Period
to 15 July 2020

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 15 July 2020 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
15 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 100 165 175
Rank change year-on-year +65 +10 -2
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 16 19 22
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 0.84% 0.44% 0.47%
As % of the System Software category 5.52% 3.38% 3.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 10
Median daily rate £300 £400 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +27.49% +23.04%
10th Percentile £296 £282 £293
90th Percentile £409 £589 £526
England median daily rate £425 £440 £390
% change year-on-year -3.41% +12.82% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £59.50 - -
England median hourly rate £39.50 £47.00 £46.42
% change year-on-year -15.96% +1.26% -5.64%

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 290 562 625
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 15.24% 13.12% 13.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 321 338
Median daily rate £375 £420 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.61% +11.87% +9.09%
10th Percentile £133 £158 £152
90th Percentile £550 £623 £558
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 33 66
Median hourly rate £29.59 £15.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +97.23% -9.09% -
10th Percentile £17.45 £10.83 £11.17
90th Percentile £65.41 £63.20 £33.13
Median hourly rate £19.28 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +13.40% +3.03% +3.13%

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 15 July 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing VMware ESXi in the East of England over the 6 months to 15 July 2020.

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 15 July 2020. 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
Essex - 8 £388 -
Hertfordshire +36 6 £300 -25.00% 1
Cambridgeshire +32 1 - - 1
Suffolk +10 1 £550 -
VMware ESXi
England

For the 6 months to 15 July 2020, 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 15 (93.75%) Windows
1 15 (93.75%) VMware
2 12 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (56.25%) Citrix
4 8 (50.00%) Degree
5 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (43.75%) Linux
6 6 (37.50%) Cisco
6 6 (37.50%) NetApp
6 6 (37.50%) Dell
6 6 (37.50%) EMC
6 6 (37.50%) XenApp
6 6 (37.50%) Office 365
6 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (37.50%) SnapMirror
6 6 (37.50%) SnapVault
6 6 (37.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 6 (37.50%) Application Virtualisation
7 5 (31.25%) Forensic Analysis
7 5 (31.25%) Data Centre
7 5 (31.25%) Conflict Management
7 5 (31.25%) Unix
7 5 (31.25%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (31.25%) Vulnerability Management
7 5 (31.25%) Service Management
7 5 (31.25%) Mathematics
7 5 (31.25%) ITSM
8 4 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
8 4 (25.00%) Computer Science
8 4 (25.00%) PowerShell

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 (6.25%) Confluence
1 1 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 6 (37.50%) Office 365
2 3 (18.75%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) NetScaler
2 1 (6.25%) DHCP
2 1 (6.25%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) Firewall
2 1 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (6.25%) IPsec
2 1 (6.25%) NAS
2 1 (6.25%) Network Security
2 1 (6.25%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Big Data
1 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
1 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
1 1 (6.25%) JIRA
1 1 (6.25%) Robot Framework
1 1 (6.25%) TestRail
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Automotive
3 1 (6.25%) Legal
3 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Infrastructure Support
2 5 (31.25%) Analyst
2 5 (31.25%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 5 (31.25%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
2 5 (31.25%) Support Specialist
3 4 (25.00%) Cyber Defence Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Citrix Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) IT Support
4 3 (18.75%) IT Support Specialist
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Digital Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Forensic Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) IT Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) IT Security Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Security Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Data Centre
2 4 (25.00%) Cyber Defence
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Driving Licence
3 1 (6.25%) PKI
3 1 (6.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Linux
2 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (31.25%) Unix
5 4 (25.00%) Windows 10
5 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (6.25%) CentOS
7 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (6.25%) VMS
7 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
7 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
7 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Application Virtualisation
1 6 (37.50%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 5 (31.25%) Conflict Management
2 5 (31.25%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (31.25%) Forensic Analysis
2 5 (31.25%) ITSM
2 5 (31.25%) Mathematics
2 5 (31.25%) Service Management
2 5 (31.25%) Vulnerability Management
3 4 (25.00%) Computer Science
3 4 (25.00%) Digital Forensics
3 4 (25.00%) Ethical Hacking
3 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 3 (18.75%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (12.50%) Change Management
5 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
6 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
6 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
2 1 (6.25%) C
2 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.25%) PHP
2 1 (6.25%) Python
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) Degree
2 3 (18.75%) CCA
2 3 (18.75%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (6.25%) CCNA
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 12 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (37.50%) XenApp
3 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (18.75%) BitLocker
4 3 (18.75%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (18.75%) XenDesktop
5 1 (6.25%) Firmware
5 1 (6.25%) Terminal Services
5 1 (6.25%) vCloud
5 1 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) SnapMirror
1 6 (37.50%) SnapVault
2 3 (18.75%) AirWatch
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (6.25%) HP ALM
3 1 (6.25%) QRadar
3 1 (6.25%) RSA Archer
3 1 (6.25%) vCenter Server
3 1 (6.25%) vMotion
Vendors
1 15 (93.75%) VMware
2 9 (56.25%) Citrix
3 6 (37.50%) Cisco
3 6 (37.50%) Dell
3 6 (37.50%) EMC
3 6 (37.50%) NetApp
4 3 (18.75%) Isilon
4 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 3 (18.75%) Veeam
5 1 (6.25%) Atlassian
5 1 (6.25%) HP
5 1 (6.25%) Red Hat