Period
to 11 August 2020

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 11 August 2020 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
11 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 122 211 224
Rank change year-on-year +89 +13 -11
Contract jobs citing vSphere 7 30 34
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.32% 0.46% 0.48%
As % of the System Software category 2.11% 2.61% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 26 29
Median daily rate £350 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% - -5.26%
10th Percentile £221 £328 £318
90th Percentile £475 £588 £508
Central London median daily rate £300 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -33.33% - -3.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
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 332 1,149 1,126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 15.17% 17.75% 16.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 906 899
Median daily rate £500 £519 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% +5.26%
10th Percentile £263 £213 £200
90th Percentile £643 £675 £651
Central London median daily rate £500 £525 £505
% change year-on-year -4.76% +3.96% +8.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 23 42
Median hourly rate £13.44 £21.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.00% +9.09% +0.65%
10th Percentile £12.42 £13.53 £13.31
90th Percentile £36.30 £46.00 £25.45
Median hourly rate £15.25 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -27.38% +5.00% +6.13%

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 11 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for vSphere in the City of London

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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 11 August 2020, 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 7 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (85.71%) Windows
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
4 3 (42.86%) NAS
4 3 (42.86%) Azure
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (42.86%) SAN
4 3 (42.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco
4 3 (42.86%) Finance
4 3 (42.86%) Migration
5 2 (28.57%) Dell
5 2 (28.57%) EMC
5 2 (28.57%) Citrix
5 2 (28.57%) CCNA
5 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 2 (28.57%) MCSE
5 2 (28.57%) AWS
5 2 (28.57%) Office 365
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (28.57%) Converged Infrastructure
6 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
6 1 (14.29%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (14.29%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (14.29%) Housing Association
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2016

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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Azure
2 2 (28.57%) AWS
2 2 (28.57%) Office 365
3 1 (14.29%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) NAS
1 3 (42.86%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) Network Security
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Housing Association
2 1 (14.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Platform Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Storage Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) ICT Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (14.29%) ICT Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Server Support
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server Support
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) FlexPod
2 1 (14.29%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (14.29%) Linux
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Converged Infrastructure
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (28.57%) CCNA
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (28.57%) MCSE
3 1 (14.29%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 1 (14.29%) Terminal Server
3 1 (14.29%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (14.29%) XenApp
3 1 (14.29%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco
4 2 (28.57%) Citrix
4 2 (28.57%) Dell
4 2 (28.57%) EMC
5 1 (14.29%) HP
5 1 (14.29%) Meraki
5 1 (14.29%) NetApp