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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 33 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing vSphere 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.70% - -
As % of the System Software category 5.13% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £363 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.25 £31.56 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+8.54% +39.07%

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
39 36 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 13.64% 9.28% 11.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 11
Median daily rate £303 £388 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.93% +14.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £178 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £555 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 6
Median hourly rate £11.25 £47.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-76.31% +10.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £17.40 £30.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £60.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) EMC
2 2 (66.67%) Converged Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 1 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (33.33%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (33.33%) EMC VNX
3 1 (33.33%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (33.33%) EMC VPLEX
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (33.33%) vCloud
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (33.33%) Private Cloud
3 1 (33.33%) Security Hardening
3 1 (33.33%) Security Patching
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Replication
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (33.33%) Degree

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) EMC Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Virtualisation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
1 2 (66.67%) VxBlock/Vblock
2 1 (33.33%) EMC VMAX
2 1 (33.33%) EMC VNX
2 1 (33.33%) Private Cloud
2 1 (33.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Converged Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre Operations
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (33.33%) Security Hardening
2 1 (33.33%) Security Patching
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) MCSA
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) vCloud
2 1 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) EMC
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft