The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 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 27 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
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 132 131
Rank change year-on-year +12 -1  
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 4 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.19% 0.35% 0.19%
As % of the System Software category 1.70% 3.23% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 4
Median daily rate £575 £400 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.75% +8.84%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £350 £357
% change year-on-year -3.21% -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 Yorkshire with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 235 310 263
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 11.06% 10.92% 9.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 189 152
Median daily rate £405 £401 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +33.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £163 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -3.97% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 38 43
Median hourly rate £12.00 £12.10 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.82% +0.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £8.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £22.20 £18.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -4.13% +4.10%  

VMware ESX
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire

VMware ESX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESX in Yorkshire

VMware ESX
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware ESX in Yorkshire over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware ESX in Yorkshire

VMware ESX
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware ESX in Yorkshire

VMware ESX
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESX within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 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
West Yorkshire +11 3 £575 +43.75%
South Yorkshire - 1 £325 -
VMware ESX
England

VMware ESX
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for VMware ESX.

1 19 (100.00%) VMware
2 11 (57.89%) Windows
2 11 (57.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (52.63%) DNS
3 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
3 10 (52.63%) Firewall
4 9 (47.37%) SCCM
4 9 (47.37%) Windows Server
5 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
6 7 (36.84%) MS Exchange
6 7 (36.84%) vSphere
6 7 (36.84%) vRealize
7 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (31.58%) EMC
7 6 (31.58%) DHCP
7 6 (31.58%) Symantec
7 6 (31.58%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (26.32%) Internet
8 5 (26.32%) Backup Exec
8 5 (26.32%) Dell
8 5 (26.32%) LDAP
8 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
8 5 (26.32%) MS Office
8 5 (26.32%) Change Control
8 5 (26.32%) Replication
8 5 (26.32%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
8 5 (26.32%) EMC VNX
9 4 (21.05%) NetVault Backup

VMware ESX
Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire 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 7 (36.84%) MS Exchange
2 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.26%) IIS
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
1 5 (26.32%) MS Office
2 4 (21.05%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (21.05%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Azure Active Directory
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (52.63%) DNS
1 10 (52.63%) Firewall
2 6 (31.58%) DHCP
3 5 (26.32%) Internet
3 5 (26.32%) LDAP
4 4 (21.05%) HTTP
4 4 (21.05%) Network Security
4 4 (21.05%) SMTP
4 4 (21.05%) SSH
5 3 (15.79%) FTP
6 2 (10.53%) NAS
6 2 (10.53%) SAN
7 1 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (5.26%) IP Telephony
7 1 (5.26%) NetScaler
7 1 (5.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (21.05%) Law
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Back Office
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Infrastructure Team Leader
1 5 (26.32%) Team Leader
2 4 (21.05%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) VMware Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Active Directory Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Exchange Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) SCCM Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Server Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Azure Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) IT Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Field Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior IT Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior VMware Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Windows Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) REST
1 4 (21.05%) SOAP
2 1 (5.26%) Software Packaging
2 1 (5.26%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
1 5 (26.32%) EMC VNX
1 5 (26.32%) Replication
1 5 (26.32%) VxBlock/Vblock
2 4 (21.05%) Private Cloud
2 4 (21.05%) User Experience
3 3 (15.79%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) Windows Server
3 8 (42.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.26%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (5.26%) Linux
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Change Control
2 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (21.05%) Disk Encryption
2 4 (21.05%) Mobile Device Management
2 4 (21.05%) People Management
2 4 (21.05%) Performance Management
2 4 (21.05%) Software Deployment
2 4 (21.05%) Workflow
2 4 (21.05%) Workflow Development
3 3 (15.79%) DevOps
3 3 (15.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (10.53%) ITIL
4 2 (10.53%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.26%) Change Management
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 1 (5.26%) Open Source
5 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.26%) SIEM
5 1 (5.26%) TOGAF
5 1 (5.26%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) Bash Shell
2 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
1 1 (5.26%) MCP
1 1 (5.26%) MCSE
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (57.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
3 7 (36.84%) vSphere
4 4 (21.05%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 4 (21.05%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (15.79%) vCloud
6 2 (10.53%) XenApp
7 1 (5.26%) ProxySG
7 1 (5.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (47.37%) SCCM
2 7 (36.84%) vRealize
3 6 (31.58%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (26.32%) Backup Exec
5 4 (21.05%) NetVault Backup
5 4 (21.05%) Puppet
5 4 (21.05%) WSUS
6 3 (15.79%) NetBackup
7 2 (10.53%) SCOM
7 2 (10.53%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 1 (5.26%) DameWare
8 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (5.26%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
3 6 (31.58%) EMC
3 6 (31.58%) Symantec
4 5 (26.32%) Dell
5 4 (21.05%) Cisco
5 4 (21.05%) IBM
5 4 (21.05%) Veritas
6 2 (10.53%) Citrix
6 2 (10.53%) HP
6 2 (10.53%) NetApp
7 1 (5.26%) AlienVault
7 1 (5.26%) Blue Coat
7 1 (5.26%) EqualLogic
7 1 (5.26%) F5
7 1 (5.26%) Juniper
7 1 (5.26%) Mitel
7 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds
7 1 (5.26%) Sophos
7 1 (5.26%) Veeam