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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
London / City of London
Rank 139 125 141
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +16
Contract jobs citing vSphere 8 26 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.27% 0.86% 0.90%
As % of the System Software category 2.61% 8.78% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 24 29
Median daily rate £388 £406 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.55% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £322 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £535 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £23.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £25.80 £24.88
% change year-on-year
+49.22% +3.71%

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
307 296 458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.47% 9.77% 9.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 227 312
Median daily rate £450 £415 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% +7.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £238 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 34
Median hourly rate £21.75 £16.00 £17.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.93% -10.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £25.80 £22.77
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

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 24 January 2017.

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 24 January 2017, 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 19 (90.48%) VMware
2 14 (66.67%) Windows
3 12 (57.14%) Finance
4 10 (47.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 7 (33.33%) Linux
5 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (33.33%) Windows Server
6 6 (28.57%) Oracle
6 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (23.81%) PowerShell
7 5 (23.81%) HP
8 4 (19.05%) SAN
8 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
8 4 (19.05%) ITIL
8 4 (19.05%) Unix
8 4 (19.05%) IBM
8 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
8 4 (19.05%) PCI DSS
8 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (19.05%) Oracle Database
8 4 (19.05%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (14.29%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (14.29%) vRealize
9 3 (14.29%) Data Centre
9 3 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (14.29%) DNS
9 3 (14.29%) EMC
9 3 (14.29%) Intel

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 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
1 2 (9.52%) OpenStack
2 1 (4.76%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (4.76%) CloudStack
2 1 (4.76%) IIS
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.76%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (4.76%) Heroku
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.76%) Office 365
2 1 (4.76%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) SAN
2 3 (14.29%) DNS
3 1 (4.76%) DHCP
3 1 (4.76%) DMZ
3 1 (4.76%) Firewall
3 1 (4.76%) NAS
3 1 (4.76%) NetScaler
3 1 (4.76%) SSL
3 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (4.76%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) Oracle Database
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (4.76%) DB2
2 1 (4.76%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MSI
General
1 12 (57.14%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Games
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Administrator
1 5 (23.81%) Architect
2 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Architect
2 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (14.29%) VMware Architect
4 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (9.52%) Citrix Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) IT Architect
4 2 (9.52%) IT Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) Unix Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
1 1 (4.76%) HTML
1 1 (4.76%) Middleware
1 1 (4.76%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.76%) Replication
2 1 (4.76%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 14 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (33.33%) Linux
2 7 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (19.05%) Unix
5 3 (14.29%) AIX
5 3 (14.29%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (9.52%) Solaris
6 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
6 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (4.76%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (4.76%) Mac OS
7 1 (4.76%) SUSE
7 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
7 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) ITIL
1 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (14.29%) Change Management
2 3 (14.29%) Migration
3 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
3 2 (9.52%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (9.52%) DevOps
3 2 (9.52%) High Availability
3 2 (9.52%) Open Source
3 2 (9.52%) Patch Management
3 2 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (9.52%) Security Hardening
3 2 (9.52%) Service Management
4 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.76%) Asset Management
4 1 (4.76%) Data Management
4 1 (4.76%) Pair Programming
4 1 (4.76%) Project Management
4 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
4 1 (4.76%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) PowerShell
2 3 (14.29%) SQL
3 2 (9.52%) Bash Shell
3 2 (9.52%) Ruby
4 1 (4.76%) C
4 1 (4.76%) C#
4 1 (4.76%) Go
4 1 (4.76%) Java
4 1 (4.76%) Korn
4 1 (4.76%) Perl
4 1 (4.76%) Python
4 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.76%) VB
4 1 (4.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (9.52%) MCSE
3 1 (4.76%) CCA
3 1 (4.76%) CCNA
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (4.76%) MCDST
3 1 (4.76%) MCSA
3 1 (4.76%) MCTS
3 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (47.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 4 (19.05%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
4 2 (9.52%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (9.52%) VMware ESX
4 2 (9.52%) VMware Server
5 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (4.76%) Xen
5 1 (4.76%) XenApp
5 1 (4.76%) XenDesktop
5 1 (4.76%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) vRealize
2 2 (9.52%) Ansible
2 2 (9.52%) Puppet
3 1 (4.76%) Backup Exec
3 1 (4.76%) NetBackup
3 1 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (4.76%) PowerCLI
3 1 (4.76%) SCCM
3 1 (4.76%) SnapVault
3 1 (4.76%) Sysprep
3 1 (4.76%) Tivoli
3 1 (4.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (90.48%) VMware
2 6 (28.57%) Oracle
3 5 (23.81%) HP
4 4 (19.05%) IBM
4 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
5 3 (14.29%) Citrix
5 3 (14.29%) EMC
5 3 (14.29%) Intel
5 3 (14.29%) Red Hat
6 2 (9.52%) Cisco
6 2 (9.52%) NetApp
6 2 (9.52%) Zerto
7 1 (4.76%) 3PAR
7 1 (4.76%) AppSense
7 1 (4.76%) Brocade
7 1 (4.76%) Dell
7 1 (4.76%) Isilon
7 1 (4.76%) LANDesk
7 1 (4.76%) Veeam
7 1 (4.76%) Veritas