Period
to 11 April 2021

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 11 April 2021 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
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 340 325 443
Rank change year-on-year -15 +118 -14
Contract jobs citing vSphere 96 133 170
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.44% 0.55% 0.40%
As % of the System Software category 3.13% 3.68% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 75 117
10th Percentile £283 £239 £227
25th Percentile £367 £335 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £475 £500
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% -5.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £500 £550 £538
90th Percentile £565 £595 £575
England median daily rate £425 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 6
10th Percentile £43.70 £28.96 £17.66
25th Percentile £44.38 £37.05 £18.71
Median hourly rate £46.00 £47.17 £23.48
Median % change year-on-year -2.47% +100.85% -2.16%
75th Percentile £46.75 £47.83 £39.97
90th Percentile £46.90 £49.01 £45.90
England median hourly rate £44.50 £34.90 £25.00
% change year-on-year +27.53% +39.58% +4.17%

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 3,065 3,615 6,651
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 14.14% 14.83% 15.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,261 2,666 4,860
10th Percentile £338 £200 £210
25th Percentile £428 £381 £410
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £600 £600 £600
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £463 £475
% change year-on-year +2.70% -2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 87 109
10th Percentile £12.72 £12.43 £12.95
25th Percentile £16.53 £15.25 £16.08
Median hourly rate £23.00 £18.70 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +22.99% -6.50% -
75th Percentile £48.50 £24.88 £36.67
90th Percentile £60.00 £47.83 £47.09
England median hourly rate £18.27 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +10.73% +3.13% +0.88%

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 11 April 2021.

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 11 April 2021. 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 +47 18 £500 +5.26% 12
South London +40 11 £311 -40.69% 2
East London +28 4 £401 -24.47%
West London +28 2 £500 - 5
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 11 April 2021, 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 84 (87.50%) VMware
2 72 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (52.08%) Windows
4 43 (44.79%) Microsoft
5 35 (36.46%) Active Directory
6 31 (32.29%) Citrix
6 31 (32.29%) Windows Server
7 30 (31.25%) Azure
8 28 (29.17%) PowerShell
9 27 (28.13%) VMware ESXi
9 27 (28.13%) Finance
10 26 (27.08%) AWS
10 26 (27.08%) Data Centre
11 25 (26.04%) Firewall
11 25 (26.04%) Linux
12 21 (21.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 20 (20.83%) Windows Server 2016
14 19 (19.79%) vRealize
14 19 (19.79%) HP
14 19 (19.79%) Migration
15 18 (18.75%) IBM
15 18 (18.75%) vRealize Orchestrator
16 17 (17.71%) Ansible
16 17 (17.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 16 (16.67%) SCCM
17 16 (16.67%) LAN
17 16 (16.67%) VSAN
17 16 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 15 (15.63%) Microsoft 365
18 15 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012

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 9 (9.38%) WebSphere
2 6 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.25%) Skype for Business
3 4 (4.17%) OpenStack
4 3 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.08%) Apache
5 2 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.08%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.08%) nginx
5 2 (2.08%) SAS
6 1 (1.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 30 (31.25%) Azure
2 26 (27.08%) AWS
3 15 (15.63%) Microsoft 365
4 13 (13.54%) IaaS
5 7 (7.29%) GCP
6 3 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (3.13%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (3.13%) GitHub
6 3 (3.13%) SaaS
7 2 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (2.08%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 2 (2.08%) Heroku
7 2 (2.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (1.04%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 25 (26.04%) Firewall
2 16 (16.67%) LAN
2 16 (16.67%) VSAN
3 15 (15.63%) WAN
4 13 (13.54%) VPN
5 12 (12.50%) DNS
6 9 (9.38%) Wireless
7 8 (8.33%) DHCP
8 7 (7.29%) SAN
9 6 (6.25%) NetScaler
9 6 (6.25%) Skype
9 6 (6.25%) TCP/IP
10 5 (5.21%) Fibre Channel
11 4 (4.17%) BIG-IP
11 4 (4.17%) Ethernet
11 4 (4.17%) iSCSI
11 4 (4.17%) VLAN
12 3 (3.13%) MPLS
12 3 (3.13%) Network Security
12 3 (3.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.38%) DB2
1 9 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.13%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 5 (5.21%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.13%) Hudson
3 3 (3.13%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (2.08%) CF BOSH
4 2 (2.08%) IBM UrbanCode
4 2 (2.08%) MSI
4 2 (2.08%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (2.08%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.04%) Maven
General
1 27 (28.13%) Finance
2 9 (9.38%) Banking
3 5 (5.21%) Public Sector
4 3 (3.13%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.04%) International Banking
5 1 (1.04%) Law
5 1 (1.04%) Local Government
5 1 (1.04%) Marketing
5 1 (1.04%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (17.71%) VMware Engineer
2 16 (16.67%) Architect
3 14 (14.58%) Infrastructure Architect
4 12 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (9.38%) Consultant
6 7 (7.29%) VMware Architect
6 7 (7.29%) VMware Consultant
7 6 (6.25%) Administrator
8 5 (5.21%) Citrix Architect
8 5 (5.21%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (5.21%) WebSphere Architect
9 4 (4.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 4 (4.17%) Developer
9 4 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (4.17%) Server Engineer
9 4 (4.17%) Software Engineer
9 4 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
10 3 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support
10 3 (3.13%) Network Engineer
10 3 (3.13%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.38%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (2.08%) Middleware
2 2 (2.08%) OAuth
2 2 (2.08%) OAuth2
2 2 (2.08%) SAML
2 2 (2.08%) ServiceStack
3 1 (1.04%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.04%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.04%) Django
3 1 (1.04%) J2EE
3 1 (1.04%) Node.js
3 1 (1.04%) Spring
3 1 (1.04%) Spring Boot
3 1 (1.04%) Swagger
3 1 (1.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (27.08%) Data Centre
2 12 (12.50%) Private Cloud
3 7 (7.29%) Clustering
3 7 (7.29%) Public Cloud
4 6 (6.25%) Replication
5 5 (5.21%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (4.17%) Enterprise Cloud
7 3 (3.13%) PKI
8 2 (2.08%) Blackberry
8 2 (2.08%) Cloud Native
8 2 (2.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (2.08%) EMC VMAX
8 2 (2.08%) EMC VNX
8 2 (2.08%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (2.08%) Hedge funds
8 2 (2.08%) Mobile Payment
8 2 (2.08%) SWIFT
8 2 (2.08%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 50 (52.08%) Windows
2 31 (32.29%) Windows Server
3 25 (26.04%) Linux
4 20 (20.83%) Windows Server 2016
5 17 (17.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (15.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (14.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (12.50%) Windows 10
9 10 (10.42%) Windows Server 2019
10 6 (6.25%) Windows 7
11 5 (5.21%) VMS
12 4 (4.17%) Unix
13 3 (3.13%) Windows 2000
13 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (2.08%) Android
14 2 (2.08%) Apple iOS
14 2 (2.08%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (19.79%) Migration
2 16 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 15 (15.63%) Load Balancing
4 14 (14.58%) ITIL
5 9 (9.38%) TOGAF
6 8 (8.33%) Configuration Management
6 8 (8.33%) High Availability
6 8 (8.33%) Storage Management
7 7 (7.29%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (7.29%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (7.29%) Service Delivery
7 7 (7.29%) Software Engineering
8 6 (6.25%) Capacity Management
8 6 (6.25%) Change Management
8 6 (6.25%) Customer Insight
8 6 (6.25%) Network Architecture
8 6 (6.25%) Network Design
8 6 (6.25%) Product Requirements
8 6 (6.25%) Technical Leadership
9 5 (5.21%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 28 (29.17%) PowerShell
2 13 (13.54%) Python
3 5 (5.21%) Java
3 5 (5.21%) SQL
4 4 (4.17%) Bash Shell
4 4 (4.17%) Ruby
5 3 (3.13%) C
5 3 (3.13%) Go
5 3 (3.13%) VBScript
6 2 (2.08%) VB
7 1 (1.04%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 21 (21.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 15 (15.63%) VCAP
3 14 (14.58%) Security Cleared
4 13 (13.54%) SC Cleared
5 12 (12.50%) VCP6
6 10 (10.42%) RHCA
6 10 (10.42%) VCDX
7 9 (9.38%) Degree
7 9 (9.38%) TOGAF Certification
8 7 (7.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (5.21%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (3.13%) CCA
10 3 (3.13%) CCNA
10 3 (3.13%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (3.13%) MCITP
10 3 (3.13%) MCSA
10 3 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (2.08%) CCIE
11 2 (2.08%) CCNP
12 1 (1.04%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.08%) SEPA
1 2 (2.08%) SLA
2 1 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 72 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (36.46%) Active Directory
3 27 (28.13%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (13.54%) Virtual Desktop
5 12 (12.50%) Hyper-V
6 11 (11.46%) VMware NSX
7 9 (9.38%) vCloud
8 8 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (6.25%) Docker
10 5 (5.21%) XenApp
11 4 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (4.17%) VMFS
12 3 (3.13%) UAG
12 3 (3.13%) XenDesktop
13 2 (2.08%) KVM
13 2 (2.08%) NFS
13 2 (2.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 1 (1.04%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 1 (1.04%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 19 (19.79%) vRealize
2 18 (18.75%) vRealize Orchestrator
3 17 (17.71%) Ansible
4 16 (16.67%) SCCM
5 14 (14.58%) vCenter Server
6 10 (10.42%) SCOM
7 9 (9.38%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (9.38%) Puppet
8 6 (6.25%) Kubernetes
8 6 (6.25%) Terraform
8 6 (6.25%) Tivoli
9 5 (5.21%) PowerCLI
10 3 (3.13%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (3.13%) NetBackup
10 3 (3.13%) Salt
11 2 (2.08%) HAProxy
11 2 (2.08%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (2.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 2 (2.08%) vMotion
Vendors
1 84 (87.50%) VMware
2 43 (44.79%) Microsoft
3 31 (32.29%) Citrix
4 19 (19.79%) HP
5 18 (18.75%) IBM
6 15 (15.63%) Red Hat
7 14 (14.58%) Cisco
8 12 (12.50%) Dell
9 8 (8.33%) Juniper
10 7 (7.29%) Google
11 6 (6.25%) Altiris
11 6 (6.25%) BMC
11 6 (6.25%) CA
12 5 (5.21%) EMC
12 5 (5.21%) SolarWinds
13 4 (4.17%) CommVault
13 4 (4.17%) F5
13 4 (4.17%) Ivanti
13 4 (4.17%) Oracle
13 4 (4.17%) Veeam