The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware ESXi
England / South West
Rank 127 112 136
Rank change year-on-year -15 +24  
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 9 27 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.35% 0.93% 0.26%
As % of the System Software category 2.96% 7.89% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 22 8
Median daily rate £628 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +67.33% +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £332 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £400 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £358 £400
% change year-on-year -9.09% -10.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £24.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year +12.24% +45.61%  

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 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 304 342 318
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 11.71% 11.78% 10.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 195 156
Median daily rate £331 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.35% -1.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £133 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 37 43
Median hourly rate £15.89 £18.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.12% +13.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.53 £8.88 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £40.50 £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

VMware ESXi
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 ESXi in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESXi in the South West

VMware ESXi
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware ESXi in the South West over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware ESXi in the South West

VMware ESXi
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware ESXi in the South West

VMware ESXi
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 ESXi within the South West region over the 3 months to 25 March 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 +5 7 £680 +70.00%
Wiltshire -12 1 - -
VMware ESXi
England

VMware ESXi
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 South West region with a requirement for VMware ESXi.

1 11 (78.57%) Windows
1 11 (78.57%) Linux
1 11 (78.57%) Windows Server 2008
1 11 (78.57%) Windows Server
2 10 (71.43%) SharePoint
2 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 9 (64.29%) Red Hat
3 9 (64.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (57.14%) Skype for Business
4 8 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (57.14%) Skype
4 8 (57.14%) Windows 10
4 8 (57.14%) Remote Desktop
4 8 (57.14%) Client/Server
5 7 (50.00%) DNS
5 7 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (50.00%) DFS Replication
5 7 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (42.86%) SC Cleared
6 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
7 5 (35.71%) Cisco
8 4 (28.57%) CCNA
8 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (28.57%) VMware
9 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
9 3 (21.43%) Firewall
9 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange

VMware ESXi
Top Related 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 10 (71.43%) SharePoint
2 8 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2013
2 8 (57.14%) Skype for Business
3 7 (50.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) IaaS
1 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) Remote Desktop
1 8 (57.14%) Skype
2 7 (50.00%) DNS
3 3 (21.43%) Firewall
4 2 (14.29%) SAN
4 2 (14.29%) VoIP
5 1 (7.14%) IP Telephony
5 1 (7.14%) NetScaler
5 1 (7.14%) Wireless
General
1 2 (14.29%) Back Office
1 2 (14.29%) Military
2 1 (7.14%) Electronics
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.14%) Marketing
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Architect
2 5 (35.71%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (21.43%) Technical Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Active Directory Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Support Technician
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Technician
4 2 (14.29%) Support Technician
5 1 (7.14%) Citrix Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) IT Architect
5 1 (7.14%) VMware Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Wintel Architect
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) Client/Server
2 2 (14.29%) CESG
2 2 (14.29%) Fat Client
2 2 (14.29%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Linux
1 11 (78.57%) Windows
1 11 (78.57%) Windows Server
1 11 (78.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (64.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (57.14%) Windows 10
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (14.29%) Capacity Management
2 2 (14.29%) Change Management
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
2 2 (14.29%) Open Source
2 2 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (7.14%) Information Security
3 1 (7.14%) Information Security Management
3 1 (7.14%) Programme Management
3 1 (7.14%) Security Management
3 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.14%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 6 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 4 (28.57%) CCNA
2 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (14.29%) CCNP
3 2 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) MCSE
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) JSP 440
System Software
1 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 7 (50.00%) DFS Replication
2 7 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
5 2 (14.29%) vSphere
6 1 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
6 1 (7.14%) XenServer
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Red Hat
2 5 (35.71%) Cisco
3 4 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (14.29%) 3PAR
4 2 (14.29%) HP
4 2 (14.29%) Sophos
4 2 (14.29%) Veeam
4 2 (14.29%) WatchGuard
5 1 (7.14%) Avaya
5 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
5 1 (7.14%) Citrix
5 1 (7.14%) Dell
5 1 (7.14%) Extreme Networks
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.14%) SAP