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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESXi
Rank 420 427 421
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -6
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 152 147 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.29% 0.26%
As % of the System Software category 3.10% 3.07% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 81 76
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £449 £537
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £329 £325
% change year-on-year
+21.67% +1.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 15
Average hourly rate £14.33 £29.17 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.89% +29.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £14.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.65 £29.17 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-53.20% +29.64%

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
4905 4787 4340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.51% 9.40% 9.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2733 2346 2049
Average daily rate £385 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £486 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £308 £315
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 544 550 727
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.15 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 26 February 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
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 26 February 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 +7 139 £425 +8.28% 56
London +8 69 £450 +12.35% 15
South East -17 38 £415 +27.69% 16
Hampshire -11 15 £420 +42.37% 3
City of London +8 13 £375 -8.64% 6
North West -3 13 £260 - 2
Berkshire -6 11 £450 +12.50% 2
Surrey +12 9 £333 +2.30% 4
Scotland -15 9 £400 +20.30% 2
Manchester - 7 £255 - 1
Cheshire - 6 £408 - 1
Yorkshire -10 5 £400 - 3
Bracknell +6 4 £500 +53.84% 1
South West -8 4 £350 -11.39% 15
Edinburgh -9 4 £304 -8.57%
East of England +5 3 £190 -33.91% 3
Reading +4 3 £400 -17.94%
Hook -3 3 £415 +40.67% 1
Buckinghamshire -5 3 £538 - 1
Croydon - 3 £500 -
West Yorkshire +2 2 £408 +146.96% 1
York +1 2 £400 - 1
North Yorkshire -4 2 £400 - 1
Guildford - 2 £440 - 2
East Midlands +7 1 - -
Essex +6 1 £105 -75.29%
South Yorkshire -3 1 £370 +34.54%
Cambridgeshire -6 1 £275 +10.00%
Gloucestershire -15 1 £175 -51.38% 6
Leeds - 1 £375 -

VMware ESXi
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 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.

1 306 (92.45%) VMware
2 250 (75.53%) Windows
3 183 (55.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 145 (43.81%) SAN
5 128 (38.67%) Cisco
6 127 (38.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 114 (34.44%) vSphere
8 107 (32.33%) Microsoft
9 96 (29.00%) HP
10 91 (27.49%) Active Directory
11 88 (26.59%) Windows Server 2003
12 79 (23.87%) ITIL
13 78 (23.56%) Firewall
14 76 (22.96%) DNS
15 74 (22.36%) Linux
16 69 (20.85%) Citrix
17 67 (20.24%) Windows Server 2012
18 66 (19.94%) Security Cleared
18 66 (19.94%) EMC
19 57 (17.22%) PowerShell
20 56 (16.92%) NAS
20 56 (16.92%) LAN
21 55 (16.62%) Replication
22 50 (15.11%) WAN
23 48 (14.50%) TCP/IP
23 48 (14.50%) NetApp
23 48 (14.50%) Migration
24 47 (14.20%) SC Cleared
25 46 (13.90%) SCCM
26 45 (13.60%) Hyper-V

VMware ESXi
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 (12.99%) MS Exchange
2 29 (8.76%) SharePoint
3 26 (7.85%) IIS
4 18 (5.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (4.53%) OpenStack
6 13 (3.93%) Apache
7 12 (3.63%) Tomcat
8 8 (2.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 8 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (1.81%) Lync
10 5 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.91%) JBoss
11 3 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.60%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.30%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 30 (9.06%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.93%) MS Office
3 3 (0.91%) MS Project
4 2 (0.60%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.30%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.30%) Maximo
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.21%) Office 365
1 4 (1.21%) IaaS
2 3 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 145 (43.81%) SAN
2 78 (23.56%) Firewall
3 76 (22.96%) DNS
4 56 (16.92%) LAN
4 56 (16.92%) NAS
5 50 (15.11%) WAN
6 48 (14.50%) TCP/IP
7 40 (12.08%) DHCP
8 30 (9.06%) Cisco ASA
9 24 (7.25%) NetScaler
10 21 (6.34%) SSL
11 20 (6.04%) VPN
11 20 (6.04%) VLAN
12 19 (5.74%) Network Security
12 19 (5.74%) Cisco Nexus
12 19 (5.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 15 (4.53%) Cisco IOS
14 11 (3.32%) iSCSI
14 11 (3.32%) Junos
15 9 (2.72%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (10.27%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.93%) MySQL
3 8 (2.42%) MongoDB
4 6 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (1.81%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (1.81%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.30%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.60%) Visual Studio
1 2 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (0.60%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.60%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (0.60%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.30%) Subversion
2 1 (0.30%) StarTeam
General
1 28 (8.46%) Finance
2 17 (5.14%) Banking
3 13 (3.93%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.11%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.81%) Games
6 5 (1.51%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.91%) Advertising
7 3 (0.91%) Publishing
8 1 (0.30%) French Language
8 1 (0.30%) German Language
8 1 (0.30%) Back Office
8 1 (0.30%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 55 (16.62%) Consultant
2 31 (9.37%) Network Engineer
3 30 (9.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 25 (7.55%) Analyst
5 18 (5.44%) Architect
5 18 (5.44%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 17 (5.14%) VMware Consultant
6 17 (5.14%) Administrator
7 14 (4.23%) Support Engineer
7 14 (4.23%) VMware Engineer
8 13 (3.93%) Wintel Analyst
8 13 (3.93%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 13 (3.93%) Wintel Engineer
8 13 (3.93%) Systems Administrator
9 12 (3.63%) Systems Engineer
9 12 (3.63%) Storage Engineer
10 11 (3.32%) 3rd Line Support
10 11 (3.32%) Storage Consultant
11 10 (3.02%) Server Engineer
11 10 (3.02%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (6.04%) Middleware
2 6 (1.81%) .NET
3 5 (1.51%) SOAP
3 5 (1.51%) REST
4 4 (1.21%) Web Services
4 4 (1.21%) X-Windows
5 3 (0.91%) MSMQ
6 2 (0.60%) XHTML
6 2 (0.60%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.60%) CSS
6 2 (0.60%) HTML
6 2 (0.60%) jQuery
6 2 (0.60%) ASP.NET 2.0
6 2 (0.60%) HTML5
7 1 (0.30%) SAP Basis
7 1 (0.30%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 55 (16.62%) Replication
2 28 (8.46%) Clustering
3 24 (7.25%) PKI
4 18 (5.44%) Symmetrix DMX
5 16 (4.83%) Enterprise Storage
5 16 (4.83%) Symmetrix
6 13 (3.93%) Cryptography
7 12 (3.63%) CESG
7 12 (3.63%) Open Source
7 12 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (3.32%) Mobile App
8 11 (3.32%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (3.02%) FlexPod
10 9 (2.72%) Blackberry
11 5 (1.51%) Client/Server
11 5 (1.51%) Online Games
12 3 (0.91%) User Experience
13 1 (0.30%) Wiki
13 1 (0.30%) Fat Client
13 1 (0.30%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 250 (75.53%) Windows
2 127 (38.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 88 (26.59%) Windows Server 2003
4 74 (22.36%) Linux
5 67 (20.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (10.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 23 (6.95%) UNIX
8 19 (5.74%) Windows 7
9 15 (4.53%) HPUX
10 13 (3.93%) Android
11 11 (3.32%) Apple iOS
11 11 (3.32%) Windows Phone 8
11 11 (3.32%) Windows Phone
12 8 (2.42%) CentOS
13 6 (1.81%) SUSE
14 5 (1.51%) Windows 2000
14 5 (1.51%) Windows XP
14 5 (1.51%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (1.21%) Windows NT
16 3 (0.91%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (23.87%) ITIL
2 48 (14.50%) Migration
3 35 (10.57%) Incident Management
4 31 (9.37%) Configuration Management
5 28 (8.46%) Disaster Recovery
6 26 (7.85%) Service Management
7 24 (7.25%) Network Monitoring
8 19 (5.74%) Load Balancing
9 18 (5.44%) Performance Testing
9 18 (5.44%) Change Control
9 18 (5.44%) Project Management
9 18 (5.44%) DevOps
10 17 (5.14%) Performance Monitoring
10 17 (5.14%) Network Design
11 16 (4.83%) Service Delivery
12 15 (4.53%) ITSM
12 15 (4.53%) Low Latency
12 15 (4.53%) Performance Tuning
12 15 (4.53%) Network Management
13 13 (3.93%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 57 (17.22%) PowerShell
2 30 (9.06%) SQL
3 19 (5.74%) Perl
4 18 (5.44%) Python
5 17 (5.14%) VBScript
5 17 (5.14%) C#
6 12 (3.63%) Bash Shell
7 6 (1.81%) C
8 5 (1.51%) Java
9 2 (0.60%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.60%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.60%) Ruby
10 1 (0.30%) VB
10 1 (0.30%) C++
10 1 (0.30%) PHP
10 1 (0.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 66 (19.94%) Security Cleared
2 47 (14.20%) SC Cleared
3 41 (12.39%) Cisco Certification
4 34 (10.27%) CCNA
5 23 (6.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 19 (5.74%) CCNP
7 17 (5.14%) DV Cleared
8 10 (3.02%) CCIE
9 9 (2.72%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (2.42%) Degree
11 7 (2.11%) VCP4
12 6 (1.81%) MCSE
13 3 (0.91%) CCDA
13 3 (0.91%) JNCIA
13 3 (0.91%) JNCIS
13 3 (0.91%) JNCIP
14 2 (0.60%) MCSA
14 2 (0.60%) NCIE
14 2 (0.60%) VCAP
15 1 (0.30%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.53%) QA
2 14 (4.23%) JSP 440
3 9 (2.72%) SLA
4 2 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 183 (55.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 114 (34.44%) vSphere
3 91 (27.49%) Active Directory
4 45 (13.60%) Hyper-V
5 38 (11.48%) XenApp
6 34 (10.27%) VMware ESX
7 24 (7.25%) vCloud
8 19 (5.74%) XenDesktop
8 19 (5.74%) NFS
9 16 (4.83%) SRDF
10 15 (4.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 13 (3.93%) KVM
11 13 (3.93%) Firmware
12 7 (2.11%) ProxySG
12 7 (2.11%) VMware Server
13 5 (1.51%) XenServer
13 5 (1.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 4 (1.21%) DFS Replication
15 3 (0.91%) MetaFrame
15 3 (0.91%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 46 (13.90%) SCCM
2 31 (9.37%) SCOM
3 23 (6.95%) HP SIM
4 19 (5.74%) Puppet
5 17 (5.14%) SCVMM
5 17 (5.14%) Nagios
6 15 (4.53%) EdgeSight
7 13 (3.93%) WhatsUp Gold
8 10 (3.02%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (2.72%) HP Data Protector
9 9 (2.72%) WSUS
10 8 (2.42%) Icinga
11 7 (2.11%) FortiGate
11 7 (2.11%) Cisco CUCM
11 7 (2.11%) Tivoli
12 5 (1.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 4 (1.21%) NetBackup
13 4 (1.21%) BladeLogic
13 4 (1.21%) McAfee ePO
14 3 (0.91%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 306 (92.45%) VMware
2 128 (38.67%) Cisco
3 107 (32.33%) Microsoft
4 96 (29.00%) HP
5 69 (20.85%) Citrix
6 66 (19.94%) EMC
7 48 (14.50%) NetApp
8 39 (11.78%) Dell
9 36 (10.88%) Juniper
10 33 (9.97%) Red Hat
11 29 (8.76%) F5
12 28 (8.46%) IBM
13 25 (7.55%) CheckPoint
14 24 (7.25%) Veeam
15 23 (6.95%) CA
16 22 (6.65%) Veritas
17 20 (6.04%) McAfee
18 18 (5.44%) 3PAR
19 15 (4.53%) ServiceNow
19 15 (4.53%) Nimsoft
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