Period
to 18 July 2018

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 18 July 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
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 367 449 318
Rank change year-on-year +82 -131 -32
Contract jobs citing vSphere 599 419 798
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.63% 0.48% 0.78%
As % of the System Software category 4.53% 4.17% 6.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 295 568
England median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £250 £231 £230
90th Percentile £525 £538 £536
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 8 20
England median hourly rate £29.50 £20.00 £25.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.50% -21.68% +11.86%
10th Percentile £17.25 £11.60 £11.34
90th Percentile £47.83 £35.58 £46.35
UK median hourly rate £29.50 £21.00 £25.54
% change year-on-year +40.48% -17.77% +11.86%

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 13,224 10,044 11,983
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 14.01% 11.48% 11.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,618 6,434 7,557
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £185 £170 £180
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 784 617 861
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +4.92% -4.69%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £46.00 £43.75 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year - +1.59% -1.56%

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 18 July 2018.

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 18 July 2018.

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 18 July 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
London +36 237 £425 -2.58% 35
South East +32 160 £422 +5.50% 35
North of England -4 96 £333 -16.88% 31
Midlands +22 58 £388 +19.23% 16
North East - 41 £309 - 3
West Midlands +2 40 £394 +57.50% 10
North West -37 30 £363 +3.57% 13
South West -1 28 £325 -13.33% 10
Yorkshire -39 25 £438 +2.94% 15
East of England +17 21 £400 +66.67% 23
East Midlands +16 18 £388 +16.98% 6
vSphere
UK

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 England region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 570 (95.16%) VMware
2 412 (68.78%) Windows
3 371 (61.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 292 (48.75%) Windows Server
5 259 (43.24%) Active Directory
6 244 (40.73%) Microsoft
7 177 (29.55%) Citrix
8 173 (28.88%) Security Cleared
9 157 (26.21%) HP
10 149 (24.87%) Cisco
11 141 (23.54%) DNS
12 136 (22.70%) Linux
13 134 (22.37%) SAN
14 128 (21.37%) SC Cleared
15 127 (21.20%) Windows Server 2012
16 126 (21.04%) Windows Server 2008
17 121 (20.20%) Microsoft Azure
18 120 (20.03%) PowerShell
19 119 (19.87%) XenApp
19 119 (19.87%) DHCP
20 110 (18.36%) ITIL
21 108 (18.03%) SQL Server
22 107 (17.86%) Data Centre
23 103 (17.20%) VMware ESXi
24 89 (14.86%) MS Exchange
25 88 (14.69%) XenDesktop
25 88 (14.69%) Amazon AWS
26 86 (14.36%) Firewall
27 83 (13.86%) NetApp
27 83 (13.86%) Hyper-V

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 89 (14.86%) MS Exchange
2 56 (9.35%) IIS
3 51 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 31 (5.18%) SharePoint
5 23 (3.84%) Skype for Business
6 14 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (2.00%) Apache
8 11 (1.84%) Tomcat
9 10 (1.67%) OpenStack
10 8 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (1.34%) IBM Notes
11 6 (1.00%) SharePoint Server
12 5 (0.83%) Cloud Foundry
13 4 (0.67%) JBoss
14 3 (0.50%) Moodle
14 3 (0.50%) WebSphere
15 2 (0.33%) Apache ServiceMix
15 2 (0.33%) GroupWise
16 1 (0.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 1 (0.17%) CloudStack
Applications
1 28 (4.67%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.33%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.17%) 3ds Max
4 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.17%) CINEMA 4D
4 1 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.17%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 3 (0.50%) Towers Watson Igloo
2 2 (0.33%) Infor SunSystems
2 2 (0.33%) Relativity
2 2 (0.33%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 121 (20.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 88 (14.69%) Amazon AWS
3 78 (13.02%) Office 365
4 30 (5.01%) Amazon EC2
5 24 (4.01%) IaaS
6 17 (2.84%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (2.00%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (1.00%) OpenShift
8 6 (1.00%) PaaS
8 6 (1.00%) Yammer
9 5 (0.83%) SaaS
10 3 (0.50%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.33%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.33%) G Suite
11 2 (0.33%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.17%) Google Compute Engine
12 1 (0.17%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 141 (23.54%) DNS
2 134 (22.37%) SAN
3 119 (19.87%) DHCP
4 86 (14.36%) Firewall
5 56 (9.35%) NetScaler
6 43 (7.18%) TCP/IP
7 42 (7.01%) VPN
8 41 (6.84%) WAN
9 38 (6.34%) NAS
10 32 (5.34%) LAN
11 29 (4.84%) Cisco Nexus
12 28 (4.67%) Cisco ASA
12 28 (4.67%) VSAN
13 27 (4.51%) Skype
14 25 (4.17%) PuTTY
14 25 (4.17%) WinSCP
15 21 (3.51%) Internet
15 21 (3.51%) MPLS
16 20 (3.34%) Cisco Firepower
17 18 (3.01%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (18.03%) SQL Server
2 34 (5.68%) Oracle Database
3 29 (4.84%) SQL Server 2012
3 29 (4.84%) SQL Server 2016
4 28 (4.67%) Oracle Database 10g
4 28 (4.67%) Oracle Database 11g
5 13 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
6 11 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (1.00%) NoSQL
8 6 (1.00%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.50%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (0.33%) Big Data
10 2 (0.33%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.33%) SAP HANA
11 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 44 (7.35%) Jenkins
2 37 (6.18%) Git (software)
3 30 (5.01%) DbUnit
3 30 (5.01%) jMock
3 30 (5.01%) JUnit
3 30 (5.01%) Mockito
4 29 (4.84%) Maven
4 29 (4.84%) SonarQube
5 27 (4.51%) Oracle APEX
6 26 (4.34%) Selenium
7 25 (4.17%) HP UFT
7 25 (4.17%) SoapUI
7 25 (4.17%) SpecFlow
8 23 (3.84%) Ant
8 23 (3.84%) Eclipse
8 23 (3.84%) TestNG
9 18 (3.01%) Team Foundation Server
10 17 (2.84%) LoadRunner
11 5 (0.83%) MSI
12 3 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 67 (11.19%) Finance
2 24 (4.01%) Retail
3 19 (3.17%) Banking
4 12 (2.00%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.67%) Publishing
6 8 (1.34%) Local Government
6 8 (1.34%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.17%) Law
8 5 (0.83%) Games
9 4 (0.67%) Advertising
9 4 (0.67%) Automotive
9 4 (0.67%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.67%) Legal
9 4 (0.67%) Military
10 2 (0.33%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.17%) French Language
11 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 96 (16.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 64 (10.68%) Consultant
3 61 (10.18%) VMware Engineer
4 56 (9.35%) Analyst
5 43 (7.18%) Architect
6 33 (5.51%) Support Engineer
6 33 (5.51%) VMware Consultant
7 31 (5.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 30 (5.01%) Citrix Engineer
8 30 (5.01%) Developer
9 29 (4.84%) Virtualisation Engineer
10 28 (4.67%) Java Developer
11 26 (4.34%) Server Engineer
12 24 (4.01%) Systems Engineer
13 23 (3.84%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 22 (3.67%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
14 22 (3.67%) Wintel Engineer
15 21 (3.51%) Infrastructure Architect
16 19 (3.17%) Windows Engineer
17 18 (3.01%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (9.52%) Web Services
2 31 (5.18%) .NET
3 30 (5.01%) Apache Camel
3 30 (5.01%) J2EE
3 30 (5.01%) PowerMock
3 30 (5.01%) RESTful
3 30 (5.01%) SOAP
4 23 (3.84%) Spring
5 16 (2.67%) LDAP
5 16 (2.67%) XML
6 15 (2.50%) Spring Boot
7 9 (1.50%) REST
8 6 (1.00%) JSON
9 5 (0.83%) XSLT
10 4 (0.67%) WSH
11 3 (0.50%) Hibernate
11 3 (0.50%) JPA
11 3 (0.50%) Middleware
11 3 (0.50%) X-Windows
12 2 (0.33%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 107 (17.86%) Data Centre
2 57 (9.52%) Clustering
2 57 (9.52%) PKI
3 32 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (5.34%) Management Information System
4 24 (4.01%) Self-Motivation
5 18 (3.01%) CLARiiON
5 18 (3.01%) Computer Science
6 17 (2.84%) Replication
7 16 (2.67%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 11 (1.84%) Private Cloud
9 9 (1.50%) Blackberry
9 9 (1.50%) EMC VMAX
10 8 (1.34%) EMC VNX
10 8 (1.34%) Hybrid Cloud
10 8 (1.34%) NHS
11 6 (1.00%) MPEG
12 5 (0.83%) Fat Client
12 5 (0.83%) FlexPod
12 5 (0.83%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 412 (68.78%) Windows
2 292 (48.75%) Windows Server
3 136 (22.70%) Linux
4 127 (21.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 126 (21.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 58 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 55 (9.18%) Windows 10
8 53 (8.85%) Windows 7
9 40 (6.68%) Unix
10 33 (5.51%) Windows Server 2003
11 18 (3.01%) Solaris
12 17 (2.84%) CentOS
13 10 (1.67%) AIX
13 10 (1.67%) SUSE
14 7 (1.17%) Windows XP
15 5 (0.83%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.67%) Data ONTAP
16 4 (0.67%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.67%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.67%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (18.36%) ITIL
2 74 (12.35%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (10.85%) Migration
4 59 (9.85%) Scrum
5 44 (7.35%) Kanban
6 43 (7.18%) Continuous Integration
7 42 (7.01%) DevOps
8 39 (6.51%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 38 (6.34%) Project Management
10 36 (6.01%) BDD
11 34 (5.68%) Business Continuity
11 34 (5.68%) Service Delivery
12 31 (5.18%) E-Commerce
13 30 (5.01%) Problem-Solving
13 30 (5.01%) TDD
14 29 (4.84%) Patch Management
14 29 (4.84%) Virtual Environments
15 28 (4.67%) Test Automation
16 27 (4.51%) System Integration Testing
17 26 (4.34%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 120 (20.03%) PowerShell
2 68 (11.35%) Java
3 56 (9.35%) SQL
4 25 (4.17%) F#
4 25 (4.17%) VBScript
5 23 (3.84%) C
6 20 (3.34%) Bash Shell
6 20 (3.34%) Python
7 18 (3.01%) Perl
8 10 (1.67%) VB
9 9 (1.50%) C#
10 8 (1.34%) JavaScript
11 6 (1.00%) Ruby
12 4 (0.67%) Go
12 4 (0.67%) PHP
12 4 (0.67%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.33%) Bourne shell
14 1 (0.17%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 173 (28.88%) Security Cleared
2 128 (21.37%) SC Cleared
3 59 (9.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 40 (6.68%) MCSE
5 39 (6.51%) DV Cleared
6 33 (5.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 27 (4.51%) Degree
8 25 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
9 23 (3.84%) ISEB
9 23 (3.84%) ISEB Practitioner
9 23 (3.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 19 (3.17%) MCSA
11 18 (3.01%) Computer Science Degree
12 16 (2.67%) Novell Certification
13 12 (2.00%) CCNA
14 9 (1.50%) CCIE
14 9 (1.50%) MCITP
15 7 (1.17%) MCP
16 6 (1.00%) Citrix Certification
17 5 (0.83%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.34%) SLA
2 8 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (1.34%) PMO
3 4 (0.67%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.50%) GxP
4 3 (0.50%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.33%) GCP
5 2 (0.33%) QA
6 1 (0.17%) GDPR
6 1 (0.17%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.17%) RMADS
System Software
1 371 (61.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 259 (43.24%) Active Directory
3 119 (19.87%) XenApp
4 103 (17.20%) VMware ESXi
5 88 (14.69%) XenDesktop
6 83 (13.86%) Hyper-V
7 64 (10.68%) VMware NSX
8 34 (5.68%) Virtual Machines
9 27 (4.51%) Microsoft App-V
10 19 (3.17%) Virtual Desktop
11 15 (2.50%) NFS
12 12 (2.00%) vCloud
13 11 (1.84%) XenServer
14 10 (1.67%) Docker
15 9 (1.50%) Virtual Servers
15 9 (1.50%) VMware Server
16 8 (1.34%) IAG
16 8 (1.34%) Oracle RAC
16 8 (1.34%) UAG
17 7 (1.17%) KVM
Systems Management
1 76 (12.69%) SCCM
2 72 (12.02%) vCenter Server
3 54 (9.02%) vRealize
4 46 (7.68%) Microsoft Clustering
5 40 (6.68%) SCOM
6 32 (5.34%) WSUS
7 29 (4.84%) Puppet
7 29 (4.84%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 28 (4.67%) Ansible
9 25 (4.17%) HP ALM
10 24 (4.01%) NetBackup
10 24 (4.01%) Opscode Chef
11 22 (3.67%) PowerCLI
12 20 (3.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 16 (2.67%) McAfee ePO
14 14 (2.34%) EMC NetWorker
15 11 (1.84%) Single Sign-On
16 10 (1.67%) Backup Exec
16 10 (1.67%) Failover Clustering
17 7 (1.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 570 (95.16%) VMware
2 244 (40.73%) Microsoft
3 177 (29.55%) Citrix
4 157 (26.21%) HP
5 149 (24.87%) Cisco
6 83 (13.86%) NetApp
7 81 (13.52%) EMC
8 69 (11.52%) Red Hat
9 65 (10.85%) Ivanti
10 56 (9.35%) Oracle
11 40 (6.68%) CommVault
12 36 (6.01%) Palo Alto
13 32 (5.34%) Dell
13 32 (5.34%) SAP
14 27 (4.51%) Software AG
14 27 (4.51%) webMethods
15 25 (4.17%) Veeam
16 23 (3.84%) IBM
16 23 (3.84%) Veritas
17 19 (3.17%) Juniper