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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 154 137 159
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +22
Contract jobs citing vSphere 11 22 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.35% 0.64% 0.80%
As % of the System Software category 3.09% 6.55% 8.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 20 27
Median daily rate £429 £425 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.88% -8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £633 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £32.63 £23.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.23 £25.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+72.92% -13.79%
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
356 336 524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.25% 9.76% 9.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 270 351
Median daily rate £450 £425 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +16.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £638 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 47
Median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +48.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £14.90 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £41.50 £23.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.85
% change year-on-year
- -5.04%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 28 (96.55%) VMware
2 16 (55.17%) Finance
3 15 (51.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (44.83%) Windows
4 13 (44.83%) Active Directory
5 11 (37.93%) PowerShell
6 9 (31.03%) Linux
6 9 (31.03%) Cisco
6 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
7 7 (24.14%) SAN
7 7 (24.14%) Oracle
7 7 (24.14%) Windows Server
8 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (20.69%) ITIL
8 6 (20.69%) EMC
8 6 (20.69%) Firewall
9 5 (17.24%) SCCM
9 5 (17.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (17.24%) HP
9 5 (17.24%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (13.79%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (13.79%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (13.79%) Oracle Database
10 4 (13.79%) vRealize
10 4 (13.79%) Citrix
10 4 (13.79%) NetApp
10 4 (13.79%) Service Management
10 4 (13.79%) Change Management
10 4 (13.79%) Red Hat

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 (6.90%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.45%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (3.45%) IIS
2 1 (3.45%) OpenStack
2 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.45%) Heroku
2 1 (3.45%) Office 365
2 1 (3.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (24.14%) SAN
2 6 (20.69%) Firewall
3 4 (13.79%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (10.34%) DNS
4 3 (10.34%) NetScaler
5 2 (6.90%) IP Telephony
5 2 (6.90%) NAS
5 2 (6.90%) VLAN
6 1 (3.45%) DHCP
6 1 (3.45%) DMZ
6 1 (3.45%) iSCSI
6 1 (3.45%) LAN
6 1 (3.45%) Network Security
6 1 (3.45%) SSL
6 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.45%) VoIP
6 1 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (3.45%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) Oracle Database
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) Redis
3 1 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (3.45%) Big Data
3 1 (3.45%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.45%) MSI
1 1 (3.45%) TeamCity
1 1 (3.45%) Travis CI
1 1 (3.45%) Vagrant
General
1 16 (55.17%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Games
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Administrator
1 8 (27.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (20.69%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (13.79%) Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Support
4 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Linux Administrator
4 3 (10.34%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 3 (10.34%) Support Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Unix Administrator
4 3 (10.34%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
4 3 (10.34%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 3 (10.34%) VMware Architect
5 2 (6.90%) IT Architect
5 2 (6.90%) IT Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.90%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) VMware Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.45%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) .NET
1 1 (3.45%) HTML
1 1 (3.45%) Middleware
1 1 (3.45%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.45%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 13 (44.83%) Windows
2 9 (31.03%) Linux
3 7 (24.14%) Windows Server
4 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (13.79%) AIX
6 4 (13.79%) Oracle Linux
6 4 (13.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (13.79%) Unix
7 3 (10.34%) Solaris
8 2 (6.90%) Windows 7
8 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (3.45%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (3.45%) Mac OS
9 1 (3.45%) SUSE
9 1 (3.45%) Windows 10
9 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) ITIL
2 4 (13.79%) Change Management
2 4 (13.79%) Service Management
2 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (10.34%) Capacity Management
3 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 3 (10.34%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (10.34%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (6.90%) Change Control
4 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
4 2 (6.90%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (6.90%) DevOps
4 2 (6.90%) High Availability
4 2 (6.90%) Migration
4 2 (6.90%) Patch Management
4 2 (6.90%) Security Hardening
5 1 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.45%) ITSM
5 1 (3.45%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (37.93%) PowerShell
2 3 (10.34%) SQL
3 2 (6.90%) Bash Shell
3 2 (6.90%) Java
3 2 (6.90%) Perl
3 2 (6.90%) Ruby
4 1 (3.45%) C
4 1 (3.45%) C#
4 1 (3.45%) Go
4 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.45%) Korn
4 1 (3.45%) Python
4 1 (3.45%) VB
4 1 (3.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (6.90%) CCNA
2 2 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (6.90%) MCP
3 1 (3.45%) MCDST
3 1 (3.45%) MCTS
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) PCI DSS
2 2 (6.90%) SLA
3 1 (3.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (51.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (44.83%) Active Directory
3 5 (17.24%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (10.34%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (6.90%) DFS Replication
5 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
5 2 (6.90%) VMware ESX
6 1 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (3.45%) VMware Server
6 1 (3.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) SCCM
2 4 (13.79%) vRealize
3 2 (6.90%) Ansible
3 2 (6.90%) PowerCLI
3 2 (6.90%) Puppet
3 2 (6.90%) SCOM
4 1 (3.45%) Backup Exec
4 1 (3.45%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (3.45%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.45%) SnapVault
4 1 (3.45%) Sysprep
4 1 (3.45%) Tivoli
4 1 (3.45%) vMotion
4 1 (3.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (96.55%) VMware
2 9 (31.03%) Cisco
2 9 (31.03%) Microsoft
3 7 (24.14%) Oracle
4 6 (20.69%) EMC
5 5 (17.24%) HP
6 4 (13.79%) CheckPoint
6 4 (13.79%) Citrix
6 4 (13.79%) IBM
6 4 (13.79%) NetApp
6 4 (13.79%) Red Hat
7 3 (10.34%) 3PAR
7 3 (10.34%) Dell
7 3 (10.34%) Intel
8 2 (6.90%) CommVault
9 1 (3.45%) AppSense
9 1 (3.45%) Brocade
9 1 (3.45%) LANDesk
9 1 (3.45%) Veeam
9 1 (3.45%) Veritas
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £435 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago