The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware ESX Server
England / East of England
Rank 98 110 106
Rank change year-on-year +12 -4  
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 30 12 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.40% 0.49% 0.85%
As % of the System Software category 10.83% 3.90% 6.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 7 7
Median daily rate £340 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.85% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £321 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £458 £385
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £358
% change year-on-year -3.57% -2.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £30.00
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 the East of England with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 277 308 336
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 12.93% 12.62% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 154 159
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £170 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 54 84
Median hourly rate £18.25 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.28% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £57.50 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

VMware ESX
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

VMware ESX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESX in the East of England

VMware ESX
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware ESX in the East of England over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware ESX in the East of England

VMware ESX
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware ESX in the East of England

VMware ESX
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESX within the East of England region over the 3 months to 22 March 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
Norfolk +9 12 £365 +12.30% 2
Essex - 12 £265 -
Hertfordshire -6 4 £200 -44.82% 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 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 East of England region with a requirement for VMware ESX.

1 44 (97.78%) VMware
2 43 (95.56%) Windows
3 41 (91.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (53.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (46.67%) SharePoint
5 21 (46.67%) DNS
5 21 (46.67%) Windows 7
6 20 (44.44%) BizTalk Server
6 20 (44.44%) SQL
6 20 (44.44%) ITIL
6 20 (44.44%) CRM
6 20 (44.44%) Avaya
6 20 (44.44%) Virtual Desktop
7 19 (42.22%) Finance
8 18 (40.00%) Epicor
8 18 (40.00%) Linux
9 17 (37.78%) Unix
9 17 (37.78%) IIS
9 17 (37.78%) Cybersecurity
10 15 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
10 15 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
10 15 (33.33%) Forensic Analysis
11 13 (28.89%) Digital Forensics
12 12 (26.67%) Degree
12 12 (26.67%) Ethical Hacking
13 9 (20.00%) Network Packet Analysis
14 8 (17.78%) Computer Science
15 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
16 5 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
16 5 (11.11%) Active Directory

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 21 (46.67%) SharePoint
2 20 (44.44%) BizTalk Server
3 17 (37.78%) IIS
4 3 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (6.67%) MS Exchange
5 2 (4.44%) IBM Notes
6 1 (2.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (4.44%) MS Office
2 1 (2.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (46.67%) DNS
2 4 (8.89%) SAN
3 3 (6.67%) LAN
4 2 (4.44%) DHCP
4 2 (4.44%) Firewall
4 2 (4.44%) Internet
4 2 (4.44%) Unified Communications
4 2 (4.44%) WAN
5 1 (2.22%) Intranet
5 1 (2.22%) IP Telephony
5 1 (2.22%) NAS
5 1 (2.22%) Network Security
5 1 (2.22%) VoIP
5 1 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.22%) Wireless
General
1 19 (42.22%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Automotive
3 1 (2.22%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 21 (46.67%) Analyst
2 17 (37.78%) Security Analyst
3 15 (33.33%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 10 (22.22%) Operations Engineer
5 8 (17.78%) Incident Analyst
5 8 (17.78%) SOC Analyst
6 7 (15.56%) Support Engineer
7 4 (8.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (8.89%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (8.89%) Operations Support Engineer
7 4 (8.89%) Senior Operations Engineer
8 3 (6.67%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
8 3 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (6.67%) Support Analyst
9 2 (4.44%) Administrator
9 2 (4.44%) IT Manager
9 2 (4.44%) Operations Manager
9 2 (4.44%) Technical Support
9 2 (4.44%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.44%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.22%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 43 (95.56%) Windows
2 24 (53.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 21 (46.67%) Windows 7
4 18 (40.00%) Linux
5 17 (37.78%) Unix
6 5 (11.11%) Windows Server
7 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (8.89%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (6.67%) Windows 10
9 1 (2.22%) Android
9 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.22%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.22%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (44.44%) CRM
1 20 (44.44%) ITIL
2 17 (37.78%) Cybersecurity
3 15 (33.33%) Forensic Analysis
3 15 (33.33%) Vulnerability Management
4 13 (28.89%) Digital Forensics
5 12 (26.67%) Ethical Hacking
6 9 (20.00%) Network Packet Analysis
7 5 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (8.89%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (8.89%) ITSM
9 2 (4.44%) Business Continuity
9 2 (4.44%) Service Delivery
9 2 (4.44%) Software Deployment
10 1 (2.22%) Capacity Management
10 1 (2.22%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (2.22%) ITIL V3
10 1 (2.22%) Kalman Filter
10 1 (2.22%) Patch Management
10 1 (2.22%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 20 (44.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (26.67%) Degree
2 4 (8.89%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) CompTIA Security+
4 1 (2.22%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.22%) MCSA
4 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.22%) Security+ Certification
4 1 (2.22%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) Disclosure Scotland
1 4 (8.89%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (91.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (44.44%) Virtual Desktop
3 5 (11.11%) Active Directory
4 3 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (6.67%) XenApp
5 2 (4.44%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.44%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (4.44%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.22%) Firmware
6 1 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) SCCM
2 1 (2.22%) EMC Navisphere
2 1 (2.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 44 (97.78%) VMware
2 20 (44.44%) Avaya
3 18 (40.00%) Epicor
4 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
5 4 (8.89%) Citrix
6 2 (4.44%) Apple
6 2 (4.44%) EMC
6 2 (4.44%) Lotus
7 1 (2.22%) Adobe
7 1 (2.22%) Cisco
7 1 (2.22%) Dell
7 1 (2.22%) HP
7 1 (2.22%) NetApp
7 1 (2.22%) SonicWALL