Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for vSphere skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited vSphere over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

VMware vSphere
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 44 48
Rank change year-on-year -8 +4 +17
Contract jobs citing vSphere 15 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 2.18% 2.20% 2.06%
As % of the System Software category 11.90% 15.73% 16.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 9
Bedfordshire median daily rate £130 £200 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.00% -55.56% +63.64%
10th Percentile £125 £200 £305
90th Percentile £306 £288 £458
East of England median daily rate £316 £325 £350
% change year-on-year -2.69% -7.14% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - £32.03
East of England median hourly rate £16.63 £10.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +66.30% -69.23% +34.02%

vSphere is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 126 89 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 18.29% 13.97% 12.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 59 50
Bedfordshire median daily rate £328 £388 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.48% +24.00% -10.71%
10th Percentile £125 £163 £112
90th Percentile £488 £456 £450
East of England median daily rate £350 £350 £335
% change year-on-year - +4.48% +21.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 19
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £11.84 £13.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.92% -62.86% +91.78%
10th Percentile £10.26 £10.90 £18.40
90th Percentile £14.95 £40.50 £42.75
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - -2.94% +0.83%

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings citing vSphere as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for vSphere in Bedfordshire

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing vSphere in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for vSphere in Bedfordshire

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing vSphere in Bedfordshire over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for vSphere in Bedfordshire

vSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere in Bedfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for vSphere in Bedfordshire

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford +2 7 £130 -35.00%
Dunstable - 4 £270 -
vSphere
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 15 (100.00%) VMware
1 15 (100.00%) Google
2 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (66.67%) XenApp
2 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 10 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 10 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
3 7 (46.67%) Citrix
3 7 (46.67%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (46.67%) VoIP
3 7 (46.67%) DHCP
3 7 (46.67%) VPN
3 7 (46.67%) DNS
3 7 (46.67%) ITIL
3 7 (46.67%) McAfee
3 7 (46.67%) RSA SecurID
4 5 (33.33%) Apple iOS
4 5 (33.33%) vCloud
4 5 (33.33%) G Suite
4 5 (33.33%) OpenStack
4 5 (33.33%) IaaS
4 5 (33.33%) Mobile App
4 5 (33.33%) DevOps
4 5 (33.33%) Data Privacy
4 5 (33.33%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (33.33%) SDLC

vSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 5 (33.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (33.33%) G Suite
1 5 (33.33%) Google App Engine
1 5 (33.33%) Google Cloud Platform
1 5 (33.33%) IaaS
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) DHCP
1 7 (46.67%) DNS
1 7 (46.67%) VoIP
1 7 (46.67%) VPN
2 5 (33.33%) Internet
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
1 4 (26.67%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Security Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Service Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Network Support
3 3 (20.00%) PC Support
4 2 (13.33%) IT Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) IT Support
4 2 (13.33%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Junior
5 1 (6.67%) Junior Network Support
5 1 (6.67%) Junior PC Support
5 1 (6.67%) Network Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Network Support Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) PC Support Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) RSA SecurID
2 5 (33.33%) Mobile App
3 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
1 10 (66.67%) Windows Server
1 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (33.33%) AIX
2 5 (33.33%) Android
2 5 (33.33%) Apple iOS
2 5 (33.33%) Linux
2 5 (33.33%) Solaris
2 5 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) ITIL
2 5 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
2 5 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (33.33%) Cryptography
2 5 (33.33%) Data Privacy
2 5 (33.33%) DevOps
2 5 (33.33%) Information Security
2 5 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 5 (33.33%) SDLC
2 5 (33.33%) Secure Coding
2 5 (33.33%) Security Architecture
3 4 (26.67%) E-Commerce
4 2 (13.33%) Data Protection
4 2 (13.33%) Network Architecture
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Measurement
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (20.00%) CISM
System Software
1 10 (66.67%) XenApp
2 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
3 5 (33.33%) vCloud
3 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Google
1 15 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 7 (46.67%) Citrix
3 7 (46.67%) McAfee
4 2 (13.33%) VocaLink