Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 188 222 227
Rank change year-on-year +34 +5 -18
Contract jobs citing vSphere 27 35 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.48% 0.49% 0.45%
As % of the System Software category 3.02% 2.83% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 30 19
City of London median daily rate £475 £446 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.62% -6.21% +11.76%
10th Percentile £348 £396 £311
90th Percentile £638 £538 £615
Central London median daily rate £475 £441 £458
% change year-on-year +7.71% -3.61% +7.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 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 894 1,236 865
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 15.96% 17.32% 12.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 717 974 687
City of London median daily rate £515 £500 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% +2.04% +8.89%
10th Percentile £208 £157 £200
90th Percentile £653 £650 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £525 £481
% change year-on-year -4.76% +9.09% +6.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 36 25
City of London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +20.31% -30.43%
10th Percentile £12.76 £13.66 £10.35
90th Percentile £31.50 £25.50 £26.80
Central London median hourly rate £19.41 £19.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.84% +20.31% -15.79%

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

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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 11 December 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 11 December 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
London Bridge +37 1 £345 -23.33%
vSphere
Central London

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 21 (77.78%) VMware
2 17 (62.96%) Windows
3 16 (59.26%) Azure
4 13 (48.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (44.44%) Active Directory
6 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
7 10 (37.04%) Windows Server
8 8 (29.63%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (29.63%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (25.93%) DevOps
9 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (25.93%) Ansible
9 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (25.93%) Hyper-V
9 7 (25.93%) Kubernetes
10 6 (22.22%) HP
10 6 (22.22%) DHCP
10 6 (22.22%) DNS
10 6 (22.22%) Cisco
11 5 (18.52%) Citrix
11 5 (18.52%) Firewall
11 5 (18.52%) Finance
11 5 (18.52%) YAML
11 5 (18.52%) Windows 7
11 5 (18.52%) SaaS
11 5 (18.52%) PaaS
11 5 (18.52%) IaaS
11 5 (18.52%) NetScaler
12 4 (14.81%) Office 365
12 4 (14.81%) Windows 10

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 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (59.26%) Azure
2 8 (29.63%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (18.52%) IaaS
3 5 (18.52%) PaaS
3 5 (18.52%) SaaS
4 4 (14.81%) Office 365
5 2 (7.41%) AWS
6 1 (3.70%) GCP
6 1 (3.70%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) DHCP
1 6 (22.22%) DNS
2 5 (18.52%) Firewall
2 5 (18.52%) NetScaler
3 4 (14.81%) SAN
4 2 (7.41%) BIG-IP
4 2 (7.41%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (7.41%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (3.70%) BGP
5 1 (3.70%) EIGRP
5 1 (3.70%) iSCSI
5 1 (3.70%) LAN
5 1 (3.70%) MPLS
5 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.70%) Unified Communications
5 1 (3.70%) VoIP
5 1 (3.70%) VPN
5 1 (3.70%) WAN
5 1 (3.70%) Wireless
5 1 (3.70%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.70%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 5 (18.52%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Banking
3 2 (7.41%) Law
4 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (25.93%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Azure DevOps
2 6 (22.22%) Azure DevOps Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Azure Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Architect
3 3 (11.11%) Kubernetes Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Server Specialist
3 3 (11.11%) VMware Specialist
3 3 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Active Directory Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Citrix Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Server Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Senior Windows Server Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Server Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) YAML
2 1 (3.70%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (62.96%) Windows
2 10 (37.04%) Windows Server
3 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (18.52%) Windows 7
5 4 (14.81%) Windows 10
6 3 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) DevOps
2 4 (14.81%) ITIL
3 3 (11.11%) Architecture Roadmap
3 3 (11.11%) IT Strategy
3 3 (11.11%) Migration
3 3 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (3.70%) BDD
4 1 (3.70%) Business Continuity
4 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.70%) CRM
4 1 (3.70%) Document Management
4 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (3.70%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (3.70%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.70%) Microservices
4 1 (3.70%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (3.70%) Open Source
4 1 (3.70%) Security Patching
4 1 (3.70%) TDD
4 1 (3.70%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.70%) Java
2 1 (3.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (3.70%) CCNP
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) MCSA
2 1 (3.70%) MCSE
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (48.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 8 (29.63%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (25.93%) Hyper-V
5 3 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (11.11%) VMware Server
5 3 (11.11%) XenDesktop
6 2 (7.41%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 2 (7.41%) Docker
6 2 (7.41%) VMware NSX
6 2 (7.41%) XenApp
7 1 (3.70%) KVM
Systems Management
1 7 (25.93%) Ansible
1 7 (25.93%) Kubernetes
2 4 (14.81%) vCenter Server
3 3 (11.11%) SCCM
4 2 (7.41%) PingFederate
4 2 (7.41%) vRealize
5 1 (3.70%) Backup Exec
5 1 (3.70%) Netcool
5 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (3.70%) Puppet
5 1 (3.70%) Salt
5 1 (3.70%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 21 (77.78%) VMware
2 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
3 6 (22.22%) Cisco
3 6 (22.22%) HP
4 5 (18.52%) Citrix
5 3 (11.11%) 3PAR
5 3 (11.11%) Dell
5 3 (11.11%) Dell Compellent
6 2 (7.41%) CheckPoint
6 2 (7.41%) F5
6 2 (7.41%) NetApp
6 2 (7.41%) Palo Alto
7 1 (3.70%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (3.70%) EMC
7 1 (3.70%) iManage
7 1 (3.70%) Kaseya
7 1 (3.70%) Splunk
7 1 (3.70%) Veritas