Period
to 13 October 2019

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 13 October 2019 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
13 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 233 241 256
Rank change year-on-year +8 +15 -54
Contract jobs citing vSphere 115 153 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.83% 0.94% 0.74%
As % of the System Software category 5.17% 6.23% 5.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 88 87
South East median daily rate £440 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.13% -5.88%
10th Percentile £283 £279 £200
90th Percentile £554 £494 £515
England median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 3
South East median hourly rate £26.50 £27.63 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.10% -26.31% -17.09%
10th Percentile £14.00 £10.50 £16.45
90th Percentile £43.55 £46.44 £39.75
England median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +62.79% -28.33% -7.69%

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 2,226 2,454 2,347
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.09% 15.02% 14.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,355 1,416 1,417
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £179 £200 £149
90th Percentile £600 £573 £538
England median daily rate £468 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 187 171
South East median hourly rate £17.41 £16.50 £17.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.53% -5.61% +16.53%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.40
90th Percentile £53.75 £44.05 £46.00
England median hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £16.81
% change year-on-year +3.73% -4.79% +6.70%

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 13 October 2019.

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 13 October 2019.

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 13 October 2019. 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
Thames Valley +21 52 £450 +10.77% 6
Hampshire -6 49 £450 +8.43% 20
Berkshire +15 35 £513 +28.13% 3
Buckinghamshire +6 15 £440 +15.41% 2
Surrey +32 7 £413 +46.02% 3
West Sussex +8 6 £413 - 2
Oxfordshire +21 2 £280 -37.08% 1
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 13 October 2019, 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 96 (83.48%) VMware
2 82 (71.30%) Windows
3 71 (61.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 59 (51.30%) Security Cleared
5 52 (45.22%) Windows Server
6 51 (44.35%) Microsoft
6 51 (44.35%) Active Directory
7 36 (31.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 35 (30.43%) PowerShell
9 34 (29.57%) Citrix
10 31 (26.96%) Hyper-V
11 29 (25.22%) DV Cleared
12 28 (24.35%) Migration
13 27 (23.48%) SC Cleared
14 24 (20.87%) SCCM
15 22 (19.13%) HP
16 21 (18.26%) Cisco
16 21 (18.26%) Linux
16 21 (18.26%) vCenter Server
17 17 (14.78%) Azure
17 17 (14.78%) WAN
17 17 (14.78%) Windows Server 2008
18 16 (13.91%) LAN
18 16 (13.91%) DNS
18 16 (13.91%) SQL Server
18 16 (13.91%) AWS
18 16 (13.91%) vCloud
18 16 (13.91%) Data Centre
19 15 (13.04%) Docker
19 15 (13.04%) ITIL

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 13 (11.30%) MS Exchange
2 12 (10.43%) SharePoint
3 9 (7.83%) Skype for Business
4 5 (4.35%) IIS
5 4 (3.48%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.61%) Confluence
6 3 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.61%) OpenStack
6 3 (2.61%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.74%) Apache
7 2 (1.74%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (1.74%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 13 (11.30%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.61%) CA PPM
Cloud Services
1 17 (14.78%) Azure
2 16 (13.91%) AWS
3 11 (9.57%) Office 365
4 6 (5.22%) IaaS
5 5 (4.35%) GitHub
6 4 (3.48%) GCP
7 3 (2.61%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (2.61%) PaaS
7 3 (2.61%) Yammer
8 2 (1.74%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 17 (14.78%) WAN
2 16 (13.91%) DNS
2 16 (13.91%) LAN
3 13 (11.30%) SAN
4 11 (9.57%) DHCP
5 9 (7.83%) Skype
5 9 (7.83%) TCP/IP
6 8 (6.96%) NetScaler
7 6 (5.22%) Firewall
7 6 (5.22%) Unified Communications
8 4 (3.48%) Internet
8 4 (3.48%) PuTTY
9 3 (2.61%) WinSCP
10 2 (1.74%) HTTP
10 2 (1.74%) Intranet
10 2 (1.74%) SSL
11 1 (0.87%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.87%) PSTN
11 1 (0.87%) SMTP
11 1 (0.87%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.91%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.09%) Big Data
2 7 (6.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (4.35%) Hadoop
3 5 (4.35%) HBase
3 5 (4.35%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (3.48%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.48%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.61%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (2.61%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (2.61%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.74%) SQL Server 2017
6 2 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.87%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.87%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.87%) MySQL
7 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 12 (10.43%) InstallShield
1 12 (10.43%) MSI
2 11 (9.57%) AdminStudio
3 10 (8.70%) SonarQube
4 9 (7.83%) Jenkins
5 5 (4.35%) Artifactory
5 5 (4.35%) JIRA
6 4 (3.48%) Bitbucket
6 4 (3.48%) Eclipse
6 4 (3.48%) Git (software)
6 4 (3.48%) Maven
6 4 (3.48%) Selenium
6 4 (3.48%) SpecFlow
6 4 (3.48%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (2.61%) ClearCase
7 3 (2.61%) DbUnit
7 3 (2.61%) Gerrit
7 3 (2.61%) Mockito
7 3 (2.61%) SoapUI
7 3 (2.61%) TestNG
General
1 10 (8.70%) Finance
2 4 (3.48%) Public Sector
2 4 (3.48%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.74%) Back Office
3 2 (1.74%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.74%) Retail
4 1 (0.87%) Advertising
4 1 (0.87%) Law
Job Titles
1 33 (28.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (11.30%) Analyst
3 11 (9.57%) Applications Packager
3 11 (9.57%) Architect
3 11 (9.57%) Server Engineer
3 11 (9.57%) VMware Engineer
4 8 (6.96%) Consultant
4 8 (6.96%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 8 (6.96%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (6.96%) Wintel Engineer
5 7 (6.09%) VMware Consultant
6 6 (5.22%) Administrator
6 6 (5.22%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (5.22%) Support Engineer
6 6 (5.22%) Test Engineer
7 5 (4.35%) DV Cleared Application Packager
7 5 (4.35%) Storage Engineer
7 5 (4.35%) Systems Architect
8 4 (3.48%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
8 4 (3.48%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.09%) Web Services
2 4 (3.48%) LDAP
3 3 (2.61%) .NET
3 3 (2.61%) Apache Camel
3 3 (2.61%) J2EE
3 3 (2.61%) PowerMock
3 3 (2.61%) RESTful
3 3 (2.61%) SOAP
4 1 (0.87%) Kafka
4 1 (0.87%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.91%) Data Centre
2 12 (10.43%) Clustering
3 9 (7.83%) PKI
4 5 (4.35%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 3 (2.61%) HP Storage
5 3 (2.61%) Replication
6 2 (1.74%) NHS
6 2 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.74%) User Experience
7 1 (0.87%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.87%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.87%) EMC VMAX
7 1 (0.87%) EMC VNXe
7 1 (0.87%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.87%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.87%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 82 (71.30%) Windows
2 52 (45.22%) Windows Server
3 21 (18.26%) Linux
4 17 (14.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (10.43%) Unix
5 12 (10.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (7.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (6.96%) Windows 10
8 7 (6.09%) Ubuntu
8 7 (6.09%) Windows 7
9 4 (3.48%) Solaris
10 3 (2.61%) CentOS
10 3 (2.61%) VMS
11 2 (1.74%) AIX
12 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.87%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (31.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 28 (24.35%) Migration
3 15 (13.04%) ITIL
4 12 (10.43%) Configuration Management
4 12 (10.43%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (9.57%) DevOps
6 10 (8.70%) Data Migration
7 9 (7.83%) Application Packaging
7 9 (7.83%) Cybersecurity
7 9 (7.83%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (6.96%) Deployment Automation
8 8 (6.96%) Software Delivery
8 8 (6.96%) Test Automation
9 7 (6.09%) Patch Management
10 6 (5.22%) BDD
10 6 (5.22%) Incident Management
10 6 (5.22%) Server Management
10 6 (5.22%) Validation
11 5 (4.35%) Enterprise Architecture
11 5 (4.35%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 35 (30.43%) PowerShell
2 12 (10.43%) SQL
3 10 (8.70%) Java
4 8 (6.96%) Python
5 5 (4.35%) Bash Shell
6 4 (3.48%) Perl
6 4 (3.48%) Ruby
7 3 (2.61%) F#
7 3 (2.61%) VBScript
8 2 (1.74%) C
8 2 (1.74%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.87%) C#
9 1 (0.87%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 59 (51.30%) Security Cleared
2 29 (25.22%) DV Cleared
3 27 (23.48%) SC Cleared
4 11 (9.57%) ISEB
5 9 (7.83%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (7.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (6.96%) ISTQB
7 5 (4.35%) MCSE
7 5 (4.35%) VCP5
8 4 (3.48%) CCA
8 4 (3.48%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (3.48%) MCTS
8 4 (3.48%) VCAP
8 4 (3.48%) VCP4
9 3 (2.61%) CCNA
9 3 (2.61%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (2.61%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (2.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (2.61%) MCP
10 2 (1.74%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.43%) QA
System Software
1 71 (61.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 51 (44.35%) Active Directory
3 31 (26.96%) Hyper-V
4 16 (13.91%) vCloud
5 15 (13.04%) Docker
5 15 (13.04%) XenApp
6 12 (10.43%) Microsoft App-V
6 12 (10.43%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (9.57%) VMware Workstation
7 11 (9.57%) XenDesktop
8 9 (7.83%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (6.96%) VMware NSX
10 5 (4.35%) HDFS
11 4 (3.48%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.87%) Firmware
12 1 (0.87%) Postfix
12 1 (0.87%) Sendmail
12 1 (0.87%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 24 (20.87%) SCCM
2 21 (18.26%) vCenter Server
3 14 (12.17%) vRealize
4 9 (7.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 9 (7.83%) WSUS
5 8 (6.96%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (6.09%) SCOM
7 6 (5.22%) vMotion
8 5 (4.35%) Ansible
9 4 (3.48%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (3.48%) HP ALM
9 4 (3.48%) Nagios
9 4 (3.48%) SCVMM
10 3 (2.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 3 (2.61%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (2.61%) Tivoli
11 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Clustering
11 2 (1.74%) PowerCLI
11 2 (1.74%) ThinApp
11 2 (1.74%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 96 (83.48%) VMware
2 51 (44.35%) Microsoft
3 34 (29.57%) Citrix
4 22 (19.13%) HP
5 21 (18.26%) Cisco
6 10 (8.70%) Dell
6 10 (8.70%) Ivanti
7 8 (6.96%) Meraki
8 7 (6.09%) Red Hat
9 6 (5.22%) Veeam
10 5 (4.35%) Fortinet
11 4 (3.48%) CA Agile Central
11 4 (3.48%) Coverity
11 4 (3.48%) Google
11 4 (3.48%) Oracle
11 4 (3.48%) SolarWinds
12 3 (2.61%) 3PAR
12 3 (2.61%) EMC
12 3 (2.61%) F5
12 3 (2.61%) Software AG