Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 174 131 137
Rank change year-on-year -43 +6 +22
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 22 56 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.47% 1.24% 1.13%
As % of the System Software category 3.36% 9.21% 8.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 33 27
East of England median daily rate £300 £345 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.04% -13.75% +17.65%
England median daily rate £388 £381 £400
% change year-on-year +1.84% -4.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 10
East of England median hourly rate - £35.00 £36.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% +145.00%
England median hourly rate £46.42 £35.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year +32.61% +2.19% +128.33%

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 655 608 699
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 13.87% 13.48% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 302 303
East of England median daily rate £360 £340 £301
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.14% +0.17%
10th Percentile £130 £163 £122
90th Percentile £575 £525 £488
England median daily rate £440 £413 £380
% change year-on-year +6.67% +8.55% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 69 165
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
10th Percentile £10.28 £10.73 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.25 £34.40 £40.00
England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.15 £15.50
% change year-on-year +2.17% +4.19% -

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 20 January 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 20 January 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
Bedfordshire +2 11 £300 +50.00% 2
Hertfordshire -4 7 £425 +17.24% 10
Suffolk +11 2 - -
Cambridgeshire -18 2 - - 7
VMware ESXi
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 20 (90.91%) VMware
2 15 (68.18%) Windows
2 15 (68.18%) Microsoft
2 15 (68.18%) Active Directory
3 14 (63.64%) SAN
3 14 (63.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (59.09%) Citrix
5 12 (54.55%) DHCP
5 12 (54.55%) DNS
5 12 (54.55%) MS Exchange
5 12 (54.55%) SQL
5 12 (54.55%) SQL Server
6 11 (50.00%) ITIL
6 11 (50.00%) TCP/IP
6 11 (50.00%) IBM
6 11 (50.00%) HP
6 11 (50.00%) CommVault
6 11 (50.00%) Terminal Services
6 11 (50.00%) Symantec
6 11 (50.00%) Hyper-V
6 11 (50.00%) NAS
6 11 (50.00%) Skype for Business
6 11 (50.00%) SCCM
6 11 (50.00%) SCOM
7 10 (45.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 10 (45.45%) Clustering
7 10 (45.45%) NetBackup
7 10 (45.45%) Backup Exec
7 10 (45.45%) Fibre Channel
7 10 (45.45%) EqualLogic

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 (54.55%) MS Exchange
2 11 (50.00%) Skype for Business
3 10 (45.45%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.55%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.55%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (4.55%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) IBM Cloud
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (63.64%) SAN
2 12 (54.55%) DHCP
2 12 (54.55%) DNS
3 11 (50.00%) NAS
3 11 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 10 (45.45%) Fibre Channel
4 10 (45.45%) iSCSI
5 4 (18.18%) Firewall
6 2 (9.09%) Broadband
6 2 (9.09%) NetScaler
6 2 (9.09%) WAN
7 1 (4.55%) 4G
7 1 (4.55%) LAN
7 1 (4.55%) MPLS
7 1 (4.55%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (4.55%) VLAN
7 1 (4.55%) VoIP
7 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (4.55%) MySQL
3 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (4.55%) Back Office
1 1 (4.55%) Retail
1 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Analyst
2 8 (36.36%) Storage Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Network Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Administrator
5 2 (9.09%) Data Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Information Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Information Security Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Security Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Citrix Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) DevOps Administrator
6 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Server Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Storage Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 10 (45.45%) Clustering
1 10 (45.45%) Replication
2 8 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 2 (9.09%) PKI
4 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 15 (68.18%) Windows
2 3 (13.64%) Windows Server
3 2 (9.09%) Linux
4 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) ITIL
2 8 (36.36%) Problem Management
3 2 (9.09%) Business Continuity
3 2 (9.09%) Data Protection
3 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (9.09%) DNA
3 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
3 2 (9.09%) Information Management
3 2 (9.09%) Information Security
3 2 (9.09%) Information Security Management
3 2 (9.09%) ISMS
3 2 (9.09%) Network Architecture
3 2 (9.09%) Patch Management
3 2 (9.09%) Security Architecture
3 2 (9.09%) Security Management
3 2 (9.09%) Security Patching
4 1 (4.55%) DevOps
4 1 (4.55%) Network Segmentation
4 1 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (4.55%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) SQL
2 10 (45.45%) PowerShell
2 10 (45.45%) VBScript
3 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.55%) Perl
3 1 (4.55%) Python
3 1 (4.55%) R
3 1 (4.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (45.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 9 (40.91%) MCSA
2 9 (40.91%) MCSE
2 9 (40.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (40.91%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
3 8 (36.36%) Degree
4 2 (9.09%) CCIE
4 2 (9.09%) CCNP
4 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (9.09%) DV Cleared
4 2 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (9.09%) JNCIE
4 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.55%) CCA
5 1 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (4.55%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) GDPR
1 2 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (9.09%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (68.18%) Active Directory
2 14 (63.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 11 (50.00%) Terminal Services
4 3 (13.64%) vSphere
5 2 (9.09%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (4.55%) Docker
6 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (4.55%) vCloud
6 1 (4.55%) XenApp
6 1 (4.55%) XenDesktop
6 1 (4.55%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (50.00%) SCCM
1 11 (50.00%) SCOM
2 10 (45.45%) Backup Exec
2 10 (45.45%) HP Data Protector
2 10 (45.45%) Microsoft Clustering
2 10 (45.45%) NetBackup
3 9 (40.91%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (9.09%) Nagios
4 2 (9.09%) Nessus
4 2 (9.09%) vCenter Server
4 2 (9.09%) WSUS
5 1 (4.55%) Ansible
5 1 (4.55%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (4.55%) Kubernetes
5 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (4.55%) Puppet
5 1 (4.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 20 (90.91%) VMware
2 15 (68.18%) Microsoft
3 13 (59.09%) Citrix
4 11 (50.00%) CommVault
4 11 (50.00%) HP
4 11 (50.00%) IBM
4 11 (50.00%) Symantec
5 10 (45.45%) 3PAR
5 10 (45.45%) Dell
5 10 (45.45%) EqualLogic
5 10 (45.45%) NetApp
5 10 (45.45%) Veritas
6 9 (40.91%) SolarWinds
7 2 (9.09%) CheckPoint
7 2 (9.09%) Lumension
7 2 (9.09%) Red Hat
7 2 (9.09%) Sophos
8 1 (4.55%) BMC
8 1 (4.55%) Cisco
8 1 (4.55%) Oracle