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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 125 141 179
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +38
Contract jobs citing vSphere 27 49 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.86% 0.97% 0.46%
As % of the System Software category 9.71% 10.94% 5.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 34 20
Average daily rate £393 £456 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.97% +20.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £308 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £23.22 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.60 £23.00 £23.20
% change year-on-year
+15.65% -0.86%
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
278 448 512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.86% 8.90% 8.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 307 330
Average daily rate £410 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.79% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
- +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 32 30
Average hourly rate £14.75 £18.00 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.05% -3.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £12.50 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.60 £23.34 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 5 February 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 5 February 2016, 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 (91.30%) VMware
2 37 (80.43%) Windows
3 25 (54.35%) Windows Server
4 24 (52.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 22 (47.83%) Active Directory
6 18 (39.13%) Microsoft
6 18 (39.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (34.78%) Cisco
8 14 (30.43%) PowerShell
9 13 (28.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (28.26%) SAN
10 12 (26.09%) ITIL
11 11 (23.91%) SQL Server
11 11 (23.91%) SQL
11 11 (23.91%) Linux
12 10 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (19.57%) Finance
13 9 (19.57%) DNS
13 9 (19.57%) HP
14 8 (17.39%) NetApp
14 8 (17.39%) Migration
14 8 (17.39%) Clustering
14 8 (17.39%) Bash Shell
15 7 (15.22%) VMware ESXi
15 7 (15.22%) XenApp
16 6 (13.04%) SCCM
16 6 (13.04%) Puppet
16 6 (13.04%) NAS
16 6 (13.04%) OpenStack
16 6 (13.04%) Configuration Management

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 6 (13.04%) IIS
1 6 (13.04%) OpenStack
2 4 (8.70%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (6.52%) WebSphere
4 2 (4.35%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (4.35%) Node.js
4 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.52%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.35%) GitHub
3 2 (4.35%) PaaS
4 1 (2.17%) Heroku
4 1 (2.17%) Office 365
4 1 (2.17%) SaaS
4 1 (2.17%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (28.26%) SAN
2 9 (19.57%) DNS
3 6 (13.04%) NAS
4 5 (10.87%) Firewall
4 5 (10.87%) SSL
5 4 (8.70%) DHCP
5 4 (8.70%) iSCSI
6 3 (6.52%) Extranet
6 3 (6.52%) WAN
7 2 (4.35%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (4.35%) LAN
7 2 (4.35%) LDAP
7 2 (4.35%) NetScaler
7 2 (4.35%) SMTP
7 2 (4.35%) TCP/IP
7 2 (4.35%) VLAN
8 1 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (2.17%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (2.17%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (2.17%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (23.91%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (4.35%) DB2
4 2 (4.35%) NoSQL
4 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.17%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (2.17%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (2.17%) Big Data
5 1 (2.17%) Redis
5 1 (2.17%) SAP HANA
5 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.35%) GitLab
1 2 (4.35%) Vagrant
General
1 9 (19.57%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Law
2 3 (6.52%) Retail
3 2 (4.35%) Advertising
3 2 (4.35%) Legal
4 1 (2.17%) Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 10 (21.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (19.57%) Administrator
3 6 (13.04%) Architect
3 6 (13.04%) VMWare Administrator
4 5 (10.87%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (8.70%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 4 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (8.70%) Linux Administrator
5 4 (8.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 4 (8.70%) VMware Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Windows Administrator
5 4 (8.70%) Wintel Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) AWS Administrator
6 3 (6.52%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Operations Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) Middleware
1 4 (8.70%) Web Services
2 2 (4.35%) .NET
2 2 (4.35%) .NET Remoting
2 2 (4.35%) Windows Identity Foundation
2 2 (4.35%) ZeroMQ
3 1 (2.17%) COM
3 1 (2.17%) HTML
3 1 (2.17%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (2.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) Clustering
2 5 (10.87%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.35%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.35%) Fintech
3 2 (4.35%) VCE vBlock
4 1 (2.17%) Celerra
4 1 (2.17%) CLARiiON
4 1 (2.17%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.17%) EqualLogic
4 1 (2.17%) FlexPod
4 1 (2.17%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.17%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (2.17%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 37 (80.43%) Windows
2 25 (54.35%) Windows Server
3 18 (39.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (28.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (23.91%) Linux
6 10 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (10.87%) Unix
8 4 (8.70%) Windows 7
9 3 (6.52%) AIX
9 3 (6.52%) VMS
10 2 (4.35%) CentOS
10 2 (4.35%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (4.35%) Solaris
10 2 (4.35%) SUSE
11 1 (2.17%) Windows 2000
11 1 (2.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.09%) ITIL
2 8 (17.39%) Migration
3 6 (13.04%) Configuration Management
4 5 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (8.70%) DevOps
6 3 (6.52%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (6.52%) Change Management
6 3 (6.52%) Coaching
6 3 (6.52%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (6.52%) Data Protection
6 3 (6.52%) E-Commerce
6 3 (6.52%) ITIL V3
6 3 (6.52%) Load Balancing
6 3 (6.52%) Performance Testing
6 3 (6.52%) Process Management
6 3 (6.52%) TOGAF
7 2 (4.35%) Change Control
7 2 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.35%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 14 (30.43%) PowerShell
2 11 (23.91%) SQL
3 8 (17.39%) Bash Shell
4 5 (10.87%) Perl
4 5 (10.87%) Python
4 5 (10.87%) VBScript
5 2 (4.35%) Groovy
5 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.35%) Korn
5 2 (4.35%) VB
6 1 (2.17%) Go
6 1 (2.17%) Java
6 1 (2.17%) Ruby
6 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (8.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (6.52%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (6.52%) MCSE
3 2 (4.35%) CCA
3 2 (4.35%) CCNA
3 2 (4.35%) MCSA
3 2 (4.35%) VCP4
3 2 (4.35%) VCP5
4 1 (2.17%) CCEE
4 1 (2.17%) CCNP
4 1 (2.17%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.17%) MCITP
4 1 (2.17%) MCP
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certified Architect
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certified Master
4 1 (2.17%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (52.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (47.83%) Active Directory
3 7 (15.22%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (15.22%) XenApp
4 5 (10.87%) Hyper-V
5 4 (8.70%) vCloud
5 4 (8.70%) VMware ESX
5 4 (8.70%) XenDesktop
6 3 (6.52%) KVM
6 3 (6.52%) NFS
7 2 (4.35%) Docker
8 1 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (2.17%) UAG
8 1 (2.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (2.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (2.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (13.04%) Puppet
1 6 (13.04%) SCCM
2 4 (8.70%) Ansible
2 4 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (4.35%) HP SIM
3 2 (4.35%) SCOM
3 2 (4.35%) vMotion
3 2 (4.35%) WSUS
4 1 (2.17%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.17%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (2.17%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (2.17%) Control-M
4 1 (2.17%) NetVault Backup
4 1 (2.17%) SCVMM
4 1 (2.17%) ThinApp
4 1 (2.17%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 1 (2.17%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 42 (91.30%) VMware
2 18 (39.13%) Microsoft
3 16 (34.78%) Cisco
4 9 (19.57%) HP
5 8 (17.39%) NetApp
6 6 (13.04%) Citrix
6 6 (13.04%) EMC
7 5 (10.87%) IBM
8 3 (6.52%) Oracle
8 3 (6.52%) Rackspace
8 3 (6.52%) Veeam
9 2 (4.35%) F5
9 2 (4.35%) Juniper
9 2 (4.35%) Veritas
10 1 (2.17%) BMC
10 1 (2.17%) CheckPoint
10 1 (2.17%) Dell
10 1 (2.17%) Red Hat
10 1 (2.17%) SAP
10 1 (2.17%) Sun