Period
to 19 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 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 19 September 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
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
19 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 131 166 141
Rank change year-on-year +35 -25 +59
Contract jobs citing vSphere 41 29 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.02% 0.58% 1.05%
As % of the System Software category 6.25% 4.19% 8.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 19 24
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% -3.75% +11.11%
10th Percentile £278 £269 £263
90th Percentile £523 £505 £542
England median daily rate £418 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +4.38% +2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Yorkshire median hourly rate - £16.50 £17.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.12% -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £20.50 £17.39
% change year-on-year +70.73% +17.88% -36.76%

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 656 692 521
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 16.34% 13.78% 12.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 441 339
Yorkshire median daily rate £420 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% -3.90%
10th Percentile £156 £219 £121
90th Percentile £560 £538 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 47 45
Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -14.29%
10th Percentile £9.80 £9.18 £9.80
90th Percentile £31.25 £28.60 £19.80
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.70
% change year-on-year - -1.20% +4.38%

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for vSphere in Yorkshire

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for vSphere in Yorkshire

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing vSphere in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 19 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for vSphere in Yorkshire

vSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere in Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for vSphere in Yorkshire

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 19 September 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
West Yorkshire +59 31 £375 -15.49% 5
South Yorkshire -21 6 £463 +2.78% 1
North Yorkshire +3 1 £275 +22.22% 6
East Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 39 (95.12%) VMware
2 29 (70.73%) Windows
3 27 (65.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (63.41%) Windows Server
5 21 (51.22%) Linux
6 19 (46.34%) Active Directory
7 18 (43.90%) Azure
8 16 (39.02%) Microsoft
9 15 (36.59%) VMware NSX
10 14 (34.15%) AWS
11 13 (31.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 13 (31.71%) vRealize
11 13 (31.71%) TCP/IP
12 12 (29.27%) DNS
12 12 (29.27%) SAN
12 12 (29.27%) VSAN
12 12 (29.27%) DevOps
13 11 (26.83%) NAS
13 11 (26.83%) Cisco
14 10 (24.39%) MS Exchange
14 10 (24.39%) Firewall
14 10 (24.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 10 (24.39%) Data Centre
15 9 (21.95%) Office 365
16 8 (19.51%) GCP
16 8 (19.51%) Change Management
16 8 (19.51%) Clustering
16 8 (19.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 8 (19.51%) EMC
17 7 (17.07%) HP

vSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire 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 (24.39%) MS Exchange
2 5 (12.20%) OpenStack
3 4 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (9.76%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 18 (43.90%) Azure
2 14 (34.15%) AWS
3 9 (21.95%) Office 365
4 8 (19.51%) GCP
5 6 (14.63%) IaaS
5 6 (14.63%) PaaS
6 5 (12.20%) SaaS
7 4 (9.76%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (7.32%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (7.32%) GitHub
9 1 (2.44%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (2.44%) BrowserStack
9 1 (2.44%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 13 (31.71%) TCP/IP
2 12 (29.27%) DNS
2 12 (29.27%) SAN
2 12 (29.27%) VSAN
3 11 (26.83%) NAS
4 10 (24.39%) Firewall
5 6 (14.63%) SSH
5 6 (14.63%) SSL
6 5 (12.20%) DHCP
6 5 (12.20%) HTTP
6 5 (12.20%) Network Security
7 4 (9.76%) FTP
7 4 (9.76%) LAN
7 4 (9.76%) SMTP
7 4 (9.76%) VPN
7 4 (9.76%) WAN
8 2 (4.88%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (4.88%) VLAN
9 1 (2.44%) FCoE
9 1 (2.44%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.44%) RDBMS
1 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Jenkins
2 3 (7.32%) GitLab
3 1 (2.44%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.44%) JIRA
3 1 (2.44%) JUnit
3 1 (2.44%) Maven
3 1 (2.44%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (2.44%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.44%) TestNG
General
1 5 (12.20%) Finance
2 4 (9.76%) Banking
3 3 (7.32%) Retail
4 2 (4.88%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.44%) Back Office
5 1 (2.44%) Games
5 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (29.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (14.63%) Architect
2 6 (14.63%) Cloud Architect
2 6 (14.63%) Server Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) AWS Architect
3 5 (12.20%) Security Architect
3 5 (12.20%) VMware Architect
3 5 (12.20%) VMware Engineer
3 5 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (9.76%) Administrator
4 4 (9.76%) Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (9.76%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Windows Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Windows Server Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) LDAP
2 2 (4.88%) LAMP
3 1 (2.44%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 10 (24.39%) Data Centre
2 8 (19.51%) Clustering
3 6 (14.63%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (12.20%) EMC VMAX
4 5 (12.20%) EMC VNX
5 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.88%) iSeries
5 2 (4.88%) Mainframe
6 1 (2.44%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.44%) CMDB
6 1 (2.44%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.44%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 29 (70.73%) Windows
2 26 (63.41%) Windows Server
3 21 (51.22%) Linux
4 10 (24.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (17.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (14.63%) Unix
7 5 (12.20%) SUSE
8 4 (9.76%) AIX
8 4 (9.76%) Solaris
8 4 (9.76%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 3 (7.32%) Windows 10
10 2 (4.88%) CentOS
10 2 (4.88%) Debian
10 2 (4.88%) HPUX
10 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (31.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 12 (29.27%) DevOps
3 8 (19.51%) Change Management
4 6 (14.63%) ITIL
5 5 (12.20%) DevSecOps
5 5 (12.20%) Mentoring
5 5 (12.20%) Project Management
5 5 (12.20%) Risk Assessment
5 5 (12.20%) Security Architecture
5 5 (12.20%) Security Testing
5 5 (12.20%) Service Delivery
6 4 (9.76%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (9.76%) Data Security
6 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure as Code
6 4 (9.76%) Migration
6 4 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (7.32%) Computer Science
7 3 (7.32%) Decision-Making
7 3 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (7.32%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.76%) Java
2 3 (7.32%) Go
2 3 (7.32%) PowerShell
2 3 (7.32%) Python
2 3 (7.32%) Ruby
3 1 (2.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (19.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 5 (12.20%) MCP
3 4 (9.76%) MCSE
3 4 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (7.32%) CCA
4 3 (7.32%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (7.32%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (7.32%) Degree
4 3 (7.32%) MCITP
4 3 (7.32%) VCP6
5 1 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (12.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (4.88%) SLA
3 1 (2.44%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 27 (65.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (46.34%) Active Directory
3 15 (36.59%) VMware NSX
4 5 (12.20%) XenApp
5 2 (4.88%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.44%) Firmware
6 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (2.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.44%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 13 (31.71%) vRealize
2 7 (17.07%) vCenter Server
3 5 (12.20%) EMC VPLEX
3 5 (12.20%) SCCM
4 4 (9.76%) Ansible
4 4 (9.76%) Puppet
5 3 (7.32%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (7.32%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 2 (4.88%) WSUS
7 1 (2.44%) Data Guard
7 1 (2.44%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (2.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (2.44%) Terraform
7 1 (2.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 39 (95.12%) VMware
2 16 (39.02%) Microsoft
3 11 (26.83%) Cisco
4 8 (19.51%) EMC
5 7 (17.07%) Brocade
5 7 (17.07%) HP
6 5 (12.20%) Alibaba
6 5 (12.20%) Citrix
6 5 (12.20%) Dell
6 5 (12.20%) Fortinet
6 5 (12.20%) Red Hat
7 4 (9.76%) BMC
7 4 (9.76%) NetApp
8 3 (7.32%) Google
8 3 (7.32%) Veeam
9 2 (4.88%) Oracle
9 2 (4.88%) Sophos
10 1 (2.44%) IBM
10 1 (2.44%) McAfee
10 1 (2.44%) Symantec