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 26 November 2014 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 257 262 292
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +30
Contract jobs citing vSphere 443 380 324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.79% 0.73% 0.62%
As % of the System Software category 8.26% 7.30% 6.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 211 181
Average daily rate
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£378 £365 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.42% +8.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £281 £325
% change year-on-year
+24.44% -13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 32 13
Average hourly rate £29.00 £21.17 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.01% -23.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.95 £16.50 £16.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.60 £33.31 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £21.33 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+54.71% -0.79%

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
5360 5208 4675
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.56% 10.07% 8.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2940 2707 2223
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 672 646 699
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.10% -4.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.70 £31.56 £33.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%

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 26 November 2014.

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 26 November 2014.

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 26 November 2014. 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 +14 421 £378 +0.66% 148
London +27 193 £425 +1.19% 45
South East +1 87 £360 +4.34% 37
Yorkshire +24 46 £325 +136.36% 13
City of London +28 44 £463 +19.35% 14
Berkshire +9 34 £313 -19.87% 3
West Yorkshire +26 33 £215 - 11
North East -14 28 £348 +28.88% 4
Hampshire -13 27 £349 +39.59% 15
South West -17 24 £420 +11.25% 14
Leeds +13 23 £295 - 10
Scotland -4 18 £369 +83.22% 9
East of England -30 17 £350 +40.00% 11
Bracknell -2 14 £300 +122.22%
Tyne and Wear -24 14 £400 +33.33% 2
Hertfordshire 0 13 £475 +66.66% 6
Durham -4 13 £288 +8.49% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -22 12 £400 +33.33% 1
West Midlands -9 11 £300 +26.31% 11
Wiltshire -6 10 £500 +5.26% 6
Kent +2 9 £450 -2.70% 4
East Midlands 0 9 £615 +69.65% 2
Reading +22 8 £400 -
Surrey -12 8 £378 -5.62% 4
Birmingham +2 7 £300 +20.00% 6
Glasgow -2 7 £333 +20.90% 4
Gloucestershire -6 7 £175 -46.96%
North Yorkshire +6 6 £375 +172.72% 1
Slough - 6 £300 - 2
Peterlee - 6 - -

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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.

1 725 (88.09%) VMware
2 641 (77.89%) Windows
3 457 (55.53%) Active Directory
4 412 (50.06%) VMware Infrastructure
5 400 (48.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 326 (39.61%) Microsoft
7 288 (34.99%) Windows Server 2003
8 281 (34.14%) Citrix
9 250 (30.38%) HP
10 229 (27.83%) SAN
11 224 (27.22%) DNS
12 196 (23.82%) Cisco
13 184 (22.36%) MS Exchange
14 182 (22.11%) Firewall
15 181 (21.99%) Windows Server 2012
16 179 (21.75%) Linux
17 174 (21.14%) XenApp
18 164 (19.93%) ITIL
19 162 (19.68%) Security Cleared
20 159 (19.32%) SQL Server
21 139 (16.89%) IIS
22 136 (16.52%) PowerShell
23 128 (15.55%) DHCP
24 122 (14.82%) SQL
25 115 (13.97%) VMware ESX
26 114 (13.85%) SCCM
27 111 (13.49%) IBM
27 111 (13.49%) EMC
28 110 (13.37%) Microsoft Certification
28 110 (13.37%) MS Excel

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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
1 184 (22.36%) MS Exchange
2 139 (16.89%) IIS
3 88 (10.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 62 (7.53%) SharePoint
5 56 (6.80%) Exchange Server 2007
6 49 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2003
7 45 (5.47%) Exchange Server 2013
8 37 (4.50%) Apache
9 25 (3.04%) Lync
10 22 (2.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 22 (2.67%) JBoss
11 19 (2.31%) OpenStack
12 18 (2.19%) Lotus Domino
12 18 (2.19%) Tomcat
13 14 (1.70%) Office Communications Server
14 13 (1.58%) SharePoint 2010
15 11 (1.34%) SharePoint 2013
16 9 (1.09%) WebSphere
17 8 (0.97%) IBM Notes
18 7 (0.85%) WebLogic
Applications
1 110 (13.37%) MS Excel
2 55 (6.68%) MS Office
3 10 (1.22%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.49%) MS Project
5 3 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.24%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 3 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.24%) ReMetrica
2 2 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.12%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 33 (4.01%) Office 365
2 26 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.46%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (1.09%) IaaS
5 8 (0.97%) PaaS
6 6 (0.73%) SaaS
7 3 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.24%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.24%) GitHub
8 2 (0.24%) IBM SmartCloud
8 2 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 229 (27.83%) SAN
2 224 (27.22%) DNS
3 182 (22.11%) Firewall
4 128 (15.55%) DHCP
5 104 (12.64%) TCP/IP
6 89 (10.81%) VPN
7 79 (9.60%) WAN
8 71 (8.63%) LAN
9 70 (8.51%) VLAN
10 65 (7.90%) NetScaler
11 54 (6.56%) NAS
12 50 (6.08%) Cisco ASA
13 47 (5.71%) Network Security
14 39 (4.74%) Internet
15 37 (4.50%) MPLS
16 33 (4.01%) iSCSI
17 32 (3.89%) Cisco Nexus
18 31 (3.77%) LDAP
19 30 (3.65%) SSL
20 29 (3.52%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 159 (19.32%) SQL Server
2 61 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 29 (3.52%) SQL Server 2005
4 24 (2.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 18 (2.19%) DB2
6 10 (1.22%) MySQL
7 9 (1.09%) SQL Server 2000
7 9 (1.09%) Oracle Database
8 5 (0.61%) SQLPlus
8 5 (0.61%) Big Data
9 4 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.36%) SQL Server 7
10 3 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.24%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.24%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.24%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.24%) Redis
12 1 (0.12%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.12%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 18 (2.19%) Git (software)
2 17 (2.07%) MSI
3 13 (1.58%) Jenkins
4 9 (1.09%) Subversion
5 5 (0.61%) Maven
6 4 (0.49%) Hudson
7 3 (0.36%) ClearCase
7 3 (0.36%) JUnit
7 3 (0.36%) ClearQuest
7 3 (0.36%) jMock
7 3 (0.36%) DbUnit
7 3 (0.36%) Mockito
8 2 (0.24%) Wise Package Studio
8 2 (0.24%) Gerrit
8 2 (0.24%) JIRA
8 2 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.12%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.12%) StarTeam
9 1 (0.12%) WinDbg
General
1 91 (11.06%) Finance
2 30 (3.65%) Banking
3 29 (3.52%) Telecoms
4 21 (2.55%) Advertising
5 18 (2.19%) Retail
6 13 (1.58%) Investment Banking
7 12 (1.46%) Marketing
8 11 (1.34%) Financial Institution
9 10 (1.22%) Law
10 6 (0.73%) Games
10 6 (0.73%) Publishing
11 5 (0.61%) Legal
12 3 (0.36%) German Language
13 2 (0.24%) Local Government
13 2 (0.24%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.24%) Electronics
13 2 (0.24%) Back Office
14 1 (0.12%) Billing
14 1 (0.12%) French Language
Job Titles
1 164 (19.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 76 (9.23%) Consultant
2 76 (9.23%) Architect
3 75 (9.11%) Administrator
4 50 (6.08%) Analyst
5 45 (5.47%) Wintel Engineer
5 45 (5.47%) Systems Administrator
6 40 (4.86%) Network Engineer
7 38 (4.62%) 3rd Line Support
8 37 (4.50%) Support Engineer
9 30 (3.65%) Systems Engineer
10 29 (3.52%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 27 (3.28%) Server Engineer
12 25 (3.04%) Infrastructure Architect
13 23 (2.79%) Technical Architect
13 23 (2.79%) Storage Administrator
14 22 (2.67%) Linux Engineer
14 22 (2.67%) Support Analyst
15 20 (2.43%) VMware Engineer
15 20 (2.43%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.43%) Web Services
2 17 (2.07%) Regular Expression
3 14 (1.70%) .NET
4 13 (1.58%) Application Packaging
5 11 (1.34%) SOAP
6 8 (0.97%) Middleware
7 7 (0.85%) Flash
8 6 (0.73%) WebSphere MQ
9 5 (0.61%) XML
9 5 (0.61%) X-Windows
9 5 (0.61%) ActiveMQ
9 5 (0.61%) RESTful
10 4 (0.49%) REST
10 4 (0.49%) LAMP
11 3 (0.36%) HTML
11 3 (0.36%) Spring
11 3 (0.36%) Software Packaging
11 3 (0.36%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.36%) Apache Camel
11 3 (0.36%) PowerMock
Miscellaneous
1 62 (7.53%) Clustering
2 53 (6.44%) Replication
3 39 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (4.01%) Blackberry
5 23 (2.79%) CLARiiON
6 20 (2.43%) Client/Server
7 16 (1.94%) EqualLogic
7 16 (1.94%) PKI
8 13 (1.58%) Thin Client
8 13 (1.58%) Fat Client
9 12 (1.46%) Management Information System
10 11 (1.34%) Computer Science
10 11 (1.34%) Hedge funds
11 9 (1.09%) Cryptography
11 9 (1.09%) Open Source
12 6 (0.73%) PDA
12 6 (0.73%) Celerra
12 6 (0.73%) Online Games
12 6 (0.73%) HACMP
12 6 (0.73%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 641 (77.89%) Windows
2 400 (48.60%) Windows Server 2008
3 288 (34.99%) Windows Server 2003
4 181 (21.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 179 (21.75%) Linux
6 82 (9.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 70 (8.51%) UNIX
8 67 (8.14%) Windows 7
9 39 (4.74%) Windows XP
10 35 (4.25%) SUSE
11 29 (3.52%) AIX
12 24 (2.92%) Oracle Linux
13 16 (1.94%) CentOS
14 14 (1.70%) Windows 2000
15 13 (1.58%) Solaris
16 11 (1.34%) Windows 2000 Server
17 9 (1.09%) Ubuntu
18 8 (0.97%) Windows 8
18 8 (0.97%) VMS
19 4 (0.49%) SELinux
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (19.93%) ITIL
2 106 (12.88%) Migration
3 58 (7.05%) Load Balancing
4 56 (6.80%) Change Management
5 49 (5.95%) Disaster Recovery
6 47 (5.71%) Configuration Management
7 44 (5.35%) Service Management
8 41 (4.98%) Service Delivery
9 40 (4.86%) DevOps
10 39 (4.74%) Performance Tuning
11 37 (4.50%) Incident Management
11 37 (4.50%) Agile Software Development
12 31 (3.77%) Performance Monitoring
13 23 (2.79%) Root Cause Analysis
13 23 (2.79%) Time Management
14 21 (2.55%) Problem Management
14 21 (2.55%) Capacity Management
14 21 (2.55%) Network Monitoring
14 21 (2.55%) Network Management
15 20 (2.43%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 136 (16.52%) PowerShell
2 122 (14.82%) SQL
3 34 (4.13%) VBScript
4 30 (3.65%) VB
5 29 (3.52%) Perl
6 25 (3.04%) Python
7 24 (2.92%) Java
8 20 (2.43%) Shell Script
9 16 (1.94%) Bash Shell
9 16 (1.94%) Ruby
10 12 (1.46%) C
10 12 (1.46%) PHP
11 10 (1.22%) T-SQL
12 8 (0.97%) VBA
13 7 (0.85%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.49%) C#
15 2 (0.24%) Clojure
15 2 (0.24%) R
15 2 (0.24%) Golang
15 2 (0.24%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 162 (19.68%) Security Cleared
2 110 (13.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 110 (13.37%) SC Cleared
3 80 (9.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 74 (8.99%) MCSE
5 59 (7.17%) DV Cleared
6 52 (6.32%) Cisco Certification
7 48 (5.83%) CCNA
8 25 (3.04%) Degree
9 23 (2.79%) CCNP
10 21 (2.55%) MCITP
11 18 (2.19%) MCP
12 15 (1.82%) Citrix Certification
13 12 (1.46%) VCAP
13 12 (1.46%) MCSA
14 10 (1.22%) CCA
15 8 (0.97%) VCP5
16 6 (0.73%) RHCE
17 5 (0.61%) CCEA
17 5 (0.61%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.62%) SLA
2 16 (1.94%) QA
3 11 (1.34%) JSP 440
4 6 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.49%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.36%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.36%) BS7799
8 1 (0.12%) COBIT
8 1 (0.12%) Data Quality
System Software
1 457 (55.53%) Active Directory
2 412 (50.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 174 (21.14%) XenApp
4 115 (13.97%) VMware ESX
5 109 (13.24%) VMware ESXi
6 96 (11.66%) Hyper-V
7 95 (11.54%) XenDesktop
8 83 (10.09%) vCloud
9 35 (4.25%) XenServer
10 23 (2.79%) Terminal Services
11 21 (2.55%) NFS
12 17 (2.07%) FreeRADIUS
13 16 (1.94%) Firmware
14 15 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
15 13 (1.58%) KVM
16 12 (1.46%) VMware Server
17 9 (1.09%) ISA Server
18 8 (0.97%) UAG
19 7 (0.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 7 (0.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 114 (13.85%) SCCM
2 73 (8.87%) SCOM
3 62 (7.53%) NetBackup
4 37 (4.50%) HP SIM
4 37 (4.50%) Puppet
5 28 (3.40%) Backup Exec
6 21 (2.55%) WSUS
7 17 (2.07%) Tivoli
7 17 (2.07%) ZABBIX
8 16 (1.94%) Norton AntiVirus
9 15 (1.82%) Nagios
10 14 (1.70%) EdgeSight
10 14 (1.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 13 (1.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 12 (1.46%) EMC NetWorker
12 12 (1.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 11 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
14 10 (1.22%) CA Spectrum
14 10 (1.22%) HP Data Protector
15 9 (1.09%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 725 (88.09%) VMware
2 326 (39.61%) Microsoft
3 281 (34.14%) Citrix
4 250 (30.38%) HP
5 196 (23.82%) Cisco
6 111 (13.49%) IBM
6 111 (13.49%) EMC
7 104 (12.64%) NetApp
8 79 (9.60%) Dell
9 73 (8.87%) Symantec
10 67 (8.14%) Red Hat
11 61 (7.41%) F5
12 56 (6.80%) CheckPoint
13 53 (6.44%) 3PAR
13 53 (6.44%) Juniper
14 50 (6.08%) Oracle
15 33 (4.01%) McAfee
16 28 (3.40%) Sophos
17 23 (2.79%) CA
18 20 (2.43%) BMC
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