The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 33 44 45
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +1
Contract jobs citing vSphere 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.62% 0.25% 0.67%
As % of the System Software category 7.14% 2.38% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £288 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.54%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £332 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.86% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.79 £21.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -26.31%
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
28 42 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 8.64% 10.58% 6.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 21 13
Median daily rate £325 £275 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% +15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £160 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £475 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £335 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.46% +7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 14 4
Median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +128.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 6 May 2016, 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server
3 5 (62.50%) Citrix
4 4 (50.00%) VMware ESX
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (50.00%) Data Centre
4 4 (50.00%) XenApp
4 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
6 2 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (25.00%) High Availability
6 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (25.00%) Migration
6 2 (25.00%) NetApp
6 2 (25.00%) NHS
6 2 (25.00%) Clustering
6 2 (25.00%) Firewall
6 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 2 (25.00%) SQL
6 2 (25.00%) VBScript
6 2 (25.00%) VB
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
7 1 (12.50%) MS Office
7 1 (12.50%) HP
7 1 (12.50%) Dell
7 1 (12.50%) Avaya
7 1 (12.50%) IBM Notes

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (12.50%) IBM Domino
1 1 (12.50%) IBM Notes
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Citrix Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Citrix Server Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Server Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Data Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) NetApp Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Network Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Network Support
2 1 (12.50%) PC Support
2 1 (12.50%) Server Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (25.00%) Clustering
2 2 (25.00%) NHS
3 1 (12.50%) CMDB
3 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
3 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
1 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) High Availability
1 2 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Identity Management
2 1 (12.50%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) VB
2 2 (25.00%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) VMware ESX
1 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (50.00%) XenApp
2 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Server
3 1 (12.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Backup Exec
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (62.50%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) NetApp
4 1 (12.50%) Avaya
4 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) Dell
4 1 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) Lotus
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft