The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 / Kent
Rank 44 48 -
Rank change year-on-year +4 -  
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 4 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.39% 1.52% -
As % of the System Software category 11.43% 9.33% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 0
Median daily rate £308 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.64% -  
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 Kent with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 35 75 47
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 12.15% 16.27% 18.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 59 32
Median daily rate £338 £425 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.58% +19.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £290 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £599 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 4
Median hourly rate £29.92 £13.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +130.15% -27.77%  
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 Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 Kent

VMware ESX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESX in Kent

VMware ESX
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent 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
Tunbridge Wells +17 4 £308 -
VMware ESX
South East

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

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 Kent region with a requirement for VMware ESX.

1 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) DNS
1 12 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 12 (100.00%) VMware
1 12 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 12 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 12 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 12 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (50.00%) Application Virtualisation
2 6 (50.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 6 (50.00%) BitLocker
2 6 (50.00%) XenApp
2 6 (50.00%) XenDesktop
2 6 (50.00%) Fat Client
2 6 (50.00%) SCCM
2 6 (50.00%) Wyse
2 6 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 6 (50.00%) AppSense
2 6 (50.00%) Solaris
2 6 (50.00%) MS Office
2 6 (50.00%) Unix
2 6 (50.00%) SAN
2 6 (50.00%) CA
2 6 (50.00%) Thin Client
2 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (50.00%) Symantec
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (41.67%) Citrix
3 5 (41.67%) Performance Management

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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 3 (25.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (50.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) DNS
2 6 (50.00%) SAN
3 3 (25.00%) VPN
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
1 4 (33.33%) Unix Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Citrix Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Solaris Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Unix Systems Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Active Directory Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Desktop Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Desktop Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Server Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Server Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Fat Client
1 6 (50.00%) Thin Client
2 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 12 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 12 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (50.00%) Solaris
2 6 (50.00%) Unix
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Incident Management
2 6 (50.00%) Application Virtualisation
3 5 (41.67%) Performance Management
4 2 (16.67%) Migration
System Software
1 12 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (50.00%) BitLocker
2 6 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (50.00%) XenApp
2 6 (50.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (8.33%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) SCCM
1 6 (50.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (50.00%) AppSense
2 6 (50.00%) CA
2 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (50.00%) Symantec
2 6 (50.00%) Wyse
3 5 (41.67%) Citrix
4 3 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (25.00%) Cisco