Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 181 172 168
Rank change year-on-year -9 -4 +9
Contract jobs citing vSphere 46 29 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.72% 0.55% 0.63%
As % of the System Software category 4.80% 4.27% 5.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 20 28
South West median daily rate £375 £414 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +18.21% +27.27%
10th Percentile £291 £233 £293
90th Percentile £526 £488 £400
England median daily rate £420 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +12.00% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
South West median hourly rate £49.00 - -
England median hourly rate £42.27 £25.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +65.75% -21.54% +30.00%

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 959 679 671
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.06% 12.88% 12.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 554 398 406
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +23.08% -
10th Percentile £200 £161 £120
90th Percentile £575 £579 £511
England median daily rate £475 £440 £413
% change year-on-year +7.95% +6.67% +8.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 58 65
South West median hourly rate £26.57 £18.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.63% +28.57% -33.33%
10th Percentile £11.14 £10.68 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.83 £43.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.03
% change year-on-year -3.03% +2.96% +3.39%

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019. 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 +4 19 £375 +59.57% 2
Wiltshire -31 13 £438 -2.78% 8
Devon +3 7 £375 -16.67%
Bristol -20 4 £288 -4.17% 3
Dorset +5 2 £400 -5.88% 6
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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 45 (97.83%) VMware
2 40 (86.96%) Windows
2 40 (86.96%) Active Directory
3 31 (67.39%) Windows Server
4 22 (47.83%) VMware Infrastructure
5 21 (45.65%) Security Cleared
6 20 (43.48%) Microsoft
7 16 (34.78%) DNS
7 16 (34.78%) Cisco
7 16 (34.78%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (34.78%) Data Centre
7 16 (34.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (32.61%) Citrix
8 15 (32.61%) Linux
9 14 (30.43%) ITIL
10 13 (28.26%) Service Management
10 13 (28.26%) DV Cleared
11 12 (26.09%) SQL Server
12 11 (23.91%) Load Balancing
12 11 (23.91%) Windows 10
13 10 (21.74%) IIS
13 10 (21.74%) MS Exchange
14 9 (19.57%) Apache
14 9 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (19.57%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (19.57%) SCCM
14 9 (19.57%) WSUS
15 8 (17.39%) SC Cleared
15 8 (17.39%) PowerShell
15 8 (17.39%) Hyper-V

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 10 (21.74%) IIS
1 10 (21.74%) MS Exchange
2 9 (19.57%) Apache
3 7 (15.22%) nginx
3 7 (15.22%) SharePoint
4 6 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (4.35%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (2.17%) Apache Pig
6 1 (2.17%) Skype for Business
6 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.35%) Office 365
2 1 (2.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (34.78%) DNS
2 8 (17.39%) SSL
2 8 (17.39%) VPN
3 7 (15.22%) Firewall
3 7 (15.22%) IPsec
4 3 (6.52%) SAN
5 2 (4.35%) DHCP
5 2 (4.35%) Internet
5 2 (4.35%) LAN
6 1 (2.17%) HTTP
6 1 (2.17%) Network Security
6 1 (2.17%) Skype
6 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.17%) VLAN
6 1 (2.17%) VSAN
6 1 (2.17%) WAN
6 1 (2.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.35%) Big Data
2 2 (4.35%) MySQL
3 1 (2.17%) Apache Hive
3 1 (2.17%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.52%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.35%) DbUnit
3 2 (4.35%) jMock
3 2 (4.35%) JUnit
3 2 (4.35%) Maven
3 2 (4.35%) Mockito
3 2 (4.35%) SonarQube
4 1 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.17%) Bitbucket
4 1 (2.17%) CodeSonar
4 1 (2.17%) git-flow
4 1 (2.17%) JIRA
4 1 (2.17%) Robot Framework
4 1 (2.17%) Selenium
General
1 2 (4.35%) Military
2 1 (2.17%) Banking
2 1 (2.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (15.22%) Administrator
1 7 (15.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 7 (15.22%) Systems Administrator
1 7 (15.22%) Wintel Engineer
2 6 (13.04%) Analyst
2 6 (13.04%) Data Analyst
2 6 (13.04%) Data Centre Analyst
3 4 (8.70%) VMware Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) IT Administrator
4 3 (6.52%) IT Systems Administrator
5 2 (4.35%) Consultant
5 2 (4.35%) Developer
5 2 (4.35%) Integration Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Java Developer
5 2 (4.35%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Wintel Support
5 2 (4.35%) Wintel Support Engineer
6 1 (2.17%) Network Engineer
6 1 (2.17%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (2.17%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) SOAP
2 2 (4.35%) Apache Camel
2 2 (4.35%) J2EE
2 2 (4.35%) PowerMock
2 2 (4.35%) RESTful
2 2 (4.35%) Web Services
3 1 (2.17%) .NET
3 1 (2.17%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.17%) Django
3 1 (2.17%) HTML
3 1 (2.17%) Java EE
3 1 (2.17%) LAMP
3 1 (2.17%) Node.js
3 1 (2.17%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (2.17%) REST
3 1 (2.17%) SAML
3 1 (2.17%) Spring
3 1 (2.17%) Spring MVC
3 1 (2.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (34.78%) Data Centre
2 9 (19.57%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (15.22%) Management Information System
4 6 (13.04%) Clustering
5 4 (8.70%) Fat Client
5 4 (8.70%) Thin Client
6 2 (4.35%) PKI
7 1 (2.17%) Cloud Native
7 1 (2.17%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (2.17%) NHS
7 1 (2.17%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 40 (86.96%) Windows
2 31 (67.39%) Windows Server
3 16 (34.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (32.61%) Linux
5 11 (23.91%) Windows 10
6 7 (15.22%) SUSE
6 7 (15.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (13.04%) Windows 7
8 5 (10.87%) Ubuntu
9 4 (8.70%) CentOS
10 3 (6.52%) Unix
11 2 (4.35%) Mac OS X
11 2 (4.35%) Solaris
12 1 (2.17%) Android
12 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
12 1 (2.17%) Windows 8
12 1 (2.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (30.43%) ITIL
2 13 (28.26%) Service Management
3 11 (23.91%) Load Balancing
4 9 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (17.39%) Capacity Planning
5 8 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 7 (15.22%) ITIL V3
6 7 (15.22%) Security Management
7 6 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (13.04%) Security Patching
8 5 (10.87%) Trend Analysis
9 4 (8.70%) Configuration Management
10 3 (6.52%) Computer Science
10 3 (6.52%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (6.52%) Incident Management
10 3 (6.52%) Problem-Solving
10 3 (6.52%) Scrum
11 2 (4.35%) NsoIT
11 2 (4.35%) Patch Management
11 2 (4.35%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.39%) PowerShell
2 6 (13.04%) C
3 3 (6.52%) Java
4 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.35%) PHP
4 2 (4.35%) Python
4 2 (4.35%) SQL
5 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.17%) C#
5 1 (2.17%) C++
5 1 (2.17%) Objective-C
5 1 (2.17%) Perl
Qualifications
1 21 (45.65%) Security Cleared
2 13 (28.26%) DV Cleared
3 8 (17.39%) SC Cleared
4 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (10.87%) MCSA
6 4 (8.70%) Degree
7 3 (6.52%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (4.35%) MCSE
9 1 (2.17%) CCNA
9 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (2.17%) CISSP
9 1 (2.17%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (2.17%) GIAC
9 1 (2.17%) Linux+ Certification
9 1 (2.17%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (2.17%) SANS
9 1 (2.17%) SSCP
9 1 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (86.96%) Active Directory
2 22 (47.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (34.78%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (17.39%) Hyper-V
4 8 (17.39%) XenApp
5 7 (15.22%) VMware Server
6 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 6 (13.04%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (10.87%) VMware NSX
8 4 (8.70%) Terminal Server
9 2 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (2.17%) Docker
10 1 (2.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (19.57%) SCCM
1 9 (19.57%) WSUS
2 7 (15.22%) Nagios
3 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (8.70%) vCenter Server
5 3 (6.52%) Puppet
5 3 (6.52%) SCOM
6 2 (4.35%) Ansible
6 2 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (2.17%) Salt
7 1 (2.17%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (2.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 45 (97.83%) VMware
2 20 (43.48%) Microsoft
3 16 (34.78%) Cisco
4 15 (32.61%) Citrix
5 7 (15.22%) Fortinet
5 7 (15.22%) HP
5 7 (15.22%) jetNEXUS
5 7 (15.22%) Red Hat
5 7 (15.22%) SolarWinds
6 6 (13.04%) Atlassian
6 6 (13.04%) CommVault
6 6 (13.04%) McAfee
6 6 (13.04%) NetApp
7 4 (8.70%) Juniper
7 4 (8.70%) Wyse
8 2 (4.35%) Veeam
9 1 (2.17%) Apple
9 1 (2.17%) hybris
9 1 (2.17%) NetIQ
9 1 (2.17%) SaltStack