Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 388 410 351
Rank change year-on-year +22 -59 -20
Contract jobs citing vSphere 568 512 591
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.63% 0.56% 0.66%
As % of the System Software category 4.03% 4.34% 5.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 328 389
England median daily rate £420 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £217 £213 £254
90th Percentile £538 £538 £540
UK median daily rate £420 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +8.39% -3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 11 22
England median hourly rate £38.63 £25.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.50% -21.54% +30.00%
10th Percentile £12.95 £16.13 £10.00
90th Percentile £49.85 £39.75 £49.46
UK median hourly rate £42.27 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +40.88% -7.69% +30.00%

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 14,109 11,799 10,910
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.58% 12.98% 12.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,343 7,750 6,904
England median daily rate £475 £443 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.34% +7.27% +8.55%
10th Percentile £188 £163 £170
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +8.82% +6.12% +6.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 715 629 738
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +2.17% +4.19%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.40 £10.39
90th Percentile £44.27 £46.80 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.08 £16.00
% change year-on-year -0.50% +0.50% +3.23%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 21 January 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 +36 228 £450 - 49
South East +21 143 £413 +10.00% 35
North of England -30 52 £300 -6.25% 30
Midlands +9 51 £450 +12.50% 17
East of England -1 45 £420 +31.25% 12
South West -18 45 £375 -9.37% 28
East Midlands +16 32 £500 +29.03% 10
North West 0 24 £265 -26.90% 21
Yorkshire -21 24 £344 +7.42% 8
West Midlands -17 19 £450 +5.88% 7
North East -6 4 £200 +18.52% 1
vSphere
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 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.

1 546 (96.13%) VMware
2 363 (63.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 343 (60.39%) Windows
4 248 (43.66%) Active Directory
5 234 (41.20%) Microsoft
6 216 (38.03%) Windows Server
7 149 (26.23%) Linux
8 137 (24.12%) Citrix
9 124 (21.83%) Amazon AWS
10 123 (21.65%) VMware ESXi
10 123 (21.65%) DNS
11 115 (20.25%) Windows Server 2012
12 108 (19.01%) PowerShell
13 104 (18.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 103 (18.13%) SCCM
15 100 (17.61%) Cisco
16 96 (16.90%) Security Cleared
17 94 (16.55%) Data Centre
18 93 (16.37%) Firewall
19 89 (15.67%) Windows Server 2008
20 87 (15.32%) Finance
21 83 (14.61%) Hyper-V
21 83 (14.61%) Agile Software Development
22 81 (14.26%) MS Exchange
23 80 (14.08%) Web Services
24 78 (13.73%) Continuous Integration
25 77 (13.56%) vCenter Server
26 76 (13.38%) Microsoft Azure
27 75 (13.20%) ITIL
28 73 (12.85%) Git (software)

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 81 (14.26%) MS Exchange
2 35 (6.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 33 (5.81%) IIS
4 31 (5.46%) SharePoint
5 24 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 22 (3.87%) Apache
7 20 (3.52%) WebSphere
8 14 (2.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 11 (1.94%) Skype for Business
10 10 (1.76%) OpenStack
11 9 (1.58%) nginx
12 7 (1.23%) CloudStack
12 7 (1.23%) NetWeaver
12 7 (1.23%) Tomcat
13 6 (1.06%) JBoss
14 5 (0.88%) IBM Notes
14 5 (0.88%) WebLogic
15 4 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
15 4 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
16 3 (0.53%) Drupal
Applications
1 21 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.88%) HFM
1 5 (0.88%) Maximo
2 4 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 124 (21.83%) Amazon AWS
2 76 (13.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 73 (12.85%) Office 365
4 62 (10.92%) Amazon EC2
5 33 (5.81%) IaaS
6 12 (2.11%) Google Cloud Platform
7 11 (1.94%) PaaS
8 7 (1.23%) Boomi
9 5 (0.88%) Mimecast
10 4 (0.70%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 4 (0.70%) GitHub
10 4 (0.70%) Yammer
11 3 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.53%) SaaS
12 2 (0.35%) Akamai
13 1 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.18%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.18%) OpenShift
13 1 (0.18%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 123 (21.65%) DNS
2 93 (16.37%) Firewall
3 72 (12.68%) SAN
4 68 (11.97%) DHCP
5 56 (9.86%) TCP/IP
6 47 (8.27%) VSAN
7 39 (6.87%) LAN
7 39 (6.87%) VPN
8 36 (6.34%) WAN
9 30 (5.28%) NAS
10 28 (4.93%) iSCSI
11 27 (4.75%) VLAN
12 18 (3.17%) Network Security
13 16 (2.82%) Fibre Channel
13 16 (2.82%) MPLS
14 15 (2.64%) VoIP
15 14 (2.46%) Skype
16 13 (2.29%) Internet
16 13 (2.29%) SNMP
16 13 (2.29%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (12.32%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (1.76%) MySQL
4 10 (1.76%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (1.41%) Relational Database
6 7 (1.23%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (0.70%) Big Data
9 3 (0.53%) Apache Hive
9 3 (0.53%) DB2
9 3 (0.53%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.53%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.18%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.18%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.18%) SAP BW
10 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 73 (12.85%) Git (software)
2 72 (12.68%) Jenkins
3 58 (10.21%) DbUnit
3 58 (10.21%) jMock
3 58 (10.21%) JUnit
3 58 (10.21%) Maven
3 58 (10.21%) Mockito
3 58 (10.21%) SonarQube
4 8 (1.41%) MSI
5 6 (1.06%) JIRA
6 4 (0.70%) Selenium
7 3 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.53%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.53%) CodeSonar
7 3 (0.53%) git-flow
7 3 (0.53%) Robot Framework
7 3 (0.53%) Toad
8 2 (0.35%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.35%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.18%) GitLab
General
1 87 (15.32%) Finance
2 24 (4.23%) Banking
2 24 (4.23%) Law
2 24 (4.23%) Retail
3 11 (1.94%) Financial Institution
4 10 (1.76%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.58%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.41%) Back Office
7 7 (1.23%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.06%) Publishing
9 5 (0.88%) Aerospace
10 4 (0.70%) Local Government
11 3 (0.53%) Military
12 2 (0.35%) Legal
13 1 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.18%) Games
13 1 (0.18%) Marketing
13 1 (0.18%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 91 (16.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 91 (16.02%) VMware Engineer
2 58 (10.21%) Developer
3 57 (10.04%) Java Developer
4 45 (7.92%) Administrator
5 43 (7.57%) Architect
6 42 (7.39%) Consultant
7 39 (6.87%) Analyst
8 29 (5.11%) Systems Administrator
9 26 (4.58%) Project Engineer
10 25 (4.40%) 3rd Line Support
10 25 (4.40%) Windows Engineer
11 24 (4.23%) Server Engineer
11 24 (4.23%) Support Engineer
12 23 (4.05%) Systems Engineer
13 19 (3.35%) VMware Consultant
14 17 (2.99%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 17 (2.99%) Infrastructure Architect
15 16 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
15 16 (2.82%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (14.08%) Web Services
2 68 (11.97%) SOAP
3 65 (11.44%) RESTful
4 60 (10.56%) J2EE
5 58 (10.21%) Apache Camel
5 58 (10.21%) PowerMock
6 53 (9.33%) Spring
7 46 (8.10%) Spring Boot
8 16 (2.82%) Middleware
9 11 (1.94%) .NET
10 9 (1.58%) REST
11 7 (1.23%) IDoc
11 7 (1.23%) LAMP
11 7 (1.23%) SAP PI
11 7 (1.23%) SAP XI
11 7 (1.23%) Software Packaging
11 7 (1.23%) WebSphere MQ
12 6 (1.06%) Hibernate
12 6 (1.06%) JPA
12 6 (1.06%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 94 (16.55%) Data Centre
2 52 (9.15%) Clustering
3 41 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (5.28%) Management Information System
5 25 (4.40%) Greenfield Project
6 14 (2.46%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 12 (2.11%) NHS
7 12 (2.11%) PKI
8 9 (1.58%) Blackberry
9 7 (1.23%) Fat Client
9 7 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
9 7 (1.23%) Thin Client
10 6 (1.06%) Public Cloud
10 6 (1.06%) Replication
11 5 (0.88%) CLARiiON
11 5 (0.88%) EMC VMAX
11 5 (0.88%) EMC VNX
11 5 (0.88%) Private Cloud
12 4 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.70%) IBM Storwize
Operating Systems
1 343 (60.39%) Windows
2 216 (38.03%) Windows Server
3 149 (26.23%) Linux
4 115 (20.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 89 (15.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 71 (12.50%) Windows 10
7 53 (9.33%) Unix
8 39 (6.87%) Windows 7
9 30 (5.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 28 (4.93%) Windows Server 2003
11 23 (4.05%) Solaris
12 14 (2.46%) Ubuntu
13 12 (2.11%) Data ONTAP
14 11 (1.94%) Apple iOS
15 9 (1.58%) Android
16 8 (1.41%) CentOS
17 7 (1.23%) SUSE
18 6 (1.06%) Windows XP
19 5 (0.88%) Windows 8
20 4 (0.70%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (18.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 83 (14.61%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (13.73%) Continuous Integration
4 75 (13.20%) ITIL
5 73 (12.85%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 69 (12.15%) Scrum
7 65 (11.44%) Migration
8 60 (10.56%) Kanban
9 58 (10.21%) BDD
9 58 (10.21%) TDD
10 56 (9.86%) E-Commerce
11 47 (8.27%) Open Source
12 45 (7.92%) Problem-Solving
13 33 (5.81%) Patch Management
14 27 (4.75%) Server Management
15 25 (4.40%) Service Management
16 24 (4.23%) Load Balancing
17 23 (4.05%) Configuration Management
17 23 (4.05%) Incident Management
18 20 (3.52%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 108 (19.01%) PowerShell
2 71 (12.50%) Java
3 62 (10.92%) SQL
4 29 (5.11%) Python
5 20 (3.52%) JavaScript
6 18 (3.17%) Perl
7 13 (2.29%) Bash Shell
8 9 (1.58%) C
9 8 (1.41%) C#
9 8 (1.41%) PHP
10 7 (1.23%) ABAP
10 7 (1.23%) Ruby
11 6 (1.06%) VB
12 4 (0.70%) C++
12 4 (0.70%) VBScript
13 3 (0.53%) Objective-C
13 3 (0.53%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.35%) Java 8
15 1 (0.18%) Go
15 1 (0.18%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 96 (16.90%) Security Cleared
2 64 (11.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 64 (11.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 57 (10.04%) SC Cleared
4 45 (7.92%) MCSE
5 32 (5.63%) DV Cleared
6 30 (5.28%) Degree
7 21 (3.70%) CCNA
7 21 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
8 19 (3.35%) VCP6
9 18 (3.17%) VCAP
10 13 (2.29%) MCSA
11 11 (1.94%) RHCE
12 10 (1.76%) MCP
13 9 (1.58%) Citrix Certification
13 9 (1.58%) MCITP
13 9 (1.58%) VCDX
13 9 (1.58%) VCP5
14 8 (1.41%) CCA
14 8 (1.41%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.29%) QA
2 10 (1.76%) SLA
3 7 (1.23%) GDPR
4 6 (1.06%) PMO
5 5 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.53%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.18%) COBIT
8 1 (0.18%) GPG13
8 1 (0.18%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 363 (63.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 248 (43.66%) Active Directory
3 123 (21.65%) VMware ESXi
4 83 (14.61%) Hyper-V
5 68 (11.97%) XenApp
6 64 (11.27%) XenDesktop
7 54 (9.51%) VMware NSX
8 38 (6.69%) Virtual Machines
9 36 (6.34%) vCloud
10 32 (5.63%) NFS
11 18 (3.17%) Virtual Desktop
12 17 (2.99%) Virtual Servers
13 15 (2.64%) Microsoft App-V
14 14 (2.46%) XenServer
15 12 (2.11%) Docker
16 11 (1.94%) Xen
17 8 (1.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 8 (1.41%) VMware Server
18 7 (1.23%) Squid
19 6 (1.06%) Samba
Systems Management
1 103 (18.13%) SCCM
2 77 (13.56%) vCenter Server
3 69 (12.15%) vRealize
4 40 (7.04%) SCOM
5 34 (5.99%) Puppet
6 32 (5.63%) McAfee ePO
7 30 (5.28%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 29 (5.11%) Ansible
9 28 (4.93%) Microsoft Clustering
10 27 (4.75%) Opscode Chef
11 25 (4.40%) WSUS
12 17 (2.99%) Failover Clustering
12 17 (2.99%) Nagios
13 16 (2.82%) PowerCLI
14 15 (2.64%) NetBackup
14 15 (2.64%) vMotion
15 10 (1.76%) AirWatch
16 9 (1.58%) Backup Exec
16 9 (1.58%) Cisco CUCM
16 9 (1.58%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 546 (96.13%) VMware
2 234 (41.20%) Microsoft
3 137 (24.12%) Citrix
4 100 (17.61%) Cisco
5 62 (10.92%) HP
6 58 (10.21%) NetApp
7 55 (9.68%) Dell
8 53 (9.33%) EMC
9 37 (6.51%) McAfee
9 37 (6.51%) Oracle
10 36 (6.34%) Red Hat
11 33 (5.81%) IBM
11 33 (5.81%) Veeam
12 22 (3.87%) CommVault
12 22 (3.87%) Ivanti
13 20 (3.52%) Sony
14 17 (2.99%) Juniper
15 15 (2.64%) Symantec
16 13 (2.29%) Trend Micro
17 12 (2.11%) SolarWinds