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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
VMware ESXi
Rank 543 428 517
Rank change year-on-year
-115 +89
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 96 235 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.40% 0.22%
As % of the System Software category 1.52% 3.87% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 159 90
Median daily rate £370 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +10.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £250 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £489 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 13 6
Median hourly rate £50.00 £38.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% +162.06%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 £9.25
% change year-on-year
- +278.37%

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
6308 6068 5758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 11.83% 10.41% 10.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4007 3421 3197
Median daily rate £400 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £340 £315
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +7.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 613 656
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £43.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.76% +3.03%

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 28 August 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
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 28 August 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 -122 90 £373 -0.66% 29
London -54 47 £370 -4.20% 8
South East -21 19 £340 -15.00% 8
Hampshire +7 12 £340 -15.00% 2
City of London +19 11 £338 -22.85% 3
Yorkshire +15 9 £375 +66.66% 1
South West -2 8 £369 -18.05% 2
West Yorkshire +10 6 £375 +66.66% 1
Leeds - 5 £375 - 1
Berkshire +12 4 £325 -35.00% 4
Scotland +5 3 £310 +5.53%
Wiltshire +2 3 £326 -40.68%
Gloucestershire -4 3 £425 -5.55% 1
Portsmouth -15 3 £444 +13.78%
West Midlands -27 3 £335 - 2
Hook - 3 £330 -
Slough - 3 - - 1
Edinburgh +1 2 £310 +7.82%
North West -2 2 £406 +16.07% 3
Cobham -2 2 £463 +37.03%
Surrey -3 2 £463 +42.30% 1
East of England -4 2 £344 +22.22% 5
Birmingham - 2 £170 -
Cornwall - 2 - - 1
Sheffield - 2 £413 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £413 -
Fareham - 2 £338 -
Redruth - 2 - - 1
Mayfair - 2 £363 -
Wales +19 1 £350 +2.18% 1

VMware ESXi
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 277 (88.78%) VMware
2 200 (64.10%) Windows
3 177 (56.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 142 (45.51%) Active Directory
5 137 (43.91%) Windows Server
6 126 (40.38%) Linux
7 109 (34.94%) Microsoft
8 98 (31.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 95 (30.45%) vSphere
10 85 (27.24%) SAN
10 85 (27.24%) Windows Server 2012
11 81 (25.96%) Red Hat
12 77 (24.68%) Cisco
13 76 (24.36%) HP
14 75 (24.04%) DNS
15 74 (23.72%) ITIL
16 73 (23.40%) MS Exchange
17 69 (22.12%) Citrix
18 63 (20.19%) Finance
19 61 (19.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 58 (18.59%) Puppet
20 58 (18.59%) Firewall
21 52 (16.67%) Unix
22 51 (16.35%) NetApp
22 51 (16.35%) Windows Server 2003
23 50 (16.03%) SQL Server
23 50 (16.03%) LAN
24 49 (15.71%) Bash Shell
24 49 (15.71%) PowerShell
25 48 (15.38%) WAN

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 73 (23.40%) MS Exchange
2 33 (10.58%) SharePoint
3 31 (9.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (6.73%) Exchange Server 2007
4 21 (6.73%) Exchange Server 2013
5 18 (5.77%) Skype for Business
6 14 (4.49%) OpenStack
7 11 (3.53%) Apache
8 9 (2.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 9 (2.88%) IIS
9 8 (2.56%) Tomcat
10 7 (2.24%) Confluence
10 7 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2003
11 6 (1.92%) nginx
12 5 (1.60%) JBoss
13 4 (1.28%) WebLogic
14 3 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.96%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.96%) WebSphere Application Server
15 2 (0.64%) CMS
Applications
1 37 (11.86%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.56%) MS Project
3 4 (1.28%) MS Office
4 3 (0.96%) HipChat
4 3 (0.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.32%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.77%) Office 365
2 8 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.60%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.60%) Google Apps
5 3 (0.96%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.32%) IaaS
7 1 (0.32%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.32%) SaaS
7 1 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 85 (27.24%) SAN
2 75 (24.04%) DNS
3 58 (18.59%) Firewall
4 50 (16.03%) LAN
5 48 (15.38%) WAN
6 45 (14.42%) DHCP
7 28 (8.97%) TCP/IP
8 26 (8.33%) iSCSI
9 23 (7.37%) LDAP
10 20 (6.41%) VPN
11 18 (5.77%) Fibre Channel
12 16 (5.13%) VLAN
12 16 (5.13%) VoIP
13 15 (4.81%) IP Telephony
14 14 (4.49%) SMTP
15 13 (4.17%) NetScaler
15 13 (4.17%) Wireless
16 12 (3.85%) NAS
16 12 (3.85%) Network Security
17 11 (3.53%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (16.03%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (5.13%) Relational Database
4 15 (4.81%) MySQL
5 11 (3.53%) Oracle Database
6 9 (2.88%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (2.24%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (1.60%) DB2
10 4 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (1.28%) Oracle BI EE
10 4 (1.28%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 4 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (1.28%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (0.96%) SAP HANA
12 2 (0.64%) ObjectStore
13 1 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
13 1 (0.32%) Redis
Development Applications
1 34 (10.90%) Git (software)
2 10 (3.21%) Jenkins
2 10 (3.21%) Subversion
3 7 (2.24%) JIRA
4 6 (1.92%) Ant
5 5 (1.60%) TeamCity
6 4 (1.28%) Maven
6 4 (1.28%) Oracle APEX
6 4 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.96%) Metasploit
8 2 (0.64%) GCC
8 2 (0.64%) Selenium
8 2 (0.64%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.32%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.32%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.32%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.32%) Gitweb
General
1 63 (20.19%) Finance
2 9 (2.88%) Military
3 8 (2.56%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.92%) Back Office
4 6 (1.92%) Banking
4 6 (1.92%) Retail
5 5 (1.60%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.60%) Games
5 5 (1.60%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.28%) Electronics
6 4 (1.28%) Marketing
7 3 (0.96%) Legal
8 2 (0.64%) German Language
8 2 (0.64%) iGaming
9 1 (0.32%) Advertising
9 1 (0.32%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Law
9 1 (0.32%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 58 (18.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 43 (13.78%) Linux Engineer
3 42 (13.46%) VMware Engineer
4 35 (11.22%) Server Engineer
5 33 (10.58%) Systems Engineer
6 25 (8.01%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 25 (8.01%) Support Engineer
7 23 (7.37%) Windows Engineer
8 22 (7.05%) Administrator
9 20 (6.41%) Architect
10 19 (6.09%) 3rd Line Support
10 19 (6.09%) Systems Administrator
11 17 (5.45%) Analyst
12 16 (5.13%) Wintel Engineer
13 15 (4.81%) Citrix Engineer
13 15 (4.81%) Consultant
13 15 (4.81%) Unix Engineer
13 15 (4.81%) Virtualisation Engineer
14 13 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 13 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.21%) HTML
1 10 (3.21%) Middleware
2 9 (2.88%) JSON
3 8 (2.56%) XML
4 7 (2.24%) CSS
4 7 (2.24%) LAMP
5 5 (1.60%) REST
5 5 (1.60%) Web Services
6 4 (1.28%) .NET
6 4 (1.28%) Ajax
6 4 (1.28%) jQuery
6 4 (1.28%) LEMP Stack
6 4 (1.28%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (0.96%) 802.1X
7 3 (0.96%) HTML5
7 3 (0.96%) MSMQ
7 3 (0.96%) SAP Basis
8 2 (0.64%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (0.64%) XMPP
9 1 (0.32%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 35 (11.22%) Data Centre
2 16 (5.13%) Clustering
2 16 (5.13%) Replication
3 8 (2.56%) Blackberry
3 8 (2.56%) EMC VMAX
3 8 (2.56%) PKI
4 7 (2.24%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.24%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.92%) EqualLogic
5 6 (1.92%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.60%) PlayStation
6 5 (1.60%) Private Cloud
7 4 (1.28%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.28%) NHS
7 4 (1.28%) Thin Client
8 3 (0.96%) CESG
8 3 (0.96%) Derivative
9 2 (0.64%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.64%) HP StoreVirtual
9 2 (0.64%) STB
Operating Systems
1 200 (64.10%) Windows
2 137 (43.91%) Windows Server
3 126 (40.38%) Linux
4 98 (31.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 85 (27.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 61 (19.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 52 (16.67%) Unix
8 51 (16.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 28 (8.97%) Solaris
10 21 (6.73%) CentOS
10 21 (6.73%) Windows 7
11 14 (4.49%) Oracle Linux
12 12 (3.85%) SUSE
13 11 (3.53%) AIX
14 9 (2.88%) Mac OS X
14 9 (2.88%) VMS
15 8 (2.56%) Ubuntu
15 8 (2.56%) Windows Phone
16 7 (2.24%) Android
16 7 (2.24%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (23.72%) ITIL
2 40 (12.82%) Migration
3 32 (10.26%) Configuration Management
4 26 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 24 (7.69%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 20 (6.41%) Project Management
7 19 (6.09%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (5.77%) Open Source
8 18 (5.77%) Service Delivery
9 17 (5.45%) Capacity Management
10 16 (5.13%) Network Design
11 15 (4.81%) DevOps
11 15 (4.81%) ITIL V3
11 15 (4.81%) Matrix Organization
11 15 (4.81%) PRINCE2
11 15 (4.81%) Service Management
11 15 (4.81%) Software Deployment
12 14 (4.49%) Load Balancing
13 13 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
13 13 (4.17%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 49 (15.71%) Bash Shell
1 49 (15.71%) PowerShell
2 46 (14.74%) Perl
3 43 (13.78%) SQL
4 42 (13.46%) Python
5 18 (5.77%) Shell Script
6 11 (3.53%) Java
7 9 (2.88%) C
7 9 (2.88%) JavaScript
8 7 (2.24%) PHP
9 6 (1.92%) Korn
10 5 (1.60%) Ruby
11 4 (1.28%) C-shell
11 4 (1.28%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.64%) VB
12 2 (0.64%) VBScript
13 1 (0.32%) C#
Qualifications
1 45 (14.42%) Security Cleared
2 30 (9.62%) SC Cleared
2 30 (9.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 29 (9.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (7.37%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (6.09%) MCSE
6 15 (4.81%) RHCE
7 14 (4.49%) CCNA
7 14 (4.49%) DV Cleared
8 12 (3.85%) CCNP
9 9 (2.88%) Degree
9 9 (2.88%) RHCA
10 7 (2.24%) MCSA
11 6 (1.92%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.96%) CCA
12 3 (0.96%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (0.64%) A+ Certification
13 2 (0.64%) CEH
13 2 (0.64%) Network+ Certification
13 2 (0.64%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.85%) SLA
2 5 (1.60%) JSP 440
2 5 (1.60%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.28%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.64%) QA
System Software
1 177 (56.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 142 (45.51%) Active Directory
3 95 (30.45%) vSphere
4 35 (11.22%) Hyper-V
5 31 (9.94%) VMware ESX
6 29 (9.29%) XenApp
7 26 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
8 24 (7.69%) NFS
9 19 (6.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 15 (4.81%) XenDesktop
11 13 (4.17%) Firmware
12 8 (2.56%) UAG
12 8 (2.56%) vCloud
13 5 (1.60%) Docker
13 5 (1.60%) VirtualBox
14 4 (1.28%) KVM
14 4 (1.28%) LXC
14 4 (1.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 4 (1.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 4 (1.28%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 58 (18.59%) Puppet
2 31 (9.94%) SCCM
3 25 (8.01%) SCOM
4 18 (5.77%) Backup Exec
5 15 (4.81%) Ansible
5 15 (4.81%) Red Hat Satellite
6 13 (4.17%) Failover Clustering
7 11 (3.53%) Nagios
8 10 (3.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 10 (3.21%) vMotion
8 10 (3.21%) WSUS
9 8 (2.56%) IBM BigFix
9 8 (2.56%) Norton AntiVirus
9 8 (2.56%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 8 (2.56%) vRealize
10 7 (2.24%) SCVMM
11 6 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
12 5 (1.60%) CA Spectrum
12 5 (1.60%) Casper Suite
12 5 (1.60%) Xymon
Vendors
1 277 (88.78%) VMware
2 109 (34.94%) Microsoft
3 81 (25.96%) Red Hat
4 77 (24.68%) Cisco
5 76 (24.36%) HP
6 69 (22.12%) Citrix
7 51 (16.35%) NetApp
8 33 (10.58%) Symantec
9 30 (9.62%) Dell
10 24 (7.69%) EMC
11 23 (7.37%) IBM
12 18 (5.77%) Oracle
13 14 (4.49%) 3PAR
14 12 (3.85%) Apple
14 12 (3.85%) CA
15 11 (3.53%) Veeam
16 7 (2.24%) ArcSight
16 7 (2.24%) CheckPoint
16 7 (2.24%) CommVault
16 7 (2.24%) Intel Security
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