Period
to 16 December 2017

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 16 December 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
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 255 186 188
Rank change year-on-year -69 +2 +24
Contract jobs citing vSphere 118 184 234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.70% 1.13% 1.21%
As % of the System Software category 4.79% 8.94% 10.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 135 170
South East median daily rate £375 £425 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +19.72% +2.01%
10th Percentile £200 £285 £258
90th Percentile £475 £525 £438
England median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 11
South East median hourly rate £29.08 £44.46 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.60% +85.25% -43.53%
10th Percentile £17.25 £34.65 £16.25
90th Percentile £39.75 £49.46 £28.75
England median hourly rate £25.33 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -15.58% +25.00% -12.73%

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 2462 2058 2152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.67% 12.69% 11.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1433 1193 1191
South East median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% +1.45%
10th Percentile £143 £185 £161
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
England median daily rate £438 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +6.06% +10.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 186 254
South East median hourly rate £16.88 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.76% +8.07%
10th Percentile £10.28 £10.29 £10.83
90th Percentile £44.38 £47.38 £40.00
England median hourly rate £16.62 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.84% +3.23% -

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

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 6 months to 16 December 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
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 16 December 2017.

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 16 December 2017. 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 -3 61 £425 - 10
Thames Valley -39 39 £300 -29.41% 2
Berkshire -6 26 £325 -31.58% 2
Surrey -44 11 £325 -25.71% 3
Oxfordshire +1 10 £300 -11.11%
East Sussex - 4 £400 -
Buckinghamshire -47 3 £180 -57.65%
West Sussex -7 1 £425 +16.44% 1
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 116 (98.31%) VMware
2 87 (73.73%) Windows
3 58 (49.15%) Windows Server
4 56 (47.46%) Microsoft
5 55 (46.61%) Active Directory
6 49 (41.53%) VMware Infrastructure
7 47 (39.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 41 (34.75%) HP
9 36 (30.51%) Linux
9 36 (30.51%) Firewall
10 31 (26.27%) SAN
10 31 (26.27%) Windows Server 2008
11 30 (25.42%) SQL Server
12 29 (24.58%) Microsoft Certification
12 29 (24.58%) Security Cleared
13 27 (22.88%) Cisco
13 27 (22.88%) Oracle
14 26 (22.03%) Microsoft Azure
15 25 (21.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 24 (20.34%) SC Cleared
16 24 (20.34%) PowerShell
16 24 (20.34%) SQL
16 24 (20.34%) VMware ESXi
17 23 (19.49%) Office 365
17 23 (19.49%) MS Exchange
17 23 (19.49%) Red Hat
18 21 (17.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 21 (17.80%) ITIL
19 19 (16.10%) MCSE
19 19 (16.10%) Exchange Server 2010

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 23 (19.49%) MS Exchange
2 19 (16.10%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (5.93%) IIS
5 4 (3.39%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.54%) OpenStack
6 3 (2.54%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.54%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.69%) Apache
7 2 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.69%) JBoss
8 1 (0.85%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (4.24%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.69%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 26 (22.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (19.49%) Office 365
3 4 (3.39%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (2.54%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.54%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.85%) IaaS
6 1 (0.85%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.85%) PaaS
6 1 (0.85%) SaaS
6 1 (0.85%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 36 (30.51%) Firewall
2 31 (26.27%) SAN
3 13 (11.02%) PuTTY
3 13 (11.02%) WinSCP
4 10 (8.47%) VoIP
5 8 (6.78%) IP Telephony
5 8 (6.78%) LAN
5 8 (6.78%) WAN
6 7 (5.93%) TCP/IP
7 6 (5.08%) DNS
7 6 (5.08%) VPN
8 5 (4.24%) Network Security
9 4 (3.39%) DHCP
9 4 (3.39%) NAS
10 3 (2.54%) iSCSI
10 3 (2.54%) Wireshark
11 2 (1.69%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (1.69%) SMTP
11 2 (1.69%) SNMP
11 2 (1.69%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (25.42%) SQL Server
2 17 (14.41%) Oracle Database
3 14 (11.86%) Oracle Database 11g
3 14 (11.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (11.02%) Oracle Database 10g
4 13 (11.02%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (4.24%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (2.54%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.85%) Redis
8 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 13 (11.02%) Ant
1 13 (11.02%) Eclipse
1 13 (11.02%) HP UFT
1 13 (11.02%) Oracle APEX
1 13 (11.02%) Selenium
1 13 (11.02%) SoapUI
1 13 (11.02%) SpecFlow
1 13 (11.02%) TestNG
2 10 (8.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (7.63%) LoadRunner
4 5 (4.24%) MSI
5 2 (1.69%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.85%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.85%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.85%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 11 (9.32%) Finance
2 8 (6.78%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.69%) Advertising
3 2 (1.69%) Banking
3 2 (1.69%) Retail
4 1 (0.85%) Billing
4 1 (0.85%) French Language
4 1 (0.85%) Local Government
4 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (19.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 20 (16.95%) Analyst
3 17 (14.41%) Support Engineer
3 17 (14.41%) VMware Engineer
4 15 (12.71%) 3rd Line Support
5 13 (11.02%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 13 (11.02%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 9 (7.63%) Architect
6 9 (7.63%) Windows Engineer
7 8 (6.78%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 7 (5.93%) Consultant
8 7 (5.93%) Project Engineer
9 6 (5.08%) Test Engineer
10 5 (4.24%) Infrastructure Support
10 5 (4.24%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 5 (4.24%) Migration Engineer
10 5 (4.24%) Server Engineer
10 5 (4.24%) Test Analyst
10 5 (4.24%) Test Automation Engineer
10 5 (4.24%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.86%) .NET
1 14 (11.86%) Web Services
2 7 (5.93%) X-Windows
3 3 (2.54%) REST
4 2 (1.69%) Middleware
5 1 (0.85%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.85%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.56%) Data Centre
2 10 (8.47%) Management Information System
3 8 (6.78%) FlexPod
4 7 (5.93%) Replication
5 4 (3.39%) Private Cloud
6 3 (2.54%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.54%) Clustering
7 2 (1.69%) iPad
7 2 (1.69%) iPhone
7 2 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.69%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.69%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.85%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.85%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.85%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.85%) FMCG
8 1 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.85%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 87 (73.73%) Windows
2 58 (49.15%) Windows Server
3 47 (39.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 36 (30.51%) Linux
5 31 (26.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (21.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (10.17%) Unix
8 11 (9.32%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (4.24%) Windows 10
9 5 (4.24%) Windows Vista
10 4 (3.39%) Windows 7
11 3 (2.54%) Solaris
11 3 (2.54%) Windows 8
11 3 (2.54%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.69%) AIX
12 2 (1.69%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (1.69%) SUSE
12 2 (1.69%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.85%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.85%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (17.80%) ITIL
2 13 (11.02%) API Testing
2 13 (11.02%) Change Management
2 13 (11.02%) Incident Management
2 13 (11.02%) System Integration Testing
3 12 (10.17%) Test Automation
4 11 (9.32%) Performance Tuning
5 9 (7.63%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (7.63%) Defect Tracking
5 9 (7.63%) Load Balancing
5 9 (7.63%) Performance Testing
5 9 (7.63%) Service Delivery
5 9 (7.63%) Test Strategy
6 8 (6.78%) DevOps
6 8 (6.78%) Migration
7 7 (5.93%) Business Continuity
7 7 (5.93%) Network Design
8 6 (5.08%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (5.08%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (4.24%) Storage Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 24 (20.34%) PowerShell
1 24 (20.34%) SQL
2 14 (11.86%) Java
3 13 (11.02%) F#
4 6 (5.08%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.54%) Python
6 2 (1.69%) Korn
6 2 (1.69%) VBScript
7 1 (0.85%) C#
7 1 (0.85%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 29 (24.58%) Microsoft Certification
1 29 (24.58%) Security Cleared
2 24 (20.34%) SC Cleared
3 21 (17.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 19 (16.10%) MCSE
5 12 (10.17%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (9.32%) CCNA
7 9 (7.63%) MCSA
8 7 (5.93%) Degree
9 6 (5.08%) DV Cleared
9 6 (5.08%) ISEB
9 6 (5.08%) ISEB Practitioner
9 6 (5.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 6 (5.08%) VCP6
10 4 (3.39%) CCNP
11 2 (1.69%) CCENT
11 2 (1.69%) MCTS
11 2 (1.69%) VCAP
11 2 (1.69%) VCDX
12 1 (0.85%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.24%) SLA
2 1 (0.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 55 (46.61%) Active Directory
2 49 (41.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (20.34%) VMware ESXi
4 15 (12.71%) Hyper-V
5 9 (7.63%) XenDesktop
6 7 (5.93%) NFS
6 7 (5.93%) vCloud
6 7 (5.93%) VMware NSX
7 6 (5.08%) XenApp
7 6 (5.08%) XenServer
8 3 (2.54%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.69%) KVM
9 2 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.85%) Docker
10 1 (0.85%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 11 (9.32%) vRealize
2 9 (7.63%) SCCM
2 9 (7.63%) vCenter Server
3 7 (5.93%) NetBackup
4 6 (5.08%) SCOM
5 4 (3.39%) Puppet
6 3 (2.54%) Ansible
6 3 (2.54%) PowerCLI
6 3 (2.54%) SCVMM
7 2 (1.69%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.69%) CloudForms
7 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.69%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (1.69%) vMotion
8 1 (0.85%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.85%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.85%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (0.85%) yum
Vendors
1 116 (98.31%) VMware
2 56 (47.46%) Microsoft
3 41 (34.75%) HP
4 27 (22.88%) Cisco
4 27 (22.88%) Oracle
5 23 (19.49%) Red Hat
6 17 (14.41%) Citrix
6 17 (14.41%) NetApp
7 13 (11.02%) Software AG
7 13 (11.02%) webMethods
8 10 (8.47%) IBM
9 9 (7.63%) EMC
10 8 (6.78%) Avaya
10 8 (6.78%) F5
11 7 (5.93%) McAfee
12 6 (5.08%) Dell
12 6 (5.08%) Lumension
12 6 (5.08%) Veeam
13 4 (3.39%) SAP
13 4 (3.39%) Sun