Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 November 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)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 74 99
Rank change year-on-year -11 +25 -15
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 6 22 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.45% 1.51% 0.58%
As % of the System Software category 3.87% 16.18% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 10
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £289 £324 £304
90th Percentile £468 £780 £491
North West median daily rate £325 £363 £350
% change year-on-year -10.34% +3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - £20.73 -

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 Cheshire with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 155 136 195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 11.60% 9.34% 9.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 78 111
Cheshire median daily rate £325 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.47% +1.33% +23.97%
10th Percentile £171 £140 £203
90th Percentile £571 £590 £625
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £340
% change year-on-year - +10.29% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 35
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.86 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.52% +6.14% -13.37%
10th Percentile £11.05 £13.15 £9.92
90th Percentile £20.55 £21.60 £29.85
North West median hourly rate £14.97 £14.34 £14.50
% change year-on-year +4.39% -1.10% -3.33%

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for VMware ESXi in Cheshire

VMware ESXi
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESXi in Cheshire

VMware ESXi
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware ESXi in Cheshire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware ESXi in Cheshire

VMware ESXi
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware ESXi in Cheshire

VMware ESXi
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Warrington +5 3 £363 -27.50% 1
Chester - 1 £450 -
Knutsford - 1 - -
VMware ESXi
North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for VMware ESXi.

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) DNS
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (50.00%) NAS
3 3 (50.00%) SAN
3 3 (50.00%) ITIL
3 3 (50.00%) HP
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) DHCP
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) VBScript
4 2 (33.33%) .NET
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (33.33%) Firewall
4 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 2 (33.33%) SCCM
4 2 (33.33%) CCNA
4 2 (33.33%) vSphere
5 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (16.67%) Puppet
5 1 (16.67%) Junos

VMware ESXi
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) DNS
2 3 (50.00%) DHCP
2 3 (50.00%) NAS
2 3 (50.00%) SAN
3 2 (33.33%) Firewall
4 1 (16.67%) ADSL
4 1 (16.67%) FTP
4 1 (16.67%) HTTP
4 1 (16.67%) IPsec
4 1 (16.67%) ISDN
4 1 (16.67%) Junos
4 1 (16.67%) LAN
4 1 (16.67%) MPLS
4 1 (16.67%) Skype
4 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) IT Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Cisco Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Firewall Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) WAN Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (16.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) BCP
2 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
2 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity Planning
2 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (16.67%) Change Control
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (16.67%) Information Security
2 1 (16.67%) Line Management
2 1 (16.67%) Patch Management
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) Planning and Forecasting
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Release Management
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
1 2 (33.33%) VBScript
2 1 (16.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CCNA
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) CCIE
2 1 (16.67%) CCNP
2 1 (16.67%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) vSphere
3 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) Ansible
2 1 (16.67%) Puppet
2 1 (16.67%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper
3 1 (16.67%) Lumension
3 1 (16.67%) McAfee
3 1 (16.67%) Meraki
3 1 (16.67%) Palo Alto
3 1 (16.67%) Symantec