Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 221 211 206
Rank change year-on-year -10 -5 +1
Contract jobs citing vSphere 33 31 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.48% 0.46% 0.61%
As % of the System Software category 2.84% 4.16% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 23 34
City of London median daily rate £446 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.21% +5.56% +11.39%
10th Percentile £320 £107 £320
90th Percentile £553 £578 £575
Central London median daily rate £441 £465 £445
% change year-on-year -5.16% +4.49% +9.20%
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 1,162 746 738
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 16.77% 11.00% 10.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 940 599 591
City of London median daily rate £500 £480 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +12.50%
10th Percentile £185 £188 £219
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 24 26
City of London median hourly rate £19.25 £19.13 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.65% -1.92% +8.39%
10th Percentile £13.31 £13.01 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £28.98 £28.75
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.85 £19.00
% change year-on-year +6.13% -0.82% +5.56%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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
London Bridge - 1 £450 -
vSphere
Central London

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 29 (87.88%) VMware
2 20 (60.61%) Windows
3 18 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (36.36%) Citrix
5 11 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 11 (33.33%) Windows Server
6 10 (30.30%) Microsoft Azure
6 10 (30.30%) Cisco
7 9 (27.27%) Finance
8 8 (24.24%) XenDesktop
8 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
8 8 (24.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 7 (21.21%) Amazon AWS
9 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (21.21%) Data Centre
9 7 (21.21%) Linux
9 7 (21.21%) XenApp
9 7 (21.21%) PowerShell
9 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (18.18%) SAN
10 6 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (18.18%) VMware NSX
11 5 (15.15%) DNS
11 5 (15.15%) Firewall
11 5 (15.15%) MS Exchange
11 5 (15.15%) VLAN
11 5 (15.15%) Banking
12 4 (12.12%) Migration
12 4 (12.12%) Continuous Integration

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 5 (15.15%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.12%) IIS
3 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (6.06%) Skype for Business
5 1 (3.03%) CMS
5 1 (3.03%) Drupal
5 1 (3.03%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Infor SunSystems
1 2 (6.06%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 10 (30.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (21.21%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (9.09%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (9.09%) Office 365
4 2 (6.06%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (6.06%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 2 (6.06%) GitHub
5 1 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (3.03%) IaaS
5 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.18%) SAN
2 5 (15.15%) DNS
2 5 (15.15%) Firewall
2 5 (15.15%) VLAN
3 4 (12.12%) DHCP
3 4 (12.12%) Extranet
3 4 (12.12%) VSAN
4 3 (9.09%) VPN
4 3 (9.09%) WAN
5 2 (6.06%) Internet
5 2 (6.06%) MPLS
5 2 (6.06%) NAS
5 2 (6.06%) NetScaler
5 2 (6.06%) Skype
6 1 (3.03%) DSL
6 1 (3.03%) FTP
6 1 (3.03%) IPsec
6 1 (3.03%) iSCSI
6 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.03%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.03%) JIRA
2 1 (3.03%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (27.27%) Finance
2 5 (15.15%) Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (15.15%) Cloud Engineer
1 5 (15.15%) Consultant
1 5 (15.15%) VMware Engineer
2 4 (12.12%) Automation Engineer
2 4 (12.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (12.12%) Security Consultant
2 4 (12.12%) VMware Consultant
3 3 (9.09%) Cloud Automation Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Network Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Service Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Technical Services Analyst
4 2 (6.06%) Web Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Build Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) VMware Specialist
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) Web Services
2 1 (3.03%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.06%) PKI
2 2 (6.06%) Replication
3 1 (3.03%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (3.03%) Hedge funds
3 1 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 20 (60.61%) Windows
2 11 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 7 (21.21%) Linux
3 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (9.09%) Windows 10
5 2 (6.06%) Solaris
5 2 (6.06%) Ubuntu
5 2 (6.06%) Unix
5 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.03%) AIX
6 1 (3.03%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 4 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (12.12%) ITIL
2 4 (12.12%) Migration
3 3 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
3 3 (9.09%) Software Delivery
3 3 (9.09%) Software Engineering
4 2 (6.06%) Application Virtualisation
4 2 (6.06%) Configuration Management
4 2 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.06%) High Availability
4 2 (6.06%) Network Virtualisation
4 2 (6.06%) Patch Management
4 2 (6.06%) Project Management
4 2 (6.06%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (3.03%) Application Packaging
5 1 (3.03%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.03%) Cryptography
5 1 (3.03%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.06%) SQL
3 1 (3.03%) Java
3 1 (3.03%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (6.06%) MCSE
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.06%) VCAP
2 2 (6.06%) VCDX
3 1 (3.03%) CCNA
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.03%) HND
3 1 (3.03%) MCITP
3 1 (3.03%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) PCI DSS
1 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 18 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 8 (24.24%) XenDesktop
4 7 (21.21%) XenApp
5 6 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (18.18%) VMware NSX
6 3 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (3.03%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
7 1 (3.03%) NFS
7 1 (3.03%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (3.03%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (12.12%) Ansible
2 4 (12.12%) PowerCLI
2 4 (12.12%) Puppet
2 4 (12.12%) SCCM
2 4 (12.12%) vRealize Orchestrator
3 2 (6.06%) Nagios
3 2 (6.06%) SCOM
3 2 (6.06%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (3.03%) PingFederate
4 1 (3.03%) SnapMirror
4 1 (3.03%) vCenter Server
4 1 (3.03%) vRealize
4 1 (3.03%) WSUS
4 1 (3.03%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 29 (87.88%) VMware
2 12 (36.36%) Citrix
3 10 (30.30%) Cisco
4 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
5 4 (12.12%) Dell
5 4 (12.12%) NetApp
6 3 (9.09%) EMC
6 3 (9.09%) Google
6 3 (9.09%) HP
6 3 (9.09%) Ivanti
6 3 (9.09%) Red Hat
6 3 (9.09%) TOWER Software
6 3 (9.09%) Veeam
7 2 (6.06%) CommVault
7 2 (6.06%) F5
7 2 (6.06%) Juniper
7 2 (6.06%) Oracle
7 2 (6.06%) Palo Alto
8 1 (3.03%) Lotus
8 1 (3.03%) SolarWinds