The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the City of London region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 173 164 173
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +9
Contract jobs citing vSphere 25 58 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.43% 0.82% 0.61%
As % of the System Software category 4.64% 9.65% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 42 25
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£411 £378 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.94% -2.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £287 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £615
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -12.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.88 £30.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-38.11% +34.06%
System Software Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
539 601 583
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 9.16% 8.46% 7.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 375 341
Average daily rate £333 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £224 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 50 58
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -4.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.97 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £49.20 £30.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-12.67% +4.41%
vSphere
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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 24 July 2014.

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 24 July 2014, 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 45 (91.84%) VMware
2 38 (77.55%) Windows
3 33 (67.35%) Active Directory
3 33 (67.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (48.98%) Microsoft
6 20 (40.82%) MS Exchange
7 19 (38.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (30.61%) Citrix
9 13 (26.53%) PowerShell
10 12 (24.49%) HP
10 12 (24.49%) SQL Server
11 11 (22.45%) DNS
11 11 (22.45%) Cisco
12 10 (20.41%) Exchange Server 2010
13 9 (18.37%) Windows 7
13 9 (18.37%) IBM
14 8 (16.33%) SAN
14 8 (16.33%) SQL
14 8 (16.33%) XenApp
14 8 (16.33%) SCCM
14 8 (16.33%) Exchange Server 2007
15 7 (14.29%) XenDesktop
15 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
15 7 (14.29%) MS Office
15 7 (14.29%) ITIL
15 7 (14.29%) DHCP
15 7 (14.29%) VPN
15 7 (14.29%) VMware ESX
15 7 (14.29%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 (40.82%) MS Exchange
2 10 (20.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (16.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (10.20%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (8.16%) IIS
5 4 (8.16%) SharePoint
6 3 (6.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (2.04%) Apache
7 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (14.29%) MS Office
2 4 (8.16%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.45%) DNS
2 8 (16.33%) SAN
3 7 (14.29%) DHCP
3 7 (14.29%) VPN
4 6 (12.24%) LAN
4 6 (12.24%) Internet
5 5 (10.20%) WAN
5 5 (10.20%) Firewall
6 4 (8.16%) Wireless
6 4 (8.16%) VoIP
7 3 (6.12%) NAS
7 3 (6.12%) iSCSI
7 3 (6.12%) Intranet
7 3 (6.12%) TCP/IP
8 2 (4.08%) SNMP
8 2 (4.08%) SMTP
8 2 (4.08%) SSL
8 2 (4.08%) NetScaler
8 2 (4.08%) IMAP
8 2 (4.08%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (24.49%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.04%) Big Data
4 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) MSI
2 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (14.29%) Finance
2 6 (12.24%) Law
3 3 (6.12%) Legal
3 3 (6.12%) Banking
3 3 (6.12%) Retail
4 1 (2.04%) Back Office
4 1 (2.04%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 7 (14.29%) Analyst
2 5 (10.20%) Consultant
2 5 (10.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (8.16%) Support Analyst
3 4 (8.16%) Administrator
3 4 (8.16%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (6.12%) Server Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) Server Administrator
5 2 (4.08%) Storage Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (4.08%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (4.08%) Windows Administrator
5 2 (4.08%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (4.08%) Windows Server Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) Messaging Consultant
6 1 (2.04%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Client/Server
1 5 (10.20%) Clustering
2 4 (8.16%) Replication
2 4 (8.16%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.04%) Open Source
4 1 (2.04%) PKI
4 1 (2.04%) CCTV
4 1 (2.04%) FMCG
4 1 (2.04%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 38 (77.55%) Windows
2 28 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (38.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (18.37%) Windows 7
5 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (10.20%) Linux
7 4 (8.16%) Windows XP
8 2 (4.08%) Windows 8
8 2 (4.08%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (2.04%) Windows Vista
9 1 (2.04%) SELinux
9 1 (2.04%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.29%) ITIL
2 4 (8.16%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (6.12%) DevOps
3 3 (6.12%) Migration
3 3 (6.12%) Service Delivery
4 2 (4.08%) Service Management
4 2 (4.08%) Configuration Management
4 2 (4.08%) Capacity Management
4 2 (4.08%) Software Distribution
4 2 (4.08%) Server Monitoring
4 2 (4.08%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.04%) Change Control
5 1 (2.04%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.04%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.04%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (2.04%) Web Development
5 1 (2.04%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (2.04%) Project Management
5 1 (2.04%) CAD
5 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 13 (26.53%) PowerShell
2 8 (16.33%) SQL
3 4 (8.16%) VB
4 2 (4.08%) VBScript
5 1 (2.04%) Ruby
5 1 (2.04%) C
5 1 (2.04%) Java
5 1 (2.04%) Perl
5 1 (2.04%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (10.20%) MCSE
3 3 (6.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (4.08%) MCTS
4 2 (4.08%) MCITP
4 2 (4.08%) VCAP
4 2 (4.08%) VCDX
5 1 (2.04%) Degree
5 1 (2.04%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.04%) MCSA
5 1 (2.04%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 33 (67.35%) Active Directory
1 33 (67.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (16.33%) XenApp
3 7 (14.29%) XenDesktop
3 7 (14.29%) VMware ESX
4 6 (12.24%) vCloud
5 4 (8.16%) Hyper-V
6 3 (6.12%) ISA Server
6 3 (6.12%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (4.08%) Postfix
7 2 (4.08%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (2.04%) XenServer
8 1 (2.04%) UAG
8 1 (2.04%) Terminal Services
8 1 (2.04%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (16.33%) SCCM
2 2 (4.08%) MAILsweeper
2 2 (4.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (4.08%) SCOM
2 2 (4.08%) HP SIM
3 1 (2.04%) Puppet
3 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 1 (2.04%) PureDisk
3 1 (2.04%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.04%) Nagios
3 1 (2.04%) ARCserve
3 1 (2.04%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.04%) DameWare
3 1 (2.04%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.04%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 45 (91.84%) VMware
2 24 (48.98%) Microsoft
3 15 (30.61%) Citrix
4 12 (24.49%) HP
5 11 (22.45%) Cisco
6 9 (18.37%) IBM
7 5 (10.20%) F5
7 5 (10.20%) Websense
8 4 (8.16%) EMC
9 3 (6.12%) Hitachi
9 3 (6.12%) NetApp
9 3 (6.12%) Symantec
9 3 (6.12%) Mitel
10 2 (4.08%) Clearswift
10 2 (4.08%) Open Text
10 2 (4.08%) Juniper
10 2 (4.08%) Intel
10 2 (4.08%) RightFax
11 1 (2.04%) ProCurve
11 1 (2.04%) MobileIron
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