Period
to 18 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 125 98 100
Rank change year-on-year -27 +2 -7
Contract jobs citing vSphere 59 66 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.60% 1.87% 2.00%
As % of the System Software category 8.08% 10.51% 12.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 50 59
Hampshire median daily rate £433 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% - +25.00%
10th Percentile £338 £137 £299
90th Percentile £488 £500 £488
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £425
% change year-on-year +6.67% -11.76% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 8
Hampshire median hourly rate £42.27 - £49.46
South East median hourly rate £27.63 £37.50 £49.46
% change year-on-year -26.31% -24.18% +101.88%

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 730 628 613
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 19.81% 17.81% 15.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 370 379
Hampshire median daily rate £440 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.79% +1.33% +2.74%
10th Percentile £300 £162 £254
90th Percentile £575 £500 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +8.42% +4.53% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 45 60
Hampshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.03 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.36% -11.69% -7.81%
10th Percentile £11.04 £9.93 £10.95
90th Percentile £54.50 £43.00 £48.15
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £16.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year -4.48% +11.67% -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 18 November 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 November 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
Fleet -8 15 £375 +17.19%
Winchester - 12 £475 -
Portsmouth -8 11 £372 - 3
Farnborough - 4 £450 - 1
Southampton -21 3 £450 +100.00%
Andover -11 2 £363 -2.03%
Basingstoke +5 1 - - 4
Hook -1 1 - -
Fareham -6 1 £422 -
vSphere
South East

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 59 (100.00%) VMware
2 44 (74.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (69.49%) Windows
4 39 (66.10%) Active Directory
5 34 (57.63%) Microsoft
6 32 (54.24%) Windows Server
7 23 (38.98%) Security Cleared
8 19 (32.20%) SC Cleared
9 18 (30.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 17 (28.81%) Windows Server 2012
11 16 (27.12%) vRealize
11 16 (27.12%) Linux
12 14 (23.73%) Cisco
13 13 (22.03%) Red Hat
13 13 (22.03%) ITIL
13 13 (22.03%) Microsoft Azure
14 12 (20.34%) iSCSI
14 12 (20.34%) vCloud
14 12 (20.34%) VCP6
14 12 (20.34%) NFS
14 12 (20.34%) DNS
14 12 (20.34%) Finance
15 11 (18.64%) Microsoft Certification
15 11 (18.64%) DHCP
15 11 (18.64%) MCSE
16 10 (16.95%) EMC
16 10 (16.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 10 (16.95%) Capacity Management
16 10 (16.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 9 (15.25%) Windows Server 2008

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 8 (13.56%) IIS
2 6 (10.17%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.78%) Apache
4 3 (5.08%) MS Exchange
4 3 (5.08%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (3.39%) JBoss
5 2 (3.39%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (1.69%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 13 (22.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (11.86%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (6.78%) Office 365
4 3 (5.08%) Yammer
5 2 (3.39%) IaaS
5 2 (3.39%) PaaS
6 1 (1.69%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 12 (20.34%) DNS
1 12 (20.34%) iSCSI
2 11 (18.64%) DHCP
3 6 (10.17%) SAN
3 6 (10.17%) SNMP
4 5 (8.47%) Internet
5 4 (6.78%) PuTTY
5 4 (6.78%) WinSCP
6 3 (5.08%) Network Security
6 3 (5.08%) Skype
7 2 (3.39%) Firewall
8 1 (1.69%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.69%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (1.69%) NAS
8 1 (1.69%) SSL
8 1 (1.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.86%) Oracle Database
1 7 (11.86%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.47%) Oracle Database 10g
2 5 (8.47%) Oracle Database 11g
2 5 (8.47%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (8.47%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (5.08%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Oracle APEX
1 5 (8.47%) Selenium
2 4 (6.78%) HP UFT
2 4 (6.78%) SoapUI
2 4 (6.78%) SpecFlow
3 3 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (5.08%) Toad
4 2 (3.39%) Ant
4 2 (3.39%) Eclipse
4 2 (3.39%) LoadRunner
4 2 (3.39%) TestNG
5 1 (1.69%) MSI
5 1 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 12 (20.34%) Finance
2 4 (6.78%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.08%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.39%) Military
5 1 (1.69%) Banking
5 1 (1.69%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 17 (28.81%) VMware Engineer
2 9 (15.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (13.56%) Wintel Engineer
4 6 (10.17%) Analyst
4 6 (10.17%) Consultant
4 6 (10.17%) Integration Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) Automation Test Analyst
5 4 (6.78%) Test Analyst
5 4 (6.78%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Administrator
6 3 (5.08%) Architect
6 3 (5.08%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Splunk Administrator
7 2 (3.39%) Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (3.39%) Linux Specialist
7 2 (3.39%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) Test Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.47%) .NET
1 5 (8.47%) Web Services
2 4 (6.78%) POSIX
3 1 (1.69%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.86%) Clustering
2 5 (8.47%) PKI
3 4 (6.78%) iSeries
3 4 (6.78%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.78%) Public Cloud
4 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.08%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.08%) Smart Meter
5 2 (3.39%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.39%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.39%) FlexPod
6 1 (1.69%) CESG
6 1 (1.69%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.69%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.69%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 41 (69.49%) Windows
2 32 (54.24%) Windows Server
3 17 (28.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (27.12%) Linux
5 10 (16.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (15.25%) Unix
6 9 (15.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (10.17%) Windows 7
8 3 (5.08%) AIX
8 3 (5.08%) Solaris
9 2 (3.39%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.69%) CentOS
10 1 (1.69%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.69%) VMS
10 1 (1.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.03%) ITIL
2 10 (16.95%) Capacity Management
2 10 (16.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 9 (15.25%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (13.56%) High Availability
5 7 (11.86%) Network Load Balancing
6 6 (10.17%) DevOps
6 6 (10.17%) Patch Management
6 6 (10.17%) Storage Management
6 6 (10.17%) Test Automation
7 5 (8.47%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (8.47%) Incident Management
7 5 (8.47%) System Integration Testing
8 4 (6.78%) API Testing
8 4 (6.78%) Performance Analysis
8 4 (6.78%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (5.08%) Continuous Deployment
9 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 3 (5.08%) Mentoring
9 3 (5.08%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.25%) PowerShell
2 5 (8.47%) Java
3 4 (6.78%) F#
3 4 (6.78%) SQL
4 3 (5.08%) C#
5 2 (3.39%) C
6 1 (1.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (38.98%) Security Cleared
2 19 (32.20%) SC Cleared
3 18 (30.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 12 (20.34%) VCP6
5 11 (18.64%) MCSE
5 11 (18.64%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (10.17%) Degree
7 5 (8.47%) DV Cleared
8 4 (6.78%) ISEB
8 4 (6.78%) ISEB Practitioner
8 4 (6.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (3.39%) MCP
9 2 (3.39%) MCSA
9 2 (3.39%) RHCE
9 2 (3.39%) TOGAF Certification
10 1 (1.69%) CCNA
10 1 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) JSP 440
System Software
1 44 (74.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (66.10%) Active Directory
3 12 (20.34%) NFS
3 12 (20.34%) vCloud
4 8 (13.56%) Hyper-V
5 7 (11.86%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (10.17%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.69%) Docker
7 1 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.69%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 16 (27.12%) vRealize
2 8 (13.56%) vCenter Server
3 7 (11.86%) Failover Clustering
3 7 (11.86%) SCOM
4 6 (10.17%) PowerCLI
4 6 (10.17%) WSUS
5 5 (8.47%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (8.47%) Puppet
6 4 (6.78%) Ansible
6 4 (6.78%) HP ALM
6 4 (6.78%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (6.78%) Red Hat Satellite
6 4 (6.78%) SCCM
7 3 (5.08%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (3.39%) Backup Exec
9 1 (1.69%) Cobbler
9 1 (1.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (1.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 59 (100.00%) VMware
2 34 (57.63%) Microsoft
3 14 (23.73%) Cisco
4 13 (22.03%) Red Hat
5 10 (16.95%) EMC
6 9 (15.25%) Citrix
7 8 (13.56%) Oracle
8 7 (11.86%) HP
8 7 (11.86%) Juniper
9 6 (10.17%) Dell
9 6 (10.17%) Dell Compellent
10 5 (8.47%) IBM
10 5 (8.47%) McAfee
10 5 (8.47%) Software AG
10 5 (8.47%) Splunk
10 5 (8.47%) webMethods
11 3 (5.08%) Centrify
11 3 (5.08%) Veeam
12 2 (3.39%) NetApp
12 2 (3.39%) Veritas