The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Surrey 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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware ESX Server
South East / Surrey
Rank 89 87 90
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3  
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 2 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.17% 1.08% 0.28%
As % of the System Software category 1.16% 5.19% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 4
Median daily rate £375 £190 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +97.36% -37.95%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £334 £350 £358
% change year-on-year -4.64% -2.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year +44.32% -19.16%  

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 Surrey with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Surrey
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 172 270 137
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 14.84% 20.87% 9.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 161 74
Median daily rate £375 £388 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +13.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £185 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £523 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 25 12
Median hourly rate £15.00 £43.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.11% +145.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £12.58 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.93 £49.80 £30.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -3.87% +6.45%  

VMware ESX
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Surrey 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 Surrey

VMware ESX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESX in Surrey

VMware ESX
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware ESX in Surrey

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Surrey region with a requirement for VMware ESX.

1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (75.00%) vSphere
3 2 (50.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (50.00%) vMotion
3 2 (50.00%) Server Building
3 2 (50.00%) Debian
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (50.00%) VLAN
3 2 (50.00%) Puppet
3 2 (50.00%) SAN
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) VPN
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) Sun
4 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (25.00%) HP
4 1 (25.00%) Citrix
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (25.00%) MCSA
4 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (25.00%) VoIP
4 1 (25.00%) HTML

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in Surrey 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 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (50.00%) SAN
2 2 (50.00%) VLAN
2 2 (50.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) Skype
3 1 (25.00%) VoIP
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Administrator
1 2 (50.00%) Linux Administrator
1 2 (50.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 2 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
1 2 (50.00%) VMWare Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) SAP Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) SAP FI Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) SWIFT Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 1 (25.00%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Debian
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Solaris
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (50.00%) Server Building
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (50.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (25.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) MCITP
1 1 (25.00%) MCSA
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (75.00%) vSphere
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Puppet
1 2 (50.00%) vMotion
2 1 (25.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) NetApp
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (25.00%) Sun