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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 82 108 121
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +13
Contract jobs citing vSphere 43 24 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.72% 0.86% 0.33%
As % of the System Software category 14.24% 7.27% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 16 4
Median daily rate £365 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £256 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £445 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.52% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Median hourly rate £22.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.58 £21.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+26.54% -17.64%
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
302 330 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 12.07% 11.77% 11.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 178 117
Median daily rate £375 £398 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% +13.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 30 42
Median hourly rate £12.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.24% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +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 3 May 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 3 May 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
Reading +15 19 £425 - 4
Slough +9 8 £359 +2.50%
Bracknell -6 2 £414 +1.53%
Newbury - 2 - - 4
Maidenhead +1 1 £400 +45.45% 1
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 61 (92.42%) VMware
2 41 (62.12%) Windows
3 34 (51.52%) Linux
4 33 (50.00%) Cisco
5 32 (48.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 32 (48.48%) Windows Server
6 25 (37.88%) NetApp
7 24 (36.36%) Active Directory
8 22 (33.33%) ITIL
9 21 (31.82%) Ruby
9 21 (31.82%) Microsoft
9 21 (31.82%) PowerShell
10 20 (30.30%) Firewall
11 19 (28.79%) Data Centre
12 18 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 17 (25.76%) Hyper-V
13 17 (25.76%) FlexPod
13 17 (25.76%) Migration
14 16 (24.24%) Red Hat
14 16 (24.24%) Oracle
15 15 (22.73%) Data ONTAP
15 15 (22.73%) Amazon AWS
16 14 (21.21%) SCOM
16 14 (21.21%) Microsoft Azure
17 13 (19.70%) Puppet
17 13 (19.70%) Windows Intune
17 13 (19.70%) Cisco Nexus
17 13 (19.70%) SCVMM
17 13 (19.70%) SCCM
17 13 (19.70%) RightScale

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 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (6.06%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.55%) Node.js
2 3 (4.55%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.52%) Apache
3 1 (1.52%) CloudStack
3 1 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.52%) JBoss
3 1 (1.52%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.52%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.52%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.52%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (4.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (22.73%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (21.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.52%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.52%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.52%) CloudBees
3 1 (1.52%) IBM PureFlex
3 1 (1.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (30.30%) Firewall
2 13 (19.70%) Cisco Nexus
2 13 (19.70%) LAN
2 13 (19.70%) WAN
3 12 (18.18%) SAN
4 6 (9.09%) DNS
4 6 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
5 5 (7.58%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (7.58%) DHCP
5 5 (7.58%) Ethernet
5 5 (7.58%) FCoE
5 5 (7.58%) NetScaler
6 4 (6.06%) TCP/IP
7 3 (4.55%) NAS
8 2 (3.03%) BGP
8 2 (3.03%) EIGRP
8 2 (3.03%) Network Security
8 2 (3.03%) OSPF
8 2 (3.03%) VPN
9 1 (1.52%) IGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.58%) MySQL
3 4 (6.06%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (4.55%) JIRA
2 2 (3.03%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.03%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.03%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.52%) Subversion
General
1 2 (3.03%) Finance
2 1 (1.52%) Advertising
2 1 (1.52%) Electronics
2 1 (1.52%) Legal
2 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.52%) Marketing
2 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 15 (22.73%) VMware Engineer
3 10 (15.15%) FlexPod Engineer
4 9 (13.64%) Cloud Engineer
4 9 (13.64%) NetApp Engineer
5 8 (12.12%) Administrator
5 8 (12.12%) Senior Cloud Engineer
6 7 (10.61%) Team Leader
6 7 (10.61%) VMware Support Engineer
7 6 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
7 6 (9.09%) Cloud Administrator
7 6 (9.09%) Network Engineer
7 6 (9.09%) Network Support
7 6 (9.09%) Network Support Engineer
8 5 (7.58%) Cisco Support
8 5 (7.58%) Cisco Support Engineer
8 5 (7.58%) Platform Engineer
8 5 (7.58%) Technical Engineer
8 5 (7.58%) Technical Support
8 5 (7.58%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (18.18%) Middleware
2 1 (1.52%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (1.52%) ELK Stack
2 1 (1.52%) LAMP
2 1 (1.52%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (1.52%) Servlets
2 1 (1.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (28.79%) Data Centre
2 17 (25.76%) FlexPod
3 9 (13.64%) Hybrid Cloud
4 7 (10.61%) Replication
5 5 (7.58%) Driving Licence
5 5 (7.58%) e-Health
6 4 (6.06%) Enterprise Cloud
7 3 (4.55%) Clustering
7 3 (4.55%) Data Integration
7 3 (4.55%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
8 2 (3.03%) Public Cloud
9 1 (1.52%) CCTV
9 1 (1.52%) SCADA
9 1 (1.52%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 41 (62.12%) Windows
2 34 (51.52%) Linux
3 32 (48.48%) Windows Server
4 18 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (22.73%) Data ONTAP
6 10 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (7.58%) Unix
10 4 (6.06%) CentOS
11 3 (4.55%) AIX
12 1 (1.52%) Debian
12 1 (1.52%) Fedora
12 1 (1.52%) HPUX
12 1 (1.52%) Solaris
12 1 (1.52%) SUSE
12 1 (1.52%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (33.33%) ITIL
2 17 (25.76%) Migration
3 13 (19.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (10.61%) Coaching
4 7 (10.61%) Mentoring
4 7 (10.61%) Risk Analysis
5 6 (9.09%) DevOps
6 5 (7.58%) High Availability
7 4 (6.06%) Information Security
7 4 (6.06%) Integration Testing
7 4 (6.06%) Kanban
7 4 (6.06%) Problem Management
8 3 (4.55%) Change Management
8 3 (4.55%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 3 (4.55%) ITSM
8 3 (4.55%) Open Source
8 3 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (3.03%) ITIL V3
9 2 (3.03%) Presales
9 2 (3.03%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 21 (31.82%) PowerShell
1 21 (31.82%) Ruby
2 13 (19.70%) SQL
3 10 (15.15%) Python
4 4 (6.06%) Java
4 4 (6.06%) Perl
5 1 (1.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (19.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 11 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (15.15%) CCNP
3 10 (15.15%) NCDA
4 9 (13.64%) Security Cleared
5 7 (10.61%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (9.09%) SC Cleared
7 5 (7.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 5 (7.58%) MCSA
8 4 (6.06%) VCP5
9 2 (3.03%) CCNA
9 2 (3.03%) DV Cleared
9 2 (3.03%) MCITP
9 2 (3.03%) MCSE
9 2 (3.03%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.52%) MCP
10 1 (1.52%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.58%) PCI DSS
2 3 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (48.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (36.36%) Active Directory
3 17 (25.76%) Hyper-V
4 10 (15.15%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (12.12%) NFS
6 7 (10.61%) vCloud
7 6 (9.09%) VMware ESX
8 4 (6.06%) XenApp
9 3 (4.55%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (4.55%) ISA Server
9 3 (4.55%) XenDesktop
10 2 (3.03%) KVM
11 1 (1.52%) Docker
11 1 (1.52%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (1.52%) Postfix
11 1 (1.52%) qmail
11 1 (1.52%) Sendmail
11 1 (1.52%) Varnish
11 1 (1.52%) Xen
11 1 (1.52%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (21.21%) SCOM
2 13 (19.70%) Puppet
2 13 (19.70%) SCCM
2 13 (19.70%) SCVMM
2 13 (19.70%) Windows Intune
3 9 (13.64%) vRealize
4 4 (6.06%) WSUS
5 3 (4.55%) Backup Exec
6 2 (3.03%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (3.03%) ServiceCenter
6 2 (3.03%) Tivoli
6 2 (3.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (1.52%) Ansible
7 1 (1.52%) Cacti
7 1 (1.52%) logstash
7 1 (1.52%) Plesk
7 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (1.52%) Salt
7 1 (1.52%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 61 (92.42%) VMware
2 33 (50.00%) Cisco
3 25 (37.88%) NetApp
4 21 (31.82%) Microsoft
5 16 (24.24%) Oracle
5 16 (24.24%) Red Hat
6 13 (19.70%) RightScale
7 11 (16.67%) IBM
8 10 (15.15%) CA
9 8 (12.12%) Citrix
10 6 (9.09%) Dell
10 6 (9.09%) HP
11 5 (7.58%) F5
11 5 (7.58%) Juniper
12 3 (4.55%) EMC
12 3 (4.55%) LANDesk
12 3 (4.55%) Symantec
13 2 (3.03%) ServiceNow
13 2 (3.03%) Veritas
14 1 (1.52%) Rackspace
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