The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 52 47 51
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Contract jobs citing vSphere 5 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.86% 0.70% 1.81%
As % of the System Software category 7.14% 6.15% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 6
Median daily rate £263 - £493
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 - £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £323 - £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £9.66 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £25.80 £24.88
% change year-on-year
+49.22% +3.71%

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

System Software Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
70 65 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 12.09% 11.36% 12.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 33 39
Median daily rate £400 £360 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -15.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £163 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £347
% change year-on-year
- +0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 7
Median hourly rate £10.00 £13.38 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.23% -55.04%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

vSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stevenage -6 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 - - 2
vSphere
East of England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 16 (94.12%) VMware
2 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
3 8 (47.06%) Linux
3 8 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (41.18%) DHCP
4 7 (41.18%) DNS
4 7 (41.18%) Windows
5 6 (35.29%) LAMP
5 6 (35.29%) Cisco
5 6 (35.29%) Apache
5 6 (35.29%) Nagios
5 6 (35.29%) nginx
5 6 (35.29%) FreeRADIUS
5 6 (35.29%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (35.29%) Data Centre
6 5 (29.41%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (29.41%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
7 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (23.53%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (23.53%) Email Filtering
8 3 (17.65%) Graphite
8 3 (17.65%) logstash
8 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
8 3 (17.65%) SAN
8 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (11.76%) Mitel
9 2 (11.76%) Citrix
9 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
9 2 (11.76%) Unix

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Application Platforms
1 6 (35.29%) Apache
1 6 (35.29%) nginx
2 4 (23.53%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
4 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
1 1 (5.88%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) DHCP
1 7 (41.18%) DNS
2 3 (17.65%) SAN
3 1 (5.88%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (5.88%) Firewall
3 1 (5.88%) Internet
3 1 (5.88%) Intranet
3 1 (5.88%) IP Telephony
3 1 (5.88%) LAN
3 1 (5.88%) NAS
3 1 (5.88%) VoIP
3 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (5.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.88%) MySQL
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Systems Administrator
2 6 (35.29%) Administrator
3 4 (23.53%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 3 (17.65%) Consultant
4 3 (17.65%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Linux Administrator
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Technical Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Unix Administrator
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Unix Systems Administrator
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Windows Technical Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (11.76%) Unix Administrator
5 2 (11.76%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) CCTV
2 1 (5.88%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.88%) EMC VNX
2 1 (5.88%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.88%) Replication
2 1 (5.88%) Thin Client
2 1 (5.88%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Linux
2 7 (41.18%) Windows
3 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (11.76%) Unix
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.88%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Kalman Filter
2 4 (23.53%) Email Filtering
3 2 (11.76%) ITIL
3 2 (11.76%) Server Building
4 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.88%) Information Management
4 1 (5.88%) Information Security
4 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.88%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) A+ Certification
2 1 (5.88%) DBS Check
2 1 (5.88%) MCITP
2 1 (5.88%) MCP
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.88%) Network+ Certification
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 9 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 8 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (35.29%) FreeRADIUS
4 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
4 2 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (11.76%) XenApp
5 1 (5.88%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (5.88%) VMware ESX
5 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop
5 1 (5.88%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) Nagios
1 6 (35.29%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (17.65%) Graphite
2 3 (17.65%) logstash
3 2 (11.76%) SCCM
4 1 (5.88%) SCOM
4 1 (5.88%) Simpana
4 1 (5.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (94.12%) VMware
2 6 (35.29%) Cisco
3 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
4 2 (11.76%) Citrix
4 2 (11.76%) Mitel
4 2 (11.76%) Spiceworks
5 1 (5.88%) Apple
5 1 (5.88%) CommVault
5 1 (5.88%) Dell
5 1 (5.88%) EMC
5 1 (5.88%) EqualLogic
5 1 (5.88%) HP
5 1 (5.88%) Isilon
5 1 (5.88%) Juniper
5 1 (5.88%) SonicWALL