The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware ESX Server
South East / Hampshire
Rank 103 105 105
Rank change year-on-year +2 0  
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 12 20 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.64% 0.92% 0.88%
As % of the System Software category 4.35% 5.00% 5.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 15 7
Median daily rate £325 £375 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +4.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £298 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £400 £436
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £359
% change year-on-year -3.57% -2.51%  
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 Hampshire with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Hampshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 276 400 352
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 14.82% 18.36% 16.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 262 165
Median daily rate £375 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.16% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £275 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £471
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 35 36
Median hourly rate £16.00 £18.13 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.72% -19.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £13.40 £11.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.83 £40.00
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 Hampshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hampshire 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 Hampshire

VMware ESX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESX in Hampshire

VMware ESX
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware ESX in Hampshire over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware ESX in Hampshire

VMware ESX
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware ESX in Hampshire

VMware ESX
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

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 Hampshire region over the 3 months to 25 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
Hook +8 7 £310 -
Winchester +4 1 £500 +25.00%
VMware ESX
South East

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 25 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for VMware ESX.

1 26 (100.00%) VMware
2 22 (84.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (80.77%) Microsoft
4 19 (73.08%) Windows
4 19 (73.08%) Security Cleared
4 19 (73.08%) SAN
5 18 (69.23%) Active Directory
5 18 (69.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (57.69%) Windows Server
7 14 (53.85%) Cisco
7 14 (53.85%) SC Cleared
8 13 (50.00%) PowerShell
8 13 (50.00%) MCITP
8 13 (50.00%) NetApp
8 13 (50.00%) Firewall
8 13 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (50.00%) XML
8 13 (50.00%) VBScript
8 13 (50.00%) SQL Server
8 13 (50.00%) MCSA
8 13 (50.00%) MS Exchange
8 13 (50.00%) Windows 7
8 13 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 12 (46.15%) Skype
9 12 (46.15%) Skype for Business
9 12 (46.15%) VoIP
9 12 (46.15%) ITIL
10 7 (26.92%) EMC
10 7 (26.92%) vSphere
11 6 (23.08%) Customer Requirements

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire 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 13 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 13 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 12 (46.15%) Skype for Business
3 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 19 (73.08%) SAN
2 13 (50.00%) Firewall
3 12 (46.15%) Skype
3 12 (46.15%) VoIP
4 3 (11.54%) NAS
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (3.85%) DHCP
5 1 (3.85%) DNS
5 1 (3.85%) VLAN
5 1 (3.85%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Wintel Engineer
2 7 (26.92%) Server Engineer
3 5 (19.23%) Wintel Server Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Integration Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Integration Test Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) Test Analyst
4 4 (15.38%) VMware Specialist
5 3 (11.54%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Windows Server Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Windows Specialist
6 2 (7.69%) Active Directory Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (7.69%) PowerShell Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) SAN Specialist
6 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared Test Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Server Specialist
6 2 (7.69%) Windows Server Specialist
6 2 (7.69%) Wintel Server Specialist
6 2 (7.69%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (50.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) VxBlock/Vblock
2 4 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 4 (15.38%) EMC VMAX
2 4 (15.38%) EMC VNX
3 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 19 (73.08%) Windows
2 18 (69.23%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (57.69%) Windows Server
4 13 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (7.69%) Linux
7 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.85%) Solaris
7 1 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) ITIL
2 6 (23.08%) Customer Requirements
2 6 (23.08%) Validation
3 4 (15.38%) Converged Infrastructure
3 4 (15.38%) Integration Testing
3 4 (15.38%) Test Scripting
3 4 (15.38%) Virtual Environments
4 2 (7.69%) Migration
4 2 (7.69%) Smoke Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Disk Encryption
5 1 (3.85%) Open Source
5 1 (3.85%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 13 (50.00%) VBScript
2 4 (15.38%) SQL
3 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.85%) C
3 1 (3.85%) Korn
3 1 (3.85%) Perl
3 1 (3.85%) Python
3 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (73.08%) Security Cleared
2 14 (53.85%) SC Cleared
3 13 (50.00%) MCITP
3 13 (50.00%) MCSA
3 13 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (15.38%) ISEB
4 4 (15.38%) ISTQB
4 4 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (15.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (11.54%) Degree
6 1 (3.85%) RHCA
6 1 (3.85%) RHCE
System Software
1 22 (84.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (69.23%) Active Directory
3 7 (26.92%) vSphere
4 1 (3.85%) SRDF
4 1 (3.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) EMC NetWorker
1 4 (15.38%) McAfee ePO
1 4 (15.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (3.85%) Nagios
2 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (3.85%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 26 (100.00%) VMware
2 21 (80.77%) Microsoft
3 14 (53.85%) Cisco
4 13 (50.00%) NetApp
5 7 (26.92%) EMC
6 5 (19.23%) Red Hat
7 4 (15.38%) Intel Security
8 1 (3.85%) Sun
8 1 (3.85%) Veritas