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 February 2016 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 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESXi
Rank 496 456 441
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -15
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 123 145 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.29% 0.29%
As % of the System Software category 2.43% 2.89% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 116 73
Average daily rate £350 £404 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.31% +12.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £288 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £500 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £394 £325
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +21.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 7
Average hourly rate £46.50 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+210.00% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.68 £13.65 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £17.60 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.50 £13.65 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+233.33% -14.68%

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
5055 5023 4726
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.83% 9.91% 9.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2987 2742 2372
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £180 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £307
% change year-on-year
- +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 489 582 544
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £32.50 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%

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 February 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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESXi within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -32 101 £350 -15.40% 60
South East +4 31 £350 -14.11% 18
London -42 31 £463 -2.63% 16
South West +16 16 £350 +40.00% 6
Scotland -2 15 £383 -4.37%
Surrey -1 12 £325 -2.25% 9
Wiltshire +8 11 £363 +45.00%
Hampshire +5 10 £369 -14.73% 5
Swindon +5 9 £381 +52.50%
Berkshire +2 8 £253 -43.88% 3
North East -21 8 £220 -26.66%
Renfrewshire +1 7 £435 -3.33%
Erskine -6 7 £435 -3.33%
City of London +30 6 £313 -19.35% 6
Edinburgh -12 6 £375 +23.35%
Tyne and Wear -27 6 £220 -49.21%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £220 -
West Yorkshire -1 5 £345 -15.33% 2
Bracknell -4 5 £253 -39.70%
Leeds -12 5 £345 -8.00% 1
Yorkshire -13 5 £345 -13.75% 8
New Malden - 5 - -
Bournemouth - 4 £180 -
Dorset - 4 £180 -
West Midlands - 4 - - 5
Solihull - 4 - -
North West -23 3 £235 -30.37% 3
Cobham -1 2 £383 +17.69%
East of England -7 2 - - 3
Cheshire -8 2 £235 -40.88%

VMware ESXi
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 256 (87.37%) VMware
2 209 (71.33%) Windows
3 163 (55.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 156 (53.24%) Windows Server
5 130 (44.37%) Active Directory
6 114 (38.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 110 (37.54%) Microsoft
8 95 (32.42%) Cisco
8 95 (32.42%) Linux
9 84 (28.67%) SAN
10 79 (26.96%) Windows Server 2012
11 73 (24.91%) Firewall
12 68 (23.21%) vSphere
13 64 (21.84%) PowerShell
14 59 (20.14%) DNS
15 58 (19.80%) Migration
16 54 (18.43%) ITIL
17 53 (18.09%) Citrix
17 53 (18.09%) Red Hat
17 53 (18.09%) Data Centre
18 51 (17.41%) MS Exchange
18 51 (17.41%) LAN
18 51 (17.41%) Security Cleared
19 48 (16.38%) Windows Server 2003
20 47 (16.04%) DHCP
20 47 (16.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 46 (15.70%) EMC
22 43 (14.68%) TCP/IP
23 42 (14.33%) Puppet
24 41 (13.99%) Hyper-V

VMware ESXi
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 51 (17.41%) MS Exchange
2 25 (8.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (7.51%) Lync
4 20 (6.83%) Exchange Server 2013
5 17 (5.80%) IIS
6 16 (5.46%) Exchange Server 2007
7 14 (4.78%) SharePoint
8 11 (3.75%) Tomcat
9 10 (3.41%) Apache
10 8 (2.73%) WebLogic
11 6 (2.05%) OpenStack
12 5 (1.71%) Confluence
12 5 (1.71%) WebSphere
13 4 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 4 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
13 4 (1.37%) JBoss
13 4 (1.37%) nginx
14 3 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
15 2 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 13 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.41%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.71%) HipChat
4 3 (1.02%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.34%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 23 (7.85%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.07%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.71%) Office 365
4 3 (1.02%) IaaS
5 2 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.68%) PaaS
5 2 (0.68%) SaaS
6 1 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.34%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 84 (28.67%) SAN
2 73 (24.91%) Firewall
3 59 (20.14%) DNS
4 51 (17.41%) LAN
5 47 (16.04%) DHCP
6 43 (14.68%) TCP/IP
7 36 (12.29%) WAN
8 33 (11.26%) VPN
9 30 (10.24%) NAS
10 21 (7.17%) NetScaler
11 20 (6.83%) iSCSI
11 20 (6.83%) Network Security
11 20 (6.83%) Wi-Fi
12 19 (6.48%) SSL
12 19 (6.48%) VLAN
13 15 (5.12%) LDAP
14 14 (4.78%) HTTP
15 13 (4.44%) Fibre Channel
16 11 (3.75%) Cisco ASA
17 9 (3.07%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.85%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.12%) MySQL
3 12 (4.10%) Oracle Database
4 11 (3.75%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (2.39%) MongoDB
6 7 (2.39%) Oracle BI EE
6 7 (2.39%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 7 (2.39%) Oracle Database 10g
6 7 (2.39%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (2.39%) Oracle Database 12c
6 7 (2.39%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.37%) DB2
8 4 (1.37%) Redis
9 2 (0.68%) FileMaker
9 2 (0.68%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.68%) Informix
9 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 34 (11.60%) Git (software)
2 21 (7.17%) Subversion
3 15 (5.12%) Jenkins
4 7 (2.39%) Gradle
4 7 (2.39%) Maven
4 7 (2.39%) Oracle APEX
4 7 (2.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (2.39%) TeamCity
5 5 (1.71%) Hudson
5 5 (1.71%) IntelliJ
5 5 (1.71%) JIRA
5 5 (1.71%) Vagrant
6 4 (1.37%) Metasploit
6 4 (1.37%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.68%) Ant
7 2 (0.68%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.34%) Boxen
8 1 (0.34%) git-flow
8 1 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 35 (11.95%) Finance
2 17 (5.80%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.07%) Manufacturing
3 9 (3.07%) Military
4 8 (2.73%) Banking
5 6 (2.05%) Back Office
6 5 (1.71%) Games
7 4 (1.37%) Aerospace
7 4 (1.37%) Electronics
7 4 (1.37%) Marketing
8 3 (1.02%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.68%) Advertising
9 2 (0.68%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.68%) Retail
10 1 (0.34%) Legal
10 1 (0.34%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 44 (15.02%) Architect
2 43 (14.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 34 (11.60%) Infrastructure Architect
3 34 (11.60%) VMware Engineer
4 31 (10.58%) Support Engineer
5 21 (7.17%) Windows Engineer
6 18 (6.14%) 3rd Line Support
7 17 (5.80%) Administrator
7 17 (5.80%) Systems Engineer
8 15 (5.12%) IT Engineer
8 15 (5.12%) Solutions Architect
9 14 (4.78%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 13 (4.44%) Consultant
10 13 (4.44%) Systems Administrator
11 12 (4.10%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
11 12 (4.10%) Network Engineer
12 11 (3.75%) Server Engineer
13 10 (3.41%) Analyst
13 10 (3.41%) Exchange Engineer
14 9 (3.07%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (9.22%) Middleware
2 12 (4.10%) Web Services
3 8 (2.73%) LAMP
4 7 (2.39%) Ajax
4 7 (2.39%) CSS
4 7 (2.39%) Flash
4 7 (2.39%) HTML
4 7 (2.39%) jQuery
4 7 (2.39%) Oracle Fusion
5 5 (1.71%) LAPP Stack
5 5 (1.71%) RabbitMQ
5 5 (1.71%) SailPoint
6 4 (1.37%) WPF
7 1 (0.34%) CGI
7 1 (0.34%) COM
7 1 (0.34%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 53 (18.09%) Data Centre
2 27 (9.22%) Replication
3 22 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (6.14%) EMC VNX
4 18 (6.14%) Private Cloud
5 17 (5.80%) Clustering
6 14 (4.78%) Management Information System
7 9 (3.07%) Celerra
7 9 (3.07%) CLARiiON
7 9 (3.07%) Symmetrix
8 7 (2.39%) VCE vBlock
9 6 (2.05%) EMC VMAX
10 5 (1.71%) Derivative
10 5 (1.71%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (1.71%) User Experience
11 4 (1.37%) Blackberry
11 4 (1.37%) CCTV
11 4 (1.37%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (1.37%) IVR
12 3 (1.02%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 209 (71.33%) Windows
2 156 (53.24%) Windows Server
3 114 (38.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 95 (32.42%) Linux
5 79 (26.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 48 (16.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 47 (16.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 32 (10.92%) CentOS
8 32 (10.92%) Unix
9 28 (9.56%) Windows 7
10 14 (4.78%) Oracle Linux
10 14 (4.78%) SUSE
11 13 (4.44%) Solaris
12 10 (3.41%) AIX
12 10 (3.41%) Mac OS X Server
13 7 (2.39%) Ubuntu
13 7 (2.39%) Windows 8
14 6 (2.05%) Windows 10
15 5 (1.71%) Fedora
16 4 (1.37%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (19.80%) Migration
2 54 (18.43%) ITIL
3 36 (12.29%) Configuration Management
4 35 (11.95%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (10.24%) Disaster Recovery
6 25 (8.53%) DevOps
7 18 (6.14%) Service Management
8 17 (5.80%) Change Management
9 14 (4.78%) Incident Management
10 13 (4.44%) Load Balancing
10 13 (4.44%) Root Cause Analysis
10 13 (4.44%) Web Operations
11 12 (4.10%) Open Source
11 12 (4.10%) TOGAF
12 11 (3.75%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (3.75%) Information Security
12 11 (3.75%) Project Management
13 10 (3.41%) Asset Management
13 10 (3.41%) Network Management
14 9 (3.07%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 64 (21.84%) PowerShell
2 37 (12.63%) SQL
3 24 (8.19%) Perl
4 23 (7.85%) Python
5 20 (6.83%) Bash Shell
6 13 (4.44%) Shell Script
7 9 (3.07%) JavaScript
8 7 (2.39%) Java
8 7 (2.39%) PL/SQL
9 6 (2.05%) Ruby
9 6 (2.05%) VBScript
10 4 (1.37%) C#
10 4 (1.37%) Korn
11 3 (1.02%) C
12 1 (0.34%) AWK
12 1 (0.34%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 51 (17.41%) Security Cleared
2 37 (12.63%) SC Cleared
3 27 (9.22%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (8.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 23 (7.85%) CCNA
6 21 (7.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 17 (5.80%) MCSE
8 15 (5.12%) CCNP
9 12 (4.10%) JNCIA
10 9 (3.07%) DV Cleared
10 9 (3.07%) MCSA
11 7 (2.39%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (2.39%) JNCIS
11 7 (2.39%) Network+ Certification
12 6 (2.05%) CCDA
12 6 (2.05%) JNCIP
13 5 (1.71%) CCSA
13 5 (1.71%) CISM
13 5 (1.71%) CISSP
13 5 (1.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.41%) Disclosure Scotland
2 8 (2.73%) SLA
3 6 (2.05%) JSP 440
4 4 (1.37%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.37%) QA
5 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 163 (55.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 130 (44.37%) Active Directory
3 68 (23.21%) vSphere
4 41 (13.99%) Hyper-V
5 39 (13.31%) VMware ESX
6 28 (9.56%) XenApp
7 25 (8.53%) XenDesktop
8 22 (7.51%) vCloud
9 8 (2.73%) Firmware
9 8 (2.73%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (2.73%) XenServer
10 5 (1.71%) KVM
10 5 (1.71%) oVirt
11 4 (1.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (1.02%) Docker
12 3 (1.02%) NFS
13 2 (0.68%) Forefront TMG
13 2 (0.68%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.34%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 1 (0.34%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 42 (14.33%) Puppet
2 28 (9.56%) SCCM
3 24 (8.19%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (4.78%) Salt
5 13 (4.44%) ZABBIX
6 11 (3.75%) SCOM
6 11 (3.75%) vMotion
7 10 (3.41%) Ansible
8 9 (3.07%) Nagios
8 9 (3.07%) NetBackup
9 8 (2.73%) Backup Exec
9 8 (2.73%) WSUS
10 6 (2.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 5 (1.71%) EMC VPLEX
11 5 (1.71%) Ganglia
11 5 (1.71%) Graphite
11 5 (1.71%) Kibana
11 5 (1.71%) Riemann
11 5 (1.71%) Tivoli Identity Manager
12 4 (1.37%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 256 (87.37%) VMware
2 110 (37.54%) Microsoft
3 95 (32.42%) Cisco
4 53 (18.09%) Citrix
4 53 (18.09%) Red Hat
5 46 (15.70%) EMC
6 35 (11.95%) Dell
7 34 (11.60%) HP
8 27 (9.22%) IBM
8 27 (9.22%) NetApp
9 26 (8.87%) Oracle
10 18 (6.14%) Juniper
11 15 (5.12%) Symantec
12 11 (3.75%) F5
13 10 (3.41%) Sophos
14 9 (3.07%) SAP
14 9 (3.07%) Veeam
15 8 (2.73%) 3PAR
16 7 (2.39%) CA
16 7 (2.39%) SolarWinds
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