The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 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 27 April 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 / West Sussex
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 78 59
Rank change year-on-year +17 -19  
Contract jobs citing vSphere 5 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.89% 0.27% 1.18%
As % of the System Software category 7.69% 2.90% 6.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 7
Median daily rate £375 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +17.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £413 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £413 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £331
% change year-on-year +0.06% +13.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £27.50 £43.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.04% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £26.58 £19.50
% change year-on-year -20.97% +36.28%  

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 West Sussex with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
West Sussex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 65 69 107
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 11.63% 9.31% 18.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 49 73
Median daily rate £475 £413 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.15% +5.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £274 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +0.68% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 10
Median hourly rate £22.25 £17.50 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.14% +22.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £15.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £43.00 £40.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% +6.06%  

vSphere
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Sussex 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 West Sussex

vSphere
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for vSphere in West Sussex

vSphere
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere in West Sussex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for vSphere in West Sussex

vSphere
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing vSphere within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 27 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Crawley +9 4 £375 -9.09%
vSphere
South East

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 West Sussex region with a requirement for vSphere.

1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
1 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (50.00%) Migration
2 3 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) vCenter Server
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
3 2 (33.33%) SAN
3 2 (33.33%) 3PAR
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (33.33%) Brocade
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) JIRA
4 1 (16.67%) WSUS
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (16.67%) Physics
4 1 (16.67%) Online Betting
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) SCCM
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA

vSphere
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex 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 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (33.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) SAN
1 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (16.67%) DHCP
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) NAS
2 1 (16.67%) VoIP
2 1 (16.67%) VPN
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) Subversion
General
1 1 (16.67%) Back Office
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Online Betting
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
1 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory Support Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Administrator
1 1 (16.67%) Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Data Migration Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 1 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Migration Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Network Administrator
1 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Testing Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Unix Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Wintel Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Wintel Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Unix
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Change Control
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (16.67%) Physics
2 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) C
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) ISO 9001
1 1 (16.67%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (16.67%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (16.67%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (16.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) vCenter Server
2 1 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) 3PAR
3 2 (33.33%) Brocade
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) IBM
4 1 (16.67%) Symantec