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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
Berkshire / Slough
Rank 15 28 33
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +5
Contract jobs citing vSphere 6 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 4.38% 1.18% 1.31%
As % of the System Software category 50.00% 17.65% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 4
Median daily rate £408 £353 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.60% +22.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £353 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £391 £343
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £29.53 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+4.98% +30.13%

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
12 17 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 8.76% 6.67% 7.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 14
Median daily rate £425 £353 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.56% +8.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £257 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £15.50 - £19.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017, 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 7 (87.50%) VMware
2 5 (62.50%) Windows
3 4 (50.00%) ITIL
3 4 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (37.50%) FlexPod
4 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
4 3 (37.50%) Linux
4 3 (37.50%) DNS
4 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 2 (25.00%) Python
5 2 (25.00%) Unix
5 2 (25.00%) Perl
5 2 (25.00%) Web Services
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (25.00%) WSUS
5 2 (25.00%) VMware ESX
5 2 (25.00%) NetApp
5 2 (25.00%) Ansible
5 2 (25.00%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Cloud
5 2 (25.00%) DevOps
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (25.00%) vRealize
5 2 (25.00%) Data ONTAP
5 2 (25.00%) VSAN
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco
5 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (25.00%) VLAN

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (12.50%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (12.50%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (12.50%) SoftLayer
3 1 (12.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (25.00%) VLAN
2 2 (25.00%) VSAN
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (12.50%) Electronics
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
1 1 (12.50%) Marketing
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) VMware Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Cloud Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) FlexPod Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Cloud Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) FlexPod
2 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Cloud
2 2 (25.00%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) Data ONTAP
3 2 (25.00%) Unix
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) DevOps
2 2 (25.00%) High Availability
2 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) Converged Infrastructure
3 1 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 2 (25.00%) Perl
2 2 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (12.50%) Docker
3 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (12.50%) vCloud
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Ansible
1 2 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (25.00%) Puppet
1 2 (25.00%) vRealize
1 2 (25.00%) WSUS
2 1 (12.50%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) NetApp
3 1 (12.50%) CA
3 1 (12.50%) Nimsoft
3 1 (12.50%) SAP