The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for VMware ESXi skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VMware ESXi over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

VMware ESXi (formerly ESX Server)
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 99 103
Rank change year-on-year +12 +4  
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 12 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.65% 0.86% 0.45%
As % of the System Software category 6.82% 7.17% 3.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 8
Median daily rate £388 £368 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.44% -10.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £223 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £408 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £26.58 £26.75
% change year-on-year +7.24% -0.65%  

VMware ESXi is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 176 279 281
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 9.58% 11.99% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 130 144
Median daily rate £363 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £207 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 25 36
Median hourly rate £17.83 £12.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.64% -41.99%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.36 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £26.00 £24.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £21.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.60% +24.28%  

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing VMware ESXi as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for VMware ESXi in Berkshire

VMware ESXi
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VMware ESXi in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESXi in Berkshire

VMware ESXi
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware ESXi in Berkshire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware ESXi in Berkshire

VMware ESXi
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESXi in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware ESXi in Berkshire

VMware ESXi
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
Slough +4 4 £375 +66.66% 1
Bracknell +8 2 - - 2
Reading +10 1 £285 -24.00% 4
Newbury +3 1 £335 -
Maidenhead - 1 £400 -
VMware ESXi
South East

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 across the Berkshire region with a requirement for VMware ESXi.

1 25 (100.00%) VMware
2 17 (68.00%) Windows
3 15 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 12 (48.00%) Linux
4 12 (48.00%) Active Directory
5 11 (44.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
7 8 (32.00%) ITIL
7 8 (32.00%) Telecoms
7 8 (32.00%) Ansible
8 7 (28.00%) DevOps
9 6 (24.00%) Finance
9 6 (24.00%) SUSE
9 6 (24.00%) HP
9 6 (24.00%) Red Hat
9 6 (24.00%) MS Exchange
9 6 (24.00%) PowerShell
9 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (24.00%) CentOS
10 5 (20.00%) Hyper-V
10 5 (20.00%) vSphere
10 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (16.00%) 3PAR
11 4 (16.00%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (16.00%) IBM
11 4 (16.00%) Incident Management
11 4 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
11 4 (16.00%) DNS

VMware ESXi
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 6 (24.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.00%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (8.00%) IIS
3 2 (8.00%) JBoss
3 2 (8.00%) OpenStack
4 1 (4.00%) IBM Domino
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.00%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (4.00%) Amazon S3
3 1 (4.00%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (4.00%) HP Helion
3 1 (4.00%) SaaS
3 1 (4.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) DNS
2 2 (8.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (8.00%) Firewall
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (4.00%) DHCP
3 1 (4.00%) FTP
3 1 (4.00%) NetScaler
3 1 (4.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (32.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (24.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Electronics
3 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Marketing
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Support Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) VMware Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Linux Support
3 4 (16.00%) Linux Support Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Telecoms Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Architect
4 3 (12.00%) IT Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) IT Support
4 3 (12.00%) IT Support Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Senior VMware Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Server Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Cloud Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior IT Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior IT Support
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Server Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Windows Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) Web Services
2 2 (8.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.00%) Clustering
2 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Cloud
3 1 (4.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (4.00%) Private Cloud
3 1 (4.00%) Replication
3 1 (4.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 17 (68.00%) Windows
2 15 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 12 (48.00%) Linux
4 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (24.00%) CentOS
5 6 (24.00%) SUSE
5 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (12.00%) Unix
6 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (8.00%) AIX
8 1 (4.00%) Amazon Linux
8 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (4.00%) Solaris
8 1 (4.00%) Ubuntu
8 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) ITIL
2 7 (28.00%) DevOps
3 4 (16.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (12.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (12.00%) Defect Management
4 3 (12.00%) High Availability
4 3 (12.00%) Load Balancing
5 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (8.00%) Change Management
5 2 (8.00%) Data Analysis
5 2 (8.00%) Data Protection
5 2 (8.00%) Waterfall
6 1 (4.00%) Asset Management
6 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (4.00%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (4.00%) Migration
6 1 (4.00%) Programme Management
6 1 (4.00%) Software Testing
6 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (12.00%) Python
2 3 (12.00%) SQL
3 2 (8.00%) Java
3 2 (8.00%) VBScript
4 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (4.00%) CCIE
2 1 (4.00%) CCIP
2 1 (4.00%) CCNP
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (4.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) MCSE
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) GDPR
1 2 (8.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (4.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (48.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (44.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 5 (20.00%) vSphere
4 2 (8.00%) Docker
5 1 (4.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (32.00%) Ansible
2 4 (16.00%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (12.00%) SCCM
3 3 (12.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (12.00%) vCenter Server
3 3 (12.00%) vRealize
4 2 (8.00%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (8.00%) PowerCLI
4 2 (8.00%) SCOM
4 2 (8.00%) Tivoli
4 2 (8.00%) vMotion
4 2 (8.00%) WSUS
5 1 (4.00%) CFEngine
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (4.00%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (4.00%) Puppet
5 1 (4.00%) SCOrch
5 1 (4.00%) SCVMM
5 1 (4.00%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 25 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (24.00%) HP
3 6 (24.00%) Red Hat
4 4 (16.00%) 3PAR
4 4 (16.00%) IBM
5 3 (12.00%) Cisco
5 3 (12.00%) EMC
6 2 (8.00%) NetApp
6 2 (8.00%) ServiceNow
7 1 (4.00%) CA
7 1 (4.00%) Citrix
7 1 (4.00%) CommVault
7 1 (4.00%) Dell
7 1 (4.00%) F5
7 1 (4.00%) Lotus
7 1 (4.00%) Nimsoft
7 1 (4.00%) SunGard
7 1 (4.00%) Temenos
7 1 (4.00%) Varonis