The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Hampshire 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 88 104 75
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -29
Contract jobs citing vSphere 24 13 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.16% 0.76% 1.43%
As % of the System Software category 7.87% 6.60% 17.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 17
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £431 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £31.50 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.28 £27.25 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-21.90% +14.73%
System Software Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
305 197 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 14.69% 11.55% 8.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 100 67
Average daily rate £330 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £443 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 46 28
Average hourly rate £21.50 £13.75 £17.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.36% -19.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.20 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £26.98 £40.52
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
vSphere
South East

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Southampton -2 8 £288 -11.53% 3
Havant - 3 £419 - 1
Basingstoke +16 2 £388 -7.73%
Fareham - 1 - -
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Farnborough - 1 £375 - 1
Andover - - - -
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 45 (86.54%) VMware
2 41 (78.85%) Windows
3 29 (55.77%) Active Directory
4 27 (51.92%) VMware Infrastructure
5 23 (44.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (34.62%) DNS
7 17 (32.69%) Microsoft
7 17 (32.69%) NetApp
7 17 (32.69%) Security Cleared
8 16 (30.77%) SAN
9 15 (28.85%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (26.92%) HP
10 14 (26.92%) Citrix
10 14 (26.92%) Linux
10 14 (26.92%) VMware ESXi
11 12 (23.08%) SC Cleared
11 12 (23.08%) EMC
12 11 (21.15%) VMware ESX
13 10 (19.23%) Cisco
13 10 (19.23%) TCP/IP
13 10 (19.23%) SQL
13 10 (19.23%) Oracle
13 10 (19.23%) MS Exchange
14 9 (17.31%) IIS
14 9 (17.31%) ITIL
14 9 (17.31%) PowerShell
14 9 (17.31%) XenApp
15 8 (15.38%) Replication
15 8 (15.38%) DHCP
16 7 (13.46%) LDAP

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 10 (19.23%) MS Exchange
2 9 (17.31%) IIS
3 7 (13.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (9.62%) Apache
4 5 (9.62%) Tomcat
4 5 (9.62%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (7.69%) Lync
5 4 (7.69%) WebLogic
5 4 (7.69%) SharePoint
6 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (5.77%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (3.85%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.92%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.62%) SaaS
2 1 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (34.62%) DNS
2 16 (30.77%) SAN
3 10 (19.23%) TCP/IP
4 8 (15.38%) DHCP
5 7 (13.46%) LDAP
6 5 (9.62%) VLAN
6 5 (9.62%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (7.69%) iSCSI
7 4 (7.69%) Firewall
7 4 (7.69%) Kerberos
8 3 (5.77%) NAS
9 2 (3.85%) Network Security
9 2 (3.85%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (3.85%) OSPF
9 2 (3.85%) SNMP
9 2 (3.85%) HTTP
9 2 (3.85%) LAN
9 2 (3.85%) SMS
9 2 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.46%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (3.85%) SQLPlus
3 1 (1.92%) MySQL
3 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.92%) Cucumber
General
1 7 (13.46%) Telecoms
2 5 (9.62%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.92%) Military
3 1 (1.92%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (17.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (13.46%) Consultant
3 5 (9.62%) SQL DBA
3 5 (9.62%) Analyst
3 5 (9.62%) Systems Engineer
3 5 (9.62%) DBA
4 3 (5.77%) Storage Analyst
4 3 (5.77%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 3 (5.77%) Support Engineer
4 3 (5.77%) Implementation Engineer
4 3 (5.77%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Specialist
5 2 (3.85%) Citrix Technical Consultant
5 2 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (3.85%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (3.85%) Administrator
5 2 (3.85%) Network Engineer
5 2 (3.85%) Windows Server Engineer
5 2 (3.85%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.62%) Middleware
2 3 (5.77%) Web Services
3 2 (3.85%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Replication
2 6 (11.54%) Clustering
3 2 (3.85%) HACMP
4 1 (1.92%) NHS
4 1 (1.92%) Firmware
4 1 (1.92%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.92%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 41 (78.85%) Windows
2 23 (44.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (28.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (26.92%) Linux
5 7 (13.46%) UNIX
5 7 (13.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (11.54%) Windows 7
7 5 (9.62%) Solaris
7 5 (9.62%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (3.85%) AIX
8 2 (3.85%) HPUX
8 2 (3.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (17.31%) ITIL
2 6 (11.54%) Migration
2 6 (11.54%) Service Delivery
3 5 (9.62%) ERP
3 5 (9.62%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (7.69%) Time Management
4 4 (7.69%) Document Management
5 3 (5.77%) Integration Testing
5 3 (5.77%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Management
6 2 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (3.85%) Configuration Management
6 2 (3.85%) Project Management
6 2 (3.85%) Service Management
6 2 (3.85%) Project Planning
6 2 (3.85%) Resource Management
6 2 (3.85%) SOA
7 1 (1.92%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.23%) SQL
2 9 (17.31%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.77%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.85%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.92%) C
5 1 (1.92%) VBScript
5 1 (1.92%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 17 (32.69%) Security Cleared
2 12 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (9.62%) DV Cleared
5 4 (7.69%) MCSE
6 3 (5.77%) MCITP
7 2 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (3.85%) MCSA
7 2 (3.85%) CCNP
7 2 (3.85%) CCNA
7 2 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.92%) VCP4
8 1 (1.92%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) SLA
2 1 (1.92%) JSP 440
System Software
1 29 (55.77%) Active Directory
2 27 (51.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (26.92%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (21.15%) VMware ESX
5 9 (17.31%) XenApp
6 5 (9.62%) Hyper-V
7 3 (5.77%) XenServer
7 3 (5.77%) vCloud
8 2 (3.85%) OCFS2
8 2 (3.85%) Samba
8 2 (3.85%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 6 (11.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (5.77%) Tivoli
2 3 (5.77%) WSUS
3 2 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (3.85%) SCCM
3 2 (3.85%) SCOM
3 2 (3.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.92%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.92%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.92%) Puppet
Vendors
1 45 (86.54%) VMware
2 17 (32.69%) Microsoft
2 17 (32.69%) NetApp
3 14 (26.92%) HP
3 14 (26.92%) Citrix
4 12 (23.08%) EMC
5 10 (19.23%) Cisco
5 10 (19.23%) Oracle
6 7 (13.46%) IBM
7 6 (11.54%) Dell
8 4 (7.69%) SolarWinds
8 4 (7.69%) Brocade
8 4 (7.69%) Sun
9 3 (5.77%) Hitachi
9 3 (5.77%) Symantec
9 3 (5.77%) McAfee
10 2 (3.85%) LogLogic
10 2 (3.85%) JBoss
10 2 (3.85%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.92%) Intel