Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 87 106
Rank change year-on-year +5 +19 -11
Contract jobs citing vSphere 8 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.64% 0.75% 0.36%
As % of the System Software category 3.98% 6.79% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 4
Reading median daily rate £325 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.58% +11.76% +41.67%
10th Percentile £313 £450 £248
90th Percentile £338 £508 £459
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £475 £413
% change year-on-year -31.58% +15.15% +26.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Reading median hourly rate £37.50 - £17.50
10th Percentile £35.25 - £16.25
90th Percentile £39.75 - £18.75
Berkshire median hourly rate £37.50 - £18.75

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 Reading with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 201 162 240
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 16.04% 11.02% 12.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 80 113
Reading median daily rate £400 £375 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -5.06% +8.97%
10th Percentile £256 £158 £176
90th Percentile £550 £541 £488
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £405 £375
% change year-on-year +1.79% +8.07% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 14 59
Reading median hourly rate £15.00 £43.28 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.34% +100.84% +23.14%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.88 £13.50
90th Percentile £39.75 £55.65 £55.55
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.28 £21.55
% change year-on-year -16.09% -19.81% +23.14%

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing vSphere as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

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 19 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 Reading region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (87.50%) Cisco
2 7 (87.50%) SAN
3 6 (75.00%) Linux
4 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (50.00%) ITIL
4 4 (50.00%) Firewall
4 4 (50.00%) Windows
4 4 (50.00%) Finance
4 4 (50.00%) NAS
4 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (50.00%) Office 365
5 3 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (37.50%) Coaching
5 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (37.50%) Private Cloud
5 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
5 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
5 3 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (37.50%) XenServer
5 3 (37.50%) XenDesktop
5 3 (37.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (37.50%) Brocade
5 3 (37.50%) GAP Analysis
5 3 (37.50%) NetBackup
5 3 (37.50%) Business Continuity
5 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2

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 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (37.50%) IIS
1 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
1 3 (37.50%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) SAN
2 4 (50.00%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) NAS
3 3 (37.50%) LAN
3 3 (37.50%) WAN
4 1 (12.50%) SNMP
4 1 (12.50%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Billing
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Architect
1 3 (37.50%) Cloud Architect
1 3 (37.50%) IT Manager
1 3 (37.50%) Systems Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Storage Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Virtualisation Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Virtualisation Technical Architect
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Data Centre Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
1 3 (37.50%) Private Cloud
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Linux
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (37.50%) Unix
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Business Continuity
2 3 (37.50%) Change Control
2 3 (37.50%) Coaching
2 3 (37.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (37.50%) GAP Analysis
2 3 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2
2 3 (37.50%) Proactive Management
2 3 (37.50%) Service Design
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) CCNA
1 3 (37.50%) CCNP
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (37.50%) MCSA
1 3 (37.50%) MCSE
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (37.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
1 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (37.50%) XenDesktop
2 3 (37.50%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) NetBackup
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (87.50%) Cisco
3 3 (37.50%) Brocade
3 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 3 (37.50%) Dell
3 3 (37.50%) EMC
3 3 (37.50%) HP
3 3 (37.50%) IBM
3 3 (37.50%) Intel
3 3 (37.50%) NetApp
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle
3 3 (37.50%) SAP
3 3 (37.50%) Sun
3 3 (37.50%) Symantec
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft