Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 159 139 116
Rank change year-on-year -20 -23 +28
Contract jobs citing vSphere 10 25 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.26% 0.62% 1.36%
As % of the System Software category 2.36% 5.11% 12.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 48
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £271 £325 £339
90th Percentile £505 £613 £527
South East median daily rate £413 £395 £425
% change year-on-year +4.43% -7.06% +20.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - £37.50 -
South East median hourly rate £12.00 £37.50 £46.00
% change year-on-year -68.00% -18.48% +116.47%

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 423 489 517
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 10.92% 12.17% 11.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 250 260
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £386 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.03% +2.32% -3.21%
10th Percentile £174 £170 £192
90th Percentile £553 £575 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 43 47
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +10.34% -32.71%
10th Percentile £12.30 £10.85 £12.25
90th Percentile £44.35 £39.75 £43.28
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £17.49 £15.25
% change year-on-year -5.66% +14.69% -12.86%

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 21 September 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

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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 21 September 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 -9 5 £438 +12.83% 2
Slough -3 3 £370 -
Windsor +2 1 - - 1
vSphere
South East

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (90.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (60.00%) Windows
3 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 4 (40.00%) HP
5 4 (40.00%) Firewall
6 3 (30.00%) Clustering
6 3 (30.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (30.00%) SAN
6 3 (30.00%) Java
6 3 (30.00%) DNS
6 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
6 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (30.00%) DV Cleared
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
7 2 (20.00%) Windows Vista
7 2 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (20.00%) RESTful
7 2 (20.00%) Maven
7 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (20.00%) jMock
7 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration

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 1 (10.00%) Apache
1 1 (10.00%) JBoss
1 1 (10.00%) nginx
1 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Firewall
2 3 (30.00%) DNS
2 3 (30.00%) SAN
3 2 (20.00%) DHCP
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Firepower
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (10.00%) SSH
4 1 (10.00%) tcpdump
4 1 (10.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 12c
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) DbUnit
1 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (20.00%) jMock
1 2 (20.00%) JUnit
1 2 (20.00%) Maven
1 2 (20.00%) Mockito
1 2 (20.00%) MSI
1 2 (20.00%) SonarQube
1 2 (20.00%) Toad
General
1 1 (10.00%) French Language
1 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Architect
1 2 (20.00%) Developer
1 2 (20.00%) J2EE Developer
1 2 (20.00%) Java Developer
1 2 (20.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Integration Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) IT Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Security Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Linux Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Unix Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Unix Systems Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Senior Windows Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Unix Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Apache Camel
1 2 (20.00%) J2EE
1 2 (20.00%) PowerMock
1 2 (20.00%) RESTful
1 2 (20.00%) SOAP
1 2 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) LDAP
2 1 (10.00%) Spring
2 1 (10.00%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Clustering
2 2 (20.00%) HP Storage
3 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (10.00%) FlexPod
3 1 (10.00%) NHS
3 1 (10.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
1 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (10.00%) Debian
4 1 (10.00%) Linux
4 1 (10.00%) Unix
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (20.00%) BDD
1 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 2 (20.00%) Kanban
1 2 (20.00%) Migration
1 2 (20.00%) Performance Optimisation
1 2 (20.00%) Scrum
1 2 (20.00%) TDD
1 2 (20.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (10.00%) Change Management
2 1 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (10.00%) High Availability
2 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (10.00%) Open Source
2 1 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (10.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) Java
1 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (10.00%) Perl
2 1 (10.00%) Python
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) DV Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) CCIE
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) GDPR
1 1 (10.00%) GPG13
1 1 (10.00%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (90.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (10.00%) iptables
3 1 (10.00%) Postfix
3 1 (10.00%) Squid
3 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (20.00%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (10.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (10.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (40.00%) HP
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) Lumension
4 2 (20.00%) McAfee
4 2 (20.00%) NetApp
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle
5 1 (10.00%) 3PAR
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco
5 1 (10.00%) ConnectWise
5 1 (10.00%) Fujitsu
5 1 (10.00%) Infoblox
5 1 (10.00%) Palo Alto
5 1 (10.00%) Sophos
5 1 (10.00%) Veeam
5 1 (10.00%) Veritas