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 4 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 61 75 69
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -6
Contract jobs citing vSphere 19 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.86% 0.10% 0.38%
As % of the System Software category 11.66% 0.68% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 0 3
Median daily rate £450 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £376 - £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 - £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £331 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.18% +1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.58 £21.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+26.54% -17.64%
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
163 147 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 15.92% 15.20% 12.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 73 56
Median daily rate £420 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £206 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 14
Median hourly rate £21.33 £18.55 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.98% +17.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £14.30 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £22.58 £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.38
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +0.76%

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 4 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 4 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 22 (100.00%) VMware
2 15 (68.18%) Linux
3 13 (59.09%) Cisco
4 12 (54.55%) Windows
5 11 (50.00%) Python
5 11 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (45.45%) PowerShell
7 9 (40.91%) Ruby
8 8 (36.36%) Security Cleared
9 7 (31.82%) Data Centre
10 6 (27.27%) DevOps
10 6 (27.27%) Windows Server
10 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
10 6 (27.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (27.27%) High Availability
11 5 (22.73%) NetScaler
11 5 (22.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (22.73%) Perl
11 5 (22.73%) MySQL
11 5 (22.73%) Juniper
11 5 (22.73%) SAN
11 5 (22.73%) NetApp
11 5 (22.73%) F5
11 5 (22.73%) FlexPod
12 4 (18.18%) Mentoring
12 4 (18.18%) Coaching
12 4 (18.18%) Data ONTAP
12 4 (18.18%) Java
12 4 (18.18%) ITIL
12 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP

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 (13.64%) Node.js
1 3 (13.64%) OpenStack
2 1 (4.55%) Apache
2 1 (4.55%) CloudStack
2 1 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (4.55%) JBoss
2 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.55%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.55%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon S3
2 1 (4.55%) CloudBees
2 1 (4.55%) IBM PureFlex
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) NetScaler
1 5 (22.73%) SAN
2 4 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
3 3 (13.64%) NAS
4 2 (9.09%) DNS
4 2 (9.09%) LAN
4 2 (9.09%) WAN
5 1 (4.55%) BGP
5 1 (4.55%) DHCP
5 1 (4.55%) EIGRP
5 1 (4.55%) Firewall
5 1 (4.55%) IPsec
5 1 (4.55%) MPLS
5 1 (4.55%) Network Security
5 1 (4.55%) OSPF
5 1 (4.55%) SSL
5 1 (4.55%) VoIP
5 1 (4.55%) VPN
5 1 (4.55%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) MySQL
2 4 (18.18%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
4 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) JIRA
2 2 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 2 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 2 (9.09%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (4.55%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Support Engineer
1 5 (22.73%) Technical Engineer
1 5 (22.73%) Technical Support
1 5 (22.73%) Technical Support Engineer
1 5 (22.73%) VMware Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) FlexPod Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Platform Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Platform Support Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Team Leader
3 3 (13.64%) Cloud Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Senior Cloud Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Senior VMware Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Architect
4 2 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) NetApp Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) Middleware
2 1 (4.55%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (4.55%) ELK Stack
2 1 (4.55%) LAMP
2 1 (4.55%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (4.55%) Servlets
2 1 (4.55%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Data Centre
2 5 (22.73%) FlexPod
3 1 (4.55%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (4.55%) Public Cloud
3 1 (4.55%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 15 (68.18%) Linux
2 12 (54.55%) Windows
3 6 (27.27%) Windows Server
4 5 (22.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (18.18%) CentOS
5 4 (18.18%) Data ONTAP
6 2 (9.09%) SUSE
6 2 (9.09%) Unix
6 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (4.55%) AIX
7 1 (4.55%) Debian
7 1 (4.55%) Fedora
7 1 (4.55%) HPUX
7 1 (4.55%) Solaris
7 1 (4.55%) Ubuntu
7 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) DevOps
1 6 (27.27%) High Availability
2 4 (18.18%) Coaching
2 4 (18.18%) ITIL
2 4 (18.18%) Kanban
2 4 (18.18%) Mentoring
3 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 3 (13.64%) ITSM
4 2 (9.09%) Open Source
5 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (4.55%) Converged Infrastructure
5 1 (4.55%) Migration
5 1 (4.55%) Network Architecture
5 1 (4.55%) Patch Management
5 1 (4.55%) Presales
5 1 (4.55%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.55%) Scrum
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (4.55%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) Python
2 10 (45.45%) PowerShell
3 9 (40.91%) Ruby
4 5 (22.73%) Perl
5 4 (18.18%) Java
6 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
2 6 (27.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (9.09%) CCNP
3 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (9.09%) NCDA
3 2 (9.09%) VCP5
4 1 (4.55%) CCNA
4 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) MCITP
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.55%) VCP4
System Software
1 11 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (18.18%) vCloud
3 2 (9.09%) KVM
4 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
4 1 (4.55%) Docker
4 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.55%) NFS
4 1 (4.55%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (4.55%) Postfix
4 1 (4.55%) qmail
4 1 (4.55%) Sendmail
4 1 (4.55%) Varnish
4 1 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.55%) Xen
4 1 (4.55%) XenApp
4 1 (4.55%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Ansible
1 1 (4.55%) Backup Exec
1 1 (4.55%) Bacula
1 1 (4.55%) Cacti
1 1 (4.55%) cPanel
1 1 (4.55%) Grafana
1 1 (4.55%) Graphite
1 1 (4.55%) Kibana
1 1 (4.55%) logstash
1 1 (4.55%) Nagios
1 1 (4.55%) NetBackup
1 1 (4.55%) Plesk
1 1 (4.55%) Puppet
1 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Satellite
1 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Spacewalk
1 1 (4.55%) Salt
1 1 (4.55%) SCOM
1 1 (4.55%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 22 (100.00%) VMware
2 13 (59.09%) Cisco
3 5 (22.73%) F5
3 5 (22.73%) Juniper
3 5 (22.73%) NetApp
4 3 (13.64%) EMC
4 3 (13.64%) IBM
4 3 (13.64%) LANDesk
4 3 (13.64%) Oracle
4 3 (13.64%) Red Hat
5 2 (9.09%) Citrix
5 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.55%) CommVault
6 1 (4.55%) Hitachi
6 1 (4.55%) HP
6 1 (4.55%) Rackspace
6 1 (4.55%) Symantec