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 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
Rank - 49 52
Contract jobs citing vSphere 0 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex - 0.22% 0.90%
As % of the System Software category - 1.12% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Median daily rate - £175 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -46.15%  
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 Essex with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 80 89 62
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 18.91% 19.87% 14.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 37 36
Median daily rate £400 £263 £246
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +52.38% +6.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £175 £114
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £421 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 27 11
Median hourly rate £33.75 £16.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +104.54% -19.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.30 £19.00 £32.00
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 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