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 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 91 103 101
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -2
Contract jobs citing vSphere 34 27 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.28% 1.08% 0.94%
As % of the System Software category 10.49% 8.65% 11.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 14 16
Average daily rate
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£313 £390 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.87% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £450 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £280 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -13.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 2
Average hourly rate - £16.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -61.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £21.17 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+37.01% -17.80%
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
324 312 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 12.21% 12.43% 7.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 143 96
Average daily rate £400 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £158 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £425 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 42 41
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £12.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.63 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+7.77% -5.30%

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 28 November 2014.

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 28 November 2014. 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
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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
Bracknell -2 14 £300 +122.22%
Reading +17 8 £400 -
Slough - 6 £300 - 2
Maidenhead -3 3 £400 -
Newbury - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 46 (88.46%) VMware
2 32 (61.54%) Windows
3 25 (48.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (44.23%) Microsoft
5 19 (36.54%) DNS
5 19 (36.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (32.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (32.69%) Citrix
6 17 (32.69%) SAN
7 16 (30.77%) Cisco
7 16 (30.77%) Active Directory
7 16 (30.77%) SQL Server
8 14 (26.92%) Linux
8 14 (26.92%) MS Excel
8 14 (26.92%) IBM
8 14 (26.92%) Symantec
9 13 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (25.00%) NetBackup
9 13 (25.00%) Change Management
10 12 (23.08%) EMC
10 12 (23.08%) IIS
10 12 (23.08%) Security Cleared
11 11 (21.15%) Hyper-V
12 10 (19.23%) SQL
12 10 (19.23%) HP
12 10 (19.23%) Dell
13 9 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (17.31%) CA
13 9 (17.31%) MS Exchange
13 9 (17.31%) XenDesktop

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 12 (23.08%) IIS
2 9 (17.31%) MS Exchange
3 8 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (13.46%) IBM Notes
4 7 (13.46%) Lotus Domino
4 7 (13.46%) OpenStack
4 7 (13.46%) GlassFish
5 6 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (9.62%) Apache
7 4 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (5.77%) JBoss
8 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 5.5
9 1 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 14 (26.92%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.85%) MS Office
2 2 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) assyst
1 1 (1.92%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.92%) Office 365
2 1 (1.92%) IaaS
2 1 (1.92%) SaaS
2 1 (1.92%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (36.54%) DNS
2 17 (32.69%) SAN
3 8 (15.38%) NetScaler
4 7 (13.46%) Cisco Nexus
5 6 (11.54%) Firewall
5 6 (11.54%) DHCP
6 5 (9.62%) Ethernet
6 5 (9.62%) Internet
6 5 (9.62%) BGP
6 5 (9.62%) VPN
6 5 (9.62%) VLAN
6 5 (9.62%) IPsec
6 5 (9.62%) Cisco ISE
6 5 (9.62%) Network Security
6 5 (9.62%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (5.77%) OpenLDAP
8 2 (3.85%) iSCSI
8 2 (3.85%) DMZ
9 1 (1.92%) MPLS
9 1 (1.92%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.62%) DB2
3 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 7
3 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (5.77%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 4 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.77%) JUnit
2 3 (5.77%) Maven
2 3 (5.77%) DbUnit
2 3 (5.77%) Mockito
2 3 (5.77%) jMock
3 1 (1.92%) Subversion
3 1 (1.92%) Bugzilla
General
1 5 (9.62%) Retail
2 1 (1.92%) Billing
2 1 (1.92%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (19.23%) Architect
2 9 (17.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (11.54%) Technical Architect
3 6 (11.54%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (9.62%) Web Analyst
4 5 (9.62%) Security Engineer
4 5 (9.62%) Infrastructure Architect
4 5 (9.62%) Developer
4 5 (9.62%) Analyst
4 5 (9.62%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Web Support Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Support Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) Network Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (5.77%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.85%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.46%) Flash
2 5 (9.62%) Regular Expression
3 3 (5.77%) SOAP
3 3 (5.77%) Web Services
3 3 (5.77%) ActiveMQ
3 3 (5.77%) Spring
3 3 (5.77%) X-Windows
3 3 (5.77%) PowerMock
3 3 (5.77%) Apache Camel
3 3 (5.77%) Apache CXF
3 3 (5.77%) RESTful
4 1 (1.92%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) CLARiiON
1 7 (13.46%) Blackberry
2 6 (11.54%) EFT
3 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.85%) Clustering
5 1 (1.92%) PKI
5 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.92%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.92%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.92%) Open Source
5 1 (1.92%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 32 (61.54%) Windows
2 19 (36.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (32.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (26.92%) Linux
5 13 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (15.38%) Windows 7
7 7 (13.46%) UNIX
8 6 (11.54%) Ubuntu
9 5 (9.62%) AIX
9 5 (9.62%) SUSE
9 5 (9.62%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (5.77%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (1.92%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.92%) VMS
11 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.00%) Change Management
2 9 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (15.38%) Mentoring
4 7 (13.46%) ITIL
4 7 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (13.46%) Web Development
5 6 (11.54%) Use Case
5 6 (11.54%) Analytics
6 5 (9.62%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (9.62%) DevOps
6 5 (9.62%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (9.62%) Load Balancing
7 4 (7.69%) Problem Management
7 4 (7.69%) Regression Testing
8 3 (5.77%) TDD
8 3 (5.77%) Service Management
8 3 (5.77%) Scrum
8 3 (5.77%) Migration
8 3 (5.77%) Service Desk Management
8 3 (5.77%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.23%) SQL
2 8 (15.38%) Java
3 3 (5.77%) C#
4 2 (3.85%) Python
5 1 (1.92%) C++
5 1 (1.92%) Perl
5 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 7 (13.46%) DV Cleared
3 4 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (3.85%) VCP4
5 2 (3.85%) VCP5
5 2 (3.85%) VCAP
5 2 (3.85%) MCITP
5 2 (3.85%) MCTS
5 2 (3.85%) MCSE
5 2 (3.85%) PhD
5 2 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.85%) CCNA
6 1 (1.92%) CCA
6 1 (1.92%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.92%) VTSP
6 1 (1.92%) HP APS
System Software
1 25 (48.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (30.77%) Active Directory
3 11 (21.15%) Hyper-V
4 9 (17.31%) XenDesktop
5 6 (11.54%) XenApp
5 6 (11.54%) KVM
6 5 (9.62%) FreeRADIUS
7 4 (7.69%) VMware ESX
7 4 (7.69%) Firmware
7 4 (7.69%) Terminal Services
8 3 (5.77%) DFS Replication
8 3 (5.77%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (3.85%) XenServer
9 2 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (1.92%) NFS
10 1 (1.92%) vCloud
10 1 (1.92%) Docker
10 1 (1.92%) LXC
10 1 (1.92%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 13 (25.00%) NetBackup
2 5 (9.62%) CA Spectrum
3 4 (7.69%) WSUS
4 3 (5.77%) Hyperic
4 3 (5.77%) logstash
4 3 (5.77%) ZABBIX
5 1 (1.92%) Netcool
5 1 (1.92%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.92%) EdgeSight
5 1 (1.92%) Puppet
5 1 (1.92%) SCCM
5 1 (1.92%) SCOM
Vendors
1 46 (88.46%) VMware
2 23 (44.23%) Microsoft
3 17 (32.69%) Citrix
4 16 (30.77%) Cisco
5 14 (26.92%) IBM
5 14 (26.92%) Symantec
6 12 (23.08%) EMC
7 10 (19.23%) HP
7 10 (19.23%) Dell
8 9 (17.31%) CA
9 7 (13.46%) Lotus
9 7 (13.46%) Adobe
10 6 (11.54%) Oracle
11 5 (9.62%) CheckPoint
11 5 (9.62%) AppSense
11 5 (9.62%) Splunk
12 3 (5.77%) Lumension
13 2 (3.85%) NetApp
14 1 (1.92%) BMC
14 1 (1.92%) Red Hat