Period
to 25 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 25 May 2018 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 of England
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 172 152
Rank change year-on-year +7 -20 -6
Contract jobs citing vSphere 22 17 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.50% 0.40% 0.73%
As % of the System Software category 3.81% 3.01% 5.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 21
East of England median daily rate £382 £250 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +52.80% -26.47% +4.62%
10th Percentile £310 £149 £213
90th Percentile £416 £433 £438
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
East of England median hourly rate - - £38.28
England median hourly rate £27.50 £23.00 £26.58
% change year-on-year +19.57% -13.45% +16.40%

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 of England with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 577 564 674
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 13.00% 13.11% 13.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 284 337
East of England median daily rate £363 £364 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.34% +10.23% +5.60%
10th Percentile £137 £130 £128
90th Percentile £563 £566 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 47 137
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.71% +6.06% -5.71%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £39.05 £40.00
England median hourly rate £16.22 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +1.34% +3.23% -3.13%

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for vSphere in the East of England

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for vSphere in the East of England

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing vSphere in the East of England over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for vSphere in the East of England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for vSphere in the East of England

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Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 25 May 2018. 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
Suffolk -4 7 - - 1
Essex - 6 £340 - 3
Cambridgeshire 0 4 £400 +10.34% 2
Hertfordshire -1 4 £400 +3.23% 3
Norfolk - 1 - -
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England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, 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 of England region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 21 (95.45%) VMware
2 16 (72.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (59.09%) Firewall
4 11 (50.00%) Windows
5 10 (45.45%) Cisco
6 9 (40.91%) VPN
6 9 (40.91%) DNS
6 9 (40.91%) DHCP
6 9 (40.91%) Data Centre
7 8 (36.36%) Active Directory
7 8 (36.36%) IPsec
8 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
8 7 (31.82%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (31.82%) Windows Server
8 7 (31.82%) vCenter Server
9 6 (27.27%) SDLC
9 6 (27.27%) Test Planning
9 6 (27.27%) DV Cleared
9 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
9 6 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (27.27%) PKI
9 6 (27.27%) VoIP
10 5 (22.73%) MS Exchange
10 5 (22.73%) C
10 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
10 5 (22.73%) Ethernet
10 5 (22.73%) SCCM
10 5 (22.73%) Network Security
10 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (22.73%) Huawei

vSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (22.73%) MS Exchange
2 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (13.64%) Skype for Business
3 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (59.09%) Firewall
2 9 (40.91%) DHCP
2 9 (40.91%) DNS
2 9 (40.91%) VPN
3 8 (36.36%) IPsec
4 6 (27.27%) VoIP
5 5 (22.73%) Ethernet
5 5 (22.73%) Network Security
6 4 (18.18%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (13.64%) BGP
7 3 (13.64%) HSRP
7 3 (13.64%) iSCSI
7 3 (13.64%) Junos
7 3 (13.64%) OSPF
7 3 (13.64%) SAN
7 3 (13.64%) Skype
7 3 (13.64%) SNMP
7 3 (13.64%) SSL
7 3 (13.64%) VRRP
7 3 (13.64%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 6 (27.27%) Test Leader
3 3 (13.64%) Active Directory Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Security Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Server Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Systems Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Wintel Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Wintel Server Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Information Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Information Security Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Storage Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Vulnerability Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) VMware Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) 802.1X
2 1 (4.55%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Data Centre
2 7 (31.82%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (27.27%) PKI
4 4 (18.18%) Management Information System
5 2 (9.09%) Clustering
6 1 (4.55%) EMC VNX
6 1 (4.55%) Public Cloud
6 1 (4.55%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 11 (50.00%) Windows
2 7 (31.82%) Windows Server
3 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (18.18%) Windows XP
5 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (4.55%) CentOS
7 1 (4.55%) Linux
7 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
7 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) SDLC
1 6 (27.27%) Test Planning
1 6 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (22.73%) Network Management
3 3 (13.64%) ITIL
3 3 (13.64%) Security Patching
3 3 (13.64%) Server Building
4 2 (9.09%) Data Protection
4 2 (9.09%) DNA
4 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
4 2 (9.09%) Information Management
4 2 (9.09%) Information Security
4 2 (9.09%) Information Security Management
4 2 (9.09%) ISMS
4 2 (9.09%) IT Strategy
4 2 (9.09%) Patch Management
4 2 (9.09%) Security Architecture
4 2 (9.09%) Security Management
4 2 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (4.55%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) C
2 2 (9.09%) SQL
3 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) DV Cleared
1 6 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.55%) CCNA
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.55%) MCSA
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) GDPR
1 2 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (9.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (72.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (36.36%) Active Directory
3 4 (18.18%) DFS Replication
4 3 (13.64%) NFS
4 3 (13.64%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
5 1 (4.55%) VMware NSX
5 1 (4.55%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) vCenter Server
2 5 (22.73%) SCCM
3 4 (18.18%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (9.09%) Nagios
4 2 (9.09%) Nessus
5 1 (4.55%) Control-M
5 1 (4.55%) EMC VPLEX
5 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (4.55%) PowerCLI
5 1 (4.55%) vMotion
5 1 (4.55%) vRealize
Vendors
1 21 (95.45%) VMware
2 10 (45.45%) Cisco
3 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
4 5 (22.73%) Huawei
5 4 (18.18%) Clearswift
5 4 (18.18%) HP
5 4 (18.18%) Juniper
5 4 (18.18%) McAfee
6 3 (13.64%) NetApp
7 2 (9.09%) CheckPoint
7 2 (9.09%) Citrix
7 2 (9.09%) EMC
7 2 (9.09%) Sophos
7 2 (9.09%) Zscaler
8 1 (4.55%) 3PAR
8 1 (4.55%) Dell
8 1 (4.55%) F5
8 1 (4.55%) Oracle
8 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
8 1 (4.55%) SAP