The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Reading region.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 69 61 79
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +18
Contract jobs citing vSphere 4 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.44% 1.27% 0.51%
As % of the System Software category 3.08% 9.92% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Average daily rate
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£473 £275 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.81% -17.91%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £336
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -3.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 0
Average hourly rate - £30.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £30.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-37.70% -10.29%
System Software Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
130 121 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 14.29% 12.83% 10.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 52 55
Average daily rate £375 £328 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.50% +3.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £140 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £450 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £318
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 11
Average hourly rate £15.50 £27.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.63% +15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £17.10 £16.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £30.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-11.42% +2.94%
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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 10 July 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 7 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (42.86%) XenDesktop
4 3 (42.86%) DV Cleared
4 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (42.86%) Citrix
4 3 (42.86%) NetBackup
4 3 (42.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (42.86%) MCSE
5 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
5 2 (28.57%) Windows 2000
5 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
5 2 (28.57%) IIS
5 2 (28.57%) ITIL
5 2 (28.57%) UNIX
5 2 (28.57%) HP
5 2 (28.57%) Application Packaging
5 2 (28.57%) AppSense
5 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (28.57%) vCloud
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (14.29%) VCP5
6 1 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 2 (28.57%) IIS
1 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
2 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) SAN
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Server Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Specialist
2 1 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) UNIX Systems Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Application Packaging
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 2000
3 2 (28.57%) UNIX
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 1 (14.29%) CentOS
4 1 (14.29%) AIX
4 1 (14.29%) Solaris
4 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) MCSE
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (42.86%) DV Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (14.29%) MCTS
2 1 (14.29%) MCITP
2 1 (14.29%) VCP4
2 1 (14.29%) VCAP
2 1 (14.29%) VCP5
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (14.29%) CCNA
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
1 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (42.86%) XenDesktop
3 2 (28.57%) vCloud
4 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 1 (14.29%) XenServer
4 1 (14.29%) MetaFrame
4 1 (14.29%) Terminal Services
4 1 (14.29%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) NetBackup
2 1 (14.29%) Backup Exec
2 1 (14.29%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (14.29%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) Citrix
4 2 (28.57%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) AppSense
5 1 (14.29%) EMC
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco
5 1 (14.29%) NetApp
5 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 1 (14.29%) Symantec
5 1 (14.29%) Remedy
5 1 (14.29%) Sophos