The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 24 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 13 26 32
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +6
Contract jobs citing vSphere 10 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 6.29% 2.33% 0.42%
As % of the System Software category 76.92% 17.65% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 0
Median daily rate £359 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.33% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.29% +7.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £21.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+9.52% -26.31%
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 Slough region.

System Software Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
13 34 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 8.18% 13.18% 12.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 23 9
Median daily rate £331 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.18% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £185 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £500 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Median hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+15.15% +5.60%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Slough region citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 May 2016.

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 24 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 Slough region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 11 (84.62%) Cisco
1 11 (84.62%) VMware
2 10 (76.92%) NetApp
3 7 (53.85%) Windows
3 7 (53.85%) Linux
4 6 (46.15%) FlexPod
4 6 (46.15%) Data ONTAP
4 6 (46.15%) Data Centre
5 5 (38.46%) Windows Server
5 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (38.46%) IBM
5 5 (38.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (30.77%) VMware ESX
6 4 (30.77%) ITIL
6 4 (30.77%) SLA
6 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
6 4 (30.77%) Citrix
6 4 (30.77%) XenApp
6 4 (30.77%) XenDesktop
6 4 (30.77%) NCDA
6 4 (30.77%) Enterprise Cloud
6 4 (30.77%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (23.08%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (23.08%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
7 3 (23.08%) Coaching
7 3 (23.08%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Slough 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 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (23.08%) DHCP
2 3 (23.08%) DNS
2 3 (23.08%) Firewall
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (15.38%) Ethernet
3 2 (15.38%) FCoE
3 2 (15.38%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (15.38%) SAN
4 1 (7.69%) Network Security
4 1 (7.69%) VPN
4 1 (7.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (7.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Support Engineer
2 6 (46.15%) VMware Engineer
3 5 (38.46%) VMware Support Engineer
4 3 (23.08%) Team Leader
5 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Administrator
5 2 (15.38%) FlexPod Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) NetApp Engineer
5 2 (15.38%) Support Team Leader
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco Support
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco Support Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Consultant
6 1 (7.69%) Platform Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Senior VMWare Administrator
6 1 (7.69%) Storage Support Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) VMWare Administrator
6 1 (7.69%) VMware Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Data Centre
1 6 (46.15%) FlexPod
2 4 (30.77%) Enterprise Cloud
3 3 (23.08%) Clustering
3 3 (23.08%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (15.38%) Driving Licence
4 2 (15.38%) e-Health
4 2 (15.38%) Replication
5 1 (7.69%) EMC VNX
5 1 (7.69%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Linux
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Data ONTAP
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server
4 3 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (23.08%) Unix
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (15.38%) AIX
6 1 (7.69%) CentOS
6 1 (7.69%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) Change Management
2 3 (23.08%) Coaching
2 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
2 3 (23.08%) Risk Analysis
2 3 (23.08%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) Project Management
3 2 (15.38%) Service Management
4 1 (7.69%) Capacity Management
4 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (7.69%) Change Control
4 1 (7.69%) Network Management
4 1 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (7.69%) Open Source
4 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.69%) Server Building
4 1 (7.69%) Storage Virtualisation
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (30.77%) NCDA
3 3 (23.08%) CCNP
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (15.38%) VCP5
4 2 (15.38%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) SLA
2 2 (15.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 4 (30.77%) VMware ESX
2 4 (30.77%) XenApp
2 4 (30.77%) XenDesktop
3 3 (23.08%) Forefront TMG
3 3 (23.08%) ISA Server
4 2 (15.38%) NFS
4 2 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
5 1 (7.69%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) WSUS
2 2 (15.38%) Backup Exec
2 2 (15.38%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (15.38%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (15.38%) Tivoli
2 2 (15.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (15.38%) vRealize
3 1 (7.69%) Nessus
3 1 (7.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) Cisco
1 11 (84.62%) VMware
2 10 (76.92%) NetApp
3 5 (38.46%) IBM
4 4 (30.77%) Citrix
5 3 (23.08%) Dell
5 3 (23.08%) HP
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
5 3 (23.08%) Red Hat
6 2 (15.38%) CA
6 2 (15.38%) Oracle
6 2 (15.38%) ServiceNow
6 2 (15.38%) Symantec
6 2 (15.38%) Veritas
7 1 (7.69%) Aruba
7 1 (7.69%) EMC