The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 23 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
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 60 58
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 0 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales - 0.92% 0.21%
As % of the System Software category - 6.33% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Median daily rate - £200 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £338 £350
% change year-on-year -4.44% -3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 South Wales with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 89 79 30
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 15.67% 14.60% 6.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 37 16
Median daily rate £225 £350 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.71% +14.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £141 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £450 £368
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £362 £348
% change year-on-year -0.41% +3.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 14 4
Median hourly rate £55.00 £13.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +323.07% -1.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -3.03% -  

VMware ESX
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

VMware ESX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESX in South Wales

VMware ESX
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware ESX in South Wales

For the 6 months to 23 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 Wales region with a requirement for VMware ESX.

1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) SCOM
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Disk Encryption

VMware ESX
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
1 1 (100.00%) 3rd Line Support
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Disk Encryption
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (100.00%) VMware