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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESXi
Rank 424 476 453
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -23
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 215 134 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.24% 0.26%
As % of the System Software category 3.79% 2.49% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 96 78
Average daily rate
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£390 £328 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.90% +0.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £506 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £290
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +12.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 9
Average hourly rate £37.00 £25.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.53% +12.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.75 £8.50 £17.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.10 £50.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £20.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+70.00% -38.46%

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
5668 5389 5060
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.70% 9.65% 9.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 3217 3021 2629
Average daily rate £363 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 588 639 579
Average hourly rate £16.92 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.47% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.78 £31.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 4 September 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
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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 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 +60 199 £400 +17.67% 32
London +55 98 £399 +6.33% 18
South East -27 40 £400 +33.33% 5
City of London +18 27 £438 +38.96% 5
South West +14 20 £450 - 1
Hampshire -2 16 £400 +53.84% 1
East of England +17 15 £288 -28.12% 2
Wiltshire +13 10 £550 -
North West -26 10 £350 -
West Sussex -6 8 £413 +120.00% 1
Gloucestershire - 8 £450 - 1
Surrey +1 7 £325 -3.70% 1
Scotland -8 7 £294 -2.08% 4
East Midlands -14 7 £288 -33.52% 2
Berkshire +1 6 £500 +73.16% 1
Cheltenham - 6 £450 - 1
West Midlands +10 5 - - 1
South Wales -7 5 £343 +37.00% 1
Wales -15 5 £343 +37.00% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -23 5 - -
Tyne and Wear -24 5 - -
North East -28 5 - -
Cardiff - 5 £343 - 1
Swindon - 5 £550 -
Croydon - 5 £500 -
Reading -5 4 £500 +73.16% 1
Crawley -6 4 £406 +62.40% 1
Edinburgh -13 4 £288 -1.70% 2
Nottinghamshire -15 4 £300 -33.33% 2
Essex - 4 £438 -

VMware ESXi
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 330 (87.07%) VMware
2 294 (77.57%) Windows
3 224 (59.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 185 (48.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 179 (47.23%) Active Directory
6 151 (39.84%) SAN
7 149 (39.31%) Microsoft
8 131 (34.56%) DNS
9 129 (34.04%) Windows Server 2012
10 127 (33.51%) vSphere
11 103 (27.18%) DHCP
12 93 (24.54%) Firewall
13 87 (22.96%) HP
13 87 (22.96%) Windows Server 2003
14 86 (22.69%) ITIL
15 84 (22.16%) MS Exchange
16 83 (21.90%) Linux
16 83 (21.90%) Citrix
17 82 (21.64%) Cisco
18 78 (20.58%) PowerShell
19 71 (18.73%) Data Centre
20 68 (17.94%) Security Cleared
21 66 (17.41%) SCCM
22 64 (16.89%) Finance
23 58 (15.30%) Dell
23 58 (15.30%) Windows 7
24 57 (15.04%) LAN
24 57 (15.04%) VMware ESX
25 56 (14.78%) Migration
25 56 (14.78%) TCP/IP

VMware ESXi
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 84 (22.16%) MS Exchange
2 54 (14.25%) SharePoint
3 44 (11.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 40 (10.55%) IIS
5 35 (9.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 28 (7.39%) Lync
7 21 (5.54%) Exchange Server 2007
8 17 (4.49%) SharePoint 2010
8 17 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2003
9 9 (2.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 8 (2.11%) OpenStack
11 7 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (1.32%) Oracle Workflow
12 5 (1.32%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.79%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.79%) Apache
14 2 (0.53%) Lotus Domino
14 2 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.53%) Confluence
14 2 (0.53%) CloudStack
Applications
1 42 (11.08%) MS Excel
2 19 (5.01%) MS Office
3 6 (1.58%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.06%) MS Project
5 1 (0.26%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.53%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.53%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.96%) Office 365
2 13 (3.43%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (1.85%) IaaS
4 2 (0.53%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.53%) PaaS
5 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 151 (39.84%) SAN
2 131 (34.56%) DNS
3 103 (27.18%) DHCP
4 93 (24.54%) Firewall
5 57 (15.04%) LAN
6 56 (14.78%) TCP/IP
7 49 (12.93%) WAN
8 39 (10.29%) NAS
9 32 (8.44%) VLAN
10 26 (6.86%) Network Security
11 19 (5.01%) SSL
12 18 (4.75%) VPN
12 18 (4.75%) iSCSI
13 15 (3.96%) FTP
14 14 (3.69%) Cisco IOS
15 13 (3.43%) NetScaler
15 13 (3.43%) Cisco Nexus
16 12 (3.17%) LDAP
17 11 (2.90%) Cisco ASA
18 9 (2.37%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (13.98%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.07%) SQL Server 2008
2 23 (6.07%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (2.37%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (1.85%) MySQL
4 7 (1.85%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.58%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (1.32%) Oracle BI EE
6 5 (1.32%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (1.32%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 5 (1.32%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (1.06%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.26%) DB2
8 1 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.26%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.26%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (2.11%) Visual Studio
1 8 (2.11%) Metasploit
2 7 (1.85%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.58%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (1.32%) TeamCity
4 5 (1.32%) Oracle APEX
5 4 (1.06%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (1.06%) JIRA
6 3 (0.79%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.53%) MSI
8 1 (0.26%) Maven
8 1 (0.26%) StarTeam
8 1 (0.26%) Ant
8 1 (0.26%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.26%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.26%) Juju
8 1 (0.26%) Gradle
General
1 64 (16.89%) Finance
2 15 (3.96%) Telecoms
3 13 (3.43%) Back Office
4 11 (2.90%) Banking
5 9 (2.37%) Online Betting
6 7 (1.85%) Military
7 5 (1.32%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.32%) French Language
8 4 (1.06%) Retail
9 3 (0.79%) Electronics
9 3 (0.79%) Automotive
10 2 (0.53%) Law
10 2 (0.53%) Legal
10 2 (0.53%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.53%) Marketing
10 2 (0.53%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.26%) Advertising
11 1 (0.26%) Publishing
11 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 71 (18.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 37 (9.76%) Analyst
3 36 (9.50%) Administrator
4 31 (8.18%) Consultant
5 29 (7.65%) Server Engineer
6 26 (6.86%) Wintel Engineer
7 25 (6.60%) Systems Administrator
8 23 (6.07%) Architect
8 23 (6.07%) 3rd Line Support
8 23 (6.07%) VMware Engineer
9 21 (5.54%) Support Engineer
10 19 (5.01%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 18 (4.75%) Network Engineer
12 16 (4.22%) Infrastructure Consultant
13 15 (3.96%) Virtualisation Engineer
14 14 (3.69%) Storage Engineer
14 14 (3.69%) Support Analyst
14 14 (3.69%) Infrastructure Architect
15 10 (2.64%) Senior Analyst
16 9 (2.37%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.01%) Middleware
2 9 (2.37%) LAMP
3 7 (1.85%) HTML
3 7 (1.85%) Flash
4 6 (1.58%) CSS
4 6 (1.58%) jQuery
5 5 (1.32%) Oracle Fusion
5 5 (1.32%) Ajax
6 4 (1.06%) XML
7 3 (0.79%) J2EE
8 2 (0.53%) RabbitMQ
9 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.26%) .NET
9 1 (0.26%) XHTML
9 1 (0.26%) Application Packaging
9 1 (0.26%) HTML5
9 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET 2.0
Miscellaneous
1 71 (18.73%) Data Centre
2 41 (10.82%) Clustering
3 38 (10.03%) Replication
4 18 (4.75%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (4.49%) EqualLogic
6 13 (3.43%) Private Cloud
7 12 (3.17%) NHS
7 12 (3.17%) Blackberry
8 10 (2.64%) Enterprise Storage
8 10 (2.64%) User Experience
9 9 (2.37%) Client/Server
10 8 (2.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 7 (1.85%) Management Information System
11 7 (1.85%) Cryptography
12 6 (1.58%) Thin Client
12 6 (1.58%) Fat Client
12 6 (1.58%) EMC VNX
12 6 (1.58%) EMC VMAX
13 4 (1.06%) Taxonomies
14 3 (0.79%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 294 (77.57%) Windows
2 185 (48.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 129 (34.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 87 (22.96%) Windows Server 2003
5 83 (21.90%) Linux
6 58 (15.30%) Windows 7
7 27 (7.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 22 (5.80%) Windows XP
9 20 (5.28%) UNIX
10 19 (5.01%) Windows 8
11 18 (4.75%) CentOS
12 11 (2.90%) Ubuntu
13 10 (2.64%) SUSE
14 7 (1.85%) Solaris
14 7 (1.85%) Windows 2000
15 6 (1.58%) Data ONTAP
16 5 (1.32%) Oracle Linux
16 5 (1.32%) Windows NT
16 5 (1.32%) Android
17 4 (1.06%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (22.69%) ITIL
2 56 (14.78%) Migration
3 37 (9.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 23 (6.07%) Project Management
5 22 (5.80%) Service Management
5 22 (5.80%) Capacity Management
6 21 (5.54%) Root Cause Analysis
7 18 (4.75%) Configuration Management
7 18 (4.75%) Server Building
8 17 (4.49%) Data Protection
9 13 (3.43%) Service Delivery
9 13 (3.43%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (3.17%) Workflow
10 12 (3.17%) Incident Management
10 12 (3.17%) Load Balancing
10 12 (3.17%) Network Load Balancing
11 11 (2.90%) Change Management
11 11 (2.90%) Performance Tuning
12 10 (2.64%) DevOps
12 10 (2.64%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 78 (20.58%) PowerShell
2 54 (14.25%) SQL
3 21 (5.54%) Perl
4 17 (4.49%) VBScript
4 17 (4.49%) Python
5 12 (3.17%) Bash Shell
6 11 (2.90%) C
7 7 (1.85%) JavaScript
8 6 (1.58%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.32%) C#
9 5 (1.32%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.79%) Java
10 3 (0.79%) VB
11 2 (0.53%) R
Qualifications
1 68 (17.94%) Security Cleared
2 55 (14.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 41 (10.82%) MCSE
4 38 (10.03%) SC Cleared
5 35 (9.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 32 (8.44%) Cisco Certification
7 29 (7.65%) CCNA
8 26 (6.86%) DV Cleared
9 14 (3.69%) MCSA
10 12 (3.17%) MCITP
11 10 (2.64%) VCP4
12 9 (2.37%) VCP5
12 9 (2.37%) CCNP
13 8 (2.11%) MCP
13 8 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (1.85%) Degree
15 5 (1.32%) Network+ Certification
16 4 (1.06%) RHCE
16 4 (1.06%) MCSM
16 4 (1.06%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.75%) QA
2 11 (2.90%) SLA
3 10 (2.64%) JSP 440
4 4 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.06%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 224 (59.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 179 (47.23%) Active Directory
3 127 (33.51%) vSphere
4 57 (15.04%) VMware ESX
5 52 (13.72%) Hyper-V
6 49 (12.93%) XenApp
7 29 (7.65%) vCloud
8 27 (7.12%) Microsoft App-V
9 21 (5.54%) XenDesktop
10 17 (4.49%) DFS Replication
11 10 (2.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 9 (2.37%) KVM
13 8 (2.11%) Forefront TMG
13 8 (2.11%) VirtualBox
13 8 (2.11%) Terminal Services
13 8 (2.11%) NFS
14 7 (1.85%) VMware Server
15 5 (1.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 5 (1.32%) XenServer
15 5 (1.32%) Xen
Systems Management
1 66 (17.41%) SCCM
2 27 (7.12%) SCOM
3 23 (6.07%) WSUS
4 19 (5.01%) NetBackup
5 14 (3.69%) Puppet
6 13 (3.43%) vMotion
7 11 (2.90%) SCVMM
8 10 (2.64%) McAfee ePO
8 10 (2.64%) SCOrch
9 9 (2.37%) OpenView
9 9 (2.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 8 (2.11%) Nmap
10 8 (2.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 8 (2.11%) ZABBIX
10 8 (2.11%) EMC VPLEX
11 7 (1.85%) SCSM
11 7 (1.85%) Backup Exec
12 6 (1.58%) WhatsUp Gold
13 5 (1.32%) Tivoli
13 5 (1.32%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 330 (87.07%) VMware
2 149 (39.31%) Microsoft
3 87 (22.96%) HP
4 83 (21.90%) Citrix
5 82 (21.64%) Cisco
6 58 (15.30%) Dell
7 51 (13.46%) NetApp
8 38 (10.03%) EMC
9 32 (8.44%) Red Hat
10 30 (7.92%) Veeam
11 25 (6.60%) 3PAR
11 25 (6.60%) IBM
12 23 (6.07%) Veritas
13 21 (5.54%) Oracle
13 21 (5.54%) McAfee
13 21 (5.54%) F5
14 18 (4.75%) Symantec
15 16 (4.22%) Juniper
16 13 (3.43%) CheckPoint
17 12 (3.17%) Brocade
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