The first table below looks at the demand for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Cambridgeshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 55 48 69
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +21
Contract jobs citing vSphere 12 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.66% 1.50% 0.13%
As % of the System Software category 13.04% 8.74% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 1
Average daily rate £400 £362 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.49% +70.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.28 £27.25 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-21.90% +14.73%
System Software Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
92 103 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 12.76% 17.17% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 27 40
Average daily rate £338 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £374 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 16
Average hourly rate £21.25 £17.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -51.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £11.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.25 £35.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
vSphere
East of England

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing vSphere across the Cambridgeshire region.

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

vSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the Cambridgeshire region.

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +4 5 £369 +5.35%
Peterborough - 5 - -
vSphere
East of England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 24 (100.00%) VMware
2 19 (79.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (58.33%) MS Exchange
4 13 (54.17%) Active Directory
5 12 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 12 (50.00%) Linux
5 12 (50.00%) Firewall
6 11 (45.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (45.83%) MCSE
6 11 (45.83%) ITIL
6 11 (45.83%) VMware ESX
7 9 (37.50%) JOnAS
7 9 (37.50%) VLAN
7 9 (37.50%) MCITP
7 9 (37.50%) Windows
7 9 (37.50%) LAN
7 9 (37.50%) WAN
8 7 (29.17%) SharePoint
8 7 (29.17%) SQL
8 7 (29.17%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (29.17%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
9 6 (25.00%) SCCM
9 6 (25.00%) SCOM
9 6 (25.00%) IP Telephony
9 6 (25.00%) PRINCE2
9 6 (25.00%) VoIP
9 6 (25.00%) BCP
9 6 (25.00%) Project Management
9 6 (25.00%) ITSM

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 14 (58.33%) MS Exchange
2 9 (37.50%) JOnAS
3 7 (29.17%) SharePoint
3 7 (29.17%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (29.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (20.83%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (16.67%) Apache
6 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (8.33%) Documentum
6 2 (8.33%) IIS
6 2 (8.33%) Tomcat
7 1 (4.17%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Tridion
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (50.00%) Firewall
2 9 (37.50%) VLAN
2 9 (37.50%) LAN
2 9 (37.50%) WAN
3 6 (25.00%) IP Telephony
3 6 (25.00%) VoIP
3 6 (25.00%) Wireless
4 5 (20.83%) DNS
5 3 (12.50%) SAN
5 3 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (8.33%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Systems Engineer
2 7 (29.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (29.17%) Infrastructure Manager
3 5 (20.83%) Project Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Network Support
4 2 (8.33%) Systems Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Network Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Systems Support
4 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Administrator
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Support Consultant
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Support
5 1 (4.17%) Architect
5 1 (4.17%) IT Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Designer
5 1 (4.17%) Senior Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
1 1 (4.17%) PKI
1 1 (4.17%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 12 (50.00%) Linux
2 9 (37.50%) Windows
3 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (8.33%) Debian
4 2 (8.33%) VMS
5 1 (4.17%) HPUX
5 1 (4.17%) UNIX
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.17%) CentOS
5 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) ITIL
2 6 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 6 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 6 (25.00%) BCP
2 6 (25.00%) Project Management
2 6 (25.00%) ITSM
2 6 (25.00%) Migration
3 2 (8.33%) Load Balancing
3 2 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (8.33%) ERP
3 2 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (4.17%) E-business
4 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (4.17%) Data Analysis
4 1 (4.17%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.33%) Perl
3 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (45.83%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (45.83%) MCSE
2 9 (37.50%) MCITP
3 3 (12.50%) CCNA
3 3 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (8.33%) CCA
4 2 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (4.17%) OCP
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (4.17%) RHCE
System Software
1 19 (79.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (54.17%) Active Directory
3 11 (45.83%) VMware ESX
4 5 (20.83%) UAG
4 5 (20.83%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (12.50%) XenApp
5 3 (12.50%) XenServer
6 2 (8.33%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (8.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 6 (25.00%) SCCM
1 6 (25.00%) SCOM
2 2 (8.33%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 24 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (20.83%) EMC
4 4 (16.67%) Oracle
4 4 (16.67%) Red Hat
5 3 (12.50%) CheckPoint
5 3 (12.50%) Citrix
5 3 (12.50%) Cisco
5 3 (12.50%) Dell
5 3 (12.50%) F5
6 2 (8.33%) SAP
7 1 (4.17%) Lotus