The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 63 82 81
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -1
Contract jobs citing vSphere 8 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.88% 0.63% 0.52%
As % of the System Software category 5.88% 4.32% 6.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 3
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £360 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £500 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £313 £314
% change year-on-year
+21.60% -0.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £23.20 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+21.76% -5.30%
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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
136 162 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 15.03% 14.69% 7.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 77 33
Average daily rate £400 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £125 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 18
Average hourly rate £18.00 £13.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £11.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £18.70 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the Reading region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram 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 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 10 (83.33%) VMware
2 9 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (41.67%) Windows
3 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
4 4 (33.33%) Citrix
4 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 4 (33.33%) XenApp
4 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (25.00%) Apache Camel
5 3 (25.00%) Hyperic
5 3 (25.00%) logstash
5 3 (25.00%) ZABBIX
5 3 (25.00%) OpenLDAP
5 3 (25.00%) RESTful
5 3 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (25.00%) BDD
5 3 (25.00%) DbUnit
5 3 (25.00%) Mockito
5 3 (25.00%) PowerMock
5 3 (25.00%) TDD
5 3 (25.00%) ActiveMQ
5 3 (25.00%) Spring
5 3 (25.00%) Maven
5 3 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (25.00%) Scrum
5 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (25.00%) Kanban

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 3 (25.00%) JBoss
2 2 (16.67%) OpenStack
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) OpenLDAP
2 2 (16.67%) DHCP
2 2 (16.67%) DNS
2 2 (16.67%) DMZ
2 2 (16.67%) NetScaler
3 1 (8.33%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (8.33%) iSCSI
3 1 (8.33%) LAN
3 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 3 (25.00%) DbUnit
2 3 (25.00%) Mockito
2 3 (25.00%) Maven
2 3 (25.00%) jMock
2 3 (25.00%) JUnit
3 1 (8.33%) Subversion
3 1 (8.33%) Bugzilla
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 1 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Technical Support
3 1 (8.33%) IT Architect
3 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Virtualisation Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Apache Camel
1 3 (25.00%) RESTful
1 3 (25.00%) PowerMock
1 3 (25.00%) ActiveMQ
1 3 (25.00%) Spring
1 3 (25.00%) Apache CXF
1 3 (25.00%) SOAP
1 3 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) EFT
1 2 (16.67%) Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) Open Source
2 1 (8.33%) PKI
2 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (16.67%) Ubuntu
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) BDD
2 3 (25.00%) TDD
2 3 (25.00%) Scrum
2 3 (25.00%) Kanban
2 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Use Case
3 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 2 (16.67%) Analytics
3 2 (16.67%) Build Automation
4 1 (8.33%) Bug Management
4 1 (8.33%) DevOps
4 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
4 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) C++
2 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) PhD
4 1 (8.33%) VTSP
4 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (33.33%) XenApp
4 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (16.67%) XenDesktop
6 1 (8.33%) KVM
6 1 (8.33%) XenServer
6 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (8.33%) VMware Server
6 1 (8.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Hyperic
1 3 (25.00%) logstash
1 3 (25.00%) ZABBIX
2 2 (16.67%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) VMware
2 4 (33.33%) Citrix
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (16.67%) Symantec
4 2 (16.67%) NetApp
5 1 (8.33%) CA
5 1 (8.33%) Hitachi
5 1 (8.33%) HP
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle