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 June 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.

VMware vSphere
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 79 95
Rank change year-on-year -12 +16  
Contract jobs citing vSphere 9 40 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.50% 1.72% 0.81%
As % of the System Software category 5.14% 14.34% 7.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 30 12
Median daily rate £575 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.77% +12.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £44.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -63.00% +109.52%  

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 175 279 281
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 9.66% 12.00% 11.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 130 148
Median daily rate £363 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £207 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 25 35
Median hourly rate £17.83 £12.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.64% -41.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.36 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £26.00 £24.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -27.27% +25.71%  

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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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for vSphere in Berkshire

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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

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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 June 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
Windsor -3 4 £575 +15.00%
Reading +7 2 £451 -2.59% 2
Bracknell +6 1 - -
vSphere
South East

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 (85.00%) VMware
2 11 (55.00%) Windows
3 10 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (45.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (45.00%) Linux
4 9 (45.00%) Python
5 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 8 (40.00%) Perl
5 8 (40.00%) PowerShell
5 8 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (40.00%) Puppet
6 7 (35.00%) DevOps
6 7 (35.00%) ITIL
6 7 (35.00%) DNS
6 7 (35.00%) Cisco
6 7 (35.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (30.00%) Hyper-V
8 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (25.00%) Ansible
8 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (25.00%) EMC
8 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
8 5 (25.00%) vRealize
8 5 (25.00%) vCenter Server
9 4 (20.00%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (20.00%) RHCSA
9 4 (20.00%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (20.00%) EMC VNX

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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 2 (10.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (5.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (5.00%) EPiServer
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.00%) IIS
2 1 (5.00%) JBoss
2 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Sage CRM
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (15.00%) IBM Cloud
3 3 (15.00%) SoftLayer
4 2 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (5.00%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (5.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) DNS
2 4 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (10.00%) VSAN
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (5.00%) DHCP
4 1 (5.00%) FTP
4 1 (5.00%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Sonatype Nexus
1 4 (20.00%) Vagrant
2 1 (5.00%) DbUnit
2 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.00%) jMock
2 1 (5.00%) JUnit
2 1 (5.00%) Maven
2 1 (5.00%) Mockito
2 1 (5.00%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (5.00%) SonarQube
2 1 (5.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (5.00%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.00%) Electronics
3 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Architect
2 4 (20.00%) Administrator
2 4 (20.00%) Linux Administrator
2 4 (20.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 4 (20.00%) Nagios Administrator
2 4 (20.00%) Senior Linux Administrator
2 4 (20.00%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
2 4 (20.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
2 4 (20.00%) Senior VMWare Administrator
2 4 (20.00%) VMWare Administrator
2 4 (20.00%) VMware Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Cloud Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Automation Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Cloud Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) IT Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Windows Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) Web Services
2 1 (5.00%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (5.00%) Apache Camel
2 1 (5.00%) Apache CXF
2 1 (5.00%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (5.00%) J2EE
2 1 (5.00%) PowerMock
2 1 (5.00%) RESTful
2 1 (5.00%) SOAP
2 1 (5.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) EMC VNX
1 4 (20.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (15.00%) FlexPod
3 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (10.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 1 (5.00%) Clustering
4 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (55.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) Linux
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (20.00%) CentOS
5 3 (15.00%) Unix
6 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (5.00%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) DevOps
1 7 (35.00%) ITIL
2 4 (20.00%) Data Management
3 3 (15.00%) Converged Infrastructure
3 3 (15.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 2 (10.00%) Change Management
4 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (10.00%) Demand Management
4 2 (10.00%) High Availability
4 2 (10.00%) Presales
5 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.00%) BDD
5 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.00%) CRM
5 1 (5.00%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (5.00%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.00%) Scrum
5 1 (5.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (45.00%) Python
2 8 (40.00%) Perl
2 8 (40.00%) PowerShell
3 4 (20.00%) Java
4 3 (15.00%) Ruby
5 1 (5.00%) C
5 1 (5.00%) C#
5 1 (5.00%) SQL
5 1 (5.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 4 (20.00%) CCNA
2 4 (20.00%) CCNP
2 4 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (20.00%) RHCE
2 4 (20.00%) RHCSA
3 2 (10.00%) VCDX
4 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (10.00%) SLA
3 1 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (45.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (30.00%) Hyper-V
4 5 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (15.00%) Docker
5 3 (15.00%) vCloud
6 1 (5.00%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 10 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (40.00%) Puppet
3 5 (25.00%) Ansible
3 5 (25.00%) vCenter Server
3 5 (25.00%) vRealize
4 4 (20.00%) Nagios
5 2 (10.00%) WSUS
6 1 (5.00%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (5.00%) HP SIM
6 1 (5.00%) Kibana
6 1 (5.00%) logstash
6 1 (5.00%) Packer
6 1 (5.00%) SCCM
6 1 (5.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (5.00%) vMotion
Vendors
1 17 (85.00%) VMware
2 7 (35.00%) Cisco
3 5 (25.00%) EMC
4 4 (20.00%) Red Hat
5 3 (15.00%) HP
5 3 (15.00%) Nimsoft
6 2 (10.00%) IBM
6 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (5.00%) 3PAR
7 1 (5.00%) CA
7 1 (5.00%) F5
7 1 (5.00%) RedGate
7 1 (5.00%) Sage
7 1 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (5.00%) SAP
7 1 (5.00%) ServiceNow