Period
to 19 February 2020

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 19 February 2020 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
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 337 418 423
Rank change year-on-year +81 +5 -25
Contract jobs citing vSphere 157 207 218
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.55% 0.47% 0.47%
As % of the System Software category 3.74% 3.02% 3.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 149 145
London median daily rate £475 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% +10.09%
10th Percentile £263 £214 £269
90th Percentile £613 £575 £575
England median daily rate £450 £438 £378
% change year-on-year +2.86% +15.82% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 6
London median hourly rate £19.00 £23.13 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.86% -9.29% -7.27%
10th Percentile £17.10 £17.66 £19.13
90th Percentile £46.45 £45.73 £46.50
England median hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year -35.71% +37.25% -21.54%

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 4,196 6,862 5,919
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 14.63% 15.57% 12.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,053 5,009 4,342
London median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +9.89%
10th Percentile £200 £209 £191
90th Percentile £675 £666 £638
England median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 131 154
London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.33 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.52% -3.21% +10.53%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.75 £11.81
90th Percentile £35.00 £47.09 £55.40
England median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.41
% change year-on-year +6.25% -2.47% +2.53%

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 19 February 2020.

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 19 February 2020.

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 19 February 2020. 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 +63 29 £525 +19.05% 14
South London +1 11 £525 - 1
East London +58 3 £525 +5.00% 5
West London +28 2 £275 +41.75% 8
North London - 2 - - 2
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 2020, 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.

1 129 (82.17%) VMware
2 96 (61.15%) Windows
3 94 (59.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 69 (43.95%) Active Directory
5 64 (40.76%) Azure
6 61 (38.85%) Microsoft
7 44 (28.03%) Windows Server
8 43 (27.39%) AWS
9 41 (26.11%) PowerShell
10 40 (25.48%) Migration
11 36 (22.93%) DHCP
12 33 (21.02%) DNS
12 33 (21.02%) VMware ESXi
12 33 (21.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 32 (20.38%) DevOps
14 31 (19.75%) Linux
15 29 (18.47%) Windows Server 2008
16 27 (17.20%) Ansible
16 27 (17.20%) Office 365
16 27 (17.20%) Windows Server 2012
16 27 (17.20%) Finance
16 27 (17.20%) Cisco
16 27 (17.20%) Citrix
17 26 (16.56%) Kubernetes
17 26 (16.56%) vRealize
18 25 (15.92%) vCenter Server
19 24 (15.29%) VMware NSX
20 23 (14.65%) IaaS
20 23 (14.65%) Git (software)
20 23 (14.65%) Agile Software Development

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 19 (12.10%) MS Exchange
2 12 (7.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (2.55%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (2.55%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.27%) IIS
6 1 (0.64%) Confluence
6 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.64%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.64%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (2.55%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.64%) OpenText VIM for SAP
Cloud Services
1 64 (40.76%) Azure
2 43 (27.39%) AWS
3 27 (17.20%) Office 365
4 23 (14.65%) IaaS
5 21 (13.38%) Azure Active Directory
6 16 (10.19%) PaaS
7 15 (9.55%) SaaS
8 12 (7.64%) GCP
9 11 (7.01%) Amazon EC2
10 10 (6.37%) GitHub
10 10 (6.37%) NuGet
10 10 (6.37%) Serverless
11 7 (4.46%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.64%) Dropbox
12 1 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.64%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 36 (22.93%) DHCP
2 33 (21.02%) DNS
3 22 (14.01%) SAN
4 20 (12.74%) Firewall
5 19 (12.10%) VSAN
6 15 (9.55%) TCP/IP
7 13 (8.28%) iSCSI
8 11 (7.01%) NetScaler
9 9 (5.73%) VPN
10 8 (5.10%) LAN
10 8 (5.10%) WAN
11 5 (3.18%) MPLS
11 5 (3.18%) NAS
12 4 (2.55%) Cisco Nexus
12 4 (2.55%) Internet
12 4 (2.55%) Network Security
12 4 (2.55%) Wireless
13 3 (1.91%) BGP
13 3 (1.91%) EIGRP
13 3 (1.91%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.73%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.64%) Big Data
3 1 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.64%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.64%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 23 (14.65%) Git (software)
2 19 (12.10%) Jenkins
3 11 (7.01%) DbUnit
3 11 (7.01%) jMock
3 11 (7.01%) JUnit
3 11 (7.01%) Maven
3 11 (7.01%) Mockito
3 11 (7.01%) SonarQube
4 10 (6.37%) Octopus Deploy
4 10 (6.37%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.64%) JIRA
General
1 27 (17.20%) Finance
2 9 (5.73%) Banking
3 6 (3.82%) Retail
4 5 (3.18%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.55%) Law
6 2 (1.27%) Games
7 1 (0.64%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.64%) Legal
7 1 (0.64%) Local Government
7 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.64%) Public Sector
7 1 (0.64%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (17.83%) VMware Engineer
2 21 (13.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 18 (11.46%) Architect
4 15 (9.55%) DevOps Engineer
5 11 (7.01%) Analyst
5 11 (7.01%) Consultant
5 11 (7.01%) Developer
5 11 (7.01%) Java Developer
6 10 (6.37%) Server Engineer
6 10 (6.37%) Support Engineer
6 10 (6.37%) Technical Architect
7 9 (5.73%) Citrix Engineer
7 9 (5.73%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (5.10%) 3rd Line Support
9 7 (4.46%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 7 (4.46%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 7 (4.46%) Azure Engineer
9 7 (4.46%) Virtualisation Architect
10 6 (3.82%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 6 (3.82%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.55%) YAML
2 12 (7.64%) J2EE
3 11 (7.01%) Apache Camel
3 11 (7.01%) PowerMock
4 10 (6.37%) OAuth
4 10 (6.37%) RESTful
4 10 (6.37%) SOAP
4 10 (6.37%) Spring
4 10 (6.37%) Web Services
5 9 (5.73%) Spring Boot
6 2 (1.27%) 802.1X
6 2 (1.27%) COM
6 2 (1.27%) JSON
7 1 (0.64%) .NET
7 1 (0.64%) FFmpeg
7 1 (0.64%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.64%) Middleware
7 1 (0.64%) REST
7 1 (0.64%) SAML
7 1 (0.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.55%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.37%) Cloud Native
2 10 (6.37%) Hybrid Cloud
3 9 (5.73%) Greenfield Project
4 7 (4.46%) Enterprise Storage
5 4 (2.55%) CMDB
5 4 (2.55%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.91%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.91%) iPad
6 3 (1.91%) iPhone
6 3 (1.91%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.27%) Clustering
7 2 (1.27%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.27%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.27%) Reinsurance
7 2 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.27%) User Experience
8 1 (0.64%) Replication
8 1 (0.64%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 96 (61.15%) Windows
2 44 (28.03%) Windows Server
3 31 (19.75%) Linux
4 29 (18.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (17.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (9.55%) Windows 10
7 14 (8.92%) Windows 7
8 5 (3.18%) VMS
8 5 (3.18%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (2.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.91%) Unix
11 2 (1.27%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.27%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.64%) AIX
12 1 (0.64%) CentOS
12 1 (0.64%) Debian
12 1 (0.64%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.64%) SUSE
12 1 (0.64%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.64%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (25.48%) Migration
2 33 (21.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 32 (20.38%) DevOps
4 23 (14.65%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (11.46%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (11.46%) ITIL
6 17 (10.83%) Continuous Delivery
7 15 (9.55%) High Availability
8 14 (8.92%) Problem-Solving
8 14 (8.92%) Time Management
9 13 (8.28%) Scrum
10 12 (7.64%) BDD
10 12 (7.64%) Microservices
10 12 (7.64%) Open Source
10 12 (7.64%) TDD
11 11 (7.01%) E-Commerce
11 11 (7.01%) Kanban
11 11 (7.01%) Test Automation
11 11 (7.01%) Virtual Infrastructure
11 11 (7.01%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (26.11%) PowerShell
2 13 (8.28%) Java
3 12 (7.64%) SQL
4 5 (3.18%) VBScript
5 4 (2.55%) VB
6 3 (1.91%) C
7 2 (1.27%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.27%) Perl
7 2 (1.27%) Python
8 1 (0.64%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (9.55%) CCNA
1 15 (9.55%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (8.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 12 (7.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (7.01%) MCSE
5 10 (6.37%) Citrix Certification
5 10 (6.37%) Degree
6 5 (3.18%) Security Cleared
7 4 (2.55%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (2.55%) MCP
8 3 (1.91%) CCNP
8 3 (1.91%) CESG Certified Professional
8 3 (1.91%) MCSA
8 3 (1.91%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.27%) CISSP
9 2 (1.27%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.64%) CCA
10 1 (0.64%) CCIE
10 1 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.64%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.55%) SLA
2 1 (0.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 94 (59.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 69 (43.95%) Active Directory
3 33 (21.02%) VMware ESXi
4 24 (15.29%) VMware NSX
5 20 (12.74%) XenDesktop
6 17 (10.83%) XenApp
7 14 (8.92%) Virtual Machines
8 13 (8.28%) Hyper-V
9 11 (7.01%) Docker
10 9 (5.73%) NFS
10 9 (5.73%) VMFS
11 5 (3.18%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (3.18%) vCloud
12 3 (1.91%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 2 (1.27%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.64%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 27 (17.20%) Ansible
2 26 (16.56%) Kubernetes
2 26 (16.56%) vRealize
3 25 (15.92%) vCenter Server
4 17 (10.83%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 11 (7.01%) Terraform
6 10 (6.37%) SCCM
7 9 (5.73%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (5.73%) Puppet
7 9 (5.73%) vMotion
8 5 (3.18%) Backup Exec
9 3 (1.91%) Prometheus
9 3 (1.91%) SCOM
10 2 (1.27%) Netcool
10 2 (1.27%) ThinApp
10 2 (1.27%) XenMobile
11 1 (0.64%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.64%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.64%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 129 (82.17%) VMware
2 61 (38.85%) Microsoft
3 27 (17.20%) Cisco
3 27 (17.20%) Citrix
4 19 (12.10%) HP
5 14 (8.92%) Dell
6 10 (6.37%) EMC
7 9 (5.73%) NetApp
8 8 (5.10%) Google
9 7 (4.46%) TOWER Software
10 6 (3.82%) Splunk
11 5 (3.18%) IBM
11 5 (3.18%) Kaseya
11 5 (3.18%) Veritas
12 4 (2.55%) Bloomberg
12 4 (2.55%) Ivanti
12 4 (2.55%) Reuters
13 3 (1.91%) Brocade
13 3 (1.91%) Red Hat
13 3 (1.91%) Veeam