The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 62 59 57
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -2
Contract jobs citing vSphere 6 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.72% 0.92% 1.47%
As % of the System Software category 6.12% 8.97% 10.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 4
Average daily rate
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£288 £400 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.12% +19.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £400 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £400 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.25 £30.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-20.49% +34.06%
vSphere
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire region.

System Software Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
98 78 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 11.81% 10.24% 14.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 26 32
Average daily rate £286 £275 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.09% -13.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £185 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 20 24
Average hourly rate £25.00 £16.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% -52.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £10.50 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £22.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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
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 27 August 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -9 3 £291 - 1
vSphere
East of England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 17 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
3 9 (52.94%) MS Exchange
3 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
4 8 (47.06%) Migration
4 8 (47.06%) Firewall
4 8 (47.06%) DNS
4 8 (47.06%) SCCM
4 8 (47.06%) SCOM
5 7 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (41.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (41.18%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (41.18%) DHCP
5 7 (41.18%) EMC
5 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (41.18%) MCSE
6 6 (35.29%) Linux
6 6 (35.29%) SQL
6 6 (35.29%) ITIL
6 6 (35.29%) VMware ESX
7 5 (29.41%) SAN
7 5 (29.41%) Red Hat
7 5 (29.41%) Windows
7 5 (29.41%) Oracle
7 5 (29.41%) LAN
7 5 (29.41%) WAN
7 5 (29.41%) SharePoint
7 5 (29.41%) VLAN
7 5 (29.41%) MCITP
7 5 (29.41%) JOnAS

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 9 (52.94%) MS Exchange
2 7 (41.18%) Exchange Server 2003
2 7 (41.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (29.41%) SharePoint
3 5 (29.41%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (29.41%) JOnAS
4 4 (23.53%) Apache
5 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (5.88%) IBM Notes
6 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
Business Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (47.06%) DNS
1 8 (47.06%) Firewall
2 7 (41.18%) DHCP
3 5 (29.41%) VLAN
3 5 (29.41%) SAN
3 5 (29.41%) LAN
3 5 (29.41%) WAN
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle Database
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Project Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Consultant
3 4 (23.53%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (23.53%) Administrator
4 3 (17.65%) Linux Consultant
4 3 (17.65%) Oracle Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) Technical Support
5 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Support Consultant
6 1 (5.88%) Architect
6 1 (5.88%) Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) IT Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Linux Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) CLARiiON
1 3 (17.65%) PKI
2 1 (5.88%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.88%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Linux
2 5 (29.41%) Windows
3 3 (17.65%) CentOS
3 3 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.88%) Debian
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.88%) HPUX
5 1 (5.88%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) Migration
2 6 (35.29%) ITIL
3 4 (23.53%) ERP
3 4 (23.53%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (17.65%) Data Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Supplier Management
5 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (5.88%) Change Management
5 1 (5.88%) E-business
5 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) Perl
3 3 (17.65%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) MCSE
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (29.41%) MCITP
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (17.65%) OCP
3 3 (17.65%) Oracle Certification
3 3 (17.65%) RHCE
3 3 (17.65%) CCNA
4 2 (11.76%) CCA
4 2 (11.76%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (5.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 7 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (35.29%) VMware ESX
4 5 (29.41%) UAG
5 4 (23.53%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (17.65%) XenApp
6 3 (17.65%) XenServer
7 2 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (11.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (5.88%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (47.06%) SCCM
1 8 (47.06%) SCOM
2 4 (23.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 4 (23.53%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (5.88%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
3 7 (41.18%) EMC
4 5 (29.41%) Red Hat
4 5 (29.41%) Oracle
5 4 (23.53%) SAP
5 4 (23.53%) Cisco
5 4 (23.53%) Citrix
6 3 (17.65%) F5
7 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
7 2 (11.76%) HP
8 1 (5.88%) Dell
8 1 (5.88%) Lotus
8 1 (5.88%) 3PAR