Period
to 8 August 2020

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 8 August 2020 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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 120 235 223
Rank change year-on-year +115 -12 +40
Contract jobs citing vSphere 68 127 166
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.37% 0.86% 0.99%
As % of the System Software category 10.04% 5.42% 6.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 89 100
Median daily rate £475 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.15% -2.94% +7.59%
10th Percentile £276 £280 £279
90th Percentile £550 £580 £509
England median daily rate £450 £425 £407
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.36% +1.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Median hourly rate - £14.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +27.27% -60.00%
England median hourly rate £39.50 £42.11 £29.50
% change year-on-year -6.20% +42.75% +55.26%

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 677 2,342 2,420
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 13.64% 15.88% 14.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 1,465 1,337
Median daily rate £425 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £144 £187 £185
90th Percentile £563 £600 £563
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 145 196
Median hourly rate £16.75 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.47% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £11.30 £10.67 £10.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £49.20 £44.81
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.55 £16.55
% change year-on-year +14.80% - +4.91%

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing vSphere as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing vSphere in the South East.

Daily rate trend for vSphere in the South East

vSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing vSphere in the South East over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for vSphere in the South East

vSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing vSphere in the South East.

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 8 August 2020. 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 +72 48 £500 +17.65% 10
Thames Valley +62 13 £390 -8.24% 7
Berkshire +62 7 £350 -20.00% 5
Surrey +69 5 £293 -16.43% 1
Buckinghamshire +38 4 £426 +13.67% 1
Oxfordshire +46 2 £400 +42.86% 1
West Sussex +22 1 £385 -6.67%
Middlesex - 1 £300 -
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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 65 (95.59%) VMware
2 49 (72.06%) Windows
3 48 (70.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 38 (55.88%) Security Cleared
5 31 (45.59%) Windows Server
6 29 (42.65%) PowerShell
6 29 (42.65%) Microsoft
6 29 (42.65%) Active Directory
7 28 (41.18%) Linux
8 27 (39.71%) SC Cleared
9 21 (30.88%) Firewall
10 20 (29.41%) Configuration Management
10 20 (29.41%) Windows Server 2016
11 19 (27.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 18 (26.47%) VMware ESXi
12 18 (26.47%) vRealize
13 17 (25.00%) Windows 10
13 17 (25.00%) JIRA
14 16 (23.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 15 (22.06%) Infrastructure as Code
15 15 (22.06%) Terraform
15 15 (22.06%) VLAN
15 15 (22.06%) CentOS
15 15 (22.06%) Jenkins
15 15 (22.06%) Ansible
16 14 (20.59%) Docker
16 14 (20.59%) DevOps
16 14 (20.59%) Opscode Chef
16 14 (20.59%) GitLab
16 14 (20.59%) Kubernetes

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 8 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 7 (10.29%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (4.41%) Confluence
4 3 (4.41%) IIS
5 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.94%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.47%) JBoss
6 1 (1.47%) WildFly
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 14 (20.59%) GitHub
2 11 (16.18%) AWS
2 11 (16.18%) Azure
3 8 (11.76%) Office 365
4 6 (8.82%) IaaS
5 4 (5.88%) Yammer
6 2 (2.94%) PaaS
7 1 (1.47%) OpenShift
7 1 (1.47%) Power Platform
7 1 (1.47%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 21 (30.88%) Firewall
2 15 (22.06%) VLAN
3 14 (20.59%) Reverse Proxy
4 10 (14.71%) DNS
5 9 (13.24%) SNMP
5 9 (13.24%) VSAN
6 6 (8.82%) iSCSI
6 6 (8.82%) SAN
6 6 (8.82%) Skype
7 5 (7.35%) DHCP
8 4 (5.88%) Network Security
8 4 (5.88%) WAN
9 3 (4.41%) BGP
9 3 (4.41%) Cisco Firepower
9 3 (4.41%) LAN
9 3 (4.41%) NetScaler
9 3 (4.41%) TCP/IP
10 2 (2.94%) Junos
10 2 (2.94%) MPLS
11 1 (1.47%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2017
3 1 (1.47%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.47%) Redis
Development Applications
1 17 (25.00%) JIRA
2 15 (22.06%) Jenkins
3 14 (20.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 14 (20.59%) Git (software)
3 14 (20.59%) GitLab
4 3 (4.41%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.47%) Ant
5 1 (1.47%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.47%) InstallShield
5 1 (1.47%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.47%) MSI
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.47%) Selenium
5 1 (1.47%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.47%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.47%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.47%) TestNG
General
1 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.47%) Banking
2 1 (1.47%) Police
2 1 (1.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (20.59%) VMware Engineer
2 13 (19.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (13.24%) Architect
3 9 (13.24%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (10.29%) Wintel Engineer
5 4 (5.88%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.88%) VMware Architect
6 3 (4.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) Administrator
6 3 (4.41%) Senior Wintel Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) Technical Leader
6 3 (4.41%) VMware Support Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (2.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Analyst
7 2 (2.94%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
7 2 (2.94%) Senior Architect
7 2 (2.94%) Virtualisation Architect
7 2 (2.94%) VMWare Administrator
7 2 (2.94%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.24%) Elastic Stack
1 9 (13.24%) gRPC
1 9 (13.24%) REST
1 9 (13.24%) RESTful
1 9 (13.24%) Swagger
2 3 (4.41%) Middleware
3 2 (2.94%) Flash
4 1 (1.47%) .NET
4 1 (1.47%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.47%) SailPoint
4 1 (1.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.59%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.82%) PKI
3 5 (7.35%) Private Cloud
3 5 (7.35%) Public Cloud
4 4 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.94%) Clustering
5 2 (2.94%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.94%) Machine to Machine
5 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.94%) Replication
6 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.47%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.47%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (1.47%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.47%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.47%) NHS
6 1 (1.47%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.47%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 49 (72.06%) Windows
2 31 (45.59%) Windows Server
3 28 (41.18%) Linux
4 20 (29.41%) Windows Server 2016
5 19 (27.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (25.00%) Windows 10
7 15 (22.06%) CentOS
8 7 (10.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (8.82%) Windows Server 2019
10 3 (4.41%) Unix
11 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (1.47%) AIX
12 1 (1.47%) Fedora
12 1 (1.47%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (29.41%) Configuration Management
2 16 (23.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 15 (22.06%) Infrastructure as Code
4 14 (20.59%) Continuous Deployment
4 14 (20.59%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (20.59%) DevOps
5 11 (16.18%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (13.24%) Microservices
7 8 (11.76%) ITIL
7 8 (11.76%) Migration
8 5 (7.35%) Capacity Management
8 5 (7.35%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (7.35%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (7.35%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (7.35%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (7.35%) Systems Engineering
9 4 (5.88%) Change Control
9 4 (5.88%) Project Delivery
10 3 (4.41%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 29 (42.65%) PowerShell
2 10 (14.71%) Python
3 9 (13.24%) Bash Shell
3 9 (13.24%) C#
3 9 (13.24%) Go
4 3 (4.41%) SQL
5 1 (1.47%) F#
5 1 (1.47%) Java
5 1 (1.47%) Perl
5 1 (1.47%) PHP
5 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 38 (55.88%) Security Cleared
2 27 (39.71%) SC Cleared
3 11 (16.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (13.24%) DV Cleared
5 6 (8.82%) MCSE
5 6 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (7.35%) VCP6
7 2 (2.94%) Degree
7 2 (2.94%) ISEB
7 2 (2.94%) ISTQB
7 2 (2.94%) VCAP
8 1 (1.47%) CCA
8 1 (1.47%) CCNA
8 1 (1.47%) CCNP
8 1 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.47%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.47%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) QA
2 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (70.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (42.65%) Active Directory
3 18 (26.47%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (20.59%) Docker
4 14 (20.59%) VMware NSX
5 8 (11.76%) vCloud
6 5 (7.35%) Hyper-V
6 5 (7.35%) NFS
7 4 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (2.94%) UAG
8 2 (2.94%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (1.47%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.47%) XenApp
9 1 (1.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (26.47%) vRealize
2 15 (22.06%) Ansible
2 15 (22.06%) Terraform
3 14 (20.59%) Kubernetes
3 14 (20.59%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (20.59%) Packer
3 14 (20.59%) Puppet
4 13 (19.12%) SCCM
5 9 (13.24%) Grafana
5 9 (13.24%) Prometheus
5 9 (13.24%) vCenter Server
5 9 (13.24%) ZABBIX
6 4 (5.88%) SCOM
6 4 (5.88%) vMotion
7 3 (4.41%) AirWatch
7 3 (4.41%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (4.41%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (2.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (2.94%) WSUS
Vendors
1 65 (95.59%) VMware
2 29 (42.65%) Microsoft
3 14 (20.59%) Atlassian
3 14 (20.59%) Cisco
3 14 (20.59%) EMC
4 12 (17.65%) Dell
5 10 (14.71%) McAfee
6 9 (13.24%) Splunk
7 7 (10.29%) Citrix
8 6 (8.82%) Red Hat
8 6 (8.82%) SolarWinds
9 5 (7.35%) Juniper
10 3 (4.41%) ClickSoftware Technologies
10 3 (4.41%) HP
11 2 (2.94%) CA
11 2 (2.94%) F5
11 2 (2.94%) LogRhythm
11 2 (2.94%) NetApp
11 2 (2.94%) Oracle
11 2 (2.94%) Symantec