Period
to 20 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 20 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
England > South East
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 224 254 168
Rank change year-on-year +30 -86 -12
Contract jobs citing vSphere 162 106 268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.94% 0.66% 1.44%
As % of the System Software category 6.71% 5.27% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 76 220
South East median daily rate £422 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.50% +3.90% +10.00%
10th Percentile £275 £300 £300
90th Percentile £500 £500 £526
England median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 11
South East median hourly rate £11.00 £20.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.00% -53.49% +160.61%
10th Percentile £10.50 £13.10 £21.75
90th Percentile £11.50 £28.10 £49.46
England median hourly rate £29.50 £20.00 £25.54
% change year-on-year +47.50% -21.68% +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 the South East with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 2,416 2,011 2,503
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.06% 12.52% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,328 1,152 1,524
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £184 £163 £180
90th Percentile £563 £538 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 179 197
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +8.20% -9.83%
10th Percentile £10.63 £10.48 £11.48
90th Percentile £44.35 £44.00 £46.60
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year +3.13% +4.92% -4.69%

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing vSphere as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for vSphere in the South East

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing vSphere in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for vSphere in the South East

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing vSphere in the South East over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for vSphere in the South East

vSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for vSphere in the South East

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the South East region over the 6 months to 20 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
Hampshire +28 93 £425 - 11
Thames Valley -18 29 £437 +9.31% 11
Surrey -8 26 £283 -22.07% 5
Berkshire -18 11 £370 -12.94% 7
Buckinghamshire +9 9 £375 -6.25% 3
Oxfordshire -6 9 £450 +49.83% 1
West Sussex -1 8 £413 - 1
East Sussex +2 2 £588 - 3
Middlesex +5 1 £475 -
Kent - 1 £330 - 1
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 South East region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 153 (94.44%) VMware
2 108 (66.67%) Windows
3 89 (54.94%) Microsoft
4 85 (52.47%) Windows Server
5 83 (51.23%) VMware Infrastructure
6 71 (43.83%) Security Cleared
7 65 (40.12%) Active Directory
8 61 (37.65%) SC Cleared
9 52 (32.10%) Cisco
10 51 (31.48%) Microsoft Azure
11 50 (30.86%) Linux
12 49 (30.25%) HP
13 45 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
14 41 (25.31%) Red Hat
15 38 (23.46%) Oracle
16 36 (22.22%) SQL Server
17 33 (20.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 32 (19.75%) NetApp
18 32 (19.75%) Oracle Database
19 29 (17.90%) Agile Software Development
20 28 (17.28%) Java
20 28 (17.28%) SAN
21 27 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g
21 27 (16.67%) Firewall
21 27 (16.67%) Test Automation
21 27 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
21 27 (16.67%) Office 365
22 26 (16.05%) System Integration Testing
22 26 (16.05%) Oracle APEX
22 26 (16.05%) webMethods

vSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 12 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.94%) IIS
2 8 (4.94%) MS Exchange
3 7 (4.32%) Apache
4 6 (3.70%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (1.85%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.23%) GroupWise
6 2 (1.23%) JBoss
6 2 (1.23%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.62%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.09%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 51 (31.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (16.67%) Office 365
3 19 (11.73%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (4.94%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (3.70%) Yammer
6 4 (2.47%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.23%) IaaS
8 1 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.62%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (17.28%) SAN
2 27 (16.67%) Firewall
3 24 (14.81%) PuTTY
3 24 (14.81%) WinSCP
4 20 (12.35%) DNS
5 18 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
5 18 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
6 17 (10.49%) Cisco Firepower
7 14 (8.64%) Cisco ISE
8 11 (6.79%) DHCP
8 11 (6.79%) TCP/IP
9 9 (5.56%) Skype
10 8 (4.94%) Internet
11 7 (4.32%) Network Security
11 7 (4.32%) VSAN
12 5 (3.09%) DVB
12 5 (3.09%) FTP
12 5 (3.09%) HTTP
12 5 (3.09%) Wireless
13 4 (2.47%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 32 (19.75%) Oracle Database
3 27 (16.67%) Oracle Database 10g
3 27 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 25 (15.43%) SQL Server 2016
5 24 (14.81%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (3.09%) NoSQL
6 5 (3.09%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (2.47%) Relational Database
8 2 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.62%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.62%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (16.05%) Oracle APEX
2 25 (15.43%) Selenium
3 24 (14.81%) HP UFT
3 24 (14.81%) SoapUI
3 24 (14.81%) SpecFlow
4 22 (13.58%) Ant
4 22 (13.58%) Eclipse
4 22 (13.58%) TestNG
5 17 (10.49%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (9.88%) LoadRunner
7 5 (3.09%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.23%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.23%) Toad
9 1 (0.62%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.62%) StarTeam
General
1 19 (11.73%) Finance
2 9 (5.56%) Retail
3 6 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.47%) Military
5 3 (1.85%) Banking
6 1 (0.62%) French Language
6 1 (0.62%) Local Government
6 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 33 (20.37%) Analyst
2 23 (14.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 22 (13.58%) VMware Engineer
4 18 (11.11%) Consultant
5 17 (10.49%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 14 (8.64%) Architect
6 14 (8.64%) Wintel Engineer
7 13 (8.02%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (6.79%) Test Analyst
8 11 (6.79%) Test Engineer
9 10 (6.17%) Senior Analyst
9 10 (6.17%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
10 9 (5.56%) Test Automation Engineer
11 8 (4.94%) Automation Test Analyst
12 7 (4.32%) Security Architect
12 7 (4.32%) Tester
13 6 (3.70%) Infrastructure Architect
13 6 (3.70%) Network Engineer
13 6 (3.70%) Security Engineer
13 6 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (16.05%) .NET
2 25 (15.43%) Web Services
3 6 (3.70%) XML
4 5 (3.09%) JSON
5 4 (2.47%) XSLT
6 2 (1.23%) LDAP
6 2 (1.23%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.88%) Data Centre
2 12 (7.41%) Self-Motivation
3 11 (6.79%) PKI
4 5 (3.09%) MPEG
4 5 (3.09%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 4 (2.47%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.47%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.85%) EMC VMAX
6 3 (1.85%) EMC VNX
6 3 (1.85%) FlexPod
6 3 (1.85%) STB
7 2 (1.23%) iSeries
7 2 (1.23%) Replication
8 1 (0.62%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.62%) CESG
8 1 (0.62%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.62%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.62%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 108 (66.67%) Windows
2 85 (52.47%) Windows Server
3 50 (30.86%) Linux
4 45 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 33 (20.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 20 (12.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (11.73%) Unix
8 15 (9.26%) Windows 7
9 9 (5.56%) AIX
9 9 (5.56%) Windows 10
10 6 (3.70%) Solaris
11 3 (1.85%) Mac OS
11 3 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.23%) CentOS
12 2 (1.23%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.62%) OS/2
13 1 (0.62%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.62%) VMS
13 1 (0.62%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (17.90%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 26 (16.05%) System Integration Testing
4 25 (15.43%) DevOps
5 24 (14.81%) API Testing
6 22 (13.58%) Scrum
7 17 (10.49%) Collaborative Working
7 17 (10.49%) ITIL
8 16 (9.88%) Defect Tracking
8 16 (9.88%) Performance Testing
8 16 (9.88%) Test Strategy
9 14 (8.64%) Kanban
10 13 (8.02%) Migration
11 9 (5.56%) Patch Management
11 9 (5.56%) Performance Management
12 8 (4.94%) Application Packaging
12 8 (4.94%) Storage Virtualisation
13 7 (4.32%) Customer Requirements
13 7 (4.32%) Incident Management
13 7 (4.32%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 28 (17.28%) Java
2 24 (14.81%) F#
3 13 (8.02%) PowerShell
4 10 (6.17%) Python
4 10 (6.17%) SQL
5 7 (4.32%) Bash Shell
5 7 (4.32%) Perl
6 6 (3.70%) C#
7 5 (3.09%) C
8 2 (1.23%) Ruby
9 1 (0.62%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 71 (43.83%) Security Cleared
2 61 (37.65%) SC Cleared
3 22 (13.58%) ISEB
3 22 (13.58%) ISEB Practitioner
3 22 (13.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (8.02%) DV Cleared
4 13 (8.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 12 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (6.17%) MCSE
7 7 (4.32%) CCIE
8 5 (3.09%) MCP
8 5 (3.09%) VCP6
9 4 (2.47%) MCSA
10 3 (1.85%) CCNP
10 3 (1.85%) Degree
11 2 (1.23%) CTC Cleared
11 2 (1.23%) RHCE
12 1 (0.62%) MCITP
12 1 (0.62%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.62%) GCP
2 1 (0.62%) JSP 440
2 1 (0.62%) QA
System Software
1 83 (51.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 65 (40.12%) Active Directory
3 21 (12.96%) VMware ESXi
4 15 (9.26%) Hyper-V
5 12 (7.41%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (6.79%) XenApp
7 8 (4.94%) XenDesktop
8 6 (3.70%) Docker
9 4 (2.47%) KVM
9 4 (2.47%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (2.47%) VMware NSX
10 3 (1.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (1.23%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.62%) vCloud
12 1 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 24 (14.81%) HP ALM
2 20 (12.35%) vRealize
3 14 (8.64%) WSUS
4 11 (6.79%) SCCM
4 11 (6.79%) vCenter Server
5 10 (6.17%) Ansible
6 8 (4.94%) EMC NetWorker
7 7 (4.32%) SCOM
8 6 (3.70%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (3.09%) Backup Exec
9 5 (3.09%) Puppet
10 4 (2.47%) Data Guard
10 4 (2.47%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (2.47%) Malwarebytes
10 4 (2.47%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (1.85%) Cisco CUCM
11 3 (1.85%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 2 (1.23%) Red Hat Satellite
12 2 (1.23%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 153 (94.44%) VMware
2 89 (54.94%) Microsoft
3 52 (32.10%) Cisco
4 49 (30.25%) HP
5 41 (25.31%) Red Hat
6 38 (23.46%) Oracle
7 32 (19.75%) NetApp
8 26 (16.05%) Citrix
8 26 (16.05%) Software AG
8 26 (16.05%) webMethods
9 17 (10.49%) Palo Alto
10 15 (9.26%) EMC
10 15 (9.26%) Sophos
11 14 (8.64%) Infoblox
12 7 (4.32%) IBM
12 7 (4.32%) McAfee
13 6 (3.70%) Veritas
14 4 (2.47%) Centrify
15 2 (1.23%) Juniper
15 2 (1.23%) Splunk