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 1 April 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 152 199 166
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -33
Contract jobs citing vSphere 44 17 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.82% 0.27% 0.56%
As % of the System Software category 9.34% 3.48% 6.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 14 21
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £325 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £295
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +10.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £31.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £20.06 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+2.19% -25.70%
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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
471 489 503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.82% 7.70% 8.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 301 305
Average daily rate £400 £400 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £625 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £313
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 39 51
Average hourly rate £18.60 £18.85 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.32% -0.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.95 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £31.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-4.68% +1.58%

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 1 April 2015.

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 1 April 2015, 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 70 (83.33%) VMware
2 65 (77.38%) Windows
3 51 (60.71%) Active Directory
4 40 (47.62%) Microsoft
5 39 (46.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 38 (45.24%) VMware Infrastructure
7 33 (39.29%) Citrix
8 28 (33.33%) SAN
9 26 (30.95%) XenApp
10 25 (29.76%) Cisco
11 24 (28.57%) MS Exchange
12 22 (26.19%) Windows Server 2003
13 21 (25.00%) Finance
14 20 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2010
15 18 (21.43%) Migration
16 17 (20.24%) NetApp
16 17 (20.24%) ITIL
17 15 (17.86%) SQL Server
17 15 (17.86%) DNS
18 14 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
18 14 (16.67%) HP
19 13 (15.48%) Firewall
19 13 (15.48%) Windows Server 2012
20 12 (14.29%) PowerShell
20 12 (14.29%) Clustering
20 12 (14.29%) Linux
20 12 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
21 11 (13.10%) WAN
21 11 (13.10%) XenDesktop
22 10 (11.90%) IBM

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

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 24 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 20 (23.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (10.71%) IIS
4 9 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (5.95%) SharePoint
6 4 (4.76%) OpenStack
6 4 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (3.57%) Lync
8 2 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (2.38%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (1.19%) Apache
9 1 (1.19%) WebSphere
9 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.38%) MS Office
3 1 (1.19%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.76%) Office 365
1 4 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.38%) IaaS
3 2 (2.38%) PaaS
4 1 (1.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (33.33%) SAN
2 15 (17.86%) DNS
3 13 (15.48%) Firewall
4 11 (13.10%) WAN
5 9 (10.71%) NAS
6 8 (9.52%) LAN
6 8 (9.52%) DHCP
7 7 (8.33%) Ethernet
7 7 (8.33%) VPN
7 7 (8.33%) Internet
7 7 (8.33%) NetScaler
8 6 (7.14%) VLAN
9 3 (3.57%) TCP/IP
9 3 (3.57%) MPLS
9 3 (3.57%) Network Security
9 3 (3.57%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (2.38%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (2.38%) iSCSI
10 2 (2.38%) PBX
10 2 (2.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.38%) MySQL
4 1 (1.19%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.19%) DB2
4 1 (1.19%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.19%) Big Data
4 1 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.19%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.38%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.38%) Subversion
2 1 (1.19%) MSI
General
1 21 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (3.57%) Back Office
2 3 (3.57%) Law
2 3 (3.57%) Banking
3 2 (2.38%) Retail
3 2 (2.38%) Marketing
3 2 (2.38%) Legal
4 1 (1.19%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.19%) Electronics
4 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.19%) Publishing
4 1 (1.19%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (17.86%) Architect
2 13 (15.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (10.71%) Consultant
3 9 (10.71%) Server Engineer
4 6 (7.14%) Storage Architect
4 6 (7.14%) Server Administrator
4 6 (7.14%) Analyst
4 6 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
4 6 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 6 (7.14%) Administrator
5 5 (5.95%) Messaging Analyst
5 5 (5.95%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (5.95%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 4 (4.76%) VMware Engineer
6 4 (4.76%) Windows Administrator
6 4 (4.76%) SAN Administrator
6 4 (4.76%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 4 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (3.57%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (3.57%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.14%) .NET
2 4 (4.76%) Web Services
3 2 (2.38%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.19%) COM
4 1 (1.19%) Application Packaging
4 1 (1.19%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.29%) Clustering
2 9 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.14%) Replication
4 5 (5.95%) Thin Client
4 5 (5.95%) Fat Client
5 4 (4.76%) Blackberry
5 4 (4.76%) CLARiiON
5 4 (4.76%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (3.57%) Public Cloud
6 3 (3.57%) Handset
6 3 (3.57%) Celerra
6 3 (3.57%) PDA
7 1 (1.19%) FlexPod
7 1 (1.19%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.19%) Symmetrix
7 1 (1.19%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.19%) Equities
7 1 (1.19%) DTV
7 1 (1.19%) PKI
7 1 (1.19%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 65 (77.38%) Windows
2 39 (46.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (26.19%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (15.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (14.29%) Linux
6 9 (10.71%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.38%) CentOS
8 1 (1.19%) UNIX
8 1 (1.19%) AIX
8 1 (1.19%) SUSE
8 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.19%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.19%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.43%) Migration
2 17 (20.24%) ITIL
3 14 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (8.33%) Release Management
5 6 (7.14%) Load Balancing
6 5 (5.95%) Business Continuity
7 4 (4.76%) TOGAF
7 4 (4.76%) Configuration Management
7 4 (4.76%) DevOps
8 3 (3.57%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.57%) Kanban
9 2 (2.38%) ITIL V3
9 2 (2.38%) WAN Optimisation
9 2 (2.38%) E-Discovery
9 2 (2.38%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (2.38%) Asset Management
9 2 (2.38%) Technical Architecture
9 2 (2.38%) Digital Marketing
9 2 (2.38%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 10 (11.90%) SQL
3 7 (8.33%) VBScript
4 4 (4.76%) Ruby
4 4 (4.76%) Python
4 4 (4.76%) Java
4 4 (4.76%) Perl
4 4 (4.76%) PHP
5 1 (1.19%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (9.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 8 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (8.33%) MCSE
4 6 (7.14%) CCNP
4 6 (7.14%) CCNA
5 5 (5.95%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (5.95%) NCDA
5 5 (5.95%) NCIE
6 3 (3.57%) MCSA
6 3 (3.57%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.38%) Degree
7 2 (2.38%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.19%) MCP
8 1 (1.19%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.19%) CCSA
8 1 (1.19%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.19%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.19%) VCP5
8 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.38%) QA
3 1 (1.19%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.19%) COBIT
System Software
1 51 (60.71%) Active Directory
2 38 (45.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (30.95%) XenApp
4 11 (13.10%) XenDesktop
5 9 (10.71%) vCloud
6 7 (8.33%) VMware Server
6 7 (8.33%) Hyper-V
7 5 (5.95%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (5.95%) VMware ESX
8 4 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (2.38%) UAG
9 2 (2.38%) XenServer
9 2 (2.38%) Firmware
10 1 (1.19%) NFS
10 1 (1.19%) ISA Server
10 1 (1.19%) ProxySG
10 1 (1.19%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (1.19%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 6 (7.14%) Puppet
1 6 (7.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 5 (5.95%) SCCM
3 4 (4.76%) HP SIM
3 4 (4.76%) SCOM
3 4 (4.76%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.38%) ZABBIX
4 2 (2.38%) Kibana
4 2 (2.38%) EdgeSight
4 2 (2.38%) vMotion
4 2 (2.38%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.19%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (1.19%) Nagios
5 1 (1.19%) ARCserve
5 1 (1.19%) WSUS
5 1 (1.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 70 (83.33%) VMware
2 40 (47.62%) Microsoft
3 33 (39.29%) Citrix
4 25 (29.76%) Cisco
5 17 (20.24%) NetApp
6 14 (16.67%) HP
7 10 (11.90%) IBM
8 9 (10.71%) EMC
8 9 (10.71%) 3PAR
9 5 (5.95%) F5
10 4 (4.76%) AppSense
11 3 (3.57%) Juniper
11 3 (3.57%) Dell
11 3 (3.57%) CheckPoint
12 2 (2.38%) Riverbed
12 2 (2.38%) Red Hat
12 2 (2.38%) Symantec
12 2 (2.38%) Perforce
12 2 (2.38%) Adobe
12 2 (2.38%) Oracle
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Rate: £375 - £376 per day + DOE
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