The table below looks at the statistics for VMware ESXi skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware ESXi over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESXi
Rank 416 466 429
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -37
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 202 126 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.24% 0.26%
As % of the System Software category 3.65% 2.44% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 82 75
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £226 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £438 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £305
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +6.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 18
Average hourly rate £36.00 £10.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+260.00% -75.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.83 £8.75 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £98.20 £21.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £10.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+260.00% -75.00%

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
5533 5171 4839
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.91% 9.77% 9.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3149 2818 2370
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 567 605 623
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -13.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £29.95 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+9.67% -11.42%

VMware ESXi
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESXi within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

VMware ESXi Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

VMware ESXi
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing VMware ESXi within the UK.

VMware ESXi Daily Rate Trend in the UK

VMware ESXi
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware ESXi within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

VMware ESXi Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

VMware ESXi
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESXi within the UK.

VMware ESXi Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

VMware ESXi
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing VMware ESXi within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

VMware ESXi Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

VMware ESXi
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESXi within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +56 194 £350 - 56
London +8 70 £375 -0.06% 20
South East +1 43 £363 +20.83% 16
East of England +29 31 £313 -21.87% 6
South West +11 21 £383 +70.00% 3
North West -2 20 £350 +24.44% 6
Surrey +7 14 £350 +16.66% 7
Hertfordshire - 14 £350 - 2
City of London -6 13 £375 +33.33% 5
Wiltshire +8 10 £350 +55.55%
Hampshire -11 10 £425 +41.66%
North East -15 8 £339 +0.57%
Tyne and Wear -15 8 £339 +0.57%
Norfolk - 7 £188 - 3
Cobham - 7 £350 -
Gloucestershire +5 6 £450 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -16 6 £339 +0.57%
Corsham - 6 £338 -
Cheshire -3 5 £450 +227.27% 4
Liverpool -6 5 £300 -29.41% 1
Merseyside -10 5 £300 -29.41% 1
Scotland -11 5 £300 -5.88% 2
Welwyn Garden City - 5 £377 -
East Sussex - 5 £350 - 1
Manchester - 5 £263 -
Stevenage - 5 £350 -
Brighton - 5 £350 - 1
Cheltenham - 5 £450 -
Bedfordshire +13 4 £338 -20.58%
Swindon +5 4 £550 +144.44%

VMware ESXi
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing VMware ESXi also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VMware ESXi.

1 313 (88.42%) VMware
2 281 (79.38%) Windows
3 204 (57.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 160 (45.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 150 (42.37%) SAN
6 149 (42.09%) Active Directory
7 127 (35.88%) Microsoft
8 117 (33.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 110 (31.07%) Cisco
9 110 (31.07%) vSphere
10 105 (29.66%) DNS
11 100 (28.25%) Windows Server 2003
12 90 (25.42%) Firewall
13 85 (24.01%) HP
14 81 (22.88%) DHCP
15 79 (22.32%) ITIL
16 74 (20.90%) Linux
17 68 (19.21%) Citrix
18 66 (18.64%) Data Centre
19 65 (18.36%) MS Exchange
20 60 (16.95%) Migration
21 59 (16.67%) TCP/IP
21 59 (16.67%) PowerShell
22 58 (16.38%) LAN
23 57 (16.10%) SQL Server
24 55 (15.54%) Security Cleared
25 54 (15.25%) SCCM
25 54 (15.25%) NetApp
26 51 (14.41%) Hyper-V
27 48 (13.56%) SQL

VMware ESXi
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing VMware ESXi also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited VMware ESXi. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 65 (18.36%) MS Exchange
2 46 (12.99%) SharePoint
3 37 (10.45%) IIS
4 29 (8.19%) Exchange Server 2010
5 19 (5.37%) Lync
6 18 (5.08%) SharePoint 2010
7 15 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2013
8 13 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2003
9 12 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2007
9 12 (3.39%) OpenStack
10 6 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (1.69%) Apache
11 5 (1.41%) Tomcat
11 5 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (1.41%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.56%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.56%) CloudStack
12 2 (0.56%) Confluence
12 2 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 33 (9.32%) MS Excel
2 18 (5.08%) MS Office
3 4 (1.13%) MS Project
3 4 (1.13%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.85%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.56%) Remedy AR System
2 2 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.24%) Office 365
2 11 (3.11%) IaaS
2 11 (3.11%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.56%) PaaS
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 150 (42.37%) SAN
2 105 (29.66%) DNS
3 90 (25.42%) Firewall
4 81 (22.88%) DHCP
5 59 (16.67%) TCP/IP
6 58 (16.38%) LAN
7 45 (12.71%) WAN
8 42 (11.86%) NAS
9 31 (8.76%) VLAN
10 23 (6.50%) VPN
11 21 (5.93%) LDAP
12 20 (5.65%) Network Security
12 20 (5.65%) Cisco ASA
13 19 (5.37%) iSCSI
14 16 (4.52%) SSL
15 14 (3.95%) Internet
15 14 (3.95%) Cisco IOS
15 14 (3.95%) Cisco Nexus
16 11 (3.11%) NetScaler
16 11 (3.11%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (16.10%) SQL Server
2 22 (6.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (5.93%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (2.82%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.13%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.85%) MySQL
7 2 (0.56%) EDRMS
7 2 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (2.82%) Visual Studio
2 9 (2.54%) Toad
3 5 (1.41%) Metasploit
4 3 (0.85%) JIRA
4 3 (0.85%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.56%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.56%) MSI
5 2 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.28%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.28%) StarTeam
6 1 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.28%) Juju
General
1 46 (12.99%) Finance
2 13 (3.67%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.26%) Banking
4 5 (1.41%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.13%) Back Office
5 4 (1.13%) Automotive
5 4 (1.13%) Online Betting
6 3 (0.85%) Retail
6 3 (0.85%) French Language
7 2 (0.56%) Military
7 2 (0.56%) Dutch Language
7 2 (0.56%) Publishing
7 2 (0.56%) Law
8 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.28%) Electronics
8 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.28%) Games
8 1 (0.28%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 54 (15.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 48 (13.56%) Consultant
3 32 (9.04%) Analyst
3 32 (9.04%) Administrator
4 25 (7.06%) Systems Administrator
5 24 (6.78%) Wintel Engineer
6 23 (6.50%) Architect
6 23 (6.50%) Server Engineer
7 20 (5.65%) Network Engineer
7 20 (5.65%) VMware Engineer
8 18 (5.08%) Storage Engineer
9 17 (4.80%) Support Engineer
10 16 (4.52%) 3rd Line Support
10 16 (4.52%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 13 (3.67%) Virtualisation Engineer
12 12 (3.39%) Infrastructure Architect
13 11 (3.11%) Storage Consultant
13 11 (3.11%) Systems Engineer
14 10 (2.82%) Support Analyst
15 9 (2.54%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.24%) Middleware
2 11 (3.11%) .NET
3 5 (1.41%) LAMP
4 4 (1.13%) XML
4 4 (1.13%) HTML
5 3 (0.85%) XHTML
5 3 (0.85%) J2EE
5 3 (0.85%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.85%) CSS
5 3 (0.85%) jQuery
5 3 (0.85%) ASP.NET 2.0
5 3 (0.85%) HTML5
6 2 (0.56%) Flash
7 1 (0.28%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.28%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 66 (18.64%) Data Centre
2 39 (11.02%) Replication
3 32 (9.04%) Clustering
4 21 (5.93%) EMC VMAX
5 18 (5.08%) EMC VNX
6 17 (4.80%) Symmetrix DMX
7 16 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (3.95%) Symmetrix
9 12 (3.39%) EqualLogic
10 10 (2.82%) Enterprise Storage
10 10 (2.82%) FlexPod
11 9 (2.54%) Blackberry
12 8 (2.26%) NHS
12 8 (2.26%) Cryptography
13 7 (1.98%) Thin Client
13 7 (1.98%) Fat Client
13 7 (1.98%) User Experience
14 5 (1.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 5 (1.41%) Management Information System
15 4 (1.13%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 281 (79.38%) Windows
2 160 (45.20%) Windows Server 2008
3 117 (33.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 100 (28.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 74 (20.90%) Linux
6 40 (11.30%) Windows 7
7 18 (5.08%) Windows 8
7 18 (5.08%) Windows XP
8 17 (4.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (4.52%) Data ONTAP
10 14 (3.95%) UNIX
11 13 (3.67%) HPUX
11 13 (3.67%) CentOS
12 9 (2.54%) Windows NT
12 9 (2.54%) Ubuntu
13 8 (2.26%) Windows 2000
14 7 (1.98%) Android
15 6 (1.69%) VMS
15 6 (1.69%) SUSE
15 6 (1.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (22.32%) ITIL
2 60 (16.95%) Migration
3 31 (8.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 22 (6.21%) Service Management
5 21 (5.93%) Project Management
5 21 (5.93%) Incident Management
5 21 (5.93%) Capacity Management
6 16 (4.52%) Configuration Management
6 16 (4.52%) Workflow
7 13 (3.67%) ITSM
7 13 (3.67%) Load Balancing
8 12 (3.39%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (3.39%) Server Building
9 11 (3.11%) Performance Tuning
9 11 (3.11%) Service Delivery
10 10 (2.82%) Change Management
10 10 (2.82%) Network Design
10 10 (2.82%) Network Load Balancing
10 10 (2.82%) Time Management
10 10 (2.82%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 59 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 48 (13.56%) SQL
3 17 (4.80%) Python
4 16 (4.52%) Perl
5 13 (3.67%) VBScript
6 12 (3.39%) Bash Shell
6 12 (3.39%) C#
6 12 (3.39%) Java
7 9 (2.54%) C
8 4 (1.13%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.56%) R
10 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.28%) Ruby
10 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 55 (15.54%) Security Cleared
2 45 (12.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 36 (10.17%) SC Cleared
4 34 (9.60%) Cisco Certification
5 31 (8.76%) MCSE
5 31 (8.76%) CCNA
6 24 (6.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 17 (4.80%) DV Cleared
8 12 (3.39%) CCNP
8 12 (3.39%) MCSA
9 9 (2.54%) MCITP
10 7 (1.98%) Degree
10 7 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (1.69%) VCP4
11 6 (1.69%) MCP
12 5 (1.41%) CCIE
12 5 (1.41%) VCP5
13 4 (1.13%) MCSM
13 4 (1.13%) RHCE
13 4 (1.13%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.08%) QA
2 11 (3.11%) JSP 440
3 8 (2.26%) SLA
4 4 (1.13%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 204 (57.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 149 (42.09%) Active Directory
3 110 (31.07%) vSphere
4 51 (14.41%) Hyper-V
5 41 (11.58%) VMware ESX
6 40 (11.30%) XenApp
7 27 (7.63%) vCloud
8 20 (5.65%) XenDesktop
9 17 (4.80%) Microsoft App-V
10 15 (4.24%) NFS
11 14 (3.95%) SRDF
12 11 (3.11%) DFS Replication
13 10 (2.82%) Terminal Services
14 9 (2.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 9 (2.54%) Forefront TMG
15 7 (1.98%) KVM
15 7 (1.98%) VMware Server
16 6 (1.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 6 (1.69%) XenServer
17 5 (1.41%) Samba
Systems Management
1 54 (15.25%) SCCM
2 28 (7.91%) SCOM
3 25 (7.06%) EMC VPLEX
4 18 (5.08%) Puppet
5 15 (4.24%) NetBackup
6 14 (3.95%) SCVMM
7 13 (3.67%) WSUS
8 10 (2.82%) McAfee ePO
8 10 (2.82%) HP SIM
8 10 (2.82%) Tivoli
9 8 (2.26%) ZABBIX
10 7 (1.98%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 7 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
10 7 (1.98%) SCOrch
10 7 (1.98%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 7 (1.98%) Nagios
10 7 (1.98%) CA Single Sign-On
11 6 (1.69%) OpenView
11 6 (1.69%) Cisco CUCM
11 6 (1.69%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 313 (88.42%) VMware
2 127 (35.88%) Microsoft
3 110 (31.07%) Cisco
4 85 (24.01%) HP
5 68 (19.21%) Citrix
6 54 (15.25%) NetApp
7 47 (13.28%) Dell
8 46 (12.99%) EMC
9 27 (7.63%) Veeam
10 26 (7.34%) IBM
11 23 (6.50%) McAfee
12 21 (5.93%) Veritas
12 21 (5.93%) Red Hat
13 20 (5.65%) Oracle
13 20 (5.65%) 3PAR
14 19 (5.37%) CA
15 18 (5.08%) F5
16 17 (4.80%) Juniper
17 15 (4.24%) Brocade
18 14 (3.95%) Symantec
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