The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 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 30 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.

VMware vSphere
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing vSphere 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.32% - -
As % of the System Software category 2.78% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £425 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £386 £343
% change year-on-year -2.91% +12.77%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £27.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -23.63% +30.95%  

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 Cambridge with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 36 53 52
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 11.43% 12.68% 16.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 33 23
Median daily rate £305 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.22% +38.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £176 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -5.40% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 12
Median hourly rate £19.00 £47.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.00% +179.41%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £17.45 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £60.00 £41.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge 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 Cambridge

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for vSphere in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) EMC
2 2 (66.67%) Converged Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 1 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (33.33%) Data Centre Operations
3 1 (33.33%) EMC VNX
3 1 (33.33%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (33.33%) EMC VPLEX
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (33.33%) vCloud
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (33.33%) Private Cloud
3 1 (33.33%) Security Hardening
3 1 (33.33%) Security Patching
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Replication
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (33.33%) Degree

vSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) EMC Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Virtualisation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
1 2 (66.67%) VxBlock/Vblock
2 1 (33.33%) EMC VMAX
2 1 (33.33%) EMC VNX
2 1 (33.33%) Private Cloud
2 1 (33.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Converged Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Change Management
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre Operations
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (33.33%) Security Hardening
2 1 (33.33%) Security Patching
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) MCSA
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) vCloud
2 1 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) EMC
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft