The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 24 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 57 57
Contract jobs citing vSphere 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex - 0.21% 0.32%
As % of the System Software category - 1.01% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £320 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.36%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £359 £350
% change year-on-year +4.52% +2.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £44.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year -63.00% +134.66%  

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 Essex with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 54 99 83
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 12.65% 20.93% 13.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 34 35
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £195 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 52 25
Median hourly rate £13.75 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% -13.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £22.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.58% +22.85%  

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for vSphere in Essex