The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Berkshire region.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 108 98 119
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +21
Contract jobs citing vSphere 13 26 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.53% 1.07% 0.57%
As % of the System Software category 5.00% 8.18% 7.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 8
Average daily rate
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£471 £350 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.64% +4.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £286 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £350 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 5
Average hourly rate - £30.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -32.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £30.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-37.70% -10.29%
System Software Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
260 318 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 10.66% 13.11% 7.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 126 87
Average daily rate £380 £325 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £140 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £318
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 27 33
Average hourly rate £16.79 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.86% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.95 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £30.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
vSphere
South East

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
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 10 July 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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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
Reading -8 4 £473 +71.81% 2
Slough - - - - 2
Bracknell - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - -
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 27 (100.00%) VMware
2 23 (85.19%) Windows
3 22 (81.48%) Microsoft
4 15 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (51.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (51.85%) Citrix
6 13 (48.15%) DV Cleared
6 13 (48.15%) Security Cleared
6 13 (48.15%) XenDesktop
7 10 (37.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (37.04%) AppSense
7 10 (37.04%) Active Directory
7 10 (37.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (29.63%) HP
8 8 (29.63%) Lumension
9 7 (25.93%) Cisco
9 7 (25.93%) MS Excel
10 6 (22.22%) NetBackup
10 6 (22.22%) Windows 7
11 5 (18.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (18.52%) HP Data Protector
11 5 (18.52%) MCSE
11 5 (18.52%) ITIL
11 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (14.81%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (14.81%) SAN
12 4 (14.81%) Symantec
12 4 (14.81%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
13 3 (11.11%) VCAP

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (7.41%) IIS
2 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (25.93%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.11%) MS Visio
2 3 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.81%) SAN
2 3 (11.11%) VPN
2 3 (11.11%) DNS
3 2 (7.41%) LAN
3 2 (7.41%) WAN
3 2 (7.41%) Internet
3 2 (7.41%) MPLS
3 2 (7.41%) Firewall
4 1 (3.70%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (3.70%) LDAP
4 1 (3.70%) SMTP
4 1 (3.70%) DHCP
4 1 (3.70%) HTTP
4 1 (3.70%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.70%) Finance
1 1 (3.70%) Multimedia
1 1 (3.70%) French Language
1 1 (3.70%) German Language
1 1 (3.70%) Italian Language
1 1 (3.70%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Server Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Support Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Server Support Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Server Support
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Operations Manager
5 1 (3.70%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Team Leader
5 1 (3.70%) UNIX Administrator
5 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Environment Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Data Centre Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Team Leader
5 1 (3.70%) IT Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Data Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.70%) XML
2 1 (3.70%) JTAPI
Operating Systems
1 23 (85.19%) Windows
2 14 (51.85%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (37.04%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (37.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (22.22%) Windows 7
5 3 (11.11%) Solaris
6 2 (7.41%) Linux
6 2 (7.41%) Windows 2000
6 2 (7.41%) UNIX
6 2 (7.41%) AIX
7 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.70%) CentOS
7 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) ITIL
2 3 (11.11%) Information Security
3 2 (7.41%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (3.70%) Requirements Management
4 1 (3.70%) Operations Management
4 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.70%) Project Management
4 1 (3.70%) Service Management
4 1 (3.70%) Change Management
4 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.70%) Data Security
4 1 (3.70%) Security Management
4 1 (3.70%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.70%) Perl
2 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (48.15%) DV Cleared
1 13 (48.15%) Security Cleared
2 5 (18.52%) MCSE
2 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (18.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (11.11%) MCTS
3 3 (11.11%) MCITP
3 3 (11.11%) CCNA
3 3 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (11.11%) VCP4
3 3 (11.11%) VCAP
3 3 (11.11%) VCP5
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 15 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (48.15%) XenDesktop
3 10 (37.04%) Active Directory
4 4 (14.81%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (14.81%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (11.11%) VMware ESX
6 2 (7.41%) vCloud
6 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
6 2 (7.41%) XenServer
7 1 (3.70%) XenApp
7 1 (3.70%) MetaFrame
7 1 (3.70%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) NetBackup
2 5 (18.52%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (7.41%) SCCM
4 2 (7.41%) WSUS
5 1 (3.70%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (3.70%) Backup Exec
5 1 (3.70%) SCOM
5 1 (3.70%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 27 (100.00%) VMware
2 22 (81.48%) Microsoft
3 14 (51.85%) Citrix
4 10 (37.04%) AppSense
5 8 (29.63%) HP
5 8 (29.63%) Lumension
6 7 (25.93%) Cisco
7 4 (14.81%) Symantec
8 2 (7.41%) Oracle
8 2 (7.41%) NetApp
8 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
9 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
9 1 (3.70%) EMC
9 1 (3.70%) Remedy
9 1 (3.70%) McAfee
9 1 (3.70%) Sophos
9 1 (3.70%) Blue Coat
9 1 (3.70%) Brocade
9 1 (3.70%) Verint