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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 August 2022 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 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 101 119 88
Rank change year-on-year +18 -31 +83
Contract jobs citing vSphere 37 8 11
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 1.47% 0.35% 0.73%
As % of the System Software category 9.34% 1.81% 4.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 3 9
10th Percentile £358 £401 -
25th Percentile £413 £461 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £575 £335
Median % change year-on-year -26.09% +71.64% -27.57%
75th Percentile £525 £588 £399
90th Percentile £550 - £553
England median daily rate £500 £425 £463
% change year-on-year +17.65% -8.11% +12.12%

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 396 441 223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 15.75% 19.48% 14.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 275 157
10th Percentile £155 £149 £133
25th Percentile £250 £268 £240
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £400 £350
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -12.50%
75th Percentile £541 £550 £500
90th Percentile £625 £613 £549
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 46 18
10th Percentile - £12.25 £17.04
25th Percentile £13.41 £12.50 £18.22
Median hourly rate £15.65 £13.50 £26.81
Median % change year-on-year +15.91% -49.64% +78.70%
75th Percentile £49.88 £21.42 £52.36
90th Percentile £60.00 £24.38 £61.90
England median hourly rate £21.78 £17.34 £17.50
% change year-on-year +25.64% -0.94% +6.06%

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 19 August 2022.

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 19 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Cambridgeshire +7 21 £425 +14.86% 2
Essex - 11 £500 - 1
Hertfordshire -2 5 £550 -4.35% 1
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 2022, 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 34 (91.89%) Microsoft
2 32 (86.49%) Active Directory
2 32 (86.49%) Windows
2 32 (86.49%) Windows Server
3 29 (78.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (78.38%) DNS
3 29 (78.38%) VMware
4 21 (56.76%) Azure
5 20 (54.05%) Hyper-V
5 20 (54.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (54.05%) DHCP
6 19 (51.35%) SLA
6 19 (51.35%) SQL Server
6 19 (51.35%) Microsoft 365
6 19 (51.35%) SCCM
6 19 (51.35%) Customer Service
7 18 (48.65%) Incident Management
7 18 (48.65%) SCVMM
7 18 (48.65%) AWS
7 18 (48.65%) PaaS
7 18 (48.65%) Skype for Business
7 18 (48.65%) IaaS
7 18 (48.65%) Exchange Server 2013
7 18 (48.65%) Skype
7 18 (48.65%) Azure Active Directory
7 18 (48.65%) SQL
7 18 (48.65%) Replication
7 18 (48.65%) PKI
7 18 (48.65%) Change Management
7 18 (48.65%) Identity Management

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 18 (48.65%) Exchange Server 2013
1 18 (48.65%) Skype for Business
2 2 (5.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 21 (56.76%) Azure
2 19 (51.35%) Microsoft 365
3 18 (48.65%) AWS
3 18 (48.65%) Azure Active Directory
3 18 (48.65%) IaaS
3 18 (48.65%) PaaS
4 2 (5.41%) Nutanix
5 1 (2.70%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 29 (78.38%) DNS
2 20 (54.05%) DHCP
3 18 (48.65%) Skype
4 4 (10.81%) LAN
5 3 (8.11%) Firewall
6 2 (5.41%) VPN
6 2 (5.41%) VSAN
6 2 (5.41%) WAN
6 2 (5.41%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.70%) Internet
7 1 (2.70%) IP Telephony
7 1 (2.70%) NetScaler
7 1 (2.70%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (2.70%) SSL
7 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (51.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) AutoIt
1 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.70%) GitLab
General
1 8 (21.62%) Social Skills
2 1 (2.70%) Back Office
2 1 (2.70%) Presentation Skills
2 1 (2.70%) Public Sector
2 1 (2.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (48.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 18 (48.65%) Applications Engineer
1 18 (48.65%) Cloud Engineer
2 8 (21.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Principal Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 1 (2.70%) IT Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) IT Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) IT Support
6 1 (2.70%) Platform Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Senior Platform Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Virtualisation Consultant
6 1 (2.70%) Virtualisation Technical Consultant
6 1 (2.70%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 18 (48.65%) PKI
1 18 (48.65%) Replication
2 11 (29.73%) Data Centre
3 9 (24.32%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.70%) CCTV
4 1 (2.70%) Clustering
4 1 (2.70%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 32 (86.49%) Windows
1 32 (86.49%) Windows Server
2 20 (54.05%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2019
4 3 (8.11%) Linux
4 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (5.41%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (51.35%) Customer Service
2 18 (48.65%) Change Management
2 18 (48.65%) Identity Management
2 18 (48.65%) Incident Management
3 9 (24.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 8 (21.62%) Agile
4 8 (21.62%) ITIL
5 4 (10.81%) Mathematics
6 2 (5.41%) Dashboard Development
6 2 (5.41%) People Management
6 2 (5.41%) Performance Testing
6 2 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.70%) Information Security
7 1 (2.70%) Load Balancing
7 1 (2.70%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 1 (2.70%) Project Management
7 1 (2.70%) Security Hardening
7 1 (2.70%) Server Virtualisation
7 1 (2.70%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 18 (48.65%) SQL
2 4 (10.81%) C
3 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.70%) Bash
Qualifications
1 8 (21.62%) Security Cleared
2 7 (18.92%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (18.92%) SC Cleared
3 5 (13.51%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (13.51%) Degree
4 1 (2.70%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.70%) CCNA
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (51.35%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (86.49%) Active Directory
2 29 (78.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (54.05%) Hyper-V
4 4 (10.81%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (5.41%) Docker
5 2 (5.41%) VMware NSX
6 1 (2.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (51.35%) SCCM
2 18 (48.65%) SCVMM
3 2 (5.41%) Ansible
3 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (5.41%) vCenter Server
4 1 (2.70%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.70%) PowerCLI
4 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (2.70%) SCOM
4 1 (2.70%) Terraform
Vendors
1 34 (91.89%) Microsoft
2 29 (78.38%) VMware
3 4 (10.81%) Citrix
4 2 (5.41%) Cisco
4 2 (5.41%) CyberArk
4 2 (5.41%) HP
4 2 (5.41%) Veeam
5 1 (2.70%) Aruba
5 1 (2.70%) Bomgar
5 1 (2.70%) Brocade
5 1 (2.70%) F5
5 1 (2.70%) jetNEXUS
5 1 (2.70%) Kronos
5 1 (2.70%) Meraki
5 1 (2.70%) Mitel
5 1 (2.70%) NetApp
5 1 (2.70%) Ping Identity
5 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.70%) WatchGuard