The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 75 70 79
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +9
Contract jobs citing vSphere 17 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.22% 0.98% 0.63%
As % of the System Software category 13.71% 10.81% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £300 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £400 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.25 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-7.21% -20.49%
vSphere
South East

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
124 111 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 8.93% 9.05% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 29 58
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £201 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 25
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £13.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -5.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.90 £10.04 £8.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £16.50 £42.99
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -10 8 £450 +12.50%
Marlow - 4 - -
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing vSphere also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited vSphere.

1 25 (73.53%) Windows
2 24 (70.59%) Active Directory
2 24 (70.59%) VMware
3 22 (64.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (61.76%) Microsoft
5 17 (50.00%) Hyper-V
6 15 (44.12%) PowerShell
6 15 (44.12%) Migration
7 14 (41.18%) HP
8 12 (35.29%) DNS
8 12 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
9 11 (32.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (29.41%) VBScript
10 10 (29.41%) SCCM
10 10 (29.41%) PKI
10 10 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
11 8 (23.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (23.53%) ITIL
11 8 (23.53%) Citrix
12 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
12 7 (20.59%) XenApp
12 7 (20.59%) XenDesktop
13 6 (17.65%) VCP5
13 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (17.65%) CCA
13 6 (17.65%) Citrix Certification
14 5 (14.71%) EMC
14 5 (14.71%) Linux
14 5 (14.71%) NetScaler

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire region citing vSphere also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited vSphere. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (5.88%) MS Exchange
1 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (8.82%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (35.29%) DNS
2 5 (14.71%) NetScaler
3 3 (8.82%) DHCP
3 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.94%) LAN
4 1 (2.94%) WAN
General
1 1 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (38.24%) Consultant
2 10 (29.41%) Active Directory Consultant
3 4 (11.76%) Citrix Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (8.82%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (8.82%) Administrator
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) IT Administrator
5 2 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Citrix Support
6 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (2.94%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) VMware Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
6 1 (2.94%) Wintel Administrator
6 1 (2.94%) Wintel Systems Administrator
6 1 (2.94%) Server Support
6 1 (2.94%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) X-Windows
2 1 (2.94%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (29.41%) PKI
2 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (11.76%) HP Storage
3 4 (11.76%) Clustering
4 3 (8.82%) Device Driver
4 3 (8.82%) Data Centre
4 3 (8.82%) EMC VNXe
4 3 (8.82%) HP StoreVirtual
5 1 (2.94%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 25 (73.53%) Windows
2 22 (64.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (32.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (14.71%) Linux
6 4 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (8.82%) UNIX
8 1 (2.94%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) Migration
2 8 (23.53%) ITIL
3 5 (14.71%) ITIL V3
4 4 (11.76%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (8.82%) Kernel Tuning
5 3 (8.82%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (8.82%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (8.82%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (5.88%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.94%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (2.94%) Business Development
7 1 (2.94%) Performance Management
7 1 (2.94%) Change Management
7 1 (2.94%) Information Security
7 1 (2.94%) Security Patching
7 1 (2.94%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (44.12%) PowerShell
2 10 (29.41%) VBScript
3 4 (11.76%) SQL
4 3 (8.82%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
3 6 (17.65%) CCA
3 6 (17.65%) Citrix Certification
3 6 (17.65%) VCP5
4 5 (14.71%) DV Cleared
4 5 (14.71%) VCAP
4 5 (14.71%) CCEE
4 5 (14.71%) CCAA
4 5 (14.71%) CCIA
5 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (8.82%) MCSE
5 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.94%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (70.59%) Active Directory
2 17 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 12 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (20.59%) XenApp
4 7 (20.59%) XenDesktop
5 4 (11.76%) UAG
5 4 (11.76%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.94%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (29.41%) SCCM
2 5 (14.71%) SCOM
2 5 (14.71%) WSUS
3 4 (11.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (8.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (5.88%) OpenView
5 2 (5.88%) Backup Exec
5 2 (5.88%) OVSD
6 1 (2.94%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (2.94%) Control-M
6 1 (2.94%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (2.94%) HP SIM
6 1 (2.94%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 24 (70.59%) VMware
2 21 (61.76%) Microsoft
3 14 (41.18%) HP
4 8 (23.53%) Citrix
5 5 (14.71%) EMC
6 4 (11.76%) Red Hat
6 4 (11.76%) AppSense
7 3 (8.82%) Infoblox
7 3 (8.82%) GFI Software
7 3 (8.82%) Symantec
7 3 (8.82%) McAfee
7 3 (8.82%) TOWER Software
7 3 (8.82%) Dell
8 1 (2.94%) Cisco
8 1 (2.94%) Zerto
8 1 (2.94%) BMC
8 1 (2.94%) 3PAR
8 1 (2.94%) Splunk
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