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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESXi
Rank 439 412 435
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +23
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 145 141 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.29% 0.23%
As % of the System Software category 2.95% 3.07% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 81 67
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£408 £373 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.39% +6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £230 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £461 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £316 £348
% change year-on-year
+22.52% -8.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 13
Average hourly rate £14.33 £15.63 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.32% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £12.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.65 £15.63 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-12.64% -30.55%

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
4912 4593 4221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.63% 9.54% 9.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2683 2338 1944
Average daily rate £375 £350 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £165 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 568 528 756
Average hourly rate £16.25 £16.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £31.56 £37.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%

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 30 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESXi within the UK over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. 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 -18 133 £415 +10.66% 35
London -12 68 £475 +21.79% 16
South East -10 28 £415 +27.69% 3
City of London -2 13 £375 -5.06% 5
Surrey +4 10 £370 +13.84%
Berkshire -2 10 £394 -10.00% 2
North West -3 10 £338 - 2
Yorkshire -1 9 £400 +45.45% 5
Scotland -8 9 £400 +36.75%
East of England +2 8 £463 +60.86% 4
Hampshire -31 7 £415 +50.90% 1
Bracknell +7 6 £419 +28.84%
Cheshire - 6 £398 - 2
Edinburgh -4 4 £304 +3.93%
Hook -9 4 £443 +65.42%
Guildford - 4 £440 -
Manchester - 4 £260 -
York - 4 £400 -
North Yorkshire - 4 £400 - 1
South West -17 3 £250 -33.77% 3
Warrington - 3 £394 -
Hertfordshire +1 2 £510 +56.92% 1
South Yorkshire -1 2 £335 +21.81% 1
Reading -1 2 £328 -34.50% 2
West Yorkshire -5 2 £368 +122.72% 3
Cambridgeshire -13 2 £325 +30.00%
Essex - 2 £350 -
Wiltshire - 2 £250 -
East Midlands - 2 - - 1
Croydon - 2 £488 -

VMware ESXi
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 284 (90.16%) VMware
2 238 (75.56%) Windows
3 174 (55.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 143 (45.40%) SAN
5 123 (39.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 112 (35.56%) vSphere
7 110 (34.92%) Cisco
8 109 (34.60%) Microsoft
9 107 (33.97%) HP
10 93 (29.52%) Firewall
11 86 (27.30%) Windows Server 2003
12 85 (26.98%) Active Directory
13 81 (25.71%) ITIL
14 78 (24.76%) Linux
15 77 (24.44%) Citrix
16 70 (22.22%) DNS
17 64 (20.32%) NAS
18 61 (19.37%) Security Cleared
19 56 (17.78%) Replication
20 53 (16.83%) PowerShell
21 52 (16.51%) LAN
22 51 (16.19%) WAN
23 50 (15.87%) Cisco Certification
23 50 (15.87%) Windows Server 2012
24 48 (15.24%) Hyper-V
25 47 (14.92%) EMC
26 45 (14.29%) SCCM
27 44 (13.97%) TCP/IP
28 43 (13.65%) CCNA
29 42 (13.33%) MS Exchange

VMware ESXi
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 42 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 27 (8.57%) IIS
3 25 (7.94%) SharePoint
4 19 (6.03%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (4.76%) OpenStack
6 13 (4.13%) Apache
7 12 (3.81%) Tomcat
8 11 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (1.59%) Lync
12 4 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (1.27%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.95%) JBoss
13 3 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
14 1 (0.32%) NetWeaver
14 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 5.5
14 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 28 (8.89%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.81%) MS Office
3 3 (0.95%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.63%) Maximo
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (0.95%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 143 (45.40%) SAN
2 93 (29.52%) Firewall
3 70 (22.22%) DNS
4 64 (20.32%) NAS
5 52 (16.51%) LAN
6 51 (16.19%) WAN
7 44 (13.97%) TCP/IP
8 34 (10.79%) DHCP
9 27 (8.57%) Cisco ASA
10 24 (7.62%) Cisco Nexus
11 23 (7.30%) NetScaler
12 21 (6.67%) SSL
12 21 (6.67%) VLAN
12 21 (6.67%) Network Security
13 19 (6.03%) Wireless
13 19 (6.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 17 (5.40%) Cisco IOS
15 16 (5.08%) VPN
16 15 (4.76%) Nortel Contivity
17 11 (3.49%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.13%) MySQL
3 8 (2.54%) MongoDB
4 6 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.63%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.32%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.32%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 3 (0.95%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.63%) Git (software)
2 2 (0.63%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.32%) Subversion
3 1 (0.32%) StarTeam
General
1 29 (9.21%) Finance
2 19 (6.03%) Banking
3 15 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.22%) Investment Banking
5 6 (1.90%) Advertising
6 5 (1.59%) Games
6 5 (1.59%) Back Office
7 3 (0.95%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.95%) Publishing
8 1 (0.32%) Military
8 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.32%) Retail
8 1 (0.32%) French Language
8 1 (0.32%) German Language
Job Titles
1 51 (16.19%) Consultant
2 40 (12.70%) Network Engineer
3 30 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 22 (6.98%) Analyst
5 18 (5.71%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 17 (5.40%) VMware Consultant
7 16 (5.08%) Support Engineer
8 15 (4.76%) Administrator
8 15 (4.76%) Architect
8 15 (4.76%) Virtualisation Engineer
9 13 (4.13%) Wintel Analyst
9 13 (4.13%) VMware Engineer
10 12 (3.81%) Wintel Engineer
10 12 (3.81%) 3rd Line Support
11 11 (3.49%) Systems Administrator
12 10 (3.17%) Systems Engineer
12 10 (3.17%) Server Engineer
13 9 (2.86%) DevOps Engineer
14 8 (2.54%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 8 (2.54%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.03%) Middleware
2 9 (2.86%) Web Services
3 7 (2.22%) .NET
4 5 (1.59%) SOAP
4 5 (1.59%) REST
5 4 (1.27%) X-Windows
6 3 (0.95%) MSMQ
6 3 (0.95%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.63%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (0.63%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (0.63%) WCF
7 2 (0.63%) Ajax
7 2 (0.63%) ADO.NET
7 2 (0.63%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.63%) CSS
7 2 (0.63%) HTML
8 1 (0.32%) SAP Basis
8 1 (0.32%) XML
8 1 (0.32%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.32%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 56 (17.78%) Replication
2 34 (10.79%) Clustering
3 25 (7.94%) PKI
4 16 (5.08%) Enterprise Storage
5 13 (4.13%) Cryptography
6 12 (3.81%) Open Source
6 12 (3.81%) CESG
7 11 (3.49%) Mobile App
7 11 (3.49%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (2.22%) Blackberry
10 5 (1.59%) Client/Server
10 5 (1.59%) Online Games
11 3 (0.95%) Symmetrix
11 3 (0.95%) Symmetrix DMX
12 1 (0.32%) Management Information System
12 1 (0.32%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.32%) Wiki
12 1 (0.32%) FlexPod
12 1 (0.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 238 (75.56%) Windows
2 123 (39.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 86 (27.30%) Windows Server 2003
4 78 (24.76%) Linux
5 50 (15.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (10.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 26 (8.25%) UNIX
8 24 (7.62%) Windows 7
9 12 (3.81%) Windows XP
10 11 (3.49%) Android
10 11 (3.49%) Apple iOS
10 11 (3.49%) Windows Phone 8
10 11 (3.49%) Windows Phone
11 10 (3.17%) Windows 2000
12 8 (2.54%) CentOS
13 6 (1.90%) SUSE
14 5 (1.59%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (1.27%) Windows NT
16 3 (0.95%) HPUX
16 3 (0.95%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (25.71%) ITIL
2 35 (11.11%) Migration
2 35 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 31 (9.84%) Configuration Management
4 28 (8.89%) Load Balancing
5 27 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
6 26 (8.25%) Network Monitoring
7 25 (7.94%) Change Control
8 21 (6.67%) Service Management
9 19 (6.03%) Network Management
9 19 (6.03%) DevOps
10 18 (5.71%) Service Delivery
11 17 (5.40%) Performance Testing
12 16 (5.08%) Performance Monitoring
13 15 (4.76%) Project Management
13 15 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
14 14 (4.44%) Low Latency
14 14 (4.44%) Problem Management
14 14 (4.44%) ITSM
15 13 (4.13%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (16.83%) PowerShell
2 31 (9.84%) SQL
3 20 (6.35%) VBScript
3 20 (6.35%) Perl
4 18 (5.71%) Python
5 16 (5.08%) C#
6 13 (4.13%) Bash Shell
7 6 (1.90%) Java
8 5 (1.59%) C
8 5 (1.59%) VB
9 4 (1.27%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.63%) Ruby
10 2 (0.63%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.63%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.32%) PHP
11 1 (0.32%) C++
11 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 61 (19.37%) Security Cleared
2 50 (15.87%) Cisco Certification
3 43 (13.65%) CCNA
4 40 (12.70%) SC Cleared
5 29 (9.21%) CCNP
6 23 (7.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 21 (6.67%) DV Cleared
8 17 (5.40%) CCIE
9 13 (4.13%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (3.81%) Degree
11 9 (2.86%) MCSE
12 3 (0.95%) CCDA
12 3 (0.95%) JNCIA
12 3 (0.95%) JNCIS
12 3 (0.95%) JNCIP
13 2 (0.63%) VCAP
13 2 (0.63%) MCSA
14 1 (0.32%) A+ Certification
14 1 (0.32%) Sun Certification
14 1 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.08%) QA
2 14 (4.44%) JSP 440
3 11 (3.49%) SLA
4 3 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 174 (55.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 112 (35.56%) vSphere
3 85 (26.98%) Active Directory
4 48 (15.24%) Hyper-V
5 41 (13.02%) XenApp
6 40 (12.70%) VMware ESX
7 19 (6.03%) NFS
8 17 (5.40%) vCloud
8 17 (5.40%) XenDesktop
9 16 (5.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 15 (4.76%) ProxySG
11 14 (4.44%) Firmware
12 13 (4.13%) KVM
13 7 (2.22%) Terminal Services
14 6 (1.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 6 (1.90%) VMware Server
15 5 (1.59%) DFS Replication
16 4 (1.27%) MetaFrame
17 3 (0.95%) ISA Server
17 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 45 (14.29%) SCCM
2 28 (8.89%) SCOM
3 22 (6.98%) HP SIM
4 21 (6.67%) Puppet
5 18 (5.71%) Nagios
6 16 (5.08%) SCVMM
7 14 (4.44%) EdgeSight
8 13 (4.13%) WhatsUp Gold
9 12 (3.81%) Opscode Chef
10 10 (3.17%) HP Data Protector
11 9 (2.86%) Tivoli
12 8 (2.54%) WSUS
12 8 (2.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 8 (2.54%) Icinga
13 7 (2.22%) FortiGate
14 6 (1.90%) BladeLogic
15 5 (1.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
16 4 (1.27%) Backup Exec
17 3 (0.95%) NetBackup
17 3 (0.95%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 284 (90.16%) VMware
2 110 (34.92%) Cisco
3 109 (34.60%) Microsoft
4 107 (33.97%) HP
5 77 (24.44%) Citrix
6 47 (14.92%) EMC
7 38 (12.06%) Dell
8 36 (11.43%) NetApp
9 34 (10.79%) CheckPoint
10 33 (10.48%) Juniper
11 32 (10.16%) Red Hat
12 31 (9.84%) IBM
13 29 (9.21%) F5
14 23 (7.30%) Veeam
15 22 (6.98%) Veritas
16 20 (6.35%) 3PAR
17 18 (5.71%) McAfee
18 15 (4.76%) Nortel
18 15 (4.76%) Blue Coat
18 15 (4.76%) ServiceNow
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