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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 63 53 65
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +12
Contract jobs citing vSphere 8 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.01% 0.57% 1.27%
As % of the System Software category 9.76% 4.35% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
Average daily rate
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£213 £290 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.72% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £24.25 - -
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 Hertfordshire region.

System Software Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
82 69 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 10.33% 13.19% 9.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 19 18
Average daily rate £275 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £146 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £492
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 13 9
Average hourly rate £22.25 £29.25 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.93% +80.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £10.50 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £32.50 £26.25
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 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
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 29 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Hemel Hempstead -5 3 - -
Watford - 2 £213 - 2
Berkhamsted - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
St Albans - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
vSphere
East of England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 13 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (92.31%) Windows
3 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
3 10 (76.92%) Active Directory
4 7 (53.85%) SAN
4 7 (53.85%) DNS
4 7 (53.85%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
5 6 (46.15%) MS Exchange
5 6 (46.15%) HP
5 6 (46.15%) Citrix
6 5 (38.46%) DHCP
6 5 (38.46%) Sophos
6 5 (38.46%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
7 4 (30.77%) vCloud
7 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
7 4 (30.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (30.77%) Firewall
7 4 (30.77%) Blackberry
7 4 (30.77%) Clustering
7 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
7 4 (30.77%) IIS
7 4 (30.77%) NetApp
8 3 (23.08%) Veritas
8 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2000
8 3 (23.08%) Symantec
8 3 (23.08%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (23.08%) Windows 2000

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 (46.15%) MS Exchange
2 4 (30.77%) IIS
3 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) SAN
1 7 (53.85%) DNS
2 5 (38.46%) DHCP
3 4 (30.77%) Firewall
4 2 (15.38%) NetScaler
4 2 (15.38%) VPN
5 1 (7.69%) LDAP
5 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
5 1 (7.69%) IPsec
5 1 (7.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2000
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Network Support
4 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Blackberry
1 4 (30.77%) Clustering
2 2 (15.38%) EqualLogic
3 1 (7.69%) Replication
3 1 (7.69%) PKI
3 1 (7.69%) Statistics
3 1 (7.69%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (23.08%) Windows 2000
4 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
4 2 (15.38%) Linux
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
5 1 (7.69%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (23.08%) Load Balancing
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (15.38%) Change Management
3 2 (15.38%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
4 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.69%) Workflow
4 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.69%) Perl
2 1 (7.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
2 4 (30.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (23.08%) VCAP
4 2 (15.38%) MCITP
4 2 (15.38%) MCSE
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (76.92%) Active Directory
2 7 (53.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (30.77%) vCloud
4 3 (23.08%) VMware ESX
5 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
5 2 (15.38%) XenApp
5 2 (15.38%) XenDesktop
6 1 (7.69%) Terminal Services
6 1 (7.69%) NFS
6 1 (7.69%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (7.69%) VMFS
6 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (23.08%) NetBackup
1 3 (23.08%) Backup Exec
2 1 (7.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
3 6 (46.15%) HP
3 6 (46.15%) Citrix
4 5 (38.46%) Sophos
5 4 (30.77%) NetApp
6 3 (23.08%) Veritas
6 3 (23.08%) Symantec
6 3 (23.08%) IBM
6 3 (23.08%) Acronis
7 2 (15.38%) Lumension
7 2 (15.38%) Websense
7 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
7 2 (15.38%) Cisco
7 2 (15.38%) Dell
7 2 (15.38%) EMC
8 1 (7.69%) Juniper
8 1 (7.69%) WatchGuard
8 1 (7.69%) SonicWALL
8 1 (7.69%) Trend Micro