Period
to 9 August 2020

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 9 August 2020 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
9 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 93 160 171
Rank change year-on-year +67 +11 +16
Contract jobs citing vSphere 12 31 29
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 0.75% 0.71% 0.59%
As % of the System Software category 4.96% 5.07% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 20 8
Median daily rate £335 £450 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.56% +18.03% +58.85%
10th Percentile £313 £361 £321
90th Percentile £550 £750 £505
England median daily rate £450 £425 £406
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.68% +1.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £25.00 -
England median hourly rate £39.50 £42.11 £29.50
% change year-on-year -6.20% +42.75% +55.26%

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 242 611 674
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 15.11% 14.03% 13.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 358 362
Median daily rate £350 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.15% +6.45% +10.71%
10th Percentile £134 £159 £150
90th Percentile £550 £625 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 38 65
Median hourly rate £20.50 £15.07 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.05% -8.68% -
10th Percentile £17.26 £11.17 £12.75
90th Percentile £66.00 £45.75 £33.50
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.60 £16.55
% change year-on-year +14.46% +0.30% +3.44%

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing vSphere as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing vSphere in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for vSphere in the East of England

vSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing vSphere in the East of England over the 6 months to 9 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for vSphere in the East of England

vSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing vSphere in the East of England.

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 9 August 2020. 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 +32 5 £515 +14.44%
Cambridgeshire - 4 £335 -
Norfolk - 2 £325 -
Suffolk - 1 £550 -
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 9 August 2020, 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 11 (91.67%) VMware
2 10 (83.33%) Windows
3 9 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (66.67%) Windows Server
4 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
5 7 (58.33%) DHCP
5 7 (58.33%) DNS
6 6 (50.00%) PowerShell
6 6 (50.00%) Office 365
7 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
7 5 (41.67%) SLA
7 5 (41.67%) Change Management
7 5 (41.67%) Firewall
8 4 (33.33%) Replication
8 4 (33.33%) Google
8 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
8 4 (33.33%) Skype for Business
8 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
8 4 (33.33%) Azure
8 4 (33.33%) AWS
8 4 (33.33%) Service Design
8 4 (33.33%) GCP
8 4 (33.33%) Skype
8 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2016
8 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2019
9 3 (25.00%) CyberArk

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 4 (33.33%) Skype for Business
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (8.33%) Confluence
3 1 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (50.00%) Office 365
2 4 (33.33%) AWS
2 4 (33.33%) Azure
2 4 (33.33%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) DHCP
1 7 (58.33%) DNS
2 5 (41.67%) Firewall
3 4 (33.33%) Skype
4 2 (16.67%) iSCSI
4 2 (16.67%) LAN
4 2 (16.67%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (16.67%) SAN
4 2 (16.67%) SNMP
4 2 (16.67%) VoIP
4 2 (16.67%) WAN
5 1 (8.33%) IPsec
5 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
5 1 (8.33%) Network Security
5 1 (8.33%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Big Data
2 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (8.33%) MySQL
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) AutoIt
1 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
1 1 (8.33%) Robot Framework
1 1 (8.33%) TestRail
General
1 1 (8.33%) Legal
1 1 (8.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Applications Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Cloud Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) DBA
2 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared DBA
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) SQL DBA
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server DBA
2 2 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Management Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Unix Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Unix Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Replication
2 1 (8.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2016
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2019
5 3 (25.00%) Linux
6 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (8.33%) AIX
7 1 (8.33%) CentOS
7 1 (8.33%) HPUX
7 1 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Change Management
2 4 (33.33%) Service Design
3 3 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (16.67%) Collaborative Working
4 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 2 (16.67%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
4 2 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (16.67%) Privileged Access Management
4 2 (16.67%) Project Management
4 2 (16.67%) Time Management
5 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
5 1 (8.33%) Service Management
5 1 (8.33%) SIEM
5 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
5 1 (8.33%) User Stories
5 1 (8.33%) V-Model
5 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (8.33%) C
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) PHP
3 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (25.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (8.33%) CCNA
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (8.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (16.67%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (8.33%) Terminal Server
5 1 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
1 2 (16.67%) SCOM
2 1 (8.33%) HP ALM
2 1 (8.33%) PowerCLI
2 1 (8.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) VMware
2 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (33.33%) Google
4 3 (25.00%) CyberArk
4 3 (25.00%) HP
5 1 (8.33%) Atlassian
5 1 (8.33%) Brocade
5 1 (8.33%) EMC
5 1 (8.33%) F5
5 1 (8.33%) IBM
5 1 (8.33%) jetNEXUS
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle
5 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
5 1 (8.33%) Remedy
5 1 (8.33%) SAP
5 1 (8.33%) Splunk