Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 182 137
Rank change year-on-year +9 -45 +18
Contract jobs citing vSphere 33 18 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.66% 0.38% 1.06%
As % of the System Software category 4.72% 2.76% 7.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 34
East of England median daily rate £356 £240 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +48.44% -29.41% +8.80%
10th Percentile £313 £127 £187
90th Percentile £508 £535 £405
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
East of England median hourly rate - - £12.38
England median hourly rate £20.50 £23.25 £23.00
% change year-on-year -11.83% +1.09% +0.74%

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 699 652 719
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 13.99% 13.90% 14.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 303 395
East of England median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £148 £130 £136
90th Percentile £575 £574 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 70 119
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.65 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.92% +0.92% -
10th Percentile £12.75 £10.40 £12.50
90th Percentile £38.38 £43.00 £37.60
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year +3.13% +1.59% -3.08%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 - 11 £350 - 5
Suffolk - 10 - - 1
Hertfordshire -7 7 £425 -6.85% 6
Essex +5 5 £438 +25.00% 4
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 33 (100.00%) VMware
2 21 (63.64%) DNS
3 17 (51.52%) Windows
4 16 (48.48%) DHCP
4 16 (48.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (48.48%) PowerShell
5 14 (42.42%) Active Directory
5 14 (42.42%) Linux
6 12 (36.36%) Firewall
7 11 (33.33%) NetApp
7 11 (33.33%) Citrix
7 11 (33.33%) VoIP
7 11 (33.33%) Network Security
7 11 (33.33%) Data ONTAP
8 10 (30.30%) Security Cleared
8 10 (30.30%) Cisco
9 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
9 9 (27.27%) VPN
9 9 (27.27%) Ethernet
9 9 (27.27%) C
9 9 (27.27%) IPsec
9 9 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (27.27%) DV Cleared
9 9 (27.27%) PKI
9 9 (27.27%) Network Management
9 9 (27.27%) Test Planning
9 9 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (27.27%) Data Centre
9 9 (27.27%) SDLC
10 8 (24.24%) Exchange Server 2013

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 8 (24.24%) Exchange Server 2013
1 8 (24.24%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) 3ds Max
1 1 (3.03%) AutoCAD
1 1 (3.03%) CINEMA 4D
1 1 (3.03%) SketchUp
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (12.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (63.64%) DNS
2 16 (48.48%) DHCP
3 12 (36.36%) Firewall
4 11 (33.33%) Network Security
4 11 (33.33%) VoIP
5 9 (27.27%) Ethernet
5 9 (27.27%) IPsec
5 9 (27.27%) VPN
6 4 (12.12%) NAS
6 4 (12.12%) SAN
6 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
7 1 (3.03%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (21.21%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.15%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (6.06%) Publishing
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Test Leader
2 6 (18.18%) Consultant
2 6 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (18.18%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Azure Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Infrastructure Support
3 4 (12.12%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (6.06%) Storage Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Associate Consultant
5 1 (3.03%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Server Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) VMware Consultant
5 1 (3.03%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) Web Services
2 1 (3.03%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (27.27%) Data Centre
1 9 (27.27%) PKI
2 1 (3.03%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 17 (51.52%) Windows
2 14 (42.42%) Linux
3 11 (33.33%) Data ONTAP
4 7 (21.21%) Windows Server
5 2 (6.06%) Ubuntu
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) Network Management
1 9 (27.27%) SDLC
1 9 (27.27%) Test Planning
1 9 (27.27%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (6.06%) Antivirus Management
3 2 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.03%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.03%) Migration
4 1 (3.03%) Network Virtualisation
4 1 (3.03%) Project Management
4 1 (3.03%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (3.03%) Software Engineering
4 1 (3.03%) Task Automation
4 1 (3.03%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 16 (48.48%) PowerShell
2 9 (27.27%) C
3 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 3 (9.09%) SQL
5 2 (6.06%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (30.30%) Security Cleared
2 9 (27.27%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 16 (48.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (42.42%) Active Directory
3 8 (24.24%) XenApp
4 5 (15.15%) Hyper-V
4 5 (15.15%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (6.06%) VMware NSX
5 2 (6.06%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (21.21%) vCenter Server
1 7 (21.21%) vRealize Orchestrator
2 6 (18.18%) vRealize
3 4 (12.12%) vMotion
4 2 (6.06%) FortiGate
5 1 (3.03%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 33 (100.00%) VMware
2 11 (33.33%) Citrix
2 11 (33.33%) NetApp
3 10 (30.30%) Cisco
4 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
5 4 (12.12%) Draytek
5 4 (12.12%) SonicWALL
6 1 (3.03%) Meraki