The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank - 76 76
Contract jobs citing vSphere 0 2 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire - 0.20% 1.15%
As % of the System Software category - 2.50% 11.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 7
Median daily rate - £318 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.83%
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.25 £31.56 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+8.54% +39.07%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region.

System Software Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
119 80 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 12.85% 8.01% 10.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 35 53
Median daily rate £350 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £220 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 8
Median hourly rate £14.25 £15.46 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.79% +12.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.83 £11.79 £11.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £24.00 £15.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing vSphere across the Buckinghamshire region.

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (60.00%) Capacity Management
3 5 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 5 (50.00%) Windows
3 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (40.00%) Dell
4 4 (40.00%) Linux
4 4 (40.00%) MS Office
4 4 (40.00%) ITIL
4 4 (40.00%) Backup Exec
4 4 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (40.00%) IaaS
4 4 (40.00%) vMotion
4 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (40.00%) Replication
4 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (40.00%) Veeam
4 4 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (30.00%) ITIL V2
5 3 (30.00%) vCloud
5 3 (30.00%) Customer Engagement
5 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (30.00%) CentOS
5 3 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (30.00%) DV Cleared
5 3 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (30.00%) Virtual Environments
5 3 (30.00%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Office
2 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) IaaS
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) SAN
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) VPN
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 3 (30.00%) VMware Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Azure Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Cloud Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Implementation Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Storage Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Switch Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (40.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Linux
3 3 (30.00%) CentOS
3 3 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (10.00%) Unix
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Capacity Management
2 4 (40.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) Customer Engagement
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL V2
3 3 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (30.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (30.00%) Virtual Environments
4 2 (20.00%) Migration
5 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
5 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
5 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
1 4 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (30.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) MCP
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (30.00%) Firmware
2 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (30.00%) vCloud
2 3 (30.00%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) Backup Exec
1 4 (40.00%) vMotion
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (10.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (10.00%) SCOM
2 1 (10.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) Dell
3 4 (40.00%) Veeam
4 3 (30.00%) 3PAR
4 3 (30.00%) HP
4 3 (30.00%) Red Hat
4 3 (30.00%) Symantec
5 2 (20.00%) NetApp
6 1 (10.00%) BMC
6 1 (10.00%) Cisco
6 1 (10.00%) Dell Compellent
6 1 (10.00%) Unisys