Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 386 384 307
Rank change year-on-year -2 -77 -23
Contract jobs citing vSphere 571 514 778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.62% 0.60% 0.79%
As % of the System Software category 4.66% 5.17% 7.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 368 348 523
England median daily rate £400 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% -
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £525 £543
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 14 23
England median hourly rate £25.50 £22.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.91% -4.35% +0.68%
10th Percentile £16.86 £10.38 £13.10
90th Percentile £47.83 £41.85 £45.30
UK median hourly rate £25.50 £23.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +10.87% - +0.68%

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 12,249 9,943 10,614
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.22% 11.58% 10.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,982 6,308 6,543
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +11.11%
10th Percentile £178 £170 £163
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £450 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% +12.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 669 661 923
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% -
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.20 £10.00
90th Percentile £46.00 £44.25 £42.00
UK median hourly rate £15.86 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -0.88% +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 19 April 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 19 April 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 19 April 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 +20 226 £450 +7.78% 45
South East -52 138 £416 +3.88% 24
North of England -6 85 £310 -17.33% 28
Midlands +34 52 £400 +23.08% 13
East of England +6 39 £350 +21.74% 11
North East - 34 £300 - 1
South West +5 31 £325 +4.00% 10
North West -30 30 £400 +9.59% 19
East Midlands +14 29 £388 +19.23% 7
West Midlands -1 23 £425 +70.00% 6
Yorkshire -38 21 £320 -17.42% 8
vSphere
UK

For the 6 months to 19 April 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.

1 535 (93.70%) VMware
2 407 (71.28%) Windows
3 314 (54.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 277 (48.51%) Windows Server
5 267 (46.76%) Active Directory
6 259 (45.36%) Microsoft
7 178 (31.17%) Security Cleared
8 157 (27.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 151 (26.44%) Citrix
10 149 (26.09%) HP
11 147 (25.74%) SAN
12 141 (24.69%) Windows Server 2012
13 138 (24.17%) SC Cleared
14 135 (23.64%) Cisco
15 130 (22.77%) DNS
16 113 (19.79%) PowerShell
17 110 (19.26%) Linux
18 109 (19.09%) ITIL
19 105 (18.39%) DHCP
20 101 (17.69%) Firewall
21 95 (16.64%) Microsoft Azure
22 90 (15.76%) SQL Server
23 89 (15.59%) VMware ESXi
24 88 (15.41%) XenApp
25 80 (14.01%) SCCM
26 78 (13.66%) XenDesktop
27 76 (13.31%) MS Exchange
27 76 (13.31%) Data Centre
28 74 (12.96%) Office 365
29 70 (12.26%) Java

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 76 (13.31%) MS Exchange
2 57 (9.98%) IIS
3 40 (7.01%) Exchange Server 2010
4 32 (5.60%) Skype for Business
5 31 (5.43%) SharePoint
6 24 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (2.98%) Apache
8 14 (2.45%) Tomcat
9 9 (1.58%) OpenStack
10 8 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (1.40%) SharePoint Server
11 7 (1.23%) JBoss
12 6 (1.05%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.70%) IBM Notes
14 3 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
14 3 (0.53%) Moodle
15 2 (0.35%) Apache ServiceMix
15 2 (0.35%) CMS
15 2 (0.35%) GroupWise
15 2 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 38 (6.65%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.35%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.35%) Relativity
2 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 95 (16.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 74 (12.96%) Office 365
3 65 (11.38%) Amazon AWS
4 35 (6.13%) Amazon EC2
5 23 (4.03%) IaaS
6 9 (1.58%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (1.05%) Google App Engine
7 6 (1.05%) OneDrive
8 4 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.70%) PaaS
9 3 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.53%) Yammer
10 2 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.18%) G Suite
11 1 (0.18%) Google Compute Engine
11 1 (0.18%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.18%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.18%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.18%) SaaS
11 1 (0.18%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 147 (25.74%) SAN
2 130 (22.77%) DNS
3 105 (18.39%) DHCP
4 101 (17.69%) Firewall
5 50 (8.76%) NetScaler
6 49 (8.58%) TCP/IP
7 45 (7.88%) VPN
8 41 (7.18%) WAN
9 40 (7.01%) Cisco ASA
10 37 (6.48%) LAN
11 35 (6.13%) NAS
12 31 (5.43%) Internet
13 30 (5.25%) Skype
14 26 (4.55%) Cisco Nexus
14 26 (4.55%) iSCSI
15 25 (4.38%) PuTTY
15 25 (4.38%) WinSCP
16 24 (4.20%) VoIP
16 24 (4.20%) VSAN
17 21 (3.68%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (15.76%) SQL Server
2 31 (5.43%) Oracle Database
3 28 (4.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 28 (4.90%) SQL Server 2016
4 26 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
5 25 (4.38%) Oracle Database 10g
6 13 (2.28%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.70%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (0.53%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (0.53%) JasperReports
11 3 (0.53%) MySQL
11 3 (0.53%) SAP HANA
12 2 (0.35%) Big Data
12 2 (0.35%) Data Mining
12 2 (0.35%) DB2
Development Applications
1 36 (6.30%) Jenkins
2 31 (5.43%) Git (software)
3 29 (5.08%) DbUnit
3 29 (5.08%) jMock
3 29 (5.08%) JUnit
3 29 (5.08%) Mockito
4 27 (4.73%) Maven
4 27 (4.73%) SonarQube
5 25 (4.38%) Ant
5 25 (4.38%) Eclipse
5 25 (4.38%) Oracle APEX
5 25 (4.38%) Selenium
5 25 (4.38%) SoapUI
5 25 (4.38%) TestNG
6 24 (4.20%) HP UFT
6 24 (4.20%) SpecFlow
7 17 (2.98%) Team Foundation Server
8 16 (2.80%) LoadRunner
9 8 (1.40%) MSI
10 5 (0.88%) StarTeam
General
1 61 (10.68%) Finance
2 24 (4.20%) Retail
3 18 (3.15%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.45%) Publishing
5 13 (2.28%) Banking
6 7 (1.23%) Local Government
7 5 (0.88%) Games
8 4 (0.70%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.70%) Legal
8 4 (0.70%) Military
9 3 (0.53%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.35%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.18%) Advertising
11 1 (0.18%) French Language
11 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.18%) Marketing
11 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 88 (15.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 61 (10.68%) VMware Engineer
3 42 (7.36%) Consultant
4 41 (7.18%) Analyst
4 41 (7.18%) Architect
4 41 (7.18%) Support Engineer
5 40 (7.01%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 31 (5.43%) Developer
6 31 (5.43%) Windows Engineer
7 30 (5.25%) Wintel Engineer
8 29 (5.08%) Java Developer
9 27 (4.73%) Virtualisation Engineer
10 26 (4.55%) Administrator
11 24 (4.20%) Server Engineer
12 22 (3.85%) VMware Consultant
13 21 (3.68%) Infrastructure Architect
13 21 (3.68%) Systems Administrator
14 20 (3.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
14 20 (3.50%) Citrix Engineer
15 17 (2.98%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (11.03%) Web Services
2 32 (5.60%) .NET
3 30 (5.25%) SOAP
4 29 (5.08%) Apache Camel
4 29 (5.08%) J2EE
4 29 (5.08%) PowerMock
4 29 (5.08%) RESTful
5 22 (3.85%) Spring
6 18 (3.15%) XML
7 12 (2.10%) REST
8 11 (1.93%) LDAP
9 10 (1.75%) Spring Boot
10 7 (1.23%) 802.1X
11 4 (0.70%) JSP
11 4 (0.70%) Middleware
12 3 (0.53%) CORBA
12 3 (0.53%) Hibernate
12 3 (0.53%) JMS
12 3 (0.53%) Servlets
12 3 (0.53%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 76 (13.31%) Data Centre
2 59 (10.33%) PKI
3 35 (6.13%) Management Information System
4 33 (5.78%) Clustering
5 22 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (3.85%) Replication
6 21 (3.68%) EMC VNX
7 20 (3.50%) Self-Motivation
8 17 (2.98%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 15 (2.63%) Computer Science
10 11 (1.93%) EMC VMAX
10 11 (1.93%) Private Cloud
11 9 (1.58%) Blackberry
12 8 (1.40%) FlexPod
12 8 (1.40%) HP Storage
13 6 (1.05%) Mobile App
13 6 (1.05%) Virtual Team
14 5 (0.88%) iPad
14 5 (0.88%) iPhone
14 5 (0.88%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 407 (71.28%) Windows
2 277 (48.51%) Windows Server
3 157 (27.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 141 (24.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 110 (19.26%) Linux
6 55 (9.63%) Windows 7
7 50 (8.76%) Unix
8 49 (8.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 45 (7.88%) Windows 10
10 28 (4.90%) Windows Server 2003
11 25 (4.38%) Solaris
12 16 (2.80%) Windows XP
13 15 (2.63%) AIX
14 9 (1.58%) CentOS
15 8 (1.40%) Windows 8
16 7 (1.23%) Android
17 6 (1.05%) Apple iOS
18 5 (0.88%) Windows 2000
19 4 (0.70%) Mac OS
19 4 (0.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (19.09%) ITIL
2 65 (11.38%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (9.63%) Scrum
4 48 (8.41%) DevOps
5 46 (8.06%) Kanban
6 41 (7.18%) Continuous Integration
6 41 (7.18%) Migration
7 39 (6.83%) E-Commerce
8 35 (6.13%) Problem-Solving
8 35 (6.13%) Project Management
8 35 (6.13%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 32 (5.60%) BDD
10 30 (5.25%) TDD
11 29 (5.08%) Business Continuity
11 29 (5.08%) Service Delivery
12 26 (4.55%) Patch Management
12 26 (4.55%) Test Automation
13 25 (4.38%) API Testing
14 24 (4.20%) Server Building
14 24 (4.20%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 113 (19.79%) PowerShell
2 70 (12.26%) Java
3 49 (8.58%) SQL
4 24 (4.20%) F#
5 23 (4.03%) VBScript
6 18 (3.15%) Bash Shell
7 16 (2.80%) C
8 13 (2.28%) Python
9 11 (1.93%) Perl
10 8 (1.40%) C#
11 7 (1.23%) Shell Script
11 7 (1.23%) VB
12 5 (0.88%) JavaScript
12 5 (0.88%) PHP
13 4 (0.70%) Ruby
13 4 (0.70%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.53%) Go
15 1 (0.18%) C++
15 1 (0.18%) Korn
Qualifications
1 178 (31.17%) Security Cleared
2 138 (24.17%) SC Cleared
3 62 (10.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 47 (8.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 36 (6.30%) DV Cleared
6 30 (5.25%) MCSE
7 25 (4.38%) Degree
8 20 (3.50%) Cisco Certification
9 18 (3.15%) MCSA
10 16 (2.80%) ISEB
10 16 (2.80%) ISEB Practitioner
10 16 (2.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 14 (2.45%) Computer Science Degree
12 11 (1.93%) CCNA
12 11 (1.93%) VCP6
13 10 (1.75%) MCTS
14 8 (1.40%) CISSP
15 7 (1.23%) CCIE
15 7 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (1.23%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 13 (2.28%) PCI DSS
2 5 (0.88%) RMADS
2 5 (0.88%) SLA
3 4 (0.70%) PMO
4 3 (0.53%) GDPR
4 3 (0.53%) GxP
5 2 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.35%) Government Security Classifications
5 2 (0.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.18%) QA
System Software
1 314 (54.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 267 (46.76%) Active Directory
3 89 (15.59%) VMware ESXi
4 88 (15.41%) XenApp
5 78 (13.66%) XenDesktop
6 64 (11.21%) Hyper-V
7 41 (7.18%) VMware NSX
8 30 (5.25%) NFS
9 28 (4.90%) Virtual Machines
10 26 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
10 26 (4.55%) vCloud
11 15 (2.63%) Virtual Desktop
12 14 (2.45%) VMware Workstation
13 13 (2.28%) BitLocker
14 12 (2.10%) DFS Replication
15 10 (1.75%) XenServer
16 7 (1.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 6 (1.05%) KVM
17 6 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
18 5 (0.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 80 (14.01%) SCCM
2 69 (12.08%) vCenter Server
3 41 (7.18%) vRealize
4 30 (5.25%) WSUS
5 29 (5.08%) SCOM
6 28 (4.90%) McAfee ePO
7 25 (4.38%) HP ALM
8 21 (3.68%) Microsoft Clustering
9 20 (3.50%) EMC NetWorker
10 19 (3.33%) Puppet
11 18 (3.15%) PowerCLI
12 16 (2.80%) Ansible
13 14 (2.45%) NetBackup
14 12 (2.10%) Nessus
15 11 (1.93%) Backup Exec
15 11 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
16 9 (1.58%) EMC VPLEX
16 9 (1.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 8 (1.40%) vMotion
18 7 (1.23%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 535 (93.70%) VMware
2 259 (45.36%) Microsoft
3 151 (26.44%) Citrix
4 149 (26.09%) HP
5 135 (23.64%) Cisco
6 70 (12.26%) NetApp
7 67 (11.73%) EMC
8 57 (9.98%) Ivanti
9 55 (9.63%) Oracle
9 55 (9.63%) Red Hat
10 41 (7.18%) McAfee
11 33 (5.78%) Dell
12 29 (5.08%) SAP
13 28 (4.90%) IBM
14 26 (4.55%) 3PAR
15 25 (4.38%) Brocade
15 25 (4.38%) Palo Alto
16 24 (4.20%) Software AG
16 24 (4.20%) webMethods
17 23 (4.03%) CommVault