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 30 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 64 68 70
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Contract jobs citing vSphere 15 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.65% 0.11% 0.40%
As % of the System Software category 12.30% 0.80% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 3
Median daily rate £450 - £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 - £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 - £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.14% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.58 £22.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+16.81% +1.11%
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
122 125 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 13.45% 13.94% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 59 62
Median daily rate £400 £356 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.28% -3.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £208 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 15
Median hourly rate £17.50 £21.55 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.79% +36.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.33 £24.12 £16.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.83 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+12.92% +8.54%

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
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 30 May 2016.

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 30 May 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 17 (70.83%) Linux
3 13 (54.17%) Cisco
3 13 (54.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (50.00%) Python
4 12 (50.00%) Windows
5 11 (45.83%) PowerShell
6 9 (37.50%) Security Cleared
6 9 (37.50%) Ruby
7 7 (29.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (29.17%) High Availability
7 7 (29.17%) Data Centre
8 6 (25.00%) DevOps
8 6 (25.00%) Windows Server
8 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
8 6 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (25.00%) Perl
8 6 (25.00%) NetApp
9 5 (20.83%) Red Hat
9 5 (20.83%) Juniper
9 5 (20.83%) SAN
9 5 (20.83%) MySQL
9 5 (20.83%) NetScaler
9 5 (20.83%) F5
9 5 (20.83%) FlexPod
10 4 (16.67%) Mentoring
10 4 (16.67%) Coaching
10 4 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (16.67%) CentOS
10 4 (16.67%) vCloud

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%) Node.js
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 3 (12.50%) 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%) NetScaler
1 5 (20.83%) SAN
2 4 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 3 (12.50%) NAS
4 2 (8.33%) DNS
4 2 (8.33%) iSCSI
4 2 (8.33%) LAN
4 2 (8.33%) WAN
5 1 (4.17%) Asterisk PBX
5 1 (4.17%) BGP
5 1 (4.17%) DHCP
5 1 (4.17%) EIGRP
5 1 (4.17%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (4.17%) MPLS
5 1 (4.17%) OSPF
5 1 (4.17%) SSL
5 1 (4.17%) VoIP
5 1 (4.17%) VPN
5 1 (4.17%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) MySQL
2 4 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
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 6 (25.00%) VMware Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Support Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Technical Engineer
2 5 (20.83%) Technical Support
2 5 (20.83%) Technical Support Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) FlexPod Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Platform Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Platform Support Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Team Leader
4 3 (12.50%) Cloud Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Senior Cloud Engineer
4 3 (12.50%) Senior VMware Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Architect
5 2 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) NetApp Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Linux Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) Middleware
2 1 (4.17%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (4.17%) ELK Stack
2 1 (4.17%) LAMP
2 1 (4.17%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (4.17%) Servlets
2 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (29.17%) Data Centre
2 5 (20.83%) FlexPod
3 1 (4.17%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (4.17%) Public Cloud
3 1 (4.17%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 17 (70.83%) Linux
2 12 (50.00%) Windows
3 7 (29.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 4 (16.67%) CentOS
5 4 (16.67%) Data ONTAP
6 3 (12.50%) SUSE
7 2 (8.33%) Unix
7 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
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
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) High Availability
2 6 (25.00%) DevOps
3 4 (16.67%) Coaching
3 4 (16.67%) ITIL
3 4 (16.67%) Kanban
3 4 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 3 (12.50%) ITSM
5 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.33%) Open Source
5 2 (8.33%) Patch Management
5 2 (8.33%) Software Distribution
6 1 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (4.17%) Converged Infrastructure
6 1 (4.17%) Migration
6 1 (4.17%) Network Architecture
6 1 (4.17%) Risk Management
6 1 (4.17%) Scrum
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (4.17%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) Python
2 11 (45.83%) PowerShell
3 9 (37.50%) Ruby
4 6 (25.00%) Perl
5 4 (16.67%) Java
6 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
7 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
7 1 (4.17%) C-shell
7 1 (4.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 6 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (8.33%) CCNP
3 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (8.33%) DV Cleared
3 2 (8.33%) NCDA
3 2 (8.33%) VCP5
4 1 (4.17%) CCNA
4 1 (4.17%) MCITP
4 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.17%) VCP4
System Software
1 13 (54.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (16.67%) vCloud
3 2 (8.33%) KVM
3 2 (8.33%) NFS
3 2 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
4 1 (4.17%) Docker
4 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (4.17%) Postfix
4 1 (4.17%) qmail
4 1 (4.17%) Sendmail
4 1 (4.17%) Varnish
4 1 (4.17%) Xen
4 1 (4.17%) XenApp
4 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 13 (54.17%) Cisco
3 6 (25.00%) NetApp
4 5 (20.83%) F5
4 5 (20.83%) Juniper
4 5 (20.83%) Red Hat
5 3 (12.50%) EMC
5 3 (12.50%) IBM
5 3 (12.50%) LANDesk
5 3 (12.50%) Oracle
6 2 (8.33%) Citrix
6 2 (8.33%) HP
6 2 (8.33%) Microsoft
7 1 (4.17%) CommVault
7 1 (4.17%) Hitachi
7 1 (4.17%) Rackspace
7 1 (4.17%) Symantec