Period
to 21 October 2018

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 6 months to 21 October 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
Berkshire > Slough
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 31 31
Rank change year-on-year -4 0 +10
Contract jobs citing vSphere 6 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 1.79% 0.68% 2.48%
As % of the System Software category 13.33% 4.17% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 8
Slough median daily rate £400 - £375
10th Percentile £301 - £300
90th Percentile £460 - £544
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £375 £463
% change year-on-year +6.67% -18.92% +10.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Slough median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - £37.50 -

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 Slough with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Slough
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 45 48 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Slough 13.43% 16.33% 16.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 27 34
Slough median daily rate £400 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -3.45% -8.81%
10th Percentile £208 £267 £186
90th Percentile £558 £515 £472
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Slough median hourly rate £17.50 - £18.00
10th Percentile £15.50 - £16.70
90th Percentile £19.50 - £19.30
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +29.03% +3.33% -30.39%

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Slough

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Slough

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing vSphere in Slough over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 21 October 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 Slough region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 4 (66.67%) Puppet
3 4 (66.67%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (66.67%) Squid
3 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 4 (66.67%) Python
3 4 (66.67%) Linux
3 4 (66.67%) Apache
3 4 (66.67%) Perl
3 4 (66.67%) DNS
3 4 (66.67%) Firewall
4 3 (50.00%) DHCP
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 1 (16.67%) Clustering
6 1 (16.67%) Backup Exec
6 1 (16.67%) Change Management
6 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
6 1 (16.67%) Migration
6 1 (16.67%) Debian
6 1 (16.67%) Replication
6 1 (16.67%) Java
6 1 (16.67%) LDAP
6 1 (16.67%) NetApp

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (66.67%) Apache
2 1 (16.67%) JBoss
2 1 (16.67%) nginx
2 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) DNS
1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) DHCP
3 1 (16.67%) SSH
3 1 (16.67%) tcpdump
3 1 (16.67%) Wireshark
General
1 1 (16.67%) French Language
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Administrator
1 4 (66.67%) Senior Systems Administrator
1 4 (66.67%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (33.33%) Linux Administrator
2 2 (33.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Linux Administrator
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Windows Administrator
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Windows Systems Administrator
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Administrator
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) FlexPod Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) IT Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Unix Systems Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Senior VMWare Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Unix Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Unix Systems Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) VMWare Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Clustering
1 1 (16.67%) FlexPod
1 1 (16.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Debian
4 1 (16.67%) Unix
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Change Management
1 1 (16.67%) High Availability
1 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
1 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) Migration
1 1 (16.67%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) Perl
1 4 (66.67%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) GPG13
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) Squid
3 3 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (16.67%) iptables
5 1 (16.67%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (66.67%) Puppet
2 1 (16.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) ConnectWise
3 1 (16.67%) NetApp
3 1 (16.67%) Veeam
3 1 (16.67%) Veritas