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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 144 179 159
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -20
Contract jobs citing vSphere 42 20 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.83% 0.35% 0.58%
As % of the System Software category 9.72% 4.42% 6.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 15 23
Average daily rate
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£450 £390 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £458 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £31.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £23.20 £28.75
% change year-on-year
-11.63% -19.30%
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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
432 452 487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 8.53% 7.83% 8.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 278 288
Average daily rate £403 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £216 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £650 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £315
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 31 57
Average hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.85% -11.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £12.40 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £31.00 £111.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £16.25 £16.13
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +0.77%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 71 (82.56%) VMware
2 66 (76.74%) Windows
3 55 (63.95%) Active Directory
4 40 (46.51%) VMware Infrastructure
5 35 (40.70%) Microsoft
6 33 (38.37%) Citrix
6 33 (38.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (33.72%) SAN
8 25 (29.07%) MS Exchange
9 24 (27.91%) NetApp
10 22 (25.58%) Cisco
10 22 (25.58%) XenApp
11 20 (23.26%) DNS
11 20 (23.26%) HP
11 20 (23.26%) Finance
12 19 (22.09%) ITIL
12 19 (22.09%) Exchange Server 2010
13 18 (20.93%) SQL Server
13 18 (20.93%) Migration
14 17 (19.77%) Windows Server 2003
14 17 (19.77%) IIS
14 17 (19.77%) EMC
15 15 (17.44%) Firewall
15 15 (17.44%) PowerShell
16 14 (16.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 12 (13.95%) Linux
18 11 (12.79%) SQL
18 11 (12.79%) XenDesktop
18 11 (12.79%) Exchange Server 2013
19 10 (11.63%) Windows Server 2012

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 25 (29.07%) MS Exchange
2 19 (22.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (19.77%) IIS
4 11 (12.79%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (10.47%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (6.98%) SharePoint
7 4 (4.65%) Lync
7 4 (4.65%) OpenStack
7 4 (4.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (3.49%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (2.33%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (1.16%) Apache
10 1 (1.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (6.98%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.65%) MS Office
3 2 (2.33%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.16%) MS Project
4 1 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.65%) Office 365
2 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.49%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.49%) PaaS
2 3 (3.49%) IaaS
3 1 (1.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (33.72%) SAN
2 20 (23.26%) DNS
3 15 (17.44%) Firewall
4 9 (10.47%) NAS
5 8 (9.30%) VPN
5 8 (9.30%) DHCP
6 7 (8.14%) Internet
6 7 (8.14%) WAN
6 7 (8.14%) VLAN
7 5 (5.81%) DMZ
7 5 (5.81%) NetScaler
8 4 (4.65%) Ethernet
8 4 (4.65%) LAN
9 3 (3.49%) TCP/IP
9 3 (3.49%) Network Security
9 3 (3.49%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (3.49%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 2 (2.33%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (2.33%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (2.33%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (20.93%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.49%) MySQL
4 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.16%) DB2
5 1 (1.16%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.16%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.16%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.16%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.33%) Subversion
General
1 20 (23.26%) Finance
2 5 (5.81%) Banking
3 4 (4.65%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.49%) Back Office
4 3 (3.49%) Law
5 2 (2.33%) Marketing
5 2 (2.33%) Retail
5 2 (2.33%) Legal
6 1 (1.16%) Electronics
6 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.16%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.16%) Advertising
6 1 (1.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (18.60%) Architect
2 15 (17.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (10.47%) Server Engineer
4 8 (9.30%) Consultant
5 7 (8.14%) Analyst
5 7 (8.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 6 (6.98%) Storage Architect
6 6 (6.98%) Infrastructure Architect
6 6 (6.98%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (5.81%) Messaging Analyst
7 5 (5.81%) VMware Engineer
8 4 (4.65%) Windows Engineer
8 4 (4.65%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 3 (3.49%) Network Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 3 (3.49%) Project Manager
9 3 (3.49%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.49%) Senior Systems Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Infrastructure Manager
9 3 (3.49%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.98%) .NET
2 3 (3.49%) Web Services
3 2 (2.33%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.16%) COM
4 1 (1.16%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.63%) Clustering
2 5 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.65%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.49%) Thin Client
4 3 (3.49%) CLARiiON
4 3 (3.49%) Handset
4 3 (3.49%) Replication
4 3 (3.49%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.49%) Celerra
4 3 (3.49%) PDA
5 2 (2.33%) CESG
6 1 (1.16%) DTV
6 1 (1.16%) Symmetrix
6 1 (1.16%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.16%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.16%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (1.16%) Equities
6 1 (1.16%) PKI
6 1 (1.16%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 66 (76.74%) Windows
2 33 (38.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (19.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (13.95%) Linux
5 10 (11.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (6.98%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.33%) CentOS
8 1 (1.16%) SUSE
8 1 (1.16%) UNIX
8 1 (1.16%) AIX
8 1 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.16%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.09%) ITIL
2 18 (20.93%) Migration
3 10 (11.63%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (9.30%) Load Balancing
5 7 (8.14%) Release Management
5 7 (8.14%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (8.14%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (5.81%) Service Delivery
6 5 (5.81%) Problem Management
7 4 (4.65%) DevOps
7 4 (4.65%) TOGAF
7 4 (4.65%) Business Continuity
7 4 (4.65%) Configuration Management
8 3 (3.49%) Change Management
8 3 (3.49%) Kanban
9 2 (2.33%) Coaching
9 2 (2.33%) WAN Optimisation
9 2 (2.33%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (2.33%) E-Discovery
9 2 (2.33%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 15 (17.44%) PowerShell
2 11 (12.79%) SQL
3 8 (9.30%) VBScript
4 4 (4.65%) Ruby
4 4 (4.65%) Python
4 4 (4.65%) Java
4 4 (4.65%) Perl
4 4 (4.65%) PHP
5 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.16%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (16.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 9 (10.47%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (9.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (8.14%) CCNA
5 6 (6.98%) MCSE
6 5 (5.81%) CCNP
6 5 (5.81%) VCP4
6 5 (5.81%) NCDA
6 5 (5.81%) NCIE
7 3 (3.49%) MCSA
7 3 (3.49%) SC Cleared
7 3 (3.49%) Security Cleared
8 2 (2.33%) Degree
8 2 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.33%) MCP
8 2 (2.33%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.16%) CCA
9 1 (1.16%) CCSA
9 1 (1.16%) JNCIP
9 1 (1.16%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.33%) QA
2 1 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.16%) COBIT
2 1 (1.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 55 (63.95%) Active Directory
2 40 (46.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (25.58%) XenApp
4 11 (12.79%) XenDesktop
5 9 (10.47%) Hyper-V
5 9 (10.47%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (10.47%) vCloud
6 7 (8.14%) VMware ESX
7 4 (4.65%) VMware Server
7 4 (4.65%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (3.49%) UAG
9 2 (2.33%) XenServer
9 2 (2.33%) Firmware
10 1 (1.16%) ISA Server
10 1 (1.16%) NFS
10 1 (1.16%) ProxySG
10 1 (1.16%) FreeRADIUS
10 1 (1.16%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 9 (10.47%) SCCM
1 9 (10.47%) SCOM
2 6 (6.98%) Puppet
2 6 (6.98%) Tivoli
3 3 (3.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (3.49%) SCOrch
4 2 (2.33%) Kibana
4 2 (2.33%) SCDPM
4 2 (2.33%) HP SIM
4 2 (2.33%) ZABBIX
4 2 (2.33%) BladeLogic
4 2 (2.33%) SCVMM
4 2 (2.33%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.16%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (1.16%) Nagios
5 1 (1.16%) WSUS
5 1 (1.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.16%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 71 (82.56%) VMware
2 35 (40.70%) Microsoft
3 33 (38.37%) Citrix
4 24 (27.91%) NetApp
5 22 (25.58%) Cisco
6 20 (23.26%) HP
7 17 (19.77%) EMC
8 7 (8.14%) Dell
8 7 (8.14%) F5
9 6 (6.98%) 3PAR
9 6 (6.98%) IBM
10 4 (4.65%) AppSense
10 4 (4.65%) Juniper
11 3 (3.49%) Symantec
11 3 (3.49%) CheckPoint
11 3 (3.49%) BMC
12 2 (2.33%) New Relic
12 2 (2.33%) Adobe
12 2 (2.33%) Perforce
12 2 (2.33%) Red Hat
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £520 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Nakama
Rate: From £450 to £475 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago