Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 24 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 94 118
Rank change year-on-year +15 +24 -7
Contract jobs citing vSphere 12 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.01% 0.63% 0.18%
As % of the System Software category 7.06% 5.70% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 1
Wales median daily rate £338 £345 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +21.05% +42.50%
10th Percentile £275 £250 £268
90th Percentile £350 £458 £303
UK median daily rate £376 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.13% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -1.54% +35.42% -12.73%

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 Wales with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 170 158 153
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 14.33% 11.11% 9.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 83 93
Wales median daily rate £280 £413 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.12% +20.44% +14.17%
10th Percentile £123 £137 £210
90th Percentile £438 £617 £423
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £370
% change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% +9.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 32 29
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £12.65 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.81% +14.95% -8.33%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.53 £9.00
90th Percentile £18.75 £77.50 £22.00
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.94% -0.78% +6.67%

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing vSphere as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for vSphere in Wales

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing vSphere in Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for vSphere in Wales

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Wales region over the 6 months to 24 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
South Wales +19 10 £325 -5.80%
vSphere
UK

For the 6 months to 24 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 Wales region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 12 (100.00%) VMware
1 12 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 12 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 11 (91.67%) MS Exchange
2 11 (91.67%) SQL Server
3 10 (83.33%) IIS
3 10 (83.33%) SharePoint
3 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 10 (83.33%) SCCM
3 10 (83.33%) SCOM
3 10 (83.33%) VLAN
3 10 (83.33%) VMware Workstation
3 10 (83.33%) VSAN
3 10 (83.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (66.67%) SC Cleared
4 8 (66.67%) Security Cleared
4 8 (66.67%) HP
4 8 (66.67%) SQL
5 7 (58.33%) PRINCE2
5 7 (58.33%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (58.33%) RUP
5 7 (58.33%) Configuration Management
5 7 (58.33%) Project Management
5 7 (58.33%) Test Management
5 7 (58.33%) Test Scripting
5 7 (58.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (58.33%) Unified Process
5 7 (58.33%) Software Engineering

vSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 11 (91.67%) MS Exchange
2 10 (83.33%) IIS
2 10 (83.33%) SharePoint
3 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft Project
Communications & Networking
1 10 (83.33%) VLAN
1 10 (83.33%) VSAN
2 5 (41.67%) Firewall
3 4 (33.33%) DHCP
3 4 (33.33%) DNS
3 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (8.33%) PBX
4 1 (8.33%) VoIP
4 1 (8.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (91.67%) SQL Server
2 10 (83.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (25.00%) Romanian Language
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Test Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Information Systems Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Systems Test Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Project Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) QC Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (8.33%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) VMware Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 4 (33.33%) Windows 8
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Configuration Management
1 7 (58.33%) Defect Management
1 7 (58.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 7 (58.33%) Performance Monitoring
1 7 (58.33%) PRINCE2
1 7 (58.33%) Project Management
1 7 (58.33%) RUP
1 7 (58.33%) Software Engineering
1 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
1 7 (58.33%) Test Management
1 7 (58.33%) Test Scripting
1 7 (58.33%) Unified Process
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 3 (25.00%) High Availability
3 3 (25.00%) ITIL V3
3 3 (25.00%) Security Hardening
3 3 (25.00%) Work Breakdown Structure
4 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 1 (8.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 8 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (33.33%) ISEB
4 3 (25.00%) Degree
4 3 (25.00%) HNC
4 3 (25.00%) MCSE
5 1 (8.33%) CCNA
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (8.33%) MCSA
5 1 (8.33%) MCTS
5 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 12 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 10 (83.33%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (83.33%) SCCM
1 10 (83.33%) SCOM
2 7 (58.33%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (33.33%) Backup Exec
3 4 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (33.33%) NetBackup
3 4 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (25.00%) vCenter Server
4 3 (25.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 12 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (66.67%) HP
3 4 (33.33%) McAfee
3 4 (33.33%) Oracle
3 4 (33.33%) Symantec
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix