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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware ESXi over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware ESXi
England / South East
Rank 187 229 233
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +4
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 51 23 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.70% 0.28% 0.30%
As % of the System Software category 5.44% 2.44% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 18 21
Median daily rate £340 £388 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% -9.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £318 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £440 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £350 £379
% change year-on-year
-6.28% -7.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £29.25 - £13.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £45.50 £13.65
% change year-on-year
-35.71% +233.33%

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
937 944 1170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 12.91% 11.38% 12.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 547 589
Median daily rate £363 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £519 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 105 107
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £39.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.38 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-0.75% -

VMware ESXi
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing VMware ESXi as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 20 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESXi within the South East region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 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
Hampshire +28 32 £340 -12.25%
Surrey +20 11 £340 -15.00% 2
Berkshire +19 7 £328 -18.12% 5
VMware ESXi
England

VMware ESXi
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESXi 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 South East region with a requirement for VMware ESXi.

1 85 (90.43%) VMware
2 78 (82.98%) Windows
3 55 (58.51%) Windows Server
4 53 (56.38%) Microsoft
5 47 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (44.68%) Linux
7 37 (39.36%) PowerShell
8 35 (37.23%) VMware Infrastructure
9 33 (35.11%) Windows Server 2012
10 31 (32.98%) Security Cleared
11 29 (30.85%) Hyper-V
12 28 (29.79%) vSphere
12 28 (29.79%) Citrix
13 27 (28.72%) Red Hat
13 27 (28.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 27 (28.72%) SC Cleared
14 23 (24.47%) NetScaler
15 21 (22.34%) Active Directory
16 19 (20.21%) Cisco
16 19 (20.21%) XenServer
16 19 (20.21%) XenDesktop
16 19 (20.21%) TOGAF
17 18 (19.15%) Firewall
17 18 (19.15%) Finance
18 16 (17.02%) Microsoft Certification
19 15 (15.96%) ITIL
19 15 (15.96%) MS Excel
20 13 (13.83%) SQL Server
20 13 (13.83%) IaaS
21 12 (12.77%) Skype for Business

VMware ESXi
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 12 (12.77%) Skype for Business
2 10 (10.64%) MS Exchange
3 9 (9.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (4.26%) WebLogic
6 3 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.06%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.06%) Confluence
7 1 (1.06%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (15.96%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.19%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (7.45%) Dynamics NAV
1 7 (7.45%) SAP hybris
2 1 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.83%) IaaS
2 9 (9.57%) SaaS
3 7 (7.45%) Office 365
4 3 (3.19%) Amazon S3
5 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (1.06%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (24.47%) NetScaler
2 18 (19.15%) Firewall
3 12 (12.77%) DNS
4 9 (9.57%) IP Telephony
4 9 (9.57%) VPN
5 8 (8.51%) MPLS
5 8 (8.51%) SAN
6 6 (6.38%) FTP
6 6 (6.38%) SMTP
7 4 (4.26%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (4.26%) VLAN
8 2 (2.13%) BGP
8 2 (2.13%) DHCP
8 2 (2.13%) OSPF
8 2 (2.13%) Skype
8 2 (2.13%) SSL
8 2 (2.13%) VoIP
8 2 (2.13%) Wireless
9 1 (1.06%) DAB
9 1 (1.06%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.83%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.57%) Oracle Database
2 9 (9.57%) Oracle Database 11g
3 8 (8.51%) Oracle Database 12c
4 6 (6.38%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (6.38%) DB2
4 6 (6.38%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 6 (6.38%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (4.26%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (8.51%) Git (software)
2 7 (7.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (6.38%) Metasploit
3 6 (6.38%) Oracle APEX
3 6 (6.38%) TeamCity
4 2 (2.13%) MSI
5 1 (1.06%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.06%) JIRA
5 1 (1.06%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.06%) Subversion
5 1 (1.06%) Vagrant
General
1 18 (19.15%) Finance
2 8 (8.51%) Marketing
3 7 (7.45%) Retail
4 6 (6.38%) Military
5 2 (2.13%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.06%) Back Office
6 1 (1.06%) Banking
6 1 (1.06%) Electronics
6 1 (1.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (21.28%) Architect
2 15 (15.96%) Wintel Engineer
3 10 (10.64%) Server Engineer
4 9 (9.57%) Designer
4 9 (9.57%) Infrastructure Architect
4 9 (9.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (9.57%) Linux Engineer
4 9 (9.57%) Solutions Designer
4 9 (9.57%) Windows Engineer
5 8 (8.51%) Network Infrastructure Architect
5 8 (8.51%) VMware Specialist
6 7 (7.45%) Cisco Architect
6 7 (7.45%) Cisco Network Architect
6 7 (7.45%) Cisco Security Architect
6 7 (7.45%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 7 (7.45%) Network Security Architect
6 7 (7.45%) SAP Architect
6 7 (7.45%) Security Architect
6 7 (7.45%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
7 6 (6.38%) Business Process Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.64%) CSS
2 7 (7.45%) HTML
3 6 (6.38%) Ajax
3 6 (6.38%) jQuery
3 6 (6.38%) Middleware
4 4 (4.26%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (2.13%) LAMP
5 2 (2.13%) XML
6 1 (1.06%) .NET
6 1 (1.06%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.06%) REST
6 1 (1.06%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.38%) Clustering
1 6 (6.38%) SWIFT
2 4 (4.26%) Replication
3 2 (2.13%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.06%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.06%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.06%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (1.06%) VCE vBlock
4 1 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 78 (82.98%) Windows
2 55 (58.51%) Windows Server
3 47 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 42 (44.68%) Linux
5 33 (35.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (28.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (11.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (10.64%) CentOS
9 7 (7.45%) AIX
9 7 (7.45%) Ubuntu
10 6 (6.38%) Oracle Linux
11 5 (5.32%) SUSE
12 3 (3.19%) Unix
13 2 (2.13%) Debian
13 2 (2.13%) Solaris
13 2 (2.13%) Windows Vista
14 1 (1.06%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (20.21%) TOGAF
2 15 (15.96%) ITIL
3 11 (11.70%) Software Deployment
4 10 (10.64%) Network Design
5 8 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (7.45%) Business Transformation
6 7 (7.45%) Configuration Management
6 7 (7.45%) E-Commerce
7 6 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (6.38%) Change Management
7 6 (6.38%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (6.38%) Service Management
8 5 (5.32%) Incident Management
8 5 (5.32%) Target Operating Model
9 3 (3.19%) Capacity Management
9 3 (3.19%) Ethical Hacking
9 3 (3.19%) ITIL V2
9 3 (3.19%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (3.19%) User Stories
9 3 (3.19%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 37 (39.36%) PowerShell
2 12 (12.77%) Perl
2 12 (12.77%) SQL
3 7 (7.45%) Python
4 6 (6.38%) JavaScript
4 6 (6.38%) PL/SQL
4 6 (6.38%) Shell Script
5 3 (3.19%) C
5 3 (3.19%) VBScript
6 1 (1.06%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.06%) C#
Qualifications
1 31 (32.98%) Security Cleared
2 27 (28.72%) SC Cleared
3 16 (17.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (10.64%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (9.57%) MCSE
6 8 (8.51%) CCNP
7 7 (7.45%) CCIE
8 6 (6.38%) DV Cleared
8 6 (6.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (4.26%) MCTS
10 3 (3.19%) AWS Certification
10 3 (3.19%) CEH
10 3 (3.19%) MCSA
10 3 (3.19%) RHCT
11 2 (2.13%) CCNA
11 2 (2.13%) CESG Certified Professional
11 2 (2.13%) DBS Check
11 2 (2.13%) MCITP
11 2 (2.13%) MCSD
12 1 (1.06%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.06%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (37.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (30.85%) Hyper-V
3 28 (29.79%) vSphere
4 21 (22.34%) Active Directory
5 19 (20.21%) XenDesktop
5 19 (20.21%) XenServer
6 6 (6.38%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (4.26%) vCloud
8 3 (3.19%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (2.13%) Docker
9 2 (2.13%) Firmware
9 2 (2.13%) VMware ESX
10 1 (1.06%) KVM
Systems Management
1 8 (8.51%) Puppet
2 7 (7.45%) vMotion
3 3 (3.19%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (2.13%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (2.13%) SCOM
5 1 (1.06%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.06%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.06%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.06%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (1.06%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.06%) OpenView
5 1 (1.06%) SCCM
5 1 (1.06%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.06%) vRealize
5 1 (1.06%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 85 (90.43%) VMware
2 53 (56.38%) Microsoft
3 28 (29.79%) Citrix
4 27 (28.72%) Red Hat
5 19 (20.21%) Cisco
6 12 (12.77%) HP
7 11 (11.70%) CheckPoint
7 11 (11.70%) Oracle
8 10 (10.64%) NetApp
9 9 (9.57%) SAP
10 7 (7.45%) hybris
11 5 (5.32%) Veeam
12 4 (4.26%) IBM
13 3 (3.19%) EMC
14 2 (2.13%) 3PAR
14 2 (2.13%) Avaya
14 2 (2.13%) Dell
14 2 (2.13%) Intel Security
14 2 (2.13%) Juniper
14 2 (2.13%) Lumension