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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESXi
Rank 443 488 460
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -28
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 214 136 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.25% 0.28%
As % of the System Software category 3.30% 2.47% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 104 92
Median daily rate £410 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £249 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 8
Median hourly rate £26.58 £29.53 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.01% +7.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.92 £17.49 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.32 £46.78 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.58 £19.82 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+34.11% -0.92%

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
6481 5509 5319
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.10% 10.17% 9.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3984 3079 2814
Median daily rate £400 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 433 646 648
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £11.00 £10.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.60 £38.25 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £15.63
% change year-on-year
+15.15% +5.60%

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 May 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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +51 190 £410 +12.32% 45
London +12 83 £463 +17.46% 12
South East +21 59 £360 -1.36% 12
City of London +50 21 £475 +22.58% 4
Scotland +11 21 £407 +34.54%
Berkshire +5 17 £360 -12.72% 4
Erskine -24 16 £407 +53.90%
Renfrewshire -28 16 £407 +53.90%
South West 0 13 £350 - 6
Surrey -3 13 £325 -10.95% 2
Hampshire +11 11 £393 +12.87% 3
Wiltshire -6 9 £350 - 5
North West -11 9 £400 +30.61% 4
Oxfordshire +12 8 £323 -0.76%
Swindon - 8 £344 - 1
Yorkshire +14 7 £313 -21.87% 2
Hook +10 7 £315 -9.34%
East of England +7 7 £513 +74.46% 2
Buckinghamshire +12 6 £428 -20.46%
Milton Keynes - 6 £428 -
West Yorkshire - 6 £313 -
Leeds - 6 £313 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -45 5 £420 +11.33%
Tyne and Wear -47 5 £420 +11.33%
North East -50 5 £420 +11.33%
Reading -3 4 £375 +33.92% 1
East Midlands - 4 £300 - 6
Ipswich - 4 £525 -
Bracknell - 4 £255 -
Hounslow - 4 £415 -

VMware ESXi
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 301 (86.49%) VMware
2 228 (65.52%) Windows
3 178 (51.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 163 (46.84%) Windows Server
5 156 (44.83%) Active Directory
6 140 (40.23%) Linux
7 117 (33.62%) Windows Server 2008
8 116 (33.33%) Microsoft
9 106 (30.46%) vSphere
10 105 (30.17%) Windows Server 2012
11 87 (25.00%) SAN
12 86 (24.71%) Red Hat
12 86 (24.71%) MS Exchange
13 84 (24.14%) Cisco
14 76 (21.84%) ITIL
15 73 (20.98%) DNS
16 72 (20.69%) HP
16 72 (20.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 67 (19.25%) Windows Server 2003
17 67 (19.25%) Finance
18 66 (18.97%) Puppet
19 65 (18.68%) Firewall
20 64 (18.39%) Unix
21 63 (18.10%) LAN
21 63 (18.10%) NetApp
22 62 (17.82%) Citrix
23 61 (17.53%) WAN
24 59 (16.95%) Security Cleared
25 53 (15.23%) PowerShell
26 51 (14.66%) SQL Server

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 86 (24.71%) MS Exchange
2 38 (10.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 34 (9.77%) Exchange Server 2013
4 29 (8.33%) SharePoint
5 27 (7.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 21 (6.03%) Skype for Business
7 15 (4.31%) OpenStack
8 13 (3.74%) Apache
9 12 (3.45%) IIS
10 10 (2.87%) Tomcat
11 7 (2.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 6 (1.72%) Confluence
13 5 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2003
13 5 (1.44%) JBoss
13 5 (1.44%) nginx
13 5 (1.44%) WebSphere
13 5 (1.44%) WebSphere Application Server
14 4 (1.15%) WebLogic
15 2 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
15 2 (0.57%) CMS
Applications
1 34 (9.77%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.44%) MS Project
2 5 (1.44%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.15%) HipChat
3 4 (1.15%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.29%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.02%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (3.16%) Office 365
3 7 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.57%) IaaS
6 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.29%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.29%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.29%) PaaS
6 1 (0.29%) SaaS
6 1 (0.29%) SoftLayer
6 1 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 87 (25.00%) SAN
2 73 (20.98%) DNS
3 65 (18.68%) Firewall
4 63 (18.10%) LAN
5 61 (17.53%) WAN
6 44 (12.64%) DHCP
7 33 (9.48%) TCP/IP
8 23 (6.61%) LDAP
9 21 (6.03%) Fibre Channel
10 19 (5.46%) iSCSI
11 18 (5.17%) NAS
11 18 (5.17%) VPN
12 14 (4.02%) SMTP
12 14 (4.02%) VLAN
13 13 (3.74%) Network Security
14 12 (3.45%) SSL
15 11 (3.16%) HTTP
15 11 (3.16%) NetScaler
16 8 (2.30%) FTP
16 8 (2.30%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (14.66%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.03%) Relational Database
3 17 (4.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (4.02%) MySQL
5 12 (3.45%) Oracle Database
6 8 (2.30%) SQL Server 2005
6 8 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (1.72%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (1.44%) DB2
8 5 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.15%) Oracle BI EE
9 4 (1.15%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 4 (1.15%) Oracle Database 10g
9 4 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (1.15%) Oracle Database 12c
9 4 (1.15%) SAP HANA
10 3 (0.86%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.57%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.57%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 30 (8.62%) Git (software)
2 15 (4.31%) Subversion
3 9 (2.59%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.72%) JIRA
5 5 (1.44%) TeamCity
6 4 (1.15%) Ant
6 4 (1.15%) Oracle APEX
6 4 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.86%) Maven
7 3 (0.86%) Metasploit
7 3 (0.86%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.57%) GCC
8 2 (0.57%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.29%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.29%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.29%) git-flow
9 1 (0.29%) Gradle
9 1 (0.29%) Hudson
9 1 (0.29%) IntelliJ
General
1 67 (19.25%) Finance
2 15 (4.31%) Telecoms
3 13 (3.74%) Games
4 9 (2.59%) Banking
5 7 (2.01%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.72%) Military
6 6 (1.72%) Retail
7 5 (1.44%) Electronics
7 5 (1.44%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.44%) Marketing
8 4 (1.15%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.86%) Legal
10 2 (0.57%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.57%) Back Office
10 2 (0.57%) iGaming
11 1 (0.29%) German Language
11 1 (0.29%) Law
11 1 (0.29%) Online Betting
11 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 61 (17.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 45 (12.93%) VMware Engineer
3 44 (12.64%) Linux Engineer
4 39 (11.21%) Support Engineer
5 37 (10.63%) Server Engineer
6 33 (9.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 33 (9.48%) Systems Engineer
7 30 (8.62%) Architect
8 25 (7.18%) Windows Engineer
9 23 (6.61%) 3rd Line Support
10 22 (6.32%) Solutions Architect
11 20 (5.75%) Administrator
12 19 (5.46%) Systems Administrator
13 18 (5.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 17 (4.89%) Exchange Engineer
14 17 (4.89%) Wintel Engineer
15 16 (4.60%) Infrastructure Architect
15 16 (4.60%) Unix Engineer
16 14 (4.02%) VMware Specialist
16 14 (4.02%) VMware Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.02%) Middleware
2 10 (2.87%) HTML
3 9 (2.59%) LAMP
4 6 (1.72%) CSS
5 5 (1.44%) Web Services
6 4 (1.15%) Ajax
6 4 (1.15%) jQuery
6 4 (1.15%) JSON
6 4 (1.15%) LEMP Stack
6 4 (1.15%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (0.86%) .NET
7 3 (0.86%) HTML5
7 3 (0.86%) MSMQ
7 3 (0.86%) SAP Basis
7 3 (0.86%) XML
8 2 (0.57%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (0.57%) J2EE
8 2 (0.57%) Regular Expression
8 2 (0.57%) WPF
9 1 (0.29%) PHP-FPM
Miscellaneous
1 48 (13.79%) Data Centre
2 20 (5.75%) Clustering
3 19 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (5.46%) Replication
4 10 (2.87%) Computer Science
4 10 (2.87%) PlayStation
5 7 (2.01%) Blackberry
5 7 (2.01%) EqualLogic
5 7 (2.01%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.01%) PKI
6 6 (1.72%) Private Cloud
7 5 (1.44%) EMC VNX
7 5 (1.44%) NHS
8 4 (1.15%) Derivative
8 4 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (0.86%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.86%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.86%) User Experience
10 2 (0.57%) CCTV
10 2 (0.57%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 228 (65.52%) Windows
2 163 (46.84%) Windows Server
3 140 (40.23%) Linux
4 117 (33.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 105 (30.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 72 (20.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 67 (19.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 64 (18.39%) Unix
9 37 (10.63%) Solaris
10 23 (6.61%) CentOS
11 22 (6.32%) Windows 7
12 19 (5.46%) Oracle Linux
13 17 (4.89%) AIX
14 15 (4.31%) SUSE
15 9 (2.59%) Ubuntu
16 5 (1.44%) Debian
16 5 (1.44%) Windows Phone
17 4 (1.15%) VMS
17 4 (1.15%) Windows 2000
17 4 (1.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (21.84%) ITIL
2 43 (12.36%) Disaster Recovery
3 41 (11.78%) Migration
4 36 (10.34%) Configuration Management
5 27 (7.76%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (6.61%) DevOps
7 22 (6.32%) Network Design
7 22 (6.32%) Service Delivery
8 20 (5.75%) Load Balancing
9 19 (5.46%) Change Management
9 19 (5.46%) Project Management
10 18 (5.17%) ITIL V3
10 18 (5.17%) Open Source
10 18 (5.17%) Service Management
11 16 (4.60%) Capacity Management
12 14 (4.02%) Office Automation
12 14 (4.02%) Software Deployment
13 12 (3.45%) Business Continuity
14 11 (3.16%) Capacity Planning
14 11 (3.16%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 53 (15.23%) PowerShell
2 49 (14.08%) SQL
3 48 (13.79%) Perl
4 47 (13.51%) Bash Shell
5 39 (11.21%) Python
6 18 (5.17%) Shell Script
7 13 (3.74%) Java
8 11 (3.16%) JavaScript
9 8 (2.30%) C
9 8 (2.30%) Korn
10 7 (2.01%) PHP
10 7 (2.01%) Ruby
11 5 (1.44%) VBScript
12 4 (1.15%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.57%) C#
13 2 (0.57%) C-shell
14 1 (0.29%) AWK
Qualifications
1 59 (16.95%) Security Cleared
2 46 (13.22%) SC Cleared
3 32 (9.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 29 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (7.18%) MCSE
6 20 (5.75%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (4.31%) CCNA
7 15 (4.31%) CCNP
7 15 (4.31%) RHCE
8 11 (3.16%) MCSA
9 10 (2.87%) DV Cleared
10 9 (2.59%) RHCA
11 8 (2.30%) Degree
12 7 (2.01%) DBS Check
13 4 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
13 4 (1.15%) JNCIA
13 4 (1.15%) JNCIS
14 3 (0.86%) CCDA
14 3 (0.86%) JNCIP
15 2 (0.57%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.31%) SLA
2 10 (2.87%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (1.72%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.15%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.57%) QA
System Software
1 178 (51.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 156 (44.83%) Active Directory
3 106 (30.46%) vSphere
4 41 (11.78%) VMware ESX
5 34 (9.77%) Hyper-V
6 25 (7.18%) XenApp
7 23 (6.61%) NFS
8 18 (5.17%) Firmware
9 15 (4.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 13 (3.74%) vCloud
11 12 (3.45%) XenDesktop
12 6 (1.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 6 (1.72%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 5 (1.44%) Docker
13 5 (1.44%) UAG
14 4 (1.15%) KVM
14 4 (1.15%) LXC
14 4 (1.15%) XenServer
15 3 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
15 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 66 (18.97%) Puppet
2 31 (8.91%) SCCM
3 20 (5.75%) SCOM
4 15 (4.31%) WSUS
5 14 (4.02%) Nagios
6 13 (3.74%) Ansible
7 11 (3.16%) Red Hat Satellite
8 10 (2.87%) Backup Exec
8 10 (2.87%) Xymon
9 9 (2.59%) vMotion
10 8 (2.30%) vRealize
11 7 (2.01%) McAfee ePO
12 6 (1.72%) NetBackup
12 6 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
12 6 (1.72%) Opsview
12 6 (1.72%) SCVMM
12 6 (1.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 6 (1.72%) Tivoli
13 5 (1.44%) CA Spectrum
13 5 (1.44%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 301 (86.49%) VMware
2 116 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 86 (24.71%) Red Hat
4 84 (24.14%) Cisco
5 72 (20.69%) HP
6 63 (18.10%) NetApp
7 62 (17.82%) Citrix
8 41 (11.78%) EMC
9 38 (10.92%) Dell
10 28 (8.05%) IBM
11 25 (7.18%) Oracle
12 20 (5.75%) Symantec
13 14 (4.02%) 3PAR
14 13 (3.74%) CA
15 12 (3.45%) SAP
16 10 (2.87%) Sophos
17 9 (2.59%) CommVault
17 9 (2.59%) F5
17 9 (2.59%) Remedy
17 9 (2.59%) Veritas
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