Period
to 11 December 2019

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 11 December 2019 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
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 350 395 447
Rank change year-on-year +45 +52 -50
Contract jobs citing vSphere 186 257 210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.54% 0.55% 0.44%
As % of the System Software category 3.74% 3.50% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 182 140
London median daily rate £475 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -
10th Percentile £263 £235 £263
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
England median daily rate £435 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +5.45% +10.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 1
London median hourly rate £30.56 £23.13 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.10% +21.74% -41.54%
10th Percentile £16.50 £19.05 £18.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £45.73 £19.50
England median hourly rate £26.25 £38.63 £25.33
% change year-on-year -32.05% +52.53% -7.90%

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 4,973 7,345 5,896
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 14.56% 15.59% 12.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,619 5,396 4,254
London median daily rate £500 £525 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £185
90th Percentile £664 £660 £638
England median daily rate £450 £463 £425
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 142 142
London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.38 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.94% -4.32% +22.73%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.34 £57.00
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +3.13%

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 11 December 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing vSphere in London over the 6 months to 11 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 11 December 2019. 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 +37 29 £475 +7.71% 15
South London +33 22 £525 - 2
West London +9 5 £425 +89.73% 8
East London +39 3 £525 +5.00% 5
North London - 3 - -
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2019, 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 London region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 157 (84.41%) VMware
2 113 (60.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 108 (58.06%) Windows
4 77 (41.40%) Active Directory
5 69 (37.10%) Microsoft
6 61 (32.80%) Azure
7 56 (30.11%) Windows Server
8 49 (26.34%) AWS
9 45 (24.19%) PowerShell
9 45 (24.19%) VMware ESXi
10 44 (23.66%) Migration
11 38 (20.43%) Cisco
11 38 (20.43%) DHCP
12 37 (19.89%) DNS
12 37 (19.89%) Linux
13 36 (19.35%) Git (software)
14 35 (18.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 33 (17.74%) vCenter Server
15 33 (17.74%) Windows Server 2008
15 33 (17.74%) Citrix
16 32 (17.20%) Windows Server 2012
17 30 (16.13%) DevOps
18 29 (15.59%) Ansible
19 28 (15.05%) Kubernetes
19 28 (15.05%) Finance
20 27 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
20 27 (14.52%) Firewall
21 26 (13.98%) Office 365
21 26 (13.98%) VMware NSX
22 25 (13.44%) vRealize

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 20 (10.75%) MS Exchange
2 11 (5.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (2.69%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (2.15%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.15%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.61%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.08%) Confluence
8 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.54%) IIS
8 1 (0.54%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 7 (3.76%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.54%) OpenText VIM for SAP
Cloud Services
1 61 (32.80%) Azure
2 49 (26.34%) AWS
3 26 (13.98%) Office 365
4 23 (12.37%) Azure Active Directory
5 20 (10.75%) Amazon EC2
5 20 (10.75%) IaaS
6 17 (9.14%) PaaS
7 14 (7.53%) SaaS
8 12 (6.45%) GitHub
9 9 (4.84%) NuGet
9 9 (4.84%) Serverless
10 8 (4.30%) GCP
11 3 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.54%) Dropbox
12 1 (0.54%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.54%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.54%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 38 (20.43%) DHCP
2 37 (19.89%) DNS
3 27 (14.52%) Firewall
4 24 (12.90%) VSAN
5 22 (11.83%) SAN
6 20 (10.75%) NetScaler
7 16 (8.60%) TCP/IP
8 14 (7.53%) iSCSI
9 10 (5.38%) VPN
10 9 (4.84%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (3.76%) LAN
11 7 (3.76%) WAN
12 5 (2.69%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (2.69%) MPLS
13 4 (2.15%) BIG-IP
13 4 (2.15%) Internet
13 4 (2.15%) NAS
13 4 (2.15%) Network Security
13 4 (2.15%) Skype
13 4 (2.15%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.84%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.54%) Apache Accumulo
4 1 (0.54%) Big Data
4 1 (0.54%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.54%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.54%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 36 (19.35%) Git (software)
2 23 (12.37%) Jenkins
3 18 (9.68%) DbUnit
3 18 (9.68%) jMock
3 18 (9.68%) JUnit
3 18 (9.68%) Maven
3 18 (9.68%) Mockito
3 18 (9.68%) SonarQube
4 9 (4.84%) Octopus Deploy
4 9 (4.84%) TeamCity
5 4 (2.15%) JIRA
5 4 (2.15%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.54%) Bitbucket
General
1 28 (15.05%) Finance
2 8 (4.30%) Banking
3 7 (3.76%) Retail
4 5 (2.69%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.15%) Law
6 2 (1.08%) Games
7 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.54%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.54%) Local Government
7 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.54%) Public Sector
7 1 (0.54%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (14.52%) VMware Engineer
2 24 (12.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 18 (9.68%) Developer
3 18 (9.68%) Java Developer
4 17 (9.14%) Architect
5 15 (8.06%) Analyst
5 15 (8.06%) DevOps Engineer
6 14 (7.53%) Server Engineer
7 12 (6.45%) Consultant
7 12 (6.45%) Windows Engineer
8 11 (5.91%) Citrix Engineer
9 10 (5.38%) Support Engineer
9 10 (5.38%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (4.84%) Network Engineer
11 8 (4.30%) Azure Engineer
11 8 (4.30%) Technical Architect
12 7 (3.76%) 3rd Line Support
12 7 (3.76%) Azure DevOps
12 7 (3.76%) Azure DevOps Engineer
12 7 (3.76%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (10.75%) Web Services
2 19 (10.22%) J2EE
3 18 (9.68%) Apache Camel
3 18 (9.68%) PowerMock
3 18 (9.68%) RESTful
3 18 (9.68%) SOAP
4 14 (7.53%) Spring
4 14 (7.53%) YAML
5 11 (5.91%) Spring Boot
6 9 (4.84%) OAuth
7 3 (1.61%) COM
7 3 (1.61%) Hibernate
7 3 (1.61%) REST
7 3 (1.61%) SAML
7 3 (1.61%) XML
8 2 (1.08%) 802.1X
9 1 (0.54%) FFmpeg
9 1 (0.54%) Kafka
9 1 (0.54%) ServiceStack
9 1 (0.54%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.37%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.91%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (5.38%) Hybrid Cloud
4 9 (4.84%) Cloud Native
5 7 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.23%) Clustering
6 6 (3.23%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (2.69%) Blackberry
7 5 (2.69%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.15%) iPad
8 4 (2.15%) iPhone
9 3 (1.61%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (1.61%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.61%) Reinsurance
10 2 (1.08%) PKI
10 2 (1.08%) Public Cloud
10 2 (1.08%) User Experience
10 2 (1.08%) Wiki
11 1 (0.54%) CMDB
11 1 (0.54%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 108 (58.06%) Windows
2 56 (30.11%) Windows Server
3 37 (19.89%) Linux
4 33 (17.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (17.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (11.29%) Windows 10
7 16 (8.60%) Windows 7
8 8 (4.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (2.69%) VMS
10 4 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.08%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (1.08%) Debian
11 2 (1.08%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.08%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.08%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.08%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.54%) AIX
12 1 (0.54%) CentOS
12 1 (0.54%) SUSE
12 1 (0.54%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (23.66%) Migration
2 35 (18.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 30 (16.13%) DevOps
4 27 (14.52%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (11.29%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (10.22%) BDD
6 19 (10.22%) ITIL
6 19 (10.22%) Scrum
6 19 (10.22%) TDD
7 18 (9.68%) E-Commerce
7 18 (9.68%) Kanban
7 18 (9.68%) Open Source
7 18 (9.68%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 17 (9.14%) High Availability
9 14 (7.53%) Microservices
10 13 (6.99%) Time Management
11 12 (6.45%) Continuous Delivery
11 12 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
11 12 (6.45%) Test Automation
11 12 (6.45%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (24.19%) PowerShell
2 21 (11.29%) Java
3 13 (6.99%) SQL
4 8 (4.30%) Python
5 3 (1.61%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.61%) C
5 3 (1.61%) VB
5 3 (1.61%) VBScript
6 2 (1.08%) Perl
6 2 (1.08%) Ruby
7 1 (0.54%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (7.53%) Cisco Certification
1 14 (7.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 12 (6.45%) MCSE
2 12 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (5.91%) Citrix Certification
3 11 (5.91%) Security Cleared
4 10 (5.38%) CCNA
4 10 (5.38%) Degree
5 8 (4.30%) SC Cleared
6 7 (3.76%) CCNP
7 4 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (2.15%) MCP
8 3 (1.61%) CESG Certified Professional
8 3 (1.61%) CISSP
8 3 (1.61%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.61%) MCITP
8 3 (1.61%) MCSA
9 2 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.08%) VCP6
10 1 (0.54%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.15%) SLA
2 2 (1.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 113 (60.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 77 (41.40%) Active Directory
3 45 (24.19%) VMware ESXi
4 26 (13.98%) VMware NSX
5 23 (12.37%) XenDesktop
6 21 (11.29%) Hyper-V
6 21 (11.29%) XenApp
7 16 (8.60%) Virtual Machines
8 12 (6.45%) Docker
9 10 (5.38%) NFS
9 10 (5.38%) VMFS
10 7 (3.76%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 7 (3.76%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (3.23%) vCloud
12 4 (2.15%) KVM
12 4 (2.15%) VMware Server
13 2 (1.08%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.54%) HDFS
14 1 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 33 (17.74%) vCenter Server
2 29 (15.59%) Ansible
3 28 (15.05%) Kubernetes
4 25 (13.44%) vRealize
5 14 (7.53%) SCCM
6 13 (6.99%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 11 (5.91%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (5.38%) Puppet
8 10 (5.38%) vMotion
9 7 (3.76%) Terraform
10 6 (3.23%) Netcool
10 6 (3.23%) XenMobile
11 5 (2.69%) Backup Exec
12 4 (2.15%) Salt
12 4 (2.15%) SCOM
13 3 (1.61%) Failover Clustering
13 3 (1.61%) NetBackup
13 3 (1.61%) PingFederate
13 3 (1.61%) PowerCLI
13 3 (1.61%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 157 (84.41%) VMware
2 69 (37.10%) Microsoft
3 38 (20.43%) Cisco
4 33 (17.74%) Citrix
5 25 (13.44%) HP
6 22 (11.83%) Dell
7 18 (9.68%) EMC
8 17 (9.14%) NetApp
9 11 (5.91%) Splunk
10 8 (4.30%) Red Hat
11 7 (3.76%) Dell Compellent
11 7 (3.76%) Veritas
12 6 (3.23%) CheckPoint
12 6 (3.23%) Google
13 5 (2.69%) 3PAR
13 5 (2.69%) F5
13 5 (2.69%) Kaseya
14 4 (2.15%) Ivanti
14 4 (2.15%) Palo Alto
14 4 (2.15%) Veeam