Period
to 24 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 May 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 114 166 163
Rank change year-on-year +52 -3 -1
Contract jobs citing vSphere 10 27 29
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.47% 0.58% 0.59%
As % of the System Software category 2.96% 3.82% 5.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 17 25
Median daily rate £400 £250 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +60.00% -41.18% +78.95%
10th Percentile £350 £200 £263
90th Percentile £506 £425 £473
England median daily rate £450 £428 £405
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +40.00% -9.09% +19.57%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 338 706 560
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 15.94% 15.20% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 428 310
Median daily rate £425 £425 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.59% +1.94%
10th Percentile £135 £189 £162
90th Percentile £584 £550 £564
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 28 77
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +3.45% -
10th Percentile £11.59 £10.78 £9.79
90th Percentile £35.00 £21.08 £24.60
Median hourly rate £18.50 £16.60 £16.19
% change year-on-year +11.45% +2.53% +1.19%

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for vSphere in the West Midlands

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing vSphere in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for vSphere in the West Midlands

vSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing vSphere in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for vSphere in the West Midlands

vSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing vSphere in the West Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for vSphere in the West Midlands

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 May 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
Birmingham +29 6 £350 +3.70% 2
Coventry +23 1 £550 +48.65%
Solihull - 1 £375 - 1
Shropshire - 1 £425 -
Warwickshire - 1 - - 1
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (80.00%) Windows
3 6 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (50.00%) SAN
4 5 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (40.00%) WAN
5 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 4 (40.00%) Citrix
5 4 (40.00%) Replication
5 4 (40.00%) Veeam
6 3 (30.00%) XenDesktop
6 3 (30.00%) Azure
6 3 (30.00%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (30.00%) SCCM
6 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
6 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (30.00%) DHCP
6 3 (30.00%) DNS
6 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2016
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (20.00%) IaaS
7 2 (20.00%) vRealize
7 2 (20.00%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (20.00%) vCloud
7 2 (20.00%) Storage Management
7 2 (20.00%) VSAN
7 2 (20.00%) VMware NSX
7 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (20.00%) Telecoms

vSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Azure
2 2 (20.00%) AWS
2 2 (20.00%) IaaS
2 2 (20.00%) PaaS
3 1 (10.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 1 (10.00%) GCP
3 1 (10.00%) GitHub
3 1 (10.00%) Office 365
3 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) SAN
2 4 (40.00%) WAN
3 3 (30.00%) DHCP
3 3 (30.00%) DNS
4 2 (20.00%) LAN
4 2 (20.00%) VSAN
5 1 (10.00%) NetScaler
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Bitbucket
1 1 (10.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
General
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Architect
3 1 (10.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Architect
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (10.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Replication
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2016
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) Linux
4 1 (10.00%) Solaris
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 3 (30.00%) Test Automation
3 2 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Storage Management
3 2 (20.00%) Validation
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (10.00%) Business Development
4 1 (10.00%) Coaching
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) DevOps
4 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (10.00%) ERP
4 1 (10.00%) ITSM
4 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (10.00%) Scrum
4 1 (10.00%) Security Operations
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) Go
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) AWS Certification
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (30.00%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (30.00%) XenDesktop
4 2 (20.00%) DFS Replication
4 2 (20.00%) vCloud
4 2 (20.00%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (20.00%) VMware NSX
4 2 (20.00%) XenApp
5 1 (10.00%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 1 (10.00%) Docker
5 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) SCCM
2 2 (20.00%) vRealize
3 1 (10.00%) Ansible
3 1 (10.00%) Kubernetes
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (10.00%) NetBackup
3 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (10.00%) Puppet
3 1 (10.00%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (40.00%) Citrix
2 4 (40.00%) Veeam
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) 3PAR
4 1 (10.00%) AppDynamics
4 1 (10.00%) Dell
4 1 (10.00%) EMC
4 1 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) New Relic
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle
4 1 (10.00%) Splunk