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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESXi
Rank 495 432 478
Rank change year-on-year
-63 +46
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 148 219 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.38% 0.24%
As % of the System Software category 2.23% 3.63% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 156 86
Median daily rate £358 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £254 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £324
% change year-on-year
- +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 7
Median hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +260.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £10.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +260.00%

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
6630 6031 5449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.25% 10.59% 10.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4140 3416 2935
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 435 609 657
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £29.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.73 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+21.94% +9.67%

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 24 July 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
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 24 July 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 -86 132 £370 -1.33% 35
London -21 58 £395 +5.33% 8
South East -14 32 £340 -9.33% 12
South West -10 15 £350 -18.12% 3
City of London +41 14 £375 -9.09% 4
Hampshire 0 12 £330 -17.50% 1
Wiltshire -7 10 £338 -3.57%
Berkshire +9 9 £375 -23.07% 7
Scotland +8 9 £300 - 1
Yorkshire - 9 £375 - 4
Swindon +3 8 £331 -39.77%
Leeds - 8 £375 -
West Yorkshire - 8 £375 - 3
East of England -6 6 £500 +73.91% 3
Hook - 6 £308 -
Surrey -8 5 £413 +26.92% 1
North West -18 5 £400 +6.66% 2
West Midlands -24 5 £200 - 1
Renfrewshire - 5 £300 -
Erskine - 5 £300 -
Reading +6 4 £375 -25.00% 1
Oxfordshire +9 3 £310 -
Uxbridge +4 3 £404 -
Merseyside -5 3 £450 +50.00% 1
Gloucestershire -8 3 £410 -8.88% 2
Birmingham - 3 £175 -
Suffolk - 3 £525 -
Ipswich - 3 £525 -
Slough - 3 - - 4
Hounslow - 3 £415 -

VMware ESXi
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 328 (89.86%) VMware
2 244 (66.85%) Windows
3 202 (55.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 171 (46.85%) Active Directory
5 167 (45.75%) Windows Server
6 148 (40.55%) Linux
7 131 (35.89%) Microsoft
8 118 (32.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 115 (31.51%) vSphere
10 111 (30.41%) Windows Server 2012
11 93 (25.48%) Red Hat
12 87 (23.84%) SAN
12 87 (23.84%) MS Exchange
13 84 (23.01%) ITIL
14 82 (22.47%) Cisco
15 77 (21.10%) HP
16 73 (20.00%) Citrix
16 73 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 72 (19.73%) DNS
18 71 (19.45%) Firewall
18 71 (19.45%) Finance
19 70 (19.18%) Windows Server 2003
20 66 (18.08%) Unix
20 66 (18.08%) Puppet
21 61 (16.71%) LAN
21 61 (16.71%) NetApp
22 59 (16.16%) WAN
23 57 (15.62%) PowerShell
24 56 (15.34%) Security Cleared
24 56 (15.34%) Bash Shell

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 87 (23.84%) MS Exchange
2 38 (10.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 33 (9.04%) SharePoint
4 31 (8.49%) Exchange Server 2013
5 20 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2007
6 18 (4.93%) Skype for Business
7 15 (4.11%) OpenStack
8 13 (3.56%) IIS
9 12 (3.29%) Apache
10 8 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2003
10 8 (2.19%) Tomcat
11 7 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 7 (1.92%) Confluence
12 6 (1.64%) nginx
13 5 (1.37%) JBoss
13 5 (1.37%) WebSphere
13 5 (1.37%) WebSphere Application Server
14 4 (1.10%) WebLogic
15 2 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
15 2 (0.55%) CMS
Applications
1 43 (11.78%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.19%) MS Project
3 4 (1.10%) MS Office
4 3 (0.82%) HipChat
5 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.27%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.93%) Office 365
2 13 (3.56%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.37%) Google Apps
6 3 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.55%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.55%) IaaS
7 2 (0.55%) SaaS
8 1 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.27%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.27%) PaaS
8 1 (0.27%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 87 (23.84%) SAN
2 72 (19.73%) DNS
3 71 (19.45%) Firewall
4 61 (16.71%) LAN
5 59 (16.16%) WAN
6 43 (11.78%) DHCP
7 28 (7.67%) TCP/IP
8 25 (6.85%) iSCSI
9 23 (6.30%) LDAP
10 22 (6.03%) Fibre Channel
11 17 (4.66%) VPN
12 16 (4.38%) VLAN
13 14 (3.84%) SMTP
13 14 (3.84%) VoIP
14 13 (3.56%) IP Telephony
14 13 (3.56%) NAS
15 12 (3.29%) NetScaler
15 12 (3.29%) Network Security
15 12 (3.29%) SSL
16 11 (3.01%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (14.79%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (4.38%) MySQL
3 16 (4.38%) Relational Database
4 13 (3.56%) Oracle Database
5 8 (2.19%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (1.64%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (1.37%) DB2
9 4 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.10%) Oracle BI EE
9 4 (1.10%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 4 (1.10%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (1.10%) Oracle Database 12c
10 3 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.82%) SAP HANA
11 2 (0.55%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.55%) ObjectStore
12 1 (0.27%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 39 (10.68%) Git (software)
2 14 (3.84%) Subversion
3 10 (2.74%) Jenkins
4 7 (1.92%) JIRA
5 6 (1.64%) Ant
6 5 (1.37%) TeamCity
7 4 (1.10%) Maven
7 4 (1.10%) Oracle APEX
7 4 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.82%) Metasploit
9 2 (0.55%) GCC
9 2 (0.55%) Selenium
9 2 (0.55%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.27%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.27%) ClearCase
10 1 (0.27%) ClearQuest
10 1 (0.27%) Gitweb
General
1 71 (19.45%) Finance
2 12 (3.29%) Telecoms
3 11 (3.01%) Games
4 9 (2.47%) Military
5 8 (2.19%) Banking
6 7 (1.92%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.64%) Back Office
7 6 (1.64%) Retail
8 5 (1.37%) Electronics
8 5 (1.37%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.37%) Marketing
9 4 (1.10%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.82%) Legal
11 2 (0.55%) German Language
11 2 (0.55%) iGaming
12 1 (0.27%) Law
12 1 (0.27%) Online Betting
12 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 62 (16.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 48 (13.15%) VMware Engineer
3 46 (12.60%) Linux Engineer
4 43 (11.78%) Support Engineer
5 42 (11.51%) Server Engineer
6 37 (10.14%) Systems Engineer
7 36 (9.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 26 (7.12%) 3rd Line Support
9 24 (6.58%) Administrator
9 24 (6.58%) Architect
10 23 (6.30%) Windows Engineer
11 22 (6.03%) Systems Administrator
12 20 (5.48%) Wintel Engineer
13 19 (5.21%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 17 (4.66%) Analyst
15 16 (4.38%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
15 16 (4.38%) Consultant
15 16 (4.38%) Solutions Architect
15 16 (4.38%) Unix Engineer
16 15 (4.11%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.29%) Middleware
2 10 (2.74%) HTML
3 9 (2.47%) JSON
4 8 (2.19%) XML
5 7 (1.92%) CSS
5 7 (1.92%) LAMP
6 5 (1.37%) REST
7 4 (1.10%) .NET
7 4 (1.10%) Ajax
7 4 (1.10%) jQuery
7 4 (1.10%) LEMP Stack
7 4 (1.10%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (0.82%) HTML5
8 3 (0.82%) MSMQ
8 3 (0.82%) SAP Basis
8 3 (0.82%) Web Services
9 2 (0.55%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (0.55%) J2EE
10 1 (0.27%) Classic ASP
10 1 (0.27%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 49 (13.42%) Data Centre
2 22 (6.03%) Clustering
3 19 (5.21%) Replication
4 11 (3.01%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (2.74%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.47%) PlayStation
7 7 (1.92%) Blackberry
7 7 (1.92%) EqualLogic
7 7 (1.92%) PKI
8 6 (1.64%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.37%) EMC VMAX
9 5 (1.37%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.10%) Fat Client
10 4 (1.10%) NHS
10 4 (1.10%) Thin Client
11 3 (0.82%) CESG
11 3 (0.82%) Derivative
12 2 (0.55%) CCTV
12 2 (0.55%) Interactive TV
12 2 (0.55%) STB
Operating Systems
1 244 (66.85%) Windows
2 167 (45.75%) Windows Server
3 148 (40.55%) Linux
4 118 (32.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 111 (30.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 73 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 70 (19.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 66 (18.08%) Unix
9 34 (9.32%) Solaris
10 26 (7.12%) CentOS
11 24 (6.58%) Windows 7
12 17 (4.66%) AIX
13 16 (4.38%) Oracle Linux
14 14 (3.84%) SUSE
15 9 (2.47%) Mac OS X
15 9 (2.47%) Ubuntu
15 9 (2.47%) VMS
16 8 (2.19%) Windows Phone
17 7 (1.92%) Mac OS X Server
17 7 (1.92%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (23.01%) ITIL
2 43 (11.78%) Migration
3 37 (10.14%) Configuration Management
4 36 (9.86%) Disaster Recovery
5 25 (6.85%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 22 (6.03%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (6.03%) Project Management
7 21 (5.75%) Service Management
8 20 (5.48%) Capacity Management
8 20 (5.48%) Load Balancing
8 20 (5.48%) Service Delivery
8 20 (5.48%) Software Deployment
9 19 (5.21%) DevOps
10 18 (4.93%) ITIL V3
10 18 (4.93%) Open Source
11 16 (4.38%) Network Design
11 16 (4.38%) PRINCE2
12 15 (4.11%) Change Management
12 15 (4.11%) Matrix Organization
13 14 (3.84%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 57 (15.62%) PowerShell
2 56 (15.34%) Bash Shell
3 53 (14.52%) Perl
4 45 (12.33%) Python
4 45 (12.33%) SQL
5 19 (5.21%) Shell Script
6 13 (3.56%) Java
7 10 (2.74%) JavaScript
8 8 (2.19%) C
8 8 (2.19%) Korn
9 7 (1.92%) PHP
10 6 (1.64%) Ruby
11 5 (1.37%) VBScript
12 4 (1.10%) C-shell
12 4 (1.10%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.55%) VB
14 1 (0.27%) C#
Qualifications
1 56 (15.34%) Security Cleared
2 39 (10.68%) SC Cleared
3 31 (8.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 29 (7.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 21 (5.75%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (5.48%) MCSE
7 16 (4.38%) DV Cleared
8 15 (4.11%) RHCE
9 14 (3.84%) CCNP
10 12 (3.29%) CCNA
11 10 (2.74%) Degree
12 9 (2.47%) DBS Check
12 9 (2.47%) RHCA
13 7 (1.92%) MCSA
14 4 (1.10%) Network+ Certification
15 3 (0.82%) CCA
15 3 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
16 2 (0.55%) A+ Certification
16 2 (0.55%) MCP
16 2 (0.55%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.66%) SLA
2 6 (1.64%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.37%) JSP 440
4 4 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.55%) QA
System Software
1 202 (55.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 171 (46.85%) Active Directory
3 115 (31.51%) vSphere
4 41 (11.23%) Hyper-V
5 37 (10.14%) VMware ESX
6 30 (8.22%) XenApp
7 29 (7.95%) Virtual Machines
8 25 (6.85%) NFS
9 19 (5.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 17 (4.66%) Firmware
11 16 (4.38%) XenDesktop
12 10 (2.74%) vCloud
13 8 (2.19%) UAG
14 6 (1.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 6 (1.64%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 5 (1.37%) Docker
15 5 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
15 5 (1.37%) VirtualBox
16 4 (1.10%) LXC
16 4 (1.10%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 66 (18.08%) Puppet
2 35 (9.59%) SCCM
3 23 (6.30%) SCOM
4 16 (4.38%) Ansible
5 15 (4.11%) Backup Exec
6 14 (3.84%) Red Hat Satellite
7 13 (3.56%) Failover Clustering
7 13 (3.56%) Nagios
8 11 (3.01%) WSUS
9 10 (2.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 9 (2.47%) Microsoft Clustering
10 9 (2.47%) vMotion
10 9 (2.47%) Xymon
11 8 (2.19%) IBM BigFix
11 8 (2.19%) Norton AntiVirus
11 8 (2.19%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
12 7 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
12 7 (1.92%) SCVMM
12 7 (1.92%) vRealize
13 5 (1.37%) Casper Suite
Vendors
1 328 (89.86%) VMware
2 131 (35.89%) Microsoft
3 93 (25.48%) Red Hat
4 82 (22.47%) Cisco
5 77 (21.10%) HP
6 73 (20.00%) Citrix
7 61 (16.71%) NetApp
8 38 (10.41%) Dell
9 34 (9.32%) EMC
10 30 (8.22%) IBM
11 29 (7.95%) Symantec
12 23 (6.30%) Oracle
13 14 (3.84%) 3PAR
14 12 (3.29%) Apple
14 12 (3.29%) CA
14 12 (3.29%) F5
15 10 (2.74%) Veeam
16 9 (2.47%) Remedy
17 8 (2.19%) Intel Security
17 8 (2.19%) SAP
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