The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 29 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.

VMware ESX Server
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 72 81
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 0 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire - 0.58% 0.50%
As % of the System Software category - 5.61% 5.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 2
Median daily rate - £394 £223
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +76.96%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £350 £357
% change year-on-year -5.71% -1.83%  
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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 136 107 112
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 13.23% 10.26% 9.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 53 38
Median daily rate £424 £425 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.29% +7.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £290 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £369 £350
% change year-on-year -5.08% +5.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 8 13
Median hourly rate £15.75 £14.13 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.50% -11.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.81 £11.02 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £22.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

VMware ESX
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire

VMware ESX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESX in Buckinghamshire

VMware ESX
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware ESX in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 29 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for VMware ESX.

1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) NetApp
1 2 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 2 (100.00%) Network Design
1 2 (100.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) Capacity Management
1 2 (100.00%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (50.00%) IT Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery

VMware ESX
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Architect
1 2 (100.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 2 (100.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
1 2 (100.00%) Technical Architect
1 2 (100.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Capacity Management
1 2 (100.00%) Network Design
1 2 (100.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 2 (100.00%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) IT Strategy
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 2 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) HP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) NetApp
1 2 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (100.00%) VMware