Period
to 22 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 164 168 174
Rank change year-on-year +4 +6 +1
Contract jobs citing vSphere 29 32 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.55% 0.61% 0.77%
As % of the System Software category 4.25% 4.92% 6.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 26 34
South West median daily rate £414 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.21% +12.00% -25.60%
10th Percentile £233 £300 £163
90th Percentile £488 £400 £435
England median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
South West median hourly rate - - £22.50
England median hourly rate £25.50 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -21.54% +30.00% -9.09%

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 683 650 687
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 13.06% 12.29% 11.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 398 389 383
South West median daily rate £400 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% - -2.62%
10th Percentile £161 £118 £120
90th Percentile £588 £511 £488
England median daily rate £445 £413 £380
% change year-on-year +7.88% +8.55% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 68 78
South West median hourly rate £18.06 £14.00 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.02% -29.11% +23.44%
10th Percentile £10.78 £10.46 £11.00
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.50 £43.23
England median hourly rate £16.45 £16.15 £15.50
% change year-on-year +1.87% +4.19% -

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 January 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 January 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 - 11 £300 - 5
Wiltshire -2 8 £450 +50.00% 3
Dorset 0 4 £425 +41.67%
Gloucestershire +14 2 £235 -39.35% 3
Somerset - 1 - -
Devon - 1 £450 -
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 29 (100.00%) VMware
2 18 (62.07%) Windows
3 15 (51.72%) Microsoft
3 15 (51.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (48.28%) Active Directory
4 14 (48.28%) Windows Server
5 11 (37.93%) SC Cleared
5 11 (37.93%) Security Cleared
6 9 (31.03%) EMC
7 8 (27.59%) Cisco
7 8 (27.59%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (27.59%) EMC NetWorker
8 7 (24.14%) Linux
9 6 (20.69%) MS Exchange
9 6 (20.69%) Firewall
9 6 (20.69%) Security Hardening
9 6 (20.69%) EMC VNX
10 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (17.24%) Data Centre
10 5 (17.24%) SAN
10 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
11 4 (13.79%) Systems Analysis
11 4 (13.79%) SCCM
11 4 (13.79%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (13.79%) DNS
11 4 (13.79%) HP
11 4 (13.79%) Service Delivery
11 4 (13.79%) Migration
11 4 (13.79%) Skype for Business
12 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010

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 6 (20.69%) MS Exchange
2 4 (13.79%) Skype for Business
3 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (6.90%) CMS
4 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.45%) Apache
5 1 (3.45%) Jupyter
5 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
5 1 (3.45%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) Firewall
2 5 (17.24%) SAN
3 4 (13.79%) DNS
4 3 (10.34%) Skype
4 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
5 2 (6.90%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (6.90%) DHCP
5 2 (6.90%) H.323
5 2 (6.90%) Telepresence
5 2 (6.90%) VoIP
5 2 (6.90%) VPN
6 1 (3.45%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (3.45%) IPv4
6 1 (3.45%) IPv6
6 1 (3.45%) Kerberos
6 1 (3.45%) LAN
6 1 (3.45%) MPLS
6 1 (3.45%) PBX
6 1 (3.45%) SSL
6 1 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) MySQL
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 2 (6.90%) Chocolatey
2 1 (3.45%) Ant
2 1 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (3.45%) Bitbucket
2 1 (3.45%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.45%) Gerrit
2 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.45%) HP UFT
2 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.45%) JIRA
2 1 (3.45%) LoadRunner
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (3.45%) Phabricator
2 1 (3.45%) Selenium
2 1 (3.45%) SoapUI
2 1 (3.45%) SpecFlow
2 1 (3.45%) Subversion
2 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.45%) TestNG
General
1 1 (3.45%) Aerospace
1 1 (3.45%) Finance
1 1 (3.45%) Legal
1 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) VMware Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Data Centre Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Migration Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Migration Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Service Analyst
4 3 (10.34%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Administrator
5 2 (6.90%) Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Data Centre Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.45%) Cisco Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) Web Services
2 1 (3.45%) .NET
2 1 (3.45%) JSP
2 1 (3.45%) LAMP
2 1 (3.45%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) EMC VNX
2 5 (17.24%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.90%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (3.45%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.45%) FlexPod
4 1 (3.45%) Thin Client
4 1 (3.45%) Virtual Team
4 1 (3.45%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 18 (62.07%) Windows
2 15 (51.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (48.28%) Windows Server
4 7 (24.14%) Linux
5 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.45%) CentOS
7 1 (3.45%) Scientific Linux
7 1 (3.45%) Solaris
7 1 (3.45%) Unix
7 1 (3.45%) Windows 10
7 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Security Hardening
2 4 (13.79%) Migration
2 4 (13.79%) Service Delivery
2 4 (13.79%) Systems Analysis
3 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (6.90%) DevOps
4 2 (6.90%) Test Automation
5 1 (3.45%) API Testing
5 1 (3.45%) Change Control
5 1 (3.45%) Continuous Deployment
5 1 (3.45%) Defect Tracking
5 1 (3.45%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.45%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (3.45%) Patch Management
5 1 (3.45%) Performance Testing
5 1 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.45%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (3.45%) Test Strategy
5 1 (3.45%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.45%) C
2 1 (3.45%) Elixir
2 1 (3.45%) Erlang
2 1 (3.45%) F#
2 1 (3.45%) Java
2 1 (3.45%) Perl
2 1 (3.45%) PHP
2 1 (3.45%) Python
2 1 (3.45%) Ruby
2 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (37.93%) SC Cleared
1 11 (37.93%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) CCNA
2 2 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.90%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) CCNP
3 1 (3.45%) MCTS
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 14 (48.28%) Active Directory
2 8 (27.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (13.79%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (6.90%) VMware NSX
5 1 (3.45%) Docker
5 1 (3.45%) NFS
5 1 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (3.45%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (27.59%) EMC NetWorker
2 4 (13.79%) SCCM
3 3 (10.34%) Puppet
3 3 (10.34%) SCOM
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (6.90%) vCenter Server
5 1 (3.45%) Backup Exec
5 1 (3.45%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (3.45%) Kubernetes
5 1 (3.45%) NetBackup
5 1 (3.45%) OfficeScan
5 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (3.45%) vRealize
5 1 (3.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (100.00%) VMware
2 15 (51.72%) Microsoft
3 9 (31.03%) EMC
4 8 (27.59%) Cisco
5 4 (13.79%) HP
6 3 (10.34%) Red Hat
7 2 (6.90%) Citrix
7 2 (6.90%) Dell
7 2 (6.90%) McAfee
7 2 (6.90%) Oracle
8 1 (3.45%) 3PAR
8 1 (3.45%) Atlassian
8 1 (3.45%) Dell Compellent
8 1 (3.45%) NetApp
8 1 (3.45%) Software AG
8 1 (3.45%) webMethods