Period
to 16 February 2019

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 16 February 2019 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
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 132 90 77
Rank change year-on-year -42 -13 +44
Contract jobs citing vSphere 57 75 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 1.49% 2.09% 2.66%
As % of the System Software category 7.59% 11.42% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 49 72
Hampshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £313 £136 £300
90th Percentile £488 £500 £481
South East median daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +10.00% -6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 6
Hampshire median hourly rate £47.83 - £49.46
South East median hourly rate £14.00 £20.66 £44.46
% change year-on-year -32.22% -53.54% +67.14%

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 751 657 635
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 19.69% 18.29% 17.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 463 309 401
Hampshire median daily rate £440 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £150 £258
90th Percentile £587 £538 £509
South East median daily rate £428 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +7.00% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 45 52
Hampshire median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -10.34% -9.38%
10th Percentile £10.84 £9.76 £10.41
90th Percentile £54.48 £38.10 £46.64
South East median hourly rate £15.83 £16.16 £15.00
% change year-on-year -2.04% +7.73% -13.04%

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 16 February 2019.

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 16 February 2019. 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
Farnborough - 11 £450 - 6
Southampton -7 9 £450 +38.46% 1
Fleet -13 9 £375 +17.19%
Aldershot - 6 £406 -
Basingstoke -10 5 - - 4
Portsmouth - 5 £475 -
Winchester -4 4 £475 +9.20% 1
Romsey - 2 - - 2
Havant 0 1 - -
Hook -17 1 - -
Fareham - 1 £235 -
vSphere
South East

For the 6 months to 16 February 2019, 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 51 (89.47%) VMware
2 38 (66.67%) Windows
3 37 (64.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (57.89%) Active Directory
5 27 (47.37%) Microsoft
6 23 (40.35%) Windows Server
7 21 (36.84%) Security Cleared
8 20 (35.09%) Linux
9 18 (31.58%) Degree
10 17 (29.82%) DNS
10 17 (29.82%) Hyper-V
11 16 (28.07%) SC Cleared
12 14 (24.56%) Analytical Skills
12 14 (24.56%) DHCP
13 13 (22.81%) Cisco
13 13 (22.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 13 (22.81%) Problem-Solving
14 12 (21.05%) Firewall
14 12 (21.05%) ITIL
14 12 (21.05%) IIS
15 11 (19.30%) Veeam
15 11 (19.30%) Visualisation
15 11 (19.30%) Microsoft Azure
15 11 (19.30%) Splunk
15 11 (19.30%) SIEM
15 11 (19.30%) SCCM
15 11 (19.30%) SCOM
15 11 (19.30%) Performance Management
15 11 (19.30%) Infrastructure Management
15 11 (19.30%) vCloud

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 12 (21.05%) IIS
2 4 (7.02%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.02%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.51%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.75%) Apache
4 1 (1.75%) CloudStack
4 1 (1.75%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 11 (19.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (12.28%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (8.77%) IaaS
3 5 (8.77%) PaaS
4 3 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (3.51%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (3.51%) Office 365
5 2 (3.51%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 17 (29.82%) DNS
2 14 (24.56%) DHCP
3 12 (21.05%) Firewall
4 10 (17.54%) iSCSI
5 7 (12.28%) Network Security
6 6 (10.53%) TCP/IP
7 5 (8.77%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (8.77%) SNMP
8 4 (7.02%) Skype
8 4 (7.02%) VSAN
8 4 (7.02%) Wireless
9 3 (5.26%) AMQP
9 3 (5.26%) SAN
9 3 (5.26%) VoIP
9 3 (5.26%) Wireless Security
9 3 (5.26%) WLAN
10 2 (3.51%) HTTP
11 1 (1.75%) LAN
11 1 (1.75%) SMTP
11 1 (1.75%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.51%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (3.51%) GitLab
1 2 (3.51%) Vagrant
2 1 (1.75%) MSI
2 1 (1.75%) Selenium
2 1 (1.75%) StarTeam
2 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.75%) Toad
General
1 9 (15.79%) Finance
2 8 (14.04%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.51%) Electronics
4 2 (3.51%) Marketing
5 1 (1.75%) Back Office
5 1 (1.75%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (22.81%) Administrator
2 12 (21.05%) VMware Engineer
3 10 (17.54%) Splunk Administrator
4 6 (10.53%) Architect
4 6 (10.53%) Network Specialist
5 4 (7.02%) Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Developer
5 4 (7.02%) Python Developer
6 3 (5.26%) Build Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Cloud Architect
6 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Integration Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) IT Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Android Developer
7 2 (3.51%) C++/Java Developer
7 2 (3.51%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Java Mobile Developer
7 2 (3.51%) Mobile Developer
7 2 (3.51%) VMware Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.26%) ActiveMQ
1 3 (5.26%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (3.51%) SailPoint
2 2 (3.51%) WAP
3 1 (1.75%) .NET
3 1 (1.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (24.56%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (19.30%) Management Information System
3 4 (7.02%) Client/Server
3 4 (7.02%) Clustering
3 4 (7.02%) Public Cloud
3 4 (7.02%) Replication
4 3 (5.26%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.26%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (5.26%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (5.26%) Smart Meter
5 2 (3.51%) Algorithms
5 2 (3.51%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.51%) PKI
6 1 (1.75%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.75%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 38 (66.67%) Windows
2 23 (40.35%) Windows Server
3 20 (35.09%) Linux
4 8 (14.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (8.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.51%) Android
6 2 (3.51%) Windows 10
6 2 (3.51%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.75%) Solaris
7 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.75%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.81%) Problem-Solving
2 12 (21.05%) ITIL
3 11 (19.30%) Incident Management
3 11 (19.30%) Infrastructure Management
3 11 (19.30%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 11 (19.30%) Performance Management
3 11 (19.30%) SIEM
3 11 (19.30%) Visualisation
4 10 (17.54%) Application Performance Management
4 10 (17.54%) Performance Analysis
5 7 (12.28%) DevOps
6 6 (10.53%) Network Management
6 6 (10.53%) Network Security Management
6 6 (10.53%) Network Virtualisation
6 6 (10.53%) Security Management
7 5 (8.77%) High Availability
7 5 (8.77%) Reverse Engineering
7 5 (8.77%) Server Virtualisation
8 4 (7.02%) Migration
8 4 (7.02%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.28%) PowerShell
2 4 (7.02%) Python
2 4 (7.02%) SQL
3 2 (3.51%) C
3 2 (3.51%) C++
3 2 (3.51%) Java
3 2 (3.51%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.51%) Kotlin
4 1 (1.75%) C#
Qualifications
1 21 (36.84%) Security Cleared
2 18 (31.58%) Degree
3 16 (28.07%) SC Cleared
4 13 (22.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 10 (17.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (17.54%) VCP6
6 8 (14.04%) MCSE
7 7 (12.28%) DV Cleared
8 3 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (5.26%) MCSA
8 3 (5.26%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) GDPR
System Software
1 37 (64.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (57.89%) Active Directory
3 17 (29.82%) Hyper-V
4 11 (19.30%) vCloud
5 10 (17.54%) NFS
6 7 (12.28%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (10.53%) Samba
8 4 (7.02%) VMware NSX
9 3 (5.26%) Docker
9 3 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (3.51%) VirtualBox
11 1 (1.75%) Xen
11 1 (1.75%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (19.30%) SCCM
1 11 (19.30%) SCOM
1 11 (19.30%) vRealize
2 9 (15.79%) Ansible
3 7 (12.28%) vCenter Server
4 3 (5.26%) Failover Clustering
4 3 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (5.26%) PowerCLI
5 2 (3.51%) AirWatch
5 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (3.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (3.51%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (3.51%) Packer
5 2 (3.51%) Terraform
6 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.75%) Nagios
6 1 (1.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 51 (89.47%) VMware
2 27 (47.37%) Microsoft
3 13 (22.81%) Cisco
4 11 (19.30%) Citrix
4 11 (19.30%) Splunk
4 11 (19.30%) Veeam
5 6 (10.53%) Juniper
6 3 (5.26%) Dell
6 3 (5.26%) Dell Compellent
6 3 (5.26%) EMC
6 3 (5.26%) Google
6 3 (5.26%) IBM
6 3 (5.26%) McAfee
7 2 (3.51%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.51%) CommVault
7 2 (3.51%) GUPTA
7 2 (3.51%) Lumension
7 2 (3.51%) Samsung
7 2 (3.51%) SAP
8 1 (1.75%) Oracle