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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 101 102 103
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing vSphere 19 27 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.77% 1.07% 1.06%
As % of the System Software category 7.76% 11.07% 12.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 23
Average daily rate
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£413 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £230 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £353 £337
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 1
Average hourly rate - £30.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +38.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.25 £30.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-20.49% +34.06%
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
245 244 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 9.95% 9.63% 8.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 100 110
Average daily rate £325 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 25 23
Average hourly rate £17.07 £20.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.73% +32.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £30.50 £26.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +4 6 £375 +63.04% 1
Bracknell +1 1 - - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - - 1
Slough - - - - 1
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 29 (100.00%) VMware
2 21 (72.41%) Microsoft
3 20 (68.97%) Windows
4 16 (55.17%) Security Cleared
4 16 (55.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (51.72%) Citrix
6 13 (44.83%) DV Cleared
7 12 (41.38%) XenDesktop
8 11 (37.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (37.93%) MS Excel
8 11 (37.93%) Active Directory
9 10 (34.48%) AppSense
10 9 (31.03%) Cisco
10 9 (31.03%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (24.14%) SAN
11 7 (24.14%) ITIL
11 7 (24.14%) Lumension
11 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (20.69%) Hyper-V
12 6 (20.69%) Windows 7
12 6 (20.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (20.69%) SQL
12 6 (20.69%) Linux
13 5 (17.24%) MCSE
13 5 (17.24%) HP
13 5 (17.24%) MS Exchange
13 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (17.24%) Root Cause Analysis
14 4 (13.79%) VMware ESXi
14 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 5 (17.24%) MS Exchange
2 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (10.34%) IIS
4 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.45%) Apache
5 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (37.93%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.34%) MS Office
2 3 (10.34%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 7 (24.14%) SAN
2 2 (6.90%) NetScaler
2 2 (6.90%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (6.90%) iSCSI
2 2 (6.90%) WAN
2 2 (6.90%) DNS
3 1 (3.45%) Firewall
3 1 (3.45%) IPsec
3 1 (3.45%) Internet
3 1 (3.45%) BGP
3 1 (3.45%) DHCP
3 1 (3.45%) Ethernet
3 1 (3.45%) VPN
3 1 (3.45%) LAN
3 1 (3.45%) Wireshark
3 1 (3.45%) Network Security
3 1 (3.45%) VLAN
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (3.45%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.45%) DB2
General
1 2 (6.90%) Retail
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (13.79%) Architect
2 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Server Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Windows Server Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Technical Architect
3 2 (6.90%) Consultant
4 1 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (3.45%) Technical Support
4 1 (3.45%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (3.45%) Administrator
4 1 (3.45%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 1 (3.45%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (3.45%) Citrix Consultant
4 1 (3.45%) Environment Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Security Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) IT Architect
4 1 (3.45%) Virtualisation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.45%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.45%) Firmware
2 1 (3.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 20 (68.97%) Windows
2 11 (37.93%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (31.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (20.69%) Windows 7
5 6 (20.69%) Linux
6 4 (13.79%) UNIX
7 3 (10.34%) AIX
8 2 (6.90%) Solaris
8 2 (6.90%) Windows 2000
8 2 (6.90%) Windows XP
9 1 (3.45%) SUSE
9 1 (3.45%) CentOS
9 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (3.45%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) ITIL
2 5 (17.24%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (10.34%) Change Management
3 3 (10.34%) Migration
3 3 (10.34%) Information Security
3 3 (10.34%) Service Desk Management
4 2 (6.90%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (6.90%) Build Automation
4 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (6.90%) Problem Management
4 2 (6.90%) Unit Testing
5 1 (3.45%) Service Management
5 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.45%) Data Security
5 1 (3.45%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.45%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.45%) Time Management
5 1 (3.45%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.45%) Requirements Management
5 1 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) SQL
2 2 (6.90%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (55.17%) Security Cleared
2 13 (44.83%) DV Cleared
3 6 (20.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (17.24%) MCSE
4 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (10.34%) CCNA
5 3 (10.34%) MCTS
5 3 (10.34%) MCITP
5 3 (10.34%) VCP4
5 3 (10.34%) VCAP
5 3 (10.34%) VCP5
6 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
7 1 (3.45%) CCA
7 1 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (3.45%) VTSP
System Software
1 16 (55.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (41.38%) XenDesktop
3 11 (37.93%) Active Directory
4 6 (20.69%) Hyper-V
5 4 (13.79%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (13.79%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (13.79%) VMware ESX
6 3 (10.34%) KVM
7 2 (6.90%) XenApp
7 2 (6.90%) XenServer
8 1 (3.45%) Terminal Services
8 1 (3.45%) NFS
8 1 (3.45%) VMware Server
8 1 (3.45%) FreeRADIUS
8 1 (3.45%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.45%) SCCM
2 1 (3.45%) SCOM
2 1 (3.45%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (3.45%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 29 (100.00%) VMware
2 21 (72.41%) Microsoft
3 15 (51.72%) Citrix
4 10 (34.48%) AppSense
5 9 (31.03%) Cisco
6 7 (24.14%) Lumension
7 5 (17.24%) HP
8 4 (13.79%) IBM
9 3 (10.34%) Oracle
9 3 (10.34%) Dell
10 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
10 2 (6.90%) CA
11 1 (3.45%) Hitachi
11 1 (3.45%) Sophos
11 1 (3.45%) CheckPoint
11 1 (3.45%) SAP
11 1 (3.45%) EMC
11 1 (3.45%) Splunk
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