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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware ESX Server
UK / England
Rank 400 448 397
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -51
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 177 156 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.43% 0.34% 0.40%
As % of the System Software category 3.54% 3.32% 3.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 106 112
Median daily rate £390 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £260 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 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
5007 4703 4784
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.05% 10.27% 10.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3164 2844 2649
Median daily rate £400 £393 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £185 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £347
% change year-on-year
- +0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 338 462 554
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.40 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 76 £475 +4.97% 11
South East +18 28 £338 -3.57% 8
East of England +25 27 £365 +25.86%
West Midlands +3 15 £338 +32.35% 1
Yorkshire +14 11 £365 -23.15% 2
South West -8 9 £313 -3.84%
North West +30 6 £263 -26.05% 1
East Midlands -8 5 £375 -3.29%
VMware ESX
UK

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 346 (100.00%) VMware
2 267 (77.17%) Windows
3 228 (65.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 161 (46.53%) Active Directory
5 144 (41.62%) Windows Server
6 134 (38.73%) DNS
7 133 (38.44%) Microsoft
8 120 (34.68%) SAN
9 103 (29.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 102 (29.48%) Finance
11 91 (26.30%) Windows Server 2003
12 89 (25.72%) Windows Server 2012
13 87 (25.14%) Citrix
14 86 (24.86%) HP
15 79 (22.83%) Linux
16 78 (22.54%) Cisco
17 74 (21.39%) Firewall
18 73 (21.10%) EMC
19 71 (20.52%) SCCM
20 70 (20.23%) ITIL
21 65 (18.79%) Windows 7
22 64 (18.50%) PowerShell
23 62 (17.92%) vSphere
24 60 (17.34%) MS Exchange
25 53 (15.32%) XenApp
26 52 (15.03%) SQL
27 50 (14.45%) DHCP
27 50 (14.45%) Red Hat
27 50 (14.45%) Data Centre
28 48 (13.87%) 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 60 (17.34%) MS Exchange
2 39 (11.27%) IIS
3 34 (9.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 31 (8.96%) Skype for Business
5 28 (8.09%) SharePoint
6 20 (5.78%) BizTalk Server
7 11 (3.18%) Tomcat
8 10 (2.89%) Apache
8 10 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (1.16%) Confluence
11 4 (1.16%) JBoss
12 3 (0.87%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.87%) IBM Domino
12 3 (0.87%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 5.5
13 2 (0.58%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.58%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 31 (8.96%) MS Excel
2 30 (8.67%) MS Office
3 7 (2.02%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (2.02%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.29%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 42 (12.14%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (10.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (8.38%) Office 365
4 14 (4.05%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (1.73%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.87%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 3 (0.87%) Heroku
7 3 (0.87%) IBM PureFlex
7 3 (0.87%) PaaS
8 2 (0.58%) GitHub
8 2 (0.58%) SaaS
9 1 (0.29%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 134 (38.73%) DNS
2 120 (34.68%) SAN
3 74 (21.39%) Firewall
4 50 (14.45%) DHCP
5 33 (9.54%) NAS
6 27 (7.80%) LAN
7 26 (7.51%) VPN
8 24 (6.94%) WAN
9 18 (5.20%) LDAP
10 16 (4.62%) SMTP
11 14 (4.05%) Internet
11 14 (4.05%) Skype
11 14 (4.05%) TCP/IP
11 14 (4.05%) VLAN
12 13 (3.76%) Network Security
12 13 (3.76%) VoIP
13 12 (3.47%) iSCSI
14 11 (3.18%) NetScaler
14 11 (3.18%) VSAN
15 9 (2.60%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (13.29%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.47%) Oracle Database
3 10 (2.89%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (2.02%) MySQL
5 5 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.58%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (1.73%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.16%) GitLab
2 4 (1.16%) Subversion
2 4 (1.16%) Vagrant
3 3 (0.87%) MSI
3 3 (0.87%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (0.58%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.29%) Metasploit
General
1 102 (29.48%) Finance
2 14 (4.05%) Banking
3 11 (3.18%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.89%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.31%) Back Office
6 6 (1.73%) Advertising
6 6 (1.73%) Electronics
6 6 (1.73%) Games
6 6 (1.73%) Legal
7 5 (1.45%) Retail
8 4 (1.16%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.16%) Law
9 3 (0.87%) Marketing
9 3 (0.87%) Publishing
10 2 (0.58%) Automotive
11 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.29%) German Language
11 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.29%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 54 (15.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 45 (13.01%) Architect
3 43 (12.43%) Analyst
4 39 (11.27%) Administrator
5 33 (9.54%) VMware Engineer
6 28 (8.09%) Windows Engineer
7 23 (6.65%) Systems Administrator
8 19 (5.49%) VMWare Administrator
9 18 (5.20%) Consultant
9 18 (5.20%) Server Engineer
10 17 (4.91%) Systems Engineer
11 16 (4.62%) Infrastructure Architect
11 16 (4.62%) Support Engineer
12 15 (4.34%) Storage Engineer
12 15 (4.34%) Wintel Engineer
13 13 (3.76%) DevOps Engineer
13 13 (3.76%) Windows Administrator
14 12 (3.47%) AWS Engineer
14 12 (3.47%) Operations Engineer
14 12 (3.47%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.18%) Web Services
2 7 (2.02%) Middleware
3 6 (1.73%) REST
4 5 (1.45%) LAMP
4 5 (1.45%) XML
5 4 (1.16%) LAPP Stack
6 3 (0.87%) SAML
6 3 (0.87%) SOAP
7 2 (0.58%) .NET
7 2 (0.58%) HTML
7 2 (0.58%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.29%) CSS
8 1 (0.29%) J2EE
8 1 (0.29%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.29%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 50 (14.45%) Data Centre
2 33 (9.54%) EMC VNX
3 26 (7.51%) Fat Client
3 26 (7.51%) Thin Client
4 20 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (4.91%) Computer Science
6 15 (4.34%) Clustering
6 15 (4.34%) EMC VMAX
7 12 (3.47%) VCE vBlock
8 6 (1.73%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.73%) Private Cloud
8 6 (1.73%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.45%) HP Storage
9 5 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (1.16%) Replication
10 4 (1.16%) Spread Betting
10 4 (1.16%) SWIFT
11 3 (0.87%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 267 (77.17%) Windows
2 144 (41.62%) Windows Server
3 103 (29.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 91 (26.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 89 (25.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 79 (22.83%) Linux
7 65 (18.79%) Windows 7
8 45 (13.01%) Unix
9 18 (5.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (4.05%) Windows 10
11 13 (3.76%) Solaris
12 11 (3.18%) CentOS
12 11 (3.18%) Ubuntu
13 6 (1.73%) Windows 2000
14 4 (1.16%) HPUX
15 3 (0.87%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.58%) AIX
16 2 (0.58%) Debian
16 2 (0.58%) SUSE
16 2 (0.58%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (20.23%) ITIL
2 48 (13.87%) Migration
3 30 (8.67%) DevOps
4 28 (8.09%) Incident Management
5 25 (7.23%) Continuous Improvement
6 24 (6.94%) Performance Tuning
7 21 (6.07%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (6.07%) Server Building
8 20 (5.78%) CRM
9 18 (5.20%) Change Management
9 18 (5.20%) Problem Management
9 18 (5.20%) Service Delivery
10 15 (4.34%) Change Control
10 15 (4.34%) High Availability
10 15 (4.34%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (4.05%) Capacity Planning
11 14 (4.05%) Performance Management
11 14 (4.05%) Service Management
12 12 (3.47%) Data Migration
12 12 (3.47%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 64 (18.50%) PowerShell
2 52 (15.03%) SQL
3 21 (6.07%) Bash Shell
4 12 (3.47%) Python
5 10 (2.89%) VBScript
6 9 (2.60%) C
7 8 (2.31%) Perl
8 5 (1.45%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.16%) AWK
9 4 (1.16%) Java
9 4 (1.16%) Ruby
9 4 (1.16%) VB
10 3 (0.87%) PHP
11 2 (0.58%) Korn
11 2 (0.58%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.58%) VB6
Qualifications
1 39 (11.27%) Security Cleared
2 30 (8.67%) SC Cleared
3 27 (7.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 25 (7.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (6.94%) Degree
6 19 (5.49%) MCSE
7 17 (4.91%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (2.60%) CCNA
9 8 (2.31%) VCAP
10 7 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (2.02%) MCSA
11 6 (1.73%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (1.73%) CCNP
12 5 (1.45%) Citrix Certification
12 5 (1.45%) MCITP
12 5 (1.45%) RHCE
13 4 (1.16%) VCP5
13 4 (1.16%) VCP6
14 3 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 3 (0.87%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.07%) SLA
2 8 (2.31%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (2.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.58%) QA
System Software
1 228 (65.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 161 (46.53%) Active Directory
3 62 (17.92%) vSphere
4 53 (15.32%) XenApp
5 35 (10.12%) Virtual Desktop
5 35 (10.12%) VMware ESXi
6 29 (8.38%) Microsoft App-V
7 26 (7.51%) XenDesktop
8 24 (6.94%) Hyper-V
9 19 (5.49%) Virtual Machines
10 13 (3.76%) BitLocker
10 13 (3.76%) KVM
11 10 (2.89%) GPFS
12 9 (2.60%) Virtual Servers
13 8 (2.31%) NFS
14 6 (1.73%) Firmware
15 5 (1.45%) DFS Replication
15 5 (1.45%) vCloud
15 5 (1.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 4 (1.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 71 (20.52%) SCCM
2 28 (8.09%) Puppet
3 27 (7.80%) NetBackup
4 22 (6.36%) Opscode Chef
5 19 (5.49%) SCOM
5 19 (5.49%) vRealize
6 17 (4.91%) Backup Exec
7 15 (4.34%) WSUS
8 14 (4.05%) McAfee ePO
8 14 (4.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 14 (4.05%) vMotion
9 11 (3.18%) Norton AntiVirus
10 10 (2.89%) Nagios
11 8 (2.31%) WMI
11 8 (2.31%) yum
11 8 (2.31%) Zenoss
12 7 (2.02%) Ansible
12 7 (2.02%) logstash
12 7 (2.02%) Microsoft Clustering
13 5 (1.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 346 (100.00%) VMware
2 133 (38.44%) Microsoft
3 87 (25.14%) Citrix
4 86 (24.86%) HP
5 78 (22.54%) Cisco
6 73 (21.10%) EMC
7 50 (14.45%) Red Hat
8 43 (12.43%) Dell
9 41 (11.85%) Symantec
10 31 (8.96%) IBM
11 28 (8.09%) Oracle
12 27 (7.80%) 3PAR
12 27 (7.80%) NetApp
13 25 (7.23%) Avaya
13 25 (7.23%) Veritas
14 24 (6.94%) CheckPoint
15 23 (6.65%) AppSense
16 19 (5.49%) Intel Security
17 17 (4.91%) Epicor
17 17 (4.91%) Wyse
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CPS Group UK
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
South East
EMBS Ltd
Rate: £350 day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £320 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: £50,000 per annum + Bonus and Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago