Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 20 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
South East > Kent
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 40 51
Contract jobs citing vSphere 0 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent - 1.81% 2.30%
As % of the System Software category - 15.25% 22.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 8
Kent median daily rate - £613 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +63.33% -9.09%
South East median daily rate £375 £425 £350
% change year-on-year -11.76% +21.43% +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £37.50 £49.46 £24.50
% change year-on-year -24.18% +101.88% -38.75%

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 Kent with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 57 59 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 10.88% 11.87% 10.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 40 39
Kent median daily rate £325 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -10.34% +3.57%
10th Percentile £145 £135 £120
90th Percentile £500 £638 £500
South East median daily rate £394 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.07% +7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 6
Kent median hourly rate £45.00 £19.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +136.84% +18.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £42.75 £11.80 £12.75
90th Percentile £47.25 £21.95 £17.00
South East median hourly rate £16.71 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.37% -14.29% +12.90%

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for vSphere in Kent

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for vSphere in Kent