Period
to 24 January 2018

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 6 months to 24 January 2018 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 > South West
6 months to
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 176 161
Rank change year-on-year +3 -15 +30
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 26 22 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.49% 0.41% 0.78%
As % of the System Software category 3.72% 3.36% 7.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 34
South West median daily rate £413 £320 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.91% -8.57% -3.45%
10th Percentile £228 £265 £234
90th Percentile £675 £350 £496
England median daily rate £390 £378 £400
% change year-on-year +3.31% -5.63% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
South West median hourly rate £48.50 - £18.50
10th Percentile £42.65 - £17.75
90th Percentile £57.55 - £19.25
England median hourly rate £47.83 £35.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year +36.66% +1.45% +130.00%

VMware ESXi is in the System Software category. The following 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.

All System Software Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 699 655 680
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 13.29% 12.17% 11.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 390 379
South West median daily rate £400 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% - -3.70%
10th Percentile £162 £119 £119
90th Percentile £588 £513 £488
England median daily rate £450 £413 £385
% change year-on-year +9.09% +7.14% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 68 76
South West median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -29.11% +25.40%
10th Percentile £11.02 £10.46 £11.00
90th Percentile £44.65 £47.50 £43.38
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.15 £15.50
% change year-on-year +2.17% +4.19% -

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing VMware ESXi as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

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 6 months to 24 January 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 24 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Somerset +9 10 £333 -
Bristol -13 7 £338 +12.50% 1
Wiltshire +11 5 £700 +118.75% 3
Dorset - 4 £400 - 6
VMware ESXi
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESXi also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region with a requirement for VMware ESXi.

1 26 (100.00%) VMware
2 16 (61.54%) Active Directory
3 15 (57.69%) Microsoft
4 12 (46.15%) Windows
5 11 (42.31%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (38.46%) Citrix
7 9 (34.62%) Linux
7 9 (34.62%) SQL
8 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
8 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (23.08%) Subversion
9 6 (23.08%) JIRA
9 6 (23.08%) Atlassian
9 6 (23.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
9 6 (23.08%) Git (software)
9 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (23.08%) Bitbucket
9 6 (23.08%) Jenkins
9 6 (23.08%) Firewall
9 6 (23.08%) DNS
9 6 (23.08%) Python
9 6 (23.08%) DevOps
9 6 (23.08%) Windows Server
10 5 (19.23%) ScriptRunner
10 5 (19.23%) TCP/IP
10 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Project
10 5 (19.23%) Scrum
10 5 (19.23%) Waterfall
10 5 (19.23%) Change Control

VMware ESXi
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 3 (11.54%) IIS
1 3 (11.54%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.69%) CMS
3 1 (3.85%) Apache
3 1 (3.85%) EPiServer
3 1 (3.85%) Jupyter
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (19.23%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (15.38%) G Suite
4 3 (11.54%) IaaS
5 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (23.08%) DNS
1 6 (23.08%) Firewall
2 5 (19.23%) TCP/IP
3 4 (15.38%) DHCP
4 2 (7.69%) H.323
4 2 (7.69%) SAN
4 2 (7.69%) Telepresence
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (3.85%) EIGRP
5 1 (3.85%) HTTPS
5 1 (3.85%) IGMP
5 1 (3.85%) IPsec
5 1 (3.85%) Kerberos
5 1 (3.85%) L2TP
5 1 (3.85%) MPLS
5 1 (3.85%) Multicast
5 1 (3.85%) OSPF
5 1 (3.85%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (3.85%) RIP
5 1 (3.85%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 6 (23.08%) Bitbucket
1 6 (23.08%) Git (software)
1 6 (23.08%) Jenkins
1 6 (23.08%) JIRA
1 6 (23.08%) Subversion
2 5 (19.23%) ScriptRunner
3 1 (3.85%) Gerrit
3 1 (3.85%) Phabricator
3 1 (3.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Aerospace
2 1 (3.85%) Back Office
2 1 (3.85%) Electronics
2 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.85%) Marketing
2 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Consultant
3 4 (15.38%) JIRA Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Server Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Architect
4 3 (11.54%) DevOps Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) JIRA Consultant
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Technical Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) Wintel Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco Voice Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) Office 365 Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Support Specialist
6 1 (3.85%) Voice Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (15.38%) Web Services
2 3 (11.54%) .NET
3 2 (7.69%) Middleware
4 1 (3.85%) CSS
4 1 (3.85%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) PKI
2 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.69%) Private Cloud
2 2 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.85%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (46.15%) Windows
2 9 (34.62%) Linux
3 6 (23.08%) Windows Server
4 5 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (7.69%) Unix
5 2 (7.69%) VMS
5 2 (7.69%) Windows 10
5 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.85%) Scientific Linux
6 1 (3.85%) Solaris
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (23.08%) DevOps
3 5 (19.23%) Change Control
3 5 (19.23%) Kanban
3 5 (19.23%) Scrum
3 5 (19.23%) Waterfall
4 4 (15.38%) Asset Management
4 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (15.38%) Server Virtualisation
4 4 (15.38%) Software Asset Management
4 4 (15.38%) Test Automation
5 3 (11.54%) Line Management
5 3 (11.54%) Problem Management
5 3 (11.54%) Time Management
5 3 (11.54%) Workflow
6 2 (7.69%) ArchiMate
6 2 (7.69%) Data Centre Operations
6 2 (7.69%) MODAF
6 2 (7.69%) TOGAF
7 1 (3.85%) Customer-Centricity
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) SQL
2 6 (23.08%) Python
3 5 (19.23%) Groovy
4 1 (3.85%) Java
4 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 5 (19.23%) SC Cleared
3 4 (15.38%) DV Cleared
4 3 (11.54%) Degree
System Software
1 16 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 11 (42.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (15.38%) Shibboleth
3 4 (15.38%) vSphere
4 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
4 2 (7.69%) Xen
5 1 (3.85%) Docker
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (7.69%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (3.85%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (3.85%) Kubernetes
3 1 (3.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (3.85%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 26 (100.00%) VMware
2 15 (57.69%) Microsoft
3 10 (38.46%) Citrix
4 6 (23.08%) Atlassian
5 4 (15.38%) Cisco
5 4 (15.38%) Google
5 4 (15.38%) HP
5 4 (15.38%) Red Hat
5 4 (15.38%) Snow
5 4 (15.38%) SolarWinds
5 4 (15.38%) Sophos
6 3 (11.54%) CA
6 3 (11.54%) Dell
6 3 (11.54%) Gemalto
6 3 (11.54%) Oracle
7 2 (7.69%) EMC
7 2 (7.69%) IBM
8 1 (3.85%) BT
8 1 (3.85%) SAP
8 1 (3.85%) Siebel