The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware vSphere
Rank 15 - 18
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing vSphere 5 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 4.39% - 1.74%
As % of the System Software category 26.32% - 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£390 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £24.25 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-7.21% -20.49%
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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
19 19 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 16.67% 15.20% 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 8
Average daily rate £390 £260 £178
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +46.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £165 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £313 £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 12
Average hourly rate £47.83 £12.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+298.58% -56.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) SCCM
2 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (33.33%) FTP
3 2 (33.33%) Remedy
3 2 (33.33%) Telnet
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (33.33%) PuTTY
3 2 (33.33%) WebEx
3 2 (33.33%) Telepresence
3 2 (33.33%) Tandberg
3 2 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (33.33%) SSH
3 2 (33.33%) Replication
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
4 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) FTP
1 2 (33.33%) Telnet
1 2 (33.33%) SSH
1 2 (33.33%) PuTTY
1 2 (33.33%) WebEx
1 2 (33.33%) Telepresence
2 1 (16.67%) NAS
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Replication
1 2 (33.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) MCSE
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) SCCM
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (33.33%) Remedy
3 2 (33.33%) Tandberg