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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESX Server
Rank 466 372 408
Rank change year-on-year
-94 +36
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 156 264 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.31% 0.51% 0.42%
As % of the System Software category 2.55% 4.72% 4.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 146 123
Median daily rate £375 £388 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +11.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £275 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £360 £305
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +18.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Median hourly rate £20.73 £26.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.50% +40.78%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £26.75 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-22.50% +2.88%
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
6106 5592 5105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.26% 10.81% 10.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3892 3249 2801
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £198 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 387 567 629
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +7.08%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -16 74 £425 - 11
South East -35 31 £375 +7.14% 6
North West -10 16 £229 -34.64% 1
South West -7 11 £325 +44.44% 1
East of England +5 8 £350 -6.66% 3
East Midlands -9 5 £400 -3.61% 2
West Midlands -29 5 £358 -13.54%
Yorkshire -3 4 £305 -23.75% 4
North East -38 2 £200 -23.80%
VMware ESX
UK

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 390 (100.00%) VMware
2 284 (72.82%) Windows
3 229 (58.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 205 (52.56%) Active Directory
5 158 (40.51%) Windows Server
6 156 (40.00%) Microsoft
7 126 (32.31%) Linux
8 121 (31.03%) Windows Server 2008
9 116 (29.74%) DNS
9 116 (29.74%) Firewall
10 110 (28.21%) Windows Server 2012
11 103 (26.41%) Windows Server 2003
12 101 (25.90%) Cisco
13 98 (25.13%) Finance
14 97 (24.87%) vSphere
15 96 (24.62%) MS Exchange
16 91 (23.33%) SAN
17 88 (22.56%) HP
18 82 (21.03%) Citrix
19 81 (20.77%) SQL
20 73 (18.72%) SCCM
21 71 (18.21%) ITIL
22 67 (17.18%) Data Centre
23 63 (16.15%) DHCP
24 62 (15.90%) XenApp
25 60 (15.38%) PowerShell
26 57 (14.62%) Migration
27 56 (14.36%) Unix
28 55 (14.10%) LAN
28 55 (14.10%) 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 96 (24.62%) MS Exchange
2 47 (12.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 36 (9.23%) Apache
3 36 (9.23%) Tomcat
4 31 (7.95%) SharePoint
5 28 (7.18%) IIS
6 18 (4.62%) Skype for Business
7 16 (4.10%) Exchange Server 2013
8 15 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
9 11 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2003
10 9 (2.31%) OpenStack
11 8 (2.05%) WebLogic
12 6 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (1.54%) Cloud Foundry
13 5 (1.28%) JBoss
14 4 (1.03%) FileNet
15 3 (0.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.77%) Confluence
15 3 (0.77%) SharePoint Server
16 2 (0.51%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 32 (8.21%) MS Excel
2 18 (4.62%) MS Office
3 3 (0.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.26%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 31 (7.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (6.15%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (3.08%) Office 365
4 8 (2.05%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (2.05%) IaaS
5 2 (0.51%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.51%) SaaS
6 1 (0.26%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 116 (29.74%) DNS
1 116 (29.74%) Firewall
2 91 (23.33%) SAN
3 63 (16.15%) DHCP
4 55 (14.10%) LAN
4 55 (14.10%) WAN
5 29 (7.44%) TCP/IP
6 27 (6.92%) VPN
7 19 (4.87%) VLAN
8 17 (4.36%) Cisco ASA
8 17 (4.36%) Internet
9 16 (4.10%) NAS
10 15 (3.85%) IP Telephony
10 15 (3.85%) Wireless
11 14 (3.59%) NetScaler
12 13 (3.33%) MPLS
13 12 (3.08%) Cisco Nexus
13 12 (3.08%) IPv6
13 12 (3.08%) Kerberos
13 12 (3.08%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (12.56%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.10%) Oracle Database
3 14 (3.59%) MySQL
4 12 (3.08%) MongoDB
5 10 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (2.31%) Oracle Database 11g
7 8 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (1.28%) Oracle Exadata
10 4 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (1.03%) QlikView
10 4 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.77%) BusinessObjects XI
11 3 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.77%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.77%) Oracle BI EE
11 3 (0.77%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 3 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (0.77%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.77%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (5.90%) Jenkins
2 12 (3.08%) Hudson
3 11 (2.82%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.54%) Sonatype Nexus
4 6 (1.54%) Subversion
5 3 (0.77%) GitLab
5 3 (0.77%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (0.77%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.26%) JIRA
6 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.26%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.26%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.26%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 98 (25.13%) Finance
2 16 (4.10%) Banking
3 13 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 12 (3.08%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.31%) Marketing
6 8 (2.05%) Games
7 7 (1.79%) Legal
7 7 (1.79%) Retail
8 6 (1.54%) Electronics
9 4 (1.03%) Back Office
9 4 (1.03%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.77%) Advertising
10 3 (0.77%) Billing
11 2 (0.51%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.51%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.26%) Automotive
12 1 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 70 (17.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 46 (11.79%) Architect
3 39 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 33 (8.46%) Analyst
5 32 (8.21%) DevOps Engineer
5 32 (8.21%) Server Engineer
5 32 (8.21%) VMware Engineer
6 26 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 25 (6.41%) Infrastructure Architect
7 25 (6.41%) Windows Engineer
8 24 (6.15%) Linux Engineer
9 23 (5.90%) 3rd Line Support
9 23 (5.90%) Administrator
10 21 (5.38%) Consultant
10 21 (5.38%) Infrastructure Support
11 19 (4.87%) Solutions Architect
11 19 (4.87%) Systems Administrator
12 17 (4.36%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 15 (3.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 13 (3.33%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.36%) Web Services
2 16 (4.10%) .NET
2 16 (4.10%) HTML
3 14 (3.59%) Node.js
4 11 (2.82%) LAMP
5 10 (2.56%) ASP.NET
6 8 (2.05%) Middleware
7 6 (1.54%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (0.77%) Ajax
8 3 (0.77%) CSS
8 3 (0.77%) jQuery
8 3 (0.77%) REST
8 3 (0.77%) XML
9 2 (0.51%) 802.1X
9 2 (0.51%) Apache Flex
9 2 (0.51%) Memcached
9 2 (0.51%) SOAP
9 2 (0.51%) X-Windows
10 1 (0.26%) Java RMI
10 1 (0.26%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 67 (17.18%) Data Centre
2 32 (8.21%) Clustering
3 24 (6.15%) EMC VNX
4 21 (5.38%) Management Information System
5 15 (3.85%) Private Cloud
6 12 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (3.08%) Replication
7 11 (2.82%) Fat Client
7 11 (2.82%) Thin Client
8 8 (2.05%) VCE vBlock
9 7 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (1.28%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (1.03%) SWIFT
11 4 (1.03%) Wiki
12 3 (0.77%) Enterprise Cloud
12 3 (0.77%) Enterprise Storage
12 3 (0.77%) Hedge funds
12 3 (0.77%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 284 (72.82%) Windows
2 158 (40.51%) Windows Server
3 126 (32.31%) Linux
4 121 (31.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 110 (28.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 103 (26.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 56 (14.36%) Unix
8 44 (11.28%) Windows 7
9 38 (9.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (4.36%) Solaris
11 12 (3.08%) Windows 10
11 12 (3.08%) Windows XP
12 10 (2.56%) VMS
13 8 (2.05%) Windows 8
14 5 (1.28%) Debian
15 4 (1.03%) Apple iOS
15 4 (1.03%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (1.03%) Ubuntu
15 4 (1.03%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.51%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (18.21%) ITIL
2 57 (14.62%) Migration
3 47 (12.05%) DevOps
4 33 (8.46%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
5 30 (7.69%) Project Management
6 29 (7.44%) Configuration Management
6 29 (7.44%) Problem Management
7 28 (7.18%) Change Management
7 28 (7.18%) Virtual Environments
8 24 (6.15%) Disaster Recovery
9 22 (5.64%) Mentoring
9 22 (5.64%) Security Patching
10 20 (5.13%) High Availability
11 18 (4.62%) Service Delivery
12 16 (4.10%) Capacity Planning
13 15 (3.85%) Load Balancing
13 15 (3.85%) Open Source
14 12 (3.08%) PRINCE2
14 12 (3.08%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 81 (20.77%) SQL
2 60 (15.38%) PowerShell
3 42 (10.77%) Java
4 28 (7.18%) VBScript
5 23 (5.90%) Python
6 22 (5.64%) Perl
7 19 (4.87%) Bash Shell
8 14 (3.59%) C++
9 12 (3.08%) C#
10 11 (2.82%) Ruby
10 11 (2.82%) VB
11 8 (2.05%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.79%) C
13 6 (1.54%) JavaScript
14 4 (1.03%) PHP
15 3 (0.77%) PL/SQL
16 2 (0.51%) JCL
17 1 (0.26%) Korn
Qualifications
1 33 (8.46%) Security Cleared
2 28 (7.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (6.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 23 (5.90%) SC Cleared
6 18 (4.62%) MCSE
7 16 (4.10%) CCNP
7 16 (4.10%) Degree
8 12 (3.08%) CCNA
9 9 (2.31%) MCITP
10 8 (2.05%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (1.79%) DV Cleared
11 7 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (1.54%) ISEB
12 6 (1.54%) ISTQB
12 6 (1.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 5 (1.28%) CCIE
13 5 (1.28%) DBS Check
13 5 (1.28%) MCSA
14 2 (0.51%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.87%) SLA
2 11 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.54%) QA
4 4 (1.03%) COBIT
5 3 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.26%) PMBOK
System Software
1 229 (58.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 205 (52.56%) Active Directory
3 97 (24.87%) vSphere
4 62 (15.90%) XenApp
5 47 (12.05%) XenDesktop
6 44 (11.28%) Hyper-V
7 32 (8.21%) Virtual Machines
8 29 (7.44%) VMware ESXi
9 24 (6.15%) Docker
10 16 (4.10%) NFS
11 13 (3.33%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (2.56%) VMware Server
13 9 (2.31%) DFS Replication
13 9 (2.31%) Firmware
13 9 (2.31%) Microsoft App-V
13 9 (2.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 9 (2.31%) Virtual Desktop
13 9 (2.31%) XenServer
14 7 (1.79%) Oracle RAC
14 7 (1.79%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 73 (18.72%) SCCM
2 47 (12.05%) SCOM
3 39 (10.00%) Puppet
4 38 (9.74%) NetBackup
5 29 (7.44%) Nagios
6 23 (5.90%) Icinga
7 22 (5.64%) FreeIPA
8 19 (4.87%) Microsoft Clustering
9 18 (4.62%) Backup Exec
10 17 (4.36%) SCVMM
10 17 (4.36%) SELinux
11 14 (3.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 13 (3.33%) Kubernetes
12 13 (3.33%) McAfee ePO
12 13 (3.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 13 (3.33%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 10 (2.56%) vMotion
14 8 (2.05%) Capistrano
14 8 (2.05%) Control-M
14 8 (2.05%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 390 (100.00%) VMware
2 156 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 101 (25.90%) Cisco
4 88 (22.56%) HP
5 82 (21.03%) Citrix
6 53 (13.59%) EMC
7 51 (13.08%) Oracle
8 48 (12.31%) Red Hat
9 44 (11.28%) NetApp
10 40 (10.26%) CheckPoint
11 37 (9.49%) Dell
12 28 (7.18%) Symantec
13 25 (6.41%) Splunk
14 21 (5.38%) IBM
15 19 (4.87%) F5
15 19 (4.87%) Intel Security
16 14 (3.59%) Blue Coat
17 13 (3.33%) Akamai
17 13 (3.33%) AppSense
17 13 (3.33%) Veritas
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