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 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)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 53 68
Rank change year-on-year -5 +15  
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 5 21 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.79% 2.30% 1.05%
As % of the System Software category 5.56% 21.65% 8.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 4
Median daily rate £350 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% -5.55%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £26.58 £26.75
% change year-on-year +13.82% -0.65%  

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 90 97 112
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 14.24% 10.61% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 63 66
Median daily rate £350 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £475 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 16
Median hourly rate £14.25 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -3.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.80 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £21.00 £19.00
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 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

VMware ESXi
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware ESXi in Cheshire over the 3 months to 28 June 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 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
Knutsford - 2 £350 - 1
Chester +10 1 £450 +46.34%
Warrington +8 1 £275 -42.10% 1
VMware ESXi
North West

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 Cheshire region with a requirement for VMware ESXi.

1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Citrix
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (66.67%) vSphere
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (50.00%) vCenter Server
3 3 (50.00%) XenApp
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (50.00%) SCCM
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (50.00%) IIS
3 3 (50.00%) Linux
3 3 (50.00%) LAN
3 3 (50.00%) WAN
4 2 (33.33%) DHCP
4 2 (33.33%) Apache
4 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 2 (33.33%) Web Services
4 2 (33.33%) DNS
4 2 (33.33%) SAN
4 2 (33.33%) CA
4 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) HP
4 2 (33.33%) LAMP
4 2 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (33.33%) AppSense

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 3 (50.00%) IIS
2 2 (33.33%) Apache
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) LAN
1 3 (50.00%) WAN
2 2 (33.33%) DHCP
2 2 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (33.33%) NAS
2 2 (33.33%) NetScaler
2 2 (33.33%) SAN
2 2 (33.33%) Skype
3 1 (16.67%) DMZ
3 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
3 1 (16.67%) IPsec
3 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) IT Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) SCCM Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Software Deployment Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Architect
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) LAMP
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (16.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) Linux
4 2 (33.33%) CentOS
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (33.33%) DevOps
1 2 (33.33%) Network Management
1 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
2 1 (16.67%) BCP
2 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
2 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity Planning
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%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Patch Management
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) Planning and Forecasting
2 1 (16.67%) Proactive Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (16.67%) Software Deployment
2 1 (16.67%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 4 (66.67%) vSphere
2 3 (50.00%) XenApp
3 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) SCCM
1 3 (50.00%) vCenter Server
2 2 (33.33%) vMotion
3 1 (16.67%) Ansible
3 1 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (16.67%) Puppet
3 1 (16.67%) SCOM
3 1 (16.67%) SCOrch
3 1 (16.67%) vRealize
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Citrix
1 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) AppSense
2 2 (33.33%) CA
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (16.67%) Dell
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Symantec
3 1 (16.67%) Veeam