Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 138 158
Rank change year-on-year +19 +20 +1
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 47 31 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.15% 0.73% 0.48%
As % of the System Software category 8.75% 6.30% 4.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 19 14
Berkshire median daily rate £310 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.50% -8.57% +34.62%
10th Percentile £293 £323 £312
90th Percentile £399 £488 £500
South East median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Berkshire median hourly rate £18.00 £25.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.71% +44.29% -
10th Percentile £17.00 £18.43 £16.25
90th Percentile £19.00 £32.28 £18.75
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £25.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -28.71% +12.22% -55.00%

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 537 492 505
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 13.13% 11.64% 10.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 255 244
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £401 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% +6.80% +7.14%
10th Percentile £222 £201 £163
90th Percentile £578 £575 £507
South East median daily rate £394 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.07% +7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 43 71
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.14% -18.79% +24.67%
10th Percentile £10.47 £12.25 £15.00
90th Percentile £38.80 £53.75 £45.25
South East median hourly rate £16.71 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.37% -14.29% +12.90%

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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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
Slough +21 18 £300 - 1
Reading +18 11 £375 -6.25%
Bracknell +7 8 £377 +7.71%
Newbury -1 2 £300 -36.84%
Maidenhead -8 1 £400 -42.86%
VMware ESXi
South East

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 43 (91.49%) VMware
2 35 (74.47%) Windows
3 26 (55.32%) Windows Server
4 25 (53.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (53.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (53.19%) Active Directory
5 23 (48.94%) Linux
6 19 (40.43%) DNS
7 18 (38.30%) Microsoft
7 18 (38.30%) DHCP
8 16 (34.04%) Citrix
8 16 (34.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (29.79%) vCenter Server
10 13 (27.66%) XenApp
10 13 (27.66%) Red Hat
11 12 (25.53%) TCP/IP
11 12 (25.53%) LAN
11 12 (25.53%) WAN
11 12 (25.53%) Cisco
11 12 (25.53%) SQL Server
11 12 (25.53%) Data Centre
12 11 (23.40%) vSphere
12 11 (23.40%) PowerShell
12 11 (23.40%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (21.28%) HP
13 10 (21.28%) Telecoms
13 10 (21.28%) CentOS
13 10 (21.28%) Ansible
14 9 (19.15%) vRealize
14 9 (19.15%) XenDesktop

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 7 (14.89%) IIS
1 7 (14.89%) OpenStack
2 5 (10.64%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.38%) WebLogic
4 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.26%) IBM Domino
4 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.89%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (12.77%) Office 365
3 3 (6.38%) HP Helion
4 2 (4.26%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.13%) Amazon S3
5 1 (2.13%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (2.13%) SaaS
5 1 (2.13%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 19 (40.43%) DNS
2 18 (38.30%) DHCP
3 12 (25.53%) LAN
3 12 (25.53%) TCP/IP
3 12 (25.53%) WAN
4 9 (19.15%) Firewall
5 7 (14.89%) VLAN
6 4 (8.51%) iSCSI
6 4 (8.51%) Network Security
6 4 (8.51%) SAN
7 3 (6.38%) Software-Defined Networking
8 2 (4.26%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (4.26%) SMTP
8 2 (4.26%) VPN
8 2 (4.26%) Wireless
9 1 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (2.13%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (2.13%) SNMP
9 1 (2.13%) Unified Communications
9 1 (2.13%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (25.53%) SQL Server
2 8 (17.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.38%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.26%) GitLab
3 2 (4.26%) Vagrant
4 1 (2.13%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 10 (21.28%) Telecoms
2 7 (14.89%) Finance
3 3 (6.38%) Back Office
3 3 (6.38%) Legal
3 3 (6.38%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.26%) Retail
5 1 (2.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 11 (23.40%) VMware Engineer
2 7 (14.89%) Architect
3 6 (12.77%) Analyst
4 5 (10.64%) Cloud Architect
4 5 (10.64%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Virtualisation Architect
5 4 (8.51%) Wintel Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (6.38%) Administrator
6 3 (6.38%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.38%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (6.38%) Windows Administrator
6 3 (6.38%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (4.26%) Virtualisation Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.77%) Web Services
2 1 (2.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (25.53%) Data Centre
2 8 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (14.89%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (10.64%) Private Cloud
4 5 (10.64%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 4 (8.51%) Computer Science
6 3 (6.38%) iPad
6 3 (6.38%) iPhone
6 3 (6.38%) Replication
7 2 (4.26%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
8 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 35 (74.47%) Windows
2 26 (55.32%) Windows Server
3 25 (53.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (48.94%) Linux
5 16 (34.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (23.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (21.28%) CentOS
8 8 (17.02%) Windows 10
8 8 (17.02%) Windows 7
8 8 (17.02%) Windows 8
9 5 (10.64%) Ubuntu
10 4 (8.51%) Apple iOS
10 4 (8.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (8.51%) Unix
11 3 (6.38%) SUSE
12 2 (4.26%) Debian
12 2 (4.26%) Solaris
12 2 (4.26%) Windows Phone
12 2 (4.26%) Windows XP
13 1 (2.13%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.02%) DevOps
2 7 (14.89%) Mobile Device Management
3 6 (12.77%) Asset Management
3 6 (12.77%) ITIL
4 5 (10.64%) Configuration Management
5 4 (8.51%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (6.38%) Change Management
6 3 (6.38%) Coaching
6 3 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (6.38%) Data Analysis
6 3 (6.38%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (6.38%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (6.38%) Service Design
6 3 (6.38%) Workflow
7 2 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (4.26%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.26%) Load Balancing
7 2 (4.26%) Mathematics
7 2 (4.26%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (23.40%) PowerShell
2 8 (17.02%) SQL
3 4 (8.51%) VBScript
4 3 (6.38%) Bash Shell
4 3 (6.38%) Python
5 1 (2.13%) Korn
5 1 (2.13%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (14.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (10.64%) Degree
3 4 (8.51%) A+ Certification
3 4 (8.51%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (8.51%) CompTIA Security+
3 4 (8.51%) Network+ Certification
3 4 (8.51%) Security+ Certification
4 3 (6.38%) CCNA
4 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.26%) CCENT
5 2 (4.26%) CCNP
5 2 (4.26%) DV Cleared
5 2 (4.26%) MCSA
5 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.13%) CCA
6 1 (2.13%) CCIE
6 1 (2.13%) CCIP
6 1 (2.13%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (2.13%) MCP
6 1 (2.13%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.64%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (53.19%) Active Directory
1 25 (53.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (27.66%) XenApp
3 11 (23.40%) vSphere
4 9 (19.15%) XenDesktop
5 6 (12.77%) KVM
6 4 (8.51%) Hyper-V
6 4 (8.51%) vCloud
7 3 (6.38%) Docker
7 3 (6.38%) XenServer
8 2 (4.26%) LXC
8 2 (4.26%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (2.13%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 14 (29.79%) vCenter Server
2 10 (21.28%) Ansible
3 9 (19.15%) vRealize
4 6 (12.77%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (8.51%) PowerCLI
5 4 (8.51%) SCCM
6 3 (6.38%) NetBackup
6 3 (6.38%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (6.38%) Puppet
6 3 (6.38%) SCOM
7 2 (4.26%) Backup Exec
7 2 (4.26%) CFEngine
7 2 (4.26%) CloudForms
7 2 (4.26%) SCOrch
7 2 (4.26%) SCVMM
7 2 (4.26%) Unicenter
7 2 (4.26%) vMotion
8 1 (2.13%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (2.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (2.13%) yum
Vendors
1 43 (91.49%) VMware
2 18 (38.30%) Microsoft
3 16 (34.04%) Citrix
4 13 (27.66%) Red Hat
5 12 (25.53%) Cisco
6 10 (21.28%) HP
7 9 (19.15%) EMC
7 9 (19.15%) Symantec
8 8 (17.02%) IBM
9 7 (14.89%) Dell
9 7 (14.89%) NetApp
10 6 (12.77%) Apple
11 5 (10.64%) Forcepoint
11 5 (10.64%) MobileIron
11 5 (10.64%) Polycom
11 5 (10.64%) Sun
12 4 (8.51%) Brocade
12 4 (8.51%) Canon
13 3 (6.38%) Oracle
13 3 (6.38%) SAP