The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 54 81 102
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +21
Contract jobs citing vSphere 72 35 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 3.22% 1.70% 0.44%
As % of the System Software category 22.86% 10.74% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 23 3
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£363 £325 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £423 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £28.75 £46.25 £46.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.83% +0.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.25 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-7.21% -20.49%
vSphere
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Hampshire region.

System Software Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
315 326 292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 14.08% 15.83% 16.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 195 154
Average daily rate £373 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.61% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 30 34
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -15.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.56 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

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

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

vSphere
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing vSphere across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

vSphere Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Winchester - 22 £330 -
Southampton +5 9 £300 -23.07% 2
Portsmouth - 5 £390 -
Hook +1 3 £420 +40.00%
Basingstoke - 3 £413 -
Havant +9 2 - -
Farnborough -5 2 £400 -
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 88 (91.67%) VMware
2 64 (66.67%) Windows
3 55 (57.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 45 (46.88%) Microsoft
4 45 (46.88%) Active Directory
5 39 (40.63%) Citrix
6 38 (39.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 37 (38.54%) PowerShell
7 37 (38.54%) Security Cleared
8 34 (35.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 33 (34.38%) XenApp
10 28 (29.17%) VMware ESX
10 28 (29.17%) SQL
11 26 (27.08%) Windows Server 2003
11 26 (27.08%) SCCM
12 25 (26.04%) SC Cleared
13 24 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 19 (19.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 18 (18.75%) IIS
15 18 (18.75%) TCP/IP
16 17 (17.71%) Linux
16 17 (17.71%) SAN
16 17 (17.71%) HP
16 17 (17.71%) VCP4
17 16 (16.67%) NetScaler
17 16 (16.67%) Data Centre
18 15 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
18 15 (15.63%) DNS
18 15 (15.63%) Firewall
19 14 (14.58%) Migration

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 18 (18.75%) IIS
2 9 (9.38%) MS Exchange
2 9 (9.38%) Lync
3 8 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (5.21%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.13%) Apache
6 2 (2.08%) Documentum
6 2 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.04%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.04%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (11.46%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.21%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (18.75%) TCP/IP
2 17 (17.71%) SAN
3 16 (16.67%) NetScaler
4 15 (15.63%) Firewall
4 15 (15.63%) DNS
5 14 (14.58%) IPv4
5 14 (14.58%) IPv6
6 9 (9.38%) DHCP
7 7 (7.29%) FCoE
7 7 (7.29%) Fibre Channel
8 6 (6.25%) SNMP
9 4 (4.17%) NAS
10 2 (2.08%) Telnet
10 2 (2.08%) PuTTY
10 2 (2.08%) WebEx
10 2 (2.08%) Telepresence
10 2 (2.08%) FTP
10 2 (2.08%) LAN
10 2 (2.08%) WAN
10 2 (2.08%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.54%) SQL Server
1 13 (13.54%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (7.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 3 (3.13%) StarTeam
2 2 (2.08%) Wise Package Studio
3 1 (1.04%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.13%) Finance
3 2 (2.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.04%) Military
4 1 (1.04%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 23 (23.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (14.58%) Analyst
3 12 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 9 (9.38%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 8 (8.33%) VMware Engineer
6 7 (7.29%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
6 7 (7.29%) Monitoring Specialist
6 7 (7.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (7.29%) Storage Engineer
6 7 (7.29%) Infrastructure Designer
6 7 (7.29%) Designer
6 7 (7.29%) Technical Analyst
6 7 (7.29%) Architect
6 7 (7.29%) Consultant
7 6 (6.25%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 5 (5.21%) Support Engineer
8 5 (5.21%) Storage Architect
9 4 (4.17%) Server Engineer
9 4 (4.17%) Build Engineer
10 3 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.08%) Application Packaging
1 2 (2.08%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.04%) XML
2 1 (1.04%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (5.21%) Clustering
4 3 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.13%) EMC VNX
4 3 (3.13%) EMC VMAX
5 2 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.08%) Statistics
5 2 (2.08%) Replication
6 1 (1.04%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.04%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.04%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 64 (66.67%) Windows
2 38 (39.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (35.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (27.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (19.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (17.71%) Linux
7 4 (4.17%) Windows XP
8 3 (3.13%) Windows 2000
8 3 (3.13%) Windows 7
9 2 (2.08%) UNIX
9 2 (2.08%) VMS
9 2 (2.08%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.04%) AIX
10 1 (1.04%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (14.58%) Migration
2 11 (11.46%) ITIL
2 11 (11.46%) Infrastructure Management
3 10 (10.42%) Configuration Management
4 9 (9.38%) Change Management
5 7 (7.29%) Project Management
5 7 (7.29%) Dependency Management
5 7 (7.29%) Data Migration
5 7 (7.29%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (6.25%) Dashboard Development
7 4 (4.17%) Time Management
7 4 (4.17%) Mentoring
8 3 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (3.13%) ITSM
8 3 (3.13%) Workflow
8 3 (3.13%) Programme Management
8 3 (3.13%) Converged Infrastructure
9 2 (2.08%) Patch Management
9 2 (2.08%) Operations Management
9 2 (2.08%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 37 (38.54%) PowerShell
2 28 (29.17%) SQL
3 10 (10.42%) VBScript
4 7 (7.29%) Bash Shell
5 6 (6.25%) Perl
6 4 (4.17%) VB
7 1 (1.04%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.04%) C
Qualifications
1 37 (38.54%) Security Cleared
2 25 (26.04%) SC Cleared
3 24 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 17 (17.71%) VCP4
5 15 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (13.54%) MCSE
7 9 (9.38%) DV Cleared
8 8 (8.33%) VCP5
9 6 (6.25%) Degree
10 2 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (2.08%) MCSA
11 1 (1.04%) CCNP
11 1 (1.04%) CCNA
11 1 (1.04%) EMC Certification
11 1 (1.04%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.29%) SLA
2 1 (1.04%) QA
2 1 (1.04%) JSP 440
System Software
1 55 (57.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 45 (46.88%) Active Directory
3 33 (34.38%) XenApp
4 28 (29.17%) VMware ESX
5 13 (13.54%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (11.46%) XenServer
7 6 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (3.13%) Postfix
9 2 (2.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (1.04%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 26 (27.08%) SCCM
2 10 (10.42%) vMotion
3 9 (9.38%) SCOM
4 6 (6.25%) SolarWinds Orion
5 5 (5.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (4.17%) WSUS
7 3 (3.13%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (3.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (2.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (2.08%) Unicenter
8 2 (2.08%) Tivoli
8 2 (2.08%) ARCserve
8 2 (2.08%) HP SIM
8 2 (2.08%) Puppet
8 2 (2.08%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (1.04%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 88 (91.67%) VMware
2 45 (46.88%) Microsoft
3 39 (40.63%) Citrix
4 17 (17.71%) HP
5 13 (13.54%) Red Hat
6 11 (11.46%) Cisco
7 10 (10.42%) Oracle
8 8 (8.33%) IBM
9 7 (7.29%) EMC
9 7 (7.29%) 3PAR
10 6 (6.25%) Lumension
10 6 (6.25%) SolarWinds
10 6 (6.25%) AppSense
10 6 (6.25%) ComArch
11 4 (4.17%) Remedy
11 4 (4.17%) McAfee
12 3 (3.13%) NetApp
12 3 (3.13%) Dell
13 2 (2.08%) CA
13 2 (2.08%) CommVault