The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 155 161 161
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Contract jobs citing vSphere 42 58 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.72% 0.80% 0.81%
As % of the System Software category 7.30% 8.92% 10.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 43 32
Average daily rate
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£410 £400 £391
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £475 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -12.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.25 £30.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-20.49% +34.06%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

System Software Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
575 650 574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.88% 8.97% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 403 355
Average daily rate £363 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £203 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 51 55
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £126.00 £34.30 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 63 (94.03%) VMware
2 52 (77.61%) Windows
3 42 (62.69%) Active Directory
3 42 (62.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (55.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (43.28%) Citrix
6 27 (40.30%) Microsoft
7 26 (38.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 22 (32.84%) HP
9 20 (29.85%) SAN
9 20 (29.85%) SQL Server
10 18 (26.87%) Finance
11 17 (25.37%) MS Exchange
11 17 (25.37%) DNS
11 17 (25.37%) PowerShell
12 15 (22.39%) XenApp
13 14 (20.90%) IBM
13 14 (20.90%) SQL
14 13 (19.40%) Cisco
15 11 (16.42%) VMware ESX
15 11 (16.42%) SCCM
16 10 (14.93%) Firewall
16 10 (14.93%) VPN
17 9 (13.43%) EMC
17 9 (13.43%) SharePoint
17 9 (13.43%) Linux
17 9 (13.43%) Clustering
17 9 (13.43%) Windows 7
17 9 (13.43%) Exchange Server 2010
18 8 (11.94%) F5

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 17 (25.37%) MS Exchange
2 9 (13.43%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (13.43%) SharePoint
3 7 (10.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (8.96%) IIS
5 4 (5.97%) Apache
6 3 (4.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.99%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (2.99%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (11.94%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.96%) MS Office
3 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (29.85%) SAN
2 17 (25.37%) DNS
3 10 (14.93%) Firewall
3 10 (14.93%) VPN
4 8 (11.94%) WAN
4 8 (11.94%) Internet
5 7 (10.45%) LAN
5 7 (10.45%) DHCP
6 5 (7.46%) Wireless
6 5 (7.46%) VLAN
7 4 (5.97%) NetScaler
7 4 (5.97%) Ethernet
7 4 (5.97%) TCP/IP
7 4 (5.97%) VoIP
8 3 (4.48%) SNMP
8 3 (4.48%) IPsec
8 3 (4.48%) Intranet
8 3 (4.48%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (4.48%) Cisco ISE
8 3 (4.48%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (29.85%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.48%) DB2
3 3 (4.48%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.49%) Big Data
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.99%) MSI
2 1 (1.49%) Git (software)
General
1 18 (26.87%) Finance
2 8 (11.94%) Banking
3 6 (8.96%) Retail
4 5 (7.46%) Law
5 4 (5.97%) Legal
6 2 (2.99%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.49%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (16.42%) Analyst
2 8 (11.94%) Administrator
3 6 (8.96%) Consultant
3 6 (8.96%) Server Engineer
3 6 (8.96%) Server Administrator
3 6 (8.96%) Windows Administrator
4 5 (7.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (7.46%) Architect
4 5 (7.46%) Support Analyst
5 4 (5.97%) Storage Administrator
5 4 (5.97%) SAN Administrator
5 4 (5.97%) Storage Engineer
5 4 (5.97%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 4 (5.97%) HP Storage Administrator
6 3 (4.48%) Wintel Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Senior Server Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Network Analyst
6 3 (4.48%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (4.48%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (2.99%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.48%) Regular Expression
2 2 (2.99%) Application Packaging
3 1 (1.49%) .NET
3 1 (1.49%) J2EE
3 1 (1.49%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.43%) Clustering
2 8 (11.94%) Replication
3 4 (5.97%) Firmware
3 4 (5.97%) Thin Client
3 4 (5.97%) Blackberry
3 4 (5.97%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.99%) Celerra
4 2 (2.99%) CCTV
4 2 (2.99%) EqualLogic
4 2 (2.99%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.99%) CLARiiON
5 1 (1.49%) PACS
5 1 (1.49%) PKI
5 1 (1.49%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.49%) FMCG
5 1 (1.49%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 52 (77.61%) Windows
2 37 (55.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (38.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (13.43%) Linux
4 9 (13.43%) Windows 7
5 5 (7.46%) Windows XP
6 3 (4.48%) AIX
6 3 (4.48%) SUSE
6 3 (4.48%) Oracle Linux
6 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.99%) UNIX
8 1 (1.49%) SELinux
8 1 (1.49%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.49%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (7.46%) ITIL
1 5 (7.46%) Migration
1 5 (7.46%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (5.97%) Service Management
3 3 (4.48%) Configuration Management
3 3 (4.48%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (4.48%) Load Balancing
3 3 (4.48%) Change Management
3 3 (4.48%) DevOps
4 2 (2.99%) Server Monitoring
4 2 (2.99%) WAN Optimisation
4 2 (2.99%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (1.49%) Change Control
5 1 (1.49%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (1.49%) ITSM
5 1 (1.49%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (1.49%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (1.49%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (1.49%) Data Protection
5 1 (1.49%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 17 (25.37%) PowerShell
2 14 (20.90%) SQL
3 8 (11.94%) VB
4 2 (2.99%) VBScript
5 1 (1.49%) C
5 1 (1.49%) Java
5 1 (1.49%) Perl
5 1 (1.49%) VBA
5 1 (1.49%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.97%) MCSE
3 3 (4.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (4.48%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.99%) VCDX
4 2 (2.99%) VCAP
4 2 (2.99%) MCTS
4 2 (2.99%) MCITP
4 2 (2.99%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.49%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.49%) MCP
5 1 (1.49%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 42 (62.69%) Active Directory
1 42 (62.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (22.39%) XenApp
3 11 (16.42%) VMware ESX
4 8 (11.94%) XenDesktop
5 7 (10.45%) vCloud
6 4 (5.97%) VMware Server
6 4 (5.97%) UAG
7 3 (4.48%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (4.48%) FreeRADIUS
7 3 (4.48%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (4.48%) ISA Server
8 2 (2.99%) Hyper-V
9 1 (1.49%) NFS
9 1 (1.49%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.49%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (16.42%) SCCM
2 7 (10.45%) SCOM
3 5 (7.46%) Tivoli
3 5 (7.46%) HP SIM
4 4 (5.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (4.48%) BMC PATROL
5 3 (4.48%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 2 (2.99%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (2.99%) Control-M
6 2 (2.99%) MAILsweeper
7 1 (1.49%) DameWare
7 1 (1.49%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.49%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.49%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (1.49%) Nagios
7 1 (1.49%) ARCserve
7 1 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.49%) Icinga
7 1 (1.49%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (1.49%) PureDisk
Vendors
1 63 (94.03%) VMware
2 29 (43.28%) Citrix
3 27 (40.30%) Microsoft
4 22 (32.84%) HP
5 14 (20.90%) IBM
6 13 (19.40%) Cisco
7 9 (13.43%) EMC
8 8 (11.94%) F5
9 6 (8.96%) Websense
10 5 (7.46%) Veeam
10 5 (7.46%) 3PAR
11 4 (5.97%) Juniper
12 3 (4.48%) BMC
12 3 (4.48%) Oracle
12 3 (4.48%) Symantec
12 3 (4.48%) Hitachi
12 3 (4.48%) NetApp
12 3 (4.48%) CheckPoint
12 3 (4.48%) Mitel
13 2 (2.99%) ProCurve
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