Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 20 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
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 411 348 336
Rank change year-on-year -63 -12 -26
Contract jobs citing vSphere 518 663 757
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.55% 0.69% 0.72%
As % of the System Software category 4.32% 5.56% 7.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 450 491
England median daily rate £375 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +8.11% +5.71%
10th Percentile £208 £256 £225
90th Percentile £538 £533 £513
UK median daily rate £385 £400 £368
% change year-on-year -3.75% +8.84% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 23 28
England median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +32.65% -10.91%
10th Percentile £12.45 £10.00 £14.03
90th Percentile £39.75 £49.46 £43.68
UK median hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year -1.54% +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 England with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 11982 11917 10783
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.74% 12.33% 10.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 7852 7543 6251
England median daily rate £425 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +8.70%
10th Percentile £163 £175 £159
90th Percentile £613 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £365
% change year-on-year +6.25% +9.59% +8.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 658 801 1171
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.50 £10.09
90th Percentile £47.25 £39.38 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing vSphere as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for vSphere in England

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing vSphere in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for vSphere in England

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing vSphere in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for vSphere in England

vSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for vSphere in England

vSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing vSphere in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for vSphere in England

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 20 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
London -34 205 £450 +5.88% 24
South East -55 128 £375 -11.76% 25
North of England +16 72 £350 -7.28% 15
Yorkshire +21 42 £375 - 8
East of England -26 42 £320 -1.54% 6
Midlands +28 40 £373 -3.87% 7
South West +14 35 £413 +17.86% 8
North West -4 25 £280 -26.80% 7
West Midlands +23 21 £385 -3.75% 1
East Midlands +11 19 £370 -1.33% 6
North East +36 5 £169 -66.75%
vSphere
UK

For the 6 months to 20 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 England region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 480 (92.66%) VMware
2 362 (69.88%) Windows
3 257 (49.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 256 (49.42%) Windows Server
5 233 (44.98%) Active Directory
6 224 (43.24%) Microsoft
7 164 (31.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 142 (27.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 139 (26.83%) Cisco
10 131 (25.29%) Linux
11 129 (24.90%) SAN
12 121 (23.36%) Firewall
13 117 (22.59%) HP
14 111 (21.43%) Citrix
15 107 (20.66%) PowerShell
16 89 (17.18%) SQL Server
17 83 (16.02%) VMware ESXi
18 80 (15.44%) ITIL
18 80 (15.44%) MS Exchange
19 78 (15.06%) Security Cleared
19 78 (15.06%) vCenter Server
20 76 (14.67%) NetApp
21 72 (13.90%) SQL
21 72 (13.90%) Data Centre
22 69 (13.32%) Migration
23 67 (12.93%) Finance
23 67 (12.93%) DNS
24 66 (12.74%) Office 365
25 64 (12.36%) WAN
26 63 (12.16%) Microsoft Certification

vSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 80 (15.44%) MS Exchange
2 49 (9.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 36 (6.95%) IIS
4 27 (5.21%) SharePoint
5 24 (4.63%) Exchange Server 2013
6 17 (3.28%) Skype for Business
7 15 (2.90%) OpenStack
8 12 (2.32%) Tomcat
9 10 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
10 8 (1.54%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (0.97%) Apache
11 5 (0.97%) JBoss
12 4 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.77%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.77%) WordPress
13 3 (0.58%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.58%) CloudStack
13 3 (0.58%) WebLogic
Applications
1 34 (6.56%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.39%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 66 (12.74%) Office 365
2 63 (12.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (2.90%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (1.93%) IaaS
6 8 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (1.16%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (1.16%) G Suite
8 5 (0.97%) Google App Engine
8 5 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.97%) PaaS
9 3 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.39%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.39%) IBM Cloud
10 2 (0.39%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.39%) SaaS
10 2 (0.39%) SoftLayer
10 2 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.19%) Heroku
11 1 (0.19%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 129 (24.90%) SAN
2 121 (23.36%) Firewall
3 67 (12.93%) DNS
4 64 (12.36%) WAN
5 61 (11.78%) LAN
6 50 (9.65%) DHCP
7 48 (9.27%) VPN
8 39 (7.53%) TCP/IP
9 35 (6.76%) NAS
10 27 (5.21%) VoIP
11 24 (4.63%) VSAN
12 21 (4.05%) Cisco ASA
12 21 (4.05%) Wireless
13 20 (3.86%) NetScaler
14 19 (3.67%) iSCSI
14 19 (3.67%) SNMP
15 18 (3.47%) PuTTY
15 18 (3.47%) WinSCP
16 15 (2.90%) Network Security
17 14 (2.70%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (17.18%) SQL Server
2 22 (4.25%) Oracle Database
2 22 (4.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 19 (3.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 18 (3.47%) Oracle Database 10g
5 16 (3.09%) SQL Server 2008
6 15 (2.90%) SQL Server 2016
7 13 (2.51%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (1.93%) Oracle Reports
9 8 (1.54%) MySQL
9 8 (1.54%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.58%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (0.39%) DB2
12 2 (0.39%) Relational Database
13 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2000
13 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (5.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (4.25%) Jenkins
3 19 (3.67%) Git (software)
4 18 (3.47%) Ant
4 18 (3.47%) Eclipse
4 18 (3.47%) HP UFT
4 18 (3.47%) Oracle APEX
4 18 (3.47%) Selenium
4 18 (3.47%) SoapUI
4 18 (3.47%) SpecFlow
4 18 (3.47%) TestNG
5 14 (2.70%) LoadRunner
6 9 (1.74%) MSI
7 6 (1.16%) Chocolatey
7 6 (1.16%) DbUnit
7 6 (1.16%) jMock
7 6 (1.16%) JUnit
7 6 (1.16%) Maven
7 6 (1.16%) Mockito
7 6 (1.16%) SonarQube
General
1 67 (12.93%) Finance
2 21 (4.05%) Banking
2 21 (4.05%) Telecoms
3 13 (2.51%) Publishing
4 12 (2.32%) Retail
5 8 (1.54%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.16%) Local Government
7 5 (0.97%) Games
8 4 (0.77%) Advertising
8 4 (0.77%) Electronics
8 4 (0.77%) Marketing
9 3 (0.58%) Law
9 3 (0.58%) Legal
10 2 (0.39%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.39%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.39%) French Language
10 2 (0.39%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.19%) Billing
11 1 (0.19%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 87 (16.80%) Analyst
2 82 (15.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 57 (11.00%) VMware Engineer
4 45 (8.69%) Support Engineer
5 40 (7.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 39 (7.53%) Administrator
7 37 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
8 35 (6.76%) Consultant
9 32 (6.18%) Architect
9 32 (6.18%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 31 (5.98%) 3rd Line Support
11 29 (5.60%) Server Engineer
12 23 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 21 (4.05%) Service Analyst
14 20 (3.86%) Linux Engineer
15 19 (3.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
15 19 (3.67%) Systems Administrator
16 18 (3.47%) Infrastructure Support
17 17 (3.28%) Server Support
17 17 (3.28%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (6.56%) Web Services
2 24 (4.63%) .NET
3 8 (1.54%) SOAP
4 7 (1.35%) X-Windows
5 6 (1.16%) Apache Camel
5 6 (1.16%) J2EE
5 6 (1.16%) PowerMock
5 6 (1.16%) REST
5 6 (1.16%) RESTful
5 6 (1.16%) Spring
6 5 (0.97%) ASP.NET
6 5 (0.97%) Spring Boot
7 4 (0.77%) 802.1X
7 4 (0.77%) Middleware
7 4 (0.77%) XML
8 3 (0.58%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (0.39%) .NET Core
9 2 (0.39%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.39%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (0.39%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 72 (13.90%) Data Centre
2 26 (5.02%) Management Information System
3 23 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (3.67%) PKI
5 17 (3.28%) Replication
6 15 (2.90%) EMC VNX
6 15 (2.90%) Private Cloud
7 14 (2.70%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 12 (2.32%) Clustering
9 11 (2.12%) EMC VMAX
9 11 (2.12%) FlexPod
10 10 (1.93%) Blackberry
11 9 (1.74%) RSA SecurID
12 8 (1.54%) Computer Science
12 8 (1.54%) Virtual Team
13 6 (1.16%) HP Storage
14 5 (0.97%) iPad
14 5 (0.97%) iPhone
14 5 (0.97%) Mobile App
14 5 (0.97%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 362 (69.88%) Windows
2 256 (49.42%) Windows Server
3 164 (31.66%) Windows Server 2012
4 142 (27.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 131 (25.29%) Linux
6 53 (10.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 43 (8.30%) Unix
8 40 (7.72%) Windows Server 2003
9 32 (6.18%) Windows 7
10 31 (5.98%) Windows 10
11 13 (2.51%) Solaris
12 12 (2.32%) AIX
13 11 (2.12%) SUSE
14 10 (1.93%) Android
15 8 (1.54%) Windows XP
16 7 (1.35%) Ubuntu
17 6 (1.16%) Data ONTAP
17 6 (1.16%) Mac OS X
18 5 (0.97%) Apple iOS
18 5 (0.97%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (15.44%) ITIL
2 69 (13.32%) Migration
3 42 (8.11%) DevOps
4 32 (6.18%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (5.02%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (4.63%) Change Management
7 23 (4.44%) E-Commerce
7 23 (4.44%) Load Balancing
8 22 (4.25%) Disaster Recovery
8 22 (4.25%) High Availability
8 22 (4.25%) Incident Management
9 21 (4.05%) Information Security
9 21 (4.05%) Service Management
10 19 (3.67%) Network Design
10 19 (3.67%) Server Building
11 18 (3.47%) API Testing
11 18 (3.47%) System Integration Testing
11 18 (3.47%) Test Automation
12 17 (3.28%) Capacity Planning
12 17 (3.28%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 107 (20.66%) PowerShell
2 72 (13.90%) SQL
3 35 (6.76%) Java
4 19 (3.67%) Bash Shell
4 19 (3.67%) Python
5 18 (3.47%) F#
6 13 (2.51%) Ruby
6 13 (2.51%) VBScript
7 9 (1.74%) C
8 6 (1.16%) C#
8 6 (1.16%) JavaScript
9 5 (0.97%) Elixir
9 5 (0.97%) Erlang
10 4 (0.77%) Groovy
10 4 (0.77%) Perl
10 4 (0.77%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.58%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.39%) Go
12 2 (0.39%) Korn
12 2 (0.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 78 (15.06%) Security Cleared
2 63 (12.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 60 (11.58%) SC Cleared
4 54 (10.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 36 (6.95%) MCSE
6 31 (5.98%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (4.63%) CCNA
8 20 (3.86%) Degree
9 19 (3.67%) MCSA
10 14 (2.70%) DV Cleared
11 13 (2.51%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (2.32%) VCP6
13 11 (2.12%) VCAP
14 10 (1.93%) ISEB
14 10 (1.93%) ISEB Practitioner
14 10 (1.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 9 (1.74%) MCITP
15 9 (1.74%) MCP
15 9 (1.74%) MCTS
16 7 (1.35%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.05%) SLA
2 12 (2.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (2.12%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.35%) RMADS
5 3 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.39%) QA
7 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.19%) GDPR
System Software
1 257 (49.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 233 (44.98%) Active Directory
3 83 (16.02%) VMware ESXi
4 58 (11.20%) XenApp
5 53 (10.23%) Hyper-V
6 43 (8.30%) VMware NSX
6 43 (8.30%) XenDesktop
7 29 (5.60%) vCloud
8 24 (4.63%) Virtual Machines
9 18 (3.47%) Virtual Servers
9 18 (3.47%) XenServer
10 15 (2.90%) Microsoft App-V
10 15 (2.90%) NFS
11 12 (2.32%) DFS Replication
11 12 (2.32%) Docker
12 9 (1.74%) VMware Workstation
13 5 (0.97%) BitLocker
13 5 (0.97%) Virtual Desktop
14 4 (0.77%) Forefront TMG
14 4 (0.77%) LXC
Systems Management
1 78 (15.06%) vCenter Server
2 62 (11.97%) SCCM
3 43 (8.30%) vRealize
4 30 (5.79%) Puppet
5 28 (5.41%) SCOM
6 24 (4.63%) Ansible
7 21 (4.05%) PowerCLI
8 16 (3.09%) NetBackup
9 13 (2.51%) WSUS
10 12 (2.32%) Terraform
11 11 (2.12%) McAfee ePO
12 10 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
12 10 (1.93%) Tivoli
13 9 (1.74%) Nessus
14 8 (1.54%) Kubernetes
14 8 (1.54%) Microsoft Clustering
14 8 (1.54%) vMotion
15 7 (1.35%) Network Intrusion Detection System
15 7 (1.35%) Red Hat Satellite
15 7 (1.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 480 (92.66%) VMware
2 224 (43.24%) Microsoft
3 139 (26.83%) Cisco
4 117 (22.59%) HP
5 111 (21.43%) Citrix
6 76 (14.67%) NetApp
7 51 (9.85%) Red Hat
8 50 (9.65%) EMC
9 49 (9.46%) Oracle
10 33 (6.37%) Dell
11 29 (5.60%) McAfee
12 24 (4.63%) CheckPoint
12 24 (4.63%) F5
13 23 (4.44%) IBM
14 22 (4.25%) CommVault
15 21 (4.05%) 3PAR
16 18 (3.47%) Veeam
17 16 (3.09%) Google
18 14 (2.70%) Brocade
18 14 (2.70%) Software AG