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 3 months to 29 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
England > East Midlands
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 85 95
Rank change year-on-year -7 +10  
Contract jobs citing vSphere 5 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.33% 0.52% 0.25%
As % of the System Software category 2.72% 5.13% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 4
East Midlands median daily rate £381 £350 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.92% +59.09%  
10th Percentile £331 £305 £198
90th Percentile £438 £435 £292
England median daily rate £413 £370 £350
% change year-on-year +11.48% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
East Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £12.50 £44.00 £22.83
% change year-on-year -71.59% +92.72%  

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 184 156 152
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 12.01% 10.24% 9.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 163 130
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +23.07%  
10th Percentile £185 £233 £198
90th Percentile £500 £625 £450
England median daily rate £420 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +5.00% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 24
East Midlands median hourly rate £12.23 £14.00 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.67% +9.80%  
10th Percentile £10.07 £10.73 £9.80
90th Percentile £15.06 £23.85 £48.75
England median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £17.98
% change year-on-year -13.15% +5.67%  

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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 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 3 months to 29 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
Northamptonshire - 3 £338 - 1
Leicestershire -6 1 - - 2
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 12 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (83.33%) Windows
3 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 8 (66.67%) Hyper-V
3 8 (66.67%) Windows Server
4 7 (58.33%) Linux
4 7 (58.33%) Citrix
5 6 (50.00%) SAN
6 5 (41.67%) NetApp
6 5 (41.67%) Server Virtualisation
6 5 (41.67%) Data ONTAP
7 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 3 (25.00%) Cisco
7 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (16.67%) Firewall
8 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
8 2 (16.67%) SCCM
8 2 (16.67%) SCOM
8 2 (16.67%) Veeam
8 2 (16.67%) HP
8 2 (16.67%) Dell
8 2 (16.67%) EMC
8 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
9 1 (8.33%) Change Management
9 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
9 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003

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 1 (8.33%) Apache
1 1 (8.33%) IIS
1 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) IaaS
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) SAN
2 2 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) Internet
3 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
3 1 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) MySQL
General
1 1 (8.33%) Local Government
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Wintel Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Wintel Support
3 3 (25.00%) Wintel Support Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Applications Support
5 1 (8.33%) Applications Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (8.33%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Network Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Network Support
5 1 (8.33%) Network Support Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Systems Support
5 1 (8.33%) Systems Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Clustering
1 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (8.33%) EMC VMAX
1 1 (8.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 7 (58.33%) Linux
4 5 (41.67%) Data ONTAP
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (8.33%) CentOS
6 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
6 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
6 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
6 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Server Virtualisation
2 3 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (8.33%) Capacity Management
3 1 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (8.33%) Change Control
3 1 (8.33%) Change Management
3 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL V2
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (8.33%) Presales
3 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Storage Virtualisation
3 1 (8.33%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) CCIE
2 1 (8.33%) CCNP
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) MCSE
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 10 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (66.67%) Hyper-V
3 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (8.33%) vCloud
4 1 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (8.33%) XenApp
4 1 (8.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
1 2 (16.67%) SCOM
2 1 (8.33%) Ansible
2 1 (8.33%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) vMotion
2 1 (8.33%) vRealize
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 7 (58.33%) Citrix
4 5 (41.67%) NetApp
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco
6 2 (16.67%) Dell
6 2 (16.67%) EMC
6 2 (16.67%) HP
6 2 (16.67%) Veeam
7 1 (8.33%) Altiris
7 1 (8.33%) BMC
7 1 (8.33%) EqualLogic
7 1 (8.33%) Isilon
7 1 (8.33%) Meraki
7 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
7 1 (8.33%) Sophos