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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
South East / Berkshire
Rank 89 101 121
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +20
Contract jobs citing vSphere 18 25 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.89% 0.99% 0.54%
As % of the System Software category 9.38% 10.37% 4.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 21 7
Median daily rate £425 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £325 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £475 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Median hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £29.53 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+4.98% +30.13%

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
192 241 311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 9.53% 9.57% 11.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 141 152
Median daily rate £425 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £225 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 27
Median hourly rate £30.91 £44.03 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.78% +166.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.10 £14.30 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £55.65 £39.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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
Slough +12 6 £408 +15.60%
Maidenhead -7 3 £518 +27.77%
Windsor - 3 - -
Reading +5 1 £425 +11.84% 3
Bracknell +3 1 - - 1
Newbury - 1 - -
Wokingham - 1 £338 -
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 21 (75.00%) VMware
2 17 (60.71%) Windows
3 14 (50.00%) Cisco
4 12 (42.86%) DNS
4 12 (42.86%) Linux
5 11 (39.29%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (35.71%) Hyper-V
6 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
6 10 (35.71%) Puppet
7 9 (32.14%) Ansible
7 9 (32.14%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (32.14%) PowerShell
8 8 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
8 8 (28.57%) VMware ESX
8 8 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (25.00%) FlexPod
9 7 (25.00%) vRealize
9 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 7 (25.00%) Python
9 7 (25.00%) Unix
10 6 (21.43%) Java
10 6 (21.43%) Perl
10 6 (21.43%) EMC
10 6 (21.43%) Ruby
10 6 (21.43%) Windows Server
10 6 (21.43%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (21.43%) VSAN
11 5 (17.86%) IBM Cloud

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 5 (17.86%) OpenStack
2 2 (7.14%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.57%) Apache
3 1 (3.57%) CloudStack
3 1 (3.57%) Confluence
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.57%) IIS
3 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (39.29%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (17.86%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (17.86%) IBM Cloud
3 5 (17.86%) SoftLayer
4 2 (7.14%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (7.14%) IaaS
4 2 (7.14%) PaaS
5 1 (3.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (42.86%) DNS
2 6 (21.43%) Cisco Nexus
2 6 (21.43%) VSAN
3 5 (17.86%) Firewall
3 5 (17.86%) VLAN
4 3 (10.71%) SAN
5 2 (7.14%) BGP
5 2 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (7.14%) DHCP
5 2 (7.14%) NetScaler
5 2 (7.14%) OSPF
5 2 (7.14%) Skype
5 2 (7.14%) Unified Communications
6 1 (3.57%) FTP
6 1 (3.57%) HSRP
6 1 (3.57%) HTTP
6 1 (3.57%) SSL
6 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (3.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Vagrant
2 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 2 (7.14%) JIRA
3 1 (3.57%) Bitbucket
3 1 (3.57%) JUnit
3 1 (3.57%) Maven
3 1 (3.57%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (3.57%) TeamCity
3 1 (3.57%) TestNG
General
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Electronics
3 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Architect
2 5 (17.86%) Cloud Architect
2 5 (17.86%) VMware Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Automation Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) FlexPod Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Network Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Cloud Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Server Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) VMware Support Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Wintel Server Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.57%) IT Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Unified Communications Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) VMware Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) FlexPod
2 6 (21.43%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (17.86%) Clustering
4 4 (14.29%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 2 (7.14%) Data Centre
5 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
6 1 (3.57%) Private Cloud
6 1 (3.57%) Replication
6 1 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (60.71%) Windows
2 12 (42.86%) Linux
3 7 (25.00%) Unix
3 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (21.43%) Windows Server
5 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (7.14%) Data ONTAP
6 2 (7.14%) Solaris
6 2 (7.14%) Ubuntu
6 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.57%) SUSE
7 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) Converged Infrastructure
1 5 (17.86%) DevOps
2 4 (14.29%) Demand Management
2 4 (14.29%) High Availability
2 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 4 (14.29%) ITIL
2 4 (14.29%) Presales
3 3 (10.71%) Configuration Management
3 3 (10.71%) Network Design
4 2 (7.14%) Incident Management
4 2 (7.14%) Migration
4 2 (7.14%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.57%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (3.57%) ITSM
5 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.57%) Performance Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Scrum
5 1 (3.57%) Test Automation
5 1 (3.57%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) PowerShell
2 7 (25.00%) Python
3 6 (21.43%) Java
3 6 (21.43%) Perl
3 6 (21.43%) Ruby
4 4 (14.29%) C
5 2 (7.14%) SQL
6 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (14.29%) VCDX
3 1 (3.57%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) PCI DSS
1 5 (17.86%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (35.71%) Active Directory
1 10 (35.71%) Hyper-V
2 9 (32.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (28.57%) VMware ESX
4 5 (17.86%) Docker
4 5 (17.86%) vCloud
4 5 (17.86%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (7.14%) XenApp
6 1 (3.57%) iptables
6 1 (3.57%) KVM
6 1 (3.57%) NFS
6 1 (3.57%) Postfix
6 1 (3.57%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (3.57%) Xen
6 1 (3.57%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (35.71%) Puppet
2 9 (32.14%) Ansible
3 8 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (25.00%) vRealize
5 4 (14.29%) vMotion
6 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (7.14%) WSUS
7 1 (3.57%) BladeLogic
7 1 (3.57%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (3.57%) Capistrano
7 1 (3.57%) Cobbler
7 1 (3.57%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (3.57%) PowerCLI
7 1 (3.57%) SCCM
7 1 (3.57%) Terraform
7 1 (3.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (3.57%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 21 (75.00%) VMware
2 14 (50.00%) Cisco
3 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (21.43%) EMC
5 5 (17.86%) HP
5 5 (17.86%) Nimsoft
6 4 (14.29%) NetApp
6 4 (14.29%) Oracle
7 2 (7.14%) CheckPoint
7 2 (7.14%) Citrix
7 2 (7.14%) Genesys
8 1 (3.57%) Atlassian
8 1 (3.57%) BMC
8 1 (3.57%) CA
8 1 (3.57%) IBM
8 1 (3.57%) Juniper
8 1 (3.57%) Percona
8 1 (3.57%) Polycom
8 1 (3.57%) SAP
8 1 (3.57%) Tandberg