Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 175 167 170
Rank change year-on-year -8 +3 +18
Contract jobs citing vSphere 33 32 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.57% 0.58% 0.65%
As % of the System Software category 4.08% 4.64% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 25 29
South West median daily rate £325 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.53% +13.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £250 £313 £253
90th Percentile £441 £438 £510
England median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £20.50 £17.39 £27.50
% change year-on-year +17.88% -36.76% +20.46%

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 809 690 748
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 13.88% 12.60% 12.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 460 430 433
South West median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57% +16.67%
10th Percentile £180 £154 £136
90th Percentile £575 £538 £573
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +16.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 42 70
South West median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £15.18
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +18.60% -22.17%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.29 £10.24
90th Percentile £47.00 £48.75 £38.68
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year -1.51% +4.70% -

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 - 15 £325 - 5
Wiltshire -6 7 £431 +30.19% 5
Bristol -14 4 £350 -9.68% 1
Devon - 3 £327 -
Cornwall - 1 £250 -
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 33 (100.00%) VMware
2 28 (84.85%) Windows
3 25 (75.76%) Active Directory
4 24 (72.73%) Windows Server
5 20 (60.61%) Microsoft
6 16 (48.48%) ITIL
7 14 (42.42%) Citrix
7 14 (42.42%) VMware Infrastructure
7 14 (42.42%) XenApp
7 14 (42.42%) ITIL V3
8 13 (39.39%) Capacity Planning
8 13 (39.39%) MS Exchange
8 13 (39.39%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (36.36%) Service Management
9 12 (36.36%) Data Centre
10 11 (33.33%) Security Patching
10 11 (33.33%) Microsoft Clustering
10 11 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
10 11 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (33.33%) Clustering
10 11 (33.33%) VMware Server
10 11 (33.33%) NetApp
10 11 (33.33%) CommVault
11 10 (30.30%) Security Cleared
12 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (24.24%) Linux
13 8 (24.24%) VMware ESXi
14 7 (21.21%) DV Cleared
14 7 (21.21%) WSUS

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 13 (39.39%) MS Exchange
2 11 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (12.12%) Apache
3 4 (12.12%) IIS
4 3 (9.09%) OpenStack
4 3 (9.09%) SharePoint
5 2 (6.06%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (3.03%) nginx
6 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.06%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) DNS
2 4 (12.12%) SAN
3 3 (9.09%) Network Security
3 3 (9.09%) VLAN
4 2 (6.06%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (6.06%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (6.06%) DHCP
4 2 (6.06%) Firewall
4 2 (6.06%) Internet
4 2 (6.06%) NAS
4 2 (6.06%) NetScaler
4 2 (6.06%) VPN
5 1 (3.03%) IPsec
5 1 (3.03%) LAN
5 1 (3.03%) PuTTY
5 1 (3.03%) SSL
5 1 (3.03%) VoIP
5 1 (3.03%) VSAN
5 1 (3.03%) WAN
5 1 (3.03%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (3.03%) Big Data
3 1 (3.03%) MySQL
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.06%) DbUnit
2 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.06%) jMock
2 2 (6.06%) JUnit
2 2 (6.06%) Maven
2 2 (6.06%) Mockito
2 2 (6.06%) SonarQube
3 1 (3.03%) Ant
3 1 (3.03%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.03%) HP UFT
3 1 (3.03%) LoadRunner
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (3.03%) Selenium
3 1 (3.03%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.03%) SpecFlow
3 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.03%) TestNG
General
1 2 (6.06%) Military
2 1 (3.03%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Publishing
2 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Analyst
2 8 (24.24%) Data Analyst
2 8 (24.24%) Data Centre Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Senior Technician
4 3 (9.09%) Server Technician
5 2 (6.06%) Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Java Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Wintel Support
5 2 (6.06%) Wintel Support Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Desktop Support
6 1 (3.03%) Network Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Support Technician
6 1 (3.03%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) Web Services
2 2 (6.06%) Apache Camel
2 2 (6.06%) J2EE
2 2 (6.06%) LDAP
2 2 (6.06%) PowerMock
2 2 (6.06%) RESTful
2 2 (6.06%) SOAP
3 1 (3.03%) .NET
3 1 (3.03%) HTML
3 1 (3.03%) SAML
3 1 (3.03%) Spring
3 1 (3.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (36.36%) Data Centre
2 11 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (33.33%) Clustering
3 5 (15.15%) Management Information System
4 3 (9.09%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (6.06%) PKI
6 1 (3.03%) CESG
6 1 (3.03%) Fat Client
6 1 (3.03%) NHS
6 1 (3.03%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 28 (84.85%) Windows
2 24 (72.73%) Windows Server
3 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (24.24%) Linux
5 5 (15.15%) CentOS
5 5 (15.15%) Windows 7
6 4 (12.12%) Windows 10
7 3 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (9.09%) Solaris
7 3 (9.09%) Ubuntu
7 3 (9.09%) Unix
8 1 (3.03%) SUSE
8 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (48.48%) ITIL
2 14 (42.42%) ITIL V3
3 13 (39.39%) Capacity Planning
3 13 (39.39%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (36.36%) Service Management
5 11 (33.33%) Security Patching
6 6 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 5 (15.15%) Configuration Management
8 4 (12.12%) Incident Management
8 4 (12.12%) Migration
9 3 (9.09%) Service Delivery
10 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (6.06%) BDD
10 2 (6.06%) Business Continuity
10 2 (6.06%) Change Management
10 2 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (6.06%) Knowledge Management
10 2 (6.06%) Problem Management
10 2 (6.06%) Scrum
10 2 (6.06%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) Java
1 3 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.06%) C
2 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
2 2 (6.06%) PHP
2 2 (6.06%) SQL
3 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.03%) F#
3 1 (3.03%) Perl
3 1 (3.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (30.30%) Security Cleared
2 7 (21.21%) DV Cleared
3 5 (15.15%) SC Cleared
4 4 (12.12%) Degree
4 4 (12.12%) MCSA
4 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (9.09%) MCSE
6 2 (6.06%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (3.03%) ISEB
7 1 (3.03%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (3.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) JSP 440
1 2 (6.06%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (75.76%) Active Directory
2 14 (42.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (42.42%) XenApp
3 11 (33.33%) VMware Server
4 8 (24.24%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (12.12%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (9.09%) Hyper-V
6 3 (9.09%) XenDesktop
7 2 (6.06%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (6.06%) XenServer
8 1 (3.03%) Docker
8 1 (3.03%) Firmware
8 1 (3.03%) Terminal Server
8 1 (3.03%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 11 (33.33%) Microsoft Clustering
2 7 (21.21%) WSUS
3 6 (18.18%) SCOM
4 5 (15.15%) SCCM
4 5 (15.15%) vCenter Server
5 2 (6.06%) Ansible
5 2 (6.06%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (6.06%) Nagios
5 2 (6.06%) Puppet
5 2 (6.06%) XenMobile
6 1 (3.03%) HP ALM
6 1 (3.03%) NetBackup
6 1 (3.03%) OpenView
6 1 (3.03%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (3.03%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 33 (100.00%) VMware
2 20 (60.61%) Microsoft
3 14 (42.42%) Citrix
4 11 (33.33%) CommVault
4 11 (33.33%) NetApp
5 5 (15.15%) Cisco
5 5 (15.15%) HP
6 4 (12.12%) McAfee
6 4 (12.12%) Red Hat
7 3 (9.09%) EMC
8 2 (6.06%) Juniper
8 2 (6.06%) Oracle
8 2 (6.06%) Sophos
9 1 (3.03%) Capita
9 1 (3.03%) Fortinet
9 1 (3.03%) NetIQ
9 1 (3.03%) Software AG
9 1 (3.03%) SolarWinds
9 1 (3.03%) webMethods
9 1 (3.03%) Wyse