The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 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
South West / Gloucestershire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 50 58
Rank change year-on-year +4 +8  
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 0.30% 0.22% 0.21%
As % of the System Software category 2.08% 1.45% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £334 £350 £357
% change year-on-year -4.64% -1.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Gloucestershire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 48 69 43
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 14.46% 15.30% 9.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 29 25
Median daily rate £205 £143 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.85% -52.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £125 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £418 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -3.97% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 5
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.63 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.40% -21.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.41 £12.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.25 £28.56 £24.00
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 Gloucestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 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 Gloucestershire

VMware ESX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESX in Gloucestershire

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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for VMware ESX.

1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
1 1 (100.00%) XenDesktop
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) NetScaler
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 10

VMware ESX
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) NetScaler
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix Support
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix Support Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Support
1 1 (100.00%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) Support Specialist
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 10
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
1 1 (100.00%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) VMware