The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
East of England / Cambridgeshire
Rank 52 57 62
Rank change year-on-year +5 +5  
Contract jobs citing vSphere 1 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.19% 0.16% 0.60%
As % of the System Software category 1.32% 1.25% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £425 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £386 £345
% change year-on-year -1.61% +11.95%  
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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 76 80 84
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 14.15% 12.86% 12.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 37 34
Median daily rate £328 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.60% +26.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £172 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 14 21
Median hourly rate £18.25 £47.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.57% +239.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £17.28 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £60.00 £32.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 Cambridgeshire

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for vSphere in Cambridgeshire

vSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for vSphere in Cambridgeshire

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge - 1 £425 - 1
vSphere
East of England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 24 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 Cambridgeshire 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
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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