The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for VMware ESX skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited VMware ESX over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
VMware ESX Server
UK / England
Rank 441 379 427
Rank change year-on-year -62 +48  
Contract jobs citing VMware ESX 125 245 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.30% 0.50% 0.36%
As % of the System Software category 2.69% 4.61% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 169 110
Median daily rate £368 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £500 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £339 £350 £357
% change year-on-year -3.21% -1.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 4
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.32% -19.16%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £24.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year +44.32% -19.16%  

VMware ESX is in the system software skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for system software skills.

Contract System Software Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 4643 5318 5149
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 11.20% 10.84% 10.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2964 3276 2847
Median daily rate £413 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.43% +5.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £351 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -3.97% +4.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 313 428 606
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.31 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.82 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -4.13% +4.10%  

VMware ESX
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing VMware ESX as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for VMware ESX in England

VMware ESX
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing VMware ESX in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESX in England

VMware ESX
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware ESX in England over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware ESX in England

VMware ESX
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESX in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware ESX in England

VMware ESX
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware ESX in England over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for VMware ESX in England

VMware ESX
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing VMware ESX within the England region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -18 45 £468 -1.57% 7
East of England +14 30 £340 -2.85% 3
South East -36 22 £330 +1.53% 1
West Midlands +22 10 £338 -32.50% 2
South West -17 9 £313 -10.71%
Yorkshire +12 4 £575 +43.75%
North West +20 2 £400 +6.66% 1
East Midlands -19 2 £426 +9.23%
VMware ESX
UK

VMware ESX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing VMware ESX 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 England region with a requirement for VMware ESX.

1 296 (99.66%) VMware
2 225 (75.76%) Windows
3 212 (71.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 132 (44.44%) Active Directory
5 113 (38.05%) DNS
6 107 (36.03%) Windows Server
7 106 (35.69%) Microsoft
8 95 (31.99%) SAN
9 94 (31.65%) Windows Server 2008
10 84 (28.28%) Finance
11 81 (27.27%) Windows 7
12 77 (25.93%) Linux
13 74 (24.92%) ITIL
14 68 (22.90%) Windows Server 2003
15 65 (21.89%) Firewall
16 64 (21.55%) SCCM
17 63 (21.21%) PowerShell
18 62 (20.88%) Citrix
19 61 (20.54%) Windows Server 2012
20 58 (19.53%) Cisco
21 52 (17.51%) EMC
21 52 (17.51%) vSphere
22 51 (17.17%) Unix
23 49 (16.50%) HP
24 47 (15.82%) Red Hat
24 47 (15.82%) SQL
25 45 (15.15%) MS Exchange
26 44 (14.81%) XenApp
27 43 (14.48%) Security Cleared
28 38 (12.79%) Data Centre

VMware ESX
Top Related IT Skills in 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 45 (15.15%) MS Exchange
2 37 (12.46%) Skype for Business
3 35 (11.78%) IIS
4 30 (10.10%) SharePoint
5 29 (9.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 20 (6.73%) BizTalk Server
7 11 (3.70%) Tomcat
8 9 (3.03%) Apache
9 8 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (2.02%) OpenStack
11 5 (1.68%) JBoss
12 4 (1.35%) Cloud Foundry
12 4 (1.35%) Confluence
13 2 (0.67%) Exchange Server 5.5
13 2 (0.67%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 34 (11.45%) MS Office
2 17 (5.72%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.36%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (2.36%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.67%) MS Project
5 1 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.34%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 36 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (8.42%) Office 365
4 14 (4.71%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (1.68%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (1.35%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 4 (1.35%) Heroku
6 4 (1.35%) PaaS
7 3 (1.01%) IBM PureFlex
8 2 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.67%) GitHub
9 1 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 113 (38.05%) DNS
2 95 (31.99%) SAN
3 65 (21.89%) Firewall
4 34 (11.45%) DHCP
5 24 (8.08%) NAS
6 21 (7.07%) LDAP
6 21 (7.07%) Skype
7 19 (6.40%) VoIP
8 18 (6.06%) VPN
9 17 (5.72%) LAN
10 15 (5.05%) WAN
11 14 (4.71%) Network Security
12 13 (4.38%) SMTP
13 10 (3.37%) Internet
14 8 (2.69%) NetScaler
14 8 (2.69%) TCP/IP
15 7 (2.36%) Cisco ASA
15 7 (2.36%) VLAN
16 5 (1.68%) HTTP
16 5 (1.68%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (12.46%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.02%) Oracle Database
2 6 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.35%) MySQL
3 4 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.67%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (2.02%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.35%) GitLab
2 4 (1.35%) Subversion
2 4 (1.35%) Vagrant
3 3 (1.01%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (0.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 84 (28.28%) Finance
2 12 (4.04%) Banking
3 10 (3.37%) Manufacturing
4 9 (3.03%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.36%) Back Office
6 6 (2.02%) Legal
7 5 (1.68%) Electronics
8 4 (1.35%) Games
8 4 (1.35%) Law
8 4 (1.35%) Retail
9 3 (1.01%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.67%) Automotive
10 2 (0.67%) Marketing
11 1 (0.34%) Advertising
11 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 49 (16.50%) Analyst
2 36 (12.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 29 (9.76%) Architect
4 27 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
5 26 (8.75%) VMware Engineer
6 24 (8.08%) Wintel Engineer
7 22 (7.41%) Consultant
8 21 (7.07%) Administrator
9 19 (6.40%) Security Analyst
10 16 (5.39%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 16 (5.39%) Server Engineer
10 16 (5.39%) Support Engineer
11 14 (4.71%) DevOps Engineer
11 14 (4.71%) Systems Engineer
12 13 (4.38%) AWS Engineer
12 13 (4.38%) Citrix Analyst
12 13 (4.38%) Infrastructure Architect
12 13 (4.38%) PowerShell Engineer
12 13 (4.38%) Systems Administrator
13 12 (4.04%) VMWare Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.71%) XML
2 8 (2.69%) Web Services
3 5 (1.68%) REST
3 5 (1.68%) SOAP
4 4 (1.35%) LAMP
4 4 (1.35%) LAPP Stack
4 4 (1.35%) Middleware
4 4 (1.35%) SAML
5 2 (0.67%) Java SE
5 2 (0.67%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.34%) .NET
6 1 (0.34%) COM
6 1 (0.34%) Flash
6 1 (0.34%) HTML
6 1 (0.34%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.34%) WAP
6 1 (0.34%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.34%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (12.79%) Data Centre
2 26 (8.75%) Computer Science
3 22 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (6.73%) EMC VNX
4 20 (6.73%) Fat Client
4 20 (6.73%) Thin Client
5 13 (4.38%) Clustering
5 13 (4.38%) EMC VMAX
6 11 (3.70%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 8 (2.69%) Replication
8 7 (2.36%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.68%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.68%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.68%) User Experience
10 4 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.35%) Spread Betting
11 3 (1.01%) CLARiiON
11 3 (1.01%) HP Storage
11 3 (1.01%) Symmetrix
12 2 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 225 (75.76%) Windows
2 107 (36.03%) Windows Server
3 94 (31.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 81 (27.27%) Windows 7
5 77 (25.93%) Linux
6 68 (22.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 61 (20.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 51 (17.17%) Unix
9 17 (5.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (5.05%) Solaris
11 12 (4.04%) CentOS
12 11 (3.70%) Windows 10
13 9 (3.03%) Ubuntu
14 5 (1.68%) HPUX
15 4 (1.35%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.67%) Data ONTAP
16 2 (0.67%) Debian
17 1 (0.34%) AIX
17 1 (0.34%) SUSE
17 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (24.92%) ITIL
2 34 (11.45%) DevOps
3 33 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 33 (11.11%) Migration
4 22 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
5 20 (6.73%) CRM
6 19 (6.40%) Cybersecurity
6 19 (6.40%) Performance Tuning
7 18 (6.06%) Problem Management
8 17 (5.72%) Forensic Analysis
8 17 (5.72%) Vulnerability Management
9 16 (5.39%) High Availability
10 15 (5.05%) Change Control
10 15 (5.05%) Digital Forensics
10 15 (5.05%) Performance Management
10 15 (5.05%) Server Building
11 14 (4.71%) Change Management
12 13 (4.38%) Data Migration
12 13 (4.38%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 63 (21.21%) PowerShell
2 47 (15.82%) SQL
3 22 (7.41%) Bash Shell
4 19 (6.40%) VBScript
5 13 (4.38%) Python
6 7 (2.36%) C
6 7 (2.36%) Perl
7 5 (1.68%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.68%) Ruby
7 5 (1.68%) VB
8 4 (1.35%) AWK
9 3 (1.01%) Java
9 3 (1.01%) Korn
9 3 (1.01%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.67%) VB6
11 1 (0.34%) PHP
Qualifications
1 43 (14.48%) Security Cleared
2 35 (11.78%) SC Cleared
3 32 (10.77%) Degree
4 29 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 22 (7.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 15 (5.05%) MCSA
7 14 (4.71%) MCITP
7 14 (4.71%) MCSE
8 7 (2.36%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (2.02%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (1.68%) RHCE
11 4 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (1.35%) ISEB
11 4 (1.35%) ISTQB
11 4 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (1.01%) CCNA
12 3 (1.01%) CCNP
12 3 (1.01%) VCAP
13 2 (0.67%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.03%) SLA
2 4 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.34%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.34%) QA
System Software
1 212 (71.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 132 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 52 (17.51%) vSphere
4 44 (14.81%) XenApp
5 36 (12.12%) Virtual Desktop
6 34 (11.45%) VMware ESXi
7 31 (10.44%) Microsoft App-V
8 30 (10.10%) XenDesktop
9 25 (8.42%) Hyper-V
10 18 (6.06%) Virtual Machines
11 14 (4.71%) BitLocker
12 13 (4.38%) KVM
13 10 (3.37%) GPFS
14 9 (3.03%) vCloud
15 7 (2.36%) Virtual Servers
16 5 (1.68%) Firmware
16 5 (1.68%) XenServer
17 4 (1.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 4 (1.35%) NFS
17 4 (1.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 64 (21.55%) SCCM
2 32 (10.77%) Puppet
3 25 (8.42%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (7.07%) vRealize
5 16 (5.39%) NetBackup
6 15 (5.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 15 (5.05%) vMotion
7 12 (4.04%) Nagios
7 12 (4.04%) WSUS
8 11 (3.70%) SCOM
9 10 (3.37%) Norton AntiVirus
10 8 (2.69%) Ansible
10 8 (2.69%) logstash
10 8 (2.69%) yum
10 8 (2.69%) Zenoss
11 7 (2.36%) Backup Exec
12 6 (2.02%) WMI
13 5 (1.68%) EMC NetWorker
13 5 (1.68%) McAfee ePO
13 5 (1.68%) Terraform
Vendors
1 296 (99.66%) VMware
2 106 (35.69%) Microsoft
3 62 (20.88%) Citrix
4 58 (19.53%) Cisco
5 52 (17.51%) EMC
6 49 (16.50%) HP
7 47 (15.82%) Red Hat
8 34 (11.45%) NetApp
9 33 (11.11%) Dell
10 29 (9.76%) Symantec
11 25 (8.42%) IBM
12 22 (7.41%) Avaya
13 21 (7.07%) Oracle
14 20 (6.73%) AppSense
15 19 (6.40%) Wyse
16 18 (6.06%) 3PAR
16 18 (6.06%) Epicor
17 16 (5.39%) Veritas
18 15 (5.05%) Veeam
19 12 (4.04%) CheckPoint
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