Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 45 55
Rank change year-on-year -10 +10 +1
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 6 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.16% 1.20% 1.42%
As % of the System Software category 10.34% 10.00% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 6
Kent median daily rate £365 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.31% -10.34% -22.67%
10th Percentile £319 £313 £344
90th Percentile £382 £340 £388
South East median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +11.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £25.25 £22.00
% change year-on-year -28.71% +14.77% -56.00%

VMware ESXi is in the System Software category. The following 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.

All System Software Skills
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 58 60 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 11.22% 12.00% 10.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 41 40
Kent median daily rate £325 £325 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -11.86% +5.36%
10th Percentile £148 £135 £120
90th Percentile £497 £638 £500
South East median daily rate £392 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.53% +7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 6
Kent median hourly rate £45.00 £19.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +136.84% +18.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £42.75 £11.80 £12.75
90th Percentile £47.25 £21.95 £17.00
South East median hourly rate £16.75 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.67% -14.29% +16.67%

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing VMware ESXi as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

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 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone - 2 £365 -
Tunbridge Wells +5 1 - -
VMware ESXi
South East

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) HP
2 4 (66.67%) Firewall
3 3 (50.00%) Citrix
3 3 (50.00%) SAN
3 3 (50.00%) .NET
3 3 (50.00%) IIS
3 3 (50.00%) ITIL
3 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) Problem Management
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (50.00%) Line Management
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
4 2 (33.33%) Hitachi
4 2 (33.33%) Finance
4 2 (33.33%) Banking
5 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
5 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (16.67%) Change Management
5 1 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
5 1 (16.67%) Project Management
5 1 (16.67%) Unix
5 1 (16.67%) CSS
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle

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 3 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (16.67%) Apache
2 1 (16.67%) EPiServer
2 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) SAN
3 1 (16.67%) DNS
3 1 (16.67%) HTTPS
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security
3 1 (16.67%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
General
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Analyst
2 3 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
3 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Technical Support
3 2 (33.33%) Hardware Specialist
3 2 (33.33%) Support Specialist
3 2 (33.33%) Technical Specialist
3 2 (33.33%) Technical Support
3 2 (33.33%) Technical Support Specialist
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Specialist
3 2 (33.33%) Wintel Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Server Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Service Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Solaris
3 1 (16.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) Line Management
1 3 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 1 (16.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) HP
3 3 (50.00%) Citrix
4 2 (33.33%) Hitachi
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle
5 1 (16.67%) Siebel