The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 37 52 31
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -21
Contract jobs citing vSphere 4 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.07% 0.59% 0.77%
As % of the System Software category 9.09% 7.89% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate
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£284 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.18% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.25 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-7.21% -20.49%
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East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

System Software Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
44 38 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 11.80% 7.48% 20.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 31 34
Average daily rate £300 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £485 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.56% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 2
Average hourly rate £32.50 £11.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+195.45% -18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.25 £11.00 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing vSphere across the Bedfordshire region.

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the Bedfordshire region.

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing vSphere also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited vSphere.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (60.00%) XenApp
3 3 (60.00%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (60.00%) VMware ESX
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 3 (60.00%) NHS
3 3 (60.00%) DNS
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco
3 3 (60.00%) DHCP
4 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) VPN
4 2 (40.00%) CommVault
4 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Server
5 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (20.00%) Fat Client
5 1 (20.00%) SCCM
5 1 (20.00%) SCOM
5 1 (20.00%) WSUS
5 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
5 1 (20.00%) MCITP

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing vSphere also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited vSphere. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) DHCP
1 3 (60.00%) DNS
2 2 (40.00%) VPN
3 1 (20.00%) SAN
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Server Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) Citrix Engineer
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix Server Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) NHS
2 1 (20.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (20.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCIE
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) CCDA
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (20.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) VMware ESX
2 3 (60.00%) XenApp
2 3 (60.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Server
4 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (20.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (20.00%) WSUS
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
1 1 (20.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) CommVault
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) Symantec
4 1 (20.00%) Sophos
4 1 (20.00%) Wyse