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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 30 - 32
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing vSphere 3 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 1.04% - 1.28%
As % of the System Software category 11.11% - 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate
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£515 - £306
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £18.75 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -38.52%
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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
27 15 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 9.34% 5.84% 9.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 2 15
Average daily rate £375 £290 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.31% -10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £262 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £318 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -11.11%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 13 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 10 (76.92%) PowerShell
3 7 (53.85%) Linux
3 7 (53.85%) SAN
4 6 (46.15%) vCloud
5 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (38.46%) Firewall
5 5 (38.46%) DNS
6 4 (30.77%) DHCP
6 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
6 4 (30.77%) HP
6 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
6 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
6 4 (30.77%) VPN
6 4 (30.77%) ProCurve
6 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (30.77%) SCCM
6 4 (30.77%) Brocade
6 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (30.77%) XenDesktop
6 4 (30.77%) 3PAR
6 4 (30.77%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (23.08%) Structured Cabling
7 3 (23.08%) Data Centre

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (30.77%) MS Exchange
1 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (23.08%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) SAN
2 5 (38.46%) Firewall
2 5 (38.46%) DNS
3 4 (30.77%) VPN
3 4 (30.77%) DHCP
4 3 (23.08%) SNMP
4 3 (23.08%) LAN
4 3 (23.08%) WAN
4 3 (23.08%) VLAN
4 3 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (23.08%) Fibre Channel
4 3 (23.08%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (15.38%) NAS
6 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (84.62%) Consultant
2 6 (46.15%) VMware Consultant
3 4 (30.77%) Technical Consultant
4 3 (23.08%) Senior Technical Consultant
4 3 (23.08%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (15.38%) Senior Architect
5 2 (15.38%) Architect
5 2 (15.38%) Technical Architect
5 2 (15.38%) Senior Technical Architect
6 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 2 (15.38%) Visualisation
3 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Linux
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (15.38%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Service Management
1 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) MCSE
1 2 (15.38%) MCSA
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (15.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) vCloud
2 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
3 4 (30.77%) XenDesktop
3 4 (30.77%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (23.08%) XenApp
4 3 (23.08%) Samba
5 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
6 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
6 1 (7.69%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) SCCM
2 2 (15.38%) SCOM
3 1 (7.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (30.77%) Brocade
2 4 (30.77%) ProCurve
2 4 (30.77%) HP
2 4 (30.77%) 3PAR
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco
3 3 (23.08%) SolarWinds
4 2 (15.38%) Citrix
5 1 (7.69%) NetApp