The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 50 57 57
Rank change year-on-year
+7 0
Contract jobs citing vSphere 16 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.03% 0.75% 0.66%
As % of the System Software category 13.22% 7.25% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 3
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£350 £201 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.91% +11.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £24.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £18.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -38.52%
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 Hertfordshire region.

System Software Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
121 69 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 15.36% 10.38% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 34 22
Average daily rate £400 £243 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.94% -25.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £160 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 17 13
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £29.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -40.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.30 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £29.75 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -11.11%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 31 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
Stevenage - 3 £350 -
Watford -1 2 - - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £406 -
Royston - 2 £175 -
Hemel Hempstead +1 1 - - 1
vSphere
East of England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 23 (88.46%) VMware
2 15 (57.69%) HP
3 14 (53.85%) Windows
4 13 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 13 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (46.15%) Firewall
6 10 (38.46%) vCloud
7 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
7 9 (34.62%) SQL Server
7 9 (34.62%) Python
7 9 (34.62%) LAN
7 9 (34.62%) WAN
7 9 (34.62%) TCP/IP
8 8 (30.77%) Cisco
8 8 (30.77%) Puppet
8 8 (30.77%) Hyper-V
9 7 (26.92%) Service Delivery
9 7 (26.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (26.92%) DNS
9 7 (26.92%) Linux
9 7 (26.92%) ITIL
9 7 (26.92%) Red Hat
9 7 (26.92%) SAN
10 6 (23.08%) NetApp
10 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
10 6 (23.08%) Configuration Management
10 6 (23.08%) JavaScript
10 6 (23.08%) Perl
10 6 (23.08%) VMware ESX
10 6 (23.08%) PowerShell

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 5 (19.23%) WorkSite
2 5 (19.23%) SharePoint
3 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (15.38%) Apache
4 3 (11.54%) IIS
5 2 (7.69%) WebLogic
5 2 (7.69%) CMS
5 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
6 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (7.69%) Office 365
2 1 (3.85%) IaaS
2 1 (3.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (46.15%) Firewall
2 9 (34.62%) LAN
2 9 (34.62%) WAN
2 9 (34.62%) TCP/IP
3 7 (26.92%) DNS
3 7 (26.92%) SAN
4 5 (19.23%) VPN
4 5 (19.23%) MPLS
5 3 (11.54%) LDAP
5 3 (11.54%) SSH
5 3 (11.54%) DHCP
6 2 (7.69%) Ethernet
6 2 (7.69%) Internet
7 1 (3.85%) HTTP
7 1 (3.85%) NAS
7 1 (3.85%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (34.62%) SQL Server
2 5 (19.23%) Big Data
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 3 (11.54%) Subversion
1 3 (11.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 3 (11.54%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) Project Manager
1 5 (19.23%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Technical Manager
2 4 (15.38%) Technical Project Manager
3 3 (11.54%) Administrator
3 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) UNIX Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Portfolio Manager
4 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (7.69%) Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.85%) Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) IT Administrator
5 1 (3.85%) UNIX Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) VMware Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Middleware Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) Web Services
2 3 (11.54%) REST
3 2 (7.69%) .NET
3 2 (7.69%) Middleware
4 1 (3.85%) Apache Flex
4 1 (3.85%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Clustering
1 3 (11.54%) PKI
1 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (11.54%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.69%) Replication
3 1 (3.85%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 14 (53.85%) Windows
2 7 (26.92%) Linux
3 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (15.38%) UNIX
4 4 (15.38%) Solaris
5 3 (11.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.85%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) ITIL
1 7 (26.92%) Service Delivery
2 6 (23.08%) Configuration Management
2 6 (23.08%) DevOps
3 5 (19.23%) Project Management
3 5 (19.23%) PRINCE2
3 5 (19.23%) Quality Management
3 5 (19.23%) Process Management
3 5 (19.23%) Change Control
3 5 (19.23%) Data Analytics
3 5 (19.23%) Analytics
4 4 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (7.69%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (7.69%) E-Commerce
5 2 (7.69%) High Availability
6 1 (3.85%) Service Management
6 1 (3.85%) Change Management
6 1 (3.85%) ITSM
6 1 (3.85%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) Python
2 6 (23.08%) JavaScript
2 6 (23.08%) Perl
2 6 (23.08%) PowerShell
3 4 (15.38%) Shell Script
4 3 (11.54%) Bourne shell
4 3 (11.54%) C-shell
4 3 (11.54%) Bash Shell
5 2 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 5 (19.23%) Degree
2 5 (19.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 3 (11.54%) VCAP
4 2 (7.69%) MCSE
4 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.85%) RHCE
5 1 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 13 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (38.46%) vCloud
3 8 (30.77%) Hyper-V
4 6 (23.08%) VMware ESX
5 5 (19.23%) XenServer
6 3 (11.54%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (7.69%) XenApp
7 2 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (7.69%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (3.85%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 8 (30.77%) Puppet
2 3 (11.54%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle ZFS
3 2 (7.69%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (3.85%) Backup Exec
4 1 (3.85%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (3.85%) HAProxy
4 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 23 (88.46%) VMware
2 15 (57.69%) HP
3 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
4 8 (30.77%) Cisco
5 7 (26.92%) Red Hat
6 6 (23.08%) NetApp
7 4 (15.38%) EMC
7 4 (15.38%) Citrix
8 3 (11.54%) Sun
8 3 (11.54%) Oracle
9 2 (7.69%) Symantec
9 2 (7.69%) BMC
10 1 (3.85%) IBM
10 1 (3.85%) Sophos
10 1 (3.85%) Imperva
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