Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 166 144 141
Rank change year-on-year -22 -3 +3
Contract jobs citing vSphere 15 26 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.35% 0.63% 0.80%
As % of the System Software category 2.97% 4.78% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 23
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £325 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -31.58% +15.15%
10th Percentile £215 £289 £338
90th Percentile £500 £398 £547
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +6.67% -11.76% +18.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - £29.08 -
South East median hourly rate £42.27 £29.08 £46.96
% change year-on-year +45.35% -38.08% +95.67%

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 505 544 459
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 11.72% 13.20% 10.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 290 242
Berkshire median daily rate £440 £423 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.14% -0.59% +15.65%
10th Percentile £175 £227 £213
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 41 40
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £14.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.93% -21.62% -14.15%
10th Percentile £12.27 £10.40 £12.23
90th Percentile £26.00 £35.00 £55.00
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £16.71 £15.00
% change year-on-year -4.22% +11.37% -11.76%

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 14 December 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 14 December 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
Slough -3 7 £400 +45.45% 2
Reading -11 6 £215 -33.85% 2
Windsor +5 1 - -
Newbury -5 1 £450 +50.00%
vSphere
South East

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 15 (100.00%) VMware
2 11 (73.33%) Windows
3 10 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (60.00%) Security Cleared
4 9 (60.00%) Windows Server
5 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
5 8 (53.33%) Firewall
6 7 (46.67%) DNS
6 7 (46.67%) Linux
6 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
7 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (40.00%) DHCP
8 5 (33.33%) Apache
8 5 (33.33%) Python
8 5 (33.33%) Perl
8 5 (33.33%) Puppet
8 5 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (33.33%) Squid
8 5 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (26.67%) Unix
10 3 (20.00%) Java
10 3 (20.00%) Oracle
10 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
10 3 (20.00%) Scrum
10 3 (20.00%) Clustering
10 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (20.00%) High Availability
10 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
10 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
11 2 (13.33%) Amazon EC2

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 5 (33.33%) Apache
2 1 (6.67%) JBoss
2 1 (6.67%) nginx
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (13.33%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (53.33%) Firewall
2 7 (46.67%) DNS
3 6 (40.00%) DHCP
4 2 (13.33%) SAN
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Firepower
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (6.67%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (6.67%) SSH
5 1 (6.67%) tcpdump
5 1 (6.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database 12c
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) DbUnit
1 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (13.33%) jMock
1 2 (13.33%) JUnit
1 2 (13.33%) Maven
1 2 (13.33%) Mockito
1 2 (13.33%) MSI
1 2 (13.33%) SonarQube
1 2 (13.33%) Toad
2 1 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 1 (6.67%) French Language
1 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
1 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Administrator
1 5 (33.33%) Senior Systems Administrator
1 5 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (13.33%) Data Centre Technician
2 2 (13.33%) Developer
2 2 (13.33%) J2EE Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Java Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 2 (13.33%) Linux Administrator
2 2 (13.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 2 (13.33%) Senior Linux Administrator
2 2 (13.33%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
2 2 (13.33%) Senior Windows Administrator
2 2 (13.33%) Senior Windows Systems Administrator
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Administrator
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared DBA
3 1 (6.67%) IT Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Senior VMWare Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Apache Camel
1 2 (13.33%) J2EE
1 2 (13.33%) PowerMock
1 2 (13.33%) RESTful
1 2 (13.33%) SOAP
1 2 (13.33%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) LDAP
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (6.67%) Spring
2 1 (6.67%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Clustering
2 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (13.33%) HP Storage
2 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.67%) FlexPod
3 1 (6.67%) NHS
3 1 (6.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 7 (46.67%) Linux
4 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (26.67%) Unix
6 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
7 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (13.33%) Windows Vista
8 1 (6.67%) Debian
8 1 (6.67%) Solaris
8 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
8 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (20.00%) High Availability
1 3 (20.00%) Scrum
2 2 (13.33%) BDD
2 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (13.33%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
2 2 (13.33%) ITIL
2 2 (13.33%) Kanban
2 2 (13.33%) Performance Optimisation
2 2 (13.33%) Server Management
2 2 (13.33%) TDD
2 2 (13.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (6.67%) Open Source
3 1 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (6.67%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Perl
1 5 (33.33%) Python
2 3 (20.00%) Java
2 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (13.33%) SQL
4 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
4 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (46.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) CCIE
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) GDPR
1 1 (6.67%) GPG13
1 1 (6.67%) PMO
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 10 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
3 5 (33.33%) Squid
3 5 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (13.33%) KVM
4 2 (13.33%) Xen
5 1 (6.67%) iptables
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (6.67%) Postfix
5 1 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (33.33%) Puppet
2 2 (13.33%) Ansible
2 2 (13.33%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (13.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (6.67%) Automic
3 1 (6.67%) Backup Exec
3 1 (6.67%) BladeLogic
3 1 (6.67%) Data Guard
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (6.67%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (13.33%) HP
3 2 (13.33%) Lumension
3 2 (13.33%) McAfee
3 2 (13.33%) NetApp
3 2 (13.33%) Veritas
4 1 (6.67%) BMC
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco
4 1 (6.67%) ConnectWise
4 1 (6.67%) Fujitsu
4 1 (6.67%) Infoblox
4 1 (6.67%) Palo Alto
4 1 (6.67%) Remedy
4 1 (6.67%) Sophos
4 1 (6.67%) Veeam