Period
to 26 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire with a requirement for vSphere skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited vSphere over the 6 months to 26 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

VMware vSphere
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 113 113 115
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2 -28
Contract jobs citing vSphere 60 45 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.63% 1.26% 1.58%
As % of the System Software category 8.30% 7.64% 10.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 32 52
Hampshire median daily rate £422 £425 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.71% +10.39% +13.24%
10th Percentile £323 £145 £300
90th Percentile £488 £500 £488
South East median daily rate £413 £390 £430
% change year-on-year +5.77% -9.30% +21.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 6
Hampshire median hourly rate £45.05 - £49.46
South East median hourly rate £12.00 £37.50 £45.23
% change year-on-year -68.00% -17.09% +110.37%

vSphere is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Hampshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 723 589 601
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 19.68% 16.51% 15.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 367 364
Hampshire median daily rate £450 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £285 £163 £243
90th Percentile £575 £517 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 44 56
Hampshire median hourly rate £14.50 £13.51 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.31% -53.41% +81.25%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.40 £11.94
90th Percentile £45.31 £42.78 £47.92
South East median hourly rate £16.05 £17.48 £15.00
% change year-on-year -8.18% +16.53% -14.29%

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

Job postings citing vSphere as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hampshire.

Job vacancy trend for vSphere in Hampshire

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing vSphere in Hampshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for vSphere in Hampshire

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing vSphere in Hampshire over the 6 months to 26 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for vSphere in Hampshire

vSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for vSphere 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 6 months to 26 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Winchester - 12 £463 -
Portsmouth -11 11 £372 - 1
Fleet - 11 £375 - 1
Andover -8 7 £363 -2.03%
Basingstoke +11 2 - - 3
Fareham +1 2 £330 -
Southampton -26 2 £475 - 1
Hook +9 1 - - 1
Petersfield +1 1 £250 +81.82% 1
Farnborough - 1 - -
vSphere
South East

For the 6 months to 26 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing vSphere also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Hampshire region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 60 (100.00%) VMware
2 41 (68.33%) Windows
3 38 (63.33%) Microsoft
3 38 (63.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 35 (58.33%) Windows Server
5 33 (55.00%) Active Directory
6 32 (53.33%) Security Cleared
7 26 (43.33%) SC Cleared
8 22 (36.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 21 (35.00%) Red Hat
10 20 (33.33%) Linux
10 20 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
11 17 (28.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (25.00%) Oracle
13 14 (23.33%) Oracle Database
14 13 (21.67%) Test Automation
14 13 (21.67%) SQL Server
14 13 (21.67%) DNS
15 12 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
15 12 (20.00%) HP
15 12 (20.00%) DHCP
15 12 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
15 12 (20.00%) vRealize
16 11 (18.33%) System Integration Testing
16 11 (18.33%) .NET
16 11 (18.33%) Software AG
16 11 (18.33%) webMethods
16 11 (18.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 11 (18.33%) Oracle APEX
17 10 (16.67%) Selenium

vSphere
Co-occurring 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 7 (11.67%) SharePoint
2 6 (10.00%) IIS
3 5 (8.33%) Apache
3 5 (8.33%) MS Exchange
4 4 (6.67%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (3.33%) JBoss
5 2 (3.33%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (1.67%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 20 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (11.67%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (10.00%) Office 365
4 3 (5.00%) Yammer
5 1 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 13 (21.67%) DNS
2 12 (20.00%) DHCP
3 9 (15.00%) PuTTY
3 9 (15.00%) WinSCP
4 7 (11.67%) iSCSI
4 7 (11.67%) SAN
5 6 (10.00%) Internet
6 5 (8.33%) SNMP
7 3 (5.00%) Skype
8 2 (3.33%) Firewall
8 2 (3.33%) Network Security
8 2 (3.33%) VoIP
9 1 (1.67%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.67%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (1.67%) IP Telephony
9 1 (1.67%) NAS
9 1 (1.67%) SSL
9 1 (1.67%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.67%) VLAN
9 1 (1.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (23.33%) Oracle Database
2 13 (21.67%) SQL Server
3 12 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 12 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 10 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (16.67%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (6.67%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (18.33%) Oracle APEX
2 10 (16.67%) Selenium
3 9 (15.00%) HP UFT
3 9 (15.00%) SoapUI
3 9 (15.00%) SpecFlow
4 7 (11.67%) Ant
4 7 (11.67%) Eclipse
4 7 (11.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (11.67%) TestNG
5 6 (10.00%) LoadRunner
6 3 (5.00%) Toad
7 1 (1.67%) MSI
7 1 (1.67%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 10 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (6.67%) Military
2 4 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.67%) Banking
4 1 (1.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 13 (21.67%) VMware Engineer
2 11 (18.33%) Wintel Engineer
3 9 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (11.67%) Analyst
4 7 (11.67%) Consultant
5 6 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
5 6 (10.00%) Integration Engineer
5 6 (10.00%) Test Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 4 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Test Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Tester
6 4 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Active Directory Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Automation Tester
7 3 (5.00%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Technical Specialist
7 3 (5.00%) Test Specialist
8 2 (3.33%) Linux Specialist
8 2 (3.33%) Senior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.33%) .NET
2 10 (16.67%) Web Services
3 4 (6.67%) POSIX
4 1 (1.67%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.00%) Clustering
1 6 (10.00%) PKI
2 4 (6.67%) iSeries
3 3 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.00%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.33%) FlexPod
4 2 (3.33%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.67%) CESG
5 1 (1.67%) HP Storage
5 1 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.67%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.67%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 41 (68.33%) Windows
2 35 (58.33%) Windows Server
3 22 (36.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (33.33%) Linux
5 17 (28.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (16.67%) Unix
7 7 (11.67%) Windows 7
7 7 (11.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (6.67%) AIX
8 4 (6.67%) Solaris
9 3 (5.00%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.67%) CentOS
10 1 (1.67%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.67%) VMS
10 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (21.67%) Test Automation
2 11 (18.33%) System Integration Testing
3 10 (16.67%) DevOps
3 10 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 9 (15.00%) API Testing
4 9 (15.00%) ITIL
5 8 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (13.33%) Capacity Management
6 7 (11.67%) Patch Management
6 7 (11.67%) Scrum
7 6 (10.00%) Defect Tracking
7 6 (10.00%) Network Load Balancing
7 6 (10.00%) Performance Testing
7 6 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (10.00%) Test Strategy
8 5 (8.33%) Collaborative Working
8 5 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (8.33%) High Availability
8 5 (8.33%) Storage Management
9 4 (6.67%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.67%) Java
2 9 (15.00%) F#
2 9 (15.00%) PowerShell
3 4 (6.67%) C
3 4 (6.67%) SQL
4 3 (5.00%) C#
5 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (53.33%) Security Cleared
2 26 (43.33%) SC Cleared
3 11 (18.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (15.00%) ISEB
4 9 (15.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 9 (15.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (13.33%) MCSE
6 7 (11.67%) DV Cleared
6 7 (11.67%) VCP6
7 4 (6.67%) MCP
8 3 (5.00%) MCSA
9 2 (3.33%) RHCE
10 1 (1.67%) CCNA
10 1 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (1.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) JSP 440
System Software
1 38 (63.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (55.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (11.67%) NFS
3 7 (11.67%) vCloud
4 6 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (6.67%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.67%) Docker
7 1 (1.67%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.67%) VMware NSX
7 1 (1.67%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (20.00%) vRealize
2 9 (15.00%) HP ALM
3 7 (11.67%) vCenter Server
3 7 (11.67%) WSUS
4 6 (10.00%) Failover Clustering
5 5 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (8.33%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (8.33%) PowerCLI
5 5 (8.33%) Puppet
5 5 (8.33%) SCOM
6 4 (6.67%) Ansible
6 4 (6.67%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (6.67%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (3.33%) Backup Exec
8 1 (1.67%) Cobbler
8 1 (1.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (1.67%) SCCM
8 1 (1.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 60 (100.00%) VMware
2 38 (63.33%) Microsoft
3 21 (35.00%) Red Hat
4 15 (25.00%) Oracle
5 12 (20.00%) HP
6 11 (18.33%) Software AG
6 11 (18.33%) webMethods
7 10 (16.67%) Cisco
7 10 (16.67%) EMC
8 7 (11.67%) Citrix
8 7 (11.67%) Juniper
9 6 (10.00%) McAfee
10 5 (8.33%) Dell
10 5 (8.33%) Dell Compellent
10 5 (8.33%) IBM
11 4 (6.67%) Centrify
12 2 (3.33%) NetApp
12 2 (3.33%) Splunk
12 2 (3.33%) Veritas
13 1 (1.67%) Sophos