Period
to 27 April 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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 422 415 319
Rank change year-on-year -7 -96 -33
Contract jobs citing vSphere 218 167 303
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.47% 0.42% 0.69%
As % of the System Software category 3.58% 3.66% 6.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 116 209
London median daily rate £450 £419 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.46% -4.29% -2.78%
10th Percentile £287 £149 £300
90th Percentile £575 £538 £561
England median daily rate £400 £391 £400
% change year-on-year +2.24% -2.19% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 2
London median hourly rate £24.00 £23.00 £21.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +6.05% -8.68%
10th Percentile £20.25 £20.10 £21.03
90th Percentile £47.76 £38.91 £22.81
England median hourly rate £25.50 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +15.91% -12.00% +8.70%

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 6,096 4,557 4,476
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 13.23% 11.46% 10.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,486 3,180 3,131
London median daily rate £500 £470 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.38% +6.21% +10.63%
10th Percentile £205 £200 £181
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +10.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 115 174
London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.25 £14.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +42.14% -12.06%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.93 £10.75
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £33.38
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year - +1.59% +0.16%

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 27 April 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 -28 44 £450 +9.89% 14
South London -26 28 £463 -7.73% 2
East London -5 6 - - 6
West London -34 4 £450 +10.09% 8
North London - 2 £325 - 2
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 207 (94.95%) VMware
2 145 (66.51%) Windows
3 141 (64.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 96 (44.04%) Active Directory
5 89 (40.83%) Microsoft
6 77 (35.32%) Windows Server
7 62 (28.44%) PowerShell
8 61 (27.98%) Citrix
9 60 (27.52%) SAN
10 58 (26.61%) Windows Server 2012
11 48 (22.02%) DNS
12 47 (21.56%) Cisco
13 45 (20.64%) VMware ESXi
14 44 (20.18%) Windows Server 2008
15 43 (19.72%) XenDesktop
16 42 (19.27%) DHCP
17 34 (15.60%) HP
17 34 (15.60%) Windows 10
18 33 (15.14%) Firewall
19 32 (14.68%) Finance
19 32 (14.68%) Linux
19 32 (14.68%) Office 365
20 31 (14.22%) SCCM
20 31 (14.22%) Microsoft Certification
21 30 (13.76%) XenApp
22 29 (13.30%) Microsoft Azure
22 29 (13.30%) ITIL
22 29 (13.30%) SQL Server
23 28 (12.84%) Data Centre
23 28 (12.84%) vCenter Server

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 20 (9.17%) MS Exchange
2 17 (7.80%) SharePoint
3 11 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (3.67%) IIS
4 8 (3.67%) Skype for Business
4 8 (3.67%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.75%) Apache
6 5 (2.29%) JBoss
7 4 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.83%) IBM Notes
8 3 (1.38%) Moodle
9 2 (0.92%) Apache ServiceMix
9 2 (0.92%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.92%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 16 (7.34%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.92%) Relativity
2 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 32 (14.68%) Office 365
2 29 (13.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (11.01%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (6.42%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (5.96%) IaaS
6 5 (2.29%) OneDrive
7 3 (1.38%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.38%) PaaS
8 1 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.46%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.46%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (27.52%) SAN
2 48 (22.02%) DNS
3 42 (19.27%) DHCP
4 33 (15.14%) Firewall
5 27 (12.39%) WAN
6 25 (11.47%) TCP/IP
7 24 (11.01%) NAS
8 23 (10.55%) VPN
9 22 (10.09%) LAN
10 20 (9.17%) NetScaler
11 19 (8.72%) VSAN
12 18 (8.26%) MPLS
13 16 (7.34%) iSCSI
14 13 (5.96%) Cisco ASA
15 12 (5.50%) Internet
16 9 (4.13%) VoIP
17 8 (3.67%) SNMP
18 7 (3.21%) Skype
18 7 (3.21%) VLAN
18 7 (3.21%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (13.30%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.67%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (2.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.38%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (0.92%) Big Data
5 2 (0.92%) Data Mining
5 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.92%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.46%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.46%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 14 (6.42%) Jenkins
2 13 (5.96%) DbUnit
2 13 (5.96%) Git (software)
2 13 (5.96%) jMock
2 13 (5.96%) JUnit
2 13 (5.96%) Mockito
3 11 (5.05%) Maven
3 11 (5.05%) SonarQube
4 2 (0.92%) ClearCase
4 2 (0.92%) MSI
5 1 (0.46%) CF BOSH
5 1 (0.46%) JIRA
5 1 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.46%) Subversion
General
1 32 (14.68%) Finance
2 13 (5.96%) Publishing
3 9 (4.13%) Banking
4 5 (2.29%) Retail
4 5 (2.29%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.83%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.92%) Games
6 2 (0.92%) Legal
7 1 (0.46%) Advertising
7 1 (0.46%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.46%) Law
7 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.46%) Marketing
7 1 (0.46%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.46%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (16.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 27 (12.39%) VMware Engineer
3 20 (9.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 17 (7.80%) Consultant
5 15 (6.88%) Windows Engineer
6 14 (6.42%) Analyst
7 13 (5.96%) Developer
7 13 (5.96%) Java Developer
8 12 (5.50%) Architect
8 12 (5.50%) VMware Consultant
9 10 (4.59%) Technical Leader
10 9 (4.13%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (3.67%) Administrator
11 8 (3.67%) Infrastructure Architect
12 7 (3.21%) Support Engineer
13 6 (2.75%) 3rd Line Support
13 6 (2.75%) Linux Engineer
13 6 (2.75%) Security Consultant
13 6 (2.75%) Security Engineer
13 6 (2.75%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.88%) Web Services
2 13 (5.96%) Apache Camel
2 13 (5.96%) J2EE
2 13 (5.96%) PowerMock
2 13 (5.96%) RESTful
2 13 (5.96%) SOAP
3 10 (4.59%) Spring
4 9 (4.13%) LDAP
5 8 (3.67%) REST
5 8 (3.67%) XML
6 4 (1.83%) .NET
7 3 (1.38%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.92%) Spring Boot
8 2 (0.92%) X-Windows
9 1 (0.46%) Flash
9 1 (0.46%) HTML
9 1 (0.46%) Middleware
9 1 (0.46%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 28 (12.84%) Data Centre
2 26 (11.93%) PKI
3 13 (5.96%) Clustering
4 11 (5.05%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (4.13%) Management Information System
6 8 (3.67%) Private Cloud
7 7 (3.21%) Blackberry
7 7 (3.21%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 6 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (2.75%) Replication
9 5 (2.29%) iPad
9 5 (2.29%) iPhone
10 3 (1.38%) VLE
11 2 (0.92%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.92%) HP StoreVirtual
11 2 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.92%) Online Games
11 2 (0.92%) RIA
11 2 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.46%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 145 (66.51%) Windows
2 77 (35.32%) Windows Server
3 58 (26.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 44 (20.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (15.60%) Windows 10
6 32 (14.68%) Linux
7 26 (11.93%) Windows 7
8 12 (5.50%) Unix
9 11 (5.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (3.67%) Solaris
11 3 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.92%) Android
12 2 (0.92%) CentOS
12 2 (0.92%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.92%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.46%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.46%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.46%) VMS
13 1 (0.46%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (13.30%) ITIL
2 20 (9.17%) Migration
3 19 (8.72%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (8.26%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 17 (7.80%) Capacity Management
5 17 (7.80%) E-Commerce
6 16 (7.34%) Load Balancing
6 16 (7.34%) Performance Tuning
7 14 (6.42%) Kanban
7 14 (6.42%) Mentoring
8 13 (5.96%) Application Virtualisation
8 13 (5.96%) BDD
8 13 (5.96%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (5.96%) Scrum
8 13 (5.96%) TDD
9 12 (5.50%) Configuration Management
9 12 (5.50%) Patch Management
9 12 (5.50%) Software Deployment
9 12 (5.50%) Virtual Environments
10 11 (5.05%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 62 (28.44%) PowerShell
2 22 (10.09%) Java
3 17 (7.80%) VBScript
4 12 (5.50%) Bash Shell
4 12 (5.50%) SQL
5 10 (4.59%) C
6 5 (2.29%) Perl
7 4 (1.83%) C#
7 4 (1.83%) PHP
7 4 (1.83%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.83%) VB
7 4 (1.83%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.38%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.38%) Python
9 1 (0.46%) Go
9 1 (0.46%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 31 (14.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (10.09%) Security Cleared
3 16 (7.34%) SC Cleared
3 16 (7.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 10 (4.59%) MCSE
5 9 (4.13%) DV Cleared
6 6 (2.75%) MCSA
7 5 (2.29%) VCP6
8 4 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.83%) MCITP
9 3 (1.38%) CISSP
9 3 (1.38%) VCAP
9 3 (1.38%) VCP5
10 2 (0.92%) CISA
10 2 (0.92%) CISM
10 2 (0.92%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.92%) HND
10 2 (0.92%) MCP
10 2 (0.92%) MCTS
10 2 (0.92%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.59%) PCI DSS
2 9 (4.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.29%) RMADS
4 3 (1.38%) SLA
5 2 (0.92%) Government Security Classifications
5 2 (0.92%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.46%) GDPR
System Software
1 141 (64.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 96 (44.04%) Active Directory
3 45 (20.64%) VMware ESXi
4 43 (19.72%) XenDesktop
5 30 (13.76%) XenApp
6 28 (12.84%) VMware NSX
7 18 (8.26%) Virtual Machines
8 17 (7.80%) Microsoft App-V
9 16 (7.34%) NFS
10 14 (6.42%) Hyper-V
10 14 (6.42%) VMware Workstation
11 13 (5.96%) BitLocker
12 12 (5.50%) Virtual Desktop
13 11 (5.05%) vCloud
14 4 (1.83%) Firmware
15 3 (1.38%) DFS Replication
15 3 (1.38%) Samba
16 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 2 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
16 2 (0.92%) Xen
Systems Management
1 31 (14.22%) SCCM
2 28 (12.84%) vCenter Server
3 25 (11.47%) vRealize
4 19 (8.72%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 15 (6.88%) PowerCLI
6 12 (5.50%) Puppet
7 11 (5.05%) WSUS
8 10 (4.59%) Nessus
9 8 (3.67%) Ansible
10 7 (3.21%) NetBackup
11 6 (2.75%) Failover Clustering
11 6 (2.75%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 6 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (2.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 5 (2.29%) Red Hat Satellite
13 4 (1.83%) Backup Exec
13 4 (1.83%) Norton AntiVirus
13 4 (1.83%) QRadar
13 4 (1.83%) Single Sign-On
14 3 (1.38%) Nagios
Vendors
1 207 (94.95%) VMware
2 89 (40.83%) Microsoft
3 61 (27.98%) Citrix
4 47 (21.56%) Cisco
5 34 (15.60%) HP
6 27 (12.39%) Dell
7 23 (10.55%) Ivanti
8 17 (7.80%) NetApp
9 15 (6.88%) 3PAR
9 15 (6.88%) EMC
9 15 (6.88%) Red Hat
10 14 (6.42%) CommVault
10 14 (6.42%) Veeam
11 13 (5.96%) IBM
12 11 (5.05%) Dell Compellent
13 10 (4.59%) CheckPoint
13 10 (4.59%) Oracle
13 10 (4.59%) Palo Alto
13 10 (4.59%) Wyse
14 9 (4.13%) Brocade