Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 80 81
Rank change year-on-year -5 +1 +7
Contract jobs citing vSphere 11 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.38% 0.23% 0.58%
As % of the System Software category 9.09% 1.12% 3.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 1
Essex median daily rate £350 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.67% +17.65%
East of England median daily rate £320 £325 £350
% change year-on-year -1.54% -7.14% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Essex median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £16.63 £10.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +66.30% -69.23% +34.02%

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 121 179 197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 15.16% 20.43% 16.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 96 64
Essex median daily rate £359 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.58% -14.29% +21.74%
10th Percentile £131 £163 £122
90th Percentile £553 £444 £526
East of England median daily rate £350 £350 £333
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +20.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 53 65
Essex median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% - -
10th Percentile £10.40 £15.75 £15.10
90th Percentile £35.45 £33.48 £40.00
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - -2.94% -2.86%

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
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 22 November 2017. 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
Witham - 7 £350 -
vSphere
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Essex region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 11 (100.00%) Windows
1 11 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (81.82%) SCCM
2 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
2 9 (81.82%) Windows Server
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (63.64%) Fibre Channel
4 5 (45.45%) Firewall
4 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
4 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
4 5 (45.45%) OSPF
4 5 (45.45%) McAfee
4 5 (45.45%) BGP
4 5 (45.45%) VRRP
4 5 (45.45%) Clearswift
4 5 (45.45%) HP
4 5 (45.45%) Juniper
4 5 (45.45%) SAN
4 5 (45.45%) NetApp
4 5 (45.45%) DHCP
4 5 (45.45%) NFS
4 5 (45.45%) SNMP
4 5 (45.45%) VPN
4 5 (45.45%) DNS
4 5 (45.45%) SSL
4 5 (45.45%) Cisco
4 5 (45.45%) Junos
4 5 (45.45%) Skype for Business
4 5 (45.45%) Wireshark

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 5 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2013
1 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
1 5 (45.45%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) Fibre Channel
2 5 (45.45%) BGP
2 5 (45.45%) DHCP
2 5 (45.45%) DNS
2 5 (45.45%) Firewall
2 5 (45.45%) HSRP
2 5 (45.45%) IPsec
2 5 (45.45%) iSCSI
2 5 (45.45%) Junos
2 5 (45.45%) NX-OS
2 5 (45.45%) OSPF
2 5 (45.45%) SAN
2 5 (45.45%) Skype
2 5 (45.45%) SNMP
2 5 (45.45%) SSL
2 5 (45.45%) VPN
2 5 (45.45%) VRRP
2 5 (45.45%) Wireshark
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (9.09%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Analyst
1 6 (54.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Wintel Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Network Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Active Directory Administrator
5 1 (9.09%) Active Directory Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Administrator
5 1 (9.09%) Security Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Server Administrator
5 1 (9.09%) Server Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server Administrator
5 1 (9.09%) Wintel Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
1 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) Windows Server
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Server Building
2 2 (18.18%) Change Management
2 2 (18.18%) IT Strategy
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) Time Management
2 2 (18.18%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (9.09%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (9.09%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
1 2 (18.18%) VCAP
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
2 5 (45.45%) DFS Replication
2 5 (45.45%) NFS
3 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (81.82%) SCCM
2 5 (45.45%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (45.45%) vCenter Server
3 2 (18.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (9.09%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
3 5 (45.45%) Cisco
3 5 (45.45%) Clearswift
3 5 (45.45%) HP
3 5 (45.45%) Huawei
3 5 (45.45%) Juniper
3 5 (45.45%) McAfee
3 5 (45.45%) NetApp
4 2 (18.18%) Brocade
4 2 (18.18%) IBM
5 1 (9.09%) F5