Period
to 18 January 2019

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 6 months to 18 January 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
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 94 71 82
Rank change year-on-year -23 +11 -5
Contract jobs citing vSphere 8 17 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.81% 2.49% 0.25%
As % of the System Software category 4.37% 19.10% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 2
Essex median daily rate £325 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% - +16.67%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £230
90th Percentile £511 £379 £470
East of England median daily rate £420 £320 £288
% change year-on-year +31.25% +11.30% -17.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Essex median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - £16.63 £9.75
% change year-on-year - +70.56% -69.56%

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 Essex with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 183 89 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 18.45% 13.03% 16.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 57 70
Essex median daily rate £498 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.24% +11.54% +20.37%
10th Percentile £143 £130 £199
90th Percentile £600 £555 £507
East of England median daily rate £400 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +10.34% +6.62% +13.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 16 38
Essex median hourly rate £15.75 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.55% - -
10th Percentile £12.55 £10.40 £15.75
90th Percentile £17.40 £40.00 £35.00
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - -

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

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

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing vSphere in Essex over the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for vSphere in Essex

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the Essex region over the 6 months to 18 January 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
Basildon - 4 £325 - 1
Grays - 1 £550 -
vSphere
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 Essex region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) DNS
2 7 (87.50%) SAN
2 7 (87.50%) Windows Server
3 6 (75.00%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (75.00%) Hyper-V
3 6 (75.00%) NAS
3 6 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (75.00%) Office 365
3 6 (75.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 6 (75.00%) Linux
3 6 (75.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (75.00%) SonicWALL
3 6 (75.00%) Draytek
4 1 (12.50%) SCCM
4 1 (12.50%) iSCSI
4 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Firewall
4 1 (12.50%) IPsec
4 1 (12.50%) Finance
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) VPN
4 1 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix
4 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
4 1 (12.50%) DHCP

vSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 6 (75.00%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (75.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) DNS
1 7 (87.50%) SAN
2 6 (75.00%) NAS
2 6 (75.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (12.50%) BGP
3 1 (12.50%) DHCP
3 1 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall
3 1 (12.50%) HSRP
3 1 (12.50%) IPsec
3 1 (12.50%) iSCSI
3 1 (12.50%) NX-OS
3 1 (12.50%) OSPF
3 1 (12.50%) SSL
3 1 (12.50%) VPN
3 1 (12.50%) VRRP
3 1 (12.50%) VSAN
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Azure Engineer
1 6 (75.00%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
1 6 (75.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 6 (75.00%) Infrastructure Support
1 6 (75.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
1 6 (75.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Associate Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
1 7 (87.50%) Windows Server
2 6 (75.00%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (12.50%) IT Strategy
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Server Building
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (75.00%) Hyper-V
2 6 (75.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (12.50%) NFS
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (12.50%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) AirWatch
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) vCenter Server
1 1 (12.50%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (75.00%) Draytek
2 6 (75.00%) SonicWALL
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) McAfee
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) NetApp