Period
to 23 April 2019

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 23 April 2019 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
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 138 156 167
Rank change year-on-year +18 +11 -8
Contract jobs citing vSphere 40 40 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.98% 0.90% 0.50%
As % of the System Software category 6.93% 6.97% 4.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 23 17
East of England median daily rate £450 £350 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% +21.74% -15.44%
10th Percentile £342 £268 £169
90th Percentile £718 £405 £430
England median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
East of England median hourly rate £25.00 £16.63 £9.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.33% +72.24% -69.40%
England median hourly rate £30.00 £25.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +17.65% +15.91% -12.00%

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 577 574 547
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 14.14% 12.94% 12.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 314 289
East of England median daily rate £400 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +1.45% +6.15%
10th Percentile £163 £130 £130
90th Percentile £603 £563 £574
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 48 57
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - -
10th Percentile £10.83 £10.16 £10.00
90th Percentile £66.81 £47.25 £38.75
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +3.23%

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

vSphere
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

vSphere
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 23 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for vSphere in the East of England

vSphere
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 23 April 2019. 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
Hertfordshire +22 30 £450 +12.50%
Suffolk +14 5 £420 -
Bedfordshire +15 3 £425 +57.41%
Cambridgeshire -1 1 £500 +35.59% 1
Essex -23 1 £410 +17.14%
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2019, 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 40 (100.00%) VMware
2 33 (82.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (45.00%) vRealize
4 17 (42.50%) VMware NSX
5 15 (37.50%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 15 (37.50%) Firewall
6 14 (35.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 13 (32.50%) JavaScript
7 13 (32.50%) vCenter Server
8 11 (27.50%) Amazon AWS
9 9 (22.50%) Retail
9 9 (22.50%) Project Management
9 9 (22.50%) Java
9 9 (22.50%) DNS
9 9 (22.50%) Cisco
10 8 (20.00%) EMC
10 8 (20.00%) Windows
10 8 (20.00%) Windows Server
10 8 (20.00%) Data Centre
10 8 (20.00%) EMC VNX
10 8 (20.00%) Palo Alto
11 7 (17.50%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (17.50%) Analytics
11 7 (17.50%) Opscode Chef
11 7 (17.50%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 7 (17.50%) Sonatype Nexus
11 7 (17.50%) 802.1X
11 7 (17.50%) Arista
11 7 (17.50%) Continuous Deployment
11 7 (17.50%) Apache

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 7 (17.50%) Apache
1 7 (17.50%) Tomcat
2 2 (5.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.50%) CloudStack
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.50%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (27.50%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (17.50%) Akamai
3 4 (10.00%) Office 365
4 2 (5.00%) IaaS
4 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (5.00%) Mimecast
5 1 (2.50%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (37.50%) Firewall
2 9 (22.50%) DNS
3 7 (17.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 7 (17.50%) DHCP
3 7 (17.50%) WAN
4 4 (10.00%) SAN
4 4 (10.00%) VSAN
5 2 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (2.50%) BGP
6 1 (2.50%) Ethernet
6 1 (2.50%) HSRP
6 1 (2.50%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.50%) NX-OS
6 1 (2.50%) OpenFlow
6 1 (2.50%) OSPF
6 1 (2.50%) SSL
6 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.50%) VPN
6 1 (2.50%) VRRP
6 1 (2.50%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.50%) MySQL
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (17.50%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 9 (22.50%) Retail
2 3 (7.50%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Consultant
2 9 (22.50%) Architect
3 7 (17.50%) Lead Architect
3 7 (17.50%) Lead Solutions Architect
3 7 (17.50%) Solutions Architect
3 7 (17.50%) VMware Consultant
3 7 (17.50%) VMware Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Senior VMware Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Storage Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Senior Automation Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Systems Analyst
6 1 (2.50%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (2.50%) Senior Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Technical Architect
6 1 (2.50%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.50%) 802.1X
1 7 (17.50%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 8 (20.00%) EMC VNX
2 7 (17.50%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 4 (10.00%) Clustering
4 3 (7.50%) Management Information System
5 2 (5.00%) Mainframe
5 2 (5.00%) NHS
6 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.50%) Graphic Design
6 1 (2.50%) PKI
6 1 (2.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.00%) Windows
1 8 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (5.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (5.00%) Linux
2 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (22.50%) Project Management
2 7 (17.50%) Analytics
2 7 (17.50%) Continuous Deployment
2 7 (17.50%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (10.00%) ITIL
4 3 (7.50%) Change Control
4 3 (7.50%) IT Strategy
5 2 (5.00%) API Integration
5 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (5.00%) Data Migration
5 2 (5.00%) Decision-Making
5 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 2 (5.00%) Migration
5 2 (5.00%) Patch Management
5 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.00%) Server Management
5 2 (5.00%) TOGAF
5 2 (5.00%) UML
5 2 (5.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 1 (2.50%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (32.50%) JavaScript
2 9 (22.50%) Java
3 5 (12.50%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.00%) SQL
5 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.50%) C
5 1 (2.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (35.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 5 (12.50%) DV Cleared
2 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (10.00%) VCP6
4 2 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (5.00%) Degree
5 1 (2.50%) MCSA
5 1 (2.50%) MCSE
5 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.50%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (82.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (42.50%) VMware NSX
3 7 (17.50%) Squid
3 7 (17.50%) Varnish
4 6 (15.00%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (12.50%) Active Directory
5 5 (12.50%) Hyper-V
6 3 (7.50%) vCloud
7 2 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (2.50%) KVM
8 1 (2.50%) NFS
8 1 (2.50%) Terminal Services
8 1 (2.50%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (2.50%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (2.50%) Xen
8 1 (2.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (45.00%) vRealize
2 15 (37.50%) vRealize Orchestrator
3 13 (32.50%) vCenter Server
4 7 (17.50%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (17.50%) Puppet
5 5 (12.50%) SCCM
6 4 (10.00%) SCOM
7 3 (7.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (7.50%) PowerCLI
7 3 (7.50%) vMotion
8 2 (5.00%) Ansible
9 1 (2.50%) AirWatch
9 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (2.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (2.50%) Tivoli
9 1 (2.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 40 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (22.50%) Cisco
3 8 (20.00%) EMC
3 8 (20.00%) Palo Alto
4 7 (17.50%) Arista
4 7 (17.50%) Blue Coat
4 7 (17.50%) F5
4 7 (17.50%) Oracle
4 7 (17.50%) Riverbed
4 7 (17.50%) Unisys
5 5 (12.50%) Computacenter
6 4 (10.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (5.00%) Apple
7 2 (5.00%) Citrix
7 2 (5.00%) Sophos
7 2 (5.00%) Symantec
8 1 (2.50%) HP
8 1 (2.50%) Juniper
8 1 (2.50%) McAfee
8 1 (2.50%) NetApp