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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 110 106 106
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing vSphere 15 18 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.57% 0.74% 1.09%
As % of the System Software category 5.88% 7.32% 11.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 10
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£438 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £262 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £534 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 11
Average hourly rate £18.75 - £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.25 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-7.21% -20.49%
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
255 246 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 9.72% 10.05% 9.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 104 107
Average daily rate £375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £201 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 21 26
Average hourly rate £19.75 £17.07 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.70% -2.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.90 £23.00 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -5 3 £488 -
Reading -9 3 £463 +23.33% 3
Slough - 3 £515 -
Maidenhead - 2 £320 -
Wokingham - 1 £310 -
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 34 (100.00%) VMware
2 25 (73.53%) Windows
3 24 (70.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 17 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 16 (47.06%) HP
5 16 (47.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (38.24%) Linux
7 12 (35.29%) DNS
7 12 (35.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (35.29%) Data Centre
8 11 (32.35%) Citrix
8 11 (32.35%) SQL Server
8 11 (32.35%) VMware ESX
9 10 (29.41%) SAN
9 10 (29.41%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (29.41%) SCCM
10 9 (26.47%) Firewall
11 8 (23.53%) Cisco
11 8 (23.53%) DHCP
12 7 (20.59%) MS Exchange
12 7 (20.59%) EMC
12 7 (20.59%) VLAN
12 7 (20.59%) PowerShell
12 7 (20.59%) XenApp
12 7 (20.59%) Exchange Server 2010
13 6 (17.65%) SolarWinds
13 6 (17.65%) XenDesktop
13 6 (17.65%) Hyper-V

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 7 (20.59%) MS Exchange
1 7 (20.59%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (11.76%) IIS
3 4 (11.76%) Lync
4 3 (8.82%) Apache
4 3 (8.82%) nginx
5 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.94%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.94%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.94%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (14.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.94%) Office 365
2 1 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (35.29%) DNS
2 10 (29.41%) SAN
3 9 (26.47%) Firewall
4 8 (23.53%) DHCP
5 7 (20.59%) VLAN
6 6 (17.65%) TCP/IP
6 6 (17.65%) VPN
7 5 (14.71%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (11.76%) LAN
9 3 (8.82%) WAN
9 3 (8.82%) SNMP
9 3 (8.82%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (8.82%) NAS
9 3 (8.82%) Structured Cabling
10 2 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (5.88%) iSCSI
11 1 (2.94%) Wireless
11 1 (2.94%) NetScaler
11 1 (2.94%) IPv4
11 1 (2.94%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (32.35%) SQL Server
2 10 (29.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (17.65%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (14.71%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (8.82%) MySQL
6 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MSI
1 2 (5.88%) Subversion
2 1 (2.94%) Maven
2 1 (2.94%) jMock
2 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.94%) DbUnit
2 1 (2.94%) Mockito
2 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.94%) SonarQube
2 1 (2.94%) JUnit
General
1 3 (8.82%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.94%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.94%) Games
2 1 (2.94%) Marketing
2 1 (2.94%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 8 (23.53%) Consultant
1 8 (23.53%) Support Engineer
2 6 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Technical Consultant
3 5 (14.71%) Architect
3 5 (14.71%) Server Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Senior Technical Consultant
4 4 (11.76%) Senior Consultant
5 3 (8.82%) Technical Architect
5 3 (8.82%) Senior Technical Architect
5 3 (8.82%) Server Support
5 3 (8.82%) Server Support Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Linux Support
5 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Senior Architect
5 3 (8.82%) Linux Support Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) Web Services
2 1 (2.94%) XML
2 1 (2.94%) WAP
2 1 (2.94%) Spring
2 1 (2.94%) RESTful
2 1 (2.94%) REST
2 1 (2.94%) PowerMock
2 1 (2.94%) RESTEasy
2 1 (2.94%) J2EE
2 1 (2.94%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (35.29%) Data Centre
2 5 (14.71%) Clustering
3 3 (8.82%) Replication
3 3 (8.82%) Visualisation
4 2 (5.88%) EqualLogic
4 2 (5.88%) EMC VNX
4 2 (5.88%) CLARiiON
4 2 (5.88%) Thin Client
4 2 (5.88%) Fat Client
4 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.88%) Celerra
5 1 (2.94%) Online Games
5 1 (2.94%) DTV
5 1 (2.94%) HP Storage
5 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.94%) FlexPod
5 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 25 (73.53%) Windows
2 16 (47.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (38.24%) Linux
4 12 (35.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (8.82%) Windows 7
5 3 (8.82%) Ubuntu
5 3 (8.82%) CentOS
5 3 (8.82%) Windows XP
5 3 (8.82%) Solaris
6 2 (5.88%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.94%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.94%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (8.82%) Service Management
2 3 (8.82%) Business Continuity
2 3 (8.82%) Migration
2 3 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (8.82%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (8.82%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (8.82%) Software Deployment
2 3 (8.82%) Mentoring
2 3 (8.82%) Malware Detection\Protection
3 2 (5.88%) Patch Management
3 2 (5.88%) Software Delivery
3 2 (5.88%) Performance Analysis
3 2 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (5.88%) Line Management
3 2 (5.88%) Change Control
3 2 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (5.88%) Data Migration
3 2 (5.88%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.94%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.59%) PowerShell
2 4 (11.76%) SQL
3 3 (8.82%) VBScript
4 1 (2.94%) Jython
4 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.94%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) Degree
2 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (14.71%) MCSE
3 3 (8.82%) MCITP
3 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.88%) CCEE
4 2 (5.88%) CCAA
4 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.88%) MCSA
4 2 (5.88%) CCA
4 2 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.94%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (70.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 11 (32.35%) VMware ESX
4 7 (20.59%) XenApp
5 6 (17.65%) XenDesktop
5 6 (17.65%) Hyper-V
6 4 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (8.82%) Samba
7 3 (8.82%) Terminal Services
8 2 (5.88%) ISA Server
9 1 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (2.94%) VMware Server
9 1 (2.94%) DFS Replication
9 1 (2.94%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 10 (29.41%) SCCM
2 5 (14.71%) WSUS
3 4 (11.76%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (8.82%) Plesk
4 3 (8.82%) SCOM
4 3 (8.82%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (8.82%) NetBackup
4 3 (8.82%) HP SIM
4 3 (8.82%) cPanel
4 3 (8.82%) Webmin
5 2 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (2.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 34 (100.00%) VMware
2 17 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 16 (47.06%) HP
4 11 (32.35%) Citrix
5 8 (23.53%) Cisco
6 7 (20.59%) EMC
7 6 (17.65%) SolarWinds
8 5 (14.71%) 3PAR
8 5 (14.71%) ProCurve
8 5 (14.71%) McAfee
9 4 (11.76%) Brocade
10 3 (8.82%) Red Hat
10 3 (8.82%) Symantec
10 3 (8.82%) IBM
11 2 (5.88%) Dell
11 2 (5.88%) Websense
11 2 (5.88%) NetApp
11 2 (5.88%) Dell Compellent
12 1 (2.94%) SAP
12 1 (2.94%) Avaya
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