Period
to 30 October 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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 81 231 240
Rank change year-on-year +150 +9 +21
Contract jobs citing vSphere 85 118 154
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 2.34% 0.86% 0.93%
As % of the System Software category 15.40% 5.44% 6.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 88 89
Median daily rate £488 £440 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.80% +10.00% +1.27%
10th Percentile £195 £284 £277
90th Percentile £546 £550 £496
England median daily rate £450 £413 £413
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 6
Median hourly rate £13.00 £26.25 £27.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.48% -5.00% -26.31%
10th Percentile £12.50 £14.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £13.50 £41.00 £46.44
England median hourly rate £35.00 £30.75 £23.13
% change year-on-year +13.82% +32.94% -25.39%

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 552 2,169 2,514
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.21% 15.73% 15.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 1,305 1,456
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +8.97%
10th Percentile £164 £168 £185
90th Percentile £580 £600 £575
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 153 180
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.41 £16.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.07% +6.78% -6.75%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.17 £10.50
90th Percentile £40.90 £53.75 £45.14
Median hourly rate £19.39 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +17.52% +3.13% -4.79%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 +83 64 £500 +11.11% 10
Thames Valley +92 15 £390 -11.36% 2
Berkshire +79 8 £350 -26.32% 2
Buckinghamshire +38 7 £390 -11.36%
Surrey +78 3 £413 -4.35% 2
West Sussex +42 1 £385 +5.48%
East Sussex - 1 - - 1
Middlesex - 1 £300 -
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 83 (97.65%) VMware
2 66 (77.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (72.94%) Windows
4 53 (62.35%) Security Cleared
5 38 (44.71%) Windows Server
6 37 (43.53%) SC Cleared
6 37 (43.53%) PowerShell
6 37 (43.53%) Microsoft
7 36 (42.35%) Active Directory
7 36 (42.35%) Linux
8 33 (38.82%) Firewall
9 31 (36.47%) vRealize
10 28 (32.94%) Terraform
11 26 (30.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 25 (29.41%) Ansible
12 25 (29.41%) Configuration Management
12 25 (29.41%) Windows Server 2016
13 24 (28.24%) VMware NSX
13 24 (28.24%) JIRA
13 24 (28.24%) Dell
13 24 (28.24%) DNS
13 24 (28.24%) DevOps
14 23 (27.06%) VLAN
14 23 (27.06%) Agile Software Development
15 22 (25.88%) Jenkins
15 22 (25.88%) CentOS
15 22 (25.88%) Windows 10
15 22 (25.88%) Infrastructure as Code
16 21 (24.71%) Packer
16 21 (24.71%) 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 6 (7.06%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (3.53%) Confluence
3 3 (3.53%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.18%) Apache
5 1 (1.18%) IIS
5 1 (1.18%) JBoss
5 1 (1.18%) nginx
5 1 (1.18%) WildFly
Applications
1 8 (9.41%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (5.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 21 (24.71%) GitHub
2 13 (15.29%) IaaS
3 12 (14.12%) AWS
3 12 (14.12%) Azure
4 8 (9.41%) Office 365
5 2 (2.35%) PaaS
6 1 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.18%) Datadog
6 1 (1.18%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.18%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 33 (38.82%) Firewall
2 24 (28.24%) DNS
3 23 (27.06%) VLAN
4 21 (24.71%) Reverse Proxy
5 19 (22.35%) DHCP
6 18 (21.18%) VSAN
7 11 (12.94%) SNMP
8 7 (8.24%) iSCSI
8 7 (8.24%) SAN
9 6 (7.06%) TCP/IP
10 5 (5.88%) NetScaler
10 5 (5.88%) WAN
11 4 (4.71%) Network Security
11 4 (4.71%) VPN
12 3 (3.53%) Cisco Firepower
12 3 (3.53%) LAN
13 2 (2.35%) Ethernet
13 2 (2.35%) Junos
13 2 (2.35%) MPLS
13 2 (2.35%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.24%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2017
3 1 (1.18%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.18%) HBase
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.18%) Redis
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 24 (28.24%) JIRA
2 22 (25.88%) Jenkins
3 21 (24.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 21 (24.71%) Git (software)
3 21 (24.71%) GitLab
4 3 (3.53%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.18%) InstallShield
5 1 (1.18%) MSI
5 1 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1 (1.18%) Banking
1 1 (1.18%) Front Office
1 1 (1.18%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 16 (18.82%) DevOps Engineer
2 13 (15.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (14.12%) VMware Engineer
4 10 (11.76%) Architect
5 7 (8.24%) Administrator
6 6 (7.06%) VMware Architect
6 6 (7.06%) Wintel Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Cloud Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Support Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) VMWare Administrator
8 4 (4.71%) Analyst
8 4 (4.71%) Consultant
8 4 (4.71%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Senior Wintel Engineer
9 3 (3.53%) Cloud Architect
9 3 (3.53%) Remote Support Engineer
9 3 (3.53%) Senior Cloud Engineer
9 3 (3.53%) Technical Leader
9 3 (3.53%) VMware Support Engineer
10 2 (2.35%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.94%) Elastic Stack
1 11 (12.94%) gRPC
1 11 (12.94%) REST
1 11 (12.94%) RESTful
1 11 (12.94%) Swagger
2 2 (2.35%) Flash
2 2 (2.35%) Middleware
3 1 (1.18%) .NET
3 1 (1.18%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.18%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.35%) Data Centre
2 11 (12.94%) Private Cloud
3 8 (9.41%) Hybrid Cloud
4 7 (8.24%) Public Cloud
5 5 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (4.71%) PKI
7 3 (3.53%) Clustering
8 2 (2.35%) Client/Server
8 2 (2.35%) CMDB
8 2 (2.35%) Driving Licence
8 2 (2.35%) Machine to Machine
9 1 (1.18%) EMC VMAX
9 1 (1.18%) EMC VNX
9 1 (1.18%) Fat Client
9 1 (1.18%) Replication
9 1 (1.18%) Thin Client
9 1 (1.18%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 62 (72.94%) Windows
2 38 (44.71%) Windows Server
3 36 (42.35%) Linux
4 26 (30.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (29.41%) Windows Server 2016
6 22 (25.88%) CentOS
6 22 (25.88%) Windows 10
7 7 (8.24%) Unix
8 6 (7.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (7.06%) Windows Server 2019
9 4 (4.71%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (3.53%) Ubuntu
11 2 (2.35%) AIX
12 1 (1.18%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (1.18%) Windows 7
12 1 (1.18%) Windows NT
12 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (29.41%) Configuration Management
2 24 (28.24%) DevOps
3 23 (27.06%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (25.88%) Infrastructure as Code
5 21 (24.71%) Continuous Deployment
5 21 (24.71%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (21.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 15 (17.65%) Migration
8 13 (15.29%) Continuous Delivery
8 13 (15.29%) Systems Engineering
9 11 (12.94%) High Availability
9 11 (12.94%) Microservices
10 10 (11.76%) Converged Infrastructure
11 8 (9.41%) Scaled Agile Framework
12 7 (8.24%) ITIL
12 7 (8.24%) Load Balancing
13 6 (7.06%) Project Delivery
14 5 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
15 4 (4.71%) Capacity Management
15 4 (4.71%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 37 (43.53%) PowerShell
2 12 (14.12%) Python
3 11 (12.94%) Bash Shell
3 11 (12.94%) C#
3 11 (12.94%) Go
4 2 (2.35%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.35%) SQL
5 1 (1.18%) C++
5 1 (1.18%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 53 (62.35%) Security Cleared
2 37 (43.53%) SC Cleared
3 15 (17.65%) DV Cleared
4 12 (14.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (7.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (5.88%) MCSE
7 4 (4.71%) VCP6
8 2 (2.35%) CCNA
8 2 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.35%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (2.35%) Degree
8 2 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.18%) CCA
9 1 (1.18%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.18%) MCSA
9 1 (1.18%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.18%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (1.18%) QA
1 1 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 66 (77.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (42.35%) Active Directory
3 24 (28.24%) VMware NSX
4 21 (24.71%) Docker
4 21 (24.71%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (14.12%) NFS
5 12 (14.12%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (7.06%) VMFS
7 5 (5.88%) vCloud
8 3 (3.53%) XenDesktop
9 2 (2.35%) Hyper-V
9 2 (2.35%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (2.35%) VMware Server
9 2 (2.35%) XenApp
10 1 (1.18%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (1.18%) HDFS
10 1 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (1.18%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 31 (36.47%) vRealize
2 28 (32.94%) Terraform
3 25 (29.41%) Ansible
4 21 (24.71%) Kubernetes
4 21 (24.71%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (24.71%) Packer
4 21 (24.71%) Puppet
5 20 (23.53%) SCCM
6 17 (20.00%) vCenter Server
7 11 (12.94%) Grafana
7 11 (12.94%) Prometheus
7 11 (12.94%) ZABBIX
8 10 (11.76%) SCOM
9 9 (10.59%) vMotion
10 7 (8.24%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 6 (7.06%) WSUS
12 4 (4.71%) Failover Clustering
12 4 (4.71%) McAfee ePO
13 2 (2.35%) BladeLogic
13 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 83 (97.65%) VMware
2 37 (43.53%) Microsoft
3 24 (28.24%) Dell
4 21 (24.71%) Atlassian
5 18 (21.18%) Cisco
6 17 (20.00%) EMC
7 14 (16.47%) McAfee
8 11 (12.94%) Splunk
9 8 (9.41%) Citrix
10 7 (8.24%) HP
11 6 (7.06%) Juniper
11 6 (7.06%) Palo Alto
11 6 (7.06%) SolarWinds
12 5 (5.88%) Intel
12 5 (5.88%) Red Hat
13 4 (4.71%) CheckPoint
14 3 (3.53%) ClickSoftware Technologies
14 3 (3.53%) NetApp
15 2 (2.35%) LogRhythm
15 2 (2.35%) Veeam