Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 81 101
Rank change year-on-year -10 +20 +7
Contract jobs citing vSphere 70 88 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 2.01% 2.43% 2.10%
As % of the System Software category 10.67% 14.59% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 67 65
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -2.10%
10th Percentile £132 £300 £263
90th Percentile £506 £482 £425
South East median daily rate £375 £425 £351
% change year-on-year -11.76% +21.00% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Hampshire median hourly rate - £49.46 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +72.03% -36.11%
South East median hourly rate £29.08 £44.46 £25.80
% change year-on-year -34.60% +72.33% +56.36%

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 656 603 571
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 18.84% 16.66% 13.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 377 304
Hampshire median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +0.73%
10th Percentile £150 £250 £172
90th Percentile £525 £513 £488
South East median daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 52 69
Hampshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -12.50% +11.30%
10th Percentile £9.69 £10.50 £10.95
90th Percentile £42.79 £46.64 £47.83
South East median hourly rate £16.88 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% -14.29% +10.24%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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
Hook +12 15 £500 +56.25%
Andover - 10 £375 -
Petersfield - 6 £135 - 1
Southampton 0 4 £325 - 7
Basingstoke -17 4 - - 8
Fleet - 3 £320 - 1
Havant -7 2 £350 +40.00%
Bordon - 2 £145 -
Waterlooville - 2 - -
Portsmouth -16 1 - - 1
Fareham - 1 - - 2
vSphere
South East

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 68 (97.14%) VMware
2 52 (74.29%) Windows
3 39 (55.71%) Security Cleared
4 38 (54.29%) Windows Server
4 38 (54.29%) Microsoft
5 35 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (47.14%) Active Directory
7 28 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 27 (38.57%) SC Cleared
9 25 (35.71%) Oracle
10 22 (31.43%) HP
11 19 (27.14%) Linux
12 18 (25.71%) Red Hat
12 18 (25.71%) Windows Server 2008
12 18 (25.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 16 (22.86%) SQL
14 15 (21.43%) VMware ESXi
14 15 (21.43%) Oracle Database
15 14 (20.00%) PuTTY
15 14 (20.00%) WinSCP
15 14 (20.00%) API Testing
15 14 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
15 14 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
15 14 (20.00%) SoapUI
15 14 (20.00%) Oracle APEX
15 14 (20.00%) Selenium
15 14 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
15 14 (20.00%) DV Cleared
15 14 (20.00%) Test Automation
15 14 (20.00%) TestNG

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 11 (15.71%) MS Exchange
2 8 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (7.14%) Apache
4 3 (4.29%) IIS
4 3 (4.29%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.29%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (2.86%) JBoss
6 1 (1.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 14 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (11.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.00%) PuTTY
1 14 (20.00%) WinSCP
2 12 (17.14%) Firewall
3 8 (11.43%) IP Telephony
3 8 (11.43%) SAN
3 8 (11.43%) VoIP
4 4 (5.71%) DNS
5 3 (4.29%) DHCP
5 3 (4.29%) Internet
5 3 (4.29%) iSCSI
6 2 (2.86%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.43%) DVB
7 1 (1.43%) HTTP
7 1 (1.43%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.43%) Network Security
7 1 (1.43%) SSL
7 1 (1.43%) VPN
7 1 (1.43%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (21.43%) Oracle Database
2 14 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 14 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 14 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 14 (20.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 5 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.43%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (20.00%) Ant
1 14 (20.00%) Eclipse
1 14 (20.00%) Oracle APEX
1 14 (20.00%) Selenium
1 14 (20.00%) SoapUI
1 14 (20.00%) TestNG
2 13 (18.57%) HP UFT
2 13 (18.57%) SpecFlow
3 10 (14.29%) MSI
4 9 (12.86%) LoadRunner
4 9 (12.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.43%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.43%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.43%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.43%) StarTeam
General
1 1 (1.43%) Local Government
1 1 (1.43%) Military
Job Titles
1 15 (21.43%) Wintel Engineer
2 12 (17.14%) VMware Engineer
3 9 (12.86%) Analyst
3 9 (12.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (10.00%) Test Engineer
5 6 (8.57%) Test Automation Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) Consultant
6 5 (7.14%) Test Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Platform Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (4.29%) Linux Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Migration Analyst
8 3 (4.29%) Migration Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
8 3 (4.29%) Service Analyst
8 3 (4.29%) VMware Consultant
9 2 (2.86%) Analyst Developer
9 2 (2.86%) Data Centre Engineer
9 2 (2.86%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (20.00%) Web Services
2 13 (18.57%) .NET
3 1 (1.43%) HTML
3 1 (1.43%) HTML5
3 1 (1.43%) Node.js
3 1 (1.43%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.86%) Management Information System
2 8 (11.43%) FlexPod
2 8 (11.43%) PKI
3 4 (5.71%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.71%) Replication
4 1 (1.43%) Clustering
4 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.43%) Digital TV
4 1 (1.43%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.43%) MPEG
4 1 (1.43%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.43%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.43%) STB
Operating Systems
1 52 (74.29%) Windows
2 38 (54.29%) Windows Server
3 35 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (27.14%) Linux
5 18 (25.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (25.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (12.86%) Windows Vista
7 5 (7.14%) Unix
7 5 (7.14%) Windows 7
8 3 (4.29%) Solaris
9 2 (2.86%) AIX
9 2 (2.86%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (1.43%) CentOS
10 1 (1.43%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.43%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.00%) API Testing
1 14 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 13 (18.57%) System Integration Testing
3 10 (14.29%) DevOps
4 9 (12.86%) Defect Tracking
4 9 (12.86%) Incident Management
4 9 (12.86%) Performance Testing
4 9 (12.86%) Test Strategy
5 8 (11.43%) Change Management
6 6 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (8.57%) Scrum
7 5 (7.14%) ITIL
7 5 (7.14%) Kanban
8 4 (5.71%) Capacity Management
8 4 (5.71%) Migration
8 4 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (5.71%) Service Delivery
9 3 (4.29%) Continuous Deployment
9 3 (4.29%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (4.29%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (22.86%) SQL
2 13 (18.57%) F#
2 13 (18.57%) Java
2 13 (18.57%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.86%) Bash Shell
3 2 (2.86%) C
3 2 (2.86%) Python
4 1 (1.43%) C#
4 1 (1.43%) C++
4 1 (1.43%) Korn
4 1 (1.43%) Perl
4 1 (1.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (55.71%) Security Cleared
2 27 (38.57%) SC Cleared
3 14 (20.00%) DV Cleared
4 11 (15.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (14.29%) MCSE
6 8 (11.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (8.57%) ISEB
7 6 (8.57%) ISEB Practitioner
7 6 (8.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (7.14%) VCP6
9 2 (2.86%) Degree
10 1 (1.43%) A+ Certification
10 1 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (1.43%) MCDST
10 1 (1.43%) NCDA
10 1 (1.43%) NCIE
10 1 (1.43%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (1.43%) VCAP
10 1 (1.43%) VCDX
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.43%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (47.14%) Active Directory
2 28 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (21.43%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (11.43%) Hyper-V
5 7 (10.00%) NFS
6 4 (5.71%) VMware NSX
7 3 (4.29%) vCloud
8 1 (1.43%) Docker
8 1 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.43%) XenApp
8 1 (1.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (5.71%) SCOM
1 4 (5.71%) vRealize
2 3 (4.29%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.86%) SCCM
3 2 (2.86%) vCenter Server
3 2 (2.86%) WSUS
4 1 (1.43%) Cobbler
4 1 (1.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.43%) Puppet
4 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (1.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 68 (97.14%) VMware
2 38 (54.29%) Microsoft
3 25 (35.71%) Oracle
4 22 (31.43%) HP
5 18 (25.71%) Red Hat
6 13 (18.57%) McAfee
6 13 (18.57%) Software AG
6 13 (18.57%) webMethods
7 11 (15.71%) Lumension
8 8 (11.43%) Avaya
8 8 (11.43%) Cisco
9 5 (7.14%) NetApp
10 4 (5.71%) Gemalto
11 3 (4.29%) Citrix
12 1 (1.43%) Borland
12 1 (1.43%) EMC
12 1 (1.43%) IBM
12 1 (1.43%) Splunk
12 1 (1.43%) Symantec
12 1 (1.43%) Veritas