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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank - 73 78
Contract jobs citing vSphere 0 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire - 0.19% 0.92%
As % of the System Software category - 2.08% 9.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 5
Median daily rate - £325 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -8.45%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £386 £347
% change year-on-year -0.64% +11.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £27.50 £22.10
% change year-on-year -23.63% +24.46%  

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 142 96 116
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 13.91% 9.32% 9.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 45 38
Median daily rate £400 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £255 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 8 12
Median hourly rate £15.75 £14.13 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.50% +0.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.45 £11.02 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £22.50 £16.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.85 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.93% +6.45%  

vSphere
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

vSphere
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

vSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for vSphere in Buckinghamshire

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (66.67%) Backup Exec
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Dell
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) BMC
3 1 (33.33%) NetApp
3 1 (33.33%) Firmware
3 1 (33.33%) Tivoli
3 1 (33.33%) Symantec
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) Unisys
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
3 1 (33.33%) Unix
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008

vSphere
Top Related 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 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Azure Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Implementation Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Capacity Management
1 1 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
1 1 (33.33%) Data Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) MCP
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Backup Exec
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (33.33%) NetBackup
2 1 (33.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) 3PAR
3 1 (33.33%) BMC
3 1 (33.33%) Dell
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) NetApp
3 1 (33.33%) Symantec
3 1 (33.33%) Unisys