The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 27 33 39
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +6
Contract jobs citing vSphere 5 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 1.90% 0.42% 0.43%
As % of the System Software category 16.67% 4.55% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
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£400 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £313 £305
% change year-on-year
+10.40% +2.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -25.00%
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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 Slough region.

System Software Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
30 22 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 11.41% 9.28% 6.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 6 3
Average daily rate £400 £270 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.14% -28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £235 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £330 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -5.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -44.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -3.12%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the Slough region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing vSphere across the Slough region.

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in Slough

vSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the Slough region over the 3 months to 2 June 2015.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the Slough region.

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 12 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (83.33%) PowerShell
3 8 (66.67%) Windows
4 6 (50.00%) SAN
4 6 (50.00%) vCloud
5 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (41.67%) Firewall
5 5 (41.67%) Linux
5 5 (41.67%) DNS
5 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
6 4 (33.33%) HP
6 4 (33.33%) Cisco
6 4 (33.33%) DHCP
6 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
6 4 (33.33%) VPN
6 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (33.33%) XenDesktop
6 4 (33.33%) Brocade
6 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (33.33%) SCCM
6 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (33.33%) ProCurve
6 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (33.33%) 3PAR
6 4 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (25.00%) Lync

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (25.00%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) SAN
2 5 (41.67%) Firewall
2 5 (41.67%) DNS
3 4 (33.33%) DHCP
3 4 (33.33%) VPN
4 3 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
4 3 (25.00%) Structured Cabling
4 3 (25.00%) VLAN
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (25.00%) LAN
4 3 (25.00%) WAN
4 3 (25.00%) SNMP
5 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Consultant
2 6 (50.00%) VMware Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Technical Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (41.67%) Linux
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
1 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (8.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (16.67%) MCSE
2 2 (16.67%) MCSA
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (8.33%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) vCloud
2 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (33.33%) XenDesktop
3 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (25.00%) XenApp
4 3 (25.00%) Samba
5 1 (8.33%) DFS Replication
5 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (33.33%) HP
2 4 (33.33%) Cisco
2 4 (33.33%) Brocade
2 4 (33.33%) ProCurve
2 4 (33.33%) 3PAR
3 3 (25.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (8.33%) NetApp
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft