Period
to

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 May 2022 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 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 409 408 339
Rank change year-on-year -1 -69 +116
Contract jobs citing vSphere 387 218 295
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.55% 0.47% 0.68%
As % of the System Software category 3.96% 3.25% 4.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 135 197
10th Percentile £274 £286 £267
25th Percentile £392 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £472 £425 £463
Median % change year-on-year +10.94% -8.11% +8.82%
75th Percentile £589 £500 £525
90th Percentile £675 £546 £550
UK median daily rate £460 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +8.24% -5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 13
10th Percentile £21.02 £19.20 £15.30
25th Percentile £22.59 £30.89 £18.50
Median hourly rate £27.38 £46.00 £39.50
Median % change year-on-year -40.49% +16.46% +74.30%
75th Percentile £55.53 £46.75 £47.83
90th Percentile £75.25 £47.70 -
UK median hourly rate £34.38 £46.00 £47.17
% change year-on-year -25.27% -2.47% +11.63%

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 9,768 6,698 6,760
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.76% 14.41% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,080 4,691 4,640
10th Percentile £195 £220 £181
25th Percentile £398 £376 £345
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £495 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.06% +4.21% -
75th Percentile £633 £575 £575
90th Percentile £704 £663 £644
UK median daily rate £525 £490 £463
% change year-on-year +7.14% +5.95% -2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 276 235 319
10th Percentile £13.06 £11.34 £11.16
25th Percentile £14.84 £13.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate £18.68 £20.00 £16.85
Median % change year-on-year -6.63% +18.73% +2.09%
75th Percentile £28.75 £45.42 £21.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £60.15 £42.90
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -11.63% +22.86% +7.97%

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for vSphere in England

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing vSphere in England.

Daily rate trend for vSphere in England

vSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing vSphere in England over the 6 months to 21 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for vSphere in England

vSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing vSphere in England.

Hourly rate trend for vSphere in England

vSphere
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing vSphere in England over the 6 months to 21 May 2022.

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 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London -68 158 £512 +13.72% 26
South East +5 99 £475 +11.76% 23
East of England +11 45 £425 - 6
South West -12 27 £475 +15.85% 11
North of England -38 25 £325 -11.20% 19
North West -31 15 £250 -31.69% 9
Midlands -42 14 £438 +10.76% 10
Yorkshire -22 10 £400 -20.00% 7
East Midlands -18 9 £450 +63.64% 4
West Midlands -56 5 £350 -17.65% 6
vSphere
UK

For the 6 months to 21 May 2022, 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.

1 332 (85.79%) VMware
2 251 (64.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 250 (64.60%) Windows
4 199 (51.42%) Active Directory
5 194 (50.13%) Microsoft
6 161 (41.60%) Windows Server
7 136 (35.14%) Azure
8 128 (33.07%) DNS
9 117 (30.23%) Linux
10 116 (29.97%) PowerShell
11 112 (28.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 109 (28.17%) Security Cleared
13 95 (24.55%) Data Centre
14 91 (23.51%) VMware ESXi
15 88 (22.74%) Firewall
15 88 (22.74%) DHCP
16 79 (20.41%) ITIL
17 78 (20.16%) SC Cleared
17 78 (20.16%) SCCM
18 75 (19.38%) AWS
19 72 (18.60%) Microsoft 365
20 70 (18.09%) vCenter Server
20 70 (18.09%) VMware NSX
21 69 (17.83%) Cisco
22 68 (17.57%) vRealize
23 65 (16.80%) Ansible
24 63 (16.28%) Social Skills
25 61 (15.76%) SQL
25 61 (15.76%) SQL Server
26 60 (15.50%) Finance

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 36 (9.30%) MS Exchange
2 26 (6.72%) Exchange Server 2013
3 24 (6.20%) Skype for Business
4 15 (3.88%) SharePoint
5 13 (3.36%) Confluence
6 12 (3.10%) WebSphere
7 7 (1.81%) IIS
8 6 (1.55%) IBM Domino
8 6 (1.55%) Mule
8 6 (1.55%) OpenStack
9 5 (1.29%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.78%) SAS
11 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.26%) Apache
12 1 (0.26%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.26%) Mailman
12 1 (0.26%) nginx
Applications
1 16 (4.13%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.07%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (2.07%) Markit EDM
1 8 (2.07%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 136 (35.14%) Azure
2 75 (19.38%) AWS
3 72 (18.60%) Microsoft 365
4 55 (14.21%) Azure Active Directory
5 24 (6.20%) IaaS
6 21 (5.43%) PaaS
7 19 (4.91%) OpenShift
8 16 (4.13%) SaaS
9 7 (1.81%) GCP
10 6 (1.55%) GitHub
10 6 (1.55%) Kong
11 5 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (1.03%) Nutanix
13 3 (0.78%) Amazon EKS
13 3 (0.78%) Tricentis Tosca
14 2 (0.52%) Azure Stack
14 2 (0.52%) OneDrive
14 2 (0.52%) Yammer
15 1 (0.26%) Azure Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 128 (33.07%) DNS
2 88 (22.74%) DHCP
2 88 (22.74%) Firewall
3 41 (10.59%) VSAN
4 30 (7.75%) SAN
5 29 (7.49%) WAN
6 27 (6.98%) LAN
6 27 (6.98%) Skype
7 22 (5.68%) TCP/IP
8 21 (5.43%) Network Security
9 20 (5.17%) Wireless
10 16 (4.13%) Software-Defined Networking
11 13 (3.36%) VLAN
12 12 (3.10%) NAS
12 12 (3.10%) VPN
13 7 (1.81%) Cisco Wireless
13 7 (1.81%) Internet
13 7 (1.81%) iSCSI
13 7 (1.81%) Remote Desktop
13 7 (1.81%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (15.76%) SQL Server
2 28 (7.24%) DB2
3 25 (6.46%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (1.55%) MariaDB
5 4 (1.03%) Big Data
6 2 (0.52%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.26%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.26%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.26%) DTS
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 31 (8.01%) Git (software)
2 27 (6.98%) Jenkins
3 25 (6.46%) GitLab
4 19 (4.91%) JIRA
5 11 (2.84%) Visual Studio Code
6 8 (2.07%) Subversion
7 4 (1.03%) DbUnit
7 4 (1.03%) jMock
7 4 (1.03%) JUnit
7 4 (1.03%) Maven
7 4 (1.03%) Mockito
7 4 (1.03%) SonarQube
8 3 (0.78%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.52%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.52%) Gerrit
9 2 (0.52%) JMeter
9 2 (0.52%) MSI
10 1 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 63 (16.28%) Social Skills
2 60 (15.50%) Finance
3 29 (7.49%) Banking
4 25 (6.46%) Public Sector
5 14 (3.62%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (2.07%) Documentation Skills
8 4 (1.03%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.03%) Legal
9 3 (0.78%) Aviation
9 3 (0.78%) Law
10 2 (0.52%) Automotive
10 2 (0.52%) Back Office
10 2 (0.52%) Retail
11 1 (0.26%) Billing
11 1 (0.26%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.26%) Electronics
11 1 (0.26%) Front Office
11 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 90 (23.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 45 (11.63%) Architect
3 42 (10.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 32 (8.27%) VMware Engineer
5 28 (7.24%) DevOps Engineer
6 27 (6.98%) Cloud Engineer
6 27 (6.98%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 25 (6.46%) Infrastructure Architect
8 24 (6.20%) Consultant
9 23 (5.94%) Support Engineer
10 21 (5.43%) Analyst
11 20 (5.17%) Applications Engineer
12 19 (4.91%) Developer
13 18 (4.65%) Windows Engineer
14 15 (3.88%) Wintel Engineer
15 14 (3.62%) 3rd Line Support
16 13 (3.36%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 13 (3.36%) Automation Developer
17 12 (3.10%) VMware Consultant
17 12 (3.10%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.13%) Elastic Stack
2 15 (3.88%) XML
3 14 (3.62%) .NET
3 14 (3.62%) .NET Framework
4 12 (3.10%) Regular Expression
4 12 (3.10%) WebSphere MQ
5 11 (2.84%) HTML
5 11 (2.84%) JSON
6 6 (1.55%) LDAP
6 6 (1.55%) REST
6 6 (1.55%) SOAP
7 5 (1.29%) COM
7 5 (1.29%) Flash
7 5 (1.29%) libvirt
8 4 (1.03%) Apache Camel
8 4 (1.03%) J2EE
8 4 (1.03%) PowerMock
8 4 (1.03%) RESTful
8 4 (1.03%) Spring
8 4 (1.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 95 (24.55%) Data Centre
2 56 (14.47%) PKI
3 47 (12.14%) Replication
4 26 (6.72%) Clustering
4 26 (6.72%) Private Cloud
5 18 (4.65%) Public Cloud
6 14 (3.62%) CESG
7 13 (3.36%) Management Information System
8 11 (2.84%) NHS
9 9 (2.33%) Hybrid Cloud
10 8 (2.07%) CMDB
10 8 (2.07%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (1.29%) Fibre Optics
12 4 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.78%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.78%) Cloud Native
13 3 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
13 3 (0.78%) IVR
13 3 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
14 2 (0.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 250 (64.60%) Windows
2 161 (41.60%) Windows Server
3 117 (30.23%) Linux
4 47 (12.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 46 (11.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 39 (10.08%) Windows 10
7 32 (8.27%) Windows Server 2016
8 19 (4.91%) CentOS
9 16 (4.13%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (3.88%) Unix
10 15 (3.88%) Windows 7
11 13 (3.36%) Windows Server 2019
12 12 (3.10%) VMS
13 9 (2.33%) Apple iOS
14 7 (1.81%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (1.29%) Android
15 5 (1.29%) Mac OS
15 5 (1.29%) Solaris
15 5 (1.29%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.78%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (28.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 79 (20.41%) ITIL
3 51 (13.18%) Agile
4 49 (12.66%) Change Management
5 42 (10.85%) DevOps
6 33 (8.53%) Migration
7 29 (7.49%) Problem-Solving
8 28 (7.24%) Service Management
9 26 (6.72%) Scrum
10 25 (6.46%) Disaster Recovery
11 24 (6.20%) Identity Management
11 24 (6.20%) Incident Management
11 24 (6.20%) SIEM
12 23 (5.94%) Load Balancing
13 21 (5.43%) CI/CD
13 21 (5.43%) Continuous Integration
14 20 (5.17%) Proactive Monitoring
15 19 (4.91%) Computer Science
15 19 (4.91%) ITIL V3
15 19 (4.91%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 116 (29.97%) PowerShell
2 61 (15.76%) SQL
3 45 (11.63%) Python
4 20 (5.17%) C
5 18 (4.65%) Bash
6 15 (3.88%) C#
7 12 (3.10%) Java
8 9 (2.33%) Go
9 8 (2.07%) Perl
9 8 (2.07%) VBScript
10 6 (1.55%) JavaScript
11 3 (0.78%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.78%) VBA
12 1 (0.26%) Korn
12 1 (0.26%) PHP
12 1 (0.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 109 (28.17%) Security Cleared
2 78 (20.16%) SC Cleared
3 34 (8.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 31 (8.01%) DV Cleared
4 31 (8.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 27 (6.98%) Degree
6 14 (3.62%) VCAP
7 11 (2.84%) Computer Science Degree
7 11 (2.84%) TOGAF Certification
8 9 (2.33%) Master's Degree
8 9 (2.33%) RHCA
9 7 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (1.81%) MCSE
10 5 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (1.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (1.03%) CCNA
11 4 (1.03%) MCP
11 4 (1.03%) MCSA
12 3 (0.78%) CCIE
12 3 (0.78%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (8.01%) SLA
2 10 (2.58%) GDPR
3 6 (1.55%) QA
4 3 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.78%) OASIS TOSCA
5 2 (0.52%) NCSC
5 2 (0.52%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.26%) COBIT
6 1 (0.26%) NIST
6 1 (0.26%) PMO
System Software
1 251 (64.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 199 (51.42%) Active Directory
3 91 (23.51%) VMware ESXi
4 70 (18.09%) VMware NSX
5 40 (10.34%) Docker
5 40 (10.34%) vCloud
6 39 (10.08%) Hyper-V
7 26 (6.72%) Virtual Machines
8 16 (4.13%) XenApp
8 16 (4.13%) XenDesktop
9 10 (2.58%) Firmware
10 8 (2.07%) KVM
10 8 (2.07%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (2.07%) NFS
10 8 (2.07%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (1.81%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 5 (1.29%) oVirt
13 4 (1.03%) Ceph
13 4 (1.03%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (1.03%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 78 (20.16%) SCCM
2 70 (18.09%) vCenter Server
3 68 (17.57%) vRealize
4 65 (16.80%) Ansible
5 48 (12.40%) Kubernetes
6 37 (9.56%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 30 (7.75%) PowerCLI
7 30 (7.75%) Terraform
8 25 (6.46%) Microsoft Clustering
9 23 (5.94%) Microsoft Intune
10 21 (5.43%) SCVMM
11 18 (4.65%) SCOM
12 15 (3.88%) Rancher
13 14 (3.62%) VxRail
13 14 (3.62%) WSUS
14 13 (3.36%) AirWatch
14 13 (3.36%) McAfee ePO
15 11 (2.84%) Cisco CUCM
15 11 (2.84%) WMI
16 10 (2.58%) Active Directory Federation Services
Vendors
1 332 (85.79%) VMware
2 194 (50.13%) Microsoft
3 69 (17.83%) Cisco
4 58 (14.99%) Citrix
5 47 (12.14%) Red Hat
6 45 (11.63%) Dell
7 42 (10.85%) SolarWinds
8 32 (8.27%) CheckPoint
8 32 (8.27%) Oracle
9 29 (7.49%) HP
10 28 (7.24%) IBM
11 20 (5.17%) EMC
11 20 (5.17%) Juniper
12 19 (4.91%) F5
13 18 (4.65%) Ericsson
13 18 (4.65%) Veeam
14 16 (4.13%) McAfee
14 16 (4.13%) NetApp
14 16 (4.13%) ServiceNow
14 16 (4.13%) Veritas