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 25 May 2016 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 45 56 60
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +4
Contract jobs citing vSphere 9 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.35% 1.34% 0.72%
As % of the System Software category 13.43% 7.30% 6.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 5
Median daily rate £388 £350 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £368 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £21.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+9.52% -26.31%
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
67 137 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 10.06% 18.41% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 64 36
Median daily rate £375 £350 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £275 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £488 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 23 4
Median hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £9.00 £13.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £37.50 £28.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+15.15% +4.76%

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
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 25 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Welwyn Garden City +10 5 £413 - 1
Watford +6 2 - - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £375 - 1
vSphere
East of England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, 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 8 (61.54%) VMware
2 7 (53.85%) Windows
3 6 (46.15%) SQL
3 6 (46.15%) ITIL
4 5 (38.46%) Cisco
4 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
4 5 (38.46%) Data Centre
5 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (30.77%) PuTTY
5 4 (30.77%) WebEx
5 4 (30.77%) Telepresence
5 4 (30.77%) FTP
5 4 (30.77%) SharePoint
5 4 (30.77%) Remedy
5 4 (30.77%) Telnet
5 4 (30.77%) SSH
5 4 (30.77%) Tandberg
6 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (23.08%) Finance
6 3 (23.08%) SAN
6 3 (23.08%) NetApp
6 3 (23.08%) Server Building
7 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
7 2 (15.38%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (15.38%) Translating Business Requirements
7 2 (15.38%) Presales
7 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
7 2 (15.38%) Project Management
7 2 (15.38%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (15.38%) Service Management

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 4 (30.77%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.69%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) FTP
1 4 (30.77%) PuTTY
1 4 (30.77%) SSH
1 4 (30.77%) Telepresence
1 4 (30.77%) Telnet
1 4 (30.77%) WebEx
2 3 (23.08%) SAN
3 1 (7.69%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (7.69%) Firewall
3 1 (7.69%) Internet
3 1 (7.69%) LAN
3 1 (7.69%) NAS
3 1 (7.69%) Network Security
3 1 (7.69%) VPN
3 1 (7.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (15.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Consultant
2 3 (23.08%) Wintel Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Project Manager
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Solutions Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (15.38%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Video Conferencing Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Active Directory Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) IT Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Presales Solution Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (7.69%) VMware Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (7.69%) Clustering
3 1 (7.69%) CMDB
3 1 (7.69%) FlexPod
3 1 (7.69%) Public Cloud
3 1 (7.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (15.38%) Linux
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
4 1 (7.69%) CentOS
4 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) Server Building
3 2 (15.38%) Presales
3 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
3 2 (15.38%) Project Management
3 2 (15.38%) Service Management
3 2 (15.38%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (7.69%) Change Control
4 1 (7.69%) Change Management
4 1 (7.69%) Database Mirroring
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Project Governance
4 1 (7.69%) SDLC
4 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.69%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
4 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (7.69%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) VMware
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco
3 4 (30.77%) Remedy
3 4 (30.77%) Tandberg
4 3 (23.08%) NetApp
5 2 (15.38%) HP
6 1 (7.69%) 3PAR
6 1 (7.69%) CommVault
6 1 (7.69%) EMC
6 1 (7.69%) Intel Security
6 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
6 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
6 1 (7.69%) SAP
6 1 (7.69%) WatchGuard