The table below looks at the statistics for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Portsmouth region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 20 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
Hampshire / Portsmouth
Rank 19 23 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing vSphere 6 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 4.26% 1.46% -
As % of the System Software category 20.69% 8.70% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Median daily rate £470 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Portsmouth region.

System Software Category
Portsmouth
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
29 23 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 20.57% 16.79% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 11
Median daily rate £470 £325 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.61% +7.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £240 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £382 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 4
Median hourly rate £27.50 £11.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+139.13% -61.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £24.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £11.50 £32.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-0.75% -

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Portsmouth region citing vSphere as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

vSphere Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

vSphere
Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

vSphere Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

vSphere
Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

vSphere Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 20 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 Portsmouth region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 17 (100.00%) VMware
2 14 (82.35%) Linux
3 12 (70.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (58.82%) Windows
5 8 (47.06%) Red Hat
6 7 (41.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (35.29%) NETGEAR
7 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
7 6 (35.29%) Samba
7 6 (35.29%) Structured Cabling
7 6 (35.29%) NFS
7 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
7 6 (35.29%) HP
7 6 (35.29%) LDAP
7 6 (35.29%) VMware Workstation
7 6 (35.29%) Requirements Analysis
7 6 (35.29%) VMware Server
7 6 (35.29%) Server Virtualisation
8 5 (29.41%) PCoIP
8 5 (29.41%) Test Strategy
8 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
9 4 (23.53%) Amazon S3
9 4 (23.53%) Project Management
10 3 (17.65%) Migration
10 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (17.65%) Docker
10 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
11 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
11 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (11.76%) VMware ESXi

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth 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 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
1 2 (11.76%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) LDAP
1 6 (35.29%) Structured Cabling
2 5 (29.41%) PCoIP
3 2 (11.76%) PBX
4 1 (5.88%) Skype
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
1 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Administrator
1 5 (29.41%) Systems Administrator
1 5 (29.41%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Architect
2 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (17.65%) VMware Specialist
3 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Linux Specialist
3 2 (11.76%) Lync Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) VMware Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Network Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Virtualisation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) JBoss Seam
1 1 (5.88%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) RIA
2 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) Linux
2 10 (58.82%) Windows
3 7 (41.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
6 1 (5.88%) AIX
6 1 (5.88%) Unix
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Requirements Analysis
1 6 (35.29%) Server Virtualisation
2 5 (29.41%) Test Strategy
3 4 (23.53%) Project Management
4 3 (17.65%) Migration
5 2 (11.76%) ITIL
5 2 (11.76%) Programme Management
5 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
2 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 12 (70.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 6 (35.29%) NFS
2 6 (35.29%) Samba
2 6 (35.29%) VMware Server
2 6 (35.29%) VMware Workstation
3 3 (17.65%) Docker
4 2 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (5.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (5.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) SCOM
2 1 (5.88%) PowerCLI
2 1 (5.88%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (47.06%) Red Hat
3 6 (35.29%) HP
3 6 (35.29%) NETGEAR
4 2 (11.76%) Citrix
4 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.88%) IBM
5 1 (5.88%) Intel
5 1 (5.88%) Veritas