The first table below looks at the demand for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Basingstoke region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the System Software category for the Basingstoke region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank 34 50 33
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -17
Contract jobs citing vSphere 2 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 0.92% 1.66% 0.48%
As % of the System Software category 5.26% 11.76% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Average daily rate £388 £420 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.73% +15.86%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.28 £27.25 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-21.90% +14.73%
System Software Category
Basingstoke
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
38 34 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 17.43% 14.11% 10.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 10
Average daily rate £240 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.00% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £275 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £425 £532
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 17 3
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -14.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
vSphere
Hampshire

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the Basingstoke region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing vSphere across the Basingstoke region.

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke 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 4 (100.00%) VMware
1 4 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) Intel
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (25.00%) SAN
3 1 (25.00%) NetApp
3 1 (25.00%) DMZ
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) MCSE
3 1 (25.00%) VBScript
3 1 (25.00%) IIS
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Intranet
3 1 (25.00%) Extranet
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (25.00%) Clustering
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke 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 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) IIS
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) DMZ
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) Intranet
2 1 (25.00%) Extranet
2 1 (25.00%) VLAN
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Pre Sales Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Build Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) VBScript
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (25.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Intel
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) NetApp
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco