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 1 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESXi
Rank 446 488 461
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -27
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 221 159 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.28% 0.29%
As % of the System Software category 3.45% 2.80% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 127 93
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £241 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £361
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +1.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 8
Median hourly rate £25.54 £21.50 £32.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.77% -32.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.71 £19.89 £18.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.37 £45.70 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.54 £20.75 £29.17
% change year-on-year
+23.07% -28.86%

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
6406 5681 5431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.46% 10.01% 9.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3924 3132 2804
Median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 468 682 625
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.87 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.76% +2.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.18 £35.00 £34.24
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.13
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +2.32%

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 1 May 2016.

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
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 1 May 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 +43 200 £400 - 34
London -9 84 £475 +11.76% 9
South East +13 72 £323 -19.37% 15
City of London +59 24 £475 +15.15% 2
Berkshire +11 21 £255 -36.25% 6
Surrey +5 21 £266 -27.05% 3
Scotland -3 20 £420 +57.45% 2
South West +13 14 £375 +4.89% 3
Hampshire +1 13 £430 +4.24% 1
Renfrewshire -22 13 £435 +64.69%
Erskine -28 13 £435 +64.69%
Bracknell - 10 £254 -
North West -12 9 £375 +42.85% 4
Oxfordshire +14 7 £320 -1.53% 1
Milton Keynes +9 5 £425 -23.42% 1
Buckinghamshire +8 5 £425 -20.93% 3
East of England +8 5 £425 +54.54% 1
Yorkshire +4 5 £260 -32.83% 1
Hook +4 5 £395 +13.67%
Wiltshire 0 5 £350 - 2
North East -28 5 £420 +11.33%
Tyne and Wear -31 5 £420 +11.33%
Newcastle upon Tyne -34 5 £420 +11.33%
Gloucestershire +8 4 £366 +109.28%
Gloucester +6 4 £366 +109.28%
Leeds +4 4 £260 -30.60%
Bristol +3 4 £400 +6.66%
West Yorkshire -1 4 £260 -30.60% 1
East Midlands - 4 £300 - 1
Camberley - 4 £251 -

VMware ESXi
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

1 299 (85.92%) VMware
2 230 (66.09%) Windows
3 175 (50.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 174 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 157 (45.11%) Active Directory
6 133 (38.22%) Linux
7 115 (33.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 106 (30.46%) Microsoft
9 102 (29.31%) Windows Server 2012
10 98 (28.16%) Cisco
11 95 (27.30%) SAN
11 95 (27.30%) vSphere
12 81 (23.28%) Red Hat
13 80 (22.99%) Firewall
14 76 (21.84%) LAN
15 73 (20.98%) Puppet
16 70 (20.11%) ITIL
17 69 (19.83%) MS Exchange
17 69 (19.83%) DNS
17 69 (19.83%) Finance
17 69 (19.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 65 (18.68%) HP
19 64 (18.39%) Unix
19 64 (18.39%) Security Cleared
20 63 (18.10%) Windows Server 2003
21 62 (17.82%) WAN
22 56 (16.09%) NetApp
22 56 (16.09%) Citrix
23 55 (15.80%) Migration
24 52 (14.94%) Dell

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 69 (19.83%) MS Exchange
2 34 (9.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (8.05%) Exchange Server 2013
4 27 (7.76%) SharePoint
5 23 (6.61%) Skype for Business
6 17 (4.89%) Exchange Server 2007
7 14 (4.02%) Apache
8 12 (3.45%) Tomcat
9 11 (3.16%) IIS
10 10 (2.87%) OpenStack
11 8 (2.30%) Confluence
12 6 (1.72%) WebSphere
13 5 (1.44%) WebLogic
13 5 (1.44%) WebSphere Application Server
14 4 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
15 3 (0.86%) JBoss
16 2 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
16 2 (0.57%) nginx
16 2 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 24 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.30%) HipChat
3 7 (2.01%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.15%) MS Project
5 3 (0.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (2.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.29%) Line 500
2 1 (0.29%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 25 (7.18%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.59%) Office 365
3 7 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.57%) IaaS
6 1 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.29%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.29%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.29%) PaaS
6 1 (0.29%) SaaS
6 1 (0.29%) SoftLayer
6 1 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 95 (27.30%) SAN
2 80 (22.99%) Firewall
3 76 (21.84%) LAN
4 69 (19.83%) DNS
5 62 (17.82%) WAN
6 42 (12.07%) TCP/IP
7 41 (11.78%) DHCP
8 35 (10.06%) VPN
9 31 (8.91%) NAS
10 28 (8.05%) LDAP
11 25 (7.18%) iSCSI
12 22 (6.32%) Wi-Fi
13 18 (5.17%) Fibre Channel
14 17 (4.89%) HTTP
15 15 (4.31%) SSL
15 15 (4.31%) VLAN
16 13 (3.74%) Network Security
17 11 (3.16%) NetScaler
18 10 (2.87%) SMTP
18 10 (2.87%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (12.64%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.61%) Relational Database
3 13 (3.74%) MySQL
4 12 (3.45%) Oracle Database
4 12 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (2.01%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.44%) DB2
7 5 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (1.44%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (1.15%) Oracle BI EE
8 4 (1.15%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 4 (1.15%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.15%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (0.86%) Hadoop
9 3 (0.86%) Informix
9 3 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.57%) DTS
Development Applications
1 38 (10.92%) Git (software)
2 25 (7.18%) Subversion
3 10 (2.87%) Jenkins
4 8 (2.30%) JIRA
5 6 (1.72%) Vagrant
6 5 (1.44%) Gradle
6 5 (1.44%) Hudson
6 5 (1.44%) IntelliJ
6 5 (1.44%) Maven
7 4 (1.15%) Oracle APEX
7 4 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.15%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.86%) Metasploit
8 3 (0.86%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.57%) Ant
9 2 (0.57%) GCC
10 1 (0.29%) git-flow
10 1 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 69 (19.83%) Finance
2 21 (6.03%) Telecoms
3 14 (4.02%) Games
4 10 (2.87%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.59%) Banking
5 9 (2.59%) Electronics
5 9 (2.59%) Marketing
6 8 (2.30%) Financial Institution
7 7 (2.01%) Retail
8 6 (1.72%) Military
9 4 (1.15%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.86%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.29%) Back Office
11 1 (0.29%) German Language
11 1 (0.29%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 52 (14.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 50 (14.37%) Architect
3 43 (12.36%) Support Engineer
4 42 (12.07%) Linux Engineer
4 42 (12.07%) VMware Engineer
5 34 (9.77%) Infrastructure Architect
6 32 (9.20%) Server Engineer
7 31 (8.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 29 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
9 26 (7.47%) Solutions Architect
10 23 (6.61%) 3rd Line Support
11 19 (5.46%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 19 (5.46%) Windows Engineer
12 16 (4.60%) Administrator
12 16 (4.60%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
12 16 (4.60%) Unix Engineer
13 15 (4.31%) Infrastructure Support
14 14 (4.02%) Systems Administrator
14 14 (4.02%) VMware Support Engineer
15 13 (3.74%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.60%) Middleware
2 11 (3.16%) LAMP
3 7 (2.01%) Web Services
4 6 (1.72%) HTML
5 5 (1.44%) LAPP Stack
6 4 (1.15%) Ajax
6 4 (1.15%) CSS
6 4 (1.15%) jQuery
6 4 (1.15%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (0.86%) .NET
7 3 (0.86%) WPF
8 2 (0.57%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (0.57%) J2EE
8 2 (0.57%) JSON
8 2 (0.57%) Regular Expression
8 2 (0.57%) SailPoint
9 1 (0.29%) 802.1X
9 1 (0.29%) Classic ASP
9 1 (0.29%) COM
9 1 (0.29%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 51 (14.66%) Data Centre
2 21 (6.03%) Replication
3 18 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (4.89%) Clustering
5 10 (2.87%) Computer Science
5 10 (2.87%) PlayStation
6 9 (2.59%) EMC VNX
7 8 (2.30%) Derivative
7 8 (2.30%) Private Cloud
8 7 (2.01%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.72%) EqualLogic
10 5 (1.44%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (1.44%) Symmetrix
11 4 (1.15%) Blackberry
11 4 (1.15%) CCTV
11 4 (1.15%) Celerra
11 4 (1.15%) CLARiiON
11 4 (1.15%) NHS
11 4 (1.15%) PKI
12 3 (0.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 230 (66.09%) Windows
2 174 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 133 (38.22%) Linux
4 115 (33.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 102 (29.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 69 (19.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 64 (18.39%) Unix
8 63 (18.10%) Windows Server 2003
9 36 (10.34%) Solaris
10 33 (9.48%) CentOS
11 25 (7.18%) Windows 7
12 19 (5.46%) Oracle Linux
13 18 (5.17%) SUSE
14 16 (4.60%) AIX
15 9 (2.59%) Ubuntu
16 8 (2.30%) Mac OS X Server
17 7 (2.01%) Windows 8
18 4 (1.15%) Debian
18 4 (1.15%) Windows 2000
18 4 (1.15%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (20.11%) ITIL
2 55 (15.80%) Migration
3 44 (12.64%) Configuration Management
4 43 (12.36%) Disaster Recovery
5 30 (8.62%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (7.76%) DevOps
7 24 (6.90%) Network Design
8 23 (6.61%) Change Management
9 20 (5.75%) Load Balancing
9 20 (5.75%) Service Delivery
10 19 (5.46%) Open Source
10 19 (5.46%) Service Management
11 18 (5.17%) ITIL V3
12 15 (4.31%) Capacity Management
12 15 (4.31%) Office Automation
12 15 (4.31%) Project Management
13 13 (3.74%) Business Intelligence
13 13 (3.74%) Continuous Delivery
13 13 (3.74%) Web Operations
14 12 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 52 (14.94%) PowerShell
2 50 (14.37%) Perl
2 50 (14.37%) SQL
3 47 (13.51%) Bash Shell
4 39 (11.21%) Python
5 16 (4.60%) Shell Script
6 9 (2.59%) Java
7 8 (2.30%) Korn
8 7 (2.01%) JavaScript
8 7 (2.01%) PHP
9 6 (1.72%) C
10 4 (1.15%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.15%) Ruby
11 3 (0.86%) C#
11 3 (0.86%) VBScript
12 1 (0.29%) AWK
12 1 (0.29%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 64 (18.39%) Security Cleared
2 51 (14.66%) SC Cleared
3 31 (8.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 27 (7.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (6.61%) MCSE
7 21 (6.03%) CCNA
8 16 (4.60%) CCNP
9 12 (3.45%) RHCE
10 11 (3.16%) DV Cleared
11 10 (2.87%) MCSA
12 9 (2.59%) JNCIA
13 8 (2.30%) RHCA
14 7 (2.01%) JNCIS
15 6 (1.72%) CCDA
15 6 (1.72%) JNCIP
16 5 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
16 5 (1.44%) DBS Check
16 5 (1.44%) Degree
17 3 (0.86%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.16%) Disclosure Scotland
2 10 (2.87%) SLA
3 5 (1.44%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.15%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.57%) QA
System Software
1 175 (50.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 157 (45.11%) Active Directory
3 95 (27.30%) vSphere
4 41 (11.78%) VMware ESX
5 37 (10.63%) Hyper-V
6 21 (6.03%) NFS
7 20 (5.75%) XenApp
8 19 (5.46%) Firmware
9 17 (4.89%) XenDesktop
10 13 (3.74%) vCloud
11 12 (3.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 7 (2.01%) XenServer
13 6 (1.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 6 (1.72%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 5 (1.44%) oVirt
15 4 (1.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (1.15%) UAG
16 3 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
17 2 (0.57%) Postfix
17 2 (0.57%) Squid
Systems Management
1 73 (20.98%) Puppet
2 26 (7.47%) SCCM
3 16 (4.60%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (4.31%) Salt
4 15 (4.31%) SCOM
4 15 (4.31%) ZABBIX
5 11 (3.16%) Ansible
5 11 (3.16%) Nagios
5 11 (3.16%) Red Hat Satellite
5 11 (3.16%) WSUS
6 10 (2.87%) Xymon
7 9 (2.59%) Backup Exec
8 8 (2.30%) vMotion
9 7 (2.01%) Tivoli
9 7 (2.01%) vRealize
10 6 (1.72%) McAfee ePO
10 6 (1.72%) NetBackup
11 5 (1.44%) Opsview
12 4 (1.15%) IBM BigFix
12 4 (1.15%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 299 (85.92%) VMware
2 106 (30.46%) Microsoft
3 98 (28.16%) Cisco
4 81 (23.28%) Red Hat
5 65 (18.68%) HP
6 56 (16.09%) Citrix
6 56 (16.09%) NetApp
7 52 (14.94%) Dell
8 45 (12.93%) EMC
9 29 (8.33%) IBM
10 27 (7.76%) Oracle
11 15 (4.31%) SAP
11 15 (4.31%) Symantec
12 13 (3.74%) CA
13 12 (3.45%) Juniper
14 10 (2.87%) F5
14 10 (2.87%) SolarWinds
14 10 (2.87%) Veritas
15 9 (2.59%) 3PAR
15 9 (2.59%) Sophos
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