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 28 June 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 / Cambridgeshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 52 72
Contract jobs citing vSphere 0 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire - 1.68% 0.76%
As % of the System Software category - 10.64% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 10 5
Median daily rate - £340 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.80%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £359 £350
% change year-on-year +8.36% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £44.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -71.59% +109.52%  

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 98 94 99
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 16.55% 15.80% 12.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 114 86
Median daily rate £225 £350 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.71% +4.08%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £313 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £525 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 11 12
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.51 £9.00 £13.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £48.75 £24.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -28.88% +28.57%  

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere in Cambridgeshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for vSphere in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) EMC
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Replication
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (100.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (100.00%) vCloud
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (100.00%) Private Cloud
1 1 (100.00%) Security Hardening
1 1 (100.00%) Converged Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (100.00%) EMC VNX
1 1 (100.00%) EMC VMAX
1 1 (100.00%) EMC VPLEX
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (100.00%) vCenter Server

vSphere
Co-occurring 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 (100.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) EMC Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (100.00%) EMC VMAX
1 1 (100.00%) EMC VNX
1 1 (100.00%) Private Cloud
1 1 (100.00%) Replication
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Converged Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Security Hardening
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) vCloud
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (100.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) EMC VPLEX
1 1 (100.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) EMC
1 1 (100.00%) VMware