Period
to 20 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 20 January 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
England > London
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 415 386 346
Rank change year-on-year -29 -40 -70
Contract jobs citing vSphere 210 213 279
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.46% 0.51% 0.63%
As % of the System Software category 3.60% 4.14% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 133 190
London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.18% -5.82%
10th Percentile £278 £186 £282
90th Percentile £575 £612 £538
England median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% -1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 9
London median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.18% -33.73% +50.91%
10th Percentile £18.00 £21.70 £20.19
90th Percentile £25.80 £36.84 £45.25
England median hourly rate £25.50 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -21.54% +30.00% -9.09%

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 London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 5,831 5,142 4,242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.65% 12.29% 9.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,245 3,548 2,890
London median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +9.68%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £173
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
England median daily rate £440 £413 £380
% change year-on-year +6.67% +8.55% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 148 186
London median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +18.03% +1.67%
10th Percentile £11.81 £12.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £39.25
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.15 £15.50
% change year-on-year +2.17% +4.19% -

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing vSphere as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for vSphere in London

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing vSphere in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for vSphere in London

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing vSphere in London over the 6 months to 20 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for vSphere in London

vSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for vSphere in London

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in 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 London region over the 6 months to 20 January 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
Central London -2 36 £450 +5.26% 7
South London -36 25 £450 -5.26%
West London -21 7 £340 -16.82% 8
East London -16 6 £303 -16.55% 5
North London - 2 - - 1
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 London region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 199 (94.76%) VMware
2 132 (62.86%) Windows
3 130 (61.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 98 (46.67%) Active Directory
5 85 (40.48%) Microsoft
6 78 (37.14%) Windows Server
7 73 (34.76%) Cisco
8 67 (31.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 59 (28.10%) Windows Server 2008
10 53 (25.24%) SAN
11 45 (21.43%) Firewall
12 44 (20.95%) WAN
13 42 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
14 41 (19.52%) LAN
14 41 (19.52%) TCP/IP
14 41 (19.52%) HP
15 40 (19.05%) Citrix
16 38 (18.10%) Linux
17 36 (17.14%) DNS
17 36 (17.14%) Office 365
18 35 (16.67%) ITIL
19 34 (16.19%) PowerShell
20 32 (15.24%) SCCM
21 29 (13.81%) Finance
21 29 (13.81%) NetApp
22 27 (12.86%) Microsoft Certification
23 26 (12.38%) DHCP
23 26 (12.38%) Migration
23 26 (12.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
24 24 (11.43%) MS Exchange

vSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 24 (11.43%) MS Exchange
2 18 (8.57%) IIS
3 16 (7.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (6.67%) SharePoint
5 12 (5.71%) Skype for Business
6 6 (2.86%) Apache
6 6 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (2.86%) Tomcat
7 5 (2.38%) JBoss
8 3 (1.43%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.95%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.48%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 11 (5.24%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 36 (17.14%) Office 365
2 21 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (5.71%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.90%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.90%) IaaS
5 3 (1.43%) OneDrive
5 3 (1.43%) PaaS
6 2 (0.95%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.48%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.48%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.48%) SaaS
7 1 (0.48%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 53 (25.24%) SAN
2 45 (21.43%) Firewall
3 44 (20.95%) WAN
4 41 (19.52%) LAN
4 41 (19.52%) TCP/IP
5 36 (17.14%) DNS
6 26 (12.38%) DHCP
7 19 (9.05%) Cisco ASA
7 19 (9.05%) VPN
8 13 (6.19%) NAS
9 12 (5.71%) Intrusion Detection
9 12 (5.71%) iSCSI
10 11 (5.24%) MPLS
10 11 (5.24%) VSAN
11 9 (4.29%) Internet
11 9 (4.29%) Skype
11 9 (4.29%) VoIP
12 8 (3.81%) NetScaler
12 8 (3.81%) Network Security
12 8 (3.81%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (10.95%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.43%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.95%) MySQL
6 1 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.48%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 11 (5.24%) DbUnit
1 11 (5.24%) Jenkins
1 11 (5.24%) jMock
1 11 (5.24%) JUnit
1 11 (5.24%) Mockito
2 10 (4.76%) Git (software)
3 9 (4.29%) Maven
3 9 (4.29%) SonarQube
4 3 (1.43%) AutoIt
5 2 (0.95%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.48%) Ant
6 1 (0.48%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.48%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.48%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.48%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.48%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.48%) Subversion
6 1 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.48%) TestNG
General
1 29 (13.81%) Finance
2 10 (4.76%) Publishing
3 7 (3.33%) Retail
3 7 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.86%) Banking
5 5 (2.38%) Games
6 3 (1.43%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.95%) Legal
8 1 (0.48%) Advertising
8 1 (0.48%) Marketing
8 1 (0.48%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 23 (10.95%) Analyst
2 23 (10.95%) VMware Engineer
3 17 (8.10%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 15 (7.14%) Consultant
4 15 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
5 12 (5.71%) Administrator
5 12 (5.71%) Architect
5 12 (5.71%) Server Engineer
6 11 (5.24%) Developer
6 11 (5.24%) Java Developer
6 11 (5.24%) Security Manager
6 11 (5.24%) Server Support
6 11 (5.24%) Support Engineer
7 10 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 10 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
7 10 (4.76%) VMware Consultant
8 9 (4.29%) Operational Security Manager
8 9 (4.29%) Security Operations Manager
9 8 (3.81%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.14%) Web Services
2 12 (5.71%) SOAP
3 11 (5.24%) Apache Camel
3 11 (5.24%) J2EE
3 11 (5.24%) PowerMock
3 11 (5.24%) RESTful
4 8 (3.81%) Spring
5 6 (2.86%) LDAP
5 6 (2.86%) REST
6 5 (2.38%) XML
7 4 (1.90%) .NET
8 3 (1.43%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.43%) Spring Boot
9 1 (0.48%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 20 (9.52%) PKI
3 15 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 9 (4.29%) Blackberry
5 7 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (2.86%) Clustering
6 6 (2.86%) Private Cloud
7 5 (2.38%) Online Games
8 3 (1.43%) iPad
8 3 (1.43%) iPhone
9 2 (0.95%) FlexPod
9 2 (0.95%) HP StoreVirtual
9 2 (0.95%) Replication
9 2 (0.95%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.95%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.95%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 1 (0.48%) CESG
10 1 (0.48%) CLARiiON
10 1 (0.48%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 132 (62.86%) Windows
2 78 (37.14%) Windows Server
3 67 (31.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 59 (28.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (18.10%) Linux
6 22 (10.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (9.05%) Windows 7
8 13 (6.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (5.24%) Windows 10
10 6 (2.86%) Unix
11 5 (2.38%) Solaris
12 4 (1.90%) AIX
12 4 (1.90%) HPUX
12 4 (1.90%) SUSE
13 3 (1.43%) Android
14 2 (0.95%) CentOS
14 2 (0.95%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (0.95%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.95%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (16.67%) ITIL
2 26 (12.38%) Migration
3 23 (10.95%) E-Commerce
3 23 (10.95%) SIEM
4 20 (9.52%) Patch Management
5 17 (8.10%) Vulnerability Management
6 15 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (6.67%) Server Building
8 13 (6.19%) Kalman Filter
8 13 (6.19%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 12 (5.71%) Identity Access Management
9 12 (5.71%) Information Security
9 12 (5.71%) Kanban
10 11 (5.24%) BDD
10 11 (5.24%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (5.24%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (5.24%) Scrum
10 11 (5.24%) Security Operations
10 11 (5.24%) TDD
11 10 (4.76%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 34 (16.19%) PowerShell
2 18 (8.57%) Java
3 12 (5.71%) SQL
4 9 (4.29%) VBScript
5 6 (2.86%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.43%) C#
6 3 (1.43%) Python
6 3 (1.43%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.43%) VB.NET
7 2 (0.95%) C
7 2 (0.95%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.48%) F#
8 1 (0.48%) Go
8 1 (0.48%) Groovy
8 1 (0.48%) Perl
8 1 (0.48%) PHP
8 1 (0.48%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 27 (12.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (12.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 24 (11.43%) Security Cleared
4 16 (7.62%) SC Cleared
5 12 (5.71%) MCSE
6 9 (4.29%) MCITP
6 9 (4.29%) MCP
7 8 (3.81%) CISSP
7 8 (3.81%) DV Cleared
7 8 (3.81%) MCSA
7 8 (3.81%) VCP6
8 6 (2.86%) CISM
9 5 (2.38%) Degree
9 5 (2.38%) VCP5
10 4 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (1.90%) CRISC
10 4 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (1.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (1.90%) MCTS
10 4 (1.90%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (6.19%) PCI DSS
3 11 (5.24%) RMADS
4 5 (2.38%) SLA
5 2 (0.95%) Government Security Classifications
5 2 (0.95%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.48%) GDPR
System Software
1 130 (61.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 98 (46.67%) Active Directory
3 42 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
4 24 (11.43%) XenDesktop
5 22 (10.48%) vCloud
6 21 (10.00%) Hyper-V
7 14 (6.67%) XenApp
8 12 (5.71%) Virtual Machines
9 10 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
9 10 (4.76%) VMware NSX
10 9 (4.29%) VMware Workstation
11 7 (3.33%) BitLocker
11 7 (3.33%) NFS
12 3 (1.43%) DFS Replication
12 3 (1.43%) Docker
12 3 (1.43%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (1.43%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.95%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.95%) XenServer
14 1 (0.48%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 32 (15.24%) SCCM
2 24 (11.43%) vCenter Server
3 22 (10.48%) vRealize
4 16 (7.62%) Nessus
5 12 (5.71%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 12 (5.71%) PowerCLI
6 10 (4.76%) Ansible
7 8 (3.81%) WSUS
8 7 (3.33%) Red Hat Satellite
9 6 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
9 6 (2.86%) Puppet
9 6 (2.86%) SCOM
9 6 (2.86%) Terraform
10 4 (1.90%) QRadar
11 3 (1.43%) Backup Exec
11 3 (1.43%) BladeLogic
11 3 (1.43%) HP SIM
11 3 (1.43%) Tivoli
12 2 (0.95%) Kibana
12 2 (0.95%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 199 (94.76%) VMware
2 85 (40.48%) Microsoft
3 73 (34.76%) Cisco
4 41 (19.52%) HP
5 40 (19.05%) Citrix
6 29 (13.81%) NetApp
7 22 (10.48%) Dell
8 19 (9.05%) Red Hat
9 15 (7.14%) AlienVault
10 14 (6.67%) EMC
11 13 (6.19%) CommVault
12 12 (5.71%) CheckPoint
13 11 (5.24%) Brocade
14 10 (4.76%) IBM
15 9 (4.29%) 3PAR
16 7 (3.33%) F5
16 7 (3.33%) LogRhythm
16 7 (3.33%) Oracle
16 7 (3.33%) Symantec
17 6 (2.86%) Ivanti