The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware vSphere
Hampshire / Portsmouth
Rank 25 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing vSphere 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 1.23% - -
As % of the System Software category 10.00% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £488 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £386 £347
% change year-on-year -0.64% +11.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £27.50 £22.10
% change year-on-year -23.63% +24.46%  

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 Portsmouth with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Portsmouth
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 20 12 16
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 12.35% 11.76% 18.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 6
Median daily rate £450 £365 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.28% +29.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £251 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £433 £333
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 5
Median hourly rate £16.00 - £31.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 - £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 - £32.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.85 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.93% +6.45%  

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Portsmouth 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 Portsmouth

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing vSphere in Portsmouth.

Contractor daily rate trend for vSphere in Portsmouth

vSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing vSphere in Portsmouth.

Contractor hourly rate trend for vSphere in Portsmouth

vSphere
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 Portsmouth region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 13 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (76.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (69.23%) Linux
4 7 (53.85%) Windows
5 6 (46.15%) Red Hat
6 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
6 5 (38.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (30.77%) Amazon S3
7 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
8 3 (23.08%) NETGEAR
8 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (23.08%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (23.08%) VMware Server
8 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
8 3 (23.08%) Structured Cabling
8 3 (23.08%) Docker
8 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
8 3 (23.08%) HP
8 3 (23.08%) LDAP
8 3 (23.08%) NFS
8 3 (23.08%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (23.08%) Migration
8 3 (23.08%) Samba
8 3 (23.08%) Project Management
8 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
8 3 (23.08%) Server Virtualisation
9 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
9 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
9 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery

vSphere
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth 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 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
1 2 (15.38%) Skype for Business
2 1 (7.69%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) LDAP
1 3 (23.08%) Structured Cabling
2 2 (15.38%) PBX
2 2 (15.38%) PCoIP
3 1 (7.69%) Skype
General
1 1 (7.69%) Banking
1 1 (7.69%) Billing
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Lync Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Architect
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Linux Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Network Systems Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Virtualisation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) JBoss Seam
1 1 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Replication
2 1 (7.69%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Linux
2 7 (53.85%) Windows
3 5 (38.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
6 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Migration
1 3 (23.08%) Project Management
1 3 (23.08%) Requirements Analysis
1 3 (23.08%) Server Virtualisation
1 3 (23.08%) Test Strategy
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.69%) Programme Management
3 1 (7.69%) Service Management
3 1 (7.69%) Use Case
3 1 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 10 (76.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) Docker
2 3 (23.08%) NFS
2 3 (23.08%) Samba
2 3 (23.08%) VMware Server
2 3 (23.08%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (7.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (7.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) SCOM
2 1 (7.69%) PowerCLI
2 1 (7.69%) Puppet
2 1 (7.69%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (46.15%) Red Hat
3 3 (23.08%) HP
3 3 (23.08%) NETGEAR
4 2 (15.38%) Citrix
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.69%) IBM
5 1 (7.69%) Intel
5 1 (7.69%) Veritas