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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 55 72 63
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -9
Contract jobs citing vSphere 8 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.28% 0.49% 0.73%
As % of the System Software category 9.20% 5.62% 7.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Median daily rate £425 - £363
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 - £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 - £393
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £23.25 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-41.93% -37.16%
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
87 89 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 13.90% 8.68% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 42 22
Median daily rate £425 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £352 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.42% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 15
Median hourly rate £14.25 £10.83 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.54% -9.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £8.65 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.18 £27.00 £13.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram 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 25 September 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 7 (87.50%) VMware
2 5 (62.50%) Capacity Management
3 4 (50.00%) IaaS
3 4 (50.00%) vMotion
3 4 (50.00%) Virtual Environments
3 4 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (50.00%) Replication
3 4 (50.00%) Veeam
3 4 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (50.00%) Dell
3 4 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) HP
4 3 (37.50%) MS Office
4 3 (37.50%) ITIL
4 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 3 (37.50%) Linux
4 3 (37.50%) Red Hat
4 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
4 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) DV Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (37.50%) CentOS
4 3 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (37.50%) ITIL V2
4 3 (37.50%) vCloud
4 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
4 3 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (25.00%) 3PAR

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 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
2 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (50.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) VPN
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) VMware Specialist
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Cloud Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Monitoring Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Switch Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Wintel Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Replication
2 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) CentOS
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
1 3 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Capacity Management
2 4 (50.00%) Virtual Environments
3 3 (37.50%) ITIL
3 3 (37.50%) ITIL V2
3 3 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (25.00%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (12.50%) Migration
5 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
5 1 (12.50%) Server Monitoring
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 3 (37.50%) DV Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
1 4 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
2 3 (37.50%) vCloud
2 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (25.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) vMotion
2 2 (25.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (12.50%) HP SIM
3 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) Dell
2 4 (50.00%) Veeam
3 3 (37.50%) HP
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) Red Hat
4 2 (25.00%) 3PAR
4 2 (25.00%) Symantec
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco
5 1 (12.50%) Dell Compellent
5 1 (12.50%) IBM
5 1 (12.50%) NetApp