Period
to 14 June 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 14 June 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
14 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 132 133 212
Rank change year-on-year +1 +79 -1
Contract jobs citing vSphere 20 13 25
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.68% 0.45% 0.39%
As % of the System Software category 4.54% 3.12% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 20
10th Percentile £363 £213 £264
25th Percentile £391 £238 £359
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £434 £350 £450
Median % change year-on-year +23.93% -22.22% -
75th Percentile £514 £475 £500
90th Percentile £600 £559 £588
Central London median daily rate £434 £300 £450
% change year-on-year +44.58% -33.33% -

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 441 417 1,180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 14.91% 14.59% 18.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 334 911
10th Percentile £363 £217 £200
25th Percentile £450 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
75th Percentile £625 £600 £588
90th Percentile £712 £650 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 19
Median hourly rate £23.00 £13.08 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +75.91% -37.74% +5.00%
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £13.26 £21.00
% change year-on-year +50.86% -36.87% +5.00%

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 14 June 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 14 June 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 20 (100.00%) VMware
2 19 (95.00%) Microsoft
3 13 (65.00%) Firewall
4 11 (55.00%) Active Directory
4 11 (55.00%) Windows
4 11 (55.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (50.00%) Windows Server
6 9 (45.00%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (45.00%) VPN
6 9 (45.00%) Cisco
6 9 (45.00%) IBM
6 9 (45.00%) Citrix
7 8 (40.00%) LAN
7 8 (40.00%) Linux
7 8 (40.00%) Wireless
7 8 (40.00%) Finance
7 8 (40.00%) Data Centre
7 8 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (35.00%) WebSphere
8 7 (35.00%) Load Balancing
8 7 (35.00%) WebSphere MQ
8 7 (35.00%) DB2
8 7 (35.00%) WAN
8 7 (35.00%) Red Hat
9 6 (30.00%) DNS
9 6 (30.00%) PowerShell
9 6 (30.00%) Azure
10 5 (25.00%) SCCM
10 5 (25.00%) TOGAF
10 5 (25.00%) RHCA

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 (35.00%) WebSphere
2 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (30.00%) Azure
2 5 (25.00%) Microsoft 365
3 4 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (10.00%) OneDrive
5 1 (5.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (65.00%) Firewall
2 9 (45.00%) VPN
3 8 (40.00%) LAN
3 8 (40.00%) Wireless
4 7 (35.00%) WAN
5 6 (30.00%) DNS
6 4 (20.00%) VSAN
7 3 (15.00%) DHCP
7 3 (15.00%) NAS
7 3 (15.00%) SAN
7 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
7 3 (15.00%) VLAN
7 3 (15.00%) VoIP
8 2 (10.00%) Ethernet
8 2 (10.00%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (5.00%) Internet
9 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) DB2
2 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Financial Institution
2 4 (20.00%) Social Skills
3 2 (10.00%) Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Marketing
4 1 (5.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Architect
1 8 (40.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 5 (25.00%) Citrix Architect
2 5 (25.00%) VMware Architect
2 5 (25.00%) WebSphere Architect
3 3 (15.00%) Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.00%) IT Manager
4 2 (10.00%) Payments Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Payments Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Server Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Storage Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (10.00%) Mobile Payment
3 2 (10.00%) Replication
3 2 (10.00%) SWIFT
4 1 (5.00%) Clustering
4 1 (5.00%) EMC VNX
4 1 (5.00%) Hedge funds
4 1 (5.00%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 11 (55.00%) Windows
2 10 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 8 (40.00%) Linux
3 8 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2016
5 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2019
6 2 (10.00%) Windows 10
6 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
7 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Load Balancing
2 5 (25.00%) ITIL
2 5 (25.00%) Technical Leadership
2 5 (25.00%) TOGAF
3 4 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (20.00%) Project Management
3 4 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 3 (15.00%) ITSM
4 3 (15.00%) PRINCE
4 3 (15.00%) Service Management
4 3 (15.00%) Workflow
5 2 (10.00%) Architecture Roadmap
5 2 (10.00%) Line Management
5 2 (10.00%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (10.00%) Release Management
6 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
6 1 (5.00%) PLM
6 1 (5.00%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) RHCA
1 5 (25.00%) TOGAF Certification
2 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (5.00%) MCITP
3 1 (5.00%) MCSE
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SEPA
2 1 (5.00%) GDPR
2 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (55.00%) Active Directory
1 11 (55.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (45.00%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (10.00%) XenApp
4 2 (10.00%) XenDesktop
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) SCCM
1 5 (25.00%) vCenter Server
2 3 (15.00%) Active Directory Federation Services
2 3 (15.00%) PowerCLI
2 3 (15.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (15.00%) Terraform
3 2 (10.00%) NetBackup
3 2 (10.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) VMware
2 19 (95.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (45.00%) Cisco
3 9 (45.00%) Citrix
3 9 (45.00%) IBM
4 7 (35.00%) Red Hat
5 5 (25.00%) Juniper
6 3 (15.00%) EMC
6 3 (15.00%) HP
6 3 (15.00%) Symantec
7 2 (10.00%) Dell
7 2 (10.00%) Forcepoint
7 2 (10.00%) Infoblox
7 2 (10.00%) NetApp
7 2 (10.00%) Trend Micro
7 2 (10.00%) Veritas
7 2 (10.00%) Zscaler
8 1 (5.00%) Aruba
8 1 (5.00%) Oracle
8 1 (5.00%) Palo Alto