Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 255 169 156
Rank change year-on-year -86 -13 +70
Contract jobs citing vSphere 106 268 279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.66% 1.44% 1.42%
As % of the System Software category 5.28% 10.71% 10.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 220 184
South East median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +10.00% +2.94%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £245
90th Percentile £500 £526 £456
England median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 9
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £43.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.49% +160.61% -
10th Percentile £13.10 £21.75 £15.72
90th Percentile £28.10 £49.46 £21.10
England median hourly rate £20.00 £25.54 £22.83
% change year-on-year -21.68% +11.86% +15.59%

vSphere is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 2007 2502 2538
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 12.50% 13.41% 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1148 1524 1305
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +11.63%
10th Percentile £163 £180 £197
90th Percentile £538 £525 £500
England median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 197 294
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £15.25 £16.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.20% -9.83% +7.38%
10th Percentile £10.48 £11.48 £11.50
90th Percentile £44.00 £46.60 £40.00
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year +4.92% -4.69% +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 20 July 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 20 July 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 20 July 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 -26 48 £425 +13.33% 9
Berkshire -29 16 £425 +6.25% 3
Surrey -27 11 £363 -9.38% 5
Buckinghamshire -10 10 £400 +23.08%
West Sussex +21 8 £413 -
Oxfordshire -8 8 £300 -13.04% 1
East Sussex +9 3 - - 3
Middlesex - 2 - -
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 97 (91.51%) VMware
2 67 (63.21%) Windows
3 52 (49.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 46 (43.40%) Linux
5 43 (40.57%) Windows Server
6 40 (37.74%) Microsoft
7 37 (34.91%) Active Directory
8 34 (32.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 33 (31.13%) Windows Server 2008
10 29 (27.36%) Security Cleared
10 29 (27.36%) HP
11 27 (25.47%) PowerShell
12 25 (23.58%) VMware ESXi
13 24 (22.64%) SC Cleared
13 24 (22.64%) SAN
14 22 (20.75%) Red Hat
14 22 (20.75%) ITIL
15 21 (19.81%) SQL Server
15 21 (19.81%) SQL
15 21 (19.81%) DevOps
15 21 (19.81%) Data Centre
16 20 (18.87%) Migration
16 20 (18.87%) Firewall
16 20 (18.87%) vCenter Server
17 17 (16.04%) Agile Software Development
17 17 (16.04%) Unix
17 17 (16.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 16 (15.09%) Windows Server 2003
19 15 (14.15%) DNS
19 15 (14.15%) Python

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 7 (6.60%) MS Exchange
2 6 (5.66%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.72%) IIS
3 5 (4.72%) JBoss
4 4 (3.77%) Apache
5 3 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.83%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.94%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.94%) CMS
7 1 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.94%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.94%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.94%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (8.49%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.83%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.94%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.94%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.94%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (12.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (7.55%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.72%) Office 365
4 3 (2.83%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (2.83%) IaaS
5 2 (1.89%) PaaS
6 1 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.94%) Heroku
6 1 (0.94%) SaaS
6 1 (0.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (22.64%) SAN
2 20 (18.87%) Firewall
3 15 (14.15%) DNS
4 8 (7.55%) PuTTY
4 8 (7.55%) TCP/IP
4 8 (7.55%) WinSCP
5 7 (6.60%) DHCP
5 7 (6.60%) NAS
5 7 (6.60%) VSAN
6 6 (5.66%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (3.77%) LAN
7 4 (3.77%) LDAP
7 4 (3.77%) VPN
7 4 (3.77%) WAN
7 4 (3.77%) Wireless
8 3 (2.83%) Ethernet
8 3 (2.83%) HTTP
8 3 (2.83%) MPLS
9 2 (1.89%) DVB
9 2 (1.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (19.81%) SQL Server
2 13 (12.26%) Oracle Database
2 13 (12.26%) SQL Server 2005
2 13 (12.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (10.38%) Oracle Database 11g
3 11 (10.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (9.43%) Oracle Database 10g
5 7 (6.60%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (4.72%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (3.77%) NoSQL
7 4 (3.77%) Redis
8 2 (1.89%) MySQL
8 2 (1.89%) Oracle9i Database
8 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.94%) Oracle Discoverer
9 1 (0.94%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 14 (13.21%) Jenkins
2 9 (8.49%) SpecFlow
2 9 (8.49%) TeamCity
3 8 (7.55%) HP UFT
3 8 (7.55%) Oracle APEX
3 8 (7.55%) Selenium
4 7 (6.60%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (4.72%) Toad
6 4 (3.77%) Ant
6 4 (3.77%) Eclipse
6 4 (3.77%) Git (software)
6 4 (3.77%) LoadRunner
6 4 (3.77%) SoapUI
6 4 (3.77%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (3.77%) TestNG
7 3 (2.83%) JIRA
7 3 (2.83%) Subversion
8 1 (0.94%) JUnit
8 1 (0.94%) Maven
8 1 (0.94%) StarTeam
General
1 12 (11.32%) Finance
2 7 (6.60%) Banking
3 4 (3.77%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.83%) Local Government
5 2 (1.89%) Billing
5 2 (1.89%) Electronics
5 2 (1.89%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.89%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.89%) Marketing
6 1 (0.94%) Back Office
6 1 (0.94%) Online Betting
6 1 (0.94%) Publishing
6 1 (0.94%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (13.21%) VMware Engineer
2 11 (10.38%) Analyst
2 11 (10.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (8.49%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 9 (8.49%) Administrator
4 8 (7.55%) 3rd Line Support
4 8 (7.55%) Support Engineer
5 7 (6.60%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 7 (6.60%) Consultant
5 7 (6.60%) VMware Specialist
6 6 (5.66%) Architect
6 6 (5.66%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (5.66%) Linux Engineer
6 6 (5.66%) Migration Engineer
7 5 (4.72%) Cloud Engineer
7 5 (4.72%) DBA
7 5 (4.72%) Linux Administrator
7 5 (4.72%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 5 (4.72%) VMWare Administrator
7 5 (4.72%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.49%) .NET
2 6 (5.66%) Web Services
2 6 (5.66%) XML
3 4 (3.77%) Middleware
3 4 (3.77%) REST
4 3 (2.83%) SAP Basis
5 2 (1.89%) Flash
5 2 (1.89%) HTML
5 2 (1.89%) HTML5
5 2 (1.89%) Node.js
5 2 (1.89%) SAML
6 1 (0.94%) Apache Camel
6 1 (0.94%) Apache CXF
6 1 (0.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (0.94%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.94%) J2EE
6 1 (0.94%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.94%) PowerMock
6 1 (0.94%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.94%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 21 (19.81%) Data Centre
2 11 (10.38%) Clustering
3 8 (7.55%) EMC VNX
4 7 (6.60%) Replication
5 5 (4.72%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.77%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.77%) Minimum Viable Product
7 3 (2.83%) PKI
7 3 (2.83%) Smart Meter
8 2 (1.89%) Digital TV
8 2 (1.89%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.89%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.89%) HACMP
8 2 (1.89%) IBM XIV
8 2 (1.89%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.89%) LPAR
8 2 (1.89%) MPEG
8 2 (1.89%) STB
8 2 (1.89%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.94%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 67 (63.21%) Windows
2 46 (43.40%) Linux
3 43 (40.57%) Windows Server
4 34 (32.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 33 (31.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (16.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (16.04%) Unix
7 16 (15.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (9.43%) CentOS
9 7 (6.60%) Windows 7
10 5 (4.72%) AIX
11 4 (3.77%) Windows 10
12 3 (2.83%) Windows XP
13 2 (1.89%) Debian
13 2 (1.89%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.89%) Ubuntu
13 2 (1.89%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.89%) Windows 8
13 2 (1.89%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.94%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (20.75%) ITIL
2 21 (19.81%) DevOps
3 20 (18.87%) Migration
4 17 (16.04%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (13.21%) Test Automation
6 12 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (10.38%) Scrum
8 10 (9.43%) Integration Testing
9 9 (8.49%) BDD
10 8 (7.55%) System Integration Testing
11 6 (5.66%) Configuration Management
11 6 (5.66%) Defect Tracking
11 6 (5.66%) Exploratory Testing
11 6 (5.66%) Network Design
11 6 (5.66%) Regression Testing
11 6 (5.66%) Service Delivery
11 6 (5.66%) Storage Virtualisation
11 6 (5.66%) Test Scripting
11 6 (5.66%) Test Strategy
12 5 (4.72%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (25.47%) PowerShell
2 21 (19.81%) SQL
3 15 (14.15%) Python
4 12 (11.32%) Bash Shell
5 8 (7.55%) F#
6 7 (6.60%) Perl
7 6 (5.66%) Java
8 4 (3.77%) C
8 4 (3.77%) Korn
9 3 (2.83%) C#
9 3 (2.83%) C++
9 3 (2.83%) Shell Script
9 3 (2.83%) VBScript
10 2 (1.89%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.94%) Go
11 1 (0.94%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.94%) PHP
11 1 (0.94%) Ruby
11 1 (0.94%) VB
11 1 (0.94%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 29 (27.36%) Security Cleared
2 24 (22.64%) SC Cleared
3 13 (12.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (6.60%) Degree
4 7 (6.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (5.66%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (4.72%) CCNA
6 5 (4.72%) DV Cleared
6 5 (4.72%) ISEB
6 5 (4.72%) MCSE
7 4 (3.77%) CCNP
7 4 (3.77%) ISEB Practitioner
7 4 (3.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (3.77%) RHCE
7 4 (3.77%) RHCSA
8 2 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.89%) MCSA
8 2 (1.89%) VCAP
8 2 (1.89%) VCDX
8 2 (1.89%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.94%) ISO 9001
1 1 (0.94%) PMO
1 1 (0.94%) QA
1 1 (0.94%) SLA
System Software
1 52 (49.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (34.91%) Active Directory
3 25 (23.58%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (12.26%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (5.66%) Hyper-V
5 6 (5.66%) XenDesktop
5 6 (5.66%) XenServer
6 4 (3.77%) Docker
6 4 (3.77%) Terminal Services
6 4 (3.77%) vCloud
6 4 (3.77%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 4 (3.77%) XenApp
7 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (2.83%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (2.83%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (2.83%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.89%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.94%) Firmware
9 1 (0.94%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 20 (18.87%) vCenter Server
2 15 (14.15%) vRealize
3 9 (8.49%) SCCM
4 8 (7.55%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (7.55%) Puppet
5 7 (6.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 7 (6.60%) vMotion
6 5 (4.72%) WSUS
7 4 (3.77%) Ansible
7 4 (3.77%) Nagios
7 4 (3.77%) Red Hat Satellite
7 4 (3.77%) SCOM
8 3 (2.83%) BladeLogic
8 3 (2.83%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 3 (2.83%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (1.89%) Backup Exec
9 2 (1.89%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (1.89%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.89%) PowerCLI
9 2 (1.89%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 97 (91.51%) VMware
2 40 (37.74%) Microsoft
3 29 (27.36%) HP
4 22 (20.75%) Red Hat
5 14 (13.21%) Cisco
6 13 (12.26%) Oracle
7 12 (11.32%) Citrix
8 9 (8.49%) IBM
8 9 (8.49%) NetApp
9 8 (7.55%) EMC
10 7 (6.60%) 3PAR
11 6 (5.66%) Veeam
11 6 (5.66%) Veritas
12 5 (4.72%) SAP
13 4 (3.77%) BMC
13 4 (3.77%) Brocade
14 3 (2.83%) Dell
14 3 (2.83%) Symantec
15 2 (1.89%) AppSense
15 2 (1.89%) Remedy
Windsor, Berkshire
Oscar
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, Sussex
Brighton & Hove City Council
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham
aap3
Rate: £135 - £155 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, Sussex
Brighton & Hove City Council
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago