The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 74 65 82
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +17
Contract jobs citing vSphere 44 57 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 2.25% 2.66% 1.84%
As % of the System Software category 14.57% 17.92% 12.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 50 26
Median daily rate £375 £349 £337
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.52% +3.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £275 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £406
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £49.46 - £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year
+18.75% +5.96%
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
302 318 316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 15.42% 14.84% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 176 173
Median daily rate £375 £375 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 46 27
Median hourly rate £36.00 £15.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+140.00% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.25 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £26.88 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +9.67%

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hampshire region citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Portsmouth -6 14 £464 +65.71%
Hook +5 6 £308 -18.68%
Winchester -3 5 £375 +27.11% 2
Fareham - 3 £325 -
Basingstoke +5 2 £338 -18.18%
Farnborough +3 2 £475 +18.75%
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 83 (94.32%) VMware
2 55 (62.50%) Windows
3 52 (59.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 38 (43.18%) Linux
5 34 (38.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (38.64%) Windows Server
6 32 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 30 (34.09%) Microsoft
7 30 (34.09%) Active Directory
8 26 (29.55%) SQL Server
9 25 (28.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 24 (27.27%) Security Cleared
11 23 (26.14%) PowerShell
12 22 (25.00%) SQL
13 21 (23.86%) Citrix
14 20 (22.73%) ITIL
15 18 (20.45%) SC Cleared
16 17 (19.32%) SAN
17 16 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
18 15 (17.05%) XenApp
19 14 (15.91%) DNS
19 14 (15.91%) Cisco
19 14 (15.91%) Red Hat
19 14 (15.91%) VMware ESX
20 13 (14.77%) Firewall
20 13 (14.77%) Windows Server 2003
20 13 (14.77%) Virtual Machines
21 12 (13.64%) EMC
22 11 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
22 11 (12.50%) Oracle

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire 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 10 (11.36%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.95%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (5.68%) IIS
3 5 (5.68%) Skype for Business
4 4 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (10.23%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.27%) MS Office
3 1 (1.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.68%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.41%) IaaS
2 3 (3.41%) PaaS
2 3 (3.41%) SaaS
3 2 (2.27%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 17 (19.32%) SAN
2 14 (15.91%) DNS
3 13 (14.77%) Firewall
4 11 (12.50%) DHCP
5 10 (11.36%) IPv4
5 10 (11.36%) IPv6
5 10 (11.36%) TCP/IP
6 6 (6.82%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (6.82%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (5.68%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 5 (5.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 5 (5.68%) NAS
8 4 (4.55%) DVB
8 4 (4.55%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (4.55%) HTTP
8 4 (4.55%) iSCSI
8 4 (4.55%) MPLS
8 4 (4.55%) VPN
9 3 (3.41%) IPsec
9 3 (3.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (29.55%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.36%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (10.23%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (10.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (4.55%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (4.55%) NoSQL
4 4 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.27%) MySQL
6 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (5.68%) Git (software)
1 5 (5.68%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.27%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.14%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.14%) ClearQuest
General
1 6 (6.82%) Finance
2 3 (3.41%) Billing
3 2 (2.27%) Back Office
3 2 (2.27%) Military
4 1 (1.14%) Local Government
4 1 (1.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (14.77%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 12 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (12.50%) Server Engineer
3 11 (12.50%) Wintel Engineer
4 10 (11.36%) 3rd Line Support
5 9 (10.23%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 8 (9.09%) Server Support
6 8 (9.09%) Support Engineer
7 7 (7.95%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (7.95%) Wintel Server Engineer
8 6 (6.82%) 3rd Line Server Support
8 6 (6.82%) Citrix Engineer
8 6 (6.82%) Infrastructure Support
8 6 (6.82%) VMware Engineer
9 5 (5.68%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (5.68%) Administrator
9 5 (5.68%) Citrix Support
9 5 (5.68%) Consultant
9 5 (5.68%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (5.68%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.68%) REST
2 4 (4.55%) HTML
2 4 (4.55%) HTML5
2 4 (4.55%) Node.js
3 3 (3.41%) Middleware
4 2 (2.27%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.14%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 9 (10.23%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (9.09%) EMC VNX
4 7 (7.95%) VCE vBlock
5 5 (5.68%) EMC VMAX
5 5 (5.68%) Replication
6 4 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (4.55%) Clustering
6 4 (4.55%) Computer Science
6 4 (4.55%) Digital TV
6 4 (4.55%) MPEG
6 4 (4.55%) PKI
6 4 (4.55%) STB
Operating Systems
1 55 (62.50%) Windows
2 38 (43.18%) Linux
3 34 (38.64%) Windows Server
3 34 (38.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (28.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (14.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (10.23%) CentOS
8 7 (7.95%) Windows 7
9 5 (5.68%) Ubuntu
9 5 (5.68%) Unix
10 3 (3.41%) AIX
10 3 (3.41%) VMS
11 1 (1.14%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (1.14%) Solaris
11 1 (1.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (22.73%) ITIL
2 11 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
3 9 (10.23%) Converged Infrastructure
3 9 (10.23%) Software Deployment
3 9 (10.23%) Test Strategy
4 7 (7.95%) Project Management
4 7 (7.95%) Service Management
5 6 (6.82%) Change Management
5 6 (6.82%) Service Delivery
6 5 (5.68%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (5.68%) Automated Testing
6 5 (5.68%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (5.68%) Financial Modelling
6 5 (5.68%) Scrum
6 5 (5.68%) Service Design
7 4 (4.55%) SOA
7 4 (4.55%) TDD
7 4 (4.55%) User Stories
7 4 (4.55%) Workflow
8 3 (3.41%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 23 (26.14%) PowerShell
2 22 (25.00%) SQL
3 5 (5.68%) Bash Shell
3 5 (5.68%) Perl
3 5 (5.68%) Python
4 4 (4.55%) C
4 4 (4.55%) C++
5 2 (2.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 24 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 18 (20.45%) SC Cleared
3 11 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (11.36%) MCSE
5 8 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (6.82%) Degree
7 4 (4.55%) DV Cleared
7 4 (4.55%) MCSA
8 2 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.27%) VCAP
9 1 (1.14%) MCTS
9 1 (1.14%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 52 (59.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (34.09%) Active Directory
3 16 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
4 15 (17.05%) XenApp
5 14 (15.91%) VMware ESX
6 13 (14.77%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (12.50%) XenServer
8 8 (9.09%) XenDesktop
9 7 (7.95%) vCloud
10 5 (5.68%) Docker
10 5 (5.68%) NFS
11 3 (3.41%) Hyper-V
11 3 (3.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (2.27%) Samba
12 2 (2.27%) VMware Server
12 2 (2.27%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (1.14%) Firmware
13 1 (1.14%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 11 (12.50%) SCCM
2 8 (9.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 6 (6.82%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (4.55%) NetBackup
5 3 (3.41%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (3.41%) SCOM
5 3 (3.41%) SCVMM
5 3 (3.41%) Tivoli
6 2 (2.27%) Backup Exec
6 2 (2.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (2.27%) Puppet
7 1 (1.14%) SCOrch
7 1 (1.14%) vMotion
Vendors
1 83 (94.32%) VMware
2 30 (34.09%) Microsoft
3 21 (23.86%) Citrix
4 14 (15.91%) Cisco
4 14 (15.91%) Red Hat
5 12 (13.64%) EMC
6 11 (12.50%) Oracle
7 6 (6.82%) CheckPoint
7 6 (6.82%) Symantec
8 5 (5.68%) F5
8 5 (5.68%) IBM
8 5 (5.68%) SaltStack
8 5 (5.68%) Veritas
9 4 (4.55%) HP
9 4 (4.55%) Sophos
10 3 (3.41%) Intel
10 3 (3.41%) Intel Security
10 3 (3.41%) Isilon
10 3 (3.41%) Remedy
11 2 (2.27%) Lumension