Period
to 24 February 2020

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 6 months to 24 February 2020 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
6 months to
24 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 138 161 138
Rank change year-on-year +23 -23 -4
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 12 16 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.39% 0.38% 0.60%
As % of the System Software category 3.03% 3.16% 4.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 11
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +8.11% -2.95%
10th Percentile £259 £112 £300
90th Percentile £414 £475 £425
South East median daily rate £400 £450 £389
% change year-on-year -11.11% +15.76% +11.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £18.00
South East median hourly rate £32.00 £47.83 £18.00
% change year-on-year -33.10% +165.72% -34.55%

VMware ESXi is in the System Software category. The following 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.

All System Software Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 396 506 509
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 12.91% 12.15% 12.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 268 293
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.41% +3.53% -
10th Percentile £144 £214 £210
90th Percentile £600 £600 £588
South East median daily rate £425 £428 £400
% change year-on-year -0.70% +7.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 20 25
Berkshire median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +26.10% -42.33%
10th Percentile £13.80 £11.24 £10.40
90th Percentile £82.50 £50.15 £27.87
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £15.80 £16.00
% change year-on-year +1.27% -1.25% +6.67%

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing VMware ESXi as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

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 6 months to 24 February 2020.

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 6 months to 24 February 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +2 3 £275 - 2
Bracknell +32 2 £600 -
Slough 0 2 £358 -10.63% 1
Newbury -3 1 £338 -25.00%
VMware ESXi
South East

For the 6 months to 24 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESXi also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for VMware ESXi.

1 12 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (75.00%) Azure
3 8 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
5 6 (50.00%) DNS
5 6 (50.00%) Windows
5 6 (50.00%) DHCP
5 6 (50.00%) AWS
5 6 (50.00%) vSphere
5 6 (50.00%) Office 365
6 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
6 5 (41.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
6 5 (41.67%) SAN
6 5 (41.67%) Firewall
7 4 (33.33%) Migration
7 4 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (33.33%) Data Centre
7 4 (33.33%) IaaS
7 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
7 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
8 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
8 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (25.00%) Skype
8 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 3 (25.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 3 (25.00%) vCenter Server
8 3 (25.00%) Analytical Thinking

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 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (16.67%) IIS
3 2 (16.67%) Skype for Business
4 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (75.00%) Azure
2 6 (50.00%) AWS
2 6 (50.00%) Office 365
3 4 (33.33%) IaaS
4 1 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (8.33%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) DHCP
1 6 (50.00%) DNS
2 5 (41.67%) Firewall
2 5 (41.67%) SAN
3 3 (25.00%) Skype
3 3 (25.00%) WAN
4 2 (16.67%) ADSL
4 2 (16.67%) Ethernet
4 2 (16.67%) Internet
4 2 (16.67%) ISDN
4 2 (16.67%) MPLS
4 2 (16.67%) NAS
4 2 (16.67%) PSTN
4 2 (16.67%) Unified Communications
4 2 (16.67%) VSAN
5 1 (8.33%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (25.00%) Back Office
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (8.33%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Server Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Architect
4 2 (16.67%) Telecoms Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Active Directory Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Cloud Architect
5 1 (8.33%) Lync Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Office 365 Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Office 365 Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
5 1 (8.33%) Server Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Telecoms Programme Manager
5 1 (8.33%) VMware Architect
5 1 (8.33%) VMware Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 4 (33.33%) Migration
2 4 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (25.00%) Analytical Thinking
3 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 3 (25.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 2 (16.67%) Change Management
4 2 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (16.67%) Financial Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) High Availability
4 2 (16.67%) Process Improvement
4 2 (16.67%) Project Delivery
4 2 (16.67%) Project Governance
4 2 (16.67%) Project Planning
4 2 (16.67%) Quality Management
4 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (16.67%) Supplier Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) APMP
2 2 (16.67%) CCIP
2 2 (16.67%) CCNA
2 2 (16.67%) CCNP
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (16.67%) Degree
2 2 (16.67%) DV Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) BC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
3 6 (50.00%) vSphere
4 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
5 2 (16.67%) NFS
5 2 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (16.67%) VMFS
5 2 (16.67%) VMware NSX
5 2 (16.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (25.00%) vCenter Server
1 3 (25.00%) WSUS
2 2 (16.67%) SCCM
2 2 (16.67%) vMotion
2 2 (16.67%) vRealize
3 1 (8.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (25.00%) Symantec
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco
3 2 (16.67%) Citrix
3 2 (16.67%) EMC
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (16.67%) Veeam
4 1 (8.33%) BMC
4 1 (8.33%) Dell
4 1 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) Okta
4 1 (8.33%) Palo Alto