The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for vSphere skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
South East / Berkshire
Rank 90 87 113
Rank change year-on-year -3 +26  
Contract jobs citing vSphere 11 39 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.59% 1.58% 0.65%
As % of the System Software category 5.98% 13.49% 5.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 28 10
Median daily rate £390 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £388 £343
% change year-on-year -1.93% +13.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
Median hourly rate - £22.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +36.36%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £27.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -23.63% +30.95%  

vSphere is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 184 289 352
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 9.94% 11.74% 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 176 179
Median daily rate £373 £353 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.67% -4.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 28
Median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.38% +96.96%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £55.65 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing vSphere as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for vSphere in Berkshire

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing vSphere in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for vSphere in Berkshire

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing vSphere in Berkshire over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for vSphere in Berkshire

vSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for vSphere in Berkshire

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Slough +3 6 £408 +15.60%
Windsor - 2 - -
Bracknell -3 1 - -
Newbury - 1 - -
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 17 (70.83%) VMware
2 16 (66.67%) Windows
3 12 (50.00%) Cisco
4 11 (45.83%) DNS
4 11 (45.83%) Linux
5 10 (41.67%) Active Directory
5 10 (41.67%) Hyper-V
5 10 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (37.50%) PowerShell
7 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
7 8 (33.33%) Puppet
7 8 (33.33%) VMware ESX
7 8 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (29.17%) Ansible
8 7 (29.17%) vRealize
8 7 (29.17%) Unix
8 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
8 7 (29.17%) Python
8 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (25.00%) Ruby
9 6 (25.00%) Perl
9 6 (25.00%) EMC
9 6 (25.00%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (20.83%) Converged Infrastructure
10 5 (20.83%) Windows Server
10 5 (20.83%) IBM Cloud
10 5 (20.83%) Docker
10 5 (20.83%) FlexPod
10 5 (20.83%) SoftLayer

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 5 (20.83%) OpenStack
2 2 (8.33%) Skype for Business
3 1 (4.17%) CloudStack
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.17%) IIS
3 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (20.83%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (20.83%) IBM Cloud
3 5 (20.83%) SoftLayer
4 1 (4.17%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (4.17%) IaaS
4 1 (4.17%) PaaS
4 1 (4.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (45.83%) DNS
2 5 (20.83%) Firewall
3 4 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (16.67%) VSAN
4 3 (12.50%) SAN
4 3 (12.50%) VLAN
5 2 (8.33%) BGP
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (8.33%) NetScaler
5 2 (8.33%) OSPF
5 2 (8.33%) Skype
5 2 (8.33%) Unified Communications
6 1 (4.17%) DHCP
6 1 (4.17%) FTP
6 1 (4.17%) HSRP
6 1 (4.17%) MPLS
6 1 (4.17%) SSL
6 1 (4.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (8.33%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.17%) Electronics
3 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Architect
2 5 (20.83%) Cloud Architect
3 4 (16.67%) Automation Architect
4 3 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Network Architect
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Cloud Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Server Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Wintel Server Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Data Centre Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) IT Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Network Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Architect
6 1 (4.17%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 5 (20.83%) Clustering
2 5 (20.83%) FlexPod
3 4 (16.67%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
5 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
5 1 (4.17%) Replication
5 1 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (66.67%) Windows
2 11 (45.83%) Linux
3 7 (29.17%) Unix
3 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (20.83%) Windows Server
5 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (8.33%) Solaris
6 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
7 1 (4.17%) SUSE
7 1 (4.17%) Ubuntu
7 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) Converged Infrastructure
2 4 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
2 4 (16.67%) Demand Management
2 4 (16.67%) High Availability
2 4 (16.67%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 4 (16.67%) Presales
3 3 (12.50%) DevOps
3 3 (12.50%) Network Design
4 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 2 (8.33%) IT Strategy
4 2 (8.33%) ITIL
4 2 (8.33%) Migration
4 2 (8.33%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.17%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (4.17%) ITSM
5 1 (4.17%) Network Management
5 1 (4.17%) Open Source
5 1 (4.17%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 7 (29.17%) Python
3 6 (25.00%) Perl
3 6 (25.00%) Ruby
4 5 (20.83%) Java
5 4 (16.67%) C
6 2 (8.33%) SQL
7 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
7 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) VCDX
2 3 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (4.17%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) PCI DSS
1 5 (20.83%) SLA
2 1 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (41.67%) Active Directory
1 10 (41.67%) Hyper-V
2 9 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (33.33%) VMware ESX
4 5 (20.83%) Docker
4 5 (20.83%) vCloud
4 5 (20.83%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (8.33%) XenApp
6 1 (4.17%) KVM
6 1 (4.17%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (4.17%) Xen
6 1 (4.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (33.33%) Puppet
2 7 (29.17%) Ansible
2 7 (29.17%) vRealize
3 4 (16.67%) vMotion
4 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (8.33%) WSUS
5 1 (4.17%) BladeLogic
5 1 (4.17%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (4.17%) Cobbler
5 1 (4.17%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (4.17%) PowerCLI
5 1 (4.17%) SCCM
5 1 (4.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 17 (70.83%) VMware
2 12 (50.00%) Cisco
3 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
4 6 (25.00%) EMC
5 5 (20.83%) HP
5 5 (20.83%) Nimsoft
6 4 (16.67%) Oracle
7 2 (8.33%) CheckPoint
7 2 (8.33%) Citrix
7 2 (8.33%) Genesys
7 2 (8.33%) NetApp
8 1 (4.17%) 3PAR
8 1 (4.17%) BMC
8 1 (4.17%) CA
8 1 (4.17%) F5
8 1 (4.17%) IBM
8 1 (4.17%) Juniper
8 1 (4.17%) Polycom
8 1 (4.17%) SAP
8 1 (4.17%) Tandberg