The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 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 23 June 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 (formerly ESX Server)
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 33 49
Rank change year-on-year -3 +16  
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 3 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.00% 3.58% 1.11%
As % of the System Software category 6.38% 20.31% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 12 4
Median daily rate £193 £340 £354
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -43.38% -3.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £325 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £445 £434
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £25.54 £26.75
% change year-on-year +11.60% -4.53%  

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 Cambridge with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 47 64 52
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 15.61% 17.63% 11.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 37 34
Median daily rate £213 £340 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +7.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £325 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £486 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 4
Median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.18% +174.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.60 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £47.50 £15.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.09 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.16% +22.85%  

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge 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 Cambridge

VMware ESXi
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESXi in Cambridge

VMware ESXi
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware ESXi in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for VMware ESXi.

1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) SAN
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (50.00%) vCenter Server
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 2 (33.33%) XenApp
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (33.33%) Citrix
4 2 (33.33%) Unix
4 2 (33.33%) SCCM
4 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 2 (33.33%) DNS
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (16.67%) Service Management
5 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (16.67%) ITSM
5 1 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) Replication
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) DHCP
5 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
5 1 (16.67%) ITIL
5 1 (16.67%) MCP

VMware ESXi
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) SAN
2 2 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (16.67%) DHCP
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Data Centre Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) EMC Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) SAN Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) SAN Storage Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Driving Licence
2 1 (16.67%) EMC VMAX
2 1 (16.67%) EMC VNX
2 1 (16.67%) NHS
2 1 (16.67%) Private Cloud
2 1 (16.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Unix
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Converged Infrastructure
1 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) ITSM
1 1 (16.67%) Security Hardening
1 1 (16.67%) Service Management
1 1 (16.67%) Virtual Infrastructure
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (16.67%) Master's Degree
1 1 (16.67%) MCP
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) XenApp
3 1 (16.67%) vCloud
3 1 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) vCenter Server
2 2 (33.33%) SCCM
3 1 (16.67%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) EMC
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft