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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESXi
Rank 461 451 500
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +49
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 188 185 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.33% 0.24%
As % of the System Software category 2.79% 3.11% 2.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 137 87
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 5
Median hourly rate £35.79 £36.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.59% +260.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.42 £17.83 £9.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.16 £98.20 £21.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.79 £36.00 £10.00
% change year-on-year
-0.59% +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
6749 5949 5536
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.58% 10.60% 10.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4158 3361 3001
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 £188 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 469 618 636
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £15.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+25.71% +12.90%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESXi within the UK over the 3 months to 30 June 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 +6 172 £375 +7.14% 31
London +27 80 £415 +10.81% 6
South East +14 49 £360 -1.36% 11
City of London +64 21 £375 - 1
Hampshire +22 19 £340 -20.00% 3
Berkshire +7 13 £375 -11.76% 2
South West +2 12 £350 -8.49% 3
Wiltshire -5 10 £338 -3.57% 1
Scotland -8 10 £300 +12.46% 1
Yorkshire +16 9 £375 -6.25% 2
Hook - 9 £323 -
Swindon +2 8 £331 -39.77%
West Yorkshire - 8 £375 - 2
Leeds - 8 £375 - 2
Oxfordshire +14 6 £323 -0.76%
East of England +6 6 £513 +78.26% 2
Surrey -13 6 £375 +7.14% 5
Renfrewshire -37 5 £300 +13.58%
Erskine -37 5 £300 +13.58%
Hounslow - 5 £415 -
East Midlands - 5 £325 - 2
West Midlands - 5 £200 -
Reading -3 4 £375 -11.76%
North West -26 4 £400 +14.28% 5
Suffolk - 4 £525 -
Ipswich - 4 £525 -
Buckinghamshire +11 3 £430 -
Uxbridge +6 3 £404 -
Slough +3 3 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 3 £430 -

VMware ESXi
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 (89.37%) VMware
2 248 (67.57%) Windows
3 201 (54.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 179 (48.77%) Active Directory
5 171 (46.59%) Windows Server
6 147 (40.05%) Linux
7 135 (36.78%) Microsoft
8 127 (34.60%) Windows Server 2008
9 121 (32.97%) vSphere
10 111 (30.25%) Windows Server 2012
11 93 (25.34%) MS Exchange
12 91 (24.80%) Red Hat
13 88 (23.98%) ITIL
14 85 (23.16%) SAN
15 82 (22.34%) Cisco
16 78 (21.25%) HP
17 76 (20.71%) DNS
18 75 (20.44%) Windows Server 2003
19 74 (20.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 72 (19.62%) Finance
21 71 (19.35%) Citrix
22 66 (17.98%) Puppet
23 65 (17.71%) NetApp
23 65 (17.71%) Unix
23 65 (17.71%) Firewall
24 61 (16.62%) PowerShell
25 58 (15.80%) LAN
25 58 (15.80%) WAN
26 56 (15.26%) Security Cleared
27 55 (14.99%) Perl

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 93 (25.34%) MS Exchange
2 42 (11.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 37 (10.08%) Exchange Server 2013
4 35 (9.54%) SharePoint
5 27 (7.36%) Exchange Server 2007
6 20 (5.45%) Skype for Business
7 15 (4.09%) OpenStack
8 13 (3.54%) IIS
9 12 (3.27%) Apache
10 9 (2.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 9 (2.45%) Tomcat
11 7 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2003
12 6 (1.63%) Confluence
12 6 (1.63%) nginx
13 5 (1.36%) JBoss
13 5 (1.36%) WebSphere
13 5 (1.36%) WebSphere Application Server
14 4 (1.09%) WebLogic
15 2 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
15 2 (0.54%) CMS
Applications
1 41 (11.17%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.18%) MS Project
3 4 (1.09%) MS Office
4 3 (0.82%) HipChat
5 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.27%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.90%) Office 365
2 13 (3.54%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (2.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.36%) Google Apps
6 3 (0.82%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.54%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.54%) IaaS
7 2 (0.54%) 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 85 (23.16%) SAN
2 76 (20.71%) DNS
3 65 (17.71%) Firewall
4 58 (15.80%) LAN
4 58 (15.80%) WAN
5 46 (12.53%) DHCP
6 29 (7.90%) TCP/IP
7 25 (6.81%) LDAP
8 22 (5.99%) Fibre Channel
8 22 (5.99%) iSCSI
9 16 (4.36%) VPN
10 14 (3.81%) NAS
10 14 (3.81%) SMTP
10 14 (3.81%) VLAN
11 12 (3.27%) Network Security
11 12 (3.27%) SSL
12 11 (3.00%) NetScaler
12 11 (3.00%) VoIP
13 10 (2.72%) IP Telephony
14 8 (2.18%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (14.17%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.90%) MySQL
3 17 (4.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (4.36%) Relational Database
5 13 (3.54%) Oracle Database
6 8 (2.18%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (1.63%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (1.63%) SQL Server 2014
9 5 (1.36%) DB2
10 4 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.09%) Oracle BI EE
10 4 (1.09%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 4 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (1.09%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (1.09%) SAP HANA
11 3 (0.82%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.54%) DTS
12 2 (0.54%) ObjectStore
Development Applications
1 37 (10.08%) Git (software)
2 15 (4.09%) Subversion
3 9 (2.45%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.63%) JIRA
5 5 (1.36%) Ant
5 5 (1.36%) TeamCity
6 4 (1.09%) Oracle APEX
6 4 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.82%) Maven
7 3 (0.82%) Metasploit
8 2 (0.54%) GCC
8 2 (0.54%) Selenium
8 2 (0.54%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.27%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.27%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.27%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.27%) git-flow
9 1 (0.27%) Gitweb
9 1 (0.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 72 (19.62%) Finance
2 12 (3.27%) Games
3 11 (3.00%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.45%) Banking
5 8 (2.18%) Military
6 7 (1.91%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.63%) Retail
8 5 (1.36%) Back Office
8 5 (1.36%) Electronics
8 5 (1.36%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.36%) Marketing
9 4 (1.09%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.82%) Legal
11 2 (0.54%) German Language
11 2 (0.54%) iGaming
12 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.27%) Law
12 1 (0.27%) Online Betting
12 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 62 (16.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 49 (13.35%) VMware Engineer
3 46 (12.53%) Linux Engineer
4 42 (11.44%) Server Engineer
5 40 (10.90%) Support Engineer
5 40 (10.90%) Systems Engineer
6 36 (9.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 26 (7.08%) 3rd Line Support
8 25 (6.81%) Windows Engineer
9 24 (6.54%) Architect
10 22 (5.99%) Administrator
11 20 (5.45%) Systems Administrator
11 20 (5.45%) Wintel Engineer
12 19 (5.18%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 17 (4.63%) Analyst
14 16 (4.36%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
14 16 (4.36%) Solutions Architect
14 16 (4.36%) Unix Engineer
15 15 (4.09%) Exchange Engineer
15 15 (4.09%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.54%) Middleware
2 10 (2.72%) HTML
3 9 (2.45%) JSON
4 8 (2.18%) XML
5 7 (1.91%) CSS
5 7 (1.91%) LAMP
6 5 (1.36%) REST
7 4 (1.09%) .NET
7 4 (1.09%) Ajax
7 4 (1.09%) jQuery
7 4 (1.09%) LEMP Stack
7 4 (1.09%) 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 (0.54%) FIX Protocol
9 2 (0.54%) J2EE
9 2 (0.54%) Regular Expression
10 1 (0.27%) PHP-FPM
Miscellaneous
1 51 (13.90%) Data Centre
2 23 (6.27%) Clustering
3 19 (5.18%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (4.90%) Replication
5 10 (2.72%) Computer Science
5 10 (2.72%) PlayStation
6 9 (2.45%) Blackberry
7 8 (2.18%) EqualLogic
7 8 (2.18%) Private Cloud
8 7 (1.91%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.91%) PKI
9 4 (1.09%) NHS
10 3 (0.82%) CESG
10 3 (0.82%) Derivative
10 3 (0.82%) EMC VMAX
10 3 (0.82%) EMC VNX
10 3 (0.82%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.82%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.54%) HP StoreVirtual
11 2 (0.54%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 248 (67.57%) Windows
2 171 (46.59%) Windows Server
3 147 (40.05%) Linux
4 127 (34.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 111 (30.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 75 (20.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 74 (20.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 65 (17.71%) Unix
9 36 (9.81%) Solaris
10 28 (7.63%) CentOS
11 24 (6.54%) Windows 7
12 19 (5.18%) Oracle Linux
13 17 (4.63%) AIX
14 14 (3.81%) SUSE
15 9 (2.45%) Mac OS X
15 9 (2.45%) Ubuntu
15 9 (2.45%) VMS
16 8 (2.18%) Windows Phone
17 7 (1.91%) Android
18 6 (1.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (23.98%) ITIL
2 50 (13.62%) Migration
3 45 (12.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 36 (9.81%) Configuration Management
5 24 (6.54%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (6.54%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 22 (5.99%) Service Delivery
7 21 (5.72%) DevOps
7 21 (5.72%) Load Balancing
8 20 (5.45%) Project Management
8 20 (5.45%) Service Management
8 20 (5.45%) Software Deployment
9 19 (5.18%) Capacity Management
10 18 (4.90%) ITIL V3
10 18 (4.90%) Open Source
11 16 (4.36%) Network Design
12 15 (4.09%) Business Continuity
12 15 (4.09%) Matrix Organization
13 14 (3.81%) Root Cause Analysis
13 14 (3.81%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 61 (16.62%) PowerShell
2 55 (14.99%) Perl
3 54 (14.71%) Bash Shell
4 48 (13.08%) SQL
5 44 (11.99%) Python
6 19 (5.18%) Shell Script
7 15 (4.09%) Java
8 11 (3.00%) JavaScript
9 8 (2.18%) C
9 8 (2.18%) Korn
10 7 (1.91%) PHP
10 7 (1.91%) Ruby
11 5 (1.36%) VBScript
12 4 (1.09%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.82%) C-shell
14 2 (0.54%) C#
15 1 (0.27%) AWK
Qualifications
1 56 (15.26%) Security Cleared
2 39 (10.63%) SC Cleared
3 35 (9.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 35 (9.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 28 (7.63%) MCSE
5 20 (5.45%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (4.09%) RHCE
7 14 (3.81%) DV Cleared
8 13 (3.54%) CCNA
8 13 (3.54%) CCNP
9 12 (3.27%) MCSA
10 9 (2.45%) Degree
10 9 (2.45%) RHCA
11 7 (1.91%) DBS Check
12 4 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (0.82%) CCA
13 3 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
14 2 (0.54%) MCP
14 2 (0.54%) Network+ Certification
14 2 (0.54%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.36%) SLA
2 9 (2.45%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (1.63%) JSP 440
3 6 (1.63%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.54%) QA
System Software
1 201 (54.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 179 (48.77%) Active Directory
3 121 (32.97%) vSphere
4 45 (12.26%) VMware ESX
5 36 (9.81%) Hyper-V
6 30 (8.17%) Virtual Machines
7 28 (7.63%) XenApp
8 24 (6.54%) NFS
9 19 (5.18%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 18 (4.90%) Firmware
11 13 (3.54%) XenDesktop
12 11 (3.00%) vCloud
13 8 (2.18%) UAG
14 6 (1.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 6 (1.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 5 (1.36%) Docker
15 5 (1.36%) Virtual Desktop
15 5 (1.36%) VirtualBox
16 4 (1.09%) KVM
16 4 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 66 (17.98%) Puppet
2 32 (8.72%) SCCM
3 23 (6.27%) SCOM
4 15 (4.09%) Backup Exec
4 15 (4.09%) WSUS
5 14 (3.81%) Ansible
5 14 (3.81%) Nagios
6 12 (3.27%) Failover Clustering
6 12 (3.27%) Red Hat Satellite
7 11 (3.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 10 (2.72%) Microsoft Clustering
8 10 (2.72%) Xymon
9 8 (2.18%) IBM BigFix
9 8 (2.18%) Norton AntiVirus
9 8 (2.18%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 7 (1.91%) McAfee ePO
10 7 (1.91%) vMotion
10 7 (1.91%) vRealize
11 6 (1.63%) SCVMM
11 6 (1.63%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 328 (89.37%) VMware
2 135 (36.78%) Microsoft
3 91 (24.80%) Red Hat
4 82 (22.34%) Cisco
5 78 (21.25%) HP
6 71 (19.35%) Citrix
7 65 (17.71%) NetApp
8 35 (9.54%) Dell
9 32 (8.72%) EMC
10 30 (8.17%) IBM
10 30 (8.17%) Symantec
11 26 (7.08%) Oracle
12 15 (4.09%) 3PAR
13 12 (3.27%) CA
13 12 (3.27%) F5
14 11 (3.00%) SAP
14 11 (3.00%) Sophos
15 10 (2.72%) Apple
15 10 (2.72%) Veeam
16 9 (2.45%) Remedy
Redruth, Cornwall
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £21000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cobham, Surrey
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Monmouthshire
LA International
Rate: £216.48 - £288.64 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £325 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Lewis Dunn
Rate: £0 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 days ago