Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 214 212 186
Rank change year-on-year -2 -26 +8
Contract jobs citing vSphere 38 26 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.55% 0.42% 0.70%
As % of the System Software category 3.68% 4.19% 6.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 26 39
City of London median daily rate £450 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -
10th Percentile £288 £208 £309
90th Percentile £549 £550 £575
Central London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -5.56%
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 1,033 621 646
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.91% 10.11% 10.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 820 499 510
City of London median daily rate £500 £463 £449
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +3.06% +12.19%
10th Percentile £213 £184 £249
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
Central London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 14 30
City of London median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £16.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.63% +31.30% -8.93%
10th Percentile £11.58 £12.79 £11.25
90th Percentile £23.45 £169.88 £23.76
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.25 £16.38
% change year-on-year -5.88% +29.77% -5.76%

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

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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 23 May 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 23 May 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 33 (86.84%) VMware
2 28 (73.68%) Windows
3 18 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (47.37%) Windows Server
4 15 (39.47%) Active Directory
4 15 (39.47%) SAN
5 13 (34.21%) Citrix
5 13 (34.21%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (31.58%) Microsoft
7 10 (26.32%) XenDesktop
8 9 (23.68%) Cisco
8 9 (23.68%) Linux
8 9 (23.68%) PowerShell
9 8 (21.05%) Finance
9 8 (21.05%) DNS
9 8 (21.05%) DHCP
9 8 (21.05%) HP
9 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (18.42%) XenApp
10 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Azure
10 7 (18.42%) Dell
10 7 (18.42%) NetApp
10 7 (18.42%) Red Hat
10 7 (18.42%) Firewall
10 7 (18.42%) SCCM
11 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (15.79%) Migration
11 6 (15.79%) MS Exchange
11 6 (15.79%) Unix
11 6 (15.79%) NetScaler

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 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 5 (13.16%) SharePoint
3 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (10.53%) Skype for Business
4 3 (7.89%) Moodle
5 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.63%) IBM Notes
6 1 (2.63%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (13.16%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (10.53%) Office 365
4 2 (5.26%) IaaS
5 1 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (2.63%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 15 (39.47%) SAN
2 8 (21.05%) DHCP
2 8 (21.05%) DNS
3 7 (18.42%) Firewall
4 6 (15.79%) NetScaler
4 6 (15.79%) VSAN
5 4 (10.53%) Internet
5 4 (10.53%) iSCSI
5 4 (10.53%) NAS
5 4 (10.53%) VPN
5 4 (10.53%) WAN
6 3 (7.89%) MPLS
7 2 (5.26%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (5.26%) Skype
7 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
7 2 (5.26%) VLAN
8 1 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (2.63%) FTP
8 1 (2.63%) IPsec
8 1 (2.63%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (21.05%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Banking
2 2 (5.26%) Financial Institution
2 2 (5.26%) Publishing
3 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (23.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (7.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (7.89%) Citrix Engineer
2 3 (7.89%) Cloud Engineer
2 3 (7.89%) Project Engineer
2 3 (7.89%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 3 (7.89%) VMware Engineer
2 3 (7.89%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (5.26%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (5.26%) Citrix Server Specialist
3 2 (5.26%) Citrix Support
3 2 (5.26%) Citrix Support Engineer
3 2 (5.26%) Desktop Specialist
3 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (5.26%) Security Engineer
3 2 (5.26%) Server Specialist
3 2 (5.26%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (5.26%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) LDAP
2 1 (2.63%) .NET
2 1 (2.63%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.89%) VLE
3 2 (5.26%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.26%) PKI
3 2 (5.26%) Private Cloud
3 2 (5.26%) Replication
3 2 (5.26%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 1 (2.63%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 28 (73.68%) Windows
2 18 (47.37%) Windows Server
3 9 (23.68%) Linux
4 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (15.79%) Unix
5 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (13.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (13.16%) Windows 10
7 3 (7.89%) Solaris
7 3 (7.89%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.79%) Migration
2 4 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (7.89%) Application Virtualisation
3 3 (7.89%) Configuration Management
3 3 (7.89%) Network Virtualisation
3 3 (7.89%) Server Building
4 2 (5.26%) Capacity Management
4 2 (5.26%) Change Control
4 2 (5.26%) High Availability
4 2 (5.26%) Information Security
4 2 (5.26%) ITIL
4 2 (5.26%) Load Balancing
4 2 (5.26%) Mentoring
4 2 (5.26%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (5.26%) Server Hardening
4 2 (5.26%) SIEM
4 2 (5.26%) Target Operating Model
4 2 (5.26%) Threat Management
4 2 (5.26%) Virtual Environments
5 1 (2.63%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.68%) PowerShell
2 4 (10.53%) Java
3 3 (7.89%) Bash Shell
3 3 (7.89%) PHP
3 3 (7.89%) VBScript
4 2 (5.26%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.63%) C
5 1 (2.63%) C#
5 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.63%) Perl
5 1 (2.63%) Python
5 1 (2.63%) VB
5 1 (2.63%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.63%) CCNA
2 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.63%) HND
2 1 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 18 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (39.47%) Active Directory
3 13 (34.21%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (26.32%) XenDesktop
5 7 (18.42%) XenApp
6 5 (13.16%) VMware NSX
7 4 (10.53%) Firmware
7 4 (10.53%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (10.53%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (7.89%) NFS
8 3 (7.89%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (5.26%) BitLocker
9 2 (5.26%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (2.63%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
10 1 (2.63%) vCloud
10 1 (2.63%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (18.42%) SCCM
2 5 (13.16%) vRealize
3 4 (10.53%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 3 (7.89%) Ansible
4 3 (7.89%) Backup Exec
4 3 (7.89%) Nagios
4 3 (7.89%) PowerCLI
4 3 (7.89%) Puppet
4 3 (7.89%) SCOM
4 3 (7.89%) vCenter Server
5 2 (5.26%) BladeLogic
5 2 (5.26%) HP SIM
5 2 (5.26%) Nessus
5 2 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (5.26%) QRadar
5 2 (5.26%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (5.26%) WSUS
6 1 (2.63%) SnapMirror
6 1 (2.63%) SnapVault
6 1 (2.63%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 33 (86.84%) VMware
2 13 (34.21%) Citrix
3 12 (31.58%) Microsoft
4 9 (23.68%) Cisco
5 8 (21.05%) HP
6 7 (18.42%) Dell
6 7 (18.42%) NetApp
6 7 (18.42%) Red Hat
7 5 (13.16%) 3PAR
7 5 (13.16%) EMC
8 4 (10.53%) Ivanti
8 4 (10.53%) Palo Alto
8 4 (10.53%) SolarWinds
9 3 (7.89%) CheckPoint
9 3 (7.89%) CommVault
9 3 (7.89%) Dell Compellent
10 2 (5.26%) AlienVault
10 2 (5.26%) F5
10 2 (5.26%) Rapid7
10 2 (5.26%) Veritas