Period
to 22 November 2017

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 November 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.

VMware vSphere
Central London > City of London
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 223 214 219
Rank change year-on-year -9 +5 -4
Contract jobs citing vSphere 34 30 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.47% 0.45% 0.58%
As % of the System Software category 3.99% 4.18% 5.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 24 35
City of London median daily rate £488 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.71% - -
10th Percentile £287 £340 £315
90th Percentile £624 £519 £588
Central London median daily rate £465 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +9.41% +3.03% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
City of London median hourly rate - - £32.63
Central London median hourly rate - - £22.86

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 853 718 886
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 11.92% 10.72% 9.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 692 560 669
City of London median daily rate £490 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.89% +5.88% +13.79%
10th Percentile £213 £206 £213
90th Percentile £662 £638 £625
Central London median daily rate £484 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.88% +17.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 22 35
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.82% +8.33% +12.50%
10th Percentile £10.60 £11.25 £12.78
90th Percentile £27.33 £55.00 £30.52
Central London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £17.98
% change year-on-year -10.53% +5.67% +12.38%

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

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

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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 November 2017.

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 22 November 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 32 (94.12%) VMware
2 24 (70.59%) Windows
2 24 (70.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (55.88%) Active Directory
4 18 (52.94%) Windows Server
5 14 (41.18%) Citrix
6 13 (38.24%) Cisco
6 13 (38.24%) Microsoft
7 12 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (29.41%) WAN
8 10 (29.41%) Firewall
9 9 (26.47%) LAN
9 9 (26.47%) XenDesktop
10 8 (23.53%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (23.53%) NetApp
10 8 (23.53%) Migration
11 7 (20.59%) EMC
11 7 (20.59%) CheckPoint
11 7 (20.59%) SQL
12 6 (17.65%) SAN
12 6 (17.65%) HP
12 6 (17.65%) XenApp
12 6 (17.65%) PowerShell
12 6 (17.65%) SCCM
12 6 (17.65%) vRealize
12 6 (17.65%) vCenter Server
13 5 (14.71%) Hyper-V
13 5 (14.71%) Office 365
13 5 (14.71%) NAS

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 4 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.82%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.88%) IIS
3 2 (5.88%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.71%) Office 365
2 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (5.88%) IaaS
4 2 (5.88%) PaaS
5 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (29.41%) Firewall
1 10 (29.41%) WAN
2 9 (26.47%) LAN
3 6 (17.65%) SAN
4 5 (14.71%) MPLS
4 5 (14.71%) NAS
4 5 (14.71%) VPN
5 4 (11.76%) Network Security
5 4 (11.76%) SMTP
5 4 (11.76%) SNMP
6 3 (8.82%) iSCSI
6 3 (8.82%) NetScaler
6 3 (8.82%) VLAN
7 2 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (5.88%) DNS
7 2 (5.88%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (5.88%) Skype
7 2 (5.88%) TCP/IP
7 2 (5.88%) Unified Communications
7 2 (5.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Banking
2 2 (5.88%) Publishing
3 1 (2.94%) Advertising
3 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Legal
3 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (26.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (11.76%) Architect
2 4 (11.76%) VMware Engineer
3 3 (8.82%) Consultant
3 3 (8.82%) Security Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Information Security Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Migration Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) NetApp Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Network Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Senior Citrix Consultant
4 2 (5.88%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (5.88%) Support Engineer
4 2 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.94%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Data Centre
1 4 (11.76%) Private Cloud
2 3 (8.82%) PKI
3 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.94%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.94%) CLARiiON
4 1 (2.94%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (2.94%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.94%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.94%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.94%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 24 (70.59%) Windows
2 18 (52.94%) Windows Server
3 12 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (14.71%) Linux
6 4 (11.76%) Windows 10
7 3 (8.82%) Unix
7 3 (8.82%) Windows 7
8 2 (5.88%) Solaris
9 1 (2.94%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.94%) SUSE
9 1 (2.94%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (23.53%) Migration
2 4 (11.76%) CRM
2 4 (11.76%) Information Security
2 4 (11.76%) ITIL
2 4 (11.76%) Server Hardening
3 3 (8.82%) Change Control
3 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (5.88%) Asset Management
4 2 (5.88%) Change Management
4 2 (5.88%) E-Commerce
4 2 (5.88%) High Availability
4 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 2 (5.88%) Patch Management
4 2 (5.88%) People Management
4 2 (5.88%) Presales
4 2 (5.88%) Project Management
4 2 (5.88%) Software Deployment
4 2 (5.88%) TOGAF
5 1 (2.94%) Power Management
5 1 (2.94%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.59%) SQL
2 6 (17.65%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.88%) VBScript
4 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.94%) Groovy
4 1 (2.94%) Java
4 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (14.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (5.88%) CCA
2 2 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.88%) CISSP
2 2 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (5.88%) Degree
2 2 (5.88%) MCITP
2 2 (5.88%) MCSE
2 2 (5.88%) NCSA
2 2 (5.88%) VCP5
2 2 (5.88%) VCP6
3 1 (2.94%) CCIE
3 1 (2.94%) CCNP
3 1 (2.94%) CCSP
3 1 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.94%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) MCSA
3 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) SLA
2 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 24 (70.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (55.88%) Active Directory
3 9 (26.47%) XenDesktop
4 8 (23.53%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (17.65%) XenApp
6 5 (14.71%) Hyper-V
6 5 (14.71%) VMware NSX
7 2 (5.88%) BitLocker
7 2 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (5.88%) Terminal Services
7 2 (5.88%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (5.88%) XenServer
8 1 (2.94%) DFS Replication
8 1 (2.94%) Docker
8 1 (2.94%) LXC
8 1 (2.94%) NFS
8 1 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (17.65%) SCCM
1 6 (17.65%) vCenter Server
1 6 (17.65%) vRealize
2 4 (11.76%) PowerCLI
2 4 (11.76%) SCOM
3 2 (5.88%) Ansible
3 2 (5.88%) vMotion
4 1 (2.94%) Cacti
4 1 (2.94%) Grafana
4 1 (2.94%) HP SIM
4 1 (2.94%) Kibana
4 1 (2.94%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.94%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.94%) Nagios
4 1 (2.94%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.94%) Prometheus
4 1 (2.94%) Puppet
4 1 (2.94%) QRadar
4 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (2.94%) Terraform
Vendors
1 32 (94.12%) VMware
2 14 (41.18%) Citrix
3 13 (38.24%) Cisco
3 13 (38.24%) Microsoft
4 8 (23.53%) NetApp
5 7 (20.59%) CheckPoint
5 7 (20.59%) EMC
6 6 (17.65%) HP
7 5 (14.71%) CommVault
8 4 (11.76%) Palo Alto
9 2 (5.88%) AppSense
9 2 (5.88%) Dell
9 2 (5.88%) F5
9 2 (5.88%) Veeam
10 1 (2.94%) arcserve
10 1 (2.94%) Brocade
10 1 (2.94%) McAfee
10 1 (2.94%) Qualys
10 1 (2.94%) Symantec
10 1 (2.94%) WatchGuard