Period
to 16 February 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 16 February 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
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 243 255 185
Rank change year-on-year +12 -70 +31
Contract jobs citing vSphere 138 128 196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.87% 0.76% 1.27%
As % of the System Software category 5.39% 5.32% 9.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 83 135
South East median daily rate £413 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £215 £132 £300
90th Percentile £588 £494 £525
England median daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 9
South East median hourly rate £14.00 £20.66 £44.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.22% -53.54% +67.14%
10th Percentile £12.10 £17.12 £34.65
90th Percentile £48.31 £36.43 £49.46
England median hourly rate £30.00 £25.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +17.65% -21.54% +32.65%

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 2,561 2,408 2,051
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.14% 14.38% 13.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,556 1,354 1,177
South East median daily rate £428 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.00% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £164 £143 £185
90th Percentile £584 £575 £546
England median daily rate £475 £450 £419
% change year-on-year +5.56% +7.46% +8.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 153 196
South East median hourly rate £15.83 £16.16 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.04% +7.73% -13.04%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.21 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £42.50 £49.11
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +6.67%

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 February 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 16 February 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 16 February 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
Hampshire -42 57 £450 +5.88% 17
Thames Valley +37 45 £394 +31.25% 5
Buckinghamshire +45 24 £388 +115.28% 1
Surrey +4 21 £525 +133.33% 5
Berkshire -17 14 £400 +26.98% 3
West Sussex +4 9 £413 - 1
Oxfordshire +33 7 £413 +58.65% 1
Kent - 4 £600 - 1
East Sussex -11 1 £375 -6.25% 1
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 16 February 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.

1 129 (93.48%) VMware
2 94 (68.12%) Windows
3 90 (65.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 74 (53.62%) Active Directory
5 67 (48.55%) Microsoft
6 63 (45.65%) Windows Server
7 47 (34.06%) DNS
8 45 (32.61%) Citrix
9 43 (31.16%) Security Cleared
10 36 (26.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 35 (25.36%) Linux
12 33 (23.91%) Firewall
12 33 (23.91%) vRealize
13 31 (22.46%) Microsoft Azure
14 30 (21.74%) SC Cleared
15 29 (21.01%) Finance
16 28 (20.29%) Hyper-V
16 28 (20.29%) vCenter Server
17 27 (19.57%) VMware ESXi
17 27 (19.57%) SCCM
18 25 (18.12%) DHCP
18 25 (18.12%) Amazon AWS
19 24 (17.39%) XenApp
19 24 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
20 23 (16.67%) NFS
20 23 (16.67%) iSCSI
21 22 (15.94%) XenDesktop
21 22 (15.94%) ITIL
22 21 (15.22%) SAN
22 21 (15.22%) 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 12 (8.70%) IIS
1 12 (8.70%) MS Exchange
2 11 (7.97%) SharePoint
3 7 (5.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (4.35%) Apache
5 4 (2.90%) Skype for Business
6 3 (2.17%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.45%) JBoss
7 2 (1.45%) nginx
7 2 (1.45%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.72%) CloudStack
8 1 (0.72%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 11 (7.97%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 31 (22.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (18.12%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (13.77%) IaaS
3 19 (13.77%) Office 365
4 6 (4.35%) PaaS
5 4 (2.90%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (2.90%) Yammer
6 2 (1.45%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 47 (34.06%) DNS
2 33 (23.91%) Firewall
3 25 (18.12%) DHCP
4 23 (16.67%) iSCSI
5 21 (15.22%) SAN
6 20 (14.49%) TCP/IP
7 18 (13.04%) VSAN
8 14 (10.14%) Fibre Channel
8 14 (10.14%) VLAN
9 13 (9.42%) WAN
10 12 (8.70%) LAN
11 10 (7.25%) NAS
12 9 (6.52%) Network Security
13 6 (4.35%) Skype
13 6 (4.35%) Unified Communications
14 5 (3.62%) Intrusion Detection
14 5 (3.62%) SNMP
14 5 (3.62%) Wireless
15 3 (2.17%) VoIP
15 3 (2.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.07%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.17%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.45%) MySQL
5 2 (1.45%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.72%) DB2
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.72%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (2.17%) GitLab
1 3 (2.17%) MSI
1 3 (2.17%) Toad
2 2 (1.45%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.72%) DbUnit
3 1 (0.72%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.72%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.72%) JIRA
3 1 (0.72%) jMock
3 1 (0.72%) JUnit
3 1 (0.72%) Maven
3 1 (0.72%) Mockito
3 1 (0.72%) Selenium
3 1 (0.72%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.72%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 29 (21.01%) Finance
2 10 (7.25%) Law
3 9 (6.52%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.17%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.45%) Banking
5 2 (1.45%) Electronics
5 2 (1.45%) Marketing
5 2 (1.45%) Retail
6 1 (0.72%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 27 (19.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 23 (16.67%) VMware Engineer
3 20 (14.49%) Administrator
3 20 (14.49%) Analyst
4 13 (9.42%) Consultant
4 13 (9.42%) Project Engineer
5 11 (7.97%) Technical Consultant
6 10 (7.25%) Architect
6 10 (7.25%) Splunk Administrator
7 9 (6.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 8 (5.80%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (5.07%) Senior Consultant
9 7 (5.07%) Senior Systems Engineer
9 7 (5.07%) Senior Technical Consultant
9 7 (5.07%) Senior Virtualisation Consultant
9 7 (5.07%) Systems Administrator
9 7 (5.07%) Virtualisation Consultant
9 7 (5.07%) Virtualisation Technical Consultant
9 7 (5.07%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (4.35%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.90%) SailPoint
1 4 (2.90%) WAP
2 3 (2.17%) ActiveMQ
2 3 (2.17%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.72%) .NET
3 1 (0.72%) Apache Camel
3 1 (0.72%) J2EE
3 1 (0.72%) LDAP
3 1 (0.72%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (0.72%) Middleware
3 1 (0.72%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (0.72%) PHP-FPM
3 1 (0.72%) PowerMock
3 1 (0.72%) RESTful
3 1 (0.72%) SOAP
3 1 (0.72%) Spring
3 1 (0.72%) Spring Boot
3 1 (0.72%) Web Services
3 1 (0.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
1 14 (10.14%) Data Centre
1 14 (10.14%) Management Information System
2 13 (9.42%) Clustering
3 6 (4.35%) Blackberry
3 6 (4.35%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 5 (3.62%) Public Cloud
5 4 (2.90%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.90%) PKI
5 4 (2.90%) Replication
6 3 (2.17%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (2.17%) HP Storage
6 3 (2.17%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (2.17%) IBM Storwize
6 3 (2.17%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.45%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.72%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.72%) NHS
8 1 (0.72%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 94 (68.12%) Windows
2 63 (45.65%) Windows Server
3 35 (25.36%) Linux
4 20 (14.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (12.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (8.70%) Unix
7 11 (7.97%) Windows 10
8 7 (5.07%) Windows 7
9 4 (2.90%) Android
9 4 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (2.17%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.45%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.45%) CentOS
11 2 (1.45%) Solaris
11 2 (1.45%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.72%) AIX
12 1 (0.72%) Mac OS X Server
12 1 (0.72%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.72%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (26.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 22 (15.94%) ITIL
3 18 (13.04%) Incident Management
3 18 (13.04%) Migration
3 18 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
4 16 (11.59%) Patch Management
4 16 (11.59%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 13 (9.42%) Capacity Planning
5 13 (9.42%) Problem Management
5 13 (9.42%) Server Monitoring
6 12 (8.70%) Performance Management
7 11 (7.97%) Infrastructure Management
7 11 (7.97%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 11 (7.97%) SIEM
7 11 (7.97%) Visualisation
8 10 (7.25%) Application Performance Management
8 10 (7.25%) Performance Analysis
8 10 (7.25%) Server Building
9 9 (6.52%) Capacity Management
9 9 (6.52%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 19 (13.77%) PowerShell
2 14 (10.14%) SQL
3 12 (8.70%) JavaScript
4 9 (6.52%) Python
5 6 (4.35%) Java
6 5 (3.62%) Perl
7 2 (1.45%) C
7 2 (1.45%) C++
7 2 (1.45%) Kotlin
8 1 (0.72%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.72%) C#
8 1 (0.72%) PHP
8 1 (0.72%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (31.16%) Security Cleared
2 30 (21.74%) SC Cleared
3 24 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (15.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 18 (13.04%) Degree
6 15 (10.87%) DV Cleared
7 14 (10.14%) MCSE
8 10 (7.25%) VCP6
9 6 (4.35%) CCA
9 6 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (4.35%) MCTS
9 6 (4.35%) VCAP
9 6 (4.35%) VCP4
9 6 (4.35%) VCP5
10 5 (3.62%) MCP
11 3 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (2.17%) MCSA
11 3 (2.17%) TOGAF Certification
12 2 (1.45%) CTC Cleared
12 2 (1.45%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.90%) GDPR
2 1 (0.72%) COBIT
2 1 (0.72%) GPG13
2 1 (0.72%) PMO
2 1 (0.72%) QA
System Software
1 90 (65.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 74 (53.62%) Active Directory
3 28 (20.29%) Hyper-V
4 27 (19.57%) VMware ESXi
5 24 (17.39%) XenApp
6 23 (16.67%) NFS
7 22 (15.94%) XenDesktop
8 21 (15.22%) VMware NSX
9 18 (13.04%) vCloud
10 12 (8.70%) Virtual Machines
11 7 (5.07%) XenServer
12 6 (4.35%) Samba
13 5 (3.62%) Squid
14 4 (2.90%) Xen
15 3 (2.17%) Docker
15 3 (2.17%) KVM
15 3 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
16 2 (1.45%) VirtualBox
17 1 (0.72%) iptables
17 1 (0.72%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 33 (23.91%) vRealize
2 28 (20.29%) vCenter Server
3 27 (19.57%) SCCM
4 16 (11.59%) Failover Clustering
5 15 (10.87%) McAfee ePO
5 15 (10.87%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 13 (9.42%) SCOM
7 12 (8.70%) Ansible
8 8 (5.80%) NetBackup
9 7 (5.07%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (4.35%) Backup Exec
10 6 (4.35%) Cisco CUCM
10 6 (4.35%) SCVMM
10 6 (4.35%) Tivoli
11 5 (3.62%) Puppet
12 4 (2.90%) AirWatch
12 4 (2.90%) Microsoft Intune
12 4 (2.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 4 (2.90%) WSUS
13 3 (2.17%) Nagios
Vendors
1 129 (93.48%) VMware
2 67 (48.55%) Microsoft
3 45 (32.61%) Citrix
4 20 (14.49%) Cisco
5 18 (13.04%) EMC
6 17 (12.32%) Dell
7 15 (10.87%) McAfee
8 14 (10.14%) Veeam
9 11 (7.97%) NetApp
9 11 (7.97%) Splunk
10 10 (7.25%) Sony
11 9 (6.52%) Oracle
12 7 (5.07%) BMC
12 7 (5.07%) IBM
13 6 (4.35%) HP
13 6 (4.35%) Juniper
14 5 (3.62%) Unisys
15 4 (2.90%) CommVault
15 4 (2.90%) Google
15 4 (2.90%) Symantec