Period
to 24 July 2017

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 6 months to 24 July 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
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 162 149 111
Rank change year-on-year -13 -38 +58
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 37 44 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.79% 0.85% 1.75%
As % of the System Software category 5.72% 6.17% 12.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 32 71
East of England median daily rate £255 £350 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.14% +21.74% -28.13%
10th Percentile £182 £308 £158
90th Percentile £418 £525 £438
England median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 7
East of England median hourly rate £17.50 £33.75 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.15% -14.01% +50.96%
10th Percentile £13.55 £23.63 £24.80
90th Percentile £32.25 £42.88 £95.50
England median hourly rate £49.19 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +118.62% -25.00% +25.00%

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 647 713 846
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 13.89% 13.82% 14.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 300 392 441
East of England median daily rate £338 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.57% +7.69% +19.27%
10th Percentile £130 £129 £155
90th Percentile £551 £538 £500
England median daily rate £425 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 125 169
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -10.81% +1.37%
10th Percentile £10.42 £12.85 £10.00
90th Percentile £42.90 £39.50 £39.90
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.23 £16.00
% change year-on-year +5.07% -4.83% +3.23%

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing VMware ESXi as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware ESXi in the East of England over the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware ESXi in the East of England over the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 24 July 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
Cambridgeshire 0 14 £193 -43.38%
Hertfordshire +4 10 £300 -17.24% 1
Essex -17 9 £265 -41.11%
Suffolk +12 3 £255 -51.43%
Norfolk -3 1 £363 +11.54%
VMware ESXi
England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 35 (94.59%) VMware
2 29 (78.38%) Windows
3 28 (75.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (43.24%) Active Directory
5 15 (40.54%) Windows Server
6 14 (37.84%) SAN
7 13 (35.14%) Unix
7 13 (35.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (29.73%) Data Centre
8 11 (29.73%) vCenter Server
9 10 (27.03%) Cisco
9 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
9 10 (27.03%) Linux
9 10 (27.03%) Degree
10 9 (24.32%) SQL Server
10 9 (24.32%) DNS
11 8 (21.62%) Cybersecurity
11 8 (21.62%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (21.62%) Network Packet Analysis
11 8 (21.62%) SQL
11 8 (21.62%) ITIL
12 7 (18.92%) Ethical Hacking
12 7 (18.92%) Computer Science
12 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (18.92%) Citrix
13 6 (16.22%) LAN
13 6 (16.22%) Finance
14 5 (13.51%) Firewall
14 5 (13.51%) DHCP
14 5 (13.51%) Forensic Analysis

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 4 (10.81%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.11%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (8.11%) JBoss
3 2 (5.41%) IBM Notes
3 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.70%) Apache
4 1 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.70%) IIS
4 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (8.11%) Mimecast
2 3 (8.11%) Office 365
3 2 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (37.84%) SAN
2 9 (24.32%) DNS
3 6 (16.22%) LAN
4 5 (13.51%) DHCP
4 5 (13.51%) Firewall
5 3 (8.11%) BGP
5 3 (8.11%) DWDM
5 3 (8.11%) NetScaler
5 3 (8.11%) OSPF
5 3 (8.11%) VLAN
5 3 (8.11%) VPN
6 2 (5.41%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (5.41%) Unified Communications
6 2 (5.41%) WAN
7 1 (2.70%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (2.70%) HTTP
7 1 (2.70%) Intranet
7 1 (2.70%) Network Security
7 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (24.32%) SQL Server
2 8 (21.62%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 6 (16.22%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (29.73%) Analyst
2 9 (24.32%) VMware Engineer
3 8 (21.62%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 8 (21.62%) Incident Analyst
3 8 (21.62%) Security Analyst
3 8 (21.62%) Security Incident Analyst
3 8 (21.62%) SOC Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Support Analyst
5 3 (8.11%) Support Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Technical Leader
5 3 (8.11%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Applications Support
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Support
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) Java EE
2 2 (5.41%) Java SE
3 1 (2.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (29.73%) Data Centre
2 7 (18.92%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.41%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (5.41%) NHS
3 2 (5.41%) Replication
4 1 (2.70%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.70%) CCTV
4 1 (2.70%) Clustering
4 1 (2.70%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (2.70%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.70%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (2.70%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.70%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 29 (78.38%) Windows
2 15 (40.54%) Windows Server
3 13 (35.14%) Unix
3 13 (35.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (27.03%) Linux
5 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.70%) Mac OS X Server
8 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.70%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.62%) Cybersecurity
1 8 (21.62%) ITIL
1 8 (21.62%) Network Packet Analysis
2 7 (18.92%) Ethical Hacking
3 5 (13.51%) Defect Management
3 5 (13.51%) Digital Forensics
3 5 (13.51%) Forensic Analysis
3 5 (13.51%) Vulnerability Management
4 4 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (10.81%) Data Analysis
4 4 (10.81%) Data Protection
4 4 (10.81%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (10.81%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 4 (10.81%) Waterfall
5 3 (8.11%) Load Balancing
5 3 (8.11%) Migration
5 3 (8.11%) Network Management
6 2 (5.41%) Capacity Management
6 2 (5.41%) ITIL V3
6 2 (5.41%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.62%) SQL
2 3 (8.11%) Java
3 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) Degree
2 4 (10.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (8.11%) CCDP
3 3 (8.11%) CCNP
3 3 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (8.11%) JNCIS
3 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (8.11%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.11%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.41%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (5.41%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.41%) MCP
4 2 (5.41%) MCSE
4 2 (5.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.70%) DBS Check
5 1 (2.70%) Master's Degree
5 1 (2.70%) RHCE
5 1 (2.70%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) GDPR
2 2 (5.41%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (75.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (43.24%) Active Directory
3 5 (13.51%) Hyper-V
3 5 (13.51%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (8.11%) vSphere
5 2 (5.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (5.41%) XenApp
5 2 (5.41%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.70%) Firmware
6 1 (2.70%) Terminal Server
6 1 (2.70%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.70%) vCloud
6 1 (2.70%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.70%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (29.73%) vCenter Server
2 4 (10.81%) SCCM
3 2 (5.41%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.70%) EMC VPLEX
4 1 (2.70%) Puppet
4 1 (2.70%) vRealize
4 1 (2.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 35 (94.59%) VMware
2 10 (27.03%) Cisco
2 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
3 7 (18.92%) Citrix
4 3 (8.11%) Brocade
4 3 (8.11%) Juniper
4 3 (8.11%) McAfee
4 3 (8.11%) SolarWinds
5 2 (5.41%) 3PAR
5 2 (5.41%) EMC
5 2 (5.41%) HP
5 2 (5.41%) Lotus
6 1 (2.70%) Apple
6 1 (2.70%) Avaya
6 1 (2.70%) Dell
6 1 (2.70%) Epicor
6 1 (2.70%) Fujitsu
6 1 (2.70%) NetApp
6 1 (2.70%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.70%) Temenos