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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 58 65 78
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +13
Contract jobs citing vSphere 6 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.69% 1.19% 0.54%
As % of the System Software category 4.80% 12.77% 5.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £230 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+63.04% -17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £230 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £230 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £319 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.17% -1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 1
Average hourly rate - £30.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +38.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £30.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-31.14% +35.55%
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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
125 94 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 14.29% 9.35% 10.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 38 63
Average daily rate £300 £370 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.91% +12.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £140 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 11
Average hourly rate £14.00 £30.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.09% +38.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.77 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £30.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.71
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +4.72%

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
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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 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 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (30.00%) Citrix
6 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (30.00%) DV Cleared
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (30.00%) MCSE
6 3 (30.00%) XenDesktop
7 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
7 2 (20.00%) Build Automation
7 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
7 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
7 2 (20.00%) C#
7 2 (20.00%) IIS
7 2 (20.00%) HP
7 2 (20.00%) ITIL
7 2 (20.00%) Windows 2000
7 2 (20.00%) Cisco
7 2 (20.00%) Application Packaging
7 2 (20.00%) Change Management
7 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (20.00%) IIS
1 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) WAN
1 1 (10.00%) iSCSI
1 1 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Server Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Virtualisation Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Technical Support
2 1 (10.00%) Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Support
2 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (10.00%) Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 2000
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (10.00%) UNIX
5 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (10.00%) CentOS
5 1 (10.00%) AIX
5 1 (10.00%) Solaris
5 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL
1 2 (20.00%) Change Management
1 2 (20.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (20.00%) Build Automation
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Requirements Management
2 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (30.00%) MCSE
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (30.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) CCNA
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (10.00%) MCTS
4 1 (10.00%) MCITP
4 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) VCP4
4 1 (10.00%) VCAP
4 1 (10.00%) VTSP
4 1 (10.00%) VCP5
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (30.00%) XenDesktop
4 2 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (10.00%) XenApp
5 1 (10.00%) XenServer
5 1 (10.00%) vCloud
5 1 (10.00%) KVM
5 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
5 1 (10.00%) VMware Server
5 1 (10.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (10.00%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) Citrix
4 2 (20.00%) HP
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco
4 2 (20.00%) AppSense
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle
5 1 (10.00%) EMC
5 1 (10.00%) CA
5 1 (10.00%) Hitachi
5 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (10.00%) Sophos