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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 69 52 70
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +18
Contract jobs citing vSphere 7 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.83% 0.58% 1.37%
As % of the System Software category 9.33% 4.11% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 4
Average daily rate
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£213 £338 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.03% -6.89%
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £19.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £21.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+70.11% -29.83%
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
75 73 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 8.88% 14.12% 9.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 22 25
Average daily rate £250 £328 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.66% -12.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £157 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £438 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 19
Average hourly rate £21.50 £13.25 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.26% -28.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.23 £10.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £90.00 £34.00 £33.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.78 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.25% -3.12%

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 23 October 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 - 4 - -
Watford -1 1 £213 -39.28%
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Tring - - - -
Berkhamsted - - - - 1
Borehamwood - - - - 1
vSphere
East of England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) VMware
2 11 (91.67%) Active Directory
3 10 (83.33%) DNS
4 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
6 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (58.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (58.33%) MS Exchange
6 7 (58.33%) DHCP
6 7 (58.33%) Citrix
6 7 (58.33%) Sophos
7 6 (50.00%) MS Excel
7 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
7 6 (50.00%) IIS
7 6 (50.00%) Clustering
7 6 (50.00%) SC Cleared
7 6 (50.00%) vCloud
8 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (41.67%) Acronis
8 5 (41.67%) VMware ESX
8 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (41.67%) NetBackup
8 5 (41.67%) Backup Exec
8 5 (41.67%) Firewall
8 5 (41.67%) Telecoms
8 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (41.67%) Windows 2000

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 7 (58.33%) MS Exchange
2 6 (50.00%) IIS
3 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (83.33%) DNS
2 7 (58.33%) DHCP
3 5 (41.67%) Firewall
3 5 (41.67%) SAN
4 2 (16.67%) LDAP
5 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
5 1 (8.33%) iSCSI
5 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (8.33%) VPN
5 1 (8.33%) IPsec
5 1 (8.33%) BIG-IP
5 1 (8.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 5 (41.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Back Office
2 1 (8.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Systems Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) REST
1 1 (8.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Clustering
2 5 (41.67%) Blackberry
3 2 (16.67%) Replication
3 2 (16.67%) EqualLogic
4 1 (8.33%) Online Games
4 1 (8.33%) PKI
4 1 (8.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (41.67%) Windows 2000
4 3 (25.00%) Linux
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
6 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (16.67%) Change Management
3 2 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
4 1 (8.33%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (8.33%) Perl
1 1 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (91.67%) Active Directory
2 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (50.00%) vCloud
4 5 (41.67%) VMware ESX
5 2 (16.67%) NFS
5 2 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (8.33%) VMFS
6 1 (8.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) NetBackup
1 5 (41.67%) Backup Exec
1 5 (41.67%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (8.33%) Puppet
2 1 (8.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (58.33%) Citrix
3 7 (58.33%) Sophos
4 5 (41.67%) Acronis
4 5 (41.67%) Symantec
4 5 (41.67%) Veritas
5 3 (25.00%) HP
6 2 (16.67%) Websense
6 2 (16.67%) Cisco
6 2 (16.67%) NetApp
6 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
6 2 (16.67%) Lumension
7 1 (8.33%) Trend Micro
7 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
7 1 (8.33%) Juniper
7 1 (8.33%) Dell
7 1 (8.33%) IBM