Period
to 21 October 2018

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 21 October 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 102 85 95
Rank change year-on-year -17 +10 +19
Contract jobs citing vSphere 11 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.69% 0.61% 0.58%
As % of the System Software category 5.31% 5.69% 5.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 4
Wales median daily rate £425 £325 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.77% -12.75% +22.13%
10th Percentile £329 £313 £322
90th Percentile £465 £348 £465
UK median daily rate £413 £385 £385
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £31.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -27.42% -4.62% +36.84%

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 207 123 159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 12.93% 10.78% 11.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 82 83
Wales median daily rate £413 £194 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +113.18% -54.47% +24.09%
10th Percentile £181 £120 £141
90th Percentile £575 £425 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +11.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 16 28
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
10th Percentile £10.13 £10.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £21.23 £20.81 £77.50
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £16.66 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.96% +4.13% -

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing vSphere in Wales over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 21 October 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
South Wales -25 11 £425 +30.77%
vSphere
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, 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 Wales region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 11 (100.00%) VMware
1 11 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (81.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 9 (81.82%) Linux
2 9 (81.82%) Red Hat
3 6 (54.55%) Oracle
3 6 (54.55%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (45.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 5 (45.45%) Windows
4 5 (45.45%) JIRA
4 5 (45.45%) DevOps
5 4 (36.36%) Puppet
5 4 (36.36%) Red Hat Satellite
5 4 (36.36%) Confluence
5 4 (36.36%) Shell Script
5 4 (36.36%) Ansible
6 3 (27.27%) Finance
6 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
6 3 (27.27%) VSAN
6 3 (27.27%) vCenter Server
6 3 (27.27%) Work Breakdown Structure
6 3 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (27.27%) Server Management
6 3 (27.27%) Storage Management
6 3 (27.27%) Availability Management
6 3 (27.27%) Symantec
6 3 (27.27%) McAfee
6 3 (27.27%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (27.27%) SQL
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft

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 4 (36.36%) Confluence
2 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (27.27%) IIS
2 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 3 (27.27%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) Firewall
1 3 (27.27%) VLAN
1 3 (27.27%) VSAN
2 2 (18.18%) DNS
2 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
2 2 (18.18%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) JIRA
2 2 (18.18%) GitLab
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Administrator
2 3 (27.27%) Linux Administrator
2 3 (27.27%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 3 (27.27%) Platform Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) DevOps Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Linux DevOps Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Apache Axis
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) CESG
1 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
1 2 (18.18%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Linux
1 9 (81.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (45.45%) Windows
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) DevOps
1 5 (45.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 3 (27.27%) Availability Management
2 3 (27.27%) Performance Management
2 3 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (27.27%) Server Management
2 3 (27.27%) Storage Management
2 3 (27.27%) Work Breakdown Structure
3 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (18.18%) High Availability
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL V3
3 2 (18.18%) Security Hardening
3 2 (18.18%) TOGAF
4 1 (9.09%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Shell Script
2 3 (27.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) MCSE
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) RHCSA
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
3 1 (9.09%) HNC
System Software
1 11 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (54.55%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
3 3 (27.27%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (18.18%) iptables
4 2 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) Ansible
1 4 (36.36%) Puppet
1 4 (36.36%) Red Hat Satellite
2 3 (27.27%) Backup Exec
2 3 (27.27%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (27.27%) NetBackup
2 3 (27.27%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (27.27%) SCCM
2 3 (27.27%) SCOM
2 3 (27.27%) vCenter Server
2 3 (27.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (81.82%) Red Hat
3 6 (54.55%) Oracle
4 3 (27.27%) McAfee
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 3 (27.27%) Symantec