Period
to 19 November 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 19 November 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 215 217 224
Rank change year-on-year +2 +7 -5
Contract jobs citing vSphere 40 31 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.57% 0.44% 0.45%
As % of the System Software category 3.29% 3.71% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 20 24
City of London median daily rate £441 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.65% +8.82% +1.49%
10th Percentile £325 £285 £340
90th Percentile £538 £626 £519
Central London median daily rate £441 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +0.80% +2.94% +3.03%
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 1,214 835 710
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 17.32% 11.88% 10.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 974 678 556
City of London median daily rate £500 £490 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% +5.88%
10th Percentile £163 £212 £203
90th Percentile £650 £652 £638
Central London median daily rate £505 £480 £450
% change year-on-year +5.21% +6.67% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 22 22
City of London median hourly rate £19.25 £17.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.24% -12.82% +8.33%
10th Percentile £14.06 £10.60 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £27.33 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £19.25 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +13.24% -10.53% +5.67%

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 19 November 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

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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 19 November 2018. 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 - 1 £450 -
vSphere
Central London

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 39 (97.50%) VMware
2 27 (67.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (50.00%) Windows
4 15 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 15 (37.50%) Citrix
5 14 (35.00%) Amazon AWS
5 14 (35.00%) Windows Server
6 13 (32.50%) Active Directory
7 11 (27.50%) Data Centre
8 10 (25.00%) Jenkins
8 10 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 10 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (25.00%) Cisco
8 10 (25.00%) Finance
9 9 (22.50%) Web Services
9 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (20.00%) XenDesktop
10 8 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (17.50%) VSAN
11 7 (17.50%) VMware NSX
11 7 (17.50%) Git (software)
11 7 (17.50%) SCCM
11 7 (17.50%) PowerShell
11 7 (17.50%) ITIL
11 7 (17.50%) Linux
11 7 (17.50%) MS Exchange
11 7 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (15.00%) TDD
12 6 (15.00%) Banking

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 7 (17.50%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (7.50%) IIS
3 1 (2.50%) CMS
3 1 (2.50%) Drupal
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.50%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Infor SunSystems
1 2 (5.00%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 14 (35.00%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (10.00%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (7.50%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (5.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 2 (5.00%) GitHub
6 2 (5.00%) Office 365
7 1 (2.50%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (2.50%) IaaS
7 1 (2.50%) Mimecast
7 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.50%) VSAN
2 6 (15.00%) Firewall
2 6 (15.00%) VLAN
3 4 (10.00%) Extranet
4 3 (7.50%) DNS
4 3 (7.50%) VPN
5 2 (5.00%) SAN
5 2 (5.00%) VoIP
6 1 (2.50%) BGP
6 1 (2.50%) DHCP
6 1 (2.50%) FTP
6 1 (2.50%) HTTP
6 1 (2.50%) Internet
6 1 (2.50%) IPsec
6 1 (2.50%) MPLS
6 1 (2.50%) OSPF
6 1 (2.50%) SMTP
6 1 (2.50%) WAN
6 1 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 10 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 7 (17.50%) Git (software)
3 6 (15.00%) DbUnit
3 6 (15.00%) jMock
3 6 (15.00%) JUnit
3 6 (15.00%) Maven
3 6 (15.00%) Mockito
3 6 (15.00%) SonarQube
4 1 (2.50%) JIRA
4 1 (2.50%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (25.00%) Finance
2 6 (15.00%) Banking
3 3 (7.50%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.00%) Financial Institution
4 2 (5.00%) Law
5 1 (2.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (20.00%) VMware Engineer
2 6 (15.00%) Consultant
2 6 (15.00%) Developer
2 6 (15.00%) Java Developer
3 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) Security Consultant
3 4 (10.00%) VMware Consultant
4 3 (7.50%) Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Cloud Automation Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Administrator
5 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) SCCM Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Service Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) Technical Services Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (22.50%) Web Services
2 6 (15.00%) Apache Camel
2 6 (15.00%) J2EE
2 6 (15.00%) PowerMock
2 6 (15.00%) RESTful
2 6 (15.00%) SOAP
2 6 (15.00%) Spring
2 6 (15.00%) Spring Boot
3 1 (2.50%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (27.50%) Data Centre
2 6 (15.00%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (5.00%) PKI
4 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.50%) Fintech
4 1 (2.50%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.50%) NHS
4 1 (2.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 20 (50.00%) Windows
2 14 (35.00%) Windows Server
3 9 (22.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (17.50%) Linux
6 3 (7.50%) Unix
6 3 (7.50%) Windows 10
6 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (5.00%) Solaris
7 2 (5.00%) Ubuntu
7 2 (5.00%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.50%) AIX
8 1 (2.50%) Android
8 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.50%) Mac OS
8 1 (2.50%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (17.50%) ITIL
3 6 (15.00%) BDD
3 6 (15.00%) E-Commerce
3 6 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 6 (15.00%) Kanban
3 6 (15.00%) Migration
3 6 (15.00%) Open Source
3 6 (15.00%) Scrum
3 6 (15.00%) TDD
3 6 (15.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 3 (7.50%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (7.50%) Software Delivery
4 3 (7.50%) Software Engineering
5 2 (5.00%) Data Protection
5 2 (5.00%) Functional Testing
5 2 (5.00%) ITSM
5 2 (5.00%) Line Management
5 2 (5.00%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.50%) PowerShell
2 6 (15.00%) Java
3 3 (7.50%) SQL
4 1 (2.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (10.00%) MCSE
2 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (10.00%) VCAP
2 4 (10.00%) VCDX
3 1 (2.50%) CCNA
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.50%) Degree
3 1 (2.50%) MCITP
3 1 (2.50%) MCP
3 1 (2.50%) MCSA
3 1 (2.50%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) QA
2 1 (2.50%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (2.50%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (2.50%) GDPR
2 1 (2.50%) ISO 22301
2 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (67.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (32.50%) Active Directory
3 8 (20.00%) XenDesktop
4 7 (17.50%) VMware NSX
5 5 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (12.50%) XenApp
6 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.50%) NFS
6 1 (2.50%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.50%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 7 (17.50%) SCCM
2 5 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (12.50%) vRealize Orchestrator
3 4 (10.00%) Ansible
3 4 (10.00%) PowerCLI
3 4 (10.00%) Puppet
4 3 (7.50%) SCOM
4 3 (7.50%) vRealize
5 2 (5.00%) Nagios
5 2 (5.00%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (2.50%) PingFederate
6 1 (2.50%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (2.50%) Trend Micro Deep Security
6 1 (2.50%) vCenter Server
6 1 (2.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 39 (97.50%) VMware
2 15 (37.50%) Citrix
2 15 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 10 (25.00%) Cisco
4 6 (15.00%) Dell
4 6 (15.00%) HP
5 4 (10.00%) Google
6 3 (7.50%) EMC
6 3 (7.50%) Ivanti
6 3 (7.50%) TOWER Software
6 3 (7.50%) Veeam
7 2 (5.00%) NetApp
7 2 (5.00%) Oracle
7 2 (5.00%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.50%) CommVault
8 1 (2.50%) iManage
8 1 (2.50%) Juniper
8 1 (2.50%) Lotus
8 1 (2.50%) ServiceNow
8 1 (2.50%) Trend Micro