Period
to 25 February 2020

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 25 February 2020 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
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 138 177 159
Rank change year-on-year +39 -18 +19
Contract jobs citing vSphere 70 45 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.28% 0.71% 0.60%
As % of the System Software category 6.84% 4.36% 4.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 23 20
South West median daily rate £475 £400 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -0.31% +25.88%
10th Percentile £338 £315 £233
90th Percentile £527 £534 £488
England median daily rate £450 £425 £382
% change year-on-year +5.88% +11.26% -4.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 0
South West median hourly rate - £48.25 -
England median hourly rate £20.75 £35.00 £27.75
% change year-on-year -40.71% +26.13% -14.62%

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 1,023 1,033 725
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 18.70% 16.28% 14.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 682 603 418
South West median daily rate £460 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.24% +6.25% +21.21%
10th Percentile £150 £213 £159
90th Percentile £600 £588 £588
England median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 62 62
South West median hourly rate £19.00 £33.50 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.28% +44.09% +52.46%
10th Percentile £11.10 £11.17 £11.75
90th Percentile £45.36 £49.50 £46.00
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.14
% change year-on-year +6.25% -0.88% +0.89%

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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 2020. 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 +40 47 £475 +5.56% 2
Bristol +13 7 £350 +7.69% 3
Gloucestershire +1 7 £520 +0.97% 1
Somerset - 6 £425 - 1
Devon -12 2 £363 -1.69%
Dorset -2 1 £400 -
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, 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 68 (97.14%) VMware
2 55 (78.57%) Security Cleared
3 46 (65.71%) Windows
4 44 (62.86%) SC Cleared
5 40 (57.14%) Windows Server
6 39 (55.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 33 (47.14%) PowerShell
8 30 (42.86%) DV Cleared
9 28 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 23 (32.86%) XML
11 22 (31.43%) PowerCLI
11 22 (31.43%) Windows 10
12 20 (28.57%) Azure
13 16 (22.86%) Active Directory
14 15 (21.43%) SQL
14 15 (21.43%) Python
15 14 (20.00%) Microsoft
16 12 (17.14%) Jenkins
16 12 (17.14%) JavaScript
17 11 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
17 11 (15.71%) JIRA
17 11 (15.71%) Firewall
17 11 (15.71%) AWS
18 10 (14.29%) Confluence
18 10 (14.29%) User Stories
18 10 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
19 9 (12.86%) Scrum
19 9 (12.86%) Citrix
19 9 (12.86%) Windows Server 2008
19 9 (12.86%) VMware NSX

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 (14.29%) Confluence
2 8 (11.43%) Tomcat
3 6 (8.57%) MS Exchange
4 4 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.86%) Apache
5 2 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.86%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.43%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 20 (28.57%) Azure
2 11 (15.71%) AWS
3 8 (11.43%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (8.57%) Office 365
5 4 (5.71%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 11 (15.71%) Firewall
2 8 (11.43%) DNS
2 8 (11.43%) VSAN
3 5 (7.14%) DHCP
4 3 (4.29%) IPsec
4 3 (4.29%) NetScaler
4 3 (4.29%) SAN
5 2 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (2.86%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (2.86%) Kerberos
5 2 (2.86%) Network Security
6 1 (1.43%) BIG-IP
6 1 (1.43%) Internet
6 1 (1.43%) Skype
6 1 (1.43%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.43%) VPN
6 1 (1.43%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (11.43%) Oracle Database
3 5 (7.14%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.86%) Big Data
4 2 (2.86%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.86%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (17.14%) Jenkins
2 11 (15.71%) JIRA
3 8 (11.43%) Appium
3 8 (11.43%) Cucumber
3 8 (11.43%) JUnit
3 8 (11.43%) Maven
3 8 (11.43%) Mockito
3 8 (11.43%) Selenium
4 7 (10.00%) GitLab
5 4 (5.71%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.86%) Robot Framework
6 2 (2.86%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (2.86%) TestRail
7 1 (1.43%) Bitbucket
General
1 4 (5.71%) Law
2 2 (2.86%) Legal
2 2 (2.86%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.43%) Banking
3 1 (1.43%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (1.43%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (24.29%) PowerShell Engineer
2 14 (20.00%) Automation Engineer
3 8 (11.43%) Developer
3 8 (11.43%) Java Developer
4 7 (10.00%) Consultant
5 5 (7.14%) SC Cleared Java Developer
5 5 (7.14%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) Analyst
6 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (5.71%) Network Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) Python Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) VMware Consultant
7 3 (4.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Junior
7 3 (4.29%) Junior Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Junior Infrastructure Analyst
8 2 (2.86%) Automation Consultant
8 2 (2.86%) Windows Engineer
8 2 (2.86%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (32.86%) XML
2 8 (11.43%) JSF
2 8 (11.43%) Spring
3 5 (7.14%) RESTful
3 5 (7.14%) SOAP
3 5 (7.14%) Web Services
4 4 (5.71%) CSS
4 4 (5.71%) HTML
5 2 (2.86%) Apache NiFi
6 1 (1.43%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.43%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.71%) Data Centre
1 4 (5.71%) Replication
2 2 (2.86%) PKI
3 1 (1.43%) Clustering
3 1 (1.43%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.43%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 46 (65.71%) Windows
2 40 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 39 (55.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (31.43%) Windows 10
5 9 (12.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (11.43%) Linux
7 6 (8.57%) CentOS
8 4 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (2.86%) Solaris
10 2 (2.86%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.71%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (14.29%) User Stories
3 9 (12.86%) Scrum
4 8 (11.43%) BDD
4 8 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (11.43%) Kanban
4 8 (11.43%) TDD
4 8 (11.43%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 8 (11.43%) Web Application Development
5 4 (5.71%) DevOps
5 4 (5.71%) Front End Development
5 4 (5.71%) Information Security
5 4 (5.71%) Information Security Management
5 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (5.71%) ISMS
5 4 (5.71%) Security Management
6 3 (4.29%) Application Packaging
6 3 (4.29%) Migration
6 3 (4.29%) Patch Management
7 2 (2.86%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 33 (47.14%) PowerShell
2 15 (21.43%) Python
2 15 (21.43%) SQL
3 12 (17.14%) JavaScript
4 8 (11.43%) Java
5 5 (7.14%) C
6 4 (5.71%) Bash Shell
6 4 (5.71%) PHP
7 2 (2.86%) Perl
Qualifications
1 55 (78.57%) Security Cleared
2 44 (62.86%) SC Cleared
3 30 (42.86%) DV Cleared
4 6 (8.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (5.71%) MCSE
5 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (4.29%) CCNA
6 3 (4.29%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.86%) ISTQB
7 2 (2.86%) VCP6
8 1 (1.43%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.43%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.43%) VCAP
System Software
1 28 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (22.86%) Active Directory
3 9 (12.86%) VMware NSX
4 7 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (8.57%) XenApp
6 5 (7.14%) Hyper-V
6 5 (7.14%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.86%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 2 (2.86%) Docker
7 2 (2.86%) Xen
8 1 (1.43%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 22 (31.43%) PowerCLI
2 7 (10.00%) SCCM
3 5 (7.14%) NetIQ Identity Manager
3 5 (7.14%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 4 (5.71%) Ansible
4 4 (5.71%) Kubernetes
5 3 (4.29%) vCenter Server
6 2 (2.86%) AirWatch
6 2 (2.86%) HP ALM
6 2 (2.86%) Nagios
6 2 (2.86%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.86%) OpenView
6 2 (2.86%) Puppet
6 2 (2.86%) ThinApp
6 2 (2.86%) Tivoli
6 2 (2.86%) WSUS
7 1 (1.43%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.43%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 68 (97.14%) VMware
2 14 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (12.86%) Citrix
4 8 (11.43%) Cisco
4 8 (11.43%) Oracle
5 5 (7.14%) ForgeRock
5 5 (7.14%) NetIQ
5 5 (7.14%) Veeam
6 4 (5.71%) EqualLogic
6 4 (5.71%) HP
6 4 (5.71%) Ivanti
6 4 (5.71%) Red Hat
6 4 (5.71%) Sony
7 3 (4.29%) Twitter
8 2 (2.86%) Atlassian
8 2 (2.86%) Dell
8 2 (2.86%) Juniper
8 2 (2.86%) Palo Alto
8 2 (2.86%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.43%) McAfee