Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 184 143
Rank change year-on-year +6 -41 -43
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 37 25 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.73% 0.49% 1.03%
As % of the System Software category 4.65% 3.37% 7.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 35
East of England median daily rate £363 £300 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.83% -11.76% +15.74%
10th Percentile £308 £182 £200
90th Percentile £450 £439 £525
England median daily rate £400 £400 £378
% change year-on-year - +5.89% +0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
East of England median hourly rate - £16.17 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -52.09% -16.08%
England median hourly rate £47.00 £45.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +4.44% +87.50% -29.41%

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 796 741 691
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 15.60% 14.60% 14.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 326 378
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £135 £130 £157
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +13.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 81 103
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.81 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.81% +1.85% -10.81%
10th Percentile £12.55 £10.96 £10.75
90th Percentile £43.75 £43.75 £33.48
England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.75 £15.75
% change year-on-year -4.48% +6.35% -1.56%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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
Hertfordshire -3 15 £391 -2.92% 8
Essex -3 7 £325 - 1
Bedfordshire +7 5 £383 +14.18%
Cambridgeshire +3 5 £313 +62.97% 1
Suffolk - 5 £420 - 2
VMware ESXi
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 37 (100.00%) VMware
2 23 (62.16%) Hyper-V
3 22 (59.46%) Windows
4 21 (56.76%) Active Directory
5 20 (54.05%) DNS
6 16 (43.24%) Microsoft
7 15 (40.54%) Microsoft Azure
8 14 (37.84%) PowerShell
8 14 (37.84%) Linux
9 12 (32.43%) ITIL
9 12 (32.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (29.73%) VMware Infrastructure
10 11 (29.73%) vSphere
11 10 (27.03%) Amazon AWS
11 10 (27.03%) TCP/IP
11 10 (27.03%) SAN
12 9 (24.32%) IBM
12 9 (24.32%) NAS
12 9 (24.32%) SCOM
12 9 (24.32%) Windows Server
12 9 (24.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 8 (21.62%) NetApp
13 8 (21.62%) MS Exchange
13 8 (21.62%) DHCP
13 8 (21.62%) Clustering
14 7 (18.92%) Office 365
15 6 (16.22%) DFS Replication
15 6 (16.22%) Windows 7
15 6 (16.22%) SonicWALL
15 6 (16.22%) Draytek

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 8 (21.62%) MS Exchange
2 5 (13.51%) OpenStack
3 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (10.81%) GlassFish
3 4 (10.81%) Tomcat
4 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
4 3 (8.11%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 15 (40.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (27.03%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (18.92%) Office 365
4 5 (13.51%) PaaS
5 4 (10.81%) IaaS
5 4 (10.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (54.05%) DNS
2 10 (27.03%) SAN
2 10 (27.03%) TCP/IP
3 9 (24.32%) NAS
4 8 (21.62%) DHCP
5 3 (8.11%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (8.11%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.70%) BGP
6 1 (2.70%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) JIRA
General
1 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.70%) Back Office
2 1 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (27.03%) Support Engineer
2 9 (24.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Administrator
3 6 (16.22%) Azure Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Infrastructure Support
3 6 (16.22%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (13.51%) VMware Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Active Directory Specialist
5 4 (10.81%) Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Architect
5 4 (10.81%) Python Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Storage Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Unix Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Unix Support
5 4 (10.81%) Unix Support Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Azure Architect
6 3 (8.11%) Storage Analyst
6 3 (8.11%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.22%) LDAP
2 1 (2.70%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Clustering
2 4 (10.81%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (8.11%) Replication
4 2 (5.41%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.70%) FMCG
5 1 (2.70%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (2.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 22 (59.46%) Windows
2 14 (37.84%) Linux
3 12 (32.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (24.32%) Windows Server
5 6 (16.22%) Windows 7
6 5 (13.51%) Unix
7 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.70%) Debian
8 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.70%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (32.43%) ITIL
2 9 (24.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (13.51%) DevOps
3 5 (13.51%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (10.81%) Presales
5 2 (5.41%) Business Continuity
5 2 (5.41%) Virtual Environments
6 1 (2.70%) Change Management
6 1 (2.70%) Identity Management
6 1 (2.70%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.70%) Migration
6 1 (2.70%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.70%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.70%) Site Reliability Engineering
Programming Languages
1 14 (37.84%) PowerShell
2 5 (13.51%) Python
3 3 (8.11%) SQL
3 3 (8.11%) VBScript
4 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (5.41%) MCSE
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.70%) MCSA
3 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) VCAP
3 1 (2.70%) VCP5
3 1 (2.70%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 23 (62.16%) Hyper-V
2 21 (56.76%) Active Directory
3 11 (29.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (29.73%) vSphere
4 6 (16.22%) DFS Replication
4 6 (16.22%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (8.11%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.70%) Ceph
6 1 (2.70%) Docker
6 1 (2.70%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (2.70%) NFS
6 1 (2.70%) vCloud
6 1 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.70%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (2.70%) VMware NSX
6 1 (2.70%) XenApp
6 1 (2.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (24.32%) SCOM
2 5 (13.51%) Puppet
3 4 (10.81%) vCenter Server
3 4 (10.81%) vMotion
4 3 (8.11%) Backup Exec
4 3 (8.11%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (8.11%) NetBackup
4 3 (8.11%) SCCM
4 3 (8.11%) WSUS
5 2 (5.41%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (2.70%) Ansible
6 1 (2.70%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (2.70%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (2.70%) Grafana
6 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (2.70%) PowerCLI
6 1 (2.70%) Prometheus
6 1 (2.70%) Salt
Vendors
1 37 (100.00%) VMware
2 16 (43.24%) Microsoft
3 9 (24.32%) IBM
4 8 (21.62%) NetApp
5 6 (16.22%) Draytek
5 6 (16.22%) SonicWALL
6 5 (13.51%) Dell
6 5 (13.51%) HP
7 4 (10.81%) Citrix
8 3 (8.11%) 3PAR
8 3 (8.11%) CommVault
8 3 (8.11%) EqualLogic
8 3 (8.11%) SolarWinds
8 3 (8.11%) Veritas
9 2 (5.41%) Symantec
10 1 (2.70%) Cisco
10 1 (2.70%) Red Hat