The table below looks at the statistics for VMware ESXi skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware ESXi over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESXi
Rank 490 455 450
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -5
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 106 139 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.30% 0.28%
As % of the System Software category 2.29% 2.92% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 113 70
Average daily rate £350 £415 £371
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.66% +12.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £280 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 5
Average hourly rate £50.00 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+233.33% -6.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £13.65 £22.59
% change year-on-year
+131.17% -39.56%
VMware ESXi
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
4630 4768 4458
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.81% 10.13% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2791 2604 2276
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £180 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 572 526
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £31.15 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

VMware ESXi
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESXi across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

VMware ESXi Jobs Demand Trend in England

VMware ESXi
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VMware ESXi across the England region.

VMware ESXi Daily Rate Trend in England

VMware ESXi
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware ESXi across the England region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

VMware ESXi Daily Rate Histogram in England

VMware ESXi
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESXi across the England region.

VMware ESXi Hourly Rate Trend in England

VMware ESXi
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware ESXi across the England region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

VMware ESXi Hourly Rate Histogram in England

VMware ESXi
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESXi within the England region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +22 36 £325 -20.24% 19
London -31 31 £463 -2.63% 10
South West +20 19 £354 +41.50% 5
North East -17 6 £220 -26.66%
Yorkshire -26 4 £340 -15.00% 6
West Midlands - 4 - - 5
North West -24 3 £235 -30.37% 2
East of England -5 2 - - 3
East Midlands -15 1 £250 - 1
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VMware ESXi
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing VMware ESXi also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VMware ESXi.

1 232 (88.89%) VMware
2 187 (71.65%) Windows
3 146 (55.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 138 (52.87%) Windows Server
5 106 (40.61%) Active Directory
6 96 (36.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 95 (36.40%) Microsoft
8 90 (34.48%) Linux
9 81 (31.03%) SAN
10 79 (30.27%) Cisco
11 72 (27.59%) Firewall
12 68 (26.05%) Windows Server 2012
13 66 (25.29%) vSphere
14 56 (21.46%) PowerShell
15 55 (21.07%) Migration
16 52 (19.92%) Windows Server 2003
17 51 (19.54%) Red Hat
18 50 (19.16%) ITIL
19 49 (18.77%) Security Cleared
20 46 (17.62%) DNS
21 45 (17.24%) LAN
22 43 (16.48%) MS Exchange
22 43 (16.48%) EMC
22 43 (16.48%) Data Centre
23 42 (16.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 39 (14.94%) Puppet
24 39 (14.94%) TCP/IP
25 38 (14.56%) Dell
26 36 (13.79%) Citrix
26 36 (13.79%) Configuration Management

VMware ESXi
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing VMware ESXi also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VMware ESXi. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 43 (16.48%) MS Exchange
2 19 (7.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2013
3 18 (6.90%) IIS
4 16 (6.13%) Skype for Business
5 12 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2007
5 12 (4.60%) SharePoint
6 11 (4.21%) Tomcat
7 10 (3.83%) Apache
8 8 (3.07%) WebLogic
9 6 (2.30%) OpenStack
10 5 (1.92%) Confluence
10 5 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (1.92%) WebSphere
11 4 (1.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (1.53%) JBoss
11 4 (1.53%) nginx
12 3 (1.15%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (5.36%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.07%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.92%) HipChat
4 3 (1.15%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.38%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 22 (8.43%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.07%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.30%) Office 365
4 3 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.15%) IaaS
5 2 (0.77%) PaaS
5 2 (0.77%) SaaS
6 1 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.38%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 81 (31.03%) SAN
2 72 (27.59%) Firewall
3 46 (17.62%) DNS
4 45 (17.24%) LAN
5 39 (14.94%) TCP/IP
6 34 (13.03%) DHCP
7 31 (11.88%) VPN
7 31 (11.88%) WAN
8 30 (11.49%) NAS
9 21 (8.05%) NetScaler
10 20 (7.66%) iSCSI
11 18 (6.90%) Network Security
11 18 (6.90%) SSL
12 17 (6.51%) Wi-Fi
13 16 (6.13%) VLAN
14 13 (4.98%) Fibre Channel
14 13 (4.98%) HTTP
15 11 (4.21%) Cisco ASA
16 10 (3.83%) LDAP
17 9 (3.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (8.43%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.36%) MySQL
3 10 (3.83%) Oracle Database
4 9 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (2.68%) Oracle BI EE
5 7 (2.68%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 7 (2.68%) Oracle Database 10g
5 7 (2.68%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (2.68%) Oracle Database 12c
6 5 (1.92%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.53%) DB2
7 4 (1.53%) Redis
8 2 (0.77%) FileMaker
8 2 (0.77%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.38%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.38%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 34 (13.03%) Git (software)
2 21 (8.05%) Subversion
3 15 (5.75%) Jenkins
4 7 (2.68%) Gradle
4 7 (2.68%) Maven
4 7 (2.68%) Oracle APEX
4 7 (2.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (2.68%) TeamCity
5 5 (1.92%) Hudson
5 5 (1.92%) IntelliJ
5 5 (1.92%) JIRA
5 5 (1.92%) Vagrant
6 4 (1.53%) Metasploit
6 4 (1.53%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.77%) Ant
7 2 (0.77%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.38%) git-flow
8 1 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 32 (12.26%) Finance
2 18 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.45%) Manufacturing
4 8 (3.07%) Banking
5 7 (2.68%) Military
6 6 (2.30%) Games
7 5 (1.92%) Back Office
7 5 (1.92%) Electronics
7 5 (1.92%) Marketing
8 4 (1.53%) Aerospace
9 3 (1.15%) Retail
10 2 (0.77%) Advertising
10 2 (0.77%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.77%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 36 (13.79%) Architect
2 31 (11.88%) VMware Engineer
3 30 (11.49%) Support Engineer
4 29 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
4 29 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 18 (6.90%) Windows Engineer
6 15 (5.75%) 3rd Line Support
7 14 (5.36%) Administrator
8 12 (4.60%) Network Engineer
8 12 (4.60%) Server Engineer
9 11 (4.21%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 11 (4.21%) Systems Engineer
10 10 (3.83%) Analyst
10 10 (3.83%) Storage Engineer
10 10 (3.83%) Systems Administrator
10 10 (3.83%) VMware Support Engineer
11 9 (3.45%) Consultant
11 9 (3.45%) Linux Engineer
11 9 (3.45%) Server Support
11 9 (3.45%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (10.34%) Middleware
2 12 (4.60%) Web Services
3 7 (2.68%) Ajax
3 7 (2.68%) CSS
3 7 (2.68%) HTML
3 7 (2.68%) jQuery
3 7 (2.68%) Oracle Fusion
4 6 (2.30%) LAMP
5 5 (1.92%) Flash
5 5 (1.92%) LAPP Stack
5 5 (1.92%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (1.92%) SailPoint
6 4 (1.53%) WPF
7 1 (0.38%) CGI
7 1 (0.38%) COM
7 1 (0.38%) J2EE
7 1 (0.38%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 43 (16.48%) Data Centre
2 27 (10.34%) Replication
3 22 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (6.13%) EMC VNX
5 13 (4.98%) Management Information System
6 12 (4.60%) Private Cloud
7 10 (3.83%) Clustering
8 9 (3.45%) Celerra
8 9 (3.45%) CLARiiON
8 9 (3.45%) Symmetrix
9 7 (2.68%) VCE vBlock
10 5 (1.92%) Derivative
10 5 (1.92%) User Experience
11 4 (1.53%) Blackberry
11 4 (1.53%) EMC VMAX
11 4 (1.53%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (1.53%) EqualLogic
11 4 (1.53%) IVR
12 3 (1.15%) PlayStation
12 3 (1.15%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 187 (71.65%) Windows
2 138 (52.87%) Windows Server
3 96 (36.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 90 (34.48%) Linux
5 68 (26.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 52 (19.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 42 (16.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 32 (12.26%) Unix
9 31 (11.88%) CentOS
10 19 (7.28%) Windows 7
11 14 (5.36%) Oracle Linux
11 14 (5.36%) SUSE
12 10 (3.83%) AIX
12 10 (3.83%) Solaris
13 8 (3.07%) Mac OS X Server
14 7 (2.68%) Ubuntu
15 5 (1.92%) Fedora
16 4 (1.53%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 4 (1.53%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.77%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (21.07%) Migration
2 50 (19.16%) ITIL
3 36 (13.79%) Configuration Management
4 31 (11.88%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
6 23 (8.81%) DevOps
7 20 (7.66%) Change Management
8 17 (6.51%) Service Management
9 14 (5.36%) Incident Management
10 13 (4.98%) Load Balancing
10 13 (4.98%) Web Operations
11 12 (4.60%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (4.60%) TOGAF
12 11 (4.21%) Information Security
12 11 (4.21%) Open Source
12 11 (4.21%) Project Management
13 10 (3.83%) Capacity Planning
13 10 (3.83%) Network Management
14 9 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (3.45%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 56 (21.46%) PowerShell
2 33 (12.64%) SQL
3 23 (8.81%) Perl
4 22 (8.43%) Python
5 19 (7.28%) Bash Shell
6 12 (4.60%) Shell Script
7 8 (3.07%) JavaScript
8 7 (2.68%) Java
8 7 (2.68%) PL/SQL
9 6 (2.30%) VBScript
10 5 (1.92%) Ruby
11 4 (1.53%) C#
11 4 (1.53%) Korn
12 3 (1.15%) C
13 1 (0.38%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 49 (18.77%) Security Cleared
2 35 (13.41%) SC Cleared
3 26 (9.96%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (9.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 22 (8.43%) CCNA
6 21 (8.05%) Microsoft Certification
7 17 (6.51%) MCSE
8 15 (5.75%) CCNP
9 12 (4.60%) JNCIA
10 10 (3.83%) DV Cleared
11 9 (3.45%) MCSA
12 7 (2.68%) BPSS Clearance
12 7 (2.68%) JNCIS
13 6 (2.30%) CCDA
13 6 (2.30%) JNCIP
13 6 (2.30%) Network+ Certification
14 5 (1.92%) CCSA
14 5 (1.92%) CISM
14 5 (1.92%) CISSP
14 5 (1.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.07%) SLA
2 5 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (1.92%) JSP 440
3 4 (1.53%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.53%) QA
4 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 146 (55.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 106 (40.61%) Active Directory
3 66 (25.29%) vSphere
4 34 (13.03%) VMware ESX
5 33 (12.64%) Hyper-V
6 19 (7.28%) vCloud
7 17 (6.51%) XenApp
8 16 (6.13%) XenDesktop
9 8 (3.07%) Firmware
9 8 (3.07%) XenServer
10 5 (1.92%) KVM
10 5 (1.92%) oVirt
11 3 (1.15%) Docker
11 3 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (1.15%) NFS
12 2 (0.77%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.77%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.38%) FreeRADIUS
13 1 (0.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 39 (14.94%) Puppet
2 23 (8.81%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (6.90%) SCCM
4 14 (5.36%) Salt
5 13 (4.98%) ZABBIX
6 9 (3.45%) Ansible
6 9 (3.45%) Nagios
6 9 (3.45%) NetBackup
6 9 (3.45%) vMotion
7 8 (3.07%) Backup Exec
7 8 (3.07%) vRealize
7 8 (3.07%) WSUS
8 6 (2.30%) SCOM
8 6 (2.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 5 (1.92%) Ganglia
9 5 (1.92%) Graphite
9 5 (1.92%) Kibana
9 5 (1.92%) Riemann
9 5 (1.92%) Tivoli
9 5 (1.92%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 232 (88.89%) VMware
2 95 (36.40%) Microsoft
3 79 (30.27%) Cisco
4 51 (19.54%) Red Hat
5 43 (16.48%) EMC
6 38 (14.56%) Dell
7 36 (13.79%) Citrix
8 30 (11.49%) HP
8 30 (11.49%) IBM
9 25 (9.58%) NetApp
9 25 (9.58%) Oracle
10 18 (6.90%) Juniper
11 15 (5.75%) Symantec
12 13 (4.98%) F5
13 9 (3.45%) Sophos
14 7 (2.68%) 3PAR
14 7 (2.68%) SAP
14 7 (2.68%) SolarWinds
14 7 (2.68%) Veeam
15 6 (2.30%) Riverbed
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