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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware vSphere
Rank 87 57 85
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +28
Contract jobs citing vSphere 29 71 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.50% 3.23% 1.70%
As % of the System Software category 10.03% 21.32% 10.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 57 23
Median daily rate £436 £369 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.30% +13.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £440 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £49.46 £28.75 £46.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.03% -37.83%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £22.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year
-40.00% -7.21%
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
289 333 338
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 14.90% 15.17% 16.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 173 198
Median daily rate £380 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.67% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 49 32
Median hourly rate £35.50 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+121.87% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £12.50 £11.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £47.83 £43.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 15 £464 +18.97%
Fareham - 3 £325 -
Basingstoke +7 2 £338 -18.18%
Farnborough -1 2 £475 +18.75% 1
Hook -1 2 £315 -25.00%
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 65 (92.86%) VMware
2 44 (62.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (52.86%) Windows
4 36 (51.43%) Linux
5 24 (34.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (30.00%) Microsoft
7 20 (28.57%) Security Cleared
7 20 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (28.57%) Windows Server
8 19 (27.14%) SQL
8 19 (27.14%) SQL Server
9 17 (24.29%) Active Directory
10 16 (22.86%) ITIL
11 15 (21.43%) SAN
11 15 (21.43%) Red Hat
12 14 (20.00%) DNS
12 14 (20.00%) PowerShell
12 14 (20.00%) SC Cleared
13 13 (18.57%) VMware ESXi
13 13 (18.57%) Cisco
13 13 (18.57%) VMware ESX
14 12 (17.14%) EMC
15 11 (15.71%) Microsoft Certification
15 11 (15.71%) DHCP
16 10 (14.29%) MS Exchange
16 10 (14.29%) Oracle
16 10 (14.29%) MCSE
16 10 (14.29%) Citrix
16 10 (14.29%) Firewall

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 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 7 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 5 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (5.71%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (5.71%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.86%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (11.43%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.86%) MS Office
3 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.86%) Amazon S3
2 2 (2.86%) IaaS
2 2 (2.86%) PaaS
2 2 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (21.43%) SAN
2 14 (20.00%) DNS
3 11 (15.71%) DHCP
4 10 (14.29%) Firewall
5 9 (12.86%) IPv4
5 9 (12.86%) IPv6
6 7 (10.00%) TCP/IP
7 6 (8.57%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 5 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (5.71%) DVB
9 4 (5.71%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (5.71%) HTTP
9 4 (5.71%) iSCSI
9 4 (5.71%) MPLS
9 4 (5.71%) NAS
10 3 (4.29%) VPN
11 2 (2.86%) LDAP
11 2 (2.86%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (27.14%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (5.71%) NoSQL
4 4 (5.71%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (4.29%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.86%) MySQL
7 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 5 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.86%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.43%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.43%) ClearQuest
General
1 6 (8.57%) Finance
2 3 (4.29%) Billing
3 2 (2.86%) Back Office
3 2 (2.86%) Military
4 1 (1.43%) Local Government
4 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (17.14%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 8 (11.43%) Wintel Engineer
3 5 (7.14%) Administrator
3 5 (7.14%) Architect
3 5 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (7.14%) Server Support
3 5 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (7.14%) VMware Engineer
3 5 (7.14%) VMware Specialist
4 4 (5.71%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (5.71%) Consultant
4 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (5.71%) Server Engineer
4 4 (5.71%) Wintel Server Engineer
4 4 (5.71%) Wintel Support
5 3 (4.29%) Designer
5 3 (4.29%) Infrastructure Designer
5 3 (4.29%) Linux Specialist
5 3 (4.29%) Server Specialist
5 3 (4.29%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.14%) REST
2 4 (5.71%) HTML
2 4 (5.71%) HTML5
2 4 (5.71%) Node.js
3 3 (4.29%) Middleware
4 2 (2.86%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.43%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 8 (11.43%) EMC VNX
2 8 (11.43%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (10.00%) VCE vBlock
4 5 (7.14%) EMC VMAX
4 5 (7.14%) Replication
5 4 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (5.71%) Clustering
5 4 (5.71%) Computer Science
5 4 (5.71%) Digital TV
5 4 (5.71%) MPEG
5 4 (5.71%) PKI
5 4 (5.71%) STB
Operating Systems
1 37 (52.86%) Windows
2 36 (51.43%) Linux
3 24 (34.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 21 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (28.57%) Windows Server
5 20 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (11.43%) CentOS
7 7 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (8.57%) Unix
9 5 (7.14%) Ubuntu
10 4 (5.71%) AIX
10 4 (5.71%) Windows 7
11 3 (4.29%) VMS
12 1 (1.43%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (1.43%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (22.86%) ITIL
2 10 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 9 (12.86%) Converged Infrastructure
4 7 (10.00%) Project Management
5 6 (8.57%) Service Delivery
5 6 (8.57%) Service Management
5 6 (8.57%) Software Deployment
6 5 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (7.14%) Automated Testing
6 5 (7.14%) Financial Modelling
6 5 (7.14%) Scrum
6 5 (7.14%) Service Design
7 4 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (5.71%) SOA
7 4 (5.71%) TDD
7 4 (5.71%) User Stories
8 3 (4.29%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (4.29%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (4.29%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (4.29%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (27.14%) SQL
2 14 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 5 (7.14%) Bash Shell
3 5 (7.14%) Perl
3 5 (7.14%) Python
4 4 (5.71%) C
4 4 (5.71%) C++
5 2 (2.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 14 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 11 (15.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (14.29%) MCSE
5 8 (11.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (8.57%) Degree
7 4 (5.71%) DV Cleared
7 4 (5.71%) MCSA
8 2 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.86%) VCAP
9 1 (1.43%) MCTS
9 1 (1.43%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 44 (62.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (24.29%) Active Directory
3 13 (18.57%) VMware ESX
3 13 (18.57%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (7.14%) Docker
5 5 (7.14%) NFS
5 5 (7.14%) vCloud
6 4 (5.71%) XenApp
7 3 (4.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (2.86%) Samba
8 2 (2.86%) VMware Server
8 2 (2.86%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (1.43%) Firmware
9 1 (1.43%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (11.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 6 (8.57%) Norton AntiVirus
2 6 (8.57%) SCCM
3 4 (5.71%) NetBackup
4 3 (4.29%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (4.29%) Tivoli
5 2 (2.86%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (2.86%) Puppet
5 2 (2.86%) SCOM
6 1 (1.43%) vMotion
Vendors
1 65 (92.86%) VMware
2 21 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 15 (21.43%) Red Hat
4 13 (18.57%) Cisco
5 12 (17.14%) EMC
6 10 (14.29%) Citrix
6 10 (14.29%) Oracle
7 6 (8.57%) CheckPoint
7 6 (8.57%) Symantec
8 5 (7.14%) F5
8 5 (7.14%) IBM
8 5 (7.14%) SaltStack
8 5 (7.14%) Veritas
9 4 (5.71%) HP
9 4 (5.71%) Sophos
10 3 (4.29%) Intel
10 3 (4.29%) Intel Security
10 3 (4.29%) Isilon
10 3 (4.29%) Remedy
11 2 (2.86%) NETGEAR