Period
to 22 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for VMware ESXi skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VMware ESXi over the 6 months to 22 October 2018 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 ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 98 114 89
Rank change year-on-year +16 -25 +30
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 22 18 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.21% 0.80% 0.86%
As % of the System Software category 6.41% 5.68% 6.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 8
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £430 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -3.03% +14.58%
10th Percentile £325 £379 £300
90th Percentile £484 £449 £447
South East median daily rate £413 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £42.27 £18.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +134.81% -21.74% +4.55%

VMware ESXi is in the System Software category. The following 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.

All System Software Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 343 317 216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 18.94% 14.13% 12.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 163 108
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £375 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% -2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £128 £209
90th Percentile £500 £500 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.32% +6.60% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 35 33
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.03 £18.00 £13.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.08% +36.16% -11.87%
10th Percentile £9.00 £11.49 £8.50
90th Percentile £19.98 £51.50 £19.50
South East median hourly rate £16.10 £17.31 £15.00
% change year-on-year -7.00% +15.42% -14.29%

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings citing VMware ESXi as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for VMware ESXi in Buckinghamshire

VMware ESXi
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESXi in Buckinghamshire

VMware ESXi
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware ESXi in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware ESXi in Buckinghamshire

VMware ESXi
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware ESXi in Buckinghamshire

VMware ESXi
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESXi within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 22 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +12 18 £430 +7.50% 2
VMware ESXi
South East

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESXi also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for VMware ESXi.

1 22 (100.00%) VMware
2 14 (63.64%) NetApp
3 13 (59.09%) Citrix
3 13 (59.09%) Windows
4 12 (54.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 11 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 11 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (40.91%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (36.36%) HP
8 7 (31.82%) SharePoint
8 7 (31.82%) MS Exchange
8 7 (31.82%) Linux
8 7 (31.82%) Firewall
8 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
8 7 (31.82%) vSphere
9 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
9 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (27.27%) SAN
9 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (22.73%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (22.73%) Cisco
10 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
10 5 (22.73%) VMware Workstation
10 5 (22.73%) Change Management
10 5 (22.73%) VCP6
11 4 (18.18%) ITIL V3
11 4 (18.18%) IaaS
11 4 (18.18%) Windows Server
11 4 (18.18%) VSAN
11 4 (18.18%) Operational Acceptance Criteria

VMware ESXi
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 7 (31.82%) MS Exchange
1 7 (31.82%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.55%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) IaaS
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.55%) Mimecast
2 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) Firewall
2 6 (27.27%) SAN
3 4 (18.18%) LAN
3 4 (18.18%) VSAN
3 4 (18.18%) WAN
4 3 (13.64%) Wireless
5 2 (9.09%) Network Security
6 1 (4.55%) DNS
6 1 (4.55%) NetScaler
6 1 (4.55%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MSI
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Architect
1 5 (22.73%) Technical Architect
1 5 (22.73%) VMware Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Architect
2 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
2 4 (18.18%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (13.64%) Administrator
3 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Support
3 3 (13.64%) Wintel Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
4 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Wintel Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Wintel Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Wintel Server Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Clustering
3 1 (4.55%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 13 (59.09%) Windows
2 11 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (31.82%) Linux
4 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (18.18%) Windows Server
6 2 (9.09%) Unix
7 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
7 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Change Management
2 4 (18.18%) ITIL
2 4 (18.18%) ITIL V3
2 4 (18.18%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
3 3 (13.64%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (9.09%) Capacity Management
4 2 (9.09%) Change Control
4 2 (9.09%) Network Design
4 2 (9.09%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (9.09%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.55%) Email Filtering
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (4.55%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.55%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) Tech Ops
5 1 (4.55%) Virtual Environments
5 1 (4.55%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) VB
3 1 (4.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (54.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
3 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
4 5 (22.73%) Citrix Certification
4 5 (22.73%) VCP6
5 2 (9.09%) DV Cleared
5 2 (9.09%) MCSE
5 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (4.55%) CCA
6 1 (4.55%) VCAP
6 1 (4.55%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (40.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (31.82%) vSphere
4 5 (22.73%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (13.64%) XenApp
5 3 (13.64%) XenDesktop
6 2 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (4.55%) Docker
7 1 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (4.55%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Control-M
1 2 (9.09%) HP SIM
2 1 (4.55%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.55%) EdgeSight
2 1 (4.55%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) SCCM
2 1 (4.55%) SCOM
2 1 (4.55%) vRealize
Vendors
1 22 (100.00%) VMware
2 14 (63.64%) NetApp
3 13 (59.09%) Citrix
4 8 (36.36%) HP
5 5 (22.73%) Cisco
5 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
6 4 (18.18%) Blue Coat
6 4 (18.18%) CheckPoint
6 4 (18.18%) Red Hat
7 2 (9.09%) CA
7 2 (9.09%) EMC
8 1 (4.55%) 3PAR
8 1 (4.55%) Altiris
8 1 (4.55%) Brocade
8 1 (4.55%) Hitachi
8 1 (4.55%) Ivanti
8 1 (4.55%) McAfee
8 1 (4.55%) Meraki
8 1 (4.55%) WatchGuard