The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 22 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)
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 57 67
Rank change year-on-year -8 +10  
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 13 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.77% 1.20% 0.72%
As % of the System Software category 11.93% 9.41% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 0
Median daily rate £400 £400 -
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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 109 85 122
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 14.83% 12.74% 14.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 44 54
Median daily rate £400 £430 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.97% +10.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £370 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 18 10
Median hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -46.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.58% +22.85%  

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes

VMware ESXi
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESXi in Milton Keynes

VMware ESXi
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware ESXi in Milton Keynes over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware ESXi in Milton Keynes

VMware ESXi
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware ESXi in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 22 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for VMware ESXi.

1 12 (85.71%) VMware
2 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 10 (71.43%) SAN
2 10 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (50.00%) Cisco
3 7 (50.00%) Linux
4 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
4 6 (42.86%) HP
4 6 (42.86%) NetApp
4 6 (42.86%) Red Hat
4 6 (42.86%) Firewall
4 6 (42.86%) vSphere
5 5 (35.71%) Capacity Management
5 5 (35.71%) CheckPoint
5 5 (35.71%) Blue Coat
5 5 (35.71%) Network Design
5 5 (35.71%) Requirements Analysis
6 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
6 4 (28.57%) Unix
6 4 (28.57%) Windows
6 4 (28.57%) Replication
6 4 (28.57%) Server Virtualisation
7 3 (21.43%) vMotion
7 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
7 3 (21.43%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (21.43%) IT Strategy
7 3 (21.43%) SCOM
7 3 (21.43%) ITIL
7 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
7 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery

VMware ESXi
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
3 2 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (14.29%) IIS
3 2 (14.29%) WebSphere
4 1 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (71.43%) SAN
2 6 (42.86%) Firewall
3 2 (14.29%) ATM
3 2 (14.29%) DNS
4 1 (7.14%) Network Security
4 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) DB2
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MSI
General
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Architect
1 5 (35.71%) Infrastructure Architect
1 5 (35.71%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
1 5 (35.71%) Technical Architect
1 5 (35.71%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 2 (14.29%) VMware Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Banking Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) IBM Storage Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Storage Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) VMware Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Replication
2 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
3 2 (14.29%) IBM XIV
3 2 (14.29%) LPAR
3 2 (14.29%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Linux
2 4 (28.57%) Unix
2 4 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (14.29%) AIX
3 2 (14.29%) Solaris
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 2 (14.29%) zOS
4 1 (7.14%) CentOS
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Capacity Management
1 5 (35.71%) Network Design
1 5 (35.71%) Requirements Analysis
2 4 (28.57%) Server Virtualisation
3 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (21.43%) IT Strategy
3 3 (21.43%) ITIL
3 3 (21.43%) Migration
4 2 (14.29%) ITIL V2
4 2 (14.29%) Logistics
4 2 (14.29%) Matrix Organization
4 2 (14.29%) Process Improvement
4 2 (14.29%) Validation
4 2 (14.29%) Virtual Environments
5 1 (7.14%) Email Filtering
5 1 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (7.14%) Programme Delivery
5 1 (7.14%) Release Management
5 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (7.14%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
1 1 (7.14%) VB
1 1 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) MCSE
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (71.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (42.86%) vSphere
3 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 3 (21.43%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (7.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (7.14%) Terminal Server
5 1 (7.14%) vCloud
5 1 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (7.14%) VMware Server
5 1 (7.14%) XenApp
5 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) SCOM
1 3 (21.43%) vMotion
2 2 (14.29%) SCCM
3 1 (7.14%) EdgeSight
3 1 (7.14%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (7.14%) Tivoli
3 1 (7.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) VMware
2 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 7 (50.00%) Cisco
4 6 (42.86%) HP
4 6 (42.86%) NetApp
4 6 (42.86%) Red Hat
5 5 (35.71%) Blue Coat
5 5 (35.71%) CheckPoint
6 2 (14.29%) Brocade
6 2 (14.29%) IBM
6 2 (14.29%) Oracle
6 2 (14.29%) Veeam
7 1 (7.14%) 3PAR
7 1 (7.14%) AppSense
7 1 (7.14%) Citrix
7 1 (7.14%) CommVault
7 1 (7.14%) EMC
7 1 (7.14%) Genesys