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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware ESX Server
UK / England
Rank 404 431 435
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +4
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 166 184 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.40% 0.39% 0.33%
As % of the System Software category 3.47% 3.73% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 124 89
Median daily rate £388 £380 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% -2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £252 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £524 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £31.56 -
% change year-on-year
+10.91% -

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
4785 4928 4831
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 11.44% 10.33% 10.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3049 2976 2666
Median daily rate £410 £381 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.54% +0.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 329 452 559
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.00 £31.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%

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 22 February 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware ESX across the England region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

VMware ESX Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 February 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
London +17 71 £473 +5.00% 9
South East +13 34 £330 -0.75% 2
East of England +16 24 £345 -8.00% 1
West Midlands +12 12 £394 -
South West -4 11 £311 -11.07% 1
North West +22 6 £281 +14.79% 1
Yorkshire +13 5 £575 +43.75% 2
East Midlands -9 3 £412 +5.64%
VMware ESX
UK

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 England region with a requirement for VMware ESX.

1 336 (100.00%) VMware
2 254 (75.60%) Windows
3 236 (70.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 151 (44.94%) Active Directory
5 131 (38.99%) Windows Server
6 129 (38.39%) Microsoft
7 128 (38.10%) DNS
8 120 (35.71%) SAN
9 103 (30.65%) Windows Server 2008
10 97 (28.87%) Finance
11 86 (25.60%) Windows Server 2003
12 83 (24.70%) Windows 7
13 82 (24.40%) Linux
14 79 (23.51%) ITIL
14 79 (23.51%) Citrix
15 78 (23.21%) Windows Server 2012
16 76 (22.62%) Cisco
16 76 (22.62%) PowerShell
17 69 (20.54%) EMC
18 68 (20.24%) Firewall
19 66 (19.64%) HP
20 64 (19.05%) SCCM
21 56 (16.67%) vSphere
22 54 (16.07%) Data Centre
23 53 (15.77%) XenApp
23 53 (15.77%) MS Exchange
24 51 (15.18%) Red Hat
25 48 (14.29%) SQL
26 47 (13.99%) Unix
27 45 (13.39%) Migration

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 53 (15.77%) MS Exchange
2 39 (11.61%) IIS
2 39 (11.61%) Skype for Business
3 37 (11.01%) Exchange Server 2010
4 28 (8.33%) SharePoint
5 21 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
6 11 (3.27%) Tomcat
7 10 (2.98%) Apache
8 8 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (1.79%) OpenStack
10 4 (1.19%) Cloud Foundry
10 4 (1.19%) Confluence
10 4 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (1.19%) JBoss
11 3 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 2 (0.60%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.60%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.30%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 34 (10.12%) MS Office
2 24 (7.14%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (1.79%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.30%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 44 (13.10%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (10.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (9.52%) Office 365
4 15 (4.46%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (1.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 4 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.19%) Heroku
6 4 (1.19%) PaaS
7 3 (0.89%) IBM PureFlex
8 2 (0.60%) GitHub
8 2 (0.60%) SaaS
9 1 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 128 (38.10%) DNS
2 120 (35.71%) SAN
3 68 (20.24%) Firewall
4 38 (11.31%) DHCP
5 28 (8.33%) NAS
6 24 (7.14%) LAN
7 23 (6.85%) VPN
8 21 (6.25%) Skype
8 21 (6.25%) WAN
9 19 (5.65%) LDAP
9 19 (5.65%) VoIP
10 18 (5.36%) Internet
11 16 (4.76%) Network Security
12 14 (4.17%) SMTP
13 12 (3.57%) VSAN
14 11 (3.27%) TCP/IP
15 9 (2.68%) NetScaler
16 8 (2.38%) VLAN
17 7 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
17 7 (2.08%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.08%) MySQL
3 6 (1.79%) Oracle Database
3 6 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.60%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (1.79%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.19%) GitLab
2 4 (1.19%) Subversion
2 4 (1.19%) Vagrant
3 3 (0.89%) MSI
3 3 (0.89%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (0.60%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.30%) Metasploit
General
1 97 (28.87%) Finance
2 14 (4.17%) Banking
3 11 (3.27%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.98%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.08%) Legal
6 6 (1.79%) Back Office
6 6 (1.79%) Electronics
7 5 (1.49%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.49%) Retail
8 4 (1.19%) Games
8 4 (1.19%) Law
9 3 (0.89%) Advertising
9 3 (0.89%) Marketing
9 3 (0.89%) Publishing
10 2 (0.60%) Automotive
11 1 (0.30%) German Language
11 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (14.58%) Analyst
2 44 (13.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 40 (11.90%) Architect
4 33 (9.82%) Windows Engineer
5 31 (9.23%) VMware Engineer
6 27 (8.04%) Administrator
7 24 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
8 23 (6.85%) Consultant
9 19 (5.65%) Server Engineer
10 18 (5.36%) Support Engineer
11 17 (5.06%) Systems Administrator
12 16 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
13 15 (4.46%) Security Analyst
13 15 (4.46%) VMWare Administrator
14 14 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
14 14 (4.17%) Infrastructure Architect
14 14 (4.17%) Storage Engineer
15 13 (3.87%) AWS Engineer
15 13 (3.87%) Citrix Analyst
15 13 (3.87%) PowerShell Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.17%) XML
2 10 (2.98%) Web Services
3 6 (1.79%) REST
4 5 (1.49%) LAMP
4 5 (1.49%) Middleware
4 5 (1.49%) SOAP
5 4 (1.19%) LAPP Stack
5 4 (1.19%) SAML
6 2 (0.60%) .NET
6 2 (0.60%) HTML
6 2 (0.60%) Java SE
6 2 (0.60%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.30%) CSS
7 1 (0.30%) J2EE
7 1 (0.30%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.30%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 54 (16.07%) Data Centre
2 33 (9.82%) EMC VNX
3 28 (8.33%) Fat Client
3 28 (8.33%) Thin Client
4 22 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (6.55%) Computer Science
5 16 (4.76%) Clustering
6 13 (3.87%) EMC VMAX
7 12 (3.57%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 8 (2.38%) Replication
9 7 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (1.79%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.79%) Private Cloud
11 5 (1.49%) HP Storage
11 5 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (1.49%) User Experience
12 4 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (1.19%) Spread Betting
13 3 (0.89%) CLARiiON
13 3 (0.89%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 254 (75.60%) Windows
2 131 (38.99%) Windows Server
3 103 (30.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 86 (25.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 83 (24.70%) Windows 7
6 82 (24.40%) Linux
7 78 (23.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 47 (13.99%) Unix
9 20 (5.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (4.76%) Windows 10
11 13 (3.87%) Solaris
12 12 (3.57%) CentOS
13 10 (2.98%) Ubuntu
14 5 (1.49%) Windows 2000
15 4 (1.19%) HPUX
16 3 (0.89%) Debian
17 2 (0.60%) AIX
17 2 (0.60%) SUSE
18 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
18 1 (0.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (23.51%) ITIL
2 45 (13.39%) Migration
3 35 (10.42%) DevOps
4 33 (9.82%) Incident Management
5 22 (6.55%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (6.55%) Continuous Improvement
6 21 (6.25%) CRM
6 21 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
7 18 (5.36%) Problem Management
8 17 (5.06%) Change Control
8 17 (5.06%) Server Building
8 17 (5.06%) Service Delivery
9 16 (4.76%) High Availability
10 15 (4.46%) Change Management
10 15 (4.46%) Cybersecurity
10 15 (4.46%) Service Management
11 14 (4.17%) Forensic Analysis
11 14 (4.17%) Performance Management
11 14 (4.17%) Vulnerability Management
12 13 (3.87%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 76 (22.62%) PowerShell
2 48 (14.29%) SQL
3 26 (7.74%) Bash Shell
4 19 (5.65%) VBScript
5 13 (3.87%) Python
6 8 (2.38%) C
6 8 (2.38%) Perl
7 7 (2.08%) JavaScript
8 5 (1.49%) VB
9 4 (1.19%) AWK
9 4 (1.19%) Java
9 4 (1.19%) Ruby
10 3 (0.89%) Korn
10 3 (0.89%) PHP
10 3 (0.89%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.60%) VB6
Qualifications
1 45 (13.39%) Security Cleared
2 35 (10.42%) SC Cleared
3 32 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (8.93%) Degree
5 24 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 17 (5.06%) MCSE
7 16 (4.76%) MCSA
8 14 (4.17%) MCITP
9 10 (2.98%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
10 7 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (1.79%) CCNA
11 6 (1.79%) Citrix Certification
12 5 (1.49%) RHCE
13 4 (1.19%) CCNP
13 4 (1.19%) ISEB
13 4 (1.19%) ISTQB
13 4 (1.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 4 (1.19%) VCAP
14 2 (0.60%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.76%) SLA
2 8 (2.38%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.60%) QA
5 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 236 (70.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 151 (44.94%) Active Directory
3 56 (16.67%) vSphere
4 53 (15.77%) XenApp
5 38 (11.31%) Virtual Desktop
6 35 (10.42%) VMware ESXi
7 32 (9.52%) Microsoft App-V
8 27 (8.04%) XenDesktop
9 25 (7.44%) Hyper-V
10 15 (4.46%) Virtual Machines
11 14 (4.17%) BitLocker
12 13 (3.87%) KVM
13 11 (3.27%) Virtual Servers
14 10 (2.98%) GPFS
15 9 (2.68%) vCloud
16 5 (1.49%) DFS Replication
16 5 (1.49%) Firmware
16 5 (1.49%) NFS
17 4 (1.19%) EMC RecoverPoint
17 4 (1.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 64 (19.05%) SCCM
2 34 (10.12%) Puppet
3 24 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (6.55%) vRealize
5 20 (5.95%) NetBackup
6 15 (4.46%) SCOM
6 15 (4.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 15 (4.46%) vMotion
6 15 (4.46%) WSUS
7 12 (3.57%) Nagios
8 11 (3.27%) Backup Exec
9 10 (2.98%) Norton AntiVirus
10 9 (2.68%) WMI
11 8 (2.38%) logstash
11 8 (2.38%) yum
11 8 (2.38%) Zenoss
12 7 (2.08%) Ansible
12 7 (2.08%) McAfee ePO
13 5 (1.49%) EMC NetWorker
13 5 (1.49%) Terraform
Vendors
1 336 (100.00%) VMware
2 129 (38.39%) Microsoft
3 79 (23.51%) Citrix
4 76 (22.62%) Cisco
5 69 (20.54%) EMC
6 66 (19.64%) HP
7 51 (15.18%) Red Hat
8 38 (11.31%) Dell
9 35 (10.42%) Symantec
10 34 (10.12%) NetApp
11 27 (8.04%) 3PAR
12 26 (7.74%) IBM
13 24 (7.14%) AppSense
14 22 (6.55%) Avaya
15 19 (5.65%) Wyse
16 18 (5.36%) Epicor
16 18 (5.36%) Oracle
16 18 (5.36%) Veritas
17 17 (5.06%) CheckPoint
18 15 (4.46%) Veeam
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