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 3 months to 28 June 2017 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 76 66
Rank change year-on-year -7 -10  
Contract jobs citing vSphere 10 1 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.98% 0.10% 1.99%
As % of the System Software category 6.99% 0.91% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 11
Median daily rate £400 £300 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £300 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £381 £354 £350
% change year-on-year +7.77% +1.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £44.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -63.00% +109.52%  

vSphere is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 143 110 154
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 14.06% 11.42% 12.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 53 58
Median daily rate £400 £430 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.97% +11.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 17
Median hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -53.84%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -28.88% +28.57%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire citing vSphere as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for vSphere in Buckinghamshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing vSphere in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for vSphere in Buckinghamshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing vSphere in Buckinghamshire over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for vSphere in Buckinghamshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere in Buckinghamshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for vSphere in Buckinghamshire

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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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes - 9 £400 - 1
vSphere
South East

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (70.00%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (60.00%) Data Centre
4 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (50.00%) Windows
4 5 (50.00%) Linux
5 4 (40.00%) Migration
5 4 (40.00%) Replication
5 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (40.00%) vMotion
6 3 (30.00%) Virtual Environments
6 3 (30.00%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (30.00%) Veeam
6 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (30.00%) ITIL
6 3 (30.00%) Unix
6 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (30.00%) SAN
7 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 2 (20.00%) AIX
7 2 (20.00%) DNS
7 2 (20.00%) Cisco
7 2 (20.00%) IBM
7 2 (20.00%) Backup Exec
7 2 (20.00%) Brocade
7 2 (20.00%) VMware Server
7 2 (20.00%) SCOM
7 2 (20.00%) Tivoli
7 2 (20.00%) Validation

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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 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) SAN
2 2 (20.00%) DNS
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) VMware Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre Operator
2 1 (10.00%) IBM Storage Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Migration Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Storage Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (40.00%) Replication
3 2 (20.00%) IBM XIV
3 2 (20.00%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Unix
3 2 (20.00%) AIX
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Migration
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Virtual Environments
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL V2
3 2 (20.00%) Validation
4 1 (10.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (10.00%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (30.00%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (20.00%) VMware Server
5 1 (10.00%) Firmware
5 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (10.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) vMotion
2 2 (20.00%) Backup Exec
2 2 (20.00%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (20.00%) SCOM
2 2 (20.00%) Tivoli
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (10.00%) NetBackup
3 1 (10.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Veeam
3 2 (20.00%) Brocade
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco
3 2 (20.00%) IBM
4 1 (10.00%) 3PAR
4 1 (10.00%) BMC
4 1 (10.00%) Dell
4 1 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (10.00%) Symantec