Period
to 23 July 2018

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 23 July 2018 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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 180 158 151
Rank change year-on-year -22 -7 -39
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 21 38 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.44% 0.82% 0.83%
As % of the System Software category 3.25% 5.85% 6.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 24 31
East of England median daily rate £315 £255 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.53% -27.14% +21.74%
10th Percentile £285 £182 £308
90th Percentile £528 £418 £525
England median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
East of England median hourly rate - £17.50 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -48.15% -14.01%
England median hourly rate £46.42 £49.19 £22.50
% change year-on-year -5.64% +118.62% -25.00%

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 the East of England with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 646 650 714
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 13.60% 13.95% 13.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 300 391
East of England median daily rate £375 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £150 £130 £129
90th Percentile £540 £551 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 73 127
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
10th Percentile £11.65 £10.42 £12.90
90th Percentile £33.88 £42.90 £39.25
England median hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £15.25
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.92% -4.69%

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 23 July 2018.

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
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 23 July 2018. 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 9 £313 +62.34%
Hertfordshire -15 4 £513 +70.83% 4
Bedfordshire - 4 £325 -
Essex +2 2 - -
Suffolk -12 2 - - 1
VMware ESXi
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 2018, 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 East of England region with a requirement for VMware ESXi.

1 21 (100.00%) VMware
2 14 (66.67%) Windows
3 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 11 (52.38%) ITIL
5 10 (47.62%) MS Exchange
6 9 (42.86%) DHCP
6 9 (42.86%) DNS
6 9 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
7 8 (38.10%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (38.10%) Hyper-V
7 8 (38.10%) IBM
7 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
8 7 (33.33%) HP
8 7 (33.33%) Citrix
9 6 (28.57%) NetApp
9 6 (28.57%) Dell
9 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
9 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
9 6 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (23.81%) 3PAR
10 5 (23.81%) NAS
10 5 (23.81%) SCCM
10 5 (23.81%) Skype for Business
10 5 (23.81%) SAN
10 5 (23.81%) Clustering
11 4 (19.05%) NetBackup
11 4 (19.05%) Backup Exec
11 4 (19.05%) Veritas
11 4 (19.05%) Terminal Services

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 10 (47.62%) MS Exchange
2 6 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (23.81%) Skype for Business
4 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
5 3 (14.29%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 9 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (9.52%) IaaS
3 2 (9.52%) PaaS
3 2 (9.52%) SaaS
4 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (42.86%) DHCP
1 9 (42.86%) DNS
2 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 5 (23.81%) NAS
3 5 (23.81%) SAN
4 4 (19.05%) Fibre Channel
4 4 (19.05%) iSCSI
5 1 (4.76%) BGP
5 1 (4.76%) Broadband
5 1 (4.76%) OSPF
5 1 (4.76%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (4.76%) Retail
1 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Administrator
2 6 (28.57%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (23.81%) Analyst
4 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) Storage Analyst
5 3 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Windows Administrator
6 2 (9.52%) Architect
6 2 (9.52%) Azure Administrator
6 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (9.52%) VMWare Administrator
6 2 (9.52%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Linux Administrator
7 1 (4.76%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 1 (4.76%) Security Analyst
7 1 (4.76%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Clustering
2 4 (19.05%) Replication
3 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.52%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (19.05%) Windows Server
4 3 (14.29%) Linux
4 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.76%) Debian
5 1 (4.76%) Ubuntu
5 1 (4.76%) Unix
5 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) ITIL
2 2 (9.52%) Business Continuity
2 2 (9.52%) Presales
2 2 (9.52%) Problem Management
2 2 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.76%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (4.76%) DevOps
3 1 (4.76%) Forensic Analysis
3 1 (4.76%) Integration Testing
3 1 (4.76%) Network Design
3 1 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (4.76%) Site Reliability Engineering
3 1 (4.76%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 4 (19.05%) SQL
2 4 (19.05%) VBScript
3 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (9.52%) MCSA
2 2 (9.52%) MCSE
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.52%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (4.76%) CCIE
3 1 (4.76%) CCNP
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.76%) Degree
3 1 (4.76%) JNCIE
3 1 (4.76%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 8 (38.10%) Hyper-V
2 8 (38.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (19.05%) Terminal Services
4 3 (14.29%) XenApp
5 2 (9.52%) vSphere
6 1 (4.76%) Ceph
6 1 (4.76%) Docker
6 1 (4.76%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) SCCM
2 4 (19.05%) Backup Exec
2 4 (19.05%) HP Data Protector
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (19.05%) NetBackup
2 4 (19.05%) SCOM
3 3 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (9.52%) WSUS
5 1 (4.76%) Ansible
5 1 (4.76%) Grafana
5 1 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (4.76%) Prometheus
5 1 (4.76%) Puppet
5 1 (4.76%) Salt
5 1 (4.76%) vCenter Server
5 1 (4.76%) vMotion
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) VMware
2 8 (38.10%) IBM
2 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
3 7 (33.33%) Citrix
3 7 (33.33%) HP
4 6 (28.57%) Dell
4 6 (28.57%) NetApp
5 5 (23.81%) 3PAR
6 4 (19.05%) CommVault
6 4 (19.05%) EqualLogic
6 4 (19.05%) SolarWinds
6 4 (19.05%) Veritas
7 3 (14.29%) Symantec
8 1 (4.76%) Cisco
8 1 (4.76%) Draytek
8 1 (4.76%) EMC
8 1 (4.76%) Juniper
8 1 (4.76%) Nokia
8 1 (4.76%) SonicWALL