The table below looks at the statistics for VMware ESXi skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited VMware ESXi over the 3 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware ESXi
UK
Rank 427 500 447
Rank change year-on-year
+73 -53
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 160 130 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.26% 0.32%
As % of the System Software category 2.96% 2.56% 3.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 88 121
Median daily rate £339 £393 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.69% -5.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £293 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £650 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £329 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
-12.26% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 5
Median hourly rate £31.00 £45.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.86% +203.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.25 £45.50 £13.65
% change year-on-year
-35.71% +233.33%

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
5405 5084 5148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.05% 10.17% 10.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3391 3028 2834
Median daily rate £400 £380 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £347
% change year-on-year
- +0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 387 487 589
Median hourly rate £17.25 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £43.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

VMware ESXi
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing VMware ESXi as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESXi within the UK over the 3 months to 23 January 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 +76 153 £340 -15.00% 42
London +52 80 £363 -36.95% 14
South East +47 51 £340 -9.33% 10
Hampshire +29 32 £340 -12.25%
Surrey +26 11 £340 -12.25% 2
City of London +2 9 £326 -26.64% 4
Berkshire +26 7 £328 -18.12% 5
Scotland +16 7 £300 -21.56% 1
Portsmouth +5 7 £470 -
Hook - 7 £324 -
Yorkshire +11 6 £400 +15.94% 4
North West +27 5 £250 -23.95% 1
East of England +6 5 £188 -58.33% 4
Edinburgh +16 4 - - 1
West Yorkshire +13 4 £400 +15.94% 3
Leeds +9 4 £400 +15.94%
New Malden -6 4 - -
Harrow - 4 £515 - 1
Manchester +12 3 £125 - 1
Glasgow +11 3 £300 -4.00%
South West -9 3 - - 6
Suffolk - 3 - -
Cobham - 3 £350 -
Maidenhead - 3 £518 -
Ipswich - 3 - -
Cheshire +28 2 £275 +17.02%
Winchester +2 2 £390 +7.58%
Wiltshire -6 2 - -
Swindon -7 2 - -
Croydon -9 2 - -

VMware ESXi
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESXi 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 ESXi.

1 288 (93.51%) VMware
2 229 (74.35%) Windows
3 183 (59.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 173 (56.17%) Windows Server
5 135 (43.83%) Linux
6 134 (43.51%) Microsoft
7 124 (40.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 120 (38.96%) Active Directory
9 119 (38.64%) Windows Server 2012
10 105 (34.09%) vSphere
11 92 (29.87%) Cisco
11 92 (29.87%) DNS
12 81 (26.30%) ITIL
13 75 (24.35%) SAN
14 72 (23.38%) Firewall
15 71 (23.05%) PowerShell
16 66 (21.43%) Security Cleared
16 66 (21.43%) Red Hat
17 63 (20.45%) Windows Server 2003
17 63 (20.45%) Citrix
18 59 (19.16%) Finance
19 55 (17.86%) SQL Server
19 55 (17.86%) SC Cleared
20 54 (17.53%) DHCP
21 53 (17.21%) HP
22 51 (16.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 51 (16.56%) Hyper-V
23 50 (16.23%) MS Excel
24 48 (15.58%) SQL
25 47 (15.26%) Puppet

VMware ESXi
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 46 (14.94%) MS Exchange
2 31 (10.06%) IIS
3 26 (8.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (6.17%) Skype for Business
5 13 (4.22%) Apache
5 13 (4.22%) Tomcat
6 10 (3.25%) WebSphere
7 7 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (2.27%) WebSphere Application Server
8 6 (1.95%) Confluence
8 6 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (1.62%) SharePoint
10 4 (1.30%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.97%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (0.97%) Jetty
11 3 (0.97%) Mongrel
11 3 (0.97%) nginx
11 3 (0.97%) OpenStack
Applications
1 50 (16.23%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.90%) MS Visio
3 8 (2.60%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (2.92%) SAP hybris
2 7 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.27%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 30 (9.74%) IaaS
2 28 (9.09%) SaaS
3 18 (5.84%) Office 365
4 17 (5.52%) PaaS
5 13 (4.22%) HP Helion
6 12 (3.90%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
8 10 (3.25%) Amazon AWS
9 6 (1.95%) Amazon S3
10 5 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.97%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 3 (0.97%) G Suite
11 3 (0.97%) Google App Engine
11 3 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.97%) Heroku
12 2 (0.65%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.32%) Route 53
13 1 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 92 (29.87%) DNS
2 75 (24.35%) SAN
3 72 (23.38%) Firewall
4 54 (17.53%) DHCP
5 30 (9.74%) WAN
6 29 (9.42%) NetScaler
7 27 (8.77%) LAN
7 27 (8.77%) VPN
8 26 (8.44%) TCP/IP
9 21 (6.82%) IP Telephony
10 18 (5.84%) SSL
11 16 (5.19%) NAS
12 15 (4.87%) VLAN
13 14 (4.55%) Cisco Nexus
13 14 (4.55%) MPLS
14 13 (4.22%) FTP
14 13 (4.22%) iSCSI
14 13 (4.22%) VoIP
15 11 (3.57%) HTTP
16 10 (3.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.52%) Oracle Database
3 13 (4.22%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (3.90%) DB2
4 12 (3.90%) Oracle Database 11g
5 11 (3.57%) MySQL
6 10 (3.25%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (2.60%) Oracle Database 12c
8 7 (2.27%) NoSQL
8 7 (2.27%) Redis
9 6 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (1.95%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 6 (1.95%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (1.30%) Oracle BI EE
10 4 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (1.30%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.32%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 20 (6.49%) Jenkins
2 19 (6.17%) Git (software)
3 9 (2.92%) TeamCity
4 7 (2.27%) GitLab
4 7 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (1.95%) JIRA
5 6 (1.95%) Metasploit
5 6 (1.95%) Oracle APEX
6 5 (1.62%) Subversion
7 4 (1.30%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (1.30%) Vagrant
8 3 (0.97%) Gitweb
8 3 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (0.97%) Travis CI
8 3 (0.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.65%) MSI
9 2 (0.65%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.65%) WinDbg
10 1 (0.32%) Mercurial
General
1 59 (19.16%) Finance
2 15 (4.87%) Retail
3 13 (4.22%) Marketing
4 10 (3.25%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.92%) Back Office
5 9 (2.92%) Law
6 8 (2.60%) Military
7 7 (2.27%) Banking
8 5 (1.62%) Legal
8 5 (1.62%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.30%) Electronics
10 2 (0.65%) Advertising
11 1 (0.32%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 63 (20.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 32 (10.39%) VMware Engineer
3 29 (9.42%) Architect
4 27 (8.77%) Network Engineer
5 26 (8.44%) Server Engineer
6 22 (7.14%) Consultant
7 21 (6.82%) Analyst
7 21 (6.82%) Linux Engineer
8 20 (6.49%) Wintel Engineer
9 19 (6.17%) Administrator
10 18 (5.84%) Support Engineer
11 17 (5.52%) DevOps Engineer
12 16 (5.19%) Systems Administrator
13 15 (4.87%) Virtualisation Engineer
13 15 (4.87%) Windows Engineer
14 13 (4.22%) Senior Network Engineer
15 12 (3.90%) Infrastructure Architect
16 11 (3.57%) Designer
16 11 (3.57%) Solutions Designer
16 11 (3.57%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.22%) Middleware
2 12 (3.90%) LAMP
3 11 (3.57%) .NET
4 10 (3.25%) CSS
4 10 (3.25%) Web Services
5 9 (2.92%) LAPP Stack
6 8 (2.60%) ASP.NET
7 7 (2.27%) ELK Stack
7 7 (2.27%) HTML
7 7 (2.27%) Memcached
8 6 (1.95%) Ajax
8 6 (1.95%) jQuery
9 5 (1.62%) 802.1X
9 5 (1.62%) REST
10 4 (1.30%) COM
10 4 (1.30%) Oracle Fusion
10 4 (1.30%) Software Packaging
10 4 (1.30%) XML
11 3 (0.97%) J2EE
11 3 (0.97%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 38 (12.34%) Clustering
2 25 (8.12%) Data Centre
3 16 (5.19%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.27%) EMC VNX
5 6 (1.95%) Replication
5 6 (1.95%) SWIFT
6 5 (1.62%) EMC VMAX
7 4 (1.30%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.30%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.30%) Thin Client
8 3 (0.97%) CLARiiON
8 3 (0.97%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.97%) Performance Metrics
8 3 (0.97%) Symmetrix
8 3 (0.97%) VCE vBlock
9 2 (0.65%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (0.65%) CESG
9 2 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.65%) NHS
10 1 (0.32%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 229 (74.35%) Windows
2 173 (56.17%) Windows Server
3 135 (43.83%) Linux
4 124 (40.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 119 (38.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 63 (20.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 51 (16.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 24 (7.79%) SUSE
9 20 (6.49%) AIX
9 20 (6.49%) Unix
10 19 (6.17%) Oracle Linux
10 19 (6.17%) Windows 7
11 14 (4.55%) CentOS
12 10 (3.25%) Ubuntu
13 5 (1.62%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 5 (1.62%) Windows 10
14 4 (1.30%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.97%) Apple iOS
15 3 (0.97%) Mac OS X Server
15 3 (0.97%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (26.30%) ITIL
2 41 (13.31%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (13.31%) DevOps
3 36 (11.69%) TOGAF
4 32 (10.39%) Configuration Management
5 31 (10.06%) Change Management
5 31 (10.06%) Problem Management
6 28 (9.09%) Service Management
7 21 (6.82%) Continuous Delivery
7 21 (6.82%) Network Management
8 18 (5.84%) Open Source
9 15 (4.87%) ITIL V3
9 15 (4.87%) Load Balancing
9 15 (4.87%) Network Design
10 14 (4.55%) Migration
10 14 (4.55%) PRINCE2
11 12 (3.90%) E-Commerce
11 12 (3.90%) Root Cause Analysis
12 11 (3.57%) Network Architecture
12 11 (3.57%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 71 (23.05%) PowerShell
2 48 (15.58%) SQL
3 33 (10.71%) Bash Shell
4 27 (8.77%) Perl
5 23 (7.47%) Python
6 12 (3.90%) Korn
7 9 (2.92%) C
7 9 (2.92%) Ruby
8 8 (2.60%) Shell Script
8 8 (2.60%) VBScript
9 6 (1.95%) JavaScript
9 6 (1.95%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.62%) C#
11 3 (0.97%) Java
12 2 (0.65%) VB
12 2 (0.65%) VB6
Qualifications
1 66 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 55 (17.86%) SC Cleared
3 43 (13.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 37 (12.01%) Cisco Certification
5 32 (10.39%) MCSE
6 25 (8.12%) CCNP
7 23 (7.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 22 (7.14%) CCNA
9 20 (6.49%) MCSA
10 13 (4.22%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (3.57%) DV Cleared
12 9 (2.92%) CCIE
13 8 (2.60%) JNCIS
14 7 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
14 7 (2.27%) CCDA
14 7 (2.27%) Citrix Certification
14 7 (2.27%) Degree
14 7 (2.27%) JNCIA
14 7 (2.27%) JNCIP
15 4 (1.30%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (2.60%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.95%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.97%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.97%) SLA
5 2 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 183 (59.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 120 (38.96%) Active Directory
3 105 (34.09%) vSphere
4 51 (16.56%) Hyper-V
5 42 (13.64%) VMware ESX
6 29 (9.42%) XenDesktop
7 26 (8.44%) Virtual Machines
7 26 (8.44%) XenServer
8 12 (3.90%) vCloud
9 11 (3.57%) XenApp
10 8 (2.60%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (2.27%) GlusterFS
11 7 (2.27%) KVM
12 6 (1.95%) Firmware
13 5 (1.62%) VMware Server
14 4 (1.30%) Docker
14 4 (1.30%) VMware GSX
15 3 (0.97%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 3 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
15 3 (0.97%) Xen
Systems Management
1 47 (15.26%) Puppet
2 20 (6.49%) SCCM
3 15 (4.87%) vRealize
4 14 (4.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 14 (4.55%) vMotion
5 13 (4.22%) Ansible
6 11 (3.57%) Backup Exec
7 10 (3.25%) Nagios
7 10 (3.25%) NetBackup
7 10 (3.25%) SCOM
8 9 (2.92%) WSUS
9 7 (2.27%) Cobbler
9 7 (2.27%) HAProxy
9 7 (2.27%) Linux-HA
9 7 (2.27%) Zenoss
10 6 (1.95%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (1.95%) PowerCLI
11 5 (1.62%) HP SIM
11 5 (1.62%) Microsoft Clustering
11 5 (1.62%) WMI
Vendors
1 288 (93.51%) VMware
2 134 (43.51%) Microsoft
3 92 (29.87%) Cisco
4 66 (21.43%) Red Hat
5 63 (20.45%) Citrix
6 53 (17.21%) HP
7 28 (9.09%) Dell
8 27 (8.77%) EMC
8 27 (8.77%) Oracle
9 25 (8.12%) Symantec
10 24 (7.79%) IBM
11 22 (7.14%) NetApp
12 20 (6.49%) Veeam
13 19 (6.17%) Juniper
14 15 (4.87%) CheckPoint
15 14 (4.55%) SAP
16 11 (3.57%) Lumension
17 10 (3.25%) 3PAR
17 10 (3.25%) Intel Security
17 10 (3.25%) Riverbed
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