The table below looks at the statistics for VMware ESX skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 23 July 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESX Server
Rank 462 384 408
Rank change year-on-year
-78 +24
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 183 276 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.48% 0.42%
As % of the System Software category 2.76% 4.57% 4.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 158 136
Median daily rate £375 £375 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £533 £534
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £365 £303
% change year-on-year
-4.10% +20.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 5
Median hourly rate £20.73 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.28% +10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.59 £21.00 £15.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.10 £30.20 £29.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £21.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-1.28% -19.23%

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

System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
6637 6040 5442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.26% 10.61% 10.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4143 3417 2934
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 £205 £195 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 438 612 658
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+21.94% +9.67%

VMware ESX
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing VMware ESX as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the System Software category.

VMware ESX Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VMware ESX
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VMware ESX within the UK.

VMware ESX Daily Rate Trend in the UK

VMware ESX
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware ESX within the UK over the 3 months to 23 July 2016.

VMware ESX Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

VMware ESX
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESX within the UK.

VMware ESX Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

VMware ESX
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 23 July 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
England -110 159 £375 - 34
London -14 79 £438 +5.42% 10
South East -47 33 £375 +7.14% 12
City of London +35 18 £475 +11.76% 3
Scotland +12 17 £335 -5.63% 1
Edinburgh +8 15 £375 +28.20%
Hampshire -10 14 £388 -2.98% 1
North West -23 12 £210 -40.00% 3
South West +5 11 £325 +44.44% 1
East of England +11 9 £350 -16.66% 2
Berkshire +1 9 £350 +17.64% 9
Manchester -12 7 £160 -8.57% 3
Wiltshire -4 6 £545 -
Bedfordshire +7 5 £350 +3.70%
East Midlands -11 5 £400 -3.61% 2
West Midlands -27 5 £358 -7.97%
Winchester - 5 £375 -
Slough +9 4 £225 -18.18%
Bristol +3 4 £300 -
Worcestershire +2 4 £358 -
Worcester 0 4 £358 -
Oxfordshire - 4 £280 - 1
Yorkshire -3 3 £305 -23.27% 4
West Yorkshire -5 3 £305 -23.27% 3
Leeds -13 3 £305 -20.77% 3
Andover -13 3 £425 -
Harrow - 3 £495 -
Hounslow - 3 - -
Lincoln - 3 £400 -
Swindon - 3 £550 -

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 with a requirement for VMware ESX.

1 469 (100.00%) VMware
2 353 (75.27%) Windows
3 278 (59.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 266 (56.72%) Active Directory
5 229 (48.83%) Microsoft
6 178 (37.95%) Windows Server
7 172 (36.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 143 (30.49%) Linux
9 138 (29.42%) Windows Server 2003
10 129 (27.51%) Citrix
11 125 (26.65%) DNS
12 120 (25.59%) Firewall
13 118 (25.16%) Windows Server 2012
14 111 (23.67%) Cisco
15 110 (23.45%) SAN
16 109 (23.24%) MS Exchange
17 107 (22.81%) vSphere
18 102 (21.75%) SQL
19 101 (21.54%) HP
19 101 (21.54%) Finance
20 85 (18.12%) SCCM
21 81 (17.27%) PowerShell
21 81 (17.27%) ITIL
22 79 (16.84%) XenApp
23 75 (15.99%) Clustering
24 72 (15.35%) Hyper-V
24 72 (15.35%) Data Centre
25 71 (15.14%) Windows 7
26 70 (14.93%) DHCP
27 66 (14.07%) Unix

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 109 (23.24%) MS Exchange
2 54 (11.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 40 (8.53%) SharePoint
4 38 (8.10%) Apache
5 36 (7.68%) Tomcat
6 32 (6.82%) IIS
7 20 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2003
8 19 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2007
9 18 (3.84%) Skype for Business
10 16 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2013
11 9 (1.92%) OpenStack
11 9 (1.92%) WebLogic
12 6 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (1.28%) Cloud Foundry
13 5 (1.07%) JBoss
14 4 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 4 (0.85%) FileNet
15 3 (0.64%) Office Communications Server
15 3 (0.64%) Oracle Application Server
15 3 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 43 (9.17%) MS Excel
2 22 (4.69%) MS Office
3 3 (0.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.21%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 34 (7.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (5.33%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (3.62%) Office 365
4 8 (1.71%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (1.71%) IaaS
5 2 (0.43%) HP Helion
5 2 (0.43%) SaaS
6 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.21%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 125 (26.65%) DNS
2 120 (25.59%) Firewall
3 110 (23.45%) SAN
4 70 (14.93%) DHCP
5 56 (11.94%) LAN
5 56 (11.94%) WAN
6 31 (6.61%) TCP/IP
7 28 (5.97%) VPN
8 26 (5.54%) NetScaler
9 25 (5.33%) NAS
10 24 (5.12%) Internet
11 18 (3.84%) Cisco ASA
12 15 (3.20%) IP Telephony
12 15 (3.20%) VLAN
12 15 (3.20%) Wireless
13 13 (2.77%) Cisco Nexus
13 13 (2.77%) Kerberos
14 12 (2.56%) IPv6
14 12 (2.56%) MPLS
14 12 (2.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (12.79%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.20%) MySQL
3 13 (2.77%) Oracle Database
3 13 (2.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (2.56%) MongoDB
5 9 (1.92%) IDOL
5 9 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (1.49%) EDRMS
8 6 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (1.07%) Oracle Exadata
10 4 (0.85%) QlikView
10 4 (0.85%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.85%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.64%) BusinessObjects XI
11 3 (0.64%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.64%) Oracle BI EE
11 3 (0.64%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 24 (5.12%) TestDirector
2 23 (4.90%) HP UFT
2 23 (4.90%) Jenkins
2 23 (4.90%) WinRunner
3 12 (2.56%) Hudson
4 11 (2.35%) Git (software)
5 6 (1.28%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (1.28%) Subversion
6 3 (0.64%) GitLab
6 3 (0.64%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (0.64%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.43%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.21%) JIRA
8 1 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.21%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.21%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 101 (21.54%) Finance
2 22 (4.69%) Banking
3 15 (3.20%) Telecoms
4 13 (2.77%) Manufacturing
5 9 (1.92%) Games
5 9 (1.92%) Marketing
6 8 (1.71%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.49%) Legal
7 7 (1.49%) Retail
8 6 (1.28%) Electronics
9 3 (0.64%) Advertising
9 3 (0.64%) Back Office
9 3 (0.64%) Billing
10 2 (0.43%) Front Office
11 1 (0.21%) Automotive
11 1 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.21%) Local Government
11 1 (0.21%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 71 (15.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 55 (11.73%) Support Engineer
3 53 (11.30%) Analyst
4 48 (10.23%) Architect
5 43 (9.17%) VMware Engineer
6 37 (7.89%) 3rd Line Support
7 33 (7.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 32 (6.82%) DevOps Engineer
8 32 (6.82%) Server Engineer
9 30 (6.40%) Windows Engineer
10 28 (5.97%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 26 (5.54%) Linux Engineer
12 24 (5.12%) Infrastructure Architect
13 23 (4.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 23 (4.90%) Consultant
14 22 (4.69%) Administrator
15 21 (4.48%) Infrastructure Support
15 21 (4.48%) Solutions Architect
16 20 (4.26%) Test Analyst
17 18 (3.84%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.26%) Web Services
2 17 (3.62%) .NET
3 16 (3.41%) HTML
4 14 (2.99%) LAMP
4 14 (2.99%) Node.js
5 10 (2.13%) ASP.NET
6 8 (1.71%) Middleware
7 6 (1.28%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (0.64%) Ajax
8 3 (0.64%) CSS
8 3 (0.64%) jQuery
8 3 (0.64%) REST
8 3 (0.64%) XML
9 2 (0.43%) 802.1X
9 2 (0.43%) Apache Flex
9 2 (0.43%) Memcached
9 2 (0.43%) SOAP
9 2 (0.43%) X-Windows
10 1 (0.21%) Java RMI
10 1 (0.21%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 75 (15.99%) Clustering
2 72 (15.35%) Data Centre
3 35 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (5.33%) EMC VNX
5 21 (4.48%) Management Information System
5 21 (4.48%) PDA
6 17 (3.62%) Private Cloud
7 13 (2.77%) Client/Server
8 12 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (2.56%) Fat Client
8 12 (2.56%) Replication
8 12 (2.56%) Thin Client
9 7 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (1.28%) VCE vBlock
11 4 (0.85%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.85%) Computer Science
11 4 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (0.85%) PKI
11 4 (0.85%) SWIFT
11 4 (0.85%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 353 (75.27%) Windows
2 178 (37.95%) Windows Server
3 172 (36.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 143 (30.49%) Linux
5 138 (29.42%) Windows Server 2003
6 118 (25.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 71 (15.14%) Windows 7
8 66 (14.07%) Unix
9 52 (11.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 40 (8.53%) Windows XP
11 24 (5.12%) AIX
12 20 (4.26%) Solaris
13 15 (3.20%) Windows 10
14 10 (2.13%) VMS
14 10 (2.13%) Windows 8
15 5 (1.07%) Debian
16 4 (0.85%) Apple iOS
16 4 (0.85%) Oracle Linux
16 4 (0.85%) Ubuntu
16 4 (0.85%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (17.27%) ITIL
2 65 (13.86%) Migration
3 54 (11.51%) Change Management
4 48 (10.23%) DevOps
5 36 (7.68%) Agile Software Development
6 34 (7.25%) Configuration Management
7 33 (7.04%) Problem Management
8 31 (6.61%) Continuous Improvement
8 31 (6.61%) Project Management
9 28 (5.97%) Virtual Environments
10 27 (5.76%) Software Testing
11 26 (5.54%) Disaster Recovery
12 25 (5.33%) Test Scripting
13 24 (5.12%) High Availability
13 24 (5.12%) Smoke Testing
14 23 (4.90%) Mentoring
14 23 (4.90%) Test Automation
15 22 (4.69%) Security Patching
16 18 (3.84%) Service Delivery
17 17 (3.62%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 102 (21.75%) SQL
2 81 (17.27%) PowerShell
3 44 (9.38%) VBScript
4 43 (9.17%) Java
5 23 (4.90%) Perl
5 23 (4.90%) Python
6 20 (4.26%) Bash Shell
7 18 (3.84%) VB
8 14 (2.99%) C++
9 12 (2.56%) C#
10 11 (2.35%) Ruby
11 10 (2.13%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.49%) C
12 7 (1.49%) JavaScript
13 4 (0.85%) PHP
14 3 (0.64%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.43%) JCL
16 1 (0.21%) Korn
Qualifications
1 64 (13.65%) Security Cleared
2 55 (11.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 45 (9.59%) MCSE
3 45 (9.59%) SC Cleared
4 32 (6.82%) MCITP
5 28 (5.97%) ISTQB
5 28 (5.97%) MCSA
6 26 (5.54%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (5.12%) MCTS
7 24 (5.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 18 (3.84%) Degree
9 17 (3.62%) CCNP
10 12 (2.56%) CCNA
11 8 (1.71%) BPSS Clearance
12 7 (1.49%) DV Cleared
12 7 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (1.28%) ISEB
13 6 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 5 (1.07%) CCIE
14 5 (1.07%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.90%) SLA
2 11 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.49%) QA
4 4 (0.85%) COBIT
5 3 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.21%) PMBOK
System Software
1 278 (59.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 266 (56.72%) Active Directory
3 107 (22.81%) vSphere
4 79 (16.84%) XenApp
5 72 (15.35%) Hyper-V
6 62 (13.22%) XenDesktop
7 37 (7.89%) Virtual Machines
7 37 (7.89%) VMware ESXi
8 24 (5.12%) Docker
9 18 (3.84%) NFS
10 15 (3.20%) Virtual Servers
11 12 (2.56%) Firmware
11 12 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
12 11 (2.35%) DFS Replication
13 10 (2.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 10 (2.13%) Terminal Services
13 10 (2.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 10 (2.13%) Virtual Desktop
13 10 (2.13%) VMware Workstation
13 10 (2.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 85 (18.12%) SCCM
2 55 (11.73%) SCOM
3 39 (8.32%) NetBackup
3 39 (8.32%) Puppet
4 36 (7.68%) McAfee ePO
5 35 (7.46%) Microsoft Clustering
6 29 (6.18%) Nagios
7 27 (5.76%) HP Quality Center
8 26 (5.54%) WSUS
9 24 (5.12%) Backup Exec
10 23 (4.90%) Icinga
10 23 (4.90%) Netcool
11 22 (4.69%) FreeIPA
12 19 (4.05%) SCVMM
13 17 (3.62%) Norton AntiVirus
13 17 (3.62%) SELinux
14 14 (2.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 14 (2.99%) vMotion
15 13 (2.77%) Kubernetes
15 13 (2.77%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 469 (100.00%) VMware
2 229 (48.83%) Microsoft
3 129 (27.51%) Citrix
4 111 (23.67%) Cisco
5 101 (21.54%) HP
6 66 (14.07%) Red Hat
7 54 (11.51%) EMC
7 54 (11.51%) NetApp
8 48 (10.23%) Oracle
9 47 (10.02%) Dell
9 47 (10.02%) Intel Security
10 45 (9.59%) CheckPoint
11 41 (8.74%) Symantec
12 34 (7.25%) Veritas
13 24 (5.12%) Splunk
14 19 (4.05%) IBM
15 18 (3.84%) AppSense
15 18 (3.84%) F5
16 16 (3.41%) SolarWinds
17 14 (2.99%) Blue Coat
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