Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 230 271 194
Rank change year-on-year +41 -77 -34
Contract jobs citing vSphere 152 110 204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.92% 0.68% 1.18%
As % of the System Software category 6.26% 4.87% 9.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 79 168
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -5.88% +20.57%
10th Percentile £279 £290 £300
90th Percentile £500 £508 £539
England median daily rate £400 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +9.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 9
South East median hourly rate £12.00 £37.50 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.00% -18.48% +116.47%
10th Percentile £10.50 £16.45 £21.75
90th Percentile £46.44 £39.75 £49.46
England median hourly rate £20.50 £17.39 £27.50
% change year-on-year +17.88% -36.76% +20.46%

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 2,430 2,259 2,166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.65% 13.88% 12.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,382 1,346 1,313
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £193 £150 £182
90th Percentile £572 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +17.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 174 178
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £15.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.71% +13.82% -12.14%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.40 £10.93
90th Percentile £44.13 £43.75 £47.83
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.81 £16.08
% change year-on-year -1.81% +4.54% +0.47%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +3 73 £425 - 9
Thames Valley 0 43 £438 +9.38% 7
Buckinghamshire +34 22 £350 -12.50% 2
Surrey -25 21 £283 -17.82% 3
Oxfordshire +5 12 £447 +27.79% 3
West Sussex +3 10 £413 -2.94% 1
Berkshire -21 9 £456 +14.06% 2
Kent - 2 £255 - 2
East Sussex -7 1 £588 - 1
Middlesex - 1 £475 -
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 151 (99.34%) VMware
2 102 (67.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 102 (67.11%) Windows
3 83 (54.61%) Active Directory
4 80 (52.63%) Microsoft
4 80 (52.63%) Windows Server
5 57 (37.50%) Security Cleared
6 46 (30.26%) SC Cleared
7 43 (28.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 40 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 40 (26.32%) HP
9 37 (24.34%) Cisco
10 33 (21.71%) Linux
10 33 (21.71%) Microsoft Azure
11 32 (21.05%) NetApp
12 30 (19.74%) Red Hat
13 29 (19.08%) SAN
14 28 (18.42%) Finance
15 27 (17.76%) Office 365
16 26 (17.11%) SQL Server
17 25 (16.45%) Oracle
17 25 (16.45%) VMware ESXi
18 23 (15.13%) vRealize
18 23 (15.13%) Windows Server 2008
18 23 (15.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 21 (13.82%) Java
19 21 (13.82%) ITIL
20 20 (13.16%) Citrix
20 20 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
21 18 (11.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

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 11 (7.24%) SharePoint
2 9 (5.92%) MS Exchange
3 8 (5.26%) IIS
4 7 (4.61%) Apache
5 6 (3.95%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (1.97%) JBoss
7 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.32%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.66%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.66%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (6.58%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.29%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.66%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 33 (21.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (17.76%) Office 365
3 18 (11.84%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (5.92%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (2.63%) OpenShift
6 3 (1.97%) Yammer
7 2 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 29 (19.08%) SAN
2 17 (11.18%) DNS
3 16 (10.53%) Firewall
3 16 (10.53%) TCP/IP
4 15 (9.87%) DHCP
5 13 (8.55%) PuTTY
5 13 (8.55%) WinSCP
6 11 (7.24%) WAN
7 10 (6.58%) LAN
7 10 (6.58%) NAS
8 8 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (5.26%) Internet
9 7 (4.61%) Cisco Firepower
9 7 (4.61%) iSCSI
10 6 (3.95%) VSAN
11 5 (3.29%) Cisco ISE
11 5 (3.29%) DVB
11 5 (3.29%) FTP
11 5 (3.29%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (17.11%) SQL Server
2 18 (11.84%) Oracle Database
3 16 (10.53%) Oracle Database 10g
3 16 (10.53%) Oracle Database 11g
4 14 (9.21%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (9.21%) SQL Server 2016
5 5 (3.29%) NoSQL
5 5 (3.29%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (2.63%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.66%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.66%) DB2
8 1 (0.66%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.66%) MySQL
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (9.87%) Oracle APEX
2 14 (9.21%) Selenium
3 13 (8.55%) HP UFT
3 13 (8.55%) SoapUI
3 13 (8.55%) SpecFlow
4 11 (7.24%) Ant
4 11 (7.24%) Eclipse
4 11 (7.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (7.24%) TestNG
5 10 (6.58%) LoadRunner
6 7 (4.61%) Git (software)
7 3 (1.97%) Toad
8 2 (1.32%) DbUnit
8 2 (1.32%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.32%) jMock
8 2 (1.32%) JUnit
8 2 (1.32%) Maven
8 2 (1.32%) Mockito
8 2 (1.32%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 28 (18.42%) Finance
2 11 (7.24%) Retail
3 9 (5.92%) Law
4 5 (3.29%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.63%) Banking
5 4 (2.63%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.63%) Military
6 1 (0.66%) Back Office
6 1 (0.66%) French Language
6 1 (0.66%) Local Government
6 1 (0.66%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 32 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 28 (18.42%) VMware Engineer
3 27 (17.76%) Analyst
4 19 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 15 (9.87%) Consultant
6 13 (8.55%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (8.55%) Wintel Engineer
7 11 (7.24%) Senior Analyst
7 11 (7.24%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
8 9 (5.92%) Project Engineer
9 7 (4.61%) Architect
9 7 (4.61%) Integration Engineer
9 7 (4.61%) Systems Engineer
10 6 (3.95%) Automation Test Analyst
10 6 (3.95%) Test Analyst
10 6 (3.95%) Tester
11 5 (3.29%) Automation Tester
11 5 (3.29%) Technical Consultant
11 5 (3.29%) Test Automation Engineer
11 5 (3.29%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.53%) Web Services
2 15 (9.87%) .NET
3 5 (3.29%) JSON
3 5 (3.29%) XML
4 4 (2.63%) POSIX
4 4 (2.63%) XSLT
5 2 (1.32%) Apache Camel
5 2 (1.32%) J2EE
5 2 (1.32%) PowerMock
5 2 (1.32%) RESTful
5 2 (1.32%) SOAP
6 1 (0.66%) LDAP
6 1 (0.66%) Middleware
6 1 (0.66%) Spring
6 1 (0.66%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.87%) Data Centre
2 12 (7.89%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (5.26%) PKI
4 6 (3.95%) Clustering
5 5 (3.29%) MPEG
6 4 (2.63%) Driving Licence
6 4 (2.63%) iSeries
6 4 (2.63%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.63%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.97%) FlexPod
7 3 (1.97%) STB
8 2 (1.32%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.32%) Replication
9 1 (0.66%) CESG
9 1 (0.66%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.66%) HP Storage
9 1 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.66%) NHS
9 1 (0.66%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 102 (67.11%) Windows
2 80 (52.63%) Windows Server
3 40 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 33 (21.71%) Linux
5 23 (15.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (15.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (11.18%) Unix
7 11 (7.24%) Windows 7
8 8 (5.26%) Windows 10
9 6 (3.95%) Solaris
10 5 (3.29%) AIX
11 2 (1.32%) CentOS
11 2 (1.32%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.32%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.66%) Mac OS X Server
12 1 (0.66%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.66%) VMS
12 1 (0.66%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (28.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 21 (13.82%) ITIL
3 20 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (11.84%) Migration
5 17 (11.18%) Test Automation
6 15 (9.87%) DevOps
6 15 (9.87%) System Integration Testing
7 13 (8.55%) API Testing
7 13 (8.55%) Scrum
8 10 (6.58%) Defect Tracking
8 10 (6.58%) Patch Management
8 10 (6.58%) Performance Testing
8 10 (6.58%) Test Strategy
9 9 (5.92%) Kanban
10 8 (5.26%) Application Packaging
10 8 (5.26%) Capacity Management
10 8 (5.26%) Collaborative Working
10 8 (5.26%) Performance Management
10 8 (5.26%) Storage Virtualisation
11 7 (4.61%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 21 (13.82%) Java
2 14 (9.21%) PowerShell
3 13 (8.55%) F#
4 9 (5.92%) SQL
5 7 (4.61%) Python
6 6 (3.95%) Bash Shell
6 6 (3.95%) Perl
7 4 (2.63%) C
8 3 (1.97%) C#
9 2 (1.32%) VB
10 1 (0.66%) Ruby
10 1 (0.66%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 57 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 46 (30.26%) SC Cleared
3 18 (11.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 13 (8.55%) ISEB
4 13 (8.55%) ISEB Practitioner
4 13 (8.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (8.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (7.89%) DV Cleared
5 12 (7.89%) MCSE
5 12 (7.89%) VCP6
6 8 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (3.29%) MCP
8 4 (2.63%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (1.97%) CCIE
9 3 (1.97%) CCNP
9 3 (1.97%) MCSA
10 2 (1.32%) Degree
10 2 (1.32%) RHCE
11 1 (0.66%) CCNA
11 1 (0.66%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.32%) PMO
2 1 (0.66%) COBIT
2 1 (0.66%) GCP
2 1 (0.66%) GDPR
2 1 (0.66%) JSP 440
2 1 (0.66%) QA
System Software
1 102 (67.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 83 (54.61%) Active Directory
3 25 (16.45%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (8.55%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (7.24%) XenApp
5 11 (7.24%) XenDesktop
6 8 (5.26%) vCloud
7 7 (4.61%) NFS
8 6 (3.95%) Docker
8 6 (3.95%) Hyper-V
9 4 (2.63%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (1.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 3 (1.97%) VMware NSX
11 2 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (1.32%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 23 (15.13%) vRealize
2 16 (10.53%) McAfee ePO
3 15 (9.87%) vCenter Server
4 13 (8.55%) HP ALM
5 12 (7.89%) SCCM
6 11 (7.24%) Ansible
6 11 (7.24%) WSUS
7 7 (4.61%) Backup Exec
7 7 (4.61%) SCOM
8 6 (3.95%) Failover Clustering
8 6 (3.95%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (3.95%) Puppet
9 5 (3.29%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (3.29%) PowerCLI
10 4 (2.63%) Data Guard
10 4 (2.63%) EMC NetWorker
10 4 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (2.63%) NetBackup
10 4 (2.63%) Red Hat Satellite
10 4 (2.63%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 151 (99.34%) VMware
2 80 (52.63%) Microsoft
3 40 (26.32%) HP
4 37 (24.34%) Cisco
5 32 (21.05%) NetApp
6 30 (19.74%) Red Hat
7 25 (16.45%) Oracle
8 20 (13.16%) Citrix
9 17 (11.18%) McAfee
10 15 (9.87%) Software AG
10 15 (9.87%) webMethods
11 10 (6.58%) EMC
12 9 (5.92%) Sony
13 8 (5.26%) IBM
14 7 (4.61%) Juniper
14 7 (4.61%) Palo Alto
15 6 (3.95%) Dell
15 6 (3.95%) Sophos
15 6 (3.95%) Veritas
16 5 (3.29%) Infoblox