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 29 December 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank - 40 50
Contract jobs citing vSphere 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge - 0.31% 0.44%
As % of the System Software category - 2.50% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £311 £315
% change year-on-year
+22.08% -1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £23.20 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+18.53% -15.63%
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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
42 40 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 12.65% 12.50% 13.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 20 23
Average daily rate £163 £200 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £178 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £388 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 4
Average hourly rate £42.50 £14.25 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+198.24% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.63 £10.90 £9.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.60 £39.60 £17.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.80 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+4.43% -9.71%

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 22 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) CCNA
1 3 (100.00%) EMC
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (100.00%) SAN
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) CLARiiON
1 3 (100.00%) F5
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (33.33%) 3PAR
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) SAN
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Support
2 1 (33.33%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) CCNA
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) EMC
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) F5
2 1 (33.33%) 3PAR
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint