The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 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)
East of England / Cambridgeshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 48 70
Rank change year-on-year -1 +22  
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 6 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.01% 2.35% 1.02%
As % of the System Software category 6.12% 14.89% 8.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 6
Median daily rate £193 £340 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -43.38% -19.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £313 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £505 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £16.17 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.04 £26.75
% change year-on-year -9.78% +16.02%  

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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 98 94 99
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 16.55% 15.80% 12.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 114 86
Median daily rate £225 £350 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.71% +4.08%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £313 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £525 £439
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 11 12
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.51 £9.00 £13.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £48.75 £24.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -28.88% +28.57%  

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for VMware ESXi in Cambridgeshire

VMware ESXi
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESXi in Cambridgeshire

VMware ESXi
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware ESXi in Cambridgeshire

VMware ESXi
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

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 Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Cambridge -6 3 £193 -43.38%
Peterborough - 2 £193 -
Huntingdon -9 1 - -
VMware ESXi
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for VMware ESXi.

1 15 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (80.00%) Windows
3 10 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (53.33%) SAN
4 8 (53.33%) Windows Server
5 7 (46.67%) vCenter Server
6 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (40.00%) Data Centre
6 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
7 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 5 (33.33%) Unix
7 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (33.33%) Defect Management
8 4 (26.67%) GDPR
8 4 (26.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
8 4 (26.67%) ITIL
8 4 (26.67%) SQL
8 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
8 4 (26.67%) Data Protection
8 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (26.67%) Data Analysis
9 3 (20.00%) Firewall
9 3 (20.00%) Finance
9 3 (20.00%) Java EE
9 3 (20.00%) Load Balancing
9 3 (20.00%) Java
9 3 (20.00%) JBoss
10 2 (13.33%) MCP
10 2 (13.33%) Client/Server

VMware ESXi
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 3 (20.00%) JBoss
2 2 (13.33%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.67%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (53.33%) SAN
2 3 (20.00%) Firewall
3 2 (13.33%) DNS
3 2 (13.33%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (6.67%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) VMware Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Applications Support
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) EMC Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Environment Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) SAN Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) VMware Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (13.33%) Client/Server
2 2 (13.33%) NHS
3 1 (6.67%) Driving Licence
3 1 (6.67%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (6.67%) EMC VNX
3 1 (6.67%) Private Cloud
3 1 (6.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows Server
3 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (33.33%) Unix
5 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Defect Management
2 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) Data Analysis
2 4 (26.67%) Data Protection
2 4 (26.67%) ITIL
2 4 (26.67%) Waterfall
3 3 (20.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (13.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 1 (6.67%) Change Control
5 1 (6.67%) Converged Infrastructure
5 1 (6.67%) ITSM
5 1 (6.67%) Security Hardening
5 1 (6.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (13.33%) MCP
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) Master's Degree
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) GDPR
2 2 (13.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (13.33%) XenApp
4 1 (6.67%) vCloud
4 1 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) vCenter Server
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (13.33%) SCCM
3 1 (6.67%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco
3 2 (13.33%) Citrix
4 1 (6.67%) EMC
4 1 (6.67%) HP
4 1 (6.67%) Temenos