Period
to 1 December 2021

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 1 December 2021 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
1 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 167 114 196
Rank change year-on-year -53 +82 +30
Contract jobs citing vSphere 13 5 30
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.32% 0.25% 0.53%
As % of the System Software category 2.25% 1.66% 3.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 26
10th Percentile £360 £474 £364
25th Percentile £366 £491 £407
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £519 £475
Median % change year-on-year -22.89% +9.21% +7.71%
75th Percentile £500 £552 £600
90th Percentile £525 £554 £638
Central London median daily rate £400 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -20.00% +5.26% +7.71%

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 577 302 906
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.29% 15.36% 15.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 486 232 731
10th Percentile £225 £228 £213
25th Percentile £454 £400 £394
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £515
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -2.91% +3.00%
75th Percentile £668 £576 £600
90th Percentile £759 £638 £650
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 21
10th Percentile £23.25 £22.65 £12.76
25th Percentile £23.63 £22.88 £18.00
Median hourly rate £24.50 £23.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +6.52% +15.00% +3.90%
75th Percentile £24.75 £26.81 £21.25
90th Percentile " £33.68 £24.75
Central London median hourly rate £24.50 £23.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.52% +15.00% +3.90%

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 1 December 2021.

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 1 December 2021, 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 13 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 12 (92.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (92.31%) Windows Server
3 9 (69.23%) PowerShell
4 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
4 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
4 8 (61.54%) Finance
5 7 (53.85%) SCCM
5 7 (53.85%) Azure
5 7 (53.85%) Cisco
5 7 (53.85%) Microsoft 365
5 7 (53.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 6 (46.15%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (46.15%) IaaS
6 6 (46.15%) NetScaler
6 6 (46.15%) Citrix
6 6 (46.15%) MS Exchange
6 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
7 4 (30.77%) ITIL
7 4 (30.77%) DHCP
7 4 (30.77%) DNS
7 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
8 3 (23.08%) Nimble Storage
8 3 (23.08%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (23.08%) LogicMonitor
8 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (23.08%) Fibre Channel

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 (46.15%) MS Exchange
2 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 7 (53.85%) Azure
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft 365
2 6 (46.15%) IaaS
3 3 (23.08%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) NetScaler
2 4 (30.77%) DHCP
2 4 (30.77%) DNS
3 3 (23.08%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (23.08%) iSCSI
4 1 (7.69%) Firewall
4 1 (7.69%) IPv4
4 1 (7.69%) SAN
4 1 (7.69%) VSAN
4 1 (7.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) SQL Server
1 6 (46.15%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
2 2 (15.38%) Social Skills
3 1 (7.69%) Financial Institution
3 1 (7.69%) Front Office
3 1 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) VMware Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Administrator
3 3 (23.08%) Server Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Azure Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Wintel Administrator
4 2 (15.38%) Wintel Systems Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Citrix Server Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) SCCM Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) SCCM Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) Clustering
2 2 (15.38%) Replication
3 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
3 1 (7.69%) Fat Client
3 1 (7.69%) Hedge funds
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (92.31%) Windows
1 12 (92.31%) Windows Server
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (15.38%) Linux
4 2 (15.38%) Windows 10
4 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.69%) Solaris
5 1 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 4 (30.77%) ITIL
3 3 (23.08%) Migration
3 3 (23.08%) Project Management
4 2 (15.38%) Data Protection
4 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 2 (15.38%) ITSM
4 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
4 2 (15.38%) Service Management
4 2 (15.38%) Task Automation
5 1 (7.69%) Break/Fix
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (7.69%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL V3
5 1 (7.69%) Proactive Monitoring
5 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
5 1 (7.69%) Server Management
5 1 (7.69%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) PowerShell
2 2 (15.38%) Perl
2 2 (15.38%) Python
3 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
3 1 (7.69%) C
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.69%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) GDPR
System Software
1 12 (92.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
3 1 (7.69%) Docker
3 1 (7.69%) Firmware
3 1 (7.69%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (7.69%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 7 (53.85%) SCCM
2 2 (15.38%) vCenter Server
3 1 (7.69%) Ansible
3 1 (7.69%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (7.69%) Kubernetes
3 1 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (7.69%) NetBackup
3 1 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (7.69%) SCOM
3 1 (7.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (7.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
3 7 (53.85%) Cisco
4 6 (46.15%) Citrix
5 3 (23.08%) CommVault
5 3 (23.08%) LogicMonitor
5 3 (23.08%) Nimble Storage
6 2 (15.38%) Zerto
7 1 (7.69%) Altiris
7 1 (7.69%) Bloomberg
7 1 (7.69%) McAfee
7 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
7 1 (7.69%) Reuters
7 1 (7.69%) RightFax
7 1 (7.69%) Symantec
7 1 (7.69%) Turbonomic