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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 69 58 60
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +2
Contract jobs citing vSphere 7 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.71% 1.22% 0.53%
As % of the System Software category 6.80% 14.49% 3.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Average daily rate
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£450 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.25 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-7.21% -20.49%
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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
103 69 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 10.47% 8.38% 15.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 13 40
Average daily rate £368 £400 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.12% +26.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £300 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.56% -3.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 15
Average hourly rate £16.14 £12.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.50% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.04 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £12.50 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 16 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 14 (77.78%) Hyper-V
3 12 (66.67%) PowerShell
4 11 (61.11%) Windows
4 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
5 10 (55.56%) Migration
6 9 (50.00%) VMware
6 9 (50.00%) PKI
6 9 (50.00%) VBScript
6 9 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 8 (44.44%) DNS
7 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (33.33%) HP
8 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (27.78%) WSUS
10 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
10 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (22.22%) SQL
11 3 (16.67%) ITIL
11 3 (16.67%) Linux
11 3 (16.67%) Dell
11 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
11 3 (16.67%) SCCM
11 3 (16.67%) SCOM
11 3 (16.67%) Symantec
11 3 (16.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 3 (16.67%) GFI Software
12 2 (11.11%) Kernel Tuning
12 2 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
12 2 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) DNS
2 2 (11.11%) DHCP
2 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.56%) LAN
3 1 (5.56%) WAN
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (66.67%) Consultant
2 9 (50.00%) Active Directory Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Wintel Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Wintel Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Server Support
4 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.56%) Support Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Migration Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Technical Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) X-Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (50.00%) PKI
2 6 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 2 (11.11%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) Windows
2 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (16.67%) Linux
5 2 (11.11%) UNIX
5 2 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Migration
2 3 (16.67%) ITIL
3 2 (11.11%) Kernel Tuning
3 2 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (5.56%) Change Management
4 1 (5.56%) Information Security
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (5.56%) Business Development
4 1 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 9 (50.00%) VBScript
3 4 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (11.11%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) DV Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) MCSE
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 14 (77.78%) Hyper-V
3 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (11.11%) UAG
5 1 (5.56%) XenApp
5 1 (5.56%) XenDesktop
5 1 (5.56%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) WSUS
2 3 (16.67%) SCCM
2 3 (16.67%) SCOM
2 3 (16.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (11.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Backup Exec
4 1 (5.56%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (5.56%) Control-M
4 1 (5.56%) HP SIM
4 1 (5.56%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
2 9 (50.00%) VMware
3 6 (33.33%) HP
4 3 (16.67%) Dell
4 3 (16.67%) Symantec
4 3 (16.67%) GFI Software
5 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
5 2 (11.11%) McAfee
5 2 (11.11%) TOWER Software
5 2 (11.11%) Infoblox
5 2 (11.11%) Citrix
6 1 (5.56%) BMC