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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 98 91 99
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +8
Contract jobs citing vSphere 10 29 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.50% 1.14% 1.17%
As % of the System Software category 4.33% 11.24% 8.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 19 19
Median daily rate £425 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £615 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.70% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.46 £25.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+77.84% -13.79%
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
231 258 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.64% 10.14% 13.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 121 195
Median daily rate £425 £388 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +2.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £251 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £347
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 36 29
Median hourly rate £43.28 £28.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.80% +59.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.20 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £55.55 £24.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
- -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 8 December 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 8 December 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
Maidenhead -4 3 £518 +27.77%
Wokingham - 2 £344 -
Reading -4 1 - - 1
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 38 (95.00%) VMware
2 25 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (60.00%) Linux
4 23 (57.50%) Cisco
5 18 (45.00%) Windows
6 15 (37.50%) EMC
7 14 (35.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 12 (30.00%) Firewall
8 12 (30.00%) VMware ESX
9 11 (27.50%) Python
9 11 (27.50%) Puppet
10 10 (25.00%) HP
11 9 (22.50%) ITIL
11 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
11 9 (22.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 9 (22.50%) Opscode Chef
11 9 (22.50%) DevOps
12 8 (20.00%) Data Centre
12 8 (20.00%) Windows Server
12 8 (20.00%) Hyper-V
12 8 (20.00%) CCNP
12 8 (20.00%) Perl
12 8 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (20.00%) SAN
12 8 (20.00%) NetApp
13 7 (17.50%) Active Directory
13 7 (17.50%) SQL Server
13 7 (17.50%) DNS
14 6 (15.00%) Oracle
14 6 (15.00%) SQL

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 (10.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.50%) Apache
2 1 (2.50%) Confluence
2 1 (2.50%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.50%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (5.00%) IaaS
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.00%) PaaS
4 1 (2.50%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.50%) IBM Cloud
4 1 (2.50%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 14 (35.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 12 (30.00%) Firewall
3 8 (20.00%) SAN
4 7 (17.50%) DNS
5 5 (12.50%) VLAN
6 4 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (10.00%) Unified Communications
7 3 (7.50%) BGP
7 3 (7.50%) MPLS
7 3 (7.50%) NetScaler
7 3 (7.50%) OSPF
7 3 (7.50%) Skype
8 2 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (5.00%) Ethernet
8 2 (5.00%) FCoE
8 2 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (5.00%) HSRP
8 2 (5.00%) LAN
8 2 (5.00%) VoIP
8 2 (5.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (2.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (15.00%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (5.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.00%) JIRA
3 1 (2.50%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.50%) JUnit
3 1 (2.50%) Maven
3 1 (2.50%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.50%) TestNG
General
1 5 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (17.50%) Administrator
1 7 (17.50%) Linux Administrator
2 6 (15.00%) Architect
2 6 (15.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 6 (15.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 6 (15.00%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) VMWare Administrator
4 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 4 (10.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Cloud Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 3 (7.50%) NetApp Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Network Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.00%) Cisco Support Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) VMware Support Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.00%) REST
2 2 (5.00%) Middleware
3 1 (2.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (15.00%) EMC VNX
2 6 (15.00%) FlexPod
3 4 (10.00%) Clustering
3 4 (10.00%) Public Cloud
4 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Cloud
4 3 (7.50%) Private Cloud
5 2 (5.00%) e-Health
5 2 (5.00%) User Experience
6 1 (2.50%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.50%) VCE vBlock
6 1 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 24 (60.00%) Linux
2 18 (45.00%) Windows
3 8 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (12.50%) Data ONTAP
4 5 (12.50%) Ubuntu
4 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (7.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (7.50%) Unix
6 2 (5.00%) Solaris
6 2 (5.00%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.50%) CentOS
7 1 (2.50%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (22.50%) DevOps
1 9 (22.50%) ITIL
2 5 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (12.50%) Network Design
3 4 (10.00%) High Availability
3 4 (10.00%) Migration
4 2 (5.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (5.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (5.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (5.00%) Project Management
4 2 (5.00%) Target Operating Model
4 2 (5.00%) Workflow
4 2 (5.00%) Workflow Development
5 1 (2.50%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (2.50%) Converged Infrastructure
5 1 (2.50%) Data Encryption
5 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 1 (2.50%) Patch Management
5 1 (2.50%) Presales
5 1 (2.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 11 (27.50%) Python
2 8 (20.00%) Perl
3 6 (15.00%) C
3 6 (15.00%) SQL
4 5 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 3 (7.50%) JavaScript
5 3 (7.50%) Ruby
6 1 (2.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (22.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 8 (20.00%) CCNP
2 8 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (12.50%) CCNA
3 5 (12.50%) RHCE
3 5 (12.50%) RHCSA
4 2 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (5.00%) NCDA
4 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.50%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (30.00%) VMware ESX
3 8 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 7 (17.50%) Active Directory
5 4 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (7.50%) NFS
7 2 (5.00%) XenApp
8 1 (2.50%) Docker
8 1 (2.50%) iptables
8 1 (2.50%) KVM
8 1 (2.50%) Postfix
8 1 (2.50%) vCloud
8 1 (2.50%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (27.50%) Puppet
2 9 (22.50%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (15.00%) Nagios
4 4 (10.00%) Ansible
4 4 (10.00%) vMotion
5 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (2.50%) BladeLogic
6 1 (2.50%) Capistrano
6 1 (2.50%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (2.50%) PowerCLI
6 1 (2.50%) Terraform
6 1 (2.50%) vRealize
6 1 (2.50%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 38 (95.00%) VMware
2 23 (57.50%) Cisco
3 15 (37.50%) EMC
4 10 (25.00%) HP
5 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
6 8 (20.00%) NetApp
7 6 (15.00%) Oracle
8 4 (10.00%) Genesys
8 4 (10.00%) IBM
9 3 (7.50%) Citrix
9 3 (7.50%) Juniper
10 2 (5.00%) CA
10 2 (5.00%) CheckPoint
10 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
10 2 (5.00%) Splunk
11 1 (2.50%) Atlassian
11 1 (2.50%) BMC
11 1 (2.50%) Mitel
11 1 (2.50%) Percona
11 1 (2.50%) Sonatype
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago