Period
to 26 July 2017

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 July 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
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 78 87
Rank change year-on-year -35 +9 +26
Contract jobs citing vSphere 48 106 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.30% 2.50% 2.19%
As % of the System Software category 8.70% 14.91% 14.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 92 81
Hampshire median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% +0.57%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £250
90th Percentile £500 £494 £475
South East median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Hampshire median hourly rate - £49.46 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +135.52% -54.59%
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £43.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -53.49% +160.61% -

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 552 711 670
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 14.96% 16.77% 15.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 447 341
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +11.94%
10th Percentile £205 £244 £250
90th Percentile £500 £508 £488
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £355
% change year-on-year +6.67% +5.63% +9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 66 82
Hampshire median hourly rate £14.00 £21.38 £15.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.50% +42.03% -12.12%
10th Percentile £10.40 £12.50 £12.24
90th Percentile £37.55 £47.83 £40.00
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% -9.09% +6.45%

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 July 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 6 months to 26 July 2017. 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
Andover - 9 £348 -
Havant - 5 £350 -
Basingstoke -10 4 £432 +13.18%
Portsmouth -17 4 £525 +13.15% 2
Southampton +5 2 £388 +29.17% 1
Hook +3 2 £450 +39.53%
Fareham -8 2 - - 1
vSphere
South East

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 40 (83.33%) VMware
2 23 (47.92%) Windows
2 23 (47.92%) Security Cleared
3 18 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 18 (37.50%) Linux
3 18 (37.50%) Windows Server
4 15 (31.25%) Microsoft
4 15 (31.25%) Red Hat
4 15 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (29.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (29.17%) Active Directory
5 14 (29.17%) HP
5 14 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (27.08%) SQL Server
7 12 (25.00%) SQL
8 11 (22.92%) Oracle
8 11 (22.92%) SAN
8 11 (22.92%) PowerShell
8 11 (22.92%) Test Automation
8 11 (22.92%) Bash Shell
8 11 (22.92%) Oracle Database
8 11 (22.92%) vRealize
9 10 (20.83%) Jenkins
9 10 (20.83%) DevOps
9 10 (20.83%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (20.83%) SQL Server 2005
9 10 (20.83%) Oracle Database 11g
9 10 (20.83%) Integration Testing

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 5 (10.42%) Apache
1 5 (10.42%) JBoss
1 5 (10.42%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.33%) IIS
3 1 (2.08%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.08%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (4.17%) Office 365
3 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.08%) IaaS
3 1 (2.08%) PaaS
3 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.92%) SAN
2 8 (16.67%) PuTTY
2 8 (16.67%) WinSCP
3 6 (12.50%) Firewall
3 6 (12.50%) VSAN
4 4 (8.33%) LDAP
5 2 (4.17%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (4.17%) DNS
5 2 (4.17%) DVB
5 2 (4.17%) HTTP
6 1 (2.08%) NAS
6 1 (2.08%) NetScaler
6 1 (2.08%) Network Security
6 1 (2.08%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (2.08%) SSL
6 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (27.08%) SQL Server
2 11 (22.92%) Oracle Database
3 10 (20.83%) Oracle Database 11g
3 10 (20.83%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (20.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (18.75%) Oracle Database 10g
4 9 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (14.58%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (6.25%) NoSQL
7 2 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (2.08%) MySQL
8 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (2.08%) Oracle Discoverer
8 1 (2.08%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (2.08%) Oracle OWB
8 1 (2.08%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (20.83%) Jenkins
2 8 (16.67%) HP UFT
2 8 (16.67%) Oracle APEX
2 8 (16.67%) Selenium
2 8 (16.67%) SpecFlow
2 8 (16.67%) TeamCity
3 6 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (10.42%) Toad
5 4 (8.33%) Ant
5 4 (8.33%) Eclipse
5 4 (8.33%) LoadRunner
5 4 (8.33%) SoapUI
5 4 (8.33%) TestNG
6 2 (4.17%) Git (software)
7 1 (2.08%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (2.08%) StarTeam
General
1 2 (4.17%) Local Government
2 1 (2.08%) Banking
2 1 (2.08%) Billing
2 1 (2.08%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Publishing
2 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (14.58%) Analyst
2 5 (10.42%) Architect
2 5 (10.42%) Consultant
2 5 (10.42%) VMware Architect
2 5 (10.42%) VMware Engineer
3 4 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (8.33%) Migration Analyst
3 4 (8.33%) Migration Engineer
3 4 (8.33%) Service Analyst
3 4 (8.33%) Tester
4 3 (6.25%) Administrator
4 3 (6.25%) Automation Tester
4 3 (6.25%) Data Centre Analyst
4 3 (6.25%) Data Centre Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) DBA
5 2 (4.17%) Build Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) VMware Specialist
5 2 (4.17%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.67%) .NET
2 6 (12.50%) XML
3 4 (8.33%) Web Services
4 2 (4.17%) HTML
4 2 (4.17%) HTML5
4 2 (4.17%) Node.js
4 2 (4.17%) REST
5 1 (2.08%) Middleware
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (2.08%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Clustering
2 5 (10.42%) Data Centre
3 4 (8.33%) Minimum Viable Product
4 3 (6.25%) Smart Meter
5 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.17%) Digital TV
5 2 (4.17%) EMC VNX
5 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.17%) MPEG
5 2 (4.17%) PKI
5 2 (4.17%) Replication
5 2 (4.17%) STB
6 1 (2.08%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (2.08%) Fat Client
6 1 (2.08%) HACMP
6 1 (2.08%) HP Storage
6 1 (2.08%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (2.08%) Thin Client
6 1 (2.08%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 23 (47.92%) Windows
2 18 (37.50%) Linux
2 18 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 15 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (29.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (8.33%) Windows 7
8 3 (6.25%) Unix
9 2 (4.17%) CentOS
9 2 (4.17%) Ubuntu
9 2 (4.17%) Windows XP
10 1 (2.08%) AIX
10 1 (2.08%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (2.08%) Mac OS X
10 1 (2.08%) Windows 10
10 1 (2.08%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (22.92%) Test Automation
3 10 (20.83%) DevOps
3 10 (20.83%) Integration Testing
3 10 (20.83%) Migration
3 10 (20.83%) Scrum
4 8 (16.67%) BDD
4 8 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
5 6 (12.50%) Defect Tracking
5 6 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
5 6 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 6 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 6 (12.50%) Test Strategy
6 4 (8.33%) API Testing
6 4 (8.33%) ITIL
6 4 (8.33%) Performance Testing
6 4 (8.33%) Release Management
6 4 (8.33%) Service Delivery
6 4 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (25.00%) SQL
2 11 (22.92%) Bash Shell
2 11 (22.92%) PowerShell
3 8 (16.67%) F#
4 6 (12.50%) Python
5 5 (10.42%) Korn
6 4 (8.33%) Java
7 3 (6.25%) C
7 3 (6.25%) Shell Script
8 2 (4.17%) C++
8 2 (4.17%) Perl
9 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.08%) VB
9 1 (2.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (47.92%) Security Cleared
2 18 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.42%) ISEB
4 4 (8.33%) DV Cleared
4 4 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
4 4 (8.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (6.25%) Degree
6 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (4.17%) VCAP
6 2 (4.17%) VCDX
6 2 (4.17%) VCP6
7 1 (2.08%) A+ Certification
7 1 (2.08%) ISTQB
7 1 (2.08%) MCDST
7 1 (2.08%) MCSA
7 1 (2.08%) MCSE
7 1 (2.08%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) SLA
2 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 18 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (29.17%) Active Directory
3 7 (14.58%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (10.42%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (8.33%) Terminal Services
6 2 (4.17%) Docker
6 2 (4.17%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (4.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
7 1 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (2.08%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (2.08%) XenApp
7 1 (2.08%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (22.92%) vRealize
2 8 (16.67%) vCenter Server
3 6 (12.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 5 (10.42%) Red Hat Satellite
5 4 (8.33%) SCCM
6 2 (4.17%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (4.17%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 2 (4.17%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (4.17%) PowerCLI
6 2 (4.17%) Puppet
7 1 (2.08%) Data Guard
7 1 (2.08%) EdgeSight
7 1 (2.08%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (2.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (2.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (2.08%) SCOM
7 1 (2.08%) vMotion
Vendors
1 40 (83.33%) VMware
2 15 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 15 (31.25%) Red Hat
3 14 (29.17%) HP
4 11 (22.92%) Oracle
5 6 (12.50%) Veritas
6 4 (8.33%) Cisco
7 3 (6.25%) Citrix
8 2 (4.17%) EMC
8 2 (4.17%) IBM
8 2 (4.17%) Lumension
8 2 (4.17%) SaltStack
9 1 (2.08%) Altiris
9 1 (2.08%) Apple
9 1 (2.08%) AppSense
9 1 (2.08%) Borland
9 1 (2.08%) Dell
9 1 (2.08%) NetApp
9 1 (2.08%) Veeam
9 1 (2.08%) Zerto