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 3 months to 29 April 2017 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 64 79
Rank change year-on-year -26 +15  
Contract jobs citing vSphere 23 64 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.20% 2.84% 1.82%
As % of the System Software category 8.01% 15.96% 11.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 53 31
Median daily rate £369 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.43% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £340
% change year-on-year +0.06% +10.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £27.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +30.95%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £26.58 £19.75
% change year-on-year -20.97% +34.55%  

vSphere is in the system software skills category. The next 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.

Contract System Software Skills
Hampshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 287 401 352
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 15.03% 17.77% 15.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 246 170
Median daily rate £384 £360 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.59% -0.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £492 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £371 £360 £344
% change year-on-year +3.12% +4.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 41 33
Median hourly rate £15.00 £29.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.27% +36.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.15 £47.83 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% +6.06%  

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hampshire citing vSphere as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

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 3 months to 29 April 2017.

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 3 months to 29 April 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
Andover - 7 £370 -
Havant - 4 £350 -
Southampton 0 1 £388 +29.16% 3
Fareham - 1 - - 1
Portsmouth - 1 £525 -
vSphere
South East

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 78 (92.86%) VMware
2 51 (60.71%) Windows
2 51 (60.71%) Security Cleared
3 44 (52.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 42 (50.00%) SC Cleared
5 39 (46.43%) Windows Server
6 36 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (40.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 30 (35.71%) Active Directory
9 29 (34.52%) Microsoft
10 28 (33.33%) SAN
10 28 (33.33%) PowerShell
11 24 (28.57%) Red Hat
12 23 (27.38%) Linux
13 22 (26.19%) SQL Server
14 20 (23.81%) HP
14 20 (23.81%) EMC
14 20 (23.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 20 (23.81%) VxBlock/Vblock
15 19 (22.62%) Converged Infrastructure
15 19 (22.62%) EMC VNX
15 19 (22.62%) EMC VMAX
15 19 (22.62%) Windows Server 2003
15 19 (22.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 18 (21.43%) ITIL
17 17 (20.24%) NAS
17 17 (20.24%) Data Centre
18 16 (19.05%) SQL Server 2012
18 16 (19.05%) VMware ESXi
18 16 (19.05%) SQL Server 2005

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 (8.33%) IIS
2 4 (4.76%) Apache
2 4 (4.76%) JBoss
2 4 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.57%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.57%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.19%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.19%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 3 (3.57%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (1.19%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (3.57%) Office 365
3 2 (2.38%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 28 (33.33%) SAN
2 17 (20.24%) NAS
3 6 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (7.14%) PuTTY
3 6 (7.14%) WinSCP
4 5 (5.95%) SSL
4 5 (5.95%) TCP/IP
4 5 (5.95%) VPN
5 4 (4.76%) HTTP
5 4 (4.76%) LDAP
6 3 (3.57%) DNS
6 3 (3.57%) Firewall
6 3 (3.57%) IPsec
6 3 (3.57%) VSAN
7 2 (2.38%) DHCP
7 2 (2.38%) DVB
7 2 (2.38%) PBX
7 2 (2.38%) Skype
8 1 (1.19%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.19%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (26.19%) SQL Server
2 16 (19.05%) SQL Server 2005
2 16 (19.05%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (13.10%) Oracle Database
4 10 (11.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (10.71%) Oracle Database 11g
6 8 (9.52%) Oracle Database 10g
7 6 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (5.95%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (4.76%) NoSQL
9 4 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (2.38%) MySQL
10 2 (2.38%) Oracle9i Database
10 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (1.19%) Oracle Discoverer
11 1 (1.19%) Oracle ODI
11 1 (1.19%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 8 (9.52%) Jenkins
2 6 (7.14%) HP UFT
2 6 (7.14%) Oracle APEX
2 6 (7.14%) Selenium
2 6 (7.14%) SpecFlow
2 6 (7.14%) TeamCity
3 5 (5.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.57%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.57%) Toad
5 2 (2.38%) Ant
5 2 (2.38%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.38%) LoadRunner
5 2 (2.38%) MSI
5 2 (2.38%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.38%) TestNG
6 1 (1.19%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (7.14%) Local Government
2 2 (2.38%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.19%) Banking
3 1 (1.19%) Billing
Job Titles
1 16 (19.05%) Wintel Engineer
2 9 (10.71%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 9 (10.71%) VMware Specialist
3 8 (9.52%) Analyst
4 7 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 7 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 7 (8.33%) Infrastructure Operations Specialist
5 6 (7.14%) Consultant
5 6 (7.14%) EMC Engineer
5 6 (7.14%) Server Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) DBA
6 5 (5.95%) Support Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) VMware Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) Wintel Server Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (4.76%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 4 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.76%) VMware Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.33%) .NET
2 5 (5.95%) XML
3 4 (4.76%) CSS
3 4 (4.76%) REST
4 3 (3.57%) SAML
5 2 (2.38%) HTML
5 2 (2.38%) HTML5
5 2 (2.38%) Middleware
5 2 (2.38%) Node.js
5 2 (2.38%) Web Services
6 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (1.19%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 20 (23.81%) VxBlock/Vblock
2 19 (22.62%) EMC VMAX
2 19 (22.62%) EMC VNX
3 17 (20.24%) Data Centre
4 8 (9.52%) Clustering
5 7 (8.33%) PKI
6 3 (3.57%) Smart Meter
7 2 (2.38%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.38%) Digital TV
7 2 (2.38%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (2.38%) HACMP
7 2 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (2.38%) MPEG
7 2 (2.38%) Public Cloud
7 2 (2.38%) STB
8 1 (1.19%) CMDB
8 1 (1.19%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.19%) HP Storage
8 1 (1.19%) Replication
8 1 (1.19%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 51 (60.71%) Windows
2 39 (46.43%) Windows Server
3 36 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (40.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (27.38%) Linux
6 19 (22.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (22.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (10.71%) Unix
8 5 (5.95%) CentOS
8 5 (5.95%) Windows 7
9 3 (3.57%) Windows Vista
10 2 (2.38%) AIX
10 2 (2.38%) Ubuntu
10 2 (2.38%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.19%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.62%) Converged Infrastructure
2 18 (21.43%) ITIL
3 11 (13.10%) Software Deployment
4 9 (10.71%) DevOps
5 8 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (9.52%) Infrastructure Management
5 8 (9.52%) Migration
5 8 (9.52%) Scrum
6 7 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
7 6 (7.14%) BDD
7 6 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (7.14%) Integration Testing
7 6 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
8 5 (5.95%) Automation Testing
8 5 (5.95%) Change Management
8 5 (5.95%) Test Strategy
9 4 (4.76%) Configuration Management
9 4 (4.76%) Defect Tracking
9 4 (4.76%) Exploratory Testing
9 4 (4.76%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 16 (19.05%) SQL
3 6 (7.14%) Bash Shell
3 6 (7.14%) F#
4 4 (4.76%) Korn
5 3 (3.57%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.57%) VBScript
6 2 (2.38%) C
6 2 (2.38%) C++
6 2 (2.38%) Java
6 2 (2.38%) Perl
6 2 (2.38%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.38%) Python
7 1 (1.19%) C#
7 1 (1.19%) VB
7 1 (1.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 51 (60.71%) Security Cleared
2 42 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (7.14%) Degree
6 4 (4.76%) DV Cleared
6 4 (4.76%) MCTS
7 3 (3.57%) ISEB
7 3 (3.57%) MCSE
8 2 (2.38%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.38%) MCSA
9 1 (1.19%) ISTQB
9 1 (1.19%) MCITP
9 1 (1.19%) RHCE
9 1 (1.19%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (52.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (35.71%) Active Directory
3 16 (19.05%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (13.10%) XenApp
5 8 (9.52%) XenServer
6 6 (7.14%) Terminal Services
6 6 (7.14%) XenDesktop
7 5 (5.95%) Docker
7 5 (5.95%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 4 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (4.76%) VMware ESX
9 3 (3.57%) Firmware
9 3 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (3.57%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (3.57%) vCloud
10 2 (2.38%) SRDF
11 1 (1.19%) Hyper-V
11 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (1.19%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 20 (23.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 11 (13.10%) vCenter Server
3 10 (11.90%) SCCM
4 8 (9.52%) EMC NetWorker
5 7 (8.33%) vRealize
6 4 (4.76%) Red Hat Satellite
7 3 (3.57%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 3 (3.57%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (2.38%) Data Guard
8 2 (2.38%) EdgeSight
8 2 (2.38%) Puppet
8 2 (2.38%) SafeCom
8 2 (2.38%) SCOM
9 1 (1.19%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (1.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (1.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (1.19%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 78 (92.86%) VMware
2 29 (34.52%) Microsoft
3 24 (28.57%) Red Hat
4 20 (23.81%) EMC
4 20 (23.81%) HP
5 16 (19.05%) Citrix
6 13 (15.48%) Oracle
7 9 (10.71%) Cisco
8 6 (7.14%) Intel Security
9 5 (5.95%) Veritas
10 4 (4.76%) IBM
11 2 (2.38%) Altiris
11 2 (2.38%) Google
11 2 (2.38%) Lumension
11 2 (2.38%) NetApp
11 2 (2.38%) SaltStack
11 2 (2.38%) Sophos
12 1 (1.19%) AppSense
12 1 (1.19%) CheckPoint
12 1 (1.19%) Palo Alto