The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 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 28 June 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 ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
East of England / Suffolk
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 33 32
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 0 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Suffolk - 1.55% 0.47%
As % of the System Software category - 11.11% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Median daily rate - £525 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £26.58 £26.75
% change year-on-year +13.82% -0.65%  

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 Suffolk with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Suffolk
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 22 36 21
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 17.46% 13.95% 9.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 27 9
Median daily rate £173 £525 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -67.14% +133.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £91 £132 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Median hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -28.88% +28.57%  

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in Suffolk

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Suffolk 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 Suffolk

VMware ESXi
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VMware ESXi in Suffolk.

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESXi in Suffolk

VMware ESXi
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware ESXi in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Suffolk region with a requirement for VMware ESXi.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (80.00%) vCenter Server
3 3 (60.00%) Mimecast
3 3 (60.00%) McAfee
3 3 (60.00%) SolarWinds
3 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) Citrix
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL
4 2 (40.00%) Ubuntu
4 2 (40.00%) Linux
4 2 (40.00%) IBM Notes
4 2 (40.00%) DNS
4 2 (40.00%) Lotus
4 2 (40.00%) Office 365
4 2 (40.00%) vSphere
4 2 (40.00%) SaaS
4 2 (40.00%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (40.00%) Acronis
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) SCCM
4 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
5 1 (20.00%) SLA
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco

VMware ESXi
Co-occurring IT Skills in Suffolk 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 2 (40.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Mimecast
2 2 (40.00%) Office 365
2 2 (40.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) Ubuntu
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) vSphere
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) vCenter Server
2 2 (40.00%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (40.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) McAfee
2 3 (60.00%) SolarWinds
3 2 (40.00%) Acronis
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) Lotus
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft