The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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)
England / North West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 123 119
Rank change year-on-year -7 -4  
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 9 36 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.31% 0.95% 0.93%
As % of the System Software category 2.85% 9.35% 7.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 15 16
Median daily rate £350 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £172 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £426 £490 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £21.00 £19.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.98%  
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 the North West with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 316 385 449
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 10.73% 10.14% 12.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 192 237
Median daily rate £400 £380 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +26.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 45 54
Median hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.81% -6.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.36 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £16.00 £22.20
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 the North West

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

VMware ESXi
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESXi in the North West

VMware ESXi
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware ESXi in the North West over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware ESXi in the North West

VMware ESXi
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware ESXi in the North West

VMware ESXi
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West 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
Cheshire +6 5 £350 -17.64% 2
Manchester +11 1 - - 3
Lancashire +1 1 £410 -9.89% 2
Merseyside -5 1 - -
Cumbria - 1 £400 -
VMware ESXi
England

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 North West region with a requirement for VMware ESXi.

1 13 (76.47%) Windows
1 13 (76.47%) VMware
2 11 (64.71%) Windows Server
3 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
5 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
5 7 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (41.18%) vSphere
5 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (35.29%) vCenter Server
6 6 (35.29%) SCCM
6 6 (35.29%) Citrix
6 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (29.41%) WAN
7 5 (29.41%) DNS
7 5 (29.41%) Linux
7 5 (29.41%) LAN
7 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
7 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
8 4 (23.53%) XenApp
8 4 (23.53%) Apache
8 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
8 4 (23.53%) SQL
8 4 (23.53%) IIS
8 4 (23.53%) DHCP
8 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
8 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (17.65%) DevOps
9 3 (17.65%) Patch Management

VMware ESXi
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (23.53%) Apache
1 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (23.53%) IIS
1 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.76%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (11.76%) Skype for Business
3 1 (5.88%) Apache Spark
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.88%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.88%) IaaS
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.88%) Office 365
2 1 (5.88%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) DNS
1 5 (29.41%) LAN
1 5 (29.41%) WAN
2 4 (23.53%) DHCP
3 3 (17.65%) NAS
3 3 (17.65%) SAN
4 2 (11.76%) NetScaler
4 2 (11.76%) Skype
4 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.88%) ADSL
5 1 (5.88%) DMZ
5 1 (5.88%) Ethernet
5 1 (5.88%) Firewall
5 1 (5.88%) FTP
5 1 (5.88%) ISDN
5 1 (5.88%) Junos
5 1 (5.88%) Kerberos
5 1 (5.88%) MPLS
5 1 (5.88%) VoIP
5 1 (5.88%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (11.76%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.88%) Apache Hive
4 1 (5.88%) Big Data
4 1 (5.88%) Hadoop
4 1 (5.88%) Impala
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Electronics
2 1 (5.88%) Investment Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (23.53%) Server Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Applications Support
4 1 (5.88%) Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) IT Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) Web Services
2 2 (11.76%) LAMP
3 1 (5.88%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
1 2 (11.76%) Replication
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (76.47%) Windows
2 11 (64.71%) Windows Server
3 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (29.41%) Linux
7 2 (11.76%) CentOS
7 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
8 1 (5.88%) Ubuntu
8 1 (5.88%) Unix
8 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (17.65%) DevOps
1 3 (17.65%) Patch Management
1 3 (17.65%) Performance Management
1 3 (17.65%) Proactive Monitoring
1 3 (17.65%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (11.76%) ITIL
2 2 (11.76%) Migration
2 2 (11.76%) Network Management
2 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
2 2 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity Planning
3 1 (5.88%) Creative Problem-Solving
3 1 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (5.88%) Planning and Forecasting
3 1 (5.88%) Software Deployment
3 1 (5.88%) Task Automation
3 1 (5.88%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) SC Cleared
1 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) CCNA
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.76%) MCITP
2 2 (11.76%) MCSA
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) JNCIA
3 1 (5.88%) MCSE
3 1 (5.88%) NCDA
3 1 (5.88%) NCIE
3 1 (5.88%) VCAP
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (5.88%) GDPR
1 1 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 7 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (41.18%) vSphere
3 4 (23.53%) XenApp
4 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
5 1 (5.88%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) SCCM
1 6 (35.29%) vCenter Server
2 2 (11.76%) Ansible
2 2 (11.76%) Puppet
2 2 (11.76%) SCOM
2 2 (11.76%) SCOrch
2 2 (11.76%) vMotion
3 1 (5.88%) BladeLogic
3 1 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (5.88%) Salt
3 1 (5.88%) vRealize
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) VMware
2 6 (35.29%) Citrix
3 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
4 3 (17.65%) HP
5 2 (11.76%) AppSense
5 2 (11.76%) CA
5 2 (11.76%) Dell
5 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
5 2 (11.76%) Veeam
6 1 (5.88%) Apple
6 1 (5.88%) Avaya
6 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
6 1 (5.88%) Cisco
6 1 (5.88%) Google
6 1 (5.88%) IBM
6 1 (5.88%) Juniper
6 1 (5.88%) NetApp
6 1 (5.88%) PlateSpin
6 1 (5.88%) SAP
6 1 (5.88%) Symantec