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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 72 75 70
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Contract jobs citing vSphere 2 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.21% 0.95% 0.50%
As % of the System Software category 3.17% 8.66% 5.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 2
Average daily rate £318 £295 £248
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.62% +19.19%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £386 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.91% +18.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.28 £22.69 £23.20
% change year-on-year
+64.29% -2.19%
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
63 127 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 6.46% 10.96% 9.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 51 25
Average daily rate £338 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £150 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 20
Average hourly rate £14.77 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.58 £12.10 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £18.75 £68.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

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 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -4 2 £318 +7.62% 1
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 10 (83.33%) Windows
1 10 (83.33%) VMware
2 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 8 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 5 (41.67%) Dell
5 5 (41.67%) SQL
5 5 (41.67%) Citrix
6 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
7 3 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (25.00%) Linux
7 3 (25.00%) EMC
7 3 (25.00%) HP
7 3 (25.00%) DNS
7 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (16.67%) GFI Software
8 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
8 2 (16.67%) LAN
8 2 (16.67%) WAN
8 2 (16.67%) MCSE
8 2 (16.67%) VBScript
8 2 (16.67%) ITIL
8 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (16.67%) Migration
8 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (16.67%) SAN
8 2 (16.67%) PKI
8 2 (16.67%) VCP5

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (8.33%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) DNS
2 2 (16.67%) LAN
2 2 (16.67%) SAN
2 2 (16.67%) WAN
3 1 (8.33%) Internet
3 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
3 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Consultant
2 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Active Directory Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Support Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) WAN Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Wintel Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Wintel Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) PKI
2 1 (8.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (25.00%) Linux
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL
1 2 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Capacity Management
2 1 (8.33%) Information Security
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL V3
2 1 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (8.33%) Performance Management
2 1 (8.33%) Security Patching
2 1 (8.33%) Service Management
2 1 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (16.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (16.67%) MCSE
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (16.67%) VCP5
3 1 (8.33%) CCA
3 1 (8.33%) CCAA
3 1 (8.33%) CCEE
3 1 (8.33%) CCIA
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (8.33%) MCP
3 1 (8.33%) MCSA
3 1 (8.33%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
4 1 (8.33%) XenApp
4 1 (8.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Backup Exec
1 1 (8.33%) HP Data Protector
1 1 (8.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 1 (8.33%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) VMware
2 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (41.67%) Citrix
3 5 (41.67%) Dell
4 3 (25.00%) EMC
4 3 (25.00%) HP
5 2 (16.67%) GFI Software
6 1 (8.33%) 3PAR
6 1 (8.33%) AppSense
6 1 (8.33%) Intel
6 1 (8.33%) Splunk
6 1 (8.33%) Symantec
6 1 (8.33%) Zerto