The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Slough 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 24 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 / Slough
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 19 27
Contract jobs citing vSphere 0 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough - 4.40% 1.82%
As % of the System Software category - 29.17% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 5
Median daily rate - £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £359 £350
% change year-on-year +4.52% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £44.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year -63.00% +134.66%  

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 Slough with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Slough
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 11 24 32
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Slough 7.91% 15.09% 11.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 23
Median daily rate £350 £364 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.78% -9.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £470 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £16.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.58% +22.85%  

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Slough 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 Slough

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor daily rate trend for vSphere in Slough

vSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Slough

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for vSphere in Slough

For the 6 months to 24 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 Slough region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) Linux
3 3 (50.00%) DNS
3 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (33.33%) WSUS
4 2 (33.33%) Python
4 2 (33.33%) Perl
4 2 (33.33%) Web Services
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) Unix
4 2 (33.33%) Puppet
4 2 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (33.33%) High Availability
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (33.33%) Ansible
4 2 (33.33%) DevOps
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (33.33%) vRealize
4 2 (33.33%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (16.67%) Converged Infrastructure
5 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 1 (16.67%) IBM Cloud

vSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in Slough 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (16.67%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (16.67%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (16.67%) SoftLayer
3 1 (16.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) DNS
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (16.67%) Electronics
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Architect
1 2 (33.33%) Cloud Architect
1 2 (33.33%) Cloud Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Senior Cloud Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (16.67%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Unix
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) DevOps
1 2 (33.33%) High Availability
1 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (16.67%) Converged Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (33.33%) Perl
2 2 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (16.67%) Docker
3 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (16.67%) vCloud
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Ansible
1 2 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (33.33%) Puppet
1 2 (33.33%) vRealize
1 2 (33.33%) WSUS
2 1 (16.67%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) CA
2 1 (16.67%) Nimsoft
2 1 (16.67%) SAP