The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 40 42 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing vSphere 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.82% 0.60% -
As % of the System Software category 4.41% 4.17% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£295 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £311 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.22% -4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £21.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+70.11% -29.83%
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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
68 48 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 18.48% 14.29% 18.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 18 26
Average daily rate £175 £200 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £175 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £378 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 9 7
Average hourly rate £27.50 £13.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+111.53% -61.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.67 £8.50 £13.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £21.15 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -3.12%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 5 (100.00%) EMC
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) CCNA
2 3 (60.00%) SAN
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (60.00%) DHCP
2 3 (60.00%) DNS
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) CLARiiON
2 3 (60.00%) F5
3 2 (40.00%) CentOS
3 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (40.00%) Data Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) PKI
3 2 (40.00%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (40.00%) SCCM
3 2 (40.00%) SCOM
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (40.00%) Perl
3 2 (40.00%) MCSE
3 2 (40.00%) Apache
3 2 (40.00%) ERP
3 2 (40.00%) T-SQL

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 2 (40.00%) Apache
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
1 3 (60.00%) SAN
1 3 (60.00%) DHCP
1 3 (60.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) Linux Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) Systems Administrator
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Support
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Technical Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) CLARiiON
2 2 (40.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) CentOS
2 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (40.00%) ERP
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Perl
2 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) CCNA
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (40.00%) MCSE
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (40.00%) OCP
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (40.00%) RHCE
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) EMC NetWorker
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
1 2 (40.00%) SCOM
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) EMC
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) F5
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) SAP
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (20.00%) 3PAR