Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 452 329 358
Rank change year-on-year -123 +29 +53
Contract jobs citing vSphere 134 79 160
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.36% 0.44% 0.54%
As % of the System Software category 2.61% 3.18% 3.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 42 96
10th Percentile £312 £212 £263
25th Percentile £400 £360 £338
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £625 £497 £575
90th Percentile £675 £573 £613
England median daily rate £450 £428 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 3
10th Percentile - - £17.10
25th Percentile £24.50 £43.25 £17.63
Median hourly rate £25.00 £44.50 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year -43.82% +134.21% -17.86%
75th Percentile £25.50 £46.38 £36.63
90th Percentile - £46.75 £46.45
England median hourly rate £25.00 £44.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -43.82% +134.21% -50.82%

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 5,131 2,481 4,351
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 13.64% 13.84% 14.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,838 1,834 3,235
10th Percentile £325 £311 £185
25th Percentile £463 £414 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -4.76%
75th Percentile £655 £600 £600
90th Percentile £725 £700 £675
England median daily rate £525 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 22 104
10th Percentile £16.50 £12.52 £12.44
25th Percentile £20.37 £13.34 £15.20
Median hourly rate £24.50 £22.75 £18.60
Median % change year-on-year +7.69% +22.31% -4.62%
75th Percentile £37.26 £45.75 £22.00
90th Percentile £63.68 £60.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% +3.13%

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 27 January 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
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 27 January 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 -43 22 £450 -13.25% 9
South London -11 8 £563 +80.64% 1
East London -7 1 £525 -17.65% 5
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 119 (88.81%) VMware
2 87 (64.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (62.69%) Windows
4 74 (55.22%) Active Directory
5 55 (41.04%) Microsoft
6 50 (37.31%) Cisco
7 48 (35.82%) Windows Server
8 45 (33.58%) PowerShell
9 43 (32.09%) Linux
10 42 (31.34%) Azure
11 38 (28.36%) Data Centre
12 37 (27.61%) Firewall
13 35 (26.12%) SQL
13 35 (26.12%) VMware NSX
14 33 (24.63%) ITIL
15 31 (23.13%) DNS
15 31 (23.13%) Red Hat
15 31 (23.13%) vRealize
15 31 (23.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 30 (22.39%) Finance
16 30 (22.39%) Load Balancing
17 29 (21.64%) DHCP
18 28 (20.90%) Citrix
18 28 (20.90%) SCCM
19 26 (19.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 26 (19.40%) Microsoft 365
20 25 (18.66%) vRealize Orchestrator
20 25 (18.66%) Social Skills
21 24 (17.91%) AWS
21 24 (17.91%) C

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 8 (5.97%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.22%) WebSphere
3 6 (4.48%) nginx
4 5 (3.73%) Apache
4 5 (3.73%) Confluence
5 4 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.99%) Mattermost
5 4 (2.99%) OpenStack
6 3 (2.24%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.49%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.75%) IIS
8 1 (0.75%) SAS
8 1 (0.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (8.96%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (5.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 42 (31.34%) Azure
2 26 (19.40%) Microsoft 365
3 24 (17.91%) AWS
4 10 (7.46%) GCP
4 10 (7.46%) OpenShift
5 7 (5.22%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (4.48%) GitHub
6 6 (4.48%) IaaS
6 6 (4.48%) SaaS
7 4 (2.99%) Apigee
8 1 (0.75%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.75%) Azure Logic Apps
8 1 (0.75%) Cloud Run
8 1 (0.75%) Nutanix
8 1 (0.75%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.75%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 37 (27.61%) Firewall
2 31 (23.13%) DNS
3 29 (21.64%) DHCP
4 19 (14.18%) WAN
5 18 (13.43%) LAN
6 17 (12.69%) Software-Defined Networking
7 11 (8.21%) VPN
8 10 (7.46%) SAN
8 10 (7.46%) Wireless
9 8 (5.97%) TCP/IP
9 8 (5.97%) VSAN
10 7 (5.22%) iSCSI
10 7 (5.22%) Junos
10 7 (5.22%) NetScaler
10 7 (5.22%) Network Security
11 6 (4.48%) VLAN
12 4 (2.99%) Cisco Nexus
12 4 (2.99%) Cisco Wireless
12 4 (2.99%) EIGRP
12 4 (2.99%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.45%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.22%) DB2
3 6 (4.48%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.75%) Redis
4 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (6.72%) JIRA
2 8 (5.97%) Jenkins
3 6 (4.48%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.99%) Cucumber
4 4 (2.99%) Selenium
5 3 (2.24%) InstallShield
5 3 (2.24%) MSI
6 2 (1.49%) GitLab
7 1 (0.75%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (22.39%) Finance
2 25 (18.66%) Social Skills
3 13 (9.70%) Banking
4 7 (5.22%) Telecoms
5 6 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.24%) Retail
7 2 (1.49%) Documentation Skills
7 2 (1.49%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.49%) Public Sector
8 1 (0.75%) Automotive
8 1 (0.75%) Billing
8 1 (0.75%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.75%) French Language
8 1 (0.75%) Front Office
8 1 (0.75%) Influencing Skills
8 1 (0.75%) Law
8 1 (0.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (21.64%) Architect
2 20 (14.93%) Infrastructure Architect
2 20 (14.93%) VMware Engineer
3 15 (11.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (8.21%) Support Engineer
5 10 (7.46%) Windows Engineer
6 9 (6.72%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 8 (5.97%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (5.97%) Administrator
7 8 (5.97%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (5.22%) Analyst
9 6 (4.48%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (4.48%) Consultant
9 6 (4.48%) Network Engineer
9 6 (4.48%) Server Engineer
9 6 (4.48%) VMware Architect
9 6 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (3.73%) Designer
10 5 (3.73%) Infrastructure Designer
10 5 (3.73%) Wintel Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.22%) WebSphere MQ
2 5 (3.73%) YAML
3 4 (2.99%) JSON
3 4 (2.99%) Node.js
4 2 (1.49%) FastAPI
4 2 (1.49%) Middleware
4 2 (1.49%) REST
4 2 (1.49%) SOAP
5 1 (0.75%) ARM Templates
5 1 (0.75%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.75%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.75%) Web Services
5 1 (0.75%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (28.36%) Data Centre
2 18 (13.43%) Public Cloud
3 16 (11.94%) Clustering
3 16 (11.94%) Private Cloud
4 10 (7.46%) Replication
5 7 (5.22%) iPad
5 7 (5.22%) iPhone
5 7 (5.22%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.99%) NHS
6 4 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (2.99%) Virtual Team
7 3 (2.24%) CMDB
7 3 (2.24%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.24%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.49%) Cloud Native
8 2 (1.49%) Fibre Optics
9 1 (0.75%) BYOD
9 1 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.75%) Legacy Applications
Operating Systems
1 84 (62.69%) Windows
2 48 (35.82%) Windows Server
3 43 (32.09%) Linux
4 26 (19.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (11.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (11.19%) Windows 10
6 15 (11.19%) Windows 7
7 12 (8.96%) Windows Server 2019
8 10 (7.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (7.46%) Windows Server 2016
9 7 (5.22%) CentOS
10 4 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (2.24%) Android
11 3 (2.24%) Apple iOS
11 3 (2.24%) Mac OS X
11 3 (2.24%) Unix
12 2 (1.49%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.49%) Solaris
13 1 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (24.63%) ITIL
2 31 (23.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 30 (22.39%) Load Balancing
4 21 (15.67%) DevOps
4 21 (15.67%) Migration
5 19 (14.18%) IT Strategy
6 17 (12.69%) Change Management
7 14 (10.45%) ITIL V3
7 14 (10.45%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (8.21%) CI/CD
8 11 (8.21%) Service Management
9 9 (6.72%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (6.72%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (6.72%) Server Management
10 7 (5.22%) Infrastructure as Code
10 7 (5.22%) Microservices
11 6 (4.48%) Computer Science
11 6 (4.48%) Configuration Management
11 6 (4.48%) ITSM
11 6 (4.48%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 45 (33.58%) PowerShell
2 35 (26.12%) SQL
3 24 (17.91%) C
4 14 (10.45%) Python
5 12 (8.96%) Bash
6 5 (3.73%) JavaScript
6 5 (3.73%) Perl
6 5 (3.73%) VBScript
7 3 (2.24%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.49%) Go
8 2 (1.49%) Korn
8 2 (1.49%) VB
9 1 (0.75%) C#
9 1 (0.75%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (13.43%) Security Cleared
2 17 (12.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 16 (11.94%) DV Cleared
4 10 (7.46%) Degree
5 6 (4.48%) CCNA
5 6 (4.48%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (3.73%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (3.73%) TOGAF Certification
7 4 (2.99%) MCSA
7 4 (2.99%) MCSE
7 4 (2.99%) RHCA
8 3 (2.24%) ACSP
8 3 (2.24%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (2.24%) Master's Degree
9 2 (1.49%) CCIE
9 2 (1.49%) CCNP
9 2 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (1.49%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.75%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.49%) GDPR
2 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.75%) NCSC
2 1 (0.75%) NIST
2 1 (0.75%) SLA
System Software
1 87 (64.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 74 (55.22%) Active Directory
3 35 (26.12%) VMware NSX
4 19 (14.18%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (8.96%) vCloud
6 10 (7.46%) Docker
6 10 (7.46%) VMware Workstation
7 9 (6.72%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (4.48%) Hyper-V
8 6 (4.48%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (3.73%) NFS
9 5 (3.73%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (2.99%) Firmware
11 2 (1.49%) XenApp
12 1 (0.75%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.75%) KVM
12 1 (0.75%) Squid
12 1 (0.75%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.75%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 31 (23.13%) vRealize
2 28 (20.90%) SCCM
3 25 (18.66%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 21 (15.67%) Ansible
4 21 (15.67%) vCenter Server
5 16 (11.94%) Cisco CUCM
5 16 (11.94%) Kubernetes
5 16 (11.94%) Microsoft Clustering
6 14 (10.45%) Terraform
7 11 (8.21%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (8.21%) SCOM
8 6 (4.48%) Microsoft Intune
8 6 (4.48%) Puppet
8 6 (4.48%) VxRail
9 4 (2.99%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 3 (2.24%) AirWatch
11 2 (1.49%) Nessus
11 2 (1.49%) Red Hat Satellite
11 2 (1.49%) SolarWinds Orion
11 2 (1.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 119 (88.81%) VMware
2 55 (41.04%) Microsoft
3 50 (37.31%) Cisco
4 31 (23.13%) Red Hat
5 28 (20.90%) Citrix
6 18 (13.43%) CheckPoint
7 17 (12.69%) Oracle
8 13 (9.70%) Dell
8 13 (9.70%) Juniper
9 12 (8.96%) IBM
10 10 (7.46%) Apple
11 9 (6.72%) Zerto
12 7 (5.22%) Adobe
12 7 (5.22%) Kaspersky
12 7 (5.22%) Veeam
13 6 (4.48%) HP
13 6 (4.48%) NetApp
13 6 (4.48%) SolarWinds
14 5 (3.73%) Ivanti
14 5 (3.73%) McAfee