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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESX Server
Rank 136 131 117
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -14
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 11 13 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.36% 0.41% 0.81%
As % of the System Software category 2.65% 3.89% 7.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 12
Median daily rate £325 £225 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -32.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £225 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £305
% change year-on-year
-4.10% +19.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £21.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-1.28% -19.23%
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
415 334 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.63% 10.42% 11.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 172 179
Median daily rate £393 £355 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.56% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £146 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 49 41
Median hourly rate £16.00 £19.50 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.94% -2.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £13.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £49.19 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+21.94% +9.67%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware ESX across the South West region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016.

VMware ESX Daily Rate Histogram 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 July 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
Wiltshire -2 6 £545 -
Bristol -1 4 £300 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £250 - 1
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 28 (100.00%) VMware
2 18 (64.29%) Windows
3 16 (57.14%) Cisco
4 14 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (42.86%) XenDesktop
6 11 (39.29%) Windows 7
6 11 (39.29%) XenApp
6 11 (39.29%) LAN
6 11 (39.29%) WAN
7 10 (35.71%) DNS
7 10 (35.71%) Migration
7 10 (35.71%) Firewall
7 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (32.14%) Skype for Business
8 9 (32.14%) Finance
8 9 (32.14%) MS Exchange
8 9 (32.14%) DHCP
8 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
8 9 (32.14%) Active Directory
8 9 (32.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (28.57%) TCP/IP
9 8 (28.57%) SQL
9 8 (28.57%) Wyse
9 8 (28.57%) Thin Client
9 8 (28.57%) Fat Client
10 7 (25.00%) PowerShell
10 7 (25.00%) Hyper-V
10 7 (25.00%) Windows 8
10 7 (25.00%) Windows 10

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 9 (32.14%) MS Exchange
1 9 (32.14%) Skype for Business
2 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (21.43%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (39.29%) LAN
1 11 (39.29%) WAN
2 10 (35.71%) DNS
2 10 (35.71%) Firewall
3 9 (32.14%) DHCP
4 8 (28.57%) TCP/IP
5 6 (21.43%) VPN
6 5 (17.86%) Internet
7 4 (14.29%) IP Telephony
8 3 (10.71%) Skype
9 1 (3.57%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) DTS
General
1 9 (32.14%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Marketing
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Consultant
2 5 (17.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Infrastructure Support
2 5 (17.86%) Security Consultant
2 5 (17.86%) Security Manager
2 5 (17.86%) Support Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Server Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Server Support
3 4 (14.29%) Server Support Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) VMware Specialist
4 3 (10.71%) Technical Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) VMware Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Office 365 Expert
5 2 (7.14%) Subject Matter Expert
5 2 (7.14%) VMware Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Fat Client
1 8 (28.57%) Thin Client
2 6 (21.43%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.14%) Health Informatics
3 2 (7.14%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 18 (64.29%) Windows
2 11 (39.29%) Windows 7
3 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (32.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (25.00%) Windows 10
5 7 (25.00%) Windows 8
6 4 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Migration
2 5 (17.86%) Problem Management
3 4 (14.29%) ITIL
4 2 (7.14%) Resource Management
5 1 (3.57%) Change Control
5 1 (3.57%) Change Management
5 1 (3.57%) Fault Analysis
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 1 (3.57%) Performance Management
5 1 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.57%) Project Management
5 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.57%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) SQL
2 7 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 6 (21.43%) VBScript
4 1 (3.57%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) CCIE
1 2 (7.14%) CCNP
1 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (42.86%) XenDesktop
3 11 (39.29%) XenApp
4 9 (32.14%) Active Directory
5 7 (25.00%) Hyper-V
6 3 (10.71%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (10.71%) vSphere
7 1 (3.57%) Firmware
7 1 (3.57%) Terminal Services
7 1 (3.57%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) SCCM
2 1 (3.57%) AirWatch
2 1 (3.57%) SCOM
2 1 (3.57%) Tivoli
2 1 (3.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (100.00%) VMware
2 16 (57.14%) Cisco
3 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
4 8 (28.57%) Wyse
5 7 (25.00%) Oracle
6 6 (21.43%) Intel Security
7 5 (17.86%) AppSense
7 5 (17.86%) Dell
8 4 (14.29%) CheckPoint
9 2 (7.14%) Citrix
10 1 (3.57%) CommVault
10 1 (3.57%) EMC
10 1 (3.57%) HP
10 1 (3.57%) Meru Networks
10 1 (3.57%) NetApp
10 1 (3.57%) Sun
10 1 (3.57%) Symantec