.14%) Games
11 1 (0.14%) Military
11 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 119 (16.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 73 (10.03%) Architect
3 70 (9.62%) Support Engineer
4 68 (9.34%) DevOps Engineer
5 59 (8.10%) VMware Engineer
6 57 (7.83%) Consultant
7 52 (7.14%) Analyst
8 51 (7.01%) 3rd Line Support
9 50 (6.87%) Administrator
10 40 (5.49%) Infrastructure Architect
11 36 (4.95%) Developer
12 34 (4.67%) Windows Engineer
13 33 (4.53%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 33 (4.53%) Server Engineer
13 33 (4.53%) Systems Administrator
14 30 (4.12%) Operations Engineer
15 27 (3.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 26 (3.57%) Server Support
16 26 (3.57%) Wintel Engineer
17 25 (3.43%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (5.22%) Web Services
2 28 (3.85%) Middleware
3 14 (1.92%) RabbitMQ
4 10 (1.37%) .NET
4 10 (1.37%) RESTful
4 10 (1.37%) XML
4 10 (1.37%) YAML
5 8 (1.10%) REST
5 8 (1.10%) SOAP
6 7 (0.96%) J2EE
6 7 (0.96%) PowerMock
6 7 (0.96%) RESTEasy
6 7 (0.96%) Spring
7 5 (0.69%) X-Windows
8 4 (0.55%) JSON
9 3 (0.41%) ActiveMQ
9 3 (0.41%) Flash
9 3 (0.41%) Servlets
9 3 (0.41%) Software Packaging
9 3 (0.41%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 100 (13.74%) Data Centre
2 45 (6.18%) Clustering
3 32 (4.40%) EMC VNX
4 31 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
5 23 (3.16%) VCE vBlock
6 19 (2.61%) Replication
7 18 (2.47%) Public Cloud
8 17 (2.34%) Management Information System
9 15 (2.06%) Blackberry
9 15 (2.06%) Hybrid Cloud
10 14 (1.92%) Driving Licence
10 14 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (1.79%) FlexPod
12 12 (1.65%) Computer Science
12 12 (1.65%) EMC VMAX
13 10 (1.37%) PKI
14 9 (1.24%) Client/Server
15 8 (1.10%) Fat Client
15 8 (1.10%) Thin Client
16 7 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 490 (67.31%) Windows
2 341 (46.84%) Windows Server
3 254 (34.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 227 (31.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 194 (26.65%) Linux
6 159 (21.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 78 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 72 (9.89%) Unix
9 35 (4.81%) Windows 7
10 29 (3.98%) CentOS
11 28 (3.85%) AIX
12 19 (2.61%) Windows XP
13 15 (2.06%) Solaris
13 15 (2.06%) SUSE
14 13 (1.79%) Ubuntu
15 11 (1.51%) Windows 8
16 7 (0.96%) Data ONTAP
16 7 (0.96%) Windows 10
17 6 (0.82%) Mac OS X
17 6 (0.82%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (22.80%) ITIL
2 102 (14.01%) Migration
3 85 (11.68%) DevOps
4 82 (11.26%) Agile Software Development
5 60 (8.24%) Disaster Recovery
6 54 (7.42%) Configuration Management
7 35 (4.81%) Continuous Integration
8 33 (4.53%) Mentoring
8 33 (4.53%) Scrum
9 30 (4.12%) Project Management
10 25 (3.43%) Coaching
11 24 (3.30%) Service Delivery
12 23 (3.16%) High Availability
12 23 (3.16%) TOGAF
13 22 (3.02%) Service Management
14 21 (2.88%) Change Management
14 21 (2.88%) Infrastructure Management
15 20 (2.75%) Converged Infrastructure
15 20 (2.75%) ITSM
15 20 (2.75%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 160 (21.98%) PowerShell
2 154 (21.15%) SQL
3 82 (11.26%) Java
4 73 (10.03%) Bash Shell
5 70 (9.62%) Ruby
6 54 (7.42%) Python
7 42 (5.77%) Perl
8 30 (4.12%) Shell Script
9 22 (3.02%) VBScript
10 21 (2.88%) VB
11 18 (2.47%) C#
12 12 (1.65%) C
12 12 (1.65%) JavaScript
13 7 (0.96%) Go
14 4 (0.55%) C-shell
14 4 (0.55%) Korn
15 3 (0.41%) Groovy
16 2 (0.27%) T-SQL
17 1 (0.14%) Jython
17 1 (0.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 107 (14.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 106 (14.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 79 (10.85%) MCSE
4 72 (9.89%) Security Cleared
5 66 (9.07%) Cisco Certification
6 61 (8.38%) CCNA
7 52 (7.14%) MCSA
8 50 (6.87%) SC Cleared
9 29 (3.98%) MCITP
10 26 (3.57%) Degree
11 16 (2.20%) CCNP
12 13 (1.79%) VCP5
13 12 (1.65%) DV Cleared
14 11 (1.51%) Citrix Certification
15 9 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
16 8 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
17 7 (0.96%) MCP
18 6 (0.82%) NCDA
18 6 (0.82%) NCIE
18 6 (0.82%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.06%) SLA
2 11 (1.51%) PCI DSS
3 9 (1.24%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (1.24%) QA
4 6 (0.82%) COBIT
5 4 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.41%) JSP 440
System Software
1 400 (54.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 348 (47.80%) Active Directory
3 121 (16.62%) Hyper-V
4 109 (14.97%) XenApp
5 93 (12.77%) VMware ESX
6 67 (9.20%) VMware ESXi
7 56 (7.69%) XenDesktop
8 52 (7.14%) XenServer
9 49 (6.73%) vCloud
10 40 (5.49%) Microsoft App-V
11 24 (3.30%) NFS
12 19 (2.61%) Docker
13 18 (2.47%) Xen
14 11 (1.51%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 11 (1.51%) KVM
15 7 (0.96%) Forefront TMG
16 6 (0.82%) Firmware
17 5 (0.69%) ISA Server
17 5 (0.69%) Samba
17 5 (0.69%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 100 (13.74%) SCCM
2 90 (12.36%) Puppet
3 52 (7.14%) SCOM
4 38 (5.22%) NetBackup
5 33 (4.53%) Opscode Chef
6 26 (3.57%) Ansible
6 26 (3.57%) Backup Exec
7 23 (3.16%) vRealize
8 22 (3.02%) Nagios
8 22 (3.02%) WSUS
9 20 (2.75%) SCVMM
10 19 (2.61%) Windows Intune
11 18 (2.47%) Tivoli
12 17 (2.34%) Red Hat Spacewalk
12 17 (2.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 16 (2.20%) Icinga
14 12 (1.65%) FreeIPA
14 12 (1.65%) SELinux
14 12 (1.65%) vMotion
15 11 (1.51%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 621 (85.30%) VMware
2 310 (42.58%) Microsoft
3 192 (26.37%) Citrix
4 180 (24.73%) Cisco
5 142 (19.51%) HP
6 84 (11.54%) EMC
7 81 (11.13%) NetApp
8 76 (10.44%) Red Hat
9 69 (9.48%) Oracle
10 53 (7.28%) Dell
11 50 (6.87%) IBM
12 30 (4.12%) Symantec
13 23 (3.16%) Atlassian
13 23 (3.16%) CheckPoint
14 22 (3.02%) AppSense
14 22 (3.02%) Juniper
15 20 (2.75%) Intel Security
16 19 (2.61%) 3PAR
17 17 (2.34%) Remedy
17 17 (2.34%) SolarWinds
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