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 4 March 2015 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 110 109 101
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Contract jobs citing vSphere 19 22 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.66% 0.79% 0.72%
As % of the System Software category 6.23% 8.06% 8.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 11
Average daily rate
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£350 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £325 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £423 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £311
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +7.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 3
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -65.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £23.20 £24.25
% change year-on-year
-9.48% -4.32%
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
305 273 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 10.59% 9.80% 8.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 123 97
Average daily rate £398 £308 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.26% -5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £193 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £311 £315
% change year-on-year
+12.44% -1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 42 37
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £15.00 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £27.20 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -1.51%

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +7 11 £425 +30.76% 2
Slough +3 7 £350 -12.50%
Thatcham - - - - 2
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Newbury - - - -
Reading - - - - 2
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 46 (88.46%) VMware
2 34 (65.38%) Windows
3 26 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (48.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 22 (42.31%) Microsoft
6 20 (38.46%) DNS
6 20 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (36.54%) Active Directory
8 16 (30.77%) HP
8 16 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (30.77%) SQL Server
9 15 (28.85%) IIS
9 15 (28.85%) SAN
10 14 (26.92%) Symantec
10 14 (26.92%) IBM
11 13 (25.00%) NetBackup
12 12 (23.08%) EMC
13 11 (21.15%) Dell
13 11 (21.15%) Change Management
14 10 (19.23%) Linux
15 9 (17.31%) Citrix
15 9 (17.31%) Cisco
15 9 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
15 9 (17.31%) HP Data Protector
16 8 (15.38%) DHCP
16 8 (15.38%) Java
17 7 (13.46%) IBM Notes
17 7 (13.46%) Lotus Domino
17 7 (13.46%) Flash
17 7 (13.46%) Adobe

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 15 (28.85%) IIS
2 7 (13.46%) IBM Notes
2 7 (13.46%) Lotus Domino
2 7 (13.46%) GlassFish
2 7 (13.46%) OpenStack
3 6 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (11.54%) MS Exchange
4 4 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (7.69%) Apache
5 3 (5.77%) JBoss
5 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (11.54%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) assyst
1 1 (1.92%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.92%) SaaS
2 1 (1.92%) PaaS
2 1 (1.92%) Office 365
2 1 (1.92%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (38.46%) DNS
2 15 (28.85%) SAN
3 8 (15.38%) DHCP
4 6 (11.54%) NetScaler
5 5 (9.62%) Firewall
5 5 (9.62%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (7.69%) Cisco ISE
6 4 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (7.69%) Network Security
6 4 (7.69%) IPsec
6 4 (7.69%) VLAN
6 4 (7.69%) BGP
6 4 (7.69%) Internet
6 4 (7.69%) VPN
6 4 (7.69%) Ethernet
7 3 (5.77%) TCP/IP
7 3 (5.77%) LAN
7 3 (5.77%) WAN
7 3 (5.77%) OpenLDAP
8 2 (3.85%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (7.69%) DB2
3 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 7
3 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (5.77%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Jenkins
1 4 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.77%) JUnit
2 3 (5.77%) Maven
2 3 (5.77%) jMock
2 3 (5.77%) DbUnit
2 3 (5.77%) Mockito
3 1 (1.92%) Subversion
3 1 (1.92%) Bugzilla
General
1 3 (5.77%) Retail
1 3 (5.77%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.92%) Billing
Job Titles
1 13 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (13.46%) Server Engineer
2 7 (13.46%) Architect
2 7 (13.46%) Support Engineer
3 6 (11.54%) VMware Consultant
3 6 (11.54%) Server Support
3 6 (11.54%) Analyst
3 6 (11.54%) Consultant
3 6 (11.54%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 6 (11.54%) Server Support Engineer
4 5 (9.62%) Web Analyst
4 5 (9.62%) Developer
4 5 (9.62%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (9.62%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Web Support Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) Technical Architect
5 4 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Support Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) Network Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.46%) Flash
2 4 (7.69%) Regular Expression
2 4 (7.69%) Web Services
3 3 (5.77%) SOAP
3 3 (5.77%) ActiveMQ
3 3 (5.77%) Spring
3 3 (5.77%) X-Windows
3 3 (5.77%) Apache CXF
3 3 (5.77%) RESTful
3 3 (5.77%) PowerMock
3 3 (5.77%) Apache Camel
4 1 (1.92%) XML
4 1 (1.92%) COM
4 1 (1.92%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) CLARiiON
2 6 (11.54%) EFT
3 5 (9.62%) Blackberry
4 3 (5.77%) Clustering
5 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.92%) CMDB
5 1 (1.92%) Open Source
5 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.92%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.92%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 34 (65.38%) Windows
2 26 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (19.23%) Linux
6 6 (11.54%) Ubuntu
7 4 (7.69%) Oracle Linux
7 4 (7.69%) Windows 7
7 4 (7.69%) SUSE
7 4 (7.69%) UNIX
7 4 (7.69%) AIX
8 3 (5.77%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.92%) VMS
9 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (21.15%) Change Management
2 9 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (13.46%) Web Development
3 7 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (11.54%) Analytics
4 6 (11.54%) Use Case
5 5 (9.62%) DevOps
6 4 (7.69%) Load Balancing
6 4 (7.69%) Migration
6 4 (7.69%) Regression Testing
7 3 (5.77%) TDD
7 3 (5.77%) Operations Management
7 3 (5.77%) Scrum
7 3 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (5.77%) Kanban
7 3 (5.77%) BDD
7 3 (5.77%) Mentoring
8 2 (3.85%) Line Management
8 2 (3.85%) Technical Analysis
8 2 (3.85%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.38%) Java
2 7 (13.46%) PowerShell
3 5 (9.62%) SQL
4 2 (3.85%) Python
5 1 (1.92%) Perl
5 1 (1.92%) C#
5 1 (1.92%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared
1 3 (5.77%) Security Cleared
1 3 (5.77%) VCP4
2 2 (3.85%) PhD
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.92%) MCITP
3 1 (1.92%) HP APS
System Software
1 25 (48.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (36.54%) Active Directory
3 6 (11.54%) vCloud
4 5 (9.62%) Hyper-V
5 4 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (7.69%) FreeRADIUS
5 4 (7.69%) XenApp
6 3 (5.77%) Firmware
6 3 (5.77%) Terminal Services
6 3 (5.77%) DFS Replication
6 3 (5.77%) KVM
7 2 (3.85%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.92%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.92%) Docker
8 1 (1.92%) LXC
Systems Management
1 13 (25.00%) NetBackup
2 9 (17.31%) HP Data Protector
3 4 (7.69%) CA Spectrum
3 4 (7.69%) WSUS
4 3 (5.77%) ZABBIX
4 3 (5.77%) HP SIM
4 3 (5.77%) Hyperic
4 3 (5.77%) logstash
5 1 (1.92%) Netcool
5 1 (1.92%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 46 (88.46%) VMware
2 22 (42.31%) Microsoft
3 16 (30.77%) HP
4 14 (26.92%) Symantec
4 14 (26.92%) IBM
5 12 (23.08%) EMC
6 11 (21.15%) Dell
7 9 (17.31%) Citrix
7 9 (17.31%) Cisco
8 7 (13.46%) Adobe
8 7 (13.46%) CA
8 7 (13.46%) Lotus
9 4 (7.69%) Splunk
9 4 (7.69%) CheckPoint
9 4 (7.69%) Oracle
10 2 (3.85%) NetApp
11 1 (1.92%) BMC
11 1 (1.92%) Remedy
11 1 (1.92%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.92%) webMethods
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