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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 147 175 175
Rank change year-on-year
+28 0
Contract jobs citing vSphere 19 38 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.56% 0.64% 0.43%
As % of the System Software category 4.96% 6.82% 4.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 19 14
Median daily rate £415 £375 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% -8.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £280 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £486 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
Median hourly rate - £22.83 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +20.15%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £26.25 £18.88
% change year-on-year
-9.52% +39.07%
vSphere
London

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
383 557 556
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.25% 9.41% 9.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 399 385
Median daily rate £474 £400 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.43% +15.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 31 44
Median hourly rate £12.50 £22.83 £18.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.24% +23.53%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+20.58% +9.67%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 July 2016.

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 26 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 30 (66.67%) VMware
2 23 (51.11%) Finance
3 18 (40.00%) Windows
3 18 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 18 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 18 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (37.78%) Amazon AWS
5 16 (35.56%) PowerShell
6 15 (33.33%) Ruby
6 15 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 15 (33.33%) OpenStack
6 15 (33.33%) DevOps
7 14 (31.11%) Windows Server
7 14 (31.11%) Java
8 13 (28.89%) Web Services
9 12 (26.67%) Continuous Delivery
9 12 (26.67%) Cloud Foundry
9 12 (26.67%) Go
9 12 (26.67%) PaaS
9 12 (26.67%) Heroku
9 12 (26.67%) Software Engineering
10 11 (24.44%) TDD
11 10 (22.22%) ITIL
11 10 (22.22%) Redis
12 9 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
12 9 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (20.00%) Linux
12 9 (20.00%) MS Excel
12 9 (20.00%) Firewall
13 8 (17.78%) Cisco

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 15 (33.33%) OpenStack
2 12 (26.67%) Cloud Foundry
3 6 (13.33%) MS Exchange
4 4 (8.89%) IIS
5 3 (6.67%) SharePoint
5 3 (6.67%) WebSphere
5 3 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (4.44%) CloudStack
6 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (4.44%) JBoss
6 2 (4.44%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (4.44%) WebLogic
7 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 9 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.22%) MS Office
2 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 17 (37.78%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (26.67%) Heroku
3 12 (26.67%) PaaS
4 2 (4.44%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (4.44%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.22%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.00%) Firewall
2 8 (17.78%) SAN
3 6 (13.33%) DNS
4 4 (8.89%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (8.89%) NetScaler
5 3 (6.67%) Network Security
6 2 (4.44%) DHCP
6 2 (4.44%) DMZ
6 2 (4.44%) Internet
6 2 (4.44%) IP Telephony
6 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.44%) VLAN
7 1 (2.22%) ADSL
7 1 (2.22%) Broadband
7 1 (2.22%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.22%) LAN
7 1 (2.22%) LDAP
7 1 (2.22%) NAS
7 1 (2.22%) SSL
7 1 (2.22%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.22%) Redis
2 9 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.22%) Big Data
4 1 (2.22%) DB2
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Jenkins
1 3 (6.67%) TeamCity
2 2 (4.44%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.44%) Subversion
3 1 (2.22%) Artifactory
3 1 (2.22%) Maven
3 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.22%) Travis CI
3 1 (2.22%) Vagrant
3 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (51.11%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) Banking
3 2 (4.44%) Back Office
4 1 (2.22%) Legal
4 1 (2.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (26.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (20.00%) Cloud Engineer
3 8 (17.78%) Java Engineer
4 6 (13.33%) Analyst
5 5 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support
6 4 (8.89%) Administrator
6 4 (8.89%) Developer
6 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) Support Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (8.89%) VMware Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Cloud Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Support Analyst
7 3 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Consultant
8 2 (4.44%) IT Manager
8 2 (4.44%) Java Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Network Support
8 2 (4.44%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (28.89%) Web Services
2 9 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (8.89%) .NET
4 2 (4.44%) HTML
4 2 (4.44%) LAMP
5 1 (2.22%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) Clustering
3 1 (2.22%) Replication
3 1 (2.22%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 18 (40.00%) Windows
2 14 (31.11%) Windows Server
3 9 (20.00%) Linux
4 6 (13.33%) Unix
5 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (8.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (6.67%) Windows 7
8 2 (4.44%) AIX
8 2 (4.44%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (4.44%) Solaris
8 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (2.22%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (33.33%) DevOps
2 12 (26.67%) Continuous Delivery
2 12 (26.67%) Software Engineering
3 11 (24.44%) TDD
4 10 (22.22%) ITIL
5 7 (15.56%) Configuration Management
6 5 (11.11%) Service Management
7 4 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (8.89%) Change Management
7 4 (8.89%) Migration
7 4 (8.89%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (6.67%) Incident Management
8 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 3 (6.67%) Investment Management
8 3 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (6.67%) Scrum
9 2 (4.44%) DSDM
9 2 (4.44%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 16 (35.56%) PowerShell
2 15 (33.33%) Ruby
3 14 (31.11%) Java
4 12 (26.67%) Go
5 8 (17.78%) Bash Shell
6 4 (8.89%) Python
7 3 (6.67%) Shell Script
7 3 (6.67%) SQL
8 2 (4.44%) C#
8 2 (4.44%) Perl
9 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
9 1 (2.22%) Korn
9 1 (2.22%) VB
9 1 (2.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (6.67%) MCP
3 2 (4.44%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.22%) CCNA
4 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.22%) MCITP
4 1 (2.22%) MCSE
4 1 (2.22%) RHCA
4 1 (2.22%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 18 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (8.89%) Hyper-V
3 4 (8.89%) VMware ESX
4 3 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (4.44%) DFS Replication
5 2 (4.44%) Xen
5 2 (4.44%) XenDesktop
5 2 (4.44%) XenServer
6 1 (2.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (2.22%) Docker
6 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (2.22%) NFS
6 1 (2.22%) Samba
6 1 (2.22%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (2.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) Puppet
1 6 (13.33%) SCCM
2 5 (11.11%) Ansible
3 4 (8.89%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (8.89%) SCOM
4 3 (6.67%) Tivoli
5 2 (4.44%) Cobbler
5 2 (4.44%) Salt
5 2 (4.44%) Terraform
6 1 (2.22%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (2.22%) Control-M
6 1 (2.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (2.22%) HP SIM
6 1 (2.22%) Kubernetes
6 1 (2.22%) Mesos
6 1 (2.22%) Nagios
6 1 (2.22%) NetBackup
6 1 (2.22%) OpenView
6 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (2.22%) vMotion
Vendors
1 30 (66.67%) VMware
2 18 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (17.78%) Cisco
4 7 (15.56%) Citrix
5 6 (13.33%) HP
6 5 (11.11%) NetApp
7 4 (8.89%) CheckPoint
7 4 (8.89%) Dell
7 4 (8.89%) EMC
7 4 (8.89%) Oracle
7 4 (8.89%) Red Hat
8 3 (6.67%) 3PAR
8 3 (6.67%) IBM
9 2 (4.44%) AppSense
9 2 (4.44%) EnterpriseDB
10 1 (2.22%) BMC
10 1 (2.22%) CommVault
10 1 (2.22%) Sun
10 1 (2.22%) Symantec
10 1 (2.22%) Veritas
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