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 3 months to 29 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.

VMware ESXi
UK / England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 468 468 466
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2  
Contract jobs citing VMware ESXi 109 158 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.26% 0.32% 0.29%
As % of the System Software category 2.33% 2.92% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 126 115
Median daily rate £328 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.60% -11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £250 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £363 £400
% change year-on-year -10.34% -9.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 6
Median hourly rate £27.50 £24.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.24% +40.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.80 £24.50 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £24.50 £35.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £24.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year +6.12% +45.61%  

VMware ESXi 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 4686 5416 5093
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 11.23% 10.90% 10.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2992 3348 2819
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £369 £350
% change year-on-year -5.08% +5.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 319 438 602
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -3.03%  
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 £16.00 £16.50 £15.85
% change year-on-year -3.03% +4.10%  

VMware ESXi
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for VMware ESXi in England

VMware ESXi
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for VMware ESXi in England

VMware ESXi
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware ESXi in England over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for VMware ESXi in England

VMware ESXi
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for VMware ESXi in England

VMware ESXi
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing VMware ESXi in England over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor 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 3 months to 29 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 +31 48 £375 -18.91% 8
South East -15 29 £320 +24.27% 5
East of England +8 12 £255 -34.19%
South West -25 8 £628 +67.33% 2
North West +27 6 £310 -0.80% 5
Yorkshire +17 4 £325 +24.87% 2
North East -8 2 £280 -35.63%
West Midlands - 2 £700 -
VMware ESXi
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 England region with a requirement for VMware ESXi.

1 232 (89.92%) VMware
2 184 (71.32%) Windows
3 134 (51.94%) Windows Server
4 128 (49.61%) VMware Infrastructure
5 104 (40.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 104 (40.31%) Linux
5 104 (40.31%) Active Directory
6 102 (39.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 88 (34.11%) Microsoft
8 82 (31.78%) vSphere
9 80 (31.01%) Cisco
10 71 (27.52%) DNS
11 70 (27.13%) PowerShell
12 66 (25.58%) Firewall
13 60 (23.26%) SAN
14 59 (22.87%) Security Cleared
15 52 (20.16%) Finance
16 51 (19.77%) Red Hat
16 51 (19.77%) Citrix
16 51 (19.77%) Windows Server 2003
16 51 (19.77%) SC Cleared
17 50 (19.38%) ITIL
18 47 (18.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 46 (17.83%) HP
20 43 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
21 40 (15.50%) SQL Server
21 40 (15.50%) MS Exchange
22 38 (14.73%) Puppet
23 34 (13.18%) Hyper-V
23 34 (13.18%) VMware ESX

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 40 (15.50%) MS Exchange
2 32 (12.40%) Skype for Business
3 20 (7.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (7.36%) Exchange Server 2013
5 16 (6.20%) SharePoint
6 13 (5.04%) Apache
6 13 (5.04%) IIS
7 11 (4.26%) Confluence
7 11 (4.26%) Tomcat
8 8 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (3.10%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (1.94%) OpenStack
10 4 (1.55%) Cloud Foundry
10 4 (1.55%) WebSphere
10 4 (1.55%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (1.16%) JBoss
12 2 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.78%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 2 (0.78%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 20 (7.75%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.10%) MS Visio
3 7 (2.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (3.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.59%) Amazon AWS
1 17 (6.59%) Office 365
2 12 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.71%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (1.94%) G Suite
4 5 (1.94%) PaaS
5 4 (1.55%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 4 (1.55%) Heroku
6 3 (1.16%) Amazon S3
6 3 (1.16%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.78%) SaaS
8 1 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.39%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 71 (27.52%) DNS
2 66 (25.58%) Firewall
3 60 (23.26%) SAN
4 29 (11.24%) DHCP
5 28 (10.85%) WAN
6 27 (10.47%) LAN
6 27 (10.47%) VPN
7 23 (8.91%) Cisco Nexus
8 21 (8.14%) NetScaler
9 18 (6.98%) NAS
9 18 (6.98%) Skype
10 17 (6.59%) LDAP
10 17 (6.59%) TCP/IP
11 15 (5.81%) SSL
12 12 (4.65%) Cisco ASA
12 12 (4.65%) VoIP
13 11 (4.26%) Internet
14 9 (3.49%) Remote Desktop
14 9 (3.49%) Reverse Proxy
14 9 (3.49%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (15.50%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.36%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (5.81%) Oracle Database
4 13 (5.04%) MySQL
4 13 (5.04%) Oracle Database 11g
5 12 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (3.10%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (2.71%) DB2
7 7 (2.71%) NoSQL
7 7 (2.71%) Redis
8 4 (1.55%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (1.16%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.39%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.39%) Big Data
11 1 (0.39%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.39%) Oracle BI EE
11 1 (0.39%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 25 (9.69%) Jenkins
2 18 (6.98%) Git (software)
3 14 (5.43%) JIRA
4 10 (3.88%) Sonatype Nexus
4 10 (3.88%) Vagrant
5 7 (2.71%) GitLab
6 6 (2.33%) Subversion
7 4 (1.55%) TeamCity
8 3 (1.16%) MSI
8 3 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (1.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.78%) Gitweb
9 2 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.78%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.39%) Metasploit
10 1 (0.39%) Oracle APEX
General
1 52 (20.16%) Finance
2 16 (6.20%) Manufacturing
3 13 (5.04%) Back Office
4 9 (3.49%) Electronics
4 9 (3.49%) Marketing
4 9 (3.49%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.71%) Law
6 6 (2.33%) Banking
6 6 (2.33%) Legal
7 4 (1.55%) Military
7 4 (1.55%) Retail
8 1 (0.39%) Advertising
8 1 (0.39%) Local Government
8 1 (0.39%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 31 (12.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 28 (10.85%) Network Engineer
3 23 (8.91%) VMware Engineer
4 21 (8.14%) Architect
4 21 (8.14%) Server Engineer
5 19 (7.36%) Linux Engineer
6 18 (6.98%) Consultant
6 18 (6.98%) DevOps Engineer
7 17 (6.59%) Administrator
7 17 (6.59%) Analyst
7 17 (6.59%) Wintel Engineer
8 14 (5.43%) Systems Administrator
9 13 (5.04%) Support Engineer
10 12 (4.65%) Designer
10 12 (4.65%) Solutions Designer
11 10 (3.88%) Senior Network Engineer
11 10 (3.88%) Systems Engineer
11 10 (3.88%) Virtualisation Engineer
11 10 (3.88%) Windows Engineer
12 9 (3.49%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (4.26%) LAMP
2 10 (3.88%) Software Packaging
3 9 (3.49%) LAPP Stack
4 8 (3.10%) Middleware
5 7 (2.71%) Elastic Stack
5 7 (2.71%) Memcached
5 7 (2.71%) Web Services
6 6 (2.33%) .NET
6 6 (2.33%) ASP.NET
6 6 (2.33%) XML
7 5 (1.94%) COM
7 5 (1.94%) CSS
7 5 (1.94%) REST
8 4 (1.55%) JSON
8 4 (1.55%) SAML
9 3 (1.16%) 802.1X
9 3 (1.16%) Java EE
10 2 (0.78%) HTML
11 1 (0.39%) Flash
11 1 (0.39%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 26 (10.08%) Data Centre
2 15 (5.81%) Clustering
3 10 (3.88%) Client/Server
3 10 (3.88%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.10%) EMC VNX
4 8 (3.10%) Replication
5 6 (2.33%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.55%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.55%) SWIFT
7 3 (1.16%) CLARiiON
7 3 (1.16%) Symmetrix
8 2 (0.78%) CESG
8 2 (0.78%) EMC VMAX
8 2 (0.78%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.78%) iPad
8 2 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.78%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.78%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 1 (0.39%) Life Science
9 1 (0.39%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 184 (71.32%) Windows
2 134 (51.94%) Windows Server
3 104 (40.31%) Linux
3 104 (40.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 102 (39.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 51 (19.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 47 (18.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (7.75%) Unix
8 16 (6.20%) SUSE
9 14 (5.43%) Windows 7
10 13 (5.04%) Windows 10
11 12 (4.65%) AIX
12 7 (2.71%) CentOS
12 7 (2.71%) Oracle Linux
13 5 (1.94%) Apple iOS
13 5 (1.94%) Mac OS X
13 5 (1.94%) Mac OS X Server
13 5 (1.94%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 5 (1.94%) Ubuntu
14 4 (1.55%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (19.38%) ITIL
2 43 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (13.18%) DevOps
4 29 (11.24%) Service Management
5 24 (9.30%) Configuration Management
6 20 (7.75%) Change Management
6 20 (7.75%) Continuous Delivery
7 18 (6.98%) Network Management
8 16 (6.20%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (6.20%) Problem Management
9 14 (5.43%) Load Balancing
9 14 (5.43%) Programme Management
10 13 (5.04%) Migration
10 13 (5.04%) TOGAF
11 11 (4.26%) Software Deployment
12 10 (3.88%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (3.88%) Coaching
12 10 (3.88%) Data Protection
12 10 (3.88%) Performance Management
12 10 (3.88%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 70 (27.13%) PowerShell
2 32 (12.40%) SQL
3 24 (9.30%) Bash Shell
4 22 (8.53%) Python
5 14 (5.43%) Perl
6 9 (3.49%) Ruby
7 8 (3.10%) VBScript
8 6 (2.33%) Korn
9 5 (1.94%) C#
10 3 (1.16%) C
10 3 (1.16%) Java
10 3 (1.16%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.16%) VB
11 2 (0.78%) C++
11 2 (0.78%) VB6
12 1 (0.39%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.39%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 59 (22.87%) Security Cleared
2 51 (19.77%) SC Cleared
3 26 (10.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (9.69%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (9.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 20 (7.75%) CCNP
7 17 (6.59%) CCNA
8 15 (5.81%) MCSE
9 8 (3.10%) Citrix Certification
9 8 (3.10%) DV Cleared
9 8 (3.10%) JNCIS
9 8 (3.10%) MCSA
10 6 (2.33%) CCDA
10 6 (2.33%) Degree
10 6 (2.33%) JNCIA
10 6 (2.33%) JNCIP
10 6 (2.33%) MCITP
11 4 (1.55%) CCDP
11 4 (1.55%) MCTS
12 3 (1.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.33%) GDPR
2 4 (1.55%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.78%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.78%) JSP 440
3 2 (0.78%) SLA
4 1 (0.39%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.39%) PMO
4 1 (0.39%) QA
System Software
1 128 (49.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 104 (40.31%) Active Directory
3 82 (31.78%) vSphere
4 34 (13.18%) Hyper-V
4 34 (13.18%) VMware ESX
5 21 (8.14%) XenDesktop
5 21 (8.14%) XenServer
6 20 (7.75%) Virtual Machines
7 18 (6.98%) vCloud
8 13 (5.04%) Virtual Servers
9 9 (3.49%) Microsoft App-V
9 9 (3.49%) XenApp
10 8 (3.10%) DFS Replication
11 7 (2.71%) GlusterFS
12 6 (2.33%) KVM
13 5 (1.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 5 (1.94%) Firmware
13 5 (1.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (1.55%) Terminal Services
14 4 (1.55%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 38 (14.73%) Puppet
2 26 (10.08%) SCCM
3 15 (5.81%) NetBackup
4 14 (5.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 11 (4.26%) Ansible
5 11 (4.26%) Nagios
6 10 (3.88%) FortiGate
6 10 (3.88%) Forum Sentry
6 10 (3.88%) vMotion
6 10 (3.88%) vRealize
6 10 (3.88%) ZABBIX
7 9 (3.49%) Norton AntiVirus
7 9 (3.49%) WSUS
8 8 (3.10%) WMI
9 7 (2.71%) Cobbler
9 7 (2.71%) HAProxy
9 7 (2.71%) Linux-HA
9 7 (2.71%) SCOM
9 7 (2.71%) Zenoss
10 6 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 232 (89.92%) VMware
2 88 (34.11%) Microsoft
3 80 (31.01%) Cisco
4 51 (19.77%) Citrix
4 51 (19.77%) Red Hat
5 46 (17.83%) HP
6 28 (10.85%) NetApp
7 26 (10.08%) EMC
8 23 (8.91%) Juniper
9 21 (8.14%) Oracle
10 20 (7.75%) Dell
11 19 (7.36%) IBM
12 18 (6.98%) Symantec
13 14 (5.43%) Veeam
14 12 (4.65%) Intel Security
15 11 (4.26%) 3PAR
15 11 (4.26%) AlienVault
15 11 (4.26%) Lumension
16 10 (3.88%) Atlassian
16 10 (3.88%) Palo Alto
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