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 3 May 2016 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 78 86 85
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -1
Contract jobs citing vSphere 2 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.19% 0.54% 0.50%
As % of the System Software category 2.04% 6.19% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 5
Median daily rate £313 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +33.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £339 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.52% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.58 £21.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+26.54% -17.64%
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
98 113 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 9.39% 8.69% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 33 60
Median daily rate £425 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £245 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 29
Median hourly rate £12.00 £26.00 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.84% +103.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £9.00 £8.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.15 £40.00 £119.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%

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
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -5 1 £325 -18.75%
Buckingham - 1 £300 -
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server
2 7 (87.50%) SQL
3 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (50.00%) Citrix
4 4 (50.00%) SAN
4 4 (50.00%) Dell
5 3 (37.50%) EMC
5 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
5 3 (37.50%) LAN
5 3 (37.50%) WAN
5 3 (37.50%) Linux
6 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
6 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (25.00%) ITIL
6 2 (25.00%) DNS
6 2 (25.00%) Internet
6 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (25.00%) Service Management
6 2 (25.00%) Wireless
7 1 (12.50%) Migration
7 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
7 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification

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 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (12.50%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) SAN
2 3 (37.50%) LAN
2 3 (37.50%) WAN
3 2 (25.00%) DNS
3 2 (25.00%) Internet
3 2 (25.00%) Wireless
4 1 (12.50%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Support Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Telephony Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Telephony Support
3 1 (12.50%) WAN Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server
3 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (37.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
1 2 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
1 2 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (12.50%) CRM
2 1 (12.50%) ERP
2 1 (12.50%) Information Security
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (12.50%) MCSE
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Backup Exec
1 1 (12.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) Citrix
3 4 (50.00%) Dell
4 3 (37.50%) EMC
5 1 (12.50%) GFI Software
5 1 (12.50%) HP
5 1 (12.50%) NetApp
5 1 (12.50%) Symantec