The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 22 June 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
England / North East
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 97 58
Contract jobs citing vSphere 0 28 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East - 1.77% 1.32%
As % of the System Software category - 6.29% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 20 7
Median daily rate - £221 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -19.63%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +4.16% +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £26.58 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.84 £44.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year -61.73% +134.66%  

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 the North East with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 81 445 88
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 14.04% 28.20% 10.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 268 43
Median daily rate £313 £280 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.78% +1.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £211 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £340 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 45 18
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.50 £12.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +124.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £26.58 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £36.00 £18.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.58% +22.85%  

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 the North East

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for vSphere in the North East