Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 126 86 118
Rank change year-on-year -40 +32 -27
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 8 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.35% 1.08% 0.29%
As % of the System Software category 2.30% 7.76% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 4
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £500 £425 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +19.72% +57.78%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £334
90th Percentile £538 £450 £379
South East median daily rate £377 £363 £363
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £25.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -28.71% +12.22% -29.30%

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 348 232 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 15.16% 13.93% 7.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 121 76
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £385 £358 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -4.67% +13.64%
10th Percentile £140 £235 £180
90th Percentile £500 £500 £531
South East median daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 28 23
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £19.00 £13.11 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.93% -18.06% +23.08%
10th Percentile £9.43 £8.74 £9.35
90th Percentile £38.20 £18.00 £30.00
South East median hourly rate £16.64 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +10.92% -14.29% +9.38%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -34 8 £500 +17.65%
VMware ESXi
South East

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
3 6 (75.00%) HP
3 6 (75.00%) Citrix
3 6 (75.00%) SAN
3 6 (75.00%) NetApp
4 5 (62.50%) MS Exchange
4 5 (62.50%) Red Hat
4 5 (62.50%) Firewall
4 5 (62.50%) XenApp
5 4 (50.00%) CheckPoint
5 4 (50.00%) Blue Coat
5 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (50.00%) WAN
5 4 (50.00%) Cisco
6 3 (37.50%) Windows
6 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
6 3 (37.50%) SQL
6 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
7 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (25.00%) Network Design
7 2 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
7 2 (25.00%) EMC
7 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (25.00%) Linux
7 2 (25.00%) SCCM
7 2 (25.00%) SCOM
7 2 (25.00%) Capacity Management
7 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
7 2 (25.00%) 3PAR

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 5 (62.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) IBM Domino
2 1 (12.50%) IIS
2 1 (12.50%) OpenStack
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
2 1 (12.50%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) SAN
2 5 (62.50%) Firewall
3 4 (50.00%) WAN
4 1 (12.50%) DNS
4 1 (12.50%) NAS
4 1 (12.50%) Network Security
4 1 (12.50%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 1 (12.50%) MSI
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Architect
2 4 (50.00%) Infrastructure Architect
2 4 (50.00%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
2 4 (50.00%) Technical Architect
2 4 (50.00%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (12.50%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix Systems Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Systems Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) PowerShell Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) SCCM Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Server Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Architect
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Cloud
1 1 (12.50%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (12.50%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) CentOS
3 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Solaris
3 1 (12.50%) SUSE
3 1 (12.50%) Unix
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Capacity Management
1 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (25.00%) IT Strategy
1 2 (25.00%) Network Design
1 2 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 2 (25.00%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (12.50%) API Integration
2 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (12.50%) DevOps
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Network Management
2 1 (12.50%) Patch Management
2 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
2 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) PowerShell
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
2 1 (12.50%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
2 1 (12.50%) VB
2 1 (12.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) MCSE
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) XenApp
2 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 1 (12.50%) Docker
4 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (12.50%) vCloud
4 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
1 2 (25.00%) SCOM
2 1 (12.50%) Ansible
2 1 (12.50%) CFEngine
2 1 (12.50%) EdgeSight
2 1 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (12.50%) Puppet
2 1 (12.50%) SCOrch
2 1 (12.50%) SCVMM
2 1 (12.50%) Unicenter
2 1 (12.50%) vRealize
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
3 6 (75.00%) Citrix
3 6 (75.00%) HP
3 6 (75.00%) NetApp
4 5 (62.50%) Red Hat
5 4 (50.00%) Blue Coat
5 4 (50.00%) CheckPoint
5 4 (50.00%) Cisco
6 2 (25.00%) 3PAR
6 2 (25.00%) EMC
7 1 (12.50%) Altiris
7 1 (12.50%) Dell
7 1 (12.50%) IBM
7 1 (12.50%) Infoblox
7 1 (12.50%) Ivanti
7 1 (12.50%) Lotus
7 1 (12.50%) Nimsoft
7 1 (12.50%) Sun
7 1 (12.50%) SunGard