Period
to 20 July 2018

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 6 months to 20 July 2018 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
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 169 170 173
Rank change year-on-year +1 +3 -2
Contract jobs citing vSphere 29 34 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.54% 0.62% 0.64%
As % of the System Software category 3.63% 5.15% 5.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 27 24
South West median daily rate £325 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £263 £285 £253
90th Percentile £494 £453 £535
England median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £29.50 £20.00 £25.54
% change year-on-year +47.50% -21.68% +11.86%

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 West with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 799 660 772
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.92% 11.99% 12.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 410 437
South West median daily rate £390 £355 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.86% -2.07% +11.54%
10th Percentile £163 £163 £150
90th Percentile £575 £538 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 40 77
South West median hourly rate £18.75 £15.51 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.87% -1.51% -10.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.36 £10.13
90th Percentile £47.00 £48.75 £42.70
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year +3.13% +4.92% -4.69%

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing vSphere as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for vSphere in the South West

vSphere
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 6 months to 20 July 2018.

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

vSphere
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 6 months to 20 July 2018. 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
Gloucestershire - 8 £325 - 2
Wiltshire +3 6 £419 +28.85% 1
Bristol -10 6 £350 -9.68% 2
Devon - 5 £325 -
Cornwall - 1 £250 - 1
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, 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 West region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 29 (100.00%) VMware
2 24 (82.76%) Windows
3 21 (72.41%) Windows Server
4 18 (62.07%) Microsoft
4 18 (62.07%) Active Directory
5 12 (41.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (37.93%) Security Cleared
7 10 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (34.48%) ITIL
8 9 (31.03%) Cisco
8 9 (31.03%) Citrix
8 9 (31.03%) SC Cleared
8 9 (31.03%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (27.59%) ITIL V3
9 8 (27.59%) XenApp
9 8 (27.59%) Capacity Planning
9 8 (27.59%) Service Management
9 8 (27.59%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (27.59%) NetApp
10 7 (24.14%) EMC
10 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
10 7 (24.14%) MS Exchange
11 6 (20.69%) Linux
11 6 (20.69%) SAN
11 6 (20.69%) CommVault
11 6 (20.69%) Clustering
11 6 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Clustering
11 6 (20.69%) Security Patching

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 7 (24.14%) MS Exchange
2 6 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (10.34%) OpenStack
4 2 (6.90%) Apache
4 2 (6.90%) Skype for Business
5 1 (3.45%) IIS
5 1 (3.45%) nginx
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (10.34%) IaaS
3 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) SAN
2 4 (13.79%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (13.79%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (13.79%) Skype
2 4 (13.79%) VoIP
3 2 (6.90%) Cisco Firepower
3 2 (6.90%) DNS
3 2 (6.90%) Firewall
3 2 (6.90%) LAN
3 2 (6.90%) NAS
3 2 (6.90%) NetScaler
3 2 (6.90%) Network Security
3 2 (6.90%) VLAN
3 2 (6.90%) WAN
4 1 (3.45%) IPsec
4 1 (3.45%) PuTTY
4 1 (3.45%) SSL
4 1 (3.45%) VPN
4 1 (3.45%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Ant
1 1 (3.45%) Eclipse
1 1 (3.45%) HP UFT
1 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.45%) LoadRunner
1 1 (3.45%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (3.45%) Selenium
1 1 (3.45%) SoapUI
1 1 (3.45%) SpecFlow
1 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.45%) TestNG
General
1 1 (3.45%) Finance
1 1 (3.45%) Legal
1 1 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (3.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 5 (17.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Architect
3 3 (10.34%) Data Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) Data Centre Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Administrator
4 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Monitoring Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Network Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Operations Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Senior Technician
4 2 (6.90%) Server Technician
4 2 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (6.90%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Technical Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (6.90%) VMware Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) LDAP
2 1 (3.45%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (20.69%) Clustering
1 6 (20.69%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.34%) EMC VNX
2 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.90%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (3.45%) CESG
4 1 (3.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 24 (82.76%) Windows
2 21 (72.41%) Windows Server
3 12 (41.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (20.69%) Linux
5 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (13.79%) CentOS
7 3 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (6.90%) Ubuntu
8 2 (6.90%) Windows 10
8 2 (6.90%) Windows 7
9 1 (3.45%) Solaris
9 1 (3.45%) SUSE
9 1 (3.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) ITIL
2 8 (27.59%) Capacity Planning
2 8 (27.59%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (27.59%) ITIL V3
2 8 (27.59%) Service Management
3 6 (20.69%) Security Patching
4 4 (13.79%) Security Hardening
5 3 (10.34%) Migration
5 3 (10.34%) Service Delivery
6 2 (6.90%) Change Control
6 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
6 2 (6.90%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 2 (6.90%) Proactive Management
6 2 (6.90%) Two-Factor Authentication
7 1 (3.45%) API Testing
7 1 (3.45%) Defect Tracking
7 1 (3.45%) Signal Processing
7 1 (3.45%) Task Automation
7 1 (3.45%) Trend Analysis
7 1 (3.45%) Workflow Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.45%) F#
2 1 (3.45%) Java
2 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.45%) Perl
2 1 (3.45%) PHP
2 1 (3.45%) Python
2 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (37.93%) Security Cleared
2 9 (31.03%) SC Cleared
3 4 (13.79%) Degree
3 4 (13.79%) DV Cleared
4 2 (6.90%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (6.90%) MCSA
4 2 (6.90%) MCSE
4 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (3.45%) ISEB
5 1 (3.45%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (3.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) GxP
2 2 (6.90%) JSP 440
3 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (62.07%) Active Directory
2 10 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (31.03%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (27.59%) XenApp
5 5 (17.24%) Hyper-V
5 5 (17.24%) VMware Server
6 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (10.34%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (6.90%) XenDesktop
7 2 (6.90%) XenServer
8 1 (3.45%) Docker
8 1 (3.45%) Firmware
8 1 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Clustering
2 5 (17.24%) SCCM
2 5 (17.24%) vCenter Server
3 4 (13.79%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (13.79%) SCOM
4 3 (10.34%) WSUS
5 2 (6.90%) Nagios
5 2 (6.90%) XenMobile
6 1 (3.45%) Ansible
6 1 (3.45%) Backup Exec
6 1 (3.45%) HP ALM
6 1 (3.45%) NetBackup
6 1 (3.45%) OpenView
6 1 (3.45%) Puppet
6 1 (3.45%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 29 (100.00%) VMware
2 18 (62.07%) Microsoft
3 9 (31.03%) Cisco
3 9 (31.03%) Citrix
4 8 (27.59%) NetApp
5 7 (24.14%) EMC
6 6 (20.69%) CommVault
7 5 (17.24%) HP
8 4 (13.79%) Red Hat
9 2 (6.90%) Juniper
9 2 (6.90%) Palo Alto
9 2 (6.90%) Sophos
10 1 (3.45%) Capita
10 1 (3.45%) Fortinet
10 1 (3.45%) jetNEXUS
10 1 (3.45%) McAfee
10 1 (3.45%) Oracle
10 1 (3.45%) Software AG
10 1 (3.45%) SolarWinds
10 1 (3.45%) webMethods