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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 97 106 96
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -10
Contract jobs citing vSphere 19 11 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.77% 0.43% 1.17%
As % of the System Software category 7.17% 4.26% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 10
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£350 £450 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +35.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £331 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £482 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £310
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 6
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -25.00%
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
265 258 308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 10.75% 10.13% 12.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 103 107
Average daily rate £400 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £250 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -5.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 23 29
Average hourly rate £18.55 £16.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.93% -21.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £22.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -3.12%

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 3 June 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 3 June 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 - 6 £465 - 1
Slough +7 5 £400 - 4
Maidenhead - 3 £275 - 4
Reading +1 1 - -
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 38 (100.00%) VMware
2 30 (78.95%) Windows
3 25 (65.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (63.16%) Active Directory
5 23 (60.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (57.89%) HP
6 22 (57.89%) Microsoft
7 18 (47.37%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (44.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (42.11%) Data Centre
10 12 (31.58%) DNS
10 12 (31.58%) PowerShell
11 11 (28.95%) HP Data Protector
11 11 (28.95%) SAN
12 9 (23.68%) DHCP
13 8 (21.05%) Linux
13 8 (21.05%) SQL Server
13 8 (21.05%) VMware ESX
13 8 (21.05%) SCCM
13 8 (21.05%) SQL Server 2008
13 8 (21.05%) VMware ESXi
14 7 (18.42%) Firewall
15 6 (15.79%) Citrix
15 6 (15.79%) IIS
15 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
15 6 (15.79%) LAN
15 6 (15.79%) WAN
15 6 (15.79%) Cisco
15 6 (15.79%) vCloud
16 5 (13.16%) SQL Server 2012

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 6 (15.79%) IIS
2 5 (13.16%) MS Exchange
2 5 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (10.53%) Lync
4 2 (5.26%) nginx
4 2 (5.26%) Apache
5 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (31.58%) DNS
2 11 (28.95%) SAN
3 9 (23.68%) DHCP
4 7 (18.42%) Firewall
5 6 (15.79%) LAN
5 6 (15.79%) WAN
5 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
6 5 (13.16%) Fibre Channel
6 5 (13.16%) VLAN
7 4 (10.53%) VPN
8 3 (7.89%) Structured Cabling
8 3 (7.89%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (7.89%) SNMP
9 2 (5.26%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.05%) SQL Server
1 8 (21.05%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (13.16%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (5.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MSI
1 2 (5.26%) Subversion
General
1 3 (7.89%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Support Engineer
2 11 (28.95%) Consultant
3 10 (26.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (26.32%) Server Engineer
4 8 (21.05%) Server Support
4 8 (21.05%) Server Support Engineer
4 8 (21.05%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 6 (15.79%) VMware Consultant
6 3 (7.89%) Administrator
6 3 (7.89%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (5.26%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (5.26%) Linux Support Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 2 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Linux Support
7 2 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Build Engineer
8 1 (2.63%) Virtualisation Consultant
8 1 (2.63%) Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) Web Services
2 1 (2.63%) XML
2 1 (2.63%) .NET
2 1 (2.63%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 16 (42.11%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.53%) Clustering
3 2 (5.26%) Fat Client
3 2 (5.26%) Celerra
3 2 (5.26%) EqualLogic
3 2 (5.26%) Thin Client
3 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.26%) Replication
3 2 (5.26%) CLARiiON
4 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 30 (78.95%) Windows
2 23 (60.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (47.37%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (44.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (21.05%) Linux
6 2 (5.26%) Windows XP
6 2 (5.26%) Ubuntu
6 2 (5.26%) CentOS
6 2 (5.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.16%) Migration
2 3 (7.89%) Business Continuity
2 3 (7.89%) Operations Management
2 3 (7.89%) Change Control
2 3 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (5.26%) Software Delivery
3 2 (5.26%) Malware Detection\Protection
3 2 (5.26%) Patch Management
3 2 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (5.26%) Software Deployment
3 2 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (5.26%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (5.26%) Line Management
3 2 (5.26%) Data Migration
3 2 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (2.63%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (2.63%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.63%) ITIL
4 1 (2.63%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) PowerShell
2 3 (7.89%) SQL
3 2 (5.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (10.53%) MCSE
3 3 (7.89%) MCITP
3 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.26%) Degree
4 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.26%) MCSA
5 1 (2.63%) CCA
5 1 (2.63%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.63%) CCEE
5 1 (2.63%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (65.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (63.16%) Active Directory
3 8 (21.05%) VMware ESX
3 8 (21.05%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (15.79%) vCloud
5 5 (13.16%) XenDesktop
6 4 (10.53%) XenApp
7 3 (7.89%) Hyper-V
7 3 (7.89%) Samba
8 2 (5.26%) Terminal Services
8 2 (5.26%) ISA Server
9 1 (2.63%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 11 (28.95%) HP Data Protector
2 8 (21.05%) SCCM
3 5 (13.16%) HP SIM
4 3 (7.89%) WSUS
4 3 (7.89%) vMotion
5 2 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (5.26%) NetBackup
5 2 (5.26%) cPanel
5 2 (5.26%) Webmin
5 2 (5.26%) Plesk
5 2 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (2.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 38 (100.00%) VMware
2 22 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 22 (57.89%) HP
3 6 (15.79%) Cisco
3 6 (15.79%) Citrix
4 5 (13.16%) IBM
4 5 (13.16%) Dell
4 5 (13.16%) SolarWinds
5 4 (10.53%) 3PAR
5 4 (10.53%) Brocade
5 4 (10.53%) ProCurve
5 4 (10.53%) McAfee
5 4 (10.53%) EMC
6 2 (5.26%) Websense
6 2 (5.26%) Red Hat
6 2 (5.26%) Symantec
7 1 (2.63%) NetApp
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