Period
to 24 June 2018

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 6 months to 24 June 2018 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.

VMware vSphere
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 149 135 106
Rank change year-on-year -14 -29 +40
Contract jobs citing vSphere 14 20 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.36% 0.55% 1.64%
As % of the System Software category 2.92% 5.56% 13.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 14 59
Berkshire median daily rate £328 £438 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.19% +15.20% +8.57%
10th Percentile £234 £352 £336
90th Percentile £483 £613 £525
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £22.50
South East median hourly rate £11.00 £20.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year -45.00% -53.49% +160.61%

vSphere is in the System Software category. The following 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.

All System Software Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 480 360 571
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 12.45% 9.83% 11.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 192 308
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.43% +5.33% -
10th Percentile £190 £165 £189
90th Percentile £588 £550 £500
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 25 43
Berkshire median hourly rate £17.81 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.28% +6.67% -19.14%
10th Percentile £11.98 £11.46 £12.25
90th Percentile £43.83 £51.25 £55.55
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.13
% change year-on-year +3.03% +2.33% -4.66%

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing vSphere as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

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 6 months to 24 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for vSphere in Berkshire

vSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 24 June 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +7 7 £269 -40.29% 2
Slough -8 3 £305 -25.15% 1
Newbury -14 2 £450 -
vSphere
South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 7 (50.00%) DNS
4 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
4 7 (50.00%) VMware
4 7 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 7 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
6 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (28.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (28.57%) Unix
7 4 (28.57%) Linux
7 4 (28.57%) Cisco
7 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
7 4 (28.57%) DV Cleared
7 4 (28.57%) Office 365
8 3 (21.43%) Lumension
8 3 (21.43%) Skype for Business
8 3 (21.43%) Software Distribution
8 3 (21.43%) Mac OS
8 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
8 3 (21.43%) XenApp
8 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (21.43%) Skype
8 3 (21.43%) WAN
8 3 (21.43%) Windows XP

vSphere
Co-occurring 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 3 (21.43%) Skype for Business
2 2 (14.29%) GroupWise
3 1 (7.14%) Apache
3 1 (7.14%) IBM Domino
3 1 (7.14%) IIS
3 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Office 365
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) DNS
2 3 (21.43%) Firewall
2 3 (21.43%) Skype
2 3 (21.43%) VPN
2 3 (21.43%) WAN
3 2 (14.29%) SAN
4 1 (7.14%) DHCP
4 1 (7.14%) Internet
4 1 (7.14%) VSAN
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) StarTeam
General
1 1 (7.14%) French Language
1 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
1 1 (7.14%) Military
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Build Engineer
1 3 (21.43%) Consultant
1 3 (21.43%) Support Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Technical Support
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Technical Support
3 1 (7.14%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Active Directory Support
3 1 (7.14%) Active Directory Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) IT Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Support Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
1 2 (14.29%) Replication
2 1 (7.14%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 7 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (28.57%) Linux
5 4 (28.57%) Unix
6 3 (21.43%) Mac OS
6 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
7 1 (7.14%) OS/2
7 1 (7.14%) Solaris
7 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Software Distribution
2 2 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Change Management
3 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.14%) Demand Management
3 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.14%) Information Security
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL V3
3 1 (7.14%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Patch Management
3 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
3 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 4 (28.57%) DV Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
3 3 (21.43%) XenApp
4 2 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (7.14%) Docker
5 1 (7.14%) vCloud
5 1 (7.14%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (7.14%) SCOM
2 1 (7.14%) vCenter Server
2 1 (7.14%) vRealize
2 1 (7.14%) vRealize Orchestrator
2 1 (7.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 7 (50.00%) VMware
3 4 (28.57%) Cisco
4 3 (21.43%) Borland
4 3 (21.43%) Citrix
4 3 (21.43%) HP
4 3 (21.43%) Lumension
5 2 (14.29%) Veeam
6 1 (7.14%) 3PAR
6 1 (7.14%) Brocade
6 1 (7.14%) ConnectWise
6 1 (7.14%) Dell
6 1 (7.14%) F5
6 1 (7.14%) Lotus
6 1 (7.14%) McAfee