The first table below looks at the demand for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the City of London region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 171 166 177
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +11
Contract jobs citing vSphere 24 55 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.42% 0.78% 0.65%
As % of the System Software category 4.59% 9.50% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 38 30
Average daily rate
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£411 £378 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.94% -5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £296 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £603
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £23.75 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £30.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-37.70% -10.29%
System Software Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
523 579 607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.16% 8.18% 7.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 366 353
Average daily rate £328 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £222 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £318
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 46 53
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.97 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £54.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
vSphere
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vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing vSphere across the City of London region.

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

vSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the City of London region over the 3 months to 10 July 2014.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the City of London region.

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing vSphere also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited vSphere.

1 42 (89.36%) VMware
2 36 (76.60%) Windows
3 32 (68.09%) Active Directory
4 31 (65.96%) VMware Infrastructure
5 27 (57.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (46.81%) Microsoft
7 19 (40.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (40.43%) MS Exchange
8 14 (29.79%) Citrix
9 12 (25.53%) HP
9 12 (25.53%) PowerShell
10 11 (23.40%) SQL Server
11 10 (21.28%) Cisco
12 9 (19.15%) IBM
12 9 (19.15%) DNS
12 9 (19.15%) SAN
12 9 (19.15%) SCCM
12 9 (19.15%) Exchange Server 2010
13 8 (17.02%) Windows 7
13 8 (17.02%) Exchange Server 2007
13 8 (17.02%) SQL
14 7 (14.89%) VPN
14 7 (14.89%) XenApp
14 7 (14.89%) Windows Server 2012
15 6 (12.77%) vCloud
15 6 (12.77%) LAN
15 6 (12.77%) MS Office
15 6 (12.77%) ITIL
15 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (12.77%) VMware ESX

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing vSphere also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited vSphere. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (40.43%) MS Exchange
2 9 (19.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (17.02%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (8.51%) SharePoint
5 4 (8.51%) IIS
6 3 (6.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (2.13%) Apache
7 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
7 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (12.77%) MS Office
2 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.15%) DNS
1 9 (19.15%) SAN
2 7 (14.89%) VPN
3 6 (12.77%) Internet
3 6 (12.77%) LAN
4 5 (10.64%) WAN
4 5 (10.64%) DHCP
4 5 (10.64%) Firewall
5 4 (8.51%) Wireless
5 4 (8.51%) VoIP
6 3 (6.38%) TCP/IP
6 3 (6.38%) Intranet
6 3 (6.38%) iSCSI
6 3 (6.38%) NAS
7 2 (4.26%) FCoE
7 2 (4.26%) IMAP
7 2 (4.26%) NetScaler
7 2 (4.26%) SSL
7 2 (4.26%) SNMP
7 2 (4.26%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (23.40%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.13%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.13%) Big Data
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MSI
2 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (12.77%) Finance
1 6 (12.77%) Law
2 3 (6.38%) Legal
2 3 (6.38%) Banking
2 3 (6.38%) Retail
3 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.13%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (12.77%) Analyst
2 5 (10.64%) Consultant
2 5 (10.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (8.51%) Administrator
3 4 (8.51%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 3 (6.38%) Support Analyst
4 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (6.38%) Server Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Server Administrator
5 2 (4.26%) Windows Administrator
5 2 (4.26%) Windows Server Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (4.26%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (4.26%) Storage Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Messaging Consultant
5 2 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (2.13%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) IT Support
6 1 (2.13%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Clustering
2 5 (10.64%) Client/Server
3 4 (8.51%) Blackberry
3 4 (8.51%) Replication
4 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) Firmware
4 1 (2.13%) PKI
4 1 (2.13%) CCTV
4 1 (2.13%) FMCG
4 1 (2.13%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 36 (76.60%) Windows
2 27 (57.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (40.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (17.02%) Windows 7
5 7 (14.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (10.64%) Linux
7 4 (8.51%) Windows XP
8 2 (4.26%) Windows 8
8 2 (4.26%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (2.13%) Windows Vista
9 1 (2.13%) SELinux
9 1 (2.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (12.77%) ITIL
2 4 (8.51%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (6.38%) Service Delivery
3 3 (6.38%) Migration
3 3 (6.38%) DevOps
4 2 (4.26%) Software Distribution
4 2 (4.26%) Service Management
4 2 (4.26%) Server Monitoring
4 2 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (4.26%) Capacity Management
5 1 (2.13%) Software Deployment
5 1 (2.13%) Change Control
5 1 (2.13%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.13%) Business Continuity
5 1 (2.13%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.13%) Logistics
5 1 (2.13%) Web Development
5 1 (2.13%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (2.13%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.13%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (25.53%) PowerShell
2 8 (17.02%) SQL
3 4 (8.51%) VB
4 2 (4.26%) VBScript
5 1 (2.13%) C
5 1 (2.13%) Java
5 1 (2.13%) Perl
5 1 (2.13%) VBA
5 1 (2.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (10.64%) MCSE
3 3 (6.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (4.26%) MCTS
4 2 (4.26%) MCITP
4 2 (4.26%) VCDX
4 2 (4.26%) VCAP
5 1 (2.13%) MCSA
5 1 (2.13%) Degree
5 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.13%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 32 (68.09%) Active Directory
2 31 (65.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (14.89%) XenApp
4 6 (12.77%) vCloud
4 6 (12.77%) VMware ESX
5 5 (10.64%) Hyper-V
5 5 (10.64%) XenDesktop
6 3 (6.38%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (4.26%) Postfix
7 2 (4.26%) ISA Server
7 2 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (2.13%) UAG
8 1 (2.13%) XenServer
8 1 (2.13%) NFS
8 1 (2.13%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (19.15%) SCCM
2 2 (4.26%) SCOM
2 2 (4.26%) MAILsweeper
2 2 (4.26%) HP SIM
2 2 (4.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (4.26%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.13%) Puppet
3 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 1 (2.13%) DameWare
3 1 (2.13%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.13%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.13%) PureDisk
3 1 (2.13%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.13%) Nagios
3 1 (2.13%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 42 (89.36%) VMware
2 22 (46.81%) Microsoft
3 14 (29.79%) Citrix
4 12 (25.53%) HP
5 10 (21.28%) Cisco
6 9 (19.15%) IBM
7 5 (10.64%) EMC
7 5 (10.64%) F5
8 4 (8.51%) Websense
9 3 (6.38%) Symantec
9 3 (6.38%) Hitachi
9 3 (6.38%) NetApp
9 3 (6.38%) Mitel
10 2 (4.26%) RightFax
10 2 (4.26%) Open Text
10 2 (4.26%) Clearswift
10 2 (4.26%) Intel
10 2 (4.26%) Juniper
11 1 (2.13%) CommVault
11 1 (2.13%) Dell
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