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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware ESX Server
UK
Rank 431 417 425
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +8
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 173 218 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.42% 0.39%
As % of the System Software category 3.40% 4.07% 3.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 143 114
Median daily rate £375 £363 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £246 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.32% -19.16%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.03 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+39.84% -16.57%

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
5091 5355 5320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.37% 10.30% 10.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3213 3197 2933
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £190 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 479 592
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £44.20 £32.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 25 February 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 +3 156 £370 -1.33% 18
London +5 60 £473 +5.00% 9
South East +1 34 £330 +1.53% 2
East of England +15 24 £345 -8.00% 3
Hampshire 0 17 £330 -12.00%
Scotland +4 13 £410 +34.42%
Edinburgh +24 12 £410 -8.88%
West Midlands +13 12 £394 -
South West -9 11 £311 -11.07% 2
Norfolk - 11 £365 - 2
Hook +6 10 £318 -18.06%
Bristol +5 10 £310 +19.23%
Essex +6 8 £265 -1.85%
Croydon - 8 £468 -
Birmingham - 8 £450 -
City of London +8 7 £525 +16.66% 1
North West +27 6 £281 +14.79%
Kent +5 6 £313 -26.47%
Yorkshire +17 5 £575 +43.75% 1
Berkshire +5 5 £363 +11.53%
Tunbridge Wells +14 4 £308 -
West Yorkshire +10 4 £575 +43.75%
Hertfordshire 0 4 £200 -44.82%
Leeds -1 4 £575 +43.75%
Cheshire +36 3 £275 +12.24%
Surrey 0 3 £375 +103.25%
East Midlands -2 3 £412 +5.64%
Slough +8 2 £394 +11.70%
Bracknell +3 2 - -
Buckinghamshire -1 2 £400 +18.51%

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 367 (100.00%) VMware
2 281 (76.57%) Windows
3 264 (71.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 172 (46.87%) Active Directory
5 154 (41.96%) Microsoft
6 145 (39.51%) DNS
7 137 (37.33%) Windows Server
8 120 (32.70%) SAN
9 119 (32.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 106 (28.88%) Finance
11 102 (27.79%) Windows 7
12 98 (26.70%) Citrix
13 95 (25.89%) Windows Server 2012
14 87 (23.71%) Linux
14 87 (23.71%) PowerShell
15 86 (23.43%) ITIL
16 84 (22.89%) Windows Server 2003
17 80 (21.80%) Cisco
18 76 (20.71%) SCCM
19 70 (19.07%) XenApp
19 70 (19.07%) EMC
19 70 (19.07%) Firewall
20 63 (17.17%) HP
21 62 (16.89%) vSphere
22 57 (15.53%) MS Exchange
23 56 (15.26%) Data Centre
24 55 (14.99%) Security Cleared
25 54 (14.71%) SQL
25 54 (14.71%) Red Hat
26 53 (14.44%) 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 57 (15.53%) MS Exchange
2 41 (11.17%) Skype for Business
3 39 (10.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 38 (10.35%) IIS
5 30 (8.17%) SharePoint
6 22 (5.99%) BizTalk Server
7 12 (3.27%) Tomcat
8 11 (3.00%) Apache
9 10 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (1.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (1.63%) OpenStack
11 5 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (1.09%) Cloud Foundry
12 4 (1.09%) Confluence
12 4 (1.09%) IBM Notes
12 4 (1.09%) JBoss
13 3 (0.82%) IBM Domino
14 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
14 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 5.5
14 2 (0.54%) WebLogic
Applications
1 34 (9.26%) MS Office
2 28 (7.63%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.63%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (1.63%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.27%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 44 (11.99%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (10.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (9.26%) Office 365
4 15 (4.09%) AWS CloudFormation
5 6 (1.63%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (1.09%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 4 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.09%) Heroku
6 4 (1.09%) PaaS
7 3 (0.82%) IBM PureFlex
8 2 (0.54%) GitHub
8 2 (0.54%) SaaS
9 1 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 145 (39.51%) DNS
2 120 (32.70%) SAN
3 70 (19.07%) Firewall
4 53 (14.44%) DHCP
5 28 (7.63%) NAS
6 26 (7.08%) LAN
7 25 (6.81%) Internet
7 25 (6.81%) VPN
8 23 (6.27%) WAN
9 21 (5.72%) Skype
10 19 (5.18%) LDAP
10 19 (5.18%) VoIP
11 16 (4.36%) Network Security
12 15 (4.09%) NetScaler
13 14 (3.81%) SMTP
14 12 (3.27%) TCP/IP
14 12 (3.27%) VSAN
15 11 (3.00%) VLAN
16 8 (2.18%) Wireless
17 7 (1.91%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (13.35%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.18%) MySQL
2 8 (2.18%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (1.91%) Oracle Database
3 7 (1.91%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.54%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (1.63%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.09%) GitLab
2 4 (1.09%) Subversion
2 4 (1.09%) Vagrant
3 3 (0.82%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (0.54%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.54%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.27%) Metasploit
General
1 106 (28.88%) Finance
2 13 (3.54%) Banking
3 10 (2.72%) Manufacturing
3 10 (2.72%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.63%) Back Office
4 6 (1.63%) Electronics
4 6 (1.63%) Law
4 6 (1.63%) Legal
5 5 (1.36%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.36%) Retail
6 4 (1.09%) Games
7 3 (0.82%) Advertising
7 3 (0.82%) Marketing
8 2 (0.54%) Automotive
9 1 (0.27%) German Language
9 1 (0.27%) Local Government
9 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 53 (14.44%) Analyst
2 45 (12.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 42 (11.44%) Architect
4 35 (9.54%) VMware Engineer
4 35 (9.54%) Windows Engineer
5 28 (7.63%) Administrator
6 25 (6.81%) Consultant
7 24 (6.54%) Wintel Engineer
8 20 (5.45%) Server Engineer
8 20 (5.45%) Support Engineer
9 18 (4.90%) Systems Administrator
9 18 (4.90%) Systems Engineer
10 16 (4.36%) Infrastructure Architect
11 15 (4.09%) Security Analyst
11 15 (4.09%) VMWare Administrator
12 14 (3.81%) Citrix Analyst
12 14 (3.81%) DevOps Engineer
12 14 (3.81%) Storage Engineer
13 13 (3.54%) AWS Engineer
13 13 (3.54%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.81%) XML
2 10 (2.72%) Web Services
3 6 (1.63%) LAMP
3 6 (1.63%) REST
4 5 (1.36%) Middleware
4 5 (1.36%) SOAP
5 4 (1.09%) LAPP Stack
5 4 (1.09%) SAML
6 2 (0.54%) .NET
6 2 (0.54%) HTML
6 2 (0.54%) Java SE
6 2 (0.54%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.27%) CSS
7 1 (0.27%) J2EE
7 1 (0.27%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.27%) WAP
7 1 (0.27%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 56 (15.26%) Data Centre
2 32 (8.72%) EMC VNX
3 28 (7.63%) Fat Client
3 28 (7.63%) Thin Client
4 23 (6.27%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (5.99%) Computer Science
6 16 (4.36%) Clustering
7 13 (3.54%) EMC VMAX
8 12 (3.27%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 9 (2.45%) Replication
10 7 (1.91%) Video Conferencing
11 6 (1.63%) Management Information System
11 6 (1.63%) Private Cloud
12 5 (1.36%) HP Storage
12 5 (1.36%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (1.36%) User Experience
13 4 (1.09%) Blackberry
13 4 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (1.09%) Spread Betting
14 3 (0.82%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 281 (76.57%) Windows
2 137 (37.33%) Windows Server
3 119 (32.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 102 (27.79%) Windows 7
5 95 (25.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 87 (23.71%) Linux
7 84 (22.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 48 (13.08%) Unix
9 28 (7.63%) Windows 10
10 24 (6.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (3.81%) Solaris
12 12 (3.27%) CentOS
13 10 (2.72%) Ubuntu
14 5 (1.36%) Windows 2000
15 4 (1.09%) HPUX
16 3 (0.82%) AIX
16 3 (0.82%) Debian
17 2 (0.54%) SUSE
18 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
18 1 (0.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (23.43%) ITIL
2 48 (13.08%) Migration
3 36 (9.81%) DevOps
4 33 (8.99%) Incident Management
5 31 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (5.99%) Continuous Improvement
6 22 (5.99%) CRM
7 21 (5.72%) Performance Tuning
8 19 (5.18%) Change Control
9 18 (4.90%) Problem Management
10 17 (4.63%) High Availability
10 17 (4.63%) Server Building
10 17 (4.63%) Service Delivery
10 17 (4.63%) Service Management
11 16 (4.36%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (4.09%) Change Management
12 15 (4.09%) Cybersecurity
13 14 (3.81%) Forensic Analysis
13 14 (3.81%) Performance Management
13 14 (3.81%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 87 (23.71%) PowerShell
2 54 (14.71%) SQL
3 27 (7.36%) Bash Shell
4 20 (5.45%) VBScript
5 14 (3.81%) Python
6 13 (3.54%) C
7 9 (2.45%) Perl
8 7 (1.91%) JavaScript
9 5 (1.36%) Ruby
9 5 (1.36%) VB
10 4 (1.09%) AWK
10 4 (1.09%) Java
11 3 (0.82%) Korn
11 3 (0.82%) PHP
11 3 (0.82%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.54%) VB6
Qualifications
1 55 (14.99%) Security Cleared
2 43 (11.72%) SC Cleared
3 33 (8.99%) Degree
4 32 (8.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (6.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 17 (4.63%) MCSE
7 15 (4.09%) MCSA
8 14 (3.81%) MCITP
9 9 (2.45%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (2.18%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (1.91%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (1.63%) Citrix Certification
13 5 (1.36%) CCNA
13 5 (1.36%) RHCE
14 4 (1.09%) CCNP
14 4 (1.09%) ISEB
14 4 (1.09%) ISTQB
14 4 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 4 (1.09%) VCAP
15 2 (0.54%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.09%) SLA
2 9 (2.45%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.54%) QA
5 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 264 (71.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 172 (46.87%) Active Directory
3 70 (19.07%) XenApp
4 62 (16.89%) vSphere
5 47 (12.81%) Microsoft App-V
6 44 (11.99%) XenDesktop
7 42 (11.44%) VMware ESXi
8 41 (11.17%) Virtual Desktop
9 29 (7.90%) Hyper-V
10 17 (4.63%) Virtual Machines
11 14 (3.81%) BitLocker
11 14 (3.81%) Virtual Servers
12 13 (3.54%) KVM
13 10 (2.72%) GPFS
14 9 (2.45%) vCloud
15 6 (1.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 5 (1.36%) DFS Replication
16 5 (1.36%) Firmware
16 5 (1.36%) NFS
17 4 (1.09%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 76 (20.71%) SCCM
2 35 (9.54%) Puppet
3 26 (7.08%) vRealize
4 24 (6.54%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (5.45%) NetBackup
5 20 (5.45%) SCOM
6 17 (4.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 17 (4.63%) vMotion
7 14 (3.81%) WSUS
8 13 (3.54%) Norton AntiVirus
9 12 (3.27%) Nagios
10 11 (3.00%) Backup Exec
11 8 (2.18%) logstash
11 8 (2.18%) yum
11 8 (2.18%) Zenoss
12 7 (1.91%) Ansible
12 7 (1.91%) WMI
13 6 (1.63%) McAfee ePO
13 6 (1.63%) PowerCLI
14 5 (1.36%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 367 (100.00%) VMware
2 154 (41.96%) Microsoft
3 98 (26.70%) Citrix
4 80 (21.80%) Cisco
5 70 (19.07%) EMC
6 63 (17.17%) HP
7 54 (14.71%) Red Hat
8 40 (10.90%) Symantec
9 39 (10.63%) Dell
10 34 (9.26%) NetApp
11 29 (7.90%) 3PAR
12 27 (7.36%) IBM
13 24 (6.54%) AppSense
14 23 (6.27%) Avaya
15 22 (5.99%) Oracle
16 20 (5.45%) CheckPoint
17 19 (5.18%) Epicor
17 19 (5.18%) Wyse
18 18 (4.90%) Veritas
19 15 (4.09%) CommVault
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