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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 99 96 90
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -6
Contract jobs citing vSphere 28 28 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.06% 1.08% 1.00%
As % of the System Software category 9.69% 8.48% 12.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 12
Average daily rate
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£378 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.62% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £303 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £500 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £311 £315
% change year-on-year
+22.89% -1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 6
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -65.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £23.20 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+18.53% -15.63%
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
289 330 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 10.99% 12.77% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 152 79
Average daily rate £378 £325 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.15% -5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £163 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 35 41
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.30 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £29.90 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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 +3 11 £378 +64.13% 1
Reading +17 8 £400 - 1
Slough - 1 £325 - 3
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - - 1
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 44 (88.00%) VMware
2 31 (62.00%) Windows
3 27 (54.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (46.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (42.00%) Microsoft
6 20 (40.00%) DNS
7 19 (38.00%) Active Directory
7 19 (38.00%) SAN
8 16 (32.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (32.00%) SQL Server
9 15 (30.00%) Cisco
9 15 (30.00%) IBM
9 15 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (28.00%) HP
10 14 (28.00%) Symantec
10 14 (28.00%) Linux
11 13 (26.00%) IIS
11 13 (26.00%) Change Management
11 13 (26.00%) NetBackup
12 12 (24.00%) MS Excel
12 12 (24.00%) EMC
12 12 (24.00%) Citrix
13 11 (22.00%) Dell
13 11 (22.00%) Hyper-V
14 10 (20.00%) SQL
15 9 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
15 9 (18.00%) MS Exchange
15 9 (18.00%) CA
16 8 (16.00%) Java
16 8 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2010

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 13 (26.00%) IIS
2 9 (18.00%) MS Exchange
3 8 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (14.00%) OpenStack
4 7 (14.00%) GlassFish
4 7 (14.00%) IBM Notes
4 7 (14.00%) Lotus Domino
5 6 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (10.00%) Apache
7 4 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (6.00%) JBoss
8 3 (6.00%) Exchange Server 5.5
9 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (2.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 12 (24.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) assyst
1 1 (2.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.00%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.00%) SaaS
2 1 (2.00%) PaaS
2 1 (2.00%) Office 365
2 1 (2.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (40.00%) DNS
2 19 (38.00%) SAN
3 8 (16.00%) NetScaler
4 7 (14.00%) DHCP
5 6 (12.00%) Firewall
5 6 (12.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (10.00%) Cisco ISE
6 5 (10.00%) Network Security
6 5 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (10.00%) IPsec
6 5 (10.00%) VLAN
6 5 (10.00%) Internet
6 5 (10.00%) VPN
6 5 (10.00%) BGP
6 5 (10.00%) Ethernet
7 3 (6.00%) OpenLDAP
8 2 (4.00%) iSCSI
8 2 (4.00%) DMZ
8 2 (4.00%) LAN
8 2 (4.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (32.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.00%) DB2
3 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 7
3 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (6.00%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (8.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.00%) DbUnit
2 3 (6.00%) Mockito
2 3 (6.00%) JUnit
2 3 (6.00%) Maven
2 3 (6.00%) jMock
3 1 (2.00%) Bugzilla
3 1 (2.00%) Subversion
General
1 5 (10.00%) Retail
2 1 (2.00%) Billing
2 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (24.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (20.00%) Architect
3 6 (12.00%) Technical Architect
3 6 (12.00%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (10.00%) Developer
4 5 (10.00%) Analyst
4 5 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 5 (10.00%) Security Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) Web Analyst
4 5 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Web Support Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Network Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Network Security Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (6.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Server Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.00%) Flash
2 5 (10.00%) Regular Expression
3 3 (6.00%) PowerMock
3 3 (6.00%) Apache Camel
3 3 (6.00%) SOAP
3 3 (6.00%) Web Services
3 3 (6.00%) X-Windows
3 3 (6.00%) ActiveMQ
3 3 (6.00%) Spring
3 3 (6.00%) Apache CXF
3 3 (6.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) CLARiiON
1 7 (14.00%) Blackberry
2 6 (12.00%) EFT
3 2 (4.00%) Clustering
4 1 (2.00%) PKI
4 1 (2.00%) CMDB
4 1 (2.00%) Open Source
4 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.00%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.00%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 31 (62.00%) Windows
2 23 (46.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (32.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (28.00%) Linux
6 7 (14.00%) UNIX
7 6 (12.00%) Ubuntu
7 6 (12.00%) Windows 7
8 5 (10.00%) Oracle Linux
8 5 (10.00%) SUSE
8 5 (10.00%) AIX
9 3 (6.00%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (2.00%) Windows XP
10 1 (2.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.00%) Change Management
2 9 (18.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (14.00%) Web Development
3 7 (14.00%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (12.00%) Analytics
4 6 (12.00%) Mentoring
4 6 (12.00%) Use Case
5 5 (10.00%) Load Balancing
5 5 (10.00%) ITIL
5 5 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (10.00%) DevOps
5 5 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (8.00%) Migration
6 4 (8.00%) Regression Testing
6 4 (8.00%) Problem Management
7 3 (6.00%) TDD
7 3 (6.00%) Scrum
7 3 (6.00%) Service Management
7 3 (6.00%) Line Management
7 3 (6.00%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.00%) SQL
2 8 (16.00%) Java
3 3 (6.00%) C#
4 2 (4.00%) Python
5 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.00%) C++
5 1 (2.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (4.00%) PhD
4 1 (2.00%) CCA
4 1 (2.00%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.00%) MCITP
4 1 (2.00%) HP APS
4 1 (2.00%) VTSP
System Software
1 27 (54.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (38.00%) Active Directory
3 11 (22.00%) Hyper-V
4 6 (12.00%) XenApp
4 6 (12.00%) KVM
5 5 (10.00%) FreeRADIUS
6 4 (8.00%) XenDesktop
6 4 (8.00%) Firmware
6 4 (8.00%) Terminal Services
7 3 (6.00%) DFS Replication
7 3 (6.00%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (4.00%) VMware ESX
8 2 (4.00%) XenServer
9 1 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (2.00%) VMware Server
9 1 (2.00%) NFS
9 1 (2.00%) Docker
9 1 (2.00%) LXC
Systems Management
1 13 (26.00%) NetBackup
2 5 (10.00%) CA Spectrum
3 4 (8.00%) WSUS
4 3 (6.00%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (6.00%) ZABBIX
4 3 (6.00%) Hyperic
4 3 (6.00%) logstash
5 1 (2.00%) EdgeSight
5 1 (2.00%) Netcool
5 1 (2.00%) HP SIM
5 1 (2.00%) Puppet
5 1 (2.00%) SCCM
5 1 (2.00%) SCOM
5 1 (2.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 44 (88.00%) VMware
2 21 (42.00%) Microsoft
3 15 (30.00%) Cisco
3 15 (30.00%) IBM
4 14 (28.00%) HP
4 14 (28.00%) Symantec
5 12 (24.00%) EMC
5 12 (24.00%) Citrix
6 11 (22.00%) Dell
7 9 (18.00%) CA
8 7 (14.00%) Lotus
8 7 (14.00%) Adobe
9 6 (12.00%) Oracle
10 5 (10.00%) CheckPoint
10 5 (10.00%) Splunk
11 2 (4.00%) NetApp
12 1 (2.00%) Remedy
12 1 (2.00%) AppSense
12 1 (2.00%) Infoblox
12 1 (2.00%) webMethods
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