Period
to 2 April 2020

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 2 April 2020 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
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 200 227 240
Rank change year-on-year +27 +13 -39
Contract jobs citing vSphere 83 142 138
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.85% 0.91% 0.82%
As % of the System Software category 5.76% 5.46% 5.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 105 83
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £330 £236 £207
90th Percentile £538 £588 £500
England median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 2
Median hourly rate £25.50 £14.00 £19.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +82.14% -27.76% -53.30%
10th Percentile £17.30 £14.00 £16.99
90th Percentile £32.60 £49.20 £22.79
England median hourly rate £34.90 £35.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year -0.30% +37.25% +10.87%

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 1,440 2,599 2,365
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 14.82% 16.62% 14.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 852 1,598 1,271
Median daily rate £425 £433 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.73% +8.13% +5.26%
10th Percentile £135 £172 £148
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
England median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 166 147
Median hourly rate £16.25 £15.93 £16.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.01% -1.76% -1.73%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.00 £10.34
90th Percentile £35.00 £48.75 £44.25
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year +9.38% +0.88% -0.88%

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing vSphere as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing vSphere in the South East.

Daily rate trend for vSphere in the South East

vSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing vSphere in the South East over the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for vSphere in the South East

vSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing vSphere in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for vSphere in the South East

vSphere
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing vSphere in the South East over the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

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 2 April 2020. 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 +30 44 £475 +5.56% 6
Thames Valley +35 22 £425 +3.03% 9
Berkshire +38 15 £400 -3.03% 6
Surrey +54 13 £450 -14.29% 7
Buckinghamshire +5 5 £425 +9.68% 2
West Sussex +18 3 £333 -19.39% 2
Oxfordshire +16 2 £475 +7.04% 1
Kent +13 1 - - 1
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 2 April 2020, 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 68 (81.93%) VMware
2 50 (60.24%) Windows
3 45 (54.22%) Active Directory
4 44 (53.01%) Security Cleared
5 41 (49.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 41 (49.40%) Windows Server
6 33 (39.76%) Microsoft
7 27 (32.53%) SC Cleared
8 25 (30.12%) SCCM
8 25 (30.12%) Cisco
9 22 (26.51%) Migration
10 20 (24.10%) Data Centre
11 18 (21.69%) vCenter Server
11 18 (21.69%) Firewall
11 18 (21.69%) DNS
12 17 (20.48%) PowerShell
12 17 (20.48%) DV Cleared
12 17 (20.48%) vRealize
12 17 (20.48%) Windows 10
13 16 (19.28%) Azure
14 15 (18.07%) VMware ESXi
14 15 (18.07%) ITIL
14 15 (18.07%) Disaster Recovery
15 14 (16.87%) Configuration Management
15 14 (16.87%) DHCP
15 14 (16.87%) Hyper-V
15 14 (16.87%) vCloud
15 14 (16.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 13 (15.66%) AWS
17 12 (14.46%) SAN

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 8 (9.64%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.23%) IIS
3 5 (6.02%) MS Exchange
3 5 (6.02%) OpenStack
4 4 (4.82%) Skype for Business
5 3 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.41%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 16 (19.28%) Azure
2 13 (15.66%) AWS
3 11 (13.25%) Office 365
4 6 (7.23%) Yammer
5 4 (4.82%) IaaS
6 2 (2.41%) GitHub
6 2 (2.41%) Power Platform
6 2 (2.41%) PowerApps
7 1 (1.20%) GCP
7 1 (1.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (21.69%) DNS
1 18 (21.69%) Firewall
2 14 (16.87%) DHCP
3 12 (14.46%) SAN
3 12 (14.46%) WAN
4 11 (13.25%) IPsec
4 11 (13.25%) LAN
5 9 (10.84%) BGP
5 9 (10.84%) Skype
5 9 (10.84%) VLAN
6 8 (9.64%) VoIP
6 8 (9.64%) Wireless
7 7 (8.43%) Cisco Wireless
7 7 (8.43%) IKE
7 7 (8.43%) Multicast
7 7 (8.43%) Spanning Tree
7 7 (8.43%) WLAN
8 5 (6.02%) 2G
8 5 (6.02%) 4G
8 5 (6.02%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.43%) EDRMS
2 6 (7.23%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.20%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.41%) AdminStudio
2 2 (2.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (2.41%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.41%) GitLab
2 2 (2.41%) InstallShield
2 2 (2.41%) JIRA
2 2 (2.41%) MSI
2 2 (2.41%) Selenium
3 1 (1.20%) Ant
3 1 (1.20%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.20%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (1.20%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.20%) SpecFlow
3 1 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.20%) TestNG
3 1 (1.20%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (6.02%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.61%) Finance
3 2 (2.41%) Police
3 2 (2.41%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.20%) Back Office
4 1 (1.20%) Electronics
4 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.20%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (15.66%) Architect
2 11 (13.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (12.05%) Analyst
4 8 (9.64%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
4 8 (9.64%) Test Analyst
4 8 (9.64%) VMware Architect
4 8 (9.64%) VMware Engineer
5 7 (8.43%) Network Engineer
6 6 (7.23%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 6 (7.23%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
7 5 (6.02%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) Consultant
8 4 (4.82%) Support Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) Data Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) Office 365 Specialist
9 3 (3.61%) Project Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) Senior Systems Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) VMware Consultant
9 3 (3.61%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.41%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (2.41%) gRPC
1 2 (2.41%) Middleware
1 2 (2.41%) REST
1 2 (2.41%) RESTful
1 2 (2.41%) SailPoint
1 2 (2.41%) Swagger
2 1 (1.20%) .NET
2 1 (1.20%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (24.10%) Data Centre
2 10 (12.05%) PKI
3 9 (10.84%) Management Information System
4 5 (6.02%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 4 (4.82%) Clustering
6 3 (3.61%) EMC VMAX
6 3 (3.61%) EMC VNX
7 2 (2.41%) Blackberry
7 2 (2.41%) Private Cloud
7 2 (2.41%) Public Cloud
7 2 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.20%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (1.20%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 50 (60.24%) Windows
2 41 (49.40%) Windows Server
3 17 (20.48%) Windows 10
4 11 (13.25%) Linux
4 11 (13.25%) Windows 7
5 9 (10.84%) Windows Server 2016
6 8 (9.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (6.02%) Windows Server 2019
8 4 (4.82%) CentOS
8 4 (4.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (3.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.41%) Fedora
11 1 (1.20%) Unix
11 1 (1.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (26.51%) Migration
2 15 (18.07%) Disaster Recovery
2 15 (18.07%) ITIL
3 14 (16.87%) Configuration Management
3 14 (16.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 12 (14.46%) Data Migration
4 12 (14.46%) Software Delivery
4 12 (14.46%) Validation
5 11 (13.25%) Test Automation
6 10 (12.05%) Incident Management
6 10 (12.05%) Stress Testing
7 9 (10.84%) Defect Management
8 6 (7.23%) Capacity Management
9 5 (6.02%) Availability Management
9 5 (6.02%) Converged Infrastructure
9 5 (6.02%) Project Delivery
9 5 (6.02%) System Testing
9 5 (6.02%) Technical Leadership
10 4 (4.82%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (4.82%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 17 (20.48%) PowerShell
2 8 (9.64%) SQL
3 3 (3.61%) Python
4 2 (2.41%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.41%) C#
4 2 (2.41%) Go
4 2 (2.41%) VBScript
5 1 (1.20%) F#
5 1 (1.20%) Java
5 1 (1.20%) Perl
5 1 (1.20%) PHP
5 1 (1.20%) Ruby
5 1 (1.20%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (53.01%) Security Cleared
2 27 (32.53%) SC Cleared
3 17 (20.48%) DV Cleared
4 12 (14.46%) ISEB
4 12 (14.46%) ISTQB
5 8 (9.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (8.43%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (6.02%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (6.02%) MCSE
8 4 (4.82%) CCNA
8 4 (4.82%) CCNP
8 4 (4.82%) VCP6
9 3 (3.61%) Degree
9 3 (3.61%) VCAP
10 2 (2.41%) CCA
10 2 (2.41%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (2.41%) MCTS
10 2 (2.41%) VCP4
10 2 (2.41%) VCP5
11 1 (1.20%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.41%) PCI DSS
1 2 (2.41%) QA
2 1 (1.20%) PMO
2 1 (1.20%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (54.22%) Active Directory
2 41 (49.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (18.07%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (16.87%) Hyper-V
4 14 (16.87%) vCloud
5 11 (13.25%) VMware NSX
6 8 (9.64%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (7.23%) NFS
8 4 (4.82%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (3.61%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 3 (3.61%) Docker
9 3 (3.61%) XenApp
10 2 (2.41%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (2.41%) VMFS
10 2 (2.41%) XenDesktop
11 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 25 (30.12%) SCCM
2 18 (21.69%) vCenter Server
3 17 (20.48%) vRealize
4 12 (14.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 11 (13.25%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (8.43%) Cisco Prime
7 6 (7.23%) AirWatch
8 5 (6.02%) EMC NetWorker
8 5 (6.02%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 4 (4.82%) FortiGate
9 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (4.82%) Opsview
9 4 (4.82%) vMotion
10 3 (3.61%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (3.61%) Terraform
10 3 (3.61%) ThinApp
11 2 (2.41%) Ansible
11 2 (2.41%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (2.41%) Grafana
11 2 (2.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 68 (81.93%) VMware
2 33 (39.76%) Microsoft
3 25 (30.12%) Cisco
4 11 (13.25%) Dell
5 9 (10.84%) Citrix
6 8 (9.64%) EMC
6 8 (9.64%) Juniper
7 6 (7.23%) HP
8 4 (4.82%) F5
8 4 (4.82%) Fortinet
8 4 (4.82%) McAfee
9 3 (3.61%) MobileIron
9 3 (3.61%) Palo Alto
9 3 (3.61%) Veeam
10 2 (2.41%) Atlassian
10 2 (2.41%) CommVault
10 2 (2.41%) IFS
10 2 (2.41%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.41%) Splunk
11 1 (1.20%) NetApp