The first table below looks at the demand for vSphere skills in IT contracts advertised for the Portsmouth region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited vSphere over the 3 months to 24 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 Portsmouth 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware vSphere
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing vSphere 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth - - -
As % of the System Software category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +15.78%
System Software Category
Portsmouth
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
18 9 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 18.75% 14.06% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 0
Average daily rate £290 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £325 £324
% change year-on-year
-0.46% +0.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 2
Average hourly rate £21.50 £26.98 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.29% +43.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £26.98 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £26.98 £25.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%
vSphere
Hampshire

vSphere
Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing vSphere across the Portsmouth region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 29 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Portsmouth 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 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) Clustering
2 4 (66.67%) SolarWinds
2 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) NetApp
2 4 (66.67%) Replication
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (50.00%) MCITP
4 2 (33.33%) SCCM
4 2 (33.33%) SCOM
4 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (33.33%) LogLogic
4 2 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (33.33%) McAfee
4 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (33.33%) HP
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) HPUX
4 2 (33.33%) Solaris
4 2 (33.33%) SMS
5 1 (16.67%) NHS

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Portsmouth 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) SQL DBA
1 4 (66.67%) DBA
2 2 (33.33%) Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Server Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Replication
1 4 (66.67%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) HPUX
1 2 (33.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 2 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (50.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
1 2 (33.33%) SCOM
1 2 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) SolarWinds
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) NetApp
3 2 (33.33%) McAfee
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) LogLogic
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle