The table below looks at the statistics for VMware ESX skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESX Server
Rank 474 383 391
Rank change year-on-year
-91 +8
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 161 265 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.32% 0.50% 0.44%
As % of the System Software category 2.65% 4.69% 4.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 161 139
Median daily rate £370 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 3
Median hourly rate £20.73 £32.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.21% +71.05%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £32.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-36.21% +3.17%
VMware ESX
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

System Software Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
6066 5653 5244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 11.99% 10.67% 10.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3929 3242 2937
Median daily rate £413 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.01% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 577 626
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £43.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+17.64% +3.03%

VMware ESX
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing VMware ESX as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

VMware ESX Jobs Demand Trend in England

VMware ESX
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

VMware ESX Daily Rate Trend in England

VMware ESX
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware ESX across the England region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016.

VMware ESX Daily Rate Histogram in England

VMware ESX
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

VMware ESX Hourly Rate Trend in England

VMware ESX
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London -7 80 £405 -4.70% 11
South East -49 24 £375 +7.14% 7
North West +20 21 £249 -13.47% 3
East of England -6 11 £200 -40.74%
East Midlands +4 9 £338 +10.65% 3
South West +7 6 £300 +33.33% 4
Yorkshire -4 6 £400 -4.76% 3
West Midlands -37 4 £358 -10.62% 1
VMware ESX
UK

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, 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 England region with a requirement for VMware ESX.

1 377 (100.00%) VMware
2 281 (74.54%) Windows
3 215 (57.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 208 (55.17%) Active Directory
5 165 (43.77%) Microsoft
6 162 (42.97%) Windows Server
7 124 (32.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 117 (31.03%) Firewall
9 115 (30.50%) DNS
10 110 (29.18%) Linux
11 107 (28.38%) Windows Server 2012
12 103 (27.32%) MS Exchange
13 98 (25.99%) Windows Server 2003
14 97 (25.73%) Cisco
15 96 (25.46%) HP
16 95 (25.20%) SAN
16 95 (25.20%) Finance
17 93 (24.67%) vSphere
18 92 (24.40%) Citrix
19 81 (21.49%) SQL
20 73 (19.36%) SCCM
21 70 (18.57%) ITIL
22 62 (16.45%) PowerShell
23 61 (16.18%) DHCP
24 57 (15.12%) EMC
24 57 (15.12%) XenApp
25 55 (14.59%) SQL Server
25 55 (14.59%) Data Centre
26 53 (14.06%) Migration
27 50 (13.26%) Oracle

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in England 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
1 103 (27.32%) MS Exchange
2 48 (12.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (7.96%) Apache
3 30 (7.96%) IIS
3 30 (7.96%) SharePoint
4 26 (6.90%) Tomcat
5 21 (5.57%) Skype for Business
6 17 (4.51%) Exchange Server 2013
7 14 (3.71%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (1.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (1.33%) OpenStack
11 4 (1.06%) FileNet
11 4 (1.06%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.80%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.80%) Confluence
12 3 (0.80%) IBM Domino
12 3 (0.80%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 40 (10.61%) MS Excel
2 18 (4.77%) MS Office
3 4 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.27%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 29 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (4.77%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (3.45%) Office 365
4 4 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (1.06%) IaaS
5 2 (0.53%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.53%) SaaS
6 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.27%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.27%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 117 (31.03%) Firewall
2 115 (30.50%) DNS
3 95 (25.20%) SAN
4 61 (16.18%) DHCP
5 49 (13.00%) LAN
5 49 (13.00%) WAN
6 29 (7.69%) TCP/IP
7 27 (7.16%) VPN
8 22 (5.84%) VLAN
9 19 (5.04%) Cisco ASA
10 17 (4.51%) NAS
10 17 (4.51%) NetScaler
11 16 (4.24%) IP Telephony
12 15 (3.98%) Internet
13 14 (3.71%) iSCSI
14 13 (3.45%) MPLS
15 12 (3.18%) Cisco IOS
15 12 (3.18%) Kerberos
15 12 (3.18%) Skype
15 12 (3.18%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (14.59%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.71%) Oracle Database
3 12 (3.18%) MySQL
4 11 (2.92%) Oracle Database 11g
5 10 (2.65%) MongoDB
5 10 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (1.86%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (1.06%) QlikView
8 4 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.80%) BusinessObjects XI
9 3 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.80%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (0.80%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 3 (0.80%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.53%) IDOL
10 2 (0.53%) Oracle Discoverer
10 2 (0.53%) Oracle OWB
10 2 (0.53%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 19 (5.04%) Jenkins
2 10 (2.65%) Hudson
3 7 (1.86%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.33%) Subversion
5 3 (0.80%) GitLab
5 3 (0.80%) MSI
5 3 (0.80%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (0.80%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.53%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.27%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.27%) TestDirector
General
1 95 (25.20%) Finance
2 15 (3.98%) Banking
3 11 (2.92%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.12%) Games
4 8 (2.12%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.86%) Legal
5 7 (1.86%) Retail
6 6 (1.59%) Advertising
6 6 (1.59%) Back Office
7 5 (1.33%) Marketing
8 3 (0.80%) Billing
8 3 (0.80%) Publishing
9 2 (0.53%) Electronics
9 2 (0.53%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.53%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.27%) Automotive
10 1 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.27%) Local Government
10 1 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 70 (18.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 47 (12.47%) Architect
3 32 (8.49%) Administrator
3 32 (8.49%) Analyst
4 31 (8.22%) VMware Engineer
5 29 (7.69%) Server Engineer
5 29 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 24 (6.37%) DevOps Engineer
7 23 (6.10%) Consultant
7 23 (6.10%) Infrastructure Architect
8 22 (5.84%) Systems Administrator
9 21 (5.57%) Windows Engineer
10 19 (5.04%) Solutions Architect
11 18 (4.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 18 (4.77%) Infrastructure Support
11 18 (4.77%) Linux Engineer
12 16 (4.24%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 15 (3.98%) 3rd Line Support
14 13 (3.45%) Technical Architect
14 13 (3.45%) VMWare Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.24%) .NET
1 16 (4.24%) HTML
2 13 (3.45%) Web Services
3 11 (2.92%) Node.js
4 10 (2.65%) ASP.NET
4 10 (2.65%) LAMP
5 5 (1.33%) REST
6 4 (1.06%) Middleware
7 3 (0.80%) Ajax
7 3 (0.80%) CSS
7 3 (0.80%) jQuery
7 3 (0.80%) XML
8 2 (0.53%) 802.1X
8 2 (0.53%) Apache Flex
8 2 (0.53%) Memcached
8 2 (0.53%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.53%) SOAP
8 2 (0.53%) X-Windows
9 1 (0.27%) Java RMI
Miscellaneous
1 55 (14.59%) Data Centre
2 32 (8.49%) Clustering
3 24 (6.37%) EMC VNX
4 16 (4.24%) Management Information System
5 13 (3.45%) Private Cloud
6 12 (3.18%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (3.18%) Fat Client
6 12 (3.18%) Thin Client
7 11 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (2.92%) Replication
8 8 (2.12%) VCE vBlock
9 7 (1.86%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (1.59%) SWIFT
11 5 (1.33%) Client/Server
12 4 (1.06%) Blackberry
12 4 (1.06%) Wiki
13 3 (0.80%) EMC VMAX
13 3 (0.80%) Enterprise Cloud
13 3 (0.80%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 281 (74.54%) Windows
2 162 (42.97%) Windows Server
3 124 (32.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 110 (29.18%) Linux
5 107 (28.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 98 (25.99%) Windows Server 2003
7 50 (13.26%) Unix
8 42 (11.14%) Windows 7
9 36 (9.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (3.98%) Solaris
11 13 (3.45%) Windows 10
12 11 (2.92%) Windows XP
13 8 (2.12%) VMS
14 7 (1.86%) Windows 8
15 5 (1.33%) Debian
15 5 (1.33%) Ubuntu
16 4 (1.06%) Apple iOS
16 4 (1.06%) Oracle Linux
16 4 (1.06%) Windows 2000
16 4 (1.06%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (18.57%) ITIL
2 53 (14.06%) Migration
3 37 (9.81%) DevOps
4 31 (8.22%) Continuous Improvement
5 30 (7.96%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (7.16%) Change Management
7 26 (6.90%) Project Management
8 25 (6.63%) Problem Management
9 23 (6.10%) Configuration Management
9 23 (6.10%) Disaster Recovery
9 23 (6.10%) Virtual Environments
10 19 (5.04%) Service Delivery
11 18 (4.77%) Mentoring
11 18 (4.77%) Security Patching
12 15 (3.98%) Load Balancing
13 13 (3.45%) High Availability
14 12 (3.18%) Capacity Management
14 12 (3.18%) Open Source
14 12 (3.18%) Performance Tuning
14 12 (3.18%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 81 (21.49%) SQL
2 62 (16.45%) PowerShell
3 33 (8.75%) Java
4 27 (7.16%) VBScript
5 21 (5.57%) Perl
6 19 (5.04%) Python
7 15 (3.98%) Bash Shell
8 14 (3.71%) C++
9 12 (3.18%) C#
10 9 (2.39%) VB
11 8 (2.12%) Ruby
12 6 (1.59%) C
12 6 (1.59%) JavaScript
12 6 (1.59%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.06%) PHP
14 3 (0.80%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.53%) JCL
16 1 (0.27%) Korn
Qualifications
1 32 (8.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 27 (7.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 22 (5.84%) MCSE
5 19 (5.04%) SC Cleared
6 17 (4.51%) Degree
7 15 (3.98%) CCNP
8 14 (3.71%) CCNA
9 9 (2.39%) MCITP
10 7 (1.86%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (1.59%) DV Cleared
11 6 (1.59%) ISEB
11 6 (1.59%) ISTQB
11 6 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (1.59%) MCSA
12 5 (1.33%) CCIE
12 5 (1.33%) DBS Check
12 5 (1.33%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.10%) SLA
2 10 (2.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (2.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (1.59%) QA
5 4 (1.06%) COBIT
6 3 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.27%) PMBOK
System Software
1 215 (57.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 208 (55.17%) Active Directory
3 93 (24.67%) vSphere
4 57 (15.12%) XenApp
5 43 (11.41%) XenDesktop
6 42 (11.14%) Hyper-V
7 30 (7.96%) Virtual Machines
8 28 (7.43%) VMware ESXi
9 20 (5.31%) Docker
10 16 (4.24%) NFS
11 11 (2.92%) Virtual Desktop
11 11 (2.92%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (2.65%) Firmware
12 10 (2.65%) VMware Server
13 9 (2.39%) Microsoft App-V
13 9 (2.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 9 (2.39%) XenServer
14 8 (2.12%) DFS Replication
15 7 (1.86%) Oracle RAC
16 6 (1.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 73 (19.36%) SCCM
2 46 (12.20%) SCOM
3 41 (10.88%) NetBackup
4 30 (7.96%) Puppet
5 23 (6.10%) Backup Exec
5 23 (6.10%) Nagios
6 21 (5.57%) McAfee ePO
7 20 (5.31%) Microsoft Clustering
8 18 (4.77%) Icinga
9 17 (4.51%) FreeIPA
9 17 (4.51%) SCVMM
10 14 (3.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 13 (3.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 13 (3.45%) SELinux
12 10 (2.65%) Kubernetes
12 10 (2.65%) vMotion
13 9 (2.39%) SCOrch
14 8 (2.12%) Capistrano
14 8 (2.12%) WSUS
14 8 (2.12%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 377 (100.00%) VMware
2 165 (43.77%) Microsoft
3 97 (25.73%) Cisco
4 96 (25.46%) HP
5 92 (24.40%) Citrix
6 57 (15.12%) EMC
7 50 (13.26%) Oracle
8 45 (11.94%) Red Hat
9 44 (11.67%) Dell
9 44 (11.67%) NetApp
10 39 (10.34%) CheckPoint
11 31 (8.22%) Symantec
12 26 (6.90%) Intel Security
13 24 (6.37%) IBM
14 23 (6.10%) Splunk
15 16 (4.24%) Veritas
16 13 (3.45%) F5
17 12 (3.18%) Wyse
18 11 (2.92%) AppSense
18 11 (2.92%) Blue Coat
London
Michael James Lee Associates
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Miracle Partners Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Beverley, North Humberside
Eden Lea UK Limited
Rate: Negotiable day rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Haysfm
Rate: £600.00 - £800.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago