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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESX Server
Rank 433 387 400
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +13
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 181 248 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.37% 0.49% 0.39%
As % of the System Software category 2.98% 4.49% 3.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 148 117
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £547
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £361 £310
% change year-on-year
-0.95% +16.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £19.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £19.81
% change year-on-year
- +6.00%
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 5529 5048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.33% 10.85% 10.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3832 3168 2760
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 £190 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 431 581 607
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.89 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.20% +15.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+25.71% +12.90%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 91 £445 +14.83% 5
South East -14 40 £375 +3.31% 6
South West +9 15 £325 +16.07% 3
North West -22 11 £335 +45.65% 2
East of England +13 9 £400 -4.76% 2
East Midlands -11 5 £400 -4.40% 1
West Midlands -26 5 £358 -4.66% 1
Yorkshire +3 3 £305 -20.77% 2
North East -55 3 £200 -23.80%
VMware ESX
UK

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 425 (100.00%) VMware
2 310 (72.94%) Windows
3 266 (62.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 222 (52.24%) Active Directory
5 188 (44.24%) Microsoft
6 176 (41.41%) Windows Server
7 141 (33.18%) Linux
8 135 (31.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 126 (29.65%) Windows Server 2003
10 124 (29.18%) DNS
11 116 (27.29%) Windows Server 2012
12 112 (26.35%) Firewall
13 104 (24.47%) Finance
14 101 (23.76%) MS Exchange
14 101 (23.76%) vSphere
15 100 (23.53%) Cisco
16 98 (23.06%) SAN
17 90 (21.18%) HP
18 83 (19.53%) Citrix
19 80 (18.82%) SQL
19 80 (18.82%) Data Centre
20 78 (18.35%) Unix
20 78 (18.35%) ITIL
21 71 (16.71%) SCCM
22 70 (16.47%) PowerShell
23 68 (16.00%) DHCP
23 68 (16.00%) Migration
24 65 (15.29%) XenApp
25 61 (14.35%) Red Hat
26 56 (13.18%) 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
1 101 (23.76%) MS Exchange
2 52 (12.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 41 (9.65%) Apache
4 37 (8.71%) Tomcat
5 35 (8.24%) IIS
6 34 (8.00%) SharePoint
7 25 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
7 25 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
8 19 (4.47%) Skype for Business
9 13 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2003
10 11 (2.59%) OpenStack
11 8 (1.88%) Cloud Foundry
11 8 (1.88%) WebLogic
12 6 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 5 (1.18%) JBoss
14 4 (0.94%) FileNet
15 3 (0.71%) Confluence
15 3 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
16 2 (0.47%) GemFire
Applications
1 37 (8.71%) MS Excel
2 24 (5.65%) MS Office
3 3 (0.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.24%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 33 (7.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (5.18%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.59%) IaaS
4 9 (2.12%) Office 365
5 8 (1.88%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.47%) SaaS
7 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.24%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.24%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 124 (29.18%) DNS
2 112 (26.35%) Firewall
3 98 (23.06%) SAN
4 68 (16.00%) DHCP
5 56 (13.18%) WAN
6 55 (12.94%) LAN
7 29 (6.82%) VPN
8 28 (6.59%) TCP/IP
9 19 (4.47%) Internet
9 19 (4.47%) NAS
10 18 (4.24%) VLAN
11 16 (3.76%) Cisco ASA
11 16 (3.76%) Cisco Nexus
12 14 (3.29%) IP Telephony
12 14 (3.29%) NetScaler
13 13 (3.06%) Wireless
14 12 (2.82%) IPv6
14 12 (2.82%) Kerberos
15 11 (2.59%) IPv4
16 10 (2.35%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (10.59%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.76%) MongoDB
2 16 (3.76%) MySQL
3 12 (2.82%) Oracle Database
4 11 (2.59%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (1.88%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (1.88%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (1.18%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (1.18%) Oracle Exadata
6 5 (1.18%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.18%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.94%) Informix
7 4 (0.94%) QlikView
7 4 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.71%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.71%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (0.71%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 3 (0.71%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 27 (6.35%) Jenkins
2 16 (3.76%) Hudson
3 12 (2.82%) Git (software)
4 8 (1.88%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (1.41%) Subversion
6 3 (0.71%) GitLab
6 3 (0.71%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (0.71%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.24%) JIRA
7 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.24%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.24%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.24%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 104 (24.47%) Finance
2 25 (5.88%) Banking
3 15 (3.53%) Manufacturing
4 12 (2.82%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.59%) Games
6 9 (2.12%) Investment Banking
6 9 (2.12%) Marketing
7 7 (1.65%) Legal
8 6 (1.41%) Electronics
9 4 (0.94%) Back Office
10 3 (0.71%) Advertising
10 3 (0.71%) Front Office
10 3 (0.71%) Retail
11 2 (0.47%) Billing
11 2 (0.47%) Local Government
12 1 (0.24%) Automotive
12 1 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.24%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 65 (15.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 50 (11.76%) Architect
3 43 (10.12%) Analyst
3 43 (10.12%) Support Engineer
4 38 (8.94%) DevOps Engineer
5 34 (8.00%) Server Engineer
5 34 (8.00%) VMware Engineer
6 33 (7.76%) Windows Engineer
7 27 (6.35%) Administrator
8 26 (6.12%) Linux Engineer
9 25 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
10 24 (5.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 23 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support
12 22 (5.18%) Infrastructure Support
12 22 (5.18%) Solutions Architect
13 21 (4.94%) Consultant
14 20 (4.71%) Systems Administrator
15 16 (3.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 15 (3.53%) Support Analyst
16 15 (3.53%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (5.18%) Web Services
2 21 (4.94%) .NET
3 17 (4.00%) Node.js
4 16 (3.76%) HTML
5 13 (3.06%) LAMP
6 10 (2.35%) ASP.NET
7 7 (1.65%) Middleware
8 6 (1.41%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (0.71%) Ajax
9 3 (0.71%) CSS
9 3 (0.71%) jQuery
9 3 (0.71%) JSON
9 3 (0.71%) REST
9 3 (0.71%) RESTful
9 3 (0.71%) XML
10 2 (0.47%) 802.1X
10 2 (0.47%) Apache Flex
10 2 (0.47%) Memcached
10 2 (0.47%) SOAP
10 2 (0.47%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 80 (18.82%) Data Centre
2 34 (8.00%) Clustering
3 24 (5.65%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (5.65%) Management Information System
4 19 (4.47%) EMC VNX
5 17 (4.00%) Private Cloud
6 14 (3.29%) Fat Client
6 14 (3.29%) Thin Client
7 12 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (2.82%) Replication
8 7 (1.65%) Enterprise Storage
9 5 (1.18%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.18%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (0.94%) Grid Computing
10 4 (0.94%) Online Games
10 4 (0.94%) SWIFT
10 4 (0.94%) VCE vBlock
10 4 (0.94%) Wiki
11 3 (0.71%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 310 (72.94%) Windows
2 176 (41.41%) Windows Server
3 141 (33.18%) Linux
4 135 (31.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 126 (29.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 116 (27.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 78 (18.35%) Unix
8 49 (11.53%) Windows 7
9 43 (10.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 20 (4.71%) Windows XP
11 19 (4.47%) Solaris
12 11 (2.59%) VMS
12 11 (2.59%) Windows 8
13 10 (2.35%) Windows 10
14 7 (1.65%) Oracle Linux
15 5 (1.18%) Debian
16 4 (0.94%) AIX
16 4 (0.94%) Apple iOS
16 4 (0.94%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.71%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (18.35%) ITIL
2 68 (16.00%) Migration
3 55 (12.94%) DevOps
4 41 (9.65%) Virtual Environments
5 37 (8.71%) Configuration Management
6 35 (8.24%) Agile Software Development
7 34 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 33 (7.76%) Continuous Improvement
9 32 (7.53%) Project Management
10 30 (7.06%) Change Management
10 30 (7.06%) Problem Management
11 27 (6.35%) High Availability
11 27 (6.35%) Mentoring
12 24 (5.65%) Security Patching
13 19 (4.47%) Capacity Planning
14 17 (4.00%) Open Source
15 16 (3.76%) Load Balancing
16 15 (3.53%) Requirements Analysis
16 15 (3.53%) Service Delivery
17 13 (3.06%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 80 (18.82%) SQL
2 70 (16.47%) PowerShell
3 50 (11.76%) Java
4 29 (6.82%) Perl
5 28 (6.59%) VBScript
6 25 (5.88%) Python
7 21 (4.94%) Bash Shell
8 14 (3.29%) C++
8 14 (3.29%) Shell Script
9 12 (2.82%) C#
9 12 (2.82%) Ruby
10 11 (2.59%) VB
11 9 (2.12%) JavaScript
12 7 (1.65%) C
13 4 (0.94%) PHP
14 3 (0.71%) AWK
14 3 (0.71%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.71%) sed
15 2 (0.47%) JCL
16 1 (0.24%) Korn
Qualifications
1 41 (9.65%) Security Cleared
2 35 (8.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (8.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 30 (7.06%) SC Cleared
4 26 (6.12%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (6.12%) MCSE
5 18 (4.24%) CCNP
6 13 (3.06%) Degree
6 13 (3.06%) MCSA
7 12 (2.82%) CCNA
8 9 (2.12%) BPSS Clearance
8 9 (2.12%) MCITP
9 7 (1.65%) DV Cleared
10 6 (1.41%) ISEB
10 6 (1.41%) ISTQB
10 6 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (1.18%) CCIE
12 3 (0.71%) CCA
12 3 (0.71%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.24%) SLA
2 9 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.88%) QA
4 6 (1.41%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.94%) COBIT
6 3 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.24%) PMBOK
System Software
1 266 (62.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 222 (52.24%) Active Directory
3 101 (23.76%) vSphere
4 65 (15.29%) XenApp
5 51 (12.00%) XenDesktop
6 45 (10.59%) Virtual Machines
7 42 (9.88%) Hyper-V
8 40 (9.41%) VMware ESXi
9 28 (6.59%) Docker
10 19 (4.47%) NFS
11 14 (3.29%) Virtual Servers
11 14 (3.29%) XenServer
12 12 (2.82%) Microsoft App-V
12 12 (2.82%) Virtual Desktop
13 11 (2.59%) VMware Server
13 11 (2.59%) VMware Workstation
14 10 (2.35%) Firmware
15 9 (2.12%) DFS Replication
15 9 (2.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 8 (1.88%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 71 (16.71%) SCCM
2 45 (10.59%) Puppet
2 45 (10.59%) SCOM
3 33 (7.76%) NetBackup
4 32 (7.53%) Nagios
5 25 (5.88%) Icinga
6 23 (5.41%) FreeIPA
7 19 (4.47%) Backup Exec
7 19 (4.47%) WSUS
8 18 (4.24%) SELinux
9 17 (4.00%) Microsoft Clustering
9 17 (4.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 17 (4.00%) SCVMM
10 14 (3.29%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 14 (3.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 13 (3.06%) Kubernetes
12 12 (2.82%) vMotion
13 9 (2.12%) Capistrano
13 9 (2.12%) McAfee ePO
13 9 (2.12%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 425 (100.00%) VMware
2 188 (44.24%) Microsoft
3 100 (23.53%) Cisco
4 90 (21.18%) HP
5 83 (19.53%) Citrix
6 61 (14.35%) Red Hat
7 51 (12.00%) Oracle
8 50 (11.76%) NetApp
9 46 (10.82%) EMC
10 41 (9.65%) CheckPoint
11 33 (7.76%) Dell
12 32 (7.53%) Symantec
13 23 (5.41%) Splunk
14 20 (4.71%) F5
15 19 (4.47%) IBM
15 19 (4.47%) Intel Security
16 16 (3.76%) AppSense
17 15 (3.53%) Wyse
18 13 (3.06%) Avaya
18 13 (3.06%) Blue Coat