Period
to 20 September 2018

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 20 September 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 > Hertfordshire
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 89 74
Rank change year-on-year -2 -15 +9
Contract jobs citing vSphere 11 9 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.67% 0.64% 1.52%
As % of the System Software category 5.70% 4.00% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 12
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £463 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.11% +23.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £395 £234 £278
90th Percentile £481 £575 £421
East of England median daily rate £363 £171 £340
% change year-on-year +111.68% -49.63% +7.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - £9.75
East of England median hourly rate - - £12.38

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 193 225 171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 11.83% 15.92% 11.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 106 87
Hertfordshire median daily rate £338 £434 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.19% +19.66% +3.57%
10th Percentile £150 £169 £170
90th Percentile £516 £591 £525
East of England median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 17 9
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.93 £16.81 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.21% +29.27% -27.78%
10th Percentile £10.59 £13.25 £9.85
90th Percentile £45.25 £31.75 £15.15
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.81 £16.50
% change year-on-year -1.81% +1.85% -10.81%

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 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 20 September 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
Welwyn Garden City - 8 £425 -
vSphere
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 11 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (90.91%) JavaScript
2 10 (90.91%) PowerShell
2 10 (90.91%) vRealize
2 10 (90.91%) vCenter Server
2 10 (90.91%) vRealize Orchestrator
3 5 (45.45%) Windows
4 4 (36.36%) Firewall
4 4 (36.36%) Workflow
4 4 (36.36%) Load Balancing
4 4 (36.36%) Task Automation
4 4 (36.36%) VMware NSX
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
5 3 (27.27%) REST
6 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (18.18%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (18.18%) DNS
6 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
6 2 (18.18%) Release Management
7 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 1 (9.09%) Network Virtualisation
7 1 (9.09%) AutoCAD
7 1 (9.09%) Project Management
7 1 (9.09%) Cisco
7 1 (9.09%) Linux
7 1 (9.09%) DHCP
7 1 (9.09%) 3ds Max
7 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
7 1 (9.09%) Ubuntu

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:

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) 3ds Max
1 1 (9.09%) AutoCAD
1 1 (9.09%) CINEMA 4D
1 1 (9.09%) SketchUp
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) Firewall
2 2 (18.18%) DNS
3 1 (9.09%) DHCP
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Octopus Deploy
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Consultant
2 3 (27.27%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) REST
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (9.09%) CentOS
4 1 (9.09%) Linux
4 1 (9.09%) Ubuntu
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Load Balancing
1 4 (36.36%) Task Automation
1 4 (36.36%) Workflow
2 2 (18.18%) Release Management
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (9.09%) Network Virtualisation
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) JavaScript
1 10 (90.91%) PowerShell
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) VMware NSX
2 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
3 1 (9.09%) Docker
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (90.91%) vCenter Server
1 10 (90.91%) vRealize
1 10 (90.91%) vRealize Orchestrator
2 1 (9.09%) Docker Swarm
2 1 (9.09%) Kubernetes
2 1 (9.09%) vMotion
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco
2 1 (9.09%) Meraki