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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESX Server
Rank 484 408 387
Rank change year-on-year
-76 -21
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 164 279 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.48% 0.47%
As % of the System Software category 2.59% 4.76% 4.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 176 163
Median daily rate £370 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £271 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £334 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.64% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 3
Median hourly rate £20.73 £36.75 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.59% +93.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £36.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-43.59% +16.66%

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
6335 5860 5857
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.98% 10.09% 10.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4007 3315 3244
Median daily rate £413 £370 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.48% +9.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £195 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £559 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 414 628 707
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.14 £41.15 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -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 24 September 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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -73 155 £363 -3.97% 35
London -15 80 £400 -5.88% 16
North West +18 23 £346 +15.41% 1
South East -40 20 £450 +33.33% 8
Manchester +4 15 £248 - 1
City of London +12 13 £430 -4.44% 1
Berkshire +10 12 £450 +13.92% 4
East of England -3 11 £200 -43.85% 3
Yorkshire +10 8 £350 -17.64% 4
Bedfordshire 0 7 £200 -40.74%
Scotland -5 7 £425 +37.09% 2
East Midlands -3 6 £300 -45.45%
Bedford - 6 £200 -
Edinburgh +9 5 - -
Derbyshire +3 5 £300 -45.45%
Bracknell +1 5 £351 -
Chesterfield - 5 £300 -
West Yorkshire +11 4 - - 3
Cheshire +11 4 £725 +45.00%
Leeds +4 4 - - 2
Hampshire -16 4 £490 +26.45% 1
South West +8 3 £275 -42.10% 2
West Midlands -27 3 £300 -17.24% 1
Warrington - 3 £750 -
Canary Wharf - 3 £325 -
Cambridgeshire +24 2 £235 +56.66%
Reading +14 2 £475 +20.25% 1
Hounslow +5 2 - -
South Yorkshire +2 2 £413 -0.60% 1
Huntingdon 0 2 £235 +56.66%

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 384 (100.00%) VMware
2 291 (75.78%) Windows
3 228 (59.38%) Active Directory
4 221 (57.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 189 (49.22%) Microsoft
6 176 (45.83%) Windows Server
7 146 (38.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 124 (32.29%) Citrix
9 113 (29.43%) SAN
10 109 (28.39%) DNS
11 108 (28.13%) Firewall
12 107 (27.86%) Windows Server 2012
13 105 (27.34%) HP
14 104 (27.08%) Cisco
15 102 (26.56%) Linux
16 96 (25.00%) MS Exchange
17 93 (24.22%) Windows Server 2003
18 88 (22.92%) vSphere
19 85 (22.14%) PowerShell
20 84 (21.88%) Finance
21 78 (20.31%) SCCM
22 77 (20.05%) SQL Server
23 74 (19.27%) SQL
24 65 (16.93%) XenApp
25 64 (16.67%) DHCP
26 63 (16.41%) EMC
26 63 (16.41%) Migration
27 62 (16.15%) ITIL
28 57 (14.84%) SCOM
29 55 (14.32%) LAN

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 96 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 47 (12.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (7.55%) SharePoint
4 27 (7.03%) IIS
5 21 (5.47%) Apache
6 18 (4.69%) Tomcat
7 17 (4.43%) Skype for Business
8 16 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
9 10 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2013
10 9 (2.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (1.30%) WebLogic
12 4 (1.04%) IBM Domino
13 3 (0.78%) Confluence
13 3 (0.78%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.78%) Office Communications Server
13 3 (0.78%) Oracle Application Server
13 3 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.52%) FileNet
14 2 (0.52%) Oracle 10gAS
Applications
1 43 (11.20%) MS Excel
2 15 (3.91%) MS Office
3 5 (1.30%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.26%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 36 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (7.03%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (5.99%) Office 365
4 5 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (1.04%) SaaS
6 3 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.52%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.52%) HP Helion
8 1 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.26%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.26%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 113 (29.43%) SAN
2 109 (28.39%) DNS
3 108 (28.13%) Firewall
4 64 (16.67%) DHCP
5 55 (14.32%) LAN
6 53 (13.80%) WAN
7 29 (7.55%) NetScaler
8 28 (7.29%) VPN
9 27 (7.03%) NAS
9 27 (7.03%) TCP/IP
10 23 (5.99%) VLAN
11 22 (5.73%) Internet
12 19 (4.95%) Cisco ASA
12 19 (4.95%) iSCSI
13 18 (4.69%) IP Telephony
14 14 (3.65%) MPLS
14 14 (3.65%) Wireless
15 13 (3.39%) Kerberos
16 11 (2.86%) Cisco IOS
17 10 (2.60%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (20.05%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (3.91%) Oracle Database
4 12 (3.13%) MySQL
4 12 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
5 9 (2.34%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (1.30%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (1.04%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (1.04%) IDOL
7 4 (1.04%) QlikView
7 4 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.78%) BusinessObjects XI
8 3 (0.78%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (0.78%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 3 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.52%) EDRMS
9 2 (0.52%) Oracle Discoverer
9 2 (0.52%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 10 (2.60%) Jenkins
2 9 (2.34%) HP UFT
2 9 (2.34%) TestDirector
2 9 (2.34%) WinRunner
3 6 (1.56%) Hudson
4 5 (1.30%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.30%) Subversion
5 3 (0.78%) GitLab
5 3 (0.78%) MSI
5 3 (0.78%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (0.78%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.52%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.26%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.26%) TeamCity
General
1 84 (21.88%) Finance
2 16 (4.17%) Banking
3 7 (1.82%) Advertising
3 7 (1.82%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.56%) Back Office
4 6 (1.56%) Retail
5 5 (1.30%) Games
5 5 (1.30%) Marketing
6 4 (1.04%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.04%) Legal
6 4 (1.04%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.78%) Billing
7 3 (0.78%) Publishing
8 2 (0.52%) Electronics
8 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.26%) German Language
9 1 (0.26%) Local Government
9 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 67 (17.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 45 (11.72%) VMware Engineer
3 43 (11.20%) Architect
4 36 (9.38%) Support Engineer
5 35 (9.11%) Administrator
6 32 (8.33%) Analyst
7 26 (6.77%) Server Engineer
8 25 (6.51%) 3rd Line Support
8 25 (6.51%) Windows Engineer
9 24 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
10 22 (5.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 21 (5.47%) Consultant
12 18 (4.69%) Infrastructure Architect
13 17 (4.43%) Linux Engineer
14 16 (4.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 15 (3.91%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 15 (3.91%) Infrastructure Support
15 15 (3.91%) Storage Engineer
16 14 (3.65%) VMWare Administrator
17 13 (3.39%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.43%) HTML
2 16 (4.17%) .NET
3 10 (2.60%) ASP.NET
4 9 (2.34%) LAMP
5 8 (2.08%) Web Services
6 6 (1.56%) Middleware
6 6 (1.56%) REST
7 4 (1.04%) CSS
7 4 (1.04%) Node.js
8 3 (0.78%) Ajax
8 3 (0.78%) jQuery
8 3 (0.78%) XML
9 2 (0.52%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.52%) SOAP
10 1 (0.26%) 802.1X
10 1 (0.26%) J2EE
10 1 (0.26%) Java RMI
10 1 (0.26%) Memcached
10 1 (0.26%) WebSphere MQ
10 1 (0.26%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 54 (14.06%) Clustering
2 53 (13.80%) Data Centre
3 29 (7.55%) EMC VNX
4 14 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (3.65%) Fat Client
4 14 (3.65%) Thin Client
5 12 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
5 12 (3.13%) Private Cloud
6 10 (2.60%) Management Information System
7 9 (2.34%) PDA
7 9 (2.34%) Replication
8 8 (2.08%) Client/Server
8 8 (2.08%) VCE vBlock
9 7 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
10 6 (1.56%) Blackberry
10 6 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (1.56%) PKI
10 6 (1.56%) SWIFT
11 5 (1.30%) Computer Science
12 4 (1.04%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 291 (75.78%) Windows
2 176 (45.83%) Windows Server
3 146 (38.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 107 (27.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 102 (26.56%) Linux
6 93 (24.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 43 (11.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 39 (10.16%) Windows 7
9 30 (7.81%) Unix
10 18 (4.69%) Solaris
10 18 (4.69%) Windows 10
11 16 (4.17%) Windows XP
12 13 (3.39%) AIX
13 8 (2.08%) VMS
14 6 (1.56%) Debian
14 6 (1.56%) Ubuntu
15 5 (1.30%) Windows 2000
15 5 (1.30%) Windows 8
16 4 (1.04%) Windows Phone
16 4 (1.04%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (16.41%) Migration
2 62 (16.15%) ITIL
3 29 (7.55%) Change Management
4 25 (6.51%) DevOps
5 22 (5.73%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (5.73%) Service Delivery
6 16 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
6 16 (4.17%) Problem Management
7 15 (3.91%) Application Packaging
7 15 (3.91%) Load Balancing
7 15 (3.91%) Project Management
7 15 (3.91%) Service Management
8 14 (3.65%) Performance Tuning
8 14 (3.65%) Server Building
9 13 (3.39%) Configuration Management
9 13 (3.39%) Software Testing
9 13 (3.39%) Virtual Environments
10 12 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
10 12 (3.13%) Service Design
11 11 (2.86%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (22.14%) PowerShell
2 74 (19.27%) SQL
3 38 (9.90%) VBScript
4 22 (5.73%) Java
4 22 (5.73%) Perl
5 15 (3.91%) Bash Shell
5 15 (3.91%) Python
6 14 (3.65%) C++
7 12 (3.13%) C#
8 8 (2.08%) JavaScript
8 8 (2.08%) VB
9 7 (1.82%) PHP
9 7 (1.82%) Ruby
10 6 (1.56%) C
11 3 (0.78%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.78%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.26%) Korn
Qualifications
1 41 (10.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (10.42%) Security Cleared
3 36 (9.38%) MCSE
4 28 (7.29%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (7.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 26 (6.77%) SC Cleared
7 20 (5.21%) Degree
8 18 (4.69%) MCITP
9 16 (4.17%) CCNA
10 14 (3.65%) MCSA
11 11 (2.86%) CCNP
11 11 (2.86%) ISTQB
12 9 (2.34%) MCTS
13 7 (1.82%) VCAP
14 6 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
15 5 (1.30%) DBS Check
15 5 (1.30%) DV Cleared
16 4 (1.04%) CCIE
16 4 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
16 4 (1.04%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (7.81%) SLA
2 8 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (1.04%) QA
5 2 (0.52%) COBIT
6 1 (0.26%) PMBOK
System Software
1 228 (59.38%) Active Directory
2 221 (57.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (22.92%) vSphere
4 65 (16.93%) XenApp
5 43 (11.20%) Hyper-V
6 40 (10.42%) XenDesktop
7 29 (7.55%) VMware ESXi
8 21 (5.47%) Virtual Machines
9 17 (4.43%) NFS
10 15 (3.91%) Virtual Servers
11 14 (3.65%) Microsoft App-V
12 12 (3.13%) DFS Replication
13 11 (2.86%) Firmware
14 9 (2.34%) Docker
14 9 (2.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 9 (2.34%) Terminal Services
14 9 (2.34%) VMware Server
15 8 (2.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 7 (1.82%) Virtual Desktop
17 6 (1.56%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 78 (20.31%) SCCM
2 57 (14.84%) SCOM
3 36 (9.38%) Microsoft Clustering
3 36 (9.38%) NetBackup
4 28 (7.29%) McAfee ePO
5 27 (7.03%) Backup Exec
6 24 (6.25%) WSUS
7 22 (5.73%) Puppet
8 15 (3.91%) SCVMM
9 13 (3.39%) HP Quality Center
9 13 (3.39%) Nagios
10 12 (3.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 11 (2.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 11 (2.86%) vMotion
12 9 (2.34%) Netcool
12 9 (2.34%) Norton AntiVirus
12 9 (2.34%) vRealize
13 8 (2.08%) FreeIPA
13 8 (2.08%) Icinga
13 8 (2.08%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 384 (100.00%) VMware
2 189 (49.22%) Microsoft
3 124 (32.29%) Citrix
4 105 (27.34%) HP
5 104 (27.08%) Cisco
6 63 (16.41%) EMC
7 51 (13.28%) Dell
8 46 (11.98%) Oracle
9 45 (11.72%) Red Hat
10 43 (11.20%) NetApp
11 39 (10.16%) Symantec
12 37 (9.64%) CheckPoint
13 32 (8.33%) Intel Security
14 25 (6.51%) Veritas
15 24 (6.25%) IBM
16 14 (3.65%) AppSense
17 13 (3.39%) F5
17 13 (3.39%) Splunk
18 11 (2.86%) SolarWinds
19 10 (2.60%) Veeam
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