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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 78 68 67
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -1
Contract jobs citing vSphere 9 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.80% 0.39% 0.38%
As % of the System Software category 8.11% 4.04% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 2
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£290 £248 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.17% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £248 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £248 £331
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £305 £300
% change year-on-year
+27.86% +1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £23.20 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+2.37% -19.30%
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
111 99 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 9.82% 9.58% 13.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 34 23
Average daily rate £350 £303 £256
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.70% +18.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £135 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £405 £331
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 25 28
Average hourly rate £15.25 £14.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.92% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.48 £9.50 £9.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.25 £17.00 £24.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram 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 26 January 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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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 9 £290 +17.17% 6
High Wycombe - - - -
Marlow - - - -
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 14 (87.50%) Windows
1 14 (87.50%) VMware
2 10 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (56.25%) Migration
4 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (50.00%) Citrix
5 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
5 7 (43.75%) IIS
5 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (37.50%) SAN
6 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (31.25%) SQL
7 5 (31.25%) MCSE
7 5 (31.25%) Hyper-V
8 4 (25.00%) XenApp
8 4 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 4 (25.00%) Cisco
8 4 (25.00%) Firewall
9 3 (18.75%) Terminal Services
9 3 (18.75%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (18.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (18.75%) ISA Server
9 3 (18.75%) LAN
9 3 (18.75%) WAN
9 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
9 3 (18.75%) DNS
9 3 (18.75%) ITIL
9 3 (18.75%) MS Excel

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 7 (43.75%) IIS
2 3 (18.75%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
4 1 (6.25%) MediaWiki
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (6.25%) Apache
4 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) SAN
2 4 (25.00%) Firewall
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (18.75%) DNS
3 3 (18.75%) LAN
3 3 (18.75%) WAN
3 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
4 2 (12.50%) VPN
4 2 (12.50%) DHCP
4 2 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (6.25%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (6.25%) NAS
5 1 (6.25%) IPsec
5 1 (6.25%) BIG-IP
5 1 (6.25%) VLAN
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (6.25%) Network Security
5 1 (6.25%) LDAP
5 1 (6.25%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (6.25%) MySQL
General
1 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Consultant
1 3 (18.75%) Project Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Network Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (6.25%) Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Network Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Leader
3 1 (6.25%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Active Directory Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Data Centre Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Cryptography
1 1 (6.25%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 14 (87.50%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (12.50%) UNIX
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (12.50%) Windows 2000
5 1 (6.25%) Windows NT
5 1 (6.25%) VMS
5 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) ITIL
3 2 (12.50%) Change Management
3 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (12.50%) Data Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Network Management
4 1 (6.25%) PRINCE
4 1 (6.25%) Service Management
4 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.25%) Information Security
4 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.25%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
2 2 (12.50%) VBScript
2 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (31.25%) MCSE
2 3 (18.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (12.50%) CCNP
3 2 (12.50%) CCNA
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (6.25%) MCP
4 1 (6.25%) CCA
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (6.25%) CCEA
4 1 (6.25%) MCTS
4 1 (6.25%) MCITP
4 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) VCAP
4 1 (6.25%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
2 1 (6.25%) QA
2 1 (6.25%) JSP 440
System Software
1 10 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
3 5 (31.25%) Hyper-V
4 4 (25.00%) XenApp
4 4 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (18.75%) Terminal Services
5 3 (18.75%) ISA Server
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
6 1 (6.25%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 3 (18.75%) BladeLogic
2 2 (12.50%) Backup Exec
3 1 (6.25%) SCCM
3 1 (6.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) VMware
2 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (50.00%) Citrix
3 4 (25.00%) Cisco
4 2 (12.50%) HP
4 2 (12.50%) Symantec
4 2 (12.50%) 3PAR
5 1 (6.25%) F5
5 1 (6.25%) GFI Software
5 1 (6.25%) McAfee
5 1 (6.25%) PlateSpin
5 1 (6.25%) Dell
5 1 (6.25%) EMC
5 1 (6.25%) Intel
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle
5 1 (6.25%) NetApp
5 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
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