The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 29 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
England / South East
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 235 219 210
Rank change year-on-year -16 -9  
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 24 57 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.29% 0.59% 0.51%
As % of the System Software category 2.41% 4.14% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 49 31
Median daily rate £338 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% -3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £190 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £334 £338 £350
% change year-on-year -1.11% -3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £30.00 £30.00
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 the South East with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 996 1377 1301
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 12.04% 14.16% 13.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 843 663
Median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +1.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £371 £360 £344
% change year-on-year +3.12% +4.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 115 142
Median hourly rate £16.50 £21.33 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.64% +15.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £47.83 £40.00
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 the South East

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

VMware ESX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESX in the South East

VMware ESX
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware ESX in the South East over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware ESX in the South East

VMware ESX
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware ESX in the South East

VMware ESX
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESX within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
Hampshire +11 10 £310 -13.88% 1
Kent +14 6 £338 +3.05%
Buckinghamshire -5 5 £400 -
Berkshire +18 2 £400 +55.33%
Oxfordshire -12 1 £338 +35.00%
VMware ESX
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 South East region with a requirement for VMware ESX.

1 52 (100.00%) VMware
2 37 (71.15%) Windows
3 35 (67.31%) Active Directory
4 33 (63.46%) SAN
5 31 (59.62%) VMware Infrastructure
6 30 (57.69%) Windows Server
7 28 (53.85%) Firewall
8 27 (51.92%) Microsoft
8 27 (51.92%) Windows Server 2008
9 24 (46.15%) Cisco
9 24 (46.15%) MS Exchange
10 23 (44.23%) Windows 7
11 20 (38.46%) ITIL
11 20 (38.46%) NetApp
12 19 (36.54%) DNS
13 18 (34.62%) PowerShell
14 15 (28.85%) Security Cleared
14 15 (28.85%) Microsoft Certification
15 14 (26.92%) MCSA
15 14 (26.92%) XML
15 14 (26.92%) VBScript
15 14 (26.92%) MCITP
15 14 (26.92%) vSphere
15 14 (26.92%) Exchange Server 2010
16 13 (25.00%) Skype
16 13 (25.00%) Skype for Business
16 13 (25.00%) SQL Server
16 13 (25.00%) VoIP
17 11 (21.15%) Red Hat
17 11 (21.15%) SC Cleared

VMware ESX
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 24 (46.15%) MS Exchange
2 14 (26.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (25.00%) Skype for Business
4 5 (9.62%) Apache
4 5 (9.62%) EPiServer
4 5 (9.62%) FileNet
4 5 (9.62%) IIS
5 1 (1.92%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.92%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.92%) Office 365
2 1 (1.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (63.46%) SAN
2 28 (53.85%) Firewall
3 19 (36.54%) DNS
4 13 (25.00%) Skype
4 13 (25.00%) VoIP
5 5 (9.62%) HTTPS
5 5 (9.62%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (3.85%) DHCP
6 2 (3.85%) NAS
6 2 (3.85%) VLAN
6 2 (3.85%) VPN
7 1 (1.92%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.92%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (1.92%) Network Security
7 1 (1.92%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (11.54%) Finance
2 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (26.92%) Wintel Engineer
2 9 (17.31%) Server Engineer
3 8 (15.38%) Wintel Server Engineer
4 7 (13.46%) Windows Engineer
5 6 (11.54%) Architect
5 6 (11.54%) Infrastructure Architect
5 6 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (9.62%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 5 (9.62%) Technical Architect
6 5 (9.62%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (7.69%) Active Directory Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) Administrator
7 4 (7.69%) Applications Specialist
7 4 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) Unix Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Support Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Unix Systems Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (26.92%) XML
2 4 (7.69%) .NET
3 2 (3.85%) Web Services
4 1 (1.92%) HTML
4 1 (1.92%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 7 (13.46%) Clustering
3 6 (11.54%) Mainframe
4 5 (9.62%) Computer Science
4 5 (9.62%) Tandem
5 4 (7.69%) Management Information System
6 3 (5.77%) EMC VMAX
6 3 (5.77%) EMC VNX
6 3 (5.77%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 2 (3.85%) IBM XIV
7 2 (3.85%) LPAR
7 2 (3.85%) Replication
8 1 (1.92%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 37 (71.15%) Windows
2 30 (57.69%) Windows Server
3 27 (51.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (44.23%) Windows 7
5 10 (19.23%) Linux
6 9 (17.31%) Unix
7 8 (15.38%) Solaris
8 7 (13.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (9.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (5.77%) AIX
11 2 (3.85%) Debian
11 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (1.92%) CentOS
12 1 (1.92%) HPUX
12 1 (1.92%) SUSE
12 1 (1.92%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (38.46%) ITIL
2 8 (15.38%) Incident Management
2 8 (15.38%) Validation
3 6 (11.54%) Customer Requirements
3 6 (11.54%) Problem Management
4 5 (9.62%) Capacity Management
4 5 (9.62%) High Availability
4 5 (9.62%) Network Design
4 5 (9.62%) Project Management
4 5 (9.62%) Requirements Analysis
4 5 (9.62%) Server Virtualisation
5 4 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (7.69%) IT Strategy
5 4 (7.69%) Line Management
6 3 (5.77%) Configuration Management
6 3 (5.77%) Converged Infrastructure
6 3 (5.77%) Migration
6 3 (5.77%) Server Building
7 2 (3.85%) DevOps
7 2 (3.85%) Disk Encryption
Programming Languages
1 18 (34.62%) PowerShell
2 14 (26.92%) VBScript
3 6 (11.54%) SQL
4 5 (9.62%) JCL
5 3 (5.77%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.85%) Python
7 1 (1.92%) C
7 1 (1.92%) Korn
7 1 (1.92%) Perl
7 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (28.85%) Microsoft Certification
1 15 (28.85%) Security Cleared
2 14 (26.92%) MCITP
2 14 (26.92%) MCSA
3 11 (21.15%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.69%) Degree
5 3 (5.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.92%) ISEB
6 1 (1.92%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.92%) MCSE
6 1 (1.92%) RHCA
6 1 (1.92%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) SLA
2 2 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 35 (67.31%) Active Directory
2 31 (59.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (26.92%) vSphere
4 5 (9.62%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (5.77%) Hyper-V
6 2 (3.85%) XenApp
7 1 (1.92%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.92%) ProxySG
7 1 (1.92%) SRDF
7 1 (1.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (1.92%) VirtualBox
7 1 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.92%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (17.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (7.69%) EMC NetWorker
2 4 (7.69%) Puppet
3 3 (5.77%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (5.77%) SCCM
3 3 (5.77%) vCenter Server
3 3 (5.77%) vMotion
4 2 (3.85%) Ansible
4 2 (3.85%) SCOM
4 2 (3.85%) WSUS
5 1 (1.92%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.92%) Nagios
5 1 (1.92%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (1.92%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.92%) vRealize
Vendors
1 52 (100.00%) VMware
2 27 (51.92%) Microsoft
3 24 (46.15%) Cisco
4 20 (38.46%) NetApp
5 11 (21.15%) Red Hat
6 7 (13.46%) Citrix
6 7 (13.46%) EMC
6 7 (13.46%) HP
7 6 (11.54%) Blue Coat
7 6 (11.54%) CheckPoint
7 6 (11.54%) Oracle
8 5 (9.62%) Genesys
8 5 (9.62%) Informatica
9 3 (5.77%) F5
9 3 (5.77%) IBM
10 2 (3.85%) Brocade
10 2 (3.85%) Veritas
11 1 (1.92%) CommVault
11 1 (1.92%) Hitachi
11 1 (1.92%) Intel Security
Basingstoke, Hampshire
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