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 3 months to 27 March 2017 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
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 325 281 244
Rank change year-on-year -44 -37  
Contract jobs citing vSphere 73 151 173
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.38% 0.68% 0.80%
As % of the System Software category 3.44% 6.91% 8.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 94 125
Median daily rate £425 £470 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.57% +4.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £300 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £388 £340
% change year-on-year -2.58% +13.97%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Median hourly rate £23.00 - £29.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.20 - £18.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.33 - £39.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £27.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -23.63% +30.95%  

vSphere is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 2122 2186 1994
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 10.96% 9.87% 9.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1472 1502 1311
Median daily rate £450 £440 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -3.97% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 91 135
Median hourly rate £25.00 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.68 £30.00 £26.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -4.13% +4.10%  

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing vSphere as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for vSphere in London

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing vSphere in London over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for vSphere in London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for vSphere in London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing vSphere in London over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -7 16 £430 -4.44% 8
Ilford +1 2 - -
New Malden - 2 - -
Croydon +9 1 £450 -14.28% 1
West End of London - 1 £163 -
Bromley - 1 - -
vSphere
England

vSphere
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, 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.

1 164 (93.71%) VMware
2 110 (62.86%) Windows
3 99 (56.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 74 (42.29%) Active Directory
5 68 (38.86%) Windows Server
6 61 (34.86%) Microsoft
7 54 (30.86%) Cisco
8 44 (25.14%) PowerShell
9 42 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 41 (23.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 41 (23.43%) ITIL
11 40 (22.86%) DNS
12 39 (22.29%) Finance
13 38 (21.71%) Linux
14 35 (20.00%) TCP/IP
14 35 (20.00%) SAN
15 34 (19.43%) VMware ESXi
16 31 (17.71%) HP
16 31 (17.71%) Firewall
17 29 (16.57%) Service Management
17 29 (16.57%) Data Centre
18 28 (16.00%) Citrix
19 27 (15.43%) Windows 7
20 25 (14.29%) Puppet
20 25 (14.29%) SCCM
20 25 (14.29%) MS Exchange
21 24 (13.71%) Unix
21 24 (13.71%) Migration
21 24 (13.71%) Amazon AWS
21 24 (13.71%) Windows 10

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 25 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 15 (8.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 10 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (4.57%) Cloud Foundry
4 8 (4.57%) OpenStack
4 8 (4.57%) SharePoint
5 7 (4.00%) IIS
6 5 (2.86%) Skype for Business
7 4 (2.29%) WebSphere
7 4 (2.29%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.14%) Apache
8 2 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.14%) nginx
9 1 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.57%) CloudStack
9 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.57%) JBoss
Applications
1 23 (13.14%) MS Excel
2 22 (12.57%) MS Office
3 6 (3.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (13.71%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (10.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (6.29%) Office 365
3 11 (6.29%) PaaS
4 9 (5.14%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (3.43%) Heroku
6 4 (2.29%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 3 (1.71%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (1.14%) GitHub
8 2 (1.14%) Mimecast
8 2 (1.14%) SaaS
9 1 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.57%) IaaS
9 1 (0.57%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 40 (22.86%) DNS
2 35 (20.00%) SAN
2 35 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 31 (17.71%) Firewall
4 19 (10.86%) DHCP
5 15 (8.57%) Cisco ASA
5 15 (8.57%) LAN
5 15 (8.57%) NAS
6 14 (8.00%) Wireless
7 13 (7.43%) WAN
8 12 (6.86%) iSCSI
9 10 (5.71%) SNMP
10 7 (4.00%) Intrusion Detection
10 7 (4.00%) MPLS
10 7 (4.00%) SSH
11 6 (3.43%) IPsec
11 6 (3.43%) LDAP
11 6 (3.43%) VoIP
11 6 (3.43%) VPN
12 5 (2.86%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.71%) DB2
3 2 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (1.14%) MySQL
3 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.14%) Redis
3 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (5.14%) Jenkins
2 6 (3.43%) MSI
3 5 (2.86%) Subversion
3 5 (2.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (2.29%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.29%) Hudson
4 4 (2.29%) JIRA
5 2 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.14%) Gitweb
5 2 (1.14%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.57%) DbUnit
6 1 (0.57%) jMock
6 1 (0.57%) JUnit
6 1 (0.57%) Maven
6 1 (0.57%) Mockito
6 1 (0.57%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 39 (22.29%) Finance
2 9 (5.14%) Banking
3 6 (3.43%) Retail
4 5 (2.86%) Advertising
5 4 (2.29%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.71%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.71%) Games
6 3 (1.71%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.14%) Electronics
7 2 (1.14%) Marketing
7 2 (1.14%) Publishing
8 1 (0.57%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.57%) Law
8 1 (0.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (12.57%) Analyst
2 21 (12.00%) Architect
3 18 (10.29%) Consultant
3 18 (10.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 18 (10.29%) VMware Engineer
4 17 (9.71%) Administrator
5 16 (9.14%) Support Analyst
6 15 (8.57%) 2nd Line Support
7 13 (7.43%) Service Analyst
7 13 (7.43%) Service Desk Analyst
8 12 (6.86%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
8 12 (6.86%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 12 (6.86%) Service Desk Support
8 12 (6.86%) Service Desk Support Analyst
9 11 (6.29%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 11 (6.29%) 3rd Line Support
9 11 (6.29%) Support Engineer
9 11 (6.29%) Systems Administrator
10 10 (5.71%) Technical Support
10 10 (5.71%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.57%) .NET
2 6 (3.43%) COM
2 6 (3.43%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (2.86%) 802.1X
3 5 (2.86%) Middleware
4 4 (2.29%) MSMQ
4 4 (2.29%) SAML
5 3 (1.71%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.14%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (1.14%) Flash
6 2 (1.14%) LAMP
6 2 (1.14%) LEMP Stack
6 2 (1.14%) RESTful
6 2 (1.14%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.57%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.57%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.57%) Apache CXF
7 1 (0.57%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.57%) jQuery
7 1 (0.57%) PowerMock
Miscellaneous
1 29 (16.57%) Data Centre
2 14 (8.00%) Blackberry
2 14 (8.00%) Clustering
3 8 (4.57%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.00%) Replication
5 6 (3.43%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.43%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 4 (2.29%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.29%) EMC VNX
7 3 (1.71%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.71%) iPad
8 2 (1.14%) AS400
8 2 (1.14%) FlexPod
8 2 (1.14%) iPhone
8 2 (1.14%) iSeries
8 2 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.14%) PKI
8 2 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.57%) EPoS
9 1 (0.57%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 110 (62.86%) Windows
2 68 (38.86%) Windows Server
3 42 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 41 (23.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 38 (21.71%) Linux
6 27 (15.43%) Windows 7
7 24 (13.71%) Unix
7 24 (13.71%) Windows 10
8 13 (7.43%) Mac OS X
8 13 (7.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (4.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (3.43%) AIX
10 6 (3.43%) Oracle Linux
11 5 (2.86%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 4 (2.29%) CentOS
12 4 (2.29%) FreeBSD
12 4 (2.29%) Windows 8
13 3 (1.71%) Solaris
14 2 (1.14%) Data ONTAP
15 1 (0.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (23.43%) ITIL
2 29 (16.57%) Service Management
3 24 (13.71%) Migration
4 17 (9.71%) DevOps
4 17 (9.71%) Load Balancing
5 16 (9.14%) Root Cause Analysis
6 14 (8.00%) Configuration Management
7 13 (7.43%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (7.43%) Problem Management
8 12 (6.86%) Information Security
9 9 (5.14%) Change Control
9 9 (5.14%) Continuous Delivery
9 9 (5.14%) ITIL V3
9 9 (5.14%) Kalman Filter
9 9 (5.14%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (4.00%) ITSM
10 7 (4.00%) Network Management
10 7 (4.00%) SIEM
10 7 (4.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (25.14%) PowerShell
2 11 (6.29%) Bash Shell
2 11 (6.29%) Perl
3 10 (5.71%) SQL
4 8 (4.57%) Python
5 7 (4.00%) Java
5 7 (4.00%) VBScript
6 6 (3.43%) Korn
6 6 (3.43%) Shell Script
7 5 (2.86%) VB
8 4 (2.29%) C#
8 4 (2.29%) Ruby
9 3 (1.71%) C
10 2 (1.14%) Go
11 1 (0.57%) C++
11 1 (0.57%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.57%) PHP
Qualifications
1 21 (12.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 15 (8.57%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (6.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (6.86%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.86%) Security Cleared
4 11 (6.29%) CCNP
5 10 (5.71%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (5.14%) MCSE
7 8 (4.57%) Degree
8 7 (4.00%) CCIE
8 7 (4.00%) CCNA
9 6 (3.43%) VCAP
10 5 (2.86%) DV Cleared
10 5 (2.86%) MCSA
11 4 (2.29%) CCDP
11 4 (2.29%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (2.29%) VCP6
12 3 (1.71%) CCA
12 3 (1.71%) RHCE
13 2 (1.14%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (11.43%) SLA
2 11 (6.29%) PCI DSS
3 7 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (1.14%) QA
6 1 (0.57%) RMADS
System Software
1 99 (56.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 74 (42.29%) Active Directory
3 34 (19.43%) VMware ESXi
4 18 (10.29%) XenApp
5 17 (9.71%) VMware ESX
6 14 (8.00%) Hyper-V
6 14 (8.00%) vCloud
7 13 (7.43%) Virtual Desktop
8 11 (6.29%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (5.14%) NFS
10 8 (4.57%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (4.00%) XenDesktop
12 6 (3.43%) Docker
13 5 (2.86%) Forefront TMG
14 3 (1.71%) Samba
14 3 (1.71%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (1.71%) VMware Server
15 2 (1.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 2 (1.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 2 (1.14%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 25 (14.29%) Puppet
1 25 (14.29%) SCCM
2 17 (9.71%) Ansible
3 12 (6.86%) Nessus
4 11 (6.29%) vRealize
5 9 (5.14%) Nagios
5 9 (5.14%) SCOM
5 9 (5.14%) WSUS
6 7 (4.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 7 (4.00%) PowerCLI
7 6 (3.43%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (2.86%) NetBackup
8 5 (2.86%) WhatsUp Gold
9 4 (2.29%) Cacti
9 4 (2.29%) Ganglia
9 4 (2.29%) Graphite
9 4 (2.29%) Hyperic
9 4 (2.29%) logstash
9 4 (2.29%) Red Hat Satellite
9 4 (2.29%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 164 (93.71%) VMware
2 61 (34.86%) Microsoft
3 54 (30.86%) Cisco
4 31 (17.71%) HP
5 28 (16.00%) Citrix
6 18 (10.29%) LANDesk
7 15 (8.57%) EMC
7 15 (8.57%) NetApp
8 12 (6.86%) IBM
9 11 (6.29%) Dell
10 8 (4.57%) Oracle
10 8 (4.57%) Red Hat
10 8 (4.57%) Veeam
11 7 (4.00%) AlienVault
11 7 (4.00%) Zerto
12 6 (3.43%) 3PAR
12 6 (3.43%) AppSense
12 6 (3.43%) Arista
13 5 (2.86%) BT
13 5 (2.86%) CommVault
City, London
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Rate: £475.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Haysfm
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
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Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago