The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Milton Keynes region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 65 50 58
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +8
Contract jobs citing vSphere 3 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.33% 0.37% 1.06%
As % of the System Software category 2.54% 2.99% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Average daily rate £248 £225 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -29.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £336
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -10.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £27.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-17.43% +9.00%
System Software Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
118 67 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 13.10% 12.36% 10.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 20 23
Average daily rate £300 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.52% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 20
Average hourly rate £10.00 £13.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.68 £9.53 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £14.50 £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
vSphere
Buckinghamshire

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 18 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) NetApp
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) Linux
4 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (40.00%) DNS
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco
4 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (40.00%) Firewall
5 1 (20.00%) Citrix
5 1 (20.00%) SAN
5 1 (20.00%) SQL
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 (40.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) 3rd Line Support
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) NetApp
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco
5 1 (20.00%) Citrix