The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 97 107 101
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -6
Contract jobs citing vSphere 24 20 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.95% 0.74% 1.09%
As % of the System Software category 11.01% 6.71% 9.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 8 16
Average daily rate £400 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £278 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £483 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 7
Average hourly rate - £16.50 £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.08 £23.00 £23.20
% change year-on-year
+26.42% -0.86%
vSphere
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

System Software Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
218 298 307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 8.65% 11.09% 11.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 142 133
Average daily rate £351 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 26 43
Average hourly rate £55.55 £16.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+236.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £13.65 £13.79
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.39 £39.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing vSphere across the Berkshire region.

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

vSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidenhead - 9 £405 -
Reading -8 4 £380 -13.14% 3
Slough +6 3 £353 +28.18%
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing vSphere also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited vSphere.

1 36 (94.74%) VMware
2 30 (78.95%) Windows
3 27 (71.05%) Active Directory
3 27 (71.05%) Windows Server
4 26 (68.42%) VMware Infrastructure
5 22 (57.89%) Microsoft
6 19 (50.00%) Linux
7 18 (47.37%) Hyper-V
8 17 (44.74%) PowerShell
8 17 (44.74%) Microsoft Azure
8 17 (44.74%) SQL
9 16 (42.11%) Oracle
9 16 (42.11%) Migration
10 15 (39.47%) Ruby
10 15 (39.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (39.47%) SCCM
10 15 (39.47%) Red Hat
11 14 (36.84%) LAN
11 14 (36.84%) SCOM
11 14 (36.84%) SCVMM
11 14 (36.84%) Amazon AWS
11 14 (36.84%) Disaster Recovery
11 14 (36.84%) RightScale
11 14 (36.84%) Windows Intune
12 13 (34.21%) Puppet
12 13 (34.21%) Hybrid Cloud
12 13 (34.21%) Firewall
12 13 (34.21%) Windows Server 2008
12 13 (34.21%) WAN
13 11 (28.95%) Middleware

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing vSphere also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited vSphere. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (7.89%) OpenStack
3 2 (5.26%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 17 (44.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (36.84%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.26%) SoftLayer
4 1 (2.63%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 14 (36.84%) LAN
2 13 (34.21%) Firewall
2 13 (34.21%) WAN
3 7 (18.42%) DNS
4 6 (15.79%) DHCP
5 3 (7.89%) SAN
5 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
6 2 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (5.26%) NetScaler
6 2 (5.26%) Wireless
7 1 (2.63%) IPv4
7 1 (2.63%) IPv6
7 1 (2.63%) VLAN
7 1 (2.63%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.53%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (2.63%) Advertising
1 1 (2.63%) Banking
1 1 (2.63%) Finance
1 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (18.42%) Administrator
2 7 (18.42%) Cloud Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) Architect
4 5 (13.16%) Senior Cloud Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Support Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Cloud Architect
6 3 (7.89%) Active Directory Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Exchange Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Team Leader
7 2 (5.26%) Azure Administrator
7 2 (5.26%) Platform Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Support Team Leader
7 2 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Technical Architect
7 2 (5.26%) Technical Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Technical Support
7 2 (5.26%) Technical Support Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) VMware Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) VMware Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (28.95%) Middleware
2 1 (2.63%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (34.21%) Hybrid Cloud
2 4 (10.53%) Clustering
2 4 (10.53%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (7.89%) Data Integration
3 3 (7.89%) FlexPod
3 3 (7.89%) HP Storage
3 3 (7.89%) VCE vBlock
4 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.26%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.63%) CCTV
5 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.63%) HP StoreVirtual
5 1 (2.63%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 30 (78.95%) Windows
2 27 (71.05%) Windows Server
3 19 (50.00%) Linux
4 15 (39.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (34.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (5.26%) AIX
8 2 (5.26%) Unix
8 2 (5.26%) Windows Vista
9 1 (2.63%) Nucleus RTOS
9 1 (2.63%) SUSE
9 1 (2.63%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (2.63%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (42.11%) Migration
2 14 (36.84%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (23.68%) ITIL
4 6 (15.79%) Risk Analysis
5 4 (10.53%) Information Security
5 4 (10.53%) Integration Testing
5 4 (10.53%) Problem Management
6 3 (7.89%) Converged Infrastructure
6 3 (7.89%) High Availability
7 2 (5.26%) Change Management
7 2 (5.26%) Coaching
7 2 (5.26%) Mentoring
7 2 (5.26%) Presales
7 2 (5.26%) Project Management
7 2 (5.26%) Risk Management
7 2 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (2.63%) Patch Management
8 1 (2.63%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.63%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 17 (44.74%) PowerShell
1 17 (44.74%) SQL
2 15 (39.47%) Ruby
3 3 (7.89%) Python
4 1 (2.63%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.63%) Perl
4 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (15.79%) MCSA
3 3 (7.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (5.26%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.26%) MCSE
4 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.26%) VCDX
4 2 (5.26%) VCP5
4 2 (5.26%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.63%) CCNA
5 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.63%) DBS Check
5 1 (2.63%) MCITP
5 1 (2.63%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) SLA
2 1 (2.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (71.05%) Active Directory
2 26 (68.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (47.37%) Hyper-V
4 6 (15.79%) XenApp
5 5 (13.16%) VMware ESX
6 4 (10.53%) vCloud
7 3 (7.89%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (7.89%) ISA Server
7 3 (7.89%) XenDesktop
8 1 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (2.63%) Terminal Services
8 1 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (39.47%) SCCM
2 14 (36.84%) SCOM
2 14 (36.84%) SCVMM
2 14 (36.84%) Windows Intune
3 13 (34.21%) Puppet
4 5 (13.16%) WSUS
5 3 (7.89%) HP Data Protector
5 3 (7.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Backup Exec
6 2 (5.26%) ServiceCenter
6 2 (5.26%) Tivoli
6 2 (5.26%) vRealize
7 1 (2.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 36 (94.74%) VMware
2 22 (57.89%) Microsoft
3 16 (42.11%) Oracle
4 15 (39.47%) Red Hat
5 14 (36.84%) RightScale
6 11 (28.95%) Cisco
7 10 (26.32%) Citrix
8 9 (23.68%) HP
9 6 (15.79%) CA
10 5 (13.16%) NetApp
11 4 (10.53%) Dell
11 4 (10.53%) IBM
12 2 (5.26%) F5
12 2 (5.26%) Juniper
12 2 (5.26%) ServiceNow
12 2 (5.26%) Symantec
12 2 (5.26%) Veritas
13 1 (2.63%) 3PAR
13 1 (2.63%) Intel Security
13 1 (2.63%) ProCurve
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