Period
to 20 October 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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 158 186 138
Rank change year-on-year +28 -48 +13
Contract jobs citing vSphere 45 24 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.88% 0.47% 1.11%
As % of the System Software category 5.71% 3.24% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 18 35
East of England median daily rate £400 £214 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +87.13% -34.23% -2.99%
10th Percentile £313 £125 £200
90th Percentile £500 £501 £388
England median daily rate £413 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +6.45% -3.13% +9.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
East of England median hourly rate - - £12.38
England median hourly rate £22.50 £31.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -27.42% -4.62% +36.84%

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 788 741 684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 15.50% 14.60% 14.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 327 376
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £135 £130 £156
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +13.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 81 103
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.81 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.81% +1.85% -10.81%
10th Percentile £12.55 £10.96 £10.88
90th Percentile £43.75 £43.75 £34.75
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year -4.48% +8.06% -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

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 20 October 2018.

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

vSphere
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 20 October 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
Cambridgeshire - 14 £350 - 5
Hertfordshire 0 11 £425 +4.62% 7
Suffolk - 11 £420 -
Essex -6 7 £325 -7.14%
Bedfordshire -3 2 - -
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 44 (97.78%) VMware
2 26 (57.78%) Windows
2 26 (57.78%) PowerShell
3 23 (51.11%) DNS
4 21 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 20 (44.44%) Linux
6 19 (42.22%) Active Directory
7 16 (35.56%) DHCP
8 15 (33.33%) Citrix
8 15 (33.33%) Firewall
9 14 (31.11%) Windows Server
9 14 (31.11%) vCenter Server
10 13 (28.89%) Data ONTAP
10 13 (28.89%) NetApp
11 12 (26.67%) Microsoft
11 12 (26.67%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 11 (24.44%) vRealize
12 11 (24.44%) MS Exchange
12 11 (24.44%) JavaScript
13 10 (22.22%) SQL Server
13 10 (22.22%) VoIP
13 10 (22.22%) Security Cleared
13 10 (22.22%) Hyper-V
13 10 (22.22%) XenApp
13 10 (22.22%) Network Security
13 10 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
13 10 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
13 10 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 9 (20.00%) DV Cleared
14 9 (20.00%) Cisco

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 11 (24.44%) MS Exchange
2 10 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.22%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) 3ds Max
1 1 (2.22%) AutoCAD
1 1 (2.22%) CINEMA 4D
1 1 (2.22%) SketchUp
Cloud Services
1 8 (17.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (15.56%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (13.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (51.11%) DNS
2 16 (35.56%) DHCP
3 15 (33.33%) Firewall
4 10 (22.22%) Network Security
4 10 (22.22%) VoIP
5 7 (15.56%) Ethernet
5 7 (15.56%) IPsec
5 7 (15.56%) TCP/IP
5 7 (15.56%) VPN
6 6 (13.33%) NAS
6 6 (13.33%) SAN
7 1 (2.22%) HTTP
7 1 (2.22%) SSL
7 1 (2.22%) Unified Communications
7 1 (2.22%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.22%) Apache Hive
3 1 (2.22%) Big Data
3 1 (2.22%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (2.22%) Bitbucket
2 1 (2.22%) CodeSonar
2 1 (2.22%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.22%) git-flow
2 1 (2.22%) JIRA
2 1 (2.22%) Robot Framework
2 1 (2.22%) Selenium
General
1 3 (6.67%) Publishing
2 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (15.56%) Consultant
2 7 (15.56%) Test Leader
3 6 (13.33%) Azure Engineer
3 6 (13.33%) Infrastructure Support
3 6 (13.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 6 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 6 (13.33%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Automation Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Storage Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) VMware Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (2.22%) Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Citrix Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Server Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) VMware Consultant
7 1 (2.22%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.89%) REST
2 3 (6.67%) Web Services
3 1 (2.22%) .NET
3 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.22%) Django
3 1 (2.22%) Java EE
3 1 (2.22%) LAMP
3 1 (2.22%) Node.js
3 1 (2.22%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (2.22%) SOAP
3 1 (2.22%) Spring MVC
3 1 (2.22%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) Data Centre
2 7 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (15.56%) PKI
3 4 (8.89%) Clustering
4 1 (2.22%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 26 (57.78%) Windows
2 20 (44.44%) Linux
3 14 (31.11%) Windows Server
4 13 (28.89%) Data ONTAP
5 4 (8.89%) Ubuntu
6 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.22%) Android
8 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.22%) CentOS
8 1 (2.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 7 (15.56%) Network Management
2 7 (15.56%) SDLC
2 7 (15.56%) Test Planning
2 7 (15.56%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (13.33%) Task Automation
4 4 (8.89%) Load Balancing
4 4 (8.89%) Workflow
5 3 (6.67%) Antivirus Management
5 3 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.44%) Release Management
6 2 (4.44%) Software Engineering
7 1 (2.22%) Change Control
7 1 (2.22%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.22%) Kanban
7 1 (2.22%) Multithreading
7 1 (2.22%) Project Management
7 1 (2.22%) Requirements Analysis
7 1 (2.22%) Reverse Engineering
7 1 (2.22%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 26 (57.78%) PowerShell
2 11 (24.44%) JavaScript
3 8 (17.78%) C
4 4 (8.89%) C#
4 4 (8.89%) SQL
5 2 (4.44%) Java
6 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.22%) C++
6 1 (2.22%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.22%) PHP
6 1 (2.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 9 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.22%) CCA
4 1 (2.22%) CCNA
4 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.22%) CISSP
4 1 (2.22%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.22%) CompTIA Security+
4 1 (2.22%) GIAC
4 1 (2.22%) Linux+ Certification
4 1 (2.22%) MCSE
4 1 (2.22%) MCTS
4 1 (2.22%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (2.22%) SANS
4 1 (2.22%) SSCP
4 1 (2.22%) VCAP
4 1 (2.22%) VCP4
4 1 (2.22%) VCP5
4 1 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 21 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (42.22%) Active Directory
3 10 (22.22%) Hyper-V
3 10 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
3 10 (22.22%) XenApp
4 6 (13.33%) VMware NSX
5 4 (8.89%) XenDesktop
6 3 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (4.44%) Docker
8 1 (2.22%) vCloud
8 1 (2.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (31.11%) vCenter Server
2 12 (26.67%) vRealize Orchestrator
3 11 (24.44%) vRealize
4 7 (15.56%) vMotion
5 3 (6.67%) FortiGate
6 1 (2.22%) AirWatch
6 1 (2.22%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (2.22%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (2.22%) Kubernetes
6 1 (2.22%) Puppet
6 1 (2.22%) Salt
6 1 (2.22%) SCCM
6 1 (2.22%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 44 (97.78%) VMware
2 15 (33.33%) Citrix
3 13 (28.89%) NetApp
4 12 (26.67%) Microsoft
5 9 (20.00%) Cisco
6 6 (13.33%) Draytek
6 6 (13.33%) SonicWALL
7 1 (2.22%) Meraki