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 24 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 / Hertfordshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 49 66
Contract jobs citing vSphere 0 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire - 1.52% 1.01%
As % of the System Software category - 14.49% 6.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 3
Median daily rate - £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £359 £350
% change year-on-year +4.52% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £44.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year -63.00% +134.66%  

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 111 69 148
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 17.79% 10.45% 16.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 37 74
Median daily rate £450 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.46% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £167 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £466 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 23
Median hourly rate £16.81 £14.25 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.92% -55.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.15 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.76 £15.35 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.58% +22.85%  

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for vSphere in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) NetScaler
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (33.33%) RHCE
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Middleware
3 1 (33.33%) Remedy
3 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Apache
3 1 (33.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) HTTP
3 1 (33.33%) SNMP
3 1 (33.33%) Clustering
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (33.33%) AppSense

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 1 (33.33%) Apache
1 1 (33.33%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) NetScaler
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) HTTP
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) SNMP
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Linux Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
1 1 (33.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
1 1 (33.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CESG Certified Professional
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (33.33%) RHCE
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) DFS Replication
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (33.33%) XenApp
2 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Puppet
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) vCenter Server
1 1 (33.33%) vRealize
1 1 (33.33%) WMI
1 1 (33.33%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) AppSense
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (33.33%) Remedy