Period
to 11 December 2018

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 6 months to 11 December 2018 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
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 97 77
Rank change year-on-year +25 -20 +22
Contract jobs citing vSphere 15 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.31% 0.35% 0.53%
As % of the System Software category 8.93% 2.37% 4.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 6
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £356 £300 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -11.76% +22.52%
10th Percentile £311 £244 £306
90th Percentile £500 £360 £400
East of England median daily rate £420 £320 £325
% change year-on-year +31.25% -1.54% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate - £16.63 -
East of England median hourly rate - £16.63 £10.00
% change year-on-year - +66.30% -68.78%

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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 168 211 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 14.63% 14.88% 12.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 65 51
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £125 £147 £208
90th Percentile £575 £525 £488
East of England median daily rate £389 £360 £325
% change year-on-year +7.99% +10.77% -2.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 32 18
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £40.75 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.06% +196.36% +2.80%
10th Percentile £15.04 £11.45 £10.21
90th Percentile £38.75 £50.93 £22.53
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.57 £16.50
% change year-on-year -0.39% +0.39% -

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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing vSphere in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for vSphere in Cambridgeshire

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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

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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 6 months to 11 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +7 11 £450 +38.46%
Peterborough - 1 £300 - 1
vSphere
East of England

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 15 (100.00%) VMware
2 14 (93.33%) Windows
3 13 (86.67%) Citrix
3 13 (86.67%) NetApp
3 13 (86.67%) PowerShell
3 13 (86.67%) Data ONTAP
4 12 (80.00%) Linux
5 11 (73.33%) MS Exchange
5 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
6 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
6 10 (66.67%) XenApp
6 10 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (60.00%) SQL Server
8 8 (53.33%) DHCP
8 8 (53.33%) DNS
8 8 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (26.67%) XenDesktop
10 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
11 3 (20.00%) vMotion
11 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 3 (20.00%) Antivirus Management
11 3 (20.00%) Ubuntu
11 3 (20.00%) Network Security
11 3 (20.00%) FortiGate
11 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (20.00%) Firewall
11 3 (20.00%) Publishing
11 3 (20.00%) Web Services
11 3 (20.00%) C#

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:

Application Platforms
1 11 (73.33%) MS Exchange
2 10 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (53.33%) DHCP
1 8 (53.33%) DNS
2 3 (20.00%) Firewall
2 3 (20.00%) Network Security
2 3 (20.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (20.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Server Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 13 (86.67%) Data ONTAP
3 12 (80.00%) Linux
4 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
5 3 (20.00%) Ubuntu
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Antivirus Management
1 3 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (6.67%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 13 (86.67%) PowerShell
2 3 (20.00%) C#
2 3 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) VCAP
System Software
1 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 10 (66.67%) XenApp
3 8 (53.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (26.67%) XenDesktop
5 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) FortiGate
1 3 (20.00%) vMotion
2 1 (6.67%) vRealize
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) VMware
2 13 (86.67%) Citrix
2 13 (86.67%) NetApp
3 10 (66.67%) Microsoft