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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESX Server
Rank 473 400 403
Rank change year-on-year
-73 +3
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 174 274 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.47% 0.44%
As % of the System Software category 2.73% 4.48% 4.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 168 155
Median daily rate £373 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £270 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 3
Median hourly rate £20.73 £36.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.41% +89.47%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £36.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-42.41% +14.28%

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
6364 6115 5665
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.78% 10.44% 10.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4047 3438 3142
Median daily rate £401 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.48% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.67% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 621 652
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.24 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.40% +2.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £43.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -81 160 £370 -1.33% 31
London -26 84 £400 -5.88% 9
South East -57 22 £425 +21.42% 9
North West +21 19 £250 -17.35% 3
City of London +19 16 £415 -6.47% 1
Manchester +11 15 £229 - 2
Berkshire +10 13 £416 +11.74% 3
East of England -1 11 £200 -40.74%
Scotland +13 10 £425 +45.92%
East Midlands +5 9 £338 +10.65%
Edinburgh +9 8 - -
Bedfordshire +2 8 £200 -40.74%
South West +15 6 £300 +33.33% 1
Yorkshire +3 6 £400 -5.88% 7
Hampshire -24 6 £475 +19.49% 1
Bedford - 6 £200 -
Chesterfield +6 5 £300 -1.63%
Derbyshire +5 5 £300 -1.63%
Bracknell +2 5 £348 - 1
Bristol - 4 £300 -
Slough +8 3 - -
Hounslow +4 3 - -
Leeds -1 3 - - 3
West Yorkshire -2 3 - - 6
Andover -11 3 £425 -
Mayfair - 3 £325 -
Harrow - 3 £495 -
Cambridgeshire +21 2 £235 +56.66%
Reading +10 2 £475 +20.25% 1
Worcestershire +2 2 £358 -

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 411 (100.00%) VMware
2 311 (75.67%) Windows
3 245 (59.61%) Active Directory
4 234 (56.93%) VMware Infrastructure
5 210 (51.09%) Microsoft
6 179 (43.55%) Windows Server
7 166 (40.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 125 (30.41%) Citrix
9 118 (28.71%) Firewall
10 115 (27.98%) DNS
11 114 (27.74%) Linux
12 113 (27.49%) Windows Server 2012
13 111 (27.01%) MS Exchange
14 109 (26.52%) SAN
15 107 (26.03%) HP
16 106 (25.79%) Windows Server 2003
17 103 (25.06%) Cisco
18 95 (23.11%) vSphere
19 87 (21.17%) SQL
20 85 (20.68%) Finance
21 82 (19.95%) PowerShell
22 80 (19.46%) SCCM
23 71 (17.27%) SQL Server
24 68 (16.55%) DHCP
25 67 (16.30%) ITIL
26 65 (15.82%) XenApp
27 62 (15.09%) Clustering
28 61 (14.84%) Migration
29 58 (14.11%) EMC
29 58 (14.11%) SCOM

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
1 111 (27.01%) MS Exchange
2 54 (13.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 32 (7.79%) SharePoint
4 26 (6.33%) Apache
4 26 (6.33%) IIS
5 21 (5.11%) Tomcat
6 19 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2003
7 17 (4.14%) Skype for Business
8 12 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2007
9 11 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (1.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (1.22%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.97%) FileNet
12 4 (0.97%) IBM Domino
13 3 (0.73%) Confluence
13 3 (0.73%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.73%) Office Communications Server
13 3 (0.73%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.73%) Oracle Application Server
13 3 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 45 (10.95%) MS Excel
2 21 (5.11%) MS Office
3 5 (1.22%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.24%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 32 (7.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (3.89%) Office 365
4 4 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (0.73%) SaaS
6 2 (0.49%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.49%) HP Helion
6 2 (0.49%) IaaS
7 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.24%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.24%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 118 (28.71%) Firewall
2 115 (27.98%) DNS
3 109 (26.52%) SAN
4 68 (16.55%) DHCP
5 52 (12.65%) LAN
6 51 (12.41%) WAN
7 30 (7.30%) TCP/IP
8 28 (6.81%) NetScaler
9 27 (6.57%) VPN
10 25 (6.08%) NAS
11 22 (5.35%) VLAN
12 20 (4.87%) Cisco ASA
13 17 (4.14%) Internet
13 17 (4.14%) IP Telephony
13 17 (4.14%) iSCSI
14 13 (3.16%) Kerberos
14 13 (3.16%) MPLS
14 13 (3.16%) Wireless
15 12 (2.92%) Cisco IOS
16 11 (2.68%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (17.27%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.65%) Oracle Database
2 15 (3.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (2.92%) MySQL
3 12 (2.92%) Oracle Database 11g
4 9 (2.19%) IDOL
4 9 (2.19%) MongoDB
4 9 (2.19%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (1.70%) EDRMS
5 7 (1.70%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (0.97%) QlikView
6 4 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.73%) BusinessObjects XI
7 3 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.73%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (0.73%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 3 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.49%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 15 (3.65%) Jenkins
2 14 (3.41%) TestDirector
3 13 (3.16%) HP UFT
3 13 (3.16%) WinRunner
4 9 (2.19%) Hudson
5 5 (1.22%) Git (software)
5 5 (1.22%) Subversion
6 3 (0.73%) GitLab
6 3 (0.73%) MSI
6 3 (0.73%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (0.73%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.49%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.24%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.24%) TeamCity
General
1 85 (20.68%) Finance
2 17 (4.14%) Banking
3 12 (2.92%) Telecoms
4 8 (1.95%) Games
5 7 (1.70%) Legal
6 6 (1.46%) Back Office
6 6 (1.46%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.46%) Retail
7 5 (1.22%) Advertising
8 4 (0.97%) Marketing
9 3 (0.73%) Billing
9 3 (0.73%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.73%) Publishing
10 2 (0.49%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.24%) Automotive
11 1 (0.24%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.24%) Electronics
11 1 (0.24%) German Language
11 1 (0.24%) Local Government
11 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 68 (16.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 48 (11.68%) Architect
3 44 (10.71%) VMware Engineer
4 40 (9.73%) Analyst
5 36 (8.76%) Support Engineer
6 33 (8.03%) Administrator
7 29 (7.06%) Server Engineer
8 26 (6.33%) 3rd Line Support
9 24 (5.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 24 (5.84%) Infrastructure Architect
9 24 (5.84%) Windows Engineer
10 22 (5.35%) Systems Administrator
11 21 (5.11%) Consultant
12 19 (4.62%) DevOps Engineer
12 19 (4.62%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 18 (4.38%) Solutions Architect
14 16 (3.89%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 16 (3.89%) Linux Engineer
15 15 (3.65%) Test Analyst
15 15 (3.65%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.89%) HTML
2 15 (3.65%) .NET
3 14 (3.41%) Web Services
4 11 (2.68%) LAMP
5 10 (2.43%) ASP.NET
6 9 (2.19%) Node.js
7 6 (1.46%) Middleware
8 5 (1.22%) REST
9 3 (0.73%) Ajax
9 3 (0.73%) CSS
9 3 (0.73%) jQuery
9 3 (0.73%) XML
10 2 (0.49%) Memcached
10 2 (0.49%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (0.49%) SOAP
10 2 (0.49%) X-Windows
11 1 (0.24%) 802.1X
11 1 (0.24%) Java RMI
11 1 (0.24%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 62 (15.09%) Clustering
2 54 (13.14%) Data Centre
3 25 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (6.08%) EMC VNX
4 14 (3.41%) Management Information System
5 13 (3.16%) Private Cloud
6 12 (2.92%) PDA
7 10 (2.43%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (2.43%) Replication
8 8 (1.95%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.95%) Fat Client
8 8 (1.95%) Thin Client
8 8 (1.95%) VCE vBlock
9 7 (1.70%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (1.46%) Blackberry
10 6 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (1.46%) SWIFT
11 5 (1.22%) Computer Science
12 4 (0.97%) PKI
12 4 (0.97%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 311 (75.67%) Windows
2 179 (43.55%) Windows Server
3 166 (40.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 114 (27.74%) Linux
5 113 (27.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 106 (25.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 47 (11.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 44 (10.71%) Unix
9 41 (9.98%) Windows 7
10 24 (5.84%) Windows XP
11 17 (4.14%) Solaris
12 16 (3.89%) AIX
13 15 (3.65%) Windows 10
14 8 (1.95%) VMS
15 7 (1.70%) Windows 8
16 5 (1.22%) Debian
16 5 (1.22%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.97%) Apple iOS
17 4 (0.97%) Oracle Linux
17 4 (0.97%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (16.30%) ITIL
2 61 (14.84%) Migration
3 38 (9.25%) Change Management
4 31 (7.54%) DevOps
5 26 (6.33%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (6.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 24 (5.84%) Problem Management
7 23 (5.60%) Project Management
8 19 (4.62%) Configuration Management
8 19 (4.62%) Virtual Environments
9 17 (4.14%) Disaster Recovery
9 17 (4.14%) Service Delivery
9 17 (4.14%) Software Testing
9 17 (4.14%) Test Scripting
10 16 (3.89%) Smoke Testing
11 15 (3.65%) Mentoring
12 14 (3.41%) Application Packaging
12 14 (3.41%) High Availability
12 14 (3.41%) Server Building
13 13 (3.16%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 87 (21.17%) SQL
2 82 (19.95%) PowerShell
3 42 (10.22%) VBScript
4 27 (6.57%) Java
5 19 (4.62%) Perl
6 18 (4.38%) Python
7 15 (3.65%) VB
8 14 (3.41%) C++
9 13 (3.16%) Bash Shell
10 12 (2.92%) C#
11 6 (1.46%) C
11 6 (1.46%) JavaScript
11 6 (1.46%) Ruby
12 5 (1.22%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.97%) PHP
14 3 (0.73%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.49%) JCL
16 1 (0.24%) Korn
Qualifications
1 47 (11.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (10.22%) Security Cleared
3 40 (9.73%) MCSE
4 31 (7.54%) SC Cleared
5 29 (7.06%) Cisco Certification
6 28 (6.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 22 (5.35%) MCITP
8 20 (4.87%) MCSA
9 19 (4.62%) ISTQB
10 18 (4.38%) Degree
11 15 (3.65%) CCNA
12 14 (3.41%) MCTS
13 12 (2.92%) CCNP
14 6 (1.46%) ISEB
14 6 (1.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 6 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (1.22%) CCIE
15 5 (1.22%) DBS Check
15 5 (1.22%) DV Cleared
15 5 (1.22%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.81%) SLA
2 8 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (1.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (0.97%) COBIT
3 4 (0.97%) QA
4 1 (0.24%) PMBOK
System Software
1 245 (59.61%) Active Directory
2 234 (56.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 95 (23.11%) vSphere
4 65 (15.82%) XenApp
5 55 (13.38%) Hyper-V
6 50 (12.17%) XenDesktop
7 31 (7.54%) VMware ESXi
8 28 (6.81%) Virtual Machines
9 17 (4.14%) NFS
10 15 (3.65%) Docker
11 13 (3.16%) Firmware
12 11 (2.68%) Virtual Servers
13 10 (2.43%) DFS Replication
13 10 (2.43%) Terminal Services
13 10 (2.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 10 (2.43%) VMware Server
14 9 (2.19%) Microsoft App-V
14 9 (2.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 8 (1.95%) Oracle RAC
15 8 (1.95%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 80 (19.46%) SCCM
2 58 (14.11%) SCOM
3 40 (9.73%) NetBackup
4 37 (9.00%) Microsoft Clustering
5 35 (8.52%) McAfee ePO
6 27 (6.57%) Backup Exec
7 25 (6.08%) Puppet
8 23 (5.60%) WSUS
9 19 (4.62%) SCVMM
10 18 (4.38%) Nagios
11 17 (4.14%) HP Quality Center
12 14 (3.41%) Norton AntiVirus
12 14 (3.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 13 (3.16%) FreeIPA
13 13 (3.16%) Icinga
13 13 (3.16%) Netcool
14 12 (2.92%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 12 (2.92%) vMotion
15 10 (2.43%) SELinux
16 8 (1.95%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 411 (100.00%) VMware
2 210 (51.09%) Microsoft
3 125 (30.41%) Citrix
4 107 (26.03%) HP
5 103 (25.06%) Cisco
6 58 (14.11%) EMC
7 55 (13.38%) Red Hat
8 54 (13.14%) Dell
9 52 (12.65%) Oracle
10 48 (11.68%) NetApp
11 43 (10.46%) Symantec
12 41 (9.98%) CheckPoint
12 41 (9.98%) Intel Security
13 29 (7.06%) Veritas
14 24 (5.84%) IBM
15 18 (4.38%) Splunk
16 15 (3.65%) SolarWinds
17 12 (2.92%) F5
18 11 (2.68%) Blue Coat
19 10 (2.43%) AppSense
Central London / West End
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £510 per annum Excellent daily rates available!
Posted: 1 hour ago
North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum + Car Allowance + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Haysfm
Rate: £600.00 - £800.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Miracle Partners Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago