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 3 months to 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 55 51 56
Rank change year-on-year -4 +5  
Contract jobs citing vSphere 3 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.51% 1.02% 1.41%
As % of the System Software category 4.48% 9.86% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 6
Median daily rate £400 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £310 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £390 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £388 £340
% change year-on-year -2.58% +13.97%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £27.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -23.63% +30.95%  

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 67 71 95
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 11.32% 10.38% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 40 41
Median daily rate £370 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £625 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -3.97% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 15
Median hourly rate £11.00 £16.00 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.25% +7.74%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -4.13% +4.10%  

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 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 Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 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
Welwyn Garden City -3 1 £450 +12.50% 1
Hatfield -10 1 £375 +25.00%
vSphere
East of England

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 12 (92.31%) VMware
2 8 (61.54%) Linux
3 7 (53.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (46.15%) Apache
4 6 (46.15%) DHCP
4 6 (46.15%) DNS
5 5 (38.46%) Nagios
5 5 (38.46%) LAMP
5 5 (38.46%) Cisco
5 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
5 5 (38.46%) Windows
5 5 (38.46%) nginx
5 5 (38.46%) FreeRADIUS
5 5 (38.46%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (38.46%) Data Centre
6 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
6 4 (30.77%) SAN
6 4 (30.77%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (23.08%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (23.08%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
8 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
8 2 (15.38%) XenApp
8 2 (15.38%) XenDesktop
8 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
8 2 (15.38%) SCCM
8 2 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (15.38%) NetScaler
8 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (15.38%) Graphite

vSphere
Top Related 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 6 (46.15%) Apache
2 5 (38.46%) nginx
3 3 (23.08%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
5 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) DHCP
1 6 (46.15%) DNS
2 4 (30.77%) SAN
3 2 (15.38%) Firewall
3 2 (15.38%) LAN
3 2 (15.38%) NetScaler
3 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.69%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (7.69%) HTTP
4 1 (7.69%) Internet
4 1 (7.69%) Intranet
4 1 (7.69%) IP Telephony
4 1 (7.69%) NAS
4 1 (7.69%) SNMP
4 1 (7.69%) VoIP
4 1 (7.69%) WAN
4 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (7.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (7.69%) MySQL
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Systems Administrator
2 5 (38.46%) Administrator
3 4 (30.77%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 3 (23.08%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (15.38%) Senior Linux Administrator
5 2 (15.38%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (15.38%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 2 (15.38%) Senior Unix Administrator
5 2 (15.38%) Senior Unix Systems Administrator
5 2 (15.38%) Unix Administrator
5 2 (15.38%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (15.38%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 1 (7.69%) Analyst
6 1 (7.69%) Citrix Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Database Manager
6 1 (7.69%) IT Manager
6 1 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Officer
6 1 (7.69%) Storage Consultant
6 1 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) LAMP
2 1 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) CCTV
2 1 (7.69%) Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) Driving Licence
2 1 (7.69%) EMC VNX
2 1 (7.69%) Smartphone
2 1 (7.69%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Linux
2 5 (38.46%) Windows
3 2 (15.38%) Unix
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (7.69%) Mac OS X Server
4 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (15.38%) Email Filtering
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
3 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
3 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (7.69%) SDLC
3 1 (7.69%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (7.69%) DBS Check
3 1 (7.69%) MCP
3 1 (7.69%) RHCE
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 5 (38.46%) FreeRADIUS
3 2 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (15.38%) XenApp
3 2 (15.38%) XenDesktop
4 1 (7.69%) DFS Replication
4 1 (7.69%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) Nagios
1 5 (38.46%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (15.38%) Graphite
2 2 (15.38%) logstash
2 2 (15.38%) SCCM
3 1 (7.69%) Puppet
3 1 (7.69%) Simpana
3 1 (7.69%) vRealize
3 1 (7.69%) WMI
3 1 (7.69%) WSUS
3 1 (7.69%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) VMware
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco
3 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 2 (15.38%) Citrix
4 2 (15.38%) HP
5 1 (7.69%) Apple
5 1 (7.69%) AppSense
5 1 (7.69%) CommVault
5 1 (7.69%) Dell
5 1 (7.69%) EMC
5 1 (7.69%) EqualLogic
5 1 (7.69%) IBM
5 1 (7.69%) Isilon
5 1 (7.69%) Juniper
5 1 (7.69%) Mitel
5 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
5 1 (7.69%) Remedy
5 1 (7.69%) SonicWALL
5 1 (7.69%) Spiceworks