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 3 months to 28 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.

VMware vSphere
South East / Kent
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 43 38
Contract jobs citing vSphere 0 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent - 3.40% 1.51%
As % of the System Software category - 20.51% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 14 2
Median daily rate - £563 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +60.71%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £340
% change year-on-year -3.22% +13.97%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £27.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -23.63% +30.95%  

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 Kent with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 31 78 49
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 10.62% 16.60% 18.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 62 33
Median daily rate £338 £425 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.58% +18.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £290 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £599 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -3.97% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 4
Median hourly rate £29.92 £13.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +130.15% -27.77%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.93 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.45% +4.10%  

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 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

vSphere
Top 18 Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Kent region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Information Security
2 1 (50.00%) XenApp
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Regulatory Compliance
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Advertising

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
General
1 1 (50.00%) Advertising
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory Support
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Support
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Information Security
1 1 (50.00%) Regulatory Compliance
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft