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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
VMware ESXi
Rank 460 435 419
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -16
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 147 151 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.29% 0.28%
As % of the System Software category 2.76% 3.02% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 91 75
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£350 £353 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.70% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £250 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 20
Average hourly rate £29.53 £27.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.39% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.49 £9.70 £22.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.78 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.82 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-0.92% -11.11%

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
5332 5007 4441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.84% 9.51% 9.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2998 2669 2133
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 632 619 619
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.12 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £33.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -0.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -8 140 £350 -3.44% 62
London -5 62 £388 +3.33% 21
South East -11 32 £365 +4.28% 16
East of England +14 16 £331 -5.35% 4
South West +18 13 £350 -22.22% 5
Hertfordshire - 12 £350 - 3
North West -14 11 £306 +8.88% 7
Croydon -3 10 £350 -20.00%
Wiltshire +10 8 £350 +55.55% 2
Surrey +9 6 £365 +12.30% 3
Berkshire -6 6 £413 +3.12%
Scotland -25 6 £267 -22.68% 2
Corsham - 6 £350 -
City of London -1 5 £388 -3.12% 6
East Sussex - 5 £350 -
Brighton - 5 £350 -
Welwyn Garden City - 5 £377 - 2
Slough +4 4 £413 -
North East -8 4 £377 +11.77%
Tyne and Wear -8 4 £377 +11.77%
Hampshire -20 4 £348 -0.64% 6
Manchester - 4 £263 - 5
Stevenage - 4 £350 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £538 - 5
Liverpool -8 3 - - 1
Merseyside -11 3 - - 1
Renfrewshire - 3 £264 -
Erskine - 3 £264 -
Bristol +1 2 £375 -16.66% 2
Cambridgeshire 0 2 £275 -25.42%

VMware ESXi
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 265 (88.93%) VMware
2 243 (81.54%) Windows
3 167 (56.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 143 (47.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 142 (47.65%) SAN
6 105 (35.23%) Cisco
7 104 (34.90%) Active Directory
8 99 (33.22%) Microsoft
9 94 (31.54%) vSphere
10 92 (30.87%) Windows Server 2003
11 91 (30.54%) Windows Server 2012
12 77 (25.84%) HP
12 77 (25.84%) ITIL
13 69 (23.15%) DNS
14 67 (22.48%) Firewall
15 63 (21.14%) Citrix
16 57 (19.13%) Hyper-V
17 55 (18.46%) LAN
18 53 (17.79%) Security Cleared
19 52 (17.45%) PowerShell
19 52 (17.45%) DHCP
19 52 (17.45%) Linux
19 52 (17.45%) TCP/IP
20 51 (17.11%) EMC
21 48 (16.11%) Migration
21 48 (16.11%) SCCM
22 45 (15.10%) WAN
23 43 (14.43%) Dell
24 42 (14.09%) Finance
24 42 (14.09%) NAS

VMware ESXi
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 40 (13.42%) MS Exchange
2 39 (13.09%) SharePoint
3 30 (10.07%) IIS
4 17 (5.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (5.70%) OpenStack
5 11 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (3.69%) Lync
6 10 (3.36%) SharePoint 2010
7 8 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (2.01%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (1.68%) Apache
9 5 (1.68%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (1.34%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (1.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.67%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.34%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 30 (10.07%) MS Excel
2 18 (6.04%) MS Office
3 4 (1.34%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.34%) MS Project
4 3 (1.01%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (1.01%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.67%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.34%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.03%) Office 365
2 10 (3.36%) IaaS
3 4 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.67%) PaaS
5 1 (0.34%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 142 (47.65%) SAN
2 69 (23.15%) DNS
3 67 (22.48%) Firewall
4 55 (18.46%) LAN
5 52 (17.45%) DHCP
5 52 (17.45%) TCP/IP
6 45 (15.10%) WAN
7 42 (14.09%) NAS
8 22 (7.38%) Cisco ASA
9 19 (6.38%) NetScaler
10 17 (5.70%) iSCSI
11 16 (5.37%) Network Security
11 16 (5.37%) Cisco IOS
11 16 (5.37%) VLAN
11 16 (5.37%) LDAP
12 15 (5.03%) VPN
13 13 (4.36%) Internet
14 12 (4.03%) Junos
14 12 (4.03%) Cisco Nexus
15 10 (3.36%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (12.75%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (3.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.34%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.01%) MySQL
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.34%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (3.36%) Visual Studio
2 8 (2.68%) Toad
3 2 (0.67%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (0.67%) MSI
4 1 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.34%) JIRA
4 1 (0.34%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 42 (14.09%) Finance
2 12 (4.03%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.68%) Banking
4 6 (2.01%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.34%) Automotive
6 3 (1.01%) Retail
7 2 (0.67%) Online Betting
7 2 (0.67%) Games
7 2 (0.67%) Law
7 2 (0.67%) Back Office
8 1 (0.34%) Advertising
8 1 (0.34%) Publishing
8 1 (0.34%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.34%) French Language
Job Titles
1 45 (15.10%) Consultant
2 40 (13.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 29 (9.73%) Analyst
4 24 (8.05%) Administrator
4 24 (8.05%) Network Engineer
5 21 (7.05%) Wintel Engineer
6 19 (6.38%) Systems Administrator
7 17 (5.70%) Architect
8 15 (5.03%) Wintel Analyst
9 14 (4.70%) Support Engineer
9 14 (4.70%) Server Engineer
10 12 (4.03%) VMware Engineer
10 12 (4.03%) Storage Engineer
10 12 (4.03%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 12 (4.03%) 3rd Line Support
11 11 (3.69%) Storage Consultant
12 8 (2.68%) VMware Consultant
12 8 (2.68%) Virtualisation Engineer
12 8 (2.68%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 8 (2.68%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (6.04%) Middleware
2 10 (3.36%) .NET
3 4 (1.34%) HTML
3 4 (1.34%) XML
4 3 (1.01%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.01%) CSS
4 3 (1.01%) J2EE
4 3 (1.01%) XHTML
4 3 (1.01%) X-Windows
4 3 (1.01%) ASP.NET 2.0
4 3 (1.01%) jQuery
4 3 (1.01%) HTML5
5 2 (0.67%) Flash
5 2 (0.67%) Web Services
6 1 (0.34%) SOAP
6 1 (0.34%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.34%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 34 (11.41%) Replication
2 27 (9.06%) Clustering
3 19 (6.38%) Symmetrix DMX
4 16 (5.37%) Symmetrix
5 15 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (4.36%) Cryptography
7 10 (3.36%) FlexPod
8 9 (3.02%) Enterprise Storage
9 8 (2.68%) EqualLogic
10 5 (1.68%) Thin Client
10 5 (1.68%) Blackberry
10 5 (1.68%) Fat Client
10 5 (1.68%) PKI
11 4 (1.34%) User Experience
11 4 (1.34%) Open Source
11 4 (1.34%) Taxonomies
11 4 (1.34%) NHS
12 3 (1.01%) Management Information System
12 3 (1.01%) Blog
13 2 (0.67%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 243 (81.54%) Windows
2 143 (47.99%) Windows Server 2008
3 92 (30.87%) Windows Server 2003
4 91 (30.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 52 (17.45%) Linux
6 26 (8.72%) Windows 7
7 15 (5.03%) HPUX
7 15 (5.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (3.69%) UNIX
9 10 (3.36%) Windows NT
10 9 (3.02%) Windows 2000
11 7 (2.35%) Windows 8
12 6 (2.01%) CentOS
12 6 (2.01%) Android
12 6 (2.01%) SUSE
12 6 (2.01%) VMS
12 6 (2.01%) Windows XP
13 5 (1.68%) Solaris
13 5 (1.68%) Ubuntu
14 4 (1.34%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (25.84%) ITIL
2 48 (16.11%) Migration
3 35 (11.74%) Incident Management
4 24 (8.05%) Service Management
5 23 (7.72%) Project Management
6 20 (6.71%) Disaster Recovery
7 17 (5.70%) ITSM
8 16 (5.37%) Low Latency
8 16 (5.37%) Service Delivery
9 15 (5.03%) Workflow
9 15 (5.03%) Configuration Management
9 15 (5.03%) Network Monitoring
10 14 (4.70%) Capacity Management
10 14 (4.70%) Network Load Balancing
11 13 (4.36%) Network Management
12 12 (4.03%) Time Management
12 12 (4.03%) Load Balancing
13 11 (3.69%) Network Design
13 11 (3.69%) Agile Software Development
14 10 (3.36%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 52 (17.45%) PowerShell
2 31 (10.40%) SQL
3 19 (6.38%) C#
4 17 (5.70%) VBScript
5 12 (4.03%) Python
5 12 (4.03%) Perl
6 11 (3.69%) Java
7 9 (3.02%) C
7 9 (3.02%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.34%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.67%) R
10 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.34%) C++
10 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.34%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 53 (17.79%) Security Cleared
2 38 (12.75%) SC Cleared
3 27 (9.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 24 (8.05%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (7.05%) CCNA
6 20 (6.71%) MCSE
7 15 (5.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 14 (4.70%) DV Cleared
9 10 (3.36%) MCSA
10 9 (3.02%) CCNP
11 4 (1.34%) MCSM
11 4 (1.34%) MCITP
11 4 (1.34%) Degree
12 3 (1.01%) MCP
12 3 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.01%) OCA
12 3 (1.01%) Oracle Certification
12 3 (1.01%) VCAP
13 2 (0.67%) NCIE
13 2 (0.67%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.38%) QA
2 16 (5.37%) JSP 440
3 6 (2.01%) SLA
4 4 (1.34%) ISO 9001
5 3 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 167 (56.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 104 (34.90%) Active Directory
3 94 (31.54%) vSphere
4 57 (19.13%) Hyper-V
5 39 (13.09%) VMware ESX
6 37 (12.42%) XenApp
7 27 (9.06%) XenDesktop
8 26 (8.72%) vCloud
9 16 (5.37%) SRDF
9 16 (5.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 14 (4.70%) NFS
11 8 (2.68%) VMware Server
12 7 (2.35%) KVM
12 7 (2.35%) XenServer
13 6 (2.01%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (2.01%) Terminal Services
14 5 (1.68%) Samba
14 5 (1.68%) DFS Replication
15 4 (1.34%) Tivoli Directory Server
15 4 (1.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 48 (16.11%) SCCM
2 26 (8.72%) SCOM
3 18 (6.04%) SCVMM
4 16 (5.37%) HP SIM
5 13 (4.36%) EdgeSight
6 12 (4.03%) Puppet
7 10 (3.36%) WSUS
8 9 (3.02%) WhatsUp Gold
9 7 (2.35%) Tivoli
9 7 (2.35%) ZABBIX
10 6 (2.01%) Cisco CUCM
10 6 (2.01%) NetBackup
10 6 (2.01%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 6 (2.01%) CA Single Sign-On
11 5 (1.68%) Nagios
11 5 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (1.68%) vMotion
12 4 (1.34%) Icinga
12 4 (1.34%) McAfee ePO
13 3 (1.01%) MOM
Vendors
1 265 (88.93%) VMware
2 105 (35.23%) Cisco
3 99 (33.22%) Microsoft
4 77 (25.84%) HP
5 63 (21.14%) Citrix
6 51 (17.11%) EMC
7 43 (14.43%) Dell
8 40 (13.42%) NetApp
9 27 (9.06%) Juniper
10 26 (8.72%) IBM
11 25 (8.39%) CA
11 25 (8.39%) F5
11 25 (8.39%) 3PAR
12 22 (7.38%) McAfee
12 22 (7.38%) Veeam
13 19 (6.38%) Veritas
14 17 (5.70%) Oracle
14 17 (5.70%) Red Hat
15 16 (5.37%) ServiceNow
16 15 (5.03%) CheckPoint
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