The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey with a requirement for vSphere skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

VMware vSphere
South East / Surrey
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 80 66
Rank change year-on-year -2 -14  
Contract jobs citing vSphere 6 17 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.49% 1.34% 2.19%
As % of the System Software category 3.87% 8.72% 15.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 20
Median daily rate £413 £438 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.71% +22.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £350 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £480 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £354 £350
% change year-on-year +7.77% +1.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £23.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £44.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -63.00% +109.52%  

vSphere is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Surrey
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 155 195 186
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 12.73% 15.34% 14.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 117 97
Median daily rate £375 £425 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +16.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £187 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £446
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 12
Median hourly rate £21.00 £23.00 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.69% +10.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.53 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £52.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -28.88% +28.57%  

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Surrey citing vSphere as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for vSphere in Surrey

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing vSphere in Surrey.

Contractor daily rate trend for vSphere in Surrey

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing vSphere in Surrey over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for vSphere in Surrey

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for vSphere in Surrey

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Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 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
Camberley - 3 £450 -
Reigate - 1 £325 -
vSphere
South East

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, 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 across the Surrey region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 11 (91.67%) VMware
2 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 6 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (50.00%) Linux
3 6 (50.00%) Firewall
4 5 (41.67%) Finance
4 5 (41.67%) NAS
4 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
4 5 (41.67%) vCenter Server
5 4 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (33.33%) Citrix
6 3 (25.00%) DNS
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 3 (25.00%) HP
6 3 (25.00%) SAN
6 3 (25.00%) BMC
6 3 (25.00%) Unix
6 3 (25.00%) ITIL
6 3 (25.00%) Bash Shell
6 3 (25.00%) 3PAR
6 3 (25.00%) Ansible
6 3 (25.00%) XenServer
6 3 (25.00%) Performance Management
6 3 (25.00%) Load Balancing
6 3 (25.00%) BladeLogic

vSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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 1 (8.33%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (8.33%) Heroku
2 1 (8.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) Firewall
2 5 (41.67%) NAS
3 3 (25.00%) DNS
3 3 (25.00%) SAN
4 2 (16.67%) Internet
4 2 (16.67%) LAN
4 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 2 (16.67%) VLAN
4 2 (16.67%) VPN
4 2 (16.67%) WAN
5 1 (8.33%) 4G
5 1 (8.33%) DHCP
5 1 (8.33%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (8.33%) VSAN
5 1 (8.33%) Wireless
5 1 (8.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (8.33%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 2 (16.67%) JIRA
1 2 (16.67%) Subversion
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
2 2 (16.67%) Electronics
2 2 (16.67%) Investment Banking
2 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 2 (16.67%) Marketing
2 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Administrator
1 3 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Linux Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) VMWare Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Release Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Server Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Server Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Flash
2 1 (8.33%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 2 (16.67%) EMC VNX
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) Driving Licence
2 1 (8.33%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Linux
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (25.00%) Unix
6 2 (16.67%) Debian
6 2 (16.67%) Windows 10
6 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
7 1 (8.33%) AIX
7 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) DevOps
1 3 (25.00%) ITIL
1 3 (25.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (25.00%) Network Packet Analysis
1 3 (25.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (16.67%) Programme Management
2 2 (16.67%) Server Building
2 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
3 1 (8.33%) Change Control
3 1 (8.33%) Mechatronics
3 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (8.33%) Service Management
3 1 (8.33%) TDD
3 1 (8.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (16.67%) Python
4 1 (8.33%) Go
4 1 (8.33%) Java
4 1 (8.33%) Ruby
4 1 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (8.33%) MCP
2 1 (8.33%) MCSE
2 1 (8.33%) MCTS
System Software
1 8 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (25.00%) XenServer
4 2 (16.67%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (8.33%) Docker
5 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (8.33%) PowerHA
5 1 (8.33%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (8.33%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (8.33%) XenApp
5 1 (8.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) vCenter Server
2 3 (25.00%) Ansible
2 3 (25.00%) BladeLogic
2 3 (25.00%) vRealize
3 2 (16.67%) Puppet
3 2 (16.67%) vMotion
4 1 (8.33%) NetBackup
4 1 (8.33%) SCCM
4 1 (8.33%) SCSM
4 1 (8.33%) Simpana
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) VMware
2 4 (33.33%) Citrix
3 3 (25.00%) 3PAR
3 3 (25.00%) BMC
3 3 (25.00%) HP
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (16.67%) EMC
4 2 (16.67%) NetApp
4 2 (16.67%) SAP
5 1 (8.33%) AppSense
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco
5 1 (8.33%) Cloudera
5 1 (8.33%) CommVault
5 1 (8.33%) Mitel
5 1 (8.33%) Splunk
5 1 (8.33%) Veritas