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 29 June 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
Hampshire / Portsmouth
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 21 13
Rank change year-on-year -10 -8  
Contract jobs citing vSphere 2 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 1.21% 4.70% 4.40%
As % of the System Software category 10.53% 18.42% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 2
Median daily rate - £464 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +65.71%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £359 £350
% change year-on-year +8.71% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £49.46 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £44.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -71.59% +109.52%  

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 19 38 15
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 11.52% 25.50% 16.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 33 7
Median daily rate £450 £465 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +19.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £327 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £1,000 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 51 7
Median hourly rate £14.00 £47.83 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.72% +267.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £29.25 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.15 £49.46 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -28.88% +28.57%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

Job postings citing vSphere as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth.

Job vacancy trend for vSphere in Portsmouth

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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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for vSphere in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (25.00%) vCenter Server
4 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (25.00%) PBX
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) Service Management
4 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (25.00%) Workflow
4 1 (25.00%) Replication
4 1 (25.00%) Banking
4 1 (25.00%) Billing
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (25.00%) Use Case
4 1 (25.00%) SCOM
4 1 (25.00%) VCDX
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) Puppet
4 1 (25.00%) Skype for Business
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (25.00%) VCAP
4 1 (25.00%) OpenStack
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013

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Co-occurring 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 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) OpenStack
1 1 (25.00%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) PBX
1 1 (25.00%) Skype
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) Lync Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (25.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (25.00%) Service Management
1 1 (25.00%) Use Case
1 1 (25.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) VCAP
2 1 (25.00%) VCDX
2 1 (25.00%) VCP6
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
1 1 (25.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft