The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol 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 25 April 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.

VMware ESX Server
South West / Bristol
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 61 64
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3  
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 4 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.49% 1.10% 0.56%
As % of the System Software category 4.65% 10.20% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 5
Median daily rate £310 £388 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +38.39%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £327 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £425 £341
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £350
% change year-on-year -3.70% -3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +90.47% -30.00%  

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 Bristol with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 86 98 80
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 10.49% 10.77% 9.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 74 53
Median daily rate £338 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £223 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £363 £347
% change year-on-year -0.68% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 8
Median hourly rate £16.38 £19.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.81% +20.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.80 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £34.60 £59.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year -3.03% +2.23%  

VMware ESX
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol 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 Bristol

VMware ESX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESX in Bristol

VMware ESX
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware ESX in Bristol

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 Bristol region with a requirement for VMware ESX.

1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 10 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 10 (100.00%) Thin Client
1 10 (100.00%) Wyse
1 10 (100.00%) VMware
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 10 (100.00%) AppSense
1 10 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 10 (100.00%) Fat Client
1 10 (100.00%) SCCM
1 10 (100.00%) XenApp
1 10 (100.00%) XenDesktop
1 10 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 10 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (90.00%) Citrix
3 8 (80.00%) Finance
4 7 (70.00%) Skype for Business
4 7 (70.00%) Office 365
4 7 (70.00%) Dell
4 7 (70.00%) DNS
4 7 (70.00%) Video Conferencing
4 7 (70.00%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (70.00%) Virtual Desktop
5 5 (50.00%) BitLocker
5 5 (50.00%) Symantec
5 5 (50.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 4 (40.00%) Cisco
6 4 (40.00%) DHCP

VMware ESX
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 7 (70.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (70.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) DNS
2 4 (40.00%) DHCP
2 4 (40.00%) VPN
General
1 8 (80.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Analyst
1 9 (90.00%) Citrix Analyst
2 4 (40.00%) Active Directory Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Desktop Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (30.00%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (100.00%) Fat Client
1 10 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 7 (70.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (70.00%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (20.00%) Digital Signage
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (30.00%) Application Virtualisation
2 3 (30.00%) Performance Management
System Software
1 10 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 10 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 10 (100.00%) XenApp
1 10 (100.00%) XenDesktop
2 7 (70.00%) Virtual Desktop
3 5 (50.00%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 10 (100.00%) SCCM
2 5 (50.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) AppSense
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 10 (100.00%) VMware
1 10 (100.00%) Wyse
2 9 (90.00%) Citrix
3 7 (70.00%) Dell
4 5 (50.00%) Symantec
5 4 (40.00%) Cisco
5 4 (40.00%) Xerox
6 3 (30.00%) CA
7 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
7 2 (20.00%) Polycom