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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 167 163 164
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing vSphere 39 31 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.67% 0.54% 0.85%
As % of the System Software category 7.14% 5.60% 9.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 19 43
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£375 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £205 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £518 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £22.83 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.15% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £18.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -38.52%
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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
546 554 628
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.45% 9.61% 8.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 397 387
Average daily rate £410 £340 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.58% -9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £185 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 37 53
Average hourly rate £21.63 £17.98 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.27% -7.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.98 £12.25 £13.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.30 £25.75 £33.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -8.57%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 71 (86.59%) VMware
2 70 (85.37%) Windows
3 46 (56.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 43 (52.44%) Citrix
5 41 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 41 (50.00%) SAN
6 40 (48.78%) Microsoft
7 37 (45.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 32 (39.02%) XenApp
8 32 (39.02%) HP
9 31 (37.80%) Windows Server 2003
10 30 (36.59%) Windows Server 2012
11 27 (32.93%) Finance
12 25 (30.49%) Cisco
13 23 (28.05%) Clustering
14 22 (26.83%) DNS
15 21 (25.61%) IBM
15 21 (25.61%) SQL
15 21 (25.61%) PowerShell
16 20 (24.39%) MS Exchange
17 17 (20.73%) SQL Server
17 17 (20.73%) ITIL
17 17 (20.73%) WAN
18 16 (19.51%) Exchange Server 2010
19 15 (18.29%) MS Excel
20 14 (17.07%) EMC
20 14 (17.07%) Microsoft Certification
20 14 (17.07%) NetApp
21 13 (15.85%) LAN
21 13 (15.85%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 20 (24.39%) MS Exchange
2 16 (19.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (9.76%) SharePoint
3 8 (9.76%) IIS
4 6 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (4.88%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (3.66%) OpenStack
6 3 (3.66%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.44%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (2.44%) Lync
8 1 (1.22%) Apache
8 1 (1.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (18.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.66%) MS Office
3 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.22%) Shockwave
3 1 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.66%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.88%) IaaS
2 3 (3.66%) Office 365
2 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.44%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (50.00%) SAN
2 22 (26.83%) DNS
3 17 (20.73%) WAN
4 13 (15.85%) LAN
5 12 (14.63%) TCP/IP
5 12 (14.63%) Firewall
6 10 (12.20%) DHCP
7 7 (8.54%) Ethernet
7 7 (8.54%) VPN
7 7 (8.54%) VLAN
8 6 (7.32%) NAS
9 5 (6.10%) NetScaler
10 4 (4.88%) SSL
10 4 (4.88%) Internet
10 4 (4.88%) SMTP
11 3 (3.66%) LDAP
11 3 (3.66%) HTTP
11 3 (3.66%) iSCSI
12 2 (2.44%) Wireshark
12 2 (2.44%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (20.73%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.66%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.22%) Big Data
4 1 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.22%) DB2
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.44%) WinDbg
2 1 (1.22%) MSI
General
1 27 (32.93%) Finance
2 5 (6.10%) Law
3 4 (4.88%) Banking
4 3 (3.66%) Back Office
4 3 (3.66%) German Language
5 2 (2.44%) Retail
5 2 (2.44%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (15.85%) Administrator
2 12 (14.63%) Architect
3 10 (12.20%) Systems Administrator
3 10 (12.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (10.98%) Server Engineer
5 8 (9.76%) Consultant
6 7 (8.54%) Systems Engineer
6 7 (8.54%) Infrastructure Architect
7 6 (7.32%) Analyst
7 6 (7.32%) Server Administrator
7 6 (7.32%) Windows Administrator
8 5 (6.10%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 5 (6.10%) Windows Systems Administrator
8 5 (6.10%) Senior Systems Engineer
9 4 (4.88%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 4 (4.88%) SAN Administrator
10 3 (3.66%) Citrix Engineer
10 3 (3.66%) Senior Server Engineer
10 3 (3.66%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.66%) Middleware
1 3 (3.66%) Application Packaging
1 3 (3.66%) Web Services
2 2 (2.44%) .NET
2 2 (2.44%) WCF
3 1 (1.22%) Regular Expression
3 1 (1.22%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 23 (28.05%) Clustering
2 11 (13.41%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (13.41%) Data Centre
3 8 (9.76%) Replication
4 4 (4.88%) Thin Client
4 4 (4.88%) Fat Client
5 3 (3.66%) CLARiiON
5 3 (3.66%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.44%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.44%) Celerra
7 1 (1.22%) iSeries
7 1 (1.22%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.22%) EqualLogic
7 1 (1.22%) HP Storage
7 1 (1.22%) FlexPod
7 1 (1.22%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.22%) Handset
7 1 (1.22%) PKI
7 1 (1.22%) PDA
7 1 (1.22%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 70 (85.37%) Windows
2 37 (45.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (37.80%) Windows Server 2003
4 30 (36.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (15.85%) Linux
6 8 (9.76%) Windows 7
7 7 (8.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (4.88%) UNIX
9 3 (3.66%) AIX
9 3 (3.66%) Solaris
10 2 (2.44%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.22%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (1.22%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.22%) SUSE
11 1 (1.22%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.73%) ITIL
2 12 (14.63%) Migration
3 9 (10.98%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (8.54%) Server Building
5 6 (7.32%) Project Management
6 5 (6.10%) ITIL V3
7 4 (4.88%) Change Control
7 4 (4.88%) Change Management
7 4 (4.88%) WAN Optimisation
7 4 (4.88%) Load Balancing
8 3 (3.66%) Demand Management
8 3 (3.66%) Workflow
8 3 (3.66%) Business Continuity
8 3 (3.66%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (3.66%) TOGAF
8 3 (3.66%) Workflow Management
8 3 (3.66%) DevOps
9 2 (2.44%) Patch Management
9 2 (2.44%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (2.44%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 21 (25.61%) SQL
1 21 (25.61%) PowerShell
2 8 (9.76%) C
3 4 (4.88%) VBScript
4 3 (3.66%) VB
4 3 (3.66%) Python
4 3 (3.66%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.66%) Perl
4 3 (3.66%) Ruby
5 2 (2.44%) C#
6 1 (1.22%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (17.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (13.41%) MCSE
3 7 (8.54%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (6.10%) MCSA
4 5 (6.10%) CCNA
5 4 (4.88%) CCNP
5 4 (4.88%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (4.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (3.66%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.22%) MCP
7 1 (1.22%) CCA
7 1 (1.22%) Degree
7 1 (1.22%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.22%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.22%) CCEE
7 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Certified Master
7 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (3.66%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (56.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 32 (39.02%) XenApp
4 12 (14.63%) Hyper-V
4 12 (14.63%) XenDesktop
5 11 (13.41%) VMware ESX
6 7 (8.54%) VMware Server
6 7 (8.54%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (6.10%) NFS
7 5 (6.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (4.88%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (4.88%) vCloud
9 3 (3.66%) KVM
9 3 (3.66%) Docker
9 3 (3.66%) Xen
9 3 (3.66%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (3.66%) UAG
10 2 (2.44%) XenServer
10 2 (2.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (1.22%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 9 (10.98%) SCCM
2 8 (9.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 6 (7.32%) Tivoli
3 6 (7.32%) SCOM
3 6 (7.32%) HP SIM
4 4 (4.88%) Puppet
5 3 (3.66%) Data Guard
5 3 (3.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (2.44%) EdgeSight
6 2 (2.44%) ServiceCenter
6 2 (2.44%) Backup Exec
6 2 (2.44%) BMC PATROL
7 1 (1.22%) Control-M
7 1 (1.22%) ARCserve
7 1 (1.22%) MIMEsweeper
7 1 (1.22%) WSUS
7 1 (1.22%) vMotion
7 1 (1.22%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (1.22%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 71 (86.59%) VMware
2 43 (52.44%) Citrix
3 40 (48.78%) Microsoft
4 32 (39.02%) HP
5 25 (30.49%) Cisco
6 21 (25.61%) IBM
7 14 (17.07%) EMC
7 14 (17.07%) NetApp
8 12 (14.63%) 3PAR
9 9 (10.98%) Oracle
10 6 (7.32%) Red Hat
11 5 (6.10%) Symantec
11 5 (6.10%) BMC
12 4 (4.88%) Juniper
12 4 (4.88%) CheckPoint
13 3 (3.66%) Veritas
13 3 (3.66%) F5
13 3 (3.66%) AppSense
13 3 (3.66%) Brocade
13 3 (3.66%) Hitachi