The table below looks at the statistics for VMware ESXi skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware ESXi over the 3 months to 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESXi
Rank 210 232 209
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -23
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 36 31 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.42% 0.32% 0.40%
As % of the System Software category 3.64% 2.61% 3.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 26 15
Average daily rate £325 £408 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.24% +25.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Average hourly rate - £13.65 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.56 £13.65 £22.59
% change year-on-year
+131.17% -39.56%
VMware ESXi
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire System Software category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

System Software Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
988 1189 1034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 11.54% 12.46% 12.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 580 591 465
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 121 140
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% +1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £39.50 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

VMware ESXi
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

VMware ESXi Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

VMware ESXi
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

VMware ESXi Daily Rate Trend in the South East

VMware ESXi
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware ESXi across the South East region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

VMware ESXi Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

VMware ESXi
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

VMware ESXi Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

VMware ESXi
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 12 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
Surrey -4 13 £325 -2.25% 10
Hampshire +6 12 £369 -11.14% 7
Berkshire +10 10 £253 -43.88% 2
West Sussex - 1 £300 - 1
VMware ESXi
England

VMware ESXi
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 64 (88.89%) VMware
2 57 (79.17%) Windows
3 43 (59.72%) Windows Server
4 41 (56.94%) Microsoft
5 32 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
6 29 (40.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (34.72%) Active Directory
8 24 (33.33%) Linux
9 20 (27.78%) vSphere
10 19 (26.39%) Security Cleared
10 19 (26.39%) Red Hat
10 19 (26.39%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (25.00%) PowerShell
12 17 (23.61%) Windows Server 2003
12 17 (23.61%) Cisco
13 16 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 15 (20.83%) SC Cleared
14 15 (20.83%) ITIL
14 15 (20.83%) SQL
15 14 (19.44%) Citrix
15 14 (19.44%) Firewall
16 13 (18.06%) Change Management
16 13 (18.06%) Hyper-V
17 12 (16.67%) SAN
17 12 (16.67%) DNS
17 12 (16.67%) MS Exchange
17 12 (16.67%) LAN
18 11 (15.28%) WAN
18 11 (15.28%) Middleware
18 11 (15.28%) Git (software)

VMware ESXi
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 12 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 8 (11.11%) Skype for Business
3 7 (9.72%) WebLogic
4 4 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (5.56%) Tomcat
5 3 (4.17%) JBoss
6 2 (2.78%) IIS
6 2 (2.78%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.39%) MS Office
2 1 (1.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.39%) Line 500
1 1 (1.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.17%) Office 365
2 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (19.44%) Firewall
2 12 (16.67%) DNS
2 12 (16.67%) LAN
2 12 (16.67%) SAN
3 11 (15.28%) WAN
4 10 (13.89%) NetScaler
5 9 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 5 (6.94%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (6.94%) DHCP
6 5 (6.94%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (5.56%) FTP
7 4 (5.56%) Network Security
7 4 (5.56%) SMTP
8 3 (4.17%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (4.17%) OSPF
8 3 (4.17%) VPN
9 2 (2.78%) EIGRP
9 2 (2.78%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (1.39%) BGP
10 1 (1.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (9.72%) Oracle BI EE
2 7 (9.72%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 7 (9.72%) Oracle Database
2 7 (9.72%) Oracle Database 10g
2 7 (9.72%) Oracle Database 11g
2 7 (9.72%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (5.56%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.17%) MySQL
5 1 (1.39%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.39%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 11 (15.28%) Git (software)
2 7 (9.72%) Oracle APEX
2 7 (9.72%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (9.72%) TeamCity
3 4 (5.56%) Metasploit
3 4 (5.56%) Visual Studio
4 3 (4.17%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.39%) git-flow
General
1 6 (8.33%) Military
2 4 (5.56%) Aerospace
2 4 (5.56%) Finance
3 3 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.39%) Banking
4 1 (1.39%) Electronics
4 1 (1.39%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (22.22%) Support Engineer
2 13 (18.06%) VMware Engineer
3 12 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
4 8 (11.11%) Server Engineer
4 8 (11.11%) VMware Support Engineer
5 7 (9.72%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 7 (9.72%) Developer
5 7 (9.72%) Oracle Developer
5 7 (9.72%) Server Support
5 7 (9.72%) Windows Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Analyst
6 5 (6.94%) Architect
6 5 (6.94%) Exchange Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (6.94%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 5 (6.94%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Server Support Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.56%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.28%) Middleware
2 7 (9.72%) Ajax
2 7 (9.72%) CSS
2 7 (9.72%) HTML
2 7 (9.72%) jQuery
2 7 (9.72%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (5.56%) WPF
4 1 (1.39%) COM
4 1 (1.39%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.56%) User Experience
3 3 (4.17%) AS400
3 3 (4.17%) EqualLogic
4 2 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.78%) Clustering
4 2 (2.78%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.39%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.39%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.39%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.39%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 57 (79.17%) Windows
2 43 (59.72%) Windows Server
3 29 (40.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (33.33%) Linux
5 19 (26.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (23.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (9.72%) CentOS
8 7 (9.72%) Oracle Linux
9 5 (6.94%) Windows 7
10 4 (5.56%) Ubuntu
11 3 (4.17%) Unix
12 1 (1.39%) AIX
12 1 (1.39%) Debian
12 1 (1.39%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.83%) ITIL
2 13 (18.06%) Change Management
3 10 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (12.50%) TOGAF
5 8 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (6.94%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (6.94%) Service Management
7 4 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (5.56%) DevOps
7 4 (5.56%) Incident Management
7 4 (5.56%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (5.56%) Software Architecture
7 4 (5.56%) Software Delivery
7 4 (5.56%) Software Engineering
7 4 (5.56%) System Testing
7 4 (5.56%) Time Management
7 4 (5.56%) UML
7 4 (5.56%) Workflow
8 3 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (4.17%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 18 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 15 (20.83%) SQL
3 10 (13.89%) Perl
4 8 (11.11%) Python
5 7 (9.72%) JavaScript
5 7 (9.72%) PL/SQL
5 7 (9.72%) Shell Script
6 4 (5.56%) C#
7 3 (4.17%) C
8 1 (1.39%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (26.39%) Security Cleared
2 15 (20.83%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (6.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (4.17%) AWS Certification
4 3 (4.17%) CCNA
4 3 (4.17%) CEH
4 3 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.17%) MCSE
4 3 (4.17%) RHCT
5 2 (2.78%) CCNP
6 1 (1.39%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.39%) Degree
6 1 (1.39%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.39%) JNCIA
6 1 (1.39%) JNCIS
6 1 (1.39%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) SLA
2 2 (2.78%) JSP 440
2 2 (2.78%) QA
3 1 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 32 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (34.72%) Active Directory
3 20 (27.78%) vSphere
4 13 (18.06%) Hyper-V
5 8 (11.11%) XenDesktop
5 8 (11.11%) XenServer
6 6 (8.33%) VMware ESX
7 3 (4.17%) Docker
7 3 (4.17%) vCloud
8 2 (2.78%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (2.78%) XenApp
9 1 (1.39%) ISA Server
9 1 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (12.50%) Puppet
2 4 (5.56%) NetBackup
3 3 (4.17%) Backup Exec
3 3 (4.17%) Cobbler
3 3 (4.17%) Nagios
3 3 (4.17%) SCCM
4 2 (2.78%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (2.78%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.39%) ArcSight ESM
5 1 (1.39%) SCOM
5 1 (1.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (1.39%) WSUS
Vendors
1 64 (88.89%) VMware
2 41 (56.94%) Microsoft
3 19 (26.39%) Red Hat
4 17 (23.61%) Cisco
5 14 (19.44%) Citrix
6 10 (13.89%) Oracle
7 9 (12.50%) EMC
7 9 (12.50%) HP
8 6 (8.33%) Dell
9 5 (6.94%) 3PAR
9 5 (6.94%) F5
9 5 (6.94%) IBM
9 5 (6.94%) NetApp
10 3 (4.17%) Juniper
10 3 (4.17%) Symantec
10 3 (4.17%) Veeam
11 2 (2.78%) Intel
11 2 (2.78%) Intel Security
11 2 (2.78%) Tripwire
12 1 (1.39%) Altiris
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