The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 55 77 65
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -12
Contract jobs citing vSphere 7 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.95% 0.21% 0.68%
As % of the System Software category 9.59% 1.65% 4.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 3
Median daily rate £475 £463 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £463 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £463 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £17.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £22.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
-40.00% -7.21%
vSphere
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

System Software Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
73 121 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 9.89% 12.44% 15.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 61 66
Median daily rate £450 £400 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +25.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £183 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 25 16
Median hourly rate £43.28 £21.55 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.83% +59.62%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing vSphere across the Reading region.

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in Reading

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the Reading region.

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 Reading region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 24 (100.00%) VMware
2 18 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (70.83%) Linux
4 13 (54.17%) Python
5 12 (50.00%) PowerShell
6 10 (41.67%) Cisco
7 9 (37.50%) Perl
8 8 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (33.33%) Ruby
9 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
9 7 (29.17%) Windows
9 7 (29.17%) Red Hat
9 7 (29.17%) High Availability
9 7 (29.17%) DevOps
10 6 (25.00%) Data Centre
10 6 (25.00%) NetApp
10 6 (25.00%) HP
10 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
11 5 (20.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (20.83%) SAN
11 5 (20.83%) SUSE
11 5 (20.83%) MySQL
11 5 (20.83%) IBM
11 5 (20.83%) FlexPod
12 4 (16.67%) Software Distribution
12 4 (16.67%) Mentoring
12 4 (16.67%) Coaching
12 4 (16.67%) Patch Management
12 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Monitoring
12 4 (16.67%) Data ONTAP

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 3 (12.50%) OpenStack
2 1 (4.17%) Apache
2 1 (4.17%) CloudStack
2 1 (4.17%) Confluence
2 1 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (4.17%) JBoss
2 1 (4.17%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.17%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (4.17%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (4.17%) Amazon S3
2 1 (4.17%) CloudBees
2 1 (4.17%) IBM PureFlex
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) SAN
2 3 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (12.50%) DNS
2 3 (12.50%) Firewall
2 3 (12.50%) LAN
2 3 (12.50%) MPLS
2 3 (12.50%) NetScaler
2 3 (12.50%) VoIP
2 3 (12.50%) WAN
3 2 (8.33%) iSCSI
3 2 (8.33%) NAS
3 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.17%) Asterisk PBX
4 1 (4.17%) BGP
4 1 (4.17%) EIGRP
4 1 (4.17%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (4.17%) IPsec
4 1 (4.17%) Network Security
4 1 (4.17%) OSPF
4 1 (4.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) MySQL
2 4 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) JIRA
2 3 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 3 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 2 (8.33%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (4.17%) Ant
4 1 (4.17%) Maven
4 1 (4.17%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Linux Engineer
1 5 (20.83%) VMware Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Cloud Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) FlexPod Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Lead DevOps
2 4 (16.67%) Senior Linux Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Team Leader
3 3 (12.50%) Architect
3 3 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 2 (8.33%) NetApp Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Cloud Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Senior VMware Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) Middleware
2 3 (12.50%) Node.js
3 1 (4.17%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (4.17%) ELK Stack
3 1 (4.17%) LAMP
3 1 (4.17%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (4.17%) Servlets
3 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (20.83%) FlexPod
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.17%) VCE vBlock
3 1 (4.17%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (70.83%) Linux
2 8 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (29.17%) Windows
4 5 (20.83%) SUSE
5 4 (16.67%) Data ONTAP
6 3 (12.50%) CentOS
7 2 (8.33%) Unix
7 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
8 1 (4.17%) AIX
8 1 (4.17%) Debian
8 1 (4.17%) Fedora
8 1 (4.17%) HPUX
8 1 (4.17%) Solaris
8 1 (4.17%) Ubuntu
8 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) DevOps
1 7 (29.17%) High Availability
2 4 (16.67%) Coaching
2 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 4 (16.67%) ITIL
2 4 (16.67%) Kanban
2 4 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 4 (16.67%) Patch Management
2 4 (16.67%) Software Distribution
3 3 (12.50%) ITSM
4 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.33%) Load Balancing
4 2 (8.33%) Network Design
4 2 (8.33%) Target Operating Model
5 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (4.17%) Converged Infrastructure
5 1 (4.17%) Dashboard Development
5 1 (4.17%) Network Architecture
5 1 (4.17%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 13 (54.17%) Python
2 12 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 9 (37.50%) Perl
4 8 (33.33%) Ruby
5 4 (16.67%) Java
5 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
6 2 (8.33%) SQL
7 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
7 1 (4.17%) C-shell
7 1 (4.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
2 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (20.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (8.33%) CCNP
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (8.33%) NCDA
5 1 (4.17%) CCNA
5 1 (4.17%) Degree
5 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.17%) MCITP
5 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.17%) VCP4
5 1 (4.17%) VCP5
System Software
1 18 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 3 (12.50%) vCloud
4 2 (8.33%) KVM
4 2 (8.33%) NFS
4 2 (8.33%) VMware ESX
5 1 (4.17%) Docker
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (4.17%) Postfix
5 1 (4.17%) qmail
5 1 (4.17%) Sendmail
5 1 (4.17%) Varnish
5 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (4.17%) Xen
5 1 (4.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Ansible
1 1 (4.17%) Backup Exec
1 1 (4.17%) Bacula
1 1 (4.17%) Cacti
1 1 (4.17%) cPanel
1 1 (4.17%) Grafana
1 1 (4.17%) Graphite
1 1 (4.17%) Kibana
1 1 (4.17%) logstash
1 1 (4.17%) Nagios
1 1 (4.17%) NetBackup
1 1 (4.17%) Plesk
1 1 (4.17%) Puppet
1 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Satellite
1 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Spacewalk
1 1 (4.17%) Salt
1 1 (4.17%) SCOM
1 1 (4.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 24 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (41.67%) Cisco
3 7 (29.17%) Red Hat
4 6 (25.00%) HP
4 6 (25.00%) NetApp
5 5 (20.83%) IBM
6 3 (12.50%) Citrix
6 3 (12.50%) Juniper
6 3 (12.50%) LANDesk
6 3 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 2 (8.33%) EMC
7 2 (8.33%) Oracle
7 2 (8.33%) Splunk
8 1 (4.17%) CommVault
8 1 (4.17%) F5
8 1 (4.17%) Hitachi
8 1 (4.17%) Rackspace
8 1 (4.17%) Symantec