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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESXi
Rank 437 492 454
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -38
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 186 166 185
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.30% 0.32%
As % of the System Software category 2.94% 3.00% 3.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 105 130
Median daily rate £414 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.03% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £633 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 22 4
Median hourly rate £49.60 £34.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.86% +44.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.65 £22.94 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.75 £44.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £31.56 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-27.90% -2.90%

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
6331 5536 5837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.80% 10.00% 10.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3938 3216 3204
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 £195 £175 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £347
% change year-on-year
+0.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 461 617 731
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £41.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 3 December 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
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 December 2016.

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 3 December 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 +30 171 £425 +2.10% 37
London +11 81 £402 -20.88% 10
South East +37 45 £425 +6.25% 8
Surrey +30 19 £419 -1.52% 2
North East -26 18 £522 +132.00%
Hampshire +24 16 £454 +21.00% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -31 16 £522 +132.00%
Tyne and Wear -32 16 £522 +132.00%
Scotland +12 14 £300 -31.03% 1
New Malden -3 10 - -
Yorkshire +26 8 £400 +6.66% 2
West Yorkshire +17 8 £400 +6.66%
Glasgow +14 7 £300 -4.00%
Portsmouth +5 7 £470 - 1
Leeds +18 6 £400 +6.66%
City of London -2 6 £406 +24.84% 1
Milton Keynes - 6 £425 -
Buckinghamshire - 6 £425 -
Edinburgh +13 5 £288 -38.03% 1
Manchester +7 5 £250 - 4
North West +5 5 £250 -40.82% 8
South West +1 5 £320 -8.57% 3
East of England +6 4 £236 -40.93% 2
Croydon -17 4 - -
Harrow - 4 £515 -
Berkshire +6 3 £400 - 2
Wiltshire -5 3 £320 -8.57%
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £475 -
Bedfordshire +4 2 - - 1
Guildford -3 2 £425 +6.25% 1

VMware ESXi
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 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.

1 276 (93.88%) VMware
2 217 (73.81%) Windows
3 199 (67.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 167 (56.80%) Windows Server
5 141 (47.96%) Linux
6 124 (42.18%) Microsoft
7 120 (40.82%) Active Directory
8 109 (37.07%) Windows Server 2012
9 107 (36.39%) Windows Server 2008
10 94 (31.97%) Cisco
11 89 (30.27%) vSphere
12 83 (28.23%) DNS
13 77 (26.19%) Red Hat
14 72 (24.49%) ITIL
15 69 (23.47%) SAN
16 63 (21.43%) Firewall
17 61 (20.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 60 (20.41%) DHCP
19 58 (19.73%) PowerShell
20 57 (19.39%) Security Cleared
21 54 (18.37%) Finance
22 52 (17.69%) Citrix
23 51 (17.35%) Windows Server 2003
24 50 (17.01%) MS Excel
25 49 (16.67%) SQL
25 49 (16.67%) SQL Server
26 48 (16.33%) MS Exchange
27 47 (15.99%) HP
28 44 (14.97%) Hyper-V
29 43 (14.63%) Cisco Certification

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 48 (16.33%) MS Exchange
2 29 (9.86%) IIS
3 28 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (4.08%) Apache
5 11 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (3.74%) Tomcat
6 10 (3.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 10 (3.40%) SharePoint
7 8 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (2.38%) Confluence
8 7 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (2.04%) WebSphere
10 4 (1.36%) nginx
10 4 (1.36%) Skype for Business
11 3 (1.02%) Jetty
11 3 (1.02%) Mongrel
11 3 (1.02%) WebLogic
11 3 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 50 (17.01%) MS Excel
2 12 (4.08%) MS Visio
3 8 (2.72%) MS Office
4 1 (0.34%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (3.06%) SAP hybris
2 7 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.38%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 31 (10.54%) IaaS
2 27 (9.18%) SaaS
3 23 (7.82%) Office 365
4 14 (4.76%) PaaS
5 13 (4.42%) HP Helion
6 10 (3.40%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (2.38%) Amazon S3
8 6 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (1.70%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (1.36%) G Suite
11 3 (1.02%) Google App Engine
11 3 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.68%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.34%) Route 53
13 1 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 83 (28.23%) DNS
2 69 (23.47%) SAN
3 63 (21.43%) Firewall
4 60 (20.41%) DHCP
5 30 (10.20%) TCP/IP
6 28 (9.52%) WAN
7 27 (9.18%) VPN
8 25 (8.50%) LAN
9 24 (8.16%) IP Telephony
10 19 (6.46%) NetScaler
11 18 (6.12%) iSCSI
11 18 (6.12%) VLAN
12 17 (5.78%) MPLS
13 16 (5.44%) SSL
14 15 (5.10%) VoIP
15 14 (4.76%) Cisco IOS
15 14 (4.76%) Wireless
16 11 (3.74%) Cisco Nexus
16 11 (3.74%) IPsec
16 11 (3.74%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.42%) Oracle Database
3 12 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (3.74%) MySQL
5 10 (3.40%) Oracle Database 11g
6 9 (3.06%) DB2
7 8 (2.72%) Redis
7 8 (2.72%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (2.38%) NoSQL
9 5 (1.70%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.70%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 5 (1.70%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (1.70%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (1.02%) Oracle BI EE
12 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
13 1 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
13 1 (0.34%) Crystal Reports
13 1 (0.34%) ObjectStore
Development Applications
1 24 (8.16%) Git (software)
2 20 (6.80%) Jenkins
3 8 (2.72%) TeamCity
4 7 (2.38%) GitLab
4 7 (2.38%) JIRA
5 6 (2.04%) Metasploit
6 5 (1.70%) Oracle APEX
6 5 (1.70%) Subversion
6 5 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (1.36%) Gitweb
7 4 (1.36%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (1.36%) Vagrant
8 3 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (1.02%) Travis CI
8 3 (1.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.68%) WinDbg
10 1 (0.34%) Ant
10 1 (0.34%) Maven
10 1 (0.34%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.34%) Selenium
General
1 54 (18.37%) Finance
2 13 (4.42%) Retail
3 12 (4.08%) Military
4 10 (3.40%) Marketing
5 9 (3.06%) Law
6 8 (2.72%) Back Office
7 7 (2.38%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.36%) Banking
9 3 (1.02%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.68%) Advertising
11 1 (0.34%) Electronics
11 1 (0.34%) German Language
11 1 (0.34%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 60 (20.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 34 (11.56%) VMware Engineer
3 26 (8.84%) Architect
4 23 (7.82%) Administrator
4 23 (7.82%) Consultant
4 23 (7.82%) Network Engineer
5 20 (6.80%) Linux Engineer
6 19 (6.46%) Systems Administrator
7 18 (6.12%) Support Engineer
8 17 (5.78%) Analyst
8 17 (5.78%) Server Engineer
9 16 (5.44%) DevOps Engineer
10 14 (4.76%) Windows Engineer
11 13 (4.42%) Senior Network Engineer
12 12 (4.08%) 3rd Line Support
12 12 (4.08%) VMware Specialist
13 11 (3.74%) Linux Administrator
13 11 (3.74%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 11 (3.74%) Virtualisation Engineer
14 10 (3.40%) VMWare Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.74%) .NET
1 11 (3.74%) LAMP
2 10 (3.40%) Web Services
3 8 (2.72%) ASP.NET
3 8 (2.72%) LAPP Stack
3 8 (2.72%) Middleware
4 7 (2.38%) ELK Stack
4 7 (2.38%) Memcached
5 6 (2.04%) CSS
5 6 (2.04%) REST
6 5 (1.70%) 802.1X
6 5 (1.70%) Ajax
6 5 (1.70%) HTML
6 5 (1.70%) jQuery
7 4 (1.36%) COM
7 4 (1.36%) Software Packaging
8 3 (1.02%) J2EE
8 3 (1.02%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (1.02%) Servlets
8 3 (1.02%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (11.90%) Clustering
2 29 (9.86%) Data Centre
3 16 (5.44%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.06%) EMC VMAX
5 7 (2.38%) Blackberry
5 7 (2.38%) EMC VNX
5 7 (2.38%) Fat Client
5 7 (2.38%) Thin Client
6 6 (2.04%) Replication
6 6 (2.04%) SWIFT
7 5 (1.70%) CESG
8 4 (1.36%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.02%) CLARiiON
9 3 (1.02%) Performance Metrics
9 3 (1.02%) Symmetrix
9 3 (1.02%) VCE vBlock
10 2 (0.68%) CCTV
10 2 (0.68%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.34%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 217 (73.81%) Windows
2 167 (56.80%) Windows Server
3 141 (47.96%) Linux
4 109 (37.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 107 (36.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 61 (20.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 51 (17.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 23 (7.82%) Windows 7
9 22 (7.48%) SUSE
10 16 (5.44%) CentOS
11 14 (4.76%) Unix
12 13 (4.42%) AIX
13 12 (4.08%) Oracle Linux
14 9 (3.06%) Windows 10
15 8 (2.72%) Ubuntu
16 5 (1.70%) Mac OS X Server
17 4 (1.36%) Apple iOS
17 4 (1.36%) VMS
18 3 (1.02%) Mac OS X
18 3 (1.02%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (24.49%) ITIL
2 36 (12.24%) DevOps
3 34 (11.56%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (9.86%) Configuration Management
5 28 (9.52%) TOGAF
6 25 (8.50%) Migration
6 25 (8.50%) Problem Management
7 22 (7.48%) Change Management
7 22 (7.48%) Service Management
8 21 (7.14%) Open Source
9 20 (6.80%) Network Management
10 17 (5.78%) PRINCE2
11 16 (5.44%) Continuous Delivery
12 14 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
13 12 (4.08%) E-Commerce
13 12 (4.08%) Network Design
14 11 (3.74%) Network Architecture
14 11 (3.74%) Time Management
14 11 (3.74%) Virtual Infrastructure
15 10 (3.40%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 58 (19.73%) PowerShell
2 49 (16.67%) SQL
3 35 (11.90%) Bash Shell
4 27 (9.18%) Python
5 24 (8.16%) Perl
6 9 (3.06%) C
7 8 (2.72%) Ruby
7 8 (2.72%) Shell Script
8 6 (2.04%) Korn
9 5 (1.70%) C#
9 5 (1.70%) JavaScript
9 5 (1.70%) PL/SQL
10 4 (1.36%) Java
11 2 (0.68%) VB
11 2 (0.68%) VBScript
12 1 (0.34%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 57 (19.39%) Security Cleared
2 43 (14.63%) Cisco Certification
3 41 (13.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 41 (13.95%) SC Cleared
4 29 (9.86%) MCSE
5 25 (8.50%) CCNP
6 24 (8.16%) CCNA
7 22 (7.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 21 (7.14%) MCSA
9 15 (5.10%) DV Cleared
10 13 (4.42%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (3.06%) CCIE
12 8 (2.72%) Degree
12 8 (2.72%) JNCIS
13 7 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
13 7 (2.38%) CCDA
13 7 (2.38%) JNCIA
13 7 (2.38%) JNCIP
14 4 (1.36%) CCA
14 4 (1.36%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (2.38%) JSP 440
3 6 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (1.70%) SLA
5 4 (1.36%) PCI DSS
6 3 (1.02%) QA
System Software
1 199 (67.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 120 (40.82%) Active Directory
3 89 (30.27%) vSphere
4 44 (14.97%) Hyper-V
5 35 (11.90%) VMware ESX
6 23 (7.82%) Virtual Machines
6 23 (7.82%) XenDesktop
7 16 (5.44%) XenServer
8 15 (5.10%) XenApp
9 9 (3.06%) vCloud
10 7 (2.38%) GlusterFS
10 7 (2.38%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (1.70%) KVM
11 5 (1.70%) VMware Server
12 4 (1.36%) Docker
13 3 (1.02%) Firmware
13 3 (1.02%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (1.02%) VirtualBox
13 3 (1.02%) Xen
Systems Management
1 41 (13.95%) Puppet
2 18 (6.12%) SCCM
3 14 (4.76%) vRealize
4 12 (4.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 11 (3.74%) Ansible
6 10 (3.40%) Backup Exec
7 9 (3.06%) vMotion
8 8 (2.72%) SCOM
9 7 (2.38%) Cobbler
9 7 (2.38%) HAProxy
9 7 (2.38%) Linux-HA
9 7 (2.38%) Nagios
9 7 (2.38%) PowerCLI
9 7 (2.38%) WSUS
9 7 (2.38%) Zenoss
10 6 (2.04%) SCVMM
11 5 (1.70%) FortiGate
11 5 (1.70%) HP SIM
11 5 (1.70%) Red Hat Satellite
12 4 (1.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 276 (93.88%) VMware
2 124 (42.18%) Microsoft
3 94 (31.97%) Cisco
4 77 (26.19%) Red Hat
5 52 (17.69%) Citrix
6 47 (15.99%) HP
7 31 (10.54%) EMC
8 30 (10.20%) Dell
9 26 (8.84%) Symantec
9 26 (8.84%) Veeam
10 23 (7.82%) NetApp
11 19 (6.46%) IBM
12 17 (5.78%) Juniper
12 17 (5.78%) Oracle
13 16 (5.44%) CheckPoint
14 13 (4.42%) Riverbed
15 11 (3.74%) 3PAR
15 11 (3.74%) SAP
16 9 (3.06%) hybris
16 9 (3.06%) Lumension
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