Period
to 20 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for vSphere skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited vSphere over the 6 months to 20 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

VMware vSphere
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 219 212 191
Rank change year-on-year -7 -21 +11
Contract jobs citing vSphere 33 21 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.46% 0.34% 0.55%
As % of the System Software category 3.63% 3.37% 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 17 30
City of London median daily rate £395 £418 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.51% +2.77% -9.72%
10th Percentile £270 £329 £306
90th Percentile £613 £540 £588
Central London median daily rate £388 £418 £413
% change year-on-year -7.19% +1.21% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
City of London median hourly rate - - £32.63
Central London median hourly rate - - £22.86

vSphere is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 909 623 637
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.80% 10.17% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 725 490 495
City of London median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £258 £230 £206
90th Percentile £653 £638 £638
Central London median daily rate £488 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +8.33% +5.88% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 22 24
City of London median hourly rate £15.75 £24.17 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.83% +46.47% -5.71%
10th Percentile £10.50 £12.88 £11.50
90th Percentile £26.63 £95.50 £28.50
Central London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.34 £16.50
% change year-on-year -28.36% +35.36% +4.76%

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing vSphere as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for vSphere in the City of London

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing vSphere in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for vSphere in the City of London

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing vSphere in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for vSphere in the City of London

vSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for vSphere in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 30 (90.91%) VMware
2 24 (72.73%) Windows
3 17 (51.52%) Active Directory
3 17 (51.52%) Windows Server
4 16 (48.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (45.45%) Microsoft
6 11 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (27.27%) Citrix
8 8 (24.24%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (24.24%) SAN
8 8 (24.24%) Linux
8 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (21.21%) Office 365
9 7 (21.21%) SCCM
10 6 (18.18%) Information Security
10 6 (18.18%) Finance
10 6 (18.18%) MS Exchange
10 6 (18.18%) SharePoint
10 6 (18.18%) Unix
10 6 (18.18%) HP
10 6 (18.18%) Red Hat
10 6 (18.18%) PowerShell
10 6 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (18.18%) XenDesktop
11 5 (15.15%) Windows 7
11 5 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (15.15%) Windows 10
11 5 (15.15%) Cisco
11 5 (15.15%) NetApp

vSphere
Co-occurring 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 6 (18.18%) MS Exchange
1 6 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 5 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (9.09%) Moodle
3 3 (9.09%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.03%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.21%) Office 365
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.03%) IaaS
3 1 (3.03%) PaaS
3 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (24.24%) SAN
2 5 (15.15%) WAN
3 4 (12.12%) DNS
3 4 (12.12%) Firewall
3 4 (12.12%) LAN
4 3 (9.09%) DHCP
4 3 (9.09%) iSCSI
4 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 3 (9.09%) VSAN
5 2 (6.06%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (6.06%) Internet
5 2 (6.06%) NetScaler
6 1 (3.03%) BGP
6 1 (3.03%) EIGRP
6 1 (3.03%) IPsec
6 1 (3.03%) MPLS
6 1 (3.03%) SSL
6 1 (3.03%) VLAN
6 1 (3.03%) VPN
6 1 (3.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 6 (18.18%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Publishing
3 1 (3.03%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.03%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (15.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 5 (15.15%) Security Engineer
1 5 (15.15%) Windows Engineer
2 3 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 3 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (9.09%) Project Engineer
3 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (6.06%) Administrator
3 2 (6.06%) Analyst
3 2 (6.06%) Architect
3 2 (6.06%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (6.06%) Citrix Specialist
3 2 (6.06%) Desktop Specialist
3 2 (6.06%) Desktop Support
3 2 (6.06%) Information Security Engineer
3 2 (6.06%) Migration Engineer
3 2 (6.06%) NetApp Engineer
3 2 (6.06%) SAN Specialist
3 2 (6.06%) Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) LDAP
2 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) PKI
2 3 (9.09%) VLE
3 2 (6.06%) Blackberry
3 2 (6.06%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 24 (72.73%) Windows
2 17 (51.52%) Windows Server
3 8 (24.24%) Linux
3 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (18.18%) Unix
5 5 (15.15%) Windows 10
5 5 (15.15%) Windows 7
6 3 (9.09%) Solaris
7 1 (3.03%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (18.18%) Information Security
2 5 (15.15%) Migration
3 4 (12.12%) Change Control
4 3 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 3 (9.09%) ITIL
4 3 (9.09%) Server Building
4 3 (9.09%) SIEM
4 3 (9.09%) Software Deployment
4 3 (9.09%) Target Operating Model
4 3 (9.09%) Threat Management
5 2 (6.06%) Change Management
5 2 (6.06%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (6.06%) Project Management
6 1 (3.03%) Business Continuity Planning
6 1 (3.03%) Computer Security
6 1 (3.03%) High Availability
6 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (3.03%) ITIL V3
6 1 (3.03%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (3.03%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 4 (12.12%) VBScript
3 3 (9.09%) Bash Shell
3 3 (9.09%) Java
3 3 (9.09%) PHP
3 3 (9.09%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (12.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (9.09%) MCSE
4 2 (6.06%) CCA
4 2 (6.06%) CISSP
4 2 (6.06%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (6.06%) MCITP
4 2 (6.06%) MCP
4 2 (6.06%) MCSA
4 2 (6.06%) NCSA
4 2 (6.06%) VCP5
5 1 (3.03%) CCIE
5 1 (3.03%) CCNA
5 1 (3.03%) CCNP
5 1 (3.03%) CCSP
5 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (3.03%) Degree
5 1 (3.03%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (51.52%) Active Directory
2 16 (48.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (18.18%) XenDesktop
5 4 (12.12%) BitLocker
5 4 (12.12%) Firmware
5 4 (12.12%) VMware Workstation
5 4 (12.12%) XenApp
6 3 (9.09%) Hyper-V
6 3 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (3.03%) vCloud
7 1 (3.03%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 7 (21.21%) SCCM
2 4 (12.12%) Nagios
3 3 (9.09%) Ansible
3 3 (9.09%) Backup Exec
3 3 (9.09%) BladeLogic
3 3 (9.09%) HP SIM
3 3 (9.09%) Nessus
3 3 (9.09%) Puppet
3 3 (9.09%) QRadar
3 3 (9.09%) Red Hat Satellite
3 3 (9.09%) vCenter Server
4 2 (6.06%) SCOM
4 2 (6.06%) vRealize
5 1 (3.03%) Cacti
5 1 (3.03%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (3.03%) PowerCLI
5 1 (3.03%) vMotion
5 1 (3.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (90.91%) VMware
2 15 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 9 (27.27%) Citrix
4 6 (18.18%) HP
4 6 (18.18%) Red Hat
5 5 (15.15%) Cisco
5 5 (15.15%) NetApp
6 3 (9.09%) AlienVault
6 3 (9.09%) BMC
6 3 (9.09%) Dell
6 3 (9.09%) Qualys
6 3 (9.09%) Rapid7
6 3 (9.09%) SolarWinds
6 3 (9.09%) Veritas
7 2 (6.06%) 3PAR
7 2 (6.06%) Altiris
7 2 (6.06%) CheckPoint
7 2 (6.06%) Symantec
7 2 (6.06%) Veeam
8 1 (3.03%) arcserve