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 28 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware ESX Server
England / South West
Rank 129 113 134
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +21
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 12 25 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.44% 0.85% 0.22%
As % of the System Software category 4.00% 7.42% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 6
Median daily rate £313 £350 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -7.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £243 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £395 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £18.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.03 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+39.84% -16.57%

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
300 337 305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.04% 11.46% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 192 150
Median daily rate £325 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £128 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £355
% change year-on-year
- -1.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 37 39
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.78 £11.48 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.45 £41.75 £29.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.87% +3.12%

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 28 February 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
Bristol +3 10 £310 +8.77%
Gloucestershire +1 1 £350 -
Wiltshire -11 1 £350 -3.44%
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 February 2017, 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 19 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 19 (100.00%) VMware
2 18 (94.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (94.74%) Windows
3 15 (78.95%) DNS
3 15 (78.95%) XenApp
4 14 (73.68%) XenDesktop
4 14 (73.68%) Windows 7
4 14 (73.68%) SCCM
4 14 (73.68%) Microsoft App-V
4 14 (73.68%) AppSense
4 14 (73.68%) Microsoft
5 13 (68.42%) MS Office
5 13 (68.42%) Thin Client
5 13 (68.42%) Wyse
5 13 (68.42%) Incident Management
5 13 (68.42%) Fat Client
6 12 (63.16%) Symantec
6 12 (63.16%) Citrix
7 11 (57.89%) Dell
8 10 (52.63%) Cisco
8 10 (52.63%) Windows Server
9 9 (47.37%) Skype for Business
9 9 (47.37%) Office 365
9 9 (47.37%) Finance
10 8 (42.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 8 (42.11%) BitLocker
10 8 (42.11%) Virtual Desktop
11 7 (36.84%) Video Conferencing
11 7 (36.84%) Analytical Skills

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 (47.37%) Skype for Business
2 4 (21.05%) Apache
2 4 (21.05%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (68.42%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (47.37%) Office 365
2 4 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (78.95%) DNS
2 6 (31.58%) VPN
3 5 (26.32%) DHCP
4 4 (21.05%) SAN
4 4 (21.05%) SMTP
4 4 (21.05%) SSL
5 2 (10.53%) NetScaler
6 1 (5.26%) Internet
General
1 9 (47.37%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Analyst
2 10 (52.63%) Citrix Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Active Directory Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Desktop Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Technical Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix Support
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix Support Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Desktop Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Server Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Server Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Support Specialist
5 1 (5.26%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 13 (68.42%) Fat Client
1 13 (68.42%) Thin Client
2 7 (36.84%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (36.84%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (21.05%) Clustering
3 4 (21.05%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 18 (94.74%) Windows
2 14 (73.68%) Windows 7
3 10 (52.63%) Windows Server
4 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (21.05%) Linux
6 4 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
7 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (68.42%) Incident Management
2 6 (31.58%) Application Virtualisation
3 5 (26.32%) Performance Management
4 4 (21.05%) DevOps
4 4 (21.05%) ITIL
4 4 (21.05%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.26%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) AWK
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 19 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (94.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (78.95%) XenApp
4 14 (73.68%) Microsoft App-V
4 14 (73.68%) XenDesktop
5 8 (42.11%) BitLocker
5 8 (42.11%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (21.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 4 (21.05%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (73.68%) SCCM
2 8 (42.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 4 (21.05%) NetBackup
3 4 (21.05%) Puppet
3 4 (21.05%) vRealize
3 4 (21.05%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) VMware
2 14 (73.68%) AppSense
2 14 (73.68%) Microsoft
3 13 (68.42%) Wyse
4 12 (63.16%) Citrix
4 12 (63.16%) Symantec
5 11 (57.89%) Dell
6 10 (52.63%) Cisco
7 6 (31.58%) CA
8 4 (21.05%) Brocade
8 4 (21.05%) CheckPoint
8 4 (21.05%) EMC
8 4 (21.05%) HP
8 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
8 4 (21.05%) Veritas
8 4 (21.05%) Xerox
9 2 (10.53%) Polycom