The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 26 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)
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 38 30
Rank change year-on-year +14 -8  
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 1 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 0.71% 1.83% 2.36%
As % of the System Software category 4.76% 23.53% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £450 £308 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.34% -18.00%  
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 £28.50 £26.58 £26.75
% change year-on-year +7.24% -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 Chester with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 21 17 38
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 14.89% 7.76% 17.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 22
Median daily rate £300 £305 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.63% -23.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 8
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -3.57%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £21.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.60% +24.28%  

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 Chester

VMware ESXi
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESXi in Chester

VMware ESXi
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware ESXi in Chester

For the 6 months to 26 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 Chester region with a requirement for VMware ESXi.

1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) IBM
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Investment Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (100.00%) NAS
1 1 (100.00%) vSphere
1 1 (100.00%) Puppet
1 1 (100.00%) Ansible

VMware ESXi
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) NAS
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Administrator
1 1 (100.00%) Systems Administrator
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Ansible
1 1 (100.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) IBM