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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 97 113 96
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -17
Contract jobs citing vSphere 16 13 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.67% 0.53% 1.07%
As % of the System Software category 6.27% 4.85% 8.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 7
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£320 £471 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.09% +34.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 9
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+7.89% -37.70%
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
255 268 315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 10.64% 11.01% 12.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 105 116
Average daily rate £395 £388 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.93% +19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £235 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 14 30
Average hourly rate £21.55 £16.50 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.60% -32.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £21.00 £30.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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
Maidenhead - 5 £298 -
Bracknell - 4 £488 -
Slough - 3 £288 -
Wokingham - 1 £310 - 1
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 41 (100.00%) VMware
2 31 (75.61%) Windows
3 26 (63.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (56.10%) Active Directory
5 22 (53.66%) Microsoft
6 21 (51.22%) HP
6 21 (51.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (41.46%) Data Centre
8 16 (39.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (39.02%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (31.71%) DNS
9 13 (31.71%) PowerShell
10 10 (24.39%) SAN
10 10 (24.39%) HP Data Protector
11 9 (21.95%) SCCM
11 9 (21.95%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (21.95%) VMware ESX
11 9 (21.95%) DHCP
11 9 (21.95%) Linux
11 9 (21.95%) SQL Server
12 8 (19.51%) Cisco
12 8 (19.51%) Citrix
12 8 (19.51%) Firewall
13 7 (17.07%) TCP/IP
13 7 (17.07%) vCloud
14 6 (14.63%) VMware ESXi
14 6 (14.63%) SolarWinds
14 6 (14.63%) XenDesktop
14 6 (14.63%) EMC
14 6 (14.63%) VLAN

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 5 (12.20%) IIS
1 5 (12.20%) MS Exchange
1 5 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2007
1 5 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (9.76%) Lync
3 2 (4.88%) nginx
3 2 (4.88%) Apache
4 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (31.71%) DNS
2 10 (24.39%) SAN
3 9 (21.95%) DHCP
4 8 (19.51%) Firewall
5 7 (17.07%) TCP/IP
6 6 (14.63%) VLAN
7 5 (12.20%) LAN
7 5 (12.20%) WAN
7 5 (12.20%) VPN
7 5 (12.20%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (7.32%) Structured Cabling
8 3 (7.32%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (7.32%) SNMP
9 2 (4.88%) iSCSI
9 2 (4.88%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (2.44%) NetScaler
10 1 (2.44%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.95%) SQL Server
1 9 (21.95%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (12.20%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (9.76%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (4.88%) MySQL
5 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MSI
1 2 (4.88%) Subversion
General
1 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
1 3 (7.32%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.44%) Games
2 1 (2.44%) Marketing
2 1 (2.44%) Finance
2 1 (2.44%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (29.27%) Consultant
2 11 (26.83%) Support Engineer
3 9 (21.95%) Server Engineer
4 8 (19.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (17.07%) Server Support
5 7 (17.07%) Server Support Engineer
5 7 (17.07%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 6 (14.63%) VMware Consultant
7 3 (7.32%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (7.32%) Technical Consultant
7 3 (7.32%) Administrator
8 2 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (4.88%) Senior Consultant
8 2 (4.88%) Architect
8 2 (4.88%) Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Linux Support Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Citrix Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 2 (4.88%) Senior Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.88%) Web Services
2 1 (2.44%) XML
2 1 (2.44%) .NET
2 1 (2.44%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 17 (41.46%) Data Centre
2 4 (9.76%) Clustering
3 2 (4.88%) Fat Client
3 2 (4.88%) Celerra
3 2 (4.88%) Thin Client
3 2 (4.88%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.88%) Replication
3 2 (4.88%) CLARiiON
3 2 (4.88%) EMC VNX
3 2 (4.88%) EqualLogic
4 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.44%) FlexPod
4 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.44%) DTV
4 1 (2.44%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.44%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 31 (75.61%) Windows
2 21 (51.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (39.02%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (39.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (21.95%) Linux
5 3 (7.32%) Windows 7
6 2 (4.88%) Windows XP
6 2 (4.88%) Ubuntu
6 2 (4.88%) CentOS
7 1 (2.44%) Solaris
7 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.44%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.20%) Migration
2 4 (9.76%) Business Continuity
2 4 (9.76%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (7.32%) Malware Detection\Protection
3 3 (7.32%) Change Control
3 3 (7.32%) Software Deployment
4 2 (4.88%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (4.88%) Data Migration
4 2 (4.88%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (4.88%) Incident Management
4 2 (4.88%) Operations Management
4 2 (4.88%) Patch Management
4 2 (4.88%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (4.88%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (4.88%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (4.88%) Line Management
4 2 (4.88%) Mentoring
4 2 (4.88%) Software Delivery
5 1 (2.44%) Server Building
5 1 (2.44%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 13 (31.71%) PowerShell
2 3 (7.32%) SQL
2 3 (7.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (12.20%) MCSE
1 5 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (9.76%) Degree
3 3 (7.32%) MCITP
3 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.88%) CCEE
4 2 (4.88%) CCAA
4 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.88%) MCSA
4 2 (4.88%) CCA
4 2 (4.88%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.44%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (63.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (56.10%) Active Directory
3 9 (21.95%) VMware ESX
4 7 (17.07%) vCloud
5 6 (14.63%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (14.63%) XenDesktop
6 5 (12.20%) XenApp
7 4 (9.76%) Hyper-V
8 3 (7.32%) Samba
9 2 (4.88%) Terminal Services
9 2 (4.88%) ISA Server
10 1 (2.44%) VMware Server
10 1 (2.44%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 10 (24.39%) HP Data Protector
2 9 (21.95%) SCCM
3 5 (12.20%) HP SIM
4 4 (9.76%) WSUS
5 3 (7.32%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (7.32%) NetBackup
6 2 (4.88%) Plesk
6 2 (4.88%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (4.88%) cPanel
6 2 (4.88%) Webmin
6 2 (4.88%) vMotion
7 1 (2.44%) SCOM
7 1 (2.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 41 (100.00%) VMware
2 22 (53.66%) Microsoft
3 21 (51.22%) HP
4 8 (19.51%) Cisco
4 8 (19.51%) Citrix
5 6 (14.63%) EMC
5 6 (14.63%) SolarWinds
6 5 (12.20%) 3PAR
6 5 (12.20%) McAfee
6 5 (12.20%) IBM
6 5 (12.20%) Dell
7 4 (9.76%) Brocade
7 4 (9.76%) ProCurve
8 3 (7.32%) Symantec
9 2 (4.88%) Dell Compellent
9 2 (4.88%) Websense
9 2 (4.88%) NetApp
9 2 (4.88%) Red Hat
10 1 (2.44%) SAP
10 1 (2.44%) Avaya