Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 24 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 140 124
Rank change year-on-year +11 -16 +2
Contract jobs citing vSphere 22 10 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.68% 0.30% 0.60%
As % of the System Software category 5.02% 2.60% 6.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 12
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.00% -10.71%
10th Percentile £187 £315 £199
90th Percentile £501 £433 £495
England median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
East Midlands median hourly rate - - £15.50
England median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year - +25.00% -12.73%

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 438 385 308
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 13.64% 11.67% 9.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 215 130
East Midlands median daily rate £328 £380 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.82% +16.92% -5.80%
10th Percentile £187 £140 £126
90th Percentile £501 £515 £489
England median daily rate £425 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 42 81
East Midlands median hourly rate £13.75 £13.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £10.34 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £33.08 £20.56 £20.00
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing vSphere as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for vSphere in the East Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for vSphere in the East Midlands

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing vSphere in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for vSphere in the East Midlands

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for vSphere in the East Midlands

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Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +12 11 £400 +6.67% 2
Leicestershire -4 8 £238 -36.67% 2
Derbyshire -5 1 £400 -11.11% 1
Northamptonshire - 1 £450 -
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 20 (90.91%) Windows
2 12 (54.55%) SAN
2 12 (54.55%) VMware
3 11 (50.00%) Linux
3 11 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 11 (50.00%) Data Centre
4 10 (45.45%) Windows Server
4 10 (45.45%) Unix
4 10 (45.45%) HP
5 9 (40.91%) NAS
6 8 (36.36%) HP Storage
6 8 (36.36%) 3PAR
6 8 (36.36%) Server Virtualisation
6 8 (36.36%) EMC VNX
6 8 (36.36%) EMC VMAX
6 8 (36.36%) EMC VPLEX
6 8 (36.36%) Replication
6 8 (36.36%) EMC
7 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
8 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
8 6 (27.27%) Citrix
8 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
9 5 (22.73%) ITIL
9 5 (22.73%) SQL
9 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
10 4 (18.18%) WAN
10 4 (18.18%) LAN
11 3 (13.64%) Oracle
11 3 (13.64%) Cisco
11 3 (13.64%) IBM

vSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 2 (9.09%) JBoss
1 2 (9.09%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (54.55%) SAN
2 9 (40.91%) NAS
3 4 (18.18%) LAN
3 4 (18.18%) WAN
4 3 (13.64%) Firewall
5 2 (9.09%) Converged Networks
5 2 (9.09%) Network Security
5 2 (9.09%) SMS
5 2 (9.09%) VPN
6 1 (4.55%) Internet
6 1 (4.55%) MPLS
6 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
6 1 (4.55%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) DB2
2 2 (9.09%) MySQL
3 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (13.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 3 (13.64%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (13.64%) EMC Engineer
1 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (13.64%) Storage Specialist
2 2 (9.09%) Administrator
2 2 (9.09%) Analyst
2 2 (9.09%) Architect
2 2 (9.09%) Consultant
2 2 (9.09%) Designer
2 2 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (9.09%) EMC Storage Engineer
2 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Designer
2 2 (9.09%) ITIL Service Analyst
2 2 (9.09%) ITIL Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (9.09%) Service Analyst
2 2 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (9.09%) Storage Consultant
2 2 (9.09%) Storage Engineer
2 2 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
1 2 (9.09%) .NET Core
1 2 (9.09%) AngularJS
1 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
1 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (9.09%) jQuery
1 2 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 8 (36.36%) EMC VMAX
2 8 (36.36%) EMC VNX
2 8 (36.36%) HP Storage
2 8 (36.36%) Replication
3 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.09%) Private Cloud
4 1 (4.55%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (4.55%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 20 (90.91%) Windows
2 11 (50.00%) Linux
3 10 (45.45%) Unix
3 10 (45.45%) Windows Server
4 2 (9.09%) AIX
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Server Virtualisation
2 5 (22.73%) ITIL
3 3 (13.64%) Customer-Centric Approach
3 3 (13.64%) Customer-Centricity
4 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (9.09%) Converged Infrastructure
4 2 (9.09%) CRM
4 2 (9.09%) DevOps
4 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
4 2 (9.09%) Microservices
4 2 (9.09%) Process Improvement
5 1 (4.55%) Change Control
5 1 (4.55%) Content Management
5 1 (4.55%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (4.55%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.55%) Service Desk Management
5 1 (4.55%) SOA
5 1 (4.55%) TOGAF
5 1 (4.55%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
2 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (4.55%) CCNA
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.55%) MCSE
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.55%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (13.64%) XenApp
3 2 (9.09%) Docker
3 2 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (9.09%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (36.36%) EMC VPLEX
2 3 (13.64%) SCCM
3 2 (9.09%) SCOM
3 2 (9.09%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) VMware
2 10 (45.45%) HP
3 8 (36.36%) 3PAR
3 8 (36.36%) EMC
4 6 (27.27%) Citrix
5 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
6 3 (13.64%) Cisco
6 3 (13.64%) IBM
6 3 (13.64%) Oracle
6 3 (13.64%) Red Hat
7 2 (9.09%) SolarWinds
7 2 (9.09%) Splunk
8 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
8 1 (4.55%) Dell
8 1 (4.55%) Remedy