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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 328 310 245
Rank change year-on-year -18 -65  
Contract jobs citing vSphere 84 118 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.41% 0.54% 0.79%
As % of the System Software category 3.91% 4.84% 8.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 83 117
Median daily rate £450 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £278 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £539 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £359 £350
% change year-on-year +4.52% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Median hourly rate £19.00 - £22.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £44.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year -63.00% +134.66%  

vSphere is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 2150 2440 2268
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 10.52% 11.26% 9.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1513 1746 1514
Median daily rate £450 £445 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +18.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 63 123
Median hourly rate £21.40 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.88% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.30 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £22.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.58% +22.85%  

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing vSphere as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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
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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -2 16 £475 +5.55% 10
Croydon -1 2 - - 1
Twickenham - 1 £363 -
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 150 (95.54%) VMware
2 101 (64.33%) Windows
3 88 (56.05%) Active Directory
4 85 (54.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 64 (40.76%) Windows Server
6 59 (37.58%) Microsoft
7 50 (31.85%) PowerShell
7 50 (31.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 40 (25.48%) Citrix
9 39 (24.84%) Linux
10 36 (22.93%) Windows Server 2008
11 35 (22.29%) SCCM
12 34 (21.66%) SAN
12 34 (21.66%) Finance
12 34 (21.66%) vCenter Server
13 33 (21.02%) HP
14 32 (20.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 31 (19.75%) Cisco
16 30 (19.11%) ITIL
16 30 (19.11%) VMware ESXi
17 29 (18.47%) XenApp
18 28 (17.83%) DNS
19 25 (15.92%) Service Management
19 25 (15.92%) Data Centre
20 24 (15.29%) Amazon AWS
20 24 (15.29%) Migration
21 22 (14.01%) MS Exchange
22 21 (13.38%) SLA
22 21 (13.38%) Windows 10
23 20 (12.74%) Microsoft Azure

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 22 (14.01%) MS Exchange
2 11 (7.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 11 (7.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (5.73%) Cloud Foundry
3 9 (5.73%) OpenStack
4 8 (5.10%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.82%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (3.82%) Skype for Business
6 5 (3.18%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (3.18%) IIS
7 4 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.91%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.91%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.27%) Apache
9 2 (1.27%) JBoss
9 2 (1.27%) nginx
9 2 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.64%) SAS
Applications
1 15 (9.55%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.27%) 3ds Max
3 2 (1.27%) AutoCAD
3 2 (1.27%) CINEMA 4D
3 2 (1.27%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.27%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (15.29%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (12.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (10.19%) Office 365
4 8 (5.10%) PaaS
5 6 (3.82%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (3.18%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (2.55%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 4 (2.55%) Heroku
8 3 (1.91%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.91%) IBM Cloud
8 3 (1.91%) SoftLayer
9 2 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (1.27%) GitHub
9 2 (1.27%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.64%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.64%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 34 (21.66%) SAN
2 28 (17.83%) DNS
3 19 (12.10%) Firewall
4 18 (11.46%) DHCP
5 17 (10.83%) TCP/IP
6 14 (8.92%) Wireless
7 12 (7.64%) VSAN
8 11 (7.01%) LAN
8 11 (7.01%) NetScaler
8 11 (7.01%) WAN
9 8 (5.10%) iSCSI
9 8 (5.10%) NAS
10 7 (4.46%) VLAN
10 7 (4.46%) VPN
11 6 (3.82%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (3.18%) Remote Desktop
12 5 (3.18%) VoIP
13 4 (2.55%) MPLS
13 4 (2.55%) Skype
14 3 (1.91%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (12.10%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.91%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (1.91%) DB2
3 3 (1.91%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.27%) Big Data
4 2 (1.27%) MySQL
4 2 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.64%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (5.73%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.55%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.91%) Subversion
3 3 (1.91%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (1.27%) DbUnit
4 2 (1.27%) jMock
4 2 (1.27%) JUnit
4 2 (1.27%) Maven
4 2 (1.27%) Mockito
4 2 (1.27%) MSI
4 2 (1.27%) SonarQube
4 2 (1.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.64%) Ant
5 1 (0.64%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.64%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.64%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.64%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.64%) TestNG
General
1 34 (21.66%) Finance
2 17 (10.83%) Banking
3 3 (1.91%) Financial Institution
3 3 (1.91%) International Banking
3 3 (1.91%) Investment Banking
3 3 (1.91%) Publishing
3 3 (1.91%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.27%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.27%) Retail
5 1 (0.64%) Billing
5 1 (0.64%) Electronics
5 1 (0.64%) Law
5 1 (0.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (16.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 24 (15.29%) Analyst
3 20 (12.74%) Architect
4 16 (10.19%) Consultant
4 16 (10.19%) VMware Engineer
5 14 (8.92%) 2nd Line Support
5 14 (8.92%) Support Analyst
5 14 (8.92%) Support Engineer
6 12 (7.64%) Administrator
7 11 (7.01%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 11 (7.01%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
7 11 (7.01%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 11 (7.01%) Server Engineer
7 11 (7.01%) Service Analyst
7 11 (7.01%) Service Desk Analyst
8 10 (6.37%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 10 (6.37%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 10 (6.37%) Service Desk Support
8 10 (6.37%) Service Desk Support Analyst
8 10 (6.37%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.82%) Web Services
2 5 (3.18%) .NET
3 4 (2.55%) RESTful
4 3 (1.91%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.91%) COM
4 3 (1.91%) Middleware
4 3 (1.91%) SAML
4 3 (1.91%) SOAP
5 2 (1.27%) 802.1X
5 2 (1.27%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (1.27%) Apache Camel
5 2 (1.27%) Apache CXF
5 2 (1.27%) Flash
5 2 (1.27%) J2EE
5 2 (1.27%) LAMP
5 2 (1.27%) LEMP Stack
5 2 (1.27%) PowerMock
5 2 (1.27%) Software Packaging
5 2 (1.27%) Spring
6 1 (0.64%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 25 (15.92%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.37%) Blackberry
2 10 (6.37%) Computer Science
3 7 (4.46%) Clustering
3 7 (4.46%) PKI
4 3 (1.91%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.91%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (1.91%) iPad
5 2 (1.27%) AS400
5 2 (1.27%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.27%) EMC VNX
5 2 (1.27%) FlexPod
5 2 (1.27%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.27%) iPhone
5 2 (1.27%) iSeries
5 2 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.27%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.27%) Replication
5 2 (1.27%) Wiki
6 1 (0.64%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 101 (64.33%) Windows
2 64 (40.76%) Windows Server
3 50 (31.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 39 (24.84%) Linux
5 36 (22.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (13.38%) Windows 10
7 20 (12.74%) Windows 7
8 17 (10.83%) Unix
9 11 (7.01%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (5.73%) Mac OS X
11 6 (3.82%) Oracle Linux
11 6 (3.82%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 6 (3.82%) Windows 8
12 5 (3.18%) AIX
12 5 (3.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.27%) FreeBSD
13 2 (1.27%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.64%) SUSE
14 1 (0.64%) VMS
14 1 (0.64%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (19.11%) ITIL
2 25 (15.92%) Service Management
3 24 (15.29%) Migration
4 16 (10.19%) DevOps
5 13 (8.28%) Configuration Management
5 13 (8.28%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 12 (7.64%) Load Balancing
6 12 (7.64%) Root Cause Analysis
7 10 (6.37%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (6.37%) Information Security
7 10 (6.37%) Problem Management
7 10 (6.37%) Project Management
8 9 (5.73%) Virtual Environments
9 8 (5.10%) Change Management
10 7 (4.46%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (4.46%) Open Source
10 7 (4.46%) Server Virtualisation
11 6 (3.82%) Data Centre Operations
11 6 (3.82%) Server Building
11 6 (3.82%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 50 (31.85%) PowerShell
2 13 (8.28%) Python
3 11 (7.01%) Bash Shell
3 11 (7.01%) Java
4 10 (6.37%) SQL
5 9 (5.73%) Perl
6 6 (3.82%) Groovy
6 6 (3.82%) VBScript
7 5 (3.18%) Go
7 5 (3.18%) Korn
8 4 (2.55%) C#
9 3 (1.91%) Ruby
9 3 (1.91%) VB.NET
10 2 (1.27%) C
10 2 (1.27%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.27%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.27%) VB
11 1 (0.64%) C++
11 1 (0.64%) F#
11 1 (0.64%) PHP
Qualifications
1 32 (20.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 16 (10.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (8.28%) VCP6
4 12 (7.64%) MCSE
5 11 (7.01%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (6.37%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (6.37%) Degree
7 9 (5.73%) VCAP
8 7 (4.46%) CCNA
9 6 (3.82%) MCSA
10 5 (3.18%) CCNP
11 4 (2.55%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (2.55%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (1.91%) CCIE
13 2 (1.27%) CCA
13 2 (1.27%) CCDP
13 2 (1.27%) DV Cleared
13 2 (1.27%) RHCE
13 2 (1.27%) SC Cleared
13 2 (1.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (13.38%) SLA
2 3 (1.91%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.27%) QA
4 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 88 (56.05%) Active Directory
2 85 (54.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (19.11%) VMware ESXi
4 29 (18.47%) XenApp
5 19 (12.10%) XenDesktop
6 17 (10.83%) Hyper-V
7 13 (8.28%) vCloud
7 13 (8.28%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (5.73%) Virtual Desktop
9 8 (5.10%) DFS Replication
9 8 (5.10%) Docker
10 5 (3.18%) LXC
10 5 (3.18%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (2.55%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (1.91%) Xen
13 2 (1.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (1.27%) Corosync
13 2 (1.27%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (1.27%) VMware Server
13 2 (1.27%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 35 (22.29%) SCCM
2 34 (21.66%) vCenter Server
3 20 (12.74%) SCOM
4 18 (11.46%) Ansible
5 15 (9.55%) Puppet
6 8 (5.10%) Terraform
6 8 (5.10%) vRealize
7 6 (3.82%) Kibana
7 6 (3.82%) Kubernetes
7 6 (3.82%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (3.82%) Prometheus
8 5 (3.18%) Grafana
8 5 (3.18%) Nagios
9 4 (2.55%) PowerCLI
9 4 (2.55%) WSUS
10 3 (1.91%) Cacti
10 3 (1.91%) Ganglia
10 3 (1.91%) Hyperic
10 3 (1.91%) logstash
10 3 (1.91%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 150 (95.54%) VMware
2 59 (37.58%) Microsoft
3 40 (25.48%) Citrix
4 33 (21.02%) HP
5 31 (19.75%) Cisco
6 11 (7.01%) Dell
6 11 (7.01%) EMC
6 11 (7.01%) IBM
7 10 (6.37%) LANDesk
7 10 (6.37%) NetApp
8 9 (5.73%) 3PAR
8 9 (5.73%) AppSense
8 9 (5.73%) Oracle
9 8 (5.10%) ServiceNow
10 6 (3.82%) F5
11 5 (3.18%) CommVault
11 5 (3.18%) MobileIron
11 5 (3.18%) Red Hat
11 5 (3.18%) Sophos
11 5 (3.18%) Veeam
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