The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 39 55 49
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -6
Contract jobs citing vSphere 6 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.68% 0.99% 0.43%
As % of the System Software category 15.00% 10.87% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 0
Median daily rate £345 £313 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.40% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+18.75% +6.66%
vSphere
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

System Software Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
40 46 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 11.17% 9.11% 16.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 29 39
Median daily rate £350 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £240 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £400 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 15
Median hourly rate £37.00 £60.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.33% +140.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +7.08%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridge region citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing vSphere across the Cambridge region.

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the Cambridge region.

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 10 (100.00%) Oracle
1 10 (100.00%) ITIL
1 10 (100.00%) Unix
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Solaris
1 10 (100.00%) Linux
1 10 (100.00%) DNS
1 10 (100.00%) HP
1 10 (100.00%) EMC
1 10 (100.00%) SAN
1 10 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 10 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 10 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 10 (100.00%) SQL
1 10 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 10 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 10 (100.00%) Firewall
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 10 (100.00%) JIRA
1 10 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 10 (100.00%) TippingPoint
1 10 (100.00%) Postfix
1 10 (100.00%) Sendmail
1 10 (100.00%) SolarWinds
1 10 (100.00%) Open Source
1 10 (100.00%) OSSEC
1 10 (100.00%) Puppet
1 10 (100.00%) High Availability
1 10 (100.00%) Splunk

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge 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:

Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) DNS
1 10 (100.00%) Firewall
1 10 (100.00%) SAN
2 4 (40.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (100.00%) JIRA
2 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (20.00%) Banking
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Administrator
2 9 (90.00%) Systems Administrator
3 7 (70.00%) Linux Administrator
4 6 (60.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 4 (40.00%) Unix Administrator
5 4 (40.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 2 (20.00%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
7 1 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
7 1 (10.00%) Linux Systems Engineer
7 1 (10.00%) Solaris Administrator
7 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (10.00%) Unix Engineer
7 1 (10.00%) Unix Linux Engineer
7 1 (10.00%) Unix Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Linux
1 10 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 10 (100.00%) Solaris
1 10 (100.00%) Unix
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (100.00%) Change Control
1 10 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 10 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 10 (100.00%) High Availability
1 10 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 10 (100.00%) ITIL
1 10 (100.00%) Kalman Filter
1 10 (100.00%) Load Balancing
1 10 (100.00%) Open Source
1 10 (100.00%) Virtual Environments
2 1 (10.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 10 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 10 (100.00%) SQL
System Software
1 10 (100.00%) iptables
1 10 (100.00%) Postfix
1 10 (100.00%) Sendmail
1 10 (100.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (100.00%) Cobbler
1 10 (100.00%) OSSEC
1 10 (100.00%) Puppet
2 9 (90.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) EMC
1 10 (100.00%) HP
1 10 (100.00%) LogRhythm
1 10 (100.00%) Oracle
1 10 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 10 (100.00%) ServiceNow
1 10 (100.00%) SolarWinds
1 10 (100.00%) Splunk
1 10 (100.00%) TippingPoint