The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 26 April 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
England / East Midlands
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 83 87
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 0 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands - 0.74% 0.63%
As % of the System Software category - 7.02% 5.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 3
Median daily rate - £390 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -10.34%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £338 £350
% change year-on-year -2.22% -3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +90.47% -30.00%  

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 218 171 196
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 13.69% 10.48% 11.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 93 85
Median daily rate £325 £325 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £134 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £347
% change year-on-year - +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 25 37
Median hourly rate £11.17 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.25% -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.82 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £18.50 £25.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03%  

VMware ESX
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

VMware ESX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESX in the East Midlands

VMware ESX
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware ESX in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for VMware ESX.

1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (40.00%) Veritas
3 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) Middleware
3 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) JBoss
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) C
3 2 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) Oracle
3 2 (40.00%) Unix
3 2 (40.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (40.00%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (40.00%) PTC
3 2 (40.00%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (20.00%) Banking
4 1 (20.00%) DevOps
4 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills

VMware ESX
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 (40.00%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Environment Manager
1 2 (40.00%) Technical Leader
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Unix
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
1 2 (40.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 2 (40.00%) Translating Business Requirements
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C
1 2 (40.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) PTC
2 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (40.00%) Veritas
3 1 (20.00%) HP