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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 35 41 28
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -13
Contract jobs citing vSphere 6 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.81% 0.52% 1.85%
As % of the System Software category 25.00% 4.35% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Average daily rate £450 £210 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+114.28% -4.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £31.56 - £24.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.08 £23.00 £23.20
% change year-on-year
+26.42% -0.86%
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
24 46 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 7.25% 11.98% 13.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 31 17
Average daily rate £438 £419 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% +44.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 8
Average hourly rate £31.56 £17.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.31% -27.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £18.50 £116.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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
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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Bedford +8 5 £450 -
vSphere
East of England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 14 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 12 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (85.71%) Windows Server 2012
2 12 (85.71%) Windows Server
3 11 (78.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (64.29%) VMware ESX
4 9 (64.29%) Citrix
4 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
4 9 (64.29%) XenApp
5 7 (50.00%) Data Centre
6 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
7 5 (35.71%) SQL
7 5 (35.71%) NetApp
7 5 (35.71%) Clustering
7 5 (35.71%) Migration
7 5 (35.71%) Windows 2000 Server
7 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
8 4 (28.57%) Intel
9 3 (21.43%) VBScript
9 3 (21.43%) VB
9 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
9 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
9 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (14.29%) VCP5
10 2 (14.29%) VCE vBlock
10 2 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 2 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) VMware Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Consultant
2 3 (21.43%) Server Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Citrix Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Citrix Server Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Data Centre Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Data Migration Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Migration Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) NetApp Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) VMWare Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) VMware Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Wintel Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Data Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Data Centre Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Database Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (35.71%) Clustering
3 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (14.29%) FlexPod
3 2 (14.29%) NHS
3 2 (14.29%) VCE vBlock
4 1 (7.14%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Windows
1 12 (85.71%) Windows Server
1 12 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
1 12 (85.71%) Windows Server 2012
2 11 (78.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (35.71%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Migration
2 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (14.29%) High Availability
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
2 2 (14.29%) Server Building
3 1 (7.14%) Identity Management
3 1 (7.14%) Network Architecture
3 1 (7.14%) Presales
3 1 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
3 3 (21.43%) VB
3 3 (21.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) MCP
1 2 (14.29%) MCSA
1 2 (14.29%) MCSE
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (14.29%) VCP5
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 9 (64.29%) VMware ESX
1 9 (64.29%) XenApp
2 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (14.29%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Backup Exec
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (64.29%) Citrix
3 5 (35.71%) NetApp
4 4 (28.57%) Intel
5 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
6 2 (14.29%) EMC
7 1 (7.14%) Avaya
7 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
7 1 (7.14%) Cisco
7 1 (7.14%) Dell
7 1 (7.14%) HP