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 30 March 2015 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 55 65 60
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -5
Contract jobs citing vSphere 8 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.21% 1.05% 0.31%
As % of the System Software category 9.52% 13.56% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £288 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £295
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +10.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.06 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -25.70%
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
84 59 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 12.73% 7.72% 7.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 28 17
Average daily rate £375 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £150 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £400 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £310
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 9
Average hourly rate £14.85 £10.75 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.13% -10.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £9.35 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £12.15 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +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 30 March 2015. 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
Welwyn Garden City - 4 £375 - 1
Watford +6 1 - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
St Albans - - - - 1
Stevenage - - - - 1
vSphere
East of England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 21 (100.00%) VMware
2 16 (76.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (71.43%) Windows
3 15 (71.43%) HP
4 11 (52.38%) Linux
4 11 (52.38%) Active Directory
5 10 (47.62%) Cisco
6 9 (42.86%) Citrix
6 9 (42.86%) Red Hat
7 8 (38.10%) DNS
7 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (38.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (33.33%) TCP/IP
8 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 7 (33.33%) LAN
8 7 (33.33%) WAN
8 7 (33.33%) NetApp
8 7 (33.33%) Firewall
9 6 (28.57%) LDAP
9 6 (28.57%) MS Exchange
9 6 (28.57%) Solaris
9 6 (28.57%) Web Services
9 6 (28.57%) UNIX
9 6 (28.57%) Oracle
9 6 (28.57%) Hyper-V
10 5 (23.81%) Network Load Balancing
10 5 (23.81%) VMware ESX
10 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (23.81%) Performance Monitoring

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 5 (23.81%) SharePoint
3 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (14.29%) WorkSite
5 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (9.52%) WebLogic
5 2 (9.52%) IIS
5 2 (9.52%) Apache
6 1 (4.76%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (9.52%) Office 365
2 2 (9.52%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (9.52%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 8 (38.10%) DNS
2 7 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 7 (33.33%) LAN
2 7 (33.33%) WAN
2 7 (33.33%) Firewall
3 6 (28.57%) LDAP
4 4 (19.05%) SAN
5 3 (14.29%) VPN
5 3 (14.29%) MPLS
5 3 (14.29%) SSH
5 3 (14.29%) BIG-IP
5 3 (14.29%) iSCSI
5 3 (14.29%) NetScaler
6 2 (9.52%) Internet
6 2 (9.52%) DHCP
6 2 (9.52%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) Big Data
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (14.29%) UNIX Engineer
1 3 (14.29%) Architect
1 3 (14.29%) Project Manager
1 3 (14.29%) Cloud Engineer
2 2 (9.52%) AWS Engineer
2 2 (9.52%) Junior
2 2 (9.52%) Technical Architect
2 2 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (9.52%) Junior IT Project Manager
2 2 (9.52%) Platform Architect
2 2 (9.52%) Administrator
2 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (9.52%) Junior Project Manager
2 2 (9.52%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Installations Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Citrix Consultant
3 1 (4.76%) Server Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) Technical Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) Web Services
2 3 (14.29%) SOAP
2 3 (14.29%) REST
3 2 (9.52%) .NET
4 1 (4.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Replication
1 3 (14.29%) Online Games
2 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Clustering
2 2 (9.52%) PKI
2 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (71.43%) Windows
2 11 (52.38%) Linux
3 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (38.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (28.57%) UNIX
4 6 (28.57%) Solaris
5 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (14.29%) VMS
8 1 (4.76%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Service Delivery
1 5 (23.81%) Network Load Balancing
1 5 (23.81%) Performance Monitoring
2 4 (19.05%) Project Management
3 3 (14.29%) Quality Management
3 3 (14.29%) Process Management
3 3 (14.29%) ITIL
3 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 3 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 3 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (14.29%) Change Control
3 3 (14.29%) Data Analytics
3 3 (14.29%) Analytics
4 2 (9.52%) High Availability
4 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.76%) Change Management
5 1 (4.76%) Migration
5 1 (4.76%) Operations Management
5 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
2 3 (14.29%) Python
2 3 (14.29%) Shell Script
2 3 (14.29%) Bourne shell
2 3 (14.29%) C-shell
2 3 (14.29%) Perl
3 2 (9.52%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (14.29%) Degree
2 3 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (9.52%) MCSE
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (76.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (52.38%) Active Directory
3 6 (28.57%) Hyper-V
4 5 (23.81%) VMware ESX
5 3 (14.29%) XenServer
5 3 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (14.29%) vCloud
5 3 (14.29%) NFS
6 2 (9.52%) XenApp
6 2 (9.52%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (9.52%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) SCOM
1 3 (14.29%) Puppet
2 2 (9.52%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (4.76%) OpenView
3 1 (4.76%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) VMware
2 15 (71.43%) HP
3 10 (47.62%) Cisco
4 9 (42.86%) Citrix
4 9 (42.86%) Red Hat
5 7 (33.33%) NetApp
5 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 6 (28.57%) Oracle
7 3 (14.29%) Sun
7 3 (14.29%) Dell
7 3 (14.29%) EMC
8 2 (9.52%) BMC
8 2 (9.52%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (9.52%) Veeam