The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 28 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 - 47
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 12 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 2.97% - 1.54%
As % of the System Software category 15.58% - 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 4
Median daily rate £265 - £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £334 £350 £357
% change year-on-year -4.64% -1.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
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 Essex with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 77 94 64
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 19.06% 20.66% 14.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 38 39
Median daily rate £400 £270 £258
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +48.14% +4.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £175 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £431 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -3.97% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 31 9
Median hourly rate £33.75 £16.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +104.54% -19.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.50 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.30 £19.00 £32.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.93 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.45% +4.10%  

VMware ESX
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

VMware ESX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESX in Essex

VMware ESX
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware ESX in Essex

VMware ESX
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 28 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
Basildon - 2 - -
Brentwood - 1 - -
VMware ESX
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 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 Essex region with a requirement for VMware ESX.

1 17 (100.00%) Unix
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
1 17 (100.00%) Linux
1 17 (100.00%) VMware
1 17 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 17 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (88.24%) Vulnerability Management
2 15 (88.24%) Forensic Analysis
3 13 (76.47%) Digital Forensics
4 12 (70.59%) Ethical Hacking
4 12 (70.59%) Degree
5 9 (52.94%) Network Packet Analysis
6 8 (47.06%) Computer Science
7 2 (11.76%) Automotive
8 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
8 1 (5.88%) Network Security

VMware ESX
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 (5.88%) Network Security
General
1 2 (11.76%) Automotive
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (100.00%) Analyst
1 17 (100.00%) Security Analyst
2 15 (88.24%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 8 (47.06%) Incident Analyst
3 8 (47.06%) SOC Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Linux
1 17 (100.00%) Unix
1 17 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 15 (88.24%) Forensic Analysis
2 15 (88.24%) Vulnerability Management
3 13 (76.47%) Digital Forensics
4 12 (70.59%) Ethical Hacking
5 9 (52.94%) Network Packet Analysis
Qualifications
1 12 (70.59%) Degree
System Software
1 17 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) VMware