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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESX Server
Rank 470 397 377
Rank change year-on-year
-73 -20
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 155 248 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.32% 0.47% 0.48%
As % of the System Software category 2.63% 4.58% 4.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 160 150
Median daily rate £363 £378 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.97% +2.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £275 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £334 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.64% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 3
Median hourly rate £20.73 £36.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.59% +93.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £36.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-43.59% +16.66%
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
5901 5410 5399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.00% 10.25% 10.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3777 3114 2997
Median daily rate £425 £375 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £195 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 371 571 669
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £41.50 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

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 September 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
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 24 September 2016.

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 24 September 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 -15 80 £400 -5.88% 16
North West +18 23 £346 +15.41% 1
South East -40 20 £450 +33.33% 8
East of England -3 11 £200 -43.85% 3
Yorkshire +10 8 £350 -17.64% 4
East Midlands -3 6 £300 -45.45%
South West +8 3 £275 -42.10% 2
West Midlands -27 3 £300 -17.24% 1
North East -22 1 - -
VMware ESX
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VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 335 (100.00%) VMware
2 248 (74.03%) Windows
3 189 (56.42%) Active Directory
4 188 (56.12%) VMware Infrastructure
5 158 (47.16%) Windows Server
6 149 (44.48%) Microsoft
7 111 (33.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 104 (31.04%) SAN
9 103 (30.75%) Firewall
9 103 (30.75%) Windows Server 2012
10 101 (30.15%) DNS
11 99 (29.55%) HP
12 98 (29.25%) Cisco
13 94 (28.06%) Citrix
14 91 (27.16%) Linux
15 88 (26.27%) MS Exchange
16 81 (24.18%) Finance
17 80 (23.88%) Windows Server 2003
17 80 (23.88%) vSphere
18 66 (19.70%) PowerShell
19 65 (19.40%) SCCM
20 63 (18.81%) SQL
21 60 (17.91%) EMC
22 58 (17.31%) SQL Server
22 58 (17.31%) Migration
23 56 (16.72%) DHCP
24 54 (16.12%) ITIL
25 52 (15.52%) LAN
26 51 (15.22%) XenApp
27 50 (14.93%) WAN

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 88 (26.27%) MS Exchange
2 45 (13.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (7.16%) IIS
4 20 (5.97%) SharePoint
5 19 (5.67%) Apache
6 17 (5.07%) Tomcat
7 16 (4.78%) Skype for Business
8 13 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2003
9 10 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (2.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 6 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (1.19%) IBM Domino
12 4 (1.19%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.90%) Confluence
13 3 (0.90%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.60%) FileNet
14 2 (0.60%) Oracle 10gAS
14 2 (0.60%) Oracle Application Server
15 1 (0.30%) CMS
Applications
1 37 (11.04%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.58%) MS Office
3 5 (1.49%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.30%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 34 (10.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (8.06%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (4.78%) Office 365
4 5 (1.49%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (1.19%) SaaS
6 3 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.60%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.30%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.30%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 104 (31.04%) SAN
2 103 (30.75%) Firewall
3 101 (30.15%) DNS
4 56 (16.72%) DHCP
5 52 (15.52%) LAN
6 50 (14.93%) WAN
7 26 (7.76%) VPN
8 25 (7.46%) TCP/IP
9 22 (6.57%) VLAN
10 21 (6.27%) NAS
11 19 (5.67%) Internet
12 18 (5.37%) Cisco ASA
12 18 (5.37%) IP Telephony
12 18 (5.37%) iSCSI
12 18 (5.37%) NetScaler
13 14 (4.18%) MPLS
14 13 (3.88%) Wireless
15 12 (3.58%) Kerberos
16 11 (3.28%) Cisco IOS
17 10 (2.99%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (17.31%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.18%) Oracle Database
3 11 (3.28%) MySQL
3 11 (3.28%) Oracle Database 11g
3 11 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (1.49%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (1.19%) QlikView
6 4 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.90%) BusinessObjects XI
7 3 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.90%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (0.90%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 3 (0.90%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.60%) IDOL
8 2 (0.60%) Oracle Discoverer
8 2 (0.60%) Oracle OWB
9 1 (0.30%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 10 (2.99%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.79%) Hudson
3 5 (1.49%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.49%) Subversion
4 3 (0.90%) GitLab
4 3 (0.90%) MSI
4 3 (0.90%) Oracle APEX
4 3 (0.90%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.30%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.30%) TeamCity
General
1 81 (24.18%) Finance
2 14 (4.18%) Banking
3 7 (2.09%) Advertising
3 7 (2.09%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.79%) Back Office
4 6 (1.79%) Retail
5 5 (1.49%) Games
5 5 (1.49%) Marketing
6 4 (1.19%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.19%) Legal
6 4 (1.19%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.90%) Billing
7 3 (0.90%) Publishing
8 2 (0.60%) Electronics
8 2 (0.60%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.30%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.30%) German Language
9 1 (0.30%) Local Government
9 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 65 (19.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 42 (12.54%) Architect
3 35 (10.45%) Administrator
4 34 (10.15%) VMware Engineer
5 26 (7.76%) Server Engineer
6 25 (7.46%) Analyst
7 24 (7.16%) Systems Administrator
8 23 (6.87%) Support Engineer
9 20 (5.97%) Consultant
9 20 (5.97%) Windows Engineer
10 17 (5.07%) Infrastructure Architect
11 15 (4.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 15 (4.48%) Infrastructure Support
11 15 (4.48%) Linux Engineer
12 14 (4.18%) VMWare Administrator
13 13 (3.88%) DevOps Engineer
13 13 (3.88%) Windows Administrator
14 12 (3.58%) 3rd Line Support
14 12 (3.58%) Citrix Engineer
14 12 (3.58%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (5.07%) HTML
2 16 (4.78%) .NET
3 10 (2.99%) ASP.NET
4 7 (2.09%) LAMP
4 7 (2.09%) Web Services
5 6 (1.79%) REST
6 5 (1.49%) Middleware
7 4 (1.19%) CSS
7 4 (1.19%) Node.js
8 3 (0.90%) Ajax
8 3 (0.90%) jQuery
8 3 (0.90%) XML
9 2 (0.60%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.60%) SOAP
10 1 (0.30%) 802.1X
10 1 (0.30%) J2EE
10 1 (0.30%) Java RMI
10 1 (0.30%) Memcached
10 1 (0.30%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 50 (14.93%) Data Centre
2 29 (8.66%) EMC VNX
3 27 (8.06%) Clustering
4 13 (3.88%) Fat Client
4 13 (3.88%) Thin Client
5 12 (3.58%) Hybrid Cloud
6 10 (2.99%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.99%) Private Cloud
7 9 (2.69%) Replication
8 8 (2.39%) VCE vBlock
9 7 (2.09%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (1.79%) SWIFT
11 5 (1.49%) Blackberry
12 4 (1.19%) PKI
12 4 (1.19%) Wiki
13 3 (0.90%) Computer Science
13 3 (0.90%) Enterprise Cloud
14 2 (0.60%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 248 (74.03%) Windows
2 158 (47.16%) Windows Server
3 111 (33.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 103 (30.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 91 (27.16%) Linux
6 80 (23.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 33 (9.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 30 (8.96%) Windows 7
9 29 (8.66%) Unix
10 17 (5.07%) Windows 10
11 16 (4.78%) Solaris
12 8 (2.39%) VMS
13 6 (1.79%) Debian
13 6 (1.79%) Ubuntu
13 6 (1.79%) Windows XP
14 5 (1.49%) Windows 2000
14 5 (1.49%) Windows 8
15 4 (1.19%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (1.19%) Windows Phone
15 4 (1.19%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (17.31%) Migration
2 54 (16.12%) ITIL
3 24 (7.16%) DevOps
4 22 (6.57%) Service Delivery
5 20 (5.97%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (5.07%) Change Management
7 16 (4.78%) Continuous Improvement
8 15 (4.48%) Load Balancing
9 14 (4.18%) Performance Tuning
9 14 (4.18%) Project Management
10 13 (3.88%) Problem Management
10 13 (3.88%) Virtual Environments
11 12 (3.58%) Configuration Management
11 12 (3.58%) Server Building
11 12 (3.58%) Service Design
12 11 (3.28%) Identity Management
12 11 (3.28%) Infrastructure Management
12 11 (3.28%) Service Management
13 10 (2.99%) Disaster Recovery
13 10 (2.99%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 66 (19.70%) PowerShell
2 63 (18.81%) SQL
3 22 (6.57%) Java
3 22 (6.57%) VBScript
4 21 (6.27%) Perl
5 14 (4.18%) Bash Shell
5 14 (4.18%) C++
5 14 (4.18%) Python
6 12 (3.58%) C#
7 8 (2.39%) JavaScript
8 7 (2.09%) PHP
9 6 (1.79%) C
9 6 (1.79%) Ruby
9 6 (1.79%) VB
10 3 (0.90%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.90%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.30%) Korn
Qualifications
1 28 (8.36%) Cisco Certification
1 28 (8.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (7.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 25 (7.46%) Security Cleared
4 23 (6.87%) MCSE
5 17 (5.07%) Degree
6 16 (4.78%) CCNA
7 15 (4.48%) SC Cleared
8 11 (3.28%) CCNP
9 9 (2.69%) MCITP
10 7 (2.09%) VCAP
11 6 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
12 5 (1.49%) DBS Check
12 5 (1.49%) DV Cleared
12 5 (1.49%) MCSA
13 4 (1.19%) CCIE
13 4 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (1.19%) VCP5
13 4 (1.19%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (0.90%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.46%) SLA
2 8 (2.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.19%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (1.19%) QA
5 2 (0.60%) COBIT
6 1 (0.30%) PMBOK
System Software
1 189 (56.42%) Active Directory
2 188 (56.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 80 (23.88%) vSphere
4 51 (15.22%) XenApp
5 32 (9.55%) Hyper-V
6 28 (8.36%) VMware ESXi
7 27 (8.06%) XenDesktop
8 21 (6.27%) Virtual Machines
9 16 (4.78%) NFS
10 14 (4.18%) Microsoft App-V
10 14 (4.18%) Virtual Servers
11 10 (2.99%) DFS Replication
11 10 (2.99%) Firmware
12 9 (2.69%) Docker
12 9 (2.69%) VMware Server
13 8 (2.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 7 (2.09%) Terminal Services
15 6 (1.79%) Virtual Desktop
15 6 (1.79%) XenServer
16 5 (1.49%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 65 (19.40%) SCCM
2 46 (13.73%) SCOM
3 34 (10.15%) NetBackup
4 25 (7.46%) Backup Exec
5 21 (6.27%) Puppet
6 19 (5.67%) McAfee ePO
6 19 (5.67%) Microsoft Clustering
7 13 (3.88%) Nagios
7 13 (3.88%) SCVMM
8 12 (3.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 11 (3.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 10 (2.99%) vMotion
11 9 (2.69%) vRealize
11 9 (2.69%) WSUS
12 8 (2.39%) FreeIPA
12 8 (2.39%) Icinga
12 8 (2.39%) SCOrch
13 7 (2.09%) PowerCLI
13 7 (2.09%) SELinux
13 7 (2.09%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 335 (100.00%) VMware
2 149 (44.48%) Microsoft
3 99 (29.55%) HP
4 98 (29.25%) Cisco
5 94 (28.06%) Citrix
6 60 (17.91%) EMC
7 47 (14.03%) Dell
8 44 (13.13%) Oracle
9 35 (10.45%) Red Hat
10 33 (9.85%) CheckPoint
10 33 (9.85%) NetApp
10 33 (9.85%) Symantec
11 23 (6.87%) IBM
12 22 (6.57%) Intel Security
13 16 (4.78%) Veritas
14 13 (3.88%) F5
14 13 (3.88%) Splunk
15 10 (2.99%) AppSense
15 10 (2.99%) Clearswift
15 10 (2.99%) Veeam
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