Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 252 179 206
Rank change year-on-year -73 +27 +2
Contract jobs citing vSphere 125 190 202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.77% 1.25% 1.10%
As % of the System Software category 5.16% 9.58% 9.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 136 143
South East median daily rate £375 £425 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +20.57% -2.76%
10th Percentile £200 £298 £263
90th Percentile £495 £525 £481
England median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -2.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 12
South East median hourly rate £29.08 £44.46 £25.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.60% +72.33% +56.36%
10th Percentile £17.25 £34.65 £16.70
90th Percentile £39.75 £49.46 £43.05
England median hourly rate £25.50 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -21.54% +30.00% -9.09%

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 2,423 1,983 2,048
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.92% 13.00% 11.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,392 1,147 1,149
South East median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +0.65%
10th Percentile £143 £188 £158
90th Percentile £565 £538 £500
England median daily rate £443 £413 £380
% change year-on-year +7.27% +8.55% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 186 224
South East median hourly rate £16.66 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.07% -14.29% +10.24%
10th Percentile £10.23 £10.27 £11.25
90th Percentile £42.82 £48.27 £50.00
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.15 £15.50
% change year-on-year +2.17% +4.19% -

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

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 21 January 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

vSphere
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 21 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 January 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 -11 67 £425 +6.25% 18
Thames Valley -33 42 £300 -29.41% 7
Berkshire -13 28 £325 -31.58% 5
Oxfordshire -7 12 £285 -18.57%
Surrey -38 10 £324 -16.45% 4
East Sussex - 4 £400 - 2
Buckinghamshire -34 2 £180 -57.65% 2
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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.

1 117 (93.60%) VMware
2 99 (79.20%) Windows
3 70 (56.00%) Windows Server
4 65 (52.00%) Active Directory
5 61 (48.80%) Microsoft
5 61 (48.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 48 (38.40%) VMware Infrastructure
7 43 (34.40%) Security Cleared
8 42 (33.60%) Windows Server 2008
9 41 (32.80%) HP
10 36 (28.80%) Linux
10 36 (28.80%) Firewall
11 32 (25.60%) Oracle
12 31 (24.80%) SAN
13 28 (22.40%) SQL Server
13 28 (22.40%) SC Cleared
13 28 (22.40%) PowerShell
14 27 (21.60%) VMware ESXi
15 26 (20.80%) Microsoft Azure
15 26 (20.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 26 (20.80%) SQL
15 26 (20.80%) Microsoft Certification
16 25 (20.00%) MS Exchange
17 24 (19.20%) Cisco
17 24 (19.20%) Red Hat
18 22 (17.60%) Office 365
19 19 (15.20%) MCSE
20 18 (14.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 18 (14.40%) Exchange Server 2010
20 18 (14.40%) Oracle Database

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 25 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 18 (14.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (8.00%) IIS
4 8 (6.40%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (4.00%) Apache
5 5 (4.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.40%) OpenStack
6 3 (2.40%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (2.40%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.40%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.60%) IBM Domino
7 2 (1.60%) JBoss
8 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.80%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 26 (20.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (17.60%) Office 365
3 3 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.40%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.60%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.80%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.80%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 36 (28.80%) Firewall
2 31 (24.80%) SAN
3 14 (11.20%) PuTTY
3 14 (11.20%) WinSCP
4 11 (8.80%) DNS
5 10 (8.00%) VoIP
6 8 (6.40%) IP Telephony
6 8 (6.40%) LAN
6 8 (6.40%) WAN
7 6 (4.80%) DHCP
8 5 (4.00%) VPN
9 4 (3.20%) NAS
9 4 (3.20%) Network Security
9 4 (3.20%) TCP/IP
10 3 (2.40%) Internet
10 3 (2.40%) iSCSI
11 2 (1.60%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (1.60%) PBX
11 2 (1.60%) Wireshark
12 1 (0.80%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (22.40%) SQL Server
2 18 (14.40%) Oracle Database
3 15 (12.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 15 (12.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (11.20%) Oracle Database 10g
4 14 (11.20%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.80%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 14 (11.20%) Ant
1 14 (11.20%) Eclipse
1 14 (11.20%) Oracle APEX
1 14 (11.20%) Selenium
1 14 (11.20%) SoapUI
1 14 (11.20%) TestNG
2 13 (10.40%) HP UFT
2 13 (10.40%) SpecFlow
3 10 (8.00%) MSI
3 10 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (7.20%) LoadRunner
5 4 (3.20%) StarTeam
6 3 (2.40%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.60%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.80%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 10 (8.00%) Finance
2 7 (5.60%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.60%) Advertising
3 2 (1.60%) Banking
4 1 (0.80%) French Language
4 1 (0.80%) Local Government
4 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.80%) Military
4 1 (0.80%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (16.80%) Support Engineer
2 19 (15.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 16 (12.80%) VMware Engineer
4 15 (12.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 15 (12.00%) Analyst
4 15 (12.00%) Wintel Engineer
5 13 (10.40%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 13 (10.40%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 8 (6.40%) Architect
7 7 (5.60%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 7 (5.60%) Project Engineer
7 7 (5.60%) Test Engineer
7 7 (5.60%) Windows Engineer
8 6 (4.80%) Server Engineer
8 6 (4.80%) Technical Engineer
8 6 (4.80%) Test Automation Engineer
9 5 (4.00%) Cloud Architect
9 5 (4.00%) Consultant
9 5 (4.00%) Test Analyst
10 4 (3.20%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.00%) Web Services
2 14 (11.20%) .NET
3 7 (5.60%) X-Windows
4 3 (2.40%) REST
4 3 (2.40%) XML
5 1 (0.80%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.80%) HTML
5 1 (0.80%) HTML5
5 1 (0.80%) Middleware
5 1 (0.80%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.40%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.40%) FlexPod
2 8 (6.40%) Management Information System
2 8 (6.40%) PKI
3 6 (4.80%) Replication
4 5 (4.00%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.40%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.60%) Clustering
6 2 (1.60%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.60%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 1 (0.80%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.80%) Digital TV
7 1 (0.80%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.80%) FMCG
7 1 (0.80%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.80%) iPhone
7 1 (0.80%) MPEG
7 1 (0.80%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.80%) STB
7 1 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 99 (79.20%) Windows
2 70 (56.00%) Windows Server
3 61 (48.80%) Windows Server 2012
4 42 (33.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (28.80%) Linux
6 26 (20.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (12.00%) Unix
8 13 (10.40%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (7.20%) Windows Vista
10 8 (6.40%) Windows 7
10 8 (6.40%) Windows XP
11 6 (4.80%) Solaris
12 5 (4.00%) Windows 10
13 4 (3.20%) Windows 8
14 2 (1.60%) AIX
14 2 (1.60%) CentOS
14 2 (1.60%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (1.60%) SUSE
15 1 (0.80%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.80%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (12.00%) ITIL
2 14 (11.20%) API Testing
2 14 (11.20%) Test Automation
3 13 (10.40%) Incident Management
3 13 (10.40%) System Integration Testing
4 11 (8.80%) Performance Tuning
5 10 (8.00%) Change Management
5 10 (8.00%) DevOps
6 9 (7.20%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (7.20%) Defect Tracking
6 9 (7.20%) Load Balancing
6 9 (7.20%) Performance Testing
6 9 (7.20%) Test Strategy
7 8 (6.40%) Service Delivery
8 7 (5.60%) Business Continuity
8 7 (5.60%) Network Design
9 6 (4.80%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (4.80%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (4.80%) Scrum
10 5 (4.00%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 28 (22.40%) PowerShell
2 26 (20.80%) SQL
3 14 (11.20%) Java
4 13 (10.40%) F#
5 6 (4.80%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.40%) Python
7 2 (1.60%) C
7 2 (1.60%) Korn
7 2 (1.60%) Perl
8 1 (0.80%) C#
8 1 (0.80%) C++
8 1 (0.80%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.80%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 43 (34.40%) Security Cleared
2 28 (22.40%) SC Cleared
3 26 (20.80%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (15.20%) MCSE
5 18 (14.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 17 (13.60%) DV Cleared
7 11 (8.80%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (8.00%) CCNA
9 8 (6.40%) MCSA
10 6 (4.80%) ISEB
10 6 (4.80%) ISEB Practitioner
10 6 (4.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (4.00%) Degree
12 4 (3.20%) CCNP
12 4 (3.20%) VCP6
13 2 (1.60%) MCTS
14 1 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
14 1 (0.80%) CCENT
14 1 (0.80%) NCDA
14 1 (0.80%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.40%) SLA
2 1 (0.80%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 65 (52.00%) Active Directory
2 48 (38.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (21.60%) VMware ESXi
4 15 (12.00%) Hyper-V
5 8 (6.40%) vCloud
5 8 (6.40%) XenDesktop
6 7 (5.60%) NFS
7 6 (4.80%) VMware NSX
7 6 (4.80%) XenServer
8 5 (4.00%) XenApp
9 3 (2.40%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (1.60%) Docker
10 2 (1.60%) KVM
11 1 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 11 (8.80%) vRealize
2 9 (7.20%) SCOM
3 8 (6.40%) SCCM
4 7 (5.60%) vCenter Server
5 6 (4.80%) NetBackup
6 4 (3.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (2.40%) Ansible
7 3 (2.40%) Backup Exec
7 3 (2.40%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (2.40%) Puppet
7 3 (2.40%) SCVMM
7 3 (2.40%) WSUS
8 2 (1.60%) CloudForms
8 2 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.60%) PowerCLI
8 2 (1.60%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.80%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.80%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.80%) vMotion
Vendors
1 117 (93.60%) VMware
2 61 (48.80%) Microsoft
3 41 (32.80%) HP
4 32 (25.60%) Oracle
5 24 (19.20%) Cisco
5 24 (19.20%) Red Hat
6 17 (13.60%) NetApp
7 16 (12.80%) McAfee
8 15 (12.00%) Lumension
9 14 (11.20%) Citrix
10 13 (10.40%) Software AG
10 13 (10.40%) webMethods
11 8 (6.40%) Avaya
11 8 (6.40%) EMC
11 8 (6.40%) F5
12 7 (5.60%) IBM
13 6 (4.80%) Dell
14 5 (4.00%) Veeam
15 4 (3.20%) CommVault
15 4 (3.20%) Sun