Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 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
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 53 77
Rank change year-on-year -9 +24 -11
Contract jobs citing vSphere 2 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.29% 0.79% 0.41%
As % of the System Software category 2.41% 7.69% 5.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
Cambridge median daily rate £350 £340 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +22.52% -5.93%
10th Percentile £325 £318 £239
90th Percentile £375 £383 £309
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £350 £345 £278
% change year-on-year +1.45% +24.32% -5.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Cambridge median hourly rate £16.63 - £60.00
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £16.63 - £60.00

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 Cambridge with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Cambridge
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 83 65 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 11.94% 10.28% 8.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 33 38
Cambridge median daily rate £288 £400 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.13% +25.00% +28.00%
10th Percentile £148 £215 £186
90th Percentile £494 £480 £475
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 6 7
Cambridge median hourly rate £40.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +142.42% -2.94% -38.18%
10th Percentile £15.24 £12.50 £12.30
90th Percentile £49.30 £17.31 £60.00
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £40.00 £12.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +220.00% -10.71% -44.00%

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

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 18 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) SNMP
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%) NetApp
1 2 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 2 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (100.00%) vMotion
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (50.00%) XenApp
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) ISA Server
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) SNMP
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Network Security
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Storage Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (50.00%) ISA Server
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) vMotion
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) NetApp
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco