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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 52 51 65
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +14
Contract jobs citing vSphere 11 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.58% 2.20% 0.94%
As % of the System Software category 11.70% 15.38% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 2
Median daily rate £325 £350 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +64.70%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £9.75 - £24.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.55 - £23.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.95 - £25.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-40.00% +7.14%
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
94 117 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 13.47% 14.30% 11.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 56 42
Median daily rate £325 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £229 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 20 16
Median hourly rate £10.00 £30.00 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.66% +34.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £47.50 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +3.03%

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
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 24 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 August 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
Hemel Hempstead +2 3 £375 -
Stevenage +5 1 - -
Watford 0 1 - -
St Albans - 1 £325 -
vSphere
East of England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 18 (90.00%) VMware
2 12 (60.00%) Windows
3 10 (50.00%) Linux
3 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 9 (45.00%) SQL
5 8 (40.00%) Data Centre
6 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (35.00%) SAN
7 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
7 5 (25.00%) ITIL
7 5 (25.00%) DNS
7 5 (25.00%) Cisco
7 5 (25.00%) Project Management
7 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (20.00%) PRINCE2
8 4 (20.00%) HP
8 4 (20.00%) DHCP
8 4 (20.00%) Windows Server
9 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (15.00%) Server Building
9 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (15.00%) NetApp
9 3 (15.00%) Red Hat
9 3 (15.00%) Nagios
9 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
9 3 (15.00%) Apache
9 3 (15.00%) Change Management
9 3 (15.00%) LAMP
9 3 (15.00%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (15.00%) Finance

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 3 (15.00%) Apache
1 3 (15.00%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (15.00%) nginx
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) SAN
2 5 (25.00%) DNS
3 4 (20.00%) DHCP
4 2 (10.00%) Firewall
4 2 (10.00%) Internet
4 2 (10.00%) LAN
4 2 (10.00%) Network Security
4 2 (10.00%) VPN
5 1 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (5.00%) Intranet
5 1 (5.00%) IP Telephony
5 1 (5.00%) NAS
5 1 (5.00%) VoIP
5 1 (5.00%) WAN
5 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (5.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (10.00%) Retail
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Infrastructure Manager
1 5 (25.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
1 5 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Administrator
2 3 (15.00%) Consultant
2 3 (15.00%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (15.00%) Wintel Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) IT Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Solutions Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (10.00%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Technical Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Technical Project Manager
3 2 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (5.00%) Senior IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) LAMP
2 1 (5.00%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (5.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Replication
3 1 (5.00%) CCTV
3 1 (5.00%) Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) CMDB
3 1 (5.00%) Digital Media
3 1 (5.00%) FlexPod
3 1 (5.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (60.00%) Windows
2 10 (50.00%) Linux
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (15.00%) CentOS
5 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X Server
7 1 (5.00%) Unix
7 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) ITIL
1 5 (25.00%) Project Management
2 4 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (15.00%) Change Management
3 3 (15.00%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (15.00%) Migration
3 3 (15.00%) Project Governance
3 3 (15.00%) SDLC
3 3 (15.00%) Server Building
4 2 (10.00%) Email Filtering
4 2 (10.00%) Presales
4 2 (10.00%) Service Management
4 2 (10.00%) Translating Business Requirements
5 1 (5.00%) Change Control
5 1 (5.00%) Database Mirroring
5 1 (5.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 1 (5.00%) Information Security
5 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.00%) TOGAF
5 1 (5.00%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.00%) PHP
2 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (5.00%) A+ Certification
2 1 (5.00%) CCNA
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.00%) DBS Check
2 1 (5.00%) MCITP
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.00%) Network+ Certification
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (15.00%) FreeRADIUS
3 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (5.00%) VMware ESX
5 1 (5.00%) XenApp
5 1 (5.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Graphite
1 3 (15.00%) logstash
1 3 (15.00%) Nagios
1 3 (15.00%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (15.00%) SCCM
2 2 (10.00%) SCOM
3 1 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (90.00%) VMware
2 5 (25.00%) Cisco
3 4 (20.00%) HP
4 3 (15.00%) 3PAR
4 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (15.00%) NetApp
4 3 (15.00%) Red Hat
5 2 (10.00%) Dell
6 1 (5.00%) Apple
6 1 (5.00%) Citrix
6 1 (5.00%) CommVault
6 1 (5.00%) EMC
6 1 (5.00%) Intel Security
6 1 (5.00%) Mitel
6 1 (5.00%) SAP
6 1 (5.00%) SonicWALL
6 1 (5.00%) Spiceworks
6 1 (5.00%) WatchGuard