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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESX Server
Rank 133 142 124
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -18
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 3 9 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.11% 0.27% 0.65%
As % of the System Software category 0.94% 2.50% 5.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 11
Median daily rate £275 £475 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.10% +46.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £455 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £495 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £334 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.64% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £36.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-43.59% +16.66%
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
319 360 370
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.38% 10.88% 11.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 168 211
Median daily rate £325 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £125 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £600 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £352 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.42% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 52 43
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £47.51 £29.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

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 25 September 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
Bristol - 2 £288 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £250 -
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 18 (100.00%) VMware
2 14 (77.78%) Cisco
3 11 (61.11%) Windows
4 10 (55.56%) Firewall
5 8 (44.44%) LAN
5 8 (44.44%) WAN
6 7 (38.89%) DHCP
6 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
6 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
6 7 (38.89%) DNS
6 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (38.89%) Finance
6 7 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (38.89%) Windows 7
7 6 (33.33%) XenApp
7 6 (33.33%) XenDesktop
8 5 (27.78%) Skype for Business
8 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (27.78%) Problem Management
8 5 (27.78%) Migration
8 5 (27.78%) Internet
8 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
8 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
8 5 (27.78%) MS Office
9 4 (22.22%) ITIL
9 4 (22.22%) SQL
9 4 (22.22%) Oracle
9 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
9 4 (22.22%) VPN

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 (27.78%) MS Exchange
1 5 (27.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (27.78%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (55.56%) Firewall
2 8 (44.44%) LAN
2 8 (44.44%) WAN
3 7 (38.89%) DHCP
3 7 (38.89%) DNS
4 5 (27.78%) Internet
4 5 (27.78%) TCP/IP
5 4 (22.22%) IP Telephony
5 4 (22.22%) VPN
6 1 (5.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (38.89%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Back Office
2 2 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Consultant
2 6 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support
3 5 (27.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (27.78%) Security Consultant
3 5 (27.78%) Security Manager
4 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 4 (22.22%) Server Engineer
4 4 (22.22%) Server Support
4 4 (22.22%) Server Support Engineer
4 4 (22.22%) Support Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Citrix Support
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Technical Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) VMware Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) VMware Specialist
6 1 (5.56%) VMware Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Fat Client
1 4 (22.22%) Thin Client
2 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
3 2 (11.11%) Health Informatics
3 2 (11.11%) Informatics
3 2 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) Windows 7
2 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (22.22%) Windows 10
4 4 (22.22%) Windows 8
5 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Migration
1 5 (27.78%) Problem Management
2 4 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 2 (11.11%) Resource Management
4 1 (5.56%) Change Control
4 1 (5.56%) Change Management
4 1 (5.56%) Fault Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 3 (16.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) CCIE
1 2 (11.11%) CCNP
1 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
1 7 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (33.33%) XenApp
2 6 (33.33%) XenDesktop
3 4 (22.22%) Hyper-V
4 2 (11.11%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (5.56%) BitLocker
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (5.56%) Terminal Services
5 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) AirWatch
2 1 (5.56%) SCOM
2 1 (5.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (5.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) VMware
2 14 (77.78%) Cisco
3 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
4 4 (22.22%) Dell
4 4 (22.22%) Oracle
4 4 (22.22%) Wyse
5 3 (16.67%) Citrix
5 3 (16.67%) Intel Security
6 2 (11.11%) CheckPoint
6 2 (11.11%) Polycom
7 1 (5.56%) AppSense
7 1 (5.56%) CommVault
7 1 (5.56%) Meru Networks
7 1 (5.56%) Symantec