Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 107 109 106
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3 0
Contract jobs citing vSphere 10 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.51% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the System Software category 4.61% 0.99% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 1
Bristol median daily rate £374 £255 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.47% -32.00% +2.04%
10th Percentile £281 £253 £363
90th Percentile £438 £258 £388
South West median daily rate £413 £350 £233
% change year-on-year +17.86% +50.54% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - - £22.50

vSphere is in the System Software category. The following 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.

All System Software Skills
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 217 202 160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 11.03% 11.94% 9.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 137 87
Bristol median daily rate £338 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.85% - -13.33%
10th Percentile £151 £124 £122
90th Percentile £564 £580 £488
South West median daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +2.94% +4.62% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 20 35
Bristol median hourly rate £15.00 £13.31 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.72% -19.35% +32.00%
10th Percentile £11.85 £10.50 £11.95
90th Percentile £39.40 £55.50 £31.00
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% -28.21% +13.04%

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing vSphere as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

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

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing vSphere in Bristol over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for vSphere in Bristol

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 9 (90.00%) Linux
1 9 (90.00%) VMware
2 8 (80.00%) Windows
3 7 (70.00%) Oracle
3 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
3 7 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (60.00%) DevOps
5 5 (50.00%) Puppet
5 5 (50.00%) Tomcat
5 5 (50.00%) LAN
5 5 (50.00%) WAN
5 5 (50.00%) DHCP
5 5 (50.00%) VPN
5 5 (50.00%) Firewall
6 4 (40.00%) WSUS
7 3 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (30.00%) PCI DSS
7 3 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (30.00%) Red Hat
7 3 (30.00%) HP
7 3 (30.00%) Web Services
8 2 (20.00%) Ant
8 2 (20.00%) Java
8 2 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (20.00%) HP UFT
8 2 (20.00%) LoadRunner
8 2 (20.00%) .NET
8 2 (20.00%) Eclipse
8 2 (20.00%) Microsoft

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 5 (50.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 6 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) DHCP
1 5 (50.00%) Firewall
1 5 (50.00%) LAN
1 5 (50.00%) VPN
1 5 (50.00%) WAN
2 2 (20.00%) PuTTY
2 2 (20.00%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Ant
1 2 (20.00%) Eclipse
1 2 (20.00%) HP UFT
1 2 (20.00%) LoadRunner
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle APEX
1 2 (20.00%) Selenium
1 2 (20.00%) SoapUI
1 2 (20.00%) SpecFlow
1 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (20.00%) TestNG
2 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (10.00%) MSI
2 1 (10.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (10.00%) Toad
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Applications Packager
3 1 (10.00%) Automation Tester
3 1 (10.00%) AWS Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Solaris Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Unix Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Web Services
2 2 (20.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Linux
2 8 (80.00%) Windows
3 3 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (20.00%) CentOS
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (10.00%) Debian
5 1 (10.00%) FreeBSD
5 1 (10.00%) Solaris
5 1 (10.00%) Ubuntu
5 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) DevOps
2 2 (20.00%) API Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (20.00%) Defect Tracking
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 2 (20.00%) System Integration Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (20.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) BDD
3 1 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Integration Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (10.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Scrum
3 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (10.00%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) F#
1 2 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (10.00%) Perl
2 1 (10.00%) Python
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (30.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Docker
2 1 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (10.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (50.00%) Puppet
2 4 (40.00%) WSUS
3 1 (10.00%) Nessus
3 1 (10.00%) Nexpose
3 1 (10.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (10.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) VMware
2 7 (70.00%) Oracle
3 3 (30.00%) HP
3 3 (30.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (10.00%) 3PAR
5 1 (10.00%) Pegasus
5 1 (10.00%) Rapid7
5 1 (10.00%) Software AG
5 1 (10.00%) webMethods