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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 270 291 271
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -20
Contract jobs citing vSphere 484 381 376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.82% 0.67% 0.70%
As % of the System Software category 8.42% 6.98% 7.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 204 216
Average daily rate
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£355 £330 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.57% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £486 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 38
Average hourly rate £25.75 £27.50 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.36% -9.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £18.60 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.35 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.25 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-7.21% -20.49%

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
5745 5457 5215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.69% 9.65% 9.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3260 3062 2699
Average daily rate £363 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 597 638 599
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.98% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.18 £31.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +19 450 £360 +8.10% 113
London -9 168 £385 -1.28% 27
South East +28 147 £360 +6.66% 24
Hampshire +38 69 £360 +10.76% 8
East of England +19 38 £335 +21.81% 9
City of London -2 32 £401 -4.07% 6
Scotland +5 28 £350 +15.13% 3
Yorkshire -15 28 £325 +1.56% 24
West Yorkshire -14 27 £325 +44.44% 14
Leeds -15 24 £325 +44.44% 11
North West -17 24 £325 +37.71% 12
Winchester - 22 £330 -
South West -6 20 £190 -36.66% 13
Hertfordshire +17 18 £385 +81.17% 6
Surrey +3 17 £350 +7.69% 6
Buckinghamshire -5 17 £400 +23.07% 1
Berkshire -4 15 £438 +16.66% 3
Edinburgh -1 14 £338 - 2
Kent +7 13 £375 -6.25% 2
Croydon -8 13 £475 +27.51% 1
Southampton +10 9 £300 -23.07% 3
North East -23 9 £251 -24.32% 2
Glasgow +13 8 £370 +40.81% 1
West Midlands -4 8 £400 +32.23% 1
Merseyside -4 8 £363 - 3
Milton Keynes -10 8 £450 +12.50%
Bournemouth - 8 £190 -
Dorset - 8 £190 -
Essex -1 7 £300 +17.64%
Manchester - 6 £350 - 4

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 819 (87.31%) VMware
2 718 (76.55%) Windows
3 458 (48.83%) Active Directory
3 458 (48.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 436 (46.48%) Microsoft
5 419 (44.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 336 (35.82%) Citrix
7 321 (34.22%) SAN
8 289 (30.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 284 (30.28%) Cisco
10 252 (26.87%) Windows Server 2003
11 249 (26.55%) DNS
12 248 (26.44%) HP
13 221 (23.56%) Linux
14 217 (23.13%) XenApp
15 213 (22.71%) Firewall
16 197 (21.00%) MS Exchange
17 175 (18.66%) SQL Server
18 172 (18.34%) PowerShell
19 169 (18.02%) SQL
20 166 (17.70%) ITIL
21 164 (17.48%) Data Centre
22 159 (16.95%) DHCP
23 156 (16.63%) Hyper-V
24 153 (16.31%) Microsoft Certification
25 148 (15.78%) VMware ESX
26 143 (15.25%) WAN
27 139 (14.82%) SCCM
28 138 (14.71%) MS Excel
29 134 (14.29%) LAN

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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
1 197 (21.00%) MS Exchange
2 129 (13.75%) IIS
3 118 (12.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 88 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 67 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
6 52 (5.54%) SharePoint
7 44 (4.69%) Lync
8 28 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2003
8 28 (2.99%) Tomcat
9 26 (2.77%) OpenStack
10 25 (2.67%) Apache
11 20 (2.13%) WebSphere
12 17 (1.81%) Office Communications Server
13 13 (1.39%) JBoss
14 11 (1.17%) WebLogic
14 11 (1.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 10 (1.07%) Oracle Workflow
16 9 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
17 8 (0.85%) GlassFish
18 7 (0.75%) Node.js
Applications
1 138 (14.71%) MS Excel
2 68 (7.25%) MS Office
3 15 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.11%) Shockwave
5 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.11%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.11%) Tesseract
3 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 51 (5.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (5.01%) Amazon AWS
3 42 (4.48%) Office 365
4 21 (2.24%) IaaS
5 15 (1.60%) PaaS
6 14 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (0.85%) SaaS
7 8 (0.85%) IBM SmartCloud
8 6 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (0.53%) Google App Engine
10 3 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.11%) IBM PureFlex
12 1 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.11%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.11%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 321 (34.22%) SAN
2 249 (26.55%) DNS
3 213 (22.71%) Firewall
4 159 (16.95%) DHCP
5 143 (15.25%) WAN
6 134 (14.29%) LAN
7 133 (14.18%) TCP/IP
8 89 (9.49%) VPN
9 65 (6.93%) NAS
10 59 (6.29%) NetScaler
11 58 (6.18%) VLAN
12 46 (4.90%) MPLS
13 44 (4.69%) Network Security
13 44 (4.69%) Fibre Channel
14 42 (4.48%) iSCSI
15 38 (4.05%) Cisco ASA
16 37 (3.94%) Internet
17 31 (3.30%) SSL
17 31 (3.30%) IPv4
18 26 (2.77%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (18.66%) SQL Server
2 38 (4.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (2.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 22 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
5 20 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
6 17 (1.81%) MySQL
7 15 (1.60%) Relational Database
8 11 (1.17%) Big Data
9 7 (0.75%) RDBMS
9 7 (0.75%) Informix
10 4 (0.43%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.32%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.21%) Oracle Database
13 1 (0.11%) Amazon RDS
13 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2000
13 1 (0.11%) Oracle Reports
13 1 (0.11%) Data Mining
13 1 (0.11%) DB2
Development Applications
1 29 (3.09%) Jenkins
2 26 (2.77%) Git (software)
3 19 (2.03%) Subversion
4 16 (1.71%) MSI
5 9 (0.96%) Maven
6 8 (0.85%) JIRA
6 8 (0.85%) jMock
6 8 (0.85%) SonarQube
6 8 (0.85%) DbUnit
6 8 (0.85%) Mockito
7 7 (0.75%) TeamCity
7 7 (0.75%) JUnit
8 4 (0.43%) StarTeam
9 3 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 3 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.32%) WinDbg
9 3 (0.32%) Rational DOORS
9 3 (0.32%) Rational Rhapsody
10 2 (0.21%) Gradle
10 2 (0.21%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 110 (11.73%) Finance
2 28 (2.99%) Banking
3 25 (2.67%) Back Office
4 23 (2.45%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.07%) Retail
5 10 (1.07%) Manufacturing
6 8 (0.85%) Law
7 6 (0.64%) Advertising
7 6 (0.64%) Marketing
7 6 (0.64%) Online Betting
8 5 (0.53%) French Language
8 5 (0.53%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.53%) Electronics
9 4 (0.43%) German Language
10 3 (0.32%) Legal
11 2 (0.21%) Billing
11 2 (0.21%) Publishing
11 2 (0.21%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.11%) Games
12 1 (0.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 175 (18.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 97 (10.34%) Analyst
3 96 (10.23%) Consultant
4 80 (8.53%) Architect
5 74 (7.89%) Support Engineer
6 70 (7.46%) 3rd Line Support
6 70 (7.46%) Administrator
7 51 (5.44%) Server Engineer
8 49 (5.22%) Systems Administrator
9 45 (4.80%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 40 (4.26%) Support Analyst
11 37 (3.94%) Infrastructure Architect
12 34 (3.62%) Wintel Engineer
13 32 (3.41%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 30 (3.20%) Systems Engineer
15 29 (3.09%) Citrix Engineer
15 29 (3.09%) DevOps Engineer
16 28 (2.99%) VMware Engineer
17 27 (2.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 27 (2.88%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (4.58%) Web Services
2 27 (2.88%) .NET
3 14 (1.49%) X-Windows
4 12 (1.28%) Application Packaging
5 10 (1.07%) WCF
5 10 (1.07%) REST
5 10 (1.07%) SOAP
5 10 (1.07%) Middleware
6 9 (0.96%) Spring
6 9 (0.96%) XML
7 8 (0.85%) Flash
7 8 (0.85%) J2EE
7 8 (0.85%) PowerMock
7 8 (0.85%) RESTful
8 7 (0.75%) RESTEasy
9 4 (0.43%) HTML
10 3 (0.32%) CSS
11 2 (0.21%) ODBC
11 2 (0.21%) Ajax
11 2 (0.21%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 164 (17.48%) Data Centre
2 104 (11.09%) Clustering
3 43 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (3.94%) Replication
5 32 (3.41%) EqualLogic
6 28 (2.99%) CLARiiON
6 28 (2.99%) Blackberry
7 27 (2.88%) PKI
8 20 (2.13%) EMC VNX
9 18 (1.92%) Celerra
10 17 (1.81%) Management Information System
11 16 (1.71%) Client/Server
11 16 (1.71%) Hybrid Cloud
12 15 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
13 14 (1.49%) Enterprise Storage
14 13 (1.39%) Fat Client
14 13 (1.39%) Thin Client
15 12 (1.28%) Public Cloud
16 8 (0.85%) IBM XIV
16 8 (0.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 718 (76.55%) Windows
2 419 (44.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 289 (30.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 252 (26.87%) Windows Server 2003
5 221 (23.56%) Linux
6 103 (10.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 91 (9.70%) Windows 7
8 74 (7.89%) UNIX
9 32 (3.41%) Windows XP
10 28 (2.99%) Windows 8
11 26 (2.77%) Solaris
12 22 (2.35%) SUSE
13 18 (1.92%) AIX
14 16 (1.71%) Ubuntu
15 13 (1.39%) CentOS
16 8 (0.85%) Android
16 8 (0.85%) VMS
17 7 (0.75%) Windows 2000
18 6 (0.64%) Debian
19 5 (0.53%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 166 (17.70%) ITIL
2 110 (11.73%) Migration
3 74 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
4 54 (5.76%) Change Management
5 44 (4.69%) Service Delivery
5 44 (4.69%) Root Cause Analysis
6 43 (4.58%) Load Balancing
7 41 (4.37%) Configuration Management
7 41 (4.37%) Project Management
7 41 (4.37%) DevOps
8 39 (4.16%) Agile Software Development
9 33 (3.52%) Server Building
10 28 (2.99%) Capacity Planning
11 27 (2.88%) Performance Monitoring
11 27 (2.88%) Performance Tuning
12 24 (2.56%) Data Migration
13 23 (2.45%) Capacity Management
13 23 (2.45%) Incident Management
14 22 (2.35%) Mentoring
15 21 (2.24%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 172 (18.34%) PowerShell
2 169 (18.02%) SQL
3 57 (6.08%) Perl
4 42 (4.48%) VBScript
5 38 (4.05%) Python
6 34 (3.62%) Bash Shell
7 29 (3.09%) Shell Script
7 29 (3.09%) Java
8 24 (2.56%) Ruby
9 21 (2.24%) VB
10 20 (2.13%) PHP
11 18 (1.92%) JavaScript
12 17 (1.81%) C
13 12 (1.28%) C#
14 9 (0.96%) Korn
15 3 (0.32%) Bourne shell
15 3 (0.32%) C-shell
16 2 (0.21%) Jython
17 1 (0.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 153 (16.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 123 (13.11%) MCSE
3 119 (12.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 100 (10.66%) Security Cleared
5 87 (9.28%) Cisco Certification
6 64 (6.82%) CCNA
7 60 (6.40%) SC Cleared
8 58 (6.18%) MCITP
9 39 (4.16%) MCSA
10 33 (3.52%) CCNP
11 31 (3.30%) Degree
12 28 (2.99%) Citrix Certification
13 26 (2.77%) DV Cleared
13 26 (2.77%) VCP5
14 18 (1.92%) VCP4
15 16 (1.71%) CCA
16 15 (1.60%) VCAP
17 12 (1.28%) CCEE
17 12 (1.28%) MCTS
18 9 (0.96%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (5.01%) SLA
2 20 (2.13%) QA
3 15 (1.60%) PCI DSS
4 14 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (1.07%) JSP 440
6 3 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.21%) COBIT
8 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
System Software
1 458 (48.83%) Active Directory
1 458 (48.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 217 (23.13%) XenApp
3 156 (16.63%) Hyper-V
4 148 (15.78%) VMware ESX
5 127 (13.54%) VMware ESXi
6 93 (9.91%) XenDesktop
7 70 (7.46%) Microsoft App-V
8 68 (7.25%) vCloud
9 38 (4.05%) XenServer
10 27 (2.88%) NFS
11 15 (1.60%) DFS Replication
12 14 (1.49%) UAG
12 14 (1.49%) Xen
13 13 (1.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 12 (1.28%) KVM
15 11 (1.17%) Forefront TMG
16 9 (0.96%) VMware Server
17 8 (0.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 8 (0.85%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 139 (14.82%) SCCM
2 45 (4.80%) SCOM
2 45 (4.80%) Puppet
3 31 (3.30%) Backup Exec
4 29 (3.09%) vMotion
5 28 (2.99%) NetBackup
6 26 (2.77%) WSUS
7 24 (2.56%) SolarWinds Orion
7 24 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
8 16 (1.71%) ARCserve
9 15 (1.60%) Norton AntiVirus
9 15 (1.60%) HP SIM
10 14 (1.49%) Tivoli
11 13 (1.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 12 (1.28%) HP Data Protector
13 11 (1.17%) ZABBIX
13 11 (1.17%) Nagios
13 11 (1.17%) EdgeSight
14 10 (1.07%) McAfee ePO
15 8 (0.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 819 (87.31%) VMware
2 436 (46.48%) Microsoft
3 336 (35.82%) Citrix
4 284 (30.28%) Cisco
5 248 (26.44%) HP
6 129 (13.75%) EMC
7 114 (12.15%) NetApp
8 112 (11.94%) Red Hat
9 99 (10.55%) IBM
10 76 (8.10%) Dell
11 61 (6.50%) CheckPoint
12 57 (6.08%) Oracle
13 51 (5.44%) Juniper
14 49 (5.22%) F5
15 48 (5.12%) Symantec
16 44 (4.69%) 3PAR
17 42 (4.48%) McAfee
18 38 (4.05%) AppSense
19 36 (3.84%) SolarWinds
20 34 (3.62%) CommVault
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 per day
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Liverpool
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Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intel Security
Rate: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £290 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
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Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Lancashire
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum + competitive
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London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £385.00 per annum
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Liverpool
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum + competitive
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Gloucester
Computer Futures
Rate: £330 - £430 per day + competitive
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