Period
to 12 April 2021

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 12 April 2021 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
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 115 155 224
Rank change year-on-year +40 +69 -5
Contract jobs citing vSphere 17 23 25
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.71% 0.57% 0.37%
As % of the System Software category 4.25% 4.18% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 18 18
10th Percentile £426 £230 £210
25th Percentile £449 £275 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £488 £494
Median % change year-on-year +2.56% -1.27% +12.22%
75th Percentile £575 £600 £538
90th Percentile £600 £611 "
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £23.13
Central London median hourly rate - - £23.13

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 400 550 1,246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 16.60% 13.61% 18.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 437 941
10th Percentile £322 £205 £178
25th Percentile £444 £406 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.00% -
75th Percentile £600 £602 £588
90th Percentile £688 £654 £650
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 16
Median hourly rate £23.00 £13.44 £16.80
Median % change year-on-year +71.13% -20.00% -2.61%
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +19.44% -3.74% +8.41%

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 12 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for vSphere in the City of London

vSphere
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 12 April 2021, 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 17 (100.00%) VMware
2 16 (94.12%) Microsoft
3 14 (82.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (52.94%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (52.94%) Citrix
4 9 (52.94%) Linux
4 9 (52.94%) Firewall
5 8 (47.06%) LAN
5 8 (47.06%) IBM
5 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
5 8 (47.06%) VPN
5 8 (47.06%) Azure
5 8 (47.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (47.06%) Data Centre
6 7 (41.18%) WebSphere
6 7 (41.18%) Load Balancing
6 7 (41.18%) Red Hat
6 7 (41.18%) WAN
6 7 (41.18%) DB2
6 7 (41.18%) WebSphere MQ
6 7 (41.18%) Wireless
7 6 (35.29%) Finance
7 6 (35.29%) Windows
7 6 (35.29%) Windows Server
8 5 (29.41%) TOGAF
8 5 (29.41%) RHCA
8 5 (29.41%) PowerShell
8 5 (29.41%) Juniper
8 5 (29.41%) Cisco
8 5 (29.41%) TOGAF Certification

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 (41.18%) WebSphere
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 8 (47.06%) Azure
2 3 (17.65%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft 365
4 1 (5.88%) AWS
4 1 (5.88%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (5.88%) IaaS
4 1 (5.88%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) Firewall
2 8 (47.06%) LAN
2 8 (47.06%) VPN
3 7 (41.18%) WAN
3 7 (41.18%) Wireless
4 4 (23.53%) DNS
5 3 (17.65%) VSAN
6 2 (11.76%) VLAN
6 2 (11.76%) VoIP
7 1 (5.88%) DHCP
7 1 (5.88%) Ethernet
7 1 (5.88%) Internet
7 1 (5.88%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (5.88%) Skype
7 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) DB2
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.88%) Maven
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Banking
3 3 (17.65%) Financial Institution
4 1 (5.88%) International Banking
4 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Architect
1 8 (47.06%) Infrastructure Architect
2 5 (29.41%) Citrix Architect
2 5 (29.41%) VMware Architect
2 5 (29.41%) WebSphere Architect
3 3 (17.65%) Administrator
3 3 (17.65%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) Backup Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Cloud Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Payments Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Payments Solutions Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (11.76%) VMware Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Cloud Developer
5 1 (5.88%) DevOps Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Windows Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
2 1 (5.88%) Django
2 1 (5.88%) J2EE
2 1 (5.88%) Node.js
2 1 (5.88%) Spring
2 1 (5.88%) Spring Boot
2 1 (5.88%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Data Centre
2 3 (17.65%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (11.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (11.76%) Mobile Payment
3 2 (11.76%) Replication
3 2 (11.76%) SWIFT
4 1 (5.88%) Clustering
4 1 (5.88%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Linux
2 8 (47.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (35.29%) Windows
3 6 (35.29%) Windows Server
4 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2016
5 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2019
6 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (5.88%) Unix
7 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
7 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Load Balancing
2 5 (29.41%) Technical Leadership
2 5 (29.41%) TOGAF
3 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (23.53%) ITIL
4 3 (17.65%) ITSM
4 3 (17.65%) PRINCE
4 3 (17.65%) Project Management
4 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
4 3 (17.65%) Service Management
4 3 (17.65%) Workflow
5 2 (11.76%) Architecture Roadmap
5 2 (11.76%) Configuration Management
5 2 (11.76%) Project Delivery
5 2 (11.76%) Time Management
6 1 (5.88%) DevOps
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 1 (5.88%) Line Management
6 1 (5.88%) Microservices
6 1 (5.88%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.88%) Go
2 1 (5.88%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.88%) Python
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) RHCA
1 5 (29.41%) TOGAF Certification
2 3 (17.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (5.88%) MCITP
3 1 (5.88%) MCSE
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SEPA
System Software
1 14 (82.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (52.94%) VMware ESXi
3 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
4 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
5 2 (11.76%) VMFS
5 2 (11.76%) XenApp
6 1 (5.88%) Docker
6 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) Terraform
1 4 (23.53%) vCenter Server
2 3 (17.65%) PowerCLI
2 3 (17.65%) SCCM
3 2 (11.76%) vRealize
4 1 (5.88%) Ansible
4 1 (5.88%) Kubernetes
4 1 (5.88%) Puppet
4 1 (5.88%) Salt
4 1 (5.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (5.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) VMware
2 16 (94.12%) Microsoft
3 9 (52.94%) Citrix
4 8 (47.06%) IBM
5 7 (41.18%) Red Hat
6 5 (29.41%) Cisco
6 5 (29.41%) Juniper
7 3 (17.65%) HP
8 2 (11.76%) Veeam
9 1 (5.88%) Altiris
9 1 (5.88%) CommVault
9 1 (5.88%) Dell
9 1 (5.88%) EMC
9 1 (5.88%) Google
9 1 (5.88%) Oracle
9 1 (5.88%) Symantec