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 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
VMware ESXi
Rank 475 446 479
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +33
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 127 137 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.26% 0.19%
As % of the System Software category 2.36% 2.66% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 79 57
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£325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £438 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £300 £280
% change year-on-year
+7.91% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 4
Average hourly rate £25.25 £22.50 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.22% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £19.00 £17.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £27.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-38.46% +73.33%

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
5388 5153 4826
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.53% 9.65% 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3032 2669 2339
Average daily rate £325 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 585 588
Average hourly rate £16.84 £17.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.77% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £32.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +9.37%

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 1 September 2014.

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 1 September 2014.

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 1 September 2014. 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 -21 120 £328 +0.15% 48
London -20 48 £363 -1.36% 16
South East +10 41 £275 -9.46% 9
Hampshire -1 17 £260 -21.21% 4
City of London +13 16 £314 -26.17% 6
East Midlands +9 10 £433 +73.00% 3
Nottinghamshire +21 7 £450 +80.00% 2
Nottingham +20 7 £450 +80.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +6 5 - -
Surrey -5 5 £338 +20.00%
West Midlands -9 5 £263 -34.37% 1
Berkshire +14 4 £289 - 2
Yorkshire +2 4 £305 +10.90% 6
Kent -4 4 £413 +8.19% 1
Scotland -17 4 £300 -20.00% 2
East of England -27 4 £400 +93.93% 3
Portsmouth - 4 £260 -
Milton Keynes - 4 - -
North West +1 3 - - 6
West Yorkshire +1 3 £305 +10.90% 2
Suffolk -8 3 £400 +77.77%
Edinburgh - 3 £293 -
Leeds - 3 £305 - 2
Reading - 3 £289 - 1
Oxfordshire - 3 £325 -
Cheshire - 2 - - 1
West Sussex - 2 £188 - 1
Ipswich -5 1 £400 +77.77%
East Sussex -7 1 £275 +25.00% 1
Wiltshire -14 1 - - 2

VMware ESXi
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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.

1 230 (85.50%) VMware
2 202 (75.09%) Windows
3 146 (54.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 127 (47.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 124 (46.10%) Active Directory
6 114 (42.38%) SAN
7 108 (40.15%) HP
8 101 (37.55%) Microsoft
9 97 (36.06%) Cisco
10 88 (32.71%) vSphere
11 87 (32.34%) Citrix
12 79 (29.37%) Windows Server 2003
13 78 (29.00%) Firewall
14 64 (23.79%) ITIL
15 63 (23.42%) Hyper-V
16 60 (22.30%) Windows Server 2012
16 60 (22.30%) Security Cleared
16 60 (22.30%) Linux
17 58 (21.56%) DNS
18 53 (19.70%) MS Exchange
19 51 (18.96%) EMC
20 50 (18.59%) TCP/IP
20 50 (18.59%) LAN
21 49 (18.22%) WAN
22 48 (17.84%) VMware ESX
23 46 (17.10%) XenApp
24 43 (15.99%) SQL
25 42 (15.61%) MS Excel
26 39 (14.50%) DHCP
27 37 (13.75%) PowerShell

VMware ESXi
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 53 (19.70%) MS Exchange
2 27 (10.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (9.67%) SharePoint
4 23 (8.55%) Exchange Server 2007
4 23 (8.55%) Lync
5 19 (7.06%) IIS
6 10 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2003
7 9 (3.35%) Apache
8 7 (2.60%) Tomcat
9 6 (2.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (1.49%) GlassFish
10 4 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 2 (0.74%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.74%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (0.37%) OpenStack
Applications
1 42 (15.61%) MS Excel
2 23 (8.55%) MS Office
3 13 (4.83%) MS Visio
4 7 (2.60%) MS Project
5 4 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (1.86%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.74%) Oracle CRM
3 1 (0.37%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.72%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.12%) Office 365
4 1 (0.37%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 114 (42.38%) SAN
2 78 (29.00%) Firewall
3 58 (21.56%) DNS
4 50 (18.59%) TCP/IP
4 50 (18.59%) LAN
5 49 (18.22%) WAN
6 39 (14.50%) DHCP
7 33 (12.27%) VPN
8 25 (9.29%) NAS
9 23 (8.55%) Network Security
10 21 (7.81%) Wireless
11 18 (6.69%) Cisco ASA
12 17 (6.32%) VLAN
13 15 (5.58%) MPLS
14 12 (4.46%) IPsec
14 12 (4.46%) Cisco IOS
14 12 (4.46%) Cisco Nexus
15 9 (3.35%) Reverse Proxy
15 9 (3.35%) OSPF
15 9 (3.35%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (11.52%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.23%) MySQL
2 6 (2.23%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (2.23%) NoSQL
3 5 (1.86%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.37%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.37%) DTS
5 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (1.49%) Visual Studio
1 4 (1.49%) StarTeam
2 2 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.37%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.37%) MSI
3 1 (0.37%) AdminStudio
General
1 25 (9.29%) Finance
2 10 (3.72%) Banking
3 7 (2.60%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.86%) Billing
5 4 (1.49%) Retail
5 4 (1.49%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.49%) Back Office
5 4 (1.49%) Advertising
6 3 (1.12%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.12%) Marketing
6 3 (1.12%) Military
7 2 (0.74%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.37%) Publishing
8 1 (0.37%) Games
8 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 30 (11.15%) Network Engineer
1 30 (11.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 24 (8.92%) Consultant
3 23 (8.55%) Support Engineer
3 23 (8.55%) Administrator
4 19 (7.06%) Systems Engineer
5 16 (5.95%) Systems Administrator
6 14 (5.20%) Analyst
6 14 (5.20%) VMware Engineer
7 13 (4.83%) VMware Specialist
7 13 (4.83%) Developer
7 13 (4.83%) Server Engineer
8 12 (4.46%) Wintel Engineer
9 11 (4.09%) Architect
9 11 (4.09%) Support Analyst
10 10 (3.72%) Virtualisation Engineer
11 9 (3.35%) Senior Systems Engineer
12 8 (2.97%) 3rd Line Support
13 7 (2.60%) Technical Engineer
13 7 (2.60%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.43%) Web Services
2 8 (2.97%) XML
3 6 (2.23%) JSON
3 6 (2.23%) XMPP
4 5 (1.86%) .NET
5 4 (1.49%) SAML
6 3 (1.12%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.74%) HTML
7 2 (0.74%) WCF
7 2 (0.74%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.74%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (0.74%) JSF
7 2 (0.74%) Ajax
7 2 (0.74%) ADO.NET
7 2 (0.74%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.74%) CSS
8 1 (0.37%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.81%) Replication
1 21 (7.81%) Clustering
2 9 (3.35%) Blackberry
3 8 (2.97%) Open Source
4 7 (2.60%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.23%) CLARiiON
6 5 (1.86%) Cryptography
6 5 (1.86%) EqualLogic
6 5 (1.86%) PKI
7 4 (1.49%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.49%) Firmware
8 3 (1.12%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.74%) Taxonomies
10 1 (0.37%) iPad
10 1 (0.37%) Online Games
10 1 (0.37%) FMCG
10 1 (0.37%) iPhone
10 1 (0.37%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.37%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.37%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 202 (75.09%) Windows
2 127 (47.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 79 (29.37%) Windows Server 2003
4 60 (22.30%) Linux
4 60 (22.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (12.64%) Windows 7
6 31 (11.52%) Windows XP
7 28 (10.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 27 (10.04%) UNIX
9 11 (4.09%) SUSE
10 9 (3.35%) Windows 2000 Server
10 9 (3.35%) Solaris
11 7 (2.60%) Windows 2000
12 6 (2.23%) AIX
13 3 (1.12%) CentOS
14 2 (0.74%) openSUSE
14 2 (0.74%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.74%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.37%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (23.79%) ITIL
2 26 (9.67%) Change Management
3 18 (6.69%) Service Management
4 16 (5.95%) Service Delivery
4 16 (5.95%) Migration
4 16 (5.95%) Data Management
4 16 (5.95%) Load Balancing
5 13 (4.83%) Network Management
6 12 (4.46%) DevOps
6 12 (4.46%) Incident Management
6 12 (4.46%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (4.09%) Configuration Management
7 11 (4.09%) Change Control
7 11 (4.09%) Network Monitoring
8 10 (3.72%) Time Management
9 7 (2.60%) Asset Management
9 7 (2.60%) Capacity Management
9 7 (2.60%) CRM
9 7 (2.60%) Risk Management
10 6 (2.23%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (15.99%) SQL
2 37 (13.75%) PowerShell
3 12 (4.46%) Perl
4 10 (3.72%) Shell Script
4 10 (3.72%) Java
5 9 (3.35%) C
6 7 (2.60%) VBScript
7 6 (2.23%) VB
7 6 (2.23%) Ruby
8 4 (1.49%) PHP
9 3 (1.12%) Python
10 2 (0.74%) C-shell
10 2 (0.74%) Korn
10 2 (0.74%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.74%) C#
10 2 (0.74%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.37%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 60 (22.30%) Security Cleared
2 35 (13.01%) SC Cleared
3 33 (12.27%) Cisco Certification
4 28 (10.41%) CCNA
5 25 (9.29%) CCNP
6 24 (8.92%) Microsoft Certification
7 23 (8.55%) DV Cleared
8 18 (6.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 14 (5.20%) MCSE
10 10 (3.72%) Degree
11 9 (3.35%) CCIE
12 7 (2.60%) MCSA
12 7 (2.60%) MCTS
12 7 (2.60%) MCITP
12 7 (2.60%) VCP5
13 6 (2.23%) CCA
13 6 (2.23%) Citrix Certification
14 5 (1.86%) BC Cleared
15 4 (1.49%) VCP4
15 4 (1.49%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.46%) QA
1 12 (4.46%) JSP 440
2 10 (3.72%) SLA
3 5 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.86%) COBIT
4 2 (0.74%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 146 (54.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 124 (46.10%) Active Directory
3 88 (32.71%) vSphere
4 63 (23.42%) Hyper-V
5 48 (17.84%) VMware ESX
6 46 (17.10%) XenApp
7 11 (4.09%) XenServer
7 11 (4.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 10 (3.72%) Xen
8 10 (3.72%) KVM
8 10 (3.72%) XenDesktop
9 9 (3.35%) UAG
10 8 (2.97%) ProxySG
11 7 (2.60%) vCloud
12 6 (2.23%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (1.86%) NFS
14 4 (1.49%) ISA Server
14 4 (1.49%) Terminal Services
14 4 (1.49%) Shibboleth
14 4 (1.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 32 (11.90%) SCCM
2 23 (8.55%) SCOM
3 18 (6.69%) Backup Exec
4 17 (6.32%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (5.20%) Puppet
6 12 (4.46%) NetBackup
7 9 (3.35%) WSUS
7 9 (3.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 8 (2.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 7 (2.60%) WhatsUp Gold
10 6 (2.23%) HP SIM
10 6 (2.23%) SCOrch
11 5 (1.86%) McAfee ePO
11 5 (1.86%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
11 5 (1.86%) Norton AntiVirus
12 4 (1.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 4 (1.49%) Tivoli
12 4 (1.49%) Cisco CUCM
12 4 (1.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 3 (1.12%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 230 (85.50%) VMware
2 108 (40.15%) HP
3 101 (37.55%) Microsoft
4 97 (36.06%) Cisco
5 87 (32.34%) Citrix
6 51 (18.96%) EMC
7 33 (12.27%) NetApp
8 28 (10.41%) Red Hat
8 28 (10.41%) Juniper
9 24 (8.92%) IBM
10 23 (8.55%) Symantec
11 22 (8.18%) CheckPoint
12 17 (6.32%) Dell
13 14 (5.20%) Oracle
14 13 (4.83%) Blue Coat
14 13 (4.83%) 3PAR
15 12 (4.46%) F5
16 11 (4.09%) McAfee
16 11 (4.09%) Sophos
17 10 (3.72%) Fortinet
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