The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Winchester 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 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.

VMware vSphere
Hampshire / Winchester
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 22 21
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1  
Contract jobs citing vSphere 8 15 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Winchester 6.11% 7.61% 3.77%
As % of the System Software category 34.78% 38.46% 10.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 4
Median daily rate £438 £381 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.75% +69.44%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £343
% change year-on-year -3.22% +13.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £27.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -23.63% +30.95%  

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 Winchester with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Winchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 23 39 37
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Winchester 17.56% 19.80% 34.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 32 17
Median daily rate £444 £330 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.46% +17.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £537
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £369 £350
% change year-on-year -5.08% +5.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 14
Median hourly rate £20.75 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.10% +10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £28.45 £10.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Winchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Winchester 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 Winchester

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Winchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for vSphere in Winchester

For the 6 months to 29 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 Winchester region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 23 (100.00%) VMware
1 23 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (91.30%) Security Cleared
3 18 (78.26%) Converged Infrastructure
3 18 (78.26%) EMC VNX
3 18 (78.26%) EMC VMAX
3 18 (78.26%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 18 (78.26%) EMC
3 18 (78.26%) SAN
4 16 (69.57%) Data Centre
4 16 (69.57%) NAS
5 15 (65.22%) SC Cleared
6 14 (60.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
8 9 (39.13%) EMC NetWorker
9 8 (34.78%) Red Hat
10 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
11 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
11 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
11 5 (21.74%) Windows
11 5 (21.74%) Telecoms
11 5 (21.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (17.39%) VMware ESX
12 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
12 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
13 3 (13.04%) Windows Server
13 3 (13.04%) Citrix
13 3 (13.04%) ITIL

vSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in Winchester 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:

Applications
1 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 18 (78.26%) SAN
2 16 (69.57%) NAS
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (8.70%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (21.74%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 8 (34.78%) Infrastructure Operations Specialist
2 8 (34.78%) VMware Specialist
3 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) EMC Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) SAN Specialist
3 2 (8.70%) Support Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Wintel Specialist
4 1 (4.35%) Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Database Specialist
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (4.35%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) SAN Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) Server Specialist
4 1 (4.35%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) VMware Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 18 (78.26%) EMC VMAX
1 18 (78.26%) EMC VNX
1 18 (78.26%) VxBlock/Vblock
2 16 (69.57%) Data Centre
3 2 (8.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (21.74%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (13.04%) Windows Server
4 2 (8.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (78.26%) Converged Infrastructure
2 3 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (13.04%) ITIL
3 2 (8.70%) Change Management
3 2 (8.70%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (8.70%) Information Security
3 2 (8.70%) Information Security Management
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (8.70%) ISMS
3 2 (8.70%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (91.30%) Security Cleared
2 15 (65.22%) SC Cleared
3 5 (21.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (4.35%) Degree
System Software
1 23 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
3 4 (17.39%) VMware ESX
4 2 (8.70%) SRDF
4 2 (8.70%) XenApp
4 2 (8.70%) XenDesktop
4 2 (8.70%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (60.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 9 (39.13%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (8.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) VMware
2 18 (78.26%) EMC
3 11 (47.83%) Microsoft
4 8 (34.78%) Red Hat
5 3 (13.04%) Citrix
6 2 (8.70%) Cisco
6 2 (8.70%) Intel Security