The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 24 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 West
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 124 138
Rank change year-on-year -10 +14  
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 6 17 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.23% 0.57% 0.34%
As % of the System Software category 1.90% 4.79% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 10
Median daily rate £313 £350 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +20.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £250 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £425 £378
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £338 £350
% change year-on-year -5.18% -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 the South West with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 316 355 324
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 11.99% 11.87% 9.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 200 157
Median daily rate £352 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.57% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £133 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £360 £347
% change year-on-year +0.69% +3.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 37 48
Median hourly rate £15.51 £16.50 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.98% -17.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.78 £8.96 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.00 £31.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year -3.03% +2.23%  

VMware ESX
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

VMware ESX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESX in the South West

VMware ESX
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware ESX in the South West

VMware ESX
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 24 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
Bristol -2 4 £310 -20.00%
Gloucestershire 0 1 £350 -
Wiltshire -4 1 £350 +40.00%
VMware ESX
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 West region with a requirement for VMware ESX.

1 14 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 14 (100.00%) VMware
2 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 13 (92.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (85.71%) XenApp
4 11 (78.57%) XenDesktop
4 11 (78.57%) Windows 7
4 11 (78.57%) Microsoft App-V
4 11 (78.57%) AppSense
4 11 (78.57%) SCCM
4 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
4 11 (78.57%) Citrix
5 10 (71.43%) Thin Client
5 10 (71.43%) DNS
5 10 (71.43%) Microsoft Office
5 10 (71.43%) Fat Client
5 10 (71.43%) Incident Management
5 10 (71.43%) Wyse
6 9 (64.29%) Dell
7 8 (57.14%) Finance
7 8 (57.14%) Office 365
8 7 (50.00%) Skype for Business
8 7 (50.00%) Symantec
8 7 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
8 7 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (50.00%) Virtual Desktop
9 6 (42.86%) Cisco
10 5 (35.71%) DHCP
10 5 (35.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 5 (35.71%) BitLocker

VMware ESX
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 7 (50.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (14.29%) Apache
2 2 (14.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (57.14%) Office 365
2 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (71.43%) DNS
2 5 (35.71%) DHCP
3 4 (28.57%) VPN
4 2 (14.29%) NetScaler
4 2 (14.29%) SAN
4 2 (14.29%) SMTP
4 2 (14.29%) SSL
5 1 (7.14%) Internet
General
1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Analyst
1 9 (64.29%) Citrix Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Active Directory Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Desktop Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix Support
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix Support Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Support Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (71.43%) Fat Client
1 10 (71.43%) Thin Client
2 7 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (14.29%) Clustering
3 2 (14.29%) Digital Signage
3 2 (14.29%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Windows 7
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server
4 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (14.29%) Linux
6 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
7 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Incident Management
2 3 (21.43%) Application Virtualisation
2 3 (21.43%) Performance Management
3 2 (14.29%) DevOps
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) AWK
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 14 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (92.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (85.71%) XenApp
4 11 (78.57%) Microsoft App-V
4 11 (78.57%) XenDesktop
5 7 (50.00%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (35.71%) BitLocker
7 2 (14.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (14.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (78.57%) SCCM
2 5 (35.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (14.29%) NetBackup
3 2 (14.29%) Puppet
3 2 (14.29%) vRealize
3 2 (14.29%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) VMware
2 11 (78.57%) AppSense
2 11 (78.57%) Citrix
2 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
3 10 (71.43%) Wyse
4 9 (64.29%) Dell
5 7 (50.00%) Symantec
6 6 (42.86%) Cisco
7 4 (28.57%) Xerox
8 3 (21.43%) CA
9 2 (14.29%) Brocade
9 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
9 2 (14.29%) EMC
9 2 (14.29%) HP
9 2 (14.29%) Polycom
9 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
9 2 (14.29%) Veritas