The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 26 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 62 67
Rank change year-on-year +10 +5  
Contract jobs citing vSphere 2 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.35% 0.94% 0.12%
As % of the System Software category 2.82% 8.08% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 0
Median daily rate £451 £463 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.59% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £374 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +6.71% -  
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 Reading with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 71 99 127
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 12.26% 11.59% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 55 56
Median daily rate £350 £388 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.67% -7.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £231 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 32
Median hourly rate £19.66 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.82% -1.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.47 £14.80 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £43.28 £24.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £21.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.60% +24.28%  

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing vSphere in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for vSphere in Reading

vSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for vSphere in Reading

For the 6 months to 26 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 Reading region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (50.00%) DbUnit
2 1 (50.00%) Mockito
2 1 (50.00%) BDD
2 1 (50.00%) VirtualBox
2 1 (50.00%) RedGate
2 1 (50.00%) PowerMock
2 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (50.00%) Vagrant
2 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (50.00%) Apache Camel
2 1 (50.00%) logstash
2 1 (50.00%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (50.00%) Kibana
2 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (50.00%) Microservices
2 1 (50.00%) SonarQube
2 1 (50.00%) Sage CRM
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Packer
2 1 (50.00%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (50.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) Apache CXF
2 1 (50.00%) TeamCity

vSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 (50.00%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (50.00%) EPiServer
1 1 (50.00%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) DbUnit
1 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (50.00%) jMock
1 1 (50.00%) JUnit
1 1 (50.00%) Maven
1 1 (50.00%) Mockito
1 1 (50.00%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (50.00%) SonarQube
1 1 (50.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (50.00%) TeamCity
1 1 (50.00%) Vagrant
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Java Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Java Technical Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (50.00%) Apache Camel
1 1 (50.00%) Apache CXF
1 1 (50.00%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (50.00%) J2EE
1 1 (50.00%) PowerMock
1 1 (50.00%) RESTful
1 1 (50.00%) SOAP
1 1 (50.00%) Spring
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) BDD
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) CRM
1 1 (50.00%) DevOps
1 1 (50.00%) Kanban
1 1 (50.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (50.00%) Microservices
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) TDD
1 1 (50.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C#
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Kibana
1 1 (50.00%) logstash
1 1 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (50.00%) Packer
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) RedGate
2 1 (50.00%) Sage
2 1 (50.00%) Salesforce.com