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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 51 37 -
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -
Contract jobs citing vSphere 3 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.65% 1.37% -
As % of the System Software category 3.95% 8.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£295 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £28.90 £31.88
% change year-on-year
+8.13% -9.33%
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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
76 60 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 16.41% 16.39% 13.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 16 15
Average daily rate £300 £278 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 14 14
Average hourly rate £27.50 £12.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+129.16% -64.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £9.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £38.00 £44.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%

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 16 September 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 7 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (71.43%) EMC
3 4 (57.14%) VMware ESX
4 3 (42.86%) CLARiiON
4 3 (42.86%) Firewall
4 3 (42.86%) F5
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (42.86%) SAN
4 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 3 (42.86%) ITIL
4 3 (42.86%) Windows
4 3 (42.86%) Linux
4 3 (42.86%) DHCP
4 3 (42.86%) DNS
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco
4 3 (42.86%) CCNA
5 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (28.57%) Perl
5 2 (28.57%) SAP
5 2 (28.57%) MCSE
5 2 (28.57%) Apache
5 2 (28.57%) ERP
5 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
5 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
5 2 (28.57%) Oracle
5 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (28.57%) OCP

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (28.57%) Apache
1 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
Business Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) DHCP
1 3 (42.86%) DNS
1 3 (42.86%) SAN
1 3 (42.86%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Systems Administrator
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Administrator
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Linux Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Support
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) CLARiiON
2 2 (28.57%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) CentOS
2 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) ERP
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
2 2 (28.57%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (42.86%) CCNA
2 2 (28.57%) CCA
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (28.57%) MCSE
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (28.57%) OCP
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (28.57%) RHCE
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) VMware ESX
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (28.57%) XenApp
2 2 (28.57%) XenServer
2 2 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (28.57%) EMC NetWorker
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
1 2 (28.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (71.43%) EMC
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco
3 3 (42.86%) F5
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle
4 2 (28.57%) SAP
4 2 (28.57%) Citrix
4 2 (28.57%) Red Hat
5 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
5 1 (14.29%) 3PAR