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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESXi
Rank 402 489 452
Rank change year-on-year
+87 -37
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 230 123 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.23% 0.25%
As % of the System Software category 4.10% 2.34% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 88 66
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £334
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -2.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £455 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 17
Average hourly rate £43.00 £10.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+330.00% -69.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.95 £8.80 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.50 £25.80 £40.00
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
5607 5266 5034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.86% 9.64% 9.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3207 2901 2540
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 £195 £170 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 567 619 628
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £18.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -15.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £28.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -11.11%

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 31 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 31 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 31 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +74 217 £375 +15.38% 60
London +40 90 £388 +3.33% 29
South East -1 41 £400 +23.55% 8
East of England +26 30 £288 -30.30% 7
South West +18 27 £428 +90.00% 5
City of London 0 24 £438 +76.86% 3
North West -15 18 £350 +24.44% 4
Wiltshire +13 14 £350 +55.55% 2
Hampshire -9 14 £400 +24.03%
Surrey +4 10 £325 -3.70% 3
Gloucestershire - 9 £450 -
Hertfordshire - 9 £350 - 4
Norfolk - 9 £175 -
Cheltenham - 8 £450 -
West Sussex -3 6 £413 +120.00%
Scotland -17 6 £294 -2.73% 3
Corsham - 6 £338 -
Berkshire +5 5 £500 +33.33% 2
West Midlands +5 5 - - 2
Cheshire -9 5 £450 +227.27% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -23 5 £275 -16.91%
North East -26 5 £275 -16.91%
Tyne and Wear -27 5 £275 -16.91%
Cobham - 5 £338 -
Bedfordshire +14 4 £338 -20.58%
Crawley +1 4 £406 +62.40%
Swindon -1 4 £550 +144.44% 1
Reading -1 4 £500 +73.16%
Liverpool -5 4 £300 -29.41%
Merseyside -8 4 £300 -29.41% 1

VMware ESXi
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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.

1 342 (87.02%) VMware
2 312 (79.39%) Windows
3 222 (56.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 187 (47.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 179 (45.55%) Active Directory
6 153 (38.93%) SAN
7 137 (34.86%) Microsoft
8 136 (34.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 130 (33.08%) DNS
10 123 (31.30%) vSphere
11 110 (27.99%) Cisco
12 102 (25.95%) DHCP
12 102 (25.95%) Windows Server 2003
13 99 (25.19%) Firewall
14 87 (22.14%) ITIL
15 83 (21.12%) Linux
15 83 (21.12%) Citrix
15 83 (21.12%) HP
16 77 (19.59%) MS Exchange
17 73 (18.58%) PowerShell
18 69 (17.56%) Security Cleared
18 69 (17.56%) Data Centre
19 64 (16.28%) TCP/IP
19 64 (16.28%) SCCM
20 62 (15.78%) LAN
21 61 (15.52%) Migration
22 58 (14.76%) SQL Server
22 58 (14.76%) NetApp
23 57 (14.50%) Finance
24 55 (13.99%) Hyper-V

VMware ESXi
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 77 (19.59%) MS Exchange
2 54 (13.74%) SharePoint
3 41 (10.43%) IIS
4 38 (9.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 30 (7.63%) Exchange Server 2013
6 25 (6.36%) Lync
7 18 (4.58%) SharePoint 2010
7 18 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2007
8 15 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2003
9 10 (2.54%) OpenStack
10 9 (2.29%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (1.27%) Oracle Workflow
13 3 (0.76%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.76%) Apache
14 2 (0.51%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.51%) Lotus Domino
14 2 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.51%) CloudStack
14 2 (0.51%) Confluence
Applications
1 37 (9.41%) MS Excel
2 19 (4.83%) MS Office
3 4 (1.02%) MS Project
3 4 (1.02%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.76%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.51%) Remedy AR System
2 2 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.82%) Office 365
2 12 (3.05%) Cloud Computing
3 11 (2.80%) IaaS
4 2 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.51%) PaaS
5 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 153 (38.93%) SAN
2 130 (33.08%) DNS
3 102 (25.95%) DHCP
4 99 (25.19%) Firewall
5 64 (16.28%) TCP/IP
6 62 (15.78%) LAN
7 49 (12.47%) WAN
8 43 (10.94%) NAS
9 32 (8.14%) VLAN
10 25 (6.36%) VPN
11 24 (6.11%) Network Security
12 21 (5.34%) LDAP
13 19 (4.83%) Cisco ASA
14 18 (4.58%) iSCSI
14 18 (4.58%) SSL
15 15 (3.82%) Cisco IOS
16 14 (3.56%) Cisco Nexus
16 14 (3.56%) FTP
16 14 (3.56%) Internet
17 9 (2.29%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (14.76%) SQL Server
2 26 (6.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (6.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (2.29%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (1.02%) EDRMS
6 2 (0.51%) MySQL
6 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.51%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.25%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.25%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 10 (2.54%) Visual Studio
2 9 (2.29%) Toad
3 8 (2.04%) Metasploit
4 4 (1.02%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (1.02%) JIRA
5 3 (0.76%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.51%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.51%) MSI
7 1 (0.25%) StarTeam
7 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.25%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.25%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.25%) Juju
General
1 57 (14.50%) Finance
2 15 (3.82%) Telecoms
3 11 (2.80%) Banking
4 10 (2.54%) Back Office
5 8 (2.04%) Online Betting
6 6 (1.53%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.27%) French Language
8 4 (1.02%) Retail
8 4 (1.02%) Automotive
9 3 (0.76%) Electronics
10 2 (0.51%) Law
10 2 (0.51%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.51%) Marketing
10 2 (0.51%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.51%) Military
11 1 (0.25%) Advertising
11 1 (0.25%) Publishing
11 1 (0.25%) Games
11 1 (0.25%) Legal
11 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 69 (17.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 42 (10.69%) Consultant
3 35 (8.91%) Analyst
4 34 (8.65%) Administrator
5 28 (7.12%) Server Engineer
6 26 (6.62%) Systems Administrator
6 26 (6.62%) Wintel Engineer
7 25 (6.36%) Architect
8 24 (6.11%) VMware Engineer
9 21 (5.34%) Storage Engineer
9 21 (5.34%) 3rd Line Support
10 20 (5.09%) Network Engineer
11 19 (4.83%) Support Engineer
12 15 (3.82%) Infrastructure Consultant
13 14 (3.56%) Virtualisation Engineer
13 14 (3.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
14 12 (3.05%) Infrastructure Architect
15 11 (2.80%) Support Analyst
16 10 (2.54%) Solutions Architect
17 9 (2.29%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.82%) Middleware
2 11 (2.80%) .NET
3 8 (2.04%) LAMP
4 4 (1.02%) XML
4 4 (1.02%) Flash
4 4 (1.02%) HTML
5 3 (0.76%) jQuery
5 3 (0.76%) ASP.NET 2.0
5 3 (0.76%) HTML5
5 3 (0.76%) XHTML
5 3 (0.76%) J2EE
5 3 (0.76%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.76%) CSS
6 1 (0.25%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.25%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 69 (17.56%) Data Centre
2 38 (9.67%) Clustering
3 35 (8.91%) Replication
4 21 (5.34%) EMC VMAX
5 18 (4.58%) EMC VNX
6 17 (4.33%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (4.07%) Symmetrix DMX
8 15 (3.82%) EqualLogic
9 13 (3.31%) Symmetrix
10 12 (3.05%) Blackberry
10 12 (3.05%) NHS
11 11 (2.80%) User Experience
12 10 (2.54%) Enterprise Storage
13 9 (2.29%) FlexPod
14 8 (2.04%) Cryptography
14 8 (2.04%) Private Cloud
14 8 (2.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 7 (1.78%) Thin Client
15 7 (1.78%) Client/Server
15 7 (1.78%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 312 (79.39%) Windows
2 187 (47.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 136 (34.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 102 (25.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 83 (21.12%) Linux
6 55 (13.99%) Windows 7
7 21 (5.34%) Windows XP
8 20 (5.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 18 (4.58%) Windows 8
9 18 (4.58%) UNIX
10 14 (3.56%) Data ONTAP
11 13 (3.31%) CentOS
12 12 (3.05%) HPUX
13 9 (2.29%) SUSE
13 9 (2.29%) Ubuntu
14 8 (2.04%) Windows 2000
15 7 (1.78%) Windows NT
15 7 (1.78%) Android
16 6 (1.53%) Solaris
17 4 (1.02%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (22.14%) ITIL
2 61 (15.52%) Migration
3 33 (8.40%) Disaster Recovery
4 28 (7.12%) Service Management
5 23 (5.85%) Project Management
5 23 (5.85%) Capacity Management
6 18 (4.58%) Root Cause Analysis
6 18 (4.58%) Server Building
7 17 (4.33%) Configuration Management
8 16 (4.07%) Incident Management
9 15 (3.82%) Workflow
10 14 (3.56%) Data Protection
11 12 (3.05%) Load Balancing
12 11 (2.80%) Network Load Balancing
12 11 (2.80%) Time Management
12 11 (2.80%) Service Delivery
12 11 (2.80%) Change Management
12 11 (2.80%) Performance Tuning
13 10 (2.54%) Performance Monitoring
13 10 (2.54%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 73 (18.58%) PowerShell
2 50 (12.72%) SQL
3 18 (4.58%) Python
4 17 (4.33%) Perl
4 17 (4.33%) VBScript
5 11 (2.80%) C
5 11 (2.80%) Java
5 11 (2.80%) Bash Shell
6 9 (2.29%) C#
7 4 (1.02%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.76%) VB
9 2 (0.51%) R
Qualifications
1 69 (17.56%) Security Cleared
2 52 (13.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 42 (10.69%) SC Cleared
4 38 (9.67%) Cisco Certification
5 37 (9.41%) MCSE
6 33 (8.40%) CCNA
7 29 (7.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 24 (6.11%) DV Cleared
9 14 (3.56%) MCSA
10 13 (3.31%) CCNP
11 12 (3.05%) MCITP
12 10 (2.54%) VCP4
13 9 (2.29%) VCP5
14 7 (1.78%) Degree
14 7 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (1.78%) MCP
15 5 (1.27%) CCIE
16 4 (1.02%) RHCE
16 4 (1.02%) CCA
16 4 (1.02%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.09%) QA
2 11 (2.80%) JSP 440
3 8 (2.04%) SLA
4 4 (1.02%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 222 (56.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 179 (45.55%) Active Directory
3 123 (31.30%) vSphere
4 55 (13.99%) Hyper-V
5 49 (12.47%) XenApp
5 49 (12.47%) VMware ESX
6 28 (7.12%) vCloud
7 27 (6.87%) Microsoft App-V
8 21 (5.34%) XenDesktop
9 17 (4.33%) DFS Replication
10 13 (3.31%) SRDF
11 10 (2.54%) KVM
11 10 (2.54%) NFS
12 9 (2.29%) Forefront TMG
13 8 (2.04%) VirtualBox
13 8 (2.04%) VMware Server
13 8 (2.04%) Terminal Services
13 8 (2.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 7 (1.78%) XenServer
15 6 (1.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 64 (16.28%) SCCM
2 28 (7.12%) SCOM
3 25 (6.36%) EMC VPLEX
4 20 (5.09%) WSUS
5 19 (4.83%) NetBackup
6 14 (3.56%) Puppet
7 12 (3.05%) SCVMM
7 12 (3.05%) Tivoli
8 11 (2.80%) McAfee ePO
9 9 (2.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 9 (2.29%) OpenView
9 9 (2.29%) SCOrch
9 9 (2.29%) vMotion
10 8 (2.04%) Nmap
10 8 (2.04%) ZABBIX
11 7 (1.78%) Cisco CUCM
11 7 (1.78%) CA Single Sign-On
11 7 (1.78%) Tivoli Identity Manager
12 6 (1.53%) SCSM
13 5 (1.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 342 (87.02%) VMware
2 137 (34.86%) Microsoft
3 110 (27.99%) Cisco
4 83 (21.12%) HP
4 83 (21.12%) Citrix
5 58 (14.76%) NetApp
6 54 (13.74%) Dell
7 52 (13.23%) EMC
8 30 (7.63%) Veeam
9 25 (6.36%) McAfee
10 24 (6.11%) Veritas
10 24 (6.11%) IBM
11 23 (5.85%) Oracle
11 23 (5.85%) Red Hat
12 20 (5.09%) 3PAR
13 19 (4.83%) Symantec
14 18 (4.58%) Juniper
14 18 (4.58%) F5
15 16 (4.07%) CA
16 15 (3.82%) Brocade
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