The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 84 111 104
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -7
Contract jobs citing vSphere 34 15 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.50% 0.58% 0.74%
As % of the System Software category 13.44% 5.66% 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 10 6
Median daily rate £475 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £319 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £515 £524
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £18.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £22.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
-40.00% -7.21%
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
253 265 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.14% 10.16% 10.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 135 110
Median daily rate £425 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £175 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.67% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 34 21
Median hourly rate £18.75 £19.50 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +14.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £30.90 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +17 7 £475 +2.70% 5
Windsor - 7 £500 -
Slough +8 5 £375 -27.18% 1
Bracknell -1 4 £278 -43.07%
Newbury - 4 £475 -
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 73 (92.41%) VMware
2 49 (62.03%) Linux
2 49 (62.03%) Cisco
3 38 (48.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 31 (39.24%) Cisco Nexus
4 31 (39.24%) ITIL
5 30 (37.97%) NetApp
6 27 (34.18%) Windows
6 27 (34.18%) Data Centre
7 24 (30.38%) Python
8 23 (29.11%) FlexPod
9 22 (27.85%) CCNP
9 22 (27.85%) Cisco Certification
9 22 (27.85%) Firewall
10 21 (26.58%) Data ONTAP
11 20 (25.32%) EMC
12 19 (24.05%) Perl
12 19 (24.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 17 (21.52%) Puppet
13 17 (21.52%) Windows Server
14 16 (20.25%) IBM
14 16 (20.25%) SAN
15 15 (18.99%) Opscode Chef
15 15 (18.99%) DevOps
16 14 (17.72%) Red Hat
16 14 (17.72%) Sonatype Nexus
16 14 (17.72%) EMC VNX
17 13 (16.46%) HP
18 12 (15.19%) Nagios
18 12 (15.19%) PowerShell

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.06%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.53%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.27%) Apache
3 1 (1.27%) CloudStack
3 1 (1.27%) Confluence
3 1 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.27%) JBoss
3 1 (1.27%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.27%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.27%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.27%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (2.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.06%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.27%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.27%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.27%) CloudBees
3 1 (1.27%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (1.27%) IBM PureFlex
3 1 (1.27%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 31 (39.24%) Cisco Nexus
2 22 (27.85%) Firewall
3 16 (20.25%) SAN
4 11 (13.92%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (13.92%) Fibre Channel
5 10 (12.66%) Ethernet
5 10 (12.66%) FCoE
6 5 (6.33%) DNS
7 4 (5.06%) MPLS
8 3 (3.80%) BGP
8 3 (3.80%) LAN
8 3 (3.80%) OSPF
8 3 (3.80%) VoIP
8 3 (3.80%) WAN
9 2 (2.53%) EIGRP
9 2 (2.53%) iSCSI
9 2 (2.53%) NAS
9 2 (2.53%) Network Security
9 2 (2.53%) TCP/IP
9 2 (2.53%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.33%) MySQL
2 4 (5.06%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (5.06%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 14 (17.72%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (5.06%) JIRA
3 3 (3.80%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.80%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.27%) Ant
4 1 (1.27%) Maven
4 1 (1.27%) Subversion
General
1 6 (7.59%) Finance
2 3 (3.80%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.53%) Legal
4 1 (1.27%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 22 (27.85%) Support Engineer
2 15 (18.99%) VMware Engineer
3 14 (17.72%) NetApp Engineer
4 12 (15.19%) Administrator
4 12 (15.19%) Cisco Engineer
5 11 (13.92%) Linux Administrator
6 10 (12.66%) FlexPod Engineer
7 8 (10.13%) Cisco Support
7 8 (10.13%) Cisco Support Engineer
7 8 (10.13%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 8 (10.13%) Network Engineer
7 8 (10.13%) Systems Administrator
7 8 (10.13%) VMWare Administrator
8 7 (8.86%) Network Support
8 7 (8.86%) Network Support Engineer
9 6 (7.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 6 (7.59%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
9 6 (7.59%) Cloud Engineer
9 6 (7.59%) Linux Engineer
9 6 (7.59%) VMware Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.06%) Middleware
1 4 (5.06%) REST
2 3 (3.80%) Node.js
3 2 (2.53%) Web Services
4 1 (1.27%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (1.27%) ELK Stack
4 1 (1.27%) LAMP
4 1 (1.27%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.27%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 27 (34.18%) Data Centre
2 23 (29.11%) FlexPod
3 14 (17.72%) EMC VNX
4 10 (12.66%) e-Health
5 7 (8.86%) Driving Licence
5 7 (8.86%) Enterprise Cloud
5 7 (8.86%) Replication
6 4 (5.06%) Public Cloud
7 3 (3.80%) Private Cloud
8 2 (2.53%) User Experience
8 2 (2.53%) VCE vBlock
9 1 (1.27%) Clustering
9 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 49 (62.03%) Linux
2 27 (34.18%) Windows
3 21 (26.58%) Data ONTAP
4 17 (21.52%) Windows Server
5 11 (13.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (12.66%) CentOS
7 5 (6.33%) SUSE
8 4 (5.06%) Ubuntu
9 3 (3.80%) Unix
10 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (1.27%) AIX
11 1 (1.27%) Debian
11 1 (1.27%) Fedora
11 1 (1.27%) HPUX
11 1 (1.27%) Solaris
11 1 (1.27%) VMS
11 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (39.24%) ITIL
2 15 (18.99%) DevOps
3 6 (7.59%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (7.59%) High Availability
4 5 (6.33%) Coaching
4 5 (6.33%) Mentoring
5 4 (5.06%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (5.06%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 4 (5.06%) Kanban
5 4 (5.06%) Patch Management
5 4 (5.06%) Service Management
5 4 (5.06%) Software Distribution
6 3 (3.80%) Configuration Management
6 3 (3.80%) ITSM
6 3 (3.80%) Migration
7 2 (2.53%) ITIL V3
7 2 (2.53%) Load Balancing
7 2 (2.53%) Network Design
7 2 (2.53%) Open Source
7 2 (2.53%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 24 (30.38%) Python
2 19 (24.05%) Perl
3 12 (15.19%) PowerShell
4 8 (10.13%) Ruby
5 6 (7.59%) JavaScript
6 4 (5.06%) Java
6 4 (5.06%) SQL
7 3 (3.80%) C
8 1 (1.27%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.27%) C-shell
8 1 (1.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (27.85%) CCNP
1 22 (27.85%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (24.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 12 (15.19%) NCDA
4 10 (12.66%) CCNA
4 10 (12.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 9 (11.39%) RHCE
5 9 (11.39%) RHCSA
6 8 (10.13%) Security Cleared
7 7 (8.86%) SC Cleared
8 2 (2.53%) Degree
9 1 (1.27%) CCIE
9 1 (1.27%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.27%) VCP4
9 1 (1.27%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.92%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.80%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (48.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (13.92%) NFS
2 11 (13.92%) VMware ESX
3 10 (12.66%) Active Directory
3 10 (12.66%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (8.86%) Hyper-V
5 6 (7.59%) vCloud
6 2 (2.53%) Docker
6 2 (2.53%) KVM
6 2 (2.53%) XenServer
7 1 (1.27%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.27%) Postfix
7 1 (1.27%) qmail
7 1 (1.27%) Sendmail
7 1 (1.27%) Varnish
7 1 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.27%) Xen
7 1 (1.27%) XenApp
7 1 (1.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (21.52%) Puppet
2 15 (18.99%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (15.19%) Nagios
4 8 (10.13%) vRealize
5 2 (2.53%) Ansible
5 2 (2.53%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.27%) Bacula
6 1 (1.27%) cPanel
6 1 (1.27%) Grafana
6 1 (1.27%) Graphite
6 1 (1.27%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (1.27%) Kibana
6 1 (1.27%) logstash
6 1 (1.27%) Nessus
6 1 (1.27%) Salt
6 1 (1.27%) SCCM
6 1 (1.27%) SCOM
6 1 (1.27%) vMotion
6 1 (1.27%) WSUS
6 1 (1.27%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 73 (92.41%) VMware
2 49 (62.03%) Cisco
3 30 (37.97%) NetApp
4 20 (25.32%) EMC
5 16 (20.25%) IBM
6 14 (17.72%) Red Hat
7 13 (16.46%) HP
8 10 (12.66%) CA
9 9 (11.39%) Microsoft
10 4 (5.06%) Citrix
10 4 (5.06%) Oracle
11 3 (3.80%) Juniper
11 3 (3.80%) LANDesk
12 2 (2.53%) Dell
12 2 (2.53%) Genesys
12 2 (2.53%) Remedy
12 2 (2.53%) Splunk
12 2 (2.53%) Symantec
13 1 (1.27%) Avaya
13 1 (1.27%) Veritas
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