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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESXi
Rank 513 485 495
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +10
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 139 192 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.33% 0.25%
As % of the System Software category 2.15% 3.30% 2.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 127 102
Median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £500 £511
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £333
% change year-on-year
+12.57% +20.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 8
Median hourly rate £50.00 £36.00 £31.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% +13.38%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £33.25 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +5.55%

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
6478 5827 5889
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.16% 10.07% 10.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4117 3306 3274
Median daily rate £405 £370 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.45% +7.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £195 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 632 715
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.46 £41.50 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 -40 136 £425 +6.25% 40
London -13 57 £388 -3.12% 8
South East +15 41 £431 +6.09% 16
Hampshire +15 18 £431 +15.00% 7
North East -2 18 £522 -
Tyne and Wear -9 16 £522 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -14 16 £522 -
Surrey +18 13 £450 -21.73% 3
City of London +1 10 £400 -8.77% 3
Yorkshire +19 6 £380 +26.66% 2
Milton Keynes - 6 £425 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 6 £425 - 1
South West +6 5 £413 -8.33% 5
East of England -3 5 £236 -16.00% 4
New Malden - 5 - -
West Yorkshire +9 4 £343 +14.16% 1
North West +11 3 £425 +6.25% 4
Berkshire +1 3 £363 -27.50% 3
Guildford - 3 £425 - 3
Edinburgh +13 2 £288 -24.73%
Scotland +8 2 £288 -24.73% 2
Hertfordshire +6 2 £188 -34.78% 2
Gloucestershire -4 2 £375 -16.66% 3
Andover -4 2 £460 +18.70%
Portsmouth -7 2 £375 -
Manchester -11 2 £394 -1.56% 2
Cornwall - 2 - - 1
Sheffield - 2 £413 -
Ipswich - 2 £236 -
Bradford - 2 £360 - 1

VMware ESXi
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 312 (95.41%) VMware
2 242 (74.01%) Windows
3 209 (63.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 179 (54.74%) Windows Server
5 159 (48.62%) Linux
6 156 (47.71%) Active Directory
7 144 (44.04%) Microsoft
8 112 (34.25%) Windows Server 2008
9 111 (33.94%) vSphere
10 105 (32.11%) Windows Server 2012
11 95 (29.05%) DNS
12 94 (28.75%) ITIL
13 93 (28.44%) Red Hat
14 90 (27.52%) Cisco
15 85 (25.99%) SAN
16 82 (25.08%) Citrix
17 74 (22.63%) Firewall
18 73 (22.32%) HP
19 70 (21.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 65 (19.88%) MS Excel
20 65 (19.88%) MS Exchange
21 63 (19.27%) DHCP
22 60 (18.35%) SQL Server
22 60 (18.35%) Finance
23 55 (16.82%) SQL
23 55 (16.82%) Windows Server 2003
24 53 (16.21%) Hyper-V
24 53 (16.21%) Puppet
25 52 (15.90%) PowerShell
26 50 (15.29%) Microsoft Certification

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 65 (19.88%) MS Exchange
2 30 (9.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (8.56%) SharePoint
4 26 (7.95%) IIS
5 18 (5.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 15 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (4.59%) Skype for Business
7 14 (4.28%) Apache
8 13 (3.98%) OpenStack
9 12 (3.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 11 (3.36%) Tomcat
11 10 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2003
12 8 (2.45%) Confluence
12 8 (2.45%) nginx
12 8 (2.45%) WebSphere
13 7 (2.14%) WebLogic
14 5 (1.53%) JBoss
14 5 (1.53%) WebSphere Application Server
15 3 (0.92%) Jetty
15 3 (0.92%) Mongrel
Applications
1 65 (19.88%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.75%) MS Office
2 9 (2.75%) MS Visio
3 8 (2.45%) MS Project
4 3 (0.92%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 9 (2.75%) SAP hybris
2 7 (2.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.14%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 31 (9.48%) IaaS
2 27 (8.26%) SaaS
3 18 (5.50%) Office 365
4 14 (4.28%) PaaS
5 13 (3.98%) HP Helion
6 9 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (2.75%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (2.45%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (1.53%) Google Apps
9 4 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (1.22%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.92%) Google App Engine
10 3 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.92%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.31%) Route 53
12 1 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 95 (29.05%) DNS
2 85 (25.99%) SAN
3 74 (22.63%) Firewall
4 63 (19.27%) DHCP
5 32 (9.79%) TCP/IP
6 29 (8.87%) iSCSI
6 29 (8.87%) LAN
6 29 (8.87%) WAN
7 26 (7.95%) IP Telephony
8 25 (7.65%) NetScaler
9 21 (6.42%) VPN
10 18 (5.50%) LDAP
10 18 (5.50%) SSL
10 18 (5.50%) VLAN
11 17 (5.20%) Fibre Channel
11 17 (5.20%) Network Security
12 16 (4.89%) Wireless
13 15 (4.59%) MPLS
14 14 (4.28%) HTTP
14 14 (4.28%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (18.35%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.20%) Oracle Database
2 17 (5.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (4.59%) MySQL
4 11 (3.36%) Oracle Database 11g
5 9 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (2.75%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 9 (2.75%) Oracle Database 10g
5 9 (2.75%) Oracle Database 12c
5 9 (2.75%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (2.45%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (2.14%) DB2
7 7 (2.14%) Oracle BI EE
8 4 (1.22%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (0.92%) SAP HANA
10 2 (0.61%) ObjectStore
10 2 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.31%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.31%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 35 (10.70%) Git (software)
2 13 (3.98%) Jenkins
3 10 (3.06%) TeamCity
4 9 (2.75%) Oracle APEX
4 9 (2.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (2.45%) JIRA
5 8 (2.45%) Subversion
6 5 (1.53%) Ant
6 5 (1.53%) Metasploit
7 4 (1.22%) Maven
8 3 (0.92%) Travis CI
9 2 (0.61%) Gitweb
9 2 (0.61%) Selenium
9 2 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 1 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.31%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.31%) ClearCase
10 1 (0.31%) ClearQuest
10 1 (0.31%) Mercurial
10 1 (0.31%) Vagrant
General
1 60 (18.35%) Finance
2 15 (4.59%) Retail
3 14 (4.28%) Military
4 11 (3.36%) Marketing
5 6 (1.83%) Back Office
5 6 (1.83%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.53%) Banking
6 5 (1.53%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.22%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.92%) Legal
9 2 (0.61%) Electronics
9 2 (0.61%) Games
9 2 (0.61%) German Language
9 2 (0.61%) iGaming
10 1 (0.31%) Advertising
10 1 (0.31%) Law
10 1 (0.31%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 73 (22.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 42 (12.84%) VMware Engineer
3 35 (10.70%) Server Engineer
4 34 (10.40%) Linux Engineer
5 29 (8.87%) Systems Engineer
6 26 (7.95%) Windows Engineer
7 24 (7.34%) Architect
7 24 (7.34%) Support Engineer
8 22 (6.73%) Administrator
8 22 (6.73%) Consultant
9 21 (6.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 18 (5.50%) 3rd Line Support
10 18 (5.50%) Systems Administrator
11 17 (5.20%) Citrix Engineer
12 15 (4.59%) Analyst
13 14 (4.28%) Infrastructure Support
13 14 (4.28%) Virtualisation Engineer
13 14 (4.28%) Wintel Engineer
14 13 (3.98%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 12 (3.67%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.59%) Middleware
2 14 (4.28%) HTML
3 12 (3.67%) CSS
4 9 (2.75%) .NET
4 9 (2.75%) Ajax
4 9 (2.75%) jQuery
4 9 (2.75%) JSON
5 8 (2.45%) LAMP
5 8 (2.45%) Web Services
5 8 (2.45%) XML
6 7 (2.14%) Oracle Fusion
6 7 (2.14%) REST
7 4 (1.22%) 802.1X
7 4 (1.22%) LEMP Stack
8 3 (0.92%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.92%) HTML5
8 3 (0.92%) J2EE
8 3 (0.92%) MSMQ
8 3 (0.92%) SAP Basis
8 3 (0.92%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 37 (11.31%) Clustering
2 32 (9.79%) Data Centre
3 16 (4.89%) Replication
4 12 (3.67%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.06%) EMC VMAX
6 9 (2.75%) Blackberry
7 8 (2.45%) PKI
8 6 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (1.53%) Fat Client
9 5 (1.53%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.53%) Thin Client
10 4 (1.22%) NHS
11 3 (0.92%) CESG
11 3 (0.92%) Derivative
11 3 (0.92%) EMC VNX
11 3 (0.92%) Performance Metrics
12 2 (0.61%) Driving Licence
12 2 (0.61%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.61%) PlayStation
12 2 (0.61%) STB
Operating Systems
1 242 (74.01%) Windows
2 179 (54.74%) Windows Server
3 159 (48.62%) Linux
4 112 (34.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 105 (32.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 70 (21.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 55 (16.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 45 (13.76%) Unix
9 20 (6.12%) CentOS
9 20 (6.12%) Windows 7
10 19 (5.81%) Oracle Linux
10 19 (5.81%) SUSE
11 15 (4.59%) Solaris
12 13 (3.98%) AIX
13 9 (2.75%) Mac OS X
13 9 (2.75%) VMS
14 8 (2.45%) Ubuntu
14 8 (2.45%) Windows Phone
15 7 (2.14%) Mac OS X Server
16 6 (1.83%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (28.75%) ITIL
2 37 (11.31%) Configuration Management
2 37 (11.31%) Migration
3 33 (10.09%) Open Source
4 32 (9.79%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (8.87%) DevOps
5 29 (8.87%) PRINCE2
6 28 (8.56%) TOGAF
7 21 (6.42%) Change Management
7 21 (6.42%) Problem Management
8 20 (6.12%) ITIL V3
9 19 (5.81%) Disaster Recovery
10 17 (5.20%) Project Management
10 17 (5.20%) Service Management
11 15 (4.59%) Continuous Delivery
12 14 (4.28%) Load Balancing
12 14 (4.28%) Software Deployment
13 13 (3.98%) Capacity Management
13 13 (3.98%) Root Cause Analysis
13 13 (3.98%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 55 (16.82%) SQL
2 52 (15.90%) PowerShell
3 47 (14.37%) Perl
4 46 (14.07%) Bash Shell
5 38 (11.62%) Python
6 18 (5.50%) Shell Script
7 14 (4.28%) JavaScript
8 12 (3.67%) Java
9 9 (2.75%) C
9 9 (2.75%) PL/SQL
10 8 (2.45%) Korn
11 6 (1.83%) PHP
12 4 (1.22%) C-shell
12 4 (1.22%) Ruby
13 3 (0.92%) C#
13 3 (0.92%) VBScript
14 2 (0.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 50 (15.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (14.68%) Security Cleared
3 37 (11.31%) MCSE
4 36 (11.01%) Cisco Certification
5 30 (9.17%) SC Cleared
5 30 (9.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 21 (6.42%) CCNP
6 21 (6.42%) MCSA
7 19 (5.81%) DV Cleared
8 16 (4.89%) CCNA
9 14 (4.28%) RHCE
10 13 (3.98%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (3.67%) Degree
12 9 (2.75%) CCIE
12 9 (2.75%) RHCA
13 7 (2.14%) DBS Check
14 6 (1.83%) BPSS Clearance
15 3 (0.92%) CCA
15 3 (0.92%) Citrix Certification
15 3 (0.92%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.67%) SLA
2 10 (3.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (2.75%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (2.14%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.53%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.61%) QA
System Software
1 209 (63.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 156 (47.71%) Active Directory
3 111 (33.94%) vSphere
4 53 (16.21%) Hyper-V
5 32 (9.79%) Virtual Machines
6 28 (8.56%) VMware ESX
7 27 (8.26%) XenApp
8 26 (7.95%) XenDesktop
9 21 (6.42%) NFS
10 18 (5.50%) XenServer
11 15 (4.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 10 (3.06%) vCloud
13 8 (2.45%) UAG
14 5 (1.53%) Docker
14 5 (1.53%) Firmware
14 5 (1.53%) KVM
14 5 (1.53%) VirtualBox
15 4 (1.22%) LXC
16 3 (0.92%) Xen
17 2 (0.61%) Squid
Systems Management
1 53 (16.21%) Puppet
2 32 (9.79%) SCCM
3 25 (7.65%) SCOM
4 21 (6.42%) Backup Exec
5 17 (5.20%) Ansible
6 13 (3.98%) Failover Clustering
7 12 (3.67%) vMotion
8 11 (3.36%) Nagios
9 10 (3.06%) Red Hat Satellite
9 10 (3.06%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 10 (3.06%) WSUS
10 9 (2.75%) SCVMM
10 9 (2.75%) vRealize
11 8 (2.45%) IBM BigFix
11 8 (2.45%) Norton AntiVirus
11 8 (2.45%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
12 7 (2.14%) McAfee ePO
12 7 (2.14%) Microsoft Clustering
12 7 (2.14%) PowerCLI
13 5 (1.53%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 312 (95.41%) VMware
2 144 (44.04%) Microsoft
3 93 (28.44%) Red Hat
4 90 (27.52%) Cisco
5 82 (25.08%) Citrix
6 73 (22.32%) HP
7 41 (12.54%) NetApp
8 38 (11.62%) Dell
9 36 (11.01%) Symantec
10 25 (7.65%) EMC
10 25 (7.65%) IBM
11 23 (7.03%) Oracle
12 19 (5.81%) CheckPoint
13 15 (4.59%) SAP
13 15 (4.59%) Veeam
14 12 (3.67%) 3PAR
15 11 (3.36%) Apple
16 10 (3.06%) Riverbed
17 9 (2.75%) Google
17 9 (2.75%) Intel Security
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