Period
to 22 October 2018

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 22 October 2018 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 356 443 413
Rank change year-on-year +87 -30 -92
Contract jobs citing vSphere 285 177 221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.62% 0.39% 0.50%
As % of the System Software category 3.95% 3.34% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 122 140
London median daily rate £425 £423 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% -0.59% +11.11%
10th Percentile £224 £214 £280
90th Percentile £575 £575 £574
England median daily rate £413 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +6.45% -3.13% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 6
London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.42% -41.54% +36.84%
10th Percentile £18.45 £18.50 £26.25
90th Percentile £45.54 £19.50 £41.47
England median hourly rate £22.50 £31.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -27.42% -4.62% +36.84%

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 7,221 5,293 5,298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.64% 11.74% 11.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,329 3,727 3,682
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £200 £185 £200
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +13.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 133 141
London median hourly rate £19.00 £21.25 £16.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.59% +30.45% -4.18%
10th Percentile £12.93 £12.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £46.25 £56.50 £40.00
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year -4.48% +8.06% -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 22 October 2018.

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 22 October 2018.

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 22 October 2018. 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 -1 46 £441 -3.61% 12
South London +1 35 £525 +90.91% 2
West London +16 29 £224 -32.63% 4
East London -18 3 £493 +228.33% 4
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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.

1 267 (93.68%) VMware
2 187 (65.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 157 (55.09%) Windows
4 92 (32.28%) Microsoft
5 91 (31.93%) Linux
6 82 (28.77%) Windows Server
7 72 (25.26%) Amazon AWS
8 71 (24.91%) Active Directory
9 65 (22.81%) Data Centre
10 64 (22.46%) Citrix
11 61 (21.40%) HP
12 60 (21.05%) PowerShell
13 58 (20.35%) Windows Server 2012
14 56 (19.65%) VMware ESXi
14 56 (19.65%) Migration
15 55 (19.30%) Hyper-V
16 53 (18.60%) Finance
16 53 (18.60%) MS Exchange
17 51 (17.89%) SCCM
18 47 (16.49%) Windows Server 2008
19 46 (16.14%) Continuous Integration
19 46 (16.14%) Jenkins
19 46 (16.14%) Web Services
19 46 (16.14%) SQL
20 45 (15.79%) Cisco
21 44 (15.44%) SQL Server
22 43 (15.09%) Microsoft Azure
22 43 (15.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 42 (14.74%) SCOM
23 42 (14.74%) Git (software)

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 53 (18.60%) MS Exchange
2 35 (12.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (4.56%) SharePoint
4 11 (3.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (3.16%) IIS
6 8 (2.81%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (1.40%) OpenStack
7 4 (1.40%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.05%) CMS
8 3 (1.05%) Drupal
8 3 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.05%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.70%) Apache ServiceMix
9 2 (0.70%) JBoss
10 1 (0.35%) Apache
10 1 (0.35%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (3.16%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.70%) Infor SunSystems
1 2 (0.70%) ReMetrica
2 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 72 (25.26%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (15.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (13.33%) Amazon EC2
4 26 (9.12%) Office 365
5 23 (8.07%) IaaS
6 10 (3.51%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (2.11%) PaaS
8 4 (1.40%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 4 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.40%) GitHub
9 3 (1.05%) Mimecast
9 3 (1.05%) SaaS
10 2 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.70%) G Suite
10 2 (0.70%) IBM Cloud
10 2 (0.70%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.35%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.35%) Slack
11 1 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 41 (14.39%) DNS
1 41 (14.39%) SAN
2 32 (11.23%) VSAN
2 32 (11.23%) WAN
3 31 (10.88%) Firewall
4 28 (9.82%) DHCP
5 25 (8.77%) LAN
6 23 (8.07%) VPN
7 22 (7.72%) FCoE
8 21 (7.37%) VLAN
9 18 (6.32%) NAS
10 16 (5.61%) TCP/IP
11 15 (5.26%) NetScaler
12 13 (4.56%) MPLS
13 8 (2.81%) Extranet
14 7 (2.46%) iSCSI
15 6 (2.11%) BGP
15 6 (2.11%) Remote Desktop
15 6 (2.11%) VoIP
15 6 (2.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (15.44%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.91%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (2.81%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.70%) MySQL
8 2 (0.70%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.35%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.35%) Big Data
9 1 (0.35%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.35%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.35%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 46 (16.14%) Jenkins
2 42 (14.74%) Git (software)
3 34 (11.93%) DbUnit
3 34 (11.93%) jMock
3 34 (11.93%) JUnit
3 34 (11.93%) Mockito
4 33 (11.58%) Maven
4 33 (11.58%) SonarQube
5 4 (1.40%) MSI
6 3 (1.05%) JIRA
7 1 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.35%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.35%) CodeSonar
7 1 (0.35%) git-flow
7 1 (0.35%) Robot Framework
7 1 (0.35%) Selenium
7 1 (0.35%) TeamCity
General
1 53 (18.60%) Finance
2 30 (10.53%) Banking
3 15 (5.26%) Law
4 10 (3.51%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.11%) Games
6 5 (1.75%) Retail
6 5 (1.75%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.40%) Publishing
8 3 (1.05%) Advertising
8 3 (1.05%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.05%) Legal
9 1 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 45 (15.79%) VMware Engineer
2 36 (12.63%) Consultant
3 34 (11.93%) Developer
3 34 (11.93%) Java Developer
4 32 (11.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 24 (8.42%) Server Engineer
5 24 (8.42%) VMware Consultant
6 19 (6.67%) Architect
7 17 (5.96%) Linux Engineer
8 12 (4.21%) Administrator
8 12 (4.21%) Citrix Engineer
8 12 (4.21%) Network Engineer
9 11 (3.86%) Windows Engineer
10 10 (3.51%) Cloud Engineer
11 9 (3.16%) Analyst
11 9 (3.16%) Deployment Engineer
11 9 (3.16%) Senior VMware Engineer
12 8 (2.81%) Data Centre Engineer
12 8 (2.81%) Infrastructure Architect
12 8 (2.81%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (16.14%) Web Services
2 35 (12.28%) SOAP
3 34 (11.93%) Apache Camel
3 34 (11.93%) J2EE
3 34 (11.93%) PowerMock
3 34 (11.93%) RESTful
4 28 (9.82%) Spring
5 20 (7.02%) Spring Boot
6 8 (2.81%) LDAP
6 8 (2.81%) XML
7 7 (2.46%) REST
8 4 (1.40%) LAMP
9 2 (0.70%) Middleware
10 1 (0.35%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.35%) Flash
10 1 (0.35%) Node.js
10 1 (0.35%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (0.35%) STL
10 1 (0.35%) XSLT
10 1 (0.35%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 65 (22.81%) Data Centre
2 34 (11.93%) Clustering
3 23 (8.07%) CLARiiON
4 11 (3.86%) PKI
4 11 (3.86%) Replication
5 9 (3.16%) EMC VMAX
6 5 (1.75%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (1.75%) NHS
7 4 (1.40%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.40%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.05%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 2 (0.70%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (0.70%) EMC VNX
9 2 (0.70%) FlexPod
9 2 (0.70%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.70%) IBM Storwize
9 2 (0.70%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.70%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.70%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 157 (55.09%) Windows
2 91 (31.93%) Linux
3 82 (28.77%) Windows Server
4 58 (20.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 47 (16.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (10.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 28 (9.82%) Windows 10
8 25 (8.77%) Unix
9 21 (7.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (5.61%) Windows 7
11 11 (3.86%) Solaris
12 8 (2.81%) CentOS
13 7 (2.46%) SUSE
14 5 (1.75%) Mac OS
14 5 (1.75%) Ubuntu
15 3 (1.05%) AIX
15 3 (1.05%) Android
15 3 (1.05%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.70%) Data ONTAP
16 2 (0.70%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (19.65%) Migration
2 46 (16.14%) Continuous Integration
3 43 (15.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 40 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (13.68%) Virtual Environments
6 36 (12.63%) Scrum
7 35 (12.28%) E-Commerce
7 35 (12.28%) Kanban
8 34 (11.93%) BDD
8 34 (11.93%) TDD
9 32 (11.23%) Network Load Balancing
10 31 (10.88%) Virtual Infrastructure
11 26 (9.12%) Server Management
12 25 (8.77%) Open Source
13 22 (7.72%) ITIL
14 18 (6.32%) Patch Management
15 16 (5.61%) Problem-Solving
16 14 (4.91%) Network Virtualisation
16 14 (4.91%) Performance Tuning
17 13 (4.56%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 60 (21.05%) PowerShell
2 46 (16.14%) SQL
3 37 (12.98%) Java
4 16 (5.61%) Python
5 14 (4.91%) Perl
6 5 (1.75%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.40%) VB
8 3 (1.05%) VBScript
9 2 (0.70%) Bourne shell
9 2 (0.70%) C
9 2 (0.70%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.70%) Ruby
9 2 (0.70%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.35%) C#
10 1 (0.35%) C++
10 1 (0.35%) Go
10 1 (0.35%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (9.82%) Security Cleared
2 23 (8.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 22 (7.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (7.37%) Novell Certification
5 19 (6.67%) MCSE
6 17 (5.96%) SC Cleared
7 15 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (4.91%) CCNA
9 11 (3.86%) VCAP
10 9 (3.16%) VCDX
11 8 (2.81%) DV Cleared
12 7 (2.46%) MCITP
13 5 (1.75%) RHCE
14 3 (1.05%) Citrix Certification
14 3 (1.05%) Degree
14 3 (1.05%) MCSA
14 3 (1.05%) VCP5
15 2 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
15 2 (0.70%) HND
15 2 (0.70%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.56%) QA
2 9 (3.16%) SLA
3 4 (1.40%) PMO
4 2 (0.70%) GDPR
5 1 (0.35%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 187 (65.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 71 (24.91%) Active Directory
3 56 (19.65%) VMware ESXi
4 55 (19.30%) Hyper-V
5 35 (12.28%) XenApp
5 35 (12.28%) XenDesktop
6 29 (10.18%) VMware NSX
7 19 (6.67%) vCloud
8 15 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
9 14 (4.91%) Virtual Desktop
10 8 (2.81%) IAG
10 8 (2.81%) UAG
10 8 (2.81%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (2.46%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 6 (2.11%) NFS
12 6 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
13 5 (1.75%) Docker
13 5 (1.75%) Oracle RAC
13 5 (1.75%) XenServer
14 2 (0.70%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 51 (17.89%) SCCM
2 42 (14.74%) SCOM
3 29 (10.18%) Microsoft Clustering
4 23 (8.07%) vCenter Server
5 22 (7.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 19 (6.67%) Puppet
7 18 (6.32%) Ansible
8 15 (5.26%) NetBackup
8 15 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
8 15 (5.26%) vRealize
9 12 (4.21%) PowerCLI
10 9 (3.16%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 8 (2.81%) Single Sign-On
12 7 (2.46%) McAfee ePO
12 7 (2.46%) Nagios
13 6 (2.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 6 (2.11%) WSUS
14 5 (1.75%) ZABBIX
15 4 (1.40%) Cisco Prime
15 4 (1.40%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 267 (93.68%) VMware
2 92 (32.28%) Microsoft
3 64 (22.46%) Citrix
4 61 (21.40%) HP
5 45 (15.79%) Cisco
6 41 (14.39%) EMC
7 30 (10.53%) Dell
8 26 (9.12%) CommVault
9 25 (8.77%) NetApp
10 19 (6.67%) Trend Micro
11 18 (6.32%) Red Hat
12 16 (5.61%) Ivanti
12 16 (5.61%) Veeam
13 13 (4.56%) SolarWinds
14 12 (4.21%) Google
14 12 (4.21%) Oracle
15 11 (3.86%) Symantec
16 10 (3.51%) Juniper
16 10 (3.51%) Sony
16 10 (3.51%) Veritas