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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 23 May 2022 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
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 80 66 78
Rank change year-on-year -14 +12 +39
Contract jobs citing vSphere 9 3 2
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.66% 0.32% 0.18%
As % of the System Software category 3.95% 1.69% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 2
10th Percentile £308 £223 -
25th Percentile £363 £238 -
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £275 £250
Median % change year-on-year +63.64% +10.00% -38.88%
75th Percentile £488 £313 -
90th Percentile £532 £328 -
England median daily rate £468 £425 £463
% change year-on-year +10.12% -8.11% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £47.50 -
England median hourly rate £27.38 £46.00 £39.50
% change year-on-year -40.49% +16.46% +74.30%

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 228 178 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 16.64% 18.82% 13.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 118 68
10th Percentile £126 £100 £181
25th Percentile £163 £140 £267
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £256 £308 £386
Median % change year-on-year -16.67% -20.39% -3.44%
75th Percentile £440 £419 £450
90th Percentile £516 £524 £511
England median daily rate £525 £498 £475
% change year-on-year +5.53% +4.74% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 23
10th Percentile £9.17 £9.00 £9.10
25th Percentile £13.28 £9.52 £10.83
Median hourly rate £17.38 £12.00 £13.00
Median % change year-on-year +44.79% -7.69% -3.70%
75th Percentile £22.75 £15.00 £17.50
90th Percentile £23.58 £15.88 £20.65
England median hourly rate £18.68 £20.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -6.63% +21.21% +1.54%

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for vSphere in the East Midlands

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing vSphere in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for vSphere in the East Midlands

vSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing vSphere in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for vSphere in the East Midlands

vSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing vSphere in the East Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for vSphere in the East Midlands

vSphere
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 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Northamptonshire -8 5 £488 +116.67% 1
Nottinghamshire +6 2 £313 -3.77% 1
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Lincolnshire - 1 £425 -
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, IT contractor jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 7 (77.78%) DNS
2 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 7 (77.78%) VMware
2 7 (77.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (77.78%) PowerShell
2 7 (77.78%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (55.56%) LDAP
3 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
4 4 (44.44%) DHCP
4 4 (44.44%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (44.44%) Data Centre
4 4 (44.44%) vCenter Server
4 4 (44.44%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (44.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 4 (44.44%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 3 (33.33%) Server Building
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 3 (33.33%) Server Monitoring
5 3 (33.33%) IIS
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 2 (22.22%) Agile
6 2 (22.22%) PKI
6 2 (22.22%) CMDB
6 2 (22.22%) Citrix
6 2 (22.22%) ITIL
6 2 (22.22%) BGP
6 2 (22.22%) SCOrch
6 2 (22.22%) Threat Analysis
6 2 (22.22%) SCCM

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 3 (33.33%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) AWS
1 1 (11.11%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) DNS
2 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
3 4 (44.44%) DHCP
4 2 (22.22%) BGP
5 1 (11.11%) Firewall
5 1 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (11.11%) Network Security
5 1 (11.11%) SSL
5 1 (11.11%) VPN
5 1 (11.11%) VSAN
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) Automotive
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Public Sector
1 1 (11.11%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Automation Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Wintel Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) SCCM Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) SCCM Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Field Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Field Service Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Wintel Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Data Centre
2 2 (22.22%) CMDB
2 2 (22.22%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (11.11%) Android
3 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
3 1 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (11.11%) Mac OS
3 1 (11.11%) Unix
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 4 (44.44%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (33.33%) Server Building
2 3 (33.33%) Server Monitoring
3 2 (22.22%) Agile
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) Patch Management
3 2 (22.22%) Server Management
3 2 (22.22%) Task Automation
3 2 (22.22%) Threat Analysis
4 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 1 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (11.11%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) VCAP
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
1 7 (77.78%) VMware ESXi
1 7 (77.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (11.11%) vCloud
2 1 (11.11%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (11.11%) VMware NSX
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory Federation Services
1 4 (44.44%) Single Sign-On
1 4 (44.44%) vCenter Server
2 2 (22.22%) SCCM
2 2 (22.22%) SCOrch
3 1 (11.11%) vRealize
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) VMware
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) Citrix
4 1 (11.11%) Remedy
4 1 (11.11%) Trend Micro