The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for VMware ESX skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware ESX Server
South East / Berkshire
Rank 97 115 130
Rank change year-on-year +18 +15  
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 4 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.22% 0.45% 0.10%
As % of the System Software category 2.17% 3.83% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 2
Median daily rate £394 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.15% -7.14%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £359
% change year-on-year -3.57% -2.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year +44.32% -19.16%  

VMware ESX is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 184 287 346
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 9.94% 11.71% 11.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 174 177
Median daily rate £373 £353 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.67% +0.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £492
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 26
Median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.38% +96.96%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £55.65 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

VMware ESX
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing VMware ESX as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for VMware ESX in Berkshire

VMware ESX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESX in Berkshire

VMware ESX
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware ESX in Berkshire

VMware ESX
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
Slough +7 2 £394 +11.70%
Bracknell +2 2 - -
Newbury - 1 - -
VMware ESX
South East

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for VMware ESX.

1 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (88.89%) vSphere
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
3 5 (55.56%) EMC
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server
4 4 (44.44%) Linux
4 4 (44.44%) DNS
4 4 (44.44%) Cisco
4 4 (44.44%) C
4 4 (44.44%) HP
4 4 (44.44%) Finance
4 4 (44.44%) Hyper-V
4 4 (44.44%) High Availability
5 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 2 (22.22%) XenApp
6 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (22.22%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
6 2 (22.22%) WSUS
6 2 (22.22%) Problem Management
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (22.22%) Skype for Business
6 2 (22.22%) Unified Communications
6 2 (22.22%) Skype

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 2 (22.22%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (22.22%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (11.11%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (11.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (22.22%) SAN
2 2 (22.22%) Skype
2 2 (22.22%) Unified Communications
3 1 (11.11%) BGP
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (11.11%) HSRP
3 1 (11.11%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Cloud Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Senior Cloud Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Server Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Wintel Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Wintel Server Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Delivery Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Design Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Security Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Delivery Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Telecoms Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Voice Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Clustering
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (44.44%) Linux
4 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (11.11%) Ubuntu
6 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) High Availability
2 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) Problem Management
3 1 (11.11%) DevOps
3 1 (11.11%) IT Strategy
3 1 (11.11%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C
2 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) MCSE
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (88.89%) vSphere
2 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (44.44%) Hyper-V
4 2 (22.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) WSUS
2 1 (11.11%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (55.56%) EMC
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco
3 4 (44.44%) HP
4 2 (22.22%) Citrix
4 2 (22.22%) Genesys
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle
5 1 (11.11%) CommVault
5 1 (11.11%) F5
5 1 (11.11%) Juniper
5 1 (11.11%) NetApp