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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESXi
Rank 206 220 221
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +1
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 72 44 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.75% 0.44% 0.30%
As % of the System Software category 5.66% 3.45% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 36 16
Average daily rate £323 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.37% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £334 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £538 £421
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £355
% change year-on-year
- +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.54 £20.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year
+27.68% -31.43%
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
1273 1274 1134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 13.21% 12.80% 12.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 763 645 524
Average daily rate £375 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 141 155
Average hourly rate £21.33 £18.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.29% +12.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.38 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+5.30% -

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 29 April 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 29 April 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
Berkshire +19 21 £255 -36.25% 6
Surrey +1 21 £266 -27.05% 3
Hampshire -2 13 £430 +3.61% 1
Oxfordshire +13 7 £320 -1.53% 1
Buckinghamshire +17 5 £425 -20.93% 3
Kent - 3 £425 -
West Sussex -13 2 £331 -19.69%
VMware ESXi
England

VMware ESXi
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 93 (93.00%) VMware
2 82 (82.00%) Windows
3 62 (62.00%) Windows Server
4 50 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 50 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 45 (45.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 41 (41.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 38 (38.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 33 (33.00%) vSphere
9 31 (31.00%) MS Exchange
10 25 (25.00%) Linux
11 24 (24.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 23 (23.00%) SQL
13 22 (22.00%) ITIL
13 22 (22.00%) Firewall
14 19 (19.00%) Cisco
14 19 (19.00%) Security Cleared
15 18 (18.00%) DNS
15 18 (18.00%) NetApp
16 17 (17.00%) HP
16 17 (17.00%) Citrix
16 17 (17.00%) LAN
16 17 (17.00%) PowerShell
16 17 (17.00%) Exchange Server 2010
17 16 (16.00%) WAN
17 16 (16.00%) SAN
17 16 (16.00%) SQL Server
17 16 (16.00%) Change Management
18 15 (15.00%) EMC
18 15 (15.00%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 31 (31.00%) MS Exchange
2 17 (17.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (13.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (12.00%) SharePoint
4 12 (12.00%) Skype for Business
5 4 (4.00%) WebLogic
6 3 (3.00%) IIS
7 2 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.00%) MS Office
2 1 (1.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.00%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (22.00%) Firewall
2 18 (18.00%) DNS
3 17 (17.00%) LAN
4 16 (16.00%) SAN
4 16 (16.00%) WAN
5 8 (8.00%) VPN
6 7 (7.00%) DHCP
6 7 (7.00%) TCP/IP
7 6 (6.00%) FTP
7 6 (6.00%) NetScaler
7 6 (6.00%) SMTP
8 4 (4.00%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (4.00%) Unified Communications
9 3 (3.00%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (3.00%) VLAN
10 1 (1.00%) Asterisk PBX
10 1 (1.00%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (1.00%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (1.00%) Junos
10 1 (1.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (5.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (4.00%) Oracle BI EE
4 4 (4.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 4 (4.00%) Oracle Database
4 4 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (4.00%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (2.00%) Apache Hive
5 2 (2.00%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (5.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.00%) Metasploit
2 4 (4.00%) Oracle APEX
2 4 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (4.00%) TeamCity
3 3 (3.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.00%) git-flow
General
1 14 (14.00%) Finance
2 4 (4.00%) Military
2 4 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.00%) Aerospace
3 3 (3.00%) Electronics
3 3 (3.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.00%) Marketing
4 2 (2.00%) Retail
5 1 (1.00%) Back Office
5 1 (1.00%) Banking
5 1 (1.00%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.00%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 30 (30.00%) Support Engineer
2 22 (22.00%) VMware Engineer
3 21 (21.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 20 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 18 (18.00%) Server Engineer
6 16 (16.00%) 3rd Line Support
7 14 (14.00%) VMware Support Engineer
8 13 (13.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 10 (10.00%) Wintel Engineer
10 9 (9.00%) Exchange Engineer
10 9 (9.00%) Server Support
10 9 (9.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
11 8 (8.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (8.00%) Server Support Engineer
12 7 (7.00%) Infrastructure Support
12 7 (7.00%) Wintel Specialist
13 6 (6.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
13 6 (6.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
13 6 (6.00%) Server Specialist
13 6 (6.00%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.00%) Middleware
2 4 (4.00%) Ajax
2 4 (4.00%) CSS
2 4 (4.00%) HTML
2 4 (4.00%) jQuery
2 4 (4.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (3.00%) .NET
3 3 (3.00%) WPF
4 2 (2.00%) Regular Expression
4 2 (2.00%) Web Services
5 1 (1.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.00%) Replication
3 3 (3.00%) Clustering
3 3 (3.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.00%) User Experience
4 2 (2.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.00%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.00%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.00%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.00%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 82 (82.00%) Windows
2 62 (62.00%) Windows Server
3 41 (41.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 38 (38.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (25.00%) Linux
6 24 (24.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (9.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (7.00%) Windows 7
9 6 (6.00%) CentOS
9 6 (6.00%) Ubuntu
10 4 (4.00%) AIX
10 4 (4.00%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (2.00%) Debian
11 2 (2.00%) Unix
12 1 (1.00%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (1.00%) Windows 8
12 1 (1.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (22.00%) ITIL
2 16 (16.00%) Change Management
3 11 (11.00%) Service Delivery
4 10 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (7.00%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (7.00%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (7.00%) ITIL V3
7 6 (6.00%) Configuration Management
7 6 (6.00%) Problem Management
7 6 (6.00%) Service Management
7 6 (6.00%) Time Management
8 5 (5.00%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (5.00%) TOGAF
9 4 (4.00%) Capacity Management
9 4 (4.00%) Software Deployment
10 3 (3.00%) Process Improvement
10 3 (3.00%) Server Building
10 3 (3.00%) Software Delivery
10 3 (3.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (23.00%) SQL
2 17 (17.00%) PowerShell
3 8 (8.00%) Perl
4 7 (7.00%) Python
5 5 (5.00%) C
6 4 (4.00%) JavaScript
6 4 (4.00%) PL/SQL
6 4 (4.00%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.00%) C#
7 3 (3.00%) PHP
8 2 (2.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (19.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (15.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (9.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (7.00%) MCSE
5 6 (6.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (4.00%) DBS Check
6 4 (4.00%) DV Cleared
7 3 (3.00%) AWS Certification
7 3 (3.00%) CEH
7 3 (3.00%) RHCT
8 2 (2.00%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (1.00%) CCNA
9 1 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.00%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.00%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.00%) SLA
System Software
1 50 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 45 (45.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (33.00%) vSphere
4 13 (13.00%) Hyper-V
5 11 (11.00%) VMware ESX
6 7 (7.00%) NFS
7 5 (5.00%) XenDesktop
7 5 (5.00%) XenServer
8 4 (4.00%) Firmware
8 4 (4.00%) XenApp
9 3 (3.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (2.00%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (2.00%) vCloud
11 1 (1.00%) ISA Server
11 1 (1.00%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 7 (7.00%) Puppet
1 7 (7.00%) SCCM
2 6 (6.00%) vRealize
3 5 (5.00%) SCOM
4 4 (4.00%) Backup Exec
5 3 (3.00%) Tivoli
6 2 (2.00%) ArcSight ESM
6 2 (2.00%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (2.00%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.00%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (2.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (2.00%) WSUS
7 1 (1.00%) Check_MK
7 1 (1.00%) Nagios
7 1 (1.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 93 (93.00%) VMware
2 50 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 19 (19.00%) Cisco
4 18 (18.00%) NetApp
5 17 (17.00%) Citrix
5 17 (17.00%) HP
6 15 (15.00%) EMC
7 13 (13.00%) Red Hat
8 11 (11.00%) Dell
9 8 (8.00%) F5
10 7 (7.00%) Remedy
11 5 (5.00%) CommVault
12 4 (4.00%) 3PAR
12 4 (4.00%) Altiris
12 4 (4.00%) Intel
12 4 (4.00%) Oracle
12 4 (4.00%) Symantec
13 3 (3.00%) IBM
13 3 (3.00%) Juniper
13 3 (3.00%) SAP
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