The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Bedfordshire region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 47 26 -
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -
Contract jobs citing vSphere 5 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.98% 1.68% -
As % of the System Software category 13.89% 9.30% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Average daily rate
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£235 £100 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+135.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £30.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-38.52% +35.55%
System Software Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
36 43 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 7.05% 18.07% 19.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 24 32
Average daily rate £344 £325 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% -8.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £225 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £368 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Average hourly rate £25.50 £11.00 £160.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+131.81% -93.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.88 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-9.28% +2.94%
vSphere
East of England

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 July 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
Bedford - 3 £170 -
Luton - 1 - - 1
vSphere
East of England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 6 (85.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (71.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (71.43%) VCP5
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 4 (57.14%) MCP
4 4 (57.14%) MCSE
4 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
5 3 (42.86%) MCSA
5 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
5 3 (42.86%) VMware ESX
5 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (28.57%) Change Control
6 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (28.57%) Intel
6 2 (28.57%) NetApp
6 2 (28.57%) Cisco
7 1 (14.29%) HP
7 1 (14.29%) Dell
7 1 (14.29%) LAN
7 1 (14.29%) WAN
7 1 (14.29%) DHCP

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
1 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (14.29%) Apache
3 1 (14.29%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
1 1 (14.29%) DHCP
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
1 1 (14.29%) DMZ
1 1 (14.29%) SAN
1 1 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (14.29%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Server Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Server Support
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Change Control
1 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (14.29%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 5 (71.43%) VCP5
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (57.14%) MCP
2 4 (57.14%) MCSE
3 3 (42.86%) MCSA
4 1 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
1 6 (85.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (42.86%) VMware ESX
3 1 (14.29%) XenApp
3 1 (14.29%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) NetBackup
1 1 (14.29%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Intel
3 2 (28.57%) NetApp
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) Dell
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (14.29%) Citrix