Period
to 26 May 2019

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 26 May 2019 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
26 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 163 153 129
Rank change year-on-year -10 -24 -13
Contract jobs citing vSphere 14 13 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.34% 0.33% 0.66%
As % of the System Software category 2.93% 2.70% 7.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 18
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £338 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.63% -28.98% +25.07%
10th Percentile £215 £250 £344
90th Percentile £628 £488 £613
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - £19.38 -
South East median hourly rate £14.00 £18.11 £41.00
% change year-on-year -22.67% -55.84% -4.65%

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 478 481 357
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 11.74% 12.16% 9.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 236 196
Berkshire median daily rate £426 £411 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +2.81% +6.67%
10th Percentile £210 £195 £180
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £435 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +4.95% +3.63% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 28 21
Berkshire median hourly rate £45.64 £18.11 £19.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +152.02% -7.90% +31.07%
10th Percentile £12.30 £11.95 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.60 £43.75 £55.00
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -3.03% - +3.13%

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

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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 6 months to 26 May 2019.

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 6 months to 26 May 2019. 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 10 £438 +62.64%
Newbury +6 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -
vSphere
South East

For the 6 months to 26 May 2019, 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 12 (85.71%) VMware
2 11 (78.57%) Windows
3 8 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (42.86%) Windows Server
6 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
6 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
6 5 (35.71%) Linux
6 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
6 5 (35.71%) Web Services
7 4 (28.57%) DV Cleared
7 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
7 4 (28.57%) Veeam
7 4 (28.57%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 3 (21.43%) vCenter Server
8 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Automation
8 3 (21.43%) XML
8 3 (21.43%) SQL
8 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
8 3 (21.43%) Tomcat
8 3 (21.43%) Unix
8 3 (21.43%) Cisco
9 2 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (14.29%) Hibernate
9 2 (14.29%) Scrum
9 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (14.29%) TDD

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%) SharePoint
1 3 (21.43%) Tomcat
2 2 (14.29%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (7.14%) JBoss
3 1 (7.14%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (14.29%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (28.57%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (14.29%) CloudFront
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (14.29%) Office 365
2 2 (14.29%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (7.14%) LAN
1 1 (7.14%) NetScaler
1 1 (7.14%) SAN
1 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
1 1 (7.14%) VSAN
1 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 2 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) DbUnit
1 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 2 (14.29%) JIRA
1 2 (14.29%) jMock
1 2 (14.29%) JUnit
1 2 (14.29%) Maven
1 2 (14.29%) Mockito
1 2 (14.29%) SonarQube
2 1 (7.14%) Subversion
2 1 (7.14%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 1 (7.14%) Back Office
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Data Centre Technician
2 2 (14.29%) Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Java Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) DBA
3 1 (7.14%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle DBA
3 1 (7.14%) Release Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) SCCM Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) Web Services
2 3 (21.43%) XML
3 2 (14.29%) Apache Camel
3 2 (14.29%) Hibernate
3 2 (14.29%) J2EE
3 2 (14.29%) PowerMock
3 2 (14.29%) REST
3 2 (14.29%) RESTful
3 2 (14.29%) SOAP
3 2 (14.29%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
1 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) 3D Graphics
2 1 (7.14%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) IBM Storwize
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 5 (35.71%) Linux
4 3 (21.43%) Unix
5 2 (14.29%) CentOS
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (7.14%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (7.14%) Solaris
6 1 (7.14%) Ubuntu
6 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
6 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Automation
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) BDD
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (14.29%) CRM
3 2 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 2 (14.29%) High Availability
3 2 (14.29%) Kanban
3 2 (14.29%) Microservices
3 2 (14.29%) OO
3 2 (14.29%) Open Source
3 2 (14.29%) Scrum
3 2 (14.29%) Server Management
3 2 (14.29%) TDD
3 2 (14.29%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL
4 1 (7.14%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 3 (21.43%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
3 4 (28.57%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
3 2 (14.29%) KVM
3 2 (14.29%) Xen
4 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) vCenter Server
2 1 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) VMware
2 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (28.57%) Veeam
4 3 (21.43%) Cisco
5 2 (14.29%) Atlassian
5 2 (14.29%) Google
5 2 (14.29%) Oracle
6 1 (7.14%) Citrix
6 1 (7.14%) HP
6 1 (7.14%) Lumension
6 1 (7.14%) NetApp
6 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
6 1 (7.14%) Symantec