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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESX Server
Rank 436 456 383
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -73
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 187 205 276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.37% 0.48%
As % of the System Software category 2.95% 3.70% 4.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 131 161
Median daily rate £388 £400 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +7.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.72% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 1
Median hourly rate £33.75 £34.50 £14.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% +132.08%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.75 £34.50 £14.87
% change year-on-year
-2.17% +132.08%

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
6331 5536 5837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.80% 10.00% 10.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3938 3216 3204
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £175 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £347
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 461 617 731
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £41.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 3 December 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
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 3 December 2016.

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 3 December 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 +14 168 £388 -8.82% 33
London -9 83 £433 -6.48% 9
South East +23 23 £325 -7.14% 8
East of England +8 15 £365 +0.68% 1
City of London -4 15 £428 -3.66% 1
Scotland -11 15 £350 +13.82% 1
Yorkshire +33 14 £333 -21.76% 4
North West +13 12 £650 +44.44% 6
Hampshire +23 10 £330 -14.83%
Birmingham -1 10 £250 -13.79%
West Midlands -1 10 £250 -23.07% 4
Edinburgh +19 9 £406 -12.44%
Norfolk +14 9 £371 +4.50%
South West +7 7 £350 -15.15% 1
York - 7 £300 -
North Yorkshire - 7 £300 -
Leeds +20 6 £365 -14.11% 3
West Yorkshire +17 6 £365 -14.11% 3
Essex 0 6 £233 -13.88%
Kent - 6 £325 -
Tunbridge Wells - 6 £325 -
Manchester +7 5 £345 -11.25% 1
Berkshire +4 5 £525 +47.88% 3
Cheshire - 5 £725 - 2
Harrow - 4 £495 -
Cornwall - 4 £350 -
Glasgow +6 3 £313 -1.96% 1
East Midlands -10 3 £389 -2.81%
Bristol - 3 £325 - 1
Warrington - 3 £750 - 2

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 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.

1 363 (100.00%) VMware
2 281 (77.41%) Windows
3 225 (61.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 196 (53.99%) Active Directory
5 161 (44.35%) Windows Server
6 157 (43.25%) Microsoft
7 130 (35.81%) DNS
8 129 (35.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 115 (31.68%) Windows Server 2012
10 112 (30.85%) SAN
11 109 (30.03%) Citrix
12 96 (26.45%) Finance
13 94 (25.90%) HP
14 92 (25.34%) Cisco
15 91 (25.07%) SCCM
16 88 (24.24%) Linux
17 87 (23.97%) EMC
18 86 (23.69%) Windows Server 2003
19 78 (21.49%) XenApp
19 78 (21.49%) vSphere
20 76 (20.94%) MS Exchange
21 75 (20.66%) Firewall
22 71 (19.56%) PowerShell
23 65 (17.91%) DHCP
24 63 (17.36%) ITIL
25 62 (17.08%) Migration
26 56 (15.43%) SQL
27 55 (15.15%) SQL Server
27 55 (15.15%) Windows 7
28 53 (14.60%) Red Hat

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 76 (20.94%) MS Exchange
2 48 (13.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (7.71%) IIS
4 25 (6.89%) Skype for Business
5 23 (6.34%) SharePoint
6 17 (4.68%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (4.41%) Apache
8 15 (4.13%) Tomcat
9 12 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2003
10 11 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
10 11 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 7 (1.93%) Confluence
12 4 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (1.10%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.83%) IBM Domino
13 3 (0.83%) JBoss
14 2 (0.55%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.55%) Oracle 10gAS
14 2 (0.55%) Oracle Application Server
15 1 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 38 (10.47%) MS Excel
2 25 (6.89%) MS Office
3 7 (1.93%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (1.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.28%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 33 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (8.82%) Office 365
3 29 (7.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (2.20%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.83%) SaaS
7 2 (0.55%) IBM PureFlex
8 1 (0.28%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.28%) G Suite
8 1 (0.28%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 130 (35.81%) DNS
2 112 (30.85%) SAN
3 75 (20.66%) Firewall
4 65 (17.91%) DHCP
5 39 (10.74%) LAN
6 36 (9.92%) WAN
7 31 (8.54%) VPN
8 25 (6.89%) VLAN
9 24 (6.61%) TCP/IP
10 23 (6.34%) NAS
11 22 (6.06%) NetScaler
12 17 (4.68%) SMTP
13 16 (4.41%) Internet
13 16 (4.41%) iSCSI
14 12 (3.31%) MPLS
15 11 (3.03%) Cisco IOS
15 11 (3.03%) IP Telephony
15 11 (3.03%) SSL
15 11 (3.03%) Wireless
16 10 (2.75%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.58%) Oracle Database
3 12 (3.31%) MySQL
3 12 (3.31%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (1.93%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.83%) BusinessObjects XI
7 3 (0.83%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (0.83%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 3 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.55%) Oracle Discoverer
8 2 (0.55%) Oracle OWB
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (2.75%) Jenkins
2 7 (1.93%) GitLab
2 7 (1.93%) Subversion
2 7 (1.93%) Vagrant
3 3 (0.83%) MSI
3 3 (0.83%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (0.55%) Hudson
4 2 (0.55%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.28%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.28%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.28%) HP UFT
5 1 (0.28%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.28%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.28%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.28%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.28%) WinRunner
General
1 96 (26.45%) Finance
2 21 (5.79%) Banking
3 8 (2.20%) Games
3 8 (2.20%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.93%) Advertising
5 6 (1.65%) Law
5 6 (1.65%) Retail
6 5 (1.38%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.10%) Back Office
7 4 (1.10%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.10%) Marketing
8 3 (0.83%) Electronics
8 3 (0.83%) Publishing
9 2 (0.55%) Billing
9 2 (0.55%) Legal
10 1 (0.28%) Automotive
10 1 (0.28%) German Language
10 1 (0.28%) Local Government
10 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 71 (19.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 44 (12.12%) VMware Engineer
3 35 (9.64%) Analyst
3 35 (9.64%) Architect
4 33 (9.09%) Administrator
5 30 (8.26%) Windows Engineer
6 20 (5.51%) Consultant
6 20 (5.51%) Support Engineer
7 19 (5.23%) Storage Engineer
7 19 (5.23%) Systems Administrator
8 17 (4.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 17 (4.68%) Server Engineer
9 16 (4.41%) 3rd Line Support
9 16 (4.41%) Linux Engineer
10 13 (3.58%) VMWare Administrator
11 12 (3.31%) Systems Engineer
11 12 (3.31%) Windows Administrator
11 12 (3.31%) Wintel Engineer
12 11 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 11 (3.03%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.48%) Web Services
2 8 (2.20%) HTML
3 7 (1.93%) .NET
3 7 (1.93%) Middleware
4 6 (1.65%) LAMP
5 4 (1.10%) ASP.NET
5 4 (1.10%) CSS
5 4 (1.10%) LAPP Stack
5 4 (1.10%) REST
6 3 (0.83%) Ajax
6 3 (0.83%) jQuery
7 2 (0.55%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.28%) J2EE
8 1 (0.28%) Java RMI
8 1 (0.28%) SOAP
8 1 (0.28%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.28%) WAP
8 1 (0.28%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 50 (13.77%) Data Centre
2 42 (11.57%) EMC VNX
3 31 (8.54%) Clustering
4 22 (6.06%) Fat Client
4 22 (6.06%) Thin Client
5 12 (3.31%) VCE vBlock
6 11 (3.03%) EMC VMAX
7 9 (2.48%) Hybrid Cloud
8 8 (2.20%) Blackberry
8 8 (2.20%) Private Cloud
8 8 (2.20%) Replication
9 6 (1.65%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (1.65%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (1.10%) SWIFT
11 3 (0.83%) CLARiiON
11 3 (0.83%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.83%) Enterprise Cloud
11 3 (0.83%) PKI
11 3 (0.83%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 281 (77.41%) Windows
2 161 (44.35%) Windows Server
3 129 (35.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 115 (31.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 88 (24.24%) Linux
6 86 (23.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 55 (15.15%) Windows 7
8 28 (7.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 24 (6.61%) Unix
9 24 (6.61%) Windows 10
10 8 (2.20%) Ubuntu
11 7 (1.93%) Solaris
11 7 (1.93%) Windows XP
12 5 (1.38%) CentOS
12 5 (1.38%) VMS
12 5 (1.38%) Windows 2000
13 4 (1.10%) AIX
13 4 (1.10%) Windows Mobile
13 4 (1.10%) Windows Phone
13 4 (1.10%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (17.36%) ITIL
2 62 (17.08%) Migration
3 27 (7.44%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (7.44%) DevOps
4 21 (5.79%) Service Delivery
5 18 (4.96%) Server Building
6 17 (4.68%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (4.41%) Incident Management
8 15 (4.13%) Continuous Improvement
9 14 (3.86%) Change Control
9 14 (3.86%) Load Balancing
9 14 (3.86%) Performance Tuning
9 14 (3.86%) Service Management
10 13 (3.58%) Infrastructure Management
10 13 (3.58%) Performance Management
11 12 (3.31%) Change Management
11 12 (3.31%) High Availability
12 11 (3.03%) Application Packaging
12 11 (3.03%) CRM
12 11 (3.03%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 71 (19.56%) PowerShell
2 56 (15.43%) SQL
3 17 (4.68%) Bash Shell
3 17 (4.68%) Perl
4 15 (4.13%) C
5 14 (3.86%) VBScript
6 11 (3.03%) Python
7 8 (2.20%) Java
7 8 (2.20%) Ruby
8 6 (1.65%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.10%) AWK
9 4 (1.10%) C#
9 4 (1.10%) C++
9 4 (1.10%) PHP
10 3 (0.83%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.83%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 39 (10.74%) Security Cleared
2 29 (7.99%) SC Cleared
2 29 (7.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 23 (6.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (5.51%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (5.51%) MCSE
5 18 (4.96%) Degree
6 10 (2.75%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (2.20%) CCNA
7 8 (2.20%) VCAP
8 7 (1.93%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (1.65%) CCNP
10 5 (1.38%) DBS Check
11 4 (1.10%) ISTQB
11 4 (1.10%) MCITP
11 4 (1.10%) MCP
11 4 (1.10%) VCP5
11 4 (1.10%) VCP6
12 3 (0.83%) MCSA
12 3 (0.83%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (8.26%) SLA
2 6 (1.65%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (1.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.55%) QA
System Software
1 225 (61.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 196 (53.99%) Active Directory
3 78 (21.49%) vSphere
3 78 (21.49%) XenApp
4 44 (12.12%) XenDesktop
5 35 (9.64%) VMware ESXi
6 31 (8.54%) Microsoft App-V
7 24 (6.61%) Virtual Desktop
8 21 (5.79%) Hyper-V
9 14 (3.86%) Virtual Machines
10 12 (3.31%) DFS Replication
11 11 (3.03%) NFS
11 11 (3.03%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (2.75%) BitLocker
12 10 (2.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 8 (2.20%) GPFS
13 8 (2.20%) VMware Server
14 7 (1.93%) Terminal Services
15 6 (1.65%) Firmware
16 4 (1.10%) Xen
Systems Management
1 91 (25.07%) SCCM
2 45 (12.40%) SCOM
3 33 (9.09%) NetBackup
4 26 (7.16%) Backup Exec
5 25 (6.89%) Puppet
6 22 (6.06%) vRealize
6 22 (6.06%) WSUS
7 19 (5.23%) McAfee ePO
8 17 (4.68%) Microsoft Clustering
9 15 (4.13%) Zenoss
10 13 (3.58%) Norton AntiVirus
10 13 (3.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 9 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
12 8 (2.20%) Nagios
12 8 (2.20%) PowerCLI
12 8 (2.20%) Terraform
13 7 (1.93%) Kibana
13 7 (1.93%) logstash
13 7 (1.93%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 7 (1.93%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 363 (100.00%) VMware
2 157 (43.25%) Microsoft
3 109 (30.03%) Citrix
4 94 (25.90%) HP
5 92 (25.34%) Cisco
6 87 (23.97%) EMC
7 53 (14.60%) Red Hat
8 51 (14.05%) Symantec
9 44 (12.12%) Dell
10 38 (10.47%) NetApp
11 32 (8.82%) IBM
12 29 (7.99%) CheckPoint
12 29 (7.99%) Oracle
13 27 (7.44%) Veritas
14 24 (6.61%) 3PAR
15 22 (6.06%) AppSense
16 21 (5.79%) Intel Security
17 18 (4.96%) Veeam
18 16 (4.41%) Avaya
19 13 (3.58%) CommVault
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £250 to £295 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Richmond, Surrey
Energon People
Rate: £475 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Coal IT Services
Rate: £50,000 per annum + Bonus and Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Gorkana
Rate: £33,000 - £38,000 per year
Posted: 15 days ago