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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 12 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)
UK > England
6 months to
12 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 485 412 345
Rank change year-on-year -73 -67 +42
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 316 326 192
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.43% 0.55% 0.63%
As % of the System Software category 3.15% 3.82% 4.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 221 131
10th Percentile £277 £281 £275
25th Percentile £388 £376 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £490 £450 £435
Median % change year-on-year +8.89% +3.45% +2.35%
75th Percentile £592 £530 £500
90th Percentile £638 £613 £550
UK median daily rate £464 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +3.11% +4.65% +3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 13
10th Percentile £27.60 £48.50 £23.69
25th Percentile £43.50 £50.50 £38.25
Median hourly rate £48.58 £60.00 £47.83
Median % change year-on-year -19.03% +25.44% +0.69%
75th Percentile £55.83 £69.25 -
90th Percentile £71.83 £76.80 £58.15
UK median hourly rate £52.56 £50.50 £47.83
% change year-on-year +4.07% +5.58% +1.77%

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 England with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 10,018 8,532 4,574
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.78% 14.46% 14.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,316 5,985 3,132
10th Percentile £195 £206 £201
25th Percentile £385 £378 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £725 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +0.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 246 269 188
10th Percentile £13.41 £11.35 £11.10
25th Percentile £15.25 £13.25 £12.95
Median hourly rate £21.78 £17.50 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +24.46% - +6.32%
75th Percentile £50.00 £28.75 £24.28
90th Percentile £66.58 £62.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £21.78 £18.12 £18.00
% change year-on-year +20.23% +0.64% +7.51%

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing VMware ESXi as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for VMware ESXi in England

VMware ESXi
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for VMware ESXi in England

VMware ESXi
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing VMware ESXi in England over the 6 months to 12 August 2022.

Daily rate histogram for VMware ESXi in England

VMware ESXi
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for VMware ESXi in England

VMware ESXi
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing VMware ESXi in England over the 6 months to 12 August 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for VMware ESXi in England

VMware ESXi
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 ESXi within the England region over the 6 months to 12 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
London -50 136 £550 +10.00% 12
South East +12 94 £450 +5.26% 8
South West -16 25 £600 +41.18% 11
North of England -59 22 £414 -8.06% 8
North West -26 18 £415 +15.68% 3
Midlands -35 18 £375 -3.85% 9
West Midlands -17 17 £375 - 7
East of England -26 9 £469 -10.67% 2
Yorkshire -55 4 £400 -11.11% 4
East Midlands -14 1 - - 2
VMware ESXi
UK

For the 6 months to 12 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 England region with a requirement for VMware ESXi.

1 302 (95.57%) VMware
2 202 (63.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 187 (59.18%) Windows
4 137 (43.35%) vSphere
5 133 (42.09%) Microsoft
6 126 (39.87%) Active Directory
7 105 (33.23%) vCenter Server
8 102 (32.28%) Windows Server
9 96 (30.38%) Linux
10 95 (30.06%) Cisco
11 92 (29.11%) Azure
12 84 (26.58%) Citrix
13 76 (24.05%) DNS
14 75 (23.73%) Data Centre
15 74 (23.42%) Finance
16 73 (23.10%) Firewall
17 72 (22.78%) Security Cleared
18 68 (21.52%) PowerShell
19 65 (20.57%) Social Skills
20 62 (19.62%) AWS
20 62 (19.62%) DHCP
21 61 (19.30%) SC Cleared
22 60 (18.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 58 (18.35%) HP
23 58 (18.35%) Dell
24 56 (17.72%) Red Hat
25 52 (16.46%) IBM
26 50 (15.82%) WAN
26 50 (15.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 50 (15.82%) Ansible

VMware ESXi
Co-occurring 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 26 (8.23%) WebSphere
2 24 (7.59%) MS Exchange
3 22 (6.96%) SharePoint
4 16 (5.06%) IIS
5 14 (4.43%) Confluence
6 4 (1.27%) OpenStack
7 3 (0.95%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.32%) Apache
8 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (3.80%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (2.85%) Markit EDM
1 9 (2.85%) thinkFolio
2 2 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 92 (29.11%) Azure
2 62 (19.62%) AWS
3 45 (14.24%) Microsoft 365
4 17 (5.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 14 (4.43%) Cloud Computing
5 14 (4.43%) SaaS
6 13 (4.11%) IaaS
7 11 (3.48%) GCP
7 11 (3.48%) PaaS
8 9 (2.85%) OpenShift
9 8 (2.53%) OneDrive
9 8 (2.53%) Rubrik
10 6 (1.90%) GitHub
10 6 (1.90%) IBM Cloud
10 6 (1.90%) npm
10 6 (1.90%) Nutanix
11 5 (1.58%) Yammer
12 4 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (1.27%) Tricentis Tosca
12 4 (1.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 76 (24.05%) DNS
2 73 (23.10%) Firewall
3 62 (19.62%) DHCP
4 50 (15.82%) WAN
5 47 (14.87%) LAN
5 47 (14.87%) SAN
6 41 (12.97%) TCP/IP
6 41 (12.97%) VPN
7 38 (12.03%) VSAN
8 24 (7.59%) Wireless
9 20 (6.33%) VLAN
10 14 (4.43%) Network Security
11 13 (4.11%) BIG-IP
11 13 (4.11%) NAS
11 13 (4.11%) Software-Defined Networking
11 13 (4.11%) VoIP
12 12 (3.80%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 12 (3.80%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 11 (3.48%) SSL
14 10 (3.16%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (13.61%) SQL Server
2 25 (7.91%) DB2
3 12 (3.80%) MySQL
4 10 (3.16%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (2.53%) MongoDB
6 7 (2.22%) Redis
7 4 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (1.27%) Big Data
7 4 (1.27%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.95%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (0.95%) RDBMS
8 3 (0.95%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.95%) Sybase ASE
9 1 (0.32%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.32%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (5.70%) Git (software)
2 16 (5.06%) Jenkins
3 15 (4.75%) JIRA
4 11 (3.48%) GitLab
4 11 (3.48%) Subversion
5 7 (2.22%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (1.27%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.95%) Serena SBM
7 3 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 74 (23.42%) Finance
2 65 (20.57%) Social Skills
3 24 (7.59%) Banking
4 18 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (5.70%) Organisational Skills
5 17 (5.38%) Documentation Skills
6 16 (5.06%) Public Sector
7 12 (3.80%) Financial Institution
8 10 (3.16%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.58%) Presentation Skills
10 4 (1.27%) Law
11 3 (0.95%) Advertising
11 3 (0.95%) Legal
12 2 (0.63%) Automotive
12 2 (0.63%) Electronics
12 2 (0.63%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 2 (0.63%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.63%) Marketing
12 2 (0.63%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.32%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 51 (16.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 50 (15.82%) Architect
3 39 (12.34%) Infrastructure Architect
4 23 (7.28%) VMware Engineer
5 21 (6.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 20 (6.33%) Analyst
7 18 (5.70%) Network Infrastructure Architect
8 14 (4.43%) Server Engineer
8 14 (4.43%) VMware Architect
9 13 (4.11%) DevOps Engineer
10 12 (3.80%) 2nd Line Support
10 12 (3.80%) Network Engineer
10 12 (3.80%) Support Engineer
10 12 (3.80%) Windows Engineer
11 11 (3.48%) Administrator
11 11 (3.48%) Project Manager
11 11 (3.48%) Virtualisation Engineer
11 11 (3.48%) Windows Infrastructure Architect
11 11 (3.48%) Wintel Engineer
12 10 (3.16%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (8.23%) WebSphere MQ
2 16 (5.06%) LDAP
3 11 (3.48%) libvirt
4 8 (2.53%) Web Services
5 6 (1.90%) Node.js
6 3 (0.95%) .NET
7 2 (0.63%) 802.1X
7 2 (0.63%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.63%) REST
7 2 (0.63%) SAML
8 1 (0.32%) JSON
8 1 (0.32%) Middleware
8 1 (0.32%) OAuth
8 1 (0.32%) OAuth2
8 1 (0.32%) SOAP
8 1 (0.32%) XML
8 1 (0.32%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 75 (23.73%) Data Centre
2 32 (10.13%) Clustering
2 32 (10.13%) Private Cloud
3 17 (5.38%) Management Information System
4 15 (4.75%) PKI
5 13 (4.11%) Replication
6 11 (3.48%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 10 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
8 9 (2.85%) Client/Server
8 9 (2.85%) Enterprise Storage
9 8 (2.53%) Algorithms
9 8 (2.53%) Fat Client
9 8 (2.53%) Public Cloud
9 8 (2.53%) Thin Client
10 6 (1.90%) Cloud Native
11 5 (1.58%) Derivative
12 3 (0.95%) Data Protection Act
12 3 (0.95%) IVR
12 3 (0.95%) User Experience
13 2 (0.63%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 187 (59.18%) Windows
2 102 (32.28%) Windows Server
3 96 (30.38%) Linux
4 50 (15.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 34 (10.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (10.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 28 (8.86%) Windows Server 2016
8 25 (7.91%) Unix
9 24 (7.59%) Solaris
9 24 (7.59%) Windows 10
10 19 (6.01%) Windows Server 2019
11 18 (5.70%) Windows Server 2003
12 15 (4.75%) Windows 7
13 11 (3.48%) VMS
14 9 (2.85%) Windows 2000
15 8 (2.53%) Apple iOS
16 7 (2.22%) Android
16 7 (2.22%) Ubuntu
17 5 (1.58%) CatOS
17 5 (1.58%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (18.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 35 (11.08%) DevOps
3 32 (10.13%) Migration
4 27 (8.54%) High Availability
4 27 (8.54%) Project Delivery
5 25 (7.91%) ITIL
6 23 (7.28%) Disaster Recovery
7 22 (6.96%) Computer Science
7 22 (6.96%) Problem-Solving
8 21 (6.65%) Project Management
9 18 (5.70%) Configuration Management
9 18 (5.70%) Load Balancing
9 18 (5.70%) Stakeholder Management
10 17 (5.38%) Change Management
10 17 (5.38%) Continuous Improvement
10 17 (5.38%) Remediation Plan
11 15 (4.75%) Agile
11 15 (4.75%) TOGAF
12 14 (4.43%) Incident Management
12 14 (4.43%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (21.52%) PowerShell
2 49 (15.51%) Python
3 27 (8.54%) Bash
4 23 (7.28%) SQL
5 13 (4.11%) Go
6 11 (3.48%) Perl
7 4 (1.27%) C#
7 4 (1.27%) C-shell
7 4 (1.27%) Java
7 4 (1.27%) Ruby
7 4 (1.27%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.95%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.63%) C
9 2 (0.63%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.63%) PHP
9 2 (0.63%) VB
9 2 (0.63%) VBA
10 1 (0.32%) Search Processing Language
10 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.32%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 72 (22.78%) Security Cleared
2 61 (19.30%) SC Cleared
3 24 (7.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 23 (7.28%) DV Cleared
5 19 (6.01%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (5.70%) Degree
7 15 (4.75%) TOGAF Certification
8 14 (4.43%) RHCA
9 13 (4.11%) CCIE
9 13 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (3.80%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 11 (3.48%) Master's Degree
12 9 (2.85%) VCAP
13 7 (2.22%) MCSE
14 5 (1.58%) CCNA
14 5 (1.58%) Computer Science Degree
15 4 (1.27%) RHCE
16 3 (0.95%) CCA
16 3 (0.95%) Citrix Certification
16 3 (0.95%) Dell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.59%) QA
2 21 (6.65%) SLA
3 11 (3.48%) GDPR
4 4 (1.27%) OASIS TOSCA
4 4 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 202 (63.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 137 (43.35%) vSphere
3 126 (39.87%) Active Directory
4 31 (9.81%) VMware NSX
5 25 (7.91%) Hyper-V
6 22 (6.96%) XenApp
7 21 (6.65%) Docker
8 16 (5.06%) XenDesktop
9 15 (4.75%) KVM
10 12 (3.80%) vCloud
11 11 (3.48%) oVirt
11 11 (3.48%) Virtual Machines
12 10 (3.16%) Ceph
13 9 (2.85%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 9 (2.85%) Firmware
13 9 (2.85%) Virtual Desktop
14 8 (2.53%) MetaFrame
14 8 (2.53%) VMware Workstation
15 6 (1.90%) Microsoft App-V
16 4 (1.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 105 (33.23%) vCenter Server
2 50 (15.82%) Ansible
3 46 (14.56%) SCCM
4 44 (13.92%) vRealize
5 28 (8.86%) Terraform
6 24 (7.59%) Kubernetes
7 20 (6.33%) Microsoft Clustering
7 20 (6.33%) VxRail
8 17 (5.38%) Microsoft Intune
9 14 (4.43%) McAfee ePO
9 14 (4.43%) Puppet
9 14 (4.43%) WSUS
10 13 (4.11%) Control-M
11 12 (3.80%) Rundeck
11 12 (3.80%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 11 (3.48%) Dell DRAC
12 11 (3.48%) Red Hat Satellite
13 10 (3.16%) AirWatch
14 9 (2.85%) Avamar
14 9 (2.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 302 (95.57%) VMware
2 133 (42.09%) Microsoft
3 95 (30.06%) Cisco
4 84 (26.58%) Citrix
5 58 (18.35%) Dell
5 58 (18.35%) HP
6 56 (17.72%) Red Hat
7 52 (16.46%) IBM
8 39 (12.34%) Juniper
9 36 (11.39%) Oracle
10 24 (7.59%) EMC
10 24 (7.59%) NetApp
11 22 (6.96%) SolarWinds
12 17 (5.38%) McAfee
12 17 (5.38%) Symantec
13 15 (4.75%) CyberArk
13 15 (4.75%) F5
13 15 (4.75%) Veritas
14 13 (4.11%) BMC
15 12 (3.80%) Veeam