Period
to 22 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for vSphere skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited vSphere over the 6 months to 22 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

VMware vSphere
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 36 81 92
Rank change year-on-year +45 +11 +31
Contract jobs citing vSphere 9 16 29
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 2.33% 1.14% 1.60%
As % of the System Software category 15.25% 6.27% 8.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 6
Median daily rate £426 £440 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +15.41% -4.69%
10th Percentile £345 £325 £319
90th Percentile £469 £526 £394
South East median daily rate £488 £440 £413
% change year-on-year +10.80% +6.67% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +27.27% -12.00%
10th Percentile £12.50 £14.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £13.50 £14.00 £13.10
South East median hourly rate £13.00 £26.50 £27.63
% change year-on-year -50.94% -4.10% -26.31%

vSphere is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 59 255 343
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 15.28% 18.14% 18.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 125 176
Median daily rate £438 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33% -3.85%
10th Percentile £327 £152 £200
90th Percentile £550 £545 £500
South East median daily rate £443 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +4.12% - +6.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 35 42
Median hourly rate £12.86 £14.00 £14.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.13% -0.18% -22.08%
10th Percentile £10.61 £9.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £53.05 £17.25 £19.98
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.41 £16.10
% change year-on-year +3.42% +8.11% -7.00%

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for vSphere in Buckinghamshire

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing vSphere in Buckinghamshire.

Daily rate trend for vSphere in Buckinghamshire

vSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing vSphere in Buckinghamshire.

Hourly rate trend for vSphere in Buckinghamshire

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 22 October 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +29 6 £390 -11.36%
High Wycombe +17 1 - -
vSphere
South East

For the 6 months to 22 October 2020, IT contractor jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (77.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (55.56%) Windows
3 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
4 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
4 4 (44.44%) VMware NSX
5 3 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
5 3 (33.33%) vRealize
5 3 (33.33%) Migration
5 3 (33.33%) DNS
5 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 2 (22.22%) Citrix
6 2 (22.22%) VPN
6 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (22.22%) Unix
6 2 (22.22%) DHCP
6 2 (22.22%) Firewall
6 2 (22.22%) CCNA
6 2 (22.22%) Remedy
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (22.22%) NetBackup
6 2 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (22.22%) CMDB
6 2 (22.22%) UAG
6 2 (22.22%) AWS
6 2 (22.22%) XenDesktop
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco
6 2 (22.22%) CTC Cleared

vSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 1 (11.11%) Apache
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (11.11%) IIS
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 1 (11.11%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) AWS
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365
2 1 (11.11%) Azure
2 1 (11.11%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) DHCP
2 2 (22.22%) Firewall
2 2 (22.22%) NetScaler
2 2 (22.22%) VPN
2 2 (22.22%) VSAN
3 1 (11.11%) DMZ
3 1 (11.11%) Internet
3 1 (11.11%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (11.11%) SAN
3 1 (11.11%) SSL
3 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon RDS
General
1 1 (11.11%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) VMware Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Data Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Data Centre Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Citrix Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Operations Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior VMware Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (22.22%) CMDB
2 2 (22.22%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (11.11%) NHS
3 1 (11.11%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Unix
3 1 (11.11%) Data ONTAP
3 1 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (11.11%) Ubuntu
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) High Availability
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Automation
2 2 (22.22%) Network Virtualisation
3 1 (11.11%) Analytics
3 1 (11.11%) Application Virtualisation
3 1 (11.11%) Due Diligence
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
3 1 (11.11%) Process Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) Project Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Leadership
3 1 (11.11%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) CCNA
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (22.22%) CTC Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (11.11%) CCA
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (44.44%) VMware NSX
3 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (22.22%) UAG
4 2 (22.22%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (22.22%) XenApp
4 2 (22.22%) XenDesktop
5 1 (11.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) vRealize
2 2 (22.22%) Ansible
2 2 (22.22%) NetBackup
2 2 (22.22%) vRealize Orchestrator
3 1 (11.11%) SCCM
3 1 (11.11%) SCOM
3 1 (11.11%) WSUS
3 1 (11.11%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco
3 2 (22.22%) Citrix
3 2 (22.22%) Remedy
4 1 (11.11%) F5
4 1 (11.11%) McAfee
4 1 (11.11%) NetApp
4 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds
4 1 (11.11%) Zscaler