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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 140 178 167
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -11
Contract jobs citing vSphere 52 23 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.96% 0.38% 0.67%
As % of the System Software category 10.40% 4.91% 8.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 16 29
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£420 £341 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -9.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £253 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 2
Average hourly rate £22.83 - £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-26.31% -5.00%
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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
500 468 525
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.21% 7.83% 8.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 328 338
Average daily rate £400 £360 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 28 43
Average hourly rate £21.25 £21.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £14.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 £27.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -0.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 79 (84.95%) VMware
2 78 (83.87%) Windows
3 56 (60.22%) Active Directory
4 51 (54.84%) VMware Infrastructure
5 48 (51.61%) Microsoft
6 46 (49.46%) Citrix
7 40 (43.01%) SAN
8 39 (41.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 32 (34.41%) XenApp
10 31 (33.33%) Finance
11 30 (32.26%) MS Exchange
12 27 (29.03%) Windows Server 2003
13 26 (27.96%) HP
14 25 (26.88%) Cisco
14 25 (26.88%) PowerShell
14 25 (26.88%) Exchange Server 2010
15 24 (25.81%) Windows Server 2012
16 21 (22.58%) DNS
17 19 (20.43%) Clustering
18 18 (19.35%) SQL Server
19 17 (18.28%) ITIL
20 16 (17.20%) SQL
20 16 (17.20%) Firewall
21 15 (16.13%) Disaster Recovery
21 15 (16.13%) Migration
21 15 (16.13%) EMC
22 13 (13.98%) NetApp
22 13 (13.98%) Exchange Server 2013
23 12 (12.90%) IBM
23 12 (12.90%) WAN

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 30 (32.26%) MS Exchange
2 25 (26.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (13.98%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (9.68%) IIS
6 7 (7.53%) SharePoint
7 5 (5.38%) Lync
8 4 (4.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (4.30%) Office Communications Server
9 3 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (3.23%) OpenStack
10 2 (2.15%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (1.08%) WebSphere
11 1 (1.08%) Apache
11 1 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (12.90%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.38%) MS Office
3 1 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.08%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.08%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 3 (3.23%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.38%) IaaS
3 4 (4.30%) Office 365
3 4 (4.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.30%) PaaS
4 3 (3.23%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 40 (43.01%) SAN
2 21 (22.58%) DNS
3 16 (17.20%) Firewall
4 12 (12.90%) WAN
5 11 (11.83%) DHCP
6 9 (9.68%) NAS
6 9 (9.68%) VLAN
6 9 (9.68%) LAN
6 9 (9.68%) VPN
7 8 (8.60%) TCP/IP
7 8 (8.60%) NetScaler
8 7 (7.53%) Internet
8 7 (7.53%) Ethernet
9 5 (5.38%) LDAP
10 4 (4.30%) iSCSI
10 4 (4.30%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (3.23%) MPLS
12 2 (2.15%) Cisco Nexus
12 2 (2.15%) PBX
12 2 (2.15%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.15%) MySQL
3 2 (2.15%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.08%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.08%) DB2
4 1 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.08%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (2.15%) WinDbg
2 1 (1.08%) MSI
General
1 31 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (3.23%) Banking
2 3 (3.23%) Retail
2 3 (3.23%) Back Office
3 2 (2.15%) Law
3 2 (2.15%) Legal
4 1 (1.08%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.08%) Marketing
4 1 (1.08%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.08%) Publishing
4 1 (1.08%) Electronics
4 1 (1.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (16.13%) Architect
2 14 (15.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (12.90%) Server Engineer
4 10 (10.75%) Systems Engineer
5 9 (9.68%) Administrator
6 8 (8.60%) Consultant
7 7 (7.53%) Infrastructure Architect
7 7 (7.53%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 7 (7.53%) Analyst
8 6 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (6.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 6 (6.45%) Server Administrator
8 6 (6.45%) Windows Administrator
9 5 (5.38%) Citrix Engineer
9 5 (5.38%) Windows Systems Administrator
9 5 (5.38%) Messaging Analyst
9 5 (5.38%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (4.30%) SAN Administrator
10 4 (4.30%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 3 (3.23%) Senior Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.45%) Web Services
2 3 (3.23%) .NET
3 2 (2.15%) Middleware
3 2 (2.15%) WCF
4 1 (1.08%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.08%) Flash
4 1 (1.08%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.43%) Clustering
2 11 (11.83%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (8.60%) Replication
4 5 (5.38%) CLARiiON
5 4 (4.30%) Public Cloud
5 4 (4.30%) Blackberry
5 4 (4.30%) Thin Client
5 4 (4.30%) Fat Client
5 4 (4.30%) Celerra
6 3 (3.23%) PDA
6 3 (3.23%) Handset
7 1 (1.08%) Equities
7 1 (1.08%) PKI
7 1 (1.08%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.08%) EqualLogic
7 1 (1.08%) Symmetrix
7 1 (1.08%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.08%) DTV
7 1 (1.08%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 78 (83.87%) Windows
2 39 (41.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (29.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 24 (25.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (12.90%) Windows 7
6 11 (11.83%) Linux
7 5 (5.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.08%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (1.08%) SUSE
8 1 (1.08%) UNIX
8 1 (1.08%) AIX
8 1 (1.08%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.08%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (18.28%) ITIL
2 15 (16.13%) Disaster Recovery
2 15 (16.13%) Migration
3 8 (8.60%) Infrastructure Management
4 7 (7.53%) Release Management
5 6 (6.45%) Business Continuity
6 5 (5.38%) ITIL V3
7 4 (4.30%) Project Management
7 4 (4.30%) Change Management
7 4 (4.30%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (3.23%) Load Balancing
8 3 (3.23%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (3.23%) Change Control
8 3 (3.23%) WAN Optimisation
9 2 (2.15%) Demand Management
9 2 (2.15%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (2.15%) DevOps
9 2 (2.15%) Workflow
9 2 (2.15%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 25 (26.88%) PowerShell
2 16 (17.20%) SQL
3 9 (9.68%) VBScript
4 6 (6.45%) C
5 3 (3.23%) Ruby
5 3 (3.23%) Python
6 2 (2.15%) VB
6 2 (2.15%) C#
6 2 (2.15%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.08%) Perl
7 1 (1.08%) PHP
7 1 (1.08%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (10.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (7.53%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (7.53%) MCSE
3 6 (6.45%) CCNA
4 5 (5.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (5.38%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (5.38%) CCNP
5 3 (3.23%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.23%) MCSA
6 2 (2.15%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (2.15%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.15%) NCDA
6 2 (2.15%) NCIE
7 1 (1.08%) CCSA
7 1 (1.08%) JNCIP
7 1 (1.08%) Degree
7 1 (1.08%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.08%) MCP
7 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Certified Master
7 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.15%) SLA
3 1 (1.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 56 (60.22%) Active Directory
2 51 (54.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (34.41%) XenApp
4 12 (12.90%) XenDesktop
4 12 (12.90%) Hyper-V
5 7 (7.53%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (7.53%) VMware Server
5 7 (7.53%) VMware ESX
6 5 (5.38%) vCloud
7 3 (3.23%) Xen
7 3 (3.23%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (3.23%) UAG
8 2 (2.15%) KVM
8 2 (2.15%) Docker
8 2 (2.15%) NFS
8 2 (2.15%) XenServer
8 2 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.08%) FreeRADIUS
9 1 (1.08%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (7.53%) SCCM
2 6 (6.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (5.38%) SCOM
4 4 (4.30%) HP SIM
4 4 (4.30%) Puppet
4 4 (4.30%) Tivoli
5 3 (3.23%) Data Guard
6 2 (2.15%) EdgeSight
6 2 (2.15%) SCOrch
6 2 (2.15%) ServiceCenter
7 1 (1.08%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.08%) WSUS
7 1 (1.08%) Nagios
7 1 (1.08%) ARCserve
7 1 (1.08%) vMotion
7 1 (1.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (1.08%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 79 (84.95%) VMware
2 48 (51.61%) Microsoft
3 46 (49.46%) Citrix
4 26 (27.96%) HP
5 25 (26.88%) Cisco
6 15 (16.13%) EMC
7 13 (13.98%) NetApp
8 12 (12.90%) IBM
9 10 (10.75%) 3PAR
10 7 (7.53%) Oracle
11 6 (6.45%) AppSense
12 5 (5.38%) Red Hat
13 4 (4.30%) Juniper
13 4 (4.30%) Symantec
14 3 (3.23%) F5
14 3 (3.23%) CheckPoint
14 3 (3.23%) Dell
15 2 (2.15%) WorldPay
15 2 (2.15%) BMC
15 2 (2.15%) Sybase
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