The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 27 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)
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 56 60
Rank change year-on-year -4 +4  
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 1 1 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.16% 0.15% 1.59%
As % of the System Software category 0.88% 1.52% 9.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 7
Median daily rate - £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +21.42%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 114 66 144
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 18.07% 10.08% 16.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 36 73
Median daily rate £450 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.46% -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £166 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £455 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 23
Median hourly rate £16.81 £14.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.92% -56.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.15 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.76 £15.35 £40.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.28 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -27.64% +28.57%  

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

VMware ESXi
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESXi in Hertfordshire

VMware ESXi
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware ESXi in Hertfordshire

VMware ESXi
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 ESXi within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 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
Watford - 1 - -
VMware ESXi
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for VMware ESXi.

1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Data Centre
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (50.00%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) SAN
4 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (33.33%) Finance
4 2 (33.33%) Java SE
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (33.33%) Citrix
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (33.33%) Lotus
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco
4 2 (33.33%) LAN
4 2 (33.33%) WAN
4 2 (33.33%) IBM Notes
4 2 (33.33%) Proactive Monitoring
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 2 (33.33%) Unified Communications
4 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (33.33%) Software Deployment
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012

VMware ESXi
Co-occurring 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 (33.33%) IBM Notes
2 1 (16.67%) Apache
2 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) SAN
2 2 (33.33%) LAN
2 2 (33.33%) Unified Communications
2 2 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (16.67%) DHCP
3 1 (16.67%) DNS
3 1 (16.67%) HTTP
3 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Support Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Technical Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Technical Support
1 2 (33.33%) Technical Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Java SE
2 1 (16.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Android
4 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Mac OS X
4 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) Proactive Monitoring
1 2 (33.33%) Software Deployment
2 1 (16.67%) Application Packaging
2 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
2 1 (16.67%) Data Security
2 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) SDLC
2 1 (16.67%) Time Management
2 1 (16.67%) Translating Business Requirements
2 1 (16.67%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) MCSA
2 1 (16.67%) MCSE
2 1 (16.67%) RHCE
2 1 (16.67%) Server+ Certification
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (16.67%) Firmware
4 1 (16.67%) vSphere
4 1 (16.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Puppet
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) vCenter Server
1 1 (16.67%) vRealize
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (33.33%) Lotus
4 1 (16.67%) 3PAR
4 1 (16.67%) Adobe
4 1 (16.67%) Apple
4 1 (16.67%) EMC
4 1 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) NetApp
4 1 (16.67%) Red Hat