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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESX Server
Rank 422 387 437
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +50
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 222 270 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.48% 0.38%
As % of the System Software category 3.29% 4.53% 3.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 157 128
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 £200 £263 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £491 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £358 £308
% change year-on-year
-0.12% +16.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £19.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.70 £21.00 £14.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.10 £21.00 £24.76
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £19.81
% change year-on-year
- +6.00%

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
6738 5965 5534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.60% 10.63% 10.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4153 3370 2996
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £190 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 614 637
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% +12.90%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 -54 181 £400 +6.66% 24
London -9 91 £445 +14.83% 8
South East -17 41 £375 +3.31% 6
Scotland -4 26 £295 -8.52% 1
City of London +27 20 £467 +13.15%
Edinburgh +13 17 £375 +29.31%
Hampshire -6 16 £375 -11.64% 2
South West +2 15 £325 +16.07% 2
Berkshire +4 12 £288 -3.36% 2
North West -18 11 £335 +45.65% 1
Wiltshire +3 9 £540 +54.28%
East of England +2 9 £400 -4.76% 2
Wales +22 7 £325 -34.34%
Renfrewshire -32 7 £275 -22.53%
Erskine -35 7 £275 -22.53%
South Wales - 7 £325 -
Bristol +6 6 £313 +11.60%
Kent +7 5 £328 -31.05%
Cheshire -7 5 £335 -10.66%
East Midlands -17 5 £400 -4.40% 1
West Midlands -25 5 £358 -7.74% 1
Winchester - 5 £375 -
Harrow - 5 £480 -
Cambridge +17 4 £450 +4.65%
Cambridgeshire +15 4 £450 +5.88%
Slough +6 4 £225 -18.18%
Worcester +3 4 £358 -
Worcestershire -5 4 £358 -
Chester -9 4 £308 -18.00%
Chippenham - 4 £250 -

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 500 (100.00%) VMware
2 374 (74.80%) Windows
3 309 (61.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 281 (56.20%) Active Directory
5 253 (50.60%) Microsoft
6 193 (38.60%) Windows Server
7 192 (38.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 157 (31.40%) Windows Server 2003
9 152 (30.40%) Linux
10 136 (27.20%) Citrix
11 135 (27.00%) DNS
12 125 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
13 115 (23.00%) Firewall
14 114 (22.80%) SAN
15 113 (22.60%) MS Exchange
16 111 (22.20%) vSphere
17 109 (21.80%) SQL
18 107 (21.40%) Finance
19 105 (21.00%) Cisco
20 102 (20.40%) HP
21 92 (18.40%) PowerShell
22 87 (17.40%) SCCM
22 87 (17.40%) ITIL
23 84 (16.80%) Data Centre
24 81 (16.20%) XenApp
25 80 (16.00%) Clustering
26 79 (15.80%) Windows 7
27 78 (15.60%) Unix
27 78 (15.60%) DHCP
28 76 (15.20%) Migration

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
1 113 (22.60%) MS Exchange
2 60 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 44 (8.80%) SharePoint
4 42 (8.40%) Apache
5 38 (7.60%) IIS
6 37 (7.40%) Tomcat
7 30 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 25 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
9 21 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2003
10 20 (4.00%) Skype for Business
11 11 (2.20%) OpenStack
12 9 (1.80%) WebLogic
13 8 (1.60%) Cloud Foundry
14 6 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
14 6 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 5 (1.00%) JBoss
16 4 (0.80%) FileNet
17 3 (0.60%) Office Communications Server
17 3 (0.60%) Oracle Application Server
17 3 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 46 (9.20%) MS Excel
2 27 (5.40%) MS Office
3 3 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.20%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 35 (7.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (4.40%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (3.00%) Office 365
4 11 (2.20%) IaaS
5 8 (1.60%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.40%) HP Helion
6 2 (0.40%) SaaS
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.20%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 135 (27.00%) DNS
2 115 (23.00%) Firewall
3 114 (22.80%) SAN
4 78 (15.60%) DHCP
5 57 (11.40%) WAN
6 56 (11.20%) LAN
7 30 (6.00%) TCP/IP
7 30 (6.00%) VPN
8 27 (5.40%) NAS
9 25 (5.00%) NetScaler
10 22 (4.40%) Internet
11 18 (3.60%) VLAN
12 17 (3.40%) Cisco ASA
13 16 (3.20%) Cisco Nexus
14 13 (2.60%) IP Telephony
14 13 (2.60%) Kerberos
14 13 (2.60%) Wireless
15 12 (2.40%) IPv6
16 11 (2.20%) IPv4
16 11 (2.20%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.20%) MongoDB
2 16 (3.20%) MySQL
3 15 (3.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (2.60%) Oracle Database
5 11 (2.20%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (1.80%) IDOL
7 8 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (1.40%) EDRMS
9 6 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (1.00%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (1.00%) Oracle Exadata
10 5 (1.00%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.00%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.80%) Informix
11 4 (0.80%) QlikView
11 4 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.60%) Oracle BI EE
12 3 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 29 (5.80%) TestDirector
2 28 (5.60%) HP UFT
2 28 (5.60%) WinRunner
3 27 (5.40%) Jenkins
4 16 (3.20%) Hudson
5 12 (2.40%) Git (software)
6 8 (1.60%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (1.20%) Subversion
8 3 (0.60%) GitLab
8 3 (0.60%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (0.60%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.40%) Fiddler
10 1 (0.20%) JIRA
10 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.20%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.20%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 107 (21.40%) Finance
2 28 (5.60%) Banking
3 14 (2.80%) Manufacturing
3 14 (2.80%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.20%) Games
5 9 (1.80%) Investment Banking
5 9 (1.80%) Marketing
6 7 (1.40%) Legal
7 6 (1.20%) Electronics
8 4 (0.80%) Back Office
9 3 (0.60%) Advertising
9 3 (0.60%) Billing
9 3 (0.60%) Front Office
9 3 (0.60%) Retail
10 2 (0.40%) Local Government
11 1 (0.20%) Automotive
11 1 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 67 (13.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 63 (12.60%) Analyst
3 57 (11.40%) Support Engineer
4 49 (9.80%) Architect
5 45 (9.00%) VMware Engineer
6 38 (7.60%) 3rd Line Support
6 38 (7.60%) DevOps Engineer
7 37 (7.40%) Windows Engineer
8 33 (6.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 33 (6.60%) Server Engineer
9 31 (6.20%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 27 (5.40%) Administrator
10 27 (5.40%) Linux Engineer
11 25 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
12 24 (4.80%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 23 (4.60%) Test Analyst
14 22 (4.40%) Consultant
15 21 (4.20%) Infrastructure Support
15 21 (4.20%) Solutions Architect
16 20 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (4.60%) Web Services
2 21 (4.20%) .NET
3 17 (3.40%) Node.js
4 16 (3.20%) HTML
5 14 (2.80%) LAMP
6 10 (2.00%) ASP.NET
7 8 (1.60%) Middleware
8 6 (1.20%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (0.60%) Ajax
9 3 (0.60%) CSS
9 3 (0.60%) jQuery
9 3 (0.60%) JSON
9 3 (0.60%) REST
9 3 (0.60%) RESTful
9 3 (0.60%) XML
10 2 (0.40%) 802.1X
10 2 (0.40%) Apache Flex
10 2 (0.40%) Memcached
10 2 (0.40%) SOAP
10 2 (0.40%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 84 (16.80%) Data Centre
2 80 (16.00%) Clustering
3 46 (9.20%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (5.20%) PDA
5 24 (4.80%) Management Information System
6 20 (4.00%) EMC VNX
7 19 (3.80%) Private Cloud
8 15 (3.00%) Fat Client
8 15 (3.00%) Thin Client
9 13 (2.60%) Client/Server
10 12 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (2.40%) Replication
11 7 (1.40%) Enterprise Storage
12 6 (1.20%) Blackberry
13 5 (1.00%) PKI
13 5 (1.00%) VCE vBlock
14 4 (0.80%) Computer Science
14 4 (0.80%) Grid Computing
14 4 (0.80%) SWIFT
14 4 (0.80%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 374 (74.80%) Windows
2 193 (38.60%) Windows Server
3 192 (38.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 157 (31.40%) Windows Server 2003
5 152 (30.40%) Linux
6 125 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 79 (15.80%) Windows 7
8 78 (15.60%) Unix
9 53 (10.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 47 (9.40%) Windows XP
11 33 (6.60%) AIX
12 20 (4.00%) Solaris
13 13 (2.60%) Windows 10
14 12 (2.40%) VMS
15 11 (2.20%) Windows 8
16 7 (1.40%) Oracle Linux
17 5 (1.00%) Debian
18 4 (0.80%) Apple iOS
18 4 (0.80%) Ubuntu
19 3 (0.60%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (17.40%) ITIL
2 76 (15.20%) Migration
3 61 (12.20%) Change Management
4 55 (11.00%) DevOps
5 41 (8.20%) Virtual Environments
6 37 (7.40%) Configuration Management
6 37 (7.40%) Disaster Recovery
7 36 (7.20%) Agile Software Development
8 33 (6.60%) Continuous Improvement
8 33 (6.60%) Project Management
9 32 (6.40%) Problem Management
9 32 (6.40%) Software Testing
10 30 (6.00%) High Availability
10 30 (6.00%) Test Scripting
11 28 (5.60%) Test Automation
12 27 (5.40%) Mentoring
13 24 (4.80%) Security Patching
14 19 (3.80%) Capacity Planning
15 18 (3.60%) Open Source
16 16 (3.20%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 109 (21.80%) SQL
2 92 (18.40%) PowerShell
3 50 (10.00%) Java
4 45 (9.00%) VBScript
5 29 (5.80%) Perl
6 25 (5.00%) Python
7 21 (4.20%) Bash Shell
8 18 (3.60%) VB
9 14 (2.80%) C++
9 14 (2.80%) Shell Script
10 12 (2.40%) C#
10 12 (2.40%) Ruby
11 9 (1.80%) JavaScript
12 7 (1.40%) C
13 4 (0.80%) PHP
14 3 (0.60%) AWK
14 3 (0.60%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.60%) sed
15 2 (0.40%) JCL
16 1 (0.20%) Korn
Qualifications
1 69 (13.80%) Security Cleared
2 67 (13.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 58 (11.60%) MCSE
4 48 (9.60%) SC Cleared
5 41 (8.20%) MCSA
6 37 (7.40%) MCITP
7 36 (7.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 32 (6.40%) ISTQB
9 29 (5.80%) MCTS
10 26 (5.20%) Cisco Certification
11 18 (3.60%) CCNP
12 15 (3.00%) Degree
13 12 (2.40%) CCNA
14 9 (1.80%) BPSS Clearance
15 7 (1.40%) DV Cleared
16 6 (1.20%) ISEB
16 6 (1.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 5 (1.00%) CCIE
18 4 (0.80%) MCP
19 3 (0.60%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.60%) SLA
2 9 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.60%) QA
4 6 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.80%) COBIT
6 3 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.20%) PMBOK
System Software
1 309 (61.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 281 (56.20%) Active Directory
3 111 (22.20%) vSphere
4 81 (16.20%) XenApp
5 74 (14.80%) Hyper-V
6 65 (13.00%) XenDesktop
7 45 (9.00%) VMware ESXi
8 44 (8.80%) Virtual Machines
9 28 (5.60%) Docker
10 21 (4.20%) NFS
11 15 (3.00%) Virtual Servers
11 15 (3.00%) XenServer
12 14 (2.80%) Microsoft App-V
12 14 (2.80%) Virtual Desktop
13 13 (2.60%) Firmware
14 11 (2.20%) DFS Replication
14 11 (2.20%) VMware Server
14 11 (2.20%) VMware Workstation
15 10 (2.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 10 (2.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 87 (17.40%) SCCM
2 58 (11.60%) SCOM
3 45 (9.00%) Puppet
4 37 (7.40%) McAfee ePO
5 36 (7.20%) WSUS
6 35 (7.00%) NetBackup
7 34 (6.80%) Microsoft Clustering
8 32 (6.40%) HP Quality Center
8 32 (6.40%) Nagios
9 28 (5.60%) Netcool
10 25 (5.00%) Icinga
11 23 (4.60%) FreeIPA
12 21 (4.20%) Backup Exec
13 19 (3.80%) SCVMM
14 18 (3.60%) SELinux
15 17 (3.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 15 (3.00%) Norton AntiVirus
16 15 (3.00%) vMotion
17 14 (2.80%) Red Hat Spacewalk
17 14 (2.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 500 (100.00%) VMware
2 253 (50.60%) Microsoft
3 136 (27.20%) Citrix
4 105 (21.00%) Cisco
5 102 (20.40%) HP
6 70 (14.00%) Red Hat
7 60 (12.00%) NetApp
8 52 (10.40%) Oracle
9 48 (9.60%) EMC
9 48 (9.60%) Intel Security
10 44 (8.80%) CheckPoint
11 43 (8.60%) Dell
12 42 (8.40%) Symantec
13 39 (7.80%) Veritas
14 23 (4.60%) Splunk
15 22 (4.40%) AppSense
16 20 (4.00%) F5
17 19 (3.80%) IBM
18 16 (3.20%) SolarWinds
19 15 (3.00%) Wyse
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