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 3 months to 30 March 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 of England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 118 115 101
Rank change year-on-year -3 -14  
Contract jobs citing vSphere 7 13 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.33% 0.52% 1.13%
As % of the System Software category 2.55% 4.04% 8.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 12
Median daily rate £388 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +18.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £468 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £386 £343
% change year-on-year -2.91% +12.77%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Median hourly rate - - £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £27.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -23.63% +30.95%  

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 of England with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 275 322 359
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 12.92% 12.81% 13.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 165 171
Median daily rate £350 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +4.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £165 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -5.40% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 59 90
Median hourly rate £17.64 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.77% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.90 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £47.70 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing vSphere as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 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
Hertfordshire -3 3 £400 +14.28% 2
Suffolk - 3 £238 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £425 - 3
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 of England region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 25 (96.15%) VMware
2 16 (61.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (57.69%) Windows
4 14 (53.85%) Data Centre
5 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
6 11 (42.31%) Linux
7 10 (38.46%) Active Directory
8 9 (34.62%) HP
8 9 (34.62%) Cisco
8 9 (34.62%) EMC
9 8 (30.77%) SAN
10 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (26.92%) EMC VNX
11 6 (23.08%) Dell
11 6 (23.08%) DHCP
11 6 (23.08%) DNS
11 6 (23.08%) Apache
12 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
12 5 (19.23%) nginx
12 5 (19.23%) Capacity Planning
12 5 (19.23%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (19.23%) FreeRADIUS
12 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
12 5 (19.23%) LAMP
12 5 (19.23%) Nagios
12 5 (19.23%) High Availability
12 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (19.23%) Opscode Chef
12 5 (19.23%) Performance Monitoring
12 5 (19.23%) Windows Server

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 6 (23.08%) Apache
2 5 (19.23%) nginx
3 3 (11.54%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (7.69%) IBM Notes
4 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
5 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (7.69%) SaaS
1 2 (7.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (30.77%) SAN
2 6 (23.08%) DHCP
2 6 (23.08%) DNS
3 4 (15.38%) NetScaler
4 3 (11.54%) Firewall
4 3 (11.54%) WAN
5 2 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (7.69%) LAN
5 2 (7.69%) MPLS
5 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.85%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (3.85%) HTTP
6 1 (3.85%) Internet
6 1 (3.85%) Intranet
6 1 (3.85%) IP Telephony
6 1 (3.85%) NAS
6 1 (3.85%) SNMP
6 1 (3.85%) VoIP
6 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (3.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.85%) MySQL
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 6 (23.08%) Systems Administrator
2 5 (19.23%) Administrator
3 4 (15.38%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 4 (15.38%) VMware Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Linux Administrator
4 3 (11.54%) Technical Support
5 2 (7.69%) Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Data Centre Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) EMC Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Linux Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Unix Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Unix Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Unix Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) LAMP
2 1 (3.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (53.85%) Data Centre
2 7 (26.92%) EMC VNX
3 3 (11.54%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 1 (3.85%) CCTV
4 1 (3.85%) Clustering
4 1 (3.85%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.85%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (3.85%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.85%) Replication
4 1 (3.85%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 15 (57.69%) Windows
2 11 (42.31%) Linux
3 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (19.23%) Windows Server
4 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (7.69%) Solaris
6 2 (7.69%) Ubuntu
6 2 (7.69%) Unix
7 1 (3.85%) Mac OS X Server
7 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) Capacity Planning
1 5 (19.23%) High Availability
1 5 (19.23%) Performance Monitoring
2 4 (15.38%) Converged Infrastructure
2 4 (15.38%) Migration
3 3 (11.54%) Configuration Management
3 3 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (11.54%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (11.54%) Service Delivery
4 2 (7.69%) Email Filtering
4 2 (7.69%) ITIL
4 2 (7.69%) Load Balancing
4 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.85%) Change Management
5 1 (3.85%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.85%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.85%) Security Hardening
5 1 (3.85%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.54%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (19.23%) Security Cleared
2 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (7.69%) MCITP
4 2 (7.69%) MCSE
4 2 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (3.85%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (3.85%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (3.85%) DBS Check
5 1 (3.85%) Degree
5 1 (3.85%) MCP
5 1 (3.85%) MCSA
5 1 (3.85%) RHCE
5 1 (3.85%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (61.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (38.46%) Active Directory
3 5 (19.23%) FreeRADIUS
3 5 (19.23%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (15.38%) XenApp
5 2 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (7.69%) XenDesktop
6 1 (3.85%) DFS Replication
6 1 (3.85%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
6 1 (3.85%) vCloud
6 1 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (3.85%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) Nagios
1 5 (19.23%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (11.54%) SCCM
3 2 (7.69%) Graphite
3 2 (7.69%) logstash
3 2 (7.69%) Simpana
4 1 (3.85%) EMC VPLEX
4 1 (3.85%) Puppet
4 1 (3.85%) vRealize
4 1 (3.85%) WMI
4 1 (3.85%) WSUS
4 1 (3.85%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 25 (96.15%) VMware
2 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 9 (34.62%) Cisco
3 9 (34.62%) EMC
3 9 (34.62%) HP
4 6 (23.08%) Dell
5 4 (15.38%) Citrix
6 2 (7.69%) 3PAR
6 2 (7.69%) Acronis
6 2 (7.69%) CommVault
6 2 (7.69%) Lotus
6 2 (7.69%) Oracle
7 1 (3.85%) Apple
7 1 (3.85%) AppSense
7 1 (3.85%) IBM
7 1 (3.85%) Isilon
7 1 (3.85%) Juniper
7 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.85%) Remedy
7 1 (3.85%) Spiceworks