Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 93 82 74
Rank change year-on-year -11 -8 -1
Contract jobs citing vSphere 5 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.34% 0.66% 1.02%
As % of the System Software category 3.57% 5.37% 9.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 6
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -9.09% +10.00%
East of England median daily rate £350 £288 £350
% change year-on-year +21.74% -17.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - £9.66 -
East of England median hourly rate £16.63 £9.66 £31.56
% change year-on-year +72.24% -69.40% +34.28%

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 140 149 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 9.53% 12.20% 10.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 79 75
Hertfordshire median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% - -
10th Percentile £186 £133 £153
90th Percentile £536 £588 £525
East of England median daily rate £350 £343 £325
% change year-on-year +2.19% +5.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 16
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £18.64 £11.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.41% -24.14% -8.78%
10th Percentile £14.01 £10.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £47.25 £18.75 £26.88
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50

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 21 April 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
Watford - 3 - -
Hatfield -3 1 - -
vSphere
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 5 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Security Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (40.00%) Patch Management
2 2 (40.00%) Security Patching
2 2 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (40.00%) GDPR
2 2 (40.00%) vCenter Server
2 2 (40.00%) Zscaler
2 2 (40.00%) Information Security
2 2 (40.00%) Information Management
2 2 (40.00%) Nessus
2 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (40.00%) ISMS
2 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
2 2 (40.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (40.00%) DNA
2 2 (40.00%) Nagios
2 2 (40.00%) Sophos
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) Information Security Management
2 2 (40.00%) Security Management
2 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (40.00%) Migration

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) DHCP
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Consultant
1 2 (40.00%) Information Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Information Security Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Security Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Virtualisation Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Consultant
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Specialist
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Data Protection
1 2 (40.00%) DNA
1 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (40.00%) Information Management
1 2 (40.00%) Information Security
1 2 (40.00%) Information Security Management
1 2 (40.00%) ISMS
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
1 2 (40.00%) Patch Management
1 2 (40.00%) Security Architecture
1 2 (40.00%) Security Management
1 2 (40.00%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) GDPR
1 2 (40.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (40.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (20.00%) XenApp
3 1 (20.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Nagios
1 2 (40.00%) Nessus
1 2 (40.00%) vCenter Server
2 1 (20.00%) Control-M
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (40.00%) Sophos
2 2 (40.00%) Zscaler
3 1 (20.00%) 3PAR
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) SAP