The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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)
England / North East
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 116 59
Rank change year-on-year +62 -57  
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 4 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.69% 0.57% 1.20%
As % of the System Software category 4.94% 2.02% 11.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 6
Median daily rate - £260 £269
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.16%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Median hourly rate £28.00 £26.58 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.36% -  
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 the North East with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 81 445 88
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 14.04% 28.20% 10.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 268 43
Median daily rate £313 £280 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.78% +1.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £211 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £340 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 45 18
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.50 £12.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +124.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £26.58 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £36.00 £18.75
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 the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 the North East

VMware ESXi
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESXi in the North East

VMware ESXi
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware ESXi in the North East

VMware ESXi
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 22 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
Tyne and Wear +70 4 - -
VMware ESXi
England

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 North East region with a requirement for VMware ESXi.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) DV Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (80.00%) NetApp
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (80.00%) Netcool
2 4 (80.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (80.00%) Military
3 3 (60.00%) Service Management
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) OOD
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) SAN
4 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (20.00%) Patch Management
4 1 (20.00%) Server Patching
4 1 (20.00%) Server Building
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (20.00%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (20.00%) vCenter Server

VMware ESXi
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (80.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) SAN
General
1 4 (80.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) OOD
3 1 (20.00%) Patch Management
3 1 (20.00%) Server Building
3 1 (20.00%) Server Patching
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) Netcool
1 4 (80.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (20.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) NetApp
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) VMware