The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 - 57
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing vSphere 9 0 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.22% - 1.70%
As % of the System Software category 7.96% - 11.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 8
Median daily rate £400 - £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 - £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £359 £350
% change year-on-year +8.36% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £44.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -71.59% +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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 113 78 117
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 15.33% 11.61% 14.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 80 104
Median daily rate £400 £428 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.43% +9.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £359 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 18
Median hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -61.60%  
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 Milton Keynes

Job postings citing vSphere as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes.

Job vacancy trend for vSphere in Milton Keynes

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for vSphere in Milton Keynes

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for vSphere in Milton Keynes

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for vSphere in Milton Keynes

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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (77.78%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (66.67%) Data Centre
4 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (55.56%) Windows
4 5 (55.56%) Linux
5 4 (44.44%) Migration
5 4 (44.44%) Replication
6 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (33.33%) ITIL
6 3 (33.33%) Unix
6 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 3 (33.33%) SAN
6 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 3 (33.33%) Virtual Environments
6 3 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (33.33%) vMotion
7 2 (22.22%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
7 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (22.22%) IaaS
7 2 (22.22%) IBM XIV
7 2 (22.22%) ITIL V2
7 2 (22.22%) Validation
7 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
7 2 (22.22%) LPAR
7 2 (22.22%) Veeam
7 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
7 2 (22.22%) AIX

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) SAN
2 2 (22.22%) DNS
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre Operator
2 1 (11.11%) IBM Storage Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Migration Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Storage Specialist
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 4 (44.44%) Replication
3 2 (22.22%) IBM XIV
3 2 (22.22%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Linux
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Unix
3 2 (22.22%) AIX
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (11.11%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Migration
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) Virtual Environments
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL V2
3 2 (22.22%) Validation
4 1 (11.11%) Capacity Management
4 1 (11.11%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
4 2 (22.22%) VMware Server
5 1 (11.11%) Firmware
5 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
5 1 (11.11%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) vMotion
2 2 (22.22%) Backup Exec
2 2 (22.22%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (22.22%) SCOM
2 2 (22.22%) Tivoli
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (11.11%) NetBackup
3 1 (11.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) Brocade
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco
3 2 (22.22%) IBM
3 2 (22.22%) Veeam
4 1 (11.11%) 3PAR
4 1 (11.11%) BMC
4 1 (11.11%) Dell
4 1 (11.11%) HP
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 1 (11.11%) Symantec