The table below looks at the statistics for VMware ESX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESX Server
Rank 42 45 44
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 4 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.10% 1.04% 1.37%
As % of the System Software category 5.71% 6.56% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Median daily rate £450 £420 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +13.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £284 £344
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £436 £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £359 £350 £317
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +10.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £25.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-14.70% +64.51%
VMware ESX
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

System Software Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
70 61 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 19.18% 15.93% 14.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 41 25
Median daily rate £400 £325 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £189 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £424 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 6
Median hourly rate £46.25 £15.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+198.38% -27.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.65 £13.40 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £30.00 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.83 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+12.92% +6.82%

VMware ESX
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridge region citing VMware ESX as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

VMware ESX Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

VMware ESX
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VMware ESX across the Cambridge region.

VMware ESX Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

VMware ESX
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESX across the Cambridge region.

VMware ESX Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESX 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for VMware ESX.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) SAN
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
1 4 (100.00%) SCCM
1 4 (100.00%) SCOM
1 4 (100.00%) SCVMM
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (50.00%) Ansible
2 2 (50.00%) Puppet
2 2 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (50.00%) Cobbler
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (50.00%) iSCSI
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) PHP
2 2 (50.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (50.00%) DevOps
2 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (25.00%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (25.00%) Private Cloud
3 1 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) Storage Virtualisation
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) MCSE

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge 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:

Cloud Services
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) SAN
2 2 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (50.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (25.00%) Software-Defined Networking
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Architect
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (25.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) DevOps
1 2 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) MOF
2 1 (25.00%) Storage Virtualisation
2 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) PHP
1 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 4 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (100.00%) SCCM
1 4 (100.00%) SCOM
1 4 (100.00%) SCVMM
2 2 (50.00%) Ansible
2 2 (50.00%) Cobbler
2 2 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (50.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) VMware