Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 160 155 139
Rank change year-on-year -5 -16 +11
Contract jobs citing vSphere 50 49 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.01% 0.96% 1.08%
As % of the System Software category 6.30% 6.91% 7.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 34 30
East of England median daily rate £420 £320 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.25% -1.54% -7.14%
10th Percentile £309 £125 £200
90th Percentile £500 £441 £388
England median daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +10.00% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
East of England median hourly rate - £16.63 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +66.30% -68.78%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.33 £27.50
% change year-on-year +38.19% -7.90% +14.58%

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 794 709 655
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 15.96% 13.87% 13.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 343 336
East of England median daily rate £395 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +11.54% -0.76%
10th Percentile £130 £130 £163
90th Percentile £588 £551 £501
England median daily rate £465 £430 £413
% change year-on-year +8.14% +4.24% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 73 87
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.81 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.81% +1.85% -
10th Percentile £11.59 £10.42 £10.63
90th Percentile £43.38 £47.25 £29.52
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +3.23%

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 12 December 2018.

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 12 December 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 +24 15 £356 +18.75% 1
Hertfordshire 0 14 £425 +4.62% 4
Suffolk - 11 £420 -
Essex -26 7 £325 -7.14% 4
Bedfordshire 0 3 £425 +226.92% 1
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 49 (98.00%) VMware
2 28 (56.00%) PowerShell
2 28 (56.00%) Windows
3 24 (48.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (42.00%) Active Directory
5 20 (40.00%) Linux
6 19 (38.00%) DNS
7 17 (34.00%) vCenter Server
8 16 (32.00%) Windows Server
9 15 (30.00%) Citrix
10 14 (28.00%) Hyper-V
11 13 (26.00%) Microsoft
11 13 (26.00%) NetApp
11 13 (26.00%) vRealize
11 13 (26.00%) Data ONTAP
11 13 (26.00%) VMware ESXi
11 13 (26.00%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 12 (24.00%) MS Exchange
12 12 (24.00%) DHCP
12 12 (24.00%) Firewall
13 11 (22.00%) SQL Server
13 11 (22.00%) JavaScript
13 11 (22.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 10 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
14 10 (20.00%) vMotion
14 10 (20.00%) XenApp
15 8 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
15 8 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
15 8 (16.00%) Office 365
15 8 (16.00%) VMware NSX

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 12 (24.00%) MS Exchange
2 10 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.00%) Apache Pig
3 1 (2.00%) CloudStack
3 1 (2.00%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.00%) 3ds Max
1 1 (2.00%) AutoCAD
1 1 (2.00%) CINEMA 4D
1 1 (2.00%) SketchUp
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (16.00%) Office 365
2 2 (4.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 19 (38.00%) DNS
2 12 (24.00%) DHCP
2 12 (24.00%) Firewall
3 7 (14.00%) SAN
3 7 (14.00%) TCP/IP
4 6 (12.00%) NAS
4 6 (12.00%) Network Security
4 6 (12.00%) VoIP
5 3 (6.00%) Ethernet
5 3 (6.00%) IPsec
5 3 (6.00%) VPN
6 1 (2.00%) HTTP
6 1 (2.00%) OpenFlow
6 1 (2.00%) SSL
6 1 (2.00%) Unified Communications
6 1 (2.00%) VSAN
6 1 (2.00%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.00%) Apache Hive
3 1 (2.00%) Big Data
3 1 (2.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (2.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (2.00%) Bitbucket
2 1 (2.00%) CodeSonar
2 1 (2.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.00%) git-flow
2 1 (2.00%) JIRA
2 1 (2.00%) Robot Framework
2 1 (2.00%) Selenium
General
1 3 (6.00%) Publishing
2 1 (2.00%) Marketing
2 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (22.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (16.00%) Consultant
2 8 (16.00%) VMware Engineer
3 7 (14.00%) Infrastructure Support
3 7 (14.00%) Storage Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) Azure Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) Support Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) Systems Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Test Leader
7 2 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (4.00%) Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Senior Automation Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Senior VMware Engineer
8 1 (2.00%) Senior Project Manager
8 1 (2.00%) Systems Support Analyst
8 1 (2.00%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.00%) REST
2 3 (6.00%) Web Services
3 1 (2.00%) .NET
3 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.00%) Django
3 1 (2.00%) Java EE
3 1 (2.00%) LAMP
3 1 (2.00%) Node.js
3 1 (2.00%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (2.00%) SOAP
3 1 (2.00%) Spring MVC
3 1 (2.00%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) Clustering
2 5 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.00%) PKI
4 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.00%) NHS
4 1 (2.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 28 (56.00%) Windows
2 20 (40.00%) Linux
3 16 (32.00%) Windows Server
4 13 (26.00%) Data ONTAP
5 4 (8.00%) Ubuntu
5 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (6.00%) Apple iOS
6 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.00%) Android
7 1 (2.00%) CentOS
7 1 (2.00%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.00%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 6 (12.00%) Task Automation
3 4 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (8.00%) Load Balancing
3 4 (8.00%) Workflow
4 3 (6.00%) Antivirus Management
4 3 (6.00%) Network Management
4 3 (6.00%) Project Management
4 3 (6.00%) SDLC
4 3 (6.00%) Server Management
4 3 (6.00%) Test Planning
4 3 (6.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (4.00%) API Integration
5 2 (4.00%) Change Control
5 2 (4.00%) Patch Management
5 2 (4.00%) Release Management
5 2 (4.00%) Software Engineering
5 2 (4.00%) Virtual Environments
5 2 (4.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 1 (2.00%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (56.00%) PowerShell
2 11 (22.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (12.00%) SQL
4 4 (8.00%) C
4 4 (8.00%) C#
5 3 (6.00%) Java
6 2 (4.00%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.00%) C++
7 1 (2.00%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.00%) PHP
7 1 (2.00%) Python
7 1 (2.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.00%) VCAP
3 2 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.00%) CCA
4 1 (2.00%) CCNA
4 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.00%) CISSP
4 1 (2.00%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.00%) CompTIA Security+
4 1 (2.00%) GIAC
4 1 (2.00%) Linux+ Certification
4 1 (2.00%) MCSE
4 1 (2.00%) MCTS
4 1 (2.00%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (2.00%) SANS
4 1 (2.00%) SSCP
4 1 (2.00%) VCP5
4 1 (2.00%) VCP6
System Software
1 24 (48.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (42.00%) Active Directory
3 14 (28.00%) Hyper-V
4 13 (26.00%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (20.00%) XenApp
6 8 (16.00%) VMware NSX
7 4 (8.00%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (8.00%) XenDesktop
8 2 (4.00%) Docker
8 2 (4.00%) vCloud
9 1 (2.00%) KVM
9 1 (2.00%) Xen
9 1 (2.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (34.00%) vCenter Server
2 13 (26.00%) vRealize
2 13 (26.00%) vRealize Orchestrator
3 10 (20.00%) vMotion
4 3 (6.00%) FortiGate
5 2 (4.00%) AirWatch
6 1 (2.00%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (2.00%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (2.00%) Kubernetes
6 1 (2.00%) PowerCLI
6 1 (2.00%) Puppet
6 1 (2.00%) Salt
6 1 (2.00%) SCCM
6 1 (2.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 49 (98.00%) VMware
2 15 (30.00%) Citrix
3 13 (26.00%) Microsoft
3 13 (26.00%) NetApp
4 6 (12.00%) Cisco
4 6 (12.00%) Draytek
4 6 (12.00%) SonicWALL
5 2 (4.00%) Apple
5 2 (4.00%) Sophos
6 1 (2.00%) Juniper
6 1 (2.00%) Meraki