Period
to 17 February 2019

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 17 February 2019 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
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 223 220 210
Rank change year-on-year -3 -10 -14
Contract jobs citing vSphere 29 34 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.43% 0.48% 0.34%
As % of the System Software category 2.34% 3.75% 3.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 26 17
City of London median daily rate £450 £395 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.07% -5.51% +4.24%
10th Percentile £313 £270 £329
90th Percentile £538 £613 £540
Central London median daily rate £441 £388 £418
% change year-on-year +13.81% -7.19% +1.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £22.82 - -
Central London median hourly rate £22.82 - -

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 1,241 906 629
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 18.50% 12.83% 10.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 947 723 496
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £158 £263 £233
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £488 £450
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 26 22
City of London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.75 £24.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.59% -34.83% +44.28%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.50 £12.88
90th Percentile £23.75 £26.63 £95.50
Central London median hourly rate £18.76 £16.00 £22.34
% change year-on-year +17.22% -28.36% +33.34%

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

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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

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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 17 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for vSphere in the City of London

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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

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Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the City of London region over the 6 months to 17 February 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Moorgate - 6 £525 -
London Bridge - 2 £450 -
vSphere
Central London

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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 28 (96.55%) VMware
2 19 (65.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (48.28%) Windows
3 14 (48.28%) Microsoft
4 11 (37.93%) Citrix
4 11 (37.93%) Data Centre
4 11 (37.93%) Windows Server
5 10 (34.48%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (31.03%) Active Directory
7 8 (27.59%) Web Services
8 7 (24.14%) Cisco
8 7 (24.14%) SCCM
8 7 (24.14%) Git (software)
8 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (24.14%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (20.69%) Open Source
9 6 (20.69%) DbUnit
9 6 (20.69%) Mockito
9 6 (20.69%) BDD
9 6 (20.69%) PowerMock
9 6 (20.69%) Jenkins
9 6 (20.69%) SonarQube
9 6 (20.69%) Apache Camel
9 6 (20.69%) Spring Boot
9 6 (20.69%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 6 (20.69%) VSAN
9 6 (20.69%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (20.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 6 (20.69%) TDD
9 6 (20.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

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 (20.69%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (6.90%) IIS
3 1 (3.45%) IBM Notes
3 1 (3.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (34.48%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (24.14%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (10.34%) Office 365
5 1 (3.45%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (3.45%) GitHub
5 1 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (3.45%) IaaS
5 1 (3.45%) Mimecast
5 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) Firewall
1 6 (20.69%) VSAN
2 5 (17.24%) VLAN
3 3 (10.34%) DNS
3 3 (10.34%) SAN
3 3 (10.34%) VPN
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco ISE
4 2 (6.90%) DHCP
4 2 (6.90%) VoIP
5 1 (3.45%) 4G
5 1 (3.45%) FTP
5 1 (3.45%) HTTP
5 1 (3.45%) LAN
5 1 (3.45%) NAS
5 1 (3.45%) PSTN
5 1 (3.45%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (3.45%) Skype
5 1 (3.45%) SMTP
5 1 (3.45%) Unified Communications
5 1 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Git (software)
2 6 (20.69%) DbUnit
2 6 (20.69%) Jenkins
2 6 (20.69%) jMock
2 6 (20.69%) JUnit
2 6 (20.69%) Maven
2 6 (20.69%) Mockito
2 6 (20.69%) SonarQube
3 1 (3.45%) JIRA
3 1 (3.45%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (20.69%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Banking
2 3 (10.34%) Investment Banking
2 3 (10.34%) Law
3 2 (6.90%) Legal
4 1 (3.45%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) Developer
1 6 (20.69%) Java Developer
1 6 (20.69%) VMware Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Analyst
3 2 (6.90%) Consultant
3 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (3.45%) Administrator
4 1 (3.45%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) Information Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) Information Security Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (3.45%) Network Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Security Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) Support Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (27.59%) Web Services
2 6 (20.69%) Apache Camel
2 6 (20.69%) J2EE
2 6 (20.69%) PowerMock
2 6 (20.69%) RESTful
2 6 (20.69%) SOAP
2 6 (20.69%) Spring
2 6 (20.69%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 11 (37.93%) Data Centre
2 6 (20.69%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.90%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (6.90%) NHS
4 1 (3.45%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.45%) Fintech
4 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (48.28%) Windows
2 11 (37.93%) Windows Server
3 5 (17.24%) Linux
3 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.90%) Unix
4 2 (6.90%) Windows 10
5 1 (3.45%) Android
5 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.45%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (3.45%) Mac OS
5 1 (3.45%) Solaris
5 1 (3.45%) Ubuntu
5 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (20.69%) BDD
2 6 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (20.69%) E-Commerce
2 6 (20.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 6 (20.69%) Kanban
2 6 (20.69%) Open Source
2 6 (20.69%) Scrum
2 6 (20.69%) TDD
2 6 (20.69%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 5 (17.24%) ITIL
3 5 (17.24%) Migration
4 3 (10.34%) Change Management
4 3 (10.34%) Line Management
5 2 (6.90%) Data Protection
5 2 (6.90%) Information Security
5 2 (6.90%) ITSM
5 2 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (3.45%) ISMS
6 1 (3.45%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) Java
2 3 (10.34%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.90%) SQL
4 1 (3.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (13.79%) VCAP
2 4 (13.79%) VCDX
3 3 (10.34%) MCSE
3 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (6.90%) CCNA
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.45%) Degree
5 1 (3.45%) MCP
5 1 (3.45%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (3.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
1 1 (3.45%) GDPR
1 1 (3.45%) ISO 22301
1 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.45%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 19 (65.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (31.03%) Active Directory
3 5 (17.24%) XenDesktop
4 4 (13.79%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (10.34%) VMware NSX
6 2 (6.90%) XenApp
7 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
7 1 (3.45%) NFS
7 1 (3.45%) Terminal Services
7 1 (3.45%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (3.45%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) SCCM
2 4 (13.79%) vRealize
3 3 (10.34%) SCOM
3 3 (10.34%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 2 (6.90%) Trend Micro Deep Security
5 1 (3.45%) Ansible
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (3.45%) Nagios
5 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (3.45%) PingFederate
5 1 (3.45%) PowerCLI
5 1 (3.45%) Puppet
5 1 (3.45%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (3.45%) vCenter Server
5 1 (3.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (96.55%) VMware
2 14 (48.28%) Microsoft
3 11 (37.93%) Citrix
4 7 (24.14%) Cisco
5 6 (20.69%) HP
6 5 (17.24%) Dell
7 3 (10.34%) EMC
7 3 (10.34%) iManage
7 3 (10.34%) NetApp
8 2 (6.90%) SolarWinds
8 2 (6.90%) Trend Micro
9 1 (3.45%) CommVault
9 1 (3.45%) Juniper
9 1 (3.45%) Lotus
9 1 (3.45%) Riverbed
9 1 (3.45%) ServiceNow
9 1 (3.45%) Sony
9 1 (3.45%) Sophos
9 1 (3.45%) Symantec
9 1 (3.45%) Toshiba