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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 29 34 51
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +17
Contract jobs citing vSphere 12 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 3.40% 1.07% 0.39%
As % of the System Software category 25.00% 9.30% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 2
Median daily rate £200 £284 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.51% -9.20%
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £22.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
-40.00% -7.21%
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
48 43 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 13.60% 11.47% 7.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 24 29
Median daily rate £388 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £110 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £351 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 2
Median hourly rate £13.00 £31.25 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.40% +71.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £17.60 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.60 £38.25 £24.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%

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
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 27 August 2016.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford - 6 £200 -
Luton - 5 £350 -
vSphere
East of England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 14 (100.00%) VMware
1 14 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
3 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
3 11 (78.57%) HP
4 10 (71.43%) Windows
5 9 (64.29%) Citrix
5 9 (64.29%) VMware ESX
5 9 (64.29%) SCCM
5 9 (64.29%) Windows Server
6 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (50.00%) PowerShell
7 7 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (50.00%) Backup Exec
7 7 (50.00%) Dell
7 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
7 7 (50.00%) MS Exchange
7 7 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (42.86%) Data Centre
8 6 (42.86%) Oracle
8 6 (42.86%) Firewall
9 5 (35.71%) Identity Management
9 5 (35.71%) Finance
9 5 (35.71%) CheckPoint
9 5 (35.71%) Avaya
9 5 (35.71%) WAN
9 5 (35.71%) XenApp
10 4 (28.57%) 3PAR
10 4 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery

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 7 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (14.29%) Apache
2 2 (14.29%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (14.29%) Office 365
1 2 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) Firewall
2 5 (35.71%) WAN
3 4 (28.57%) MPLS
3 4 (28.57%) NetScaler
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (7.14%) IP Telephony
5 1 (7.14%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) MySQL
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Architect
2 4 (28.57%) Technical Architect
3 3 (21.43%) VMware Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Linux Specialist
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Network Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Virtualisation Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Virtualisation Technical Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.14%) NHS
2 1 (7.14%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) Windows Server
3 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (28.57%) Solaris
5 2 (14.29%) Debian
5 2 (14.29%) Linux
5 2 (14.29%) Ubuntu
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Identity Management
2 4 (28.57%) Converged Infrastructure
2 4 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (28.57%) Migration
2 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) MCITP
1 4 (28.57%) MCSE
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (14.29%) VCAP
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
3 9 (64.29%) VMware ESX
4 7 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (35.71%) XenApp
6 2 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (7.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (64.29%) SCCM
2 7 (50.00%) Backup Exec
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (14.29%) Simpana
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) VMware
2 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
3 11 (78.57%) HP
4 9 (64.29%) Citrix
5 7 (50.00%) Dell
6 6 (42.86%) Oracle
7 5 (35.71%) Avaya
7 5 (35.71%) CheckPoint
8 4 (28.57%) 3PAR
9 3 (21.43%) Cisco
10 2 (14.29%) CommVault
10 2 (14.29%) Red Hat