The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware ESX Server
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 53 57 49
Rank change year-on-year +4 -8  
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 4 2 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.67% 0.29% 2.02%
As % of the System Software category 5.97% 2.82% 15.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 5
Median daily rate £200 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -44.82% -3.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £334 £350 £358
% change year-on-year -4.64% -2.25%  
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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 67 71 90
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 11.20% 10.36% 13.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 40 37
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £625 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 15
Median hourly rate £11.00 £16.00 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.25% +7.74%  
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 Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

VMware ESX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESX in Hertfordshire

VMware ESX
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware ESX in Hertfordshire

VMware ESX
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 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
Watford - 2 - - 1
VMware ESX
East of England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for VMware ESX.

1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) SAN
3 3 (60.00%) LAN
3 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (40.00%) Software Deployment
4 2 (40.00%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (40.00%) Unified Communications
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL
4 2 (40.00%) IBM Notes
4 2 (40.00%) WAN
4 2 (40.00%) DHCP
4 2 (40.00%) DNS
4 2 (40.00%) Citrix
4 2 (40.00%) Lotus
4 2 (40.00%) Apple
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (40.00%) XenDesktop
4 2 (40.00%) Java SE
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (40.00%) SCCM
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 2 (40.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) LAN
1 3 (60.00%) SAN
2 2 (40.00%) DHCP
2 2 (40.00%) DNS
2 2 (40.00%) Unified Communications
2 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) Internet
3 1 (20.00%) Intranet
3 1 (20.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (20.00%) VoIP
3 1 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (20.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Support Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Technical Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Technical Support
1 2 (40.00%) Technical Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Database Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) IT Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (20.00%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Android
3 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Mac OS X
3 1 (20.00%) Mac OS X Server
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Software Deployment
2 1 (20.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (20.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
2 1 (20.00%) Web Filtering
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) DBS Check
1 1 (20.00%) MCSA
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (20.00%) Server+ Certification
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (40.00%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (40.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (20.00%) Firmware
3 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (20.00%) vSphere
3 1 (20.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
2 1 (20.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Apple
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
2 2 (40.00%) Lotus
3 1 (20.00%) Adobe
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Dell
3 1 (20.00%) EMC
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) NetApp
3 1 (20.00%) SonicWALL