Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 138 118 151
Rank change year-on-year -20 +33 -12
Contract jobs citing vSphere 26 51 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.63% 1.19% 0.61%
As % of the System Software category 4.80% 10.24% 5.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 38 20
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £475 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.58% +13.43% +28.85%
10th Percentile £296 £345 £295
90th Percentile £414 £527 £532
South East median daily rate £375 £425 £350
% change year-on-year -11.76% +21.43% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Berkshire median hourly rate £37.50 - £18.75
10th Percentile £35.25 - £16.53
90th Percentile £39.75 - £20.78
South East median hourly rate £37.50 £49.46 £24.50
% change year-on-year -24.18% +101.88% -38.75%

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 542 498 501
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 13.16% 11.58% 10.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 259 243
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £401 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% +6.80% +7.14%
10th Percentile £226 £202 £163
90th Percentile £583 £575 £500
South East median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.20% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 43 71
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.14% -18.79% +24.67%
10th Percentile £10.44 £12.25 £15.00
90th Percentile £39.28 £53.75 £45.25
South East median hourly rate £16.88 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% -14.29% +12.90%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 +10 8 £325 -31.58% 1
Bracknell +7 6 £325 -7.14% 1
Slough +1 3 £275 -26.67%
Newbury -5 3 £300 -36.84%
Windsor -5 2 - -
vSphere
South East

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 26 (100.00%) VMware
2 18 (69.23%) Windows
3 14 (53.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (46.15%) Linux
4 12 (46.15%) Cisco
4 12 (46.15%) SAN
4 12 (46.15%) Firewall
5 11 (42.31%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (38.46%) Windows Server
6 10 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (34.62%) Active Directory
7 9 (34.62%) SQL Server
7 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (30.77%) HP
8 8 (30.77%) IBM
8 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
8 8 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (30.77%) PowerShell
8 8 (30.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (26.92%) EMC
9 7 (26.92%) ITIL
9 7 (26.92%) vRealize
9 7 (26.92%) Data Centre
10 6 (23.08%) vCenter Server
10 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
10 6 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (23.08%) NetApp
10 6 (23.08%) Dell
10 6 (23.08%) Telecoms

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 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 5 (19.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (15.38%) IIS
4 3 (11.54%) OpenStack
4 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
4 3 (11.54%) WebLogic
5 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (3.85%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (19.23%) Office 365
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.85%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (3.85%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (46.15%) Firewall
1 12 (46.15%) SAN
2 4 (15.38%) DNS
2 4 (15.38%) NAS
3 3 (11.54%) DHCP
3 3 (11.54%) LAN
3 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
3 3 (11.54%) WAN
4 2 (7.69%) SMTP
4 2 (7.69%) SNMP
4 2 (7.69%) VPN
4 2 (7.69%) Wireless
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (3.85%) Unified Communications
5 1 (3.85%) VLAN
5 1 (3.85%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (34.62%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.85%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 6 (23.08%) Telecoms
2 5 (19.23%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Billing
3 1 (3.85%) French Language
3 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (30.77%) 3rd Line Support
2 7 (26.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 7 (26.92%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 7 (26.92%) Support Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Architect
3 5 (19.23%) Cloud Architect
4 4 (15.38%) Project Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Virtualisation Architect
5 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) IT Manager
5 3 (11.54%) Systems Manager
5 3 (11.54%) VMware Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 2 (7.69%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 2 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (7.69%) Storage Architect
6 2 (7.69%) Technical Architect
6 2 (7.69%) Virtualisation Technical Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) X-Windows
2 3 (11.54%) REST
3 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Data Centre
2 4 (15.38%) Private Cloud
3 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (11.54%) Replication
4 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 2 (7.69%) iPad
4 2 (7.69%) iPhone
4 2 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (7.69%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 1 (3.85%) Clustering
5 1 (3.85%) FMCG
5 1 (3.85%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 18 (69.23%) Windows
2 12 (46.15%) Linux
3 10 (38.46%) Windows Server
3 10 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (19.23%) Unix
6 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (7.69%) SUSE
7 2 (7.69%) Windows 10
7 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
7 2 (7.69%) Windows 8
7 2 (7.69%) Windows Phone
7 2 (7.69%) Windows XP
8 1 (3.85%) CentOS
8 1 (3.85%) Solaris
8 1 (3.85%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) ITIL
2 6 (23.08%) Load Balancing
3 5 (19.23%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (15.38%) Configuration Management
5 3 (11.54%) API Integration
5 3 (11.54%) Asset Management
5 3 (11.54%) Business Continuity
5 3 (11.54%) Change Control
5 3 (11.54%) Coaching
5 3 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (11.54%) GAP Analysis
5 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
5 3 (11.54%) Proactive Management
5 3 (11.54%) Service Design
6 2 (7.69%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (7.69%) Network Virtualisation
7 1 (3.85%) Patch Management
7 1 (3.85%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (30.77%) PowerShell
2 5 (19.23%) SQL
3 4 (15.38%) Bash Shell
4 2 (7.69%) Python
5 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.85%) Korn
5 1 (3.85%) Perl
5 1 (3.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 6 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (19.23%) CCNA
3 5 (19.23%) MCSA
4 4 (15.38%) CCNP
4 4 (15.38%) Degree
4 4 (15.38%) MCSE
5 2 (7.69%) CCENT
6 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (3.85%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (53.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (42.31%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (34.62%) Active Directory
4 3 (11.54%) vCloud
4 3 (11.54%) VMware NSX
4 3 (11.54%) XenDesktop
4 3 (11.54%) XenServer
5 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
5 2 (7.69%) KVM
5 2 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (3.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (26.92%) vRealize
2 6 (23.08%) vCenter Server
3 3 (11.54%) Ansible
3 3 (11.54%) NetBackup
4 2 (7.69%) CloudForms
4 2 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (7.69%) PowerCLI
4 2 (7.69%) Puppet
4 2 (7.69%) SCCM
4 2 (7.69%) SCOM
4 2 (7.69%) vMotion
5 1 (3.85%) CFEngine
5 1 (3.85%) HP SIM
5 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (3.85%) SCOrch
5 1 (3.85%) SCVMM
5 1 (3.85%) Unicenter
5 1 (3.85%) WSUS
5 1 (3.85%) yum
Vendors
1 26 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (46.15%) Cisco
3 8 (30.77%) HP
3 8 (30.77%) IBM
3 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 7 (26.92%) EMC
5 6 (23.08%) Dell
5 6 (23.08%) NetApp
5 6 (23.08%) Red Hat
6 4 (15.38%) F5
6 4 (15.38%) Sun
7 3 (11.54%) Brocade
7 3 (11.54%) Citrix
7 3 (11.54%) Intel
7 3 (11.54%) Oracle
7 3 (11.54%) SAP
7 3 (11.54%) Symantec
7 3 (11.54%) Veeam
8 2 (7.69%) Barracuda Networks
8 2 (7.69%) Zerto