The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Croydon with a requirement for VMware ESX skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 30 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 ESX Server
London / Croydon
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 - 21
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 6 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Croydon 3.64% - 3.36%
As % of the System Software category 17.65% - 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 4
Median daily rate £469 - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £350 £357
% change year-on-year -5.71% -1.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year +44.32% -19.16%  

VMware ESX 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 Croydon with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Croydon
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 34 26 31
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Croydon 20.61% 9.56% 26.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 27
Median daily rate £468 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.57% +11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £357 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £485 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -5.40% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

VMware ESX
Job Vacancy Trend in Croydon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Croydon citing VMware ESX as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for VMware ESX in Croydon

VMware ESX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESX in Croydon

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESX 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 Croydon region with a requirement for VMware ESX.

1 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) VMware
1 10 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 8 (80.00%) KVM
2 8 (80.00%) Bash Shell
2 8 (80.00%) yum
2 8 (80.00%) Ubuntu
2 8 (80.00%) SC Cleared
2 8 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (80.00%) CentOS
2 8 (80.00%) Linux
2 8 (80.00%) LDAP
2 8 (80.00%) DNS
2 8 (80.00%) Red Hat
2 8 (80.00%) Firewall
3 6 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (60.00%) Server Building
4 4 (40.00%) Spread Betting
4 4 (40.00%) Puppet
5 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (20.00%) VBScript
5 2 (20.00%) VB
5 2 (20.00%) IIS
5 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (20.00%) Dell
5 2 (20.00%) Citrix
5 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP

VMware ESX
Co-occurring IT Skills in Croydon 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 (20.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) DNS
1 8 (80.00%) Firewall
1 8 (80.00%) LDAP
2 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Administrator
1 6 (60.00%) Linux Administrator
1 6 (60.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 6 (60.00%) Systems Administrator
2 5 (50.00%) VMWare Administrator
3 4 (40.00%) Senior Linux Administrator
3 4 (40.00%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
3 4 (40.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
3 4 (40.00%) Senior VMWare Administrator
4 2 (20.00%) Wintel Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Active Directory Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) PowerShell Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Server Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Spread Betting
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 8 (80.00%) CentOS
2 8 (80.00%) Linux
2 8 (80.00%) Ubuntu
3 6 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Server Building
2 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (20.00%) VB
2 2 (20.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) SC Cleared
1 8 (80.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) KVM
1 8 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (80.00%) yum
2 4 (40.00%) Puppet
3 2 (20.00%) SCCM
4 1 (10.00%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (80.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix
3 2 (20.00%) Dell