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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 131 160 194
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +34
Contract jobs citing vSphere 26 40 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.74% 0.73% 0.39%
As % of the System Software category 7.32% 7.74% 4.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 33 18
Average daily rate £550 £440 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +25.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.22% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.58 £19.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+34.55% -12.22%
vSphere
London

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
355 517 512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.17% 9.46% 8.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 387 344
Average daily rate £450 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 26 32
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -17.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £10.85 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £23.95 £30.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.38 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+5.30% -

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016, 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 36 (69.23%) VMware
2 34 (65.38%) Windows
3 22 (42.31%) Windows Server
4 21 (40.38%) Finance
5 20 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 20 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
5 20 (38.46%) OpenStack
6 18 (34.62%) DevOps
6 18 (34.62%) Microsoft
7 16 (30.77%) Web Services
7 16 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
8 15 (28.85%) Ruby
9 14 (26.92%) Java
9 14 (26.92%) Active Directory
9 14 (26.92%) Cloud Foundry
9 14 (26.92%) Continuous Delivery
9 14 (26.92%) PaaS
9 14 (26.92%) Bash Shell
10 13 (25.00%) Heroku
10 13 (25.00%) PowerShell
10 13 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (25.00%) Go
10 13 (25.00%) Linux
10 13 (25.00%) Software Engineering
11 12 (23.08%) TDD
11 12 (23.08%) Cisco
12 10 (19.23%) Configuration Management
12 10 (19.23%) SQL
12 10 (19.23%) Migration
12 10 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (38.46%) OpenStack
2 14 (26.92%) Cloud Foundry
3 6 (11.54%) MS Exchange
4 4 (7.69%) IIS
4 4 (7.69%) WebSphere
4 4 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (5.77%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.85%) CloudStack
6 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (3.85%) JBoss
6 2 (3.85%) Node.js
6 2 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (3.85%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (5.77%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 20 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (26.92%) PaaS
4 13 (25.00%) Heroku
5 4 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (3.85%) GitHub
7 1 (1.92%) Office 365
7 1 (1.92%) OpenShift
7 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.31%) SAN
2 7 (13.46%) DNS
3 5 (9.62%) Firewall
3 5 (9.62%) NAS
4 4 (7.69%) DHCP
5 3 (5.77%) Extranet
5 3 (5.77%) iSCSI
5 3 (5.77%) LDAP
6 2 (3.85%) Internet
6 2 (3.85%) NetScaler
6 2 (3.85%) Network Security
6 2 (3.85%) SSL
6 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.92%) FCoE
7 1 (1.92%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (19.23%) Apache Cassandra
1 10 (19.23%) Redis
2 9 (17.31%) SQL Server
3 4 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.85%) DB2
4 2 (3.85%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.92%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.92%) SAP HANA
5 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.85%) GitLab
2 2 (3.85%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.85%) Subversion
2 2 (3.85%) TeamCity
2 2 (3.85%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.92%) Artifactory
3 1 (1.92%) Maven
3 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (40.38%) Finance
2 4 (7.69%) Banking
3 3 (5.77%) Law
3 3 (5.77%) Retail
4 2 (3.85%) Advertising
5 1 (1.92%) Back Office
5 1 (1.92%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.92%) Legal
5 1 (1.92%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (28.85%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (19.23%) Cloud Engineer
3 8 (15.38%) Java Engineer
4 7 (13.46%) Administrator
5 6 (11.54%) Analyst
5 6 (11.54%) VMWare Administrator
6 4 (7.69%) Architect
6 4 (7.69%) Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support
6 4 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.77%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
7 3 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (5.77%) AWS Administrator
7 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Linux Administrator
7 3 (5.77%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.77%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Windows Administrator
7 3 (5.77%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (30.77%) Web Services
2 10 (19.23%) RabbitMQ
3 6 (11.54%) .NET
4 4 (7.69%) Middleware
5 2 (3.85%) .NET Remoting
5 2 (3.85%) HTML
5 2 (3.85%) LAMP
5 2 (3.85%) Windows Identity Foundation
5 2 (3.85%) ZeroMQ
6 1 (1.92%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.69%) Clustering
2 2 (3.85%) Fintech
3 1 (1.92%) Celerra
3 1 (1.92%) CLARiiON
3 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.92%) EMC VNX
3 1 (1.92%) EqualLogic
3 1 (1.92%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 34 (65.38%) Windows
2 22 (42.31%) Windows Server
3 13 (25.00%) Linux
3 13 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (13.46%) Unix
6 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (5.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (3.85%) AIX
8 2 (3.85%) CentOS
8 2 (3.85%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (3.85%) SUSE
8 2 (3.85%) VMS
8 2 (3.85%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.92%) Solaris
9 1 (1.92%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (34.62%) DevOps
2 14 (26.92%) Continuous Delivery
3 13 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 12 (23.08%) TDD
5 10 (19.23%) Configuration Management
5 10 (19.23%) Migration
6 9 (17.31%) ITIL
7 7 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (7.69%) Change Management
10 3 (5.77%) Coaching
10 3 (5.77%) Data Protection
10 3 (5.77%) E-Commerce
10 3 (5.77%) Investment Management
10 3 (5.77%) Microservices
10 3 (5.77%) Performance Testing
10 3 (5.77%) Scrum
10 3 (5.77%) Server Virtualisation
10 3 (5.77%) Service Management
10 3 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (28.85%) Ruby
2 14 (26.92%) Bash Shell
2 14 (26.92%) Java
3 13 (25.00%) Go
3 13 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 10 (19.23%) SQL
5 8 (15.38%) Python
6 4 (7.69%) Perl
7 3 (5.77%) Shell Script
7 3 (5.77%) VBScript
8 2 (3.85%) C#
8 2 (3.85%) Groovy
8 2 (3.85%) JavaScript
8 2 (3.85%) Korn
8 2 (3.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (5.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (3.85%) VCP4
2 2 (3.85%) VCP5
3 1 (1.92%) CCNA
3 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.92%) MCSE
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.92%) RHCA
3 1 (1.92%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (26.92%) Active Directory
3 4 (7.69%) Hyper-V
3 4 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (5.77%) Docker
4 3 (5.77%) KVM
4 3 (5.77%) NFS
4 3 (5.77%) VMware ESX
5 2 (3.85%) vCloud
5 2 (3.85%) Xen
5 2 (3.85%) XenApp
5 2 (3.85%) XenDesktop
5 2 (3.85%) XenServer
6 1 (1.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.92%) Samba
Systems Management
1 10 (19.23%) Puppet
2 7 (13.46%) Ansible
2 7 (13.46%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (5.77%) SCCM
4 2 (3.85%) Cobbler
4 2 (3.85%) Salt
4 2 (3.85%) Terraform
4 2 (3.85%) Tivoli
4 2 (3.85%) WSUS
5 1 (1.92%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (1.92%) Control-M
5 1 (1.92%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.92%) IBM BigFix
5 1 (1.92%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.92%) Mesos
5 1 (1.92%) Nagios
5 1 (1.92%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.92%) NetVault Backup
5 1 (1.92%) OpenView
5 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 36 (69.23%) VMware
2 18 (34.62%) Microsoft
3 12 (23.08%) Cisco
4 6 (11.54%) NetApp
5 5 (9.62%) EMC
5 5 (9.62%) HP
6 4 (7.69%) Citrix
6 4 (7.69%) Oracle
7 3 (5.77%) IBM
7 3 (5.77%) Rackspace
7 3 (5.77%) Red Hat
7 3 (5.77%) Veeam
8 2 (3.85%) AppSense
8 2 (3.85%) EnterpriseDB
9 1 (1.92%) BMC
9 1 (1.92%) Brocade
9 1 (1.92%) SAP
9 1 (1.92%) SonicWALL
9 1 (1.92%) Sun
9 1 (1.92%) Veritas
City, London
Alderbridge Network Recruitment
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago