The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 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 30 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.

VMware ESX Server
South East / West Sussex
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 69 56
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex - 0.16% 0.39%
As % of the System Software category - 2.44% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £300 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -11.11%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £350 £357
% change year-on-year -5.71% -1.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 West Sussex with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
West Sussex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 48 41 93
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 9.09% 6.61% 17.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 27 63
Median daily rate £475 £366 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.69% -8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £277 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -5.40% +5.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 12
Median hourly rate £27.50 £15.50 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.41% +8.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £15.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £16.55 £15.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

VMware ESX
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Sussex 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 West Sussex

VMware ESX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESX in West Sussex

VMware ESX
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware ESX in West Sussex