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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 68 80 65
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -15
Contract jobs citing vSphere 1 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.14% 0.11% 0.72%
As % of the System Software category 1.61% 0.83% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 5
Median daily rate £425 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +18.75%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £369 £370
% change year-on-year
-5.08% -0.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+54.00% -3.84%

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
62 121 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 8.64% 12.89% 15.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 66 76
Median daily rate £425 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £200 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 8
Median hourly rate £55.65 £21.55 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+158.23% +21.40%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -

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 18 January 2017, 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 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) DNS
2 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (50.00%) Firewall
3 3 (50.00%) DevOps
3 3 (50.00%) Linux
3 3 (50.00%) MPLS
4 2 (33.33%) Middleware
4 2 (33.33%) IBM
4 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (33.33%) HP
4 2 (33.33%) SAN
4 2 (33.33%) VMware ESX
4 2 (33.33%) Python
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) LAN
4 2 (33.33%) VoIP
4 2 (33.33%) WAN
4 2 (33.33%) Puppet
4 2 (33.33%) Splunk
4 2 (33.33%) Network Design
4 2 (33.33%) Ruby
4 2 (33.33%) Target Operating Model
5 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
5 1 (16.67%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (16.67%) Ubuntu
5 1 (16.67%) Xen
5 1 (16.67%) JIRA
5 1 (16.67%) Polycom

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 1 (16.67%) Apache
1 1 (16.67%) CloudStack
1 1 (16.67%) Confluence
1 1 (16.67%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) DNS
2 3 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) MPLS
3 2 (33.33%) LAN
3 2 (33.33%) SAN
3 2 (33.33%) VoIP
3 2 (33.33%) WAN
4 1 (16.67%) BGP
4 1 (16.67%) DHCP
4 1 (16.67%) LDAP
4 1 (16.67%) OSPF
4 1 (16.67%) SSL
4 1 (16.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Architect
1 2 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Architect
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
1 2 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Platform Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Linux Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Ubuntu
2 1 (16.67%) Unix
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) DevOps
2 2 (33.33%) Network Design
2 2 (33.33%) Target Operating Model
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Dashboard Development
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) Network Management
3 1 (16.67%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Python
1 2 (33.33%) Ruby
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 1 (16.67%) Perl
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 1 (16.67%) iptables
3 1 (16.67%) NFS
3 1 (16.67%) Postfix
3 1 (16.67%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (16.67%) Xen
3 1 (16.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Puppet
2 1 (16.67%) Ansible
2 1 (16.67%) Capistrano
2 1 (16.67%) Cobbler
2 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (16.67%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) IBM
2 2 (33.33%) Splunk
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Percona
3 1 (16.67%) Polycom
3 1 (16.67%) Tandberg