The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 23 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)
South East / Kent
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 35 39
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4  
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 8 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 3.14% 2.10% 1.83%
As % of the System Software category 15.38% 12.50% 12.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 3
Median daily rate £338 £328 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.05% -27.22%  
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 £25.54 £26.75
% change year-on-year +11.60% -4.53%  

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 Kent with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 52 56 41
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 20.39% 16.82% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 46 26
Median daily rate £338 £415 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.67% -12.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £750 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 5
Median hourly rate £22.52 £14.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.85% -12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.09 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.16% +22.85%  

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 Kent

VMware ESXi
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESXi in Kent

VMware ESXi
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 ESXi within the Kent region over the 3 months to 23 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
Tunbridge Wells +2 4 £338 +3.05%
Maidstone - 2 £365 -
VMware ESXi
South East

For the 6 months to 23 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 Kent region with a requirement for VMware ESXi.

1 13 (100.00%) Windows
1 13 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (69.23%) DNS
2 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
3 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (61.54%) Windows Server
4 7 (53.85%) ITIL
4 7 (53.85%) SAN
5 6 (46.15%) Citrix
5 6 (46.15%) Firewall
6 5 (38.46%) Genesys
6 5 (38.46%) Informatica
6 5 (38.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 5 (38.46%) JCL
6 5 (38.46%) Project Management
6 5 (38.46%) Mainframe
6 5 (38.46%) SQL
6 5 (38.46%) Oracle
6 5 (38.46%) IIS
6 5 (38.46%) Apache
6 5 (38.46%) MS Exchange
6 5 (38.46%) HTTPS
6 5 (38.46%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (38.46%) Reverse Proxy
6 5 (38.46%) EPiServer
6 5 (38.46%) Clustering
6 5 (38.46%) FileNet
6 5 (38.46%) Tandem
7 4 (30.77%) Problem Management
7 4 (30.77%) Incident Management

VMware ESXi
Co-occurring 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 5 (38.46%) Apache
1 5 (38.46%) EPiServer
1 5 (38.46%) FileNet
1 5 (38.46%) IIS
1 5 (38.46%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.69%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 9 (69.23%) DNS
2 7 (53.85%) SAN
3 6 (46.15%) Firewall
4 5 (38.46%) HTTPS
4 5 (38.46%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (7.69%) NetScaler
5 1 (7.69%) Network Security
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Applications Specialist
2 3 (23.08%) Support Specialist
3 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (15.38%) Active Directory Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Applications Support
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
3 2 (15.38%) Solaris Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Specialist
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Support
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Support Specialist
3 2 (15.38%) Unix Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Unix Systems Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) VMware Specialist
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Clustering
1 5 (38.46%) Mainframe
1 5 (38.46%) Tandem
2 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Windows Server
2 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (30.77%) Solaris
3 4 (30.77%) Unix
3 4 (30.77%) Windows 7
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) ITIL
2 5 (38.46%) Project Management
3 4 (30.77%) Incident Management
3 4 (30.77%) Line Management
3 4 (30.77%) Problem Management
4 2 (15.38%) Data Protection
5 1 (7.69%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) JCL
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 5 (38.46%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Server
3 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
3 1 (7.69%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (46.15%) Citrix
3 5 (38.46%) Genesys
3 5 (38.46%) Informatica
3 5 (38.46%) Oracle
4 3 (23.08%) HP
5 2 (15.38%) F5
5 2 (15.38%) Hitachi
6 1 (7.69%) Microsoft