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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
South East / Hampshire
Rank 46 88 84
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -4
Contract jobs citing vSphere 69 31 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 4.01% 1.65% 2.07%
As % of the System Software category 21.63% 11.70% 11.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 23 15
Median daily rate £400 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £289 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £412 £511
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £369 £370
% change year-on-year
-5.08% -0.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+54.00% -3.84%

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
319 265 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 18.56% 14.11% 17.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 156 179
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £480 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 28 29
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.64 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.27% -47.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.47 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £50.50 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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
Winchester +10 23 £425 +6.25%
Portsmouth +4 7 £470 -
Hook +14 6 £320 +16.78%
Southampton +8 4 £325 +8.33%
Havant +2 4 £250 -54.12%
Farnborough - 2 - -
Basingstoke +11 1 £313 -
vSphere
South East

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 88 (100.00%) VMware
2 59 (67.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (57.95%) Security Cleared
4 46 (52.27%) Windows
5 42 (47.73%) SC Cleared
6 39 (44.32%) SAN
7 31 (35.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 29 (32.95%) EMC
8 29 (32.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 28 (31.82%) VCE vBlock
9 28 (31.82%) Windows Server
10 27 (30.68%) Active Directory
11 26 (29.55%) Linux
11 26 (29.55%) Red Hat
11 26 (29.55%) Converged Infrastructure
11 26 (29.55%) EMC VNX
11 26 (29.55%) EMC VMAX
11 26 (29.55%) Windows Server 2012
12 25 (28.41%) PowerShell
12 25 (28.41%) Microsoft
13 24 (27.27%) NAS
13 24 (27.27%) Data Centre
14 22 (25.00%) HP
15 18 (20.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 17 (19.32%) Citrix
17 16 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
18 15 (17.05%) ITIL
18 15 (17.05%) VMware ESXi
19 13 (14.77%) XenApp
20 11 (12.50%) SQL Server

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 5 (5.68%) Apache
1 5 (5.68%) IIS
1 5 (5.68%) JBoss
2 3 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (3.41%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.41%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (10.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.55%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 39 (44.32%) SAN
2 24 (27.27%) NAS
3 9 (10.23%) TCP/IP
4 6 (6.82%) LDAP
4 6 (6.82%) Structured Cabling
5 5 (5.68%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (5.68%) DNS
5 5 (5.68%) PCoIP
6 4 (4.55%) DHCP
6 4 (4.55%) IPsec
6 4 (4.55%) SSL
6 4 (4.55%) VPN
7 2 (2.27%) Firewall
7 2 (2.27%) PBX
7 2 (2.27%) Skype
7 2 (2.27%) VSAN
8 1 (1.14%) Network Security
8 1 (1.14%) VLAN
8 1 (1.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.95%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (7.95%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (6.82%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.27%) MSI
General
1 5 (5.68%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.55%) Local Government
3 2 (2.27%) Finance
3 2 (2.27%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (18.18%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 14 (15.91%) Wintel Engineer
3 12 (13.64%) VMware Specialist
4 11 (12.50%) Administrator
5 10 (11.36%) Infrastructure Operations Specialist
6 9 (10.23%) Analyst
7 7 (7.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 7 (7.95%) 3rd Line Support
7 7 (7.95%) EMC Engineer
7 7 (7.95%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (6.82%) Consultant
8 6 (6.82%) Server Engineer
8 6 (6.82%) Support Analyst
8 6 (6.82%) Support Engineer
9 5 (5.68%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (5.68%) Linux Administrator
9 5 (5.68%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (5.68%) VMware Engineer
10 4 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 4 (4.55%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.55%) CSS
2 1 (1.14%) JBoss Seam
2 1 (1.14%) Middleware
2 1 (1.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (31.82%) VCE vBlock
2 26 (29.55%) EMC VMAX
2 26 (29.55%) EMC VNX
3 24 (27.27%) Data Centre
4 9 (10.23%) Clustering
5 5 (5.68%) Smart Meter
6 3 (3.41%) PKI
7 2 (2.27%) RIA
8 1 (1.14%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.14%) FlexPod
8 1 (1.14%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 46 (52.27%) Windows
2 31 (35.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (31.82%) Windows Server
4 26 (29.55%) Linux
4 26 (29.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (20.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (7.95%) Windows 7
8 6 (6.82%) Unix
9 4 (4.55%) CentOS
9 4 (4.55%) Windows XP
10 2 (2.27%) AIX
10 2 (2.27%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (29.55%) Converged Infrastructure
2 15 (17.05%) ITIL
3 10 (11.36%) Software Deployment
4 8 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
5 7 (7.95%) Change Management
6 6 (6.82%) Requirements Analysis
6 6 (6.82%) Server Virtualisation
6 6 (6.82%) Service Delivery
6 6 (6.82%) Test Strategy
7 5 (5.68%) Migration
8 4 (4.55%) Network Load Balancing
8 4 (4.55%) Problem Management
8 4 (4.55%) Project Management
9 3 (3.41%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (2.27%) Change Control
10 2 (2.27%) Coaching
10 2 (2.27%) Incident Management
10 2 (2.27%) Information Security Management
10 2 (2.27%) ISMS
10 2 (2.27%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (28.41%) PowerShell
2 7 (7.95%) SQL
3 5 (5.68%) Bash Shell
3 5 (5.68%) Korn
4 2 (2.27%) VBScript
5 1 (1.14%) C
Qualifications
1 51 (57.95%) Security Cleared
2 42 (47.73%) SC Cleared
3 8 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (5.68%) Degree
6 4 (4.55%) MCTS
7 2 (2.27%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.14%) MCITP
8 1 (1.14%) MCSA
8 1 (1.14%) MCSE
8 1 (1.14%) RHCE
8 1 (1.14%) RHCSA
8 1 (1.14%) VCAP
8 1 (1.14%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 59 (67.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (30.68%) Active Directory
3 15 (17.05%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (14.77%) XenApp
5 7 (7.95%) VMware ESX
5 7 (7.95%) XenServer
6 6 (6.82%) NFS
6 6 (6.82%) Samba
6 6 (6.82%) vCloud
6 6 (6.82%) VMware Server
6 6 (6.82%) VMware Workstation
6 6 (6.82%) XenDesktop
7 5 (5.68%) Firmware
7 5 (5.68%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (4.55%) Terminal Services
9 3 (3.41%) Docker
10 2 (2.27%) SRDF
11 1 (1.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 1 (1.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 29 (32.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 10 (11.36%) EMC NetWorker
3 8 (9.09%) SCCM
4 5 (5.68%) Red Hat Satellite
5 4 (4.55%) EdgeSight
5 4 (4.55%) SafeCom
6 2 (2.27%) SCOM
7 1 (1.14%) PowerCLI
7 1 (1.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (1.14%) Tivoli
7 1 (1.14%) vRealize
Vendors
1 88 (100.00%) VMware
2 29 (32.95%) EMC
3 26 (29.55%) Red Hat
4 25 (28.41%) Microsoft
5 22 (25.00%) HP
6 17 (19.32%) Citrix
7 6 (6.82%) Cisco
7 6 (6.82%) NETGEAR
7 6 (6.82%) Veritas
8 5 (5.68%) Intel Security
9 4 (4.55%) Sophos
10 2 (2.27%) IBM
10 2 (2.27%) Lumension
10 2 (2.27%) Oracle
11 1 (1.14%) Altiris
11 1 (1.14%) AppSense
11 1 (1.14%) Intel
11 1 (1.14%) NetApp
11 1 (1.14%) Symantec