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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 88 103 111
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +8
Contract jobs citing vSphere 37 17 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.58% 0.66% 0.64%
As % of the System Software category 13.60% 6.12% 5.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 10 7
Median daily rate £450 £375 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -20.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £275 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £482
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+18.75% +6.66%
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
272 278 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 11.58% 10.83% 11.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 149 112
Median daily rate £400 £375 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £200 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 34 16
Median hourly rate £12.50 £20.00 £17.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% +12.89%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +7.08%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 - 8 £463 - 4
Windsor - 8 £500 -
Slough +12 6 £375 -27.18%
Bracknell -10 2 £350 -28.20% 1
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 73 (92.41%) VMware
2 54 (68.35%) Cisco
3 48 (60.76%) Linux
4 35 (44.30%) VMware Infrastructure
5 31 (39.24%) Cisco Nexus
5 31 (39.24%) Windows
5 31 (39.24%) ITIL
5 31 (39.24%) NetApp
6 26 (32.91%) Python
6 26 (32.91%) Data Centre
7 24 (30.38%) FlexPod
8 23 (29.11%) Cisco Certification
9 22 (27.85%) CCNP
9 22 (27.85%) Data ONTAP
10 19 (24.05%) Windows Server
10 19 (24.05%) EMC
10 19 (24.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 18 (22.78%) Perl
11 18 (22.78%) Firewall
12 16 (20.25%) Puppet
13 15 (18.99%) PowerShell
13 15 (18.99%) IBM
13 15 (18.99%) SAN
14 14 (17.72%) Sonatype Nexus
14 14 (17.72%) Red Hat
14 14 (17.72%) DevOps
14 14 (17.72%) Opscode Chef
15 13 (16.46%) NCDA
15 13 (16.46%) EMC VNX
16 11 (13.92%) Nagios

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 (5.06%) OpenStack
2 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.53%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.53%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.27%) Apache
3 1 (1.27%) CloudStack
3 1 (1.27%) Confluence
3 1 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.27%) JBoss
3 1 (1.27%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.27%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.27%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (3.80%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.06%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.27%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.27%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.27%) CloudBees
3 1 (1.27%) IBM PureFlex
3 1 (1.27%) Office 365
3 1 (1.27%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 31 (39.24%) Cisco Nexus
2 18 (22.78%) Firewall
3 15 (18.99%) SAN
4 11 (13.92%) Fibre Channel
5 10 (12.66%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (12.66%) Ethernet
5 10 (12.66%) FCoE
6 6 (7.59%) DNS
6 6 (7.59%) NetScaler
7 4 (5.06%) TCP/IP
8 3 (3.80%) DHCP
8 3 (3.80%) LAN
8 3 (3.80%) MPLS
8 3 (3.80%) NAS
8 3 (3.80%) WAN
9 2 (2.53%) BGP
9 2 (2.53%) iSCSI
9 2 (2.53%) Network Security
9 2 (2.53%) OSPF
9 2 (2.53%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.33%) MySQL
2 4 (5.06%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (5.06%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 14 (17.72%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (5.06%) JIRA
3 3 (3.80%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.80%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.27%) Ant
4 1 (1.27%) Maven
4 1 (1.27%) Subversion
General
1 7 (8.86%) Finance
2 2 (2.53%) Legal
2 2 (2.53%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.27%) Advertising
3 1 (1.27%) Electronics
3 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (32.91%) Support Engineer
2 15 (18.99%) NetApp Engineer
3 14 (17.72%) VMware Engineer
4 13 (16.46%) Administrator
5 11 (13.92%) Cisco Engineer
5 11 (13.92%) FlexPod Engineer
5 11 (13.92%) Linux Administrator
6 9 (11.39%) Systems Administrator
7 8 (10.13%) Cisco Support
7 8 (10.13%) Cisco Support Engineer
7 8 (10.13%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 8 (10.13%) Network Engineer
7 8 (10.13%) Network Support
7 8 (10.13%) Network Support Engineer
7 8 (10.13%) VMWare Administrator
8 6 (7.59%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 6 (7.59%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
9 5 (6.33%) Cloud Engineer
9 5 (6.33%) Linux Engineer
9 5 (6.33%) VMware Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.80%) Middleware
1 3 (3.80%) Node.js
2 2 (2.53%) Web Services
3 1 (1.27%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (1.27%) ELK Stack
3 1 (1.27%) LAMP
3 1 (1.27%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.27%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 26 (32.91%) Data Centre
2 24 (30.38%) FlexPod
3 13 (16.46%) EMC VNX
4 10 (12.66%) e-Health
5 7 (8.86%) Driving Licence
5 7 (8.86%) Replication
6 6 (7.59%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (2.53%) VCE vBlock
8 1 (1.27%) Clustering
8 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.27%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 48 (60.76%) Linux
2 31 (39.24%) Windows
3 22 (27.85%) Data ONTAP
4 19 (24.05%) Windows Server
5 11 (13.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (12.66%) CentOS
7 5 (6.33%) SUSE
8 4 (5.06%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (3.80%) Ubuntu
9 3 (3.80%) Unix
9 3 (3.80%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (1.27%) AIX
11 1 (1.27%) Debian
11 1 (1.27%) Fedora
11 1 (1.27%) HPUX
11 1 (1.27%) Solaris
11 1 (1.27%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (39.24%) ITIL
2 14 (17.72%) DevOps
3 10 (12.66%) High Availability
4 5 (6.33%) Coaching
4 5 (6.33%) Mentoring
5 4 (5.06%) Kanban
5 4 (5.06%) Migration
5 4 (5.06%) Patch Management
5 4 (5.06%) Service Management
5 4 (5.06%) Software Distribution
6 3 (3.80%) Configuration Management
6 3 (3.80%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (3.80%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 3 (3.80%) ITSM
6 3 (3.80%) Open Source
7 2 (2.53%) Converged Infrastructure
7 2 (2.53%) ITIL V3
7 2 (2.53%) Load Balancing
7 2 (2.53%) Project Management
7 2 (2.53%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 26 (32.91%) Python
2 18 (22.78%) Perl
3 15 (18.99%) PowerShell
4 11 (13.92%) Ruby
5 4 (5.06%) Java
5 4 (5.06%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.80%) SQL
7 2 (2.53%) C
8 1 (1.27%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.27%) C-shell
8 1 (1.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 23 (29.11%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (27.85%) CCNP
3 19 (24.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 13 (16.46%) NCDA
5 11 (13.92%) CCNA
6 10 (12.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 9 (11.39%) RHCE
7 9 (11.39%) RHCSA
7 9 (11.39%) Security Cleared
8 7 (8.86%) SC Cleared
9 2 (2.53%) Degree
9 2 (2.53%) MCITP
9 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (2.53%) VCP5
10 1 (1.27%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.27%) MCP
10 1 (1.27%) MCSA
10 1 (1.27%) MCSE
10 1 (1.27%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.92%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.80%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (44.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (13.92%) Active Directory
2 11 (13.92%) NFS
2 11 (13.92%) VMware ESXi
3 8 (10.13%) VMware ESX
4 7 (8.86%) Hyper-V
4 7 (8.86%) vCloud
5 2 (2.53%) Docker
5 2 (2.53%) KVM
5 2 (2.53%) XenApp
5 2 (2.53%) XenServer
6 1 (1.27%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.27%) Postfix
6 1 (1.27%) qmail
6 1 (1.27%) Sendmail
6 1 (1.27%) Varnish
6 1 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.27%) Xen
6 1 (1.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (20.25%) Puppet
2 14 (17.72%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (13.92%) Nagios
4 8 (10.13%) vRealize
5 2 (2.53%) Ansible
5 2 (2.53%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.53%) WSUS
6 1 (1.27%) Cacti
6 1 (1.27%) Grafana
6 1 (1.27%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (1.27%) Nessus
6 1 (1.27%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.27%) Plesk
6 1 (1.27%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (1.27%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (1.27%) SCCM
6 1 (1.27%) SCOM
6 1 (1.27%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.27%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 73 (92.41%) VMware
2 54 (68.35%) Cisco
3 31 (39.24%) NetApp
4 19 (24.05%) EMC
5 15 (18.99%) IBM
6 14 (17.72%) Red Hat
7 11 (13.92%) HP
8 10 (12.66%) CA
9 9 (11.39%) Microsoft
10 6 (7.59%) Juniper
11 5 (6.33%) Citrix
12 4 (5.06%) F5
12 4 (5.06%) Oracle
13 3 (3.80%) LANDesk
14 2 (2.53%) Dell
14 2 (2.53%) Genesys
14 2 (2.53%) Remedy
14 2 (2.53%) Symantec
15 1 (1.27%) CommVault
15 1 (1.27%) Hitachi