The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol 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 22 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 West / Bristol
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 61 72
Rank change year-on-year -7 +11  
Contract jobs citing vSphere 5 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.59% 0.94% 0.11%
As % of the System Software category 6.02% 7.62% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 1
Median daily rate £400 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.07% -13.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +4.16% +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.84 £44.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year -61.73% +134.66%  

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 Bristol with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 83 105 77
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 9.80% 12.35% 8.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 68 44
Median daily rate £390 £325 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +12.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £255 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £493 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 11
Median hourly rate £34.00 £12.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +183.33% -27.27%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.58% +22.85%  

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol 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 Bristol

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for vSphere in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 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 Bristol region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 6 (100.00%) Linux
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Oracle
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
3 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (66.67%) DevOps
4 3 (50.00%) Puppet
4 3 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (50.00%) LAN
4 3 (50.00%) WAN
4 3 (50.00%) DHCP
4 3 (50.00%) VPN
4 3 (50.00%) Tomcat
4 3 (50.00%) Red Hat
4 3 (50.00%) Firewall
5 2 (33.33%) Eclipse
5 2 (33.33%) Scrum
5 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
5 2 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (33.33%) Toad
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (33.33%) HP
5 2 (33.33%) ISEB
5 2 (33.33%) HP UFT
5 2 (33.33%) LoadRunner
5 2 (33.33%) Ant
5 2 (33.33%) Web Services

vSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 3 (50.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) DHCP
1 3 (50.00%) Firewall
1 3 (50.00%) LAN
1 3 (50.00%) VPN
1 3 (50.00%) WAN
2 2 (33.33%) PuTTY
2 2 (33.33%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Ant
1 2 (33.33%) Eclipse
1 2 (33.33%) HP UFT
1 2 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (33.33%) LoadRunner
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle APEX
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
1 2 (33.33%) SoapUI
1 2 (33.33%) SpecFlow
1 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (33.33%) TeamCity
1 2 (33.33%) TestNG
1 2 (33.33%) Toad
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Tester
2 2 (33.33%) Tester
3 1 (16.67%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) IT Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Security Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Solaris Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Unix Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (33.33%) CentOS
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (16.67%) Debian
5 1 (16.67%) FreeBSD
5 1 (16.67%) Solaris
5 1 (16.67%) Ubuntu
5 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) DevOps
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) API Testing
2 2 (33.33%) BDD
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
2 2 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Integration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (16.67%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) F#
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 1 (16.67%) Perl
2 1 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB Practitioner
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (16.67%) Docker
3 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Puppet
2 2 (33.33%) vRealize
2 2 (33.33%) WSUS
3 1 (16.67%) Nessus
3 1 (16.67%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) Oracle
3 3 (50.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (33.33%) HP
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) Rapid7