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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 56 49 37
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -12
Contract jobs citing vSphere 2 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.39% 0.62% 1.10%
As % of the System Software category 5.00% 4.11% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£278 £291 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.72% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.25 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-7.21% -20.49%
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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
40 73 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 7.77% 15.08% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 35 14
Average daily rate £315 £310 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.61% +1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £150 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £379 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.56% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 25 16
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.50% +120.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £20.70 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £29.75 £43.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 28 August 2015, 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%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) CLARiiON
2 4 (80.00%) EMC
2 4 (80.00%) Change Management
2 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (80.00%) Debian
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (80.00%) SAN
2 4 (80.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (80.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (80.00%) DHCP
2 4 (80.00%) DNS
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) CCNA
2 4 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (80.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 4 (80.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 4 (80.00%) F5

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) DHCP
1 4 (80.00%) DNS
1 4 (80.00%) SAN
1 4 (80.00%) Firewall
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (80.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) IT Support
3 1 (20.00%) Build Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Environment Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (80.00%) Debian
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) ITIL
1 4 (80.00%) Change Management
2 3 (60.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (40.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) CCNA
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (80.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) F5
2 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) EMC
2 4 (80.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (80.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (60.00%) HP
3 3 (60.00%) Dell
3 3 (60.00%) Dell Compellent
3 3 (60.00%) 3PAR
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix