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 26 January 2015 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 144 173 163
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -10
Contract jobs citing vSphere 48 29 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.95% 0.48% 0.54%
As % of the System Software category 11.03% 5.70% 6.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 23 27
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£450 £390 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £326 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £491 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+27.86% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £23.22 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £23.20 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+2.37% -19.30%
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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
435 509 468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.58% 8.47% 8.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 334 278
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £226 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £543 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 32 65
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.65 £24.20 £54.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

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 26 January 2015.

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 January 2015, 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 83 (83.00%) VMware
2 77 (77.00%) Windows
3 59 (59.00%) Active Directory
4 48 (48.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 41 (41.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (41.00%) Citrix
6 35 (35.00%) SAN
7 33 (33.00%) Finance
8 32 (32.00%) Microsoft
9 29 (29.00%) HP
10 27 (27.00%) XenApp
11 24 (24.00%) DNS
12 23 (23.00%) MS Exchange
12 23 (23.00%) NetApp
12 23 (23.00%) SQL Server
13 22 (22.00%) Windows Server 2003
14 20 (20.00%) EMC
15 19 (19.00%) IIS
15 19 (19.00%) Migration
16 18 (18.00%) Cisco
17 17 (17.00%) Firewall
18 16 (16.00%) ITIL
18 16 (16.00%) PowerShell
18 16 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2010
19 15 (15.00%) XenDesktop
19 15 (15.00%) Linux
20 13 (13.00%) SQL
20 13 (13.00%) Clustering
20 13 (13.00%) SCCM
20 13 (13.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, 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 23 (23.00%) MS Exchange
2 19 (19.00%) IIS
3 16 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (10.00%) SharePoint
5 6 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (4.00%) Lync
7 4 (4.00%) OpenStack
7 4 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (3.00%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (3.00%) Apache
9 2 (2.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (2.00%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (8.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.00%) MS Office
3 2 (2.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.00%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (4.00%) Office 365
2 3 (3.00%) IaaS
2 3 (3.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.00%) PaaS
3 1 (1.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (35.00%) SAN
2 24 (24.00%) DNS
3 17 (17.00%) Firewall
4 10 (10.00%) Internet
5 9 (9.00%) VPN
5 9 (9.00%) VLAN
5 9 (9.00%) NAS
6 7 (7.00%) DHCP
7 6 (6.00%) NetScaler
8 5 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (5.00%) Network Security
8 5 (5.00%) WAN
8 5 (5.00%) DMZ
9 4 (4.00%) TCP/IP
9 4 (4.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 3 (3.00%) Cisco ISE
10 3 (3.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (3.00%) IPsec
10 3 (3.00%) Ethernet
10 3 (3.00%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (23.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.00%) DB2
4 2 (2.00%) MySQL
5 1 (1.00%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.00%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.00%) Subversion
1 2 (2.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.00%) Jenkins
General
1 33 (33.00%) Finance
2 11 (11.00%) Banking
3 6 (6.00%) Investment Banking
4 4 (4.00%) Retail
5 3 (3.00%) Back Office
6 2 (2.00%) Law
6 2 (2.00%) Legal
6 2 (2.00%) Marketing
7 1 (1.00%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.00%) Advertising
7 1 (1.00%) Publishing
7 1 (1.00%) Electronics
7 1 (1.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (18.00%) Architect
2 13 (13.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (11.00%) Consultant
3 11 (11.00%) Server Engineer
4 9 (9.00%) Analyst
5 7 (7.00%) Administrator
5 7 (7.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 7 (7.00%) VMware Consultant
6 6 (6.00%) Storage Architect
7 5 (5.00%) Wintel Engineer
7 5 (5.00%) VMware Engineer
7 5 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
7 5 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (4.00%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.00%) Network Engineer
8 4 (4.00%) Storage Administrator
8 4 (4.00%) Senior Server Engineer
8 4 (4.00%) Server Administrator
8 4 (4.00%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.00%) .NET
2 3 (3.00%) Web Services
2 3 (3.00%) Regular Expression
3 2 (2.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.00%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.00%) J2EE
4 1 (1.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.00%) Clustering
2 9 (9.00%) Replication
3 8 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.00%) Thin Client
4 6 (6.00%) Fat Client
5 5 (5.00%) Celerra
5 5 (5.00%) CLARiiON
6 4 (4.00%) Blackberry
7 3 (3.00%) PDA
7 3 (3.00%) Handset
8 2 (2.00%) CESG
8 2 (2.00%) EqualLogic
9 1 (1.00%) Hedge funds
9 1 (1.00%) CESG CLAS
9 1 (1.00%) CCTV
9 1 (1.00%) DTV
9 1 (1.00%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.00%) Symmetrix
9 1 (1.00%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 77 (77.00%) Windows
2 41 (41.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (22.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (15.00%) Linux
5 7 (7.00%) Windows 7
6 4 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.00%) Oracle Linux
7 3 (3.00%) AIX
7 3 (3.00%) SUSE
8 2 (2.00%) CentOS
9 1 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.00%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (19.00%) Migration
2 16 (16.00%) ITIL
3 10 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 9 (9.00%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (7.00%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (5.00%) Problem Management
6 5 (5.00%) Service Delivery
6 5 (5.00%) Change Management
6 5 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (4.00%) Configuration Management
7 4 (4.00%) Business Continuity
7 4 (4.00%) DevOps
7 4 (4.00%) Line Management
8 3 (3.00%) Kanban
8 3 (3.00%) Data Protection
8 3 (3.00%) Release Management
8 3 (3.00%) TOGAF
8 3 (3.00%) Service Management
8 3 (3.00%) WAN Optimisation
8 3 (3.00%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 16 (16.00%) PowerShell
2 13 (13.00%) SQL
3 4 (4.00%) VBScript
3 4 (4.00%) VB
3 4 (4.00%) Python
3 4 (4.00%) Java
3 4 (4.00%) Perl
3 4 (4.00%) PHP
3 4 (4.00%) Ruby
4 1 (1.00%) C
4 1 (1.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (13.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 7 (7.00%) SC Cleared
2 7 (7.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.00%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (6.00%) CCNA
4 5 (5.00%) NCDA
4 5 (5.00%) NCIE
5 4 (4.00%) CCNP
6 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (2.00%) MCP
7 2 (2.00%) MCSE
7 2 (2.00%) MCSA
8 1 (1.00%) CCA
8 1 (1.00%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.00%) CCSA
8 1 (1.00%) VCP5
8 1 (1.00%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.00%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.00%) QA
3 1 (1.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 59 (59.00%) Active Directory
2 48 (48.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (27.00%) XenApp
4 15 (15.00%) XenDesktop
5 11 (11.00%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (11.00%) VMware ESX
6 9 (9.00%) vCloud
7 8 (8.00%) Hyper-V
8 5 (5.00%) Firmware
8 5 (5.00%) UAG
9 4 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (4.00%) VMware Server
10 3 (3.00%) FreeRADIUS
11 1 (1.00%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (1.00%) NFS
11 1 (1.00%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 13 (13.00%) SCCM
2 12 (12.00%) SCOM
3 9 (9.00%) Tivoli
4 5 (5.00%) Puppet
5 4 (4.00%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 4 (4.00%) HP SIM
5 4 (4.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (4.00%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (3.00%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (3.00%) SCOrch
7 2 (2.00%) Kibana
7 2 (2.00%) SCDPM
7 2 (2.00%) ZABBIX
7 2 (2.00%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (2.00%) Control-M
7 2 (2.00%) SCVMM
7 2 (2.00%) BladeLogic
8 1 (1.00%) WSUS
8 1 (1.00%) Nagios
8 1 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 83 (83.00%) VMware
2 41 (41.00%) Citrix
3 32 (32.00%) Microsoft
4 29 (29.00%) HP
5 23 (23.00%) NetApp
6 20 (20.00%) EMC
7 18 (18.00%) Cisco
8 9 (9.00%) IBM
9 8 (8.00%) Dell
9 8 (8.00%) F5
10 6 (6.00%) Veeam
10 6 (6.00%) BMC
10 6 (6.00%) 3PAR
11 4 (4.00%) Juniper
11 4 (4.00%) CheckPoint
12 3 (3.00%) Symantec
12 3 (3.00%) Oracle
12 3 (3.00%) AppSense
13 2 (2.00%) Perforce
13 2 (2.00%) Sophos
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