The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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)
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 40 31
Rank change year-on-year -5 -9  
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 1 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.30% 0.59% 2.12%
As % of the System Software category 2.22% 5.13% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £300
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 Merseyside with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 45 39 54
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 13.39% 11.57% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 6 21
Median daily rate £350 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £260 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £495 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 15 5
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -6.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £11.00 £13.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.05 £14.34 £15.50
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 Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

VMware ESXi
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESXi in Merseyside

VMware ESXi
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware ESXi in Merseyside

VMware ESXi
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside 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
Liverpool -4 1 - -
VMware ESXi
North West

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 Merseyside region with a requirement for VMware ESXi.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (100.00%) vCenter Server
2 2 (66.67%) Proactive Monitoring
2 2 (66.67%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Patch Management
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) SCCM
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Management
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) XenApp
3 1 (33.33%) Veeam
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server

VMware ESXi
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Server Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Patch Management
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Management
1 2 (66.67%) Proactive Monitoring
1 2 (66.67%) Virtual Infrastructure
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) vCenter Server
2 2 (66.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Veeam
1 1 (33.33%) VMware