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 28 August 2016 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 153 174 160
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -14
Contract jobs citing vSphere 19 34 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.55% 0.63% 0.73%
As % of the System Software category 4.85% 6.37% 6.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 19 26
Median daily rate £425 £401 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.11% -4.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £334 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £508 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £22.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
-40.00% -7.21%
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
392 534 615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.32% 9.89% 10.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 390 428
Median daily rate £470 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.58% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 24 45
Median hourly rate £15.50 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.21% -2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.46 £12.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £31.00 £122.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +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 28 August 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 28 August 2016, 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 31 (67.39%) VMware
2 25 (54.35%) Finance
3 18 (39.13%) Microsoft
3 18 (39.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (36.96%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (36.96%) Windows
5 16 (34.78%) Active Directory
6 15 (32.61%) Microsoft Azure
6 15 (32.61%) PowerShell
6 15 (32.61%) Ruby
6 15 (32.61%) OpenStack
6 15 (32.61%) DevOps
7 14 (30.43%) Java
8 13 (28.26%) Web Services
9 12 (26.09%) Software Engineering
9 12 (26.09%) Go
9 12 (26.09%) Cloud Foundry
9 12 (26.09%) PaaS
9 12 (26.09%) Heroku
10 11 (23.91%) Continuous Delivery
10 11 (23.91%) Windows Server
10 11 (23.91%) TDD
10 11 (23.91%) Linux
11 10 (21.74%) ITIL
11 10 (21.74%) Redis
12 9 (19.57%) RabbitMQ
12 9 (19.57%) Apache Cassandra
13 8 (17.39%) MS Excel
13 8 (17.39%) Cisco
13 8 (17.39%) SAN

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 15 (32.61%) OpenStack
2 12 (26.09%) Cloud Foundry
3 7 (15.22%) MS Exchange
4 4 (8.70%) IIS
5 3 (6.52%) SharePoint
6 2 (4.35%) CloudStack
6 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (4.35%) JBoss
6 2 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (4.35%) WebLogic
6 2 (4.35%) WebSphere
6 2 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) MS Office
2 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 17 (36.96%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (32.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (26.09%) Heroku
3 12 (26.09%) PaaS
4 2 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.17%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.39%) Firewall
1 8 (17.39%) SAN
2 6 (13.04%) DNS
3 4 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (8.70%) NetScaler
4 3 (6.52%) DHCP
4 3 (6.52%) Network Security
5 2 (4.35%) DMZ
5 2 (4.35%) Internet
5 2 (4.35%) IP Telephony
5 2 (4.35%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.35%) VLAN
6 1 (2.17%) ADSL
6 1 (2.17%) Broadband
6 1 (2.17%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.17%) LAN
6 1 (2.17%) LDAP
6 1 (2.17%) NAS
6 1 (2.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.74%) Redis
2 9 (19.57%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.17%) Big Data
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Jenkins
1 3 (6.52%) TeamCity
2 2 (4.35%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.35%) Subversion
3 1 (2.17%) Artifactory
3 1 (2.17%) Maven
3 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.17%) Travis CI
3 1 (2.17%) Vagrant
3 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (54.35%) Finance
2 4 (8.70%) Banking
3 2 (4.35%) Back Office
4 1 (2.17%) Games
4 1 (2.17%) Legal
4 1 (2.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (26.09%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (19.57%) Cloud Engineer
3 8 (17.39%) Java Engineer
4 6 (13.04%) Administrator
5 5 (10.87%) Analyst
5 5 (10.87%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (8.70%) Developer
6 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Support
6 4 (8.70%) Support Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) VMware Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Cloud Developer
7 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Linux Administrator
7 3 (6.52%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 3 (6.52%) Support Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Unix Administrator
7 3 (6.52%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
7 3 (6.52%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 3 (6.52%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (28.26%) Web Services
2 9 (19.57%) RabbitMQ
3 4 (8.70%) .NET
4 2 (4.35%) HTML
4 2 (4.35%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.17%) Clustering
3 1 (2.17%) Replication
3 1 (2.17%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 17 (36.96%) Windows
2 11 (23.91%) Linux
2 11 (23.91%) Windows Server
3 7 (15.22%) Unix
4 6 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (8.70%) Solaris
5 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (6.52%) AIX
6 3 (6.52%) Oracle Linux
6 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (4.35%) Windows 7
7 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.17%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (32.61%) DevOps
2 12 (26.09%) Software Engineering
3 11 (23.91%) Continuous Delivery
3 11 (23.91%) TDD
4 10 (21.74%) ITIL
5 6 (13.04%) Configuration Management
6 5 (10.87%) Change Management
6 5 (10.87%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (10.87%) Service Management
7 4 (8.70%) Migration
8 3 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (6.52%) Capacity Management
8 3 (6.52%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (6.52%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (6.52%) Incident Management
8 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 3 (6.52%) Investment Management
8 3 (6.52%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (6.52%) Scrum
8 3 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (32.61%) PowerShell
1 15 (32.61%) Ruby
2 14 (30.43%) Java
3 12 (26.09%) Go
4 7 (15.22%) Bash Shell
5 4 (8.70%) Python
5 4 (8.70%) SQL
6 3 (6.52%) Shell Script
7 2 (4.35%) C#
8 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.17%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (6.52%) MCP
3 2 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.17%) CCNA
4 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.17%) MCITP
4 1 (2.17%) MCSE
4 1 (2.17%) RHCA
4 1 (2.17%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (39.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (34.78%) Active Directory
3 4 (8.70%) Hyper-V
3 4 (8.70%) VMware ESX
3 4 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (4.35%) DFS Replication
4 2 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (4.35%) Xen
4 2 (4.35%) XenServer
5 1 (2.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (2.17%) Docker
5 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (2.17%) NFS
5 1 (2.17%) Samba
5 1 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (2.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (10.87%) Puppet
1 5 (10.87%) SCCM
2 4 (8.70%) Ansible
2 4 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (6.52%) SCOM
3 3 (6.52%) Tivoli
4 2 (4.35%) Cobbler
4 2 (4.35%) NetBackup
4 2 (4.35%) Salt
4 2 (4.35%) Terraform
4 2 (4.35%) vRealize
5 1 (2.17%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (2.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (2.17%) Kubernetes
5 1 (2.17%) Mesos
5 1 (2.17%) Nagios
5 1 (2.17%) OpenView
5 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (2.17%) SnapVault
5 1 (2.17%) vMotion
Vendors
1 31 (67.39%) VMware
2 18 (39.13%) Microsoft
3 8 (17.39%) Cisco
4 6 (13.04%) Citrix
4 6 (13.04%) EMC
4 6 (13.04%) HP
4 6 (13.04%) NetApp
4 6 (13.04%) Oracle
4 6 (13.04%) Red Hat
5 4 (8.70%) CheckPoint
5 4 (8.70%) Dell
5 4 (8.70%) IBM
6 3 (6.52%) 3PAR
7 2 (4.35%) AppSense
7 2 (4.35%) EnterpriseDB
7 2 (4.35%) Symantec
7 2 (4.35%) Veritas
8 1 (2.17%) CommVault
8 1 (2.17%) Intel
8 1 (2.17%) Sun
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