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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESXi
Rank 452 433 423
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -10
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 158 151 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.28% 0.27%
As % of the System Software category 2.91% 2.92% 2.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 90 76
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£388 £375 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £285 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £438 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £363 £313
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 19
Average hourly rate £29.63 £35.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.35% +55.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.87 £18.20 £19.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.78 £45.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £32.09 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-37.66% +42.60%

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
5433 5170 4466
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.72% 9.47% 9.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3021 2693 2149
Average daily rate £350 £343 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% -2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £164 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 642 616 624
Average hourly rate £16.85 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.13% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.93 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £34.53 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.53% +1.56%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +4 152 £400 +2.89% 43
London +24 70 £425 +6.25% 9
South East -8 44 £400 +14.28% 15
Hampshire -15 14 £413 +26.92% 2
East of England +16 12 £313 -10.71% 4
North West -4 12 £263 - 5
Croydon +2 11 £350 -20.00%
Berkshire -2 9 £400 - 1
South West +8 8 £358 -20.55% 4
City of London +4 8 £400 - 3
Hertfordshire +8 7 £350 +40.00% 2
Manchester - 7 £263 - 4
Fareham - 7 £450 -
Surrey +7 6 £365 +4.28% 4
Buckinghamshire - 6 £538 - 3
Slough 0 4 £413 - 1
Tyne and Wear -1 4 £377 -
North East -4 4 £377 -
Scotland -25 4 £267 -23.24% 2
East Sussex - 4 £350 -
Brighton - 4 £350 -
Cambridgeshire +5 3 £275 -25.42% 1
Liverpool -8 3 - - 1
Merseyside -9 3 - - 1
Wiltshire - 3 £350 - 3
Renfrewshire - 3 £264 -
Somerset - 3 £450 -
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £377 - 1
Bath - 3 £450 -
Erskine - 3 £264 -

VMware ESXi
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 274 (89.84%) VMware
2 249 (81.64%) Windows
3 172 (56.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 145 (47.54%) SAN
5 140 (45.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 115 (37.70%) Cisco
7 103 (33.77%) Microsoft
8 100 (32.79%) Active Directory
9 99 (32.46%) vSphere
10 93 (30.49%) Windows Server 2003
11 91 (29.84%) Windows Server 2012
12 81 (26.56%) HP
13 77 (25.25%) ITIL
14 73 (23.93%) DNS
15 68 (22.30%) Citrix
16 66 (21.64%) Firewall
17 64 (20.98%) Linux
18 58 (19.02%) Hyper-V
19 56 (18.36%) TCP/IP
20 55 (18.03%) LAN
21 54 (17.70%) Security Cleared
22 53 (17.38%) PowerShell
23 52 (17.05%) DHCP
23 52 (17.05%) EMC
24 47 (15.41%) Migration
24 47 (15.41%) SCCM
25 46 (15.08%) NAS
25 46 (15.08%) Dell
26 45 (14.75%) NetApp
27 44 (14.43%) WAN

VMware ESXi
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 43 (14.10%) MS Exchange
2 41 (13.44%) SharePoint
3 30 (9.84%) IIS
4 19 (6.23%) OpenStack
5 18 (5.90%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (3.28%) SharePoint 2010
8 9 (2.95%) Lync
9 7 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (1.97%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (1.97%) Apache
10 6 (1.97%) Tomcat
10 6 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (1.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.98%) Oracle Workflow
13 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2000
13 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.33%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 32 (10.49%) MS Excel
2 19 (6.23%) MS Office
3 4 (1.31%) MS Project
3 4 (1.31%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.98%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (0.98%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.66%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.33%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.93%) Office 365
2 8 (2.62%) IaaS
3 3 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.33%) PaaS
4 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 145 (47.54%) SAN
2 73 (23.93%) DNS
3 66 (21.64%) Firewall
4 56 (18.36%) TCP/IP
5 55 (18.03%) LAN
6 52 (17.05%) DHCP
7 46 (15.08%) NAS
8 44 (14.43%) WAN
9 25 (8.20%) Cisco ASA
10 24 (7.87%) NetScaler
11 19 (6.23%) iSCSI
12 18 (5.90%) VPN
12 18 (5.90%) VLAN
13 16 (5.25%) LDAP
13 16 (5.25%) Cisco IOS
13 16 (5.25%) Network Security
14 13 (4.26%) Cisco Nexus
14 13 (4.26%) SSL
15 12 (3.93%) Junos
16 10 (3.28%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (12.46%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (3.61%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (2.30%) MySQL
5 5 (1.64%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.33%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.33%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (3.28%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.64%) Toad
3 2 (0.66%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.33%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.33%) JIRA
4 1 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 41 (13.44%) Finance
2 15 (4.92%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.95%) Banking
4 5 (1.64%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.64%) Games
5 4 (1.31%) Automotive
6 2 (0.66%) Back Office
6 2 (0.66%) Advertising
6 2 (0.66%) Retail
6 2 (0.66%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 40 (13.11%) Consultant
2 37 (12.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 31 (10.16%) Analyst
4 24 (7.87%) Network Engineer
5 20 (6.56%) Administrator
5 20 (6.56%) Wintel Engineer
6 17 (5.57%) Wintel Analyst
7 16 (5.25%) Systems Administrator
8 15 (4.92%) Support Engineer
8 15 (4.92%) VMware Engineer
9 14 (4.59%) Storage Engineer
9 14 (4.59%) Architect
10 13 (4.26%) Server Engineer
11 12 (3.93%) 3rd Line Support
12 11 (3.61%) Storage Consultant
13 10 (3.28%) Citrix Engineer
13 10 (3.28%) Infrastructure Consultant
14 9 (2.95%) Virtualisation Engineer
14 9 (2.95%) Technical Support
14 9 (2.95%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.90%) Middleware
2 8 (2.62%) .NET
3 4 (1.31%) SOAP
3 4 (1.31%) Web Services
3 4 (1.31%) XML
3 4 (1.31%) X-Windows
3 4 (1.31%) HTML
3 4 (1.31%) REST
4 3 (0.98%) jQuery
4 3 (0.98%) ASP.NET 2.0
4 3 (0.98%) HTML5
4 3 (0.98%) XHTML
4 3 (0.98%) J2EE
4 3 (0.98%) ASP.NET
4 3 (0.98%) CSS
5 2 (0.66%) Flash
6 1 (0.33%) MSMQ
6 1 (0.33%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.33%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 37 (12.13%) Replication
2 27 (8.85%) Clustering
3 19 (6.23%) Symmetrix DMX
4 16 (5.25%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (5.25%) Symmetrix
5 13 (4.26%) Cryptography
6 11 (3.61%) PKI
7 10 (3.28%) FlexPod
8 8 (2.62%) Enterprise Storage
9 6 (1.97%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.97%) EqualLogic
9 6 (1.97%) CESG
9 6 (1.97%) Blackberry
10 5 (1.64%) Thin Client
10 5 (1.64%) Open Source
10 5 (1.64%) Fat Client
11 4 (1.31%) Online Games
11 4 (1.31%) User Experience
11 4 (1.31%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 249 (81.64%) Windows
2 140 (45.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 93 (30.49%) Windows Server 2003
4 91 (29.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 64 (20.98%) Linux
6 23 (7.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (6.56%) Windows 7
8 15 (4.92%) UNIX
8 15 (4.92%) HPUX
9 10 (3.28%) Android
10 9 (2.95%) Windows 2000
10 9 (2.95%) CentOS
11 8 (2.62%) Windows NT
12 7 (2.30%) Windows 8
12 7 (2.30%) Apple iOS
13 6 (1.97%) Windows Phone 8
13 6 (1.97%) Windows Phone
13 6 (1.97%) Windows XP
13 6 (1.97%) SUSE
14 5 (1.64%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (25.25%) ITIL
2 47 (15.41%) Migration
3 36 (11.80%) Incident Management
4 25 (8.20%) Project Management
5 24 (7.87%) Service Management
6 22 (7.21%) Configuration Management
7 21 (6.89%) Disaster Recovery
8 19 (6.23%) ITSM
9 18 (5.90%) Network Load Balancing
9 18 (5.90%) Low Latency
10 16 (5.25%) Network Monitoring
10 16 (5.25%) Service Delivery
11 14 (4.59%) Workflow
11 14 (4.59%) Capacity Management
12 13 (4.26%) Network Management
12 13 (4.26%) Performance Monitoring
13 12 (3.93%) Time Management
13 12 (3.93%) Network Design
14 11 (3.61%) Performance Testing
14 11 (3.61%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 53 (17.38%) PowerShell
2 30 (9.84%) SQL
3 21 (6.89%) C#
4 19 (6.23%) VBScript
5 14 (4.59%) Python
5 14 (4.59%) Perl
6 10 (3.28%) Bash Shell
7 9 (2.95%) Java
8 8 (2.62%) C
9 4 (1.31%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.66%) R
10 2 (0.66%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.66%) Ruby
11 1 (0.33%) C++
11 1 (0.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 54 (17.70%) Security Cleared
2 37 (12.13%) SC Cleared
3 26 (8.52%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (8.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 22 (7.21%) CCNA
6 19 (6.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 18 (5.90%) MCSE
8 14 (4.59%) DV Cleared
9 10 (3.28%) MCSA
9 10 (3.28%) CCNP
10 4 (1.31%) Degree
10 4 (1.31%) MCSM
11 3 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.98%) MCP
12 2 (0.66%) CCIE
12 2 (0.66%) OCA
12 2 (0.66%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (0.66%) NCIE
12 2 (0.66%) VCAP
12 2 (0.66%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.56%) QA
2 16 (5.25%) JSP 440
3 8 (2.62%) SLA
4 4 (1.31%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 172 (56.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 100 (32.79%) Active Directory
3 99 (32.46%) vSphere
4 58 (19.02%) Hyper-V
5 39 (12.79%) XenApp
6 37 (12.13%) VMware ESX
7 26 (8.52%) XenDesktop
8 25 (8.20%) vCloud
9 18 (5.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 16 (5.25%) SRDF
10 16 (5.25%) NFS
11 10 (3.28%) KVM
12 8 (2.62%) VMware Server
13 7 (2.30%) Firmware
13 7 (2.30%) Terminal Services
14 5 (1.64%) XenServer
15 4 (1.31%) Samba
15 4 (1.31%) DFS Replication
16 3 (0.98%) Forefront TMG
16 3 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 47 (15.41%) SCCM
2 31 (10.16%) SCOM
3 20 (6.56%) SCVMM
3 20 (6.56%) Puppet
4 19 (6.23%) HP SIM
5 15 (4.92%) EdgeSight
6 10 (3.28%) WSUS
7 9 (2.95%) WhatsUp Gold
8 7 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (2.30%) ZABBIX
8 7 (2.30%) Nagios
9 6 (1.97%) Cisco CUCM
10 5 (1.64%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (1.64%) vMotion
10 5 (1.64%) Icinga
10 5 (1.64%) NetBackup
11 4 (1.31%) HP Data Protector
11 4 (1.31%) Tivoli
11 4 (1.31%) FortiGate
12 3 (0.98%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 274 (89.84%) VMware
2 115 (37.70%) Cisco
3 103 (33.77%) Microsoft
4 81 (26.56%) HP
5 68 (22.30%) Citrix
6 52 (17.05%) EMC
7 46 (15.08%) Dell
8 45 (14.75%) NetApp
9 29 (9.51%) IBM
10 28 (9.18%) Juniper
10 28 (9.18%) F5
11 25 (8.20%) CA
12 24 (7.87%) Red Hat
13 23 (7.54%) McAfee
13 23 (7.54%) 3PAR
14 20 (6.56%) Veeam
15 19 (6.23%) Veritas
16 18 (5.90%) ServiceNow
17 17 (5.57%) CheckPoint
18 16 (5.25%) Brocade
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Rate: £275 - £400 per day
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