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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
London / City of London
Rank 143 130 146
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +16
Contract jobs citing vSphere 10 20 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.34% 0.64% 0.88%
As % of the System Software category 3.40% 6.94% 9.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 33
Median daily rate £410 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.20% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £463 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £29.53 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+4.98% +30.13%

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
294 288 462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.97% 9.17% 9.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 216 332
Median daily rate £450 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.75% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 27
Median hourly rate £22.34 £12.00 £18.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.12% -35.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £23.20 £22.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 15 (71.43%) Windows
3 11 (52.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (47.62%) Finance
5 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
5 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (42.86%) Windows Server
6 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (23.81%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (19.05%) Oracle Database
8 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (19.05%) HP
8 4 (19.05%) Citrix
8 4 (19.05%) Linux
8 4 (19.05%) Oracle
8 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
8 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
8 4 (19.05%) PCI DSS
9 3 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (14.29%) XenApp
9 3 (14.29%) XenDesktop
9 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
9 3 (14.29%) SQL
9 3 (14.29%) VBScript
9 3 (14.29%) MCSE
9 3 (14.29%) EMC
9 3 (14.29%) Intel
9 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
9 3 (14.29%) SAN
9 3 (14.29%) MSI

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%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.76%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
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 3 (14.29%) SAN
2 2 (9.52%) DNS
3 1 (4.76%) Firewall
3 1 (4.76%) NAS
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 3 (14.29%) MSI
General
1 10 (47.62%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Games
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Architect
2 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Architect
2 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) VMware Architect
4 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (9.52%) Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) IT Architect
4 2 (9.52%) IT Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Storage Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Virtualisation Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
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%) EMC VMAX
2 1 (4.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (71.43%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) Windows Server
2 9 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (19.05%) Linux
5 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
6 2 (9.52%) Unix
7 1 (4.76%) AIX
7 1 (4.76%) Mac OS
7 1 (4.76%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (4.76%) SUSE
7 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
7 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (14.29%) Migration
1 3 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
1 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (9.52%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (9.52%) Data Security
2 2 (9.52%) DevOps
2 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (9.52%) High Availability
2 2 (9.52%) ITIL
2 2 (9.52%) Project Management
3 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.76%) Asset Management
3 1 (4.76%) Information Security
3 1 (4.76%) ITSM
3 1 (4.76%) Open Source
3 1 (4.76%) Pair Programming
3 1 (4.76%) Project Planning
3 1 (4.76%) Software Engineering
3 1 (4.76%) Statistics
3 1 (4.76%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
2 3 (14.29%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) VBScript
3 2 (9.52%) Bash Shell
3 2 (9.52%) Ruby
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
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (14.29%) MCSE
3 2 (9.52%) MCSA
3 2 (9.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (4.76%) CCA
4 1 (4.76%) CCNA
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (4.76%) MCDST
4 1 (4.76%) MCTS
4 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (52.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 5 (23.81%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (14.29%) XenApp
4 3 (14.29%) XenDesktop
5 2 (9.52%) VMware Server
6 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
6 1 (4.76%) VMware ESX
6 1 (4.76%) Xen
6 1 (4.76%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) vRealize
2 2 (9.52%) Ansible
2 2 (9.52%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (9.52%) Puppet
2 2 (9.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (4.76%) Backup Exec
3 1 (4.76%) HP SIM
3 1 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (4.76%) SCCM
3 1 (4.76%) Sysprep
3 1 (4.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (90.48%) VMware
2 4 (19.05%) Citrix
2 4 (19.05%) HP
2 4 (19.05%) Oracle
3 3 (14.29%) EMC
3 3 (14.29%) Intel
3 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 2 (9.52%) Altiris
4 2 (9.52%) AppSense
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco
4 2 (9.52%) Dell
4 2 (9.52%) IBM
4 2 (9.52%) Isilon
4 2 (9.52%) Symantec
4 2 (9.52%) Zerto
5 1 (4.76%) 3PAR
5 1 (4.76%) BMC
5 1 (4.76%) Brocade
5 1 (4.76%) LANDesk
5 1 (4.76%) Veeam