Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 410 433 353
Rank change year-on-year +23 -80 -50
Contract jobs citing vSphere 236 162 278
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.51% 0.38% 0.61%
As % of the System Software category 3.55% 3.50% 5.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 118 193
London median daily rate £425 £444 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.23% -1.39% +9.42%
10th Percentile £202 £178 £288
90th Percentile £575 £579 £563
England median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 0
London median hourly rate £24.00 £23.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.35% - -
England median hourly rate £29.50 £20.00 £25.54
% change year-on-year +47.50% -21.68% +11.86%

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 6,648 4,625 4,970
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 14.30% 10.95% 10.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,863 3,232 3,513
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +20.00%
10th Percentile £200 £185 £196
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 121 140
London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £14.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +37.12% -12.06%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.88 £10.75
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £27.53
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year +3.13% +4.92% -4.69%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 21 July 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 -32 47 £430 -4.44% 5
South London -21 30 £463 +2.78% 3
West London -25 18 £301 -7.38% 8
East London -15 4 £485 +223.33% 2
North London +6 2 £325 -26.76% 2
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 221 (93.64%) VMware
2 168 (71.19%) Windows
3 157 (66.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 95 (40.25%) Windows Server
5 83 (35.17%) Microsoft
6 81 (34.32%) Active Directory
7 71 (30.08%) PowerShell
8 67 (28.39%) Citrix
9 65 (27.54%) Linux
10 58 (24.58%) SAN
11 53 (22.46%) VMware ESXi
11 53 (22.46%) Windows Server 2012
12 52 (22.03%) Cisco
13 51 (21.61%) HP
13 51 (21.61%) DNS
14 49 (20.76%) Data Centre
15 46 (19.49%) SQL Server
15 46 (19.49%) VMware NSX
16 45 (19.07%) DHCP
16 45 (19.07%) EMC
17 43 (18.22%) Windows Server 2008
18 42 (17.80%) MS Exchange
19 39 (16.53%) XenApp
19 39 (16.53%) XenDesktop
20 37 (15.68%) Microsoft Azure
21 36 (15.25%) Finance
22 34 (14.41%) Migration
22 34 (14.41%) Amazon AWS
22 34 (14.41%) SCCM
23 33 (13.98%) Firewall

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 42 (17.80%) MS Exchange
2 26 (11.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (7.20%) SharePoint
4 10 (4.24%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.54%) IIS
6 5 (2.12%) IBM Notes
7 4 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.69%) OpenStack
7 4 (1.69%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.27%) Apache
8 3 (1.27%) Moodle
9 2 (0.85%) Apache ServiceMix
9 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.85%) JBoss
9 2 (0.85%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.42%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 12 (5.08%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.85%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.85%) Infor SunSystems
1 2 (0.85%) Relativity
1 2 (0.85%) ReMetrica
2 1 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 37 (15.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (14.41%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (9.32%) Office 365
4 16 (6.78%) IaaS
5 12 (5.08%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (1.69%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.69%) PaaS
7 3 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.27%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.85%) G Suite
8 2 (0.85%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.85%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.85%) SaaS
9 1 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.42%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 58 (24.58%) SAN
2 51 (21.61%) DNS
3 45 (19.07%) DHCP
4 33 (13.98%) Firewall
5 30 (12.71%) NAS
6 28 (11.86%) WAN
7 26 (11.02%) VPN
8 23 (9.75%) LAN
9 22 (9.32%) NetScaler
10 18 (7.63%) MPLS
11 17 (7.20%) FCoE
12 16 (6.78%) TCP/IP
12 16 (6.78%) VSAN
13 12 (5.08%) Extranet
14 10 (4.24%) iSCSI
14 10 (4.24%) SNMP
14 10 (4.24%) VLAN
15 6 (2.54%) Cisco Nexus
16 5 (2.12%) Cisco ASA
16 5 (2.12%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (19.49%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.81%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (3.81%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (2.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (0.85%) Big Data
5 2 (0.85%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.85%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.42%) MySQL
6 1 (0.42%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.42%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 16 (6.78%) Jenkins
2 13 (5.51%) Git (software)
3 12 (5.08%) DbUnit
3 12 (5.08%) jMock
3 12 (5.08%) JUnit
3 12 (5.08%) Mockito
4 11 (4.66%) Maven
4 11 (4.66%) SonarQube
5 4 (1.69%) MSI
6 1 (0.42%) CF BOSH
6 1 (0.42%) JIRA
General
1 36 (15.25%) Finance
2 16 (6.78%) Banking
3 8 (3.39%) Publishing
4 7 (2.97%) Law
5 5 (2.12%) Games
5 5 (2.12%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.69%) Advertising
6 4 (1.69%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.27%) Legal
7 3 (1.27%) Retail
8 2 (0.85%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.85%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.42%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 39 (16.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 32 (13.56%) Consultant
3 29 (12.29%) VMware Engineer
4 21 (8.90%) VMware Consultant
5 16 (6.78%) Architect
6 15 (6.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 14 (5.93%) Analyst
8 12 (5.08%) Developer
8 12 (5.08%) Java Developer
8 12 (5.08%) Security Consultant
8 12 (5.08%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 11 (4.66%) Linux Engineer
9 11 (4.66%) Server Engineer
9 11 (4.66%) Windows Engineer
10 10 (4.24%) 3rd Line Support
10 10 (4.24%) Infrastructure Architect
10 10 (4.24%) Technical Leader
10 10 (4.24%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (3.81%) Cloud Engineer
11 9 (3.81%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.51%) Web Services
2 12 (5.08%) Apache Camel
2 12 (5.08%) J2EE
2 12 (5.08%) PowerMock
2 12 (5.08%) RESTful
2 12 (5.08%) SOAP
2 12 (5.08%) Spring
3 11 (4.66%) LDAP
4 10 (4.24%) XML
5 8 (3.39%) REST
6 3 (1.27%) X-Windows
7 2 (0.85%) Middleware
7 2 (0.85%) Spring Boot
8 1 (0.42%) .NET
8 1 (0.42%) Flash
8 1 (0.42%) HTML
8 1 (0.42%) JSON
8 1 (0.42%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 49 (20.76%) Data Centre
2 28 (11.86%) Clustering
3 23 (9.75%) PKI
4 18 (7.63%) CLARiiON
5 15 (6.36%) Replication
6 8 (3.39%) Private Cloud
7 7 (2.97%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (2.97%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 6 (2.54%) EMC VMAX
9 5 (2.12%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (2.12%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (1.69%) Enterprise Storage
10 4 (1.69%) iPad
10 4 (1.69%) iPhone
10 4 (1.69%) Management Information System
11 3 (1.27%) Blackberry
11 3 (1.27%) VLE
12 2 (0.85%) Computer Science
12 2 (0.85%) Data Protection Act
12 2 (0.85%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 168 (71.19%) Windows
2 95 (40.25%) Windows Server
3 65 (27.54%) Linux
4 53 (22.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 43 (18.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (12.71%) Windows 10
7 17 (7.20%) Unix
7 17 (7.20%) Windows 7
8 16 (6.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (5.08%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (4.24%) Solaris
11 9 (3.81%) CentOS
12 8 (3.39%) SUSE
13 3 (1.27%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.42%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.42%) Debian
14 1 (0.42%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.42%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.42%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (14.41%) Migration
2 28 (11.86%) Virtual Environments
3 27 (11.44%) ITIL
4 25 (10.59%) Network Load Balancing
5 17 (7.20%) Application Virtualisation
6 16 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (6.78%) Performance Tuning
7 15 (6.36%) High Availability
7 15 (6.36%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 14 (5.93%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (5.93%) Network Virtualisation
9 13 (5.51%) Capacity Management
9 13 (5.51%) E-Commerce
9 13 (5.51%) Load Balancing
9 13 (5.51%) Patch Management
10 12 (5.08%) BDD
10 12 (5.08%) Kanban
10 12 (5.08%) Problem-Solving
10 12 (5.08%) Scrum
10 12 (5.08%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 71 (30.08%) PowerShell
2 31 (13.14%) SQL
3 17 (7.20%) Java
4 12 (5.08%) VBScript
5 10 (4.24%) Bash Shell
6 9 (3.81%) C
7 8 (3.39%) Perl
8 5 (2.12%) VB
9 4 (1.69%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.69%) Python
10 3 (1.27%) PHP
10 3 (1.27%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.85%) Bourne shell
12 1 (0.42%) C#
12 1 (0.42%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (10.17%) Microsoft Certification
1 24 (10.17%) Security Cleared
2 16 (6.78%) Novell Certification
2 16 (6.78%) SC Cleared
3 13 (5.51%) MCSE
4 8 (3.39%) DV Cleared
5 6 (2.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (2.12%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.69%) MCSA
8 3 (1.27%) CCNA
8 3 (1.27%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.85%) Degree
9 2 (0.85%) HND
9 2 (0.85%) MCITP
9 2 (0.85%) MCP
9 2 (0.85%) VCAP
9 2 (0.85%) VCP5
10 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Certified Master
10 1 (0.42%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.39%) SLA
2 4 (1.69%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.85%) PMO
4 1 (0.42%) GCP
4 1 (0.42%) GDPR
4 1 (0.42%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.42%) QA
4 1 (0.42%) RMADS
System Software
1 157 (66.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 81 (34.32%) Active Directory
3 53 (22.46%) VMware ESXi
4 46 (19.49%) VMware NSX
5 39 (16.53%) XenApp
5 39 (16.53%) XenDesktop
6 32 (13.56%) Hyper-V
7 21 (8.90%) Microsoft App-V
8 15 (6.36%) NFS
9 14 (5.93%) Virtual Machines
10 13 (5.51%) Virtual Desktop
11 11 (4.66%) vCloud
12 8 (3.39%) IAG
12 8 (3.39%) UAG
13 6 (2.54%) BitLocker
13 6 (2.54%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 6 (2.54%) VMware Workstation
14 5 (2.12%) Firmware
15 4 (1.69%) Oracle RAC
15 4 (1.69%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 34 (14.41%) SCCM
2 33 (13.98%) vCenter Server
3 22 (9.32%) PowerCLI
3 22 (9.32%) vRealize
4 21 (8.90%) SCOM
5 17 (7.20%) Microsoft Clustering
5 17 (7.20%) NetBackup
5 17 (7.20%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 16 (6.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 12 (5.08%) Puppet
8 11 (4.66%) Single Sign-On
9 10 (4.24%) Opscode Chef
10 9 (3.81%) Failover Clustering
10 9 (3.81%) WSUS
11 7 (2.97%) Ansible
11 7 (2.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 6 (2.54%) ZABBIX
13 4 (1.69%) Nagios
13 4 (1.69%) SnapMirror
13 4 (1.69%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 221 (93.64%) VMware
2 83 (35.17%) Microsoft
3 67 (28.39%) Citrix
4 52 (22.03%) Cisco
5 51 (21.61%) HP
6 45 (19.07%) EMC
7 28 (11.86%) CommVault
7 28 (11.86%) Dell
8 25 (10.59%) Ivanti
9 24 (10.17%) NetApp
10 18 (7.63%) Veeam
11 17 (7.20%) Red Hat
12 15 (6.36%) Oracle
13 14 (5.93%) Dell Compellent
13 14 (5.93%) Juniper
14 13 (5.51%) IBM
14 13 (5.51%) Palo Alto
15 12 (5.08%) F5
15 12 (5.08%) SolarWinds
15 12 (5.08%) Wyse