Period
to 22 October 2019

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 22 October 2019 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
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 380 364 450
Rank change year-on-year -16 +86 -68
Contract jobs citing vSphere 491 648 448
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.63% 0.69% 0.49%
As % of the System Software category 4.07% 4.52% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 431 309
England median daily rate £418 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.21% +6.45% -3.13%
10th Percentile £275 £225 £181
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
UK median daily rate £413 £413 £385
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 15 8
England median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.56% -27.42% -4.62%
10th Percentile £15.35 £10.65 £12.36
90th Percentile £49.70 £45.54 £39.75
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year +55.56% -27.42% -4.62%

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 12,075 14,339 11,342
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.60% 15.19% 12.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,086 9,406 7,369
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £175 £185 £163
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 575 814 623
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -4.48% +8.06%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.58 £10.40
90th Percentile £47.70 £43.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.66
% change year-on-year +6.25% -3.96% +4.13%

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 22 October 2019.

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 22 October 2019.

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 22 October 2019. 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 -37 170 £450 +5.88% 39
South East +16 120 £445 +9.54% 36
North of England +34 62 £345 +2.99% 39
Midlands +50 58 £350 -9.97% 23
South West +7 49 £375 +15.38% 16
West Midlands +28 42 £338 -15.63% 10
Yorkshire +41 38 £350 -6.67% 16
East of England +8 27 £375 -6.25% 11
North West +7 23 £313 +4.17% 20
East Midlands +20 15 £370 -4.52% 13
North East +1 1 £175 -47.37% 3
vSphere
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 2019, 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.

1 453 (92.26%) VMware
2 325 (66.19%) Windows
3 321 (65.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 231 (47.05%) Active Directory
5 223 (45.42%) Microsoft
5 223 (45.42%) Windows Server
6 132 (26.88%) VMware ESXi
7 131 (26.68%) Azure
8 128 (26.07%) PowerShell
9 127 (25.87%) Citrix
10 124 (25.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 118 (24.03%) Security Cleared
12 111 (22.61%) Linux
12 111 (22.61%) AWS
12 111 (22.61%) Windows Server 2012
13 101 (20.57%) Cisco
14 99 (20.16%) Office 365
15 97 (19.76%) Migration
16 95 (19.35%) DNS
17 94 (19.14%) SCCM
18 90 (18.33%) vCenter Server
19 89 (18.13%) Windows Server 2008
19 89 (18.13%) Hyper-V
20 85 (17.31%) Data Centre
21 77 (15.68%) DHCP
21 77 (15.68%) Firewall
22 76 (15.48%) XenApp
23 72 (14.66%) HP
24 71 (14.46%) SAN
25 66 (13.44%) SQL

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 61 (12.42%) MS Exchange
2 32 (6.52%) SharePoint
3 31 (6.31%) Skype for Business
4 25 (5.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 18 (3.67%) Tomcat
6 14 (2.85%) Confluence
7 12 (2.44%) OpenStack
8 10 (2.04%) IIS
9 9 (1.83%) IBM Notes
10 5 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (1.02%) IBM Domino
11 3 (0.61%) Apache
11 3 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.41%) Jupyter
12 2 (0.41%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 28 (5.70%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.83%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.81%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.61%) CA PPM
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.20%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 131 (26.68%) Azure
2 111 (22.61%) AWS
3 99 (20.16%) Office 365
4 35 (7.13%) Amazon EC2
5 24 (4.89%) Azure Active Directory
6 23 (4.68%) GCP
7 22 (4.48%) IaaS
8 14 (2.85%) PaaS
9 11 (2.24%) GitHub
10 8 (1.63%) SaaS
11 7 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (1.02%) OpenShift
13 4 (0.81%) Amazon ELB
13 4 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 3 (0.61%) Yammer
15 2 (0.41%) Mimecast
15 2 (0.41%) Power Platform
15 2 (0.41%) PowerApps
15 2 (0.41%) Slack
16 1 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 95 (19.35%) DNS
2 77 (15.68%) DHCP
2 77 (15.68%) Firewall
3 71 (14.46%) SAN
4 43 (8.76%) VSAN
5 39 (7.94%) TCP/IP
6 38 (7.74%) NetScaler
7 37 (7.54%) WAN
8 36 (7.33%) LAN
9 31 (6.31%) Skype
10 25 (5.09%) VPN
11 21 (4.28%) iSCSI
12 20 (4.07%) NAS
13 14 (2.85%) Network Security
14 12 (2.44%) Wireless
15 10 (2.04%) SSL
16 9 (1.83%) Internet
17 8 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
17 8 (1.63%) VLAN
18 7 (1.43%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (13.24%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.65%) Oracle Database
3 11 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (2.24%) SQL Server 2016
4 9 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (1.63%) Big Data
5 8 (1.63%) Hadoop
6 5 (1.02%) HBase
6 5 (1.02%) SQL Server 2017
7 4 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (0.61%) MySQL
8 3 (0.61%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.61%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.61%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.41%) Apache Accumulo
9 2 (0.41%) EDRMS
9 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.20%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 42 (8.55%) Jenkins
2 36 (7.33%) Git (software)
3 31 (6.31%) Maven
4 30 (6.11%) JUnit
5 29 (5.91%) Mockito
6 28 (5.70%) SonarQube
7 21 (4.28%) DbUnit
7 21 (4.28%) jMock
8 19 (3.87%) JIRA
9 14 (2.85%) MSI
10 13 (2.65%) InstallShield
11 12 (2.44%) AdminStudio
11 12 (2.44%) Selenium
12 11 (2.24%) GitLab
13 8 (1.63%) Appium
13 8 (1.63%) Cucumber
14 7 (1.43%) Bitbucket
15 5 (1.02%) Artifactory
15 5 (1.02%) Sonatype Nexus
16 4 (0.81%) SpecFlow
General
1 42 (8.55%) Finance
2 15 (3.05%) Retail
2 15 (3.05%) Telecoms
3 11 (2.24%) Law
3 11 (2.24%) Public Sector
4 9 (1.83%) Back Office
5 7 (1.43%) Banking
6 3 (0.61%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.61%) Games
6 3 (0.61%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.61%) Publishing
7 2 (0.41%) Advertising
7 2 (0.41%) Marketing
8 1 (0.20%) Legal
8 1 (0.20%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 116 (23.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 64 (13.03%) Analyst
3 45 (9.16%) VMware Engineer
4 43 (8.76%) Server Engineer
5 42 (8.55%) Architect
6 40 (8.15%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 29 (5.91%) Consultant
7 29 (5.91%) Developer
7 29 (5.91%) Java Developer
8 27 (5.50%) Administrator
8 27 (5.50%) Windows Engineer
9 25 (5.09%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
10 22 (4.48%) 3rd Line Support
11 19 (3.87%) Support Engineer
11 19 (3.87%) VMware Consultant
12 18 (3.67%) Systems Engineer
13 15 (3.05%) DevOps Engineer
13 15 (3.05%) Storage Engineer
13 15 (3.05%) Support Analyst
13 15 (3.05%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (7.33%) Web Services
2 26 (5.30%) RESTful
2 26 (5.30%) SOAP
3 23 (4.68%) J2EE
4 21 (4.28%) Apache Camel
4 21 (4.28%) PowerMock
5 20 (4.07%) Spring
6 12 (2.44%) XML
7 9 (1.83%) Spring Boot
8 8 (1.63%) JSF
9 5 (1.02%) HTML
9 5 (1.02%) LDAP
9 5 (1.02%) Software Packaging
10 4 (0.81%) .NET
10 4 (0.81%) CSS
11 3 (0.61%) JSP
11 3 (0.61%) Node.js
11 3 (0.61%) REST
11 3 (0.61%) SAML
11 3 (0.61%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 85 (17.31%) Data Centre
2 37 (7.54%) Clustering
3 20 (4.07%) Management Information System
4 19 (3.87%) Hybrid Cloud
5 13 (2.65%) Replication
6 12 (2.44%) PKI
7 11 (2.24%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (2.24%) Enterprise Storage
7 11 (2.24%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (2.04%) User Experience
9 9 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
10 7 (1.43%) EMC VMAX
10 7 (1.43%) EMC VNX
11 6 (1.22%) Private Cloud
11 6 (1.22%) Public Cloud
11 6 (1.22%) Reinsurance
11 6 (1.22%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 5 (1.02%) CCTV
12 5 (1.02%) Data Protection Act
12 5 (1.02%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 325 (66.19%) Windows
2 223 (45.42%) Windows Server
3 111 (22.61%) Linux
3 111 (22.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 89 (18.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 47 (9.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 46 (9.37%) Windows 10
7 35 (7.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 31 (6.31%) Windows 7
9 24 (4.89%) Unix
10 16 (3.26%) Solaris
10 16 (3.26%) Ubuntu
11 15 (3.05%) CentOS
12 10 (2.04%) VMS
13 7 (1.43%) SUSE
14 5 (1.02%) Debian
15 4 (0.81%) AIX
15 4 (0.81%) Data ONTAP
16 3 (0.61%) HPUX
16 3 (0.61%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (25.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 97 (19.76%) Migration
3 63 (12.83%) ITIL
4 45 (9.16%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (7.54%) DevOps
6 33 (6.72%) Problem-Solving
7 32 (6.52%) BDD
7 32 (6.52%) Continuous Integration
7 32 (6.52%) Disaster Recovery
8 31 (6.31%) Scrum
8 31 (6.31%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 29 (5.91%) Kanban
9 29 (5.91%) TDD
10 25 (5.09%) Configuration Management
11 23 (4.68%) High Availability
12 21 (4.28%) Application Packaging
13 20 (4.07%) E-Commerce
14 18 (3.67%) Capacity Management
14 18 (3.67%) Open Source
15 17 (3.46%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 128 (26.07%) PowerShell
2 66 (13.44%) SQL
3 48 (9.78%) Java
4 26 (5.30%) Python
5 15 (3.05%) JavaScript
6 14 (2.85%) C
7 13 (2.65%) Bash Shell
8 12 (2.44%) VBScript
9 9 (1.83%) Ruby
10 7 (1.43%) Perl
11 4 (0.81%) VB
12 3 (0.61%) F#
12 3 (0.61%) Go
13 1 (0.20%) C#
13 1 (0.20%) PHP
13 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 118 (24.03%) Security Cleared
2 63 (12.83%) SC Cleared
3 49 (9.98%) DV Cleared
4 44 (8.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 42 (8.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 36 (7.33%) MCSE
7 23 (4.68%) Cisco Certification
8 19 (3.87%) MCP
9 18 (3.67%) CCNA
9 18 (3.67%) Citrix Certification
10 16 (3.26%) MCSA
11 14 (2.85%) ISEB
12 12 (2.44%) Degree
13 11 (2.24%) ISTQB
13 11 (2.24%) MCITP
13 11 (2.24%) VCAP
14 10 (2.04%) VCP6
15 9 (1.83%) CCA
15 9 (1.83%) CISSP
16 8 (1.63%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.85%) QA
2 7 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 7 (1.43%) SLA
3 3 (0.61%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.20%) PMO
System Software
1 321 (65.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 231 (47.05%) Active Directory
3 132 (26.88%) VMware ESXi
4 89 (18.13%) Hyper-V
5 76 (15.48%) XenApp
6 53 (10.79%) VMware NSX
7 46 (9.37%) XenDesktop
8 40 (8.15%) Virtual Machines
9 30 (6.11%) Microsoft App-V
10 27 (5.50%) Docker
11 26 (5.30%) vCloud
12 24 (4.89%) VMware Workstation
13 18 (3.67%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 14 (2.85%) NFS
15 12 (2.44%) BitLocker
16 11 (2.24%) VMFS
17 8 (1.63%) ISA Server
18 7 (1.43%) HDFS
19 6 (1.22%) Oracle RAC
19 6 (1.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 94 (19.14%) SCCM
2 90 (18.33%) vCenter Server
3 60 (12.22%) vRealize
4 23 (4.68%) vMotion
4 23 (4.68%) WSUS
5 22 (4.48%) Ansible
6 21 (4.28%) Kubernetes
7 17 (3.46%) SCOM
8 16 (3.26%) NetBackup
9 13 (2.65%) Opscode Chef
9 13 (2.65%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 12 (2.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 12 (2.44%) Puppet
11 11 (2.24%) HP Quality Center
12 10 (2.04%) Norton AntiVirus
13 9 (1.83%) Backup Exec
13 9 (1.83%) Microsoft Intune
14 8 (1.63%) AirWatch
14 8 (1.63%) PingFederate
14 8 (1.63%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 453 (92.26%) VMware
2 223 (45.42%) Microsoft
3 127 (25.87%) Citrix
4 101 (20.57%) Cisco
5 72 (14.66%) HP
6 59 (12.02%) NetApp
7 48 (9.78%) Dell
8 39 (7.94%) Red Hat
9 32 (6.52%) EMC
10 28 (5.70%) Veeam
11 25 (5.09%) Ivanti
11 25 (5.09%) Oracle
12 16 (3.26%) Brocade
12 16 (3.26%) Veritas
13 14 (2.85%) Symantec
14 13 (2.65%) Fortinet
14 13 (2.65%) Google
15 12 (2.44%) 3PAR
15 12 (2.44%) Lotus
16 9 (1.83%) CheckPoint