Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 234 247 191
Rank change year-on-year +13 -56 -6
Contract jobs citing vSphere 161 127 209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.96% 0.75% 1.24%
As % of the System Software category 6.13% 5.18% 9.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 91 163
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -11.76% +21.43%
10th Percentile £257 £213 £294
90th Percentile £495 £484 £525
England median daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +10.00% -6.25% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 8
South East median hourly rate £27.63 £37.50 £49.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.31% -24.18% +101.88%
England median hourly rate £23.13 £31.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -25.39% -4.62% +32.65%

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 2,625 2,450 2,164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.68% 14.52% 12.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,568 1,460 1,276
South East median daily rate £425 £392 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.42% +4.53% +7.14%
10th Percentile £183 £143 £180
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 183 188
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -14.29%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.26 £10.25
90th Percentile £44.43 £45.80 £45.59
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.78 £15.50
% change year-on-year -4.63% +8.24% -3.13%

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

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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

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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 15 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for vSphere in the South East

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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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing vSphere in the South East over the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for vSphere in the South East

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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 15 November 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 -25 62 £425 - 9
Thames Valley +38 59 £400 +23.08% 7
Buckinghamshire +45 32 £388 +49.76% 2
Surrey -8 24 £283 -17.82% 7
Berkshire -17 15 £413 +26.92% 3
Oxfordshire +23 12 £447 +49.08% 2
West Sussex +2 12 £413 -2.94% 3
Kent - 2 £255 - 1
East Sussex -12 1 £588 +46.88%
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 15 November 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.

1 158 (98.14%) VMware
2 117 (72.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 108 (67.08%) Windows
4 106 (65.84%) Active Directory
5 90 (55.90%) Microsoft
6 85 (52.80%) Windows Server
7 49 (30.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 48 (29.81%) Security Cleared
9 40 (24.84%) Cisco
10 35 (21.74%) Office 365
11 34 (21.12%) Windows Server 2012
11 34 (21.12%) SC Cleared
12 33 (20.50%) Citrix
12 33 (20.50%) SAN
12 33 (20.50%) Finance
13 32 (19.88%) HP
13 32 (19.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 31 (19.25%) Windows Server 2008
15 30 (18.63%) NetApp
15 30 (18.63%) VMware ESXi
16 29 (18.01%) ITIL
16 29 (18.01%) SCCM
17 28 (17.39%) Linux
17 28 (17.39%) DNS
17 28 (17.39%) Firewall
17 28 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
18 27 (16.77%) vRealize
19 25 (15.53%) Microsoft Certification
20 24 (14.91%) DHCP
21 23 (14.29%) PowerShell

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 (7.45%) SharePoint
2 9 (5.59%) Apache
3 8 (4.97%) IIS
3 8 (4.97%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.48%) JBoss
5 3 (1.86%) SharePoint Server
6 2 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.24%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.24%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.62%) nginx
7 1 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.62%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (6.21%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.24%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.62%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 35 (21.74%) Office 365
2 28 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (5.59%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.86%) IaaS
5 3 (1.86%) PaaS
5 3 (1.86%) Yammer
6 2 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.24%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 33 (20.50%) SAN
2 28 (17.39%) DNS
2 28 (17.39%) Firewall
3 24 (14.91%) DHCP
4 20 (12.42%) TCP/IP
5 16 (9.94%) WAN
6 15 (9.32%) LAN
6 15 (9.32%) NAS
7 12 (7.45%) iSCSI
8 7 (4.35%) Internet
9 6 (3.73%) SNMP
9 6 (3.73%) Unified Communications
10 5 (3.11%) Network Security
11 4 (2.48%) PuTTY
11 4 (2.48%) VSAN
11 4 (2.48%) WinSCP
12 3 (1.86%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (1.86%) Skype
13 2 (1.24%) Cisco Nexus
13 2 (1.24%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (12.42%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.70%) Oracle Database
3 7 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
3 7 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
3 7 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (3.11%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (2.48%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.86%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (1.86%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.86%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.62%) DB2
8 1 (0.62%) MySQL
8 1 (0.62%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (3.73%) Oracle APEX
2 5 (3.11%) Selenium
2 5 (3.11%) Toad
3 4 (2.48%) HP UFT
3 4 (2.48%) SoapUI
3 4 (2.48%) SpecFlow
4 3 (1.86%) MSI
4 3 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.24%) Ant
5 2 (1.24%) DbUnit
5 2 (1.24%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.24%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.24%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.24%) jMock
5 2 (1.24%) JUnit
5 2 (1.24%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.24%) Maven
5 2 (1.24%) Mockito
5 2 (1.24%) SonarQube
5 2 (1.24%) TestNG
General
1 33 (20.50%) Finance
2 14 (8.70%) Law
3 11 (6.83%) Retail
4 4 (2.48%) Banking
4 4 (2.48%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.48%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.24%) Military
6 1 (0.62%) Back Office
6 1 (0.62%) French Language
6 1 (0.62%) Local Government
6 1 (0.62%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 39 (24.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 32 (19.88%) VMware Engineer
3 31 (19.25%) Analyst
4 19 (11.80%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 17 (10.56%) Project Engineer
6 12 (7.45%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (6.83%) Administrator
7 11 (6.83%) Consultant
7 11 (6.83%) Senior Analyst
7 11 (6.83%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
8 8 (4.97%) Architect
8 8 (4.97%) Wintel Engineer
9 7 (4.35%) Integration Engineer
9 7 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
10 6 (3.73%) Senior Systems Administrator
11 5 (3.11%) Automation Test Analyst
11 5 (3.11%) Infrastructure Architect
11 5 (3.11%) IT Support
11 5 (3.11%) Support Analyst
11 5 (3.11%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.35%) Web Services
2 6 (3.73%) .NET
3 4 (2.48%) POSIX
4 2 (1.24%) Apache Camel
4 2 (1.24%) J2EE
4 2 (1.24%) LDAP
4 2 (1.24%) PowerMock
4 2 (1.24%) RESTful
4 2 (1.24%) SOAP
5 1 (0.62%) Middleware
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (0.62%) Spring
5 1 (0.62%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.18%) Data Centre
2 16 (9.94%) Clustering
3 8 (4.97%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.73%) Public Cloud
5 6 (3.73%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 5 (3.11%) PKI
7 4 (2.48%) iSeries
8 3 (1.86%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.86%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.86%) FlexPod
8 3 (1.86%) HP Storage
8 3 (1.86%) Smart Meter
9 2 (1.24%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.24%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.24%) IBM Storwize
9 2 (1.24%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.24%) Replication
10 1 (0.62%) CESG
10 1 (0.62%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 108 (67.08%) Windows
2 85 (52.80%) Windows Server
3 34 (21.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 31 (19.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (17.39%) Linux
6 15 (9.32%) Unix
7 14 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (8.07%) Windows 7
9 11 (6.83%) Windows 10
10 4 (2.48%) AIX
10 4 (2.48%) Solaris
11 3 (1.86%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.24%) Android
12 2 (1.24%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.24%) CentOS
12 2 (1.24%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.24%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.62%) Mac OS X Server
13 1 (0.62%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (30.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 29 (18.01%) ITIL
3 21 (13.04%) Migration
4 15 (9.32%) Incident Management
5 12 (7.45%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (7.45%) Patch Management
6 10 (6.21%) Capacity Management
6 10 (6.21%) Performance Management
7 9 (5.59%) High Availability
7 9 (5.59%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (4.97%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (4.97%) Test Automation
9 7 (4.35%) Application Packaging
9 7 (4.35%) DevOps
9 7 (4.35%) Network Load Balancing
9 7 (4.35%) Server Building
9 7 (4.35%) Storage Management
9 7 (4.35%) Storage Virtualisation
9 7 (4.35%) Task Automation
10 6 (3.73%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 13 (8.07%) SQL
3 9 (5.59%) Java
4 6 (3.73%) Python
5 5 (3.11%) Perl
6 4 (2.48%) F#
7 3 (1.86%) C
7 3 (1.86%) C#
8 2 (1.24%) VB
9 1 (0.62%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.62%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.62%) Ruby
9 1 (0.62%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (29.81%) Security Cleared
2 34 (21.12%) SC Cleared
3 32 (19.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 25 (15.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (11.80%) MCSE
6 17 (10.56%) VCP6
7 16 (9.94%) DV Cleared
8 7 (4.35%) VCAP
9 6 (3.73%) CCA
9 6 (3.73%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (3.73%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (3.73%) Degree
9 6 (3.73%) MCTS
9 6 (3.73%) VCP4
9 6 (3.73%) VCP5
10 4 (2.48%) ISEB
10 4 (2.48%) ISEB Practitioner
10 4 (2.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (1.86%) CTC Cleared
11 3 (1.86%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.24%) PMO
2 1 (0.62%) COBIT
2 1 (0.62%) GDPR
2 1 (0.62%) GPG13
2 1 (0.62%) JSP 440
2 1 (0.62%) QA
System Software
1 117 (72.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 106 (65.84%) Active Directory
3 30 (18.63%) VMware ESXi
4 20 (12.42%) vCloud
5 19 (11.80%) Hyper-V
6 16 (9.94%) Virtual Machines
7 15 (9.32%) XenApp
8 13 (8.07%) XenDesktop
9 12 (7.45%) NFS
10 6 (3.73%) XenServer
11 5 (3.11%) Squid
12 4 (2.48%) VMware NSX
13 2 (1.24%) Docker
13 2 (1.24%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.62%) iptables
14 1 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.62%) Postfix
14 1 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 29 (18.01%) SCCM
2 27 (16.77%) vRealize
3 20 (12.42%) McAfee ePO
4 17 (10.56%) vCenter Server
5 10 (6.21%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (6.21%) Puppet
5 10 (6.21%) WSUS
6 7 (4.35%) Ansible
6 7 (4.35%) Failover Clustering
6 7 (4.35%) SCOM
7 6 (3.73%) Backup Exec
7 6 (3.73%) Cisco CUCM
7 6 (3.73%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (3.73%) PowerCLI
7 6 (3.73%) SCVMM
8 4 (2.48%) HP ALM
8 4 (2.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 4 (2.48%) Red Hat Satellite
9 3 (1.86%) NetBackup
9 3 (1.86%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 158 (98.14%) VMware
2 90 (55.90%) Microsoft
3 40 (24.84%) Cisco
4 33 (20.50%) Citrix
5 32 (19.88%) HP
6 30 (18.63%) NetApp
7 21 (13.04%) McAfee
8 17 (10.56%) Oracle
8 17 (10.56%) Red Hat
9 14 (8.70%) Sony
10 12 (7.45%) EMC
11 10 (6.21%) IBM
12 8 (4.97%) Juniper
13 7 (4.35%) Dell
14 6 (3.73%) Dell Compellent
14 6 (3.73%) Software AG
14 6 (3.73%) Veeam
14 6 (3.73%) webMethods
15 5 (3.11%) Splunk
16 4 (2.48%) Veritas