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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank - 31 47
Contract jobs citing vSphere 0 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire - 1.30% 0.24%
As % of the System Software category - 16.00% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £463 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £386 £347
% change year-on-year -0.64% +11.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £27.50 £22.10
% change year-on-year -23.63% +24.46%  

vSphere is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 14 25 33
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 5.17% 8.14% 8.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 18
Median daily rate £288 £338 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.81% -12.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £139 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £476 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 7
Median hourly rate - £21.25 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.86%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.85 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.93% +6.45%  

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing vSphere as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for vSphere in Bedfordshire

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 2 (100.00%) Solaris
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) MPLS
1 2 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
1 2 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) PCI DSS
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) XenApp
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) 3PAR
1 2 (100.00%) NetScaler
1 2 (100.00%) Converged Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Simpana
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (50.00%) VCAP
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

vSphere
Top Related 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) MPLS
1 2 (100.00%) NetScaler
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Architect
1 2 (100.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory Architect
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
2 1 (50.00%) SCCM Architect
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (50.00%) Virtualisation Architect
2 1 (50.00%) Virtualisation Technical Architect
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Converged Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (100.00%) Migration
1 2 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCITP
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) VCAP
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) XenApp
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
1 1 (50.00%) Simpana
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) 3PAR
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Oracle
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) CommVault