Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 162 176 182
Rank change year-on-year +14 +6 -19
Contract jobs citing vSphere 35 33 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.62% 0.57% 0.60%
As % of the System Software category 5.01% 4.39% 5.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 26 25
South West median daily rate £413 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.86% +27.27% -11.29%
10th Percentile £296 £276 £164
90th Percentile £441 £405 £490
England median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
South West median hourly rate - - £22.50
England median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year -7.69% +32.65% -10.91%

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 699 752 716
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 12.44% 12.95% 10.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 419 447 376
South West median daily rate £350 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +4.62% -1.52%
10th Percentile £157 £125 £120
90th Percentile £540 £550 £488
England median daily rate £425 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 79 93
South West median hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -26.43% +15.33%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £43.75 £43.15 £43.49
England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year +4.76% -1.56% +6.67%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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
Wiltshire -1 12 £325 +8.33%
Bristol -3 10 £374 +46.47% 3
Dorset - 9 £425 -
Somerset -7 1 - - 1
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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 34 (97.14%) VMware
2 18 (51.43%) Windows
3 14 (40.00%) Linux
4 12 (34.29%) Cisco
5 11 (31.43%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (28.57%) Security Cleared
6 10 (28.57%) Data Centre
7 9 (25.71%) SAN
7 9 (25.71%) Service Delivery
7 9 (25.71%) SC Cleared
7 9 (25.71%) Systems Analysis
8 8 (22.86%) Firewall
8 8 (22.86%) Oracle
8 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
9 7 (20.00%) Puppet
9 7 (20.00%) DevOps
9 7 (20.00%) VMware NSX
9 7 (20.00%) VPN
9 7 (20.00%) Migration
9 7 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
10 6 (17.14%) Red Hat
10 6 (17.14%) WAN
10 6 (17.14%) DHCP
10 6 (17.14%) LAN
10 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
10 6 (17.14%) Unix
10 6 (17.14%) Windows Server
11 5 (14.29%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 5 (14.29%) vRealize
11 5 (14.29%) vCenter Server

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 5 (14.29%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.86%) CMS
2 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.86%) Jupyter
2 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.71%) SAN
2 8 (22.86%) Firewall
3 7 (20.00%) VPN
4 6 (17.14%) DHCP
4 6 (17.14%) LAN
4 6 (17.14%) WAN
5 3 (8.57%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (8.57%) PuTTY
5 3 (8.57%) WinSCP
6 2 (5.71%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.86%) DNS
7 1 (2.86%) H.323
7 1 (2.86%) PBX
7 1 (2.86%) Telepresence
7 1 (2.86%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle Database
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle Database 10g
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Ant
1 3 (8.57%) Eclipse
1 3 (8.57%) HP UFT
1 3 (8.57%) Jenkins
1 3 (8.57%) Oracle APEX
1 3 (8.57%) Selenium
1 3 (8.57%) SoapUI
1 3 (8.57%) SpecFlow
1 3 (8.57%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (8.57%) TestNG
2 2 (5.71%) Chocolatey
2 2 (5.71%) LoadRunner
2 2 (5.71%) TeamCity
2 2 (5.71%) Toad
3 1 (2.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (2.86%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.86%) Gerrit
3 1 (2.86%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.86%) MSI
3 1 (2.86%) Phabricator
General
1 2 (5.71%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (51.43%) VMware Engineer
2 10 (28.57%) Analyst
3 8 (22.86%) Data Centre Analyst
3 8 (22.86%) Service Analyst
4 7 (20.00%) Migration Analyst
4 7 (20.00%) Migration Engineer
5 6 (17.14%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (14.29%) Data Centre Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Automation Tester
7 2 (5.71%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Data Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Test Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Tester
7 2 (5.71%) Unix Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Windows Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Test Automation Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) VMware Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) Web Services
2 3 (8.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 5 (14.29%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 3 (8.57%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.86%) FlexPod
4 1 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (51.43%) Windows
2 14 (40.00%) Linux
3 6 (17.14%) Unix
3 6 (17.14%) Windows Server
4 5 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (5.71%) CentOS
6 2 (5.71%) Solaris
7 1 (2.86%) Debian
7 1 (2.86%) FreeBSD
7 1 (2.86%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.71%) Service Delivery
1 9 (25.71%) Systems Analysis
2 7 (20.00%) DevOps
2 7 (20.00%) Migration
3 4 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (11.43%) Test Automation
4 3 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (8.57%) API Testing
4 3 (8.57%) Defect Tracking
4 3 (8.57%) Security Hardening
4 3 (8.57%) System Integration Testing
4 3 (8.57%) Test Strategy
5 2 (5.71%) Exploratory Testing
5 2 (5.71%) Integration Testing
5 2 (5.71%) Performance Testing
5 2 (5.71%) Regression Testing
5 2 (5.71%) Test Scripting
6 1 (2.86%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (2.86%) ITIL
6 1 (2.86%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.29%) C
2 3 (8.57%) F#
2 3 (8.57%) Java
2 3 (8.57%) SQL
3 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.71%) Python
4 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.86%) Elixir
4 1 (2.86%) Erlang
4 1 (2.86%) Perl
4 1 (2.86%) Ruby
4 1 (2.86%) VB
4 1 (2.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 9 (25.71%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.71%) CCNA
3 2 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.86%) CCNP
4 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) ISEB
4 1 (2.86%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (2.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.86%) MCTS
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (8.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (31.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (20.00%) VMware NSX
3 3 (8.57%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
4 2 (5.71%) Docker
4 2 (5.71%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.86%) NFS
5 1 (2.86%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (20.00%) Puppet
2 5 (14.29%) vCenter Server
2 5 (14.29%) vRealize
3 4 (11.43%) WSUS
4 3 (8.57%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (2.86%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (2.86%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (2.86%) Kubernetes
5 1 (2.86%) Nessus
5 1 (2.86%) Nexpose
5 1 (2.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (2.86%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 34 (97.14%) VMware
2 12 (34.29%) Cisco
3 8 (22.86%) Oracle
4 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
4 6 (17.14%) Red Hat
5 5 (14.29%) HP
6 3 (8.57%) EMC
7 1 (2.86%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.86%) Atlassian
7 1 (2.86%) Citrix
7 1 (2.86%) Dell
7 1 (2.86%) NetApp
7 1 (2.86%) Pegasus
7 1 (2.86%) Rapid7
7 1 (2.86%) Software AG
7 1 (2.86%) webMethods