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 November 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 157 189 160
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -29
Contract jobs citing vSphere 46 41 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.78% 0.58% 0.63%
As % of the System Software category 8.86% 6.35% 7.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 30 32
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£463 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.35% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £498 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £280 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £23.22 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £21.17 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+37.01% -17.80%
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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
519 646 526
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.84% 9.14% 8.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 429 313
Average daily rate £360 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 51 53
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £12.60 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.55 £24.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.63 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+7.77% -5.30%

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 November 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 November 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 74 (84.09%) VMware
2 68 (77.27%) Windows
3 51 (57.95%) Active Directory
4 45 (51.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 38 (43.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 36 (40.91%) Citrix
7 30 (34.09%) HP
7 30 (34.09%) SAN
8 28 (31.82%) Finance
9 25 (28.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 24 (27.27%) XenApp
11 22 (25.00%) Microsoft
12 21 (23.86%) SQL Server
13 20 (22.73%) DNS
13 20 (22.73%) NetApp
14 17 (19.32%) ITIL
15 16 (18.18%) IIS
15 16 (18.18%) SQL
15 16 (18.18%) EMC
15 16 (18.18%) PowerShell
16 15 (17.05%) Cisco
16 15 (17.05%) Linux
17 14 (15.91%) MS Exchange
17 14 (15.91%) Migration
17 14 (15.91%) XenDesktop
17 14 (15.91%) SCCM
18 13 (14.77%) VMware ESXi
18 13 (14.77%) Firewall
19 12 (13.64%) VMware ESX
20 11 (12.50%) Clustering

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

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 16 (18.18%) IIS
2 14 (15.91%) MS Exchange
3 10 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (10.23%) SharePoint
5 4 (4.55%) Apache
5 4 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (3.41%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (3.41%) OpenStack
7 2 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.14%) Lync
8 1 (1.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (10.23%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.68%) MS Office
3 2 (2.27%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.27%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.27%) Office 365
1 2 (2.27%) PaaS
2 1 (1.14%) IaaS
2 1 (1.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (34.09%) SAN
2 20 (22.73%) DNS
3 13 (14.77%) Firewall
4 9 (10.23%) VPN
5 7 (7.95%) WAN
6 6 (6.82%) DHCP
6 6 (6.82%) Internet
6 6 (6.82%) NAS
6 6 (6.82%) VLAN
7 5 (5.68%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (5.68%) TCP/IP
7 5 (5.68%) DMZ
8 4 (4.55%) Network Security
8 4 (4.55%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 3 (3.41%) Cisco ISE
9 3 (3.41%) NetScaler
9 3 (3.41%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (3.41%) BGP
9 3 (3.41%) IPsec
9 3 (3.41%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (23.86%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.41%) DB2
4 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.14%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.14%) Big Data
5 1 (1.14%) MySQL
5 1 (1.14%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.27%) Subversion
2 2 (2.27%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.14%) MSI
General
1 28 (31.82%) Finance
2 10 (11.36%) Banking
3 5 (5.68%) Retail
3 5 (5.68%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.41%) Law
5 1 (1.14%) Marketing
5 1 (1.14%) Back Office
5 1 (1.14%) Legal
5 1 (1.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (18.18%) Architect
2 10 (11.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (9.09%) Analyst
3 8 (9.09%) Consultant
3 8 (9.09%) Administrator
3 8 (9.09%) Server Engineer
4 7 (7.95%) Infrastructure Architect
5 6 (6.82%) VMware Consultant
6 5 (5.68%) Server Administrator
6 5 (5.68%) Windows Administrator
6 5 (5.68%) Windows Engineer
6 5 (5.68%) Storage Architect
7 4 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (4.55%) HP Storage Administrator
7 4 (4.55%) Storage Administrator
7 4 (4.55%) Senior Server Engineer
7 4 (4.55%) SAN Administrator
7 4 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) Wintel Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) Backup Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.82%) .NET
2 3 (3.41%) Regular Expression
3 2 (2.27%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.27%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.14%) Middleware
4 1 (1.14%) J2EE
4 1 (1.14%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.50%) Clustering
2 8 (9.09%) Replication
2 8 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.82%) Thin Client
3 6 (6.82%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.41%) Celerra
4 3 (3.41%) CLARiiON
5 2 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.27%) EqualLogic
5 2 (2.27%) CESG
6 1 (1.14%) PKI
6 1 (1.14%) PDA
6 1 (1.14%) CCTV
6 1 (1.14%) PACS
6 1 (1.14%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (1.14%) Open Source
6 1 (1.14%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.14%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 68 (77.27%) Windows
2 38 (43.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (28.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (17.05%) Linux
5 7 (7.95%) Windows 7
6 4 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.41%) Oracle Linux
7 3 (3.41%) SUSE
7 3 (3.41%) AIX
7 3 (3.41%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.27%) UNIX
8 2 (2.27%) CentOS
9 1 (1.14%) SELinux
9 1 (1.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (19.32%) ITIL
2 14 (15.91%) Migration
3 9 (10.23%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (9.09%) Load Balancing
5 6 (6.82%) Configuration Management
5 6 (6.82%) DevOps
5 6 (6.82%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (5.68%) Problem Management
6 5 (5.68%) Change Management
7 3 (3.41%) Line Management
7 3 (3.41%) Coaching
7 3 (3.41%) Kanban
7 3 (3.41%) Data Protection
7 3 (3.41%) TOGAF
7 3 (3.41%) WAN Optimisation
7 3 (3.41%) Service Management
7 3 (3.41%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.27%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (2.27%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (2.27%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 16 (18.18%) SQL
1 16 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.55%) VB
2 4 (4.55%) Java
2 4 (4.55%) Ruby
3 3 (3.41%) Perl
3 3 (3.41%) PHP
3 3 (3.41%) Python
4 2 (2.27%) VBScript
5 1 (1.14%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.14%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (11.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 5 (5.68%) SC Cleared
2 5 (5.68%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (4.55%) NCDA
3 4 (4.55%) NCIE
4 3 (3.41%) CCNA
5 2 (2.27%) CCNP
5 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.27%) MCSE
5 2 (2.27%) Degree
6 1 (1.14%) VCP5
6 1 (1.14%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.14%) MCSA
6 1 (1.14%) MCP
6 1 (1.14%) CCA
6 1 (1.14%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.27%) QA
3 1 (1.14%) COBIT
System Software
1 51 (57.95%) Active Directory
2 45 (51.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (27.27%) XenApp
4 14 (15.91%) XenDesktop
5 13 (14.77%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (13.64%) VMware ESX
7 9 (10.23%) vCloud
8 4 (4.55%) Firmware
8 4 (4.55%) UAG
8 4 (4.55%) VMware Server
9 3 (3.41%) FreeRADIUS
9 3 (3.41%) Hyper-V
10 2 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (1.14%) ProxySG
11 1 (1.14%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (1.14%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 14 (15.91%) SCCM
2 11 (12.50%) SCOM
3 9 (10.23%) Tivoli
4 5 (5.68%) HP SIM
4 5 (5.68%) Puppet
5 4 (4.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (4.55%) BMC PATROL
5 4 (4.55%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 3 (3.41%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (2.27%) Control-M
7 2 (2.27%) ZABBIX
7 2 (2.27%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (2.27%) SCVMM
7 2 (2.27%) BladeLogic
7 2 (2.27%) Kibana
7 2 (2.27%) SCDPM
8 1 (1.14%) SCOrch
8 1 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (1.14%) Icinga
8 1 (1.14%) FreeIPA
Vendors
1 74 (84.09%) VMware
2 36 (40.91%) Citrix
3 30 (34.09%) HP
4 22 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 20 (22.73%) NetApp
6 16 (18.18%) EMC
7 15 (17.05%) Cisco
8 11 (12.50%) IBM
9 10 (11.36%) F5
10 7 (7.95%) Dell
11 6 (6.82%) BMC
11 6 (6.82%) Veeam
11 6 (6.82%) 3PAR
12 5 (5.68%) Juniper
13 3 (3.41%) Websense
13 3 (3.41%) Oracle
13 3 (3.41%) CheckPoint
14 2 (2.27%) Adobe
14 2 (2.27%) CommVault
14 2 (2.27%) Perforce
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