The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for vSphere skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 23 June 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 West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 120 131
Rank change year-on-year -2 +11  
Contract jobs citing vSphere 16 23 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.59% 0.77% 0.45%
As % of the System Software category 4.89% 5.53% 4.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 18 11
Median daily rate £388 £375 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -9.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £287 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £550 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +4.16% +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £44.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year -63.00% +134.66%  

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 West with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 327 416 305
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 12.04% 13.90% 9.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 243 157
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £229 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 36 52
Median hourly rate £47.50 £15.18 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +212.96% -24.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £11.01 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £34.75 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.09 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.16% +22.85%  

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing vSphere as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for vSphere in the South West

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing vSphere in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for vSphere in the South West

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing vSphere in the South West over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for vSphere in the South West

vSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for vSphere in the South West

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Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -6 5 £400 +23.07% 4
Wiltshire +2 3 £325 -40.90%
Dorset - 3 £425 - 3
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 West region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 27 (96.43%) VMware
2 19 (67.86%) Windows
3 17 (60.71%) Linux
4 13 (46.43%) Oracle
4 13 (46.43%) SQL Server
4 13 (46.43%) Windows Server
5 12 (42.86%) vRealize
5 12 (42.86%) Integration Testing
5 12 (42.86%) Security Cleared
6 11 (39.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (39.29%) SC Cleared
6 11 (39.29%) .NET
6 11 (39.29%) Cisco
6 11 (39.29%) Red Hat
6 11 (39.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (39.29%) Jenkins
7 10 (35.71%) Oracle Database
7 10 (35.71%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (35.71%) DevOps
7 10 (35.71%) PuTTY
7 10 (35.71%) WinSCP
7 10 (35.71%) Exploratory Testing
7 10 (35.71%) System Integration Testing
7 10 (35.71%) Defect Tracking
7 10 (35.71%) HP
7 10 (35.71%) HP UFT
7 10 (35.71%) Regression Testing
7 10 (35.71%) Oracle Database 10g
7 10 (35.71%) SpecFlow
7 10 (35.71%) TeamCity

vSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 3 (10.71%) Tomcat
2 2 (7.14%) IIS
2 2 (7.14%) OpenStack
2 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 10 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.57%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (35.71%) PuTTY
1 10 (35.71%) WinSCP
2 9 (32.14%) Firewall
3 6 (21.43%) LAN
3 6 (21.43%) VPN
3 6 (21.43%) WAN
4 4 (14.29%) SAN
5 3 (10.71%) DHCP
5 3 (10.71%) DNS
5 3 (10.71%) NetScaler
5 3 (10.71%) Wireless
6 2 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
7 1 (3.57%) LDAP
7 1 (3.57%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (46.43%) SQL Server
2 10 (35.71%) Oracle Database
2 10 (35.71%) Oracle Database 10g
2 10 (35.71%) Oracle Database 11g
2 10 (35.71%) SQL Server 2005
2 10 (35.71%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (35.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (32.14%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (39.29%) Jenkins
2 10 (35.71%) HP UFT
2 10 (35.71%) Oracle APEX
2 10 (35.71%) Selenium
2 10 (35.71%) SpecFlow
2 10 (35.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (35.71%) TeamCity
3 8 (28.57%) Ant
3 8 (28.57%) Eclipse
3 8 (28.57%) SoapUI
3 8 (28.57%) TestNG
3 8 (28.57%) Toad
4 6 (21.43%) LoadRunner
5 1 (3.57%) Artifactory
5 1 (3.57%) Bitbucket
5 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.57%) Maven
General
1 1 (3.57%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Tester
2 6 (21.43%) Analyst
2 6 (21.43%) Automation Tester
2 6 (21.43%) VMware Engineer
3 5 (17.86%) Integration Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Data Centre Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 4 (14.29%) Service Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Network Integration Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Applications Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Applications Tester
6 2 (7.14%) Data Centre Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Migration Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Oracle Applications Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Oracle Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) QA Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Quality Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Test Automation Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (39.29%) .NET
2 8 (28.57%) Web Services
3 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 5 (17.86%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 2 (7.14%) EMC VNX
4 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.57%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 19 (67.86%) Windows
2 17 (60.71%) Linux
3 13 (46.43%) Windows Server
4 11 (39.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (39.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (14.29%) Unix
6 2 (7.14%) CentOS
7 1 (3.57%) Debian
7 1 (3.57%) FreeBSD
7 1 (3.57%) Solaris
7 1 (3.57%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) Integration Testing
2 10 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (35.71%) Defect Tracking
2 10 (35.71%) DevOps
2 10 (35.71%) Exploratory Testing
2 10 (35.71%) Regression Testing
2 10 (35.71%) System Integration Testing
2 10 (35.71%) Test Automation
3 9 (32.14%) Test Scripting
3 9 (32.14%) Test Strategy
4 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (28.57%) API Testing
4 8 (28.57%) BDD
4 8 (28.57%) Scrum
5 6 (21.43%) Performance Testing
5 6 (21.43%) Project Management
6 5 (17.86%) Load Balancing
7 4 (14.29%) Service Delivery
7 4 (14.29%) Systems Analysis
8 3 (10.71%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) F#
2 8 (28.57%) Java
2 8 (28.57%) SQL
3 3 (10.71%) C
3 3 (10.71%) VB
3 3 (10.71%) VBScript
4 2 (7.14%) Bash Shell
4 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.57%) Perl
5 1 (3.57%) Python
5 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 11 (39.29%) SC Cleared
3 6 (21.43%) ISEB
3 6 (21.43%) ISEB Practitioner
3 6 (21.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (10.71%) CCNP
4 3 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (3.57%) CCNA
6 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (32.14%) Virtual Machines
2 6 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
3 2 (7.14%) Docker
3 2 (7.14%) Terminal Services
3 2 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (42.86%) vRealize
2 3 (10.71%) Puppet
2 3 (10.71%) vCenter Server
3 2 (7.14%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (7.14%) WSUS
4 1 (3.57%) Nessus
4 1 (3.57%) Nexpose
4 1 (3.57%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 27 (96.43%) VMware
2 13 (46.43%) Oracle
3 11 (39.29%) Cisco
3 11 (39.29%) Red Hat
4 10 (35.71%) HP
5 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
6 3 (10.71%) Citrix
6 3 (10.71%) F5
7 2 (7.14%) EMC
8 1 (3.57%) Rapid7
8 1 (3.57%) WatchGuard
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