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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 100 103 107
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +4
Contract jobs citing vSphere 21 28 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.86% 1.09% 1.20%
As % of the System Software category 7.72% 12.50% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 27
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£300 £338 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £378 £347
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £311 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.20% -4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £16.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £27.50 £31.88
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -13.72%
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
272 224 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.10% 8.73% 8.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 94 123
Average daily rate £338 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £197 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 24 26
Average hourly rate £18.50 £16.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £37.50 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.80 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.78% +6.45%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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
Bracknell +2 7 £300 - 2
Slough 0 6 £300 -2.04% 3
Reading +14 4 £298 +29.34% 2
Maidenhead -2 2 £400 +14.28%
Newbury - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 38 (100.00%) VMware
2 29 (76.32%) Windows
3 24 (63.16%) Microsoft
4 17 (44.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (44.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (42.11%) Security Cleared
5 16 (42.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (39.47%) Citrix
7 14 (36.84%) Active Directory
8 13 (34.21%) DV Cleared
9 12 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (31.58%) MS Excel
9 12 (31.58%) XenDesktop
10 10 (26.32%) DNS
10 10 (26.32%) SAN
10 10 (26.32%) NetBackup
10 10 (26.32%) AppSense
11 9 (23.68%) Change Management
11 9 (23.68%) EMC
11 9 (23.68%) Cisco
11 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
11 9 (23.68%) IIS
11 9 (23.68%) Windows 7
12 8 (21.05%) MS Exchange
12 8 (21.05%) Symantec
13 7 (18.42%) SQL
13 7 (18.42%) ITIL
13 7 (18.42%) Exchange Server 2003
13 7 (18.42%) Exchange Server 2010
13 7 (18.42%) Lumension

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 9 (23.68%) IIS
2 8 (21.05%) MS Exchange
3 7 (18.42%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (18.42%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (15.79%) GlassFish
4 6 (15.79%) IBM Notes
4 6 (15.79%) Lotus Domino
5 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
7 1 (2.63%) Apache
Applications
1 12 (31.58%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.89%) MS Visio
2 3 (7.89%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (26.32%) DNS
1 10 (26.32%) SAN
2 3 (7.89%) DHCP
3 2 (5.26%) WAN
3 2 (5.26%) iSCSI
3 2 (5.26%) NetScaler
3 2 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (2.63%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.63%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (2.63%) LAN
4 1 (2.63%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.63%) VPN
4 1 (2.63%) Internet
4 1 (2.63%) BGP
4 1 (2.63%) Firewall
4 1 (2.63%) IPsec
4 1 (2.63%) VLAN
4 1 (2.63%) Wireshark
4 1 (2.63%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 7
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.63%) DB2
General
1 2 (5.26%) Retail
2 1 (2.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (10.53%) Architect
2 4 (10.53%) Analyst
2 4 (10.53%) Support Analyst
2 4 (10.53%) Web Analyst
2 4 (10.53%) Web Support Analyst
3 3 (7.89%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (7.89%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (5.26%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Technical Architect
4 2 (5.26%) Consultant
4 2 (5.26%) Windows Server Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (5.26%) Server Engineer
4 2 (5.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) Security Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) IT Architect
5 1 (2.63%) Environment Manager
5 1 (2.63%) Web Engineer
5 1 (2.63%) Web Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) Flash
2 2 (5.26%) X-Windows
2 2 (5.26%) Application Packaging
3 1 (2.63%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) CLARiiON
2 5 (13.16%) Blackberry
2 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.63%) Firmware
3 1 (2.63%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 29 (76.32%) Windows
2 17 (44.74%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (42.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (23.68%) Windows 7
6 6 (15.79%) Linux
7 4 (10.53%) UNIX
8 3 (7.89%) AIX
9 2 (5.26%) Solaris
9 2 (5.26%) Windows 2000
9 2 (5.26%) Windows XP
9 2 (5.26%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (2.63%) CentOS
10 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (2.63%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (2.63%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.68%) Change Management
2 7 (18.42%) ITIL
3 6 (15.79%) Web Development
3 6 (15.79%) Mentoring
4 5 (13.16%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (10.53%) Migration
6 3 (7.89%) Information Security
6 3 (7.89%) Coaching
6 3 (7.89%) Service Desk Management
7 2 (5.26%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (5.26%) Build Automation
7 2 (5.26%) Problem Management
7 2 (5.26%) Unit Testing
7 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (2.63%) Data Security
8 1 (2.63%) Configuration Management
8 1 (2.63%) Service Management
8 1 (2.63%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.63%) Time Management
8 1 (2.63%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.42%) SQL
2 6 (15.79%) Java
3 2 (5.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (42.11%) Security Cleared
2 13 (34.21%) DV Cleared
3 6 (15.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (13.16%) MCSE
4 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (7.89%) VCP5
5 3 (7.89%) VCP4
5 3 (7.89%) VCAP
5 3 (7.89%) CCNA
5 3 (7.89%) MCTS
5 3 (7.89%) MCITP
6 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.63%) CCA
7 1 (2.63%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (2.63%) VTSP
System Software
1 17 (44.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (36.84%) Active Directory
3 12 (31.58%) XenDesktop
4 6 (15.79%) Hyper-V
5 4 (10.53%) VMware ESX
5 4 (10.53%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (7.89%) KVM
6 3 (7.89%) Terminal Services
7 2 (5.26%) XenApp
7 2 (5.26%) XenServer
7 2 (5.26%) DFS Replication
8 1 (2.63%) FreeRADIUS
8 1 (2.63%) vCloud
8 1 (2.63%) NFS
8 1 (2.63%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (26.32%) NetBackup
2 2 (5.26%) WSUS
3 1 (2.63%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (2.63%) SCCM
3 1 (2.63%) SCOM
3 1 (2.63%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 38 (100.00%) VMware
2 24 (63.16%) Microsoft
3 15 (39.47%) Citrix
4 10 (26.32%) AppSense
5 9 (23.68%) Cisco
5 9 (23.68%) EMC
6 8 (21.05%) Symantec
7 7 (18.42%) Lumension
8 6 (15.79%) Lotus
8 6 (15.79%) IBM
8 6 (15.79%) Adobe
9 5 (13.16%) HP
9 5 (13.16%) Dell
10 4 (10.53%) CA
11 3 (7.89%) Oracle
12 2 (5.26%) Red Hat
13 1 (2.63%) CheckPoint
13 1 (2.63%) Hitachi
13 1 (2.63%) Sophos
13 1 (2.63%) Splunk
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