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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 29 June 2022 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
29 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 411 422 334
Rank change year-on-year +11 -88 +109
Contract jobs citing vSphere 179 92 66
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.46% 0.34% 0.38%
As % of the System Software category 3.68% 2.46% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 64 36
10th Percentile £350 £279 £209
25th Percentile £425 £379 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £465 £438
Median % change year-on-year +18.28% +6.29% -7.89%
75th Percentile £640 £525 £503
90th Percentile £675 £550 £588
England median daily rate £490 £438 £475
% change year-on-year +11.87% -7.79% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 8
10th Percentile £22.48 £40.63 £36.81
25th Percentile £23.19 £41.89 £43.88
Median hourly rate £28.75 £45.00 £47.83
Median % change year-on-year -36.11% -5.92% +135.33%
75th Percentile £48.06 £46.25 -
90th Percentile £57.03 £46.40 £49.01
England median hourly rate £28.75 £43.72 £45.00
% change year-on-year -34.24% -2.85% +134.83%

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 4,868 3,744 2,667
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.39% 13.85% 15.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,680 2,753 1,968
10th Percentile £300 £358 £263
25th Percentile £463 £450 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% -4.76%
75th Percentile £675 £625 £600
90th Percentile £750 £700 £668
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 20 38
10th Percentile £14.75 £15.06 £12.42
25th Percentile £20.50 £20.00 £15.18
Median hourly rate £30.75 £43.47 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -29.26% +117.34% -4.76%
75th Percentile £49.53 £53.64 £40.68
90th Percentile £77.03 £76.03 £47.83
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.53 £17.00
% change year-on-year +7.96% +8.97% +0.56%

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 29 June 2022.

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 29 June 2022.

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 29 June 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -27 19 £524 +23.29% 3
East London -8 2 £375 -6.25% 4
West London -10 2 £190 -62.00% 1
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 2022, 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.

1 169 (94.41%) VMware
2 133 (74.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 108 (60.34%) Windows
4 84 (46.93%) Active Directory
5 75 (41.90%) Microsoft
6 72 (40.22%) Windows Server
7 62 (34.64%) Linux
8 58 (32.40%) Azure
9 57 (31.84%) VMware ESXi
9 57 (31.84%) Firewall
10 54 (30.17%) Cisco
11 52 (29.05%) Data Centre
12 51 (28.49%) Finance
13 50 (27.93%) PowerShell
14 47 (26.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 43 (24.02%) DNS
16 41 (22.91%) Citrix
17 40 (22.35%) Red Hat
18 38 (21.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 37 (20.67%) vCenter Server
20 35 (19.55%) SCCM
20 35 (19.55%) DHCP
21 33 (18.44%) ITIL
22 32 (17.88%) IBM
23 31 (17.32%) Python
23 31 (17.32%) vRealize Orchestrator
24 30 (16.76%) VMware NSX
25 28 (15.64%) Private Cloud
25 28 (15.64%) Microsoft 365
25 28 (15.64%) Load Balancing

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 (11.17%) WebSphere
2 18 (10.06%) MS Exchange
3 11 (6.15%) Mule
3 11 (6.15%) SharePoint
4 8 (4.47%) Confluence
5 3 (1.68%) IIS
6 2 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.12%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.56%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (5.03%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.91%) MS Visio
3 6 (3.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (3.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (5.03%) Markit EDM
1 9 (5.03%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.56%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 58 (32.40%) Azure
2 28 (15.64%) Microsoft 365
3 20 (11.17%) Azure Active Directory
4 14 (7.82%) AWS
5 11 (6.15%) Kong
6 10 (5.59%) OpenShift
7 9 (5.03%) SaaS
8 6 (3.35%) GCP
9 4 (2.23%) Nutanix
9 4 (2.23%) OneDrive
10 3 (1.68%) npm
11 2 (1.12%) Amazon S3
11 2 (1.12%) Azure DevOps
11 2 (1.12%) GitHub
11 2 (1.12%) IaaS
11 2 (1.12%) Power Platform
12 1 (0.56%) Amazon EKS
12 1 (0.56%) Azure AKS
12 1 (0.56%) Azure Monitor
12 1 (0.56%) Google Kubernetes Engine
Communications & Networking
1 57 (31.84%) Firewall
2 43 (24.02%) DNS
3 35 (19.55%) DHCP
4 28 (15.64%) WAN
5 26 (14.53%) LAN
6 21 (11.73%) Wireless
7 19 (10.61%) SAN
8 17 (9.50%) VSAN
9 14 (7.82%) VPN
10 11 (6.15%) Software-Defined Networking
10 11 (6.15%) TCP/IP
10 11 (6.15%) VLAN
11 9 (5.03%) NAS
11 9 (5.03%) Network Security
12 7 (3.91%) iSCSI
13 5 (2.79%) Cisco Nexus
13 5 (2.79%) Cisco Wireless
13 5 (2.79%) EIGRP
13 5 (2.79%) OSPF
14 3 (1.68%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.85%) DB2
2 15 (8.38%) SQL Server
3 4 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.12%) Power BI
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 11 (6.15%) Jenkins
2 10 (5.59%) JIRA
3 8 (4.47%) GitLab
4 5 (2.79%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.68%) Visual Studio Code
6 1 (0.56%) DbUnit
6 1 (0.56%) Gerrit
6 1 (0.56%) jMock
6 1 (0.56%) JUnit
6 1 (0.56%) Maven
6 1 (0.56%) Mockito
6 1 (0.56%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.56%) Subversion
General
1 51 (28.49%) Finance
2 24 (13.41%) Social Skills
3 20 (11.17%) Banking
4 5 (2.79%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.23%) Legal
6 3 (1.68%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.68%) Public Sector
7 2 (1.12%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.12%) Front Office
8 1 (0.56%) Aviation
8 1 (0.56%) Documentation Skills
8 1 (0.56%) Local Government
8 1 (0.56%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 39 (21.79%) Architect
2 38 (21.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 30 (16.76%) Infrastructure Architect
4 18 (10.06%) DevOps Engineer
5 16 (8.94%) Network Infrastructure Architect
6 15 (8.38%) VMware Engineer
7 14 (7.82%) Windows Engineer
8 13 (7.26%) Analyst
8 13 (7.26%) Consultant
9 12 (6.70%) Support Engineer
10 11 (6.15%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (5.59%) Technical Analyst
11 10 (5.59%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
12 8 (4.47%) IT Engineer
12 8 (4.47%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
12 8 (4.47%) Server Engineer
12 8 (4.47%) Storage Architect
12 8 (4.47%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
12 8 (4.47%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
12 8 (4.47%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (11.17%) WebSphere MQ
2 8 (4.47%) libvirt
3 4 (2.23%) REST
3 4 (2.23%) XML
4 3 (1.68%) .NET
4 3 (1.68%) .NET Framework
4 3 (1.68%) HTML
4 3 (1.68%) JSON
4 3 (1.68%) Node.js
4 3 (1.68%) Regular Expression
4 3 (1.68%) YAML
5 2 (1.12%) COM
5 2 (1.12%) SOAP
6 1 (0.56%) Apache Camel
6 1 (0.56%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.56%) J2EE
6 1 (0.56%) PowerMock
6 1 (0.56%) RESTful
6 1 (0.56%) Spring
6 1 (0.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 52 (29.05%) Data Centre
2 28 (15.64%) Private Cloud
3 14 (7.82%) Management Information System
4 13 (7.26%) Clustering
5 12 (6.70%) Replication
6 9 (5.03%) PKI
7 6 (3.35%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (3.35%) NHS
8 5 (2.79%) Fibre Optics
9 3 (1.68%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.68%) Public Cloud
10 2 (1.12%) Blackberry
10 2 (1.12%) Cloud Native
10 2 (1.12%) CMDB
10 2 (1.12%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (1.12%) Hedge funds
10 2 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (1.12%) Wiki
11 1 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 108 (60.34%) Windows
2 72 (40.22%) Windows Server
3 62 (34.64%) Linux
4 38 (21.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (10.06%) Windows Server 2016
6 15 (8.38%) Windows 10
7 9 (5.03%) VMS
7 9 (5.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (3.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (3.91%) Windows Server 2019
9 6 (3.35%) CentOS
10 5 (2.79%) Android
10 5 (2.79%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.68%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (1.12%) Unix
12 2 (1.12%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (26.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 33 (18.44%) ITIL
3 28 (15.64%) Load Balancing
4 23 (12.85%) Disaster Recovery
5 22 (12.29%) DevOps
6 21 (11.73%) Change Management
6 21 (11.73%) Migration
7 16 (8.94%) Agile
8 15 (8.38%) Infrastructure as Code
8 15 (8.38%) Problem-Solving
9 14 (7.82%) Service Management
9 14 (7.82%) TOGAF
10 13 (7.26%) Microservices
11 11 (6.15%) Asset Management
11 11 (6.15%) ITIL V3
11 11 (6.15%) ITSM
12 10 (5.59%) Computer Science
12 10 (5.59%) SIEM
12 10 (5.59%) Technical Leadership
13 9 (5.03%) Commercial Awareness
Programming Languages
1 50 (27.93%) PowerShell
2 31 (17.32%) Python
3 25 (13.97%) SQL
4 15 (8.38%) Go
4 15 (8.38%) Java
5 9 (5.03%) C
6 4 (2.23%) Bash
7 3 (1.68%) C#
8 2 (1.12%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.12%) Perl
9 1 (0.56%) PHP
9 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (9.50%) Security Cleared
2 16 (8.94%) Degree
3 14 (7.82%) TOGAF Certification
4 13 (7.26%) RHCA
4 13 (7.26%) SC Cleared
5 10 (5.59%) DV Cleared
5 10 (5.59%) Master's Degree
5 10 (5.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (2.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.68%) MCP
7 3 (1.68%) MCSE
8 2 (1.12%) CCNA
8 2 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.12%) MCITP
8 2 (1.12%) VCAP
9 1 (0.56%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.56%) LPIC
9 1 (0.56%) RHCSA
9 1 (0.56%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.79%) SLA
2 4 (2.23%) GDPR
2 4 (2.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.12%) NCSC
3 2 (1.12%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.56%) COBIT
4 1 (0.56%) NIST
4 1 (0.56%) OASIS TOSCA
4 1 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 133 (74.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 84 (46.93%) Active Directory
3 57 (31.84%) VMware ESXi
4 30 (16.76%) VMware NSX
5 16 (8.94%) Docker
6 14 (7.82%) vCloud
6 14 (7.82%) XenApp
6 14 (7.82%) XenDesktop
7 10 (5.59%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (5.03%) KVM
9 8 (4.47%) oVirt
10 7 (3.91%) Ceph
11 6 (3.35%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (2.23%) Hyper-V
12 4 (2.23%) NFS
13 3 (1.68%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (1.68%) Virtual Desktop
14 2 (1.12%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 2 (1.12%) VMware Workstation
15 1 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 37 (20.67%) vCenter Server
2 35 (19.55%) SCCM
3 31 (17.32%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 25 (13.97%) vRealize
5 22 (12.29%) Kubernetes
5 22 (12.29%) Microsoft Intune
6 20 (11.17%) Terraform
7 15 (8.38%) Ansible
8 10 (5.59%) Microsoft Clustering
8 10 (5.59%) SCOM
9 9 (5.03%) AirWatch
9 9 (5.03%) Cisco CUCM
9 9 (5.03%) Control-M
9 9 (5.03%) WSUS
10 8 (4.47%) Packer
11 6 (3.35%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 6 (3.35%) NetBackup
12 5 (2.79%) PowerCLI
12 5 (2.79%) VxRail
13 4 (2.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 169 (94.41%) VMware
2 75 (41.90%) Microsoft
3 54 (30.17%) Cisco
4 41 (22.91%) Citrix
5 40 (22.35%) Red Hat
6 32 (17.88%) IBM
7 22 (12.29%) Dell
8 21 (11.73%) Oracle
8 21 (11.73%) SolarWinds
9 20 (11.17%) CheckPoint
10 15 (8.38%) HP
11 14 (7.82%) Juniper
11 14 (7.82%) NetApp
12 12 (6.70%) EMC
13 10 (5.59%) Varonis
14 9 (5.03%) BMC
15 8 (4.47%) Intel
16 7 (3.91%) Commvault
16 7 (3.91%) F5
17 6 (3.35%) ServiceNow