The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 292 349 268
Rank change year-on-year
+57 -81
Contract jobs citing vSphere 381 332 456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.77% 0.60% 0.81%
As % of the System Software category 6.00% 5.99% 7.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 223 259
Median daily rate £375 £398 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% +4.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £263 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.70% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 18
Median hourly rate £42.00 £23.75 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.84% -15.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £13.80 £18.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £41.80 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.46 £25.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+77.84% -13.79%

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
6348 5541 5760
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.76% 10.03% 10.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3953 3212 3163
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £175 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £566 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £347
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 628 720
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £41.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
- -3.03%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 8 December 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 8 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the UK over the 3 months to 8 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +37 335 £400 - 78
South East +44 111 £425 +19.71% 14
London -7 108 £413 -2.94% 24
Hampshire +42 56 £400 +14.28% 4
Scotland +45 40 £320 -14.66% 1
North West +23 30 £390 +5.40% 6
Yorkshire +31 29 £375 -5.66% 11
West Yorkshire +38 26 £375 -5.06% 9
Leeds +34 26 £375 -5.06% 6
South West +13 25 £350 +9.37% 12
Manchester +15 23 £408 +8.66% 4
East of England +6 17 £325 -23.52% 6
Winchester +4 16 £425 +10.74% 1
Portsmouth +10 13 £470 -
Renfrewshire - 13 £325 -
Hertfordshire +10 12 £325 -18.75% 1
Oxfordshire +8 12 £350 +27.27% 1
Swindon +5 12 £300 -9.09% 1
Wiltshire -2 12 £300 -9.09% 4
Surrey +12 11 £398 +22.30% 5
Erskine - 11 £325 -
Oxford -1 10 £325 +18.18%
Berkshire -7 10 £425 - 2
City of London -18 10 £440 +3.52% 7
Kent - 10 £600 -
Glasgow +10 9 £300 - 1
Gloucestershire +2 8 £375 +2.38%
Croydon -12 8 £551 +22.50%
Buckinghamshire +19 7 £425 +15.64%
Milton Keynes +18 6 £365 -0.68%

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for vSphere.

1 664 (92.22%) VMware
2 411 (57.08%) Windows
3 387 (53.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 279 (38.75%) Active Directory
5 266 (36.94%) Linux
6 257 (35.69%) Windows Server
7 252 (35.00%) Microsoft
8 206 (28.61%) Cisco
9 204 (28.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 199 (27.64%) SAN
11 178 (24.72%) Windows Server 2008
12 177 (24.58%) DNS
13 157 (21.81%) Security Cleared
14 156 (21.67%) ITIL
15 142 (19.72%) Citrix
16 139 (19.31%) HP
17 130 (18.06%) PowerShell
18 126 (17.50%) SC Cleared
18 126 (17.50%) SQL Server
19 125 (17.36%) Firewall
20 122 (16.94%) DHCP
20 122 (16.94%) Data Centre
21 114 (15.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 113 (15.69%) Red Hat
23 109 (15.14%) TCP/IP
24 104 (14.44%) MS Exchange
25 100 (13.89%) EMC
25 100 (13.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
26 94 (13.06%) Finance
27 91 (12.64%) Unix

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 104 (14.44%) MS Exchange
2 50 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 47 (6.53%) IIS
4 35 (4.86%) Apache
5 34 (4.72%) OpenStack
6 25 (3.47%) Skype for Business
7 22 (3.06%) SharePoint
8 19 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2013
9 16 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
10 15 (2.08%) CloudStack
10 15 (2.08%) Tomcat
11 14 (1.94%) Cloud Foundry
11 14 (1.94%) Elasticsearch
12 13 (1.81%) nginx
13 9 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
14 8 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2003
15 7 (0.97%) JBoss
15 7 (0.97%) WebSphere
16 5 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 4 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 83 (11.53%) MS Excel
2 22 (3.06%) MS Office
3 10 (1.39%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.56%) Infor M3
3 2 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.14%) OpenText Process Suite
4 1 (0.14%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 84 (11.67%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (8.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (5.28%) Office 365
4 32 (4.44%) PaaS
5 29 (4.03%) IaaS
6 20 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
7 17 (2.36%) SaaS
8 13 (1.81%) Heroku
8 13 (1.81%) HP Helion
9 9 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.83%) Amazon S3
10 6 (0.83%) Google App Engine
10 6 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.42%) IBM Cloud
11 3 (0.42%) SoftLayer
12 2 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 199 (27.64%) SAN
2 177 (24.58%) DNS
3 125 (17.36%) Firewall
4 122 (16.94%) DHCP
5 109 (15.14%) TCP/IP
6 83 (11.53%) WAN
7 77 (10.69%) LAN
8 55 (7.64%) Cisco ASA
9 45 (6.25%) NAS
10 44 (6.11%) VPN
11 33 (4.58%) SSL
12 32 (4.44%) Cisco Nexus
12 32 (4.44%) iSCSI
12 32 (4.44%) MPLS
13 28 (3.89%) VLAN
14 27 (3.75%) LDAP
15 26 (3.61%) NetScaler
16 25 (3.47%) IPsec
17 21 (2.92%) Intrusion Detection
18 20 (2.78%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (17.50%) SQL Server
2 25 (3.47%) SQL Server 2012
3 20 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
4 16 (2.22%) Redis
4 16 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
6 12 (1.67%) SQL Server 2014
7 9 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (1.11%) Oracle Database
9 7 (0.97%) SQL Server 2016
10 6 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (0.83%) MySQL
11 5 (0.69%) Big Data
11 5 (0.69%) SQL Server 2000
12 4 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.56%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.42%) DB2
13 3 (0.42%) NoSQL
14 2 (0.28%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 22 (3.06%) Jenkins
2 19 (2.64%) Git (software)
3 12 (1.67%) JIRA
4 8 (1.11%) Travis CI
5 7 (0.97%) TeamCity
6 6 (0.83%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (0.83%) Subversion
7 5 (0.69%) Vagrant
8 4 (0.56%) Gitweb
8 4 (0.56%) Hudson
8 4 (0.56%) Maven
9 3 (0.42%) JUnit
9 3 (0.42%) MSI
9 3 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.28%) Ant
10 2 (0.28%) DbUnit
10 2 (0.28%) jMock
10 2 (0.28%) Mockito
10 2 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 94 (13.06%) Finance
2 14 (1.94%) Retail
3 13 (1.81%) Banking
3 13 (1.81%) Telecoms
4 10 (1.39%) Back Office
5 8 (1.11%) Legal
6 7 (0.97%) Games
6 7 (0.97%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.83%) Advertising
8 4 (0.56%) Local Government
9 3 (0.42%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.42%) Law
10 2 (0.28%) Billing
10 2 (0.28%) Electronics
10 2 (0.28%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.28%) Marketing
11 1 (0.14%) German Language
11 1 (0.14%) Publishing
11 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 117 (16.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 83 (11.53%) Administrator
3 78 (10.83%) VMware Engineer
4 57 (7.92%) Systems Administrator
5 56 (7.78%) Support Engineer
6 50 (6.94%) Architect
7 41 (5.69%) Consultant
8 35 (4.86%) Windows Engineer
9 34 (4.72%) Analyst
10 33 (4.58%) Server Engineer
11 31 (4.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 31 (4.31%) VMware Specialist
12 29 (4.03%) DevOps Engineer
12 29 (4.03%) Linux Administrator
13 27 (3.75%) 3rd Line Support
14 24 (3.33%) Infrastructure Architect
14 24 (3.33%) Wintel Engineer
15 23 (3.19%) Cisco Engineer
15 23 (3.19%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 21 (2.92%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.78%) .NET
1 20 (2.78%) Web Services
2 18 (2.50%) RabbitMQ
3 14 (1.94%) REST
4 11 (1.53%) J2EE
4 11 (1.53%) LAMP
4 11 (1.53%) Middleware
5 6 (0.83%) ASP.NET
5 6 (0.83%) HTML
6 5 (0.69%) MSMQ
6 5 (0.69%) X-Windows
7 4 (0.56%) COM
7 4 (0.56%) ELK Stack
7 4 (0.56%) Software Packaging
7 4 (0.56%) Spring
8 3 (0.42%) 802.1X
8 3 (0.42%) AngularJS
8 3 (0.42%) CSS
8 3 (0.42%) Node.js
8 3 (0.42%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 122 (16.94%) Data Centre
2 81 (11.25%) Clustering
3 49 (6.81%) EMC VNX
4 47 (6.53%) VCE vBlock
5 29 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
6 24 (3.33%) Management Information System
7 18 (2.50%) EMC VMAX
8 17 (2.36%) Replication
9 14 (1.94%) Private Cloud
10 11 (1.53%) FlexPod
11 9 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
12 8 (1.11%) Computer Science
13 6 (0.83%) Blackberry
14 5 (0.69%) Driving Licence
14 5 (0.69%) Smart Meter
15 4 (0.56%) BYOD
15 4 (0.56%) Fat Client
15 4 (0.56%) Public Cloud
15 4 (0.56%) Thin Client
16 3 (0.42%) Digital TV
Operating Systems
1 411 (57.08%) Windows
2 266 (36.94%) Linux
3 257 (35.69%) Windows Server
4 204 (28.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 178 (24.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 114 (15.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 91 (12.64%) Unix
8 88 (12.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 45 (6.25%) Solaris
10 41 (5.69%) Windows 7
11 39 (5.42%) CentOS
12 26 (3.61%) Oracle Linux
13 24 (3.33%) Ubuntu
13 24 (3.33%) Windows 10
14 18 (2.50%) Windows 8
15 16 (2.22%) AIX
16 14 (1.94%) SUSE
16 14 (1.94%) Windows XP
17 9 (1.25%) Data ONTAP
18 5 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (21.67%) ITIL
2 88 (12.22%) DevOps
3 66 (9.17%) Migration
4 55 (7.64%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (5.42%) Change Management
6 37 (5.14%) Service Management
7 36 (5.00%) Load Balancing
8 34 (4.72%) Kalman Filter
9 32 (4.44%) High Availability
9 32 (4.44%) Problem Management
10 31 (4.31%) Configuration Management
11 28 (3.89%) Continuous Delivery
11 28 (3.89%) Converged Infrastructure
11 28 (3.89%) Disaster Recovery
12 27 (3.75%) Performance Tuning
13 25 (3.47%) SIEM
14 24 (3.33%) Identity Access Management
14 24 (3.33%) PRINCE2
15 23 (3.19%) Patch Management
16 22 (3.06%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 130 (18.06%) PowerShell
2 81 (11.25%) SQL
3 56 (7.78%) Bash Shell
4 49 (6.81%) Python
5 47 (6.53%) Ruby
6 42 (5.83%) Shell Script
7 37 (5.14%) Java
8 33 (4.58%) Perl
9 31 (4.31%) C
10 14 (1.94%) Go
11 12 (1.67%) JavaScript
12 11 (1.53%) Korn
13 10 (1.39%) C#
14 4 (0.56%) AWK
15 3 (0.42%) C++
15 3 (0.42%) PHP
15 3 (0.42%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.42%) VB
16 1 (0.14%) C-shell
16 1 (0.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 157 (21.81%) Security Cleared
2 126 (17.50%) SC Cleared
3 100 (13.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 69 (9.58%) Microsoft Certification
5 60 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
6 58 (8.06%) MCSE
7 38 (5.28%) MCSA
8 36 (5.00%) CCNA
9 34 (4.72%) CCNP
10 32 (4.44%) ITIL Certification
11 26 (3.61%) DV Cleared
12 21 (2.92%) BPSS Clearance
13 20 (2.78%) Degree
14 15 (2.08%) VCAP
15 10 (1.39%) RHCE
16 9 (1.25%) MCP
16 9 (1.25%) VCP6
17 8 (1.11%) BC Cleared
18 7 (0.97%) MCITP
18 7 (0.97%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (5.97%) PCI DSS
2 28 (3.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (3.06%) SLA
4 17 (2.36%) RMADS
5 14 (1.94%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.28%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.28%) ISO22301
8 1 (0.14%) QA
System Software
1 387 (53.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 279 (38.75%) Active Directory
3 91 (12.64%) VMware ESXi
4 80 (11.11%) VMware ESX
5 79 (10.97%) XenApp
6 60 (8.33%) Hyper-V
7 57 (7.92%) vCloud
8 38 (5.28%) Virtual Machines
9 36 (5.00%) XenDesktop
10 34 (4.72%) NFS
11 23 (3.19%) Microsoft App-V
12 22 (3.06%) XenServer
13 20 (2.78%) Docker
14 17 (2.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 17 (2.36%) Xen
15 14 (1.94%) Samba
15 14 (1.94%) Virtual Servers
16 12 (1.67%) VMware Server
17 10 (1.39%) DFS Replication
17 10 (1.39%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 77 (10.69%) Puppet
2 72 (10.00%) SCCM
3 61 (8.47%) vRealize
4 46 (6.39%) Opscode Chef
5 37 (5.14%) NetBackup
6 33 (4.58%) PowerCLI
7 32 (4.44%) Ansible
8 29 (4.03%) Nagios
8 29 (4.03%) SCOM
9 28 (3.89%) Nessus
10 25 (3.47%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 25 (3.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 23 (3.19%) Red Hat Satellite
12 21 (2.92%) Backup Exec
12 21 (2.92%) Microsoft Clustering
13 14 (1.94%) Cobbler
13 14 (1.94%) WSUS
14 13 (1.81%) ZABBIX
15 11 (1.53%) vMotion
16 10 (1.39%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 664 (92.22%) VMware
2 252 (35.00%) Microsoft
3 206 (28.61%) Cisco
4 142 (19.72%) Citrix
5 139 (19.31%) HP
6 113 (15.69%) Red Hat
7 100 (13.89%) EMC
8 60 (8.33%) Dell
9 58 (8.06%) NetApp
10 54 (7.50%) Oracle
11 43 (5.97%) Veritas
12 36 (5.00%) Symantec
13 34 (4.72%) IBM
14 27 (3.75%) 3PAR
15 26 (3.61%) Veeam
16 25 (3.47%) AlienVault
17 20 (2.78%) Brocade
18 19 (2.64%) CheckPoint
19 18 (2.50%) Juniper
20 16 (2.22%) CommVault
Surrey
Networkers
Rate: £42.00 per hour
Posted: 15 hours ago
Suffolk
Music Sales Group
Salary: £30-45k pa or c£300/Day DOE
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Davanti Solutions
Rate: From £450 to £550 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £120 - £150 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Posted: 6 days ago
London
JM
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £435 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £250 to £295 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: Up to £66,500 per annum + Outstanding Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £430 per day 12 Months
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago