The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 4 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 65 69 68
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs citing vSphere 1 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.13% 0.77% 0.23%
As % of the System Software category 1.25% 8.86% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Median daily rate £325 £400 £268
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +49.53%
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £331 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.18% +1.92%
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
Buckinghamshire

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

System Software Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
80 79 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 10.70% 8.73% 15.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 24 47
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 £325 £238 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 20
Median hourly rate £12.00 £10.04 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.58% -8.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.89 £9.00 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £40.00 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.38
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +0.76%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 4 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (50.00%) Dell
4 3 (50.00%) Citrix
4 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (50.00%) LAN
4 3 (50.00%) WAN
4 3 (50.00%) SAN
5 2 (33.33%) Internet
5 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (33.33%) Service Management
5 2 (33.33%) Wireless
5 2 (33.33%) DNS
5 2 (33.33%) Linux
5 2 (33.33%) EMC
5 2 (33.33%) ITIL
5 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (16.67%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (16.67%) GFI Software
6 1 (16.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (16.67%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) LAN
1 3 (50.00%) SAN
1 3 (50.00%) WAN
2 2 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (33.33%) Internet
2 2 (33.33%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Support Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Telephony Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Telephony Support
3 1 (16.67%) WAN Consultant
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
1 2 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) Information Security
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (16.67%) MCSE
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Backup Exec
1 1 (16.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) Citrix
3 3 (50.00%) Dell
4 2 (33.33%) EMC
5 1 (16.67%) GFI Software
5 1 (16.67%) HP
5 1 (16.67%) Symantec