Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 163 174 155
Rank change year-on-year +11 -19 +31
Contract jobs citing vSphere 31 31 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.61% 0.59% 0.91%
As % of the System Software category 4.03% 4.98% 7.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 26 36
South West median daily rate £325 £306 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% -5.77% -13.33%
10th Percentile £233 £263 £169
90th Percentile £500 £434 £398
England median daily rate £400 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £25.50 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +15.91% -12.00% +8.70%

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 770 623 689
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.07% 11.81% 11.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 378 406
South West median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - +16.67%
10th Percentile £163 £127 £129
90th Percentile £606 £563 £480
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 52 65
South West median hourly rate £18.81 £15.25 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.36% -17.57% +12.12%
10th Percentile £11.75 £10.38 £10.55
90th Percentile £43.98 £46.65 £43.45
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year - +3.23% -

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 21 April 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 21 April 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
Bristol +12 15 £294 - 2
Wiltshire -5 6 £456 +52.08% 1
Gloucestershire - 4 £235 - 3
Devon - 3 £325 - 1
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 31 (100.00%) VMware
2 25 (80.65%) Windows
3 20 (64.52%) Microsoft
3 20 (64.52%) Active Directory
4 19 (61.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (61.29%) Windows Server
5 17 (54.84%) Security Cleared
6 16 (51.61%) SC Cleared
7 13 (41.94%) EMC
8 11 (35.48%) EMC NetWorker
9 10 (32.26%) Security Hardening
10 9 (29.03%) Cisco
10 9 (29.03%) SQL Server
11 8 (25.81%) MS Exchange
11 8 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (25.81%) EMC VNX
12 7 (22.58%) Skype
12 7 (22.58%) Firewall
13 6 (19.35%) Skype for Business
13 6 (19.35%) VMware ESXi
14 5 (16.13%) SCCM
14 5 (16.13%) SAN
14 5 (16.13%) Linux
14 5 (16.13%) VoIP
15 4 (12.90%) HP
15 4 (12.90%) Citrix
15 4 (12.90%) SCOM
15 4 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2010
16 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
16 3 (9.68%) Cisco ASA

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 8 (25.81%) MS Exchange
2 6 (19.35%) Skype for Business
3 4 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (6.45%) CMS
4 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.23%) Apache
5 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
5 1 (3.23%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) IaaS
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.45%) Office 365
3 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) Firewall
1 7 (22.58%) Skype
2 5 (16.13%) SAN
2 5 (16.13%) VoIP
3 3 (9.68%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (9.68%) DNS
3 3 (9.68%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.45%) Cisco Firepower
4 2 (6.45%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (6.45%) H.323
4 2 (6.45%) LAN
4 2 (6.45%) Telepresence
4 2 (6.45%) WAN
5 1 (3.23%) DHCP
5 1 (3.23%) Kerberos
5 1 (3.23%) MPLS
5 1 (3.23%) PBX
5 1 (3.23%) PuTTY
5 1 (3.23%) VSAN
5 1 (3.23%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (29.03%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) MySQL
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Ant
1 1 (3.23%) Eclipse
1 1 (3.23%) HP UFT
1 1 (3.23%) LoadRunner
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (3.23%) Selenium
1 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
1 1 (3.23%) SpecFlow
1 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.23%) TestNG
General
1 2 (6.45%) Legal
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (16.13%) Architect
3 4 (12.90%) VMware Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Administrator
4 3 (9.68%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (9.68%) VMware Architect
5 2 (6.45%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Monitoring Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Network Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) Web Services
2 1 (3.23%) .NET
2 1 (3.23%) JSP
2 1 (3.23%) LAMP
2 1 (3.23%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) EMC VNX
2 2 (6.45%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Clustering
3 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (3.23%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.23%) Replication
3 1 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.23%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (80.65%) Windows
2 19 (61.29%) Windows Server
2 19 (61.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (16.13%) Linux
4 3 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.45%) CentOS
6 1 (3.23%) Scientific Linux
6 1 (3.23%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (32.26%) Security Hardening
2 3 (9.68%) Service Management
3 2 (6.45%) ITIL
3 2 (6.45%) Migration
4 1 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.23%) API Testing
4 1 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (3.23%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (3.23%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (3.23%) DevOps
4 1 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.23%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.23%) Patch Management
4 1 (3.23%) Performance Testing
4 1 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.23%) Security Patching
4 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.23%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (3.23%) Test Automation
4 1 (3.23%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.23%) F#
1 1 (3.23%) Java
1 1 (3.23%) Perl
1 1 (3.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (54.84%) Security Cleared
2 16 (51.61%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.68%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) CCNA
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.23%) Degree
4 1 (3.23%) MCTS
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) GxP
System Software
1 20 (64.52%) Active Directory
2 8 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (19.35%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (3.23%) XenApp
5 1 (3.23%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (35.48%) EMC NetWorker
2 5 (16.13%) SCCM
3 4 (12.90%) SCOM
4 2 (6.45%) Backup Exec
4 2 (6.45%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (6.45%) vCenter Server
5 1 (3.23%) HP ALM
5 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (3.23%) NetBackup
5 1 (3.23%) OfficeScan
5 1 (3.23%) Puppet
5 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (3.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (100.00%) VMware
2 20 (64.52%) Microsoft
3 13 (41.94%) EMC
4 9 (29.03%) Cisco
5 4 (12.90%) Citrix
5 4 (12.90%) HP
6 3 (9.68%) McAfee
6 3 (9.68%) NetApp
6 3 (9.68%) Red Hat
7 2 (6.45%) Oracle
7 2 (6.45%) Palo Alto
8 1 (3.23%) 3PAR
8 1 (3.23%) CommVault
8 1 (3.23%) Dell
8 1 (3.23%) Dell Compellent
8 1 (3.23%) Software AG
8 1 (3.23%) webMethods