Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 165 138 146
Rank change year-on-year -27 +8 +37
Contract jobs citing vSphere 40 53 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.79% 1.10% 0.99%
As % of the System Software category 5.43% 8.01% 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 30 30
East of England median daily rate £320 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.54% -7.14% +27.27%
10th Percentile £125 £200 £222
90th Percentile £496 £388 £451
England median daily rate £375 £400 £370
% change year-on-year -6.25% +8.11% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 3
East of England median hourly rate £16.63 £10.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.30% -69.23% +34.02%
10th Percentile £16.13 £9.21 £30.12
90th Percentile £17.13 £14.25 £54.75
England median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year -7.69% +32.65% -10.91%

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 736 662 787
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 14.51% 13.70% 13.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 358 360
East of England median daily rate £363 £350 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +4.48% +21.82%
10th Percentile £130 £163 £132
90th Percentile £550 £497 £500
England median daily rate £425 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 89 178
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £10.54 £10.73 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.13 £28.56 £40.00
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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
Bedfordshire -5 15 £130 -35.00%
Hertfordshire -25 12 £406 +25.00% 2
Essex -7 9 £350 -
Norfolk -3 2 £240 +65.52%
Cambridgeshire -18 2 £350 +1.45% 5
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 38 (95.00%) VMware
2 29 (72.50%) Microsoft
3 28 (70.00%) Windows
4 27 (67.50%) Active Directory
4 27 (67.50%) Windows Server
5 16 (40.00%) Citrix
5 16 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (40.00%) XenApp
6 15 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (37.50%) Google
7 13 (32.50%) PowerShell
7 13 (32.50%) DNS
7 13 (32.50%) DHCP
8 12 (30.00%) VPN
8 12 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (27.50%) McAfee
10 10 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
11 9 (22.50%) SQL Server
11 9 (22.50%) ITIL
11 9 (22.50%) Linux
11 9 (22.50%) VoIP
11 9 (22.50%) SCCM
12 8 (20.00%) vCenter Server
13 7 (17.50%) RSA SecurID
13 7 (17.50%) Finance
13 7 (17.50%) Java
13 7 (17.50%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (15.00%) Firewall
14 6 (15.00%) SAN
14 6 (15.00%) NetApp

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 (15.00%) OpenStack
2 5 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (10.00%) Skype for Business
4 3 (7.50%) IIS
5 1 (2.50%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (12.50%) G Suite
2 5 (12.50%) Google App Engine
2 5 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
2 5 (12.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (32.50%) DHCP
1 13 (32.50%) DNS
2 12 (30.00%) VPN
3 9 (22.50%) VoIP
4 6 (15.00%) Firewall
4 6 (15.00%) Internet
4 6 (15.00%) SAN
4 6 (15.00%) SNMP
5 5 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
5 5 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
6 4 (10.00%) BGP
6 4 (10.00%) HSRP
6 4 (10.00%) IPsec
6 4 (10.00%) iSCSI
6 4 (10.00%) Junos
6 4 (10.00%) NX-OS
6 4 (10.00%) OSPF
6 4 (10.00%) Skype
6 4 (10.00%) SSL
6 4 (10.00%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (22.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.50%) MySQL
5 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) AutoIt
2 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (17.50%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) Publishing
3 4 (10.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.50%) Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Analyst
2 7 (17.50%) Consultant
3 5 (12.50%) Administrator
3 5 (12.50%) CyberArk Consultant
3 5 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 5 (12.50%) Security Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) Service Analyst
3 5 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) CyberArk Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Network Support
5 3 (7.50%) PC Support
5 3 (7.50%) Server Administrator
5 3 (7.50%) Server Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Wintel Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) Web Services
2 3 (7.50%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.50%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) RSA SecurID
2 5 (12.50%) Mobile App
3 4 (10.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.50%) CCTV
5 1 (2.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 28 (70.00%) Windows
2 27 (67.50%) Windows Server
3 15 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (22.50%) Linux
6 5 (12.50%) AIX
6 5 (12.50%) Android
6 5 (12.50%) Apple iOS
6 5 (12.50%) Solaris
6 5 (12.50%) Unix
7 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (5.00%) Windows XP
9 1 (2.50%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (22.50%) ITIL
2 6 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (15.00%) DevOps
3 5 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
3 5 (12.50%) Cryptography
3 5 (12.50%) Data Privacy
3 5 (12.50%) Information Security
3 5 (12.50%) Network Design
3 5 (12.50%) Network Virtualisation
3 5 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 5 (12.50%) SDLC
3 5 (12.50%) Secure Coding
3 5 (12.50%) Security Architecture
3 5 (12.50%) Task Automation
4 4 (10.00%) E-Commerce
4 4 (10.00%) Migration
4 4 (10.00%) Privileged Access Management
5 3 (7.50%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 3 (7.50%) Server Building
6 2 (5.00%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (32.50%) PowerShell
2 7 (17.50%) Java
3 4 (10.00%) SQL
4 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.50%) Perl
4 1 (2.50%) Python
4 1 (2.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (7.50%) CISM
3 1 (2.50%) DBS Check
3 1 (2.50%) Degree
3 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) VCAP
3 1 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 27 (67.50%) Active Directory
2 16 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (40.00%) XenApp
3 6 (15.00%) vCloud
4 5 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (10.00%) DFS Replication
5 4 (10.00%) Hyper-V
5 4 (10.00%) NFS
6 2 (5.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.50%) Docker
7 1 (2.50%) ISA Server
7 1 (2.50%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (22.50%) SCCM
2 8 (20.00%) vCenter Server
3 6 (15.00%) PowerCLI
4 4 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (10.00%) vRealize
5 2 (5.00%) vMotion
6 1 (2.50%) Ansible
6 1 (2.50%) Kubernetes
6 1 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (2.50%) Puppet
6 1 (2.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (2.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 38 (95.00%) VMware
2 29 (72.50%) Microsoft
3 16 (40.00%) Citrix
4 15 (37.50%) Google
5 11 (27.50%) McAfee
6 6 (15.00%) HP
6 6 (15.00%) NetApp
7 5 (12.50%) Cisco
7 5 (12.50%) CyberArk
8 4 (10.00%) Clearswift
8 4 (10.00%) Huawei
8 4 (10.00%) Juniper
9 2 (5.00%) VocaLink
10 1 (2.50%) Apple
10 1 (2.50%) Brocade
10 1 (2.50%) Dell
10 1 (2.50%) F5
10 1 (2.50%) IBM
10 1 (2.50%) SonicWALL