Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 432 394 349
Rank change year-on-year -38 -45 -46
Contract jobs citing vSphere 196 229 287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.42% 0.51% 0.61%
As % of the System Software category 3.44% 4.15% 6.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 142 203
London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £300 £261
90th Percentile £581 £574 £538
England median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 8
London median hourly rate £19.00 £32.50 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.54% -23.08% +53.64%
10th Percentile £18.50 £24.75 £19.79
90th Percentile £19.50 £39.93 £45.25
England median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year -7.69% +32.65% -10.91%

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 5697 5516 4540
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.24% 12.19% 9.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4081 3813 3068
London median daily rate £485 £450 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.78% +10.09% +9.00%
10th Percentile £185 £196 £175
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
England median daily rate £425 £410 £375
% change year-on-year +3.66% +9.33% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 144 215
London median hourly rate £21.08 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.76% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £12.05 £11.25 £10.85
90th Percentile £51.80 £50.00 £38.50
England median hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year +4.76% -1.56% +6.67%

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 +8 36 £438 +2.94% 5
South London -41 14 £350 -26.32%
West London -1 7 £340 -37.61% 5
East London -10 4 £150 -60.00% 2
North London -7 3 £450 +63.64%
vSphere
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 189 (96.43%) VMware
2 138 (70.41%) Windows
3 116 (59.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 101 (51.53%) Active Directory
5 100 (51.02%) Windows Server
6 78 (39.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 74 (37.76%) Microsoft
8 72 (36.73%) Cisco
9 60 (30.61%) Windows Server 2008
10 59 (30.10%) SAN
11 47 (23.98%) Citrix
12 44 (22.45%) Firewall
13 42 (21.43%) WAN
14 41 (20.92%) Migration
15 40 (20.41%) VMware ESXi
16 39 (19.90%) LAN
17 38 (19.39%) HP
17 38 (19.39%) Linux
17 38 (19.39%) PowerShell
18 36 (18.37%) vCenter Server
19 33 (16.84%) Finance
19 33 (16.84%) NetApp
20 32 (16.33%) Office 365
21 31 (15.82%) TCP/IP
21 31 (15.82%) MS Exchange
22 28 (14.29%) Data Centre
23 27 (13.78%) ITIL
24 25 (12.76%) DNS
25 24 (12.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
26 23 (11.73%) SQL 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 31 (15.82%) MS Exchange
2 18 (9.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (8.16%) IIS
4 14 (7.14%) SharePoint
5 7 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (3.57%) Skype for Business
6 5 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.02%) Apache
8 2 (1.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.02%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (1.02%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.02%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.51%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.51%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (4.59%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.51%) 3ds Max
2 1 (0.51%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.51%) CINEMA 4D
2 1 (0.51%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 5 (2.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (16.33%) Office 365
2 23 (11.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (10.20%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (2.04%) IaaS
4 4 (2.04%) PaaS
5 3 (1.53%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.02%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.02%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.02%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.51%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.51%) G Suite
7 1 (0.51%) Heroku
7 1 (0.51%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.51%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.51%) SaaS
7 1 (0.51%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 59 (30.10%) SAN
2 44 (22.45%) Firewall
3 42 (21.43%) WAN
4 39 (19.90%) LAN
5 31 (15.82%) TCP/IP
6 25 (12.76%) DNS
7 19 (9.69%) DHCP
8 17 (8.67%) NAS
9 15 (7.65%) VPN
9 15 (7.65%) VSAN
9 15 (7.65%) Wireless
10 12 (6.12%) iSCSI
11 11 (5.61%) MPLS
12 10 (5.10%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (4.08%) Network Security
14 7 (3.57%) Intrusion Detection
15 6 (3.06%) Skype
15 6 (3.06%) SMTP
15 6 (3.06%) SNMP
15 6 (3.06%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.73%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.53%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (1.53%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.02%) MySQL
4 2 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (2.55%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.04%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.53%) AutoIt
4 2 (1.02%) CircleCI
4 2 (1.02%) DbUnit
4 2 (1.02%) jMock
4 2 (1.02%) JUnit
4 2 (1.02%) Maven
4 2 (1.02%) Mockito
4 2 (1.02%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.51%) Ant
5 1 (0.51%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.51%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.51%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.51%) Selenium
5 1 (0.51%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.51%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.51%) TestNG
General
1 33 (16.84%) Finance
2 14 (7.14%) Banking
3 6 (3.06%) Retail
4 5 (2.55%) Games
5 4 (2.04%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.53%) Law
6 3 (1.53%) Publishing
7 2 (1.02%) Advertising
7 2 (1.02%) Legal
8 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.51%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (17.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 32 (16.33%) Analyst
3 20 (10.20%) VMware Engineer
4 18 (9.18%) Support Engineer
5 17 (8.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 16 (8.16%) Server Engineer
7 15 (7.65%) Consultant
7 15 (7.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 15 (7.65%) Windows Engineer
8 14 (7.14%) Architect
8 14 (7.14%) Server Support
9 13 (6.63%) VMware Specialist
10 11 (5.61%) Support Analyst
10 11 (5.61%) Technical Analyst
11 10 (5.10%) 3rd Line Support
11 10 (5.10%) Administrator
11 10 (5.10%) Storage Engineer
12 9 (4.59%) Infrastructure Support
12 9 (4.59%) VMware Consultant
13 8 (4.08%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.55%) Web Services
2 3 (1.53%) .NET
2 3 (1.53%) SOAP
3 2 (1.02%) Apache Camel
3 2 (1.02%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.02%) J2EE
3 2 (1.02%) PowerMock
3 2 (1.02%) REST
3 2 (1.02%) RESTful
3 2 (1.02%) Spring
4 1 (0.51%) Dojo
4 1 (0.51%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.51%) Spring Boot
4 1 (0.51%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 9 (4.59%) Blackberry
2 9 (4.59%) PKI
3 8 (4.08%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.08%) Private Cloud
4 5 (2.55%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.55%) Online Games
5 4 (2.04%) Clustering
6 3 (1.53%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.53%) iPad
6 3 (1.53%) iPhone
7 2 (1.02%) FlexPod
7 2 (1.02%) Replication
7 2 (1.02%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.02%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.02%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 1 (0.51%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.51%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.51%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 138 (70.41%) Windows
2 100 (51.02%) Windows Server
3 78 (39.80%) Windows Server 2012
4 60 (30.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (19.39%) Linux
6 20 (10.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (9.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (6.12%) Windows 7
9 11 (5.61%) Windows 10
10 7 (3.57%) Unix
11 5 (2.55%) Android
11 5 (2.55%) SUSE
12 4 (2.04%) HPUX
12 4 (2.04%) Mac OS
12 4 (2.04%) Mac OS X
13 3 (1.53%) AIX
14 2 (1.02%) Data ONTAP
14 2 (1.02%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (1.02%) Solaris
15 1 (0.51%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (20.92%) Migration
2 27 (13.78%) ITIL
3 17 (8.67%) High Availability
4 15 (7.65%) E-Commerce
4 15 (7.65%) SIEM
5 14 (7.14%) Virtual Environments
6 12 (6.12%) Information Security
6 12 (6.12%) Task Automation
7 11 (5.61%) Patch Management
7 11 (5.61%) Vulnerability Management
8 10 (5.10%) DevOps
8 10 (5.10%) Server Building
9 9 (4.59%) Change Management
9 9 (4.59%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (4.59%) Root Cause Analysis
9 9 (4.59%) Server Virtualisation
10 8 (4.08%) CRM
10 8 (4.08%) Kalman Filter
11 7 (3.57%) Security Operations
11 7 (3.57%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 38 (19.39%) PowerShell
2 14 (7.14%) SQL
3 6 (3.06%) Java
4 4 (2.04%) Bash Shell
4 4 (2.04%) Groovy
5 3 (1.53%) Python
5 3 (1.53%) VBScript
6 2 (1.02%) C#
6 2 (1.02%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.02%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.51%) F#
7 1 (0.51%) Go
7 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (12.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 11 (5.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (5.10%) Security Cleared
4 9 (4.59%) MCP
5 8 (4.08%) VCP6
6 7 (3.57%) Degree
6 7 (3.57%) MCITP
6 7 (3.57%) MCSE
6 7 (3.57%) VCAP
7 6 (3.06%) CISSP
7 6 (3.06%) SC Cleared
8 5 (2.55%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (2.55%) MCSA
9 4 (2.04%) CISM
9 4 (2.04%) CRISC
9 4 (2.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (2.04%) VCP5
10 3 (1.53%) CCNA
11 2 (1.02%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.14%) SLA
2 8 (4.08%) PCI DSS
3 7 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (3.57%) RMADS
4 3 (1.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.51%) QA
System Software
1 116 (59.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 101 (51.53%) Active Directory
3 40 (20.41%) VMware ESXi
4 22 (11.22%) XenDesktop
5 21 (10.71%) XenApp
6 18 (9.18%) Hyper-V
7 17 (8.67%) vCloud
8 14 (7.14%) VMware NSX
9 9 (4.59%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (3.57%) DFS Replication
10 7 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (2.55%) Docker
12 4 (2.04%) LXC
12 4 (2.04%) NFS
12 4 (2.04%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (2.04%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (1.53%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (1.53%) ISA Server
14 2 (1.02%) Terminal Services
14 2 (1.02%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 36 (18.37%) vCenter Server
2 23 (11.73%) SCCM
3 17 (8.67%) vRealize
4 13 (6.63%) Ansible
5 12 (6.12%) PowerCLI
6 9 (4.59%) SCOM
6 9 (4.59%) Terraform
7 8 (4.08%) Nessus
8 7 (3.57%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 5 (2.55%) Kubernetes
9 5 (2.55%) Red Hat Satellite
10 4 (2.04%) Grafana
10 4 (2.04%) Kibana
10 4 (2.04%) NetBackup
10 4 (2.04%) Prometheus
10 4 (2.04%) Puppet
11 3 (1.53%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (1.53%) Tivoli
11 3 (1.53%) vMotion
11 3 (1.53%) WSUS
Vendors
1 189 (96.43%) VMware
2 74 (37.76%) Microsoft
3 72 (36.73%) Cisco
4 47 (23.98%) Citrix
5 38 (19.39%) HP
6 33 (16.84%) NetApp
7 22 (11.22%) EMC
8 18 (9.18%) Dell
9 17 (8.67%) Red Hat
10 15 (7.65%) CheckPoint
11 14 (7.14%) CommVault
12 11 (5.61%) 3PAR
13 10 (5.10%) Brocade
14 9 (4.59%) F5
15 8 (4.08%) AlienVault
15 8 (4.08%) IBM
15 8 (4.08%) Palo Alto
16 7 (3.57%) LogRhythm
16 7 (3.57%) McAfee
16 7 (3.57%) Oracle