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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 7 August 2022 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
7 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 126 107 93
Rank change year-on-year -19 -14 +77
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 9 30 13
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 0.35% 1.34% 0.81%
As % of the System Software category 2.28% 6.98% 5.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 10
10th Percentile £362 £305 £296
25th Percentile £363 £513 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £469 £525 £381
Median % change year-on-year -10.67% +37.70% -4.69%
75th Percentile £519 £613 £477
90th Percentile £560 - £505
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
10th Percentile - - £28.65
25th Percentile - - £40.13
Median hourly rate - - £59.50
75th Percentile - - £59.95
90th Percentile - - £60.06
England median hourly rate £48.58 £60.00 £47.83
% change year-on-year -19.03% +25.44% +1.23%

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 394 430 242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 15.49% 19.16% 15.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 271 165
10th Percentile £163 £149 £135
25th Percentile £256 £268 £240
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £400 £350
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -15.15%
75th Percentile £538 £550 £500
90th Percentile £625 £613 £550
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 41 19
10th Percentile - £10.58 £17.15
25th Percentile £13.41 £12.50 £18.31
Median hourly rate £15.80 £13.50 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +17.00% -32.50% +32.74%
75th Percentile £50.00 £22.37 £47.84
90th Percentile £60.00 £24.00 £61.31
England median hourly rate £21.50 £17.34 £17.50
% change year-on-year +24.03% -0.94% +7.69%

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing VMware ESXi as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing VMware ESXi in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for VMware ESXi in the East of England

VMware ESXi
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VMware ESXi in the East of England over the 6 months to 7 August 2022.

Daily rate histogram for VMware ESXi in the East of England

VMware ESXi
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing VMware ESXi in the East of England.

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 7 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Cambridgeshire -14 5 £475 +192.31% 1
Hertfordshire -19 2 £375 -34.78% 2
Bedfordshire -22 1 £550 +4.76%
Suffolk - 1 £469 -
VMware ESXi
England

For the 6 months to 7 August 2022, 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 7 (77.78%) HP
1 7 (77.78%) Dell
1 7 (77.78%) Linux
2 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) VMware
2 5 (55.56%) vCenter Server
3 4 (44.44%) Task Automation
3 4 (44.44%) Ansible
3 4 (44.44%) C-shell
3 4 (44.44%) Bash
3 4 (44.44%) Puppet
3 4 (44.44%) HAProxy
3 4 (44.44%) Incident Management
3 4 (44.44%) Fujitsu
3 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
3 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (44.44%) Git (software)
3 4 (44.44%) Python
3 4 (44.44%) LDAP
3 4 (44.44%) DHCP
3 4 (44.44%) SNMP
3 4 (44.44%) DNS
3 4 (44.44%) Nagios
4 3 (33.33%) Citrix
4 3 (33.33%) Solaris
4 3 (33.33%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 3 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (33.33%) QA
4 3 (33.33%) ITIL
5 2 (22.22%) Public Sector

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 1 (11.11%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) AWS
1 1 (11.11%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) DHCP
1 4 (44.44%) DNS
1 4 (44.44%) SNMP
2 1 (11.11%) NetScaler
2 1 (11.11%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (11.11%) SD-WAN
2 1 (11.11%) SMTP
2 1 (11.11%) VSAN
2 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (11.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Git (software)
2 1 (11.11%) JIRA
2 1 (11.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (22.22%) Organisational Skills
1 2 (22.22%) Public Sector
2 1 (11.11%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Linux Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Software Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Wintel Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Algorithms
1 2 (22.22%) Fat Client
1 2 (22.22%) Thin Client
2 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Linux
2 5 (55.56%) Windows
3 3 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (33.33%) Solaris
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Incident Management
1 4 (44.44%) Task Automation
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) Coaching
3 2 (22.22%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (22.22%) Project Management
3 2 (22.22%) Service Management
3 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
4 1 (11.11%) Boundary Protection
4 1 (11.11%) Break/Fix
4 1 (11.11%) Data Loss Prevention
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) ITSM
4 1 (11.11%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Optimisation
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (11.11%) Proactive Monitoring
4 1 (11.11%) Server Management
4 1 (11.11%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Bash
1 4 (44.44%) C-shell
1 4 (44.44%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) CCA
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (11.11%) MCITP
3 1 (11.11%) MCSE
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (33.33%) Citrix Hypervisor
3 2 (22.22%) MetaFrame
4 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
4 1 (11.11%) Firmware
4 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 1 (11.11%) ProxySG
4 1 (11.11%) Terminal Services
4 1 (11.11%) XenApp
4 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) vCenter Server
2 4 (44.44%) Ansible
2 4 (44.44%) HAProxy
2 4 (44.44%) Nagios
2 4 (44.44%) Puppet
3 1 (11.11%) SCCM
3 1 (11.11%) VxRail
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Dell
1 7 (77.78%) HP
2 5 (55.56%) VMware
3 4 (44.44%) Fujitsu
4 3 (33.33%) Citrix
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco
5 2 (22.22%) IBM
6 1 (11.11%) Blue Coat
6 1 (11.11%) CyberArk
6 1 (11.11%) Ivanti
6 1 (11.11%) Juniper
6 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 1 (11.11%) Palo Alto
6 1 (11.11%) ServiceNow
6 1 (11.11%) Sun