The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 28 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)
England / East of England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 104 92
Rank change year-on-year -18 -12  
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 8 25 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.34% 0.98% 1.85%
As % of the System Software category 2.21% 6.98% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 20 42
Median daily rate £193 £350 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -45.00% +89.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £325 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £503 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £16.17 £33.75 £88.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.08% -61.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.11 £24.75 £49.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.23 £42.75 £127.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £26.58 £26.75
% change year-on-year +13.82% -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 the East of England with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 362 358 440
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 15.33% 14.03% 14.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 196 236
Median daily rate £323 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.85% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £153 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +7.14% +6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 73 77
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.06% -29.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £40.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -28.88% +28.57%  

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 the East of England

VMware ESXi
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESXi in the East of England

VMware ESXi
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware ESXi in the East of England

VMware ESXi
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 28 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
Cambridgeshire -1 6 £193 -43.38%
Hertfordshire -2 1 - - 1
Essex -13 1 - -
VMware ESXi
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 East of England region with a requirement for VMware ESXi.

1 48 (97.96%) VMware
2 44 (89.80%) Windows
3 38 (77.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (36.73%) Unix
4 18 (36.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (32.65%) ITIL
5 16 (32.65%) Linux
5 16 (32.65%) Windows Server
6 15 (30.61%) SQL
7 14 (28.57%) DNS
8 13 (26.53%) Finance
8 13 (26.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (26.53%) Cybersecurity
9 12 (24.49%) vCenter Server
9 12 (24.49%) Windows 7
9 12 (24.49%) Degree
9 12 (24.49%) BizTalk Server
9 12 (24.49%) SAN
9 12 (24.49%) Active Directory
10 11 (22.45%) Microsoft
10 11 (22.45%) SharePoint
11 10 (20.41%) Avaya
11 10 (20.41%) CRM
11 10 (20.41%) Ethical Hacking
11 10 (20.41%) Virtual Desktop
11 10 (20.41%) Network Packet Analysis
11 10 (20.41%) Data Centre
11 10 (20.41%) Vulnerability Management
11 10 (20.41%) Forensic Analysis
12 9 (18.37%) Microsoft Azure

VMware ESXi
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 12 (24.49%) BizTalk Server
2 11 (22.45%) SharePoint
3 8 (16.33%) IIS
4 4 (8.16%) IBM Notes
5 3 (6.12%) JBoss
5 3 (6.12%) MS Exchange
6 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (2.04%) Apache
7 1 (2.04%) Skype for Business
7 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.12%) Mimecast
2 3 (6.12%) Office 365
3 2 (4.08%) SaaS
4 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (28.57%) DNS
2 12 (24.49%) SAN
3 3 (6.12%) Firewall
4 2 (4.08%) DHCP
4 2 (4.08%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (4.08%) LAN
4 2 (4.08%) Unified Communications
4 2 (4.08%) WAN
5 1 (2.04%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (2.04%) HTTP
5 1 (2.04%) Network Security
5 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.24%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 13 (26.53%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.04%) Automotive
3 1 (2.04%) Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (34.69%) Analyst
2 13 (26.53%) Security Analyst
3 12 (24.49%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 9 (18.37%) Incident Analyst
4 9 (18.37%) Security Incident Analyst
4 9 (18.37%) SOC Analyst
4 9 (18.37%) VMware Engineer
5 6 (12.24%) Operations Engineer
5 6 (12.24%) Support Engineer
6 5 (10.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 5 (10.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (10.20%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (8.16%) Senior Operations Engineer
7 4 (8.16%) Support Analyst
8 3 (6.12%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (6.12%) Applications Support
8 3 (6.12%) Systems Engineer
9 2 (4.08%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
9 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Support
9 2 (4.08%) Operations Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) Java EE
2 2 (4.08%) Java SE
3 1 (2.04%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.41%) Data Centre
2 8 (16.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.08%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (4.08%) NHS
4 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.04%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (2.04%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.04%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (2.04%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.04%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.04%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 44 (89.80%) Windows
2 18 (36.73%) Unix
2 18 (36.73%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (32.65%) Linux
3 16 (32.65%) Windows Server
4 13 (26.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (24.49%) Windows 7
6 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (6.12%) Windows 10
8 2 (4.08%) Ubuntu
9 1 (2.04%) Android
9 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.04%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (32.65%) ITIL
2 13 (26.53%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (20.41%) CRM
3 10 (20.41%) Ethical Hacking
3 10 (20.41%) Forensic Analysis
3 10 (20.41%) Network Packet Analysis
3 10 (20.41%) Vulnerability Management
4 9 (18.37%) Digital Forensics
5 5 (10.20%) Defect Management
5 5 (10.20%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (8.16%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (8.16%) Data Analysis
6 4 (8.16%) Data Protection
6 4 (8.16%) Waterfall
7 3 (6.12%) ITSM
7 3 (6.12%) Load Balancing
7 3 (6.12%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 2 (4.08%) Software Deployment
8 2 (4.08%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (30.61%) SQL
2 3 (6.12%) Java
3 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (24.49%) Degree
2 4 (8.16%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (8.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.08%) MCP
4 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.04%) Master's Degree
5 1 (2.04%) MCSA
5 1 (2.04%) MCSE
5 1 (2.04%) RHCE
5 1 (2.04%) Server+ Certification
5 1 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) GDPR
2 3 (6.12%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (4.08%) Data Quality
4 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (77.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (24.49%) Active Directory
3 10 (20.41%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (8.16%) vSphere
5 3 (6.12%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (4.08%) Hyper-V
6 2 (4.08%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (4.08%) XenApp
7 1 (2.04%) Firmware
7 1 (2.04%) vCloud
7 1 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (2.04%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (24.49%) vCenter Server
2 5 (10.20%) SCCM
3 2 (4.08%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.04%) EMC VPLEX
4 1 (2.04%) Puppet
4 1 (2.04%) vRealize
Vendors
1 48 (97.96%) VMware
2 11 (22.45%) Microsoft
3 10 (20.41%) Avaya
4 8 (16.33%) Epicor
5 6 (12.24%) Citrix
6 5 (10.20%) Cisco
7 4 (8.16%) Lotus
8 3 (6.12%) McAfee
8 3 (6.12%) SolarWinds
9 2 (4.08%) Acronis
9 2 (4.08%) EMC
9 2 (4.08%) HP
10 1 (2.04%) 3PAR
10 1 (2.04%) Adobe
10 1 (2.04%) Apple
10 1 (2.04%) NetApp
10 1 (2.04%) Red Hat
10 1 (2.04%) Temenos