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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 67 82 72
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -10
Contract jobs citing vSphere 4 5 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.47% 0.46% 1.43%
As % of the System Software category 2.88% 3.82% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 8
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£223 £230 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.26% +2.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £21.75 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+70.11% -8.42%
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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
139 131 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 16.16% 12.11% 9.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 60 56
Average daily rate £400 £385 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +18.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £207 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.60% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 10 10
Average hourly rate £18.00 £12.25 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.93% -44.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.25 £16.86 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+8.64% -

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 21 October 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 11 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (72.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
3 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
4 6 (54.55%) Citrix
5 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
5 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (36.36%) XenDesktop
6 4 (36.36%) XenApp
6 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared
7 3 (27.27%) Hyper-V
8 2 (18.18%) Build Automation
8 2 (18.18%) NetScaler
8 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
8 2 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (18.18%) Application Packaging
8 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
8 2 (18.18%) DMZ
8 2 (18.18%) Change Management
8 2 (18.18%) Clustering
8 2 (18.18%) NetBackup
8 2 (18.18%) AppSense
8 2 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (18.18%) Symantec
8 2 (18.18%) NetApp
8 2 (18.18%) HP
8 2 (18.18%) C#

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 1 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
2 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) DHCP
1 2 (18.18%) DNS
1 2 (18.18%) DMZ
1 2 (18.18%) NetScaler
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (9.09%) LAN
2 1 (9.09%) WAN
2 1 (9.09%) iSCSI
2 1 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) Solutions Architect
1 2 (18.18%) Architect
1 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Architect
1 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
2 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Technical Support
2 1 (9.09%) IT Architect
2 1 (9.09%) Virtualisation Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Specialist
2 1 (9.09%) UNIX Systems Administrator
2 1 (9.09%) UNIX Administrator
2 1 (9.09%) Consultant
2 1 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (9.09%) Technical Support
2 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (9.09%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) PKI
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (9.09%) CentOS
5 1 (9.09%) UNIX
5 1 (9.09%) AIX
5 1 (9.09%) Solaris
5 1 (9.09%) Linux
5 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Change Management
1 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
1 2 (18.18%) ITIL
1 2 (18.18%) Build Automation
1 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
2 1 (9.09%) Coaching
2 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
2 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
2 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) C#
2 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 3 (27.27%) DV Cleared
3 2 (18.18%) PhD
3 2 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (9.09%) MCTS
4 1 (9.09%) MCITP
4 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) CCNA
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (9.09%) MCSE
4 1 (9.09%) VCP4
4 1 (9.09%) VCAP
4 1 (9.09%) VTSP
4 1 (9.09%) VCP5
System Software
1 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
1 8 (72.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (36.36%) XenDesktop
2 4 (36.36%) XenApp
3 3 (27.27%) Hyper-V
4 2 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (9.09%) vCloud
5 1 (9.09%) KVM
5 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
5 1 (9.09%) VMware Server
5 1 (9.09%) XenServer
5 1 (9.09%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) NetBackup
2 1 (9.09%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
3 6 (54.55%) Citrix
4 2 (18.18%) NetApp
4 2 (18.18%) HP
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco
4 2 (18.18%) AppSense
4 2 (18.18%) Symantec
5 1 (9.09%) Sophos
5 1 (9.09%) Oracle
5 1 (9.09%) EMC
5 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
5 1 (9.09%) CA
5 1 (9.09%) Hitachi
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