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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 24 May 2022 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
24 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 170 130 143
Rank change year-on-year -40 +13 +84
Contract jobs citing vSphere 17 20 16
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.41% 0.70% 0.50%
As % of the System Software category 2.75% 4.49% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 12
10th Percentile £384 £389 £216
25th Percentile £408 £409 £240
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £512 £444 £438
Median % change year-on-year +15.19% +1.54% -2.78%
75th Percentile £550 £514 £563
90th Percentile £580 £600 £600
Central London median daily rate £512 £444 £450
% change year-on-year +15.19% -1.28% +2.86%

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 619 445 440
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.80% 15.65% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 518 315 351
10th Percentile £265 £343 £200
25th Percentile £465 £444 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £513
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.44% +2.50%
75th Percentile £669 £625 £600
90th Percentile £750 £691 £663
Central London median daily rate £550 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 9
10th Percentile £24.45 - -
25th Percentile £24.75 - £12.42
Median hourly rate £26.50 - £13.08
Median % change year-on-year - - -36.22%
75th Percentile £31.38 - £18.70
90th Percentile £33.55 - £21.75
Central London median hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £15.63
% change year-on-year +32.50% +28.00% -20.38%

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing vSphere as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing vSphere in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for vSphere in the City of London

vSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing vSphere in the City of London over the 6 months to 24 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for vSphere in the City of London

vSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing vSphere in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for vSphere in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 May 2022, 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 16 (94.12%) VMware
2 15 (88.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (82.35%) Windows
4 13 (76.47%) Windows Server
5 12 (70.59%) Active Directory
5 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
6 10 (58.82%) PowerShell
6 10 (58.82%) SCCM
7 9 (52.94%) Azure
8 6 (35.29%) Finance
8 6 (35.29%) DNS
8 6 (35.29%) ITIL
8 6 (35.29%) vRealize
8 6 (35.29%) Data Centre
8 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (29.41%) Windows 10
9 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2016
9 5 (29.41%) Citrix
9 5 (29.41%) DHCP
9 5 (29.41%) Cisco
9 5 (29.41%) Microsoft 365
10 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (23.53%) Migration
10 4 (23.53%) Banking
10 4 (23.53%) Load Balancing
10 4 (23.53%) Service Management
10 4 (23.53%) Firewall
10 4 (23.53%) ITSM
10 4 (23.53%) VSAN
10 4 (23.53%) VMware NSX

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 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
1 2 (11.76%) OpenStack
1 2 (11.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (52.94%) Azure
2 5 (29.41%) Microsoft 365
3 3 (17.65%) OpenShift
3 3 (17.65%) SaaS
4 2 (11.76%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (5.88%) GitHub
5 1 (5.88%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) DNS
2 5 (29.41%) DHCP
3 4 (23.53%) Firewall
3 4 (23.53%) VSAN
4 3 (17.65%) IPv4
4 3 (17.65%) NetScaler
5 2 (11.76%) iSCSI
5 2 (11.76%) Skype
5 2 (11.76%) Wireless
6 1 (5.88%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (5.88%) Internet
6 1 (5.88%) LAN
6 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
6 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) DB2
2 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) InstallShield
2 1 (5.88%) Gerrit
2 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.88%) MSI
2 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Banking
3 3 (17.65%) Legal
4 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
5 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
5 1 (5.88%) Front Office
5 1 (5.88%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Architect
2 3 (17.65%) Analyst
2 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Systems Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) IT Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Principal Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) REST
1 2 (11.76%) SOAP
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.88%) COM
2 1 (5.88%) HTML
2 1 (5.88%) JSON
2 1 (5.88%) Regular Expression
2 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Data Centre
2 3 (17.65%) Private Cloud
3 2 (11.76%) Cloud Native
3 2 (11.76%) Public Cloud
3 2 (11.76%) Replication
4 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
4 1 (5.88%) Clustering
4 1 (5.88%) CMDB
4 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (5.88%) Hedge funds
4 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.88%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) Windows
2 13 (76.47%) Windows Server
3 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (29.41%) Windows 10
4 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (11.76%) Linux
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.88%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) ITIL
2 4 (23.53%) ITSM
2 4 (23.53%) Load Balancing
2 4 (23.53%) Migration
2 4 (23.53%) Service Management
3 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 3 (17.65%) Proactive Monitoring
4 2 (11.76%) Commercial Awareness
4 2 (11.76%) Data Centre Operations
4 2 (11.76%) Data Migration
4 2 (11.76%) Knowledge Transfer
4 2 (11.76%) Network Virtualisation
4 2 (11.76%) Presales
4 2 (11.76%) Project Governance
4 2 (11.76%) Requirements Gathering
4 2 (11.76%) Server Management
4 2 (11.76%) Software Asset Management
4 2 (11.76%) Software Licensing
4 2 (11.76%) Storage Management
4 2 (11.76%) Workflow Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) PowerShell
2 3 (17.65%) Python
2 3 (17.65%) SQL
3 2 (11.76%) Bash
3 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.76%) Perl
3 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
3 2 (11.76%) VBScript
4 1 (5.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (11.76%) CCIE
2 2 (11.76%) CCNA
2 2 (11.76%) CCNP
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (5.88%) Degree
3 1 (5.88%) MCP
3 1 (5.88%) MCSE
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.88%) OCP
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) GDPR
1 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (88.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (70.59%) Active Directory
3 4 (23.53%) VMware NSX
4 3 (17.65%) Docker
5 2 (11.76%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (11.76%) vCloud
5 2 (11.76%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (11.76%) XenDesktop
6 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
6 1 (5.88%) NFS
6 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (58.82%) SCCM
2 6 (35.29%) vRealize
3 4 (23.53%) Ansible
3 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (17.65%) SCOM
5 2 (11.76%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 2 (11.76%) AirWatch
5 2 (11.76%) Kubernetes
5 2 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (11.76%) Puppet
5 2 (11.76%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 1 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (5.88%) NetBackup
6 1 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (5.88%) PowerCLI
6 1 (5.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (5.88%) Terraform
6 1 (5.88%) vCenter Server
6 1 (5.88%) WMI
6 1 (5.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (94.12%) VMware
2 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
3 5 (29.41%) Cisco
3 5 (29.41%) Citrix
4 2 (11.76%) Ivanti
4 2 (11.76%) Oracle
4 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
4 2 (11.76%) ServiceNow
5 1 (5.88%) Altiris
5 1 (5.88%) Bloomberg
5 1 (5.88%) Commvault
5 1 (5.88%) IBM
5 1 (5.88%) Infoblox
5 1 (5.88%) NetApp
5 1 (5.88%) Nimble Storage
5 1 (5.88%) Reuters
5 1 (5.88%) RightFax
5 1 (5.88%) SaltStack
5 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.88%) Zerto