The table below looks at the statistics for VMware ESX skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESX Server
Rank 136 139 147
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +8
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 7 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.25% 0.34% 0.15%
As % of the System Software category 1.82% 3.31% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 3
Median daily rate £350 £413 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +14.58%
UK excluding London median daily rate £336 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.10% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £34.50 £14.87
% change year-on-year
-2.17% +132.08%
VMware ESX
England

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

System Software Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
385 332 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.80% 10.40% 10.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 184 176
Median daily rate £330 £339 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.58% -7.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £170 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £475 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £349
% change year-on-year
- +0.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 37 59
Median hourly rate £18.50 £23.75 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.10% +4.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £109.10 £43.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.78
% change year-on-year
- -4.64%

VMware ESX
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West 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 the South West

VMware ESX
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

VMware ESX Daily Rate Trend in the South West

VMware ESX
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

VMware ESX Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

VMware ESX
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESX within the South West region over the 3 months to 10 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Cornwall - 4 £350 -
Bristol - 3 £325 -
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 South West region with a requirement for VMware ESX.

1 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) DNS
1 12 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 12 (100.00%) VMware
1 12 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 9 (75.00%) Cisco
4 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 8 (66.67%) Symantec
4 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (66.67%) Windows 7
5 7 (58.33%) XenApp
5 7 (58.33%) XenDesktop
5 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (58.33%) SCCM
5 7 (58.33%) Dell
6 6 (50.00%) Thin Client
6 6 (50.00%) MS Office
6 6 (50.00%) Fat Client
6 6 (50.00%) Wyse
7 5 (41.67%) Incident Management
7 5 (41.67%) DHCP
7 5 (41.67%) SAN
7 5 (41.67%) vSphere
7 5 (41.67%) Skype for Business
8 4 (33.33%) Puppet
8 4 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (33.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 4 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (33.33%) BitLocker

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 5 (41.67%) Skype for Business
2 4 (33.33%) Apache
2 4 (33.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (50.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) DNS
2 5 (41.67%) DHCP
2 5 (41.67%) SAN
3 4 (33.33%) SMTP
3 4 (33.33%) SSL
3 4 (33.33%) VPN
4 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (16.67%) LAN
5 2 (16.67%) WAN
6 1 (8.33%) Firewall
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
1 4 (33.33%) Games
2 2 (16.67%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Citrix Support
2 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Desktop Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Server Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Technical Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Server Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Fat Client
1 6 (50.00%) Thin Client
2 4 (33.33%) Clustering
2 4 (33.33%) EMC VNX
3 2 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 8 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (33.33%) Linux
5 4 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (16.67%) Windows 10
7 2 (16.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Incident Management
2 4 (33.33%) DevOps
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 3 (25.00%) Application Virtualisation
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Management
5 1 (8.33%) Change Control
5 1 (8.33%) Change Management
5 1 (8.33%) Fault Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
5 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) AWK
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 12 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (58.33%) XenApp
2 7 (58.33%) XenDesktop
3 5 (41.67%) vSphere
4 4 (33.33%) BitLocker
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (33.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (25.00%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
7 1 (8.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (58.33%) SCCM
2 4 (33.33%) NetBackup
2 4 (33.33%) Puppet
2 4 (33.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 4 (33.33%) vRealize
2 4 (33.33%) Zenoss
3 1 (8.33%) AirWatch
3 1 (8.33%) SCOM
3 1 (8.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (75.00%) Cisco
3 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 8 (66.67%) Symantec
4 7 (58.33%) Dell
5 6 (50.00%) Wyse
6 4 (33.33%) AppSense
6 4 (33.33%) Brocade
6 4 (33.33%) Citrix
6 4 (33.33%) EMC
6 4 (33.33%) HP
6 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
6 4 (33.33%) Veritas
7 3 (25.00%) CA
7 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
8 2 (16.67%) Oracle
8 2 (16.67%) Polycom
9 1 (8.33%) CommVault
9 1 (8.33%) Intel Security
9 1 (8.33%) Meru Networks