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 29 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 38 41 43
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing vSphere 2 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.65% 0.26% 1.38%
As % of the System Software category 6.25% 2.17% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 5
Median daily rate £350 £288 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% +21.05%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £343 £315
% change year-on-year
+9.34% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.58 £22.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+16.81% +1.11%
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
32 46 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 10.36% 11.86% 8.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 24 19
Median daily rate £334 £235 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.02% -21.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £130 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £455 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 6
Median hourly rate £45.00 £39.63 £25.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.56% +53.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £11.80 £19.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.32 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.83 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+12.92% +8.54%

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
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 29 May 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
Luton +2 1 £350 +21.73%
vSphere
East of England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 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 7 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (71.43%) VMware ESX
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
4 3 (42.86%) Citrix
5 2 (28.57%) NHS
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (28.57%) Firewall
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 2 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (28.57%) High Availability
5 2 (28.57%) XenApp
6 1 (14.29%) IP Telephony
6 1 (14.29%) Ubuntu
6 1 (14.29%) VMware Server
6 1 (14.29%) Fat Client
6 1 (14.29%) SCCM
6 1 (14.29%) XenServer
6 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
6 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (14.29%) SaaS
6 1 (14.29%) HP
6 1 (14.29%) Dell
6 1 (14.29%) SQL

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 (14.29%) Apache
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (14.29%) IBM Domino
1 1 (14.29%) IBM Notes
1 1 (14.29%) IIS
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) IP Telephony
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) VPN
2 1 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Citrix Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Citrix Server Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Server Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Linux Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Support
2 1 (14.29%) PC Support
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 2 (28.57%) NHS
3 1 (14.29%) Fat Client
3 1 (14.29%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (14.29%) Debian
5 1 (14.29%) Linux
5 1 (14.29%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) High Availability
2 1 (14.29%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) VMware ESX
1 5 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (28.57%) XenApp
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Server
3 1 (14.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Backup Exec
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) Citrix
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) Avaya
4 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) Dell
4 1 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) Lotus
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (14.29%) Red Hat