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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESX Server
Rank 403 382 401
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +19
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 258 260 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.48% 0.42%
As % of the System Software category 3.95% 4.68% 4.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 165 133
Median daily rate £375 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £451 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £359 £350 £324
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +8.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 3
Median hourly rate £21.75 £25.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% +64.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £20.30 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.75 £30.00 £23.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £25.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-14.70% +64.51%

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
6530 5555 5306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.15% 10.24% 10.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 4002 3099 2829
Median daily rate £400 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 434 658 640
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.48 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% +9.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.27 £11.00 £10.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £38.08 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.83 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+12.92% +8.54%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -33 217 £390 +11.42% 38
London -5 100 £450 +20.00% 16
South East -6 55 £375 +21.95% 7
Scotland 0 26 £285 -32.14% 1
Hampshire -1 20 £375 +5.92% 3
South West -2 18 £350 +22.80% 2
City of London +35 15 £475 +22.58% 7
North West -29 14 £369 +60.32% 1
East of England +4 13 £338 -19.64% 3
Erskine -31 12 £265 -36.90%
Renfrewshire -32 12 £265 -36.90%
Edinburgh -5 10 £413 +37.50% 1
Surrey -6 10 £425 +41.66% 1
Wiltshire +1 9 £350 -
East Midlands -3 9 £395 -6.36% 4
Bristol -5 8 £365 +30.35%
Winchester - 8 £388 -
Derbyshire +3 7 £383 -9.33% 1
Cheshire -1 7 £425 -
Derby -2 7 £383 -9.33%
Berkshire -5 7 £225 -28.00% 2
Kent -12 7 £328 -31.05%
County Antrim - 7 - -
Belfast - 7 - -
Northern Ireland - 7 - -
Chester +4 6 £425 -
Harrow - 6 £480 -
Norfolk - 6 £325 -
Wales +12 5 £200 -59.59%
Oxfordshire +10 5 £250 +8.69%

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 476 (100.00%) VMware
2 352 (73.95%) Windows
3 291 (61.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 256 (53.78%) Active Directory
5 241 (50.63%) Microsoft
6 184 (38.66%) Windows Server
7 170 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 158 (33.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 148 (31.09%) Linux
10 121 (25.42%) DNS
11 116 (24.37%) Citrix
12 113 (23.74%) vSphere
13 109 (22.90%) Firewall
14 106 (22.27%) Cisco
14 106 (22.27%) SAN
15 103 (21.64%) SQL
15 103 (21.64%) Windows Server 2012
16 99 (20.80%) MS Exchange
17 98 (20.59%) Finance
18 97 (20.38%) HP
19 95 (19.96%) Unix
20 86 (18.07%) ITIL
21 83 (17.44%) Data Centre
22 79 (16.60%) PowerShell
23 75 (15.76%) Red Hat
24 74 (15.55%) Clustering
24 74 (15.55%) Windows 7
25 73 (15.34%) SCCM
26 70 (14.71%) Hyper-V
27 68 (14.29%) DHCP

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 99 (20.80%) MS Exchange
2 50 (10.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 47 (9.87%) Apache
4 42 (8.82%) Tomcat
5 39 (8.19%) SharePoint
6 34 (7.14%) IIS
7 28 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
8 19 (3.99%) Exchange Server 2003
8 19 (3.99%) Exchange Server 2013
8 19 (3.99%) Node.js
9 17 (3.57%) Skype for Business
10 13 (2.73%) OpenStack
11 10 (2.10%) Cloud Foundry
12 6 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
12 6 (1.26%) WebLogic
13 5 (1.05%) JBoss
14 4 (0.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 4 (0.84%) FileNet
15 2 (0.42%) GemFire
16 1 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 48 (10.08%) MS Excel
2 24 (5.04%) MS Office
3 3 (0.63%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.21%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 30 (6.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (4.83%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (2.73%) IaaS
4 11 (2.31%) Office 365
5 7 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.42%) HP Helion
6 2 (0.42%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.21%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.21%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.21%) PaaS
7 1 (0.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 121 (25.42%) DNS
2 109 (22.90%) Firewall
3 106 (22.27%) SAN
4 68 (14.29%) DHCP
5 42 (8.82%) LAN
5 42 (8.82%) WAN
6 28 (5.88%) VPN
7 27 (5.67%) NAS
8 21 (4.41%) TCP/IP
9 18 (3.78%) Cisco Nexus
9 18 (3.78%) Internet
9 18 (3.78%) NetScaler
10 15 (3.15%) LDAP
11 14 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
12 13 (2.73%) IPv6
13 12 (2.52%) IPv4
14 11 (2.31%) BGP
14 11 (2.31%) IP Telephony
14 11 (2.31%) VLAN
14 11 (2.31%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.78%) MongoDB
3 15 (3.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (2.73%) MySQL
5 11 (2.31%) Oracle Database
5 11 (2.31%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (1.89%) IDOL
7 7 (1.47%) EDRMS
8 6 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.26%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.26%) Relational Database
9 5 (1.05%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (1.05%) Informix
9 5 (1.05%) Oracle Exadata
9 5 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.84%) QlikView
11 3 (0.63%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.42%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.42%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 32 (6.72%) TestDirector
2 31 (6.51%) HP UFT
2 31 (6.51%) WinRunner
3 24 (5.04%) Jenkins
4 16 (3.36%) Hudson
5 14 (2.94%) Git (software)
6 9 (1.89%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (0.63%) Subversion
8 2 (0.42%) Fiddler
9 1 (0.21%) JIRA
9 1 (0.21%) StarTeam
9 1 (0.21%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 98 (20.59%) Finance
2 25 (5.25%) Banking
3 20 (4.20%) Manufacturing
4 14 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.10%) Games
5 10 (2.10%) Investment Banking
6 9 (1.89%) Marketing
7 7 (1.47%) Electronics
7 7 (1.47%) Legal
8 3 (0.63%) Back Office
8 3 (0.63%) Front Office
9 2 (0.42%) Advertising
9 2 (0.42%) Automotive
9 2 (0.42%) Local Government
9 2 (0.42%) Retail
10 1 (0.21%) Billing
10 1 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.21%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 64 (13.45%) Analyst
2 60 (12.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 54 (11.34%) Architect
3 54 (11.34%) Support Engineer
4 43 (9.03%) DevOps Engineer
5 35 (7.35%) VMware Engineer
5 35 (7.35%) Windows Engineer
6 34 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 33 (6.93%) Server Engineer
8 31 (6.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 31 (6.51%) 3rd Line Support
9 28 (5.88%) Administrator
10 27 (5.67%) Solutions Architect
11 24 (5.04%) Infrastructure Support
11 24 (5.04%) Linux Engineer
11 24 (5.04%) Test Analyst
12 23 (4.83%) Infrastructure Architect
13 21 (4.41%) Consultant
14 20 (4.20%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 20 (4.20%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (5.46%) Web Services
2 17 (3.57%) .NET
3 14 (2.94%) LAMP
4 9 (1.89%) HTML
5 7 (1.47%) Middleware
6 6 (1.26%) ASP.NET
7 5 (1.05%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (0.63%) JSON
8 3 (0.63%) REST
8 3 (0.63%) RESTful
8 3 (0.63%) XML
9 2 (0.42%) 802.1X
9 2 (0.42%) Apache Flex
9 2 (0.42%) Memcached
9 2 (0.42%) SOAP
9 2 (0.42%) X-Windows
10 1 (0.21%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.21%) ActiveMQ
10 1 (0.21%) COM
10 1 (0.21%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 83 (17.44%) Data Centre
2 74 (15.55%) Clustering
3 50 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (5.67%) PDA
5 23 (4.83%) Management Information System
6 17 (3.57%) Private Cloud
7 15 (3.15%) EMC VNX
8 14 (2.94%) Fat Client
8 14 (2.94%) Thin Client
9 13 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (2.52%) Client/Server
11 9 (1.89%) Enterprise Storage
12 6 (1.26%) PKI
13 5 (1.05%) Replication
14 4 (0.84%) Blackberry
14 4 (0.84%) Computer Science
14 4 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 4 (0.84%) Grid Computing
14 4 (0.84%) HACMP
14 4 (0.84%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 352 (73.95%) Windows
2 184 (38.66%) Windows Server
3 170 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 158 (33.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 148 (31.09%) Linux
6 103 (21.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 95 (19.96%) Unix
8 74 (15.55%) Windows 7
9 58 (12.18%) Windows XP
10 54 (11.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 38 (7.98%) AIX
12 20 (4.20%) Solaris
13 8 (1.68%) VMS
13 8 (1.68%) Windows 8
14 7 (1.47%) Windows 10
15 4 (0.84%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.84%) Debian
15 4 (0.84%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (0.63%) SUSE
17 2 (0.42%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (18.07%) ITIL
2 62 (13.03%) Change Management
3 60 (12.61%) DevOps
4 59 (12.39%) Migration
5 47 (9.87%) Configuration Management
6 41 (8.61%) Continuous Improvement
7 37 (7.77%) Agile Software Development
7 37 (7.77%) Project Management
8 36 (7.56%) Mentoring
9 35 (7.35%) Software Testing
10 34 (7.14%) High Availability
11 32 (6.72%) Disaster Recovery
12 31 (6.51%) Test Automation
12 31 (6.51%) Test Scripting
13 28 (5.88%) Problem Management
13 28 (5.88%) Security Patching
14 22 (4.62%) Capacity Planning
14 22 (4.62%) Requirements Analysis
15 16 (3.36%) Load Balancing
15 16 (3.36%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 103 (21.64%) SQL
2 79 (16.60%) PowerShell
3 52 (10.92%) Java
4 36 (7.56%) VBScript
5 24 (5.04%) Perl
6 23 (4.83%) Python
7 20 (4.20%) VB
8 19 (3.99%) Bash Shell
9 16 (3.36%) Shell Script
10 12 (2.52%) Ruby
11 10 (2.10%) C++
12 8 (1.68%) C#
13 6 (1.26%) JavaScript
14 5 (1.05%) C
15 4 (0.84%) AWK
15 4 (0.84%) sed
16 3 (0.63%) PHP
17 2 (0.42%) JCL
18 1 (0.21%) Korn
18 1 (0.21%) R
Qualifications
1 66 (13.87%) Security Cleared
2 64 (13.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 56 (11.76%) MCSE
4 47 (9.87%) SC Cleared
5 44 (9.24%) MCSA
6 37 (7.77%) MCITP
7 34 (7.14%) ISTQB
8 32 (6.72%) MCTS
9 30 (6.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 27 (5.67%) Cisco Certification
11 17 (3.57%) CCNP
12 16 (3.36%) CCNA
13 15 (3.15%) Degree
14 7 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
15 6 (1.26%) ISEB
15 6 (1.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 4 (0.84%) CCIE
16 4 (0.84%) DV Cleared
16 4 (0.84%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
17 3 (0.63%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.78%) SLA
2 8 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (1.68%) QA
3 7 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.84%) COBIT
5 3 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.21%) PMBOK
System Software
1 291 (61.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 256 (53.78%) Active Directory
3 113 (23.74%) vSphere
4 70 (14.71%) Hyper-V
5 61 (12.82%) XenApp
6 52 (10.92%) XenDesktop
7 40 (8.40%) VMware ESXi
8 30 (6.30%) Docker
9 23 (4.83%) NFS
10 15 (3.15%) XenServer
11 12 (2.52%) Microsoft App-V
11 12 (2.52%) vCloud
12 11 (2.31%) VMware Workstation
13 10 (2.10%) Firmware
14 9 (1.89%) Oracle RAC
14 9 (1.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 8 (1.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 5 (1.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 5 (1.05%) Terminal Services
16 5 (1.05%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 73 (15.34%) SCCM
2 50 (10.50%) Puppet
3 45 (9.45%) SCOM
4 39 (8.19%) McAfee ePO
5 35 (7.35%) HP Quality Center
6 33 (6.93%) Nagios
7 32 (6.72%) WSUS
8 31 (6.51%) Netcool
9 30 (6.30%) NetBackup
10 29 (6.09%) Icinga
11 26 (5.46%) FreeIPA
12 21 (4.41%) SELinux
13 17 (3.57%) Backup Exec
13 17 (3.57%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 15 (3.15%) Norton AntiVirus
14 15 (3.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 14 (2.94%) vMotion
16 13 (2.73%) Kubernetes
17 12 (2.52%) SCVMM
18 10 (2.10%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 476 (100.00%) VMware
2 241 (50.63%) Microsoft
3 116 (24.37%) Citrix
4 106 (22.27%) Cisco
5 97 (20.38%) HP
6 75 (15.76%) Red Hat
7 50 (10.50%) Oracle
8 49 (10.29%) Intel Security
9 48 (10.08%) NetApp
10 44 (9.24%) CheckPoint
10 44 (9.24%) Veritas
11 42 (8.82%) EMC
12 41 (8.61%) Dell
13 40 (8.40%) Symantec
14 23 (4.83%) F5
14 23 (4.83%) Splunk
15 22 (4.62%) AppSense
16 20 (4.20%) IBM
17 14 (2.94%) Wyse
18 13 (2.73%) Akamai
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