The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 24 June 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 (formerly ESX Server)
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 56 55
Rank change year-on-year -13 -1  
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 1 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.23% 0.42% 0.63%
As % of the System Software category 1.85% 2.02% 4.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Median daily rate - £400 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -13.04%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £26.58 £26.75
% change year-on-year +7.24% -0.65%  

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 Essex with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 54 99 83
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 12.65% 20.93% 13.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 34 35
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £195 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 52 25
Median hourly rate £13.75 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% -13.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £22.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.58% +22.85%  

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

VMware ESXi
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESXi in Essex

VMware ESXi
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware ESXi in Essex

VMware ESXi
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 ESXi within the Essex region over the 3 months to 24 June 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 - 1 - -
Brentwood - 1 - -
VMware ESXi
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Essex region with a requirement for VMware ESXi.

1 13 (100.00%) Unix
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
1 13 (100.00%) Linux
1 13 (100.00%) VMware
1 13 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
1 13 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (76.92%) Network Packet Analysis
2 10 (76.92%) Ethical Hacking
2 10 (76.92%) Degree
2 10 (76.92%) Forensic Analysis
2 10 (76.92%) Vulnerability Management
3 9 (69.23%) Digital Forensics
4 7 (53.85%) Computer Science
5 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
6 1 (7.69%) Network Security
6 1 (7.69%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (7.69%) Automotive

VMware ESXi
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 (7.69%) Network Security
General
1 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.69%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 13 (100.00%) Analyst
1 13 (100.00%) Security Analyst
2 12 (92.31%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 9 (69.23%) Incident Analyst
3 9 (69.23%) Security Incident Analyst
3 9 (69.23%) SOC Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Network Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Linux
1 13 (100.00%) Unix
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) Cybersecurity
2 10 (76.92%) Ethical Hacking
2 10 (76.92%) Forensic Analysis
2 10 (76.92%) Network Packet Analysis
2 10 (76.92%) Vulnerability Management
3 9 (69.23%) Digital Forensics
Qualifications
1 10 (76.92%) Degree
System Software
1 13 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) VMware