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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 51 51 57
Rank change year-on-year
0 +6
Contract jobs citing vSphere 4 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.69% 1.73% 0.95%
As % of the System Software category 6.78% 14.10% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 4
Average daily rate - £475 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +40.74%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.60 £23.00 £23.20
% change year-on-year
+15.65% -0.86%
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
59 78 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 10.24% 12.28% 9.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 32 31
Average daily rate £350 £475 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +39.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £200 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £530 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
- +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 4
Average hourly rate £15.50 £29.75 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.89% +128.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £29.75 £14.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Stevenage -2 4 - -
vSphere
East of England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 10 (76.92%) Cisco
2 9 (69.23%) VMware
3 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
4 7 (53.85%) ITIL
4 7 (53.85%) Windows
5 6 (46.15%) Citrix
5 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (46.15%) XenApp
5 6 (46.15%) Windows Server
6 5 (38.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
6 5 (38.46%) SharePoint
6 5 (38.46%) LAN
6 5 (38.46%) WAN
6 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
7 4 (30.77%) FTP
7 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (30.77%) Remedy
7 4 (30.77%) Telnet
7 4 (30.77%) MCSE
7 4 (30.77%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (30.77%) VMware ESX
7 4 (30.77%) Firewall
7 4 (30.77%) WebEx
7 4 (30.77%) PuTTY
7 4 (30.77%) Telepresence
7 4 (30.77%) Tandberg
7 4 (30.77%) SSH
7 4 (30.77%) Office 365
8 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 5 (38.46%) SharePoint
2 3 (23.08%) IIS
3 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) LAN
1 5 (38.46%) WAN
2 4 (30.77%) Firewall
2 4 (30.77%) FTP
2 4 (30.77%) PuTTY
2 4 (30.77%) SSH
2 4 (30.77%) Telepresence
2 4 (30.77%) Telnet
2 4 (30.77%) WebEx
3 3 (23.08%) SAN
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (15.38%) DHCP
4 2 (15.38%) DNS
4 2 (15.38%) Ethernet
4 2 (15.38%) Internet
4 2 (15.38%) NetScaler
4 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
5 1 (7.69%) MPLS
5 1 (7.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) Big Data
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Team Leader
3 2 (15.38%) Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Implementation Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Network Team Leader
3 2 (15.38%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Video Conferencing Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix Server Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Data Centre Migration Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Data Centre Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Data Migration Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Data Migration Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Migration Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
1 2 (15.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Clustering
1 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 2 (15.38%) VCE vBlock
2 2 (15.38%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Windows Server
3 3 (23.08%) Linux
3 3 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) E-Commerce
2 2 (15.38%) High Availability
2 2 (15.38%) Network Load Balancing
2 2 (15.38%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Analytics
3 1 (7.69%) Data Analytics
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.69%) Process Management
3 1 (7.69%) Project Management
3 1 (7.69%) Records Management
3 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (30.77%) MCSE
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
4 2 (15.38%) CCNA
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (15.38%) DV Cleared
4 2 (15.38%) MCITP
4 2 (15.38%) MCTS
4 2 (15.38%) VCAP
4 2 (15.38%) VCP4
4 2 (15.38%) VCP5
5 1 (7.69%) Degree
5 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (46.15%) XenApp
2 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
3 4 (30.77%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (30.77%) VMware ESX
4 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
5 2 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (15.38%) XenDesktop
6 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (7.69%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (15.38%) SCCM
1 2 (15.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 2 (15.38%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Cisco
2 9 (69.23%) VMware
3 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
4 6 (46.15%) Citrix
5 4 (30.77%) Remedy
5 4 (30.77%) Tandberg
6 3 (23.08%) HP
6 3 (23.08%) Red Hat
7 2 (15.38%) AppSense
7 2 (15.38%) Symantec
7 2 (15.38%) ThinPrint
8 1 (7.69%) iManage