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 3 months to 29 March 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
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 80 69
Rank change year-on-year +25 -11  
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 1 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.19% 0.30% 0.47%
As % of the System Software category 2.04% 2.31% 3.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £225 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -44.78%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £363 £400
% change year-on-year -10.34% -9.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £24.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year +6.12% +45.61%  

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 Cheshire with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 49 130 105
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 9.09% 12.94% 12.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 59 59
Median daily rate £355 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.47% -5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £245 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £500 £725
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £369 £350
% change year-on-year -5.08% +5.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 20
Median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.85% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £10.70 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.87 £29.44 £20.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) SCCM
1 3 (100.00%) SCOM
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (100.00%) VMware ESX
2 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (66.67%) NAS
2 2 (66.67%) VB6
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 5.5
2 2 (66.67%) WSUS
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (66.67%) SolarWinds
2 2 (66.67%) VMware GSX
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 2 (66.67%) NetApp
2 2 (66.67%) MOM
2 2 (66.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (66.67%) VBScript
2 2 (66.67%) VB
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Dell
3 1 (33.33%) Replication

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 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 5.5
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) NAS
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) VSAN
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Architect
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Wintel Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
1 2 (66.67%) VB
1 2 (66.67%) VB6
1 2 (66.67%) VBScript
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) VMware ESX
1 3 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (66.67%) VMware GSX
3 1 (33.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) SCCM
1 3 (100.00%) SCOM
2 2 (66.67%) MOM
2 2 (66.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (66.67%) WSUS
3 1 (33.33%) SCOrch
3 1 (33.33%) vRealize
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) NetApp
2 2 (66.67%) SolarWinds
3 1 (33.33%) Dell
3 1 (33.33%) Veeam