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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 106 116 93
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -23
Contract jobs citing vSphere 24 9 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.85% 0.33% 1.21%
As % of the System Software category 7.50% 3.44% 11.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 14
Average daily rate
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£350 £375 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +12.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £231 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £443 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 5
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -49.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-12.22% -18.18%
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
320 262 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.34% 9.71% 10.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 109 97
Average daily rate £399 £339 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.63% +4.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.46% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 36 38
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £13.25 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.80 £27.88 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +6.45%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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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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
Slough +5 10 £350 - 1
Bracknell +7 9 £408 - 1
Reading -4 1 - - 6
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 39 (92.86%) VMware
2 29 (69.05%) Windows
3 24 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (47.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (45.24%) Microsoft
5 19 (45.24%) Active Directory
5 19 (45.24%) HP
6 16 (38.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (30.95%) SQL Server
8 12 (28.57%) Linux
8 12 (28.57%) SAN
9 11 (26.19%) DNS
9 11 (26.19%) HP Data Protector
10 10 (23.81%) IIS
10 10 (23.81%) Cisco
11 9 (21.43%) IBM
11 9 (21.43%) PowerShell
12 8 (19.05%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (19.05%) VPN
12 8 (19.05%) Firewall
12 8 (19.05%) VMware ESXi
13 7 (16.67%) Citrix
13 7 (16.67%) DHCP
13 7 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (16.67%) VLAN
14 6 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
14 6 (14.29%) LAN
14 6 (14.29%) WAN
14 6 (14.29%) Apache

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 10 (23.81%) IIS
2 6 (14.29%) Apache
2 6 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 6 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
2 6 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (11.90%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (9.52%) Lync
5 3 (7.14%) OpenStack
5 3 (7.14%) JBoss
6 2 (4.76%) nginx
7 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (28.57%) SAN
2 11 (26.19%) DNS
3 8 (19.05%) VPN
3 8 (19.05%) Firewall
4 7 (16.67%) VLAN
4 7 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (16.67%) DHCP
5 6 (14.29%) LAN
5 6 (14.29%) WAN
6 5 (11.90%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (9.52%) NetScaler
7 4 (9.52%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (9.52%) Cisco ISE
7 4 (9.52%) Spanning Tree
7 4 (9.52%) Ethernet
7 4 (9.52%) Network Security
7 4 (9.52%) IPsec
7 4 (9.52%) Internet
7 4 (9.52%) BGP
8 3 (7.14%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (30.95%) SQL Server
2 8 (19.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (11.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (9.52%) DB2
5 3 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (4.76%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Git (software)
1 4 (9.52%) Jenkins
2 3 (7.14%) SonarQube
2 3 (7.14%) DbUnit
2 3 (7.14%) Mockito
2 3 (7.14%) JUnit
2 3 (7.14%) Maven
2 3 (7.14%) jMock
3 1 (2.38%) Bugzilla
3 1 (2.38%) Subversion
General
1 3 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (26.19%) Consultant
2 10 (23.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (23.81%) Server Engineer
2 10 (23.81%) Support Engineer
3 8 (19.05%) Server Support Engineer
3 8 (19.05%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 8 (19.05%) Server Support
4 6 (14.29%) VMware Consultant
5 4 (9.52%) Security Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Network Security Engineer
5 4 (9.52%) Network Engineer
6 3 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (7.14%) Developer
6 3 (7.14%) Administrator
7 2 (4.76%) Linux Support Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Technical Consultant
7 2 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (4.76%) Linux Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) Web Services
1 4 (9.52%) Regular Expression
2 3 (7.14%) PowerMock
2 3 (7.14%) Apache Camel
2 3 (7.14%) SOAP
2 3 (7.14%) ActiveMQ
2 3 (7.14%) Spring
2 3 (7.14%) Apache CXF
2 3 (7.14%) RESTful
3 1 (2.38%) XML
3 1 (2.38%) .NET
3 1 (2.38%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Clustering
2 3 (7.14%) EFT
3 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.76%) Replication
3 2 (4.76%) CLARiiON
3 2 (4.76%) Celerra
3 2 (4.76%) EqualLogic
4 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.38%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 29 (69.05%) Windows
2 20 (47.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (38.10%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (28.57%) Linux
5 5 (11.90%) Ubuntu
6 4 (9.52%) SUSE
6 4 (9.52%) AIX
6 4 (9.52%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (4.76%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (11.90%) Migration
1 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (9.52%) Load Balancing
2 4 (9.52%) Change Management
3 3 (7.14%) TDD
3 3 (7.14%) Scrum
3 3 (7.14%) Operations Management
3 3 (7.14%) Kanban
3 3 (7.14%) BDD
3 3 (7.14%) Use Case
3 3 (7.14%) Analytics
4 2 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (4.76%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (4.76%) DevOps
4 2 (4.76%) Line Management
4 2 (4.76%) Data Migration
4 2 (4.76%) Service Management
4 2 (4.76%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (21.43%) PowerShell
2 5 (11.90%) SQL
3 1 (2.38%) Python
3 1 (2.38%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.76%) MCSE
2 2 (4.76%) MCSA
3 1 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.38%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (45.24%) Active Directory
3 8 (19.05%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (14.29%) vCloud
5 5 (11.90%) VMware ESX
5 5 (11.90%) XenDesktop
6 4 (9.52%) FreeRADIUS
6 4 (9.52%) Hyper-V
6 4 (9.52%) XenApp
7 3 (7.14%) Firmware
7 3 (7.14%) Samba
8 1 (2.38%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 11 (26.19%) HP Data Protector
2 4 (9.52%) SCCM
2 4 (9.52%) CA Spectrum
3 3 (7.14%) Hyperic
3 3 (7.14%) logstash
3 3 (7.14%) ZABBIX
3 3 (7.14%) HP SIM
3 3 (7.14%) vMotion
4 2 (4.76%) Plesk
4 2 (4.76%) cPanel
4 2 (4.76%) Webmin
5 1 (2.38%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 39 (92.86%) VMware
2 19 (45.24%) Microsoft
2 19 (45.24%) HP
3 10 (23.81%) Cisco
4 9 (21.43%) IBM
5 7 (16.67%) Citrix
6 5 (11.90%) Dell
7 4 (9.52%) CA
7 4 (9.52%) Brocade
7 4 (9.52%) ProCurve
7 4 (9.52%) CheckPoint
7 4 (9.52%) 3PAR
7 4 (9.52%) Splunk
7 4 (9.52%) Oracle
8 3 (7.14%) SolarWinds
9 2 (4.76%) Red Hat
9 2 (4.76%) EMC
10 1 (2.38%) Symantec