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 17 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware ESX Server
UK
Rank 395 453 391
Rank change year-on-year
+58 -62
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 207 165 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.33% 0.45%
As % of the System Software category 3.81% 3.24% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 106 132
Median daily rate £388 £395 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.89% +9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £268 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.78 £14.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.71% +107.04%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £33.03 £14.87
% change year-on-year
+5.97% +122.18%

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
5434 5091 5073
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.14% 10.20% 10.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3394 3042 2778
Median daily rate £400 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £178 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 393 492 592
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.54 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

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 17 January 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware ESX within the UK over the 3 months to 17 January 2017.

VMware ESX Hourly Rate Histogram 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 17 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
England +58 184 £381 -4.68% 29
London +13 76 £475 +3.54% 15
South East +21 28 £330 -6.38% 6
East of England +23 27 £365 +25.86%
Scotland +23 19 £410 +33.33%
Norfolk +20 19 £365 +2.81%
Edinburgh +31 18 £425 -
Hampshire +17 15 £330 -17.50% 1
West Midlands +7 15 £338 +32.35% 2
Birmingham +12 13 £338 +32.35%
Yorkshire +21 12 £365 -18.88% 3
South West +15 12 £330 +32.00% 1
North West +23 9 £281 -20.77%
City of London -11 9 £438 -5.40% 2
West Yorkshire +19 8 £383 -15.00% 2
Bristol +12 8 £313 +9.64%
Leeds +5 8 £383 -15.00% 1
Essex +3 6 - -
Kent - 6 £320 -
Croydon - 6 £465 -
Manchester +19 5 £345 -25.80%
East Midlands -4 5 £375 -3.29%
Hook +10 4 £318 -22.56%
Berkshire +4 4 £350 -0.70% 3
Winchester +1 4 £450 +12.50%
Tunbridge Wells - 4 £325 -
Harrow - 4 £495 -
Cornwall - 4 £350 -
Cheshire +26 3 £275 +12.24%
King's Lynn - 3 £371 -

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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.

1 374 (100.00%) VMware
2 293 (78.34%) Windows
3 251 (67.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 183 (48.93%) Active Directory
5 159 (42.51%) Microsoft
6 153 (40.91%) Windows Server
7 148 (39.57%) DNS
8 122 (32.62%) SAN
8 122 (32.62%) Windows Server 2008
9 113 (30.21%) Finance
10 106 (28.34%) Citrix
10 106 (28.34%) Windows Server 2012
11 93 (24.87%) Windows Server 2003
12 87 (23.26%) HP
12 87 (23.26%) Cisco
13 86 (22.99%) SCCM
14 82 (21.93%) Linux
15 80 (21.39%) Windows 7
16 78 (20.86%) EMC
17 76 (20.32%) ITIL
17 76 (20.32%) Firewall
18 74 (19.79%) PowerShell
19 72 (19.25%) XenApp
20 69 (18.45%) vSphere
21 67 (17.91%) DHCP
22 65 (17.38%) MS Exchange
23 58 (15.51%) SQL
24 55 (14.71%) SQL Server
25 53 (14.17%) Data Centre
26 52 (13.90%) Migration

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 65 (17.38%) MS Exchange
2 40 (10.70%) IIS
3 38 (10.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 32 (8.56%) Skype for Business
5 29 (7.75%) SharePoint
6 21 (5.61%) BizTalk Server
7 12 (3.21%) Tomcat
8 11 (2.94%) Apache
9 10 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (2.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 7 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (1.07%) Confluence
12 4 (1.07%) JBoss
13 3 (0.80%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.80%) IBM Domino
13 3 (0.80%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
14 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 5.5
14 2 (0.53%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.53%) WebLogic
Applications
1 36 (9.63%) MS Excel
2 30 (8.02%) MS Office
3 7 (1.87%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (1.87%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.27%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 41 (10.96%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (10.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (8.56%) Office 365
4 13 (3.48%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (1.60%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.80%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 3 (0.80%) Heroku
7 3 (0.80%) IBM PureFlex
7 3 (0.80%) PaaS
8 2 (0.53%) GitHub
8 2 (0.53%) SaaS
9 1 (0.27%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 148 (39.57%) DNS
2 122 (32.62%) SAN
3 76 (20.32%) Firewall
4 67 (17.91%) DHCP
5 32 (8.56%) NAS
6 31 (8.29%) LAN
7 28 (7.49%) VPN
8 26 (6.95%) WAN
9 23 (6.15%) Internet
10 16 (4.28%) LDAP
10 16 (4.28%) NetScaler
10 16 (4.28%) SMTP
10 16 (4.28%) VLAN
11 15 (4.01%) TCP/IP
11 15 (4.01%) VoIP
12 13 (3.48%) Network Security
12 13 (3.48%) Skype
13 12 (3.21%) iSCSI
14 11 (2.94%) IP Telephony
14 11 (2.94%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (14.71%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.21%) Oracle Database
3 10 (2.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (2.14%) MySQL
4 8 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.53%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (1.60%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.07%) GitLab
2 4 (1.07%) Subversion
2 4 (1.07%) Vagrant
3 3 (0.80%) MSI
3 3 (0.80%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (0.53%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.53%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.27%) Metasploit
General
1 113 (30.21%) Finance
2 14 (3.74%) Banking
3 11 (2.94%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.67%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.87%) Back Office
6 6 (1.60%) Advertising
6 6 (1.60%) Electronics
6 6 (1.60%) Games
6 6 (1.60%) Law
7 5 (1.34%) Legal
7 5 (1.34%) Retail
8 4 (1.07%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.80%) Marketing
9 3 (0.80%) Publishing
10 2 (0.53%) Automotive
11 1 (0.27%) German Language
11 1 (0.27%) Local Government
11 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 57 (15.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 47 (12.57%) Architect
3 44 (11.76%) Analyst
4 38 (10.16%) Administrator
4 38 (10.16%) VMware Engineer
5 30 (8.02%) Windows Engineer
6 22 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
7 20 (5.35%) Consultant
8 18 (4.81%) Infrastructure Architect
8 18 (4.81%) Server Engineer
8 18 (4.81%) Support Engineer
9 17 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
10 16 (4.28%) VMWare Administrator
10 16 (4.28%) Wintel Engineer
11 15 (4.01%) Storage Engineer
12 13 (3.48%) Operations Engineer
12 13 (3.48%) Windows Administrator
13 12 (3.21%) DevOps Engineer
14 11 (2.94%) Applications Engineer
14 11 (2.94%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.94%) Web Services
2 7 (1.87%) Middleware
3 6 (1.60%) LAMP
3 6 (1.60%) REST
4 5 (1.34%) XML
5 4 (1.07%) LAPP Stack
6 3 (0.80%) SAML
6 3 (0.80%) SOAP
7 2 (0.53%) .NET
7 2 (0.53%) HTML
7 2 (0.53%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.27%) CSS
8 1 (0.27%) J2EE
8 1 (0.27%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.27%) WAP
8 1 (0.27%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 53 (14.17%) Data Centre
2 36 (9.63%) EMC VNX
3 26 (6.95%) Fat Client
3 26 (6.95%) Thin Client
4 19 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (4.28%) Clustering
6 15 (4.01%) Computer Science
6 15 (4.01%) EMC VMAX
7 14 (3.74%) VCE vBlock
8 6 (1.60%) Private Cloud
8 6 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.34%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.34%) HP Storage
9 5 (1.34%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (1.34%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.34%) Replication
10 4 (1.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (1.07%) SWIFT
11 3 (0.80%) CLARiiON
11 3 (0.80%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 293 (78.34%) Windows
2 153 (40.91%) Windows Server
3 122 (32.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 106 (28.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 93 (24.87%) Windows Server 2003
6 82 (21.93%) Linux
7 80 (21.39%) Windows 7
8 42 (11.23%) Unix
9 26 (6.95%) Windows 10
10 20 (5.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (3.21%) Solaris
12 9 (2.41%) CentOS
12 9 (2.41%) Ubuntu
13 6 (1.60%) Windows 2000
14 4 (1.07%) HPUX
14 4 (1.07%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.80%) AIX
15 3 (0.80%) Mac OS X Server
16 2 (0.53%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.53%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (20.32%) ITIL
2 52 (13.90%) Migration
3 30 (8.02%) DevOps
4 28 (7.49%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (7.22%) Incident Management
6 23 (6.15%) Continuous Improvement
7 22 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
8 21 (5.61%) CRM
8 21 (5.61%) Stakeholder Management
9 19 (5.08%) Server Building
9 19 (5.08%) Service Delivery
10 17 (4.55%) Change Management
10 17 (4.55%) Problem Management
11 15 (4.01%) Change Control
11 15 (4.01%) High Availability
11 15 (4.01%) Performance Management
12 14 (3.74%) Capacity Planning
12 14 (3.74%) Service Management
13 11 (2.94%) Data Migration
13 11 (2.94%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 74 (19.79%) PowerShell
2 58 (15.51%) SQL
3 18 (4.81%) Bash Shell
4 14 (3.74%) C
5 11 (2.94%) Python
5 11 (2.94%) VBScript
6 8 (2.14%) Perl
7 5 (1.34%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.34%) Ruby
8 4 (1.07%) AWK
8 4 (1.07%) Java
8 4 (1.07%) VB
9 3 (0.80%) PHP
10 2 (0.53%) VB6
11 1 (0.27%) Korn
11 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 45 (12.03%) Security Cleared
2 35 (9.36%) SC Cleared
3 27 (7.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 25 (6.68%) Degree
4 25 (6.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (5.08%) MCSE
6 17 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (2.41%) CCNA
8 8 (2.14%) VCAP
9 7 (1.87%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (1.87%) MCSA
10 6 (1.60%) CCNP
11 5 (1.34%) MCITP
12 4 (1.07%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (1.07%) RHCE
12 4 (1.07%) VCP5
12 4 (1.07%) VCP6
13 3 (0.80%) ISEB
13 3 (0.80%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.88%) SLA
2 9 (2.41%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (1.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 251 (67.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 183 (48.93%) Active Directory
3 72 (19.25%) XenApp
4 69 (18.45%) vSphere
5 44 (11.76%) XenDesktop
6 43 (11.50%) VMware ESXi
7 41 (10.96%) Microsoft App-V
8 38 (10.16%) Virtual Desktop
9 28 (7.49%) Hyper-V
10 19 (5.08%) Virtual Machines
11 13 (3.48%) BitLocker
12 11 (2.94%) Virtual Servers
13 10 (2.67%) GPFS
13 10 (2.67%) KVM
14 8 (2.14%) NFS
15 6 (1.60%) Firmware
16 5 (1.34%) DFS Replication
16 5 (1.34%) vCloud
17 4 (1.07%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 4 (1.07%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 86 (22.99%) SCCM
2 28 (7.49%) NetBackup
2 28 (7.49%) SCOM
3 27 (7.22%) Puppet
4 24 (6.42%) vRealize
5 20 (5.35%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (4.81%) Backup Exec
7 17 (4.55%) WSUS
8 16 (4.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 14 (3.74%) McAfee ePO
9 14 (3.74%) Norton AntiVirus
10 12 (3.21%) vMotion
11 9 (2.41%) Nagios
12 8 (2.14%) Microsoft Clustering
12 8 (2.14%) Zenoss
13 7 (1.87%) logstash
13 7 (1.87%) WMI
14 6 (1.60%) Ansible
14 6 (1.60%) PowerCLI
14 6 (1.60%) yum
Vendors
1 374 (100.00%) VMware
2 159 (42.51%) Microsoft
3 106 (28.34%) Citrix
4 87 (23.26%) Cisco
4 87 (23.26%) HP
5 78 (20.86%) EMC
6 50 (13.37%) Red Hat
7 47 (12.57%) Symantec
8 46 (12.30%) Dell
9 34 (9.09%) IBM
10 31 (8.29%) Oracle
11 29 (7.75%) 3PAR
12 28 (7.49%) CheckPoint
13 27 (7.22%) NetApp
14 26 (6.95%) Avaya
15 24 (6.42%) Veritas
16 23 (6.15%) AppSense
17 19 (5.08%) Intel Security
18 18 (4.81%) Epicor
19 17 (4.55%) Wyse
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