Period
to 16 October 2021

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 16 October 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
England > London
6 months to
16 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 456 322 400
Rank change year-on-year -134 +78 -18
Contract jobs citing vSphere 117 36 167
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.33% 0.26% 0.45%
As % of the System Software category 2.44% 1.89% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 19 115
10th Percentile £293 £206 £315
25th Percentile £400 £300 £378
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £413 £450
Median % change year-on-year +21.21% -8.33% +5.88%
75th Percentile £625 £475 £538
90th Percentile £650 £513 £600
England median daily rate £450 £450 £413
% change year-on-year - +9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 5
10th Percentile " " £16.45
25th Percentile £24.50 £43.25 £16.75
Median hourly rate £25.00 £44.50 £42.11
Median % change year-on-year -43.82% +5.68% +87.16%
75th Percentile £30.40 £45.75 £47.50
90th Percentile £45.36 " £50.80
England median hourly rate £25.00 £44.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year -43.82% +67.92% +17.78%

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 4,801 1,901 5,649
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 13.62% 13.78% 15.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,605 1,367 4,213
10th Percentile £338 £300 £193
25th Percentile £456 £413 £398
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £520 £505
Median % change year-on-year +5.77% +2.97% +1.00%
75th Percentile £638 £600 £600
90th Percentile £713 £700 £675
England median daily rate £500 £485 £465
% change year-on-year +3.09% +4.30% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 16 98
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.73 £12.44
25th Percentile £22.75 £14.53 £15.01
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.95 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +19.36% +4.73% +5.26%
75th Percentile £45.89 £25.94 £24.50
90th Percentile £63.65 £41.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £16.83 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -6.53% +12.50% -

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for vSphere in London

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing vSphere in London.

Daily rate trend for vSphere in London

vSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing vSphere in London over the 6 months to 16 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for vSphere in London

vSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing vSphere in London.

Hourly rate trend for vSphere in London

vSphere
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing vSphere in London over the 6 months to 16 October 2021.

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 16 October 2021. 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 -51 12 £421 -6.39% 8
South London +6 10 £475 +90.00% 1
West London -11 4 £450 +133.77% 3
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 London region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 114 (97.44%) VMware
2 77 (65.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (60.68%) Windows
4 55 (47.01%) Active Directory
5 43 (36.75%) Microsoft
6 42 (35.90%) Linux
7 36 (30.77%) Azure
8 35 (29.91%) Data Centre
8 35 (29.91%) Cisco
8 35 (29.91%) Finance
8 35 (29.91%) PowerShell
9 32 (27.35%) Citrix
9 32 (27.35%) VMware ESXi
9 32 (27.35%) Microsoft 365
10 29 (24.79%) AWS
10 29 (24.79%) Red Hat
11 28 (23.93%) Firewall
11 28 (23.93%) Ansible
12 27 (23.08%) ITIL
13 26 (22.22%) SQL
13 26 (22.22%) DevOps
13 26 (22.22%) Windows Server
13 26 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 25 (21.37%) DNS
15 23 (19.66%) SQL Server
15 23 (19.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 22 (18.80%) Terraform
17 21 (17.95%) vRealize
17 21 (17.95%) vCenter Server
17 21 (17.95%) DHCP

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 10 (8.55%) MS Exchange
2 8 (6.84%) Confluence
2 8 (6.84%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (5.98%) WebSphere
4 5 (4.27%) Apache
4 5 (4.27%) nginx
4 5 (4.27%) OpenStack
5 4 (3.42%) Mattermost
6 2 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.71%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.71%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.85%) IIS
7 1 (0.85%) SAS
7 1 (0.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (5.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 36 (30.77%) Azure
2 32 (27.35%) Microsoft 365
3 29 (24.79%) AWS
4 13 (11.11%) GCP
5 9 (7.69%) OpenShift
6 6 (5.13%) IaaS
7 5 (4.27%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (3.42%) Apigee
8 4 (3.42%) Cloud Run
8 4 (3.42%) GitHub
9 3 (2.56%) SaaS
10 2 (1.71%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 28 (23.93%) Firewall
2 25 (21.37%) DNS
3 21 (17.95%) DHCP
4 20 (17.09%) SAN
5 14 (11.97%) LAN
6 13 (11.11%) WAN
7 12 (10.26%) VPN
8 11 (9.40%) NAS
9 10 (8.55%) TCP/IP
9 10 (8.55%) VSAN
10 8 (6.84%) Software-Defined Networking
11 7 (5.98%) Cisco Nexus
12 6 (5.13%) Junos
12 6 (5.13%) VLAN
12 6 (5.13%) Wireless
13 4 (3.42%) Fibre Channel
13 4 (3.42%) iSCSI
14 2 (1.71%) NetScaler
14 2 (1.71%) Network Security
14 2 (1.71%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (19.66%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.98%) DB2
3 3 (2.56%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.85%) MySQL
4 1 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.85%) Redis
4 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 8 (6.84%) Jenkins
1 8 (6.84%) JIRA
2 4 (3.42%) Cucumber
2 4 (3.42%) Selenium
3 2 (1.71%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.85%) DbUnit
4 1 (0.85%) GitLab
4 1 (0.85%) jMock
4 1 (0.85%) JUnit
4 1 (0.85%) Maven
4 1 (0.85%) Mockito
4 1 (0.85%) MSI
4 1 (0.85%) SonarQube
General
1 35 (29.91%) Finance
2 16 (13.68%) Social Skills
3 11 (9.40%) Banking
4 6 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.27%) Retail
6 4 (3.42%) Automotive
7 3 (2.56%) Documentation Skills
7 3 (2.56%) Financial Institution
7 3 (2.56%) Influencing Skills
7 3 (2.56%) Public Sector
8 2 (1.71%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.71%) Legal
8 2 (1.71%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.85%) Front Office
9 1 (0.85%) Law
9 1 (0.85%) Marketing
9 1 (0.85%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 24 (20.51%) Architect
2 18 (15.38%) Infrastructure Architect
3 13 (11.11%) Analyst
3 13 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (8.55%) VMware Engineer
5 7 (5.98%) Consultant
6 6 (5.13%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 6 (5.13%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (5.13%) Cloud Engineer
6 6 (5.13%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (5.13%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (5.13%) VMware Architect
6 6 (5.13%) Windows Engineer
7 5 (4.27%) Server Engineer
7 5 (4.27%) Support Engineer
8 4 (3.42%) Administrator
8 4 (3.42%) Developer
8 4 (3.42%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (3.42%) Support Analyst
8 4 (3.42%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.98%) Node.js
1 7 (5.98%) WebSphere MQ
1 7 (5.98%) YAML
2 5 (4.27%) JSON
3 4 (3.42%) Web Services
4 2 (1.71%) FastAPI
4 2 (1.71%) Middleware
4 2 (1.71%) REST
5 1 (0.85%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.85%) Apache Camel
5 1 (0.85%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.85%) J2EE
5 1 (0.85%) PowerMock
5 1 (0.85%) RESTful
5 1 (0.85%) SAML
5 1 (0.85%) SOAP
5 1 (0.85%) Spring
5 1 (0.85%) XML
5 1 (0.85%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 35 (29.91%) Data Centre
2 16 (13.68%) Public Cloud
3 12 (10.26%) Private Cloud
4 10 (8.55%) Clustering
4 10 (8.55%) Replication
5 6 (5.13%) iPad
5 6 (5.13%) iPhone
5 6 (5.13%) Mobile App
5 6 (5.13%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (3.42%) Virtual Team
7 3 (2.56%) CMDB
7 3 (2.56%) EMC VNX
7 3 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.71%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.71%) Hedge funds
8 2 (1.71%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.85%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.85%) BYOD
9 1 (0.85%) EMC VMAX
9 1 (0.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 71 (60.68%) Windows
2 42 (35.90%) Linux
3 26 (22.22%) Windows Server
4 23 (19.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (14.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (9.40%) Windows 10
6 11 (9.40%) Windows 7
7 10 (8.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (8.55%) Windows Server 2019
8 4 (3.42%) VMS
8 4 (3.42%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (1.71%) CentOS
9 2 (1.71%) Solaris
9 2 (1.71%) Unix
10 1 (0.85%) AIX
10 1 (0.85%) Android
10 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.85%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (23.08%) ITIL
2 26 (22.22%) DevOps
2 26 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 20 (17.09%) Load Balancing
4 15 (12.82%) Change Management
4 15 (12.82%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (11.11%) Migration
5 13 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (8.55%) IT Strategy
6 10 (8.55%) Microservices
7 9 (7.69%) ITIL V3
7 9 (7.69%) Problem Management
7 9 (7.69%) Service Management
8 7 (5.98%) Infrastructure as Code
8 7 (5.98%) Project Management
8 7 (5.98%) Workflow
9 6 (5.13%) Configuration Management
9 6 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (5.13%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 35 (29.91%) PowerShell
2 26 (22.22%) SQL
3 17 (14.53%) Python
4 14 (11.97%) Bash Shell
5 9 (7.69%) Java
6 8 (6.84%) C
7 5 (4.27%) Go
8 2 (1.71%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.71%) Perl
9 1 (0.85%) Ruby
9 1 (0.85%) VB
9 1 (0.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (16.24%) Security Cleared
2 14 (11.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 10 (8.55%) SC Cleared
4 9 (7.69%) Degree
5 8 (6.84%) DV Cleared
6 7 (5.98%) RHCA
7 6 (5.13%) MCP
8 5 (4.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (4.27%) TOGAF Certification
9 4 (3.42%) MCITP
9 4 (3.42%) MCSE
9 4 (3.42%) VCP6
10 3 (2.56%) CCNA
10 3 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (2.56%) Master's Degree
10 3 (2.56%) VCAP
10 3 (2.56%) VCDX
11 2 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.71%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.98%) GDPR
2 2 (1.71%) QA
2 2 (1.71%) SLA
System Software
1 77 (65.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 55 (47.01%) Active Directory
3 32 (27.35%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (13.68%) VMware NSX
5 12 (10.26%) Docker
6 8 (6.84%) Hyper-V
6 8 (6.84%) vCloud
6 8 (6.84%) XenApp
7 7 (5.98%) VMware Workstation
7 7 (5.98%) XenDesktop
8 6 (5.13%) NFS
8 6 (5.13%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (2.56%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 3 (2.56%) KVM
9 3 (2.56%) Slurm Workload Manager
9 3 (2.56%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (1.71%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 2 (1.71%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.71%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.85%) Squid
Systems Management
1 28 (23.93%) Ansible
2 22 (18.80%) Terraform
3 21 (17.95%) vCenter Server
3 21 (17.95%) vRealize
4 19 (16.24%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 17 (14.53%) SCCM
6 10 (8.55%) Kubernetes
7 8 (6.84%) Cisco CUCM
7 8 (6.84%) Microsoft Intune
7 8 (6.84%) Puppet
7 8 (6.84%) SCOM
8 7 (5.98%) Microsoft Clustering
8 7 (5.98%) NetBackup
9 6 (5.13%) PowerCLI
10 5 (4.27%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 4 (3.42%) Grafana
11 4 (3.42%) Istio
11 4 (3.42%) Knative
11 4 (3.42%) Prometheus
11 4 (3.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 114 (97.44%) VMware
2 43 (36.75%) Microsoft
3 35 (29.91%) Cisco
4 32 (27.35%) Citrix
5 29 (24.79%) Red Hat
6 20 (17.09%) Dell
7 14 (11.97%) Oracle
8 13 (11.11%) IBM
8 13 (11.11%) Juniper
9 10 (8.55%) HP
9 10 (8.55%) Zerto
10 9 (7.69%) Ivanti
11 8 (6.84%) CheckPoint
12 7 (5.98%) Apple
12 7 (5.98%) EMC
12 7 (5.98%) ServiceNow
13 6 (5.13%) Adobe
13 6 (5.13%) Google
13 6 (5.13%) Kaspersky
13 6 (5.13%) Splunk