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 3 months to 28 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 ESXi
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 74 87
Rank change year-on-year -11 +13  
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 4 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.37% 0.47% 0.46%
As % of the System Software category 2.58% 4.50% 4.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 5
Median daily rate £435 £425 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.29% -20.93%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -12.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.54 £20.00
% change year-on-year +9.64% +27.68%  

VMware ESXi 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 155 111 124
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 14.37% 10.45% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 56 40
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £371 £363 £344
% change year-on-year +2.41% +5.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 20
Median hourly rate £16.92 £12.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.00% -53.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.05 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £22.15 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% +6.06%  

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

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
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 3 months to 28 April 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
Milton Keynes -4 4 £435 +2.29% 1
VMware ESXi
South East

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESXi 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 ESXi.

1 4 (100.00%) VMware
1 4 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (75.00%) SCOM
2 3 (75.00%) vSphere
2 3 (75.00%) vMotion
2 3 (75.00%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Linux
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (50.00%) Replication
3 2 (50.00%) IaaS
3 2 (50.00%) Virtual Environments
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL V2
3 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (50.00%) Veeam
3 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) CentOS
4 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (25.00%) XenApp
4 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (25.00%) Statistics
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (25.00%) Network Security
4 1 (25.00%) vCloud

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 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (25.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) Network Security
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MSI
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) CentOS
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL V2
2 2 (50.00%) Virtual Environments
3 1 (25.00%) Email Filtering
3 1 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Statistics
3 1 (25.00%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) VB
1 1 (25.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) MCSE
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (75.00%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (75.00%) vSphere
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (25.00%) Terminal Server
3 1 (25.00%) vCloud
3 1 (25.00%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (25.00%) XenApp
3 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) SCOM
1 3 (75.00%) vMotion
2 1 (25.00%) EdgeSight
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Veeam
4 1 (25.00%) 3PAR
4 1 (25.00%) AppSense
4 1 (25.00%) Citrix
4 1 (25.00%) CommVault
4 1 (25.00%) EMC
4 1 (25.00%) Genesys
4 1 (25.00%) HP
4 1 (25.00%) NetApp
4 1 (25.00%) Red Hat