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 3 months to 26 April 2017 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
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 201 129 148
Rank change year-on-year -72 +19  
Contract jobs citing vSphere 54 156 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.66% 1.60% 1.19%
As % of the System Software category 5.53% 11.28% 9.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 121 80
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £575 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year - +10.79%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 8
Median hourly rate £27.50 £43.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.04% +160.60%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £26.58 £19.50
% change year-on-year -20.97% +36.28%  

vSphere is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 976 1383 1304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 12.01% 14.21% 13.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 850 665
Median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +1.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £347
% change year-on-year - +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 112 150
Median hourly rate £16.50 £21.33 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.64% +15.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.49 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.95 £47.83 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03%  

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing vSphere as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 26 April 2017.

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 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -28 23 £350 -4.76% 7
Buckinghamshire -7 6 £445 +36.76% 1
Surrey -8 6 £350 - 2
Berkshire -8 6 £385 +4.05% 2
West Sussex +18 5 £375 -9.09% 1
Oxfordshire -12 3 £300 -13.04% 2
East Sussex - 3 - -
Middlesex - 2 - -
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 26 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 134 (85.90%) VMware
2 101 (64.74%) Windows
3 78 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 64 (41.03%) Windows Server
5 63 (40.38%) Security Cleared
6 60 (38.46%) Linux
6 60 (38.46%) Active Directory
7 59 (37.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 54 (34.62%) PowerShell
8 54 (34.62%) Microsoft
9 53 (33.97%) SC Cleared
9 53 (33.97%) Windows Server 2012
10 47 (30.13%) SAN
11 34 (21.79%) ITIL
12 33 (21.15%) Citrix
13 32 (20.51%) Data Centre
14 31 (19.87%) VMware ESXi
14 31 (19.87%) HP
15 30 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 27 (17.31%) Cisco
16 27 (17.31%) Red Hat
16 27 (17.31%) DNS
17 26 (16.67%) SQL Server
18 25 (16.03%) Unix
18 25 (16.03%) Windows Server 2003
18 25 (16.03%) EMC
18 25 (16.03%) Microsoft Azure
18 25 (16.03%) VxBlock/Vblock
19 24 (15.38%) Converged Infrastructure
20 23 (14.74%) SQL

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 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 9 (5.77%) IIS
2 9 (5.77%) Skype for Business
3 7 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (3.85%) OpenStack
5 5 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (3.21%) JBoss
6 4 (2.56%) Apache
6 4 (2.56%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.64%) CloudStack
8 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.64%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.64%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (3.21%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.56%) Infor M3
2 3 (1.92%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 25 (16.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (14.10%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (5.13%) Office 365
4 7 (4.49%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (3.21%) IBM Cloud
5 5 (3.21%) SoftLayer
6 4 (2.56%) IaaS
7 3 (1.92%) PaaS
8 2 (1.28%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.64%) Heroku
9 1 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 47 (30.13%) SAN
2 27 (17.31%) DNS
3 22 (14.10%) NAS
4 16 (10.26%) Firewall
5 15 (9.62%) Cisco Nexus
6 14 (8.97%) TCP/IP
7 13 (8.33%) DHCP
7 13 (8.33%) VPN
8 10 (6.41%) SSL
9 8 (5.13%) IPsec
9 8 (5.13%) VSAN
10 7 (4.49%) HTTP
10 7 (4.49%) Skype
11 6 (3.85%) PuTTY
11 6 (3.85%) WinSCP
12 5 (3.21%) DVB
12 5 (3.21%) VLAN
13 4 (2.56%) LAN
13 4 (2.56%) LDAP
13 4 (2.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 18 (11.54%) SQL Server 2012
3 17 (10.90%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (8.33%) Oracle Database
5 11 (7.05%) Oracle Database 11g
5 11 (7.05%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (5.13%) Oracle Database 10g
7 7 (4.49%) NoSQL
8 6 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (3.21%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (3.21%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (2.56%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (1.92%) Oracle Database 12c
12 2 (1.28%) MySQL
12 2 (1.28%) Oracle9i Database
12 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 1 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.64%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 15 (9.62%) Jenkins
2 8 (5.13%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.85%) HP UFT
3 6 (3.85%) Oracle APEX
3 6 (3.85%) Selenium
3 6 (3.85%) SpecFlow
3 6 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (3.85%) TeamCity
4 5 (3.21%) Vagrant
5 4 (2.56%) Subversion
6 3 (1.92%) JIRA
6 3 (1.92%) Toad
7 2 (1.28%) Ant
7 2 (1.28%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.28%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.28%) MSI
7 2 (1.28%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.28%) TestNG
8 1 (0.64%) DbUnit
8 1 (0.64%) Mockito
General
1 10 (6.41%) Finance
2 8 (5.13%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.85%) Local Government
4 4 (2.56%) Banking
5 3 (1.92%) Electronics
5 3 (1.92%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.92%) Marketing
6 2 (1.28%) Advertising
6 2 (1.28%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.64%) Back Office
7 1 (0.64%) Billing
7 1 (0.64%) Military
7 1 (0.64%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.64%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (12.18%) Wintel Engineer
2 15 (9.62%) Architect
3 13 (8.33%) VMware Engineer
3 13 (8.33%) VMware Specialist
4 12 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 12 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
4 12 (7.69%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 10 (6.41%) Administrator
5 10 (6.41%) Analyst
5 10 (6.41%) Consultant
6 9 (5.77%) Server Engineer
6 9 (5.77%) Support Engineer
7 8 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 8 (5.13%) Wintel Server Engineer
8 7 (4.49%) DevOps Engineer
8 7 (4.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (4.49%) Infrastructure Operations Specialist
8 7 (4.49%) Linux Engineer
8 7 (4.49%) VMware Support Engineer
9 6 (3.85%) EMC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.77%) Web Services
2 8 (5.13%) .NET
3 7 (4.49%) REST
4 6 (3.85%) HTML
4 6 (3.85%) XML
5 5 (3.21%) HTML5
5 5 (3.21%) Node.js
6 4 (2.56%) CSS
7 3 (1.92%) SAML
8 2 (1.28%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.28%) Middleware
9 1 (0.64%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (0.64%) Flash
9 1 (0.64%) J2EE
9 1 (0.64%) LAMP
9 1 (0.64%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.64%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.64%) RESTful
9 1 (0.64%) SOAP
9 1 (0.64%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 32 (20.51%) Data Centre
2 25 (16.03%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 21 (13.46%) EMC VNX
4 19 (12.18%) EMC VMAX
5 17 (10.90%) Clustering
6 8 (5.13%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (4.49%) PKI
8 6 (3.85%) Computer Science
8 6 (3.85%) Management Information System
8 6 (3.85%) Replication
9 5 (3.21%) Digital TV
9 5 (3.21%) FlexPod
9 5 (3.21%) MPEG
9 5 (3.21%) STB
10 4 (2.56%) BYOD
11 3 (1.92%) Smart Meter
12 2 (1.28%) Driving Licence
12 2 (1.28%) Enterprise Storage
12 2 (1.28%) LPAR
12 2 (1.28%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 101 (64.74%) Windows
2 64 (41.03%) Windows Server
3 60 (38.46%) Linux
4 59 (37.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 53 (33.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (16.03%) Unix
7 25 (16.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (11.54%) CentOS
9 14 (8.97%) Windows 7
10 5 (3.21%) AIX
10 5 (3.21%) Ubuntu
10 5 (3.21%) Windows 10
11 3 (1.92%) Debian
11 3 (1.92%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.28%) Solaris
12 2 (1.28%) SUSE
12 2 (1.28%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.28%) Windows NT
12 2 (1.28%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (21.79%) ITIL
2 24 (15.38%) Converged Infrastructure
3 20 (12.82%) DevOps
4 14 (8.97%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (8.33%) Migration
6 12 (7.69%) Scrum
7 11 (7.05%) Customer Requirements
7 11 (7.05%) Software Deployment
8 10 (6.41%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (5.13%) Configuration Management
9 8 (5.13%) Infrastructure Management
10 7 (4.49%) BDD
10 7 (4.49%) Problem Management
10 7 (4.49%) Service Management
10 7 (4.49%) TDD
11 6 (3.85%) Coaching
11 6 (3.85%) High Availability
11 6 (3.85%) Integration Testing
11 6 (3.85%) Network Design
11 6 (3.85%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 54 (34.62%) PowerShell
2 23 (14.74%) SQL
3 16 (10.26%) Python
4 15 (9.62%) Bash Shell
5 12 (7.69%) Perl
6 9 (5.77%) Java
7 7 (4.49%) C
7 7 (4.49%) Ruby
8 6 (3.85%) C++
8 6 (3.85%) F#
9 4 (2.56%) Korn
9 4 (2.56%) Shell Script
9 4 (2.56%) VBScript
10 3 (1.92%) C#
11 2 (1.28%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.64%) Go
12 1 (0.64%) VB
12 1 (0.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 63 (40.38%) Security Cleared
2 53 (33.97%) SC Cleared
3 14 (8.97%) Degree
3 14 (8.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 13 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (4.49%) MCSE
6 4 (2.56%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.56%) MCTS
6 4 (2.56%) VCDX
7 3 (1.92%) ISEB
7 3 (1.92%) MCSA
7 3 (1.92%) RHCE
7 3 (1.92%) RHCSA
8 2 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.28%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.28%) MCITP
9 1 (0.64%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.64%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.85%) SLA
2 5 (3.21%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.64%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.64%) PMO
3 1 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 78 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 60 (38.46%) Active Directory
3 31 (19.87%) VMware ESXi
4 22 (14.10%) XenApp
5 17 (10.90%) vCloud
6 15 (9.62%) Hyper-V
7 14 (8.97%) Docker
7 14 (8.97%) VMware ESX
7 14 (8.97%) XenDesktop
8 13 (8.33%) XenServer
9 12 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (5.77%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (3.85%) Terminal Services
12 5 (3.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 4 (2.56%) Firmware
14 3 (1.92%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (1.92%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (1.92%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (1.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (1.28%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 23 (14.74%) vCenter Server
2 22 (14.10%) SCCM
2 22 (14.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 16 (10.26%) vRealize
4 13 (8.33%) Puppet
5 10 (6.41%) Ansible
5 10 (6.41%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (5.77%) SCOM
6 9 (5.77%) vMotion
7 8 (5.13%) EMC NetWorker
8 6 (3.85%) EdgeSight
8 6 (3.85%) WSUS
9 4 (2.56%) AppDNA
9 4 (2.56%) Red Hat Satellite
10 3 (1.92%) BladeLogic
10 3 (1.92%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 3 (1.92%) Oracle RMAN
10 3 (1.92%) Tivoli
11 2 (1.28%) Backup Exec
11 2 (1.28%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 134 (85.90%) VMware
2 54 (34.62%) Microsoft
3 33 (21.15%) Citrix
4 31 (19.87%) HP
5 27 (17.31%) Cisco
5 27 (17.31%) Red Hat
6 25 (16.03%) EMC
7 15 (9.62%) Oracle
8 9 (5.77%) IBM
8 9 (5.77%) NetApp
9 6 (3.85%) 3PAR
9 6 (3.85%) Intel Security
9 6 (3.85%) Veritas
10 5 (3.21%) Nimsoft
10 5 (3.21%) SaltStack
11 4 (2.56%) BMC
11 4 (2.56%) Brocade
11 4 (2.56%) Symantec
12 3 (1.92%) CheckPoint
12 3 (1.92%) SAP
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Posted: 2 days ago
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