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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware ESXi
UK
Rank 477 490 476
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -14
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 125 137 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.26% 0.29%
As % of the System Software category 2.46% 2.56% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 103 121
Median daily rate £328 £354 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.27% -16.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £200 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £463 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £348 £400
% change year-on-year
-5.61% -13.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 6
Median hourly rate £27.50 £50.00 £14.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +249.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £35.24 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.60 £50.00 £20.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.56 £13.65
% change year-on-year
-12.85% +131.17%

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
5091 5355 5320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.37% 10.30% 10.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3213 3197 2933
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £190 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 479 592
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £44.20 £32.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.00

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 25 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESXi within the UK over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 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 +39 121 £328 -6.28% 31
London +37 47 £333 -25.01% 12
South East +19 45 £328 +28.00% 6
Hampshire +18 28 £328 -25.45% 3
Berkshire +9 11 £318 +25.74% 1
East of England +8 11 £255 -34.19% 3
South West -10 10 £628 +75.52% 2
Bristol +7 7 £680 +87.58%
City of London +7 7 £326 -18.62% 1
Hook +5 7 £324 -
Ipswich - 6 £255 -
Suffolk - 6 £255 -
North West +24 5 £313 +56.25% 3
Edinburgh +17 4 £305 -18.66%
Scotland +8 4 £305 -21.79% 1
Cheshire +36 3 £275 +37.50%
Cambridgeshire +9 3 £425 +9.67% 1
Maidenhead - 3 £518 -
Yorkshire +19 2 £273 -21.01% 2
Reading +16 2 - -
West Midlands +2 2 £700 -
Peterborough -1 2 - - 1
Portsmouth -6 2 - -
West Sussex -7 2 £400 +33.33%
Surrey -13 2 £400 +53.84% 1
Winchester - 2 £390 -
Warrington - 2 £275 -
Fareham - 2 £275 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £294 - 2
Basingstoke +14 1 £313 -

VMware ESXi
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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.

1 299 (90.88%) VMware
2 243 (73.86%) Windows
3 183 (55.62%) Windows Server
4 178 (54.10%) VMware Infrastructure
5 151 (45.90%) Linux
6 134 (40.73%) Microsoft
6 134 (40.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 129 (39.21%) Active Directory
7 129 (39.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 112 (34.04%) vSphere
9 101 (30.70%) DNS
10 92 (27.96%) Cisco
11 82 (24.92%) ITIL
12 78 (23.71%) Red Hat
13 74 (22.49%) Security Cleared
14 73 (22.19%) PowerShell
14 73 (22.19%) SAN
14 73 (22.19%) Firewall
15 67 (20.36%) Citrix
15 67 (20.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 64 (19.45%) SC Cleared
17 63 (19.15%) Windows Server 2003
18 61 (18.54%) Finance
19 55 (16.72%) SQL Server
20 53 (16.11%) HP
21 50 (15.20%) Hyper-V
21 50 (15.20%) Puppet
22 49 (14.89%) MS Excel
22 49 (14.89%) DHCP
22 49 (14.89%) Agile Software Development

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 45 (13.68%) MS Exchange
2 31 (9.42%) IIS
3 30 (9.12%) Skype for Business
4 24 (7.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (4.56%) Apache
5 15 (4.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 15 (4.56%) SharePoint
6 14 (4.26%) Tomcat
7 10 (3.04%) Confluence
8 9 (2.74%) WebSphere
9 8 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2007
9 8 (2.43%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (1.82%) WebSphere Application Server
11 5 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (1.22%) Cloud Foundry
12 4 (1.22%) OpenStack
12 4 (1.22%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.91%) Mongrel
13 3 (0.91%) nginx
Applications
1 49 (14.89%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.04%) MS Visio
3 9 (2.74%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (2.74%) SAP Hybris
2 7 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.13%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 30 (9.12%) IaaS
2 28 (8.51%) SaaS
3 19 (5.78%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (5.47%) Office 365
4 18 (5.47%) PaaS
5 13 (3.95%) HP Helion
6 11 (3.34%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (3.34%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (1.82%) Amazon S3
8 5 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (1.52%) Mimecast
9 4 (1.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 4 (1.22%) G Suite
9 4 (1.22%) Heroku
10 3 (0.91%) Google App Engine
10 3 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.30%) Route 53
11 1 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 101 (30.70%) DNS
2 73 (22.19%) Firewall
2 73 (22.19%) SAN
3 49 (14.89%) DHCP
4 30 (9.12%) VPN
5 29 (8.81%) NetScaler
6 28 (8.51%) WAN
7 25 (7.60%) LAN
8 23 (6.99%) TCP/IP
9 20 (6.08%) Cisco Nexus
9 20 (6.08%) SSL
10 17 (5.17%) IP Telephony
10 17 (5.17%) Skype
11 16 (4.86%) FTP
11 16 (4.86%) NAS
12 14 (4.26%) MPLS
13 12 (3.65%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (3.65%) LDAP
13 12 (3.65%) VLAN
13 12 (3.65%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (16.72%) SQL Server
2 20 (6.08%) Oracle Database
3 17 (5.17%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (4.86%) Oracle Database 11g
5 12 (3.65%) MySQL
6 11 (3.34%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (3.04%) DB2
8 8 (2.43%) Oracle Database 12c
9 7 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (2.13%) NoSQL
9 7 (2.13%) Redis
9 7 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (1.82%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 6 (1.82%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (1.22%) Oracle BI EE
11 4 (1.22%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
13 1 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 24 (7.29%) Jenkins
2 23 (6.99%) Git (software)
3 10 (3.04%) JIRA
4 9 (2.74%) TeamCity
5 8 (2.43%) Sonatype Nexus
5 8 (2.43%) Vagrant
6 7 (2.13%) GitLab
6 7 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (1.82%) Metasploit
7 6 (1.82%) Oracle APEX
8 5 (1.52%) Subversion
9 3 (0.91%) Gitweb
9 3 (0.91%) MSI
9 3 (0.91%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.91%) Travis CI
9 3 (0.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (0.61%) Visual Studio
10 2 (0.61%) WinDbg
11 1 (0.30%) Mercurial
General
1 61 (18.54%) Finance
2 14 (4.26%) Marketing
2 14 (4.26%) Retail
3 11 (3.34%) Back Office
3 11 (3.34%) Banking
3 11 (3.34%) Manufacturing
4 9 (2.74%) Law
5 8 (2.43%) Military
6 6 (1.82%) Legal
6 6 (1.82%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.52%) Electronics
8 1 (0.30%) Advertising
8 1 (0.30%) Local Government
8 1 (0.30%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 57 (17.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 39 (11.85%) Architect
3 32 (9.73%) VMware Engineer
4 30 (9.12%) Network Engineer
5 26 (7.90%) Server Engineer
6 25 (7.60%) Consultant
7 23 (6.99%) Linux Engineer
8 22 (6.69%) Analyst
9 21 (6.38%) DevOps Engineer
10 19 (5.78%) Support Engineer
10 19 (5.78%) Wintel Engineer
11 18 (5.47%) Administrator
11 18 (5.47%) Windows Engineer
12 14 (4.26%) Systems Administrator
12 14 (4.26%) Virtualisation Engineer
13 12 (3.65%) Infrastructure Architect
13 12 (3.65%) VMware Specialist
14 11 (3.34%) Senior Network Engineer
14 11 (3.34%) Support Analyst
14 11 (3.34%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.95%) Middleware
2 12 (3.65%) LAMP
3 11 (3.34%) .NET
4 10 (3.04%) CSS
5 9 (2.74%) LAPP Stack
6 8 (2.43%) ASP.NET
6 8 (2.43%) Software Packaging
6 8 (2.43%) Web Services
7 7 (2.13%) Elastic Stack
7 7 (2.13%) HTML
7 7 (2.13%) Memcached
8 6 (1.82%) Ajax
8 6 (1.82%) jQuery
8 6 (1.82%) REST
9 5 (1.52%) XML
10 4 (1.22%) COM
10 4 (1.22%) Oracle Fusion
10 4 (1.22%) SAML
11 3 (0.91%) JSON
11 3 (0.91%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 39 (11.85%) Clustering
2 24 (7.29%) Data Centre
3 15 (4.56%) Management Information System
4 10 (3.04%) Client/Server
4 10 (3.04%) Replication
5 8 (2.43%) EMC VNX
6 5 (1.52%) SWIFT
7 4 (1.22%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.22%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.22%) Thin Client
8 3 (0.91%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.91%) CLARiiON
8 3 (0.91%) EMC VMAX
8 3 (0.91%) Symmetrix
8 3 (0.91%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 2 (0.61%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (0.61%) CESG
9 2 (0.61%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.61%) iPad
9 2 (0.61%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 243 (73.86%) Windows
2 183 (55.62%) Windows Server
3 151 (45.90%) Linux
4 134 (40.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 129 (39.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 67 (20.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 63 (19.15%) Windows Server 2003
8 22 (6.69%) SUSE
9 20 (6.08%) Unix
10 19 (5.78%) Windows 7
11 18 (5.47%) AIX
12 17 (5.17%) Oracle Linux
13 15 (4.56%) CentOS
14 14 (4.26%) Windows 10
15 10 (3.04%) Ubuntu
16 5 (1.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 4 (1.22%) Apple iOS
17 4 (1.22%) Mac OS X Server
18 3 (0.91%) Android
18 3 (0.91%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (24.92%) ITIL
2 49 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (13.98%) DevOps
4 36 (10.94%) TOGAF
5 33 (10.03%) Change Management
5 33 (10.03%) Configuration Management
6 31 (9.42%) Service Management
7 28 (8.51%) Problem Management
8 23 (6.99%) Continuous Delivery
9 19 (5.78%) Network Management
10 18 (5.47%) Open Source
11 15 (4.56%) Network Design
12 14 (4.26%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (4.26%) Migration
12 14 (4.26%) PRINCE2
13 13 (3.95%) ITIL V3
13 13 (3.95%) Load Balancing
14 12 (3.65%) E-Commerce
15 11 (3.34%) Software Deployment
16 10 (3.04%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 73 (22.19%) PowerShell
2 45 (13.68%) SQL
3 31 (9.42%) Bash Shell
4 26 (7.90%) Perl
5 23 (6.99%) Python
6 10 (3.04%) Korn
7 9 (2.74%) Ruby
7 9 (2.74%) VBScript
8 8 (2.43%) C
8 8 (2.43%) Shell Script
9 6 (1.82%) JavaScript
9 6 (1.82%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.52%) C#
10 5 (1.52%) Java
11 3 (0.91%) VB
12 2 (0.61%) VB6
Qualifications
1 74 (22.49%) Security Cleared
2 64 (19.45%) SC Cleared
3 46 (13.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 35 (10.64%) MCSE
5 34 (10.33%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (7.60%) CCNP
7 23 (6.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 21 (6.38%) MCSA
9 18 (5.47%) CCNA
10 13 (3.95%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (3.04%) DV Cleared
12 9 (2.74%) CCIE
13 8 (2.43%) Citrix Certification
14 7 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
14 7 (2.13%) Degree
14 7 (2.13%) JNCIS
15 6 (1.82%) CCDA
15 6 (1.82%) JNCIA
15 6 (1.82%) JNCIP
16 4 (1.22%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (1.82%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.91%) JSP 440
3 3 (0.91%) SLA
4 2 (0.61%) QA
5 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.30%) GDPR
5 1 (0.30%) PMO
System Software
1 178 (54.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 129 (39.21%) Active Directory
3 112 (34.04%) vSphere
4 50 (15.20%) Hyper-V
5 42 (12.77%) VMware ESX
6 31 (9.42%) XenDesktop
7 26 (7.90%) XenServer
8 25 (7.60%) Virtual Machines
9 19 (5.78%) vCloud
10 12 (3.65%) XenApp
11 11 (3.34%) Microsoft App-V
12 10 (3.04%) Virtual Servers
13 8 (2.43%) DFS Replication
14 7 (2.13%) GlusterFS
14 7 (2.13%) KVM
15 5 (1.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 5 (1.52%) Firmware
15 5 (1.52%) VMware Server
16 4 (1.22%) Docker
16 4 (1.22%) VMware GSX
Systems Management
1 50 (15.20%) Puppet
2 26 (7.90%) SCCM
3 19 (5.78%) vRealize
4 15 (4.56%) NetBackup
4 15 (4.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 13 (3.95%) vMotion
6 11 (3.34%) Nagios
6 11 (3.34%) SCOM
6 11 (3.34%) WSUS
7 10 (3.04%) Ansible
8 8 (2.43%) Backup Exec
8 8 (2.43%) FortiGate
8 8 (2.43%) Forum Sentry
8 8 (2.43%) Norton AntiVirus
8 8 (2.43%) ZABBIX
9 7 (2.13%) Cobbler
9 7 (2.13%) HAProxy
9 7 (2.13%) Linux-HA
9 7 (2.13%) Zenoss
10 6 (1.82%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 299 (90.88%) VMware
2 134 (40.73%) Microsoft
3 92 (27.96%) Cisco
4 78 (23.71%) Red Hat
5 67 (20.36%) Citrix
6 53 (16.11%) HP
7 30 (9.12%) EMC
8 29 (8.81%) Oracle
9 25 (7.60%) Dell
10 24 (7.29%) Symantec
11 23 (6.99%) IBM
12 21 (6.38%) Juniper
12 21 (6.38%) NetApp
13 20 (6.08%) Veeam
14 15 (4.56%) SAP
15 14 (4.26%) CheckPoint
15 14 (4.26%) Intel Security
16 13 (3.95%) 3PAR
17 11 (3.34%) Lumension
18 9 (2.74%) hybris
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