The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Sussex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 45 38 48
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +10
Contract jobs citing vSphere 3 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 0.77% 0.26% 1.05%
As % of the System Software category 4.23% 1.96% 9.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £338 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% +20.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £313 £314
% change year-on-year
+20.80% -0.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £23.20 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+21.76% -5.30%
vSphere
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the West Sussex region.

System Software Category
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
71 51 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 18.16% 13.39% 11.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 23 36
Average daily rate £375 £325 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -12.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £160 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 6
Average hourly rate £19.38 £13.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.51% -27.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.45 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.85 £26.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the West Sussex region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing vSphere across the West Sussex region.

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the West Sussex region.

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 18 December 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
Crawley +4 3 £400 +18.51% 3
East Grinstead - - - -
Gatwick - - - -
Horsham - - - - 1
Burgess Hill - - - -
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex region 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 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (50.00%) HP
5 3 (37.50%) Citrix
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (37.50%) Linux
5 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
5 3 (37.50%) SAN
6 2 (25.00%) NetApp
6 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
6 2 (25.00%) VMware ESX
6 2 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (25.00%) IP Telephony
6 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (25.00%) Open Source
6 2 (25.00%) Puppet
6 2 (25.00%) LAMP
6 2 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (25.00%) LAN
6 2 (25.00%) WAN
6 2 (25.00%) Apache
6 2 (25.00%) Tomcat
6 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (25.00%) Java

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex region 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 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (25.00%) Apache
2 2 (25.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) SAN
2 2 (25.00%) IP Telephony
2 2 (25.00%) LAN
2 2 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall
3 1 (12.50%) MPLS
3 1 (12.50%) DHCP
3 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
3 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (12.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) MySQL
General
1 1 (12.50%) Back Office
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Wintel Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Data Centre Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Open Source
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 1 (12.50%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (37.50%) Linux
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
1 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (25.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (12.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Puppet
1 2 (25.00%) Nagios
2 1 (12.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (12.50%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) HP
3 3 (37.50%) Citrix
4 2 (25.00%) NetApp
4 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (12.50%) Symantec
5 1 (12.50%) Juniper
5 1 (12.50%) Dell
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco
5 1 (12.50%) IBM
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft