Period
to 21 April 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 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 239 197 168
Rank change year-on-year -42 -29 +32
Contract jobs citing vSphere 139 163 259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.83% 1.05% 1.43%
As % of the System Software category 5.89% 8.53% 11.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 117 197
South East median daily rate £416 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.88% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £223 £300 £273
90th Percentile £500 £496 £575
England median daily rate £400 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 13
South East median hourly rate £18.11 £34.25 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.14% -20.35% +160.61%
10th Percentile £11.77 £15.45 £21.35
90th Percentile £22.41 £41.85 £45.90
England median hourly rate £25.50 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +15.91% -12.00% +8.70%

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 2,359 1,911 2,343
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.05% 12.28% 12.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,248 1,062 1,403
South East median daily rate £403 £389 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.54% +3.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £150 £171 £183
90th Percentile £575 £544 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 171 220
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -3.03%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.25 £11.61
90th Percentile £43.75 £43.00 £48.00
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year - +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 21 April 2018.

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
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 April 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 -1 97 £425 +6.25% 7
Thames Valley -33 27 £275 -31.25% 8
Berkshire -10 17 £303 -28.82% 4
Oxfordshire -8 8 £250 -33.33% 2
Surrey -35 8 £241 -35.67% 3
West Sussex -9 2 £413 +13.79%
Buckinghamshire -17 2 £425 +41.67% 2
East Sussex +1 1 £588 - 1
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 125 (89.93%) VMware
2 108 (77.70%) Windows
3 79 (56.83%) Windows Server
4 78 (56.12%) Security Cleared
5 74 (53.24%) Microsoft
6 61 (43.88%) SC Cleared
7 54 (38.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 53 (38.13%) Active Directory
9 46 (33.09%) VMware Infrastructure
10 40 (28.78%) Cisco
11 39 (28.06%) HP
12 38 (27.34%) Linux
13 37 (26.62%) Oracle
13 37 (26.62%) Microsoft Azure
14 35 (25.18%) Firewall
15 31 (22.30%) Windows Server 2008
16 30 (21.58%) Red Hat
17 29 (20.86%) SQL Server
17 29 (20.86%) Oracle Database
18 26 (18.71%) DNS
18 26 (18.71%) NetApp
18 26 (18.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 25 (17.99%) Oracle Database 11g
19 25 (17.99%) SAN
19 25 (17.99%) Web Services
19 25 (17.99%) DevOps
20 24 (17.27%) PuTTY
20 24 (17.27%) WinSCP
20 24 (17.27%) API Testing
20 24 (17.27%) SQL Server 2012

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 18 (12.95%) MS Exchange
2 12 (8.63%) IIS
2 12 (8.63%) SharePoint
3 9 (6.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (5.76%) Apache
4 8 (5.76%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.16%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.44%) GroupWise
6 2 (1.44%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.72%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.72%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.72%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (13.67%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 37 (26.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (12.95%) Office 365
3 7 (5.04%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.16%) Yammer
5 2 (1.44%) IaaS
6 1 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.72%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.72%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.72%) PaaS
6 1 (0.72%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 35 (25.18%) Firewall
2 26 (18.71%) DNS
3 25 (17.99%) SAN
4 24 (17.27%) PuTTY
4 24 (17.27%) WinSCP
5 18 (12.95%) Cisco ASA
6 16 (11.51%) Cisco Firepower
6 16 (11.51%) Cisco Nexus
7 13 (9.35%) Cisco ISE
7 13 (9.35%) DHCP
8 8 (5.76%) Internet
8 8 (5.76%) Network Security
8 8 (5.76%) TCP/IP
9 7 (5.04%) WAN
10 6 (4.32%) Skype
10 6 (4.32%) VPN
11 4 (2.88%) LAN
11 4 (2.88%) VoIP
11 4 (2.88%) VSAN
11 4 (2.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (20.86%) Oracle Database
1 29 (20.86%) SQL Server
2 25 (17.99%) Oracle Database 11g
3 24 (17.27%) Oracle Database 10g
3 24 (17.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 24 (17.27%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (2.88%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (2.16%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.44%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 24 (17.27%) Ant
1 24 (17.27%) Eclipse
1 24 (17.27%) Oracle APEX
1 24 (17.27%) Selenium
1 24 (17.27%) SoapUI
1 24 (17.27%) TestNG
2 23 (16.55%) HP UFT
2 23 (16.55%) SpecFlow
3 16 (11.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (10.79%) LoadRunner
5 5 (3.60%) MSI
5 5 (3.60%) StarTeam
6 3 (2.16%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.16%) Git (software)
6 3 (2.16%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (6.47%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.60%) Finance
3 4 (2.88%) Military
4 2 (1.44%) Banking
5 1 (0.72%) French Language
5 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (14.39%) Wintel Engineer
2 18 (12.95%) VMware Engineer
3 14 (10.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (8.63%) Analyst
4 12 (8.63%) Architect
5 11 (7.91%) Support Engineer
5 11 (7.91%) Test Engineer
6 9 (6.47%) Consultant
7 8 (5.76%) Network Engineer
7 8 (5.76%) Test Automation Engineer
8 7 (5.04%) Test Analyst
9 6 (4.32%) Security Architect
9 6 (4.32%) Technical Support
9 6 (4.32%) VMware Consultant
10 5 (3.60%) Build Engineer
10 5 (3.60%) Infrastructure Architect
10 5 (3.60%) Network Security Engineer
10 5 (3.60%) Security Engineer
10 5 (3.60%) Server Engineer
10 5 (3.60%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (17.99%) Web Services
2 24 (17.27%) .NET
3 6 (4.32%) XML
4 2 (1.44%) JSON
4 2 (1.44%) XSLT
5 1 (0.72%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.72%) HTML
5 1 (0.72%) HTML5
5 1 (0.72%) LDAP
5 1 (0.72%) Middleware
5 1 (0.72%) Node.js
5 1 (0.72%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.51%) PKI
2 15 (10.79%) Data Centre
3 8 (5.76%) FlexPod
4 6 (4.32%) Replication
4 6 (4.32%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 5 (3.60%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.16%) EMC VMAX
6 3 (2.16%) EMC VNX
6 3 (2.16%) MPEG
6 3 (2.16%) Private Cloud
6 3 (2.16%) STB
7 2 (1.44%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.44%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.44%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.44%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.72%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.72%) Digital TV
8 1 (0.72%) FMCG
8 1 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.72%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 108 (77.70%) Windows
2 79 (56.83%) Windows Server
3 54 (38.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 38 (27.34%) Linux
5 31 (22.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (18.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (12.95%) Unix
8 17 (12.23%) Windows 7
9 9 (6.47%) Solaris
9 9 (6.47%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (5.76%) Windows 10
10 8 (5.76%) Windows XP
11 6 (4.32%) AIX
12 4 (2.88%) Windows Vista
13 3 (2.16%) Mac OS
13 3 (2.16%) Windows 8
14 2 (1.44%) CentOS
14 2 (1.44%) Data ONTAP
15 1 (0.72%) OS/2
15 1 (0.72%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (17.99%) DevOps
2 24 (17.27%) API Testing
2 24 (17.27%) Test Automation
3 23 (16.55%) System Integration Testing
4 22 (15.83%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (15.83%) Scrum
5 16 (11.51%) Kanban
6 15 (10.79%) Defect Tracking
6 15 (10.79%) Performance Testing
6 15 (10.79%) Test Strategy
7 14 (10.07%) Collaborative Working
7 14 (10.07%) ITIL
8 13 (9.35%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (6.47%) Patch Management
10 8 (5.76%) Customer Requirements
11 7 (5.04%) Incident Management
11 7 (5.04%) Mentoring
11 7 (5.04%) Performance Tuning
12 6 (4.32%) Root Cause Analysis
13 5 (3.60%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (17.27%) PowerShell
2 23 (16.55%) F#
2 23 (16.55%) Java
3 16 (11.51%) SQL
4 8 (5.76%) Python
5 5 (3.60%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.88%) C
6 4 (2.88%) C#
6 4 (2.88%) Perl
7 1 (0.72%) C++
7 1 (0.72%) Ruby
7 1 (0.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 78 (56.12%) Security Cleared
2 61 (43.88%) SC Cleared
3 19 (13.67%) DV Cleared
4 16 (11.51%) ISEB
4 16 (11.51%) ISEB Practitioner
4 16 (11.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (10.07%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (10.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 11 (7.91%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (7.19%) MCSE
8 6 (4.32%) CCIE
9 5 (3.60%) Degree
9 5 (3.60%) MCSA
10 4 (2.88%) CCNA
10 4 (2.88%) MCP
11 3 (2.16%) MCTS
11 3 (2.16%) VCP6
12 1 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.72%) NCDA
12 1 (0.72%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.72%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.72%) QA
System Software
1 53 (38.13%) Active Directory
2 46 (33.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (13.67%) VMware ESXi
4 15 (10.79%) Hyper-V
5 7 (5.04%) VMware NSX
5 7 (5.04%) XenApp
6 6 (4.32%) NFS
7 5 (3.60%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (3.60%) XenDesktop
8 4 (2.88%) Docker
8 4 (2.88%) KVM
8 4 (2.88%) vCloud
9 2 (1.44%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.44%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (1.44%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.72%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 24 (17.27%) HP ALM
2 13 (9.35%) vRealize
2 13 (9.35%) WSUS
3 11 (7.91%) SCOM
4 10 (7.19%) vCenter Server
5 8 (5.76%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (4.32%) EMC NetWorker
7 5 (3.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 4 (2.88%) Ansible
8 4 (2.88%) Backup Exec
8 4 (2.88%) Malwarebytes
8 4 (2.88%) SCCM
9 3 (2.16%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (2.16%) NetBackup
10 2 (1.44%) Data Guard
10 2 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (1.44%) Puppet
11 1 (0.72%) Terraform
11 1 (0.72%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 125 (89.93%) VMware
2 74 (53.24%) Microsoft
3 40 (28.78%) Cisco
4 39 (28.06%) HP
5 37 (26.62%) Oracle
6 30 (21.58%) Red Hat
7 26 (18.71%) NetApp
8 23 (16.55%) Software AG
8 23 (16.55%) webMethods
9 18 (12.95%) Citrix
10 17 (12.23%) McAfee
11 16 (11.51%) Palo Alto
12 14 (10.07%) EMC
12 14 (10.07%) Infoblox
13 13 (9.35%) Sophos
14 11 (7.91%) Lumension
15 6 (4.32%) IBM
16 5 (3.60%) Borland
17 4 (2.88%) Gemalto
18 3 (2.16%) Dell