The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 30 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 ESXi
England / East of England
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 117 129
Rank change year-on-year +2 +12  
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 11 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.52% 0.19% 0.29%
As % of the System Software category 4.31% 1.42% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 4
Median daily rate £255 £425 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +54.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £395 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £505 £301
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £375 £365
% change year-on-year -12.00% +2.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £30.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.54 £20.75
% change year-on-year +9.64% +23.07%  

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 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 255 353 387
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 12.09% 13.72% 14.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 181 196
Median daily rate £320 £334 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.11% +2.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £155 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £360 £340
% change year-on-year +4.16% +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 66 84
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -4.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £14.70 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.10 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% +6.06%  

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

VMware ESXi
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 ESXi in the East of England.

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

VMware ESXi
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware ESXi in the East of England over the 3 months to 30 April 2017.

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

VMware ESXi
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

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

VMware ESXi
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 ESXi within the East of England region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
Cambridgeshire +9 7 £331 -14.51%
Suffolk +11 3 £255 -51.42%
Hertfordshire +6 1 £400 -5.88% 1
VMware ESXi
England

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 East of England region with a requirement for VMware ESXi.

1 16 (100.00%) VMware
2 12 (75.00%) Windows
3 11 (68.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (68.75%) Windows Server
4 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (56.25%) vCenter Server
6 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
6 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (31.25%) ITIL
7 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
7 5 (31.25%) SAN
7 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (31.25%) Defect Management
7 5 (31.25%) vSphere
8 4 (25.00%) Waterfall
8 4 (25.00%) SCCM
8 4 (25.00%) Data Protection
8 4 (25.00%) GDPR
8 4 (25.00%) Citrix
8 4 (25.00%) SQL
8 4 (25.00%) Linux
8 4 (25.00%) DNS
8 4 (25.00%) Cisco
8 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (25.00%) Data Analysis
8 4 (25.00%) Intel Security
8 4 (25.00%) Firewall
8 4 (25.00%) Finance
9 3 (18.75%) JBoss

VMware ESXi
Co-occurring 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 3 (18.75%) JBoss
2 2 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (12.50%) IBM Notes
2 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 1 (6.25%) Apache
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Mimecast
2 2 (12.50%) Office 365
2 2 (12.50%) SaaS
3 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (6.25%) Amazon S3
3 1 (6.25%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (6.25%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) SAN
2 4 (25.00%) DNS
2 4 (25.00%) Firewall
3 2 (12.50%) DHCP
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (6.25%) HTTP
4 1 (6.25%) Internet
4 1 (6.25%) Intranet
4 1 (6.25%) IP Telephony
4 1 (6.25%) iSCSI
4 1 (6.25%) LAN
4 1 (6.25%) NetScaler
4 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.25%) VoIP
4 1 (6.25%) VXLAN
4 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 3 (18.75%) VMware Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Applications Support
2 2 (12.50%) Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Data Centre Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) EMC Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Environment Manager
3 1 (6.25%) IT Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Java EE
2 1 (6.25%) Middleware
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Replication
2 1 (6.25%) CCTV
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) EMC VMAX
2 1 (6.25%) EMC VNX
2 1 (6.25%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (75.00%) Windows
2 11 (68.75%) Windows Server
3 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (25.00%) Linux
6 2 (12.50%) Ubuntu
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (6.25%) Mac OS X Server
7 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Defect Management
1 5 (31.25%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 4 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 4 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
4 2 (12.50%) Software Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Converged Infrastructure
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL V3
5 1 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (6.25%) Network Optimisation
5 1 (6.25%) SDLC
5 1 (6.25%) Security Hardening
5 1 (6.25%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) DBS Check
3 1 (6.25%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) GDPR
2 2 (12.50%) Data Quality
3 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (68.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 5 (31.25%) vSphere
3 2 (12.50%) XenApp
3 2 (12.50%) XenDesktop
4 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
4 1 (6.25%) KVM
4 1 (6.25%) vCloud
4 1 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (56.25%) vCenter Server
2 4 (25.00%) SCCM
3 3 (18.75%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (6.25%) EMC VPLEX
4 1 (6.25%) NetBackup
4 1 (6.25%) Puppet
4 1 (6.25%) vRealize
4 1 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (25.00%) Cisco
2 4 (25.00%) Citrix
2 4 (25.00%) Intel Security
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (18.75%) SolarWinds
4 2 (12.50%) Acronis
4 2 (12.50%) Lotus
5 1 (6.25%) Apple
5 1 (6.25%) Dell
5 1 (6.25%) EMC
5 1 (6.25%) Google
5 1 (6.25%) HP
5 1 (6.25%) NetApp
5 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
5 1 (6.25%) SonicWALL
5 1 (6.25%) Symantec
5 1 (6.25%) Temenos