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 26 February 2015 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank - 69 64
Contract jobs citing vSphere 0 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading - 0.79% 0.88%
As % of the System Software category - 6.84% 7.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 7
Average daily rate
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- £400 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £335 £313
% change year-on-year
+9.70% +7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £23.60 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.01% -14.18%
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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
131 117 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 14.41% 11.50% 11.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 53 44
Average daily rate £375 £313 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +5.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £188 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £530
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £308 £315
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 24
Average hourly rate £19.50 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.87% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.05 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £23.80 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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
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 26 February 2015, 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 6 (75.00%) VMware
1 6 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (37.50%) Apache Camel
3 3 (37.50%) Hyperic
3 3 (37.50%) logstash
3 3 (37.50%) TDD
3 3 (37.50%) ActiveMQ
3 3 (37.50%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (37.50%) Scrum
3 3 (37.50%) JUnit
3 3 (37.50%) SOAP
3 3 (37.50%) Web Services
3 3 (37.50%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) JBoss
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 3 (37.50%) ZABBIX
3 3 (37.50%) OpenLDAP
3 3 (37.50%) XenApp
3 3 (37.50%) RESTful
3 3 (37.50%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (37.50%) DbUnit
3 3 (37.50%) Mockito
3 3 (37.50%) BDD
3 3 (37.50%) PowerMock
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (37.50%) Apache CXF

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, 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 (37.50%) JBoss
2 2 (25.00%) OpenStack
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) OpenLDAP
2 2 (25.00%) NetScaler
2 2 (25.00%) DHCP
2 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (37.50%) DbUnit
2 3 (37.50%) Mockito
2 3 (37.50%) JUnit
2 3 (37.50%) Maven
2 3 (37.50%) jMock
3 1 (12.50%) Bugzilla
3 1 (12.50%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Software Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) SOAP
1 3 (37.50%) Web Services
1 3 (37.50%) ActiveMQ
1 3 (37.50%) Spring
1 3 (37.50%) Apache CXF
1 3 (37.50%) RESTful
1 3 (37.50%) PowerMock
1 3 (37.50%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) EFT
1 2 (25.00%) Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) Open Source
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (25.00%) Ubuntu
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) TDD
2 3 (37.50%) Scrum
2 3 (37.50%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (37.50%) Kanban
2 3 (37.50%) BDD
3 2 (25.00%) Analytics
3 2 (25.00%) Use Case
4 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 1 (12.50%) Bug Management
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps
4 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C++
1 1 (12.50%) Python
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) PhD
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (37.50%) XenApp
3 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
4 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) ZABBIX
1 3 (37.50%) Hyperic
1 3 (37.50%) logstash
2 2 (25.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) NetApp
3 2 (25.00%) Symantec