Period
to 23 August 2019

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 23 August 2019 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
23 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 433 396 434
Rank change year-on-year -37 +38 -64
Contract jobs citing vSphere 152 253 176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.38% 0.56% 0.41%
As % of the System Software category 2.47% 3.75% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 174 123
London median daily rate £445 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% -5.56% +0.56%
10th Percentile £313 £224 £203
90th Percentile £581 £574 £588
England median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 2
London median hourly rate £42.11 £20.50 £34.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +105.41% -39.87% -
10th Percentile £20.85 £19.35 £21.57
90th Percentile £46.99 £45.30 £46.22
England median hourly rate £42.31 £20.50 £23.25
% change year-on-year +106.37% -11.83% +1.09%

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 6,157 6,752 4,903
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.56% 14.87% 11.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,489 4,928 3,443
London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £190
90th Percentile £675 £650 £629
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 146 127
London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.25 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -9.41% +41.67%
10th Percentile £12.76 £13.12 £12.88
90th Percentile £51.50 £47.60 £50.00
England median hourly rate £16.68 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +1.06% +3.13% -

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 23 August 2019.

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 23 August 2019.

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 23 August 2019. 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 +18 31 £450 - 14
South London +24 24 £525 +10.53% 5
West London +1 6 £425 +89.73% 4
North London -4 1 - - 3
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 23 August 2019, 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.

1 144 (94.74%) VMware
2 99 (65.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 85 (55.92%) Windows
4 65 (42.76%) Microsoft
5 63 (41.45%) Active Directory
6 51 (33.55%) Windows Server
7 48 (31.58%) PowerShell
8 46 (30.26%) Office 365
9 44 (28.95%) VMware ESXi
10 42 (27.63%) Citrix
11 36 (23.68%) Windows Server 2012
12 34 (22.37%) Azure
13 33 (21.71%) AWS
13 33 (21.71%) SCCM
14 31 (20.39%) Git (software)
14 31 (20.39%) Windows 10
14 31 (20.39%) Finance
15 30 (19.74%) Cisco
16 29 (19.08%) DNS
17 28 (18.42%) Java
18 27 (17.76%) Agile Software Development
19 26 (17.11%) Migration
20 25 (16.45%) Web Services
20 25 (16.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 24 (15.79%) Virtual Infrastructure
21 24 (15.79%) vCenter Server
21 24 (15.79%) Data Centre
21 24 (15.79%) Amazon EC2
21 24 (15.79%) Jenkins
22 23 (15.13%) DHCP

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 16 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 14 (9.21%) Skype for Business
3 8 (5.26%) Tomcat
4 6 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (3.95%) IIS
5 4 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.97%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.32%) Confluence
7 2 (1.32%) Jupyter
8 1 (0.66%) JBoss
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.66%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.66%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (5.92%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (1.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 46 (30.26%) Office 365
2 34 (22.37%) Azure
3 33 (21.71%) AWS
4 24 (15.79%) Amazon EC2
5 14 (9.21%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (2.63%) IaaS
6 4 (2.63%) Slack
7 3 (1.97%) GitHub
8 2 (1.32%) OpenShift
8 2 (1.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (19.08%) DNS
2 23 (15.13%) DHCP
3 19 (12.50%) NetScaler
4 17 (11.18%) Firewall
4 17 (11.18%) SAN
4 17 (11.18%) VPN
5 13 (8.55%) Skype
6 10 (6.58%) TCP/IP
7 8 (5.26%) SSL
7 8 (5.26%) VSAN
8 6 (3.95%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (3.29%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (2.63%) BIG-IP
10 4 (2.63%) Cisco ISE
10 4 (2.63%) iSCSI
10 4 (2.63%) NAS
11 3 (1.97%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (1.97%) Modbus
11 3 (1.97%) Profibus
11 3 (1.97%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.84%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (1.97%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.97%) MySQL
3 3 (1.97%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.32%) Apache Accumulo
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.66%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (20.39%) Git (software)
2 24 (15.79%) Jenkins
3 22 (14.47%) DbUnit
3 22 (14.47%) jMock
3 22 (14.47%) JUnit
3 22 (14.47%) Maven
3 22 (14.47%) Mockito
3 22 (14.47%) SonarQube
4 4 (2.63%) JIRA
4 4 (2.63%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.32%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.32%) Hudson
5 2 (1.32%) MSI
6 1 (0.66%) Subversion
6 1 (0.66%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 31 (20.39%) Finance
2 5 (3.29%) Banking
3 4 (2.63%) Retail
4 3 (1.97%) Publishing
5 2 (1.32%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.32%) Law
5 2 (1.32%) Marketing
5 2 (1.32%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.66%) Advertising
6 1 (0.66%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.66%) Legal
6 1 (0.66%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 25 (16.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 22 (14.47%) Analyst
3 20 (13.16%) Developer
3 20 (13.16%) Java Developer
4 16 (10.53%) Server Engineer
4 16 (10.53%) Windows Engineer
5 15 (9.87%) Architect
6 14 (9.21%) 3rd Line Support
7 13 (8.55%) Support Analyst
8 12 (7.89%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 12 (7.89%) VMware Engineer
9 10 (6.58%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 8 (5.26%) J2EE Developer
10 8 (5.26%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 8 (5.26%) Virtualisation Engineer
10 8 (5.26%) Windows Support Analyst
11 7 (4.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 7 (4.61%) Infrastructure Support
11 7 (4.61%) Support Engineer
12 6 (3.95%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (16.45%) Web Services
2 22 (14.47%) Apache Camel
2 22 (14.47%) J2EE
2 22 (14.47%) PowerMock
2 22 (14.47%) RESTful
2 22 (14.47%) SOAP
3 12 (7.89%) Spring
4 8 (5.26%) Spring Boot
4 8 (5.26%) XML
5 6 (3.95%) Software Packaging
6 4 (2.63%) Hibernate
6 4 (2.63%) REST
7 3 (1.97%) JSON
7 3 (1.97%) JSP
7 3 (1.97%) LDAP
7 3 (1.97%) Node.js
7 3 (1.97%) SAML
7 3 (1.97%) Servlets
8 2 (1.32%) Kafka
8 2 (1.32%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 24 (15.79%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (3.95%) Clustering
3 6 (3.95%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.63%) Reinsurance
4 4 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (1.97%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (1.97%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.97%) SCADA
6 2 (1.32%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.32%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.32%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.32%) Replication
6 2 (1.32%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.66%) iPad
7 1 (0.66%) iPhone
7 1 (0.66%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.66%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 85 (55.92%) Windows
2 51 (33.55%) Windows Server
3 36 (23.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 31 (20.39%) Windows 10
5 22 (14.47%) Linux
6 21 (13.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (13.16%) Windows 7
8 8 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (2.63%) Data ONTAP
10 3 (1.97%) Android
10 3 (1.97%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.97%) Mac OS
10 3 (1.97%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.32%) Debian
11 2 (1.32%) Solaris
11 2 (1.32%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.32%) Unix
11 2 (1.32%) VMS
11 2 (1.32%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (17.76%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (17.11%) Migration
3 25 (16.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 24 (15.79%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 23 (15.13%) Scrum
6 22 (14.47%) BDD
6 22 (14.47%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (14.47%) E-Commerce
6 22 (14.47%) Kanban
6 22 (14.47%) TDD
7 17 (11.18%) Open Source
8 8 (5.26%) Architecture Roadmap
8 8 (5.26%) High Availability
8 8 (5.26%) IT Strategy
8 8 (5.26%) ITIL
8 8 (5.26%) Software Deployment
9 7 (4.61%) Configuration Management
9 7 (4.61%) Data Protection
9 7 (4.61%) Microservices
9 7 (4.61%) Multi-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 48 (31.58%) PowerShell
2 28 (18.42%) Java
3 18 (11.84%) SQL
4 12 (7.89%) Python
5 6 (3.95%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.32%) C
6 2 (1.32%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.32%) Perl
6 2 (1.32%) Ruby
7 1 (0.66%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (9.87%) Security Cleared
2 12 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (7.24%) SC Cleared
4 9 (5.92%) MCSE
4 9 (5.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (4.61%) MCITP
6 6 (3.95%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (3.95%) CISSP
7 5 (3.29%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (2.63%) CCNP
9 3 (1.97%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.97%) VCAP
9 3 (1.97%) VCP6
10 2 (1.32%) CCNA
10 2 (1.32%) Degree
10 2 (1.32%) MCP
10 2 (1.32%) MCSA
11 1 (0.66%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.66%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.32%) PCI DSS
1 2 (1.32%) SLA
System Software
1 99 (65.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 63 (41.45%) Active Directory
3 44 (28.95%) VMware ESXi
4 20 (13.16%) VMware Workstation
4 20 (13.16%) XenApp
5 16 (10.53%) Hyper-V
5 16 (10.53%) XenDesktop
6 12 (7.89%) BitLocker
7 11 (7.24%) VMware NSX
8 10 (6.58%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (4.61%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (3.95%) Docker
10 6 (3.95%) Virtual Desktop
11 5 (3.29%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 4 (2.63%) KVM
12 4 (2.63%) NFS
12 4 (2.63%) vCloud
13 3 (1.97%) Firmware
13 3 (1.97%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (1.32%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 33 (21.71%) SCCM
2 24 (15.79%) vCenter Server
3 9 (5.92%) Ansible
3 9 (5.92%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (5.26%) PingFederate
4 8 (5.26%) vRealize
5 7 (4.61%) Kubernetes
6 6 (3.95%) NetBackup
7 5 (3.29%) Netcool
7 5 (3.29%) Puppet
7 5 (3.29%) XenMobile
8 4 (2.63%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (2.63%) PowerCLI
8 4 (2.63%) Salt
8 4 (2.63%) vMotion
9 3 (1.97%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (1.97%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 2 (1.32%) Backup Exec
10 2 (1.32%) Control-M
10 2 (1.32%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 144 (94.74%) VMware
2 65 (42.76%) Microsoft
3 42 (27.63%) Citrix
4 30 (19.74%) Cisco
5 22 (14.47%) HP
6 17 (11.18%) NetApp
7 14 (9.21%) EMC
8 13 (8.55%) Dell
9 11 (7.24%) Red Hat
10 9 (5.92%) Palo Alto
11 8 (5.26%) 3PAR
12 7 (4.61%) CheckPoint
12 7 (4.61%) F5
12 7 (4.61%) Oracle
13 6 (3.95%) Splunk
14 5 (3.29%) Dell Compellent
14 5 (3.29%) Ivanti
14 5 (3.29%) Veritas
15 4 (2.63%) Google
15 4 (2.63%) Symantec