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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 49 34 45
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +11
Contract jobs citing vSphere 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.86% 0.35% 0.25%
As % of the System Software category 6.90% 2.78% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
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£275 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.90% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £21.75 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+70.11% -8.42%
vSphere
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
58 36 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 12.45% 12.77% 20.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 27 42
Average daily rate £350 £330 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -1.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £380 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 6
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -17.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £16.00 £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.95 £16.00 £160.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.92 £15.38 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+10.04% -0.80%

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
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton -20 3 £275 -
Bedford - 1 £350 -
vSphere
East of England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (70.00%) VMware
4 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (60.00%) MS Exchange
5 6 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (50.00%) VCP5
6 5 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (50.00%) Cisco
6 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (40.00%) SAN
7 4 (40.00%) MCP
7 4 (40.00%) DNS
7 4 (40.00%) DHCP
7 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
7 4 (40.00%) MCSE
7 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
8 3 (30.00%) MCSA
8 3 (30.00%) VPN
8 3 (30.00%) SLA
8 3 (30.00%) CommVault
8 3 (30.00%) Thin Client
8 3 (30.00%) Terminal Services
8 3 (30.00%) Wyse
8 3 (30.00%) VMware ESX
8 3 (30.00%) WSUS

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 6 (60.00%) MS Exchange
1 6 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (10.00%) IIS
4 1 (10.00%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) DHCP
1 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (40.00%) DNS
1 4 (40.00%) SAN
2 3 (30.00%) VPN
3 1 (10.00%) LAN
3 1 (10.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) DMZ
3 1 (10.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 5 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Server Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Server Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Thin Client
1 3 (30.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (20.00%) Change Control
3 1 (10.00%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 5 (50.00%) VCP5
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (40.00%) MCP
2 4 (40.00%) MCSE
3 3 (30.00%) MCSA
4 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (30.00%) Terminal Services
3 3 (30.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (10.00%) XenApp
4 1 (10.00%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) WSUS
1 3 (30.00%) SCCM
1 3 (30.00%) SCOM
2 1 (10.00%) HP SIM
2 1 (10.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (70.00%) VMware
2 5 (50.00%) Cisco
3 3 (30.00%) CommVault
3 3 (30.00%) Wyse
4 2 (20.00%) NetApp
4 2 (20.00%) Intel
5 1 (10.00%) Citrix
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle
5 1 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (10.00%) Dell