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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 58 62 57
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Contract jobs citing vSphere 10 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.18% 0.53% 0.79%
As % of the System Software category 13.51% 3.45% 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 5
Average daily rate
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£400 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.25 £30.50 £22.75
% change year-on-year
-20.49% +34.06%
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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
74 116 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 8.72% 15.43% 11.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 40 34
Average daily rate £400 £315 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% -5.97%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 14
Average hourly rate £12.00 £10.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.65 £8.50 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.00 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 29 August 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 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
3 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
4 9 (64.29%) Migration
4 9 (64.29%) VMware
5 7 (50.00%) Citrix
6 6 (42.86%) EMC
6 6 (42.86%) NetApp
6 6 (42.86%) VBScript
6 6 (42.86%) PowerShell
6 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (35.71%) Hyper-V
7 5 (35.71%) LDAP
8 4 (28.57%) Cisco
8 4 (28.57%) IIS
9 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
9 3 (21.43%) Terminal Services
9 3 (21.43%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (21.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (21.43%) ISA Server
9 3 (21.43%) XenApp
9 3 (21.43%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (21.43%) SAN
9 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (21.43%) BladeLogic
9 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (14.29%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (14.29%) Veeam

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 4 (28.57%) IIS
2 3 (21.43%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
4 1 (7.14%) Moodle
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) LDAP
2 3 (21.43%) SAN
3 2 (14.29%) Firewall
3 2 (14.29%) VoIP
4 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.14%) VPN
4 1 (7.14%) DNS
4 1 (7.14%) IPsec
4 1 (7.14%) NAS
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory Consultant
1 5 (35.71%) Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Server Support
3 1 (7.14%) Migration Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Project Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) EqualLogic
1 1 (7.14%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (14.29%) UNIX
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 2000
5 1 (7.14%) Windows NT
5 1 (7.14%) Linux
5 1 (7.14%) CentOS
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Migration
2 2 (14.29%) Change Management
2 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) VBScript
1 6 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) CCNA
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (14.29%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (35.71%) Hyper-V
3 3 (21.43%) Terminal Services
3 3 (21.43%) ISA Server
3 3 (21.43%) XenApp
3 3 (21.43%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (14.29%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (7.14%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 3 (21.43%) BladeLogic
2 2 (14.29%) ARCserve
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (7.14%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 9 (64.29%) VMware
3 7 (50.00%) Citrix
4 6 (42.86%) EMC
4 6 (42.86%) NetApp
5 4 (28.57%) Cisco
6 2 (14.29%) Veeam
7 1 (7.14%) Intel
7 1 (7.14%) PlateSpin