The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 28 April 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 ESX Server
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 100 95
Rank change year-on-year +18 -5  
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 4 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.38% 0.32% 0.30%
As % of the System Software category 4.65% 3.36% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 4
Median daily rate £480 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +3.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £350 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £438 £416
UK excluding London median daily rate £334 £338 £350
% change year-on-year -1.11% -3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £21.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +90.47% -30.00%  

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 Leeds with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 86 149 131
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 8.11% 9.55% 9.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 88 79
Median daily rate £403 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.62% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £181 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £500 £421
UK excluding London median daily rate £371 £363 £344
% change year-on-year +2.41% +5.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 12
Median hourly rate £19.00 £12.10 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.02% +7.55%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.57% +6.06%  

VMware ESX
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds 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 Leeds

VMware ESX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESX in Leeds

VMware ESX
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware ESX in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 Leeds region with a requirement for VMware ESX.

1 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (77.78%) DNS
2 7 (77.78%) Data Centre
3 6 (66.67%) SQL
3 6 (66.67%) LDAP
4 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
5 4 (44.44%) Load Balancing
5 4 (44.44%) Bash Shell
5 4 (44.44%) Puppet
5 4 (44.44%) Private Cloud
5 4 (44.44%) Workflow Development
5 4 (44.44%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 4 (44.44%) DevOps
5 4 (44.44%) EMC
5 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (44.44%) Firewall
5 4 (44.44%) Workflow
5 4 (44.44%) vRealize
6 3 (33.33%) Converged Infrastructure
6 3 (33.33%) NetApp
6 3 (33.33%) HP
6 3 (33.33%) Internet
6 3 (33.33%) SSH
6 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 3 (33.33%) HTTP
6 3 (33.33%) Cisco
6 3 (33.33%) IBM
6 3 (33.33%) SMTP
6 3 (33.33%) Oracle

VMware ESX
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (11.11%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) DNS
2 6 (66.67%) LDAP
3 4 (44.44%) Firewall
4 3 (33.33%) HTTP
4 3 (33.33%) Internet
4 3 (33.33%) NAS
4 3 (33.33%) SMTP
4 3 (33.33%) SSH
5 1 (11.11%) DHCP
5 1 (11.11%) OpenFlow
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Architect
1 4 (44.44%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (33.33%) Developer
3 2 (22.22%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Azure Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (11.11%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (11.11%) DevOps Developer
4 1 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 1 (11.11%) Portal Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Team Leader
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) REST
1 3 (33.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (77.78%) Data Centre
2 4 (44.44%) Private Cloud
2 4 (44.44%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 3 (33.33%) Replication
3 3 (33.33%) User Experience
4 1 (11.11%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (44.44%) DevOps
1 4 (44.44%) Load Balancing
1 4 (44.44%) Workflow
1 4 (44.44%) Workflow Development
2 3 (33.33%) Change Control
2 3 (33.33%) Converged Infrastructure
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
4 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
4 1 (11.11%) High Availability
4 1 (11.11%) Open Source
4 1 (11.11%) People Management
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Management
4 1 (11.11%) Service Design
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) TOGAF
4 1 (11.11%) Workload Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) Bash Shell
2 4 (44.44%) PowerShell
3 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (33.33%) vCloud
3 2 (22.22%) vSphere
4 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
4 1 (11.11%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) Puppet
1 4 (44.44%) vRealize
2 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (44.44%) EMC
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco
3 3 (33.33%) F5
3 3 (33.33%) HP
3 3 (33.33%) IBM
3 3 (33.33%) Infoblox
3 3 (33.33%) NetApp
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix
4 1 (11.11%) Veritas