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 3 months to 22 March 2017 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
London / City of London
Rank 136 127 152
Rank change year-on-year -9 +25  
Contract jobs citing vSphere 15 24 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.50% 0.73% 0.80%
As % of the System Software category 5.17% 7.92% 8.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 34
Median daily rate £435 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £313 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £348
% change year-on-year +1.97% +9.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.25 £27.50 £22.10
% change year-on-year -11.81% +24.46%  

vSphere is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 290 303 457
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 9.76% 9.27% 9.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 237 336
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £300 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 23
Median hourly rate £22.34 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.55% +1.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £12.00 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.13 £19.00 £24.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing vSphere as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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

vSphere
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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for vSphere in the City of London

vSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing vSphere in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for vSphere in the City of London

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 21 (95.45%) VMware
2 14 (63.64%) Windows
3 13 (59.09%) Active Directory
3 13 (59.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (54.55%) Windows Server
5 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (40.91%) Finance
7 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
9 6 (27.27%) PowerShell
9 6 (27.27%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (18.18%) SAN
11 4 (18.18%) Citrix
11 4 (18.18%) Cisco
11 4 (18.18%) Linux
11 4 (18.18%) MCSE
11 4 (18.18%) SCCM
11 4 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (13.64%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (13.64%) XenApp
12 3 (13.64%) XenDesktop
12 3 (13.64%) Windows 7
12 3 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
12 3 (13.64%) Puppet
12 3 (13.64%) MCSA
12 3 (13.64%) ITIL
12 3 (13.64%) Python
12 3 (13.64%) VBScript
12 3 (13.64%) SQL Server

vSphere
Top Related 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 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.09%) Apache
2 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (9.09%) nginx
2 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.55%) CloudStack
3 1 (4.55%) OpenStack
3 1 (4.55%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (9.09%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (9.09%) GitHub
3 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) SAN
2 2 (9.09%) DNS
2 2 (9.09%) Firewall
3 1 (4.55%) DHCP
3 1 (4.55%) NAS
3 1 (4.55%) Skype
3 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.55%) Unified Communications
3 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (4.55%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (9.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MSI
2 2 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 2 (9.09%) Subversion
2 2 (9.09%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (40.91%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Banking
2 1 (4.55%) Games
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (18.18%) Administrator
2 3 (13.64%) Architect
2 3 (13.64%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (13.64%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (9.09%) Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Senior DevOps
3 2 (9.09%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Storage Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Virtualisation Architect
3 2 (9.09%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Support Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) LAMP
1 2 (9.09%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.09%) AS400
2 2 (9.09%) Clustering
2 2 (9.09%) iSeries
3 1 (4.55%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (4.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (63.64%) Windows
2 12 (54.55%) Windows Server
3 10 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (18.18%) Linux
6 3 (13.64%) Windows 7
7 1 (4.55%) Mac OS
7 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (4.55%) Unix
7 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.64%) Data Security
1 3 (13.64%) DevOps
1 3 (13.64%) ITIL
1 3 (13.64%) Migration
1 3 (13.64%) Server Virtualisation
2 2 (9.09%) Asset Management
2 2 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (9.09%) Project Management
2 2 (9.09%) Service Management
3 1 (4.55%) Change Management
3 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (4.55%) Information Security
3 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 1 (4.55%) Open Source
3 1 (4.55%) Release Management
3 1 (4.55%) Resource Management
3 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.55%) Statistics
3 1 (4.55%) Storage Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) PowerShell
2 3 (13.64%) Python
2 3 (13.64%) VBScript
3 2 (9.09%) Java
4 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.55%) C
4 1 (4.55%) Ruby
4 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (18.18%) MCSE
2 4 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (13.64%) MCSA
4 1 (4.55%) CCA
4 1 (4.55%) CCNA
4 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (4.55%) MCDST
4 1 (4.55%) MCTS
4 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (59.09%) Active Directory
1 13 (59.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (27.27%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (13.64%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (13.64%) XenApp
3 3 (13.64%) XenDesktop
4 2 (9.09%) Corosync
4 2 (9.09%) Docker
4 2 (9.09%) vCloud
4 2 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (9.09%) VMware Server
5 1 (4.55%) Firmware
5 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
5 1 (4.55%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (4.55%) VMware ESX
5 1 (4.55%) Xen
5 1 (4.55%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) SCCM
2 3 (13.64%) Ansible
2 3 (13.64%) Puppet
3 2 (9.09%) Backup Exec
3 2 (9.09%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (9.09%) HAProxy
3 2 (9.09%) Pacemaker
3 2 (9.09%) Rundeck
3 2 (9.09%) SCOM
3 2 (9.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (9.09%) Terraform
4 1 (4.55%) HP SIM
4 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (4.55%) Sysprep
4 1 (4.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (95.45%) VMware
2 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
3 4 (18.18%) Cisco
3 4 (18.18%) Citrix
4 3 (13.64%) EMC
4 3 (13.64%) HP
5 2 (9.09%) Altiris
5 2 (9.09%) AppSense
5 2 (9.09%) Dell
5 2 (9.09%) Isilon
5 2 (9.09%) Oracle
5 2 (9.09%) ServiceNow
5 2 (9.09%) Symantec
5 2 (9.09%) Zerto
6 1 (4.55%) 3PAR
6 1 (4.55%) BMC
6 1 (4.55%) Brocade
6 1 (4.55%) LANDesk
6 1 (4.55%) Polycom
6 1 (4.55%) Veeam
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