Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 218 207 201
Rank change year-on-year -11 -6 +15
Contract jobs citing vSphere 42 34 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.59% 0.52% 0.66%
As % of the System Software category 3.75% 4.91% 6.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 32 38
City of London median daily rate £430 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.44% - +6.51%
10th Percentile £272 £282 £311
90th Percentile £500 £588 £575
Central London median daily rate £430 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -4.44% - +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £22.50 - -
Central London median hourly rate £22.50 - -

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 1,119 693 725
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 15.76% 10.66% 10.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 896 569 586
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +15.38%
10th Percentile £200 £185 £236
90th Percentile £650 £625 £609
Central London median daily rate £500 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 16 32
City of London median hourly rate £19.25 £21.25 £15.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.41% +36.00% -15.54%
10th Percentile £11.98 £13.09 £11.25
90th Percentile £23.53 £79.19 £22.56
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.25 £15.63
% change year-on-year -5.88% +36.00% -13.10%

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 21 July 2018.

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 37 (88.10%) VMware
2 32 (76.19%) Windows
3 23 (54.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (47.62%) Windows Server
5 15 (35.71%) Active Directory
6 14 (33.33%) Cisco
6 14 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 13 (30.95%) Citrix
8 12 (28.57%) PowerShell
9 11 (26.19%) Microsoft Azure
9 11 (26.19%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (23.81%) XenDesktop
10 10 (23.81%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (23.81%) VMware NSX
10 10 (23.81%) SAN
11 9 (21.43%) Finance
11 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (19.05%) Linux
13 7 (16.67%) NetApp
13 7 (16.67%) XenApp
13 7 (16.67%) Firewall
13 7 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
14 6 (14.29%) Windows 10
14 6 (14.29%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 6 (14.29%) SCCM
14 6 (14.29%) Ivanti
14 6 (14.29%) Red Hat
14 6 (14.29%) DNS
14 6 (14.29%) HP
14 6 (14.29%) Dell

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 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (7.14%) Moodle
3 3 (7.14%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.38%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.38%) IIS
4 1 (2.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Infor SunSystems
1 2 (4.76%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 11 (26.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (7.14%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (7.14%) Office 365
4 2 (4.76%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (23.81%) SAN
2 7 (16.67%) Firewall
3 6 (14.29%) DNS
4 5 (11.90%) DHCP
5 4 (9.52%) Extranet
5 4 (9.52%) NAS
5 4 (9.52%) NetScaler
5 4 (9.52%) VPN
5 4 (9.52%) WAN
6 3 (7.14%) MPLS
6 3 (7.14%) VSAN
7 2 (4.76%) Internet
7 2 (4.76%) iSCSI
7 2 (4.76%) VLAN
8 1 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (2.38%) DSL
8 1 (2.38%) FTP
8 1 (2.38%) IPsec
8 1 (2.38%) Skype
8 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (21.43%) Finance
2 4 (9.52%) Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Financial Institution
3 2 (4.76%) Publishing
4 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (23.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (11.90%) Cloud Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Automation Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Consultant
3 4 (9.52%) Security Consultant
3 4 (9.52%) VMware Consultant
3 4 (9.52%) VMware Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Citrix Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Cloud Automation Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Citrix Support
5 2 (4.76%) Citrix Support Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Network Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Technical Services Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) .NET
1 1 (2.38%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Data Centre
1 4 (9.52%) PKI
2 3 (7.14%) Replication
2 3 (7.14%) VLE
3 2 (4.76%) Private Cloud
3 2 (4.76%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 1 (2.38%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (2.38%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 32 (76.19%) Windows
2 20 (47.62%) Windows Server
3 11 (26.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (19.05%) Linux
6 6 (14.29%) Windows 10
7 5 (11.90%) Unix
8 4 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (9.52%) Windows 7
9 2 (4.76%) Solaris
9 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (2.38%) AIX
10 1 (2.38%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (11.90%) ITIL
2 4 (9.52%) Configuration Management
2 4 (9.52%) Migration
2 4 (9.52%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (7.14%) Application Virtualisation
3 3 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (7.14%) Network Virtualisation
3 3 (7.14%) Software Delivery
3 3 (7.14%) Software Engineering
4 2 (4.76%) Asset Management
4 2 (4.76%) Capacity Management
4 2 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.76%) High Availability
4 2 (4.76%) Load Balancing
4 2 (4.76%) Mentoring
4 2 (4.76%) Project Management
4 2 (4.76%) Server Hardening
4 2 (4.76%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (4.76%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 12 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 4 (9.52%) Java
3 3 (7.14%) PHP
3 3 (7.14%) VBScript
4 2 (4.76%) SQL
5 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.38%) C
5 1 (2.38%) C#
5 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.38%) Perl
5 1 (2.38%) Python
5 1 (2.38%) VB
5 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.76%) MCSE
3 1 (2.38%) CCNA
3 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.38%) HND
3 1 (2.38%) MCITP
3 1 (2.38%) MCSA
3 1 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 23 (54.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (35.71%) Active Directory
3 10 (23.81%) VMware ESXi
3 10 (23.81%) VMware NSX
3 10 (23.81%) XenDesktop
4 7 (16.67%) XenApp
5 4 (9.52%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (9.52%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (7.14%) Firmware
6 3 (7.14%) NFS
7 2 (4.76%) BitLocker
7 2 (4.76%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (4.76%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (2.38%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
8 1 (2.38%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (14.29%) SCCM
1 6 (14.29%) vRealize Orchestrator
2 5 (11.90%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (11.90%) PowerCLI
3 4 (9.52%) vRealize
4 3 (7.14%) Ansible
4 3 (7.14%) Nagios
4 3 (7.14%) Puppet
4 3 (7.14%) vCenter Server
5 2 (4.76%) Backup Exec
5 2 (4.76%) SCOM
5 2 (4.76%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (4.76%) WSUS
6 1 (2.38%) SnapMirror
6 1 (2.38%) SnapVault
6 1 (2.38%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 37 (88.10%) VMware
2 14 (33.33%) Cisco
2 14 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 13 (30.95%) Citrix
4 7 (16.67%) NetApp
5 6 (14.29%) Dell
5 6 (14.29%) EMC
5 6 (14.29%) HP
5 6 (14.29%) Ivanti
5 6 (14.29%) Red Hat
6 4 (9.52%) Palo Alto
6 4 (9.52%) SolarWinds
6 4 (9.52%) Veeam
7 3 (7.14%) 3PAR
7 3 (7.14%) CheckPoint
7 3 (7.14%) CommVault
7 3 (7.14%) Dell Compellent
7 3 (7.14%) Google
7 3 (7.14%) TOWER Software
8 2 (4.76%) Juniper