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 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 64 59 62
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs citing vSphere 2 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.28% 1.24% 0.40%
As % of the System Software category 4.17% 10.10% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 1
Average daily rate £318 £295 £248
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.62% +19.19%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +19.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £23.00 £23.20
% change year-on-year
+37.19% -0.86%
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
48 99 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 6.76% 12.25% 8.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 45 13
Average daily rate £338 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £149 £259
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 8 6 14
Average hourly rate £14.76 £15.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.75% +10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.37 £13.71 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.13 £23.75 £16.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 10 February 2016, 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 9 (90.00%) Windows
1 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (80.00%) VMware
3 7 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
5 5 (50.00%) Dell
5 5 (50.00%) SQL
6 4 (40.00%) Citrix
6 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
7 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (30.00%) Linux
7 3 (30.00%) EMC
7 3 (30.00%) DNS
8 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
8 2 (20.00%) LAN
8 2 (20.00%) WAN
8 2 (20.00%) HP
8 2 (20.00%) MCSE
8 2 (20.00%) VBScript
8 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (20.00%) SAN
8 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
8 2 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (20.00%) PKI
8 2 (20.00%) Migration
8 2 (20.00%) GFI Software

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (10.00%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) DNS
2 2 (20.00%) LAN
2 2 (20.00%) SAN
2 2 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) Internet
3 1 (10.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Active Directory Consultant
3 2 (20.00%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Support Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) WAN Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Wintel Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Wintel Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (30.00%) Linux
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Information Security
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (10.00%) Service Management
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (20.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) MCSE
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (10.00%) MCP
2 1 (10.00%) MCSA
2 1 (10.00%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (10.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) VMware
2 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (50.00%) Dell
4 4 (40.00%) Citrix
5 3 (30.00%) EMC
6 2 (20.00%) GFI Software
6 2 (20.00%) HP
7 1 (10.00%) Intel
7 1 (10.00%) Symantec