Period
to 25 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 25 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 78 76
Rank change year-on-year -14 -2 +8
Contract jobs citing vSphere 12 24 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.75% 1.72% 1.61%
As % of the System Software category 5.85% 14.37% 12.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 12
Hertfordshire median daily rate £406 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -18.75% -15.79%
10th Percentile £247 £288 £275
90th Percentile £575 £388 £485
East of England median daily rate £316 £325 £350
% change year-on-year -2.69% -7.14% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - £9.75 -
East of England median hourly rate £16.63 £10.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +66.30% -69.23% +34.02%

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 205 167 212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 12.89% 12.00% 13.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 87 103
Hertfordshire median daily rate £450 £375 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -2.60% +36.89%
10th Percentile £191 £205 £166
90th Percentile £575 £525 £488
East of England median daily rate £350 £350 £336
% change year-on-year - +4.09% +22.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 10 32
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.81 £11.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.13% -30.30% +3.13%
10th Percentile £13.25 £9.24 £8.93
90th Percentile £47.25 £17.40 £38.75
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - -2.94% -1.45%

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for vSphere in Hertfordshire

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for vSphere in Hertfordshire

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing vSphere in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for vSphere in Hertfordshire

vSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for vSphere in Hertfordshire

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 25 November 2017. 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
Bishop's Stortford - 2 £325 -
Hatfield - 2 £550 -
St Albans -1 1 £463 +48.00%
Watford -6 1 - -
vSphere
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 12 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 7 (58.33%) Windows
3 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (58.33%) Citrix
3 7 (58.33%) Windows Server
3 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (41.67%) Task Automation
4 5 (41.67%) Network Virtualisation
4 5 (41.67%) AutoIt
4 5 (41.67%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (41.67%) PowerCLI
4 5 (41.67%) Remote Desktop
4 5 (41.67%) Publishing
4 5 (41.67%) Network Design
4 5 (41.67%) XenApp
4 5 (41.67%) CyberArk
5 4 (33.33%) Migration
5 4 (33.33%) Privileged Access Management
5 4 (33.33%) vCenter Server
5 4 (33.33%) vRealize
6 3 (25.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (25.00%) IIS
7 2 (16.67%) SQL
7 2 (16.67%) Linux
7 2 (16.67%) DHCP
7 2 (16.67%) DNS

vSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 3 (25.00%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (16.67%) DHCP
2 2 (16.67%) DNS
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) Internet
3 1 (8.33%) Intranet
3 1 (8.33%) IP Telephony
3 1 (8.33%) LAN
3 1 (8.33%) SAN
3 1 (8.33%) VoIP
3 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (8.33%) MySQL
2 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (41.67%) AutoIt
2 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (41.67%) Publishing
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Consultant
2 5 (41.67%) CyberArk Consultant
3 4 (33.33%) Administrator
3 4 (33.33%) CyberArk Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Server Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Database Manager
5 1 (8.33%) DevOps Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) IT Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Virtualisation Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) VMWare Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) VMware Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
1 7 (58.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Mac OS X Server
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Network Design
1 5 (41.67%) Network Virtualisation
1 5 (41.67%) Task Automation
2 4 (33.33%) Migration
2 4 (33.33%) Privileged Access Management
3 3 (25.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 2 (16.67%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (8.33%) DevOps
5 1 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (8.33%) Open Source
5 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
5 1 (8.33%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
3 1 (8.33%) Perl
3 1 (8.33%) Python
3 1 (8.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) DBS Check
System Software
1 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (41.67%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (41.67%) XenApp
4 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 2 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (8.33%) Docker
5 1 (8.33%) vCloud
5 1 (8.33%) XenDesktop
5 1 (8.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) PowerCLI
2 4 (33.33%) vCenter Server
2 4 (33.33%) vRealize
3 1 (8.33%) Ansible
3 1 (8.33%) Kubernetes
3 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (8.33%) Puppet
3 1 (8.33%) SCCM
3 1 (8.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (58.33%) Citrix
2 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (41.67%) CyberArk
4 1 (8.33%) Apple
4 1 (8.33%) Dell
4 1 (8.33%) SonicWALL