Period
to 16 June 2019

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 16 June 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
16 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 88 83 91
Rank change year-on-year -5 +8 -4
Contract jobs citing vSphere 13 19 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.88% 1.29% 0.23%
As % of the System Software category 5.26% 10.22% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 1
Wales median daily rate £350 £450 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +45.16% +20.39%
10th Percentile £310 £257 £305
90th Percentile £430 £530 £315
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Wales median hourly rate - - £16.28
UK median hourly rate £37.16 £27.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +35.13% +25.00% -48.84%

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 247 186 157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 16.81% 12.63% 11.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 115 99
Wales median daily rate £425 £425 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +88.89% -35.71%
10th Percentile £147 £201 £153
90th Percentile £650 £575 £475
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £420
% change year-on-year +5.56% +7.14% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 24 30
Wales median hourly rate £14.14 £12.00 £17.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.79% -29.99% +31.85%
10th Percentile £10.17 £10.13 £10.50
90th Percentile £22.53 £20.00 £77.50
UK median hourly rate £16.86 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +5.38% - -

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 16 June 2019.

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 16 June 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
South Wales -4 12 £350 -22.22%
vSphere
UK

For the 6 months to 16 June 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 Wales region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 13 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 9 (69.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
4 7 (53.85%) Dell
4 7 (53.85%) Cisco
4 7 (53.85%) Citrix
4 7 (53.85%) XenDesktop
5 5 (38.46%) Hyper-V
5 5 (38.46%) XenApp
5 5 (38.46%) Skype for Business
5 5 (38.46%) Office 365
5 5 (38.46%) NetScaler
5 5 (38.46%) Fortinet
5 5 (38.46%) HP
5 5 (38.46%) Linux
5 5 (38.46%) LAN
5 5 (38.46%) WAN
5 5 (38.46%) Meraki
5 5 (38.46%) Windows Server
5 5 (38.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 4 (30.77%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (30.77%) VMware NSX
6 4 (30.77%) Storage Management
6 4 (30.77%) Availability Management
6 4 (30.77%) Infrastructure Automation
6 4 (30.77%) Ansible
6 4 (30.77%) RHCSA
6 4 (30.77%) Oracle

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 5 (38.46%) Skype for Business
2 3 (23.08%) Confluence
2 3 (23.08%) IIS
3 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) Office 365
2 4 (30.77%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (23.08%) GitHub
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) LAN
1 5 (38.46%) NetScaler
1 5 (38.46%) WAN
2 3 (23.08%) DNS
2 3 (23.08%) Firewall
3 2 (15.38%) DHCP
3 2 (15.38%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) GitLab
1 3 (23.08%) JIRA
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) Platform Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
2 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Support
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Senior Platform Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Clustering
1 3 (23.08%) Fat Client
1 3 (23.08%) Self-Motivation
1 3 (23.08%) Thin Client
2 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Linux
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Server
3 4 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 4 (30.77%) Availability Management
2 4 (30.77%) Infrastructure Automation
2 4 (30.77%) Performance Management
2 4 (30.77%) Storage Management
3 3 (23.08%) DevOps
3 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (23.08%) Server Management
3 3 (23.08%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (15.38%) Coaching
4 2 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (15.38%) Patch Management
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (7.69%) Security Hardening
5 1 (7.69%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Shell Script
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) RHCSA
2 2 (15.38%) Degree
3 1 (7.69%) DV Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 9 (69.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
3 7 (53.85%) XenDesktop
4 5 (38.46%) Hyper-V
4 5 (38.46%) XenApp
5 4 (30.77%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (30.77%) VMware NSX
6 3 (23.08%) vCloud
7 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) Ansible
1 4 (30.77%) Puppet
1 4 (30.77%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (7.69%) Nagios
2 1 (7.69%) NetBackup
2 1 (7.69%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
3 7 (53.85%) Cisco
3 7 (53.85%) Citrix
3 7 (53.85%) Dell
4 5 (38.46%) Fortinet
4 5 (38.46%) HP
4 5 (38.46%) Meraki
5 4 (30.77%) Oracle
5 4 (30.77%) Red Hat
5 4 (30.77%) Veeam
6 3 (23.08%) Intel
6 3 (23.08%) Kaspersky
6 3 (23.08%) Sophos
6 3 (23.08%) Zerto
7 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
7 2 (15.38%) EMC
8 1 (7.69%) NetApp
8 1 (7.69%) Veritas