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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
South East / Berkshire
Rank 91 92 107
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +15
Contract jobs citing vSphere 15 28 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.78% 1.15% 0.77%
As % of the System Software category 8.20% 12.07% 6.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 20 9
Median daily rate £500 £402 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.45% +10.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £323 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £558 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £15.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+54.00% -3.84%

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
183 232 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 9.46% 9.49% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 122 151
Median daily rate £438 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.86% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 18
Median hourly rate £55.65 £24.03 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+131.63% +45.60%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-0.75% -

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 +7 3 £500 +32.89% 1
Maidenhead -8 3 £518 +27.77% 1
Windsor - 2 - -
Wokingham - 2 £344 -
Bracknell +3 1 - -
Reading 0 1 £425 -0.58% 1
Newbury - 1 - -
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 27 (79.41%) VMware
2 16 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (47.06%) Windows
2 16 (47.06%) Cisco
3 15 (44.12%) Linux
4 12 (35.29%) DNS
4 12 (35.29%) VMware ESX
5 11 (32.35%) Hyper-V
5 11 (32.35%) Active Directory
5 11 (32.35%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (32.35%) Puppet
6 10 (29.41%) Firewall
7 9 (26.47%) Python
7 9 (26.47%) Ansible
8 8 (23.53%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
8 8 (23.53%) HP
8 8 (23.53%) EMC
8 8 (23.53%) PowerShell
9 7 (20.59%) Ruby
9 7 (20.59%) Perl
9 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
9 7 (20.59%) FlexPod
9 7 (20.59%) Windows Server
9 7 (20.59%) vRealize
10 6 (17.65%) VSAN
10 6 (17.65%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (17.65%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (17.65%) Finance

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 (14.71%) OpenStack
2 2 (5.88%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.94%) Apache
3 1 (2.94%) CloudStack
3 1 (2.94%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (32.35%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (17.65%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (14.71%) IBM Cloud
4 5 (14.71%) SoftLayer
5 2 (5.88%) IaaS
5 2 (5.88%) PaaS
6 1 (2.94%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 12 (35.29%) DNS
2 10 (29.41%) Firewall
3 6 (17.65%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (17.65%) SAN
3 6 (17.65%) VSAN
4 5 (14.71%) VLAN
5 3 (8.82%) BGP
5 3 (8.82%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (8.82%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (8.82%) MPLS
5 3 (8.82%) OSPF
6 2 (5.88%) HSRP
6 2 (5.88%) LAN
6 2 (5.88%) NetScaler
6 2 (5.88%) Skype
6 2 (5.88%) Unified Communications
6 2 (5.88%) VoIP
6 2 (5.88%) WAN
7 1 (2.94%) DHCP
7 1 (2.94%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (2.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Vagrant
2 2 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.88%) JIRA
3 1 (2.94%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.94%) JUnit
3 1 (2.94%) Maven
3 1 (2.94%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (2.94%) TeamCity
3 1 (2.94%) TestNG
General
1 6 (17.65%) Finance
2 4 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.94%) Electronics
3 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.94%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (35.29%) Architect
2 5 (14.71%) Cloud Architect
3 4 (11.76%) Automation Architect
3 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Architect
3 4 (11.76%) VMware Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Cloud Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 3 (8.82%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Design Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) FlexPod Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Network Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Platform Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Server Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) VMware Support Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Wintel Server Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Workflow Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) REST
2 2 (5.88%) Middleware
2 2 (5.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) FlexPod
2 6 (17.65%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (14.71%) Data Centre
4 4 (11.76%) Clustering
4 4 (11.76%) Public Cloud
4 4 (11.76%) VCE vBlock
5 3 (8.82%) Private Cloud
6 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (5.88%) User Experience
7 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
7 1 (2.94%) EMC VNX
7 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (47.06%) Windows
2 15 (44.12%) Linux
3 7 (20.59%) Windows Server
4 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (11.76%) Unix
6 3 (8.82%) Ubuntu
7 2 (5.88%) Data ONTAP
7 2 (5.88%) Solaris
7 2 (5.88%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.94%) CentOS
8 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (14.71%) Converged Infrastructure
1 5 (14.71%) DevOps
1 5 (14.71%) Infrastructure Monitoring
1 5 (14.71%) Network Design
2 4 (11.76%) Demand Management
2 4 (11.76%) Presales
3 3 (8.82%) Configuration Management
3 3 (8.82%) High Availability
3 3 (8.82%) ITIL
4 2 (5.88%) Migration
4 2 (5.88%) Problem Management
4 2 (5.88%) Target Operating Model
4 2 (5.88%) Workflow
4 2 (5.88%) Workflow Development
5 1 (2.94%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (2.94%) Dashboard Development
5 1 (2.94%) Data Encryption
5 1 (2.94%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (2.94%) Static Code Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (26.47%) Python
2 8 (23.53%) PowerShell
3 7 (20.59%) Perl
3 7 (20.59%) Ruby
4 6 (17.65%) Java
5 5 (14.71%) C
6 4 (11.76%) SQL
7 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) VCDX
1 4 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) CCIE
3 1 (2.94%) CCNP
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.71%) PCI DSS
1 5 (14.71%) SLA
2 1 (2.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 16 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (35.29%) VMware ESX
3 11 (32.35%) Active Directory
3 11 (32.35%) Hyper-V
4 5 (14.71%) Docker
4 5 (14.71%) vCloud
5 4 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (5.88%) XenApp
7 1 (2.94%) iptables
7 1 (2.94%) KVM
7 1 (2.94%) NFS
7 1 (2.94%) Postfix
7 1 (2.94%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (2.94%) Xen
7 1 (2.94%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (32.35%) Puppet
2 9 (26.47%) Ansible
3 8 (23.53%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (20.59%) vRealize
5 4 (11.76%) vMotion
6 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (2.94%) BladeLogic
7 1 (2.94%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (2.94%) Capistrano
7 1 (2.94%) Cobbler
7 1 (2.94%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (2.94%) Nagios
7 1 (2.94%) PowerCLI
7 1 (2.94%) Terraform
7 1 (2.94%) WSUS
7 1 (2.94%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 27 (79.41%) VMware
2 16 (47.06%) Cisco
3 8 (23.53%) EMC
3 8 (23.53%) HP
4 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
5 5 (14.71%) Nimsoft
6 4 (11.76%) NetApp
6 4 (11.76%) Oracle
7 2 (5.88%) CheckPoint
7 2 (5.88%) Citrix
7 2 (5.88%) Genesys
7 2 (5.88%) IBM
7 2 (5.88%) Juniper
7 2 (5.88%) Splunk
8 1 (2.94%) Avaya
8 1 (2.94%) BMC
8 1 (2.94%) F5
8 1 (2.94%) Percona
8 1 (2.94%) Sonatype
8 1 (2.94%) Veeam
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